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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.

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13m 39s

Will Biden be able to finally close Guantanamo Bay?

President Biden’s Secretary of Defense, General LLoyd Austin has said he would follow through on President Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay, the prison for terrorism detainees. Today, its population is down to nearly 40, including six detainees cleared for release. Michel Paradis who has represented Gitmo detainees and has authored the book “ Last Mission To Tokyo” joins for more.

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7m 56s

A look back at the life of baseball legend Hank Aaron

One of America's greatest athletes, Henry Louis Aaron, died Friday at the age of 86. The famed baseball player endured blatant racism for much of his life, eventually breaking Babe Ruth's home run record. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Howard Bryant, a sports writer and author of, "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron," joins Jeffrey Brown to look back on Aaron's life.

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4m 13s

News Wrap: Biden moves to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine supply

In our news wrap Friday, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up the U.S. supply of COVID-19 vaccines, National Guardsmen are back at the Capitol amid outrage over reports they were ordered out on Thursday, Russia welcomed Biden’s proposal to extend limit on the two countries' nuclear arsenals, and the first ever international treaty to ban nuclear weapons went into effect.

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11m 14s

Brooks and Capehart on Biden’s agenda

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the historic inauguration, the Biden administration's early actions and a looming impeachment trial.

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Senate nearing a deal on start of an impeachment trial

Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are nearing a deal to begin an impeachment trial for former President Trump on Feb. 8, as they continue to iron out the final details including the length of a trial and allowing witnesses. This comes amid debates over sharing power in a 50-50 Senate. Dan Bush joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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7m 10s

Biden tackles pandemic's devastating impact on the economy

President Biden has now signed at least 29 executive actions in his first few days in office, many geared toward marshaling government resources to tackle the myriad issues brought on by the pandemic. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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2m 50s

News Wrap: Suicide bombings kill at least 32 people in Iraq

In our news wrap Thursday, at least 32 people were killed in a pair of suicide bombings in central Baghdad, new Labor Department numbers continue to highlight the pandemic’s economic toll, President Biden proposes a five-year extension of a longstanding nuclear arms treaty with Russia, and Twitter temporarily locked the account of China’s embassy in Washington over repression of Muslim Uighurs.

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10m 51s

Biden begins presidency with a flurry of executive orders

President Biden moved on a broad front Thursday to put his stamp on national policy, unveiling a number of new measures and pledging to confront the nation's public health crisis with COVID-19. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Biden's response to the pandemic, confirmation hearings and former President Trump's impeachment trial.

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7m 8s

Companies try to avoid bottleneck in vaccine distribution

The pace of vaccinations in the U.S. is failing to meet expectations, in part due to inadequate production and supply. But President Biden is planning to invoke the federal Defense Production Act in an effort to ensure companies, manufacturers and states get what they need. Miles O'Brien reports on what some companies are already doing to avoid a bottleneck in production and delivery.

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9m 22s

Stacey Abrams on Biden's leadership and voter suppression

President Biden will try to pass major legislation in the months ahead while navigating the narrowest of margins in the Senate after Democrats captured two seats in Georgia. Stacey Abrams, who in 2018 lost a close gubernatorial race in the state, is the founder of several voting rights organizations that fueled higher voter registration and turnout in Georgia. She joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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8m 54s

New White House press secretary on Biden's first 100 days

On the first full day for the new Biden administration, there's no shortage of crises or challenges. Jen Psaki is the new White House press secretary. She joins Judy woodruff to discuss President Biden's plans to address the pandemic and the nation's economic crisis.

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8m 19s

Biden calls for a wartime approach to the pandemic

President Biden is calling for a full-scale wartime approach to the pandemic and its impact. Michael Osterholm, an epidemiologist and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, joins William Brangham to discuss what needs to be done moving forward.

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on breaking the glass ceiling

An important glass ceiling was broken Wednesday when Kamala Harris became the country's first female vice president. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is a longtime civil rights activist and she also represents the District of Columbia in Congress. She joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Harris’ accomplishments, President Biden’s agenda, and security in Washington.

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Biden sworn in as the 46th president

This day has seen the inauguration of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. as the 46th president of the United States. He was sworn in Wednesday to lead the nation into the post-Trump era, facing deep political divisions and the worst public health crisis in a century. And Kamala Harris made history as the first woman and first person of color to be sworn in as vice president. John Yang reports.

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News Wrap: U.S. death toll from COVID-19 reaches 403,000

In our news wrap Wednesday, as President Biden took office the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 climbed past 403,000, world governments largely welcomed Biden’s inauguration, China voiced hope for new cooperation with the U.S. under the Biden administration, and Israel's government raced to approve more housing in East Jerusalem and West Bank settlements before Trump left office.

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