PBS NewsHour

May 18, 2023 - PBS NewsHour full episode

Thursday on the NewsHour, Montana becomes the first state to fully ban TikTok over privacy concerns. The death of a migrant child in U.S. custody highlights the struggles with overcrowding at the southern border. Plus, China draws scrutiny for setting up police stations in other countries, including the U.S. to monitor and control Chinese citizens abroad.

What Montana's TikTok ban means for the app and its users

8m 27s

Montana became the first state to ban TikTok, citing fears that the app’s Chinese-owned parent company could be providing Americans’ data to the Chinese government. Montana could be a testing ground for other state and national leaders considering bans on the nation’s fastest-growing app. Amna Nawaz discussed the latest with Bobby Allyn of NPR.

Previews + Extras

  • How homeschooling has impacted traditional school enrollment: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How homeschooling has impacted traditional school enrollment

    S2023 E138 - 8m 26s

    Since the start of the pandemic, homeschooling has been on the rise with an estimated 30% increase in enrollment since the beginning of the 2019 school year. While the total number of homeschooled families remains relatively modest, its rise has impacted traditional school enrollment and the way we view education. William Brangham reports.

  • Actors' union threatens to strike alongside writers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Actors' union threatens to strike alongside writers

    S2023 E138 - 7m 56s

    The actors union SAG-AFTRA has called for a strike authorization vote. If the strike is approved, actors could join the more than 11,000 Writers Guild members already on the picket line putting more pressure on studios and networks. The writers' strike halted production of movies, scripted series and late-night shows. Geoff Bennett discussed what's at stake with Sal Gentile and Jeane Phan Wong.

  • China scrutinized for police intimidating dissidents abroad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    China scrutinized for police intimidating dissidents abroad

    S2023 E138 - 8m 30s

    The FBI arrested two Chinese nationals in New York last month, accusing them of running a secret police station to watch and intimidate Chinese dissidents living overseas. There are more than 100 of these stations around the world that researchers say Beijing uses to silence its critics. Nick Schifrin and producer Teresa Cebrián Aranda report.

  • What could happen if Congress fails to raise debt ceiling: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What could happen if Congress fails to raise debt ceiling

    S2023 E138 - 6m 15s

    Congressional and White House negotiators met again Thursday as they try to reach a deal on the debt ceiling. President Biden and Speaker McCarthy said they believe they can get an agreement next week. But fears of a default still loom since both sides remain divided on federal benefits and spending cuts. Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on what could happen in the case of a default.

  • Death of migrant child highlights struggles at border: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Death of migrant child highlights struggles at border

    S2023 E138 - 6m 49s

    For the second time this month, an underage migrant has died in U.S. custody. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said an 8-year-old girl at a Border Patrol facility in Texas “experienced a medical emergency.” Officials said the number of encounters with migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has fallen by more than half since Title 42 ended. Geoff Bennett discussed the latest with Kica Matos.

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