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September 16, 2023 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Saturday on PBS News Weekend, the Texas Senate acquits state Attorney General Ken Paxton of all corruption charges at his impeachment trial. One year after the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran and the protests it sparked, we explore whether life has changed for women living under strict Islamic law. Plus, the story of a Latino American man who paved the way for gay candidates in the United States.

Key takeaways from Texas Senate’s acquittal of AG Paxton

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The GOP-controlled Texas Senate voted Saturday to acquit state Attorney General Ken Paxton on 16 articles of impeachment, including bribery, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and abuse of the public trust. The charges largely centered on Paxton’s relationship with a wealthy donor. Austin American-Statesman investigative reporter Tony Plohetski joins John Yang to discuss the trial and what’s next.

Previews + Extras

  • What’s changed in Iran one year after Mahsa Amini’s death: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What’s changed in Iran one year after Mahsa Amini’s death

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    It has been one year since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died after morality police arrested her in Tehran. Her death unleashed decades of pent-up anger over Iran’s clerical rule and sparked the country’s biggest protests in years. Human rights activist Nazanin Boniadi joins John Yang to discuss whether life has changed for Iranian women living under strict Islamic law in the past year.

  • How Jose Sarria paved the way for gay candidates in the U.S.: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Jose Sarria paved the way for gay candidates in the U.S.

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    This Hispanic Heritage Month, we return to our “Hidden Histories” series with a look at the legacy of Jose Sarria, a Latino American political activist and drag performer who left his mark on U.S. history by paving the way for gay candidates.

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