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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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  • News Wrap: DOJ announces strike force to tackle gun violence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: DOJ announces strike force to tackle gun violence

    S2021 E203 - 5m 30s

    In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department announced the formation of strike forces to target gun crimes. Attorney General Merrick Garland traveled to Chicago — just hours after mass shootings in the city that killed 3 people and wounded nearly 20. Fire crews in the western U.S. are finally getting help from the weather, against the giant Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon.

  • Pelosi blocked Trump allies from Jan. 6 committee. Now what?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pelosi blocked Trump allies from Jan. 6 committee. Now what?

    S2021 E202 - 5m 53s

    The congressional committee investigating the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is embroiled in a new partisan firestorm over which Republican members can serve on it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the final say over its members and announced Wednesday she would reject two of the five members — Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks — suggested by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Lisa Desjardins reports.

  • News Wrap: GOP blocks debate on infrastructure deal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: GOP blocks debate on infrastructure deal

    S2021 E202 - 6m 8s

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked debate on a bipartisan infrastructure plan, leaving the bill — worth $1.2 trillion — unfinished. The Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon grew to half the size of Rhode Island. The Biden administration agreed to a plan for finishing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Europe. The list of COVID positive Olympics athletes grew.

  • What Americans should know about the delta variant, masks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Americans should know about the delta variant, masks

    S2021 E202 - 6m 7s

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. life expectancy has fallen by a year and a half, the largest one-year decline since World War II. Black and Hispanic Americans were hit the hardest, dropping by almost 3 years. As the delta variant spreads and officials paint a sobering picture for Americans, especially those unvaccinated, John Yang discusses concerns with Georgetown University's Dr. Ranit Mishori.

  • Will the world succeed in fully adopting clean energy?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Will the world succeed in fully adopting clean energy?

    S2021 E202 - 5m 47s

    The consequences of extreme weather are evident and unmistakable. Scientists say human-caused climate change is making these events more frequent and severe. Miles O'Brien looks at a pivotal upcoming moment in addressing the climate crisis with Alok Sharma, president of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. It's part of our collaboration with "Covering Climate Now."

  • For girls with mothers in prison, summer camp offers support: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    For girls with mothers in prison, summer camp offers support

    S2021 E202 - 9m 16s

    Estimates show that over five million children in the U.S. have had an incarcerated parent. As the number of women in American prison soars, little is known about the impact on children they leave behind. Amna Nawaz went to Texas to meet the children and report on how an organization, Girls Embracing Mothers, is connecting girls and their mothers. It’s part of our "Searching for Justice" series.

  • Need a new summer read? Here's a diverse list to pick from: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Need a new summer read? Here's a diverse list to pick from

    S2021 E202 - 6m 58s

    With summer in full swing, you may be wondering what books to take along on vacation — or enjoy right at home. Jeffrey Brown talks with two writers who have answers to that question. It’s part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

  • On Giannis Antetokounmpo's journey from hardships to hero: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On Giannis Antetokounmpo's journey from hardships to hero

    S2021 E202 - 3m 26s

    The city of Milwaukee is celebrating its first national basketball championship in 50 years. It's a delirious moment for a city and a smaller-market team that once won with the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. Fans are cheering the team and its new superstar leader Giannis Antetokounmpo — the seventh player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in a final. Stephanie Sy reports.

  • How the opioids settlement will impact affected communities: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How the opioids settlement will impact affected communities

    S2021 E202 - 7m 33s

    After more than two years of negotiations, a number of states agreed to a $26 billion settlement with three large drug distributors and Johnson & Johnson for their roles in the opioids epidemic. Half a million deaths over two decades are attributed to opioids and fatal overdoses. William Brangham discusses the settlement with Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, who worked on this agreement.

  • Sanders on budget, infrastructure, immigration and COVID: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sanders on budget, infrastructure, immigration and COVID

    S2021 E201 - 7m 51s

    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and the person tasked with overseeing the multi-trillion-dollar budget proposal introduced by Democrats last week. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the infrastructure deal, the $3.5 trillion budget proposal, the politics surrounding it, who it aims to benefit most and its path to being passed by Congress.

  • Extreme U.S. West wildfires creating lightning, fire whirls: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Extreme U.S. West wildfires creating lightning, fire whirls

    S2021 E201 - 5m 8s

    More than 80 large fires are burning in 13 states across the U.S. currently, impacting nearly 1.3 million acres. One of the worst remains in Southern Oregon — the Bootleg Fire. It has been burning for two weeks and has already scorched an area a third of the size of Rhode Island. Carrie Bilbao with the National Interagency Fire Center joins William Brangham with the latest on the fires.

  • Californians scramble for water as taps, wells run dry: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Californians scramble for water as taps, wells run dry

    S2021 E201 - 8m 43s

    The severe drought across the Western U.S. is already causing long term problems, exacerbated by the warming atmosphere driven by climate change. As William Brangham reports from California’s San Joaquin Valley, the demand for water has threatened the drinking supply for hundreds of thousands of rural residents — including the farmers who grow a significant part of the country’s food supply.

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