• Bollman Hat Company employee-owners performing sewing operations for caps. Photo By Connie Kargbo/PBS NewsHour
    August 27

    On this edition for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, Italy held a national day of mourning as rescuers searched for survivors of this week’s devastating earthquake and President Obama issues an order creating the largest marine preserve in the world. Later, learn how some manufacturing jobs have returned to the U.S. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Continue reading

  • Firefighters stand next to a collapsed house following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca - RTX2NABM
    August 27

    As Italy held a national day of mourning, rescue workers spent a fourth day searching for survivors of a devastating earthquake that killed at least 291 since it struck on Wednesday. For the latest, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay joins Hari Sreenivasan from Amatrice, Italy. Continue reading

  • A green sea turtle is seen off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii April 8, 2006. U.S. First Lady Laura Bush on Friday dedicated the Hawaiian name "Papahanaumokuakea" to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Marine Monument, home to more than seven thousand species of animals, including turtles like the one shown, during her visit to Honolulu. Photo taken on April 8, 2006.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES) - RTR1N17V
    August 27

    An executive order issued Friday by President Barack Obama will make the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument the largest ecological preserve in the world, at more than 580,000 square miles. Matt Rand, director of the Pew Charitable Trust’s Global Ocean Legacy Project, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

  • The Bollman Factory in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. Photo by Christopher Booker/PBS NewsHour
    August 27

    Both presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump pledged to bring manufacturing jobs back to American shores as the economy became a central theme in this year’s presidential elections. But some jobs, once thought to be forever lost to cheaper labor overseas, have already started to return. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker has the story. Continue reading

  • Syrian Army soldiers wave the Syrian national flag as civilians ride buses to be evacuated from the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya, after an agreement reached on Thursday between rebels and Syria's army, Syria August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2N66U
    August 26

    Friday on the NewsHour, progress is made to end the longest siege of the Syrian war. Also: earthquake-stricken Italy receives global support, we speak with six voters in a crucial swing state, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks, a place of healing for Syrian refugees, combating lionfish overpopulation using robots and a man completes his visit to all 59 national parks in 59 weeks. Continue reading

  • A Syrian army soldier stands at the entrance of the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya, before the start of evacuation of residents and insurgents of Daraya, Syria August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki - RTX2N47A
    August 26

    In our news wrap Friday, hundreds of Syrian residents and fighters were allowed to leave Daraya, a suburb of Damascus that had been under siege since 2012. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart in Geneva to discuss increasing cooperation in Syria. Also, in Turkey, a suicide truck bombing killed at least 11 people and wounded 78. Kurdish militants have claimed responsibility. Continue reading

  • A resident helps a firefighter to set down a crucifix from San Lorenzo e Flaviano church following an earthquake in San Lorenzo, central Italy, August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTX2N7EN
    August 26

    Three days after the devastating earthquake in Italy, the death toll has climbed to 281. At this point, rescuers are not expecting to discover any survivors, says special correspondent Christopher Livesay, who is on the ground in hard-hit Amatrice. But people from all over Italy — and the world — have come to help. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Livesay about the recovery and plans to rebuild. Continue reading

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    August 26

    Virginia is one of the most highly contested states in this year’s presidential election. For an inside look at the choice facing voters there, Judy Woodruff speaks with six Northern Virginia residents. The group’s topics include perceptions of Donald Trump as a ‘great communicator’ and a ‘bully,’ the sincerity of Hillary Clinton and whether the country can come together after a divisive campaign. Continue reading

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    August 26

    In the presidential election arena this week, the two major-party candidates called each other racists, and questions arose over Donald Trump’s support among alt-right enthusiasts. As for Hillary Clinton, she seems to be focusing on casting herself as the lesser-of-two-evils option. For analysis, we turn to syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Continue reading

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    August 26

    Now five years old, the war in Syria has taken an immense emotional and physical toll on those close to the fighting. Nisreen Katbi fled from Syria to Jordan four years ago and now runs a center that helps fellow refugees experiencing physical and psychological trauma. The center provides full-time care, free of charge. University of California, Berkeley, journalism students report from Jordan. Continue reading