Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
August 22, 2019 - PBS NewsHour full episode
Thursday on the NewsHour, tensions between Japan and South Korea heighten with the end of an intelligence-sharing agreement. Plus: The latest from the 2020 campaign trail, economic consequences of the rising U.S. deficit, the risks of guns with high-capacity magazines, regulating European cruise ships, the long economic legacy of slavery and a brief but spectacular take on social anxiety.
August 21, 2019 - PBS NewsHour full episode
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump overhauls rules about detaining migrant families and doubles down on criticism of American Jews who support Democrats. Plus: What new immigration policies mean for migrant children, Trump cancels a trip to Denmark after rebuff on Greenland, politics in Native populations, conservation vs. development in Montana and monitoring Atlantic puffins in Maine.
August 20, 2019 - PBS NewsHour full episode
August 19, 2019 - PBS NewsHour full episode
Monday on the NewsHour, Planned Parenthood and other organizations providing reproductive health care services to low-income women cope with a change to Title X funding. Plus: Peaceful protest in Hong Kong, the statute of limitations for childhood sexual assault, campaign moves by 2020 Democrats, Politics Monday, theater connecting police with community and Detroit's art on a grand scale.
August 18, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode
On this edition for Sunday, August 18, more than a million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong and The 1619 Project by The New York Times Magazine reframes American history through the lens of slavery. Also, musician Ben Folds shares the stories behind his songs. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
August 17, 2019 - PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode
On this edition for Saturday, August 17, pro-government and pro-democracy demonstrators face off in Hong Kong, and a retired police officer is coaching some of the growing number of seniors who use medical marijuana in Arizona. Also, Syrian residents who built a library amid the rubble of war, and what may come of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
August 16, 2019 - PBS NewsHour full episode
Friday on the NewsHour, India's crackdown in Kashmir leaves millions confined to their homes. Plus: Allegations of abuse among migrant children in government-funded foster care, an existential conflict about land use in the western U.S., previewing 2020 Senate races, political analysis from Michael Gerson and Karen Tumulty, a brief but spectacular take on imagination in art and Woodstock at 50.
August 15, 2019 - PBS NewsHour full episode
Thursday on the NewsHour, Israel reverses course and won't allow U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both Muslim-American congresswomen critical of Israeli policy toward Palestinians, to visit. Plus: How China is responding to protests in Hong Kong, Venezuela's political deadlock, a water crisis in Newark, the role of faith leaders amid political polarization and parenting by the numbers.