• October 11, 2011  

    “Women, War & Peace,” a new five-part series co-produced by WNET New York, explores the changing role of women in conflicts around the world. This excerpt tells the story of an Army Female Engagement Team that reaches out to women in rural parts of Afghanistan. Continue reading

  • August 22, 2011  

    Violence has never been a stranger to the people of Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial center. However, as fighting has worsened in recent months, some citizens are trying to stem the tide. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on an appeal for calm in a city divided by ethnic violence. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A fascinating set of graphic debt data, courtesy of the New York Times. Meanwhile, amidst all the scare talk of a bond rate crisis, has anyone noticed that the bond market is rallying mightily today? As of 4 pm, the … Continue reading

  • June 1, 2011  

    Cyber attacks are having a big impact on governments, businesses, individuals and even PBS, the NewsHour and Frontline. Judy Woodruff examines the proliferation of criminal hacking and its fallout with ICANN security chief Jeff Moss, Alan Paller of The SANS Institute and cyber threat consultant Mischel Kwon. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2011  

    On Tuesday’s edition of Frontline, entitled “WikiSecrets,” correspondent Martin Smith unravels the mysteries of Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly stole thousands of classified government documents and shared them with WikiLeaks. In this excerpt, Frontline reveals the hacker who blew the whistle on Manning. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2011  

    “Freedom Riders,” a documentary that will air Monday on PBS’ American Experience, revisits a group of young men and women who boarded commercial buses headed for the Deep South during the civil rights movement. Judy Woodruff discusses the risks and rewards with Rep. John Lewis and a young man who participated in a reenactment. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2011   BY Lauren Knapp  

    A mobile printing studio, a couple of rock (art) fans, and Tango fever in Detroit are a few of our arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation.
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  • April 19, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Call me a contrarian — or just your garden-variety journalist/skeptic — but when I read the much-ballyhooed Standard & Poor’s announcement yesterday, I shook my shiny head. “Because the U.S. has, relative to its AAA peers, what we consider to … Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today we initiate “Weekonomics,” a Friday roundup of the week’s economics news. No fooling. Simon Johnson starts us off with “lightning round” answers to questions on the banks, Europe, Japan and, because the monthly jobs data came out this morning, … Continue reading

  • March 9, 2011  

    NPR’s CEO Vivian Schiller stepped down Wednesday — a day after Ron Schiller, another high-level executive and no relation, was shown on a hidden camera criticizing Republicans and saying NPR would be better off without federal financing. Jeffrey Brown discusses the fallout with the New York Times’ Brian Stelter. Continue reading