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Talk Back to Congress

August 13, 2014
As Capitol Hill closed its doors for the summer recess, Washington Week took to the National Mall to ask Americans what they would want to see trending in Congress.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

States stretch the limits of geography for politically uniform districts

August 13, 2014
It’s no accident that 90 percent of Congress is re-elected every time; districts can be carefully drawn to protect incumbents. In Florida, a federal judge ruled that the design of two districts illegally favor sitting politicians, and ordered new maps just weeks before the primary elections. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill for an in-depth explanation.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Can Abadi form a workable government for Iraq?

August 12, 2014
Iraq’s president named a new prime minister, but Nouri al-Maliki refuses to give up his post, while the fight against Islamic militants continue. Gwen Ifill is joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk for an update on the political turmoil in Iraq, plus analysis from Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy.
Webcast Extra

Africa's Changing Reputation

August 8, 2014
The altering African narrative and persistent problems in Afghanistan

U.S. Begins Airstrikes in Iraq, Kerry Visits Afghanistan and

August 8, 2014
U.S. Begins Airstrikes in Iraq, Kerry Visits Afghanistan and Americans Are Fed Up
From the Vault

President Nixon's Resignation

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August 9, 1974
The fallout from Watergate, Nixon's attempt to defund Washington Week, and his eventual resignation.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Turning a narrative of struggle into success story in Africa

August 6, 2014
President Obama announced billions of dollars in new public and private investment in Africa’s rapidly growing markets -- on everything from construction to banking to clean energy infrastructure -- at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. Gwen Ifill talks to Chris Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute and Torek Farhadi International Trade Centre about the growing partnership.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Keeping safe in Ebola territory

August 5, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how the international community has come together to fight the illness and how he is protecting himself during his reporting.
Webcast Extra

Webcast Extra: Obama On the Line Obama On the Line

August 1, 2014
Obama's Press Conference: The Perils of the Presidency