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10 Apr 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 4/9

    On this edition of the CBS News "Weekend Roundup," President Biden takes executive action to battle what he calls an "epidemic" of gun violence, following a string of mass shootings over the past few weeks, including one that happened hours after his announcement on Thursday. Host Allison Keyes begins our coverage with CBS News White House Correspondent Steven Portnoy. Meanwhile, CBS's Jeff Pegues, who has been covering some of those attacks, has been checking in with his law enforcement sources to see if there is any way to stop them. Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday at the age of 99. CBS's Vicki Barker reports from London. There are concerns over the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, after incidents of dizziness and other reactions have been reported, causing two states to pause distribution of those vaccines. We get the latest from CBS News Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus. CBS News has been covering the fallout from the sharp increase in immigration at the nation's Southern border, mostly driven by families and unaccompanied children from Central America. CBS News 60 Minutes plus Correspondent Enrique Acevedo tells Allison about what he learned. The full story airs this Sunday on 60 minutes plus. Allison also speaks with Washington County Justice of the Peace, Evelyn Rios Stafford, who is the first transgender person to hold elective office in Arkansas. She talks about the state becoming the first to ban gender affirming medical treatment to trans youth, which overrides Governor Asa Hutchinson's veto. "Judas and the Black Messiah," is an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture. The film is the story of Fred Hampton Sr., the Chairman of the Black Panther Party's Illinois chapter. He was killed in a police raid in 1969 after the movement was infiltrated by the FBI. In this week's Unifying America edition of the Kaleidoscope, Allison speaks with Fred Hampton Jr., about his father's legacy, which includes focusing on ending police brutality and providing food and medical care to poor communities, and consulting on the film bringing his father's life to the big screen. This Sunday, NASA is set to make history by flying a helicopter on Mars! Allison speaks with NASA Mars Exploration Program Director Eric Ianson, who explains what the Ingenuity could mean for future exploration of other heavenly bodies. Plus, 60 Minutes Correspondent Jon Wertheim has a treat for the fans of the late superstar Prince - with a preview of a new album from the artist's musical vault called "Welcome 2 America."


  • Posted on 09 Apr 2021

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    Weekend Roundup 4/2

    CBS's Stacy Lyn guest hosts this edition of the CBS News "Weekend Roundup. Late Friday, a vehicle drove through the barricades of the Capitol Building, the driver is dead, as well as one police officer. Another officer is a critical condition. We hear more from Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman. CBS's Michael George recaps the emotional week of testimonies in the trial against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd. As Easter Sunday approaches, CBS's Chris Livsay reports on how the pandemic has impacted the Vatican during its busiest time of the year. Meanwhile, Pfizer announced their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12. CBS News Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus tells us more. Earlier this week, President Biden unveiled plans to improve the nation's infrastructure. White House economic advisor Jared Bernstein talked about why it's important to fork out the dough. Wednesday marked International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to honor transgender Americans. Femi Redwood, a board member of the Association of LGBTQ Journalists, tells us more about how TikTok is playing a role in "challenging transphobic perceptions." Plus -- a parade of mummies in Cairo? You'll have to listen to CBS's Matt Pieper to to find out more! 



  • Posted on 02 Apr 2021

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    Weekend Roundup 3/26

    This past week, President Biden held his first formal press conference since taking office, and addressed a number of issues including voting rights, the border crisis and the pandemic. CBS's Allison Keyes talks to CBS's Ed O'Keefe. CBS's Janet Shamlian tells Allison about the Biden Administration's border problem. Meanwhile, CBS's Tony Dokoupil reports on the debate over immigration, and gives us a history lesson. The leaders of social media giants Facebook and Twitter testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday, about whether misinformation on their platforms may have played a role leading up to the January 6th insurrection. Allison gets details from CBS's Skyler Henry. The week of Equal Pay Day, which highlights the pay gap between men and women, Biz2Credit released a new report that said women need to work 448 days to make what men make in 365 days. CEO Rohit Arora about how the pandemic was worse for women in the workplace. In this week's Unifying America edition of the Kaleidoscope, the nation is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. They were the first Black pilots in the U-S military, who had to battle racist view that they wouldn't be smart enough to fly planes. Allison speaks with 99-year-old Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, Spencer Crew and Paul Gardullo from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and educator/historian John W. McCaskill. Finally, Boston has declared March 26th, Leonard Nimoy Day, in honor of what would have been the "Star Trek" star's 90th birthday.


  • Posted on 26 Mar 2021

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    Weekend Roundup 3/19

    On this week's CBS News Weekend Roundup; President Biden delivers on his promise -- early -- to get 100 (M) million Covid-19 vaccines into people's arms in his first 100 days in office. Despite this achievement, coronavirus cases are spiking in more than a dozen states. Host Allison Keyes gets the latest from CBS News Contributor Dr. David Agus. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration released details on how the America Rescue Plan will help reopen schools. This comes as the CDC relaxes social distancing guidelines, saying students wearing masks can be three feet apart, instead of six. CBS's Bo Erickson tells us more. There is widespread outrage and sorrow this week after a 21-year-old white man went on a shooting rampage at Atlanta-area spas, killing 8 people; six of them are women of Asian descent. The suspect, Robert Aaron Long, who claims he has a sex addiction, is charged with 8 counts of murder. In the wake of the shooting, President Biden and Vice President Harris met with Asian American leaders in Georgia on Friday. CBS's Steven Portnoy has more on their visit. In this week's Unifying America edition of the Kaleidoscope, we discuss further the attacks on Asian Americans, and how the most recent shooting has left the community in fear. Allison speaks with Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action, a founding partner of Stop AAPI Hate. She discusses the climate in the community, and whether they should fight back. A massive study released by the World Health Organization finds that a third of all women -- some 736 million globally -- have been victims of physical or sexual violence during their lifetimes. CBS's Pamela Falk reports that is very much on the mind of the Biden Administration. It is also on the minds of lawmakers, who voted this week to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Allison gets the latest on that, and other legislation passed this week, from CBS's Nikole Killion. Finally, more than 538-thousand people have died from COVID19. CBS's Anthony Mason looks at some of the remarkable lives that have been lost.


  • Posted on 19 Mar 2021

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    Weekend Roundup 3/12

    On this week's CBS News Weekend Roundup; Global vigils are being held to mark the one year anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic. President Biden addressed the nation on Thursday. CBS's Ed O'Keefe joins host Allison Keyes with more details on his speech, and his signing of the nearly 2-trillion dollar Covid-19 stimulus plan. Allison speaks with CBS's Kris Van Cleave about what's in the package, and when Americans will start seeing those 14-hundred dollar checks. We also hear from CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger about what the plan means for your taxes, and CBS's Natalie Brand on the affect the bill could have on the nation's poverty. Meanwhile, the CDC issued revised guidelines saying that most indoor nursing home visits can resume, even if residents and visitors are not fully vaccinated. Immunotherapy scientist Dr. Leo Nissola expresses some reservations to CBSN. This week the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Medical University of South Carolina released a study finding a link between Covid-19 cases and death rates in states, and the political affiliation of their governors. Allison gets an explanation from senior study co-author Sara Benjamin-Neelon at Johns Hopkins. In this week's Unifying America edition of the Kaleidoscope, discrimination and language barriers in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. Allison speaks with Stephanie Monroe, director of African Americans Against Alzheimer's, which is part of Us Against Alzheimer's.org, about problems caretakers of color are facing to get help for their loved ones. Among the many anniversaries this week, Saturday marks a year since Breonna Taylor, a Black woman, was killed in a hail of gunfire in a botched police drug raid. No drugs were found, and the shooting sparked massive. emotional protests. CBS's Jim Krasula reports. Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, spoke with WLKY about what her call to action would be for Louisville. March 11th marked 10 years since an earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed more than 22-thousand people. It was personal for CBS's Lucy Craft. Finally, CBS's David Begnaud goes back to a Brooklyn hospital he visited this time last year, which was overrun at the start of the pandemic.


  • Posted on 12 Mar 2021

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