• February 16, 2004  

    Jeffrey Brown speaks with longtime writer and illustrator of children’s books, Mordicai Gerstein, who won the 2004 Caldecott Medal for “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers,” a book about the French aerialist Philippe Petit, who strode a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004  

    Legislators and courts in several states are debating whether same-sex couples may legally marry. Ray Suarez gets two perspectives on the issue from Matt Daniels of the Alliance for Marriage and Cheryl Jacques of the Human Rights Campaign. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2004  

    Jim Lehrer speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about same-sex marriage and the 2004 presidential campaign. Continue reading

  • February 10, 2004  

    Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming considers the grocery workers strike in Southern California. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2004  

    Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune looks back at the English invasion of the Beatles, 40 years after the Fab Four came to America. Continue reading

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    In a major victory for Massachusetts’ gay citizens, the state’s supreme court declared Wednesday that same-sex couples are constitutionally entitled to full marriage rights, beyond the scope of rights civil unions allow. Continue reading

  • 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

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    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