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The NewsHour notes the passing of TV host John McLaughlin but not the big but unofficial link to PBS.

The Mailbag: Entering the World of ‘WikiLeaks’

A NewsHour interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange produces some light, but some viewers see it darkly.

When ‘Desperate Journey’ Becomes ‘Deadly Journey’

A calamity at sea that is still awaiting a final answer. Powerful NewsHour series on migrants fleeing horrors at home uncovers a stunning statistic.

The Mailbag: Hillary Clinton and a Sexist Double-Standard

Viewers weigh-in on whether Clinton’s "voice" matters, or her "smile," or if she "connects."

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