This year marks the 35th anniversary of an iconic Fourth of July tradition: fireworks and music on the National Mall. To celebrate this milestone, the NewsHour introduces you to the father and son who put the show together.
By Wendy Thomas Russell
Ironically, secular parents often have an easier time explaining Easter (without religion) than many Christian parents do (with it). The Passion is just such a darn mystery.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Saturday, March 14, is a special holiday for math-lovers. Known as Pi Day, a holiday meant to celebrate the mathematical constant pi. This irrational number is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its radius, and it starts with 3.1415926535897...the…
By Wendy Thomas Russell
I always think of the Bible as sort of dry reading — difficult to understand, weighted down by archaic language and vague descriptions, full of stories that just kind of go on and on. But, of course, that’s not always…
By PBS NewsHour
The holiday season is a time of joy, love and the occasional family brawl over politics. Steven Petrow of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how to make it through the big family dinner while staying on speaking…
By Jennifer Agiesta and Emily Swanson, Associated Press
Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don't share the Christian beliefs behind the story of the Magi who gave the first…
By Colleen Shalby
On the twelfth day of 12 Days of NewsHour, we give to you: a timelapse behind-the-scenes holiday greeting.
By Nora Daly
To show our appreciation for our audience, PBS NewsHour will be unveiling 12 gifts over the next 12 days. Check back here each day, from Dec. 8-19, for a new gift that you can easily download or print out right…
By Laura Santhanam
More than one-quarter of married people in the United States lived in households that were religiously mixed. During the holidays, these interfaith families often either practice religious traditions according to their heritage or adopt more secular holiday observances.
Recognizing that Thanksgiving has passed, and that many of the social and political issues facing the nation have changed, we are offering an updated version of "The Mark Shields and David Brooks’ Guide to Holiday Civility."…
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