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Amid great sadness and tension in France, calls for unity

January 8, 2015
The city of Paris is still on edge as police search for two men wanted in the attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Gwen Ifill speaks with Mark Austin of Independent Television News about the scale of the manhunt and how Muslim leaders are responding the day after the shooting.
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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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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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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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Outgoing Rep. Miller on partnering with Republicans and serving Americans

December 30, 2014
Rep. George Miller arrived in Washington in 1974, in the aftermath of Watergate, ready to change Congress. Now he is retiring after nearly four decades in the House of Representatives. Gwen Ifill asks the Democratic congressman if he accomplished what he hoped to during his years as a lawmaker and what he expects to see from his colleagues after he leaves.
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How a viral fundraiser earned a cool $220 million for ALS

December 30, 2014
This year, a challenge to Facebook users to douse themselves in ice water became an internet craze, raising millions for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gwen Ifill talks to Nancy Frates, the mother of the man who inspired the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, about the impetus for the viral fundraising campaign and how it has advanced awareness and research of the disease.
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Was weather to blame for AirAsia disappearance?

December 30, 2014
Gwen Ifill interviews The Wall Street Journal’s Guarav Raghuvanshi from Singapore about the missing AirAsia jetliner, how monsoon season may factor into the disappearance and if there are similarities to Malaysia Airlines 370.
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FDA plans to end prohibition on blood donation by gay men, with conditions

December 24, 2014
The FDA is set to ease a 31-year ban on blood donations by gay men, put in place in the early days of the AIDS crisis. The policy revision will allow gay men to donate blood one year after their last sexual contact, which could free hundreds of thousands of pints a year. I. Glenn Cohen of Harvard Law School joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the change in donor requirements and how the FDA move came about.