Pavni Mittal is a web producer and contributor at PBS NewsHour Weekend covering national and international affairs. She has over seven years of journalism experience in India and the U.S., and holds a Master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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Nation Dec 272020 in review: Stories you may have missed and why they matter
It’s been decades since one world event has dominated the news cycle so completely. We lost more than 1.75 million people globally and more than 330,000 in the U.S. to COVID-19. Here’s a list of some other events that shook the…
Nation Sep 19‘Rest in Power’: America mourns Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
As the U.S. flag flew at half-staff to honor the life and contributions of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, tributes poured in from politicians, colleagues, celebrities and Americans.
Arts Sep 08‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ star Nikesh Patel on reimagining the rom-com
"Four Weddings and a Funeral" star Nikesh Patel, who plays Kash Khan in the Hulu series, says it was the show’s dedication to inclusion and new voices that attracted him to the project. NewsHour Weekend’s Pavni Mittal spoke with Patel…
World Aug 25Palestinian cookbook celebrates a culture without a country
Food writer Yasmin Khan's latest release, "Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen," catalogs 80 Palestinian recipes and delves into the complexities of Palestinian culinary heritage under Israeli occupation. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Khan about her travels through Israel, the West…
Nation Jun 16Ahead of World Refugee Day, Chobani founder appeals to CEOs
Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder and CEO of leading yogurt brand Chobani, says he is evangelizing the idea of a so-called 'CEO playbook' to shift some of the focus from shareholder wealth and profits to employee welfare and humanitarian goals. NewsHour…
World May 12The Daily Show’s Desi Lydic goes ‘Abroad’ exploring gender equality
To explore gender equality, Desi Lydic, a correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, traveled to Iceland, Namibia and Spain for her new special ‘Desi Lydic: Abroad,’ which airs on Comedy Central on Monday.
Nation Dec 02In third season premiere, host of ‘Adam Ruins Everything’ covers racism and guns
Explaining historical context behind diamond engagement rings, vitamin supplements, Halloween and more, he said the show aimed to open people's minds about social norms, while staying away from America's more obvious fault lines. But the show dissolved that safeguard for…
Politics Oct 14Two tight races in New Jersey could help Democrats flip the House
Five of New Jersey’s 12 House seats are held by Republicans. This election, two of those seats -- the 7th and the 11th congressional districts -- are key targets by Democrats who hope to flip the House in their favor.
Nation Jul 08‘My entire life is revolving around this’ — Thousands of women await visa rule’s uncertain future
Thousands of people who obtained work permits under the Obama administration are waiting on a rule change that could put their jobs at risk.
Economy Apr 15Ad world’s most powerful leader Martin Sorrell quits
After building WPP into the world’s largest communications conglomerate, with 200,000 staff in 112 countries, Martin Sorrell resigned as its CEO on Saturday amid allegations of personal misconduct.