The Simpsons
The Simpsons Creator On His Childhood Influences


Matt Groening is an American cartoonist best known for creating the TV series The Simpsons. The Simpsons first came on air in 1989 and continues producing new episodes to this day. The Simpsons were originally created while Groening was working on The Tracey Ullman Show. While the parents and siblings … Continue reading

Bosnian War
Slobodan Milosevic On Trial At The Hague


Slobodan Miolsevic was the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. In 1999, Milosevic was charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with war crimes including genocide and crimes against humanity for his role … Continue reading

Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn On Honesty In History


Howard Zinn was an American historian, author and social activist. He taught political science at Boston University and history at Spelman College. Zinn wrote more than 20 books, including his best-known A People’s History of the United States. In this video, Zinn discusses his book A Young People’s History of … Continue reading

Sierra Leone Civil War
Child Soldier On His Role In The Civil War in Sierra Leone


The Sierra Leone Civil War began in March of 1991, when Charles Taylor sent his special forces into the country from Liberia in an attempt to overthrow the government of Joseph Momoh. The civil war would go on for eleven years, leaving over 50,000 people dead. Child soldiers were a … Continue reading

US Airways Flight 1549
Captain Sully Sullenberger On US Airways Flight 1549


On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese shortly after take off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. The geese caused the plane to lose engine power, and Captain Sully Sullenberger had to act quickly, safely maneuvering the plane into the Hudson River, setting it down … Continue reading