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The Takeaway is a unique partnership of global news leaders. It is a co-production of PRI (Public Radio International) and WNYC Radio in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.
Three-time Peabody Award winner, four-time Emmy winner and "Dateline NBC" correspondent, John Hockenberry has broad experience as a journalist and commentator for more than two decades. He has reported from all over the world, in virtually every medium, having anchored programs for network, cable and radio.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 11:00pmThe Road Ahead for Syria & the OPCW | How to Combat Poverty: Lessons from History | Holiday Etiquette in a Digital Age
The Road Ahead for Syria & the OPCW | How to Combat Poverty: Lessons from History | Retro Report: The Exxon Valdez Disaster | Vast Number of Silent Films Lost to History | Holiday Etiquette in a Digital Age
Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:00pm
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead,” Nelson Mandela once said.
Today, the world mourns the loss of the great Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who spent 27 years in prison and emerged to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid. He died quietly in his home yesterday at the age of 95.
On this day, The Takeaway remembers Mandela—a man who was all at once a peacemaker, a statesman and a champion of reconciliation with influence that reached far beyond South Africa. On this sad day filled with hope, we hear from Mandela in his own words, testimony from those touched by him, those who knew him, and those who are in his debt.
Madiba's compatriot, Denis Goldberg, served alongside Mandela throughout the anti-apartheid movement. Goldberg, a white South African, was also tried alongside Mandela in 1963. Both men, along with five others, were sentenced to four life sentences for their political activism. Goldberg says they spent 22 years in prison not dreaming of victory, fame or being president someday.
Ntshepeng Motema is a 29-year-old freelance South African journalist. Even though she only met Nelson Mandela once briefly, she—like so many other South Africans—feels like she knew him from a very young age and offers a remembrance of Madiba.
Even though he is gone, Mandela's voice and words are very much with us. We hear from him in his own words, listening back to some of his greatest speeches.
Also weighing in is Verne Harris, who has been Mandela’s archivist since 2004. He’s the head of memory programming at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory at the Nelson Mandela Foundation and he shares the ways Mandela's legacy will be preserved.
Our own John Hockenberry also pays tribute to the man from a remote village in South Africa that became a symbol of justice and freedom for all people.
Help us remember Nelson Mandela by answering this: What one word best sums up Mandela? And why? Share your thoughts in the comments, tweet us or post on Facebook. You can also give us a call at 1-877-869-8253.
Photo Slideshow: The Life & Times of Mandela
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:00pmEating Healthier on Food Stamps | Can Obama's Inequality Message Win Back Millennials? | Can the Sound of Music Remake Succeed?
Fast Food Workers Strike in 100 Cities | Eating Healthier on Food Stamps | Can the Sound of Music Remake Succeed? | A Delicate Dance: Destroying Syria's Chemical Weapons | Can Obama's Inequality Message Win Back Millennials?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 11:00pmStudy: Memories Can Be Passed Between Generations | As the U.S. 'Pivots' to Asia, China Reasserts Influence | The Science of Charitable Giving
As the U.S. 'Pivots' to Asia, China Reasserts Influence | Study: Memories Can Be Passed Between Generations | Men and Women Have Different Brain Circuitry | Kim Jong Un Ousts Uncle From Leadership Role | Holiday Window Displays Get Touches of Technology | The Science of Charitable Giving
Monday, December 2, 2013 11:00pmUnrest in Ukraine Escalates | Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | Is Technology Killing the Magic of the Holidays?
Rail Safety Questions Raised After NY Train Derails | Unrest Grows in Ukraine as Protesters Demand Regime Change | Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | As Hours Wane, Can Congress Get Productive? | Is the Constitution to Blame for D.C. Gridlock? | Is Technology Killing the Magic of the Holidays?