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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington, D.C. (U.S. Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons)

As Syrian Conflict Enters New Phase, Possibilities for a U.S. Intervention | Roundtable: The March on Washington & Future of the Civil Rights Movement | Fires Continue To Rage Around Yosemite National Park | The Film Industry is Leaving Hollywood Behind | New Report Shows Ohio Police Secretly Use Facial Recognition Technology | 50 Years After the March on Washington, A Look At Dreams for the Next 50 Years

Infographic: American Attitudes on Civil Rights

As part of our series on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the future of the civil rights movement, The Takeaway partnered with YouGov to conduct a survey that highlights American attitudes toward civil rights.

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Roundtable: The March on Washington & The Future of the Civil Rights Movement

Joining The Takeaway to discuss the future of the civil rights movement and what can be done to accomplish the objectives of the March on Washington, which took place 50 years ago today, is Farai Chideya, a distinguished writer in residence at New York University’s Journalism Institute; Peter Blair Henry, the Dean of New York University’s Stern School of Business; and George Packer, a staff writer at The New Yorker.

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As Syrian Conflict Enters New Phase, Possibilities for a U.S. Intervention

What exactly would a U.S. response in Syria entail remains unclear. Ambassador Kurt Volker, former United States Permanent Representative to NATO, and Phyllis E. Oakley, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins School, consider likely possible U.S. responses.

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Fires Continue To Rage At Yosemite National Park

The seventh largest fire in California history, covering over 280 square miles, rages on. Groveland, CA resident Christina Wilkinson manages a Facebook page for locals that has served as an essential resource of up to the minute information. She joins The Takeaway to tell us what she's seeing on the ground.

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The Film Industry is Leaving Hollywood Behind

The city of lights is losing its glow as the film industry in Los Angeles continues to shrink. In an attempt to bring back Hollywood, newly elected Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised to hire a film czar. Sharon Waxman, founder and CEO of TheWrap.com, joins The Takeaway to talk about what’s driving the film industry out of L.A.

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New Report Shows Ohio Police Secretly Use Facial Recognition Technology

The Cincinnati Enquirer has revealed that Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has used facial recognition technology to match drivers license photos and surveillance footage for months—without telling the public. Reporter Chrissie Thompson discusses her investigation, and Attorney General Mike DeWine defends the law enforcement's use of this technology.

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50 Years After the March on Washington, A Look At Dreams for the Next 50 Years

On this 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we turn an eye toward the future of the civil rights movement and the dreams of this generation of activists. Rashad Robinson is the Executive Director of Color of Change, and Majora Carter is the founder of the non-profit Sustainable Bronx. They are just two examples of black Americans who are dedicating their lives to improving the lives of some of America's most marginalized communities.

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