william brangham

  • January 20, 2017  

    Donald Trump started his day with a tweet, declaring, “the work begins!” It was Inauguration Day in Washington, where despite traditions of democracy and civility, political divisions were still on display. Judy Woodruff and William Brangham offer a look at the day’s events, and John Yang weighs in on his view of the inauguration. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2017  

    On Saturday, another crowd will gather on the National Mall — not to celebrate, but to advocate. William Brangham talks with Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women’s March On Washington, about the organization’s mission to protect women’s rights, creating a safe space for difficult conversations on sensitive issues and remembering that “we’re all people first.”
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  • January 11, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, black congressional leaders testified against Jeff Sessions, the president-elect’s nominee to be attorney general, on the second and final day of his confirmation hearings. Also, Elaine Chao, a former secretary of labor and now the choice for transportation secretary, spoke before lawmakers with her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, behind her. Continue reading

  • January 6, 2017  

    At the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Florida, a gunman killed at least five people and wounded eight others Friday before police captured him. William Brangham speaks with Feature Story News’ Steve Mort, who was at the airport soon after the attack, about what he saw in the immediate aftermath and what we know about the suspect, Esteban Santiago. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2016  

    President-elect Trump has defied tradition by inserting himself into policy matters prior to taking office. William Brangham speaks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report to discuss Mr. Trump’s messaging and motivation, his vow to dissolve his charitable foundation and anticipating an unconventional presidency. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2016  

    One of pop’s biggest stars in the 1980s and ’90s, George Michael died on Sunday at age 53. Michael shot to fame as a member of the duo Wham! and then embarked upon a successful solo career. Tim Teeman of The Daily Beast joins William Brangham to discuss Michael’s music and personal struggles, his openness about his sexuality and the legacy he leaves behind. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, President-elect Donald Trump visited Hershey, Pennsylvania, for the last stop on his victory tour. There, he thanked his African-American supporters — albeit to a largely white audience — touting his success with black voters in the election results. Also, bitter winter weather blasted the northeast, closing schools and roadways and causing perilous driving conditions. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2016  

    For generations combat jobs in the U.S. military were blocked to women, but not anymore. The question now is can women meet the same rigorous standards as the men in order to qualify for frontline jobs? William Brangham has the second story on women in combat roles. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2016  

    Until recently, women were barred from U.S. military combat jobs. Today females are volunteering for the most physically and mentally grueling Marine roles. But is the Corps helping or hurting women recruits’ readiness by separating training from males? In a two-part series, William Brangham follows three female Marine recruits as they embark on tougher training than they have ever undergone. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2016  

    As temperatures in North Dakota plunge into the single digits, the standoff over an oil pipeline near a Native American reservation is intensifying. Monday is the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers and the state’s governor for thousands of protesters to leave — but they say they’re staying. William Brangham talks to David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council. Continue reading

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