Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments responding to a previous report on the controversies surrounding illegal sports betting in the U.S.
By News Desk
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently said what few in his position have said before: maybe it's time for the U.S. to consider legalizing sports gambling. What do you think? Take NewsHour Weekend's poll and sound off.
By William Brangham, Connie Kargbo
If you’re a college hoops fan, you've likely been waiting all year for the NCAA's March Madness tournament. You made your picks, filled out your bracket, wagered a few dollars. But it turns out, you're also breaking the law.
By PBS NewsHour
Billions of dollars every year are wagered on the outcome of various sporting events, but except for bets made in Las Vegas and a few other states, they're all illegal. Now, representatives from cash-strapped states and even the NBA commissioner…
By PBS NewsHour
The undefeated University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is the favorite going into this year’s March Madness tournament. Judy Woodruff gets a preview of the upcoming matchups from John Feinstein of The Washington Post.
Players and fans celebrated the March Madness victory by the University of Connecticut, but the game against the University of Kentucky also highlighted one of the major debates facing NCAA basketball. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from Patrick Harker, president of…
By Terence Burlij
One of these things is not like the other: the Kentucky Derby; Cassius Clay; the University of Louisville; Duke University. Unfortunately for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, all four of those elements made it into his latest campaign video highlighting…
By Margaret Myers
The odds are astronomical, but think of the bragging rights you would earn if you filled out a perfect March Madness bracket. This year, it could also earn you a cool $1 billion.
By Hari Sreenivasan
We start the Doubleheader with discussion about how Congress always scrambles to escape before the "good" holidays. Then syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks turn to their strategies for picking the big winners…
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