PBS NewsHour

September 23, 2023 - PBS News Weekend full episode

Saturday on PBS News Weekend, we look at the changing landscape for applying to college after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on race-conscious admissions. Then, how driverless cars are chauffeuring passengers around select American cities, raising safety concerns along the way. Plus, why cricket is gaining popularity in the U.S. after declining for more than a century.

College hopefuls face changing admissions landscape

7m 4s

This fall is the first college application season in which schools are prohibited from considering race and ethnicity when making admissions decisions, after June's landmark Supreme Court ruling. Sandy Baum, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute's Center on Education Data and Policy, joins John Yang to discuss how this affects college-bound students and their families.

Previews + Extras

  • Rollout of driverless cabs raises safety questions: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rollout of driverless cabs raises safety questions

    S2023 E277 - 6m 18s

    If you call a taxi in some U.S. cities, the car that picks you up might not have a driver. Self-driving “robo-cabs” are generating a lot of interest and controversy, and major technical questions remain. Aarian Marshall, a staff writer for WIRED who covers transportation, joins Ali Rogin to discuss the state of autonomous vehicles on the road.

  • Why cricket is having a resurgence in popularity in America: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why cricket is having a resurgence in popularity in America

    S2023 E277 - 6m 59s

    Cricket was once one of the most popular sports in the United States, until baseball became entrenched as America’s game during the Civil War. Now, the sport that was first played in England is seeing a resurgence across the pond, thanks in part to thriving South Asian immigrant communities who revere the game. Amna Nawaz reports.

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