• 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

  • May 11, 2004  

    The Department of Justice has reopened an inquiry into the 1955 murder of Mississippi teenager Emmett Till after two new documentaries suggested the initial investigation and subsequent acquittal were flawed. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2004  

    Essayist Clarence Page reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision on desegregation, but he insists modern-day African-Americans have only as much integration as they can afford. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt explains that the disabled are often viewed as the “other,” but in the modern era of war and terrorism, one’s life can be easily transformed to become one of them. Continue reading

  • April 30, 2004   BY  

    Governors and attorneys general across the country are developing responses to a letter Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sent Thursday telling them that gay couples will only be allowed to marry there if their home states grant him permission. Continue reading