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When a shooter’s violent video goes viral

August 27, 2015
A shocking, televised murder in Virginia has provoked a wide array of questions about the shooter and how horrific images go viral online. Gwen Ifill speaks with Deborah Potter of NewsLab, Lance Ulanoff, chief correspondent and editor-at-large at Mashable, and Barry Rosenfeld of Fordham University.
Webcast Extra

The Politics of Mockery & Hair and Biden's Role Selling the Iran Deal

August 28, 2015
Donald Trump tries to prove his hair is real, Joe Biden embraces his role as Obama’s Iran deal advocate, and anticipated U.S. visits from Pope Francis and Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Biden Weighs White House Run, Trump Spars With Media and Obama’s Post-Vacation Agenda

August 28, 2015
Talk grows stronger of Biden’s potential run for the presidency, Democratic candidates meet in Minneapolis, Trump continues to squabble with the media, and Obama focus on the Iran deal.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why New Orleans recovery is a continuation, not a celebration

August 26, 2015
Ten years since Hurricane Katrina brought tragedy to the city of New Orleans, the story of its recovery can read like a tale of two cities. Marc Morial, Urban League CEO and former mayor, joins Gwen Ifill to take stock of the school system, the need for affordable housing and the enormous task of rebuilding and recovering.
Backstory

Right to Rise: The Role of Jeb Bush's Super PAC

August 27, 2015
With the rapid rise of outside money in political campaigns, how will the pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Right to Rise impact the 2016 race?
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What’s driving the global glut of oil

August 25, 2015
A year ago, crude oil was trading at more than $100 a barrel. Now, the price of oil is down more than 60 percent from its peak. Gwen Ifill speaks to The Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold to understand the drop and how it affects the U.S. economy.
Backstory

Day-to-Day Covering Jeb Bush's Presidential Campaign

August 26, 2015
What's it like to travel the country reporting on a presidential candidate? Gwen talks to The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe -- who has been reporting on the Bush campaign since February -- about what it's like behind-the-scenes with the one-time Republican frontrunner.
From the Vault

Hurricane Katrina's Devastating Impact

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September 2, 2005
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf coast. Nearly 2000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands more were left homeless by the costliest natural disaster in history.
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Writer Jesmyn Ward reflects on survival since Katrina

August 24, 2015
After writer and Tulane University professor Jesmyn Ward survived Hurricane Katrina while staying at her grandmother’s house, she wrote “Salvage the Bones,” an award-winning novel about a Mississippi family in the days leading up to the devastating storm.