Newsmaker Interview

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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