September 26, 2014  

    In a special PBS town hall called “America After Ferguson,” Gwen Ifill moderates a conversation on the death of Michael Brown and the wider community conflicts that have been exposed for Ferguson, Missouri, and the nation. In this excerpt, participants discuss getting more young people of color involved in politics, as well as a divide in the perception of race and empowerment. Continue reading

  • Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer last month. The Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation into the police practices in the St. Louis suburb. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
    September 4, 2014   BY Eric Tucker, Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday night.

    The person said the investigation could be announced as early as Thursday afternoon. Missouri officials were notified Wednesday of the probe. Continue reading

  • Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
    August 29, 2014   BY News Desk 

    St. Louis public television station, The Nine Network, will air a special discussion on the repercussions from the events in Ferguson, Missouri, at 10 p.m. EDT today. PBS NewsHour will live stream the discussion in the player above. Continue reading

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    August 20, 2014  

    Amid protest and tension over the killing of Michael Brown, the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are contemplating what the events in their community mean for them and the whole country. Hari Sreenivasan offers an array of voices from Ferguson. Continue reading

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    August 20, 2014  

    Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with the family of Michael Brown, as well as other community members, and receive an update from the FBI on the federal civil rights investigation of the shooting. Officials hoped more subdued overnight protests mean the violence that has plagued the St. Louis suburb is beginning to subside. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

    August 19, 2014  

    To discuss the racial divide in reactions to the Ferguson protests, Judy Woodruff looks at data with Carroll Doherty of Pew Research Center. Ronald Hampton, former executive director of the National Black Police Association, and Gil Alba, former detective of the New York City Police Department, discuss the prospects for reconciling the Ferguson community after such upheaval. Continue reading

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    August 19, 2014  

    A new shooting threatened to inflame protests in Ferguson, Missouri. St. Louis police shot and killed a man after he robbed a market and confronted officers with a knife. Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today about response to the new incident. The NewsHour’s Quinn Bowman reports on the disruption that the protests pose to the city’s children, who have been out of school all week. Continue reading

  • Caption:FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 14: People listen as residents and faith and community leaders discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on August 14, 2014 in Florissant, Missouri. Seakers included Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, has experienced four days of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    August 19, 2014   BY Colleen Shalby 

    School was supposed to start last Thursday for the kids of Ferguson, Missouri. Continue reading

  • Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man
    August 18, 2014  

    The St. Louis-area community is struggling to keep order and heal divisions after more than a week of unrest over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today about the deployment of the National Guard, plus reaction from former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal. Continue reading

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    August 18, 2014  

    The Missouri National Guard arrived in Ferguson on the orders of Gov. Jay Nixon a night after police again used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd that was reportedly throwing Molotov cocktails and shooting at police. Nixon also lifted a two-day curfew. A private autopsy of slain teenager Michael Brown concluded he had been shot six times. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading