Arts

  • December 27, 2002  

    Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an anti-establishment dissident and literary maverick who served as San Francisco’s first poet laureate. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2002  

    Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming shares some words in praise of idleness. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2002  

    Terence Smith talks to New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges about his new book War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and his firsthand experiences reporting from conflict zones.The NewsHour Media Unit is funded by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2002  

    A look at the life and career of one of Brazil’s musical masters, Caetano Veloso. Continue reading

  • December 25, 2002  

    A look at a United Nations report denouncing by name governments and guerrilla groups that have recruited children to fight their wars. Continue reading

  • December 25, 2002  

    Ray Suarez looks at the seven final design options for the World Trade Center memorial, and talks to one of the submitting architects, Daniel Libeskind, about the symbolism, vision and logistics involved in his proposal. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2002  

    Last week, Sen. Trent Lott (R- Miss.) decided to step down as incoming Senate majority leader after making statements some considered to be racially insensitive. Experts discuss larger historical context for the controversy over Sen. Lott’s statements as well as the role of race in regional politics. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2002  

    Maurice Sendak, world-famous for his classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are,” discusses his roots as an artist and his interest in exploring a child’s reaction to everyday life. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2002  

    Eric Carle, author and illustrator of the children’s classic “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” discusses his views on what makes an illustration “art,” and what he feels is key in appealing to children through artwork. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2002  

    Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky shares a poem for the Christmas season. Continue reading