‘Hamilton’—the hottest ticket on Broadway—may be known as a hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers, but these leading ladies shine in the spotlight. Phillipa Soo and Renée Elise Goldsberry, who play Eliza Hamilton and Angelica Schuyler, respectively, talk to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the hype surrounding “Hamilton” and take Couric on a backstage tour of the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
On Feb. 25, 2016, Jane Sanders, wife of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, joins Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to talk about the campaign, Super Tuesday, and more.
By Sarah B. Boxer Ben Carson is neck and neck with Donald Trump for the lead in the South Carolina primary — so when he’s on the ground in the Palmetto State, every second counts. On Friday, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric was granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to Carson’s nonstop day in Greenville — from breakfast meetings (over orange juice, not coffee), to travel on his campaign bus (dubbed the “Healer Hauler”), to multiple private meetings, campaign events, selfie requests, and everything in between.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo’s Global News Anchor Katie Couric, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson addressed a part of his life that has gone viral this week, a picture of a painting of Carson with Jesus that was first revealed by the Guardian. Carson told Couric that the painting is a gift he received after a speaking engagement in Virginia. He told Couric, “I like the concept that there’s something beside me behind my success.” Couric asked Carson if he thinks his religious beliefs would become an issue in any way if he becomes the GOP nominee.
In an exclusive interview, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric asked Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson about questions surrounding his biography, his rival Donald Trump and his comments on foreign policy.
By Alex Bregman Feminist, journalist, activist and icon Gloria Steinem is out with her first book in more than 20 years, My Life on the Road. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric recently sat down with Steinem in her New York City apartment, which is filled with items from her rich, colorful life.
Written and Produced by Brian Prowse-Gany It’s the biggest bowling match of the year: Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie “Killer” Couric faces off with founder, CEO and creative head of Nerdist Industries Chris Hardwick! Chris is the ultimate Renaissance man when it comes to geek culture. From hosting the new nightly comedy-game show on Comedy Central “@Midnight” and his weekly “Walking Dead” follow-up show “The Talking Dead” to recording his über-successful Nerdist podcasts and his comedy standup, acting and even voicing the cartoon character Craig on Nickelodeon’s “Sanjay and Craig,” this guy does it all. Chris got Katie up to speed on his latest and greatest adventures in geek entertainment, all while challenging her to a showdown involving one of his favorite pastimes, bowling.
By Gabriel Noble He got everyone’s attention with his breakthrough performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma,” but this British actor has been breaking new ground and riveting audiences throughout his career on both the stage and the screen. In 2001, he became the first black actor to play King Henry VI on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s stage. His roles as a U.S. cavalryman in the film “Lincoln,” a Southern preacher in “The Help” and the activist Louis Gains in “The Butler” have each earned him high praise.
By Brian Prowse-Gany Hail to the chief! This week marks the return of America’s favorite foul-mouthed leader, President Selina Meyer, in Season 4 of HBO’s hit comedy “Veep.” Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns in the role that has already won her three Emmys and a SAG Award. With Selina, Julia has accomplished the rare achievement of having a third successful character on TV, following Christine Campbell in “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and, of course, theunforgettable Elaine Benes from “Seinfeld.”
Ever wish you had a better view from your office window? Astronaut Scott Kelly has one of the best in the universe — and he’s happy to share it. Speaking to Yahoo global news correspondent Katie Couric, Kelly said that he’s holding up just fine 145 days into the journey. “I feel pretty good,” he said.
Dubbed a “traumedy” by director Lisa Cholodenko, the screen version features Frances McDormand as Olive, the retired math teacher with a dysfunctional marriage and a son who, like her, suffers from depression. Katie Couric asked McDormand about adapting the book for the screen. “Kitteridge” became a four-hour film and is told over a 25-year period tracing Olive from age 45 to 70.
Produced by Sarah Boxer In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, former Secretary of Defense speaks out about President Obama’s new plan for Iraq, and his own decision to allow gay troop leaders into the Boy Scouts of America.
We’re just asking to do the same thing.” Jim Obergefell is fired up. He’s the lead plaintiff in a case before the Supreme Court that this month could change gay rights in America forever.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, actress Reese Witherspoon shares with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric what her mother means to her. “I only hope I can be a fraction of the mother she was to me.”
The prizefighter, who is also a politician in the Philippines, is immersed in training for his upcoming showdown with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in Las Vegas. In an interview with Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric, Pacquiao talks about the epic event, which is poised to shatter revenue records for a boxing match. It’s about how I get in shape 100 percent, and you know, do my best in the ring and give the people what they want.” [ Related: Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao take very different approaches for megafight ] The father of five is deeply religious and philanthropic, but he says he wasn’t always that way.
“The lifestyle is real,” he tells Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at his Las Vegas gym, where he is preparing for the “fight of the century” against Manny Pacquiao on May 2.
Why have doctors and scientists seen such progress in treating this form of cancer, which was once invariably fatal? The new PBS documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a six-hour, three-part film series presented by the filmmaker Ken Burns and based on the book by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, takes a closer look at cancer success stories and reveals the lessons they teach about fighting this deadly disease. Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Ken Burns and Dr. Mukherjee to talk about the film and why childhood cancers could hold the key to a cure. By the 1940s, scientists in cancer research had discovered that the only way to treat leukemia was to stop the growth of white blood cells. “It demanded a chemical therapy, a systemic therapy to solve the problem,” says Mukherjee.
Immunotherapy was first explored by a 19th-century surgeon named William Coley at Memorial Hospital in New York City. Coley made a compound of infectious bacteria and injected it directly into the tumors of patients, hoping to trigger a fever that would overwhelm the cancer. Some of his patients were cured, but no one was able to duplicate his results, and for decades immunotherapy remained on the fringes of cancer research. They’re training them in the lab to kill cancer cells and injecting the cells back. June had a theory that T-cells could be redirected to see cancer cells as bad cells by putting a new gene into the T-cell.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview Wednesday that he decided not to run for president a third time for a simple reason. “It just didn’t feel right,” Romney said in his first interview since deciding at the end of January not to mount another campaign. If he had run, Romney said, he would have spent “a great deal of time taking my message to Hispanic Americans and to other minority groups in this country — African Americans, Asian Americans — and describing why it is that conservative principles are best for them and for their families.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with David Axelrod for a candid conversation about everything from working for President Obama, to what Hillary Clinton needs to do if she runs for president in 2016, to the latest firestorm former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has ignited by implying President Obama doesn’t love America. Hillary Clinton 2016 Axelrod, who spent time working for and against Hillary Clinton, says her worst opponent, if she decides to run in 2016, may be herself.
“Today … the global terrorist threat is more decentralized, more complex, more diffuse,” Johnson said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. They’re depraved.” Kayla Mueller Johnson and other U.S. and foreign leaders are gathering at a three-day summit meeting at the White House on countering violent extremism this week. He said the government needs to support a “counter-narrative” in the United States that pushes back against the notion that IS represents the Islamic faith. Immigration Battle The secretary also addressed a ruling by a federal judge in Texas on Monday temporarily halting the Obama administration’s extensive expansion of a program to protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
Bill and Melinda Gates, the undisputed heavyweights of philanthropy and ranked the wealthiest in the world, sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor, Katie Couric, and addressed income inequality and other prevalent issues impacting people globally. In response to Oxfam International’s finding that “the richest one percent of people will own half of the world’s wealth by 2016,” Bill shared that he believes “philanthropy is part of how we deal with those inequities.” Melinda adds that “philanthropy can point the light on an issue that maybe isn’t being funded, or… take a risk that others won’t take.” Using the example of philanthropists driving the charter school movement, Bill makes the point that often with less money than the public school nearby, they are having incredible success getting students into four-year colleges.
So I don’t think there’s any reflection on our country or no criticism is worthy.” Carter, who turned 90 last October, made his comments about an hour before the White House itself took a different tack and said it had erred in its response to the Paris rally. “We here at the White House should have made a different decision,” press secretary Josh Earnest said at a press briefing.
Former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughters reflected on what their father would think of gay marriage, how his legacy was tarnished by a war that broke his heart, and what it was like to honeymoon with the Secret Service in tow in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. Johnson’s daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, took Couric around their father’s presidential library in Austin, Texas, where civil rights leaders and four living presidents will gather this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Johnson and Robb were just teenagers when they were catapulted to the White House after JFK’s death, and remember well their father’s mission to end racial segregation in America. The sisters also suggested that they believe their father would support the spirit of what many advocates have embraced as the civil rights issue of this century: gay marriage.