With the early death of writer and director John Hughes at 59 yesterday, America lost one of the most vivid voices to come out of (and help define) the 1980s.
Fred De Sam Lazaro reports how Cambodians' proximity to wildlife is sparking new concerns about the spread of avian flu.
Time for a summer sing-along, but forget the bonfire! Instead, gather around the cool light of your TV to watch the man who wrote or made famous most of the songs they taught you sing at camp. Tonight on PBS,…
By Arts Desk
For more than 40 years, photographer William Eggleston has captured common, everyday instances or objects that, through his particular framing, elevates the familiar and makes the ordinary beautiful. Through his lens, a moment can be made monumental.
NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports on the American gun trade that is fueling drug-related violence in Mexico and new efforts to stop it.
Throughout the Depression, an ambitious New Deal project called "America Eats" employed secretaries and unemployed journalists, as well as literary luminaries -- Nelson Algren, Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty -- to research and write about the nation's gastronomic traditions,…
President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress and the nation in a prime-time speech Tuesday. Following is the text of his remarks, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House.
In a speech in Phoenix Tuesday night, Republican John McCain conceded his defeat in the presidential race and congratulated his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, on his historic election to the United States presidency, saying the "American people have spoken."…
Former Vice President Al Gore tooks the stage on the final night of the Democratic convention at Denver's Invesco Field, reflecting on his 2000 presidential bid and his efforts to combat climate change. Following is text of his speech.
President Jimmy Carter sits down with Jim Lehrer, Mark Shields and David Brooks to reflect on the race for the White House, Sen. Barack Obama's candidacy, and the historical significance of the moment.
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