Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 8, 2017

On this edition for Saturday, April 8, a look at the aftermath and political implications of the U.S. missile strike in Syria following a chemical weapons attack there. Later, a nonprofit experiments with giving cash to villagers in Kenya. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 8, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, April 8, a look at the aftermath and political implications of the U.S. missile strike in Syria following a chemical weapons attack there. Later, a nonprofit experiments with giving cash to villagers in Kenya. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2017
    People attend a protest against American airstrikes in Syria, in front of the United Nations (UN) building in Damascus
  • Assessing the aftermath of U.S. airstrikes in Syria
    Syrian officials on Saturday surveyed the damage caused by recent U.S. military strikes on a government airfield that were in retaliation to a chemical attack on Syrian civilians. American officials also threatened new sanctions against the country. For more, New America fellow Doug Ollivant and political science professor at Columbia University Kimberly Marten join Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2017
    People attend a protest against American airstrikes in Syria, in front of the United Nations (UN) building in Damascus
  • Group gives cash aid to rural Kenyans, then studies its effects
    Since it was founded in 2011, U.S.-based nonprofit GiveDirectly has given cash unconditionally to villagers in eastern Africa, particularly Kenya and Uganda. The nonprofit’s most recent project involves providing a basic income consisting of cash payments to every adult in a rural Kenyan village. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Livesay reports from Kenya.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2017
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