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In Face of Disaster, Social Media Helps People Connect


Immediately after the Boston Marathon bombings, people took to social media and other technology to spread news about the attacks and check on loved ones. Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn examine with political editor Christina Bellantoni how social media can act as both an emergency tool and as a platform to express grief.

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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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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Premieres Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. ET.


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