These female pilots served in a unit called Women Airforce Service Pilots. They flew noncombat missions to free up male pilots for combat.
The U.S. Senate lost one of its longest serving members and its last World War II veteran. New Jersey’s Sen. Frank Launtenberg, who served five terms, died of pneumonia at the age of 89. Herb Jackson of The Record joins Gwen Ifill to look back at the Democratic senator’s legacy and explore who may replace him. Continue reading
A longtime Democratic legislator from South Dakota and a three-time presidential candidate, George McGovern was a proud liberal well-known for his vehement opposition of the Vietnam War who mobilized and inspired young voters. Judy Woodruff talks to former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart who helps remember his close friend. Continue reading