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Why Notre Dame is part of France's national identity

Clip: 04/15/2019 | 5m 32s Video has closed captioning.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a seminal touchstone of French history, art and culture, and seeing it sustain devastating damage in a huge fire on Monday sent shockwaves of grief throughout France and the world. Judy Woodruff talks to Gerard Araud, France’s ambassador to the U.S., about the structure’s role within French national identity and feeling as if a part of himself were burning.

Aired: 04/15/19

Rating: NR

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