John Hope Franklin, a revered Duke University historian and scholar of the African-American experience, died Wednesday at age 94. In this 2006 interview with Gwen Ifill, Franklin reflects on his life's work.
David Halberstam, the Pulitzer Prize-winner author and reporter who wrote about the Vietnam War, died in a car crash Monday at the age of 73. Writer Gay Talese discusses his impact on journalism.
Pulitzer prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., who died at 89, authored texts on American democracy and the presidency. The NewsHour reports on his life and his influence.
Harvard University named historian Drew Gilpin Faust as its first female president Sunday. The announcement ended the search for a successor to Lawrence Summers, whose remarks on genetic differences between the sexes sparked controversy. Faust discusses her new role.
John Hope Franklin, a descendent of slaves and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in civil rights, talks about his new autobiography.
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