Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 28, 2017

On this edition for Sunday, May 28, President Donald Trump’s administration considers a surge in troops to Afghanistan. Later, remembering President John F. Kennedy on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” turns 50. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Sunday, May 28, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 28, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, May 28, President Donald Trump’s administration considers a surge in troops to Afghanistan. Later, remembering President John F. Kennedy on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” turns 50. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2017
    Length: 1502
    FILE PHOTO: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and then Senator John F. Kennedy in Hyannis Port
  • Trump considering sending more troops to Afghanistan
    The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan after September 11 attacks has turned into the longest war in American history, having killed more than 170,000 people. Now, the Taliban has regained control of 40 percent of the country and the Trump administration may send more troops. Barnett Rubin, associate director of New York University's Center on International Cooperation, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2017
    Length: 298
    A soldier mans a gun at the back gate aboard the helicopter carrying Mattis as he arrives via helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul
  • How 'Sgt. Pepper's' shaped a musical era
    "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums of all time, turns 50 this week. Its 13 tracks, including "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and “A Day in the Life,” reinvented albums as works of art, marking a new experimental era for The Beatles. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Alison Stewart spoke with music writer Anthony DeCurtis about the album.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2017
    Length: 374
  • John F. Kennedy, symbol of a generation, left mixed legacy
    Monday marks the 100th birthday of John F. Kennedy, the nation’s 35th president, whose tenure was cut short by his assassination in 1963. His three years in office saw Cold War crises, the expansion of space exploration, the beginning of the Peace Corps and an emphasis on public service. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield looks back at his legacy.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2017
    Length: 285
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