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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Episode #419

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Series Description: PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND features a summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Hari Sreenivasan anchors.

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    Composer and songwriter Stephen Sondheim and the New Hampshire arts institute are profiled. [26 minutes]

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    An underwater turbine in Maine is harnessing the tides to create energy in a brand new way. [26 minutes]

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    The unintended consequence of fuel-efficient cars, less gas being sold, is examined. [26 minutes]

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    New Jersey may be the next state to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates. [26 minutes]

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    A Palestinian-American businessman is building a new city on the West Bank to create prosperity. [26 minutes]

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    The new healthcare law and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) are discussed. [26 minutes]

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    Enstitute is an apprenticeship program that matches young people with New York's top entrepreneurs. [26 minutes]

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    The remarkable story of six former prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is showcased. [26 minutes]

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    By My Side Birth Support provides doula services free to women living in low-income neighborhoods. [26 minutes]

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    In Chile, an initiative called Start-Up Chile is welcoming immigrant entrepreneurs with open arms. [26 minutes]

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    Hawaii residents who claim they're getting sick battle companies making genetically modified seeds. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #115

    A Pittsburgh school trains the next generation of cybersecurity experts to fight cybercriminals. [26 minutes]

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    Crowdfunding, raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online, is examined. [26 minutes]

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    Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #118

    A look at how natural gas companies and environmentalists are working to make fracking safer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #119

    Drug companies and the State of Maine are locked in a battle that pits savings against safety. [26 minutes]

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    As the US grapples with pension programs, The Netherlands seems to have its pension problem solved. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #121

    The debate over abortion laws in Santiago, Chile and a look at the GED exam are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #122

    A look at the overhaul to the GED exam, set to take effect in January 2014, is showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #123

    Credit unions in four states offer a Save to Win lottery that gives savers the chance to win prizes. [26 minutes]

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    A probation program in Hawaii that has been successful in reforming offenders is profiled. [26 minutes]

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    A look at how residents are coping with the cascading effects of climate change in Barrow, Alaska. [24 minutes]

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    Berkshire County in Massachusetts takes "buy local" to a new level by creating their own currency. [24 minutes]

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    States and the federal government are wrestling with the implications of new, pilotless aircraft. [26 minutes]

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    A look at whether access to traditional financial services is the best solution for everyone. [26 minutes]

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    The French government is proposing a ban on childhood beauty pageants to stem "hyper-sexualization." [26 minutes]

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    The debate raging over redeveloping the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans is spotlighted. [26 minutes]

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    A program that mentors teens who have been arrested for robbery in New York City is highlighted. [26 minutes]

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    The Harmony Project, a music program for inner city kids in Los Angeles, is showcased. [26 minutes]

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    A look at a strategy in British Columbia that is reducing alcohol-related driving fatalities. [26 minutes]

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    William Brangham reports on how Germany continues to grapple with the legacy of the Holocaust. [26 minutes]

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    The rise of poverty in American suburbs is examined on the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. [26 minutes]

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    Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore on India's launch of the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #140

    Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore on India's launch of the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #141

    NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham presents a look inside a country you rarely see, Iran. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #142

    A VA Medical Center in West Virginia shares the ways their kitchen staff is reducing waste. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #143

    Volunteers and law enforcement try to prevent the trafficking of young women around sporting events. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #144

    A probation program in Hawaii that has been successful in reforming offenders is profiled. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #145

    A wave of bankruptcies moves across America as cities try to manage debt from pension obligations. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #146

    Hari Sreenivasan visits Bangalore and Mumbai to spotlight Indian high-tech entrepreneurs. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #147

    The rapid innovation in mobile phone technology and access to the internet in Africa is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #148

    The rigorous public health campaign launched by Mexico to combat obesity levels is highlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #149

    A look at what a Georgia woman is doing to survive after losing her emergency unemployment benefits [26 minutes]

  • Episode #150

    Many indigenous people are now using the latest technology to communicate about their legal rights. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #151

    A look at how Denmark avoids medical malpractice lawsuits by having cases decided by a panel. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #152

    News, analysis and insight from the NewsHour Weekend reporting team is showcased. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #153

    Tensions arise as natural gas companies and environmentalists work together to make fracking safer. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #154

    The Harmony Project is using music education to give inner-city children an academic head start. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #155

    An alternative school system is making efforts to change attitudes towards education in Pakistan. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #156

    One effort to bridge the gap between what schools teach and what businesses want is showcased. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #157

    The NewsHour visits the Netherlands, which has been openly selling marijuana for four decades. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #158

    A state plan in Kansas that offers incentives to attract new residents to rural Kansas is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #159

    Nine public school students in California have sued to overturn the state's teacher tenure laws. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #160

    NewsHour Weekend reports from Africa where Kenya is taking on the world's growing electronic waste. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #161

    Each year 42 million tax returns are prepared by tax professionals who are unregulated by the IRS. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #162

    Some economists are calling Mexico the "Aztec Tiger." The country's burgeoning economy is discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #163

    A look at whether impoverished people are being jailed because they can't afford to pay fines. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #164

    A look at how British Columbia has stemmed an epidemic of HIV/AIDS in i.v. drug addicts. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #165

    Dr. Emily Senay looks at a revolutionary class of drugs called "biologics." [26 minutes]

  • Episode #166

    A look at small business owners in Colorado who did business with strangers instead of local banks. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #167

    A report on the wide-scale surveillance developed for police forces is presented and discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #168

    A look at how the complicated histories of Russia and Ukraine are playing out in today's politics. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #169

    Bryan Cranston talks about playing President Lyndon Johnson in his Broadway debut in "All the Way." [26 minutes]

  • Episode #170

    Rick Karr investigates how the FDIC protected small businesses during the 2008 financial crisis. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #171

    An initiative in Australia that has dramatically raised organ donation rates is detailed. [26 minutes]

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    The debate over the use of automated cameras to enforce traffic laws in Ohio is highlighted. [26 minutes]

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    Authorities in South Africa are desperately trying to protect endangered rhinos from poaching. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #179

    Anchor Hari Sreenivasan presents a summary of the day's national and international news. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #180

    Anchor Hari Sreenivasan presents a summary of the day's national and international news. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #181

    In California, conservationists and fisherman face off over nets that are entangling sea life. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #182

    Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Uganda about laws targeting gays. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #183

    The "right to try" law allows terminal patients access to experimental drugs without FDA approval. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #184

    New types of nonbank online lenders are using technology to make fast decisions about small loans. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #185

    Controversial agreements between brand and generic drug companies are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #186

    Rap music lyrics are being introduced as evidence of a defendant's guilt in criminal proceedings. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #187

    Hari Sreenivasan reports from the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #188

    Hari Sreenivasan reports from the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #189

    Legislative groups are focusing on complications surrounding digital estate planning after death. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #190

    A new state law in Ohio aims to tackle the problem of scrap metal theft by regulating scrap yards. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #191

    A look at reconstruction efforts after the strongest typhoon to make landfall on the Philippines. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #192

    Research that shows we can be "nudged" into making better financial decisions is put into use. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #193

    Public radio personality Garrison Keillor of "A Prairie Home Companion" discusses his long career. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #194

    The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is working to protect the health of the world's oceans. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #195

    Difficulties of enrolling in new health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #196

    The growing number of clothing companies now catering to the styles of transgender are explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #197

    An expert talks about water shortages around the world and the investments companies are making. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #198

    The painterly path of celebrated American realist painter Jamie Wyeth is explored. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #199

    An exhibition at a New York City library examines if we all have the potential to be geniuses. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #200

    A group aims to recruit new museum-goers by creating a highly interactive museum experience. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #201

    The job-screening process has come under fire for inaccurate reports that can cost people jobs. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #202

    The effects of the population explosion and staggering birth rate in Philippines are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #203

    Tracy Wholf sits down with author Lois Lowry to discuss the popularity of young adult literature. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #204

    NewsHour Weekend examines the Paleo Diet, which has gained popularity in recent years. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #301

    NewsHour Weekend examines the science of using dogs to detect cancer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #302

    Alison Steward explores how changing the school calendar can affect student achievement. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #303

    The acquisition of America's largest pork producer by a Chinese company is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #304

    NewsHour Weekend explores the rising tide of anti-Semitism in France. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #305

    The effects of recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado are explored in Denver. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #306

    The plight of the Gypsy, or Roma, people is explored amid a slew of housing evictions in Hungary. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #307

    NewsHour Weekend explores concerns about a fundamental educational issue in the state of Florida. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #308

    A look at why two Republican incumbents in Kansas now find themselves in serious political peril. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #309

    Efforts to tax sugary drinks to raise the price of sodas, teas and energy drinks are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #310

    In Chicago, the dire situation of low-income, uninsured Americans with mental illness is explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #311

    William Brangham examines a vote on whether to tax sugary drinks in the city of San Francisco. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #312

    NewsHour Art Correspondent Jeffrey Brown sits down with acting legend James Earl Jones. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #313

    NewsHour Weekend travels to Eastern Kentucky to explore the issue of rural poverty. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #314

    The dire situation of low-income, uninsured Americans with mental illness is explored in Chicago. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #315

    NewsHour Weekend examines the growing concern over head injuries in youth soccer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #316

    Researchers investigate a deadly disease that has been wiping out starfish along the Pacific coast. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #317

    In Louisiana, the race for the Senate mirrors contests from battleground states across the country. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #318

    NewsHour Weekend travels to Oregon for a deeper look at the right-to-die movement in America. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #319

    The tolls that state laws governing compensation for wrongfully convicted people are explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #320

    Gang members deported from America are establishing a new and threatening presence in El Salvador. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #321

    The widespread issue of herbicide-resistant and hard-to-control weeds is explored in Iowa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #322

    Westminster, Massachusett may become the first town in America to ban the sale of tobacco products. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #323

    A plan that New York City officials hope will make a dent in traffic accidents is explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #324

    The inequality of criminal prosecutions on American Indian reservations is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #325

    NewsHour Weekend revisits the issue of teacher tenure laws, first reported on in March, 2014. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #326

    The issue of student debt, something that millions of Americans live with for years, is explored. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #327

    NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports on the complications surrounding digital estate planning. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #328

    Crowdfunding, raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online, is explored. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #329

    Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut's gun laws are explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #330

    The toll of California's persistent drought during the hottest year ever recorded is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #331

    Federal whistleblowers expose misconduct in companies that do business with the federal government. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #332

    Kennesaw City Council in Georgia rejected then approved a bid to house a mosque at a shopping mall. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #333

    Getting the right diagnosis, obesity and sleep, heart rhythm problems and more topics are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #334

    People serving jail time because of their inability to pay fines and court costs are spotlighted. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #337

    Hari Sreenivasan provides in-depth analysis of the day's news from the US and around the world. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #338

    Hari Sreenivasan provides in-depth analysis of the day's news from the US and around the world. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #339

    NewsHour Weekend explores Belgium's practices regarding the right to die by euthanasia. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #340

    An ambitious project that aims to count all of the elephants on the continent of Africa is featured. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #341

    NewsHour Weekend explores the struggles of job seekers with criminal backgrounds. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #342

    NewsHour travels to Gujarat, India to explore the policies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mod. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #343

    NewsHour Weekend travels to Burlington, Vermont to explore the growing demand for renewable energy. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #344

    A new bill allows banks to offer prize-linked saving programs, which function as a lottery. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #345

    Pockets of manufacturing growth have ignited hopes for an economic rebirth in Mississippi. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #346

    Jewish citizens in a Parisian suburb in France discuss frequent anti-Semitic attacks. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #347

    Neighboring states want the Supreme Court to declare Colorado's marijuana law unconstitutional. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #348

    A proposed bill has renewed discussion about the impact of Hawaii's largest aquarium fishery. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #349

    A report from France, where unlike in the United States, the book industry is doing just fine. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #350

    The number of low-income families who are in need during the cold winter months is growing. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #357

    The plight of Assyrian Christians, who are often targets for Islamic State militants, are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #358

    NewsHour's William Brangham explores the controversies surrounding sports gambling. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #359

    A growing movement to make talking about death more accepted and even public policy is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #360

    More and more Americans are canceling their cable subscriptions and using streaming services. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #361

    The street where Jesus was convicted and crucified, The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, is explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #362

    Actress Elisabeth Moss discusses her role in Wendy Wasserstein's play "The Heidi Chronicles." [26 minutes]

  • Episode #363

    NewsHour Weekend explores the popularity of solar energy in Hawaii. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #364

    NewsHour Weekend examines a new plan in San Francisco to completely end new HIV infections. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #365

    A new take on climate change activism that's spreading throughout the world is explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #366

    Ransomware, an increasingly prevalent form of computer hacking, is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #367

    Over the past few years, Israel's water shortage has become a surplus. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #368

    The issue of Internet scarcity is examined.730,000 homes in New York City have no broadband access. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #369

    As federal funding for biomedical research declines, getting a grant has become more difficult. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #370

    The war against the Islamic State is explored through the experiences of Kurdish women. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #371

    Concentrated poverty, which results in higher crime rates and poor health conditions, is examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #372

    NewsHour Weekend explores the re-interpretation of the Muslim faith in South Africa. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #375

    NewsHour Weekend explores the oil boom in North Dakota. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #376

    NewsHour Weekend examines the real legal blowback of legalized marijuana. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #377

    NewsHour Weekend explores boomtowns at the center of the burgeoning new economy of Mexico. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #378

    The explosion of transgender and gender non-conforming people in the mainstream media is examined. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #379

    The Federal Trade Commission's $1.2 billion settlement over a "pay for delay" deal is examined. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #380

    The issue of controversial automated traffic cameras used in communities in America is revisited. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #381

    NewsHour Weekend examines the plight of homeless veterans in Los Angeles, California. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #382

    NewsHour Weekend profiles South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #383

    A new generation of Arab Israeli lawmakers have been voted into parliament in Israel. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #384

    In East Africa, NewsHour takes a close look at the roots of the al-Shabaab's conflict with Kenya. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #385

    The effects of poverty on children's mental health and cognitive development are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #386

    NewsHour Weekend visits East Africa to explore the roots of the al-Shabaab's conflict with Kenya. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #401

    NewsHour Weekend explores California's historic drought and the state's newest restrictions. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #402

    NewsHour Weekend examines the struggle of job applicants with criminal backgrounds. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #403

    NewsHour Weekend examines the plight of African migrants who are desperate to escape to Europe. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #404

    NewsHour Weekend explores the life of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #405

    Overseas remittances and issues encountered by immigrants living in America are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #406

    NewsHour Weekend explores the issue of female genital mutilation in the United States. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #407

    America's many independent contractors, workers like UberX drivers, are explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #408

    The unsung heroes of the African migration in the Mediterranean, the fisherman, are examined. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #409

    NewsHour Weekend explores the short-term housing rental industry giant, Airbnb. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #410

    NewsHour Weekend examines the lack of diversity in the tech industry. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #411

    A national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends is explored. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #412

    NewsHour Weekend reports on the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #413

    NewsHour Weekend profiles Hawaiian residents who are living completely off the grid. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #414

    NewsHour Weekend explores the rise of solar energy in Hawaii. [24 minutes]

  • Episode #415

    Puerto Rico's debt crisis is explored amid the US territory's new austerity measures. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #416

    A look at how the environment is rebounding in the residual radioactive zones of Chernobyl. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #417

    On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, changes people endured after the storm are explored. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #418

    Research shows Holocaust survivors may pass some of their traumatic stress on to their children. [26 minutes]

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