Mike's Recent Stories
Nation Nov 18Column: The cosmic power of Gwen Ifill
Mark Twain had his Halley’s Comet. We say Shakespeare died on his birthday. On the last day of Gwen Ifill's life, a full moon drew closer to Earth.
Arts Jul 15Column: The epic teen zombie movie that started with a simple wish
Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt, who both have Down syndrome, first met in grade school in the Special Olympics. About five years ago, they had their idea for a zombie movie. Along the way, their contagious energy drew in family,…
Nation Mar 22‘Rosies’ given hero’s welcome in their first honor flight to D.C.
About 30 World War II "Rosie the Riveters" were greeted with a hero's welcome at Reagan National Airport. The women who helped America win the war more than 70 years ago were part of the honor flight program that, since…
Arts Aug 27How this NewsHour reporter became a zombie
It's rare to witness someone's dreams come true, even if they are the stuff of nightmares.
Health Jun 30Why I wake up at 5 a.m. to golf alone
Golfing alone allows my mind to go fallow for a few hours. It offers me the space to think through conflicts at work or home. It helps me recharge emotionally.
Arts Jan 16Grateful Dead doin’ that rag one final time
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, the four original members announced they will be playin’ in the band together for a final performance at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Arts Jun 12Charles Wright named U.S. Poet Laureate
Charles Wright, a master of capturing landscape and meditation in verse, has been named the next Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress. It is the latest in a long list of honors and awards for…
Arts Jun 25Profile of Phish’s Trey Anastasio to Air July 2; Share Your Show Photos Now
Editor's note: This post will be updated with new videos leading up to the July 2 Trey Anastasio interview on the PBS NewsHour. // All right Phish fans, get ready: the PBS NewsHour's profile of Trey Anastasio will air…
Arts Mar 15New Anthology Captures Postmodern American Poetry
What is postmodern poetry? That's the question Paul Hoover poses for his introduction to the Norton Anthology's second edition of "Postmodern American Poetry."…
Politics Nov 06Battleground Dispatches: Election Day Roundup
Voters in Ohio cast their ballots. The battleground state is being watched closely as a potential key to winning the White House. Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images. For the last month, the NewsHour worked with public media partners around the…