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Fiddler in the Roots

An episode of Finding Your Roots is withdrawn. Here is what happened.

The Mailbag: Deploring ‘the Deplorables’

Answering your own question, especially about Trump, is usually not a good idea.

Cut Once, Think Twice?

NewsHour cuts some on-air lines from a Jill Stein interview and critics pounce.


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

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