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‘The Act of Killing’ looks into the mind of war criminals


The Oscar nominated documentary "The Act of Killing" challenges Anwar Congo, a death squad leader during the mass killings in 1965 Indonesia, to re-enact the horrors of his past. Director Joshua Oppenheimer spoke to the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about why Anwar and his friends were so boastful about their actions and what it was like to get a glimpse into the minds of killers.

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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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