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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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Hunt for alien life zooms in on newly discovered solar system

2/22/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN: Now to this week’s edition of Leading Edge. There is new excitement tonight about the search for possible life in a solar system beyond our own. Astronomers have identified seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just a mere 230 trillion miles or so from our own planet. That sounds like a mind-boggling distance. It is. But researchers say the idea of life on one of these exoplanets, as they’re called, is tantalizing. Astronomers, using...

Duration:00:04:54

Erie longs for its manufacturing past, but what’s the future?

2/22/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to our series on the economic concerns of Trump voters in a few hard-hit areas of the country. This week, we’re listening to them describe their hopes for Mr. Trump now that he is president. Jeffrey Brown is here with more. JEFFREY BROWN: Our colleagues at Frontline traveled to regions that once voted Democratic, but voted for Donald Trump in this election. Last night, we heard from miners in West Virginia coal country. Tonight, a...

Duration:00:15:14

How scrapping transgender bathroom guidelines impacts schools

2/22/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The Trump administration today announced that it would soon make a major change regarding the contentious issue of transgender youth and which bathrooms they use at school. William Brangham has that story. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The Department of Justice and Education are expected to roll back Obama-era guidance that advises schools to let transgender kids use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, not necessarily the gender...

Duration:00:05:04

News Wrap: DHS puts Trump immigration orders into practice

2/21/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The federal government has formally begun moving to get tougher on illegal immigration. The Department of Homeland Security set that in motion today with top-level memos. The new memos on immigration were set in motion just after President Trump’s inauguration. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I just signed two executive orders that will save thousands of lives, millions of jobs, and billions and billions of dollars. JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the...

Duration:00:08:36

What the immigration crackdown means for the undocumented

2/21/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: We take a deeper look now at today’s directives on immigration laid out by the federal Department of Homeland Security. Joining us from Miami, Alan Gomez. He’s an immigration reporter for USA Today. And from Tucson, Nancy Montoya, she is senior reporter on immigration on border issues for Arizona Public Media. We welcome both of you to the program. Alan Gomez, to you first. You wrote today that this is going to mean a significant shift in...

Duration:00:08:49

What can the Trump administration do to quell anti-Semitism?

2/21/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The past couple of months have seen a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, including a dozen bomb threats at Jewish community centers in the past two days, and the destruction of gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in Missouri. The president today made a statement of condemnation, but it comes amid growing concerns in this country about anti-Semitism and other incidents involving hate, and some criticism that President Trump...

Duration:00:07:46

Faced with outsized stresses, these Baltimore students learn to take a deep breath

2/21/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: But first; Baltimore, Maryland, has high unemployment and a violent crime rate of nearly twice the national average. Educators say that factors like these add significant stress to children and cause emotional and behavioral problems. Several area public schools are working to reduce that stress with programs that teach mindfulness and meditation. Our Hari Sreenivasan has the story. It for our weekly series Making the Grade. READ MORE:...

Duration:00:07:01

In coal country, putting faith in Trump’s economic promises

2/21/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a special series this week on the hopes and economic realities of many of those Americans who voted for President Trump. Three reports will take us to Erie County, Pennsylvania, Central Valley, California, and the coal towns of West Virginia. The president made economic promises in each of these places that helped him win. Filmmakers with PBS’ Frontline went to those areas looking for personal stories. Our first report is set in coal...

Duration:00:08:56

How a simple game of chess can break through stereotypes

2/21/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, President Trump visited the African American Museum of History and Culture today, spending time considering the struggle to overcome racism in the United States. Tonight, another installment in our series Race Matters, focused on finding solutions to racism. Special Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from Athens, Georgia, on building bridges through the game of chess. CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT: This is one of Lemuel...

Duration:00:08:02

When you know your aging parents have found home

2/21/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: perspective on America’s elderly from a once-worried daughter. America’s aging population continues to explode and will double, from 46 million today to 98 million by the year 2060. This week’s IMHO, In My Humble Opinion, features Annabelle Gurwitch. the author of the book “Wherever You Go, There They Are.” ANNABELLE GURWITCH, Author, “Wherever You Go, There They Are”: When my sister and I stepped in to help our declining...

Duration:00:03:45

Who is H.R. McMaster, Trump’s new national security adviser?

2/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: The president has a new national security adviser tonight. He named Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster today, a week after retired General Michael Flynn was forced out and after the first choice for a replacement turned it down. Retired Army Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg will serve as the Security Council’s chief of staff. Mr. Trump made the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: He’s a man of...

Duration:00:06:17

News Wrap: Anti-Trump protesters mark ‘Not My President’s Day’

2/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: And in the day’s other news: Thousands of anti-Trump protesters turned out in cities across the country. They called it Not My President’s Day. Demonstrators marched, chanted and carried signs in New York, Chicago, Washington and Los Angeles, among other places. They challenged Trump policies on everything from immigration to abortion. British lawmakers debated today whether to rescind an invitation to President Trump for a state visit. An...

Duration:00:03:02

How U.S. allies are responding to mixed messages of support

2/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Top members of the Trump administration have been traveling overseas to calm some raw nerves among U.S. allies. The main source of the concern? Comments from President Trump that led to worries in Europe and beyond about American commitments to longstanding alliances and institutions. John Yang has more. JOHN YANG: Vice President Pence spent his holiday weekend hard at work, trying to reassure nervous leaders in Europe that the United...

Duration:00:07:50

These volunteers search for migrants who go missing trying to reach the U.S.

2/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Perhaps the biggest campaign promise President Trump has called for action on is building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Jean Guerrero of KPBS and the Fronteras desk — it’s a public media partnership — discovers crossing the border is already a dangerous journey, as she joins a group of immigrants patrolling vast swathes of desert from California to Arizona. JEAN GUERRERO: Marco Antonio Garcia vanished while crossing the border weeks...

Duration:00:07:53

How Trump is doing on staffing, legislation and messaging

2/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Today is February 20, one month into the new Trump administration. It’s an early moment to pause and ask where things stand. For that, we turn to our Politics Monday team, Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report. And welcome to both of you. It is Monday. We are already a month, as we just said, Amy and Tam, into this administration. So, let’s take a little bit of stock. Tam, you have been looking at the president’s...

Duration:00:07:52

Fighting to breathe in the world’s most polluted city

2/20/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: India’s capital, Delhi, now outranks Beijing as the world’s most polluted large metropolis. And it’s taking a toll on its residents’ health. But, as special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, there are efforts under way to make the city’s air less toxic. It’s part of his ongoing series Agents for Change. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: He murmurs and he gasps, waiting for a spot to free up, for a chance to just breathe. As nebulizer treatments...

Duration:00:08:39

These giant sculptures bring new meaning to ‘heads of state’

2/20/2017
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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. JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to our NewsHour Shares, something that caught our eye that might be of interest to you, too. Some people collect stamps, some coins, or, in the case of our founding co-anchor, Jim Lehrer, anything to do with...

Duration:00:03:13

Revisiting Japanese internment on the 75th anniversary

2/19/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio MINURO IMAMURA: This is my grammar school years here. EDDIE ARRUZA: Minoru Imamura was born in a farming community just south of Los Angeles in 1926. It’s where his immigrant parents had settled after leaving Japan in search of a better life. And while Imamura–who likes to be called Min–grew up during the Great Depression, he led what sounds very much like an all-American life. MINORU IMAMURA: I had a dog and I had a shotgun and went rabbit hunting and I...

Duration:00:04:04

Trump interviews candidates for national security adviser

2/19/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The White House is also drafting a new immigration executive order to replace the one blocked by courts that banned immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. According to drafts seen by the “Wall Street Journal,” the new streamlined order may ban immigration from the same seven predominantly Muslim countries, exempt green card holders,...

Duration:00:02:29

Democrats aim to reclaim the working class vote

2/19/2017
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio By Mori Rothman and Yasmeen Qureshi JEFF GREENFIELD: On a Sunday in February, more than a hundred Democrats crowd into a home in the Philadelphia suburbs to listen to their Congressman talk about the state of their party and the nation. 40-year-old Brendan Boyle is in his second term representing northeast Philadelphia and suburban Montgomery County. It’s something of a political family affair. Brendan’s younger brother, Kevin, is a 37-year-old State...

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