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September 18, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

26m 35s

On this edition for Saturday, September 18th, we report from Washington, D.C. where supporters of the January 6 insurrectionists are rallying. Plus, how the Supreme Court has changed, one year after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, and in our signature segment, exploring unconscious bias, and how to address it. Michael Hill anchors from New Jersey.

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  • A church becomes a community’s biggest support after Maria: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A church becomes a community’s biggest support after Maria

    S2021 E262 - 6m 1s

    It’s been four years since Hurricane Maria made landfall and devastated parts of Puerto Rico, sparking the migration of thousands of people to the U.S. mainland and Florida. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano spoke with Father Jose Rodriguez whose church has been helping with services and vocational training and has become a cornerstone for a community hit hard by Maria.

  • In remote Sudan, the Darfur war remains present: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In remote Sudan, the Darfur war remains present

    S2021 E262 - 10m 29s

    The Darfur genocide in Sudan received widespread media coverage and led to the arrest of the country’s former leader, Omar al Bashir. Special Correspondent Benedict Moran and video journalist Jorgen Samso visited a rebel stronghold in Darfur’s remote Jebel Marra mountains where they found rebels unwilling to put down their guns, and isolated communities for whom the war never ended.

  • Upcoming SCOTUS hearings to be impacted by RBG’s death: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Upcoming SCOTUS hearings to be impacted by RBG’s death

    S2021 E261 - 5m 34s

    It’s been a year since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. Her seat on the bench is now occupied by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the third judge appointed by former President Donald Trump. On October 4th, the court will resume in-person hearings. Amy Howe, co-founder of SCOTUSblog, a website covering the Supreme Court, joins to discuss

  • Pro-insurrectionists hold a small rally at Capitol Hill: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pro-insurrectionists hold a small rally at Capitol Hill

    S2021 E261 - 4m 49s

    A rally outside Capitol Hill drew only a few hundred protesters. Called “Justice For J6,” the event was held in support of the January 6th insurrectionists who were detained and was organized by a member of Trump’s re-election campaign. Police in riot gear lined the area and a temporary fence was re installed to prevent access to the Capitol. NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins joins to discuss.

  • A new book examines ways to end unconscious bias: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A new book examines ways to end unconscious bias

    S2021 E261 - 6m 7s

    When freelance writer Jessica Nordell started pitching under a gender neutral name, she suddenly found more of her pitches were accepted. She’s since dedicated her work to examining solutions to unconscious bias, which affects everything from education to health care to criminal justice. She spoke to Special Correspondent Megan Thompson about her new book, “The End of Bias: A Beginning.”

  • FDA committee rejects boosters for the general population: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    FDA committee rejects boosters for the general population

    S2021 E260 - 5m 12s

    A key advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly rejected vaccine boosters for the general U.S. population for now, but it voted unanimously in favor of giving boosters to those 65 and older as well as high risk individuals.The recommendations mark a pivotal moment in the debate around boosters. William Brangham joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

  • News Wrap: France recalling ambassadors from U.S., Australia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: France recalling ambassadors from U.S., Australia

    S2021 E260 - 4m 56s

    In our news wrap Friday, France is recalling its ambassadors from the U.S. and Australia in a fury over a submarine deal, more than 170 people including some Americans boarded a flight out of Afghanistan, Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez says he won't run again after voting to impeach former President Trump, and a U.N. report found greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise 16 percent by 2030.

  • Brooks and Capehart on border politics, Biden's job approval: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Brooks and Capehart on border politics, Biden's job approval

    S2021 E260 - 11m 29s

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Amna Nawaz to discuss the week in politics, including immigration, President Biden’s job approval ratings, and tensions between the U.S. and France over a nuclear submarine deal.

  • An inside look at Ken Burns' latest film 'Muhammad Ali': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    An inside look at Ken Burns' latest film 'Muhammad Ali'

    S2021 E260 - 11m 45s

    Ken Burns' latest four-part documentary “Muhammad Ali” will premiere Sunday on PBS for four nights. Jeffrey Brown visited Burns at his studio for a behind-the-scenes look at how he makes his films, and the larger context and conflicts in telling America’s story in a time of racial reckoning. This report is part of our arts and culture series, “CANVAS.”

  • Russian government silences rivals as elections begin: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Russian government silences rivals as elections begin

    S2021 E260 - 4m 40s

    Russians on Friday began three days of voting to determine their next parliament, with the outcome largely expected to be preordained. But there was an unexpected development Friday, when Google and Apple blocked Russians from downloading the main opposition party’s app. As Nick Schifrin reports, it’s just the latest successful attempt by the Russian government to silence its rivals.

  • U.S. Capitol Police prepare for far-right weekend rally: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. Capitol Police prepare for far-right weekend rally

    S2021 E260 - 4m 19s

    U.S. Capitol Police warned Friday there have been threats of violence ahead of this weekend's rally by Trump supporters. It's being staged to support more than 600 people charged in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, and Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger says it's unclear how many people will show up, or just how serious the threats could be. Lisa Desjardins joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

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