| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:52 PM
I am of an age where I can remember a lot about Franklin Delano Roosevelt as president. The PBS series on TV begins with Theodore Roosevelt in the late 19th century, which I know very little about, but found out through this show.
This show on TV was...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Who was Maynard Evans?
Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him.
He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
| Jul 15, 2014
President Barack Obama recently defied Republican threats to file suit against him for his use of executive orders. "If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills," the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Ken Burns' latest multi-part documentary "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" doesn't debut on PBS until Sept. 14, but the filmmaker is giving L.A. a special (abbreviated) preview on July 22.
Burns, who will be in town to attend PBS' Television Critics...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:20 PM
James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago.
As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:32 PM
It's only July, but the Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 season is off and running with "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" now in residence through Aug. 19. If this show is any criterion, it's going to be an exciting year for playhouse devotees.
This is a "new"...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era. But for his new seven-part,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:56 AM
As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...