August 2013

PBS Newshour: Fifty Years Later, What Challenges Remain in the Way of a 'Dream' Democracy?

Fifty years after the March on Washington, the vision of the civil rights movement has expanded beyond black and white, but what is left to be done? Gwen Ifill sits down with Peniel Joseph of Tufts University and filmmaker Bonnie Boswell Hamilton on how the goals of the March translate to the needs of today.

PBS Newshour: 'I Felt That We Had to Be Tough': John Lewis Remembers the March on Washington

Fifty years ago, 23-year-old John Lewis raised his voice to a crowd of more than 200,000 people at a protest march that would come to represent "the best of America." Gwen Ifill talks to the congressman about what motivated him to become a young civil rights leader and the current state of civil rights and equality in America.

PBS Newshour: President Obama: 'I Have Not Made a Decision' on Syria

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has not made a decision about action against Syria, and stressed he has "no interest" in "any kind of open-ended conflict" there. The president spoke with PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff at the White House Wednesday.

YoungPBS Newshour: Hearts Filled With Courage: Passing on the Legacy of March on Washington

For civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, the significance and power of the March on Washington transcends generations. Sellers, who was on the National Mall that historic day, and son Bakari Sellers, a S.C. state representative, join Gwen Ifill to reflect on what the march has meant to their family and to all Americans.

PBS Newshour: Young Hearts Filled With Courage: Passing on the Legacy of March on Washington

For civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, the significance and power of the March on Washington transcends generations. Sellers, who was on the National Mall that historic day, and son Bakari Sellers, a S.C. state representative, join Gwen Ifill to reflect on what the march has meant to their family and to all Americans.

PBS Newshour Weekend Trailer

Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a "PBS NewsHour Weekend" newscast on Saturdays and Sundays.

The 30-minute show will be anchored by NewsHour senior correspondent and director of digital partnerships, Hari Sreenivasan.

Learn more about PBS Newshour Weekend here

PBS Newshour: D.C. Congresswoman Reflects on Her Efforts Organizing the March on Washington

Decades before delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton would represent her district as a congresswoman on Capitol Hill, she worked as one of the original organizers for the March on Washington. Fifty years later, Holmes Norton reflects with Gwen Ifill on her efforts, part of a series of discussions on the legacy of August 28, 1963.

PBS Newshour: How Much Does Foreign Money Affect Leverage in Egypt?

With U.S. officials debating cutting Egyptian military aid while regional allies have offered to send money, what kind of influence over the interim government and political uncertainty will other nations have? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Tarek Masoud of Harvard University and Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya.

PBS Newshour: Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Are Part of Larger National Crackdown on Dissent

As Russia gears up to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, it has also ramped up anti-gay laws, generating international protest. To examine the restrictions and the backlash, as well as the significance of the upcoming Olympic games for Russia, Gwen Ifill sits down with Miriam Lanskoy of the National Endowment for Democracy.

PBS Newshour: In 'Collision 2012,' an Outside-In Look at Wider Forces That Shaped the Election

Months after the re-election of President Barack Obama, Dan Balz of the Washington Post examines the 2012 election and aftermath in his new book "Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America." Balz joins Gwen Ifill to discuss significant moments in each campaign and why it may shape elections to come.