Arts

  • February 25, 2004  

    Many of America’s esteemed black colleges are increasingly running in the red. John Merrow looks at the financial crises at some of these historic institutions. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2004  

    Mel Gibson’s controversial new film, “The Passion of the Christ,” about the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ is prompting mixed reviews and strong debate among religious communities. Continue reading

  • February 24, 2004   BY Admin 

    President Bush announced that he is in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to ban marriages between same-sex couples. He said he would like to see an amendment "defining and protecting marriage as a union of a man and woman, as husband and wife." Continue reading

  • February 24, 2004  

    President Bush announced Tuesday that he is in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as a union of a man and woman, essentially banning same-sex marriages. Gwen Ifill discusses the issue with two constitutional scholars. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2004  

    Ray Suarez speaks with Heidi Neumark about her book, “Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx.” Neumark is the pastor of the Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx, where the congregation is a mixture of Hispanics and African Americans in one of the poorest communities in the city. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2004  

    San Francisco’s City Hall spent Valentine’s Day weekend granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, despite a California state law forbidding same-sex marriage. Spencer Michels reports on the rush to the altar and the legal challenges aimed at stopping the same-sex marriage licenses from being recognized. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2004  

    Correspondent Ted Robbins of KUAT-Tucson gets perspectives on President Bush ‘s proposed immigration reform plans from some of those whom it will affect the most — the Latin-American immigrant population in the American Southwest. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2004  

    Jeffrey Brown speaks with longtime writer and illustrator of children’s books, Mordicai Gerstein, who won the 2004 Caldecott Medal for “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers,” a book about the French aerialist Philippe Petit, who strode a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004  

    Legislators and courts in several states are debating whether same-sex couples may legally marry. Ray Suarez gets two perspectives on the issue from Matt Daniels of the Alliance for Marriage and Cheryl Jacques of the Human Rights Campaign. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about same-sex marriage and the 2004 presidential campaign. Continue reading