In her new book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explores the trajectories of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, arguing that for all four of them, “at some point, ambition for…
The Tet Offensive began in stealth 50 years ago in Vietnam, but it ended up splashed on television sets all over America, helping to bring down the administration of President Lyndon Johnson.
By Michael D. Mosettig
On Tuesday at noon, members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in, with an emboldened GOP intent on unraveling eight years of President Barack Obama's Democratic agenda.
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
Political candidates’ rhetoric often gets heated, even inflammatory on the campaign trail. But when does it cross the line into the offensive or fear-mongering? Hari Sreenivasan gets a historical perspective from presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Beverly Gage of Yale…
By PBS NewsHour
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act outlawed discriminatory practices used to stop Americans from casting a ballot. President Obama marked the occasion with civil rights leaders, cautioning that those rights are still at risk. Gwen Ifill talks to Imani…
By Russell Contreras, Associated Press
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all…
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a historian’s tweet points to four major events that happened within 72 hours this week in 1973.
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