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  • December 5, 2012  

    Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, who challenged time-signature conventions and brought jazz to a wide audience, has died at the age of 91. His 1959 album "Time Out" was the first jazz record to sell a million copies. Jeffrey Brown talks to George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, about Brubeck’s life and musical legacy. Continue reading

  • December 4, 2012    

    On Tuesday’s NewsHour: NATO is expected to greenlight the deployment of Patriot missiles to Turkey to counter Syrian rocket threats Economist Paul Krugman on the back-and-forth in the fiscal cliff deadlock And journalist Tom Ricks on the decline of American … Continue reading

  • December 4, 2012  

    During World War II, only 10 percent of trained generals were approved for active duty. Now, journalist Tom Ricks says, "Mediocrity is an accepted core value in the performance of generals." Ray Suarez talks to Ricks about his new book, "The Generals," which examines the history of U.S. military commanders. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2012    

    Gentle people of the World Wide Web, welcome to another edition of the Doubleheader where we talk about the sport of politics and the politics of sport with none other than New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist … Continue reading

  • November 30, 2012    

    Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck and represents the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China.
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  • November 29, 2012  

    In college sports, geography, academics and competitive levels have been thrown out in part in favor of money and television ratings. Jeffrey Brown talks to sportswriter John Feinstein about why over 30 teams, especially in football, have changed leagues or conferences in order to gain a larger profit share. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2012    

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour: President Obama warns of a middle-class tax hike if Congress doesn’t act The Palestinian bid for limited recognition at the United Nations Competing proposals for immigration reform And, re-using digital data gathered for the campaign Correspondent Margaret … Continue reading

  • November 28, 2012  

    Jeffrey Brown talks to Daily Download’s Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn, who explain how the White House is using the massive amounts of digital information gathered by the Obama re-election campaign to promote the president’s fiscal agenda. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2012    

    On Tuesday’s NewsHour: The pressure to solve the looming fiscal crisis U.S.-Mexico drug policy on the table at the White house America’s long history of borrowing money And, tons of bank notes are ferried from Moscow to Damascus Correspondent Jeffrey … Continue reading

  • November 19, 2012    

    On Monday’s NewsHour: The Middle Eastern conflict rages on, as Israeli airstrikes continue to pound Gaza City Margaret Warner’s inside look at the Syrian opposition and help it gets from Turkey President Obama’s historic visit to Myanmar And, Maine’s newest … Continue reading