June 19, 2013 Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
June 18, 2013 The journalist whose candid interviews of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to the officer's eventual removal from his post has died in a car crash, according to reports.
June 16, 2013 In the first few months after reporter Joanna Kakissis' family moved to the U.S., her father bought a junky, gigantic gold Oldsmobile for $200. Kakissis says Old Goldie was hard to love, but she was a symbol of the good life her father wanted to make for them.
June 16, 2013 We tend to think we have our parents figured out, but we often don't. Reporter Monique Parsons knew her dad as a mild-mannered avocado farmer who rarely strayed from home. On this Father's Day, Parsons tells the story of how she discovered that her father was actually a fearless pilot.
June 13, 2013 Author and journalist Yoram Kaniuk died June 8 at age 83. He joined Fresh Air's Terry Gross in August 1988 to talk about fighting in the Israeli underground and his belief that, for Israelis and Palestinians, "the only way is to live somehow together."
June 8, 2013 The Allied invasion of the French coast of Normandy took place this week in 1944. In case that highly risky invasion had failed, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had drafted a speech taking full responsibility. Fortunately, he never had to deliver it.
June 6, 2013 Self-taught and enterprising, Tucker contributed to plenty of great jazz recordings as a sideman in New York and Los Angeles. But the log of his discography barely begins to describe the legacy he left behind in his adopted hometown of Savannah, Ga.
June 1, 2013 As Edith, Stapleton took on the thorniest of social issues, from race to feminism. She said that humor had a way of reducing intolerance to nothing.
May 30, 2013 While serving in the Army in World War II, Herman Boudreau fought the Japanese resistance during more than two years in the South Pacific. He went on to serve in the Maine National Guard and the Maine State Police, as chief of police in Freeport and as an auxiliary police officer in Brunswick.
May 29, 2013 A musician who served under Art Blakey, Betty Carter and with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Miller can be heard on more than 500 albums, including several with his own bands. Beloved by multiple generations of fellow musicians for his commanding, supple style and generous mentorship, he was 57.