NewsHour Weekend

  • Hostra University students playing the roles of the candidates and moderator go through a rehearsal for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York September 25, 2016. Left to right are Joseph Burch, Christian Stewart and Caroline Mullen.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTSPCT5
    September 25, 2016  

    As U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prepare for their first debate on Monday night, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan in New York to discuss what to expect. Continue reading

  • Protesters march during another night of protests over the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. September 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTSPAOC
    September 25, 2016  

    The attorney representing the family of Keith Scott says videos released Saturday show he was not acting aggressively when police fatally shot him last week in Charlotte, North Carolina. Police Chief Kerr Putney said he released the videos in the interest of transparency. Carla Shedd, an assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

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    September 25, 2016  

    In 2015, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price announced he would raise the company’s minimum wage to $70,000 a year by 2017 and slash his own compensation by more than 90 percent. More than a year later, Price reports the company’s revenue and clientele has grown substantially, despite critics’ predictions that the move would be bad for business. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent John Larson reports. Continue reading

  • Marchers protest the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., September, 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Miczek - RTSPA6K
    September 24, 2016  

    In Charlotte, North Carolina, police announced Saturday they would release body cam and dash cam footage from the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Dozens of U.S. cities have started equipping their police with body cameras, including Charlotte — but that footage is not always released to the public. National reporter for the Washington Post Wesley Lowery joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

  • An example of gerrymandering in Maryland's 3rd congressional district. Photo by PBS NewsHour Weekend
    September 24, 2016  

    Gerrymandering — the practice of drawing districts to benefit one political party over another or to protect an incumbent — has a long history in the U.S. Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports on reform efforts in Maryland, where one district has been called a “broken-winged pterodactyl,” and in North Carolina, where litigation is challenging partisan redistricting. Continue reading

  • A front loader removes debris in a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria September 24, 2016. Photo By Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters
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    Syrian government forces advanced in the city of Aleppo after airstrikes pounded rebel-held territory, killing dozens. The United Nations said nearly 2 million people are without water. Continue reading

  • The Washington Monument rises behind the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington September 14, 2016. The museum is holding a media preview today ahead of its opening day on September 24.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSNPZJ
    September 24, 2016  

    Architect Philip Freelon talks about how light affects the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened on Saturday on the National Mall. While other structures on the Mall are made of marble, granite or concrete, the museum’s unique design means it changes appearance depending on the time of day. Continue reading

  • A New York Police Department officer directs traffic at the corner of 7th Avenue and 23rd Street, not far from a blast Saturday that injured 29 people. Photo By Michael D. Regan/PBS NewsHour
    September 18, 2016   BY  

    A bomb that exploded in New York City does not to appear to have ties to a global terrorism network, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday. Continue reading

  • Vehicles wait in line for gas at a Twice Daily gas station on Franklin Road in Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S. September 17, 2016. REUTERS/David Mudd          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSO7JU
    September 18, 2016  

    The price of a gallon of gas is expected to go up this week along the East Coast, due to a leaky gas pipeline in Alabama. The pipeline delivers more than a million barrels of gasoline every day from Gulf Coast refineries to states from Mississippi to New Jersey. The Wall Street Journal’s Alison Sider joins Alison Stewart to discuss. Continue reading

  • A patient opens an app that's meant to identify people at risk for suicide. Photo by Saskia de Melker
    September 18, 2016  

    Suicide is now the nation’s tenth-leading cause of death, and the second-leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-34 years old. Top suicide researchers are developing new technological tools to help predict who is most at risk and save lives. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Alison Stewart reports. Continue reading