PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour | Full Episode | Friday, August 22, 2014

08/22/2014 | 53m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

Tonight on the program, we look into Iraq and why Kurdish fighters lack the military might to fight against the Islamic State. Also: "Orange is the New Black" author Piper Kerman talks the American justice system and the Netflix adaptation, turning parents into teachers to battle "summer slide," the analysis of Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson and a look behind the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Aired: 08/22/14

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: NR

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