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Washington Week Extra: Philadelphia Edition - What voters care about in battleground state Pennsylvania

July 22, 2016
Washington Week is on the ground in the city of brotherly love to hear what voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania care about in the 2016 election.

Washington Week in Philadelphia: Trump accepts Republican nomination and Clinton prepares for DNC

July 22, 2016
Days before the Democrats meet in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton prepares to name her VP.
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How Donald Trump rose from real estate scion to TV ‘boss’

July 19, 2016
Just as Donald Trump was finishing business school, he set his sights on showbiz, investing in a Broadway production. But when that failed, he retreated to the family business of real estate, where he found success (as well as bankruptcy), climbed New York’s social ladder and courted controversy. Gwen Ifill explores the career path that led Trump to pursue the Oval Office.
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Donald Trump in One Word

July 20, 2016
Donald Trump was officially nominated as the GOP presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday, and he will deliver his acceptance speech Thursday night. We asked locals to describe the Republican nominee in one word. What would you say? Share your answer on Twitter #16for2016.
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Friday from Philadelphia: A special Washington Week EXTRA town hall

July 19, 2016
After the Republican Convention wraps ups, attention shifts to Philadelphia, where the Democratic Party will hold its convention to nominate Hillary Clinton next week. Washington Week will be in the City of Brotherly Love before the convention begins to take questions from voters about the issues they care about. Washington Week EXTRA: Philadelphia Edition airs Friday at 8:30 PM on many PBS stations and will be available on our website. Check your local listings.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

All about Donald Trump’s early years, from troubled teen to military academy and business school

July 18, 2016
Gwen Ifill launches the NewsHour”s series on Donald Trump’s life and times, from a decision to shun alcohol, to military academy and eventually business school. Trump’s developer dad Fred was his biggest influence, and his work with his dad laid the groundwork for his executive career.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Trump’s GOP opponents get nowhere fast at convention

July 18, 2016
On the opening day of the Republican National Convention, Trump forces beat back efforts to knock the candidate from the nomination, confirming this is the party of Trump. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk to syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Donald Trump’s coronation week as GOP standard-bearer begins

July 18, 2016
The first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was action-packed. What can we expect to see Monday night? Rachel Martin of NPR reports from the convention floor, while Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with Kellyanne Conway, an advisor to Indiana Gov. MIke Pence, presumptive vice presidential nominee.
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Election 2016 in One Word

July 19, 2016
Mess. Frightening. Worrisome. Unique. How would you describe the 2016 presidential election in just one word? We asked people in Cleveland, Ohio, the site of this week's Republican National Convention. What would you say? Share your answer on Twitter #16for2016.