NewsHour Weekend

  • February 25, 2017  

    As Republicans continue to dominate Congress, Democrats on Saturday elected a new leader for their party. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who won the vote over Rep. Keith Ellison, will serve as chair of the Democratic National Committee. NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro, who is covering the DNC gathering in Atlanta, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the results. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2017  

    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference came to an end on Saturday outside Washington, D.C. CPAC hosted a number of prominent Republicans, from President Donald Trump touting his conservative credentials to his adviser Steve Bannon, who talked about “deconstructing the administrative state.” For more on CPAC, Reuters political reporter Andy Sullivan joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

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    Wynn Thomas, Lisa Cortes and Sam Pollard discuss the role of African Americans in the film industry, two years of #OscarsSoWhite and how to improve representation. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2017  

    In March, British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to begin the process of having the United Kingdom formally exit the European Union. While a majority of voters in the UK voted to leave the EU, voters in Northern Ireland favored remaining, in part because of fears that Brexit could affect a peace agreement between Catholics and Protestants. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga reports. Continue reading

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    In Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, hundreds of colorful murals line the city’s streets, detailing a century’s worth of conflict and political division. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2017  

    Today marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most controversial executive orders in American history. Ten weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued the order, allowing the government to incarcerate people they thought capable of aiding U.S. enemies in World War II. It led to the incarceration of more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent, many of them U.S. citizens. Eddie Arruza, correspondent for WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” reports. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2017  

    President Donald Trump spent part of his day on Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida, interviewing four finalists to replace the ousted Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, who is president of the White House Correspondents Association, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on the latest developments. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2017  

    President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, in part, by capturing the white working class vote in Rust Belt states like Pennsylvania that previously voted for Democratic candidates. Now, some Democrats are trying to rebuild their base in blue-collar neighborhoods like those in northeast Philadelphia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports. Continue reading

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    The Colombian government and the rebel group FARC agreed in November to end a conflict that had stretched on for decades. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2017  

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out his vision for his company’s future in a nearly 6,000-word manifesto he posted on Thursday. In the essay, he called for greater connectedness and the creation of an infrastructure to help the “people left behind by globalization.” For more, Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading