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Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill Named 'PBS NewsHour' Co-Anchors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media

Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill were named co-anchors and managing editors of "PBS NewsHour" on Tuesday, becoming the first female co-anchors of an eveni...

Dear Newshour: A Royal Birth Is Not a Lead Story

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 09.28.2013 | Media
Robert E. Murphy

It rah-ther annoys me. I feel sort of betrayed by a news organization that I much admire and depend on almost nightly for a review and thoughtful discussion of meaningful events and issues.

PBS NewsHour Expanding | Posted 08.17.2013 | Media

Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a ...

Take a Listen! It's Not Journalism, It's Just Another App

Marie Woolf | Posted 08.17.2013 | Media
Marie Woolf

Broadcast is not blogging, news media is not New Media, and serious reporting is not riffing. Considering the age and attention span of the mobile and smartphone demographic, why is media in such a panic to cater to them?

Layoffs Hit 'PBS NewsHour' For First Time In Decades | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON — The “PBS NewsHour,” the signature nightly newscast on public television, is planning its first significant round of layoffs in near...

Drakes Bay Oyster Company's PR Face Lift Won't Fix Its Koch Brothers Blemishes

Helen Grieco | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Helen Grieco

The decision ensured that Americans would maintain control of this property bought by taxpayers 40 years ago for protection as the first marine wilderness on the West Coast. Apparently the truth hurt.

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.

WATCH: Students Offer Solutions To Gun Violence, Preventing School Shootings

Posted 03.19.2013 | Education

As part of a series of far-reaching gun control proposals, President Barack Obama recommended Wednesday a federal $150 million "Comprehensive School S...

One Semester Into Ohio's Reading Law, 40,000 Still Not On Par

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Ohio schools are one semester into its first year of the new "Third Grade Reading Guarantee" law, but some 30 percent of students -- about 40,000 stat...

Is This Education Model Replicable?

John Merrow | Posted 02.28.2013 | Education
John Merrow

Rocketship Schools -- currently seven in all -- are among the top performing low income schools in the state of California.

What I Learned From Legendary Journalist Ray Suarez: His Toughest Interviews Ever

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

Journalists in the public eye know exactly what kinds of questions to expect because they've made careers out of fielding the same ones: What's your take on xyz current event, who will run for office in 2016, and, of course, what's the future of journalism?

New Jersey Teachers Provide Support For Young Storm Victims

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the east coast and kept New Jersey and New York students out of school for a week or more. Families went ...

Veterans' Day Video Reports

ProPublica | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

By Mike Webb, ProPublica. Yesterday, Peter Sleeth was a guest on PBS NewsHour to discuss his ProPublica/Seattle Times investigation into how the U.S....

Would Romney Really Kill Big Bird?

Scott Lilly | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Scott Lilly

What does Gov. Romney's proposal to eliminate the federal appropriation for public broadcasting actually mean for Big Bird's livelihood?

WATCH: The Full Debate

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney battled over economic issues, health care and Social Security during the first ...

Debates Should Probe Romney's Economic Insanity

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Is it any wonder that Republicans have become the Party of 'no'? If they had said yes, our unemployment might be in the range of 5.5 to 6.5 percent by now and the president would be kicking Mitt Romney's rear end even more thoroughly than he is already.

PBS Climate Change Segment Draws Sharp Criticism

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green

A recent report from "PBS NewsHour" on climate change has drawn sharp criticism from climate groups that feel it provides a false sense of debate arou...

Taking a Page from Clarence Page

Mike Smith | Posted 11.05.2012 | Media
Mike Smith

Columnist Clarence Page was voluble in his musings about Campaign 2012. He felt the magic of four years ago was long gone and the Democrats are simply in hunker-down, re-elect the president mode.

On Early College High School and Community College Remediation

John Merrow | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
John Merrow

I just wanted to drop in and "blog" -- it's mostly a showcasing of videos, hence it being in quotes -- about two of our recent pieces for PBS NewsHou...

Community Colleges Take Different Approach To Remediation

Posted 06.22.2012 | Education

About 1.7 million students nationwide are enrolled in remedial courses at a cost of $3 billion to U.S. taxpayers. These developmental classes -- often...

A Pot Luck Meal Of Ideas

John Merrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Remember pot-luck suppers, when everyone brought a dish or two? What follows is the the equivalent -- although substituting ideas for food. Because t...

NEA Has No Love For PBS

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded significantly smaller grants to established PBS programs this year. "Live From Linco...

Christina Wilkie

PBS Host Hit By Conservative Website For Emceeing LGBT Clinic Gala | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gwen Ifill, the author and "PBS News Hour" correspondent, is under fire from a conservative media outlet over her decision to serve as e...

A Trifecta Of Sins

John Merrow | Posted 06.05.2012 | Education
John Merrow

In the face of this disheartening news, one has to ask, "who benefits?" I'm stumped. Certainly not children, parents and teachers.

A Tale of Three Teachers

John Merrow | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
John Merrow

We need to make it more difficult to become a teacher, which we could do by raising standards for admission into training programs and then providing one-year apprenticeships before teachers are given their own classrooms.