PBS NewsHour

February 22, 2024 - PBS NewsHour full episode

Thursday on the NewsHour, continued Israeli airstrikes flatten parts of Rafah as negotiators make progress for a cease-fire in Gaza. The fight over spending on Capitol Hill intensifies, pushing the country ever closer to a government shutdown. Plus, the state of the war in Ukraine nearly two years into Russia's invasion.

U.S. company lands private spacecraft on surface of the moon

5m 29s

It's the first U.S.-built spacecraft to land on the moon in more than 50 years, and the first ever by a private company. The Odysseus lander took off from Cape Canaveral last week and made it to the lunar surface on Thursday. The Houston-based company Intuitive Machines created the spacecraft and the trip is key to NASA's goal of returning to the moon with a manned mission.

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    Geneticist and singer study how music can improve health

    S2024 E54 - 9m 7s

    Giants in their fields of music and science are merging their knowledge to propel advancements in body and mind. A recent international gathering of researchers, therapists and artists took stock of what is known and what is yet to be discovered. Jeffrey Brown reports for our ongoing arts and health coverage on CANVAS.

  • Study reveals depths of racial, ethnic bias in health care: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Study reveals depths of racial, ethnic bias in health care

    S2024 E54 - 6m 24s

    We’ve long known about racial and ethnic bias in health care, but now we’re getting some first-hand knowledge of how pervasive it is through interviews with health care workers in the largest study of its kind. William Brangham breaks down the study’s findings with one of its co-authors Dr. Laurie Zepheryn. It's part of our ongoing coverage of Race Matters.

  • Family seeks answers after death of nonbinary teen in Okla.: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Family seeks answers after death of nonbinary teen in Okla.

    S2024 E54 - 5m 20s

    There are new details about an Oklahoma teenager who died the day after a physical altercation in a school restroom. Nex Benedict, who was nonbinary, attended high school in Owasso, a suburb of Tulsa. Nex's death is raising concerns in LGBTQ+ communities and igniting fear in some families and students. Amna Nawaz discussed that with our communities correspondent based in Oklahoma, Adam Kemp.

  • Analyzing state of Ukraine war 2 years into Russian invasion: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Analyzing state of Ukraine war 2 years into Russian invasion

    S2024 E54 - 11m 29s

    Saturday marks two years since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. With the conflict at a frozen and brutal stalemate, Nick Schifrin discussed where the war is, where it could go and U.S. policy toward Ukraine with Michael Kofman, John Mearsheimer and Rebeccah Heinrichs.

  • Spending fight pushes country closer to government shutdown: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Spending fight pushes country closer to government shutdown

    S2024 E54 - 5m 16s

    Even as Congress is out of town, bipartisan negotiators may reach a spending deal in the next few days. But that may not be soon enough to avert a partial government shutdown. This has been a familiar plotline in recent years, but as Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins explains, this spending showdown has some unique features to it.

  • News Wrap: Navalny's mother says she has seen son's body: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Navalny's mother says she has seen son's body

    S2024 E54 - 4m 44s

    In our news wrap Thursday, the mother of Alexei Navalny says Russian authorities won't hand over his remains unless she agrees to a secret burial, a federal judge in California blocked a state law that targets guns designated as abnormally dangerous and a Texas judge ruled that a high school acted legally when it suspended a Black student over his hairstyle.

  • Airstrikes flatten parts of Rafah amid cease-fire progress: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Airstrikes flatten parts of Rafah amid cease-fire progress

    S2024 E54 - 4m

    As the deadly bombing of Gaza continues, there is some progress towards a resumption of talks to release hostages held by Hamas and a cease-fire. Israel's Army Radio said the country's war cabinet approved sending emissaries to truce talks in Paris. But that slow progress toward a deal did nothing to stop the bombing and killing in Gaza. Geoff Bennett reports.

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