Tom’s Recent Stories
Arts Nov 24Tuesday on the Newshour: Dancer and Choreographer Bill T. Jones
Bill T. Jones has long been recognized as one of this country's leading contemporary dancers and choreographers, known for his mix of athleticism and his willingness to take on big subjects from the world around him.
Arts Nov 23Monday on the NewsHour: New Biography Brings Dorothea Lange’s Life Into Focus
Some photographs, like "Migrant Mother," have become iconic images, part of our shared history. It and many other photos were taken by a woman who is herself the subject of a new biography: "Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits."…
Arts Nov 19Thursday on the NewsHour: Wu Man
Tonight on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown talks to Wu Man, who at age 45 is one of the world's leading musical ambassadors. She's a master of the pipa -- a four-stringed lute with ancient roots in central Asia and China.
World Sep 25Leaders Warn Iran Over Secret Enrichment Site
Iran has revealed the existence of a secret uranium-enrichment plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday, a development that could heighten fears about Tehran's ability to produce a nuclear weapon.
World Sep 24U.N. Passes Resolution on Nuclear Disarmament
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.-sponsored resolution Thursday aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons.
Nation Sep 21McChrystal Seeks More Forces to Avert ‘Failure’
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said in a confidential report that the situation in Afghanistan is growing worse, and without more boots on the ground, the United States risks losing a war it's been waging since September…
World Aug 19Series of Blasts Kills 75, Wounds 300 in Baghdad
A wave of explosions targeting government and commercial buildings struck Baghdad Wednesday, killing at least 75 people and wounding more than 300, Iraqi police and medical officials said.
Politics Aug 18Obama ‘Encouraged’ on Pace of Peace Efforts
President Obama said Tuesday after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that he is encouraged by progress in U.S. efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
Nation Aug 10Afghanistan Commander Walks Back Comments on Taliban Successes
The top U.S. and NATO commander says the Taliban have advanced out of strongholds in Afghanistan's south and east, gaining the upper hand as they moved into the north and west, according to a Wall Street Journal interview published Monday.
Poetry Apr 30Poet Craig Arnold Goes Missing on Writing Trip
An award-winning poet and assistant professor at the University of Wyoming disappeared after setting out to explore a volcano on the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu-jima.