On the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at South Carolina’s Fort Sumter, Judy Woodruff has an excerpt from Ken Burns’ “The Civil War” and discusses the conflict’s causes and legacy with Harvard University’s Drew Gilpin Faust, Howard University’s Edna Medford and the University of South Carolina’s Walter Edgar. Continue reading
March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, where 146 workers died. Some were consumed by flames; others jumped to their deaths from the eighth, ninth and tenth floors to avoid the fire. Note: some photos show images that some viewers may find disturbing. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including President Obama’s response to the conflict in Libya and the stalemate over the federal budget, plus Wisconsin’s controversial collective-bargaining bill being signed into law and the life of David Broder. Continue reading
With all the strife over public-sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood by sharing some recent political cartoons.
With all the strife over public sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood today by sharing some recent political cartoons.
Indiana lawmakers followed their Wisconsin counterparts’ example by leaving the state to halt a bill that would curb the influence of labor unions. Gwen Ifill talks to reporters in New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio, where state budget deficits are going head-to-head with the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Continue reading
One Rhode Island school district took the drastic step of ousting teachers after they refused to implement mandated reforms to boost poor performance. Judy Woodruff takes a look at the reinvigorated clash between education reform plans and teachers unions. Continue reading