- Twitter chat: What does school safety mean to you?April 16, 2015
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.
Keeping physically fit is always important, but as we age, it becomes even more imperative to maintaining quality of life. The same is true for financial fitness. Continue reading
As medical advances have lengthened our life spans and can improve quality of life as we get older, many people remain reluctant to have end of life conversations with their physicians and loved ones. Continue reading
Join PBS NewsHour for an exclusive Twitter chat with Ken Burns to discuss the making of the series, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” Continue reading
As of 2013, women held 57 percent of jobs in the U.S. workforce, however, they held only 26 percent of computing jobs. What’s the reason for the tech industry’s gender gap? Join us for a Twitter chat on the topic Thursday. Continue reading
Whether it is a website, gadget or the latest iPhone app, technology is available to simplify almost every part of daily life. What recent innovations help caregivers and older adults? Continue reading
Asians are one of the fastest growing groups in the U.S. So why did it take so long for a television network to produce a show focused on this growing demographic? Continue reading
Does streaming help you discover new artists? Does it threaten musicians’ ability to earn a living? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter this Thursday from 1-2 p.m. EST. Continue reading
How do you think the “elder boom” will impact the American economy? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter this Thursday, Feb. 5, from 1-2 p.m. EST. Continue reading
With the advent of new media, journalists have the opportunity to communicate more directly with their audiences. Is traditional media taking advantage of this opportunity? Where do traditional journalism and initiatives like #YouTubeAsksObama overlap and what different needs do they fill? Continue reading
PBS NewsHour’s political director Domenico Montanaro and political editor Lisa Desjardins, will be taking your 2015 State of the Union questions during a Twitter chat. Continue reading