PBS NewsHour

November 4, 2023 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Saturday on PBS News Weekend, how critics say Republican-drawn legislative district lines diminish the Black and Latino vote. Then, the role cryptocurrency plays in Hamas’ attacks on Israel and how global law enforcement is trying to stop it. Plus, as Washington says goodbye to its giant pandas, zookeepers hope it’s not the end of panda diplomacy with China.

Cease-fire calls rejected as Israel advances on Gaza City

3m 12s

As Israel’s military says it’s closing in on Gaza City, ground zero in its war to crush Hamas, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken met with officials in the Middle East to try to ease Palestinian civilians’ suffering. UN officials warn of starvation in Gaza, while protests in Washington, D.C. and other capitals around the world called for an immediate cease-fire. Leila Molana-Allen reports.

Previews + Extras

  • How states are dragging out lawsuits over redistricting maps: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How states are dragging out lawsuits over redistricting maps

    S2023 E319 - 6m 55s

    In 2021, each state redrew its congressional district lines to reflect the 2020 census results. Two years later, the maps in many states are the subjects of lawsuits alleging that they dilute Black and Latino votes. A ProPublica investigation shows how some state legislatures are trying to shield the data used to draw those maps. ProPublica reporter Marilyn Thompson joins John Yang to discuss.

  • The role of cryptocurrency in financing terrorism: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The role of cryptocurrency in financing terrorism

    S2023 E319 - 6m

    Shortly after the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a virtual currency exchange in Gaza that it said had facilitated transactions for Hamas using decentralized digital currencies. Former federal prosecutor Ari Redbord joins Ali Rogin to discuss how terrorist groups are using cryptocurrency to fund their operations and how law enforcement is responding.

  • National Zoo prepares to say goodbye to beloved pandas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    National Zoo prepares to say goodbye to beloved pandas

    S2023 E319 - 5m 30s

    The giant pandas at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. are heading home amid rising tensions between the United States and China. For many, it’s a bittersweet farewell, but zoo officials hope it’s just a pause in panda diplomacy and not the end.

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