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April 11, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

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On this edition for Sunday, April 11, a surge in COVID-19 cases persists in America despite reaching a record number of vaccinations, how musicians are finding new ways to stay afloat without live shows, and in our signature segment, “Exploring Hate:” an inside look at anti-extremism training in the military. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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  • News Wrap: Biden taps Merrick Garland for attorney general: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Biden taps Merrick Garland for attorney general

    S2021 E6 - 4m 25s

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President-elect Biden will tap federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland as U.S. attorney general, U.S. officials pressed to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations as the death toll neared 360,000, Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy advocates, and Louisville, Kentucky fired two more police officers in Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting.

  • Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock on leading a divided nation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock on leading a divided nation

    S2021 E6 - 11m 56s

    As protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, the newest senator-elect was watching from his home in Georgia, just hours after being declared the winner in Tuesday's runoff election. Raphael Warnock is also the pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his victory.

  • Tensions rise as Congress prepares to certify election: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tensions rise as Congress prepares to certify election

    S2021 E5 - 9m 58s

    It is a transition like no other with President Trump denying election results and defying the democratic process. In Washington D.C., hundreds met outside the U.S. Capitol in support of the president -- a preview of what's expected to be a much larger protest Wednesday as Congress begins certifying election results. Lisa Desjardins reports, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • Pro-Iran militias in Iraq grow hostile toward the U.S.: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pro-Iran militias in Iraq grow hostile toward the U.S.

    S2021 E5 - 7m 42s

    It has been one year since Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani was assassinated at Baghdad airport by an American drone, and tensions between the U.S. and Iran have been heating up over the past few weeks. Iraqi militias, with ties to Iran, still want revenge. Special correspondent Jack Hewson reports, and Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • Former defense secretary on the peaceful transition of power: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Former defense secretary on the peaceful transition of power

    S2021 E5 - 8m 16s

    All 10 living former secretaries of defense signed a column published in The Washington Post on Sunday that urged the Trump administration to allow a peaceful transition of power and to keep the Pentagon out of it. One of the signatories was William Cohen, a former Republican senator who served as secretary of defense under President Bill Clinton. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • Some colleges are fighting for survival amid the pandemic: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Some colleges are fighting for survival amid the pandemic

    S2021 E5 - 7m 38s

    More than 397,000 people at American colleges and universities have contracted the coronavirus since March. As campuses nationwide look to start the third pandemic semester in coming weeks, the grim toll on higher education is mounting with the basic survival of entire institutions also on the line. Hari sreenivasan reports as part of our series, “Rethinking College.”

  • Polls close in Georgia runoffs, Senate control on the line: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Polls close in Georgia runoffs, Senate control on the line

    S2021 E5 - 5m 54s

    All eyes are on Georgia, where polls closed in two runoff elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Stephen Fowler, a political reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting and host of the Battleground: Ballot Box podcast, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest.

  • News Wrap: White officer avoids charges in Blake shooting: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: White officer avoids charges in Blake shooting

    S2021 E5 - 4m 5s

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the white police officer who shot and paralyzed a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer will not be charged, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 tops 356,000, the nation’s top national security agencies acknowledge Russia is likely responsible for the recent cyberattack in the U.S., and the Trump administration rolls back more government regulations.

  • In Los Angeles County, 'the virus is virtually everywhere': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    In Los Angeles County, 'the virus is virtually everywhere'

    S2021 E5 - 7m 55s

    The United Kingdom is in the midst of a lockdown, as the U.S. faces a surge in hospitalizations from COVID-19. The coronavirus has been particularly bad in Los Angeles County, California, where the daily death toll is nearing 400 and hospitals are running short on supplies. Dr. Christina Ghaly, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, joins William Brangham to discuss.

  • Georgia voters head to the polls, Senate control at stake: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Georgia voters head to the polls, Senate control at stake

    S2021 E5 - 6m 45s

    All eyes are on Georgia, where voters went to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of the U.S. Senate. Stephen Fowler, a political reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting and host of the Battleground: Ballot Box podcast, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest.

  • News Wrap: UK imposes new lockdown measures: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: UK imposes new lockdown measures

    S2021 E4 - 4m 13s

    In our news wrap Monday, the United Kingdom imposed a new lockdown as the coronavirus variant spreads, Washington, D.C. activates National Guard ahead of expected protests against certifying President-elect Biden's win, a British judge refuses to send WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S., and Iran says it has ramped up uranium enrichment as the country seizes a South Korean tanker.

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