• February 4, 2004  

    James McGrath Morris chronicles the life and times of early 20th century newspaper editor Charles Chapin, a founding father of the 24-hour news cycle, in his new book, “The Rose Man of Sing Sing.” Terence Smith speaks with Morris about Chapin’s successes and failures, and his influence on early and modern journalism. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2004  

    Essayist Richard Rodriguez reflects on how the influx of Mexican and Central American workers is changing the way Americans think of themselves. Continue reading

  • January 27, 2004  

    Jack Paar, the man who essentially began late-night talk on television, died. The NewsHour airs a clip from his days of hosting NBC’s “Tonight Show.” Continue reading

  • January 26, 2004   BY Admin 

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider the constitutionality of imposing the death penalty on those who were under 18 when they committed their crimes. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2004  

    Jazz Vocalist Nancy Wilson talks about her career, her inspirations and the music industry today. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Mudd looks at how the presidential State of the Union address has evolved from the modest written document that it was in the 19th century to the spectacle of political showmanship that it has become for presidents in the age of mass media. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2004  

    On Martin Luther King’s birthday, a documentary on PBS’s “American Experience” looks at the last five years of his life. An excerpt is posted here. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2004   BY Admin 

    The publishers of La Opinion, the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper in Los Angeles, and El Diario/La Prensa, a leading New York Hispanic daily, are combining to form the first national Spanish-language newspaper company. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2004  

    The descriptions of the Bush White House in “The Price of Loyalty,” a new book about Paul O’Neill’s rocky tenure as Treasury secretary, have been contested by many loyal to the president. Ray Suarez speaks with the author, journalist Ron Suskind, about his book and then gets additional perspective from Mitch Daniels. Continue reading

  • January 13, 2004  

    The successful TV sitcom “Friends” is coming to an end this season, but essayist Roger Rosenblatt looks at how the human theme of friendship is only becoming stronger. Continue reading