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Historical Views on a 'Holy Day in Our Civic Religion'

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How do we compare President Obama's latest inaugural address to those of presidents past? Jeffrey Brown talks to historians Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University, Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University and Beverly Gage of Yale University about the 57th Presidential Inauguration and the echoes found in U.S. history.

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PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 22, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for Feb. 22, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 22, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 21, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for Feb. 21, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 21, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 20, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for Feb. 20, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 20, 2017

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 19, 2017

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 19, 2017

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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 19, 2017

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour 3 newspaper editors explain how readers see President Trump

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3 newspaper editors explain how readers see President Trump

What do Americans think of President Trump’s time in office so far?

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3 newspaper editors explain how readers see President Trump

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Erie longs for manufacturing past, but what’s the future?

A look at the hopes and realities for some of the Americans who voted Trump.

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Erie longs for manufacturing past, but what’s the future?

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For Syrian refugees, a long, uncertain route to immigration

The vast majority of Syrian refugees live less than 200 miles from home.

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For Syrian refugees, a long, uncertain route to immigration

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How scrapping transgender bathroom rules impacts schools

What does the Trump administration’s change mean for schools and students?

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How scrapping transgender bathroom rules impacts schools

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Hunt for alien life zooms in on new solar system

A newly discovered solar system sparks hope for finding alien life.

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Hunt for alien life zooms in on new solar system

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Hunt for alien life zooms in on new solar system

A newly discovered solar system sparks hope for finding alien life.

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Hunt for alien life zooms in on new solar system

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Inundated by storms and flooding, California hopes for sun

Rain and flooding have wreaked havoc on Northern California.

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Inundated by storms and flooding, California hopes for sun

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News Wrap: Jewish cemetery receives support after vandalism

Vice President Mike Pence visited a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis.

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News Wrap: Jewish cemetery receives support after vandalism

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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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Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

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Watch the PBS NewsHour Town Hall

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PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate

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

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PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential 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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State of the Union 2016

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