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19 Jun 2021

Weekend Roundup

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Our CBS News team in Washington wraps up the news of the week and goes deep into the major stories with CBS News correspondents. It's the end-of-week news magazine show you can take with you wherever you go. (046510)

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    Weekend Roundup 6/18

    On the CBS News Weekend Roundup with host Allison Keyes, June 19, 1865, enslaved Blacks in Texas learned they were free...two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. More than 150-years later, President Biden declared what is now called Juneteenth, a federal holiday. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) who has long supported the legislation, held the gavel that officially declared the passage, joins Allison to tell us how she's feeling. As we commemorate Juneteenth, we wondered what it was like for Black people immediately after the end of slavery. Allison asked University of Maryland history professor Christopher Bonner. Allison also speaks with Queen Quet, the head of the Gullah-Geechee Nation, which includes people from numerous African ethnic groups linked with indigenous Americans. She explains why Juneteenth holds a special meaning for her people.  Rev. John L-C Mosley Sr., who convened a meeting of activists to work for greater national recognition of Juneteenth in 1997, shares his thoughts with Allison about Congress' passage of the bill.  In 2016, 94-year-old Texas native, Opal Lee started "Opal's Walk to DC Campaign," to fight to make Juneteenth a national holiday. On the Kaleidoscope, Allison speaks with the "Grandmother of Juneteenth" about her new project, and how she got started with her activism. Despite the historic bill, not everyone supports making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Allison speaks with Marie Fischer, a member of the conservative Black group, Project 21. Finally, ten Black museums joined forces for a BlackFreedom.org virtual event, to commemorate the holiday with themed programs ranging from tenacity to liberty to joy. At the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Noelle Trent joins Allison to discuss its special Juneteenth programming for young people. 


  • Posted on 18 Jun 2021

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    Weekend Roundup 6/11

    On the CBS News "Weekend Roundup" with host Allison Keyes, President Biden and other world leaders met face to face in England for the G-7 Summit, for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. CBS's Vicki Barker gives Allison the latest from London. The head of the FBI says there's a lot more to come from the probe into the January 6th assault on the U.S Capitol. CBS's Kris Van Cleave reports. There's a Consumer Reports investigation that tells us why people should keep an eye on their credit reports. CBS's Danya Bacchus tells us more. Vice President Kamala Harris made her first international trip to Guatemala and Mexico this week, to deal with the "root causes" of Central American Migration in the U.S. CBS's Adrienne Bard tells Allison how the visit went. CBS's Camilo Montoya Galvez reports on how the Biden Administration is doing with its immigration agenda right now. LGBTQ communities are celebrating Pride month across the country, but violence and discrimination are still rampant. The Equality Act is currently in the Senate, but as CBS's Grace Segers tells Allison, it is not clear the the civil rights legislation will get a vote. June also marks the 40th anniversary of the battle against HIV-AIDS. Dr. Rona Vail, the Clinical Director of HIV Services as the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City, tells Allison she remembers the beginning.  On June 19th, 1865, the enslaved people in Texas learned slavery had been abolished...two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. In the Kaleidoscope, Allison speaks with Greg Carr, the Howard University Chair of the Department of Afro-American studies, who explains the history of Juneteenth , which is now being celebrated across the country. Track and Field Olympian Allyson Felix has her 5th Olympic games in sight. The 35-year-old mom took a break to chat with Allison about training for next month's games in Tokyo. Finally, our series, "A More Perfect Union," aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. CBS's Adriana Diaz has the story of a program called "Lead for America," which is designed to bring young college graduates back to their home towns to lend their talents to their under-resourced communities.


  • Posted on 11 Jun 2021

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    Weekend Roundup 6/4

    On the CBS News "Weekend Roundup" with host Allison Keyes, the Department of Justice says it will handle ransomware attacks the same way it tackles terrorism cases. This comes after the crippling hacks to the world's largest meat processing company and the Colonial Pipeline. CBS's Jeff Pegues has the latest. Despite the May jobs report, President Biden remains optimistic about his economic plans. CBS's Steven Portnoy joins Allison to discuss this, Mr. Biden's Covid-19 announcement, and his trip to Tulsa to mourn those lost in the 1921 Race Massacre. The mother and longtime partner of U.S Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the January 6th insurrection, are stilling lobbying for a commission to investigate the riots. Last week, the GOP blocked the panel from being created. CBS's Nikole Killion has the latest. On Friday, Facebook announced it will continue to ban former President Trump's account until at least 2023. CNET'S Ian Sherr reports. In Minneapolis this week we hear from reporter Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield about a failed attempt to reopen the the intersection where George Floyd was killed by police a year ago. There's a historic battle for power in Israel, where Prime Minister Netanyahu could be out as early as next week. CBS's Robert Berger reports from Jerusalem. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, organizers of the Tokyo Summer Olympics say the games will begin as planned next month. CBS's Remy Inocencio reports. Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has apologized to country's indigenous community, after the remains of 200 indigenous children were found last week. CBS's Jericka Duncan has more. The United National Labor Organizations released a report that says the labor crisis, created by the pandemic, is far from over. CBS News Foreign Analyst Pamela Falk explains. During his remarks in Tulsa, where a white mob destroyed the Black Greenwood community, President Biden announced plans to target racism in housing in communities of color. In this week' s Kaleidoscope, Allison gets a breakdown from Lydia Pope, head of the advocacy group, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. If you feel the need for speed, United Airlines says it is buying jets from Boom Supersonic, which can travel faster than the speed of sound. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg tells Allison it's pretty cool. Finally, CBS's Vladimir Duthiers has the story, and beautiful music from Violin mega-star Midori, who is one of five legends becoming a Kennedy Center Honoree.


  • Posted on 04 Jun 2021

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    Weekend Roundup 5/28

    On the CBS News "Weekend Roundup, families are taking to the air, roads, and rails to come together for Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the COVID19 vaccines. CBS's Errol Barnett reports. KCBS Radio reporter Tim Ryan has the latest on the San Jose mass shooting, where 9 people and the gunman died. Now there are new calls for Congress to pass legislation to end gun violence. CBS's Skyler Henry tells us more. Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would create a commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol. CBS's Cami McCormick reports.  This week marked the first anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd, the Black man who died after a white police office knelt on his neck for 9 and a half minutes. Floyd's family met with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and other lawmakers who want a police reform bill passed. Allison talks to CBS's Jeff Pegues, who covered the case from the beginning and CBS's Jamie Yuccas, a Minnesota native, about how the city of Minneapolis feels different. As protests over the death of George Floyd took place across the nation and the world, many corporations made promises to fix systemic issues with racism. Did they? Allison speaks with Chicago Sun Times columnist Maudlyne Ihejirika, who looked into it, and Alencia Johnson, a social impact strategist, and founder of 1063 West Broad, Allison asked Johnson what her clients are thinking. In the Kaleidoscope we hear from 89-year-old former Ambassador and civil rights statesman Andrew Young. Mr. Young was there when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and helped draft the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He tells Allison how he is feeling a year after the murder of George Floyd. CBS's Matt Pieper reports on the latest honor for the late Chadwick Boseman, CBS's Steve Futterman honors singer/songwriter Bob Dylan for his 80th birthday. Finally, as the nation honors the fallen this Memorial Day, CBS's Steve Hartman joins Allison to talk about the movement "Taps Across America." 


  • Posted on 28 May 2021

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    Weekend Roundup 5/21

    On this week's CBS News "Weekend Roundup," confusion over the CDC's latest mask guidance, saying fully vaccinated people do not need to wear face coverings in most settings. The Infectious Diseases Society of America says this could increase the risk of spreading Covid-19. CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joins host Allison Keyes to explain. CBS's Peter King reports from Florida. On Thursday, President Biden signed the COVID-19 hate crimes bill, amid attacks on Asian Americans. CBS White House Correspondent Steven Portnoy reports. President Biden says he's sending aid to Gaza after more than a week of the worst violence in years between Israel and Hamas. As CBS's Imtiaz Tyab reports, the humanitarian crises is desperate. The outlook appears dim for a bi-partisan commission to investigate the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6th. CBS's Skyler Henry has the latest. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott signed a new, more restrictive abortion bill. As CBS's Kate Smith tells Allison, it is very different than other so-called heartbeat laws. Next week will mark one year since George Floyd's killing. He is the Black man who died after a then-Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for 9 and a half minutes. Floyd's sister Bridgett spoke out ahead of commemorations set for this weekend. In Louisiana, disturbing body cam footage was released showing officers tasing and dragging Ronald Greene, a Black man, who later died in their custody in 2019. CBS's Mola Lenghi has the latest. Meanwhile, CBS's David Begnaud obtained an exclusive interview with the daughter of a 73 year old woman with dementia, who was violently arrested in Colorado last June. The officers involved have been charged. 100 year ago, Tulsa, Oklahoma was the scene of one of the worst race massacres in U.S history. A mob of white residents attacked the Black, affluent neighborhood of Greenwood, leaving death and destruction in their wake. This week, 107-year-old survivor Viola Fletcher testified before the House subcommittee that is considering legal remedies. In this week's edition of the Kaleidoscope, Allison speaks with Paul Gardullo, who is a curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, who has been working to make sure the nation never forgets what happened. CBS's Errol Barnett takes a ride in Ford's electric F-150. Finally, CBS's Steve Futterman celebrates the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?," which was THE best album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. 


  • Posted on 21 May 2021

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