Walter Breuning, who for nearly two years was hailed as the world's oldest man, died of natural causes in his home in Great Falls, Mont. on Thursday. He was 114. In 2009, Montana PBS correspondent William Marcus interviewed the…
Tuesday's release of the 2010 census data showed a dramatic decline in Detroit's population. Over the past 10 years, the city lost a quarter of its residents, bringing it down to a size similar to the pre-auto boom numbers…
It's been one week since the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan unleashed a devastating tsunami. The twin disasters caused major damage to a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, adding a brewing nuclear crisis to the country's woes.
AUSTIN, Texas | The agenda for this week's Integrated Media Association conference -- held on the cusp of SXSW -- reads like a menu of new media choices, including social media, strategic partnerships, how to take advantage of…
In a movie, some elements are designed to stand out and take center stage. Yet Oscar-winning sound editor Richard King says he's done his job well when the sound works to enhance the picture and not draw attention to itself.
Thousands of demonstrators have descended on Wisconsin's Capitol building this week to protest a bill that would strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights. On Thursday, Democratic lawmakers left the state in an attempt to stall voting on the…
On Monday, Jared Loughner, the alleged shooter in the Jan. 8 rampage that left 6 dead and 13 injured in Tucson, Ariz., was arraigned in federal court in Phoenix. He faces five federal charges: attempted assassination of a…
Here are some of this week's arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation.
For over a decade Abigail Washburn, a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player, knew she wanted to help improve Chinese-American relations. She just never thought she'd be doing it through song.
When William Albert Allard joined the staff of National Geographic in 1964, the magazine's approach to photojournalism began to change. Jeffrey Brown talks to the veteran photographer about his nearly 50 years of work.
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