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America After Charleston

A PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor, Gwen Ifill, explores the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

America After Charleston | Full Episode

56m 40s

A PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor, Gwen Ifill, explores the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Episodes

  • America After Charleston: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    America After Charleston | Full Episode

    56m 40s

    A PBS town hall meeting, moderated by PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor, Gwen Ifill, explores the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Extras + Features

  • Persisting Inequalities: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Persisting Inequalities

    3m 37s

    Shaun Harper and Margaret Simms describe the cascading effect of racial inequalities on the lives of young African-Americans. AMERICA AFTER CHARLESTON premieres Monday, September 21 at 9/8C.

  • Extended Preview | America After Charleston: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extended Preview | America After Charleston

    51s

    What will it take to bridge America's racial divide? Join a special town hall meeting moderated by Gwen Ifill (PBS NewsHour) to explore the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June. Premieres Monday, Sept 21 at 9/8C.

  • In the Media: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In the Media

    1m 11s

    Two audience members speak up during the town hall to express their views of how African-Americans are portrayed in the media, and how that affects their own lives.

  • The Black Lives Matter Movement: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Black Lives Matter Movement

    2m 17s

    Black Lives Matter – a popular refrain for some, a discordant one for others. Nearly two-thirds of African-Americans polled as part of the PBS NewsHour Marist poll consider it a movement, while 39 percent of Americans overall say it’s only a slogan. Panelists discuss Black Lives Matter in the special town hall AMERICA AFTER CHARLESTON (Mon, Sept 21 at 9/8C).

  • "Forgiveness... is a Process": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Forgiveness... is a Process"

    1m 49s

    Polly Sheppard was spared by Dylann Roof, the Emanuel AME shooter, when he found her praying. He instructed her to ""tell the story." She is one of three survivors.

  • The Power of Conversation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Power of Conversation

    2m 6s

    Jelani Cobb, contributor for The New Yorker, challenges the power of conversation and the benevolence of White Americans in this excerpt from AMERICA AFTER CHARLESTON (Mon, Sept 21 at 9/8C).

  • Exclusive Facebook Data: Conversations about Race: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Exclusive Facebook Data: Conversations about Race

    50s

    The Charleston shootings and the emotional havoc that they wreaked were only one of several incidents that have managed to keep the conversation about race going. This exclusive data provided by Facebook shows spikes in conversations on Facebook about race starting in April when Walter Scott was killed by a policeman in North Charleston, and in June, a week after the Charleston shootings.

  • Preview | America After Charleston: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview | America After Charleston

    30s

    Join a town hall meeting to explore the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June. Gwen Ifill moderates.

  • "We Are Still in the Healing Process": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "We Are Still in the Healing Process"

    3m 26s

    Moderator Gwen Ifill converses with Presiding Reverend Norvel Goff, the interm paster at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, parishioner Willie Glee, and Malcolm Graham, whose sister died in the shootings that took place at the church in June 2015. AMERICA AFTER CHARLESTON premieres Monday, September 21 at 9/8C on PBS.

  • Tension Within and Between Organizations: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tension Within and Between Organizations

    1m 28s

    Arielle Newton of Black Lives Matter and Reverend Cornell William Brooks of the NAACP discuss how differing viewpoints and solutions affect their causes. AMERICA AFTER CHARLESTON premieres Monday, September 21 at 9/8C.

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