PBS NewsHour full episode August 23, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, the trade war between the U.S. and China escalates as both countries announce new tariffs. Plus: The state of the American economy, what’s at stake for Trump at the G-7 summit, devastating fires in the Amazon, the legacy of GOP donor David Koch, Shields and Ponnuru on politics, evaluating the success of global anti-poverty programs and Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch.

How Trump’s trade war and tweets are unsettling the economy

As leaders gather in France, how Trump has changed the G-7

News Wrap: Hong Kong democracy supporters form human chain

Pressure mounts for Brazil to counter raging Amazon fires

How did David Koch shape money in American politics?

Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru on Trump’s trade war

A scientific approach to evaluating anti-poverty programs

Jeff Daniels on getting in character to play Atticus Finch

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