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NewsHour asks: why do you choose basic research?

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We asked students and post-doctoral researchers to tell us why they choose to do basic research. This is a sample of the responses we received.

Episodes of PBS NewsHour52

Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour PBS NewsHour full episode March 23, 2017

PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour full episode March 23, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for March 23, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode March 23, 2017

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PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour full episode March 22, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for March 22, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode March 22, 2017

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PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour full episode March 21, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for March 21, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode March 21, 2017

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PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour full episode March 20, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode for March 20, 2017

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PBS NewsHour full episode March 20, 2017

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Clips of PBS NewsHour11408

Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour 20 years later, 'Trainspotting' lads grapple with growing up

PBS NewsHour

20 years later, 'Trainspotting' lads grapple with growing up

"T2: Trainspotting" is about a group of best friends from the projects of Edinburgh.

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20 years later, 'Trainspotting' lads grapple with growing up

6:16

Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour News Wrap: Keystone XL pipeline gets permit to build

PBS NewsHour

News Wrap: Keystone XL pipeline gets permit to build

The State Department issued a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

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News Wrap: Keystone XL pipeline gets permit to build

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour Republican effort to replace Obamacare lies in ruins

PBS NewsHour

Republican effort to replace Obamacare lies in ruins

Top Republicans tried win enough votes to pass an Obamacare replacement.

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Republican effort to replace Obamacare lies in ruins

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour Where does Congress go next on health care?

PBS NewsHour

Where does Congress go next on health care?

Republicans have withdrawn a health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Where does Congress go next on health care?

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour Failing to close deal on health care, House GOP delays vote

PBS NewsHour

Failing to close deal on health care, House GOP delays vote

House Republicans delayed vote after a day of frenzied efforts to win over GOP holdouts.

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Failing to close deal on health care, House GOP delays vote

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour How life could change under GOP health bill

PBS NewsHour

How life could change under GOP health bill

How could the Republican health care bill alter insurance coverage and costs?

How life could change under GOP health bill

Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour How Nunes threw Russia probe independence into question

PBS NewsHour

How Nunes threw Russia probe independence into question

Devin Nunes apologized after he faced backlash for disclosing intelligence intercepts.

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How Nunes threw Russia probe independence into question

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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour News Wrap: British officials identify London attacker

PBS NewsHour

News Wrap: British officials identify London attacker

British police identified the man who drove a car into pedestrians near Parliament.

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News Wrap: British officials identify London attacker

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Previews of PBS NewsHour5

Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour Interview and Town Hall with President Obama

PBS NewsHour

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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PBS NewsHour

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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Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate

PBS NewsHour

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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PBS NewsHour

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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