On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a look back at excerpts from the civil rights leader's famed 1963 speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
The NewsHour takes a look at the history of presidential relationships with key generals. A foreign policy expert and a professor discuss some of the nations' most important commander-in-chief and general teams.
Historian Michael Beschloss discusses his book, "Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989," which delves into how presidents arrived at decisions during difficult times.
President Bush continued to press the Democratic-led Congress to fund the war in Iraq without setting a timetable for troop withdrawal. NewsHour historians compare the current situation with past clashes over war powers.
On the day celebrating former president Abraham Lincoln's birthday, NewsHour guest essayist Julia Keller reflects on the puzzle of the man and the president.
Although slavery was abolished in New York City in 1827, residents remained divided on the issue through the Civil War. NewsHour correspondent Gwen Ifill talks with historian James Horton about slavery's impact on the future of New York.
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