Democrats and Republicans voiced anti-incumbent sentiments with their votes during Tuesday's primary elections. Jim Lehrer talks to two political writers about the loss by longtime Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter and the high stakes for several more veterans.
Tuesday's primary elections in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas ended with a veteran Senator out of the race, another forced into a runoff and a third facing a Tea Party outsider. Jim Lehrer reports on what these primaries mean for the…
Incumbent Blanche Lincoln is campaigning to hold on to her seat in the U.S. Senate in a heated Democratic primary race in Arkansas. Spencer Michels reports on how the state's agriculture industry and discontent with Washington may factor into the…
Four police officers were killed in Washington state Sunday while waiting for their shifts to start. Jeffrey Brown speaks with a Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter for more on the manhunt for the suspected shooter.
Powerful storms and tornados tore across five southern states Tuesday night, leaving at least 54 dead. After a report on the weather disaster, the governor of Tennessee details the cleanup efforts and a weather expert offers insight on the storms.
By PBS NewsHour
Tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped across several southern states Tuesday night, killing at least 44 people and injuring hundreds more.
Authors Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Race Beat," which examines the role of journalists in alerting the country to the problems of segregation and the civil rights movement.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
One of the country's largest foundations devoted to public health concerns has taken up the cause of ending the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States.
By PBS NewsHour
A series of vicious tornadoes in the Midwest have left at least 44 people dead and hundreds more injured in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Arkansas. Officials estimate that damage from the twisters could aproach a billion dollars.
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