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How a presidential candidate’s personal life changed political journalism

October 3, 2014
When did the more intimate -- and sometimes sordid -- aspects of the personal lives of politicians become fair game for reporters? Matt Bai of Yahoo News says it was back in 1987, when presidential candidate Gary Hart’s extramarital dalliance was made public. Bai joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his new book, "All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid."
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Gwen Ifill's first program as moderator of Washington Week

Air Date: 
October 1, 1999
Help us celebrate 15 years with Gwen Ifill as the moderator of Washington Week! After years as a regular panelist around the table, Gwen officially took over the moderator's chair on October 1, 1999.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Understanding Eric Holder’s legacy for the Justice Department

September 26, 2014
After six years as head of the Department of Justice, Eric Holder, the nation’s first African-American attorney general, will be stepping down. Holder has focused on major civil liberties issues, but has also been a lightning rod for partisan criticism. Gwen Ifill assesses Holder’s tenure with Tony West, the former associate attorney general, and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation.
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America After Ferguson

September 26, 2014
Gwen Ifill moderates a conversation about race in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. This special town hall explores the different viewpoints people have on race and justice across America.
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Webcast Extra: Female swing-voters,two senators star in “Rival Survival” & Mark Sanford

September 12, 2014
Will women swing Election 2014? Plus, two senators step out of DC and start getting real.

Obama's Strategy to Combat ISIS and Immigration Reform Delayed

September 12, 2014
President Obama's Counterterrorism Strategy to Combat ISIS and White House Decision to Delay Immigration Reform
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Shields and Brooks on the president’s speech

September 11, 2014
In a prime-time address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama tried to rally Americans to fight the Islamic State militant group operating out of Iraq and Syria. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get reaction from David Brooks and Mark Shields.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Senators debate the president’s power to launch fight against the Islamic State

September 10, 2014
President Obama has consulted key lawmakers on his strategy against the Islamic State group and polls show the American public supports action. But the president has not sought formal congressional approval for an expanded military campaign. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., join Gwen Ifill to offer their views on the possible mission against the militant group.

NATO Summit & U.S. Strategy to Combat ISIL and Contain Ukraine-Russia Crisis

September 5, 2014
Ukraine-Russia Crisis, U.S. Strategy Against ISIL After Another Journalist Killed