Robin Williams

Actress Ruby Dee in 2008

The Pathfinders: 12 notables who changed the way we think


They fought oppression, overcame obstacles, made us laugh. More importantly, they made us think. Here’s a brief look at a dozen inspirational people we lost in 2014.

A refugee woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits with a child inside a tent at a refugee camp in north-eastern Syria. The Yazidis have been brutally persecuted by militants from the Islamic State, some

An American veteran and a jihadi share memories of Robin Williams

Robin Williams during two of his numerous appearances on the children's show Sesame Street.

Sesame Street mourns the death of Robin Williams

Robin Williams entertains troops during a USO performance.

Many veterans remember Robin Williams’ morale-boosting performances for the troops


WTF Podcast host Marc Maron tells all

Arts, Culture & Media

PRI’s ‘The World’: A Few Good Laughs

An audio slideshow about the military and booking entertainment for the troops.

The World

Movies that Span Generations

Arts, Culture & Media

The Takeaway is joined by Karina Longworth of SpoutBlog and Rafer Guzman of Newsday to discuss the latest films: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Shorts, a new kids’ film that has appeal for adults, and Robin Williams’ World’s Greatest Dad.

The World

Entertaining the troops

Live entertainment has long been a successful morale-booster for US troops abroad, and The World’s Katy Clark reports on how today’s entertainers are recruited for similar performances as Bob Hope was in the past.

The World

Actor Josh Charles

Faith talks to actor Josh Charles about his new HBO television drama In Treatment.