PBS News Hour

May 19, 2023 - PBS NewsHour full episode

Friday on the NewsHour, Congressional leaders hit pause on negotiations to raise the debt limit with time quickly running out to make a deal. President Biden says the U.S. will help train Ukrainians on F-16 fighter jets that allies plan to provide in the fight against Russia. Plus, Syria is welcomed back to an alliance of Arab nations after years of brutal war orchestrated by the Assad regime.

Brooks and Capehart on the debt ceiling negotiations

11m 1s

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Geoff Bennett to discuss the week in politics, including the latest on the debt ceiling negotiations between the White House and GOP leaders in Congress and more Republicans join the 2024 presidential race.

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    Jim Brown's life and legacy as a football great and activist

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    Jim Brown, one of the greatest legends of the NFL, has died. Brown blazed an athletic path few have equaled. He left the game as its most-famous and best player to pursue a life in acting and activism as the civil rights movement rolled through the 1960s. Amna Nawaz discussed his life and legacy with Kevin Blackistone.

  • U.S. will help train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. will help train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets

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    The Biden administration will approve European allies providing American made F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. The U.S. will also support a joint effort to train Ukrainian pilots. Ukraine has been asking for those jets since early in the war with Russia, but until now, the U.S. has refused. Amna Nawaz discussed the policy reversal and what it means for the war with Retired Lt. Gen. Doug Lute.

  • Syria welcomed back into Arab League after years of war: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Syria welcomed back into Arab League after years of war

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    Twelve years ago, the people of Syria rose up against the regime of Bashar al-Assad as the Arab Spring uprisings swept the Middle East. Assad proceeded to kill, bomb, starve, poison and brutalize his people, and does still. He became an international pariah. Now, he is being welcomed back into the Arab League, a group that suspended Syria from its ranks in 2011. Stephanie Sy reports.

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    'Shadow Docket' explores Supreme Court's growing influence

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    A new book explores the Supreme Court's growing influence on the country through emergency actions on cases not on the official docket. For the past decade or so, the court has gotten involved in cases concerning big issues, often setting new principles without hearing arguments and without explaining their reasoning. John Yang discussed that with Stephen Vladeck, writer of "Shadow Docket."

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    Michael J. Fox tells his own story in new documentary

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    An incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. That’s the focus of Michael J. Fox's new documentary “Still” just released on Apple TV+. In it, he tells the story of his career and his battle with Parkinson's disease in his own words. Amna Nawaz sat down with Fox to discuss the film and his life’s work for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

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