Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

Jesse Jackson Sr. reunites with an Air Force Pilot 30 years after he negotiated his release from a prison in Syria. (Credit: CBS)

30 Years Later, Jackson Reunites With Released Air Force Pilot

On January 4, 1984, the Rev. Jesse Jackson brought then Navy Lt. Robert Goodman home. Jackson had negotiated Goodman’s release after he was held captive in Syria.

01/04/2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters on Thanksgiving Day, the day after his son Jesse Jr. resigned from Congress. He would only say his son was spending the day with his family. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. Spent Thanksgiving With His Family

The day after former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, things were quiet at the home of Jackson’s famous father. But Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. did come out to talk to reporters on Thanksgiving.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. ‘Has Fought Gallantly’ During Illness

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday that his son Jesse Jackson Jr.’s decision to resign from Congress has caused “a great sense of pain” for his family, but he said they’ve been encouraged by all the support they’ve received from the public.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Not Much Mention Of Congressman At PUSH Forum

There was little mention of what has been going on with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. at Saturday morning’s Rainbow-PUSH forum at the organization’s South Side headquarters.

07/14/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson: Congressman Son Is ‘Unwell,’ ‘Rebuilding His Strength’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said Thursday that his Congressman son is “unwell” and “rebuilding his strength,” but had little else to say on the subject.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012