An interview with Dawn Porter, director of “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

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An interview with Dawn Porter, director of “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

For Democrats, the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis' legacy of stirring up "good trouble" continued early Friday November 13th, 2020, as results from the 17-term congressman's district helped push the lead in Georgia for former Vice President Joe Biden.

NBC, CNN, and the New York Times called Georgia for Biden on Friday, November 13th.

But poll workers in Georgia are still completing a hand recount of votes, because the margin between Joe Biden and President Trump was less than .5%. Biden is still projected to win Georgia, and there's quite a bit of political momentum in the state looking ahead to January's two Senate run-offs, which could determine which party takes control of the Senate.

On this show, we're bringing back a previous episode featuring film director Dawn Porter, whose documentary "John Lewis: Good Trouble" was released on Amazon Prime in July. Her film honors the late civil rights icon and reminds viewers to work on behalf of other people, and hold onto hope when faced with challenges, even when it’s overwhelming.

Porter's interview with USA TODAY's Eileen Rivers is part of our newsroom's Leader of Change project, which highlights activists across the country and their work advancing social justice in 2020.

If you know someone who you believe is a 'leader of change,' you can nominate them online here.

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For Democrats, the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis' legacy of stirring up "good trouble" continued early Friday November 13th, 2020, as results from the 17-term congressman's district helped push the lead in Georgia for former Vice President Joe Biden.

NBC, CNN, and the New York Times called Georgia for Biden on Friday, November 13th.

But poll workers in Georgia are still completing a hand recount of votes, because the margin between Joe Biden and President Trump was less than .5%. Biden is still projected to win Georgia, and there's quite a bit of political momentum in the state looking ahead to January's two Senate run-offs, which could determine which party takes control of the Senate.

On this show, we're bringing back a previous episode featuring film director Dawn Porter, whose documentary "John Lewis: Good Trouble" was released on Amazon Prime in July. Her film honors the late civil rights icon and reminds viewers to work on behalf of other people, and hold onto hope when faced with challenges, even when it’s overwhelming.

Porter's interview with USA TODAY's Eileen Rivers is part of our newsroom's Leader of Change project, which highlights activists across the country and their work advancing social justice in 2020.

If you know someone who you believe is a 'leader of change,' you can nominate them online here.

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