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Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Need To Know: Finding Your Own Sense Of Style For Your Home, From Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (WATCH)

Posted 05.03.2013 | MarloThomas

Finding your unique take on interior design can be a process, so Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy, ran through the basics on this...

Tips For Undocumented Immigrants

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 04.27.2013 | Latino Voices

It’s not clear whether Congress will approve recently introduced immigration reform legislation, but undocumented immigrants who could qualify for t...

Need To Know: Cardio vs. Weight Training, From Lacey Stone (WATCH)

Posted 04.08.2013 | MarloThomas

If you've ever wondered about the benefits of cardio activities vs. weight training, Lacey Stone's got the answers for you in this episode of Need To ...

Need To Know: Getting In Shape For Summer, From Lacey Stone (WATCH)

Posted 03.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Do you need to get in shape before summer rolls around? Physical trainer Lacey Stone shares the three P's -- physical, professional and personal -- to...

Need To Know: Protecting Your Kids Online, From Jennifer Jolly (WATCH)

Posted 03.06.2013 | MarloThomas

How can you keep your kids safe when they're online? Award-winning tech expert Jennifer Jolly spilled her top three tips to keep children out of Inter...

Need To Know: Using Color in Your Home, From Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (WATCH)

Posted 04.09.2013 | MarloThomas

Thinking of adding some color to your home decor? Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy shared his favorite tips on using color in this episode...

Need To Know: How To Make Air Travel Better, From Kate Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 02.04.2013 | MarloThomas

Air travel doesn't always have to be a drag! Kate Thomas of TravelWithKate.com shared some tips on how to make flying a more positive experience on th...

Need To Know: Getting Fit Fast, From Lacey Stone (WATCH)

Posted 01.18.2013 | MarloThomas

If you're looking to get fit fast, celebrity fitness trainer Lacey Stone has the perfect move for you. In this episode of Need To Know, Lacey demonstr...

Need To Know: Making Your Health Goals Happen From Rosie Battista (WATCH)

Posted 01.16.2013 | MarloThomas

If losing weight was just about eating less and exercising more, no one would struggle with weight loss. Rosie Battista of Sleeping Naked After 40 sto...

Need To Know: Makeup Tips From Trae Bodge

Posted 01.09.2013 | MarloThomas

With so many beauty products on the market today, it can be hard to figure out what you really need, and what you'll just end up chucking. Trae Bodge,...

Need To Know: Organizing Your Home With Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (WATCH)

Posted 12.28.2012 | MarloThomas

And prevent it from piling up again later!

Need To Know: Jennifer Jolly On Upgrading Your Smartphone (WATCH)

Posted 12.26.2012 | MarloThomas

Have you been thinking about trading in your smartphone for a newer model? TechNow Video Host Jennifer Jolly of USA Today dropped by to share her advi...

Need To Know: Holiday Eating With Rosie Battista

Posted 12.21.2012 | MarloThomas

To help maintain your weight during the holiday season, bring a sweet, healthy dish to the parties you're invited to. Rosie Battista of Sleeping Naked...

Need To Know: Packing Luggage With Kate Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2012 | MarloThomas

Packing luggage doesn't have to be a nightmare. Kate Thomas of Travel With Kate spills her three favorite tips to make packing for your next trip a br...

Need To Know: Holiday Travel With Kate Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 12.06.2012 | MarloThomas

The holiday season creeps up fast, and sometimes you're left with little time to arrange travel plans. Kate Thomas of TravelWithKate.com gave her advi...

Need To Know: Holiday Savings With Trae Bodge (WATCH)

Posted 11.27.2012 | MarloThomas

If you're in the midst of tackling an intimidating shopping list, have no fear! Trae Bodge, Senior Writer of The RetailMeNot Insider shared tips and t...

Need To Know: Holiday Tech Toys For Kids With Jennifer Jolly (WATCH)

Posted 11.27.2012 | MarloThomas

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond, tech toys top kid's wish lists every holiday season. If you're stumped for ideas, tech expert Jennifer J...

RNC Shows How Useless Conventions Have Become in Addressing Real Issues

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The word is in and the people have spoken. Campaign coverage has been abysmal.

Latino Community Remains Silent On Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

John Carlos Frey | Posted 07.01.2012 | Latino Voices
John Carlos Frey

But if we cannot pressure media to play the video of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas on a loop or force the Department of Justice to investigate a two-year old case then we have no power at all.

PBS News Show Loses Its Entire Original Team

Posted 10.29.2011 | Media

Alison Stewart is leaving her position as co-anchor of PBS' "Need to Know" in September, according to the New York Times. The hour-long show will d...

OUT: Meacham Leaving PBS Show

Posted 06.01.2011 | Media

Jon Meacham is leaving his role as co-host of PBS news show "Need to Know." The former Newsweek editor and current Random House EVP had been co-hosti...

Jon Meacham's PBS Show May Get Canceled

nytimes.com | ELIZABETH JENSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

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PBS Ombudsman Defends Palin Joke: 'Fair Game'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The PBS ombudsman is defending the network's airing of a Sarah Palin joke during the news program "Need to Know." Following Palin's widely-mocked use...

PBS and our "Need to Know" the Truth

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Alison Stewart is one of the anchors of Need To Know, a new public television public affairs offering that began stirring controversy long before its launch.