NewsHour Weekend

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    January 1, 2017  

    As 2016 comes to a close, journalists and media outlets are confronting the questions raised by this year’s election and planning for what comes next. James Geary, the deputy editor of the Nieman Foundation’s Nieman Reports Magazine, joins the NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker to offer a post-election take on how the media can move forward. Continue reading

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    January 1, 2017  

    An estimated 30,000 North Korean defectors live in South Korea today, according to the South Korean government. After defectors arrive, the government trains them in social customs and job skills, and gives resettlement payments to assist with housing and education costs. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy looks at several of their stories. Continue reading

  • Police work at the scene where a man was shot by police in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSNYCC
    December 31, 2016  

    This year the number of people killed by police stands at 957, down slightly from 991 in 2015, according to the Washington Post. While white men accounted for the most deaths by police, black men were three times more likely to be killed when population rates were factored in. Washington Post Reporter Kimbriell Kelly, one of the authors of the year-end report, joins Alison Stewart to discuss. Continue reading

  • English singer and songwriter George Michael performing on stage during the Japanese/Australasian leg of his Faith World Tour, February-March 1988. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
    December 25, 2016   BY and  

    Singer George Michael, who rocketed to international stardom with a collection of iconic, infectious pop anthems, died Sunday at age 53. Continue reading

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    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

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    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

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump claps at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo - RTX2WCFR
    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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  • People pay tribute to passengers and crew members of Russian military Tu-154 plane crashed into the Black Sea, near a makeshift memorial outside the headquarters of the Alexandrov Ensemble, also known as the Red Army Choir, in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTX2WFC3
    December 25, 2016   BY  

    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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  • Portland, Oregon  Burnside skate park
    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

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    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