PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 5, 2017

08/05/2017 | 22m 26s

On this edition for Saturday, August 5, record heat sweeps across the western U.S. and parts of Europe. Later, one scholar offers a new perspective on income inequality, arguing that the top 20 percent of earners in American society, not only the top 1 percent, limits economic mobility for lower-income groups. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Aired: 08/05/17

Expired: 09/04/17

Rating: NR

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