• January 3, 1997  

    James Carroll received the National Book Award for nonfiction last month for his book An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us. It tells the story of a family that embodied the conflicts of the nation during the war with Vietnam. Elizabeth Farnsworth has a conversation with Carroll. Continue reading

  • January 1, 1997  

    The NewsHour looks back at 1996 through the eyes and drawings of four editorial cartoonists: Michael Ramirez, of the Memphis Commercial Appeal and USA Today; Steve Kelley of the San Diego Union Tribune; Doug Marlette of Newsday; and Ann Telnaes of the North American Syndicate. Continue reading

  • January 1, 1997  

    Essayist Richard Rodriguez, editor of the Pacific News Service, has some thoughts about a new movie and its star. Continue reading

  • December 26, 1996  

    A Roger Rosenblatt essay about the increasing desire to do away with the man in the middle. Continue reading

  • December 23, 1996  

    Richard Rodriguez, editor at the Pacific News Service, offers some thoughts about the transformation of Las Vegas. Continue reading

  • December 19, 1996  

    The nation’s broadcasters unveiled a new rating system today meant to make it easier for parents to police their children’s television watching, but critics of the system say it doesn’t provide the information parents need. Charlayne Hunter-Gault leads an exploration of the new rating system. Continue reading

  • December 18, 1996  

    Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming has some thoughts about California food. Continue reading

  • December 16, 1996  

    Last winter, the Metropolitan Museum in New York City organized an unusual exhibit. Our man about art, Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston, was there. Continue reading

  • December 13, 1996  

    Now an update on California’s Proposition 209, the constitutional amendment that would end the state’s affirmative action programs. It was approved in last fall’s election, but the fight about it continues. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports. Continue reading

  • December 12, 1996  

    Margaret Warner looks at a debate over television rating proposals. Continue reading