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  • December 7, 2012  

    How does modern technology allow us to engage in conversations about the past? Gwen Ifill talks to presidential historian Michael Beschloss about how the Twitter-verse has opened up new ways to view history in the digital age. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2012    

    On Thursday’s NewsHour: The latest on the fiscal cliff talks, and proposals to trim Social Security and Medicare The Russia connection in the Syrian war A Virginia city copes with rising sea levels A path to high school graduation And, … Continue reading

  • December 5, 2012    

    Dave Brubeck, the musician and composer who helped popularize jazz in mainstream American culture with his iconic single “Take Five,” died Wednesday in Norwalk, Conn., a day before his 92nd birthday.
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  • December 5, 2012    

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour: Citigroup slashes 11,000 jobs in a bid to cut costs Concerns that Syria’s government will use chemical weapons Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker on the prospects for a deal on the fiscal crisis Warmer and more acidic … Continue reading

  • 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