Murrey’s Recent Stories
Nation May 24Ken Burns on heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and the legacy of racism
After President Donald Trump granted a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on Thursday, we spoke with filmmaker Ken Burns, who chronicled Johnson’s persona, his struggles and the race relations of his era in the documentary “Unforgivable Blackness:…
Nation Apr 30Dave Chappelle says Michelle Wolf ‘nailed it’ at White House Correspondents Dinner
"I know how hard it is to do what she did ... I think she nailed it," the comedian told the PBS NewsHour. "Whether I agree with it or not, I gotta respect the artistry."…
Health Mar 20Betty Ann Bowser, trailblazer in television news, dies at 73
Betty Ann Bowser was a tough, fearless reporter and a pioneer as a television news correspondent.
Economy Feb 02Yellen sees long-term growth as she leaves the Federal Reserve, despite bad day for the Dow
Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has seen economic growth and the longest job expansion on record on her watch. She sits down with Judy Woodruff on her final day in office in a rare interview to share her overall…
Health Jan 19Remembering AIDS activist Mathilde Krim, ‘mother of the movement’
Krim, who was a geneticist and virologist, saw the need for attacking the stigma, speaking up on behalf of those who were discriminated against, changing public attitudes and using the power of science and public health to fight for better…
Health Nov 16We’ve lost one of the clearest voices on health care, Uwe Reinhardt
All journalists have a list of experts they can call to explain complicated theories and policies, but few if any could explain things as clearly and with such distinct humor as Uwe Reinhardt.
Nation Nov 04Cubs’ Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins never feared the billy goat
Some of the sweeter (and maybe bittersweet) moments this postseason are the ways the Cubs have recognized their former great players who never got a chance to play in a World Series. Fergie Jenkins is one of those guys…
Nation Oct 11Column: Why I’m teaching my kids to love the Cubs, against my better judgment
Getting set to watch the Cubs take on the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park tonight, I find myself trying to hold onto to the most unusual feeling that I’ve ever had as a lifelong Cubs fan: Confidence.
Nation Mar 23Bernie Sanders: Breaking up banks is about targeting power, not just reducing risk
Judy Woodruff pressed Bernie Sanders on arguments from experts who say federal regulators already have the power to break up the banks, but think the existing system is safer.
World Mar 22Is today’s historic baseball game in Cuba mostly a symbolic moment?
Major League Baseball may be making new inroads into Cuba this week, but an expert who's long watched the Cuban game tells Jeffrey Brown that any changes between the U.S. and Cuba are the start of "a long, slow process."…