- Twitter chat: Are U.S. overtime standards fair?December 11, 2014
- Twitter chat: Share your multicultural holiday traditionsDecember 4, 2014
In 1983, the MacNeil/Lehrer Report doubled in length to become the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. As America’s first hour-long nightly news broadcast, the NewsHour demonstrated the level of in-depth coverage it is possible to achieve in an hour’s time. Our weekly #NewsHourChats follow in this tradition. Every Thursday from 1-2 p.m EST. PBS NewsHour takes to Twitter to moderate a comprehensive, balanced discussion of a meaningful issue, proving not only how much can be said in a single hour, but in 140 characters or less.
PBS NewsHour has invited the Twittersphere to engage on subjects ranging from the high cost of higher education to family leave policies around the globe to the use of social media in modern warfare. We provide the topic, questions and guests who are well-versed in the chosen subject area. You provide the opinions.
So whether you are passionate about public health policy, fascinated by hashtag activism or curious about long term care options -- NewsHour chats is your destination insightful commentary and intelligent conversation.
How have obstacles to ensuring children’s rights changed in the last 25 years, and what are the most effective ways of protecting children’s rights today? Continue reading
The federal government offers exonerees $50,000 for each year spent in prison on a wrongful conviction. Should this same standard be enforced in all 50 states? What other programs should be put in place to ensure quality of life for the exonerated? Continue reading
Election day is fast approaching. What burning questions do you need answered before making your way to the voting booth? Continue reading
Do lawmakers have a right to regulate consumption of products that contribute to the nation’s obesity epidemic? Continue reading
While the number of single adults is growing in the U.S., the number of Americans over age 65 also is on the rise. What does long term care look like for unmarried elderly Americans, and what different options are available? Join our Twitter chat on Thursday. Continue reading
In conjunction with American Graduate Day, PBS NewsHour will be hosting a Twitter chat exploring the question of what today’s high school graduates need to know and how this knowledge can be measured. Continue reading
Every month the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an “Employment Situation Summary” based on current employment and population statistics the agency collects. But does this report paint a full picture? Continue reading