"Unlike anything you’ve ever seen"

— Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Missy Shelton from KSMU/Ozarks Public Radio for an update on the storm’s aftermath in Joplin, Mo.

"…everything went as planned, her neurosurgeons are very happy, she’s recuperating, and she’s actually getting back to therapy today. So it went really, really well."

Commander Mark Kelly tells Miles O’Brien about his wife Gabrielle Giffords’ surgery Wednesday.

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"I’ve covered a lot of conflict over the years,but I’d say my days of combat coverage here in Libya were the most heavy of all."

— Photographer John Moore reflects on covering revolution in the Arab world.

"Writing is our cure for the disease of living."

Roger Rosenblatt shares his thoughts on writing.

"We write to make suffering endurable, evil intelligible, justice desirable and love possible."

Roger Rosenblatt on PBS NewsHour.

"We saw a white, Catholic, Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic woman, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American college student, who saved her, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon…And then it was all eulogized and explained by our African-American president"

Mark Shields quotes historian Allen Ginsberg on PBS NewsHour.