PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 19, 2019
On this edition for Sunday, May 19, new state laws renew the debate on abortion, India wraps up the seventh phase of a weeks-long election process with exit polls favoring the country's prime minister, and a look at how colleges are finding ways to help a growing number of student-parents. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
State abortion laws open possible Roe v. Wade challenge
Alabama and Missouri enacted laws last week outlawing abortion under almost all circumstances, setting up a legal battle that may challenge Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling on abortion. And in other political news this weekend, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash accused President Trump of “impeachable conduct." Special correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
Indian elections are a referendum on Modi’s politics
Voting concluded in India on Sunday in the final phase of a weeks-long election. With more than 900 million registered voters, the final results expected Thursday will decide if Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays in power. Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times South Asia bureau chief, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss India’s election process and the issues facing the world’s largest democracy.
PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 18, 2019
On this edition for Saturday, May 18, tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and Iran, Joe Biden focuses on president Trump at a campaign kickoff rally, the South China Sea is facing ecological challenges, and the Brexit-effect during Europe's parliamentary elections could deal a blow to Britain’s established political parties. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
Biden focuses on Trump in Philadelphia speech
With 23 Democrats in the race for their party’s presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden is the most recognizable name. But Biden used a campaign kick-off speech in Philadelphia to focus on President Trump and not on his Democratic rivals. NewsHour’s digital politics editor and senior writer, Daniel Bush, who covered the speech, talks with Hari Sreenivasan about Biden’s strategy.
Mural highlights Bronx teen’s death from gang violence
It will be one year next month since 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, a Bronx, N.Y. teenager was killed, a victim of gang violence. After his death, the Instagram hashtag #JusticeForJunior began prompted artist George Fernandez to create a mural honoring the teenager’s life.Newshour’s Student Reporting Labs program with help from students at Bronx Arena High School report
With Brexit looming, Britain will vote in European elections
As Britain's departure from the European Union remains on hold, the country will participate next week in the European Parliament elections. Britain's new Brexit Party is forecast to win a majority of the United Kingdom’s seats in the EU's 28-nation legislative body. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
South China Sea threatened by 'a series of catastrophes'
The South China Sea is home to more than a tenth of all the fish caught in the world, but fish stocks there are now on the verge of collapsing. Overfishing and the destruction of coral reefs have been exacerbated by maritime disputes and development projects. Greg Poling, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.