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PBS NewsHour Special: First presidential debate on Sept. 26 at 9pm ET/8pm CT

September 22, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off for the first of three debates on Monday, September 26 at 9pm ET. Who will win the night? Join Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff on the PBS NewsHour for the full debate, plus analysis from Mark Sheilds and David Brooks.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Police shooting of Terence Crutcher may test Tulsa tensions

September 20, 2016
There are calls for a federal investigation into the police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After his car stalled, video footage showed Crutcher, an unarmed black man, walking away from police, arms raised, before being shot. Gwen Ifill speaks with Ginnie Graham of Tulsa World about the shooting and the challenges for the city in grappling with issues of race and law enforcement.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Were Wells Fargo employees under unfair sales pressure?

September 20, 2016
Wells Fargo chief John Stumpf apologized before Congress Tuesday for the bank opening two million unauthorized accounts. Regulators say workers were under sales pressure, but Stumpf said it was not a scheme. More than 5,000 workers have been fired; lawmakers suggested the bank’s CEO is the one who should pay the price. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Corkery of The New York Times.
Voice of the Voters

What would you ask Trump or Clinton in a presidential debate?

September 21, 2016
The first presidential debate is just days away, and the candidate candidates have already started debate prep. We asked voters in swing-states Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado what they would ask Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump if they had the chance to pose a question. What would you ask? Add your voice using the hashtag #16for2016.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Are Clinton and Trump judged by different standards?

September 19, 2016
Mirroring their dissimilar campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded very differently to Saturday's bombings, with Clinton emphasizing her experience and Trump focusing on immigration. But even when they're discussing the same issues, are the candidates evaluated according to separate standards? Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss.
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Gwen Ifill on the role of debate moderators

September 20, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off in their first presidential debate on Monday. What should the role of the moderator be? "Every debate moderator tries to figure a way to get past the speeches," Gwen Ifill, moderator of the VP debates in 2004 and 2008, told students at Colorado College. "It's a rare opportunity to see a contrast between the two candidates on any issue."
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Clinton says time away helped her ‘reconnect’ with why she’s running

September 16, 2016
Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail after a bout of pneumonia. On Wednesday, she released a letter from her doctor that said she is “fit to serve” as president. On Thursday, Donald Trump released his medical records from his longtime doctor, saying that he is healthy. Meanwhile, a new poll from CBS and The New York Times suggests that the race continues to tighten. Gwen Ifill reports.

Health, Taxes and Birtherism: The debate over transparency on the campaign trail

September 16, 2016
Donald Trump changes course and declares President Obama was "born in the United States."
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Michelle Obama hits the campaign trail, candidates' health takes center stage and voters ask "Is America still great?"

September 16, 2016
First Lady is an effective surrogate for Hillary Clinton and pessimism is "deeply ingrained" with many Americans