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Fox Viewership Plummeted During John Lewis Funeral

The Poynter Report reports: CNN’s Brian Stelter points out that Fox News’ viewership dropped significantly when the network aired John Lewis’ funeral last week. Nearly 1.9 million were tuned into Fox in the 9 a.m. Eastern hour, but that number dropped once the funeral began. Fox News had 825,000 viewers in the 11 a.m. hour and only 540,000 in the …

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Obama Delivers Rousing Tribute To John Lewis [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former president Barack Obama gave a soaring eulogy for John Lewis, urging Americans to honor the legacy of a civil rights giant by engaging in the “good trouble” that leads to a more perfect democracy in the face of powerful institutions that seek to oppress. The former president spoke on the current threat to voting rights in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Delivers Eulogy For John Lewis

CBS News reports: Three former presidents will honor Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday at 11 a.m., completing a week of memorial services for the longtime lawmaker and civil rights icon. Former President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for Lewis, who died earlier this month at age 80. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George …

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Trump Avoided Lewis Ceremony At Joint Base Andrews, Left For Texas Minutes Before Lewis’s Casket Arrived

Trump’s pettiness is truly bottomless: President Donald Trump avoided a final opportunity to pay an in-person tribute to the late civil rights icon at Joint Base Andrews. Trump departed from the air base for Texas around 9:55 a.m. ET after speaking to reporters at the White House. A procession with Lewis and his family arrived to Andrews a few minutes …

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TODAY: Obama To Deliver Eulogy For Rep. John Lewis

CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at US Rep. John Lewis’ funeral on Thursday and former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will attend the service, according to sources familiar with the former presidents’ plans. The sources added that Clinton and Bush will also participate in the funeral, which will be held Thursday morning at …

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Rep. John Lewis Urges Action In Posthumous Op-Ed

Politico reports: The late congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis revealed Thursday that he had been “inspired” in his final days by nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality. In an op-ed authored shortly before his death and published on the day of his funeral by The New York Times, the Georgia Democrat reflected upon his own calling …

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John Lewis’s Motorcade Stops At Atlanta’s Rainbow Crosswalks In Tribute To His Support For LGBTQ Rights

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: The late Rep. John Lewis arrived back home in Atlanta today, following four days of tributes and services that have taken the congressman and Civil Rights hero back to his native Alabama and then to Washington, D.C. As he did at the Alabama and U.S. capitols, Lewis will lie in state at the Georgia State …

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Trump Won’t Pay Respects To John Lewis At US Capitol

The Independent reports: Donald Trump, who in recent weeks has stirred racial tensions, says he has no plans to visit the late Congressman John Lewis as the civil rights icon lies in state at the US Capitol. “No I won’t be going,” the president said. “No.” The president delivered the news as he left the White House for a trip …

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Rep. John Lewis To Lie In State At US Capitol Today

USA Today reports: John Lewis has returned to the nation’s capital one last time. Lewis, who died July 17 from pancreatic cancer at 80, arrived at Joint Base Andrews after two days of tributes in Alabama. The family and friends traveling with him include Lewis’ only son, John-Miles Lewis, as well as siblings, nieces and nephews. The motorcade is expected …

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Trump “Saddened” About Death Of Rep. John Lewis

USA Today reports: The short and understated sentiment made no mention of the animosity that developed between the two men early that developed when Lewis questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s 2016 election victory and the president attacked Lewis’ district. Trump, however, was far less loquacious in his tweet than many of his senior aides. Trump signed a proclamation ordering flags …

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Activists And Politicians Hail Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

CNN reports: As news of Rep. John Lewis’ death rocked the nation, tributes to the civil rights leader and longtime Georgia politician poured in from activists and politicians alike. Lewis was the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama. He ultimately became a towering figure of the civil rights …

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Barack Obama Pays Tribute To John Lewis: “He Gave All Of Himself To The Cause Of Freedom And Justice”

ABC News reports: Rep. John Lewis “loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise,” former President Barack Obama said Friday night in paying tribute to one of his personal heroes. “And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom …

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BREAKING: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Dead At 80

NBC News reports: Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who has been receiving hospice care, passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Atlanta on Friday. Lewis, a Democrat, played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. He was the …

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Pleads For Non-Violence: “Rioting, Looting, And Burning Is Not The Way” [VIDEO]

From civil right icon Rep. John Lewis: “Sixty-five years have passed, and I still remember the face of young Emmett Till. It was 1955. I was 15 years old — just a year older than him. What happened that summer in Money, Mississippi, and the months that followed — the recanted accusation, the sham trial, the dreaded verdict — shocked …

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Endorses Biden [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, formally endorsed Joe Biden for president on Tuesday morning, becoming the latest in a long string of elected officials who have backed the former vice president. “I read about Joe Biden when he became an elected official. I heard him speak. I met him,” Lewis told reporters …

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Georgia: Anti-LGBT Felon To Challenge Rep. John Lewis

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Author, former reality show star and convicted felon Angela Stanton-King announced Friday that she will run for Congress as a Republican against longtime Georgia Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis. Stanton-King was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump after her 2004 conviction on federal conspiracy charges for her role in a car theft ring. She spent more …

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Rep. John Lewis Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

CBS News reports: Representative John Lewis of Georgia announced Sunday that he will be undergoing treatment for Stage IV pancreatic cancer. The 79-year-old Democratic congressman said he has “never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.” “While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of cancer …

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Elton John Stars In John Lewis Holiday Ad [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: It’s the most magical time of the year – or at least as far as television advertising goes – as the official John Lewis Christmas advert has been unveiled. And this year it’s gone in a completely new direction, by featuring a music icon. Elton John takes us on his musical career journey and reveals his most …

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Multiple Dems To Boycott Trump’s SOTU [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said she is boycotting President Trump’s first State of the Union because of his behavior toward black people. “To go, would be to honor the president and I don’t think he deserves to be honored at this time after being so hateful towards black people and then black countries, Haiti and the whole …

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The 2017 John Lewis Christmas Ad Is Here [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: A giant snoring monster called Moz has split critics online, after it was revealed as the star of this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert. The eagerly anticipated ad from the high street store tells the story of a little boy and his friendship with an imaginary monster living under his bed. It features a cover of The …

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