Media & Journalism

Arts, Culture & Media

From JFK to Black Lives Matter, he's seen journalism up close. And he's more optimistic than ever about it.

Over the past half century, Americans have gone from getting most of their news from the three big networks, to having unprecedented choices in news sources, thanks to the Internet. Navigating those choices, and deciding who to trust, is still a challenge. But Peter Herford, a former writer for Walter Cronkite and producer for 60 Minutes, reflects on his 60 years in journalism and says, for consumers of news, it's never been better.

Global Politics

Kenya basically bans all drone use — despite potential benefits they may yield

There is vast potential for drone use in the developing world. In recent years, an explosion of initiatives has popped up across the continent of Africa, from unmanned peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Facebook’s high-hovering drones that bring the Internet to remote places. But the technology has proliferated faster than regulations can keep up. A couple countries have banned them altogether, including Kenya. Recent terrorist attacks have much to do with the restrictions there, but innovators think the country has more to gain from drones than it has to lose.

Arts, Culture & Media

Veterans have mixed feelings about Budweiser's 'A Hero's Welcome' Super Bowl ad

Confetti rains down while the Bud Clydesdales lead an American veteran on his surprise welcome home parade. We asked our network of veterans what they thought of the ad. Marco Werman speaks with the mother of a Marine who served in Afghanistan.