by | Sep 24, 2019

Dwight Yoakam had me in tears Sunday night. I was watching the new Ken Burns PBS documentary series about the history of country music, and Yoakam quoted a Merle Haggard song, “Holding Things Together,” which is about a man trying…

by | Jan 18, 2019

Sixty-six years ago, James Watson and Francis Crick burst into The Eagle pub in Cambridge, England, with the latter proclaiming that the pair had “discovered the secret of life.” About a decade later, the Nobel committee recognized them with its…

by | Nov 15, 2016

Gwen Ifill, co-host of PBS NewsHour and exceptionally accomplished journalist, passed away today at the age of 61. I only met Gwen Ifill once, when she and her team invited me to participate in a nationally televised PBS special on…

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