Newsmaker Interview

  • January 4, 2017  

    CIA Director John Brennan joins Judy Woodruff for the second installment of our interview to discuss concerns raised by European intelligence officials regarding possible Russian intrusion in upcoming elections, whether the U.S. is on the verge of a new Cold War with Russia and the nuclear weapon capabilities of North Korea. Continue reading

  • January 3, 2017  

    John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the CIA’s upcoming report looking into Russia’s alleged election hacking, claims by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the CIA’s role in preventing cyberattacks and regrets about the Syrian civil war, in the first of a two-part conversation. Continue reading

  • December 5, 2016  

    Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, believes the populist wave coursing across the globe is dangerous — and likely to exacerbate, rather than ease, tensions and instability. He sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss Brexit, the effect of social media on polarization, President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks and Blair’s conviction that the best policies lie in the center. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2016  

    Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, is preparing to request recounts of election results in several battleground states. Concerned about the accuracy of machine-counted ballots, Stein has raised over $4 million in an online campaign to support verifying vote tallies. John Yang speaks with Stein about her efforts, then learns more from David Sanger of The New York Times.
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  • October 10, 2016  

    For the latest NewsHour Bookshelf, Gwen Ifill sits down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss her new book, “In My Own Words” — her first since she was appointed to the court. Ginsburg reflects on the origins of her reputation as “Notorious R.B.G,” how Jimmy Carter diversified the court and how the confirmation process today differs from when she was nominated. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2016  

    Former governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is polling the highest of third-party candidates, although he did not qualify for the upcoming first debate. He speaks with Gwen Ifill about what he sees as unfair election polling, how he would do away with the “added layer of bureaucracy” that is the Department of Homeland Security and the Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2016  

    Tim Kaine visited Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, to deliver an address on national security. The Democratic vice presidential nominee joins Gwen Ifill to to draw a sharp contrast between his running mate Hillary Clinton and her opposition, and to discuss Clinton’s lifelong passions, Russian hacking and what he perceives as Trump’s sexism about “presidential” qualities. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2016  

    The mission for Hillary Clinton, says the candidate’s chief strategist Joel Benenson, is to draw sharp and clear differences with Donald Trump. Clinton will spell out two visions — an optimistic one in which Americans are “stronger together” or Trump’s, which he says is one of dark divisions. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with Benenson. Continue reading

  • 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. Continue reading

  • 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

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