Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 24, 2017

On this edition for Saturday, June 24, President Trump signs a new law meant to improve accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and some communities are creating their own school districts. Later, a look at concerns over understaffing and overcrowding at private prisons and why the federal government uses them. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 24, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, June 24, President Trump signs a new law meant to improve accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and some communities are creating their own school districts. Later, a look at concerns over understaffing and overcrowding at private prisons and why the federal government uses them. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2017
    Length: 1503
    veterans affairs
  • White, wealthy communities form their own school districts
    In 30 states, geographic communities can legally break away from large public school districts and form their own. As a result, a growing number of white and wealthier neighborhoods are creating their own schools and siphoning property taxes away from poorer, more diverse districts. Lauren Camera, education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2017
    Length: 207
    First Section of Long-Planned Brooklyn Bridge Park Opens
  • Private prisons help with overcrowding, but at what cost?
    The Obama administration last year announced it would phase out privately-run prisons, citing little benefits to public safety along with higher rates of assault and violence. The Trump administration reversed that decision while pointing to potential increases in crime and issues of overcrowding, resurfacing a debate about which strategy is better. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2017
    Length: 589
  • Will a new law hold the VA more accountable?
    President Trump signed a bipartisan-backed law yesterday aimed at improving the Veterans Administration, which has been criticized for its quality of care. The law creates a new VA accountability office and makes it easier for the VA to fire employees. For more detail on the law, Darlene Superville, of the Associated Press, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2017
    Length: 225
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