Oct. 13, 2003
In Memoriam: Legendary Jockey Bill Shoemaker
Bill Shoemaker died in his sleep at his home near Los Angeles. Shoemaker won 8,833 horse races, including 11 Triple Crown events. Jay Hovdey, columnist for the Daily Racing Form and friend of Shoemaker, remembers the remarkable career of a man who helped make the heydays of horse racing.
Sept. 29, 2003
Terence Smith reports on three prominent Americans who recently passed away -- tennis champion Althea Gibson, director Elia Kazan and actor Donald O'Connor.
Sept. 26, 2003
In Memoriam: George Plimpton
Writer and editor George Plimpton died last night at age 76. Jeffrey Brown looks at his career with Michael Dirda, senior editor of The Washington Post's Book World.
Sept. 12, 2003
Man in Black
Johnny Cash died early in Nashville, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown reports on the musician's legacy.
Sept. 11, 2003
Two Years Later
In the two years since the Sept. 11 attacks, how has, or hasn't, the United States changed? Jim Lehrer examines this issue with a panel of six experts including authors, professors and cultural observers.
Sept. 10, 2003
Nuclear Architect Edward Teller
Nuclear scientist Edward Teller died yesterday. Ray Suarez discusses his work on the atomic and hydrogen bombs with author Richard Rhodes.
Sept. 9, 2003
Hitler's Filmmaker: Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl, the woman who made Adolf Hitler's propaganda films, died in Germany. Jeffrey Brown discusses the impact of her film "The Triumph of the Will" with Claudia Koonz, a professor of history at Duke University.
Aug. 11, 2003
In Memoriam: Gregory Hines
Actor Gregory Hines, often considered the greatest tap dancer of his generation, died this weekend in Los Angeles.
July 31, 2003
In Memoriam: Sam Phillips
A look back at the life of Sam Phillips, who founded Sun records in 1952 and is credited for discovering music legend Elvis Presley.
July 28, 2003
In Memoriam: Bob Hope
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt remembers Bob Hope. Terence Smith learns more about the comedian's life and legacy from entertainer and former talk show host Dick Cavett and comedian Phyllis Diller.
July 23, 2003
Charles Douglass: The Last Laugh
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers the legacy of a television pioneer.
July 15, 2003
Lenny Bruce: Tragedy Plus Time
Essayist Clarence Page of The Chicago Tribune considers the late comedian Lenny Bruce.
June 30, 2003
In Memoriam: Katherine Hepburn
Four-time Oscar winner Katherine Hepburn died Sunday. Her movie career included The Philadelphia Story, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and The African Queen.
June 19, 2003
Counting the Civilian Casualties in Iraq
Margaret Warner discusses the number of civilians who died in the Iraq conflict with retired Col. Samuel Gardiner; Alex Roland, professor of history at Duke University; and Niko Price, a correspondent with the Associated Press.
June 12, 2003
In Memoriam: Gregory Peck
Actor Gregory Peck died overnight in Los Angeles. Highlights in his long movie career included the films "Moby Dick," "Roman Holiday" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
June 12, 2003
In Memoriam: David Brinkley
Veteran news anchor David Brinkley died at his home in Houston on Wednesday. Terence Smith speaks with former NewsHour co-anchor Robert MacNeil about his work with the late journalist.
May 16, 2003
In Memoriam, June Carter Cash
Jeffrey Brown remembers a leading lady of country music who died on May 16.
March 27, 2003
In Memoriam: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Jim Lehrer shares memories of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who died yesterday.
Feb. 27, 2003
In Memorium: Fred Rogers
Fred Rogers, creator of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," died early of stomach cancer. Jim Lehrer looks back on the life of this Presbyterian minister-turned children's television star.
Feb. 4, 2003
A Farewell to the Heroes of the Space Shuttle Columbia
Thousands attended a memorial service for the crew of the space shuttle Columbia. Terence Smith reports on the ceremony.
Jan. 23, 2003
In Memorium: Bill Mauldin
Terence Smith remembers the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin, who died Jan. 22 at the age of 81.
Jan. 21, 2003
In Memorium: Al Hirschfeld
Artist Al Hirschfeld died Monday after a lifelong career drawing the stars of stage and screen. Ray Suarez speaks with a cultural writer for The New York Times and close friend of Hirschfeld.