All stories listed below were filmed and edited by Steve Mort unless otherwise specified.

Click any of the following links to view the stories at THE PBS NEWSHOUR website.


Steve was recently the lead shooter and editor on a weeklong series of reports from Cuba. You can view all the stories in the series here

For better or for worse — what would an end to the embargo mean for Cuba? 

Will development help or hurt Cuba’s iconic architecture? 

Will better relations with U.S. mean an easing of censorship in Cuba? 

Is Cuban art inhibited by censorship?

What Cuba can teach America about organic farming: 



- The Supreme Court will hear cases from four states that currently have gay marriage bans: Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. The NewsHour talked to two different Kentucky families whose personal stories launched the court case. NEWSHOUR VIDEO / NEW YORK TIMES VIDEO



- How six words landed the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court again: VIDEO

Steve shot and put together two segments for a PBS NewsHour series examining Americans' experiences with the Affordable Care Act:

- The Montez family of Colorado have been living without insurance, forcing them to avoid care and pay for medical expenses out of pocket. But now they are able to afford a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act. VIDEO

- Sick Americans find solace in health reform's pre-existing conditions guarantee VIDEO



Steve shot and edited a series of stories from the Sundance Film Festival for the NewsHour:

- What an indie movie deal means in the age of on-demand: VIDEO

- Virtual reality bursts through the movie screen at Sundance. VIDEO



Steve traveled extensively for the NewsHour during the 2014 election campaign, reporting, producing, shooting and editing stories:

- Florida: Correspondent and video editor: VIDEO

- Arkansas: Producer, shooter and video editor: VIDEO

- Colorado: Shooter and video editor: VIDEO

- North Carolina: Shooter and video editor: VIDEO


* Steve was recently lead video editor on a major five-part NewsHour broadcast series on higher education. To see a special report, featuring all five broadcast pieces edited by Steve, click HERE

* More than 30 years ago, a festival was launched to bring prominent writers to an audience of avid readers in downtown Miami in order to help revitalize the neighborhood. Now it's said to be America's largest literary event of its kind: eight days, more than 600 authors and a quarter-million bibliophiles. VIDEO

* In the early 1960s, a Cuban architect who had fled to South Florida designed the Miami Marine Stadium, an ambitious structure that hosted concerts, boat races, religious services and political rallies. But the city decided to abandon the venue when a hurricane ripped through in the early '90s. Since then, graffiti artists have led the way in keeping the cultural landmark alive. VIDEO

* The ‘80s sitcom ‘The Golden Girls’ popularized the idea that four older women could get along well as housemates. Now, with one in every three baby boomers single and approaching retirement, many women are turning to communal living to ease the burdens of aging. VIDEO

* In Arkansas, an alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion uses federal dollars to purchase private health plans for low-income residents who fall in a coverage gap. But now, as other states consider following suit, the Arkansas law, known as the “private option,” could end unless it is renewed by state lawmakers. VIDEO

* Pregnant women who skip meals or don't eat nutritious foods may be at greater risk for health problems. Under the Affordable Care Act, home visiting projects have received more funding for preventative care work like teaching new moms and mothers-to-be about eating well. VIDEO

* Instead of weapons, Amal Kassir uses words to fight. An 18-year-old Syrian-American activist, Kassir grew up in Syria, but now lives in the United States, where she performs slam poetry to bring attention to the suffering in the Middle East. VIDEO

* Stimulus funds used to boost the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program during the recession ran out Nov. 1, meaning the growing pool of Americans who rely on food stamps will have to make do with less. VIDEO

* Flooding in some Colorado communities wiped out infrastructure, rendering many homes uninhabitable and stranding citizens. Displaced Coloradans now face the challenge of finding temporary housing and the "enormous task" of clean-up and rebuilding. VIDEO

* After Newtown: How is the community of Aurora, Colo. -- target of a mass shooting last July -- coping with and reacting to the national debate stirred by Newtown? VIDEO

* Some 400 years after the first recorded performance of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," thousands of Colorado students are seeing an adaptation of the famous play created especially for them. Their version is relatively short, and has a very specific goal: reducing violence among teens and pre-teens. VIDEO

* On Election Day, Colorado voters approved a ballot initiative making recreational marijuana legal, to be regulated and taxed by the state. But law enforcement officials anticipate regulation will be difficult. VIDEO

* In an election season colored by the intense negative tone of political ads, infantries of Obama and Romney campaign supporters hope to act as a positive force, making sure that everyone who has not yet voted early or by absentee ballot gets out to the polls on Election Day. VIDEO

* In Blue Bay State, Senate Candidates Stress Bipartisanship and Independence. VIDEO

* As Goes Jefferson County so Goes Colo.? Candidates Make Appeals, Repeat Visits. VIDEO

* Mo. Senate Seat: Akin and McCaskill Fight for the Middle. VIDEO

* Steve shot the Colorado portion of this video: The continuing U.S. heat wave has killed at least 22 people, while states try to grapple with storm-driven power outages on the East Coast and wildfires in the West. VIDEO

* Battleground Ohio: As Obama, Romney Make Pitch, Are Voters Listening? VIDEO

* Wisconsin voters prepare for Tuesday's contentious recall election of embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker. VIDEO

* In Colorado, where Hispanics make up 20 percent of the population, presidential campaigning is increasingly being done in Spanish. VIDEO

* Polls Suggest Two-Man Race as South Carolina Voters Prep for Saturday's Primary VIDEO 

* The governor of Arizona appealed a federal judge's ruling that blocked parts of the state's high-profile immigration law. Ray Suarez reports from Phoenix on the continuing fallout. VIDEO

* The stakes are high in Florida's three-way Senate race between Republican Marco Rubio, Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek and Republican-turned-Independent Gov. Charlie Crist. Gwen Ifill reports. VIDEO

* In a report from Brazil, Margaret Warner examines how a country that already uses a great deal of energy from renewable sources is hoping to further develop its oil drilling reserves, even as the Gulf of Mexico spill raises new environmental concerns about deepwater oil exploration. VIDEO

* British voters are preparing to weigh in at the polls in the country's general election on Thursday. Simon Marks previews the heated election as three political parties vie for a majority in Parliament. (Videographer and Producer: Steve Mort. Editor: WETA). VIDEO