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Conversation: Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

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The new official face of American poetry is one familiar to NewsHour viewers. Natasha Trethewey has just taken on the job of poet laureate of the United States, appointed by the Librarian of Congress. She's the author of four books of verse, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Native Guard" and her latest, "Thrall."

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Full Episode February 16, 2017

Thursday on the PBS NewsHour, President Trump holds a wide-ranging press conference.

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Full Episode February 16, 2017

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Fact-check: Are terror attacks underreported by the media?

Is there a strategy behind the White House’s list of underreported terrorist attacks?

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Fact-check: Are terror attacks underreported by the media?

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How to interpret Mark Zuckerberg’s recent ‘manifesto’

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How to interpret Mark Zuckerberg’s recent ‘manifesto’

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After travel ban uncertainty, friends reunite in the U.S.

Marcia Biggs updates the story of one Iraqi man whose plans to emigrate were canceled.

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After travel ban uncertainty, friends reunite in the U.S.

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In Texas, a tale of two cafes and a political chasm

Post-election, just how deep the chasm is our politics?

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In Texas, a tale of two cafes and a political chasm

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News Wrap: Back in campaign mode, Trump touts jobs at Boeing

Trump left behind a roller-coaster week in D.C., finding a friendly audience at a Boeing.

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News Wrap: Back in campaign mode, Trump touts jobs at Boeing

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Shields and Brooks on Trump using the press as punching bag

Mark Shields and David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news.

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Shields and Brooks on Trump using the press as punching bag

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What EPA‘s Scott Pruitt means for environmental policy

The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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What EPA‘s Scott Pruitt means for environmental policy

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Why David Oyelowo made sure this love story became a movie

Actor David Oyelowo on historical love in Colonial-era politics.

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Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

Exclusive interview & town hall with President Obama airs Wednesday, June 1 at 8/7c

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Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

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Live from Milwaukee, Wis., Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the debate.

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State of the Union 2016

PBS NEWSHOUR offers live coverage of President Obama's speech and the Republican response.

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