Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 26, 2017

On this edition for Saturday, August 26, we head to Texas to survey the damage Hurricane Harvey has already wrought and learn how the state is preparing for the aftermath. Later, President Donald Trump’s end-of-week decision to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio hurts already fraught relations with GOP leaders. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, August 26, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 26, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, August 26, we head to Texas to survey the damage Hurricane Harvey has already wrought and learn how the state is preparing for the aftermath. Later, President Donald Trump’s end-of-week decision to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio hurts already fraught relations with GOP leaders. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 1493
    A car is crushed by a huge tree after Hurricane Harvey struck in Rockport
  • How Texas’ most populous city handles floods
    As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, Houston -- the state’s most populous city, with a population of more than 2 million people -- could face 15 to 30 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. To discuss how the city is coping, Dianna Hunt, metro editor of the Houston Chronicle, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 207
    A sign warning against alligators is seen in a flooded street during Hurricane Harvey in Seadrift
  • Assessing damage where Hurricane Harvey touched ground
    Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near the city of Corpus Christi in southeastern Texas on Friday, cutting power to at least two-thirds of its 325,000 residents and damaging buildings in its path. Natalia Contreras, reporter for the Corpus Christi Caller Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to describe the scene.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 118
    A man walks past a business which was left damaged after Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport
  • As hurricane slows, Texas braces for further damage
    Hurricane Harvey is weakening and drifting slowly along the Texas coast as forecasters warn of the storm's continued potential to generate catastrophic flooding as far as 100 miles inland. Officials began surveying the damage on Saturday following the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years. The NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan has the latest on the storm.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 210
    Business owner and resident clears debris from outside his shop which was hit by Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas
  • Hurricane Harvey evacuees describe ‘chaos’
    About 130 miles inland from Corpus Christi lies Texas’ second-most populous city of San Antonio. On Saturday, after Hurricane Harvey ravaged sections of the Texas coast, residents and emergency workers were caring for a surge of evacuees from surrounding areas. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker traveled there to speak with survivors of the storm.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 206
    Craig "Cajun" Uggen, 57, nearly floods his truck as Hurricane Harvey comes ashore in Corpus Christi
  • Arpaio pardon hurts GOP relations with Trump
    President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who aggressively pursued undocumented immigrants, exacerbated an increasingly tenuous relationship with national Republicans. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan from Santa Barbara, California, on what the latest rift means for the party and country.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 341
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