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. 11, 2003
Nation Commemorates Second Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks
Thousands paused Thursday to commemorate the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon near Washington, D.C. and the crash of a hijacked passenger jet in Shanksville, Pa.
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 27, 2003
Strom Thurmond, Longest Serving Senator, Dies At 100
Strom Thurmond, a maverick Dixiecrat-turned-Republican who led the longest single filibuster in U.S. history and served in the U.S. Senate nearly 50 years, died late Thursday at the age of 100.
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.
June 12, 2003
Veteran Broadcast Journalist David Brinkley Dies at 82
Veteran reporter and anchor David Brinkley died at the age of 82 Wednesday night at his home in Houston, TX after suffering complications from a fall.
May 16, 2003
In Memoriam, June Carter Cash
Jeffrey Brown remembers a leading lady of country music who died on May 16.
April 5, 2003
Coalition Identifies U.S. Soldiers Killed in Nasiriya
American officials announced that nine of the bodies discovered during the operation to rescue Pfc. Jessica Lynch in Nasiriya were those of U.S. soldiers killed in fighting near the southern Iraqi city.
March 30, 2003
ITN Correspondent, Gaby Rado, Found Dead
British television reporter Gaby Rado was found dead at a hotel in northern Iraq Sunday, according to ITN. Rado was the foreign affairs correspondent for ITN's Channel 4 News.
March 27, 2003
In Memoriam: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Jim Lehrer shares memories of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who died yesterday.
March 26, 2003
Former Senator Moynihan Dies At Age 76
Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- former U.S. Senator, U.N. ambassador and scholar -- died Wednesday at 76.
March 24, 2003
ITN Correspondent, Terry Lloyd, Killed in Iraq
Terry Lloyd of Independent Television News (ITN) was killed Saturday in a gunfire incident while driving to the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
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. 27, 2003
Children's TV Host Fred Rogers Dies At 74
Fred Rogers, the television host who invited children into "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" for more than three decades, died at his Pittsburgh home Thursday of stomach cancer at the age of 74.
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.
Feb. 3, 2003
World Mourns Loss of Space Shuttle Crew
Family members and communities around the world mourned the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia's crew of seven on Monday as the investigation into what caused the spacecraft to disintegrate and fall to earth continued.
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.