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February 3, 2024 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Saturday on PBS News Weekend, the latest developments as the U.S. launches retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militias in the Middle East. Then, after deepfake explicit images of Taylor Swift surfaced on social media, pressure grows on Congress to take action. Plus, as coral reefs around the world disappear, conservationists take drastic measures to preserve what remains.

February 3, 2024 - PBS News Weekend full episode

26m 45s

Saturday on PBS News Weekend, the latest developments as the U.S. launches retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militias in the Middle East. Then, after deepfake explicit images of Taylor Swift surfaced on social media, pressure grows on Congress to take action. Plus, as coral reefs around the world disappear, conservationists take drastic measures to preserve what remains.

Previews + Extras

  • What U.S. hopes to achieve by striking Iran-backed militias: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What U.S. hopes to achieve by striking Iran-backed militias

    S2024 E35 - 5m 27s

    The U.S. is responding to last weekend’s drone strike in Jordan that killed three U.S. troops with airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in the Middle East. Pentagon officials say it took just 30 minutes for B-1 bombers and other U.S. aircraft to hit more than 85 targets in Iraq and Syria. Joe Buccino, a retired U.S. Army colonel, joins John Yang to discuss the strikes.

  • News Wrap: Democratic primary race begins in South Carolina: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Democratic primary race begins in South Carolina

    S2024 E35 - 2m 25s

    In our news wrap Saturday, South Carolina holds its Democratic presidential primary, Senate negotiators are closing in on a border deal, at least 19 people have died in forest fires in Chile, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife were sentenced to seven years in prison, and Irish nationalist Michelle O’Neill was named first minister of Northern Ireland’s government.

  • Pressure grows on Congress to curb deepfake pornography: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pressure grows on Congress to curb deepfake pornography

    S2024 E35 - 5m 3s

    Deepfake pornography uses technology to make explicit images appear to be someone they’re not. Images using Taylor Swift’s face that surfaced recently on social media have brought the issue front and center, and the problem seems to be getting worse as AI tools become more sophisticated and widespread. John Yang speaks with tech journalist Laurie Segall to learn more.

  • Conservationists take drastic measures to save coral reefs: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Conservationists take drastic measures to save coral reefs

    S2024 E35 - 8m 39s

    Coral reef ecosystems support a quarter of all marine life on Earth, but they are slowly dying under the relentless stresses of overfishing, pollution, disease and climate change. As part of our ongoing series “Saving Species,” William Brangham dives into the steps that scientists are taking to try to preserve the corals that remain.

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