PBS NewsHour

November 5, 2023 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Sunday on PBS News Weekend, calls for a cease-fire in Israel’s war with Hamas intensify as the humanitarian crisis in Gaza worsens. How Israel’s judicial reform protest movement is refocusing its energy to help those in need after Hamas’ attack. What prescription and OTC drug shortages mean for doctors and patients. Plus, the story of the first Native American to earn a medical degree.

Gazans flee south as Israel’s military encircles Gaza City

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Israel says it has divided Gaza in two and its troops have surrounded Gaza City. The human toll is rising as civilians seek safety amid continuing airstrikes, including an Israeli strike on the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza. The Biden administration is still pushing for a humanitarian pause in fighting, while tensions in the West Bank threaten to boil over. Leila Molana-Allen reports.

Previews + Extras

  • Israel’s judicial reform protest groups shift focus to aid: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Israel’s judicial reform protest groups shift focus to aid

    S2023 E320 - 6m 46s

    For months, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul plan triggered massive protests across the nation. But after Hamas’ bloody assault on Israel on Oct. 7, groups protesting Netanyahu’s government turned their resources toward aiding Israeli soldiers and civilians affected by the attack. Lee Hoffmann Agiv, field operations manager of Bonot Alternativa, joins John Yang to discuss.

  • What’s causing widespread drug shortages in the U.S.: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What’s causing widespread drug shortages in the U.S.

    S2023 E320 - 6m 9s

    Shortages of over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications for ADHD, cancer and diabetes have been disrupting hospitals and pharmacies for the past year. Now, RSV treatments for infants are the latest to be affected. Michael Ganio, a senior director at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, joins Ali Rogin to discuss what’s driving the shortages and what can be done about it.

  • The 1st Native American medical doctor’s life and legacy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 1st Native American medical doctor’s life and legacy

    S2023 E320 - 3m 30s

    November is Native American Heritage Month, a celebration of the traditions and languages of Indigenous communities in the United States. For our “Hidden Histories” series, we look at the story of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American to earn a medical degree.

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