Helen Gurley Brown
Revolutionizing the Self-Made Woman

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The legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is remembered after she passed away at the age of 90 on August 13, 2012. Gail Sheehy, a journalist who knew Brown very well, recalls the type of person she was–claiming that Brown turned her back on the conventional … Continue reading

Helen Gurley Brown
Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief on Men, Money & Success


Joan Burnie, a columnist and associate editor at Cosmopolitan UK, describes what it was like to meet the former editor-in-chief of the magazine Helen Gurley Brown who passed away at the age of 90 on August 13, 2012. Burnie describes each of her visits to the office as “royal” and … Continue reading

Gulf War
Re-Examining the Death Count in ‘Highway of Death’


In 1992, a year after the Gulf War, Ted Koppel interviews U.S. Lieutenant Colonel John Feeley and ABC’s war correspondent at the time Tony Cortisman on the American and Canadian attacks on Iraqi forces from February 26 to 27 in 1991. On those evenings, as Iraqi military personnel and their … Continue reading

Walter Cronkite
Lessons Learned from Woodstock


Walter Cronkite, Richard O’Brien and John Laurence of the CBS News team cover the first ever Woodstock Music Festival as it finishes up on Monday August 18, 1969 on a dairy farm in White Lake, New York. O’Brien gives a live newscast directly from the scene of the festival as … Continue reading

Apollo 11
The Famous News Anchor Speaks on Apollo 11 & JFK

The Famous News Anchor Speaks on Space and JFK Assassination

Iconic news reporter Walter Cronkite describes his involvement with NASA and the space program and discusses the emotional aspect of reporting major events, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Christopher Hitchens
Author Christopher Hitchens Speaks on Kissinger

Author Speaks on Henry Kissinger

Christopher Hitchens, author of “The Trial of Henry Kissinger,” a book which examines the alleged war crimes Kissinger committed while acting as U.S. National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. Hitchens shares his thoughts on the controversial figure and his personality. He answers the question: “What would you do if Henry Kissinger … Continue reading

Boston Marathon
[Text] Photojournalist on Capturing Mass Tragedy in a Moment’s Notice

Woman crying after the Boston bombing (2013). Source: Winslow Townson.

Author: Winslow Townson “If I had run aimlessly around the perimeter of the blast sites, I would have wasted my time and a chance to really contribute to the story…” Patriots Day. This Massachusetts holiday celebrates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were the first battles of the American … Continue reading

Eritrean War of Independence
Facing Guerillas, Soldiers & Death During the Eritrean War

Author: Victor Englebert “‘Say your payers for you’re going to die,’ and with that he dropped the stick, pulled a revolver from his belt, and came around the jeep to put it to my head…” In 1967, Ras (Prince) Mengesha, son-in-law of Ethiopia’s emperor Haile Selassie, wrote to National Geographic that … Continue reading