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Low-Income Students to Overcome 'Aristocracy' of Higher Ed

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For kids who grew up poor or without higher education role models, the idea of attending one of the best colleges in the country isn't just a dream -- the goal may not have ever occurred to them. Jeffrey Brown looks in on a program that gives select high school seniors the guidance and tools to dream big.

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 19, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 19, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for Jan. 19, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 19, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 18, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for Jan. 18, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 18, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 17, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for Jan. 17, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 17, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 16, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for Jan. 16, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 16, 2017

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour Anti-Trump protests break out across D.C.

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Anti-Trump protests break out across D.C.

Protests erupted across D.C., as opponents of President Trump expressed their disapproval.

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Anti-Trump protests break out across D.C.

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News Wrap: Senate confirms Mattis, Kelly

Congress signed off on the first of President Trump's picks to fill out his cabinet.

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News Wrap: Senate confirms Mattis, Kelly

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Trump offers vision for his presidency: ‘only America first’

Donald Trump started his day with a tweet, declaring, "the work begins!"

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Trump offers vision for his presidency: ‘only America first’

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How Josh Earnest made sure he knew what Obama was thinking

Josh Earnest was there when Obama was running for president, and he's been there since.

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How Josh Earnest made sure he knew what Obama was thinking

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Jim Jarmusch's new film asks where poetry comes from

'Paterson' is an ode to making art from the details of everyday life.

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Jim Jarmusch's new film asks where poetry comes from

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Mnuchin defends record; Perry says his attitude has changed

The most dogged questioning came for Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin.

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Mnuchin defends record; Perry says his attitude has changed

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News Wrap: Obama issues hundreds of commutations on last day

President Obama shortened the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes.

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News Wrap: Obama issues hundreds of commutations on last day

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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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