Dec. 29, 2005
Recent advancements in television technology that give viewers control over watching television programs on their own schedule and on portable devices are revolutionizing the way networks distribute their programs.
Dec. 27, 2005
A report on the re-creation of London's historic Globe Theatre. The report features a conversation with Mark Rylance, artistic director for the theater, who recently announced he would step down from his post at the end of the year.
Dec. 22, 2005
Roger Rosenblatt on Christmas Music
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt expounds on the joys of Christmas music.
Dec. 13, 2005
Looking At "Lolita"
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt reflects on Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel "Lolita," 50 years after it was first published.
Dec. 12, 2005
Remembering Richard Pryor
A look back on the influential comedy career of Richard Pryor, who died Saturday at the age of 65.
Dec. 6, 2005
Investigating Beethoven's Death
An expert in forensic analysis talks about the detective work that solved the mystery of Ludwig van Beethoven's death.
Dec. 6, 2005
Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune considers issues of race and sports.
Dec. 1, 2005
De Young Museum: Is It Art?
Essayist Richard Rodriguez reflects on the interior as well as the fašade of a new San Francisco museum.
Nov. 29, 2005
The Art of War
A report on the artwork of Steve Mumford, an artist who spent ten months in Iraq. The report explores Mumford's experience painting the war and the people of Iraq.
Nov. 22, 2005
Tell Me a Story
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt wonders where the truth lies: in fact -- or in fiction.
Nov. 18, 2005
Michael White Discusses His and Other Musicians' Situation
Jeffrey Brown traveled with jazz musician Michael White and documentary filmmaker Michael Murphy to visit White's home in one of the flood-ravaged sections of the city. After touring the damage to his home, White and Brown discussed the situation in New Orleans and whether true jazz can and will return to the Big Easy.
Nov. 18, 2005
Music Returns to New Orleans
Musicians, scattered across the country by Hurricane Katrina, have begun to return to New Orleans, the city that helped give birth to jazz. But despite the efforts of many, the road back to a vibrant music scene remains long and uncertain. Jeffrey Brown reports.
Nov. 17, 2005
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on the writing of Joan Didion, who won the the National Book Award Wednesday night for "The Year of Magical Thinking," a memoir about her husband's death.
Nov. 14, 2005
Richard Rodriguez Looks at Leadership in America
NewsHour essayist Richard Rodriguez looks for leadership in America.
Nov. 11, 2005
Nathaniel Fick: "One Bullet Away"
Nathaniel Fick, a former Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan, discusses his experiences as an infantry officer and a captain and his memoir "One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer."
Nov. 4, 2005
Discussing the Tragedy of AIDS in South Africa
Jeffrey Brown talks about the tragedy of AIDS in South Africa with author Edwin Cameron.
Nov. 2, 2005
Roger Rosenblatt on the Legacy of Rosa Parks
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt looks at the legacy of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
Oct. 17, 2005
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on a new movie about author Truman Capote.
Oct. 14, 2005
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler
Essayist Chris Rose reflects on the eccentricities of New Orleans and his trepidation over proposals to redesign the Crescent City.
Oct. 13, 2005
Following a background report, a theater critic discusses work of British playwright and poet Harold Pinter, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.
Oct. 11, 2005
Video Game Boom
A report on recent successes and innovations of the video game industry.
Oct. 10, 2005
Book Conversation: "1491"
Charles Mann, author of '1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus,' discusses his new book.
Oct. 10, 2005
Essayist Richard Rodriguez reflects on what unites and divides some religions.
Oct. 6, 2005
Good Night, and Good Luck
Jeffrey Brown talks with actor and director George Clooney about his new movie that focuses on journalist Edward R. Murrow's pursuit of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
Oct. 3, 2005
Remembering August Wilson
Following a background report, a look back at the life of award-winning playwright August Wilson, with actor Anthony Chrisholm, who performed in six of Wilson's plays, and Kenny Leon, who directed and acted in several of Wilson's plays. Wilson died Sunday at age 60.
Sept. 30, 2005
Anthony Shadid: "Night Draws Near"
Anthony Shadid, Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize winner, talks about his book "Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War" and the challenges of reporting in Iraq.
Sept. 22, 2005
Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune reflects on the connections between race, class and poverty.
Sept. 9, 2005
Roger Rosenblatt Reflects on Hurricane Katrina
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt explores public policy and the consequences of Hurricane Katrina.
Sept. 6, 2005
Richard Rodriguez Reflects on the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Essayist Richard Rodriguez reflects on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
Aug. 30, 2005
Politics of Division
Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune considers race and politics.
Aug. 24, 2005
Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune considers the power of the cell phone.
Aug. 23, 2005
Saving World Monuments
The World Monuments Fund, a non-profit organization, released a list of the 100 most endangered sites in an effort to call attention to buildings and monuments threatened by natural disasters or pollution. A discussion with the fund's president about the organization's effort to save the world's architectural wonders.
Aug. 19, 2005
A report on how a Jesuit priest is fighting generational poverty with violins in the remote Himalayan foothills of India.
Aug. 17, 2005
The Nation's Victor Navasky on Opinion Journalism
Victor Navasky, editor of The Nation, discusses his new book, "A Matter of Opinion" and the role of opinion journals in the media.
Aug. 17, 2005
Roger Rosenblatt: Vigiliance in an Age of Terrorism
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers how we can be more vigilant in an age of terrorism.
Aug. 10, 2005
Tom Mathews: "Our Fathers' War"
Author Tom Mathews discusses his new book about fathers, sons and the shadows cast by war.
Aug. 8, 2005
Singer of Stories
Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer died Saturday in Havana of multiple organ failure at the age of 78. He rose to fame as part of the Buena Vista Social Club project.
Aug. 3, 2005
Conversation: Oral Histories
Authors Studs Terkel and Alex Kotlowitz discuss their work capturing the oral histories of average men and women in Chicago.
Aug. 3, 2005
Roger Rosenblatt Discusses the Conflict over Evolution Theory
Roger Rosenblatt considers the 80th anniversary of the Scopes evolution trial.
July 27, 2005
Jobs Nobody Wants
Essayist Clarence Page considers if there really are jobs no one wants.
July 26, 2005
Pay for On-air Play
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced Monday that Sony BMG Music Entertainment will pay $10 million in fines for using "payola," or bribing radio stations with cash, trips and gifts to play specific artists on the air. An expert discusses the frequency of payola in the radio industry.
July 22, 2005
Richard Rodriguez Considers the North American Free Trade Agreement
Essayist Richard Rodriguez considers the NAFTA.
July 20, 2005
Beauty on Ice
Essayist Ann Taylor Fleming considers how one film, March of the Penguins, is providing a welcome respite from the violence in many summer movies.
July 19, 2005
Jeffrey Brown sits down with acclaimed jazz pianist Keith Jarrett, who will play his first solo concert in North America since 1995 at Carnegie Hall in September.
July 18, 2005
Harry Potter Magic
The sixth installment of the J.K. Rowling's series about Harry Potter was released Friday at midnight, and 9 million copies of the book were reportedly sold more in its first day on the shelves.
July 15, 2005
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming considers America's "Golden Oldies."
July 14, 2005
Roger Rosenblatt Examines How We Look at War
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers how we look at war.
July 5, 2005
Blues Master: B.B. King
Correspondent Jeffrey Brown looks at the groundbreaking for a new museum in Mississippi honoring the legendary B.B. King.
July 5, 2005
Women and Work
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on women's struggles in the workforce.
June 29, 2005
Remembering Civil War Historian Shelby Foote
A look at the life of novelist and Civil War historian Shelby Foote, who died Monday in Memphis at the age of 88.
June 21, 2005
Change in Majority Minority
Essayist Richard Rodriguez takes a look at the changing face of Los Angeles.
June 13, 2005
Roger Rosenblatt Considers the Rise of Religion in American Life
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers the rise of religion in American life.
June 13, 2005
Pop Star Michael Jackson Not Guilty of Child Molestation
After weeks of testimony and deliberation, jurors found pop superstar Michael Jackson not guilty of all 10 child molestation and conspiracy counts Monday.
June 9, 2005
'Everything Bad is Good for You'
Jeffrey Brown sits down with Steven Johnson, author of a new book "Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter," which explains what we do for fun is just as educational in its way as what we study in the classroom.
June 7, 2005
Essayist Clarence Page Considers the Definition of a Journalist
Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune considers who is and who is not a journalist.
June 6, 2005
A profile of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Doubt," which won four Tony awards including one for best play at the 59th Annual Tony Awards.
June 3, 2005
Edward Albee: A Life in Drama
Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown sits down with award-winning playwright Edward Albee on the eve of this year's Tony Awards.
June 2, 2005
"The People's Temple," a new play based on the Jonestown massacre, reconsiders the group's origins in the social justice and civil rights movements.
May 30, 2005
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt Discusses a New Book About the Civil Rights Movement
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers a new book by Karl Fleming on the civil rights movement.
May 25, 2005
Essayist Richard Rodriguez Looks at Arizona Minutemen
Essayist Richard Rodriguez that looks at the Arizona Minutemen patrolling the Mexico-Arizona border.
May 20, 2005
Jeffrey Brown looks at a new opera based on the same true story of slavery that was the basis for Toni Morrison's "Beloved."
May 19, 2005
Star Wars: Space Saga
Stephen Hunter of The Washington Post reviews the latest Star Wars movie, "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," and then speaks about the film's impact on the movie industry, culture and fans.
May 11, 2005
Face of a Pharaoh: King Tut
Using CT scan technology, three teams of forensic artists from France, Egypt and the United States were able to reconstruct the facial features of King Tut, the young pharaoh who died nearly 3,300 years ago.
May 6, 2005
The 30th anniversary of Robert Smithson's 'Spiral Jetty'
Arts Correspondent Jeffrey Brown looks at the 30th anniversary of Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty."
May 5, 2005
Essayist Clarence Page Considers Two Portrait Artists
Essayist Clarence Page considers two presidential portrait artists.
May 4, 2005
World Press Photo's 2004 Exhibition of Best Photojournalism Opens in New York
The World Press Photo's exhibition of the best photojournalism of 2004 is now open at the U.N. headquarters in New York and will travel to 85 cities around the world in the coming year. Media correspondent Jeffrey Brown speaks with the organization's managing director about the selection process of the best photographs of 2004.
May 2, 2005
Author John Patrick Shanley discusses his controversial play "Doubt," winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
April 22, 2005
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming Looks at Hometown Los Angeles
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming takes a look at her hometown of Los Angeles.
April 21, 2005
Images of Disaster
A former Marine Capt., who recently spent six months in Sudan's Darfur, discusses the violence in the region he captured through a camera lens.
April 20, 2005
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department joined forces on a project in which soldiers and Marines publish their wartime stories.
April 15, 2005
A historian explains how the legacy of President Lincoln is portrayed in the new high-tech Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois and why the nation's 16th president is still a compelling and intriguing figure today.
April 15, 2005
The New Presidential Library Showcases Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
A tour of the new high-tech Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois dedicated to the life and presidency of the nation's 16th president.
April 13, 2005
Conversation: Ian McEwan
Author Ian McEwan joins correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss his latest novel, "Saturday."
April 11, 2005
Essayist Clarence Page Discusses the Longevity of Rock and Roll
Essayist Clarence Page considers the longevity of rock and roll and its staying power.
April 6, 2005
In Memoriam: Saul Bellow
Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Saul Bellow died Tuesday at the age of 89 at his home in Brookline, Mass. Jeffrey Brown remembers the acclaimed author.
April 4, 2005
Pulitzer Winner: Ted Kooser
Ted Kooser, National Poet Laureate of the United States, won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Monday for his collection of work called "Delights and Shadows."
March 30, 2005
NewsHour Remembers Time Magazine Editor Henry Grunwald
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt has some words of appreciation for Henry A. Grunwald, a Time magazine editor who changed the magazine world.
March 30, 2005
Little Steven Discusses Satellite Radio's Impact on Commercial Radio
Little Steven Van Zant, the longtime guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and host of the nationally syndicated "Little Steven's Underground Garage" on both broadcast radio and Sirius Satellite Radio, discusses how satellite will influence broadcast radio and why the new medium means so much to him.
March 29, 2005
Anne Taylor Fleming Remembers Author Hunter S. Thompson
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming looks at the life of Hunter S. Thompson.
March 23, 2005
Faces of the Fallen
Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown looks at how an Arlington National Cemetery exhibit pays tribute to U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
March 22, 2005
R.W. Apple, a New York Times travel writer, discusses about some of his favorite cities in the United States with Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown.
March 21, 2005
Cabaret Singer Bobby Short Dies of Leukemia
The NewsHour remembers the life of singer Bobby Short.
March 14, 2005
Disney's Troubled Kingdom
For the first time in 21 years, a new chief executive will be running The Walt Disney Co. The company's Board of Directors selected president Robert Iger to succeed Michael Eisner, who announced last year his plans to resign this September. Terence Smith speaks with an author and journalist about the future of Disney.
March 10, 2005
Considering an America Beyond Red and Blue
Essayist Richard Rodriguez considers an America that is more multicolored than just red and blue.
March 7, 2005
The Supreme Court to Hear Digital Copyright Case
Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear a much anticipated copyright case, MGM vs. Grokster, which pits the entertainment industry against the makers of software that allows people to exchange music and movies. Media correspondent Terence Smith provides a report.
March 4, 2005
Essay: What it Means to Be A Man
An essay by Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune on what it means to be a man.
Feb. 25, 2005
Anne Taylor Fleming Discusses Taking Time Out
Anne Taylor Fleming discusses taking time out to combat obesity and savor life's smaller moments.
Feb. 23, 2005
Chronicles of the Struggle of Slaves in Pre Civil War America
Jeffrey Brown looks at the newly opened National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which chronicles the struggle of slaves seeking freedom in pre Civil War America.
Feb. 21, 2005
NewsHour Remembers Hunter S. Thompson, Sandra Dee and John Raitt
The NewsHour remembers journalist and author Hunter Thompson, actress Sandra Dee and singer John Raitt.
Feb. 21, 2005
New Book on Abraham Lincoln Explores President's Personal Life
Essayist Richard Rodriguez looks at a new book about Abraham Lincoln.
Feb. 11, 2005
Death of a Playwright: Arthur Miller
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller died Thursday night at the age of 89. Jeffrey Brown remembers the life of a man who is considered one of America's greatest writers in the 20th century.
Feb. 9, 2005
'The Case for Democracy'
Natan Sharansky, author of "The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror," talks about the influence his book seems to be having on the Bush administration.
Feb. 9, 2005
Terence Smith looks at prize-winning photos from the war in Iraq.
Feb. 1, 2005
Anne Taylor Fleming Essay on The Contradictions in American Society
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming looks at contradictions she sees in American society.
Jan. 28, 2005
An Anne Taylor Fleming Essay on Women and Their Health
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming presents her thoughts on women and their health.
Jan. 27, 2005
Architect Philip Johnson Dies at 98
Jeffrey Brown discusses the legacy, life and work of the late architect Philip Johnson with an architecture critic.
Jan. 24, 2005
In Memoriam: Johnny Carson
Late-night talk show host Johnny Carson died over the weekend at the age of 79. Two entertainment experts look back at Carson's legacy.
Jan. 21, 2005
National Archives Exhibit Features Rarely Seen Photographs of U.S. Presidents
An exhibition of rarely seen presidential photographs is on view at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Terence Smith speaks with historian Michael Beschloss about the stories behind the photographs and how U.S. presidents have used photography to project their image to the public.
Jan. 14, 2005
Roger Rosenblatt Considers the Impact of the Tsunami
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers the impact of the tsunami.
Jan. 5, 2005
Do You Speak American?
Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown talks with former NewsHour anchor Robert MacNeil about his new documentary, "Do You Speak American?" which can be seen on most PBS stations.