About Margaret @margaretvm
Margaret Myers is the former Digital News Editor for PBS NewsHour. She is a former editor for ESPN.com. She also led the features department at the Amarillo Globe-News in west Texas.
Margaret’s Recent Stories
Arts Apr 06Merle Haggard, ‘outlaw’ country music legend, dies on his 79th birthday
Merle Haggard, the country music legend who was born during the Depression, came of age in prison and whose songs have earned him the title, “poet of the common man,” died Wednesday at his home near Redding, California. It was…
Arts Feb 26This travel site finds you an authentic home-cooked meal abroad
Wouldn’t it be cool to travel the world like a TV chef like Anthony Bourdain? Now, thanks to the sharing economy, and sites like Traveling Spoon, you, too, can travel like an irreverent chef.
Arts Feb 26Recipe: A chef’s take on Mexico’s most patriotic dish
According to chef Salvador Fernández, every Mexican dish comes with a story. The story behind this Mexican favorite is one of pride and patriotism.
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Nation Dec 0214 dead in San Bernardino shooting; two suspects dead
Gunman opened fire at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California, Wednesday morning. Fourteen people are dead and 17 wounded. Two suspects, one man and one woman, are dead, both had assault-style weapons. Another suspect is in custody.
Arts Oct 20How Patti Smith’s midnight encounter with Bobby Fischer sparked an ‘abstract friendship’
In her new book “M Train,” author and rocker Patti Smith writes about her chance encounter with chess legend Bobby Fischer in 2007.
Nation Sep 21Race relations in U.S. at a low point in recent history, new poll suggests
In the year following the death of Michael Brown, America has seen its share of racial disquiet. It is with this backdrop that PBS NewsHour and Marist College’s Institute for Public Opinion conducted a survey of Americans that illustrates the…
Politics Sep 01Kentucky clerk defies Supreme Court, denies marriage licenses to same-sex couples
A Kentucky county clerk defied a federal court order when she denied marriage licenses to two same-sex couples Tuesday.
Nation Aug 31Blue Bell ice cream hits shelves after four-month hiatus due to outbreak
Blue Bell ice cream returned to stores in Texas and Alabama today, four months after voluntarily pulling all of its products due to a deadly listeria outbreak.
World Jun 04How much does it cost to eat dinner at the 10 best restaurants in the world?
A list of the 50 best restaurants in the world was released this week. Before you make your reservations, take a quick tour of the Top 10 restaurants and see how much a typical tasting menu will set you back.