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The End of Roe: A PBS NEWSHOUR Special Report

PBS NewsHour Cast
Courtesy of Mike Morgan
L-R: William Brangham (Correspondent); Stephanie Sy (Correspondent and PBS NEWSHOUR West Anchor); Nick Schifrin (Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent); Lisa Desjardins (Capitol Hill Correspondent); Geoff Bennett (Chief Washington Correspondent and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND Anchor); Judy Woodruff (Anchor and Managing Editor); Amna Nawaz (Chief Correspondent and Primary Substitute Anchor); John Yang (National Correspondent); Nicole Ellis (Digital Anchor) and Jeffery Brown (Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture and Society).

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 8 p.m., encores Saturday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 / Livestream

Tonight, following today’s historic Supreme Court decision overturning 50 years of the constitutional right to abortion, PBS NEWSHOUR anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor a special report on the impact of this legal and cultural change. "The End of Roe: A PBS NEWSHOUR Special Report" will look at the division on the court, the anti-abortion activism that led to today’s decision, the next steps as the battle over abortion access shifts to the states, and looks back at the history of pre-Roe America and what will come next.

Additional Information


Following the NEWSHOUR Special Report, WASHINGTON WEEK moderator Yamiche Alcindor will host a special edition of WASHINGTON WEEK focused focus entirely on the Roe decision and its political fall-out. Her guests will include the reporter who broke the leak of the landmark Alito opinion in May.

This week's episode of KPBS NEWS THIS WEEK will be pre-empted.

Related: Read the Supreme Court’s full opinion overturning Roe v. Wade
Related: A look at 50 years of Supreme Court abortion decisions

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