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The Mailbag: Good Ideas, But…

Two timely NewsHour segments get some mixed reviews.

The Mailbag: Smiley and Guest Draw Strong Criticism

A critical view of Israeli history and policy by a guest brings criticism of the guest and Tavis Smiley.

The President, the Press and the Courts

Trying to keep pace with and assess the rapid-fire attacks on the press.

The Mailbag: Next Up, Vice President Pence

Pence gives first TV interview to the NewsHour. Some viewers feel the questions were too soft.

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