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NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.

NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.
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NewsHour with Jim Lehrer's coverage of the 2008 elections beginning with the race for the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominations.

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Could California’s drought make residents sick?

9/3/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio Read the full transcript below. HARI SREENIVASAN: Tomas Garcia lives on a strict water budget. TOMAS GARCIA: I get about nine of these cases of water, and I’m two cases and two gallons left for the month. HARI SREENIVASAN: It’s halfway through the month, and this is the only drinkable water source for Garcia, his wife and two daughters. They also rely on this 2,500 gallon water tank that sits in front of their home. This water is not drinkable, the...

Duration:00:06:48

News Wrap: Lower August job creation keeps unemployment flat

9/2/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: It’s been a rough day across Northern Florida, thanks to Hurricane Hermine. And now much of the Atlantic Seaboard is under threat. William Brangham begins our coverage. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Hermine barreled ashore in Florida’s Big Bend region on the Gulf Coast around 1:30 this morning. It battered beaches with winds of 80 miles an hour and flooded towns with storm surge and heavy downpours. WOMAN: We get out of bed, the water is...

Duration:00:04:47

Why Hermine is the first hurricane to hit U.S. soil in over a decade

9/2/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: With Hermine heading up the East Coast of the U.S., we take a closer look at the science and frequency of these hurricanes. William Brangham is back with more. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Hurricane Hermine is the first major hurricane to hit the United States in 10 years. Sandy, which did tremendous damage in 2012, wasn’t a hurricane when it came ashore. So, why such a long period of time since the last major hurricane? To help answer that,...

Duration:00:04:25

Tornado-stricken Joplin now thrives, but emotional scars linger

9/2/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: Storms, hurricanes and natural disasters clearly test the fortitude of any area, as we’re seeing this weekend with Hermine, and just recently with the rains and flooding in Louisiana. We tend to focus on the immediate aftermath and relief, but the devastation can last for years. We have the story of how one city leveled by a tornado has spent years rebuilding, and in some ways is better and stronger for the future. The tornado that...

Duration:00:07:22

We now know what Clinton told the FBI — but should we?

9/2/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: But, first: Today, the FBI released two key documents about its investigation into the private email server Hillary Clinton used when she was secretary of state. One contains the agency’s notes from Clinton’s FBI interview, and the other is a 47-page summary of the FBI’s findings. NPR’s Carrie Johnson is covering the story and joins me now. So, what’s new about the documents that were released today? CARRIE JOHNSON, NPR: There are...

Duration:00:04:19

Fame offers Kaepernick and fellow athletes a platform for dissent

9/2/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: But, first: Athletes have had a long tradition of being activists with their political protest. The latest case is of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem at football games. Kaepernick also said he would donate $1 million in charity to some of the causes he believes in. For more on the Kaepernick controversy and the broader context, we turn to William Rhoden, a former sports...

Duration:00:05:56

Shields and Brooks on immigration and whether Clinton should lay low

9/2/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: We turn to the week in politics, which included, yes, a surprise campaign detour to Mexico. And that means we turn to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. That’s syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks joining us this week from New York. All right, Mark Shields, start. Let’s go with Mexico for topic one. This is the surprise trip, Donald Trump, not so surprising, but really a shortly planned trip to...

Duration:00:12:47

Aboard a boat that ferries scientists to Alaskan wildlife

9/2/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: Next: a “NewsHour” shares. Each summer, the federal research vessel Tiglax travels the length of the Aleutian chain in Alaska, ferrying scientists to remote islands to study wildlife. Producer Eric Keto with Public Media’s Alaska’s Energy Desk recently took a tour of the boat when it docked in Dutch Harbor, and sent us this story. BILLY PEPPER, Captain: Welcome aboard. It’s call the research vessel Tiglax. It was commissioned in...

Duration:00:02:02

News Wrap: Florida prepares for first hurricane since 2005

9/1/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: In the day’s other news: People along Florida’s Gulf Coast braced for a direct hit tonight by a hurricane, the state’s first since 2005. Hermine is projected to make landfall with winds of 75 miles an hour or higher and drive across the state toward the Atlantic. As it approached today, rain caused minor flooding, and people filled sandbags. Governor Rick Scott warned against taking the storm for granted. GOV. RICK SCOTT (R-Fla): We’re...

Duration:00:03:08

Interpreting Donald Trump’s tough immigration proposals

9/1/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: The talk on the campaign trail today focused largely on one issue, immigration, and the new words from one candidate, Donald Trump. Lisa Desjardins reports. AUDIENCE: Build the wall~! Build the wall~! LISA DESJARDINS: The scene today was Southwestern Ohio. DONALD TRUMP (R), Presidential Nominee: Don’t worry, we’re going to build that wall. That wall will go up. LISA DESJARDINS: But the big applause lines for Donald Trump were the same as...

Duration:00:13:08

What veterans think of their options for the next commander-in-chief

9/1/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: And now we turn to another voting bloc in the presidential election, veterans. This week, the candidates who are vying to become the next commander in chief courted that vote. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump briefly paused their debate over immigration this week to address to the American Legion. HILLARY CLINTON (D), Presidential Nominee: As the daughter of a veteran, as a proud American, I am grateful to you all. DONALD TRUMP...

Duration:00:04:16

What would trade policy look like in a Clinton White House today?

9/1/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: But, first: If immigration is one of this year’s big policy debates, the other is free trade. And when it comes to the future of how the U.S. does business abroad, the two major candidates are not sounding that far apart. Last week, correspondent Paul Solman spoke with economist Peter Navarro about Donald Trump’s approach. Tonight, Paul talks trade with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters. It’s part of...

Duration:00:07:55

A growing, catastrophic food crisis sows unrest in Venezuela

9/1/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: In Caracas, today, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans turned out to protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government and called for an end to his rule. The country has been plagued by a deepening economic crisis, corruption, crime, all of which have contributed to a worsening food shortage. Nathan Halverson of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting recently visited Caracas,. NATHAN HALVERSON: Well before sunrise,...

Duration:00:04:35

Georgetown University tries to make amends for profiting from slavery

9/1/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: In recent years, a number of prestigious colleges and universities have had to acknowledge their past ties and history to slavery in the U.S. Today, Georgetown University became the latest to say it will apologize for its past and take new steps. More than 200 years ago, the original Georgetown College operated plantations in Maryland that worked with slave labor. Then, in 1838, facing deep debt, a pair of priests who each served as...

Duration:00:06:57

How Lemony Snicket channels his bewilderment into words

9/1/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Now to another of our Brief But Spectacular interviews. Tonight, we hear from Daniel Handler, a name you may only recognize if we identify him by his alias, Lemony Snicket. DANIEL HANDLER, Author: When I was researching my first novel, “The Basic Eight,” I was calling up right-wing religious organization and political groups in order to make fun of them. And I thought to myself, I better not tell her my real name. I will be on their mailing...

Duration:00:03:26

News Wrap: McCain, Rubio win their primaries

8/31/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: The presidential race took another sharp turn today. Republican Donald Trump flew to Mexico to meet with that country’s president, hours before giving a major speech on immigration. Trump’s tough talk about Mexico has made him widely disliked there, but both men said their talks were constructive. We will have a full report right after the news summary. HARI SREENIVASAN: In the day’s other news: Two Republican senators geared up for tough...

Duration:00:03:47

Trump talks of building a wall — and a relationship — on visit to Mexico

8/31/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: We begin with Donald Trump’s day trip to Mexico City. It dominated the political headlines and drew even more attention to a high-profile speech he gives tonight on immigration. It was the unlikeliest of summits, Donald Trump, who launched his campaign by speaking of Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals and made other inflammatory remarks. DONALD TRUMP (R), Presidential Nominee: It is a great honor to be invited by you, Mr....

Duration:00:11:01

What people on the border think about building a bigger fence

8/31/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: Perhaps the most repeated theme in Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign is building a bigger, better, border wall. Currently, a fence runs along 652 miles of the almost 2,000-mile border. And many residents on both sides doubt a new wall is a solution to the problems they face. Special correspondent Angela Kocherga with Arizona PBS’ Cronkite News reports from Nogales. ANGELA KOCHERGA: Every evening, Melissa Biskofsky and her dog...

Duration:00:05:32

As a past accusation comes to light against filmmaker Nate Parker, will viewers want to watch?

8/31/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: But, first: The filmmaker behind one of the more widely anticipated and potentially controversial movies of the year is now at the center of his own controversy touching on sexual assault, consent, and race. In a year when Hollywood’s troubles with diversity have been well-chronicled, actor and director Nate Parker film “Birth of a Nation” promised to be a breakthrough. But Parker’s own tangled past has changed the conversation. Jeffrey Brown...

Duration:00:10:26

Helping student inventors turn big ideas into the next big thing

8/31/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: As students head back to college this year, some will be doing more than just the usual course work. Special correspondent Cat Wise has a story about a group of student inventors trying to make their mark, part of our weekly series covering the Leading Edge of science and technology. CAT WISE: Music, wine, and ideas were flowing at an event in Portland, Oregon, that brought together college students from around the country who have all been...

Duration:00:06:53