William's Recent Stories
Education Dec 19What happens to learning when students get much-needed glasses
Good vision care is a luxury for families who can’t easily afford the time or money spent getting a child’s first pair of glasses. But a new program called Vision for Baltimore called provides eye exams and two pairs of…
Science Dec 06Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up
The plummeting price of solar panels has led to a boom of customers and solar industry jobs. What does it mean for the evolution of utility companies? William Brangham reports.
Arts Oct 24How a wounded combat veteran and his wife struggled to make a family
I met Rachel and Jason Hallett two years ago while reporting a story about how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wouldn’t cover in-vitro fertilization for wounded veterans. Here's where things stand for the Halletts - and the legislation -…
World Sep 22Watch in 360: Rescuers search for survivors in collapsed apartment building in Mexico City
Hundreds of rescuers worked Wednesday night to find four women believed to be trapped in the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in the La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City. Volunteers removed the rubble by hand, carrying it away in…
Nation Mar 16Photo: Handprints at the border
Handprints are left on the iron posts when people try and scale the border wall to get into the U.S.
Health Jul 11The End of AIDS?
It’s a bold mission by any standard: to end the AIDS epidemic. But the tools are there, say officials of the joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS. Here’s what the UNAIDS plan, known as “90-90-90,” looks like.
Nation Jun 28Inside Minnesota’s sex offender facility, where no one has ever been released
The PBS NewsHour was recently granted rare access to Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program in the rural town of Moose Lake, MN. It is one of two state-run facilities that house more than 700 sex offenders. They’re all being held under…
Nation Jun 15What sorrow, fear and love sound like in Orlando right now
We've been reporting on the ground in Orlando since a gunman opened fire on a crowded nightclub Sunday. We spoke with people at an LGBT community center, a local mosque, a blood donation center and a vigil for victims of…
Nation Jun 12‘This is our Charleston’: Orlando LGBT center mourns massacre victims
At the LGBT Center of Central Florida in Orlando, community members and allies gathered on Sunday to grieve for the victims of the early morning massacre at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando.
Health Jan 23Worried about lead in your water? Flint pediatricians have this advice
The lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan has people across the nation wondering about their own possible exposure to the toxic metal. “When pediatricians hear anything about lead, we stand up straight, and we freak out,” says Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha,…