Harry Belafonte is not only a musical icon, but also a lifelong political and social activist. Gwen Ifill talks with Belafonte about his life as a singer, actor and civil rights activist.
Siblings don't always have to share a mother or a father to forge a lasting bond. Human rights activist John Prendergast and "little brother" Michael Mattocks speak with Gwen Ifill about the highs and lows of their unlikely "brotherhood" and…
Syria faced escalating unrest as soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in several cities.
Two weeks after Beijing warned the committee not to do so, it awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo. Margaret Warner talks to Orville Schell, director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, for more.
Sister Cyril Mooney, principal of the Loreto Day School in Kolkata, India, is working to provide poor children a place to learn by day and a safe haven at night. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
China marked the first anniversary of the fatal earthquake that ravaged the Sichuan province. NPR's Melissa Block was reporting in China when disaster struck and returned a year later to see how some families are faring.
Vermont's legislature and the top court of Iowa delivered legal victories in recent weeks to those seeking the right of same-sex couples to marry. And as battles in other state capitals continue, Americans are weighing the issue with other pressing…
Political and religious leaders in Iran are dealing with vast changes in the country's society since the revolution 30 years ago, including President Obama's suggestion for dialogue. Lindsey Hilsum, of Independent Television News, reports.
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W.S. Merwin is one of the nation's greatest living poets and is the author of more than 50 books. In a house he built on the island of Maui, he cultivates his other life long passion: gardening.
Legendary Chicagoan and Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, renowned as a historian, author and radio broadcaster who excelled at capturing the stories of everyday Americans, died Friday at age 96. The NewsHour remembers Terkel with a clip from a past…
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