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August 2, 2021 - PBS NewsHour full episode

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August 2, 2021 - PBS NewsHour full episode

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  • Simone Biles and the aspirations, struggles of Black America: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Simone Biles and the aspirations, struggles of Black America

    S2021 E209 - 9m 57s

    When U.S. gymnast Simone Biles pulled out from an Olympic competition over concern for her own mental well being, the news sparked larger conversations around mental health, athletics and race. Yamiche Alcindor discusses those issues with Kavitha Davidson, sports writer for The Athletic, and sociologist Harry Edwards, author of the book, "The Revolt of the Black Athlete."

  • Capitol Police recall their own 'vulnerability' on Jan. 6: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Capitol Police recall their own 'vulnerability' on Jan. 6

    S2021 E208 - 6m 47s

    It was a day of raw, emotional testimony on Capitol Hill as lawmakers on a new, select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection held their first hearing. Lisa Desjardins has this report. Viewer warning: The testimony included videos of violence from the riot, as well as offensive language — some of which is featured in this report.

  • The 'insurmountable' weight of expectations on Simone Biles: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 'insurmountable' weight of expectations on Simone Biles

    S2021 E208 - 6m 26s

    In a stunning moment at the Tokyo Olympics this morning, American athlete Simone Biles — considered the top gymnast in the world and favored to bring home gold medals — withdrew from the team competition. Her decision to prioritize her mental health came after her performance on the vault. John Yang discusses the pressure on Biles with Angie Fifer, a former gymnast and track and field athlete.

  • U.S. ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan, Pakistan PM says: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan, Pakistan PM says

    S2021 E208 - 18m 19s

    In just over one month, the United States will have completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. But for those two decades, Afghanistan's eastern neighbor, Pakistan, stood accused by American and Afghan forces of supporting the Taliban. Judy Woodruff speaks with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan about his country's fraught relationship with the U.S. and Afghanistan.

  • News Wrap: Georgia man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Georgia man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings

    S2021 E208 - 5m 25s

    In our news wrap Tuesday, a man accused of killing 8 people at an Atlanta-area massage parlor in March pleaded guilty to 4 murders. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. A former U.S. Air Force analyst is facing 45 months in federal prison for leaking secrets about a military drone program. A Hong Kong court convicted a pro-democracy protester under China's new national security law.

  • The 'uphill battle' of investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 'uphill battle' of investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection

    S2021 E208 - 5m 12s

    The committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has not yet decided on a timeline to complete its work. We take a look at its investigation with Seamus Hughes, a counterterrorism expert with the program on extremism at George Washington University. He previously worked in the National Counterterrorism Center, and as a staffer on the Senate homeland security committee.

  • Dr. Fauci on CDC's reimposed mask guidelines, vaccinations: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dr. Fauci on CDC's reimposed mask guidelines, vaccinations

    S2021 E208 - 8m 47s

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reimposed stricter mask-wearing guidelines Tuesday. It said Americans, even if fully vaccinated, should wear masks indoors in regions where COVID-19 infections are high, and recommended that everyone in K-12 schools mask up. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • The unique firefighting challenges from West U.S. wildfires: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The unique firefighting challenges from West U.S. wildfires

    S2021 E208 - 2m 7s

    Firefighters in parts of the western U.S. were hoping for help from cooler weather Tuesday, but there's still no end in sight to a plague of wildfires — including one in Northern California that keeps growing. Stephanie Sy reports.

  • Frontline workers face calls for mandatory COVID vaccination: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Frontline workers face calls for mandatory COVID vaccination

    S2021 E207 - 8m 16s

    About 115,000 frontline federal health care workers will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 60 medical groups issued a call for mandatory vaccinations for all health care workers. Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the co-director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, helped organize the statement from those medical groups and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • Why the infrastructure deal is still under discussion: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why the infrastructure deal is still under discussion

    S2021 E207 - 4m 14s

    On Capitol Hill, bipartisan infrastructure talks are on shaky grounds. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins reports on the latest hiccup in the negotiations, and when progress can be expected.

  • Understanding Tunisia's crisis of democracy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Understanding Tunisia's crisis of democracy

    S2021 E207 - 5m 58s

    Tunisia’s President Kais Saied on Monday suspended parliament indefinitely and fired the country’s defense minister — one day after he unilaterally fired the prime minister. Nick Schifrin reports on moves that critics call a coup — one decade after the Arab Spring — with Sarah Yerkes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Greek authorities crackdown on pro-refugee nonprofits: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Greek authorities crackdown on pro-refugee nonprofits

    S2021 E207 - 7m 14s

    Police in Greece’s most eastern islands have launched a human-trafficking prosecution against nonprofits that help asylum seekers try to avoid being pushed back at sea to Turkey. The move is being seen as part of a wider effort by some European countries to criminalize humanitarian organizations as the Greek coast guard defends its pushback efforts. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

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