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

Episodes

  • What the latest Supreme Court rulings mean for Trump -- and future presidents

    What the latest Supreme Court rulings mean for Trump -- and future presidents

    09/07/2020 Duration: 15min

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Manhattan district attorney can obtain President Trump's tax returns. The justices sent a question on House subpoenas for presidential financial records back to a lower court but rejected arguments that the president is immune from investigation. John Yang reports, and Judy Woodruff talks to former Justice Department officials Mary McCord and Jesse Panucio. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Top U.S. health officials say states should pause reopening efforts

    Top U.S. health officials say states should pause reopening efforts

    09/07/2020 Duration: 03min

    The rising number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. proves the pandemic is far from abating. New cases are setting single-day records in several states and declining in only two. While the nation's top medical officials say states should pause reopening in order to control virus spread, the Trump administration insists schools should resume as normal this fall. Yamiche Alcindor reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • News Wrap: House Judiciary Committee hears Geoffrey Berman testimony

    News Wrap: House Judiciary Committee hears Geoffrey Berman testimony

    09/07/2020 Duration: 04min

    In our news wrap Thursday, former Manhattan federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman told the House Judiciary Committee that Attorney General William Barr tried to convince him to step down by offering him a different job. Committee Chair Jerry Nadler called the attempt a "quid pro quo." Also, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen returned to federal prison after rejecting the terms of his home confinement. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • The unwise, disruptive policy of shutting out international students

    The 'unwise, disruptive policy' of shutting out international students

    09/07/2020 Duration: 09min

    New rules for foreign college students have stunned American academic institutions. The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that all of the roughly 1 million international students currently enrolled in the U.S. must attend at least one in-person class this fall or be denied visas. We hear student reaction, and Jeffrey Brown talks to Rebecca Blank of University of Wisconsin-Madison. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • Why Peter Navarro calls USMCA very good news for American manufacturing

    Why Peter Navarro calls USMCA 'very good news' for American manufacturing

    09/07/2020 Duration: 11min

    President Trump's new North American trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, known as USMCA, was applauded at the White House Wednesday, with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador visiting. But along with the celebration come questions about what the pact means for the U.S. economy. Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the details. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • This Maryland nursing home has had no coronavirus cases. How did they do it?

    This Maryland nursing home has had no coronavirus cases. How did they do it?

    09/07/2020 Duration: 07min

    Of the nation's roughly 130,000 coronavirus deaths, more than 40,000 have occurred in nursing homes. But one facility in Maryland has had zero COVID-19 cases so far -- despite serving one of the most at-risk populations. Rev. Derrick DeWitt, director of the Maryland Baptist Aged Home, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss his facility's proactive approach, systemic racism and a lack of federal leadership. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

  • 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

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