Dec. 26, 2008
Famed Singer Eartha Kitt Dies of Cancer at Age 81
Entertainer Eartha Kitt gained international celebrity for her sultry and elegant style before dying of colon cancer at age 81 on Christmas Day. Kitt recently spoke with Gwen Ifill for a PBS special.
Dec. 25, 2008
Influential Nobel-laureate Playwright Pinter Dies at 78
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning playwright who has been lauded as the most influential dramatist of his generation, died Wednesday after battling cancer. Jeffrey Brown discusses Pinter's life and work with theater critic Ben Brantley.
Dec. 19, 2008
Watergate 'Deep Throat' Source Felt Dies at 95
W. Mark Felt, the former FBI official who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off Washington Post reporters to the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, has died at age 95.
Dec. 3, 2008
Famed Civils Rights Folk Singer Odetta Dies
Prominent civil rights folk singer Odetta died at 77 from heart disease at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital Tuesday. The NewsHour remembers the Grammy-nominated artist and her influence on fellow musicians.
Oct. 31, 2008
Legandary Author, Radio Host Studs Terkel Dies
Legendary Chicagoan and Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, renowned as a historian, author and radio broadcaster who excelled at capturing the stories of everyday Americans, died Friday at age 96. The NewsHour remembers Terkel with a clip from a past interview with Ray Suarez.
Sept. 11, 2008
Pentagon Memorial Opens Sevens Years After 9/11
Seven years to the day after the attacks on 9/11, the Pentagon Memorial was dedicated, honoring the 184 people who were killed on American Airlines flight 77 and inside the Pentagon. The NewsHour talked to family members of the victims about the dedication ceremony, the memorial and their loved ones.
Sept. 11, 2008
Family Members Discuss 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Jim Laychak, brother of a 9/11 victim and president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Tom Heidenberger, whose wife was killed, discuss the memorial.
Aug. 4, 2008
Russian Author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Dies at 89
Acclaimed Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who wrote extensively about the gulag prison system and won the Nobel literature prize for his books on abuses in the Soviet Union, died Sunday at age 89 after a reclusive life fraught with challenges.
July 14, 2008
Pioneering Heart Surgeon Michael DeBakey Dies at 99
Michael DeBakey, the prolific and influential heart surgeon who performed the first successful bypass operation, died July 11 in Houston at age 99. DeBakey's colleague and former student looks back on his medical legacy.
July 4, 2008
Divisive Conservative Firebrand Jesse Helms Dies at 86
Former Sen. Jesse Helms, one of the staunchest conservative champions in politics for more than 50 years, died Friday after a period of declining health, ending the life of one of the most divisive politicians in generations.
June 23, 2008
Irreverent Comedian George Carlin Dies at 71
George Carlin, 71, an American comedic icon, died on Sunday of heart failure. The NewsHour looks back at some of his memorable work.
June 18, 2008
Political Leaders, Media Pay Tribute to Tim Russert
Presidential hopefuls Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain joined other political and media heavyweights Wednesday morning at a private funeral mass for influential NBC political journalist Tim Russert.
June 13, 2008
Paul Solman Pays Tribute to His Father
Paul Solman offers reflections on his father, painter Joseph Solman, on the occasion of Father's Day. Joseph died April 16 at his home in Manhattan at age 99.
June 2, 2008
Rock Legend Bo Diddley Remembered
Hailed as an original founder of rock 'n' roll, Bo Diddley helped define the style that was to be the medium for many musicians to come. He died on Monday, age 79.
June 2, 2008
Remembering Designer Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent died on Sunday, aged 71, leaving behind a rich legacy of iconic work and groundbreaking change in the world of fashion.
May 13, 2008
Pop Artist Robert Rauschenberg Dies at 82
American artist Robert Rauschenberg died Monday at age 82. Jeffrey Brown looks back at the life and work of the acclaimed pop artist.
May 13, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, Pioneering Artist, Dies at 82
Robert Rauschenberg, the prolific and pioneering American pop artist, died Monday at the age of 82. Following is a selection of some of his works. Thanks to the Rauschenberg Estate/VAGA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum, New York City for photo permission and usage.
May 6, 2008
Mildred Loving, Key Figure in Civil Rights Era, Dies
In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Loving v. Virginia that laws against interracial marriage were unconstitutional. Mildred Loving, a black woman married to a white man, had been prosecuted under one such Virginia law in 1958 and challenged it in the high court. Loving died in early May at the age of 68.
April 4, 2008
1968: Turning Points in History
Under the weight of an unpopular war, President Johnson announced on March 31, 1968 that he would not seek another term. Four days later, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. NewsHour senior producer Michael Mosettig recounts the events from his vantage point as a reporter in Washington, D.C.
March 31, 2008
Famed Cambodian-born Journalist Dith Pran Dies
Dith Pran, the Cambodian journalist for the New York Times who documented and barely escaped the Khmer Rouge's "killing fields" in the 1970s, died Sunday. He was 65.
Feb. 27, 2008
Editor Reflects on Buckley's Conservative Legacy
William F. Buckley, Jr. -- a commentator and author credited with helping found the modern American conservative movement -- died Wednesday at age 82. Paul Gigot, the Wall Street Journal's editorial page editor, reflects on Buckley's legacy.
Jan. 21, 2008
Remembering Martin Luther King's 'Dream' Speech
On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a look back at excerpts from the civil rights leader's famed 1963 speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Jan. 11, 2008
Sir Edmund Hillary, First to Scale Everest, Dies
Sir Edmund Hillary, the famed climber and adventurer who became one of the first climbers to scale the peak of Mt. Everest, died Thursday at age 88. The NewsHour speaks to David Breashears, a fellow climber and friend of Hillary's about his life as an adventurer and humanitarian.