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Civic Leadership To Spark Civil Discourse

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American Reckoning | A PBS NewsHour Special Report

Following the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, “American Reckoning – A PBS NewsHour Special Report” looks at the economic and racial history that led to a political divide between Americans, the impact of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric throughout his presidency and the next steps for the nation to heal from the recent attack on American democracy.

January 16, 2021 | PBS NewsHour Weekend

Watch the full PBS NewsHour episode from Saturday, January 16, 2021.

January 15, 2021 | FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman

This week on FRONT ROW: President Trump impeached again, big tech flexes its muscle, and Governor Cooper sworn in.

January 15, 2021 | Black Issues Forum

Discussing how President Trump's historic impeachment could unite or divide Americans.

January 15, 2021 | Firing Line

Joe Manchin discusses the Capitol attack and the second impeachment of President Trump.

January 15, 2021 | Washington Week

Watch the full episode of Washington Week from Friday, January 15, 2021.

January 13, 2021 | Focus On: Coronavirus

Two weeks into the new year and COVID-19 is spreading faster than ever. Find out why and what this means to our state as we interview NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen.

December 17, 2020 | ncIMPACT

The School Justice Partnership helps reduce misbehavior and ease strain on courts.

December 15, 2020 | FRONTLINE

Return From ISIS | The story of an American mother who takes her son to the ISIS-controlled city of Raqqa.