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Erica R. Hendry is the managing editor for digital at PBS NewsHour.
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Nation Jan 08What we saw the day the Capitol was attacked
On Jan. 6, for the first time in more than two centuries, Congress was attacked and overrun, this time by its own citizens. The PBS NewsHour's anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff talks to correspondents Lisa Desjardins, Amna Nawaz and…
Jan 07National Guard soldiers from several states will arrive in D.C. today
The NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports that incoming National Guard soldiers will not be conducting law enforcement, but instead protecting property, including the U.S. Capitol, to allow D.C. police to do their jobs. Senior Army and Department of Defense officials say…
Jan 06Mob storming U.S. Capitol should not have been a surprise, officials say
The NewsHour's Amna Nawaz tells Judy Woodruff that "several steps should have been taken, I'm told by law enforcement officials, to prevent" the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol.
Jan 06Some White House officials concerned about keeping Trump in office
Some officials in the White House tell Yamiche Alcindor that there is growing concern that President Donald Trump is not deterred by the kind of violence seen Wednesday when supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Jan 06Romney says misinformation from Trump makes it difficult to convince voters of the truth
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said it is difficult to convince the Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 about the fairness of the election because the president continues to spread misinformation about it. He added that the…
Jan 06How Trump is responding to violent mobs at the U.S. Capitol
PBS NewsHour’s White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor described President Donald Trump’s response to his supporters breaching the U.S. Capitol in a violent mob on Wednesday as “him trying to urge calm while also continuing to double down on the false…
Jan 06‘There will be law and order and this behavior will not be tolerated,’ D.C. mayor says
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a curfew of 6 p.m. ET in the nation’s capital, saying of the violent mobs that overtook the U.S. Capitol Building, “there will be law and order and this behavior will not be tolerated.”…
Politics Jan 06Live: Attack on Congress
A Pro-Trump mob breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Congress was counting Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden's victory, halting the process and putting government buildings into lockdown.
Politics Jan 04What’s at stake in the Georgia Senate runoffs
Amna Nawaz talks to Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie about why the state found itself with not one, but two runoff elections Jan. 5 – and what we can learn from the state’s changing political landscape.
Health Dec 18How COVID-19 could worsen America’s childhood trauma crisis
In this episode, PBS NewsHour correspondent William Brangham talks to special correspondent Cat Wise and reporter Laura Santhanam about why the pandemic is likely making the childhood trauma crisis worse and how caregivers can help their kids and themselves through…