PBS NewsHour

April 19, 2024 - PBS NewsHour full episode

Friday on the NewsHour, Israel allegedly strikes back at Iran, retaliating for last weekend's drone and missile attack. The House advances spending bills on foreign aid by bipartisan votes, but Speaker Johnson's cooperation with Democrats could cost him his job. Plus, how people in addiction recovery are helping a small town in Kentucky bounce back from economic decline and the opioid epidemic.

Recovery community helps Kentucky town rebound from decline

8m 33s

For years, the stories coming out of Appalachian coal country have been grim: addiction, black lung disease and economic decline. But a new story is now emerging, one where people in recovery are helping their communities rebound. Jeffrey Brown reports from Hazard, Kentucky.

Previews + Extras

  • Title IX adds protections against harassment, discrimination: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Title IX adds protections against harassment, discrimination

    S2024 E111 - 6m 19s

    The Biden administration put out new Title IX rules that will increase protections for LGBTQ+ students and change how schools handle cases of campus sexual assault. It reverses several moves made by the Trump administration. William Brangham discussed the changes with Laura Meckler of The Washington Post.

  • House leaders work to push Ukraine aid over key hurdle: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    House leaders work to push Ukraine aid over key hurdle

    S2024 E111 - 7m 23s

    On Friday, Capitol Hill saw one of the most significant votes of the year. In the House, the leaders of both parties worked together to oppose the most fiery voices in their caucuses, pushing aid for Ukraine and other allies over a key hurdle. Lisa Desjardins reports.

  • Israeli, Iranian officials downplay apparent strike in Iran: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Israeli, Iranian officials downplay apparent strike in Iran

    S2024 E111 - 9m 24s

    There is an uneasy calm across the Middle East after both Israeli and Iranian officials had muted responses to Israel's apparent retaliatory strike in central Iran. The region had been on edge since an unprecedented Iranian attack and Israeli vows of revenge. Nick Schifrin discussed the latest with Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution.

  • Brooks and Capehart on Democrats saving Speaker Johnson: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Brooks and Capehart on Democrats saving Speaker Johnson

    S2024 E111 - 13m 8s

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join William Brangham to discuss the week in politics, including Democrats helping Speaker Johnson get a foreign aid package through the House as he faces backlash from far-right members of his caucus and President Biden's role in easing tensions between Israel and Iran.

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