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News & Public Affairs

20th Congressional District Seat Debate

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Watch Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | Veteran Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) will debate Republican challenger Joe Vitollo for the 20th Congressional District Seat.

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19th Congressional District Seat Debate

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Watch Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8pm on WMHT-TV | A live debate between congressional candidates Zephyr Teachout and John Faso.

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PBS Newshour Debates 2016: A Special Report

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Watch on WMHT-TV | The NEWSHOUR presents live coverage and analysis of the presidential and vice presidential candidates’ debates.

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PBS Newshour Coverage of the Republican & Democratic Conventions

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PBS NewsHour will combine forces with NPR News to co-produce and broadcast joint, live, prime time coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention July 18 – 21 in Cleveland and the 2016 Democratic National Convention July 25 – 28 in Philadelphia.

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America in Black & Blue

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Watch Friday, July 15, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT-TV | PBS presents AMERICA IN BLACK & BLUE, A PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND SPECIAL, addressing the early July incidents in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and Dallas, and the interaction between police interaction between police and communities of color.

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FRONTLINE | Putin’s Way

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Watch Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10pm | Examine the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Putin’s reign in Russia.

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PBS NewsHour | Super Tuesday 2016

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Watch Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11pm on WMHT TV | Join Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff for PBS NewsHour's special coverage of SuperTuesday.

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PBS Democratic Presidential Debate 2016, a PBS Newshour special

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Watch Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | Tune in for the first Democratic presidential debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

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PBS Newshour and Facebook announce social partnership for February 11 Democratic Primary Debate

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The PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate, which is part of the PBS Election 2016 lineup, will be broadcast nationwide on PBS stations and stream live at www.pbs.org/newshour.

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State of the Union 2016

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Watch Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 9pm on WMHT TV | PBS will provide live coverage from PBS NEWSHOUR of President Obama's speech and the Republican response, along with PBS NEWSHOUR analysis, Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9/8c.

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Discussion around the themes presented in the P.O.V. documentary 'American Promise.'

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