NewsHour Weekend

  • January 21, 2017   BY  

    We’ll be providing live coverage of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and related demonstrations around the world. Join us all day Saturday for updates, photos and stories from people on the ground. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2017  

    “Behind the Badge,” a survey of 8,000 officers released by the Pew Research Center last week, found that 76 percent of respondents have become more reluctant to use force following several high-profile police shootings. It also found that 72 percent were less likely to stop and question someone they found “suspicious.” Co-author of the report Kim Parker joins Alison Stewart to talk about other trends. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2017  

    While a presidential term lasts four years, the accomplishments of a president’s first 100 days have become the measure of a successful start. The tradition, which dates back to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, has been extended to President-elect Donald Trump, who laid out a 100-day action plan in October. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield has more. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2017  

    The national epidemic of opioid abuse has claimed more than 300,000 lives in the U.S. over the last 16 years — and some researchers claim that kratom, an herbal psychoactive drug that is currently unregulated, could help people struggling with addiction. But federal drug policy-makers may classify kratom as an illegal drug, which would slow down its sale, research and development. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports. Continue reading

  • January 15, 2017   BY  

    Slumping ticket sales, high operating costs and the company’s decision last year to eliminate elephants from performances made the business unsustainable. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2017  

    In his 2008 run for the White House, President Barack Obama promised to shut down the prison for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and on his second full day as president he issued an executive order to close it within a year. Eight years later, that has not happened, though the number of people imprisoned there has dropped from 242 to 55. Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald joins Alison Stewart. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2017  

    Sadiq Khan worked as a human rights lawyer and as a member of the British Parliament before he was elected mayor of London in May, making history as the first Muslim to serve in the position. Khan is also the first Muslim to lead any Western capital city. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent David Tereshchuk interviewed Khan for the PBS program “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.” Continue reading

  • January 14, 2017   BY  

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing as she awaits Donald Trump’s inauguration that the world’s problems need solving in cooperation. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2017  

    A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S. military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the streets. The camp, run by the group Veterans on Patrol, has grown with the help of donations from local companies and residents. Mitchell Riley reports for Arizona Public Media. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2017   BY  

    One year after a grand jury declined to criminally charge Cleveland police officers for the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who had a toy gun, the police chief announced Friday that they may face internal disciplinary charges. Continue reading