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PBS NewsHour full episode, Aug. 10, 2020

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Aug 10, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes a series of executive actions on pandemic economic relief, bypassing Congress and prompting a flurry of questions. Plus: An infectious disease specialist on the U.S. coronavirus response, Beijing furthers its crackdown on Hong Kong, the pandemic in Alaska, Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith and how the Smithsonian is reopening. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS What Trump’s executive actions mean for struggling workers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUcvc… Disease expert: Virus is ‘direct threat’ to U.S. security https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9voBH… News Wrap: More than 100 arrested in Chicago looting spree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdqeV… How China is limiting freedom of the press in Hong Kong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMASm… Alaska’s geography delayed virus — but hasn’t prevented it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykv_-… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Biden in the spotlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qfEH… Opening up the Smithsonian slowly and safely during COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P5y9… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode August 9, 2020

Aug 9, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, August 9, questions about presidential powers arise after President Trump extends COVID relief via executive orders, the risk of speeding up the census count, the sixth anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and why national political conventions may fade away forever. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Sarasota, Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode August 8, 2020

Aug 8, 2020 PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, August 8, President Trump signs four executive actions to extend COVID-19 economic relief and defer payroll taxes, protests in Beirut over the government’s response to the deadly explosion turn violent, and why Russia looms large in Belarus’ election on Sunday. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Sarasota, Florida. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Longtime GOP strategist says he’ll ‘work with Democrats’ to defeat Trump

Aug 5, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Stuart Stevens is one of the Republican Party’s most successful campaign strategists, with a career spanning decades. In his revealing new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” Stevens admits the GOP uses race as an issue to divide Americans and win elections — and says the party has abandoned its principles in the Trump era. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

75 years after Hiroshima, should U.S. president have authority to launch nuclear attack?

Aug 5, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic weapon on Hiroshima, Japan. Seventy-five years later, the NewsHour revisits how the president became the sole authority on when nuclear weapons are used. Nick Schifrin reports and talks to former Secretary of Defense William Perry, co-author of “The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump.” Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

#WashWeekPBS full episode: President Trump defends his administration’s COVID-19 response

Aug 7, 2020  Washington Week

President Trump has been eager to project optimism about the COVID-19 pandemic but has faced scrutiny from reporters. In an interview aired this week with Jonathan Swan of Axios, the president responded to rises in death rates by saying “it is what it is,” while insisting the White House is doing everything it can to combat the virus. Meanwhile, in Congress, Democrats and the White House could not agree to a new round of stimulus or an expansion of the $600 supplement to unemployed Americans that expired last week. The panel discussed the president’s response to the coronavirus crisis, the fate of a deal in Congress and the potential candidates to serve as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick. Panel: Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour, Robert Draper of The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic, Abby Phillip of CNN, Jonathan Swan of Axios

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Started streaming on Jul 15, 2020  Al Jazeera English

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019  DW News

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples. #dwNews #LiveNews #NewsToday

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Bill Gates: Wouldn’t have predicted US would do so poorly handling pandemic

Aug 9, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria speaks to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates about how the US has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. #CNN #News

Cuomo: Trump violated social media standards, he’s violating us

Aug 5, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Chris Cuomo fact-checks President Donald Trump’s claims that the coronavirus pandemic will “go away,” calling the president’s messaging “pathetic.” #CNN #News

Why a map Trump showed at a meeting may tell a different story

Aug 4, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Harry Enten tells Chris Cuomo why some states with Covid-19 hotspots are now looking to be key battleground states in the 2020 presidential election. #CNN #News

Cooper to Trump: Hope is not a plan for Covid-19

Aug 5, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Anderson Cooper wonders why President Donald Trump continues to downplay the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the US. #CNN #News

Keilar debunks Trump campaign: You’ve got to shovel the BS

Aug 5, 2020  CNN

CNN’s Brianna Keilar fact checks Trump 2020 campaign official Mercedes Schlapp’s claim that a Nevada law allows people to send in their votes after the polls close. #Keilar #CNN #News

Voting by Mail: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Jun 1, 2020  LastWeekTonight

With the 2020 presidential election nearing and a pandemic in full swing, John Oliver discusses why voting by mail is necessary, the fearmongering surrounding it, and why we need to start planning for November right now. Connect with Last Week Tonight online… Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/lastweektonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: www.facebook.com/lastweektonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: www.twitter.com/lastweektonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: www.hbo.com/lastweektonight

Natural Phenomenon Transforms Hummingbird’s Wings into Tiny Rainbows

My Modern Met: Natural Phenomenon Transforms Hummingbird’s Wings into Tiny Rainbows

By Sara Barnes on July 11, 2019

Artist and photographer Christian Spencer was standing on his verandah in Rio de Janeiro when he made an amazing discovery. When the black Jacobin hummingbird flew with the sun striking its open wings, a beautiful prism effect appeared. At that moment, it was as if its body was made of rainbows.

In 2011, Spencer recorded the bird’s movements for a film called The Dance of Time. The movie went on to receive 10 international awards as well as three best film honors. But, that wasn’t the end of the rainbow hummingbirds. Several years later, Spencer returned to the subject. “I decided to try and photograph the same phenomenon with my camera,” he shares with My Modern Met. The resulting series is called Winged Prism, and for Spencer, the images reveal “a secret of nature that cannot be seen with our eyes.”

Although Winged Prism seems too magical to be true, Spencer says that there wasn’t any digital manipulation involved. “There is no special technique,” he explains, “just diffraction of light through the wings of this special hummingbird.” The awe-inspiring beauty it produces is what makes these images so special. “Nobody ever could have ever dreamed that this was a reality,” he says. “I receive emails every day from people across the world touched by these images.”

One image from Winged Prism is now available as a limited edition print from Spencer’s website.

Artist and photographer Christian Spencer captured the awe-inspiring sight of the sun shining on a black Jacobin hummingbird’s wings.

The result is a prism effect and makes it look as though the creature’s body is made of rainbows.

Christian Spencer: Website | Instagram (photography) | Instagram (art)

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Christian Spencer.

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SARA BARNES

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled ‘Embroidered Life’ that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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