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May 9, 2021 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode

27m 4s

On this edition for Sunday, May 9, the U.S. looks for ways to expand COVID-19 vaccinations as demand plateaus, a bombing at a school outside Kabul, Afghanistan leaves dozens of children dead with the death toll still climbing, and in our signature segment, an initiative to address racial justice and preserve the history of a Black urban district in Richmond, Virginia. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.

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  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • U.S. Senate hangs in the balance in Georgia: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. Senate hangs in the balance in Georgia

    S2021 E4 - 5m 27s

    Lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C this week, but control of the U.S. Senate still hangs in the balance. It all comes down to two senate runoff elections tomorrow in Georgia. Lisa Desjardins reports on the final push for control of the Senate.

  • Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Georgia's U.S. Senate runoffs: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Georgia's U.S. Senate runoffs

    S2021 E4 - 10m 46s

    NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the U.S. Senate races in Georgia, Trump's call to the Georgia secretary of state, and how some Republicans are continuing to question the election results.

  • A Brief But Spectacular take on making conversation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Brief But Spectacular take on making conversation

    S2021 E4 - 3m 22s

    In a world of Zoom and FaceTime, conversations may be more critical than ever to find connection. Designer Fred Dust shares his Brief But Spectacular take on how we can all communicate better together.

  • 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.

  • U.S. vaccine rollout remains sluggish: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. vaccine rollout remains sluggish

    S2021 E4 - 10m 11s

    The U.S. is stumbling out of the gate in getting the COVID-19 vaccine distributed in 2021, as a more contagious variant of the virus spreads around the country. Dr. Robert M. Wachter, the head of the department of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, joins William Brangham to discuss the vaccine rollout, and why he thinks the U.S. should delay a second round of COVID doses.

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