- Tuesday at 5:00 pm - President Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address to Congress LIVE on 360 North in this PBS Newshour Special Report.
Hillary Clinton ends her tenure as secretary of state Friday a respected national figure with sky high approval ratings. “I don’t see myself getting back into politics,” she says. But that hasn’t slowed speculation about a 2016 presidential bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The president endorsed the proposals unveiled Monday by a bipartisan group of senators. He called for a path to citizenship for the more than 11 million illegal immigrants. But he avoided issues such as how long those in the country illegally could be forced to wait before applying for citizenship.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
As expected, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee supports the nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood is the latest member of the administration to announce a departure.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
An new 360 North series begins Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words is a ten-part original television series of oral history documentaries. It was produced in collaboration with the Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which will house the final productions, along with the original interviews, as an educational resource.
In 2004 extensive interviews were conducted with the remaining living delegates of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, those who worked at the convention, and other notable Alaska figures. These interviews were conducted by historian Dr. Terrence Cole of the University of Alaska and public television producers in preparation of the Creating Alaska project and the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of statehood. Many of these stories have never before been told. The video interviews have never been broadcast.Most have only been seen by a few people.
In these interviews, these great pioneer Alaskans tell about their contributions and involvement in forming the constitution and the state. They also tell about themselves, their families, their lives in Alaska, and the early days of Alaska as a territory and the journey to statehood. About half of the participants have passed on in the subsequent years… Judge Tom Stewart, Dr. George Rogers, Jay Hammond and Maynard Londborg.
Funding for Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words was made possible by support from The Alaska Committee, The Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The programs by episode:
1 The Constitutional Convention and Statehood
2 Vic Fischer
3 Tom Stewart
4 Jack Coghill
5 Maynard Londborg
6 George Rogers
7 Katie Hurley
8 George Sundborg
9 Jay Hammond part 1
10 Jay Hammond part 2
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch — a.k.a. Stephen Colbert’s big sister — shook things up in South Carolina Friday, with the news that she will seek the House seat that was recently vacated by Sen. Tim Scott. The field already includes former Gov. Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
From Superstorm Sandy to gun laws to the fiscal cliff, national issues are on the minds and the lips of the nation’s governors setting their state agendas this week. Some want Congress and President Obama to act; others are urging state legislators to do what Congress hasn’t.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Without rules that spell out which health plan takes the lead, a young person who lives out of state and is covered by his parents’ plan and a college health plan might run into trouble trying to get in-network care when far from hometown.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The former first lady hasn’t been at her desk since early last month. She’s suffered from a stomach virus, a concussion and has been treated for a blood clot discovered behind her right ear.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said President Obama is making a “serious effort” to work with Republicans. Just 32 percent said Republicans are making a serious effort to work with the Democratic president.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us