NewsHour Weekend

  • Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, celebrates after partial results in the first round of 2017 French presidential election, in Paris
    April 23, 2017  

    France’s far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron will advance to a runoff to decide the country’s next president on May 7 after they took the two top spots in the country’s first round of elections on Sunday. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from the National Front Party headquarters in Hénin-Beaumont, France. Continue reading

  • Demonstrators take part in a rally to honour victims of violence during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
    April 23, 2017  

    For the past three weeks in Venezuela, protesters have demanded President Nicolas Maduro schedule new elections and do more to address the country’s long-running economic crisis. Protesters blame Maduro for the triple-digit inflation and shortages of food, medicine, and basic supplies. Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth joins Hari Sreenivasan from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas. Continue reading

  • march_for_science
    April 23, 2017   BY  

    Recent marches such as the Women’s March on Jan. 21 and March for Science have lured newcomers to a symbol of activism that dates back hundreds of years. Continue reading

  • french elections
    April 23, 2017   BY  

    French candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will be heading for a runoff to decide the country’s next president after voters went to the polls in France’s first round of elections on Sunday. Continue reading

  • Wider Image - Ferguson - Points Of Protest
    April 23, 2017  

    Some of the fiercest political battles are taking place between Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures over issues like minimum wage and plastic bag bans. Increasingly, those issues are decided through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws that prevent cities from enforcing their local ordinances. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports from Missouri. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called ‘Chasing the Dream,’ which reports on poverty and opportunity in America. Continue reading

  • Berkeley
    April 23, 2017   BY  

    A legal brouhaha at the University of California, Berkeley over rescheduling Ann Coulter’s speech shines a spotlight on an unanswered First Amendment question. Continue reading

  • north korea
    April 23, 2017   BY  

    North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Continue reading

  • Voters wait to cast ballots for French elections, in Toronto
    April 22, 2017  

    On Sunday, France is set to hold a presidential election to replace outgoing socialist President François Hollande, who chose not to run for re-election. But with 11 candidates on the ballot, none is expected to win an outright majority. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • march for science
    April 22, 2017  

    As President Donald Trump’s administration proposes cuts to science programs across the country, some scientists and engineers are considering whether they should run for elected office. One of the biggest worries, some say, is whether revealing their partisan politics could jeopardize their science careers. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports. Continue reading

  • pollution
    April 22, 2017  

    At the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, speakers and attendees expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other science programs. Coral Davenport, reporter at The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a closer look at the Trump administration’s environmental policies. Continue reading