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Alison Stewart


Alison Stewart is co-anchor of PBS’s TV and web newsmagazine Need to Know. She has reported and anchored for ABC News, CBS News, NPR, NBC News, MSNBC and MTV News, where she won a Peabody for her work covering the Presidential Elections in 1992. Prior to Joining Need to Know, Alison was the founding host of NPR’s breakthrough multiplatform news program, “The Bryant Park Project,” the first public radio news program to seamlessly incorporate audio, video and social media. She also guest hosted the network’s flagship programs “Weekend Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.” FULL PROFILE»


Alison signs off

Alison Stewart bids farewell as host of Need to Know.


Best interviews of 2010

Alison Stewart on the top three TV interviews of the year.


They had a very good year

Did you ever have one of those years when you look back and think, “Wow, the sun was shining on my face for the past 365 days”? It happened for these folks in 2010.


‘Spider-Man’ on Broadway

A disclaimer before I give you my opinion of Julie Taymor‘s much-hyped “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark”: I don’t, in any way shape or form, fancy myself a professional theater critic; rather, I speak as a devoted fan of Broadway. Growing up, I saw “A Chorus Line” six times, “Pacific Overtures” three times and “The […]


A new message from Anwar al-Awlaki

A new 23-minute video by the influential cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was posted on al-Qaida friendly websites just four days after many of his jihadist videos were removed from YouTube.


Up by only five votes

A quick follow-up to our redistricting story


Hey 19!

Women who voted yesterday were celebrating 90 years of being able to do so, plus one mom’s good advice.


Code words

In this heightened political atmosphere, semantics sometimes get in the way of getting the answer to a simple question.


Could clean cookstoves save lives and help clear the air?

Need to Know’s Alison Stewart learns more about the $60 million cookstoves initiative recently announced by Hillary Clinton.