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September 18, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

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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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  • 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.

  • Thousands of migrants endure harsh conditions at border: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Thousands of migrants endure harsh conditions at border

    S2021 E260 - 4m 54s

    Over the last several days a crowd of migrants awaiting U.S. processing outside a Texas border community has grown to more than 10,000. The migrants, mostly from Haiti, have been sheltering under a major bridge as the Biden administration tries to speed up processing. Washington Post reporter Arelis Hernández joins Amna Nawaz from Del Rio, Texas to discuss the scene.

  • Pentagon: Drone strike that killed 10 civilians a mistake: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pentagon: Drone strike that killed 10 civilians a mistake

    S2021 E260 - 3m 57s

    The U.S. military on Friday acknowledged that a drone strike in Kabul they initially said killed an ISIS suicide bomber had in fact killed only civilians. The strike took place three weeks ago as the U.S. and allies were evacuating following the Taliban takeover. Nick Schifrin joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

  • News Wrap: New migrant emergency builds along Texas border: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: New migrant emergency builds along Texas border

    S2021 E259 - 5m 8s

    In our news wrap Thursday, more than 8,000 people have crossed the border at Del Rio, Texas in the past few days as federal agencies rush to provide assistance, storm-battered Louisiana and other areas of the south saw another day of heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Nicholas, and the U.N. warns only immediate, large-scale cuts in carbon emissions can avoid a climate disaster.

  • How a new U.S. alliance is angering a longtime ally: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How a new U.S. alliance is angering a longtime ally

    S2021 E259 - 6m 32s

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday tried to calm tensions with France over a new defense pact between the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia. Australia had scrapped a $40 billion submarine contract with France in favor of U.S. nuclear-powered subs. France's ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • Democrats push $3.5 trillion bill as major obstacles remain: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Democrats push $3.5 trillion bill as major obstacles remain

    S2021 E259 - 6m 19s

    Democrats are pressing to pass a $3.5 trillion piece of legislation called the "Build Back Better" plan that would address many issues including paid-family leave, child care and climate change. But as they started this week to move on important portions of the bill, their efforts also exposed major obstacles ahead. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • Hospitals in sparsely vaccinated areas ready to ration care: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hospitals in sparsely vaccinated areas ready to ration care

    S2021 E259 - 5m 45s

    Last week we heard how some hospitals in Idaho were overflowing and starting to ration care. That crisis has now spread statewide, and is forcing hospitals to start sending sick patients to neighboring states. William Brangham reports.

  • Ordinary people take law into their own hands near border: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ordinary people take law into their own hands near border

    S2021 E259 - 11m 15s

    In the mountain top village of Ayahualtempa in Guerrero state Mexico, children are learning how to use firearms and preparing for an attack by a nearby drug cartel. In our third and final story on the ravages of the cross-border drug trade with Mexico, special correspondent Monica Villamizar and producer Zach Fannin report with support from the Pulitzer Center.

  • How Facebook handles its 'negative side effects': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Facebook handles its 'negative side effects'

    S2021 E259 - 7m 31s

    The social media giant Facebook is the subject of a Wall Street Journal investigative series out this week that highlights the ways in which Facebook handles -- or doesn’t handle -- a range of issues across its vast digital empire including misinformation and violent content. John Yang spoke with Jeff Horwitz, the series’ lead reporter, to learn more.

  • Riz Ahmed on increasing Muslim representation in Hollywood: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Riz Ahmed on increasing Muslim representation in Hollywood

    S2021 E259 - 6m 49s

    Riz Ahmed's acting and music careers have always gone hand-in-hand. And in his new film "Mogul Mowgli," which he co-wrote, the two art forms collide, with a story that hits close to home. Amna Nawaz speaks to Ahmed about his upcoming films, increasing Muslim representation in Hollywood and 9/11’s lasting impact on Muslims 20 years later.

  • Returning to school in 'unpredictable, unprecedented times': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Returning to school in 'unpredictable, unprecedented times'

    S2021 E259 - 2m 44s

    Millions of students are heading back to school in person after a year of online learning. We asked students in our Student Reporting Labs network what returning to in-person learning looks and feels like amid new delta variant concerns, vaccinations debates and mask mandates.

  • How smugglers move fentanyl over the southern border: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How smugglers move fentanyl over the southern border

    S2021 E258 - 10m 30s

    For the second part of our series on the ravages of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, we take a look at the deadly cost of the drug just across the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. With the support of the Pulitzer Center, special correspondent Monica Villamizar and producer Zach Fannin report.

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