Arts

  • May 18, 2004  

    Emmy Award-winning actor Tony Randall, best known for his comic role as half of television’s “The Old Couple” in the early 1970s, died last night at age 84. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004   BY  

    Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to grant gay couples marriage licenses Monday, with hundreds of couples lining up overnight to fill out marriage applications. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004  

    The Supreme Court ruled today that states are not exempt from provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act which require elevators and ramps in public facilities. Margaret Warner discusses the 5-4 decision with National Law Journal Washington bureau chief Marcia Coyle. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004  

    The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case desegregated America’s public schools, but most minority students still attend schools where they are the majority. Gwen Ifill talks to four experts about the ways Brown has brought about change, and the ways it has failed to do so. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2004  

    Massachusetts became the first state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the ceremonies and controversy in the Bay State. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2004  

    Some members of Congress have called for an investigation into whether abortion politics played a role in the recent FDA decision to bar over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B. Ray Suarez gets two perspectives on the controversial contraceptive from Dr. Susan Crockett and Dr. Tina Raine. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt remembers monologist Spalding Gray, who pioneered the one-man act, but who — even while exposing himself to others — remained alone on stage. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2004   BY  

    A federal judge Thursday rejected an 11th hour attempt by conservative groups to prevent Massachusetts from granting the first state-sanctioned gay marriage licenses beginning next week. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2004  

    Jeffrey Brown takes a look at “Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya,” an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., that reveals a world both refined and raucous. Continue reading

  • May 12, 2004  

    In May of 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. KTWU, the Topeka PBS station, produced a look back at the decision through the eyes of some of the people who made it happen. Continue reading