"I knew that some day my people and I would be free.”
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela
One time on NewsHour, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lesson on asteroids…using his tie.
Yea. That happened.
In case you hadn’t heard, Star Wars made its debut on Instagram with a Darth Vader selfie.
May the force be with you.
Happy birthday, Georges Seurat!
It’s the holidays, so you know what that means: It’s time for uncomfortable political discussions with your distant relatives!
Don’t know how you’ll survive? Have no fear, Mark Shields and David Brooks have you covered. They’ll tell you how to quickly shut down an argument on health care reform, change the subject from the economy and let you know when you should pretend to hear the fire alarm.
Get your (downloadable) civility guide here.
"On Nov. 22, 1963, I had been in the Secret Service only 13 months… President Kennedy’s murder was a colossal failure. Our very reason for being was to keep the president alive. And he was dead."
-Jerry Parr was in the Secret Service the day Kennedy died. Years later, he would be responsible for saving President Reagan’s life.
Read his and others’ reflections on Kennedy’s assassination here.
On Nov. 22, 1963, Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil were supposed to report on President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Dallas.
Instead, they covered his death.