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PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour Special: America in Black and Blue

PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour Special: America in Black and Blue

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On this special edition of PBS NewsHour Weekend, in one week two black men killed by police and five Dallas officers were gunned down. Mourning the losses and demanding justice -- voices are raised across the country. How can we find common ground? Alison Stewart anchors this one-hour special “America in Black and Blue” from New York.

4m 35s

The electoral map and each candidate's path to victory

With only a few days left until Election Day, what paths do President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have to victory? Either candidate would need to accumulate 270 votes in the Electoral College to secure the presidency. NPR’s Domenico Montanaro joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the electoral map, battleground states and potential demographic changes from 2016.

5m 23s

What are the candidates' strategies for race's final days?

How do President Trump and Joe Biden plan to leverage their final four days before voting concludes? Both candidates turned their attention to the Midwest on Friday, but they have a flurry of additional stops to make prior to Election Day. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss closing messages, campaign priorities and which states look to be the most competitive.

4m 37s

Belgium's 'coronavirus tsunami' threatens health care system

While the coronavirus surges again in the U.S., it is also raging in Europe -- and nowhere worse than Belgium, which is now the continent’s worst hot spot. The southern, French-speaking Wallonia region is being hit particularly hard. Special correspondent Lucy Hough reports from Liege, where intensive care beds are filling up and hospital admissions have been doubling every eight days.

7m 30s

Why Arizona's Latino vote could see 'big change' this year

Arizona has emerged as a surprising battleground state in this year’s presidential election, considering President Trump beat Hillary Clinton there by 3.5 percent in 2016. Latinos make up a quarter of the state’s eligible voters -- and while polls indicate most of them are supporting Joe Biden, Latinos in Arizona are not a completely united voting bloc. Stephanie Sy reports.

3m 22s

Trump, Biden turn to Midwest, as virus explodes in Wisconsin

As the final weekend before Election Day dawns, the candidates are packing in rallies and other campaign events to try to win voter support in critical states. The focus was on the Midwest on Friday, with President Trump and Joe Biden both visiting Wisconsin -- a state setting single-day records for COVID-19 infections and deaths. Yamiche Alcindor reports.

12m 27s

Shields and Brooks on 2020 election predictions

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the closing campaign strategies of President Trump and Joe Biden, the potential influence of the Supreme Court with the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett and predictions for election results.

4m 37s

Why is the U.S. sending Central American children to Mexico?

U.S. border authorities are allegedly violating an agreement by sending minors into Mexico even if they come from other Central American countries. A new report finds that at least 200 children have been sent to Mexico over the past eight months, although they do not have family there and should have been sent home instead. The New York Times’ Caitlin Dickerson joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

5m 8s

News Wrap: Deadly earthquake rattles Turkey, Greece

In our news wrap Friday, an earthquake rattled parts of Turkey and Greece, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 700. The tremor knocked down buildings and triggered a small tsunami. Also, an investigation into Australia’s devastating wildfire season concludes that conditions will only get worse due to climate change and that the country needs to overhaul its fire response.

5m 51s

In these Western states, a wildfire season like no other

In the American West, there has been little relief from a record-breaking fire season that has burned more than 5 million acres. Maggie Mullen of the Mountain West News Bureau in Wyoming, Cassandra Profita of Oregon Public Broadcasting and Sharon McNary of Southern California Public Radio join Judy Woodruff to discuss the remarkable destruction they have covered in their states.

5m 48s

How election officials are trying to verify ballot accuracy

How are state and local governments verifying the accuracy of the vote in this critical election year? One approach designed to simplify a major challenge for election officials as the ballots arrive is the risk-limiting audit, which enables double-checking only a sample of paper ballots to make sure they match electronic results. Miles O’Brien reports.

5m 28s

The state ballot measures voters are considering this year

Although most national attention is focused on the races for president and Congress, policies and agendas at the state and local levels are on the ballot as well. Voters across the country are considering ballot measures about racism and election reform, among others -- as well as who should represent them in their own state legislatures. Reid Wilson of The Hill joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

4m 40s

How U.S. has boosted fight against foreign disinformation

As Election Day nears, protecting American voters and election systems from foreign disinformation is a daily struggle. The government and private companies have significantly stepped up their ability to expose disinformation from Russia, China and Iran since 2016, but these nations are still exploiting internal American fissures and vulnerabilities as the election looms. Nick Schifrin reports.

6m 57s

How pandemic has shifted U.S. labor from services to goods

The last major economic report before Election Day indicates a 7.4 percent growth rate in economic output during the year’s third quarter. It’s a sharp rebound from the record plunge of the previous quarter, and the fastest pace since World War II. But economists point to federal stimulus as a key driver -- and that’s running out. The Washington Post’s David Lynch joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

5m 27s

What Supreme Court decision means for counting Pa. ballots

The Supreme Court is playing a key role in the 2020 election in these final days of the campaign. Just this week, it handed down rulings on absentee ballot deadlines in three crucial battleground states: North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Daniel Bush joins John Yang to discuss what the Pennsylvania decision means for voters, election officials and when we might have the state’s results.

7m 41s

Bill Evanina on the greatest foreign threats to the election

With U.S. intelligence officials united in their assessment that American adversaries are trying to influence the presidential election, can voters be assured of its integrity? William Evanina is the top U.S. counterintelligence official charged with combating foreign attacks on American electoral systems. He joins Nick Schifrin to discuss why he feels confident the country is prepared.

4m 58s

News Wrap: Zeta leaves damage, power outages across South

In our news wrap Thursday, remnants of Hurricane Zeta raced across the southern U.S., leaving widespread damage, power outages and at least six people dead. The governor of Louisiana, where the storm made landfall Wednesday, urged caution as cleanup efforts begin. Also, the most powerful typhoon to hit Vietnam in 20 years has killed 35 people and left dozens missing amid flooding and landslides.

3m 23s

Trump, Biden take closing campaign messages to Florida

With Election Day in less than a week, the Trump and Biden campaigns are increasingly holding events in the same battleground states, on the same days. At a Thursday rally in Tampa, Florida, President Trump continued to downplay the national surge in COVID-19 cases, while former Vice President Joe Biden urged residents of the state’s Broward County to vote. Yamiche Alcindor reports.

5m 20s

News Wrap: Poland protests over restrictive abortion ruling

In our news wrap Wednesday, demonstrators in Poland gathered for a seventh straight day over a court ruling that banned abortions of fetuses, even ones with severe abnormalities. The nationwide strike is a rare show of opposition in a country long influenced by the Roman Catholic Church. Also, officials in France and Germany announced new restrictions in response to rising coronavirus infections.

9m 5s

On the ground in swing states Florida, Michigan and Texas

With Election Day in less than a week, how is the final campaign sprint playing out across the country -- especially in key battleground states? Judy Woodruff talks to Tom Hudson of WLRN Public Radio in Florida, Alex Samuels of The Texas Tribune and Zoe Clark of NPR member station Michigan Radio, about what issues are resonating with voters and the surge in early ballots cast.

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