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Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75

Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

In this Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, a marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women’s March in Seattle. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)


Many US Women Say 1st Sexual Experience Was Forced in Teens

The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, a study suggests.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley,and Johnny Cash at the Sun Records studio in Memphis, 1956.

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Country Music: I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)

Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles records a country album.


Country Music: I Can't Stop Loving You (1953-1963)

Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles records a country album.

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Binge Country Music

Explore the history of country music and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.” WTTW Passport members can binge all episodes!

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An Interview with the Writer/Producer of 'Country Music'

We spoke to Dayton Duncan, Country Music’s writer and producer and a frequent Burns collaborator, about the film and his own relationship to country music.

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Country Music

Wynton Marsalis Discusses Black Country Musicians

Explore this video extra and many more on this uniquely American art form: country music.

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General Iron Works in Chicago.


General Iron Deal Spurs Debate About Land Use, Air Quality

A longtime scrap metal recycler reaches a deal with the city to close up shop at its location next to the Lincoln Yards site and move operations to the Southeast Side. But not everyone is happy about it.

Violinist and Conductor Scott Yoo in Seville, Spain in Now Hear This


A New Series Exploring the Cultural Connections That Make Music

Now Hear This explores the broader culture classical music fits into, from the architecture it was played in to the dance, fashion, landscape, and food that help explain it. 


World of Food

It's National Cheeseburger Day!

Discover the surprising history of the hamburger, which stretches back to Central Asia and the Mongols, runs through Germany, and eventually lands on a bun in America. 

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The Reparations Debate is Heading to City Council

A new resolution on reparations is scheduled to be introduced in City Council this week. Alds. Roderick Sawyer (6th Ward) and Nick Sposato (38th Ward) weigh in on the topic.

Children playing with a white dog.

For Parents

The Lessons We Learn From Pets

Without using words, our pets are able to teach us some valuable lessons. Children can learn resilience, forgiveness, kindness, empathy, and lessons about death. Sometimes our best teachers are the four (or three) legged ones.

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