The new documentary “Best of Enemies” pinpoints a key moment in broadcasting: a series of debates during the 1968 political conventions between two intellectual giants. William F. Buckley on the right and Gore Vidal on the left attracted a high national audience with intelligence and wit, as well as putdowns and insults. Filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon join Jeffrey Brown. Continue reading
Three novice politicians will face off tonight at the Georgia National Fair in pursuit of Georgia’s vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Candidates Michelle Nunn (D), David Perdue (R), and Amanda Swafford (L) will compete for the office held by retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) in a debate hosted by WMAZ-13 Macon. Frank Malloy, an anchor for the station, will moderate. Continue reading
Voters in Florida have been turned off by the negative tone heard in most political ads and presidential debates thus far. With two weeks left, the candidates seek to appeal to the shrinking number of undecided voters. Judy Woodruff reports on campaigning in Florida, which focuses on women, youth and Hispanics. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff discuss previous conventions and presidential elections with Mark Shields, David Brooks, and presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith, including what Richard Nixon said about likeability, John F. Kennedy’s religion and George H.W. Bush’s successful convention speech. Continue reading
PBS NewsHour co-founder and executive editor Jim Lehrer will moderate the first national presidential debate on Oct. 3 in Denver, Colo. Continue reading
South Carolina advanced its presidential primary in a move that threatened to shake up the entire primary calendar, while the Federal Reserve worked to respond to unsteady markets. Continue reading