• 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 23, 2004  

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

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    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

  • January 12, 2004  

    The current U.S. Supreme Court is increasingly being called the “O’Connor Court” for the pivotal fifth vote Justice Sandra Day O’Connor often casts. Kwame Holman looks at the unique power of the court’s first woman justice. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2004  

    The current U.S. Supreme Court is increasingly being called the “O’Connor Court” because of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s tie-breaking swing votes. Legal experts discuss the first woman justice’s pivotal role on the nation’s top court. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt looks at a new documentary, “Fog of War.” Continue reading

  • January 8, 2004  

    W.E.B. DuBois sought to show the world how African Americans lived, worked and prayed in his “Exhibit of American Negroes” at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. Gwen Ifill speaks with Deborah Willis, who recently wrote “A Small Nation of People” about that exhibit and how DuBois created a new consciousness for African Americans. Continue reading