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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.

Play Medical experts, masks: Week 2 of the Derek Chauvin trial

Prosecutors called medical examiners to the stand as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, entered its second week. Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio reporter, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the testimonies -- and how this courtroom was different.

Play A moral case for global vaccine equity

As vaccines continue to roll out globally, wealthier nations have been inoculating their populations at much higher rate than the global South, sparking the debate over “vaccine passports.” Northwestern University professor Steven Thrasher, instead, argues in favor of focusing on greater vaccine equity. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

Play News Wrap: U.S. to see sharp drop in Johnson & Johnson shots

In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. will see a sharp drop in deliveries of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine next week amid quality control concerns at a Baltimore production plant. President Biden released an outline of his $1.5 trillion budget for 2022, and signed an executive order forming a bipartisan commission to study whether to expand the Supreme Court, limit justices' terms.

Play Brooks and Capehart on the filibuster, reconciliation

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the filibuster debate, reconciliation and resistance within the Democratic party, the American Jobs Plan, and gun control.

Play The long and often turbulent life of Prince Philip

Britain's Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband of 73 years, died Friday at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh had been hospitalized nearly a month ago for heart surgery. Mourners defied COVID-19 protocols to gather in front of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle to lay flowers and offer condolences. In this report by Chris Ship, we take a look at his lengthy and often turbulent life.

Play The push to vaccinate meat-packing plants workers

Workers in meatpacking factories and livestock farms that supply them are among the hardest hit by COVID-19. Nationwide, at least 50,000 meatpackers have been infected and some 250 lost their lives. But things may finally be looking better for them. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro reports on efforts to get them vaccinated for his series, Agents for Change.

Play Examining 'building blocks to extremism' within the military

About 15 percent of the insurrectionists at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 were current or former members of the military. The military admits it has an extremism problem, but advocates say it hasn’t taken the necessary steps to tackle it. The Pentagon on Friday announced new initiatives and a new working group to counter extremism in the ranks. Nick Schifrin reports.

Play What the end of unionization efforts at Amazon tells us

Amazon is the second largest private employer in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 workers. But none of its facilities are unionized and the push to unionize from workers in Alabama is over — for now. Stephanie Sy speaks to Margaret O'Mara, a professor at the University of Washington, about Friday's victory for the retail giant.

Play Medical examiner says Floyd's death was a homicide

Friday was a closely watched day in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd. It featured key testimony about what led to Floyd's death from medical examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed the initial autopsy on Floyd's body and declared his death a homicide. Special correspondent Fred De Sam Lazaro has our report.

Play How music is helping Gabby Giffords rewire her brain

President Joe Biden reached out to, and fist-bumped, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at the White House Rose Garden Thursday -- A moment to mark a new push to curb gun violence. Giffords was shot in the head in 2011, and has become a fierce gun reform advocate. For our arts and culture series, CANVAS, Jeffrey Brown shows how her grit brings joy, as music and science open new doors.

Play Medical expert says lack of oxygen caused Floyd’s death

Prosecutors began the ninth day of the Derek Chauvin trial with testimony from pulmonologist Dr. Martin Tobin. After showing prepared illustrations and photos of the events, Tobin concluded that Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck caused narrowing of the hypopharynx — a critical area for getting oxygen into the lungs — and led to his death.

Play News Wrap: Record number of minors arrive at southern border

In our news wrap Thursday, the number of children arriving at the southern border hit an all-time high last month as authorities apprehended nearly 19,000 minors in March. In another mass shooting, a man in South Carolina killed five people before taking his own life. Also, The Labor Department reported unemployment claims rose unexpectedly to 744,000 last week.

Play The heroic women-run resistance inside Nazi death camps

Judy Batalion's new book, "The Light of Days," details acts of heroism by Jewish women in the ghettos of eastern Europe - and even within the death camps. She documents how female couriers hand-carried crucial messages, weapons, and ammunition as part of the resistance in besieged Jewish ghettos. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant presents the report for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Play How Biden's infrastructure plan aims to tax offshore profits

One major way that President Joe Biden and his team propose paying for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan is by revamping the way U.S. corporations pay taxes. As Amna Nawaz reports, the plan would both raise tax rates, and go after the ways some large companies record profits overseas. Jesse Drucker covers taxes and tax havens for The New York Times and joins us to discuss.

Play The health care workers that lost their lives to COVID

While a lot has been reported on the struggles of health workers during the pandemic, there's been far less news on the deaths of doctors, nurses and other support staff. A major reporting project has been gathering this crucial information and looking at the pandemic's full impact on frontline workers. William Brangham speaks to reporter Christina Jewett of Kaiser Health News about the project.

Play One pastor reveals why evangelicals are COVID vaccine wary

As of Thursday, more than 64 million Americans are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and many others are eagerly waiting for their shots. But among white evangelical Americans, interest in the vaccine isn't as widespread. John Yang speaks with one evangelical leader about why that is, and what can be done to change it.

Play Breaking down Biden's plan to curb 'blemish' of gun violence

President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled executive actions to curb gun violence, which he described as an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment." Nearly 20,000 people died of gun violence last year, and another 24,000 died by suicide. Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law is an expert on gun policy and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Biden's measures.

Play News Wrap: U.K. variant now most common strain in the U.S

In our news wrap Wednesday, the CDC says a highly contagious virus variant first found in Britain has now become the most common strain in the U.S., the Biden administration announced it’s resuming aid to Palestinians, at least 144 people are dead in Indonesia following landslides, and authorities say Tiger Woods was going 40 m.p.h. over the speed limit when he crashed an SUV in February.

Play Why Jimmy Carter's presidency is so misunderstood

Jimmy Carter lost his White House re-election bid over 40 years ago and his presidency is often remembered for hard economic times and the Iran hostage crisis. But author and historian Jonathan Alter argues in his latest book, “His Very Best,” that Carter is perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history. Alter joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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