NewsHour Weekend

  • President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives to meet with Senator Al Franken (D-MN) at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington March 7, 2017.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTS11VLO
    March 19, 2017  

    The Senate confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, begin Monday. But will Democrats attempt to filibuster the nominee a year after Republicans blocked former President Barack Obama’s selection for the court? NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan for a look ahead. Continue reading

  • Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry poses for photographers during a concert in Burgos, northern Spain, November 25, 2007. Berry died at the age of 90 on Saturday. Photo By Felix Ordonez/Reuters
    March 19, 2017  

    Chuck Berry, the legendary musician who helped define rock ’n’ roll, died on Saturday at the age of 90. Music historian Alan Light joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Berry’s life and his influence on music. Continue reading

  • seoul food waste
    March 19, 2017  

    About one-third of all the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, according to the United Nations. But several years ago, South Korea instituted a law that requires residents to separate food waste from other garbage and imposes fines on anyone who does not recycle. The NewsHour Weekend’s Mori Rothman reports. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2017  

    On Saturday, opposition fighters began to evacuate the last rebel-held neighborhood of Homs, Syria, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began. As the Syrian civil war enters its seventh year, President Donald Trump’s administration said the U.S. would deploy 400 more troops to the region. Doug Ollivant, a fellow at the New American Foundation, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2017  

    The documentary “Newtown” explores the aftermath of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults. The documentary, which weaves together the experiences of those affected by the tragedy, will air April 3 on the PBS program Independent Lens. NewsHour Weekend’s Saskia de Melker reports. Continue reading

  • Photo by Zachary Green
    March 18, 2017   BY  

    At an exhibit by Puerto Rican artists in New York City, criticisms of the territory’s colonial history and connection to the U.S. are front and center. Continue reading

  • Jackson Women's Health Organization is pictured in Jackson, Mississippi, July 11, 2012. Representatives for the state's lone abortion clinic, Jackson.  Photo by Emily Le Coz/Reuters
    March 18, 2017   BY  

    A federal court in Mississippi on Friday ruled against a state law that would have shut down the state’s lone abortion clinic in the city of Jackson. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2017  

    A panel of federal judges in Texas is ordering the state to redraw its congressional district map because it discriminates against Hispanic voters. The judges ruled Friday that in 2011, Republican legislators engaged in gerrymandering on racial lines. The ruling also raises questions over Texas’s strict photo voter ID laws. Reid Wilson, a reporter for The Hill, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2017  

    Tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands continue to rise three days before Dutch voters head to the polls for elections. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who is seeking a third term, faces challenges from a far-right nationalist candidate who wants to ban Muslims from entering the country. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from Amsterdam with more. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2017  

    If the Constitutional Convention had not been held behind closed doors, it’s unlikely that delegates would have agreed on the Constitution, says author Mary Graham of “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.” Graham outlines how presidents have used secrecy to provide shelter from public scrutiny, protect sensitive national security operations, cover up mistakes or for other reasons. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports. Continue reading

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