NewsHour Weekend

  • Cars travel on city streets and highway overpasses in San Diego
    June 11, 2017  

    President Donald Trump is promising to spend a trillion dollars to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. But beyond general statements about private-public partnerships and dismantling regulations that can delay construction, the White House has yet to put out a detailed plan. Washington Post reporter Mike Debonis joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on the situation. Continue reading

  • The parking lot at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando
    June 11, 2017  

    In the early morning of June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen opened fire at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the worst mass shooting of civilians in American history, leaving 49 people dead and dozens injured. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano spoke with one of the survivors of the attack about her harrowing experience inside the club and how she’s recovering one year later. Continue reading

  • Woman enters branch of Abacus Federal Savings Bank on Bowery Street in New York
    June 11, 2017  

    A new documentary, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” tells the story of Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a small, family-run bank in New York City. Abacus was the only bank ­­in the U.S. to face criminal charges after the 2008 financial crisis. The film is scheduled to air later this year on the PBS program FRONTLINE. NewsHour Weekend’s Saskia de Melker talked to the film’s director, Steve James. Continue reading

  • equality march LGBT
    June 11, 2017   BY  

    Thousands of people around the country participated in a national Equality March for Unity and Pride on Sunday in support of LGBTQ rights. Continue reading

  • washington monument
    June 10, 2017  

    The first public testimony of former FBI director James Comey since his firing by President Donald Trump captured the nation’s attention this week. Meanwhile, the Senate made moves on a Republican healthcare bill and the House voted to roll back Dodd-Frank financial reforms. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan from Santa Barbara, California, with more. Continue reading

    June 10, 2017  

    In 1962, Adolf Eichmann, one of the key architects of the Holocaust, was executed in Israel, the culmination of a years-long search for him by the Israeli government. The backstory that led to that moment is now on vivid display in “Operation Finale,” an exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Eddie Aruzza, a correspondent for PBS station WTTW in Chicago, has this story. Continue reading

  • A general view shows Tahrir Square as Egyptian riot policemen try to disperse protesters in Cairo
    June 10, 2017  

    In recent years, social media has played a key role in organizing and getting protesters into the streets in the U.S. and around the world. Though these tools can help rally people to action, a new book, “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest,” argues they also have limits. Zeynep Tufekci, the book’s author, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on technology and protest. Continue reading

  • bee study
    June 10, 2017   BY  

    A recent study out of the University of Michigan shows Detroit had higher bumblebee numbers than less-urbanized areas of the states. Evidence suggests thousands of vacant lots in Detroit may be the reason behind the uptick. Continue reading

  • Police forensic investigators work outside Borough Market after an attack left 7 people dead and dozens injured in London
    June 4, 2017  

    Britain remains on high alert following Saturday night’s terrorist attack on two locations in central London. At least seven people died after attackers ran a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from London. Continue reading

  • london attack
    June 4, 2017  

    British Prime Minister Theresa May called on the country to ramp up its security protocol hours after it was struck by the third terrorist attack Saturday in as many months. Peter Neumann, a professor at King’s College who is also with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, joins Hari Sreenivasan from London to break down security tactics. Continue reading