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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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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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This Olympian — and poet — on her love for “freedom within boundaries”

8/11/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Now: a poet and filmmaker who also happens to be an Olympic runner in Rio. She’ll be competing tomorrow. And, as you’ll see, there are a number of connections for her between the way she writes and the way she runs. ALEXI PAPPAS, Olympic Long-distance Runner, Greece: My name is Alexi Pappas. And I’m a professional long-distance runner with Nike. And I’m also a filmmaker, actress and poet. This summer, I will race in my first Olympic Games in...

Duration:00:04:12

Trump on defensive after comment on Clinton and gun rights

8/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The presidential contest found Donald Trump trying to move on again from something he said a day earlier. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, looked to capitalize on the furor. Correspondent Lisa Desjardins has our report. LISA DESJARDINS: Amid talk of campaign resets, Donald Trump changed scenes today, trading his usual large rally for, first, a small roundtable of coal executives and workers in Southwestern Virginia, and, later, a speech on jobs,...

Duration:00:03:34

News Wrap: Libyan headquarters of ISIS captured, claim U.S.-backed fighters

8/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: In the day’s other news: U.S.-backed fighters in Libya claimed they have captured Islamic State headquarters in the city of Sirte. Militias attacked ISIS positions in June, but the fighting had been stalemated for weeks. They finally broke through with the help of U.S. airstrikes that began 10 days ago. JUDY WOODRUFF: In Afghanistan, the government is sending more troops to a key southern province, in the face of major Taliban gains. Insurgent...

Duration:00:02:54

Baltimore mayor urges turning anger into action after DOJ report on policing

8/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: A bruising report released by the Department of Justice today spelled out a long pattern of racial discrimination by the Baltimore Police Department. The investigation was commissioned in May 2015, after the death of a black man, Freddie Gray, in the back of a police van. Gray’s death sparked city-wide protests and thrust Baltimore to the forefront of a national reckoning on race and policing. The report examined police practices from 2010 to...

Duration:00:08:12

Is Donald Trump fit to be president?

8/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Now back to the presidential race, and new questions this week surrounding Donald Trump’s temperament. For two views on what exactly makes a presidential candidate fit to lead, we are joined by retired Air Force General Michael Hayden. He’s former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and of the National Security Agency. And Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, he served as an aide to former Attorney General John Ashcroft in the...

Duration:00:09:48

How Phoenix became the most autism-friendly city in the world

8/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: But, first, we continue our series A Place in the World. Last night, we reported on a group of young men with autism who have moved out of their childhood homes, in a first step toward living independently, all except the man on the lower right, whose level of disability makes the prospect of a rewarding adulthood much too complicated to achieve. John Donvan has part two of our report. JOHN DONVAN, Co-Author, “In a Different Key: The Story of...

Duration:00:09:43

Migrants to Australia by sea face harsh conditions, reports find

8/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: We have reported at length for more than a year on the migrant crisis in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. But, tonight, we look at the plight of those searching for new homes and lives far away from those shores. Hari Sreenivasan has that. HARI SREENIVASAN: The government of Australia has, for years now, made it very clear that they will no longer accept refugees and migrants coming to the continent by boat. And those that do are...

Duration:00:05:22

How machines are learning to read your mood

8/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Now: developing technology that can better identify your own emotions. At a time when people are concerned about what data can track and how it can be sold, it is an advance that clearly raises concerns. But it may also yield some important benefits. The “NewsHour”‘s April Brown takes a look, part of our weekly series on the Leading Edge of science and technology. DAN MCDUFF, Director of Research, Affectiva: You can control the movements of...

Duration:00:08:15

From battlefield to ballet, South Korean soldiers dance off stress

8/10/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight, to our “NewsHour” shares, something that caught our eye that might be of interest to you, too. Maintaining a good work-life balance is important to many people. But in South Korea, one group of soldiers has found an unexpected way to unwind from the daily grind. The “NewsHour”‘s Julia Griffin reports. JULIA GRIFFIN: Once a week, these soldiers in the South Korean army’s 25th Division trade their military boots for a pair...

Duration:00:01:40

GOP defections grow a day after Trump tries to reset campaign

8/9/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: For Donald Trump, more discord in his own ranks, as he tries to make up ground in the presidential race. His economic speech of Monday was swept from the headlines by a high-profile rejection today. The Republican nominee faced new defections just a day after trying to reset his campaign. Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine wrote in The Washington Post that she will not vote for Trump, explaining she’s been — quote — “increasingly...

Duration:00:03:31

News Wrap: Firefighters battle two California wildfires

8/9/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: In the day’s other news: A major wildfire surged through California’s San Bernardino Mountains, threatening up to 5,000 homes; 900 firefighters are now battling the blaze that sparked to life on Sunday. So far, it’s only 6 percent contained, and officials have shut down area schools. Another California fire, north of Big Sur, has engulfed more than 100 square miles. It’s about 50 percent contained, but still growing. JUDY WOODRUFF: Delta Air...

Duration:00:02:45

Why Republican Sen. Susan Collins won’t be voting for Trump

8/9/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Now, for more on the Republican defections and discontent surrounding the Trump candidacy, we turn to Maine Senator Susan Collins, who, as we noted earlier, announced today she will not vote for Donald Trump, her party’s nominee. She spoke with me earlier today from Bangor, Maine. Senator Collins, welcome. You have declared Donald Trump today in your op-ed as unworthy to be your party’s nominee for president. Why didn’t you make that...

Duration:00:07:29

Giving adults with autism the skills to build independent lives

8/9/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Tonight, we begin an occasional series about people living with autism and other spectrum disorders, A Place in the World. While reporting the history of autism for their book, “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism,” co-authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker found a program in Phoenix, Arizona, that expands options for people living with autism. This is the first of two reports. JOHN DONVAN, Co-Author, “In a Different Key: The Story of...

Duration:00:09:13

What one assistant principal learned from shadowing a student for a day

8/9/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: High school students and parents sometimes say principals and teachers don’t quite understand what it’s like to be a student these days. It turns out there’s an effort to change that. Some 1,300 principals recently took a day off from their usual role and instead followed one of their students for a day. The approach came from two groups outside the traditional field of public education, the Design School at Stanford University, and IDEO, a...

Duration:00:07:16

Bringing new life to ‘Patient H.M.,’ the man who couldn’t make memories

8/9/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a story of scientific history, human drama, and ethical controversies shaped around the idea of memory. You can find Jeffrey Brown at our “NewsHour” Bookshelf. JEFFREY BROWN: In recent decades, scientists have made great advances in understanding how and where the human brain makes and stores memories, a key part of forming our identities. A man who unwittingly helped them do it, Henry Molaison, who underwent a lobotomy in 1953...

Duration:00:06:25

The man who mows grass masterpieces

8/9/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio In our NewsHour Shares series, we show you things that caught our eye recently on the web. What about you? Leave your suggestions in the comments below, or tweet to @NewsHour using #NewsHourShares. We might share it on air. GWEN IFILL: Tonight’s NewsHour Shares come from Roger Baker, an artist whose paintbrush is often a lawn mower. His latest work, a giant portrait of Beethoven ROGER BAKER, Artist: My name is Roger Baker. I’m an artist, a commercial...

Duration:00:02:18

News Wrap: Delta computer outage cancels flights; 67 killed in Pakistan suicide bombing

8/8/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Delta Air Lines canceled more than 400 flights today, after a global crash of its computer systems. Hours later, the carrier resumed limited service. But the glitch also delayed more than 1,000 flights, and left passengers stranded. Some complained they’d been given little information. LARRY SUTTON, Delta Passenger: When I got here, I waited. I got here like 8:37 flight, and then it kept going, you know, delayed, delaying it. And then they...

Duration:00:05:02

Trump proposes 3-tier income tax structure, regulation freeze

8/8/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: The two major candidates for president jostled for position in the last week, stepping into and out of political corners, and attempting to paint the other as unfit and unstable. Today, Donald Trump stuck to policy, while Hillary Clinton stuck it to Donald Trump. DONALD TRUMP (R), Presidential Nominee: These reforms will offer biggest tax revolution since the Reagan tax reform. GWEN IFILL: Trump chose the traditional campaign setting of the...

Duration:00:03:04

In a fluctuating race, will Donald Trump’s reset succeed?

8/8/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Are the polls real? Will the reset take? For more on the state of this topsy turvy political year, we turn to Politics Monday. That’s Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR. Welcome back, ladies. Tamara, tell me about this Trump speech today. Was this the reset, the pivot we keep talking about? TAMARA KEITH, NPR: Or was the last one the pivot? GWEN IFILL: Or was the last one? TAMARA KEITH: Or was the last one...

Duration:00:08:18

Team USA is hitting its marks in Rio — and hitting back at doping

8/8/2016
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: For all of the concerns and problems leading into Rio, the first days of the Olympics generally went off well, with memorable moments, and the hope of a promising week to come for the USA. After one weekend in Rio, American swimmers are living up to golden expectations so far. Powerhouse swimmer Katie Ledecky grabbed her first gold medal of these games Sunday night, breaking her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle, with competitors...

Duration:00:08:51