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The Department of Education . Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by...
JUDY WOODRUFF: Tonight, we close with another Brief But Spectacular, our series of interviews featuring insights from artists, authors, leaders and thinkers, telling us briefly about their passions. Tonight, producer Steve Goldbloom speaks to...
JUDY WOODRUFF: Tonight, we begin a two-part look at the iconic music group the group Grateful Dead, who are this week preparing for their final reunion concerts in Chicago. First up, we focus on longtime Dead drummer Mickey Hart and his fascination...
JUDY WOODRUFF: Tonight, the NewsHour begins a series on the way communities prepare and survive disasters, both natural and manmade. NewsHour special correspondent Jackie Judd brings us a tale of two cities, both on the Atlantic Seaboard. JACKIE...
Watch VideoJUDY WOODRUFF: The federal government is investigating whether the major airlines have colluded to keep airfares high. The Associated Press first reported it yesterday. The industry is denying the claims, but, yesterday, American,...
Who knew people were so fierce when it came to dressing their fresh avocados. Photo by Getty Images After a week of debating contentious issues like gay marriage and the confederate flag, Americans have chosen a new topic to dispute: guacamole. On...