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How the Civil Rights Act pioneered anti-discrimination laws in America

April 11, 2014
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law 50 years ago. Gwen Ifill examines its legacy and unfinished business with President Johnson’s daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta, Ranjana Natarajan of the University of Texas School of Law, and former House Republican aide Robert Kimball.
April 11 2014
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Webcast Extra: Medicare Payouts to Doctors & HHS Nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell's Background

April 11, 2014
Doctor's compensation from Medicare and Sylvia Mathews Burwell's experience
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Do death row inmates have the right to know origins of lethal injection drugs?

April 10, 2014
As foreign supplies have dwindled, traditional lethal injection drugs are being replaced with others manufactured in the U.S. But inmates and lawyers are questioning whether these new drugs will result in death without undue pain and suffering. Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the issue with Megan McCracken of the University of California, Berkeley and Joel Zivot of Emory University.
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Why Afghans felt their vote for president mattered in 2014

April 8, 2014
Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill for a closer look at the historic 2014 presidential election in Afghanistan, including the role of Afghan security forces in keeping polling safe, rumors of voting fraud, whether the United States favors a candidate, as well as what distinguished this election for average citizens.

Campaign Donation Limits; Healthcare Politics, Congressional Power shift

April 4, 2014
Obama admonishes Putin, the Pope & the President, SCOTUS, Health Care Enrollment Surge
April 4 2014
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Webcast Extra: Senate Pushes to Declassify CIA Torture Report

April 4, 2014
Feinstein wages battle with the CIA. Plus the Koch brothers' influence on the GOP
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Why was USAID involved in creating a Twitter-style platform in Cuba?

April 4, 2014
An investigation by The Associated Press suggests that the USAID developed a bare-bones text messaging system called ZunZuneo, similar to a Twitter-style social media platform, to offer Cubans a system of free communication and encourage democracy. Thousands of private cellphone numbers were used to circumvent tight government controls. Gwen Ifill learns more from the AP’s Jack Gillum.
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Disavowing GM decisions of the past, CEO Barra offers apology and further investigation

April 2, 2014
Senior lawmakers made clear they want answers for why General Motors took years to fix vehicles with faulty ignition switches, linked to at least 13 deaths. GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledged the company's recalls came too late for some and vowed to get to the bottom of the cause. Gwen Ifill talks to David Shepardson of the Detroit News and Joan Claybrook, former president of Public Citizen.
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Majority of veterans say they would join military again, despite scars of war

April 1, 2014
According to a new survey, 89 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans say they would join the military again, while also reporting a spike in suicide, reduced physical wellness and feelings of disconnection. Gwen Ifill talks to two veterans, Tom Tarantino of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Nathan Smith of Hire Heroes USA, as well as Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post.