Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 27, 2017

On this edition for Sunday, August 27, Hurricane Harvey is showing southeast Texas some of the worst flooding in its history, with at least five people dead. Later, major companies such as Mars and Walmart are investing in renewable energy. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Sunday, August 27, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 27, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, August 27, Hurricane Harvey is showing southeast Texas some of the worst flooding in its history, with at least five people dead. Later, major companies such as Mars and Walmart are investing in renewable energy. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 1492
    Submerged freeways from the effects of Hurricane Harvey are seen during widespread flooding in Houston
  • Historic flooding inundates Texas, hampering rescue efforts
    Houston's mayor on Sunday urged his constituents in the nation’s fourth-largest city to stay off roadways as the state of Texas continues to contend with unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Harvey, now classified as a tropical storm. Officials said rising waters would reach catastrophic proportions, with more than 2,500 emergency calls made overnight in Houston alone. Hari Sreenivasan has more.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 234
    Flooded downtown is seen from a high rise along Buffalo Bayou after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston
  • Torrential rains drain emergency resources in Texas
    With the potential for storm totals to reach 50 inches of rain this week, residents of Houston and parts of southeast Texas are experiencing some of the most extreme flooding ever seen in the state, according to the National Weather Service. Houston Chronicle Metro Editor Dianna Hunt joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from downtown Houston to describe the scene.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 289
    Texas National Guardsmen aid residents flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 27. Photo by Lt. Zachary West, 100th MPAD/Texas Military Department/Handout via Reuters
  • Why Houston is a ‘sitting duck’ for hurricanes
    “Hell or High Water,” a report published last year by ProPublica and the Texas Tribune, says that officials in Houston failed to adequately heed a warning from a hurricane that nine years ago caused $30 billion in damage. Texas Tribune reporter Kiah Collier, who co-authored the report on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Houston.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 260
    A stranded motorist escapes floodwaters on Interstate 225 after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing mass flooding
  • In Gulf Coast cities, officials warn of coming floods
    People in the small city of Victoria, Texas, which was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, started grappling with the aftermath on Sunday. While the city, about 30 miles inland from the Gulf Coast, did not experience extreme flooding, roofs were torn off, power lines knocked over and infrastructure was severely damaged. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports on the scene.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 311
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