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Philip Roth died Tuesday at age 85. His 1969 novel "Portnoy's Complaint" rocketed him to fame for its raunchy tour of a teenage boy's lustful urges and ensuing guilt. He later focused more deeply on Jewish life, mortality and American…
New Journalism pioneer Tom Wolfe captured American culture in groundbreaking nonfiction like "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" and novels like "The Bonfire of the Vanities." Journalist Susan Orlean joins Judy Woodruff to remember Wolfe, who died Tuesday at the age…
By Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press
Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday.
By Lorna Baldwin, Jaywon Choe
We look back at the life of former first lady Barbara Bush. Son and former President George W. Bush describes his family saying goodbye in a conversation with Amy Holmes and Michael Gerson, then Judy Woodruff gets remembrances from Susan…
By PBS NewsHour
Betty Ann Bowser, a long-time correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, died Friday night at the age of 73. After working for CBS News during the Walter Cronkite era, she joined the NewsHour as a correspondent in 1986, covering natural disasters,…
By Miles O'Brien
Stephen Hawking overcame the loss of his working limbs and voice to become the best-known theoretical physicist of his era, upending the scientific consensus that nothing escapes the intense gravity of black holes. Earning countless honors, he used his fame…
By Rachel Zoll, Associated Press
Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, died Wednesday at age 99. Known for his signature catch phrase "The Bible says," he reached more than 210 million people worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.
By Jeffrey Brown
Over the course of his six-decade career, Hugh Masekela’s jazz and anti-apartheid activism made him a beloved international figure. In exile, he used his music as a form of activism to call for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and freedom…
Rock legend Tom Petty died at the age of 66 late Monday. Emerging in the late ‘70s, he and his band the Heartbreakers became a major fixture in rock ‘n’ roll with catchy songs like “Free Fallin’” that bridged both…
Steely Dan co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker died Sunday at 67. He formed Steely Dan in 1971 and introduced a unique sound in rock, with hits such as “Do it Again” and “Reeling’ in the Years.” John Yang remembers the…
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