About Sam @lanesam
Sam Lane is reporter/producer in PBS NewsHour's segment unit.
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Nation Oct 16Nats’ path to World Series is something to cheer for in divided D.C.
For the first time since 1933, Washington, D.C., finally has a baseball team going to the World Series. William Brangham reports on the Nationals' unlikely run to the fall classic, and what hometown pride means for the nation's capital at…
Nation Aug 21How the Trump administration is shaping the future of America’s public lands
The Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction of federally protected land in U.S. history, according to a recent study by the journal Science. And in the wide expanses of the American West, Trump's encouragement of industry and development…
Science Jul 31How scientists are harvesting fog to secure the world’s water supply
The global water supply is constantly and increasingly threatened by climate change, overconsumption and poor management, among other forces. In an effort to bolster it, scientists around the world are leveraging familiar scientific principles with modern technology to capture water…
Arts May 06With East Village exhibition, the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat comes home
More than 30 years after his death, Jean-Michel Basquiat remains one of America's most influential contemporary artists. He carved a unique style that challenged traditional views of race, poverty and politics in the U.S. Now, his work has come home,…
Arts May 06How Jeff Daniels steps into Atticus Finch’s shoes
“You go out before that closing argument, you can just feel yourself change,” Daniels said.
Politics Dec 01George H.W. Bush, nation’s 41st president and WWII veteran, dies at 94
George Herbert Walker Bush, a World War II veteran who led an international coalition through the Gulf War during his time as the 41st president, and whose son's presidency furthered the family's political dynasty, died Friday. He was 94.
Economy Sep 14How tech giants have shredded our privacy and what we should do about it
NewsHour business and economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down recently with Franklin Foer to discuss Foer's new book, “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”…
Economy May 24The Supreme Court ruling on patents could help curb ‘patent trolls.’ Here’s how.
The Supreme Court ruling could deal a major blow to "patent trolls" and, in turn, help small businesses.
Nation Jun 04Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74
Ali was known for his speed and punishing punches -- skills that gave way to his signature catchphrase, “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” -- as well as his audacious self-promotion.
Economy May 26Inventor behind Priceline bemoans broken patent system
Priceline founder Jay Walker talks about innovation, invention and intellectual property rights in his “Library of the History of Human Imagination.”…