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PBS NewsHour full episode, Dec. 31, 2021

Friday on the NewsHour, new COVID cases soar, breaking pandemic records across the U.S. Then, fueled by hurricane-force winds, a Colorado blaze leaves thousands homeless and could be the most destructive in the state’s history. Also, a look at the life of iconic actress and beloved comedian Betty White. And, David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart reflect on the year in politics and American democracy.

Is it safe to gather for New Year’s Eve?

News Wrap: World rings in second pandemic New Year

What we know about the ‘devastating’ Colorado fires

Many Afghan refugees remain in legal limbo in the U.S.

Brooks and Capehart on how American democracy fared in 2021

You can thank Mozart for the taste of this wine

Remembering the life and legacy of TV icon Betty White

These quilts weave together America’s complicated history

Photojournalists share the stories of 2021’s defining shots

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