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June 20, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

26m 35s

On this edition for Sunday, June 20, lawmakers continue their push for a comprehensive voting rights bill; for Father’s Day, an Indigenous father’s letter to his son; and in our signature segment, our correspondent travels to U.S. military bases in Iraq to find out how they’re managing increasingly complicated operations amid ongoing troop withdrawal. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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  • As ISIS presence dwindles, troops in Iraq face other threats: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    As ISIS presence dwindles, troops in Iraq face other threats

    S2021 E171 - 11m 35s

    In the latest targeting of American troops in Iraq, an unexploded rocket landed close to a military base on Sunday. There were no serious damages. Today around 2,500 U.S. troops remain in the country -- the lowest in two decades, and ISIS has lost significant territory, fears of resurgence in case of a troop pullout remain. Leila Molana-Allen and Adrian Hartrick report.

  • On Father’s Day, an Indigenous man’s letter to his son: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On Father’s Day, an Indigenous man’s letter to his son

    S2021 E171 - 6m 30s

    We’ve been bringing you a series of short stories from the Indigenous community in Yellowknife, Canada exploring alcohol use, addiction, resilience and healing. From the Global Reporting Centre it's a series produced, directed and authored by Indigenous people. On this Father’s Day, William Greenland reads a letter he wrote to his son about his life, struggles, addictions, and what he’s learned.

  • Maryland reckons with a violent, racist past: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Maryland reckons with a violent, racist past

    S2021 E170 - 12m 27s

    More than 6,500 Black people were lynched in America between the end of the civil war in 1865 and 1950. These murders were carried out not only in the deep South, but in states like Maryland, which is now the first state in the nation to come to terms with its history of racial terror by starting a truth and reconciliation process. Brian Palmer reports.

  • A photographer shines a light on queer couples of color: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A photographer shines a light on queer couples of color

    S2021 E170 - 4m 52s

    Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, and Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. But while representation of both communities has grown in mainstream culture, it still lags behind for people who are members of both communities. In documentarian Jamal Jordan’s new book, “Queer Love in Color,” he hopes to show the world what love can look like.

  • COVID will 'scar' a generation of health care workers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    COVID will 'scar' a generation of health care workers

    S2021 E169 - 6m 19s

    On Thursday night, we looked at problems in Louisiana, where COVID-19 vaccination rates are lagging behind the rest of the country. William Brangham now turns focus to how vaccines have improved life dramatically in New York, but the toll on health workers may be permanent. Dr. Craig Spencer, the director of global health in emergency medicine at Columbia University, joins us for his perspective.

  • Iranians decry, boycott election rigged to favor hard-liner: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Iranians decry, boycott election rigged to favor hard-liner

    S2021 E169 - 9m 16s

    Iranians went to the polls Friday in a presidential election tightly-managed by the Islamic Republic's clerical elite — who allowed only 4 men on the ballot. After eight years of relative moderation under Hassan Rouhani, his likely successor is expected to be sharply conservative. Many Iranians protested the lack of choices by voting with their feet and boycotting the vote. Nick Schifrin explains.

  • Brooks and Capehart on Trump emails to DOJ, US-Russia summit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Brooks and Capehart on Trump emails to DOJ, US-Russia summit

    S2021 E169 - 12m 48s

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's politics, including emails showing attempts by former President Donald Trump’s team to overturn the 2020 election results, efforts toward election reform in the Senate, how President Joe Biden fared during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Juneteenth.

  • Emails show how President Trump tried to overturn election: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Emails show how President Trump tried to overturn election

    S2021 E169 - 3m 3s

    House Democrats say they have new evidence of former President Donald Trump's efforts to remain in power after the 2020 election. As part of an investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Democrats gained access to emails that show Trump and his staff pressured top Justice Department officials last December to file an election lawsuit in the Supreme Court. John Yang reports.

  • A historian explores how Juneteenth shaped her life in Texas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A historian explores how Juneteenth shaped her life in Texas

    S2021 E169 - 6m 26s

    On this first federal Juneteenth holiday, Author and Historian Annette Gordon-Reed talks to Jeffrey Brown about the importance of this date through her personal history growing up in Texas. This reporting is part of NewsHour's arts and culture series, CANVAS.

  • 5 amazing American souls lost to COVID-19: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    5 amazing American souls lost to COVID-19

    S2021 E169 - 3m 52s

    Each week, PBS NewsHour pauses to remember five Americans lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares memories and highlights from their lives.

  • Biden, Harris urge Black Americans to get vaccinated: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden, Harris urge Black Americans to get vaccinated

    S2021 E169 - 3m 56s

    As the country observes Juneteenth — a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — for the first time, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made public appearances, continuing their push to get 70% of American adults vaccinated against COVID by July 4, warning people of the concerning Delta variant. Chief Correspondent Amna Nawaz reports.

  • News Wrap: US Gulf Coast braces for year's first storm: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: US Gulf Coast braces for year's first storm

    S2021 E169 - 5m 44s

    In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. Gulf Coast is bracing for what could be the year's first tropical storm. Storm warnings extended across parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida — and Louisiana declared an emergency. Meanwhile, Western U.S. faced another day of searing heat — expected to last until next week. On Wall Street, stocks slumped on worries about future interest rate hikes.

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