A selection letters sent to Radio Free Afghanistan — complaints of corruption, suggestions for rural development, song requests, poetry, tips for the president — as well as photos and artifacts are at the Library of Congress in “Voices from Afghanistan.”
Jeffrey Brown examines the impact of television and radio talk show hosts and how they affect the way Americans think about politics. Continue reading
The question of race has simmered on the back burner of the national debate over President Obama’s policy agenda. Gwen Ifill talks to columnists and academics about the role of race in the current political climate. Continue reading
A series of new studies and reports shows that drivers making a phone call or text messaging are more of a danger than previously thought.
National Public Radio announced Wednesday that it will cancel two programs and lay off 64 staff members — its first staff cuts in 25 years. Ellen Weiss, NPR’s senior vice president for news, discusses the cuts and the recession’s worsening effects on the media. Continue reading
Legendary Chicagoan and Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, renowned as a historian, author and radio broadcaster who excelled at capturing the stories of everyday Americans, died Friday at age 96. The NewsHour remembers Terkel with a clip from a past interview with Ray Suarez. Continue reading
As the Voice of America celebrates its 65th anniversary in February, the network has markedly different goals and audiences than at its inception. Jeffrey Brown reports on the evolution of the media outlet. Continue reading