Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 12, 2017

On this edition for Saturday, August 12, North Korea threatens Guam during a week of rising rhetoric, and Sen. John McCain proposes another U.S. strategy for Afghanistan. Later, white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters and police in Charlottesville, Va. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 12, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, August 12, North Korea threatens Guam during a week of rising rhetoric, and Sen. John McCain proposes another U.S. strategy for Afghanistan. Later, white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters and police in Charlottesville, Va. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2017
    Length: 1339
    A crowd of white nationalists are met by a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville
  • White nationalist rally brings clashes in Charlottesville
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists and alt-right activists clashed with police and counter-protesters. It was the second rally to protest the city’s plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia joins Hari Sreenivasan from Charlottesville.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2017
    Length: 294
    A man hits the pavement during a clash between members of white nationalist protesters against a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville
  • Criticizing Trump, McCain proposes new Afghanistan strategy
    This week, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain offered a new strategy for the conflict in Afghanistan. McCain called for adding to the approximately 8,400 troops deployed in Afghanistan and giving U.S. commanders greater authority. Aaron O'Connell, an associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2017
    Length: 319
    U.S. troops assess the damage to an armoured vehicle of NATO-led military coalition after a suicide attack in Kandahar province
  • Guam on alert after North Korean threats
    Amid escalating rhetoric this week between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles toward Guam, a small Pacific island that has been a U.S. territory since 1898. Guam is about 2,100 miles southeast of North Korea and home to more than 160,000 people. Wall Street Journal reporter Lucy Craymer joins Hari Sreenivasan from Guam.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2017
    Length: 228
    A view of posh hotels in the Tumon tourist district on the island of Guam
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