About Phil @PHirschkorn
Phil Hirschkorn is a New York-based journalist with more than 20 years of experience producing video reports for national news networks and writing for their websites, with a special emphasis covering terrorism, politics, and the arts. Prior to PBS, Hirschkorn worked for CBS News, CNN, and Fox News. His articles have appeared in Salon, Huffington Post, Just Security, Atlantic.com, Politico, Rolling Stone, George, WhoWhatWhy, and other publications. Hirschkorn was an editor of and contributor to the 2002 book Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11, an oral history of 9/11 told by 130 radio and television journalists. He is graduate of Duke University.
Phil’s Recent Stories
Arts May 22Why finding Nazi-looted art is ‘a question of justice’
Holocaust survivors and their descendants have been embroiled for decades in complex legal battles for the art that once belonged to their families.
Arts Apr 3070 years on, the search continues for artwork looted by the Nazis
For many Jewish families whose artwork was stolen by the Nazis during World War II, the theft was compounded by murder in concentration camps. For the children and grandchildren of survivors, finding the missing art can be an international decades-long…
Arts Apr 03For Lucinda Williams, songwriting is ‘the life force that drives me’
One of the more distinctive voices in American music belongs to Lucinda Williams, a singer-songwriter whose body of work has struck a chord with critics and Grammy voters.
World Mar 12Conviction in first ISIS trial in the U.S. underscores foreign fighter threat
On Wednesday at the Federal District Court in Brooklyn, Tairod Pugh became the first accused ISIS supporter to be convicted by a jury trial in the U.S.
Politics Feb 28Should primary voters be worried about aging voting machines?
Many of America's voting machines were purchased after the disputed 2000 presidential election when a recount of the Florida vote was halted by the use of punch cards at the polls. But antiquated technology is drawing concern from voters again.
Arts Feb 13New museum takes visitors inside Jimi Hendrix’s 1960s London pad
Considered one of the greatest guitarists in rock 'n' roll history, Jimi Hendrix, who was from Seattle, amassed a following in London before he became famous in the U.S. Now, London officials have turned his last residence into a museum.
Nation Dec 19Q&A: Ralph Nader on civil litigation, tort reform and his new museum
Former presidential candidate Ralph Nadar spoke to PBS NewsHour about civil litigation, tort reform and campaign finance and how they relate to his newest venture, the American Museum of Tort Law.
Arts Sep 27‘I love the adventure’: How painter Alex Katz finds inspiration for his bold works
At 88, painter Alex Katz is not slowing down. Working from small studies to produce large canvasses, watch as Katz turns a 15x11-feet white canvass into a green, brown, and white depiction of trees, titled "Cross Light 3."…
Arts Sep 20Artist Alex Katz not slowing down at 88
At an age when some artists might hang up their paintbrushes for good, the legendary painter Alex Katz is churning out new work.
Nation Aug 21Attorney: Hunger-striking detainee at Guantanamo ‘shockingly thin and frail’
The lawyer representing Tariq Ba Odah, a detainee at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who began a hunger strike in 2007, said Friday that his client had lost more than half of his body weight and appears "shockingly…