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♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy.] jeff: good evening. guns in america. families and friends of victims testified before congress, pleading with congress to act in the wake of multiple mass shootings. >> my son has a hole in the right side of his neck, two on his back, and another on his left leg. now i want you to picture that scenario -- judy: then, the voters speak, we look at the outcomes of primaries in california and six other states. what the results may mean for the general election in november. and, 50 years later, bob
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by the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ judy: democrats and the house of representatives are passing a series of measures tonight to toughen gun laws, including raising the minimum age to 21 to buy most semiautomatic rifles, and banning high-capacity magazines. but the house bill is not expected to pass in the senate. lawmakers are working on a narrower bill. before the votes this evening, much of the day's focus was on personal testimony given on capitol hill. we have this report. >> i don't know what to do. >> is negotiations on gun legislation continues on capitol hill, lawmakers on the house oversight committee heard wrenching testimony from those affected by recent mass shootings. a fourth grader who survived the
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shooting at robb elementary in uvalde, texas recalled the horror she witnessed. >> he shot my friend next to me. i thought he was going to come back to the room, so i grabbed some blood and put it all over me. >> do you feel safe at school? why not? >> because i don't want it to happen again. >> do you think it will happen again? >> emotional testimony came from families in other communities who have lost loved ones, all with one common theme, ending the violence. her son survived being shot during last month's massacre at buffalo, new york. >> to the lawmakers who feel we do not need stricter gun laws, let me paint a picture for you. my son has a hold in the right side of his neck, two on his back, and another on his left
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leg. it was caused by an exploding bulletrom an ar 15 as i clean his wounds, i can feel pieces of that bullet in his back. shrapnel will be left inside his body for the rest of his life. now i want you to picture that exact scenario for one of your children. this should not be your story or my story. as an elected official, it is your duty to draft legislation that protects him and all of the children and citizens in this country. >> the parents from uvalde remembered their final morning with their daughter. they also pleaded for change in gun laws. >> today, we stand for her, and as her voice, we demand action. we seek a ban on high capacity assault rifles in magazines. we understand that for some reason to some people, to people with money, to people who fund political campaigns, that guns
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are more important than children. so at this moment, we ask for progress. we seek to raise the age to purchase these weapons from 18 to 21 years of age. we seek red flag laws, stronger background checks, and we also want to repeal gun manufacturers liability immunity. >> they echoed similar pain and anger. not all going to congrs to restrict access to guns. her son killed in ahooting was a witness brought by republicans. >> a convict felon killed my son with an illegally obtained gun. our gun-control lobbyists and politicians claim that their policies will save lives and reduce violence. well come at those policies did not save my son. 10 more laws, 20 more laws, 1000 more will not make what has
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already become illegal more wrong or stop criminals from committing these crimes. and you all are delusional if you think it will keep us safe. thoughts and prayers and calls for more gun control is not enough. how about letting me defend myself from people? >> republicans cautioned against any laws that would impact law-abiding gun owners. >> every loss of life is a tragedy. no one should weaponized or politicize the aboard act to punish law-abiding citizens. if we allow emotion to drive our actions that have constitutional , constitution-altering consequences, it would destroy the foundation of our country and break faith with those who gave everything that we would be free. >> why are the house democrats doing this? >> congressman richard hudson lashed out at democrats for even holding today's hearings. >> they want to do something to change the political narrative in the election this fall. they are exploiting the pain of
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these pele, these children with these parents to advance the radical interest. and i say shame on him. i say to nancy pelosi, stop the cynical, disgusting charade. >> back inside the hearing room came in all messes -- an ominous warning from one of the mothers of the shooting victims. >> somewhere out there is a mom listening to her testimony, thinking i cannot even imagine their pain, not knowing that our reality will one day be her reality, unless we act now. >> for now, the nation awaits an answer as to win or if -- when or if america's gun laws would change in any meaningful way. this is not the first times survivors of a school shooting have testified before congress are made similar pleas for changing our gun laws, but sadly the number of schools that have experienced these traumas keeps growing, and because of that there are a group of principles
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known as the principal recovery network, who have dealt with these tragedies themselves and help other schools when needed. my next guest is one of them. in 2012 at. hall high school in baltimore county, a 15-year-old student brought a shot gun to school and opened fire in the cafeteria, shooting another student. george rober was the principal back then, and he is now the community superintendent for baltimore county public schools. dortch roberts, thank you for being here. i wonder if you could help us understand how did this network first come about? was this just a function of a bunch of principles who realized all these tragedies keep happening and we have to help each other out? >> yeah. thank you. thank you for having me and allowing us to share the work of the parental recovery network. yes, it began as an informal network. we had gone through school shooting since the early to 1000's and well before that, but after my shooting i was contacted by mr. bill bonds, a
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principal in kentucky, and he simply left a voicemail message for me. he was one of those who simply said when you are ready, i have been through this. give me a call. from there, the rest is history. i reached out to him and we formed a relationship over the phone. he was gracious enough as he was working with the national association of secondary school principals at the time, he was able to fly out to baltimore and spend a few days with me and my staff and really talking us through the emotions we were having and some of the things we could anticipate, and from there, it was connections we made. i was able to meet frank deangelis and other principals who have gone through school shootings through that time in 2012, then that informal network really consolidated into the formal principal recovery network in 2018. >> i know a principal has so many hats to wear in so many jobs to do. when the shooting happened at
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your own school, did you know what to do? did you know how to respond? how was that for you? >> yeah, no, i did not know how to respond. as educators, it is now standard practice to receive training. we had our standard drills, fire drills, certain emergency drills, but at that time, active shooter drills in 2012 were not the norm, not the integrated drill practices we have come so after that shooter in my school, i did not know. i did not have a guide or a playbook as to what to do and who to call and who to rely on. i certainly had a lot of support from high school system in the school system leadership in 2012 , then from there, surfing out to the greater community, but no, i did not know. learned it as i went along. >> i don't know if your network and your colleagues have been in touch with the principal at robb elementary in uvalde, texas, but can give you give us a sense of what those conversations are
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like and what kind of counseling are you offering to that principle now? >> the principal recovery network, our mission is to support principles and help them lead through tragic events, so that process begins with a message left on the machine that the school, similar as it was for me. once the connection is made, the person you try to do is make sure is the principal ok. it is the first question we will ask. how are you? how are you feeling? what is your support network? talk to me about who is supporting you at home and within the school district and within your school community, because a principal only be as effective leading through the recovery as they are feeding and as they are working through their own trauma, so we support that principle and we are asking questions around how they are feeling, getting them together with resources, or offering suggestions, and from there as you continue to have more conversations, it goes into some
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of here are the things you might be able to expect that the next couple of weeks, the next couple of months, then we talk about the next six months, 12 months, 18 months, because as the media go abo their business and as the world continues to move on, that principle is left with meeting the recovery within the school community, not just working with the families of the victims if there are victims, but also because of the survivors and the students who survived and have to live through this. >> as you well know, there is an ongoing debate right now about how to protect schools, and some people are arguing that we have to harden schools and limit the number of entrances and exits and we need to train more people to carry weapons and to give them weapons inside the school to protect students. what do you make of that idea? >> my personal belief on that is we are educators first. we are not trained law enforcement officials. we are trained to educate
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children, love children, and help them grow and mature as young adults, so arming teachers is not something i believe will help the situation at all. >> what kind of people or individuals do you want in the school then to protect kids? >> i think a strong partnership with the local police department through a school resource officer program is a wonderful way to try to get a law-enforcement and education in a productive and safe way and to build positive relationships with kids. >> is a wonderful thing that you are doing. it is also a sad statement about our country right now. i am george roberts. thank you for being here. >> absolutely. thank you for having me. ♪ >>, m vanessa with news -- i am vanessa with newshour west. the latest headlines. the house of representatives has passed a wide-ranging gun-control bl in response to the mass shootings in buffalo and uvalde.
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the legislation wld raise the minimum purchasing age of semiautomatic weapons to 21 and bailed the sale of magazines with the capacity of more than 15 rounds. the legislation is not expected to pass in the senate. president biden is in los angeles hosting the summit for the americans, an event bringing together leaders from canada to chile to discuss food security, climate change, and immigration. president biden emphasize the importance of maintaining democracy despite the current challenges in the region. all of this comes after several leaders made the decision not to attend, including the mexican president, due to the u.s. decision to bar cuba, nicaragua, and venezuela. a california man was charged with attempted murder after being arrested near the maryland home of u.s. supreme court justice brett kavanaugh. a criminal complaint said he had a gun and a knife and threatened
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to kill brett kavanaugh partly over a pending abortion-rights decision. this occurred after a leak occurred that could overturn roe v. wade. simone biles and dozens of other gymnasts are suing the fbi for more than $1 billion. they say they were sexually assaulted by larry nassar, a former usaid gymnastics te dr. peardon suit alleges the fbi knew about him in 2015 -- team doctor. meanwhile, from hollywood producer harvey weinstein will face indecent assault charges in britain. please say it happened in london in 1986 and involved a woman who is now in her 50's. weinstein is already serving a 23-year seence in the u.s. for sex crime convictions in new
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york. and, in ukraine, government forces retreated today in a key eastern city and the driven back by a russian onslaught. graining officials said heavy shelling forced their fighters to pull back to the city outskirts. meanwhile, russia's foreign minister visited turkey and promised safe passage for ukrainian grain shipments through the black sea. ukraine's ambassador dismissed the pledge. >> [speaking in foreign language] translator: the russian side as usual is playing at stupid games. they are trying to get involved in the process of checking vessels, trying to block them. i am certain they will not succeed. russians must be pushed back in unblock the ports. >> grain experts have fallen from what they were before the invasion. in this country, moderna has developed an experimental covid vaccine that works better against the omicron variant.
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it combines the original shop with new protection that increases antibodies specific to omicron. today's announcement follows a cdc estimate that two new variants make up 13% of u.s. cases. still to come, low public uptake causes a glut of vaccines in india. bob woodward and carl bernstein reflect on thearallels between the watergate scandal and the u.s. capitol insurrection, and much more. ♪ announcer: this is pbs newshour west, from weta studios in washington and in the west from our bureau at the walter cronkite school of journalism at arizona state university. judy: there were expensive contest in yesterday's primary elections. voters hit the polls in seven states, with congressional races testing the influence of donald trump.
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but the race drawing the most attention today was local. in san francisco, boaters recalled the progressive district attorney in a contest where crime and public safety were key issues. president biden before boarding air force one said he saw a lesson in the results. pres. biden: the voters sent a clear message last night that both parties have to step up and do something about crime, as well as gun violence. judy: for more on the lessons and the takeaways for both parties ahead of november, we turn to any welter of the cook political report, and another guest in san francisco. welcome to both of you. some interesting races. amy, you did not see one overriding headline for all of this, but you did see what we can call a similarity among the republican runners? >> free democrats, the goal --
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for democrats, the goal from the primaries on the republican side, what they would like to see, is the less than ideal candidate on the republican side come out of those primaries. we have seen a couple of examples, most notably in pennsylvania, where the candidate who is considered probably the most out of step with that swing state won the primary, but in other races across the country yesterday, what we saw were the candidates who pretty much fit those districts, that republican strategists think are the better fit for those candidates come for those districts. -- candidates for those districts. this was a pretty good night for those republicans in terms of putting up the stronger of the candidates to face democrats. judy: from their perspective, here we are in early june. that is what it looks like. so in your state of california, it is the results of the local races that are drawing the most
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attention, that san francisco da race, the los angeles mayor's race, tell us about those. >> in san francisco, this recall has dominated headlines for months. this was a progressive da, a former public defender. his parents spent decades in jail as members of the radical weather underground for a robbery that included two police officers killed, so in some ways he was never well-liked by law enforcement, but there was a series of missteps he made in just the reality of the past two years, the pandemic, the george floyd protests, the strange primary changes we saw over the pandemic, and that also i playg out in los angeles where rik caruso, a billionaire developer, spent 40 million dollars to boost his name id and he is now in a runoff with karen bass, who will be the traditional democratic candidate, but as a nonpartisan race. it is important to note that he was republican, a no party
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preference motor, then reregistered as a democrat a few months ago. judy: it is interesting listening to what she is saying. there is always a desire at the national level to say aha, we see a trend, but it does have to do with the individual circumstances, the candidates and what was going on in that race. >> right. we have seen the nationalization of politics for quite some time, but there is a truth to all politics being local. i think what she pointed out is very important, that while the issue of cobit is no longer a front or top issue for voters the way it was in 2020, number one issue, its impact is still being felt and it has the downstream effects on crime, mental health, on our children and their schooling, and so we are still seeing the aftershocks of this pandemic, and in some ways it is playing out in these local races where people are feeling frustrated with the way
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the city has or has not come back since the pandemic, but it is also playing a part in federal races as well. we are seeing nationally 75% of americans believe the country is off in the wrong direction. a lot of that is about the economy, but i think there is a sense that we are still destabilize. this pandemic may be officially over, but its impact is still here. judy: how did you see that in california, in terms of voter interest in these races and turn out, and how animated voters were by what they were watching and listening to? >> well, unfortunately voter turnout was very low, although in san francisco, it was higher than statewide, but amy has a good point, which is people had a lot of time to sit at home during the pandemic and think about what they did not like, and we have seen this spate of recalls in california. there will always be local
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issues in each case, but there is a sense of anger with what is not happening out there in the world, whether it is homeless on the streets or increase in crime . in san francisco, we saw far less of an increase in violent crime and modes major cities did, republican or democratic-led, yet people vote with their hearts, right. statistics is not what matters. there is a real sense of the local level that the incumbents are not getting the job done. statewide, however, we saw democratic incompetence, governor newsom, the attorney general images easily coast into those runoffs, so maybe not as angry at the state level officials. judy: amy on this question about crime and whether people feel safe, is there some kind of national message from this? >> i think we are seeing it play out not just in los angeles and san francisco, but also with saw it in the new york mayors raised . these are really local issues, but democrats still feeling as you heard from president biden feeling somewhat wary of the
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fact that democrats had been labeled now for the last couple of years as being for defunding the police, not as strong as pushing back on criminals, electing more progressive da's, that democrats have been trying for the last two years to shed that image and to support policies and candidates that are stronger on these issues. judy: we heard president biden saying we are not for defunding the police. >> that's right. won i want to come back to you, amy, there were a number of house republicans that voted for an independent commission to look into what happened on january 6. some of those have been pushed or left politics, but we look at there are what, a number of them in primaries yesterday, and what did we see in the results here? >> overall, we know that in the next congress that there will be fewer members either because they retired or resigned or they
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lost in a primary, fewer republican members who either voted to impeach the president, voted for the january 6 commission, even some who voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. in other words supporting donald trump still is a major issue, or showing fealty to donaldrump is a major issue in these primaries, so what we have in mississippi, one of the republicans there is likely in a runoff with a republican who ran to his right and the primary, saying basically he is not a real republican, a so-called rhino, in part because of his support for the january 6 commission itself. so when we talk about trump's hold on the party, he may not have the same influence that say he would like to have, and in terms of the kind of people who are coming back to washington in 2023, very few of them will have
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stood up to donald trump. judy: and that is telling. you put it all together. >> right. judy: thank you both. we appreciate it. >> thanks, judy. ♪ judy: india has long been called the world's pharmacy, the largest producer of generic drugs, as well as vaccines. much of that capacity was repurposed and increased to produce covered vaccines, intended particularly for low income countries, but as we report from india, demand has dwindled, creating a glut, even as many parts of the world remained largely unvaccinated. >> it is mostly adolescents who trickle in for covert shots, which were recently approved for those 12 and older, and it is a far cry from conditions during
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and soon after last year's delta surge that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. this person was among those bringing their children in on this day. >> we saw so much illness last time. everybody is vaccinating their children, so i thought mind should be protected too. >> a few months ago, does public health center in new delhi would have been overwhelmed with people desperately trying to get a covert shot. today, it is quiet here. anyone who needs a shot can get one with no waiting. >> i came to get a booster shot. i was satisfied with my first two shots. if some people don't take it, it endangers everyone. >> today, india's vaccination rates are roughly comparable to the u.s., two thirds of adults over 18 have received two doses. almost all have been made in india, indigenously developed or under license to global
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pharmaceutical companies. >> we vaccinated close to one billion people with two vaccinations. i think that is a humongous achievement for a country of our size. >> he founded a diversified pharmaceutical company in bangalore. she says for indian companies long dominant in vaccines, it was easy pivoto covert shots. >> india was supplying the vaccines for children's vaccinations programs, whether mmr, polio. india has always done it at scale because of the size of our own population, and that has benefited the world. >> but the success of india's covid vaccination campaign came at least in part at the expense of deliveries to other particularly low income countries. the united nations-backed initiative covax had counted heavily on indian suppliers, but amid the surge last year,
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india's government suspended exports for several months, allocating all production for the mystic use. he is with a pharmaceutical company that pivoted to meet what was expected to be increasing global demand. >> we are producing 3 million doses a day. >> his company makes the johnson & johnson covid vaccine under license, and developed ather with the baylor college of medicine in houston. >> it is about two dollars of those, which is the lowest price globally anywhere in the world. >> it spent about $195 million to double capacity during the pandemic, but with global vaccine demand dropping sharply this year in production lines are being idled across india in the short term. and yet across africa today, fewer than one in five adults are fully vaccinated.
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of the 40% vaccine delivered, it has not gotten into arms attributed to a lack of funding and inadequate distribution systems and an overall relaxed attitude amid lower hospitalization and mortality rates than during the omicron phase. >> i don't think we learn the lesson of health equity yet. >> he blames the low vaccination rates in part on western countries reluctance to share vaccines or license them to indian manufacturers early on, when people were desperate to get the shots. >> they could have shared those stockpiles with the developing world. initially they were saying we will only use the western -manufacturing sites for vaccinating the western populations because we are not comfortable with the other manufacturers in the developing world countries. >> for reasons of quality? >> i hate to say it, but there is a bit of racism in that.
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and now it is very ironic that most of the vaccines that are now being deployed in the world are actually made in india, korea, and other parts of the world. >> she would like to see the excess capacity repurposed for other disease campaigns, like pneumonia, malaria, or dengue fever, but he says the covid pandemic is not over. he says vaccinations and new vaccines must remain a top priority. >> we need to be two steps ahead of the virus. i am not sure we can update our vaccine fast enough. i would either jump a few more variants ahead of it. >> those new variants are likely because of the overall low vaccination rate. >> the logic of evolutionary biology that drives the sub vibrance -- subvariants of the virus does not prevail amongst human beings. >> he heads the public health
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foundation of india. >> the western countries who have three or four shots of vaccines in their arms must realize that variants will emerge in countries where the vaccination rates are very low, where you have high levels of hiv. and those who are immunosuppressive. these will find their way back to the rest of the world. >> a lesson in global solidarity, he says, that the world has been slow to learn. judy: and i know that his reporting is a partnership with the under told stories project of the university of st. thomas in minnesota. ♪ next week marks the 50th anniversary of the break-in at the democratic national party orders here in washington, d.c.
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that event in 1972 would eventually trigger congressional hearings and bring down a u.s. president. the two reporters at the heart of uncovering it have reissued their book, all the presidents men, this week, with a new forward, drawing parallels between the actions with former president trump. on the eve of the first public hearings on january 6, bob woodward and carl bernstein join us now. we welcome both of you back to the newshour. >> thank you. judy: bob, i want to start with you. thank you both. over the years, there have been many narratives about watergate was about. it has been called a third-rate burghley does burglary, that the cover-up was worse in the crime. -- burglary, that the cover-up was worse than the crime. you have had time to reflect on it. what was it? >> an attempt to destroy the
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process for nominating democratic conduct. nixon came along and said gee, i would like to run against this person, george monk governed, and he launched a covert campaign of espionage, sabotage, and cover-up, and it worked. in the end, he got a weaker candidate, george mcgovern, and he won 49 states. it was one of the great crimes of not just politics, but i have never seen anything like this, until recently. judy: and that is what i want to ask you about. as we think back to president nixon, carl, one of the enduring memories was from the senate hearings, the late senator sam ervin, and in one of those hearings, that famous moment when we heard the actual audio
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recording inside the white house , would richard nixon have been brought down if that had not happened? it was the so-called smoking gun tape. it is possible he would not have been brought down. we do not know. it is if history. it is important to understand the progression from richard nixon's criminality to donald trump's criminality. they are both criminal presidents of the united states, but then trump went further. he is the first seditious president in our history. how did that happen? he decided he would not abide by the election, the duly constituted free election of joe biden is the president of the united states, and stage a coup to keep joe biden from taking office. the law calls for the election of the president of the united states to take place at 1:00 p.m. on january 6. there was a great effort,
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conspiracy, extending to the president, to keep that 1:00 p.m. appointment from happening. the object of all of this including the demonstrations, breaking into the u.s. capitol by the insurrectionist, was to keep the selection of the president from happening so trump could stay in office and joe biden could not. the idea that the president of the united states tried to stage a coup such as this is extraordinary, insidious, and we have never seen anything like it in our history. judy: and yet, the two of you right about the parallels between the two, that they were both insecure, paranoid. that each view the world through the prism of hate. >> yes, there was so much hate in the politics of nixon and trump, but what really struck us when you look at all of this, trump is staking his claim now that the election was
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stolen. well, he lost. he did not win. carl, i, and bob costa spent a lot of time looking for evidence to suggest or show that this was , the 2020 election was audulent and stolen. there is zero evidence. it does not pass the common sense test, but i agree with carl but i agree with carl that it really was sedition, a seditious action by trump trying to overturn it, and he failed. now maybe he will run again. judy: that word stops as cold. carl, you use that a minute ago, seditious. bob just said sedition. that is something that two of you did not accuse richard nixon that. this is a different level. >> it certainly is because
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richard nixon resigned. he went to the south lawn, got on the helicopter, and went into private life. donald trump was trying to attempt to not leave the white house, to continue illegally as the president of the united states. i think there is another really important thing to look at and consider here, that what made nixon go were courageous republicans. judy: when it comes to republicans, the willingness to stand up to a president, there were a number who stood up to president nixon. it is different today. >> in the end, all the republican stood up against nixon, and goldwater carried that message, but what will happen tomorrow night in these primetime hearings is, i think, a seminal moment, political moment, a teaching moment for the country, and even people who support trump really ought to look at it, because they are
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making a case and people may accept it or not, but they ought to listen. they may not like it, but it is critical that what i know about what will happen tomorrow night, a lot of it will be visual, a lot of it will be seen, the anger, the ugliness, breakingn to the u.s. capitol, unheard of action, not by 10, 100 people, but 1000 people, and astonishing moment, and people ought to be able to ponder it, look at the data, looat the violence. i could not believe that what was happening that day. it was so out of the normal civility of american politics, the nonviolent tradition. judy: well, we will see how many
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are wching. the country is much more divided politically, even then it was back in the days of richard nixon. i think you have already answered this question. i will finally ask the two of you, which of these two presidents pose a greater threat to our democracy? carl bernstein? >> trump, because he is willing to push things to the point where there can be no peaceful transfer of power, such as happens in most authoritarian countries in the world. that goes farther than richard nixon. >> but i think the answer is trump because he is thinking of running. i actually think he is going to run. i think he is going to be recruited by lots of moneyed republicans, and he was say look , the people are calling. i have got to run. and he is running again, and in the four years he held office,
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he learned in a somewhat haphazard way, but he learned where the levers of power are, and if he gets that power, the power of the presidency, the extraordinary concentration of power again, this country will never be the same. judy: bob woodward. carl bernstein. who broke the story of watergate 50 years ago and who are here to watch what we are witnessing in 2022. thank you both. >> thanks. >> thanks, judy. ♪ judy: and we will be back shortly with some of the messages commencement speakers shared with this year's graduates, but first take a moment to hear from your local pbs station, a chance to offer j,
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and that means politicians, actors, and athletes, and even some from the "pbs newshour" have been giving commencement speeches, hoping to impart advice to college graduates as they head into their next chapter. >> yr class is the toughest plaster have ever graduated college in recent history. you started out when the pandemic began, survived covid, hurricanes, lockdown, online classes, vaccines, omicron peered you have been through so much and have come out stronger for the experience and now you are here, graduating, and more than ready to face the real rld because you already have. >> i heard a saying once it if you do what you love, you will never work at day in your life. i want to challenge that, because if you do what you love, you will work harder than you have ever worked. and harder than you could have ever imagined.
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her dreams will call does your dreams will call for that kind of commitment. -- your dreams will call for that kind of commitment. >> effortlessness is a myth. the people who wanted at the least of the ones i wanted to date and be friends with in high school. the people who want it the most are the people i now higher to work for my company. >> if you stay in your comfort zones, sticking to what you know , then you are making a bet. you are betting that your life and the world will stay the same but let me tell you, you will lose that bet every single time. >> as you head out into the big world, forget about the big world, but don't you dare abandon the small worlds, the ones you can see and hear and touch. the only worlds you are
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obligateto change are the small ones, the office you are in, the relationship you are in, the dinner table you are at, and the community in which you live. >> god gave you a voice. use it. and note that the irony of a non-speaking autistic encouraging you to e your voice is not lost on me. if you can see the worth and me, you can see the worth and everyone you meet. >> don't let others define you. they will try. don't let them define you. you define yourself. >> go where you are wanted, where'd you and your voice and your talents are needed. [applause] surround yourself with the people who see you, who really see you, and don't waste your time with the people who cannot. welcome into your world the ones who would tell you the hard truth, not because they want to bring you down but they want to help you get where you are going. >> i hope you will be kind and compassionate.
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i hope you will see that there is wonder in being part of something bigger than yourself, and magic to be found in the service of others. i hope you will be good stewards of the planet we inhabit, and participants in the fight to make it better, more equal, more accessible, more just. >> drew genuine dialogue and through, building trust and information and in one another through empathy, and let us reclaim the space in between. after all there are some things in this life that make the world feel small and connected. let kindness be one of those. >> continue to spend time with people who are different from you. seek out people who are not in your circle. they will bring different experiences, maybe they need a
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friend. i am confident that each one of you has the ability and the determination to make a difference in the world. we are counting on you congratulations. [applause] judy: and on our website, some of us were surprised by that but we are glad to share it with you , on our website, join miles o'brien for an in-depth look at how climate change and overfishing are threatening the world oceans. canoe technologies and responsible regulation ward off the threat of mass extinctions for ocean life? watch our special, tipping point, fisheries on the break, streaming now at join us tomorrow night here on pbs for live coverage of the congressional hearings on january 6. the house committee investigating the attack on the capital -- u.s. capitol plans to hold six hearings over the next few weeks. the first starts tomorrow at
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