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Select the specific PBS NewsHour updates, in-depth reports, interviews and analysis that match your interests. (Updated daily)

Episodes

  • PBS NewsHour Presents China: Power and Prosperity

    PBS NewsHour Presents China: Power and Prosperity

    09/07/2020 Duration: 56min

    PBS NewsHour Presents China: Power and Prosperity explores the future of the communist country's relationship with the U.S., which will help determine the new international order, the dominant technology supporting the world's communications infrastructure, and the global economy. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Despite virus surge, Trump pressures schools to resume in-person classes this fall

    Despite virus surge, Trump pressures schools to resume in-person classes this fall

    08/07/2020 Duration: 05min

    PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Vindman retires, accusing Trump of blocking promotion

    News Wrap: Vindman retires, accusing Trump of blocking promotion

    08/07/2020 Duration: 04min

    PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What the U.S. coronavirus response says about American exceptionalism

    What the U.S. coronavirus response says about American exceptionalism

    08/07/2020 Duration: 13min

    Coronavirus cases in Florida, Arizona and South Carolina are increasing faster than in any other country in the world, reigniting the debate over American exceptionalism. Nick Schifrin talks to former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda, former Hungarian ambassador to the U.S. Réka Szemerkényi and Maina Kiai, a human rights and anti-corruption lawyer previously with the United Nations. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why is the U.S. still struggling to test everyone who needs it?

    Why is the U.S. still struggling to test everyone who needs it?

    08/07/2020 Duration: 06min

    Since the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic, public health experts have emphasized that having an efficient system for wide-scale testing was key to bringing the COVID-19 outbreak under control. But in reality, virus testing in the United States has consistently missed the mark. William Brangham talks to Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • What new decisions say about the Supreme Courts view of religious freedom

    What new decisions say about the Supreme Court's view of religious freedom

    08/07/2020 Duration: 04min

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Trump administration rules that limit birth control coverage under Obamacare -- the third time justices have considered whether some employers could opt out of that coverage based on their beliefs. As the court wraps up its final week of the current session, Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins John Yang for a closer look. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Companies race to mine lithium, a battery essential

    Companies race to mine lithium, a battery essential

    08/07/2020 Duration: 07min

    The metal lithium has become integral to our daily lives, due to its essential role as a battery material in electronic devices. Over the next several decades, the rising popularity of electric vehicles is expected to mean the demand for lithium will increase even more -- so companies that mine the metal are racing to improve their productivity. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How anti-racism is a treatment for the cancer of racism

    How anti-racism is a treatment for the 'cancer' of racism

    08/07/2020 Duration: 09min

    The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have sparked a renewed dialogue on racism in America. Reform advocates want policy and institutional changes, but individuals are also asking how they can address their own inherent racism. Amna Nawaz talks to Ibram X. Kendi, author of "How to Be An Antiracist," and Robin DiAngelo, author of "White Fragility." PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • As U.S. tensions grow, NewsHour documentary pulls back the curtain on Chinas rise

    As U.S. tensions grow, NewsHour documentary pulls back the curtain on China's rise

    08/07/2020 Duration: 04min

    A new PBS NewsHour documentary, "China: Power and Prosperity," examines today's China, its powerful leader in Xi Jinping and relationship with the U.S. Now, amid a global pandemic, the two governments are decreasing collaboration and accelerating confrontation, says Nick Schifrin, who joins Judy Woodruff to discuss this in-depth portrait. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • More states are seeing ICUs reach capacity as coronavirus spreads

    More states are seeing ICUs reach capacity as coronavirus spreads

    07/07/2020 Duration: 04min

    Coronavirus infections are on the rise in 42 states, with the national total passing the 3 million mark. In the hardest-hit areas, including parts of Florida, intensive care units are filled to the brim with patients, and communities are grappling with testing shortages and delays. But some officials, including President Trump, are downplaying the crisis and pushing to reopen. John Yang reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: U.S. officially notifies United Nations of plan to withdraw from WHO

    News Wrap: U.S. officially notifies United Nations of plan to withdraw from WHO

    07/07/2020 Duration: 05min

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Trump administration has officially notified Congress and the United Nations that the U.S. is withdrawing from the World Health Organization. The U.S. has previously contributed over $400 million annually to the organization -- more than any other country. Also, one person has been hospitalized after a driver sped through a protest in Bloomington, Indiana, on Monday. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Schools face unprecedented pressure as they grapple with reopening

    Schools face unprecedented pressure as they grapple with reopening

    07/07/2020 Duration: 09min

    Parents across the U.S. are wondering what the next school year will hold for their children. While reopening decisions will ultimately be up to state and local officials, President Trump said Tuesday he'll pressure governors to resume in-person classes. Judy Woodruff talks to Noel Candelaria of the Texas State Teachers Association and Elliot Haspel, an education policy expert and former teacher. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • The national impact of the federal governments Paycheck Protection Program

    The national impact of the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program

    07/07/2020 Duration: 06min

    The Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, is one of the federal government's signature efforts to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, there is new data from the Trump administration about how this money was distributed during the past few months, and to whom. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss where PPP funds went and whether the program is likely to be extended. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why more renters are being evicted in the middle of the pandemic

    Why more renters are being evicted in the middle of the pandemic

    07/07/2020 Duration: 06min

    During this coronavirus pandemic, we hear repeatedly from public health officials to stay at home. But many Americans don't have stable housing -- and now, a growing number of people are being forced out of where they live because they can't pay the rent. William Brangham reports on the causes and consequences of a national rise in evictions. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Whats behind a recent surge in U.S. gun violence -- and how to stop it

    What's behind a recent surge in U.S. gun violence -- and how to stop it

    07/07/2020 Duration: 10min

    This summer is shaping up to be a bloody one in many cities and neighborhoods. What's behind the recent surge in gun violence? Amna Nawaz talks to Pastor Mike McBride of the Live Free Campaign, a faith-based movement committed to reducing gun violence and ending mass incarceration of people of color, and Thomas Abt of the Council on Criminal Justice and an author of the nationwide homicide study. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • In governments absence, Mexicans turn to cartels for pandemic aid

    In government's absence, Mexicans turn to cartels for pandemic aid

    07/07/2020 Duration: 07min

    President Trump will welcome the president of Mexico to the White House on Wednesday. The country has more than 215,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the second-highest total in Latin America. More than 20,000 deaths have been recorded from the pandemic in Mexico -- but its government admits the number is a major undercount. Nick Schifrin reports on Mexico's failures to contain the coronavirus. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • A muted Fourth of July as virus shatters infection records

    A muted Fourth of July as virus shatters infection records

    06/07/2020 Duration: 04min

    Fourth of July celebrations in many parts of the United States were muted this year, overshadowed by a virus spreading with alarming speed. The national death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 130,000, and hospitals in the South and West particularly are struggling to keep up with the demand for urgent care. Still, some Americans oppose shutdowns and mask requirements. William Brangham reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: Judge halts Dakota Access Pipeline pending environmental review

    News Wrap: Judge halts Dakota Access Pipeline pending environmental review

    06/07/2020 Duration: 06min

    In our news wrap Monday, a federal judge has ordered the shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline pending an environmental review. The decision represents a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Also, Chicago suffered one of its bloodiest holiday weekends, with 17 people shot and killed -- including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy. An additional 70 people were wounded by gunfire. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • How federal response has failed to address racial disparities in pandemics toll

    How federal response has failed to address racial disparities in pandemic's toll

    06/07/2020 Duration: 05min

    For months, it's been clear that the pandemic is taking a disproportionate toll on people of color. Now, new data quantifies the disparities, showing that African American and Latinx people are nearly three times as likely to contract COVID-19 as white Americans and twice as likely to die from it. Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo of the University of California, San Francisco. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • We need help, say Latina workers, hit hard by pandemic job losses

    'We need help,' say Latina workers, hit hard by pandemic job losses

    06/07/2020 Duration: 04min

    With the U.S. economy in shambles due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Latina workers have suffered the worst job losses, with 19 percent reporting being unemployed in May. Latinx Americans are also among the groups most likely to contract COVID-19 -- and to die from it. We spoke to several Latina women, including two undocumented immigrants, about their experiences of the past few months. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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