In a statement late Wednesday, Apple said its co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 56. Correspondent Spence Michels looks back on the life and work of the digital visionary.
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Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to save Kenya's forests, died Sunday after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement to plant trees in hopes of helping poor, rural Kenyans. She spoke with the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown in 2005.
Twenty years ago, the stunning overthrow of USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev by a Communist coup dominated the news. The coup eventually backfired and led to the end of the Soviet Union. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the last days of the USSR.
On Friday's NewsHour, we close with a special edition on our ongoing honor roll of the American service personnel killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. This week, the Pentagon released the names of the 30 troops -- Navy SEALS, soldiers and airmen -- killed in the helicopter downed by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan last weekend. Watch that honor roll of all 30 men:
One of the nation's most-admired first ladies, Betty Ford, died Friday at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at the age of 93. Gwen Ifill introduces an excerpt of a documentary that examined the life, work, struggles and advocacy of President Gerald Ford's wife.