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By Amna Nawaz, Lena I. Jackson
On our bookshelf tonight, NewsHour's old friend and former longtime media correspondent Terence Smith's memoir: "Four Wars, Five Presidents: A Reporter's Journey from Jerusalem to Saigon to the White House." Smith spoke with Judy Woodruff about the book.
A documentary about the life of "Little House on the Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder puts her novels in historical context. That includes scattered racist references to Native Americans in Wilder's novels.
By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
Small-town Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most recognizable characters in American literature. In the recent Broadway update of the classic American story, actor Jeff Daniels plays Finch. Jeffrey Brown talks…
By Jeffrey Brown
A little-known short story by John Steinbeck has been published for the first time in English today, 65 years after it first emerged in a French daily in Paris.
By Alison Thoet
In 1956, Ernest Hemingway wrote to his publisher about five short stories he had written: “You can always publish them after I’m dead.” More than six decades later, fans will finally get the chance to read one.
By Brad Turner, Colorado Public Radio
Hester Prynne is one of the great feminist characters in all of literature, says librettist David Mason: full of dignity and courage, in a story that is as relevant today as when it was written.
By Kenya Downs
Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird," considered one of the best novels of the 20th century, is also one of the most controversial.
By PBS NewsHour
It’s one of the most famous poems in American history. But David Orr, poetry columnist for The New York Times, says “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is widely misinterpreted. Jeffrey Brown interviews Orr about why he thinks Americans…
Harper Lee’s newly published novel "Go Set a Watchman" offers a dramatically different tone and take on the character Atticus Finch from her beloved work "To Kill a Mockingbird." Jeffrey Brown talks to former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and…
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