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Vanessa Dennis is the Director of Product at PBS NewsHour.
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Nation Jan 09How young newsmakers helped shape the world in 2013
Pope Francis and NSA leaker Edward Snowden can argue over who rightly deserves the title “Person of the Year,” but many of the year’s big stories involved younger people. From drone strikes and cutting edge medical research, to Hollywood…
Politics Aug 297 Moments You Might Have Missed From Obama’s Interview
President Obama sat down with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill for an exclusive interview in the Blue Room of the White House. Photo courtesy of White House. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama gave an exclusive…
World Aug 07Which Countries’ Citizens Consider the U.S. More of an Enemy?
Egyptian protesters burn a U.S. flag during a demonstration outside the American embassy in Cairo on March 9, 2012 before clashes broke out with security forces. According to Pew, 16 percent of Egyptians have a favorable opinion of the…
Politics May 15Running for President: Chronicling Almost 200 Years of Propaganda
Published by the Library of Congress, "Presidential Campaign Posters" is a visual anthology of election season artwork. Preview 13 of the posters featured in the book.
Politics Mar 27Health Care Reform in the Supreme Court: Day 2 Audio and Transcript
Court sketch by William J. Hennessy Jr. On day two of arguments before the Supreme Court about the health care reform law, the justices tackled the central question of whether it's constitutional to require most Americans to either buy health…
Health Mar 23Health Care Reform by the Numbers
It's almost judgment day for the health care reform law signed into law two years ago. As the Supreme Court considers next week whether to strike down President Obama's signature domestic accomplishment, all the numbers thrown around for the last…
World Sep 09Children’s Drawings of 9/11
This slideshow compares children's drawings of 9/11, done in 2001 following the attack and again in 2011 ten years later.
World May 16Morganza Spillway Before and After Photos Released
After engineers opened the Morganza spillway Saturday in an attempt to divert surging floodwaters from heavily populated areas in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Google and GeoEye released some before and after satellite photos Monday evening.
World May 10NASA Releases New Images of Mississippi River Flooding
NASA's Earth Observatory has released new before and after images of the Mississippi River flooding around Memphis. The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet in Memphis on Tuesday. Memphis on April 21, 2010 (click to enlarge) Memphis…
Science Mar 30Miles O’Brien Visits Deserted Town at Chernobyl
The nuclear crisis in Japan has evoked memories of the Chernobyl meltdown, the worst nuclear accident in history. Miles O'Brien and crew returned last week to survey the scene, 25 years later.