Sam Bermas-Dawes

Producer, Political Rewind

Sam joined the Political Rewind team in September 2019.  Raised in the New York City metro area, he graduated from American University in 2015 before spending time in North Carolina as a reporter at WCHL in Chapel Hill.

When he is not working, Sam enjoys soccer, reading, board games and picnics.

Atlanta University Photograph Collection courtesy Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

The Atlanta History Center welcomed more than 3,000 visitors Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, museum officials said.

But this year, the holiday coincided with the opening of a new exhibit, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow,” that continues through June 30.

The exhibit on Reconstruction and the subsequent era of Jim Crow rule in the American South was created by the New York Historical Society in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and has been expanded with local artifacts, photographs and stories.

Emily Jones / GPB News

Ten candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination took the stage Wednesday night for a debate in southwest Atlanta. 

While the nation was focused on the event at Tyler Perry Studios, GPB’s team of reporters attended watch parties across the state from Savannah to Marietta to hear from voters on both sides of the aisle.  


Robert Jimison / GPB News

After months of buildup, the next Democratic presidential primary debate is set to begin Wednesday night at 9 p.m. in Georgia. Ten presidential candidates are set to take the stage at Tyler Perrys Studios in Atlanta for the next round of debates on the road to the 2020 Presidential Election.

Russ Bynum / AP

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump moved into a new phase last week as the House Intelligence Committee held its first open hearings.

As the witnesses were sworn-in that morning, the president’s supporters in Georgia’s Congressional delegation had already begun to voice their opposition to the inquiry.

Grant Blankenship / GPB News

A couple days after Hurricane Michael struck, Georgia farmer Phillip Buckhalter went out to survey what remained of a neighbor’s cotton field in Early County near Jakin.

The morning before the major hurricane, Phillip and his son had helped picked as much cotton as they could for their neighbor in order to save as much of the crop as possible. As Buckhalter approached the fields in southwest Georgia, he saw the damage to the crop was severe.