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May 25, 2024 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Saturday on PBS News Weekend, how the lasting effects of George Floyd’s death continue to shape the city of Minneapolis four years later. Then, a front-line report as depleted Ukrainian forces struggle to contain Russia’s advances. Plus, the hidden history of Anna May Wong, considered to be the first Asian American movie star, and her struggles with Hollywood’s racism.

May 25, 2024 - PBS News Weekend full episode

26m 45s

Saturday on PBS News Weekend, how the lasting effects of George Floyd’s death continue to shape the city of Minneapolis four years later. Then, a front-line report as depleted Ukrainian forces struggle to contain Russia’s advances. Plus, the hidden history of Anna May Wong, considered to be the first Asian American movie star, and her struggles with Hollywood’s racism.

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  • News Wrap: Israeli attacks reportedly kill dozens in Gaza: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Israeli attacks reportedly kill dozens in Gaza

    S2024 E147 - 1m 56s

    In our news wrap Saturday, Israel pressed ahead with its assault on Rafah despite international criticism, a Russian strike on a residential area of Kharkiv killed at least two people, Secretary of Defense Austin resumed his duties after undergoing a medical treatment at Walter Reed, and the TSA says it screened nearly 3 million passengers at airports ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

  • How George Floyd’s death changed Minneapolis, 4 years later: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How George Floyd’s death changed Minneapolis, 4 years later

    S2024 E147 - 6m 12s

    Four years ago today, the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers ignited international protests over racism and calls for police reforms. Despite that global reach, it is still very much a local trauma for Minneapolis. John Yang speaks with Minnesota Public Radio senior reporter Jon Collins about how the lasting effects of Floyd’s death continue to shape the city.

  • Exhausted Ukrainian forces fight to contain Russian advances: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Exhausted Ukrainian forces fight to contain Russian advances

    S2024 E147 - 4m 24s

    Along the Russia-Ukraine border, badly stretched Ukrainian forces are struggling to deny Russia a foothold. The town of Vovchansk, three miles inside the border, has seen some of the fiercest fighting since Russia launched its offensive in 2022. John Ray of Independent Television News joined soldiers from Ukraine’s 57th Brigade there and has this report from the front line.

  • Why a wave of legislation seeks to restrict sex education: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why a wave of legislation seeks to restrict sex education

    S2024 E147 - 7m 26s

    What constitutes sexual education and the grade in which it’s taught varies greatly in America, and 2024 is shaping up to set a record for legislative proposals mostly aimed at restricting the subject in schools. Sara Flowers, vice president of education at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, joins Ali Rogin to discuss the increasingly complicated nature of sex education.

  • The story of Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The story of Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong

    S2024 E147 - 3m 46s

    Anna May Wong was a pioneering actress considered to be the first major Asian American film star, despite the limits imposed by Hollywood’s racism. As this year’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month draws to a close, we bring you her story as part of our “Hidden Histories” series.

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