Brian's Recent Stories
Arts Feb 07Photos: Life in the Mississippi Delta in the 1980s and 90s
Photographer Birney Imes spent more than 20 years wandering through the Mississippi Delta region capturing images of the lives he came upon.
World Nov 08Producer’s Notebook: A look at life inside the violent gangs of El Salvador
PBS NewsHour Weekend producer Brian Epstein recalls his recent trip to El Salvador, where the rise of violent gangs has pushed Salvadorans to seek asylum in the U.S.
World Aug 24Dwelling atop the dead: With no room to live, some Filipinos sleep in graveyards
The Philippine capital of Manila is now one of the most densely populated urban areas on earth. And with one of the fastest-growing populations in Southeast Asia, some people are forced to seek refuge in local cemeteries as squatters where…
World Aug 24Photos: Inside one of the world’s busiest maternity wards
The Jose Favella Hospital in Manila has one of the busiest maternity wards in the world, with an average of 60 births per day. The Philippines is grappling with a population boom, where in the past three decades the number…
World Jul 18Producer’s notebook: As reconstruction crawls, the spirit of Tacloban prevails
PBS NewsHour producer Brian Epstein traveled to the city of Tacloban in the Philippines seven months after Typhoon Haiyan struck to survey recovery efforts.
Nation Jun 14FOIA request reveals brutal photos of dolphins, turtles and sharks caught in Pacific gill nets
Recently obtained photos of dead sea mammals and fish that were caught in fishing nets have outraged conservationists. The photos were obtained by Oceana, an international organization that focuses on ocean conservation, through a freedom of information request.