PBS News Hour

May 14, 2023 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Sunday on PBS News Weekend, Turkey votes for their next leader as the world waits to see if President Erdogan holds on to power. Then, a look at the misdiagnosis and unequal treatment of women with Parkinson’s disease. We examine some never-before-seen celestial events thrilling scientists. Plus, the story of the first Indian American astronaut, who gave her life exploring space.

Erdogan’s control hangs in the balance in Turkey’s election

6m 11s

Turkey is counting the votes from Sunday’s election to see if President Erdogan will extend his two-decade hold on power. The election’s unified opposition represents the greatest political challenge yet to Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, joins John Yang to discuss.

Previews + Extras

  • Why many women with Parkinson’s are misdiagnosed: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why many women with Parkinson’s are misdiagnosed

    S2023 E134 - 6m 19s

    Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disorder in the U.S., with nearly 90,000 Americans diagnosed each year. But its symptoms show up differently in women and men, and women are often misdiagnosed or diagnosed late. Dr. Sonia Mathur, a Parkinson's disease advocate and family physician, joins Ali Rogin to discuss.

  • A look at celestial events thrilling scientists this month: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A look at celestial events thrilling scientists this month

    S2023 E134 - 6m 5s

    It's been an exciting time for astronomers, astrophysicists and other scientists who specialize in deciphering the far reaches of space. Since the beginning of May, observations of some never-before-seen celestial events have been reported in science journals. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien joins John Yang to explain the latest findings.

  • Remembering Kalpana Chawla, first Indian American in space: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Remembering Kalpana Chawla, first Indian American in space

    S2023 E134 - 2m 22s

    This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting people whose contributions have often been overlooked. Tonight, we explore the legacy of Kalpana Chawla, the first American of Indian descent to travel to space, who gave her life in the pursuit of research, science and exploration.

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