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Kristin Miller


Video: Farewell to “In the Life”

The groundbreaking newsmagazine “In the Life” ends its 20-year broadcast run this month. Watch the final episode above. It’s an illuminating look at the show’s coverage of major issues — and at how much has changed in 20 years. You can still view “In the Life’s” archive online. Find out what In the Life Media [...]

Transcript: November 30, 2012

ANNOUNCER: REPORTING TONIGHT FROM THE US MEXICAN BORDER NEAR SAN DIEGO, JOHN LARSON. JOHN LARSON: Thanks for joining us. In the weeks since the election, President Obama has pledged to introduce major immigration reform which could include a pathway to citizenship for the more than 10 million illegal immigrants in this country. Many of whom [...]


Consider the turkey: Thanksgiving reads

Thanksgiving has had a central place in American life for well over a century — but perhaps not all the way back to 1620. And, at the center of Thanksgiving is, of course, the turkey.


Video: Need to Know: November 23, 2012: Employment’s new look

Need to Know profiles two innovative jobs programs at opposite ends of the country.

Full transcript: November 16, 2012

RAY SUAREZ :  Welcome to Need to Know. Thanks for joining us. The election was more than a week ago. But the debate continues about the extraordinary amount of money spent during the campaign season– an estimated 6 billion dollars. That’s double the amount spent during the 2000 campaign.   Of course, the huge increase in [...]


Best donors and dollars graphics

There’s no question that this was the most expensive election cycle in American history. According to the Center for Responsive Politics’ Open Secrets online database, the $6 billion spent nearly doubled what was laid out in 2000.


Campaign finance panel who’s who

The 2012 election cycle cost an estimated $6 billion was spent — nearly double what was spent in 2000 according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Of course the huge increase in campaign spending follows the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. That 5-4 decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, said restrictions on independent spending by [...]


Oral history instructions: Veterans Project of the National Archives

There are over 20 million veterans in American today, but with over 1,100 war veterans dying each day, there is an urgent need to collect their personal accounts of their war time experiences while they are still among us.