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PBS NewsHour: Denzel Washington on Dropouts: 'Most Dangerous Time' for Kids Right After School

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In the first installment of an 18-month series on the nation's high school dropout rate, Gwen Ifill sits down with Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington to discuss his work as national spokesman for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.

PBS NewsHour: Can Obama, Democrats Overcome Economic Issue in 2012?

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September 14, 2011

Democrats lost two House races Tuesday when Republicans won special elections in New York City and Nevada. Gwen Ifill discusses what the results -- and some new polling -- mean with New York One's Errol Louis and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.

PBS NewsHour: Terror Network Behind 'Unprecedented,' Coordinated Kabul Attacks

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September 14, 2011

The U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters were among the targets of Taliban fighters who infiltrated Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill gets the latest on the deadly attacks from Patrick Quinn, The Associated Press's Kabul bureau chief.

PBS Newshour: Political Checklist: What Can Obama Accomplish in His Jobs Speech?

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September 7, 2011

David Chalian and Gwen Ifill preview a big week in American politics: Wednesday night the Republican presidential candidates face off in another debate, which will be frontrunner Rick Perry's first. Thursday night President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan amid his lowest poll numbers of his presidency.

PBS Newshour: Hurricane Irene's Cost May Hit $7B as Pricey East Coast Cleanup Begins

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August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene's death toll reached at least 38 Monday as cleanup crews from North Carolina to New England continued to pick up after the storm amid ongoing flooding. Gwen Ifill discusses the storm's impact and the cost of the government's multiple disaster relief efforts with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

PBS NewsHour: How 'Bloody' Will GOP Nomination Fight Get?

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August 15, 2011

The GOP presidential field reshuffled over the weekend when Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the race, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out and Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the GOP contenders and President Obama's campaign-style Midwestern bus tour.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: The GOP Field After Ames

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August 15, 2011

Fresh off the campaign trail in Iowa, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian talk to Judy Woodruff about their experience covering the Ames Straw Poll, Tim Pawlenty's exit and Rick Perry's entrance to the race. We also get a look at some of the Iowa State Fair food David and Gwen sampled.

PBS NewsHour: GOP Hopefuls Woo Iowans at State Fair Ahead of Straw Poll

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August 12, 2011

After a long night of debating each other, the Republican 2012 hopefuls flocked to the famous Iowa State Fair for the fried food, amusement rides and potential voters. Gwen Ifill reports from Des Moines.

PBS NewsHour: Plouffe: We Won't Accept Boehner's Short-Term Deal

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July 27, 2011

A vote on Speaker Boehner's debt plan was delayed until Thursday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cut $850 billion instead of the promised $1.2 trillion. Gwen Ifill discusses the ongoing stalemate with President Obama's senior political adviser, David Plouffe, and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.

PBS NewsHour: Study: Housing Bust Hit U.S. Minority Households Especially Hard

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July 26, 2011

As the economy struggles to rebound, a new analysis of Census data shows a widening wealth gap among white, black and Hispanic Americans. Gwen Ifill discusses the results of a new study with the Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor and Howard University's Roderick Harrison.