• March 29, 2004  

    Abortion rights activists filed challenges Monday to a new federal law that bans late-term abortions. Judges will hear evidence in three separate trials about the law’s constitutionality. Two experts discuss the reasons for the challenges. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt explains that nothing succeeds like excess when it comes to satisfying the appetites of television viewers for reality programs like Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.” Continue reading

  • March 11, 2004  

    NewsHour essayist Roger Rosenblatt wonders what to make of Mars. Continue reading

  • March 10, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Mudd proposes a new constitutional amendment. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2004  

    NewsHour essayist Richard Rodriguez offers some thoughts about gay marriage. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2004  

    The mayors of Portland, Ore., and Nyack, N.Y., said today that they would begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kwame Holman reports on the recent controversy over same-sex marriage in America. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2004  

    Historian, author and frequent NewsHour guest Daniel Boorstin died last weekend in Washington, D.C. The NewsHour remembers Boorstin with a look at the interview he gave Jim Lehrer in 1987, when he retired as librarian of Congress. Continue reading

  • February 27, 2004  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist William Safire discuss the presidential campaign and the debate over gay marriage. Then, presidential historian Michael Beschloss joins a discussion on the historical influence of independent candidates, like Ralph Nader, on presidential elections. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2004  

    As Americans prepare for the Oscars on Sunday, essayist Richard Rodriguez shares his thoughts about life, death, memory and Hollywood. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2004  

    After several women accused University of Colorado football players of raping or sexually assaulting them at recruitment parties, a special prosecutor will be named to launch an investigation into whether the university used alcohol and sex parties to recruit star athletes to its football team. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading