Merce Cunningham, a dancer who is regarded among the most important and innovative American artists of the 20th century, died Sunday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 90.
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Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis," died Sunday in New York from metastatic melanoma. He was 78.
Quincy Jones, who was Michael Jackson's longtime friend and record producer, talks about Jackson's life and legacy.
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Pop star Michael Jackson died Thursday afternoon of an apparent cardiac arrest, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jackson was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center by the paramedics after they found him at his home not breathing and tried to…
Legendary Chicagoan and Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, renowned as a historian, author and radio broadcaster who excelled at capturing the stories of everyday Americans, died Friday at age 96. The NewsHour remembers Terkel with a clip from a past…
Country music star Porter Wagoner died Sunday at age 80. The NewsHour offers a look back at one of the music legend's songs.
Washington Post columnist Art Buchwald succumbed to kidney failure at home with his family late Wednesday, but was able to spend his last year enjoying life and writing about his experiences. Here are excerpts from a March 2006 NewsHour interview…
Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks died Monday at her home in Detroit at age 92. Two civil rights leaders discuss her life and legacy.
Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States and arguably one of the most popular presidents in recent memory, succumbed to complications stemming from advanced Alzheimer's disease on Saturday.
The Washington Post executive who led her paper through Watergate is dead at 84.
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