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PBS NewsHour: Gwen Interviews Dr. Dorothy Height (2003)

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 July 17, 2003

Gwen Ifill talks with Dorothy Height, a legend of the civil rights movement and former head of the National Council of Negro Women, about her memoir, Open Wide the Freedom Gates.




Translating History

Gwen's Take

I have a little hobby as a journalist. I love to listen to how people use words. That sounds simpler than it is. It requires the listener to be skeptical rather than cynical, yet to cheerfully expose the meaning behind the meaning.

While I was deciding what to write here this week, a perfect example practically reached out and grabbed me by the throat. And I was sitting at the desk in the NewsHour studio at the time.

PBS NewsHour: Iraq Elections Hint at Progress Despite Attacks

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March 8, 2010

Iraqis went to the polls this week to cast votes in the country's parliamentary election. With the results forthcoming, Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter in Baghdad about the larger-than-expected turnout, the security situation and how the next government might take shape.

PBS NewsHour: LaHood on Toyota: 'I Think That They Were Safety Deaf'

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February 24, 2010

Toyota President Akio Toyoda faced tough questions Wednesday from a key House committee about his company's response to safety issues with its vehicles. Gwen Ifill talks to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the government's roll in ensuring vehicle safety.