Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., joins John Yang to discuss the latest turmoil surrounding President Trump and various pathways for investigating Russian election meddling, the necessity of protecting institutions like the FBI from politicization, what’s lacking in today’s policy discussions in…
By Elizabeth Flock
For National Library Week, we asked the New York Public Library -- the largest library in the country and one of the most beloved -- what we should be reading right now.
What does the word "refugee" mean to the author of a short story collection called "The Refugees"? They “are the unwanted," says Viet Thanh Nguyen, who claims his own identity among them. Nguyen joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his stories…
By Travis Daub
What were the best books of 2016? Best-selling authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel Pink shared their favorites on our show, but we couldn't fit all their picks. Here are 4 more favorites.
By Joshua Barajas and Corinne Segal
Pulitzer Prize winning author Harper Lee died Friday at the age of 89. Lee wrote the beloved 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."…
By PBS NewsHour
Where did the Islamic State come from? Joby Warrick, author of "Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS," joins Jeffrey Brown to define the militant group’s origins and its transformation into an international organization.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
First-time novelist Chigozie Obioma and Jamaican writer Marlon James are among the six authors who have been shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize. The other shortlisted authors are Tom McCarthy (“Satin Island”), Sunjeev Sahota (“The Year of the Runaways”),…
By Frank Carlson and Corinne Segal
Salman Rushdie will be the first to tell you that free expression is imperative to society. But there's one way the award-winning author does not always enjoy speaking out: on Twitter.
By Colleen Shalby
Not long after Oliver Sacks wrote the bestseller, “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” and just before his 1973 memoir “Awakenings” made its movie debut starring Robin Williams, “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” interviewed the famed neurologist.
British Middle East scholar Emma Sky was an early opponent of the Iraq invasion but nonetheless volunteered to work for the U.S. and British-led Coalition Provisional Authority to stand up a post-Saddam government. She took clothes for 3 months --…
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