Newsmaker Interview

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    June 8, 2016  

    Hillary Clinton made history with sweeping wins in New Jersey and California Tuesday night. The former First Lady and Secretary of State became the first woman to clinch a major party’s presidential nomination, setting up a fall showdown with Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on her record of public service and upcoming battle for the White House.
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  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at Heritage Hall in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. May 4, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2CW69
    May 6, 2016  

    Though the battle for the GOP nomination ended with Donald Trump’s victory, the fate of the Democratic party’s candidacy is still in question, as trailing contender Sen. Bernie Sanders has vowed to fight on until the DNC convention. Sanders joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his superdelegate strategy, Hillary Clinton’s criticism of his foreign policy experience and what could happen if he loses. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (R) reacts to a comment from Dr. Ben Carson (L) and reaches over to him in the midst of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015.     REUTERS/Mike Blake (TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)   - RTX1YVCN
    May 4, 2016  

    Dr. Ben Carson started the election cycle as one of Donald Trump’s more popular rivals, before falling support led him to suspend his campaign. In March, Carson threw his support behind his erstwhile opponent. Since then has been one of Trump’s most vocal advocates, and will now help select the GOP nominee’s running mate. Judy Woodruff talks to Carson about his journey from rival to supporter. Continue reading

  • Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally in Salt Lake City, Utah March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  - RTSBJWF
    March 23, 2016  

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his approach to rallying Mideast allies to destroy the Islamic State militant group and the path to winning the Democratic nomination despite his delegate deficit. Continue reading

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    March 18, 2016  

    President Obama was briefed on the arrest of the main suspect in November’s Paris terrorist attacks Friday and spoke with French and Belgian leaders by phone. For more on the administration’s response to the arrest and details on the president’s upcoming trip to Cuba, Judy Woodruff talks to National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
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  • A passenger walks past a TV screen broadcasting a news report on North Korea's long range rocket launch at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
    March 2, 2016  

    The UN has imposed broad sanctions against North Korea in response to its recent nuclear tests. Designed to limit nuclear capabilities, the sanctions would impact many sectors of the insular Asian state’s economy. Judy Woodruff is joined by Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to discuss her efforts to pass the sanctions and what they mean going forward. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 4, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX25I64
    February 4, 2016  

    As the more than 50-year conflict between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas nears a possible resolution, President Juan Manuel Santos visited the White House Thursday to ask President Barack Obama for new foreign aid funds to expand health and education services into formerly rebel-controlled areas. Judy Woodruff sits down with Santos to discuss this turning point. Continue reading

  • Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul (R-TX) speaks at Crossroads Shooting Sports in Johnston, Iowa, January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX22SJA
    January 21, 2016  

    With a two-week countdown to the first voting in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joins Gwen Ifill to discuss which special group of voters he’s working to win over, breaking through the Donald Trump media domination, plus why he thinks the GOP front-runner shouldn’t be the next president. Continue reading

  • Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill during an interview at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
    December 3, 2015  

    In a historic move, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that all combat jobs in the U.S. military will now be open to women. Gwen Ifill sits down with Carter to discuss the decision, as well as the U.S. approach to the war on the Islamic State. Continue reading

  • <> on June 12, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.
    November 17, 2015  

    How would Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders handle terror threats at home and abroad, in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Sanders joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his views on combatting terrorism and the anti-refugee backlash in the U.S. Continue reading

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