President Obama concluded his fifth year in office with an annual year-in-review press conference. Although the president saw sinking approval ratings in 2013, he suggested 2014 can be a "breakthrough year for America." Jeffrey Brown reviews the topics Mr. Obama covered, from the economy to the health care law. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff talks to presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith about the events from 2012 that will live on in the history, including Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 elections, a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., China’s new leadership, and North Korea’s missile launch. Continue reading
A hundred years ago, the streets of Washington, D.C., were packed with women demanding the right to vote. The women — some of them farmers, doctors, actresses and students — traveled far distances in some cases to march down Pennsylvania … Continue reading
From the jobless rate to a discouraging housing market and an aggravated lot of indebted college graduates, the year’s defining economic stories kept a downbeat theme. Ray Suarez discusses 2011′s economic impact with The Atlantic’s Don Peck, the University of Pennsylvania’s Annette Lareau and The Chicago Sun-Times’ Terry Savage. Continue reading
From snowstorms to floods and tornadoes, severe weather wreaked havoc across the United States this year, with 2011 marking far more extreme weather events than a typical year. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the science behind this year of extreme weather with NOAA’s Kathryn Sullivan and Weather Underground’s Jeff Masters. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with book critic Ron Charles of The Washington Post about the best works of fiction in 2011 and the shape of the industry. Continue reading
As 2010 comes to a close, we look at some striking differences and similarities between images captured between the years 2000 and 2010.
As the new year approaches, the Rundown asked NewsHour correspondents to reflect on memorable reporting moments from 2009. Thinking back over a year of covering auto and bank bailouts, financial scams, uprisings and wars, and political fits and starts, I … Continue reading