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The Legacy of Integration on the NewsHour
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    The integration of public schools and the military were seminal accomplishments in the fight for equal opportunity in America. The NewsHour takes a look at the legacy of the Brown decision, the executive order to integrate the military and the Little Rock Nine. In the first segment, journalist Haynes Johnson, Ohio State Treasurer Kenneth Blackwell and historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss and Roger Wilkins reflect on how the integration of Central High School by the Little Rock...

    Examining Islam
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      The NewsHour looks at Islam in today's world through a series of discussions and conversations about the religion and the various ways in which it is interpreted and practiced. We also look at Islam's political and cultural intersections with the secular world and other religions.

      The Legacy of a War: Vietnam
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        The Vietnam War lasted longer than any other in U.S. history. On the 25th anniversary of U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" examines the war's lasting impact through a series of panel discussions. Questions of the war's effect on politics and policy, the military and the media, and the country's psyche are discussed and debated.

        Explaining Globalization
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          What does globalization mean for the world economy and for Americans? That's the topic explored in this series of reports and discussions from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Business correspondent Paul Solman strolls through Brookline, Massachusetts with Harvard economics professor Robert Lawrence, exploring what globalization looks like at street level. David Gergen discusses globalization with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. Peruvian economist Hernando De Soto discusses his book "The...

          They Were There: Remembering The Civil Rights Movement
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            Frontline figures in the Civil Rights Movement reflect on their experiences, their colleagues and where America now stands on the issue of race in a series of NewsHour conversations and discussions. Included are conversations with Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan and John Lewis about their memoirs and remembrances of the March on Washington, Rosa Parks and Hamilton Holmes. This collection also features a 1997 interview with Ruby Bridges, who in 1960, at 6-years old, became the first African...

            Supreme Court Justices Remembered
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              The NewsHour examines the legacy of former U.S. Supreme Court justices. Following retirement from the Supreme Court, Justices Brennan, Blackmun and Marshall are remembered in book, oral history tapes and discussion.

              NewsHour Conversations with National Book Award Winners: 1997 - 1999
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                National Book Award is a coveted prize for writers. Three winning novelists talk about the award and their work in these interviews from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. They include Charles Frazier who won for "Cold Mountain," Alice McDermott for "Charming Billy," and Ha Jin for "Waiting."

                The NewsHour Reports on Alzheimers Disease
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                  According to the Alzheimer's Association, as many as eight million Americans will be suffering from Alzheimer's by 2030 and 16 million by 2050. The NewsHour reports on treatments, vaccine development, research, the impact on caregivers and the growing incidence of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

                  Steel Industry Struggles
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                    By the 1980s, global competition had left the U.S. steel industry battered and for a steel town like Weirton, West Virginia, that created both a sense of desperation and some creative thinking. The NewsHour first visited the town in 1983 to report on moves by steel workers to buy their plant in hopes of keeping both the plant and the town alive. In subsequent visits, the NewsHour documented how their goals and strategies and the town itself evolved. Also included in this collection is a report...

                    Philip Johnson: Master Architect
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                      The NewsHour looks at the life's work of architect Philip Johnson. Segments include a 1983 profile and critique, an interview with Johnson on his 90th birthday, and a remembrance of his work following his death in 2005.

                      Making Music: Conversations with Composers & Musicians
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                        Composers, conductors and musicians talk about creating music. Shortly after winning the Pulitzer Prize, Wynton Marsalis discusses his jazz composition "Blood on the Fields." Also included in this collection are conversations with German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and legendary blues guitarist B.B. King.

                        In Their Own Words: Conversations with Supreme Court Justices
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                          This compilation features conversations with Supreme Court justices and senior NewsHour correspondents. Justices Breyer and O'Connor discuss judicial independence. In a separate segment Justice Breyer talks about his book "Active Liberty." Justice O'Connor discusses her historic appointment, women in the legal profession and her childhood. David Gergen talks to Chief Justice William Rehnquist about civil liberties and his book, "All the Laws But One." Jim Lehrer engages retired Justice Lewis...