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Author James Hansen On 'First Man' Neil Armstrong, As Apollo 11 Hits The Big Screen

The new movie "First Man" puts the Apollo 11 moon landing on the big screen. But what was Neil Armstrong, the man who took that giant leap, really like? Meghna Chakrabarti asks NASA historian and Armstrong biographer, James Hansen.

Author James Hansen On 'First Man' Neil Armstrong, As Apollo 11 Hits The Big Screen

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Transparency And Drug Prices: Will The New U.S. Mandate On TV Ads Drive Costs Down?

The Trump Administration wants pharma companies to list drug prices on ads for all prescriptions paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. Could it drive down costs? Sarah Karlin-Smith, Gail Wilensky, David Mitchell and Dr. Michael Ybarra join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Transparency And Drug Prices: Will The New U.S. Mandate On TV Ads Drive Costs Down?

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Sears, The Changing American Marketplace And Retail Disruption

Sears once changed the American marketplace. Now, it's filed for bankruptcy. Sarah Halzack, Vicki Howard and Louis Hyman join Meghna Chakrabarti to look at the retail industry's latest disruption.

Sears, The Changing American Marketplace And Retail Disruption

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Harvard Admissions Trial Underway With Affirmative Action, Diversity Under Scrutiny

Affirmative Action is on trial. Harvard goes to court to defend itself against charges it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. Max Larkin, Peter Wood and Nicole Gon Ochi look at the debate with Meghna Chakrabarti.

Harvard Admissions Trial Underway With Affirmative Action, Diversity Under Scrutiny

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Opens Up About His NASCAR Career And Concussion Concerns

NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up to Meghna Chakrabarti about concussions, fears and why he put the brakes on his storied career. We also hear from Michael Collins, who's treated Earnhardt Jr. for concussions since 2012.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Opens Up About His NASCAR Career And Concussion Concerns

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U.S.-Saudi Relations Strain As Trump Promises Action Over Missing Journalist

President Trump vows severe punishment and sends Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman as the rift grows over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. David Kirkpatrick, Steven A. Cook and Bernard Haykel join Meghna Chakrabarti.

U.S.-Saudi Relations Strain As Trump Promises Action Over Missing Journalist

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On U.S. Foreign Policy: Should America Be Doing Less In World Affairs?

Stephen Walt on U.S. foreign policy failures. He says it all traces back to what Walt calls a "liberal hegemony" and the idea that the U.S. can spread democracy without accountability. Walt tells Meghna Chakrabarti it's time for a more restrained approach.

On U.S. Foreign Policy: Should America Be Doing Less In World Affairs?

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Week Ahead: Michael Aftermath, Midterms, Mattis, Saudi Relations

Ayesha Rascoe, Naftali Bendavid and Adam Smith join Meghna Chakrabarti and open their notebooks to look ahead to the week's news at home and abroad.

Week Ahead: Michael Aftermath, Midterms, Mattis, Saudi Relations

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The Fight Over Voting Rights And Voter Suppression Ahead Of Midterms

Some lawmakers seek to prevent many people from voting ahead of this fall's midterms. Those efforts don't show up in polls, but could affect the results. David Folkenflik speaks with Wendy Weiser, Dale Ho and Rep. Ruben Gallego.

The Fight Over Voting Rights And Voter Suppression Ahead Of Midterms

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Week In The News: Kavanaugh, Haley, Hurricane Michael And More

Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat on the Supreme Court. Nikki Haley heads for the exits. Hurricane Michael threatens lives. Alexis Simendinger, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Week In The News: Kavanaugh, Haley, Hurricane Michael And More

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