Jeffrey Brown examines first lady Michelle Obama's ancestral path as the descendant of a slave.
By Arts Desk
The East Room of the White House sounded more like a high school music room Monday when more than 140 student musicians attended the first installment of a new educational music series.
President Obama met Friday with NATO allies in France to rally support for his new strategy in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner reports on the two-day summit of 26 leaders from NATO countries.
First lady Michelle Obama is settling into her new role as she tours federal agencies, participates in community projects and highlights issues like bolstering support for military families. Analysts discuss her role and the public reaction.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama signed his first bill into law Thursday, an equal-pay measure championed by labor and women's rights backers, reversing a 2007 Supreme Court decision that made it harder to sue for pay discrimination.
As the new first lady, Michelle Obama's background and style have captivated the public. White House senior adviser and Obama family friend Valerie Jarrett discusses the first lady's role and provides insight on life in the Obama White House.
Barack Obama took the oath of office Tuesday to become the 44th president of the United States. Ray Suarez reports.
By PBS NewsHour
President-elect Barack Obama began the day before his inauguration with an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit with injured troops.
President-elect Barack Obama's first post-election interview Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes" offered insight on his immediate plans, long-term goals and limits to his presidential power. Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker discusses the interview's revelations.
Sen. Barack Obama and President Bush met Monday at the White House as speculation about the president-elect's cabinet and which top officials he may retain from the current administration continued to circulate around Washington. A journalist explains the process.
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