Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin is shown in a black and white portrait photograph wearing a space helmet with the visor open.

It’s been 60 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in outer space


Author Stephen Walker discusses his biography on Yuri Gagarin with The World’s host Marco Werman.

President Kennedy meets with Chairman Khrushchev at the US Embassy residence, Vienna.

The White House to Kremlin Hotline: Avoiding War for 50 Years

Arts, Culture & Media

Antibiotics losing effectiveness

Health & Medicine

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Orders California to Release 30,000 Prisoners

The World

Getting past the Bay of Pigs

Arts, Culture & Media

Cubans are marking the 50th anniversary of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion this week. Cuban exile Alfredo Duran was among the men who fought there. He tells anchor Marco Werman why he favors dialogue with Havana and lifting the US embargo.

Top of the Hour: Bay of Pigs, Morning Headlines

It’s been fifty years since the Bay of Pigs, we look back at President Kennedy’s botched attempt at overthrowing Fidel Castro.

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s legacy

Arts, Culture & Media

Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of when Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to orbit the earth. The World’s Clark Boyd looks back on Gagarin’s legacy, in Russia and beyond.

The World

Valerie Plame Wilson on nuclear weapons and ‘countdown to zero’

Arts, Culture & Media

Valerie Plame Wilson lending her expertise and her voice to ‘Countdown to Zero,’ a new documentary about nuclear weapons. Looking at both the past and present, the film confronts how real the threat of a devastating nuclear attack still is today.

The World

Harvard Classmate Remembers Kennedy

Global Politics

The Takeaway talks with 76-year-old Arnold Howe, who was one year behind Kennedy at Harvard and graduated with the Class of 1955. Kennedy helped him get his first job when businesses weren’t hiring blacks.