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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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  • Why the bipartisan infrastructure deal may be in jeopardy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why the bipartisan infrastructure deal may be in jeopardy

    S2021 E201 - 5m 7s

    This week on Capitol Hill could be make or break for the bipartisan infrastructure framework that President Joe Biden celebrated one month ago. The fate of the $600 billion investment in roads, bridges, clean water and more is still uncertain, as is the much larger $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill also on the agenda. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff with the latest developments in Congress.

  • News Wrap: U.S. COVID cases up 200% in 2 weeks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: U.S. COVID cases up 200% in 2 weeks

    S2021 E201 - 6m 23s

    In our news wrap Tuesday, new COVID-19 infections in the U.S. are still building — up 200% in two weeks. Vaccinated staffers in both the White House and in Congress have tested positive. China has rejected U.S. Accusations that it was behind the hack of Microsoft Exchange email system. Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein — now a convicted rapist — was extradited from New York to California.

  • Belarusian opposition leader on Lukashenko's dictatorship: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Belarusian opposition leader on Lukashenko's dictatorship

    S2021 E201 - 8m 42s

    It's been nearly a year since the man known as Europe's last dictator, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, was declared victor in an election widely-denounced as a fraud. The woman leading his opposition, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, is in Washington this week meeting with top U.S. officials. Amna Nawaz reports on her visit and speaks with her about her political plans and hopes for the future.

  • How U.S. officials worked to prevent pro-Trump coups, sieges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How U.S. officials worked to prevent pro-Trump coups, sieges

    S2021 E201 - 10m 7s

    President Donald Trump's last year in office was book-ended by impeachment trials and, marked by a deadly pandemic, economic collapse, racial unrest , and a violent insurrection. "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year" authors Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker join Judy Woodruff with new details about the chaos and alarm that rippled across the government during that time.

  • The American athletes to watch during the Tokyo Olympics: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The American athletes to watch during the Tokyo Olympics

    S2021 E200 - 8m 31s

    The opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games are just four days away. But the specter of COVID hangs over the games as more than 50 people involved, including athletes, contractors and staff, test positive. Olympics officials say they still hope to put on compelling games despite it all. With that in mind, Judy Woodruff previews some of the Americans to watch with Christine Brennan of USA Today.

  • Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on immigration, COVID vaccines: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on immigration, COVID vaccines

    S2021 E200 - 7m 23s

    NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Lisa Desjardins to discuss the latest political news, including immigration measures in the Biden budget plan, the spread of COVID-19 misinformation and how it affects vaccination efforts, and voter polling for 2022.

  • Dr. Fauci on delta variant, breakthrough infections, masks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dr. Fauci on delta variant, breakthrough infections, masks

    S2021 E200 - 10m 2s

    COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising again in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled it a "pandemic of the unvaccinated," warning of the delta variant. President Joe Biden also warned Monday to beware of misinformation. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

  • On Chinese cyberattacks, global use of Pegasus spyware: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On Chinese cyberattacks, global use of Pegasus spyware

    S2021 E200 - 6m 47s

    The Biden administration and a large group of allies called out China for state-sponsored, international hacking Monday. A consortium of media outlets also published an investigation revealing how governments hacked into their opponents' phones with sophisticated, Israeli-made software. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what the revelations mean and how it affects the digital landscape.

  • After first detainee release, could Biden close Guantanamo?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    After first detainee release, could Biden close Guantanamo?

    S2021 E200 - 5m 41s

    The Biden administration released its first detainee from the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba on Monday. Abdul Latif Nasser was never charged with a crime, yet remained detained for 19 years. Nearly 800 prisoners have passed through Guantanamo since early 2002. Now, 39 remain. Thomas Durkin, Nasser's lawyer, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss his release and the camp's future.

  • A conflict journalist on quarantine reporting challenges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A conflict journalist on quarantine reporting challenges

    S2021 E200 - 7m 52s

    With all COVID-19 restrictions lifted Monday in the United Kingdom — even amid a surge in cases — we look at how life has been lived in one small, English town where for the last 16 months, conflict journalist Will Wintercross has been quarantined. He reports from the town of Holmfirth, nestled in the hills and valleys of northwest England, in partnership with the Global Health Reporting Center.

  • News Wrap: Stocks slump as COVID-19 restrictions return: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    News Wrap: Stocks slump as COVID-19 restrictions return

    S2021 E200 - 5m 14s

    In our news wrap Monday, stocks tumbled over worries that renewed COVID restrictions will slow economic recovery. President Joe Biden toned down his claim that Facebook is "killing people" with COVID misinformation, shifting blame to users. Over 200 fires are burning across Siberia, Russia, amid extreme heat. A Florida man will serve 8 months in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

  • Lucy Dacus on how her childhood journals inspire her music: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lucy Dacus on how her childhood journals inspire her music

    S2021 E199 - 5m 11s

    In her latest album, “Home Video,” Indie Rock singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus draws on her own adolescence, with some of her most personal artistic expression so far. Released last month, the album is being called a coming-of-age memoir of sorts. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker spoke to Ducas about her music, and what inspires her.

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