NEWSDAD

When my first child entered elementary school, knowing I was a journalist, she began asking me: "What stories did you work on today, Dad?"  At the time the Iraq war was in full swing.  I was in charge of CNN's Weapons of Mass Destruction beat.  I had very little to share with her.  I wanted to figure out a way to combine my role as father and journalist -- to create a space where parents can find stories they want to share with their children or with each other.  I call that space NewsDad.
 

The Wavemaker Podcast -- for the Insanely Curious

The Wavemaker Podcast -- for the Insanely Curious

All the episodes at your fingertips, available to listen & share.

Falling & Rising with Robert Battle

Falling & Rising with Robert Battle

Parents would love to know what inspires a child to find his or her calling in life. We even get tempted to choreograph their journey.

Ladies and Gentlemen: Bobby Shields

Ladies and Gentlemen: Bobby Shields

As I planned my father's memorial service, the image came to me of what most defined him: a sweat-drenched tuxedo shirt.

Piano Man

Piano Man

The black and white brilliance of piano prodigy Lang Lang.

Dr. Carol Dweck: The Woman Who Teaches Us To Struggle - And Love It

Dr. Carol Dweck: The Woman Who Teaches Us To Struggle - And Love It

Fellow Parents, Teachers, Coaches: Why do some children avoid tough challenges while others thrive on working through them?