On a day that put China’s human rights record back in the spotlight, Judy Woodruff speaks with Susan Shirk of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Gordon Chang, an author and columnist for Forbes.com, about China’s boycott of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and its foreign policy. Continue reading
Jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, serving an 11-year sentence for writing a pro-democracy manifesto, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia Friday despite vocal opposition from China. Jeffrey Brown has more. Continue reading
Two Russian-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics for their work on graphene, a form of carbon just one atom thick, but 100 times stronger than steel. The NewsHour’s new science correspondent, Miles O’Brien, has the details. Continue reading
This year’s first Nobel Prize was awarded to Robert Edwards for his work developing the in-vitro fertilization method that led to the birth of the world’s first “test-tube baby.” Continue reading
Hilary Mantel took home the coveted Man Booker Prize this week for her novel, “Wolf Hall,” a detailed look at the contemptuous court of Henry VIII during the English Reformation.