Weekend Edition Saturday
Weekend Edition Saturday

Weekend Edition Saturday wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon.

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4 min

Trump Defense Team Makes Opening Arguments

President Trump's legal team made its opening arguments in a rare Saturday session. His lawyers argue he's done nothing wrong and that he acted within his powers last year in the Ukraine affair.
5 min

A Trump Spokesman On The Administration's Ukraine Policy

As Presdent Trump's lawyers prepare make their case in the Senate impeachment trial, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Steven Groves, special assistant to the president and deputy press secretary.
2 min

Remembering A Congressman Who Bucked His Party On An Impeachment

Tom Railsback, a former Republican representative from Illinois who died this week at age 87, played a memorable role in the impeachment process of President Richard Nixon.
1 min

Coronavirus Update: Chinese Cities Cancel Schools, Holiday Events

We get the latest updates on the coronavirus, which has killed at least 40 people and infected hundreds more in China.
3 min

Election Officials In Closely Divided Wisconsin Take Steps To Secure The Vote

Wisconsin could be the pivotal state in the presidential election. With a history of razor-thin margins and a polarized electorate, it could be a ripe target for interference in the 2020 elections.
6 min

Bernie Sanders' Hallmark Rally Strategy

The senator and Democratic presidential hopeful designs his rallies with a loose, homemade feel.
4 min

Saturday Sports: MLB Manager Vacancies; Australian Open Upset

Two championship baseball teams have no managers only three weeks from spring training, and Coco Gauff upsets the Australian Open. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.
4 min

'Chicago Tribune' Reporters Raise Alarm Over New Hedge Fund Owner

Veteran Chicago Tribune reporter Gary Marx talks to NPR's Scott Simon about a hedge fund's efforts to reduce staffing in the newsroom by offering buyouts.
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