NewsHour Weekend

  • December 25, 2016  

    In Europe, adventurous eaters are calling crickets, mealworms and grasshoppers a new “super food” due to their high levels of essential amino and fatty acids. Eating insects also has ecological benefits because they can be easier to farm than other animals. But they are still uncommon in food throughout Europe and the U.S. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman reports. Continue reading

  • December 25, 2016  

    In the early part of the 20th century, black filmmakers were forced to work outside the white Hollywood mainstream — and produced around 500 films, mainly for black audiences. To preserve this history, the company Kino Lorber released a five-disc collection this year containing 20 hours of these films. Executive producer Paul Miller joins NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy. Continue reading

  • December 25, 2016   BY  

    From installing Wall Street executives in his Cabinet to avoiding news conferences, the president-elect is adopting some of the same behavior for which he criticized Hillary Clinton during their fiery presidential campaign.
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    A Russian military aircraft headed for Syria crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday morning, killing all 92 people on board, including dozens of people from the Red Army Choir.
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  • December 24, 2016  

    When skaters built a park in an industrial area of Portland beneath the Burnside Bridge 26 years ago without the city’s permission, they did not anticipate the major housing developments that are taking shape there today. Now, what has become a subculture cornerstone is now under pressure — even as some developers say they will respect that history. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2016  

    At the Westside Theatre in New York City, audiences are watching “Othello: the Remix,” a retelling of William Shakespeare’s classic play that transforms the protagonist into a rising hip-hop star. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano sits down with the Q Brothers, the rap and theater artists who created the show, and other cast members. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2016  

    Since winning the election six weeks ago, Donald Trump has nominated most of his cabinet and picked top White House staff, all significant players in shaping U.S. policy. He’ll also have Republican majorities in both houses of Congress on his side. NewsHour Weekend’s Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart to analyze the balance of power in Washington. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2016  

    Last year, more than 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses, which cause almost two-thirds of all overdoses in the U.S., according to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those data also show that last year, heroin deaths went up 20 percent, exceeding gun homicides. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, joins Alison Stewart. Continue reading

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    On Sept. 9, thousands of inmates began a labor strike across the country. Here’s what followed that strike. Continue reading

  • December 18, 2016  

    North Korea’s totalitarian government exercises tight control of all media consumed within its borders to maintain power over nearly 25 million citizens. But some who have escaped the country are waging an information war, smuggling media on USB sticks in hopes of helping North Koreans learn about life outside the country. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports from South Korea. Continue reading