The Kansas City Royals’ meteoric rise from Midwestern underdog to American League champs has electrified its hometown. Tonight, before the faceoff with World Series veterans, the San Francisco Giants, Gwen Ifill speaks Mike Pesca of Slate and Hampton Stevens of The Atlantic about the state of play that allowed an unlikely team to rise through the ranks. Continue reading
Just six months after bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon ravaged Beantown, a World Series win gave the city something to celebrate. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the MLB championship Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown talks to Leigh Montville of SportsonEarth.com on the team’s turnaround from worst to first. Continue reading
When the stars line up and syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and I can all be on the same space-time continuum, we join up for the Doubleheader, where we discuss the sport of politics and … Continue reading
In other news Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments challenging parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The case was brought to the court over an expansion of the law that some are concerned gives government too much power to eavesdrop and spy on innocent U.S. citizens when targeting foreign suspects. Continue reading
With five days left before Election Day, the presidential contenders hit critical states Thursday, including Ohio and Florida, both of which President Bush won in 2004. Ray Suarez details Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama’s latest moves. Continue reading
A report released Thursday by former Sen. George Mitchell on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in pro baseball named many of the game’s top athletes and cited both players and management for allowing the abuse. Sen. Mitchell discusses the 20-month investigation. Continue reading
Poet Karen Zaborowski Duffy has been a high school English teacher for 20 years. She’s been a Philadelphia Phillies fan for even longer. Although her beloved team is not in this year’s World Series, she shares a poem about being at the event years ago with her daughter. Continue reading
The Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of the World Series Sunday. NewsHour Correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW in Chicago reports on a comeback for the Tigers and what their place in the World Series means to the struggling city of Detroit.