December 31, 2012 In 2012, the nation mourned the deaths of some influential individuals — from singer Whitney Houston to astronaut Neil Armstrong. Talk of the Nation remembers the lives of people who may not have made the front page when they died, but whose lives still made a significant impact.
December 29, 2012 Unable to sleep in the days after the Newtown, Conn., killings, Emily Leukhardt found herself writing about the sister who she says was "just fundamentally good."
December 26, 2012 Gerry Anderson, the man who created the iconic TV series Thunderbirds in the 1960s, has died, the BBC reports. Anderson, whose work was honored by a special set of moving-image stamps in Britain last year, had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.
December 21, 2012 President Obama and others remember the Senate's most senior member for his long public service and dedication during a funeral service Friday in Washington, D.C.
December 19, 2012 Family and Friends celebrate the lives of Victoria, Daniel, Caroline and Charlotte, recalling how each of them could light up a room. The teacher and three students were killed in the school shooting in Newtown on Friday.
December 18, 2012 Two more funerals were held in Newtown Tuesday, for first-graders James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos. The two were killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday.