PBS NewsHour Weekend

PBS NewsHour Weekend

  • 2013
  • 2017 Seasons

PBS NewsHour Weekend is a fast-paced half-hour that looks into what is going on in the United Staes and in the world. It is composed of segments that begin with short stories of note, and these stories may be political, national and international news, health-related or just general interest. The longest portion of each program is called the Signature segment, where a timely topic is investigated. Interviews with many people involved in the topic are included, and the result is a complete-as-possible look at the subject. For those who want to look further into each story, viewers are directed to the PBS website. The NewsHour team also reports on news that interests them and that they think will then interest their viewers. This results in a varied and interesting show. National as well as international resources are used, and interviews with experts are used to give the viewers a good overview.

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Season 2017, Episode 51
51. Season 2017, Episode 51
June 25, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, June 25, President Donald Trump faces a test in the U.S. Senate as Republicans try to gather enough votes for their health care plan. Later, climate change has left the Marshall Islands fighting for freshwater. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 50
50. Season 2017, Episode 50
June 24, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, June 24, President Trump signs a new law meant to improve accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and some communities are creating their own school districts. Later, a look at concerns over understaffing and overcrowding at private prisons and why the federal government uses them. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 49
49. Season 2017, Episode 49
June 18, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, June 18, American sailors who went missing after a collision on a U.S. warship are confirmed dead, and a closer look at President Trump's latest financial disclosure. Later, Hawaii has one of the highest homelessness rates in the country, but is beginning to see a decline. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 48
48. Season 2017, Episode 48
June 17, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, June 17, a U.S. Navy ship collides with a container ship off the coast of Japan, and a mistrial is declared in the Bill Cosby trial on sexual assault charges. Later, we talk to residents in Alabama, where the Affordable Care Act marketplace only offers one option. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 47
47. Season 2017, Episode 47
June 11, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, June 11, President Donald Trump turns his focus to an infrastructure plan, and a new film follows the only bank charged after the 2008 financial crisis. Later, hear from a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, on her life a year after the massacre. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 46
46. Season 2017, Episode 46
June 10, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, June 10, we look at what happened in Washington this week while the nation focused on former FBI director James Comey, and an exhibit follows the capture of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann. Later, how social media can help mobilize protest. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 45
45. Season 2017, Episode 45
June 4, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, June 4, Britain is on high alert following Saturday's terrorist attack that killed seven in London, the third to strike the country in the last three months. Later, learn more about America's underemployed. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 44
44. Season 2017, Episode 44
June 3, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, June 3, Vladimir Putin plays down allegations of Russian hacking into the American presidential election, and a look at Marvel’s first queer Latina superhero. Also, ordinary citizens in Cambodia are losing land as economic development spreads. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 43
43. Season 2017, Episode 43
May 28, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, May 28, President Donald Trump’s administration considers a surge in troops to Afghanistan. Later, remembering President John F. Kennedy on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” turns 50. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 42
42. Season 2017, Episode 42
May 27, 2017
On this edition, for Saturday, May 27, President Donald Trump is returning to the White House after his first trip overseas as commander in chief. Later, economist Tyler Cowen argues that the U.S., which was founded on risk and built on innovation, has lost the dynamism that set it apart from the rest of the world. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 41
41. Season 2017, Episode 41
May 21, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, May 21, President Donald Trump addresses the threat of terrorism and calls on Arab leaders to confront extremism. Later, hear about sexual education and how different approaches affect teen pregnancy rates. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 40
40. Season 2017, Episode 40
May 20, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, May 20, President Donald Trump visits Saudi Arabia on his first trip abroad as commander-in-chief. Later, Iran re-elects President Hassan Rouhani, and Kenya works toward universal access to electricity. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 39
39. Season 2017, Episode 39
May 14, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, May 14, international condemnation follows North Korea's missile launch, and a growing number of conservative Republican voices are calling for action on climate change. Later, learn what's behind America's rising maternal mortality rate. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 38
38. Season 2017, Episode 38
May 13, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, May 13, the search begins to replace former FBI director James Comey and countries around the world investigate Friday's ransomware attack. Later, learn how the small African country of Djibouti has become an important location for international military bases. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 37
37. Season 2017, Episode 37
May 7, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, May 7, France picks a new president and former Obama administration deputy and acting Attorney General Sally Yates is set to testify about President Donald Trump’s one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn. Later, Cambodian refugees deported by the U.S. adjust to a homeland they never knew. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 36
36. Season 2017, Episode 36
May 6, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, May 6, French youth voice their opinions on this weekend’s presidential election runoff as centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron faces a hacking attack. Later, what’s next for congressional Republicans’ health care plan. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 35
35. Season 2017, Episode 35
April 30, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, April 30, half of the immigrants detained in raids in the days after President Donald Trump took office either had traffic violations or clean records. Later, hospitals across the country are cutting jobs and researchers are using drones to prevent human-elephant conflicts in Tanzania. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 34
34. Season 2017, Episode 34
April 29, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, April 29, a reflection on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office and whether he is fulfilling his promises. Later, the Trump administration is proposing corporate tax reforms in an attempt to lure companies that have gone overseas back to the U.S. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 33
33. Season 2017, Episode 33
April 23, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, April 23, French voters head to the polls to choose the country's next leader and Venezuelan protesters continue to demand President Nicolas Maduro schedule a new election amid soaring inflation. Also, tensions grow between many Democratic-led cities and the Republican-controlled states where they are located. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 32
32. Season 2017, Episode 32
April 22, 2017
On this episode for Saturday, April 22, thousands of people join the March for Science across the country and scientists gear up to run for office. Later, France prepares to hold a presidential election. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 31
31. Season 2017, Episode 31
April 16, 2017
On this episode for Sunday, April 16, the U.S. responds to North Korea’s failed missile test and Turkey’s president gets more executive power. Later, Democratic members of Congress have reintroduced a bill for paid family leave, something Rhode Island is already experimenting with. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 30
30. Season 2017, Episode 30
April 15, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, April 15, North Korea shows off new missiles during its annual military parade, and the aftermath of the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used by the U.S. military. Later, the U.S. immigrants who are fleeing President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies by crossing into Canada. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 29
29. Season 2017, Episode 29
April 9, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, April 9, President Donald Trump's foreign policy team calls for political change in Syria, and families ask for more data on post-college earnings and employment. Later, the difference between two California cities’ approaches to immigration issues. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 28
28. Season 2017, Episode 28
April 8, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, April 8, a look at the aftermath and political implications of the U.S. missile strike in Syria following a chemical weapons attack there. Later, a nonprofit experiments with giving cash to villagers in Kenya. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 27
27. Season 2017, Episode 27
April 2, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, April 2, the Senate gets ready to vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and President Donald Trump prepares to host the president of Egypt. Later, British citizens in Gibraltar are bracing for the effects the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union might have on travel and trade. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 26
26. Season 2017, Episode 26
April 1, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, April 1, key members of the Trump administration make financial disclosures and Venezuela undergoes a constitutional crisis. Also, a closer look at the long-divided island of Cyprus and National Geographic addresses climate change. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 25
25. Season 2017, Episode 25
March 26, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, March 26, Venezuela asks for assistance as medical supplies have nearly depleted. Later, Ireland prepares for the financial fallout of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 24
24. Season 2017, Episode 24
March 25, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, March 25, assessing the impact of the failed Republican health care bill, and the Trump administration turns its attention to tax reform. Later, famine and fears of genocide in South Sudan as the country's humanitarian crisis worsens amid a civil war. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 23
23. Season 2017, Episode 23
March 19, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, March 19, South Korea helps decrease food waste with new policies, and what to expect from the Gorsuch confirmation hearings. Later, remembering rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 22
22. Season 2017, Episode 22
March 18, 2017
On this edition for Saturday, March 18, a gunman tries to shoot travelers at a busy airport in France, the U.S. and China discuss working together on policy toward North Korea, and the documentary “Newtown” explores the aftermath of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook.
Season 2017, Episode 21
21. Season 2017, Episode 21
March 12, 2017
On this edition for Sunday, March 12, Republicans fight over a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, a federal panel ruled that Texas gerrymandering intentionally discriminates against Hispanics, and the Netherlands prepares to pick its next leader. Also, throughout history presidents have used secrecy to escape public scrutiny. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 20
20. Season 2017, Episode 20
March 11, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence is promoting a new GOP healthcare plan in Kentucky, the state with the highest rate of people covered under the Affordable Care Act. Later, hear about an American who joined the Islamic State and what led him to the terrorist group. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 19
19. Season 2017, Episode 19
March 5, 2017
The fallout continues after President Donald Trump claimed without providing evidence that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign. Later, the cost of water that was contaminated with lead in Flint, Michigan will rise when the state ends a subsidy program. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 18
18. Season 2017, Episode 18
March 4, 2017
President Trump accuses former President Obama of wiretapping him during the election without providing evidence, and a look at why the U.S. military is expanding its role in Yemen. Later, citizen videographers document innovative ways to make large cities more sustainable, and the FCC considers policy changes. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 17
17. Season 2017, Episode 17
February 26, 2017
A draft plan for the Affordable Care Act makes its way to Washington, D.C. Later, a look at the factors that led to months of protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 16
16. Season 2017, Episode 16
February 25, 2017
The Democratic Party elects a new national chairman as the annual Republican-led Conservative Political Action Conference comes to an end. Later, will Britain’s exit from the European Union affect the tenuous peace process in Northern Ireland? Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 15
15. Season 2017, Episode 15
February 19, 2017
President Donald Trump is vetting the next national security adviser. Later, remembering the 75th anniversary of one of America’s most controversial executive orders that led to the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese people, including U.S. citizens. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 14
14. Season 2017, Episode 14
February 18, 2017
President Donald Trump rallies supporters to get behind his agenda, and his administration seeks to reassure European allies at the Munich Security Conference. Also, the fight over who controls public land in western states, and a look at the future of Facebook. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 13
13. Season 2017, Episode 13
February 12, 2017
North Korea fires a ballistic missile in defiance of the international community and President Donald Trump mulls next steps for his immigration ban that was blocked by federal courts. Later, hear from people living in cohousing communities that are intergenerational by design. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 12
12. Season 2017, Episode 12
February 11, 2017
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants arrested by federal agents during raids in six states now face deportation. Also, states compete to attract companies that are looking for the best financial incentives. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 11
11. Season 2017, Episode 11
February 5, 2017
President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries could head to the U.S. Supreme Court as the debate continues on the constitutionality of the executive order. Later, hear from Syrians in Allentown, Pa. who are divided about the ban. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 10
10. Season 2017, Episode 10
February 4, 2017
The Trump administration's ban on immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries is on hold nationwide following Friday’s restraining order by a federal court judge. Later, armed Arizona citizens are patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border because they say the government has failed to secure it. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 9
9. Season 2017, Episode 9
January 29, 2017
Federal judges halt a portion of President Trump’s order banning immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations as protestors of the ban take to the streets. Also, analysis on the executive order and other actions taken during the president’s first 10 days in office. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 8
8. Season 2017, Episode 8
January 28, 2017
Confusion at airports around the world as President Donald Trump’s executive order bans refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. And, as the president plans to renegotiate NAFTA, a free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, many business owners and politicians in Texas are in favor of the deal. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 7
7. Season 2017, Episode 7
January 22, 2017
President Donald Trump’s administration said it will not release his tax returns, and Trump dismissed the massive crowds who joined the Women’s March on Saturday. Later, a look at the decision by the Obama administration to send thousands of U.S. troops to Eastern Europe in response to Russian aggression. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 6
6. Season 2017, Episode 6
January 21, 2017
President Donald Trump began his first day in office as people marched in support of women’s rights in cities across the world. Also, a breakdown of the president's inaugural speech. And, will Congress reform how it does business? Two former members have hopes for bipartisanship. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 5
5. Season 2017, Episode 5
January 15, 2017
Breaking down the tradition of using the first 100 days of presidency as a benchmark for future success. Later, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is considering whether it should make kratom, a painkiller and psychoactive drug, illegal and trends from a Pew Research Center survey of 8,000 police. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 4
4. Season 2017, Episode 4
January 14, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump calls for new directions on U.S. policies toward Russia and China. Also: A camp for homeless U.S. military veterans gets community support in Arizona, why President Obama failed to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, and London’s first Muslim mayor is breaking barriers. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 3
3. Season 2017, Episode 3
January 8, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees prepare for their Senate confirmation hearings this week. Later, a look at the debate over incarcerating juveniles as adults. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 2
2. Season 2017, Episode 2
January 7, 2017
A Florida airport reopens the day after a mass shooting. Also, what happens now following U.S. intelligence assessments on Russian influence on the presidential election? Later, learn how the state of Kentucky offers a preview of a debate over the Affordable Care Act. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Season 2017, Episode 1
1. Season 2017, Episode 1
January 1, 2017
A massive manhunt is underway in Turkey for a gunman who opened fire on hundreds of people celebrating the New Year. Also, North Korean defectors who escaped to the south still face difficulties. Later, journalists and media outlets confront the questions raised by this year's election and plan for what comes next. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Description

PBS NewsHour Weekend is a fast-paced half-hour that looks into what is going on in the United Staes and in the world. It is composed of segments that begin with short stories of note, and these stories may be political, national and international news, health-related or just general interest.

The longest portion of each program is called the Signature segment, where a timely topic is investigated. Interviews with many people involved in the topic are included, and the result is a complete-as-possible look at the subject. For those who want to look further into each story, viewers are directed to the PBS website.

The NewsHour team also reports on news that interests them and that they think will then interest their viewers. This results in a varied and interesting show. National as well as international resources are used, and interviews with experts are used to give the viewers a good overview.

  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 2013