Dec. 27, 2007
Suicide Attack Ends Benazir Bhutto's Controversial Life
After a look at recent NewsHour interviews with Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan experts and former colleagues of the late prime minister reflect on her political career, including her election as the youngest and first female Pakistan prime minister in 1988.
Nov. 12, 2007
Literary Experts Look Back on the Dynamic Life of Author Norman Mailer
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer, best known for his controversial novels during the Vietnam War, died on Saturday at the age of 84. Two authors examine Mailer's life and works.
Oct. 29, 2007
Country Star Porter Wagoner Dies at 80
Country music star Porter Wagoner died Sunday at age 80. The NewsHour offers a look back at one of the music legend's songs.
Oct. 18, 2007
'An Affair to Remember' Actress Deborah Kerr Dies at 86
Actress Deborah Kerr, known for classics such as "From Here to Eternity" and "An Affair to Remember," died at the age of 86. She was remembered for some of cinema's most tear-inducing scenes.
Sept. 24, 2007
Famed Mime Marcel Marceau Dies in France
Marcel Marceau, a French artist who worked in silence and was best known for a character known as "Bip," died Monday at the age of 84. The NewsHour reflects on his contributions to his craft.
Sept. 11, 2007
Ceremonies Mark Six Years Since Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks
Speeches, vigils, and other events across the country marked the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Americans touched by the disaster remembered the 3,000 lives lost that day.
Aug. 13, 2007
Entertainment Mogul Merv Griffin Dies at 82
Merv Griffin, who turned game shows such as "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune" into a multi-million dollar entertainment empire, died of prostate cancer at age 82. A television critic talks about Griffin's rise through the industry.
July 30, 2007
Famed Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman Leaves Iconic Legacy
Legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, who earned a reputation for stark and wrenching movies, died Monday at the age of 89. A film critic and movie historian discusses the artist's films and his impact on modern cinema.
July 30, 2007
Master Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman Dies at Age 89
Ingmar Bergman, a titan of modern cinema, died Monday in his home on the island of Faro, Sweden. He was 89 years old.
July 13, 2007
Lady Bird Johnson's Life, Interests Remembered
Lady Bird Johnson died Wednesday at her home in Austin, Texas. Historian Michael Beschloss describes her life and special projects during her husband Lyndon Johnson's presidency, including environmental preservation.
July 11, 2007
Former First Lady Johnson Dies at 94
Lady Bird Johnson, wife of former President Johnson, died of natural causes Wednesday at her home in Austin, Texas. She was 94. The NewsHour reports on the former first lady's life and environmental legacy.
July 10, 2007
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Doug Marlette Dies at 57
Cartoonist Doug Marlette, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his work at the Charlotte Observer and the Atlanta Constitution, died in a car accident on Tuesday at the age of 57. The NewsHour reflects on his contributions.
June 22, 2007
South Carolina City Mourns Nine Fallen Firefighters
Charleston, S.C., held a memorial service for nine firefighters Friday. The NewsHour provides an excerpt of the ceremony.
June 18, 2007
Fort Lewis Memorializes Fallen Soldiers from Iraq War
Washington's Fort Lewis, the nation's third-largest Army post, has endured numerous losses from the Iraq war, many from Stryker brigades that patrol Baghdad. NewsHour correspondent Lee Hochberg reports on how the base is coping with the deaths.
May 15, 2007
Falwell Blazed Trail in American Politics, Religious Right
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, the founder of the Moral Majority who helped galvanize Christian conservatives to elect President Reagan, died Tuesday at age 73. Analysts examine his impact on politics and faith in America.
May 15, 2007
Television Evangelist, Conservative Activist Jerry Falwell Dies at 73
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the Moral Majority and used it to create a political force from the ranks of conservative Christians, died Tuesday in his office at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
April 27, 2007
Cellist, Conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Dies at Age 80
Mstislav Rostropovich, a cellist and conductor who also made a name for himself as a human rights activist, died in Moscow on Friday at the age of 80. A music critic discusses his life and work.
April 25, 2007
Russia Buries Former President Yeltsin Amid Pageantry
Boris Yeltsin was laid to rest in Moscow's famed Novodevichy Cemetery on Wednesday, after a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in the first full Orthodox funeral for a Russian leader since the death of Czar Alexander III in 1894.
April 24, 2007
Journalist Halberstam, Chronicler of Vietnam War, Dies at 73
David Halberstam, the Pulitzer Prize-winner author and reporter who wrote about the Vietnam War, died in a car crash Monday at the age of 73. Writer Gay Talese discusses his impact on journalism.
April 23, 2007
Former Russian President Yeltsin Leaves Complex Legacy
Boris Yeltsin, who pushed for democracy and a market economy as the first freely elected president of Russia, died Monday at age 76. A journalist and a professor discuss Yeltsin's legacy.
April 23, 2007
Yeltsin, First President of Russian Federation, Dies
Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who helped steer the final collapse of the Soviet Union and the creation of the Russian Federation, died Monday of heart failure at the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow. He was 76.
April 20, 2007
Virginia Tech Campus, Nation Observe Day of Mourning
Members of the Virginia Tech community in Blacksburg, Va., observed a day of mourning in remembrance of the 32 victims of Monday's shootings, while other vigils were held nationwide.
April 17, 2007
Impact of Virginia Tech Shootings Felt Worldwide
Several of the victims in Monday's mass shooting of 32 Virginia Tech faculty and students came from other countries. The NewsHour reports on the local and international reaction to the tragedy.
April 12, 2007
Influential Author Kurt Vonnegut Dies at Age 84
Kurt Vonnegut, known for dark humor and satire in his novels and other writing, died Wednesday in New York City at the age of 84 after sustaining brain injuries from a recent fall. Two experts discuss Vonnegut's influence on American literature.
March 1, 2007
Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Passes at Age 89
Pulitzer prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., who died at 89, authored texts on American democracy and the presidency. The NewsHour reports on his life and his influence.
Feb. 1, 2007
Columnist Molly Ivins Dies at the Age of 62
Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins passed away Wednesday at the age of 62 due to complications from breast cancer. Ms. Ivins was widely known as the humorist who first referred to President George W. Bush as "shrub." NewsHour re-airs an essay by Ivins.
Jan. 18, 2007
Satirist Art Buchwald Passes Away at Age 81
Washington Post columnist Art Buchwald succumbed to kidney failure at home with his family late Wednesday, but was able to spend his last year enjoying life and writing about his experiences. Here are excerpts from a March 2006 NewsHour interview in which Buchwald discusses his philosophy of life.
Jan. 3, 2007
Former President Ford Returns Home to Michigan for Final Farewell
Former President Ford's final memorial service was held at an Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., Wednesday. The NewsHour offers excerpts of the eulogies as he was laid to rest.
Jan. 2, 2007
Former President Ford Laid to Rest
Former President Ford's body arrived in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday following a state funeral held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Political analysts reflect on the life of the former president.
Jan. 2, 2007
Dignitaries Reflect on Former President Ford at Funeral
Dignitaries spoke of former President Ford at a funeral service Tuesday at the Washington National Cathedral. The NewsHour presents extended excerpts.
Jan. 1, 2007
Solemn Ceremonies Mark Passing of a President
President Bush joined thousands of others who paid their final respects to former President Gerald Ford, whose body laid in state in the Capitol rotunda. The NewsHour reports on the ceremonies and remembrances, including Tuesday's state funeral in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 1, 2007
U.S. Military Death Toll in Iraq Reaches 3,000
The U.S. military death toll reached 3,000 troops with the death of a soldier from Texas on the last day of 2006. After a statistical profile of those killed, the NewsHour looks at how families of the fallen are dealing with their losses.