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January 17, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

On this edition for Sunday, January 17, state capitals on high alert for potential protests and violence ahead of the inauguration, and Jeff Greenfield and Yamiche Alcondor weigh in on this unprecedented presidential transition, the impeachment trial and Biden’s agenda. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

January 17, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

26m 35s

On this edition for Sunday, January 17, state capitals on high alert for potential protests and violence ahead of the inauguration, and Jeff Greenfield and Yamiche Alcondor weigh in on this unprecedented presidential transition, the impeachment trial and Biden’s agenda. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Previews + Extras

  • Police on horseback, drones: PA Capitol tightens security: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Police on horseback, drones: PA Capitol tightens security

    S2021 E17 - 2m 49s

    As states across the nation tighten security for possible demonstrations ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, downtown Harrisburg, which houses Pennsylvania’s State Capitol, is filled with police on horseback, guards and the press with businesses boarding up and locals largely staying away. Christopher Booker reports.

  • This week: impeachment, inauguration potential protests loom: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    This week: impeachment, inauguration potential protests loom

    S2021 E17 - 4m 56s

    With what is sure to be a historic week ahead of us, NewsHour Weekend’s Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Donald Trump’s impending second impeachment trial in the Senate, President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ swearing in under extraordinary conditions, and the number of inauguration conventions being broken in 2021: No parade, procession, crowds, or predecessor handshake.

  • The final days of the Trump Presidency: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The final days of the Trump Presidency

    S2021 E17 - 4m 44s

    President Donald Trump spent his final weekend in office in the White House. Reports are that he plans to leave Washington D.C. on Wednesday morning, just hours before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. For more on the president’s plans, including potential pardons, last-minute staff appointments or a goodbye bash, NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Hari Sreenivasan.

  • States step up security ahead of inauguration: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    States step up security ahead of inauguration

    S2021 E17 - 3m 58s

    Amid threats of violent protests ahead of the inauguration, states have stepped up security, especially around their respective Capitols. Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Television reports from Columbus Ohio, Dave Boucher of the Detroit Free Press joins from Lansing, Michigan, and Rickey Bevington of Georgia Public Broadcasting is in Atlanta, Georgia for more on the security arrangements.

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