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>> this is pbs newshour weekend, sunday. captioning sponsored by wnet >> sreenivasan: on this edition for sunday, october 3... the president tries to overcome the political divide in his own party... >> sreenivasan: a rapidly growing climate crisis facing world leaders... >> sreenivasan: and it's tina's turn again on broadway as the na turner musipereca.o >> pbs newshour weekend is made possible by: sue and edgar wachenheim iii. bernard and denise schwartz. the cheryl and philip milstein family. the anderson family fund. the j.p.b. foundation. the estate of worthington mayo-smith. leonard and northe salindlo mar
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good evening and thank you for joining us. democrats pushed and pulled over spending bills today as the white house continued to say it wants both infrastructure and social spending legislation to be approved. president joe biden is spending the weekend in delaware and preparing to travel to michigan tuesday to start his own push for the programs and the trillions of dollars in spending. white house senior advisor cedric richmond did not set a timeline for when the two bills should bpassed but said there will likely have to be compromises on all sides. >>eople will be disappointed. people will not get everything they want, that is the artf is to get both bills, and we're ht until we get both bills. f reenivtoasan: inthe chg air of e nal progressive caucus rejected the $1.5 trillioniossng dollar plan moderate senator joe manchin suggested on thursday as quote "too small" but said thefi wl ally proposed $3.5 trillion. ow a g s hhowertllero
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period of time and be able to then get to the number from that the critical thing is let's get our priorities in and then we. will figure out what it actually costs. >> sreenivasan: for more on the democratic divide and how or even if the president can get his two y pieces of legislation through congress, "newshour weekend" special correspondent jeff greefield joineds today from santa barbara. >> sreenivasan: jeff, for those who might be getting lost in the alphabet soup of different pieces of legislation, what's at stake here? we've gomultiple things going on multiple tracks. >> greenfield: there is this bipartisan infrastructure bill, about $1.2 trillion, that's traditional stuff, roads, bridges, tunnels, rail, maybe expanding broadband. that passed the senate in august with 69 votes, almost unheard of in these polared times but when it came to the house, the progressives in the house said, we are not voting for this unless we also get from the
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senate, action on the so-called budget reconciliation bill. that's a much more ambitious bill originally pegged at around $3.5 trillion. that was a kind of progressive wish list, pre-k, free community college, expanded health care, prescription drug prices, action on climate, senior care, child care. but that bill has yet to and so when the action moved to the house, the progressives said we're not voting on infrastructure until or l.un >> sreenivas: wasn't there supposed to be kind of a deal in ple whacintherfre asfor a vote? >> greenfield: ah. exactly. and that's when things began to get a little weird. last week was supposed to be a vote on the infrastructure bill. speaker pelosi promised the moderates, you'll get that vote. but when it came time to bring the votes to the floor, she didn't have the votes. the progressives said we a not voting for that bill without the
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budget bill also. and so s had to pull the bill. and then when president biden came to talk to the house democrats, he sided with the left. he said that's right, no infrastructure bill without the budget bill. >> sreenivasan: it seems the teion here is between senators sinema, manchin, and the progressive wing of the democratic party. >> greenfield: manchin has said i'm not going anywhere near a $3.5 trillion figure. we don't know what senator sinema wants. and so right now, there's no actual bill that tells us what's in it, how extensive are these social legislation breakthroughs? what's the cost and how is it going to be paid for? because that's the trap the democrats right now are in. >> sreenivasan: what are the political implications here? what's at stake if this goes forward, doesn't go forward? >> greenfield: joe biden came to the presidency with two arguments. i can make the government work in this age of polarization, and i can deliver programs that will make life better for poor and
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middle class people. that's the essence of what i, joe biden, think the democratic party is.bohis session awith nothing, the implications for the midterms next year are enormous. but it ought to be said that because the democrats know this, we should not assume that this dumpster fire, whatever anogy you like, is the end of the story. they've got a month to negotiate this and the fear of a midterm disaster and the fear of a resurgent trump possible new presidency is probably going to be the greatest impetus to get these democrats to figure out what the compromise is. all right. it won't be three and a half trillion. maybe it'll be two trillion. maybe we can expand child care as much as we want, but we'll expand it as much as the political realitiewill let us. that's what's at stake in the coming weeks. >> sreenivasan: jeff greenfield joining us from santa barbara, thanks so much. >> greenfield: thank you, hari.
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>> sreenivasan: a bombing >> sreenaniv: a mbing in afghanistan's capital city kabul killed at least five civians today, according to a taliban official. the explosion occurred outside a mosque wre a memorial service th moscene. othereor no group claimed responsibility fothe bombing as of this afternoon, but three suspects were reportedly taken into custody. afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of attacks by islamic state militants since the taliban takeover in mid- august. in brazil, where the next for the impeachment of current president jair bolsonaro. yesterday, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in dozens of cities across the south american nation, demanding that bolsonaro be removed fre covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed ne 600,000 lives in
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brazil. protesters also pointed to recent inflation in the cost of food and electricit tn acnty. re ed sinceave been fil bolsonaro came into office, but. in france, the head of an independent commission investigatg the sexual abuse scandal in the french catholic church estimed about 3,000 pedophile priests or other religious officials operated in the church since the 1950s. in an interview with the news agency afp, the commission's director said between 2,900 and 3,200 was a quote "minimum estimate." the independent commission-- set up in 2018 by the bishops' conference of france-- is set to release its findings in a 2,500- page report on tuesday. the 21-member panel had access to church, court, and police archives, and interviewed witnesses. a vatican spokesperson said it would wait to comment until the full report is published.
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hundreds of investigative reporters from news organizations around the world, including the "washington post," released a massive trove of financial records today that detail hidden bank accounts and companies designed to hide assets. the post calls it "a secretive financial universe that benefits the wealthy and powerful." the international consortium of investigative journalists calls the project the "pandora papers." five years ago the group released secret finacial rerd pco actinjewrono kase n pa. documents show king abdullah ii of jordan spent more than $100 million on luxury homes, and leaders of the czech republic, ecuador, kenya, and other countries secretly own millions of dollars worth of property. in the united states, the post reports that trust companieda now shelter millions of dollars from outside the united states and that some of this wealth is ed to people and compa
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an underwater oil pipelineff the coast of southern california creating an oil slick thatl coversns 13 sq,uare miles of the ocean's surface and forced the closure of nearly four miles of beaches today. early this morning, a local supervisor in orange county california teted photos of oil-soaked sand and wrote that dead birds and fish are washing up onshore. local residents have been asked to stay out of the water as authorities assess the damage. the oil spill also caused the cancellation of the popular great pacific air show at huntington beach, which drew one-and-a-half million visitors yesterday. for more nationaand international news, visit eekd preparing for unthitedations climate summit in scotland that begins at the end of this month.
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world leaders, including president biden, will gather as global average temperatures continue rising and pledges to reduce greenhouse gases go unmet. i spoke with the "new york times" international climate reporter somini sengupta on friday about the accelerating climate crisis. >> sreenivasan: somini, get us up to speed about kind of where we are heading into these negotiations. what is the world pposed to be aware of? >> so that is exactly the right question. this is where we are right now. we are on track to actually grow emissions by 2030, even if every country that has made these climate promises.keeps those and, therefore, we are on track to accelerate global warming. so the latest statement antonio guterres was we are still on a catastrophic pathway.
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>> sreenivasan: during these meetgsina and brazil play in this? >> i am really watching, what are these large polluting economies going to say about their ambitions? how is the rich world going to help the poorer countries? so there is a promise of $100 billion a year starting in 2020. that money is still not on the table. there is still a shortfall and that has created quite a diplomatic tension, as you can imagine between the arindpo e ieworl cd. >> sreenivasan: ironically, sea levels don't rise equally in, in the context that not all countries will suffer the impacts of what's happening around us the same as we do.
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>> rich countries are facing the impacts of climate change, e change exaceate poverty, poor health, hunger, displacement, even in times the effects of conflict, as we have seen in afghanistan. >> sreenivasan: i'm imagining that the rest of the world is also watching our kind of internal politics to see what the biden ministration is able to pull off when it comes to the infrastructure bill or the overall spending bills that are happening and what he shows up with in terms of authority to make pledges. >> the biden administ rests on whether it can pass the legislation that it has proposed rests on whether it can get congress to come along with it. and, of co, the question of money also requires the blessings of congress. whether the biden administration cadeliver money rests on gveryon
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board, and that is something that the world is watching very, very carefully. >> sreenivasan: now, the pope recee ntam couan to make their voices heard about climate change. what are you hearing aboutrt pl, the youn aopg thesnd tlet erar to come out of these conferences?e stof. tremendous generational pressure, i w ould say, from young people in a kinds of countries, in rich countries and poor countries and small countries and large countries. and the test is really for politicians, for world leaders, how they're going to respond tto in democratic countries where these are either current or future voters. >> sreenivasan: somini sengupta ofhe "new york times," thanks so much.
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>> thank you. >> anivrestas broadway was reopening, adrienne warner won a tony award for performance as tina turner in the musical about the singer's journey to become one of the bt-selling recording artists of all time. turner won her first solo mygr amafter leaving her husband and musical partner ike turner. clg udy"h l features 20 songs, turner, through songs on her blockbuster solo album "private dancer." "newshour weekend" special correspondent karla murthy spoke with the cast and writer about how the musical captures tina turner sripit. ♪ better than anyone ♪ the rest >> reporter: if you ner got a
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chance to see tina turner in concert before she retired in 2009, this broadway show might t cvelor "tina the musical" tells the dramatic story of turner's rise and fall and legendary comeback to become a global musical icon. ♪ >> reporter: after over a year on hiatus during the pandemic, the show is back in rehearsal and set to reopen this friday. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: but before broadway shut down, i got a chance to see the show and sit down with lead actress adrienne warner. when i saw the musical, i felt the wind through my hair when you hit a few notes. not just once, but several times. how do you do that? >> i think the thing that's so ofhe hast fdi tina is she kind c
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intrhiicacies of hers tvoice,e how does she attack her hemouth when she's formingorm thlsvoes?we what are the rhythms in which she is singing these songs? that is what i learned was the most important thing about her, she's such a rhythmic singer♪ a, es to .singn lov ♪ i love you, baby, like a schoolboy loves his pet ♪ i love you, baby,ith deep mountain high b♪yababy ♪ and i kind of just try to channel her as much as i can and find the essence of her. >> hello there, stranger. >> hello! >> reporter: and warren says she had the perfect mentor to teach her to be tina. >> you know i didn't see you yohee yet. >>f !>> do it a little bit. >> right now? >> yeah.
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>> thme! >> you do it from the foot... >> it's not always the case that geu tot ct >> and then your hair goes with it... (laughs) >> it's a dream come true. that's an understatement to actually get to say tina turner actually g to help me be her. (laughs) >> we just need to go back to the roots. go back to the soil. walk the fields she walked. see that world that gave us tina turner. >> reporter: to bring her story to life, pulitzer prize-winning playwright katori hall timar bullock.eresh, tennessee and you wonder how she was able to dream a dream that she didn't see around her and yet this one little rose was able to grow out of the cete. >> reporter: so you're bh from tennessee. >> yeah.cron >> reporter: how does growing up in tennessee inform your writing?i
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ite more about place than about race. being from the south, we are still dealing with so many intersections of -isms. it's a very complicated place. slavery and inheriting that history has always been a heavy load to bear. but, you know, the south is also just a beautiful place be's a place that i think is shored up byit,s and so, i'm just adamant that i want to see the south represented truthfully, honestly, and loudly, and like unapologetically on the american stage. ♪ ♪ >> you got the gift inside you. that voice... >> reporter: hall also spoke with tina turner about addrhengesrs y t ea
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ike turner. >> a part of her was like, i don't know if people are really going to sit through me being slapped around, and i was like you went tough it for 16 years, they can take it for a few minutes. they can take that. so i think t okihatf nd hpuer at but there defitely was some trepidation on her part. >> reporter: she also wanted to show a different side of ike turner than what was widely known about him., and automatically you're like, her life heof n t i aifelt lviike itll was my responsio tybima tke that, you know, you don't, it's not to excuse the actions, but i wanted people to understand where this man came from, and diwhate did to rol,le to looking into the way that katori had written it, and he wasn't just a monster. >> reporter: daniel watts plays ike turner. he says learning ike's
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biography inspired him to ni mmaheia tic >>n. by the time ike met anna me bullock, he was 26 years old, his father had been killed by a white lynch mob, his stepfatr was abusive. he created what is considered the first rock and roll song, but never got credit for it. you know like, just a lot had been taken from him, and he took that out on everybody else the rest of his life. >> reporter: what is it like to do those fight scenes, ando portray domestic violence on stage in a mus >> i hate it. i hate it, i've always hated iun tahandi t ihete nevet cey sserf it. i think when you hear about it, it's one thing, when you see it, it does a different thing emotionally. you know, i think that tina turner should get a lot of the credit for the me too movement, you know, she was one of the first to tell her story. >> reporter: tina was 17 years old when she first met ike, and left him when she was ay from ont her career.awg m36arinbuwaaglk >> i would say it's one of the hardest financial moments i think i've ever hea of in a
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musical performer, to actually have nothing, and be allowed to sing none of your songs because ike turner put a stop to that. so all she felt like she could do was go up from there. and that's unbelievably inspiring for anyone. >> all she had was that name, the name that ike gave her. so i always say it's the biggest f.u. to him, that she was able to, with something that he gave her, rema kno rise like a phoenix out of the ashes. >> reporr: and when, you know, the curtain comes down, and the audience is leaving, what do you sts inheir way.y on th the they can triumph even against the biggest of odds. >>♪ you're the best! ♪ (cheers and ap
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>> sreenivasan: finally tonight, as world temperatures rise, oceans are feeling the effects in ways scientist don't always understand. ocean ecosystems are vast and some can be hard to reach. studying them can be costly for scientists who may lack the researoochls ofunding. but now, off the shores of italy, there is a new project that is creating a specially designed and monitored marine ecosystem which may be able to help. "newshour weenscd's" zisactshary have ceereated a living laboratory. >> on the coast in north western italy, marine biologistare using a new system for measuring the effects of climate change in the mediterranean sea. one that combines modern technology with biological ecosystems. it is called the santa teresa smart bay. researchers are growing a farm
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of invertebrates to a an ctthes, brai zoneas grow smells, but it-- by studying the low down of the shelgrmel owrranthcin s sect they are also aided in these measurements through the use of underwater probes. the research may rosontvis p in europe. >> mediterranean sea has basically become a hot spot of what is happening globally in the world's oceans. this is a bit worrying not only from the point of view of chans in the living species that now find totally different living conditions, but also because these conditions lead to extreme and violent at moses ferric events. though these events are still sporadic we have hurricane like precipitation. using this new information, scientists hope to help the local fishing and tourism industries become more eco-friendly and to di vice
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sustainable strategies for future growth. >> sreenivasan: that's all for this edition of "pbs newshour weekend." for the latest news updates visit i'm hari sreenivasan. thanks for watching. stay healthy and have a good night. captioning sponsored by wnet captioned by media access group at wgbh >> pbs newshour weekend is made possible by: sue and edgar wachenheim iii. bernard and denise schwartz. the cheryl and philip milstein family. the anderson family fund. the estate of worthington mayo-smith. leonard and norma klorfine. the rosalind p. walter foundation. koo and patricia yuen, committed to bridging cultural differences in our communities.
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