Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 7, 2017

On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 7, the Gulf Coast prepares for Hurricane Nate as FEMA ratchets up aid in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, and authorities in Las Vegas continue the search for the mass shooter's motive.Later, states are suing drug companies, claiming they misled doctors and the public to downplay the addictive qualities of painkillers. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 7, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 7, the Gulf Coast prepares for Hurricane Nate as FEMA ratchets up aid in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, and authorities in Las Vegas continue the search for the mass shooter's motive.Later, states are suing drug companies, claiming they misled doctors and the public to downplay the addictive qualities of painkillers. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2017
    Length: 1495
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  • Remembering the victims of the Las Vegas shooting
    Friends and family continue to mourn the loss of loved ones killed last week in the largest mass shooting in modern American history. In 11 minutes of rapid gunfire into a Las Vegas concert crowd last Sunday night, mass shooter Stephen Paddock killed 36 men and 22 women. As the NewsHour has done all week, we remember 10 of those 58 people. Hari Sreenivasan has more
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2017
    Length: 110
  • Civil rights groups criticize ‘religious freedom’ guidance
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued legal guidance on Friday, reiterating that organizations may be exempt from following certain laws if doing so conflicts with religious belief. The guidance does not change existing law, but has been criticized by civil rights groups as a move to encourage discrimination. Josh Gerstein, a senior White House reporter for POLITICO, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2017
    Length: 203
    FILE PHOTO: Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a briefing at the Justice Department in Washington
  • Ohio sues big pharma over increase in opioid-related deaths
    In May, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, citing the rising death toll from opioids in his state, sued pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of playing down the risks of painkiller addiction. Ohio is among a group of states that have sued pharmaceutical companies amid the ongoing opioid crisis. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports as part of our series, "America Addicted."
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2017
    Length: 648
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
  • Puerto Rico's power struggles predate Hurricane Maria
    Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s grid, but the U.S. territory's power provider was in deep financial trouble and known for neglecting outages before the storm struck last month. Jessica Resnick-Ault, a reporter with Reuters who investigated the bankrupt utility company, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Metairie, Louisiana, where she is reporting on Hurricane Nate.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2017
    Length: 185
    A resident uses a plastic bag to move downed power cables so he can drive underneath them in a neighborhood that has not seen recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Ceiba
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