William's Recent Stories
Nation Dec 02Local reporter caught in middle of San Bernardino shootout
A local San Bernardino reporter was caught in the middle of the shootout between police and the alleged suspects from today’s mass shooting in Southern California.
Science Dec 02Why the Paris talks won’t prevent 2 degrees of global warming
Only one action could prevent the world from surpassing 2 degrees of global warming, but does this benchmark even matter?…
World Sep 09Photos: Hundreds of migrants and refugees wait in limbo at Hungarian border
A PBS NewsHour crew reports from the Hungarian border this week, as the flood of migrants and refugees into Europe continues to overwhelm. Correspondent William Brangham, and producers Saskia de Melker and Jon Gerberg posted these photos from a makeshift…
Nation Aug 29How did Katrina change how we evacuate pets from disaster?
The fact that many people died in the floods because they wouldn't leave their animals behind -- as well as the sight of hundreds of abandoned cats and dogs after the flood waters receded -- prompted major changes to state…
Health Jul 21How a Coney Island sideshow advanced medicine for premature babies
Dr. Martin Couney created and ran incubator-baby exhibits on the island from 1903 to the early 1940s, and though he died in relative obscurity, he was one of the great champions of this lifesaving technology and is credited with saving…
Nation Mar 29As HIV epidemic rages in Indiana, lessons to be learned from Vancouver
Indiana Governor Mike Pence this week declared a public health emergency because of 79 H.I.V. cases among injection drug-users in the southern part of the state.
Nation Mar 21Here’s why your March Madness pool is illegal
If you’re a college hoops fan, you've likely been waiting all year for the NCAA's March Madness tournament. You made your picks, filled out your bracket, wagered a few dollars. But it turns out, you're also breaking the law.
World Mar 02Photos: Eerie remnants of the former U.S. embassy, 35 years after Iran hostage crisis
Thirty-five years after the Iran hostage crisis, a rare look inside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran.
Nation Feb 28How a soccer-crazy family copes with concern about head safety
Soccer's a contact sport. Kids can get hurt. I'm not looking to bubble-wrap my kids, but I'd be lying if I said my wife and I weren't increasingly uneasy while watching from the sidelines.
Nation Jan 30NFL says player concussions are declining
According to an announcement made in Phoenix yesterday, concussions fell 25 percent this season compared to last year,…