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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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  • The significance of Juneteenth, US's newest federal holiday: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The significance of Juneteenth, US's newest federal holiday

    S2021 E168 - 6m 18s

    As of this Friday, Juneteenth — the day marking the end of slavery — is a federal holiday. Typically observed on the 19th of June, most federal employees will be able to observe it a day early because it lands on a Saturday this year. After a decades-long effort by activists, President Joe Biden signed it into law Thursday, making it the first new federal holiday since 1983. Amna Nawaz reports.

  • Two kids become each other's 'safe haven' after gun violence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Two kids become each other's 'safe haven' after gun violence

    S2021 E168 - 9m 29s

    The first five months of this year suggest it could be the worst year for mass shootings in decades. More than 8,000 people have been killed by gunfire, according to The Washington Post and Gun Violence Archive. The Post's ongoing analysis also found a sharp increase in deadly incidents involving children. Stephanie Sy reports the story of two such children linked by gun violence and loss.

  • In Louisiana, government skepticism affects vaccination rate: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In Louisiana, government skepticism affects vaccination rate

    S2021 E168 - 5m 11s

    While COVID-19 vaccination rates in some parts of the country are approaching nearly 70%, other areas are seeing rates flatten or even decline. As William Brangham reports, vaccinations in the southern U.S. have been especially slow, with no southern state having yet topped 40%. Dr. Joseph Kanter, an emergency physician in Louisiana, and the state's top medical official, joins us to explore why.

  • Watch Iraq's counterterrorism unit raid an ISIS agent's home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Watch Iraq's counterterrorism unit raid an ISIS agent's home

    S2021 E168 - 10m 28s

    Seven years ago this month the Islamic State declared its caliphate, killing thousands in its years-long reign of terror in Iraq and Syria. The group may have lost its territory, but its fighters still plague Iraq. Special Correspondent Leila Molana-Allen and Videographer Adrian Hartrick provide an exclusive look at the Iraqi counter-terror teams fighting ISIS, and the civilians caught in between.

  • Sec. Becerra says Biden to build on 'Obamacare': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sec. Becerra says Biden to build on 'Obamacare'

    S2021 E168 - 7m 40s

    The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, survived a third major legal challenge at the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday. In a 7-2 vote, the justices rejected a lawsuit brought by 18 Republican-led states that questioned the ACA’s legality over an individual mandate penalty. Judy Woodruff speaks with Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra about the Supreme Court's rejection.

  • News Wrap: Putin praises Biden as 'professional': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Putin praises Biden as 'professional'

    S2021 E168 - 6m 4s

    In our news wrap Thursday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin was back in Moscow offering new praise for his Geneva summit with President Joe Biden. A compromise proposal by Senator Joe Manchin to rewrite federal elections law picked up support and opposition today. Police in Portland, Oregon, have quit a crowd control unit following months of social justice protests that often turned violent.

  • Why Victoria's Secret is ditching its 'Angels': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why Victoria's Secret is ditching its 'Angels'

    S2021 E168 - 5m 27s

    The U.S.'s largest lingerie brand, Victoria's Secret, built its reputation on creating a sexy yet accessible fantasy in its "Angel" models that critics say was targeted towards men. The company announced a sweeping rebrand Wednesday to better reflect the times — and what women want. Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times' fashion editor and chief fashion critic, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • 4 main issues fueling debate over Biden infrastructure plan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    4 main issues fueling debate over Biden infrastructure plan

    S2021 E167 - 4m 9s

    A new bipartisan Senate agreement on infrastructure has fueled debate among lawmakers around what the best avenue is to getting a deal. While Republicans consider a smaller scope bill, some Democrats nervous about losing key priorities are hoping to go it alone without Republican support. Lisa Desjardins explains how a debate over transportation, water, climate change and child care is in play.

  • The 'watershed moment' for Evangelicals on race, sex abuse: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 'watershed moment' for Evangelicals on race, sex abuse

    S2021 E167 - 9m 35s

    The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical group in the U.S. elected a new president Tuesday — Ed Litton. Litton, who has championed racial reconciliation, narrowly defeated Mike Stone, the favored far-right candidate. Judy Woodruff discusses the runoff vote with Ed Stetzer, a part of the Southern Baptist Convention and executive director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center.

  • Exploring the economic argument for a return to open borders: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Exploring the economic argument for a return to open borders

    S2021 E167 - 8m 56s

    Since taking office in January, President Joe Biden has made a number of moves to change former President Trump's hardline immigration policies. But just last week, Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a tough message in Guatemala, telling its citizens not to come to the U.S. For the series "Making Sense," Paul Solman explores the economic debate around fully opening the country's borders.

  • How a 'quiet little cafe' in Maine turned into a phenomenon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How a 'quiet little cafe' in Maine turned into a phenomenon

    S2021 E167 - 7m 29s

    A new book, "Finding Freedom in the Lost Kitchen," details the trials and triumphs of the Maine restaurant that has been attracting attention internationally from foodies — and from culinary taste-makers like James Beard. As Jeffrey Brown reports, “finding freedom'' takes on multiple meanings for an innovative restaurateur on the rise. It’s part of NewsHour’s arts and culture series, CANVAS.

  • Key takeaways from tense but 'constructive' US-Russia summit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Key takeaways from tense but 'constructive' US-Russia summit

    S2021 E167 - 8m 13s

    The summit in Switzerland is over, and President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin are headed home. As expected, there were no large breakthroughs from talks between the two leaders. Instead, both sides cast the talks as business-like, “positive” but tense. White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports from Geneva.

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