Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Sept. 2, 2017

On this edition for Saturday, Sept. 2, Houston begins the long process of cleanup following Hurricane Harvey. Later, learn how the storm has affected gas prices throughout the country, and a look at the technology behind Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Nick Schifrin anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode September 2, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, Sept. 2, Houston begins the long process of cleanup following Hurricane Harvey. Later, learn how the storm has affected gas prices throughout the country, and a look at the technology behind Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Nick Schifrin anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2017
    Length: 1481
  • Gas prices surge after Harvey strikes refineries
    Gas prices have jumped in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with about 20 percent of refinery capacity along the Texas Gulf Coast offline. The national average for regular gas is now $2.59 a gallon, 23 cents higher than a week ago. Travis Bubenik of Houston Public Media joins Nick Schifrin for more on how the storm has affected the energy industry.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2017
    Length: 235
  • As flooding lingers, Houston begins clean-up
    More than a week after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Houston is shifting to recovery mode and surveying the damage. The Federal Emergency Management Administration has already granted $83 million in aid to survivors of the storm, including funding for housing and other critical needs, as thousands of people remain in shelters. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs reports from Houston.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2017
    Length: 326
    A family that wanted to remain anonymous moves belongings from their home flooded by Harvey in Houston
  • Major companies try Bitcoin technology
    Since it was introduced eight years ago, the digital currency Bitcoin has drawn attention for its rise in value. Like other digital currencies, it uses “blockchain” technology, which helps conduct transactions without using banks or credit card companies as conduits. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Don Tapscott, co-author of "Blockchain Revolution," about the technology's potential.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2017
    Length: 447
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