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Where’s the Bern?

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Politics Monday is the NewsHour’s comprehensive rundown of the chase for the presidency in 2020. But a benign omission of Bernie Sanders from the round-up ignited a backlash from hundreds of his supporters and NewsHour viewers.

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Grover and The Very Bad Word

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Social science offers an answer to the mystery of why many people think they heard Grover use foul language in a Sesame Street episode.

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Can’t-Miss TV

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Bill Moyers says PBS is dropping the ball in its coverage of the U.S. House of Representative’s impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Donald Trump. But a close look shows the public broadcaster’s coverage – on free television, cable and the Internet – will actually be extensive.

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