Tag Archives: newshour

PBS’s Ifill earns high honor

Gwen Ifill had a distinguished career in print journalism before she made the move to television. First, it was to a commercial network, NBC, after she worked for the Baltimore Evening Sun, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Then Ifill made the leap to public television, joining the PBS NewsHour. She was named […]

Iraq … on the brink?

So, just how troubling is the Iraq crisis? Quite. Frontline’s coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East makes an important note. The battle for Syria has spilled across the border into Iraq. Indeed, the militants who have overrun Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, are tied directly to those who are fighting in the Syrian conflict […]

NewsHour set to examine myriad issues

Gosh. Let me think. What do you suppose the PBS NewsHour will be covering Friday night? * The growing Veterans Administration health care scandal? Sure thing. * President Obama’s announcement of a significant drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan? Roger that. * The president’s groundbreaking commencement speech to graduating Army officers at West Point, where […]

Boston bombing, one year later

It’s been a year already since two bomb blasts rocked the world at the end of the Boston Marathon. Frontline has archived a key program dealing with terrorism and is streaming it online. “Top Secret American: 9/11 to the Boston Bombing” aired in April 2013. It is worth taking a look back at Frontline’s stellar […]

NewsHour to probe Flight 370 mystery

My late mother was fond of saying to someone who asked a question with an obvious answer: “I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.” Thus, you might be thinking: I wonder what the PBS NewsHour will be discussing Friday night when it airs from 6 to 7 p.m. on Panhandle PBS. […]

Huge week passes; another one looms just ahead

Well, that was some week in Washington, D.C. Just when you thought the nation might default on its debt obligations and part of the federal government would remain shuttered, two senior U.S. senators pulled a rabbit out of their hats to produce a deal that prevented both things from happening. The government reopened Thursday. President […]

Budget battle returns for another round

Have you heard the latest? President Obama and congressional Republicans are battling over budget matters. If you think you’ve heard this before, you’re not alone. We all have. Repeatedly. It never ends. How’s that saying go? Same song, different verse. So, what’s at stake? Plenty. The government might shut down. Then again, it might not. […]