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Director Ava DuVernay on sharing the story of ‘Selma’ and deconstructing American heroes

January 8, 2015
The story of the seminal 1965 Alabama civil rights protests is being retold in the historical drama “Selma,” bringing to life the heroism of the activists and the brutality of the resistance. Gwen Ifill talks to director Ava DuVernay about contention over historical discrepancies and why no one has ever attempted to make a feature film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before.
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Boston Marathon Trial Jury Selection, Potential Charges for Petraeus and Romney...Again?

January 9, 2015
1200 potential jurors summoned in Tsarnaev trial and Petraeus could face charges for sharing classified information.

Paris Attacks & Global Terror Threats and the Republican-Controlled Congress

January 9, 2015
The latest on the investigation into the shooting at Charlie Hebdo magazine.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What’s next in the global response to Ebola?

January 6, 2015
What's next for curbing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the death toll now exceeds 8,000? For one, drug companies have begun to experiment on humans in the affected region. Gwen Ifill talks about new approaches with Anthony Banbury, former head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, and Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, who have both recently returned from West Africa.
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Resisting labels, Edward Brooke broke barriers and embraced bipartisanship

January 5, 2015
Edward Brooke, a former Massachusetts senator who broke racial barriers, hoped not to be remembered as a “first,” but for his real political accomplishments. Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith and Adrian Walker of The Boston Globe join Gwen Ifill to discuss Brooke’s legacy and whether his moderate politics could have succeeded today.
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Opposition to Boehner as Speaker

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January 4, 2013
As the 114th Congress is sworn in and John Boehner runs for a third term as speaker, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the beginning of the last Congress. Fresh off an eleventh-hour vote to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Speaker Boehner faced his first opposition to reelection -- receiving only three votes more than the necessary 217. Twelve Republicans broke ranks to cast their votes for another candidate or no one at all. This year, Speaker Boehner is once again expected to lose some Republican votes, but with a larger margin in the House, he can lose nearly 30 GOP votes and still be reelected speaker.

Shifting Political Landscape in 2015

January 2, 2015
With a Republican-controlled Congress, what's in store for Obama's final 2 years?
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

What 2014 global conflicts and challenges will carry over into the new year?

January 1, 2015
In 2014, ISIS, Boko Haram and Crimea became household names and Ebola re-entered the scene as a medical crisis. Gwen Ifill speaks with Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News, David Ignatius of the Washington Post and David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee about this past year’s biggest global challenges, and what conflicts to expect in the coming year.
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Mario Cuomo: Breaking Through

January 2, 2015
In this excerpt from the upcoming PBS series "The Italian Americans," premiering February, we note the passing of Mario Cuomo, who was a proud Italian American who embodied the larger story of America.