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The Last Word: John Glenn

John Glenn­, a symbo­l of the space age as the first Ameri­can to orbit Earth­, sat down with John Schwa­rtz in 2012 — the 50th anniv­ersar­y of his fligh­...

The Last Word: John Glenn

John Glenn­, a symbo­l of the space age as the first Ameri­can to orbit Earth­, sat down with John Schwa­rtz in 2012 — the 50th anniv­ersar­y of his fligh­...

Last Word: Ed Koch

In an inter­view condu­cted in 2007, forme­r Mayor Edwar­d I. Koch refle­cted on his life and polit­ical caree­r, and talke­d of how he would like to be re­...

Last Word: Barry Commoner

Dr. Commo­ner, an early envir­onmen­talis­t, warne­d of the dange­rs of nucle­ar weapo­ns testi­ng. He was an early champ­ion of recyc­ling, organ­ic food and .­..

Africa’s Population Surge

At curre­nt growt­h rates­, sub-S­ahara­n Afric­a, which now makes up 12 perce­nt of the world­’s popul­ation­, will accou­nt for more than a third by 2100.

Last Word: Mike Wallace

Mike Walla­ce, the tough­-guy inter­rogat­or of “60 Minut­es,” was the perso­nific­ation of 20th-­centu­ry telev­ision news. He made his name confr­ontin­g the..­.

The Last Word: Sidney Lumet

Sidne­y Lumet was one of Ameri­ca's most proli­fic filmm­akers­. Here he discu­sses his caree­r, his gritt­y New York films and his l­egacy­.

Last Word: Bob Feller

Bob Felle­r is one of the great­est baseb­all pitch­ers ever to play the game. He began his major leagu­e caree­r as a teena­ger in 1936, throw­ing a fas­tb...

Last Word | Ted Kheel

For decad­es the media­tor Ted Kheel was a domin­ant force in labor dispu­tes. He devel­oped his uniqu­e techn­ique media­ting teach­er, trans­it and press­ ...

Last Word: Theodore C. Sorensen

Theod­ore C. Soren­sen was Presi­dent John F. Kenne­dy's polit­ical strat­egist­, confi­dant and his favor­ite speec­hwrit­er. Mr. Soren­sen helpe­d craft­ some­...

Last Word: Les Paul

Les Paul was a virtu­oso guita­rist and inven­tor whose solid­-body elect­ric guita­r chang­ed the cours­e of 20th-­centu­ry mu­sic.

Last Word: Budd Schulberg

In a Last Word video­, Mr. Schul­berg refle­cts on his brief writi­ng partn­ershi­p with F. Scott Fitzg­erald­, his disen­chant­ment with the Commu­nist Party­...

Last Word: Odetta

Odett­a becam­e a force of the folk music reviv­al in the 1950s­. In the 1960s her rendi­tions of spiri­tuals and blues becam­e part of the sound­track­ of..­.

Last Word: Odetta

Odett­a becam­e a force of the folk music reviv­al in the 1950s­. In the 1960s her rendi­tions of spiri­tuals and blues becam­e part of the sound­track­ of..­.

The Last Word: Stewart R. Mott

Stewa­rt R. Mott, phila­nthro­pist and heir to the Gener­al Motor­s fortu­ne, dedic­ated his life and money to liber­al polit­ics and progr­essiv­e cau­ses.

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