Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 6, 2017

On this edition for Sunday, August 6, Iran gains new influence in Afghanistan, and how the Trump administration is pursuing a conservative agenda. Later, a Hawaiian island combats the effects of invasive parakeets. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Sunday, August 6, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 6, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, August 6, Iran gains new influence in Afghanistan, and how the Trump administration is pursuing a conservative agenda. Later, a Hawaiian island combats the effects of invasive parakeets. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2017
    Length: 1338
    A ring-necked parakeet eats blossom from a tree in west London
  • Can Trump pursue a conservative agenda?
    President Donald Trump started his “working vacation” with declining poll numbers, a legislative failure on healthcare and the convening of a grand jury in an ongoing investigation. This weekend, The New York Times also reported on a Republican shadow campaign for the 2020 presidential race. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2017
    Length: 227
  • Iran gains influence in Afghanistan as war continues
    President Donald Trump has reportedly become frustrated with what he sees as the U.S.’s losing position in the 16-year war in Afghanistan. The New York Times also reported this weekend that Iran has gained influence there, conducting covert activities and supporting the Taliban, which was once its enemy. Carlotta Gall, who is covering the issue for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2017
    Length: 224
    FILE PHOTO - An Afghan flag flutters next to a U.S. flag as a U.S Chinook helicopter flies during a security handover ceremony in Panjshir province
  • How a Hawaiian island is fighting invasive parakeets
    On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, rose-ringed parakeets, which are often kept as pets, have bred in the wild, destroying farms and bothering residents. They may also be threatening native plants. PBS NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on local efforts to battle the invasive birds.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2017
    Length: 491
    rose-ringed parakeet
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