Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 5, 2017

On this edition for Saturday, August 5, record heat sweeps across the western U.S. and parts of Europe. Later, one scholar offers a new perspective on income inequality, arguing that the top 20 percent of earners in American society, not only the top 1 percent, limits economic mobility for lower-income groups. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 5, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, August 5, record heat sweeps across the western U.S. and parts of Europe. Later, one scholar offers a new perspective on income inequality, arguing that the top 20 percent of earners in American society, not only the top 1 percent, limits economic mobility for lower-income groups. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2017
    Length: 1346
  • Usain Bolt, the fastest man in history, runs his last 100m
    Usain Bolt, the global track star from Jamaica, ran his last 100m dash on Saturday at the 2017 world championships, concluding a record-breaking career that spanned three Olympic Games. Christopher Clarey of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan to recap Bolt’s achievements and discuss what his retirement -- if it sticks -- would mean for the sport.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2017
    Length: 289
    World Athletics Championships
  • Tillerson to address the Philippines’ deadly drug crackdown
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has embarked on a five-day trip across Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, he is expected to address President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on drugs, in which over 2,500 people have been killed. Lindsey Ford, the Director of Political-Security Affairs for the Asia Society Policy Institute, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2017
    Length: 269
    U.S. State of Secretary Rex Tillerson boards a plane at the airport in Beijing
  • How the upper middle class keeps everyone else out
    In the United States, people within the top 1 percent income bracket own one-third of the nation’s wealth. But scholar Richard Reeves, author of “Dream Hoarders,” argues that the top 20 percent has created an even starker divide with behaviors and policies that limit economic mobility for lower-income groups. Reeves joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2017
    Length: 429
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