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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ narrator: funding for presentation of this program is provided by.. the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation. pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you, thank you. woman: and now, "bbc world news". president trump, you are watching bbc news. i am laura trevelyan. ♪ laura: welcome to world news
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america on pbs and around the globe. day one of the prosecution of donald trump, one of the textbook legal strategies. the house managers make argument upon argument to paint a picture of a president directly involved in the preparation or an execution of the unrest on capitol hill. as part of the argument they ed never before seen footage of the siege, the second day in a row that democrats have used shocking videos to play on the emotions of that day. >> because the truth is, this attack never would have happened, but for donald trump. laura: part of their case, democrats introduce never before seen footage of the capitol hill right. senators who are the jurors relive those terrifying moments. the head of the european
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commission admits they were late to authorizing coronirus vaccines. >> another lesson to be learned when it comes to the mass production of these vaccines, is why we are quite rightly focused on development, globally speaking, we underestimated the difficulty of mass production. laura: patients rely on doctors and nurses in theirime of need, but who cares for the carers? we meet those helping with the daily stress of the pandemic. welcome to world news america on pbs and around the globe. house democratic managers laid out their case today that the capitol riot was a direct result of donald trump running outf nonviolent options to stay in power. make their arguments, impeachment managers showed never before seen footage of the siege on january 6, including
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this moment when this security guard signaled to mitt romney to turn around because a mop of rioters was headed their white. this was the second day in around the democrats infused shocking videos to play on the emotions of the day, but as we said before, this is not just a legal matter, there are politics at play. while the prosecution has come out with a strong presentation, they must persuade republican senators. left take a look at what has happened so far on the floor of the u. senate. >> the evidence will show you that ex-president trump was no innocent bysnder. dona trump surrenders role as commander-in-chief, and became the insider in chief. -- insider. when he took the podium on that fateful morning, that those in attendance had heated his words, and were waiting for his words
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to begin fighting. >> he repeated this messaging even after he saw the violence, and when they were primed and angry, and ready to fight, he escalated and channeled their rage, with a call to arms. >> senators. we must not become numb to this. trump to this across state after state, so often, so badly, so publicly. public officials like you and me received death threats and calls threatening credible penalties all because trump wanted to remain in power. laura: let's go to our reporter on capitol hill. what impact has it had, you being there at the crime scene itself? seeing this never before seen footage of exactly what happened when the writers preached the capitol on january 6? reporter: the footage is from
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inside the building that we had not seen before. we have seen so many pictures of the writers preaching -- writers preaching. mitt romney suddenly sprinting, a police officer telling him let's go. a video of mike pence being pulled out of the senate chamber, taken to a safe place, at the time we know the writers were shouting where's pence? they had put up gallows outside the capitol building, saying that he was a traitor. you have that moment from inside the capitol building, when the writers -- rioters broken. then that moment nancy pelosi's office, staff being as quiet as
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can be, whispering in terror. all of those moments really brought a sense of how scary it was, how chaotic it was, how close they came to the people they were targeting. laura: the impeachment managers are trying to make the case by going all the way back to july of last year. that president trump back then said in a tv interview, he would not commit to accepting the election results, and tracing the events of january 6 all the way back to them. reporter: this is a very significant part of their case. they are saying january 6 was not an isolated incident, that the stements and action of the president, starting back in july let up to that moment. two threadbare following. one is that -- the big wide. he started to say the election
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would be fraudulent unless he won. than they say, after the election he said it had been stolen, that he had one, and he had convinced his supporters that was the case by using the same phrases over and over again, fight like hell, stop the steal, fraudulent election, and they said that was deliberate and had been done to great britain for his supporters. they ao say on the other hand, he must've known that violence would happen, because he knew what his supporters were like. he had seen other acts of violence committed by them, he had sometimes praised it, he cultivated it, and use that fiery, violent language, even though he knew what they were capable of. they had been advertising quite clearly what they were planning to do, that they were planning to storm the capitol. they said they were coming armed, they had maps, and his
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team is monitoring those. they do make a directly between his speech and the violence. laura: thank you. no matter how powerful the testimony, it would take 17 republican senators to vote to convict mr. trump. joining us now is a republican strategist and former special assistant to president george w. bush. thanks for being with us again. what do you think the impact of this testimony will be? this never before seen footage? >> i think it was highly prejudicial against the president of the unid states. you have a crime scene that is also a workplace of the senators who are sitting at the jury. at the same time, as emotional as it was on january 6, as emotional as it was to ve it replaced today, they have a very high burden of proof, the
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prosecution, beyond a reasonable doubt that it was foreseeable and possible that donald trump because the events we are now witnessing, that the democrats are trying to prove to say donald trump was the impetus. yes, it was highly emotional. yes it was difficult to watch, but they still have a high bar. laura: what did you make of the methodical case laid out by the house impeachment managers? that president pressured the election officials in georgia, then he riled up his own supporters and told them that they have to stop the steal >> it does not look good for him. i thought the managers were wise to go beyond the tweets, wife to go beyond his remarks, but to look at what he had said in different states, georgia, pennsylvania. states that donald trump said were either stolen or that
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illegal or dead people had voted. they are trying to expand the bandwidth, if you will, behind january 6, and book weeks and months behind to y this was a predicate for action, that donald trump should have foreseen could have taken place on the day of the certification. laura: the president's lawyers gave a rather meandering presentation yesterday, faced with this, how do you expect them to argue the president's case in a way that is going to win over republican senators, and not make them vote with the democrats? >> an excellent question. they need to be concise. they need to start with a roadmap at the beginning of their presentation, and any to end with a very understandable concsion. yesterday i thought was devastating to the defense of the president, because it was meandering, you had counsel referring to senator hawley, but
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not referring to the fact that the president has a burden of presumption of innocence, not guilt. they did him no great favors, and they had better tighten up their defense if they hope to get more republicans behind the president, and cannot flip to the other side, to potentially convict and bar him from future public office. laura: thanks so much for joining us. >> good to see you. laura: we will return to our impeachment coverage later in the program. elsewhere, the who has backslid use of the astrazeneca vaccine for all adults, including people over since the five. this follows concerns. you commission told parliament that lessons need to be learned. >> it is also a fact that today in the fight against the virus,
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we are still not a real be. we were late to authorize, too optimistic when it came to production. laura: nursing schools in the united kingdom are warning that nurses are on their knees because they are caring f so many sick covid patients. there is great concern about how to address the welfare of health care staff. a hospital in london admitted its first covid patient when you're ago. our health editor has been hearing from staff there about the impact, working under such pressure. >> families are upset. we shed tears for our patients. reporter: she started her nursing career in september, but already she has seen more death and bereavement that someone who has been nursing for many years. here, there is better news. >> how are you feeling today? >> not bad.
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a bit cold. reporter: jenny has recovered from covid-19. to protect her parents, she is moved out of the family home and is living on her own. >> don't have time. if a patient dies, i have seven other patients to take care of. i have to cry and write my tears and go to my next patient. and be happy because they won't know. when you go home and there is silence, that is when it hits. >> when people die and you can't make them better, the feeling is so awful and overwhelming, so devastating. reporter: claire is -- her role involved visiting patients in the boards and comforting their families. she supports staff and understands the immense emotional strain. >> when you are in the middle of
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that trauma, seeing patients dying, very traumatic circumstances often alone, i think for staff that is just incredibly heartbreaking. things that might happen once a year, or once in a while, are happening everyday. >> lovely. thank you. >> we just try to help as much as wean. reporter: support f frontline staff includes free meals, and his job is to provide them. his team delivers packed lunches and food at other times to intensive care and general awards. >> we are doing about 1400 meals a day. 24 hour operation, seven days a week. reporter: in their short breaks, staff simply don't have time to get down to the hospital canteen. >> we are here to suppt them.
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eight -- >> good morning. i have your lunch here. reporter: a different kind of support is offered by debbie. >> we are testing people's resilience. reporter: she is a psychologist working with intensive care staff. here, she organizes an informal listening session. >> everyone is not having time to rest and recover, because it has been nonstop for us in intensive care. >> you wake up in a cold sweat. can't go back to sleep. >> it has been one of the most challenging experiences of my career. >> i think we are very -- i don't think it is just about now. i think it is about how our
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people emotionally going to come back from this? in particular, as you can see from young people, this has really scarred them. reporter: the nhs is all about its people, and right now the welfare of staff is becoming one of the most pressing concerns of the pandemic. laura: the strain on nurses caring for covid patients. in other news, the family of a well-known saudi human rights activist says she has bee released from prison after more than 10 days behind bars. she was a prominent figure in the campaign for women to be allowed to drive in saudi arabia. an argument has broken out over the findings of the who's investigation into the origin of the pandemic in china. u.s. state department has cast doubt on the finding that covid-19 was unlikely to have originated in a chinese live artery. in response, a member of the who
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team said president biden had to look tough on china and question others not to glide too much on u.s. intelligence. you are watching bbc world news america. our top story, democrats present terrifying moments of the january 6 rights on capitol hill, never before seen footage. in myanmar, monks and students have joined a fifth day of protest against last week's coup. one person says social media is dropping those protests. >> millennials who have around 10 years of stability, and jen y who e a bit younger and voted for the first time. the fact that the leader has been detained as part of this military coup is something that
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they are angry about,nd they are willing to take to the streets. but we are also seeing a huge surge of young people taking to online platforms like twitter, instagram, tiktok, facebook, they are concerned about the misinformation the military chnels are spreading. one of the downsides of social media activism is it is really hard to regulate misinformation. the need for accurate, impartial reporting on the events is more important than ever. ♪ laura: as the eu ruggles to get its coronavirus vaccination programs off the ground, one balkan country is doing very well. serbia is on track to vaccinate at least 1/10 of its people by the middle of this month, due to a stockpile of vaccines from
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china and russia, as well as companies in the u.s. and europe. reporter: vaccines from china have got serbia at the shorthand of the european population race. they also bought batches from russia and germany and this dose of vaccine pragmatism is producing impressive results. the united kingdom is the runaway leader in the european vaccination stakes, but serbia is clearly the best of the rest, and far ahead of major european countries like italy, germany, and france. serbia is negotiating to join the european union, but in a time of crisis, it is looking to beijing and moscow rather than brussels. >> for us, vaccination is not a geopolitical matter. for us, vaccination is a health care issue, whether they come from china, for the u.s., or the eu, we do not care. as long as they are safe and we get them as soon as possible. reporter: do you think the
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european union could learn something from the approach you are taking? >> to be honest, i think the world has something to learn from serbia. i think the world really needs to go back to multilateralism. when we see kovacs in the world health organization, u.n., had to actually sit down, see what are the needs of the world. reporter: china may the other big winner. it's vaccines received a presidential welcome, sending a clear signal to brussels about beijing's increasing clout in the region. >> the eu is not present here, or at least not present in terms of serious clinical strategies. so, as a result of this strategic shortsightedness, they are losing big and allowing ina to punch above its weight. reporter: people are not bothered by the diplomatic ramifications or the origins of the vaccines.
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they are just happy to benefit from serbia leading the way. >> everything is functioning well. a ticket is a great success for serbia. >> the vaccines, american as well, very similar. i don't see any difference. reporter: hungary is already planning to follow the serbian path. other eu countries may follow. for once, they are setting an example for brussels, not the other way around. laura: let's return to our top story, the dramatic presentation of evidence in the impeachment trial of armor president donald trump. the democratic house managers unveiled new footage, including these images of vice president mike pence and his family getting rushed to safety by security. you will remember that pence became a target of the rioters
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after eight certified the election results for joe biden. let's bring in our correspondent. what impact do you think this very emotional footage, shot from inside the capitol building, from security cameras, what impact will it have on this trial? reporter: i think it is showing the senators, the 100 senators sitting as a jury, and the american public, exactly how close it came to the mob reaching the leadership of this country. you saw senators running down a hallway, just 58 steps according to eric swalwell who is presenting the video, from the mob. you summit romney turning around and running down the hallway. you cite aides to speaker nancy pelosi hiding in a conference room, and then minutes later, trump supporters pounding on the doors to that room.
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it is a very visceral presentation. i think that is what the impeachment managers are trying to do, to remind the senators in particular, the fear and chaos, the violence of that day. and also, perhaps too presented in a packageo the american public, so they can see exactly how it transpired, for people who maybe have not been following the news, and did not realize exactly how dramatic those days'events work. laura: it is the senators who are the jurors. i niced democrats were careful to single out republican senators that president trump had mentioned on twitter in the run-up up to january 6. what is your reading of the room as you watch republican senators taking all of this in? reporter: i think that yes, mentioning mike pence, mentioning mitch mcconnell and others, trying to make this personal for them once again.
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to connect with the emotions of that day. i think that is clearly a strategy, although we saw from the vote last night, 56 members of the senate, six republicans, 50 democrats voted tcontinue the trial. but 54 republicans said it is illegitimate, it should not even take place. they are going to call have to carveout at least another 11 republicans from that group of 44 if they want to be able to convict donald trump. that is a tall order when all of this, everything happening today, everything over the next few days, all of that has already been dismissed as illegitimate by enough republicans to exonerate donald trump. laura: that footage of mike pence being ushered away is very dramatic. that date was a day that both he and the senate majority leader, broke with mr. trump. are you watching mr. mcconnell very carefully? what indications is he giving? reporter: there are reports again, today, not direct quotes,
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but reports that he still has an open mind on whether to convict donald trump, even though he voted to dismiss the case last night. the reports work mitch mcconnell is presenting this to his fellow republicans, that this is a vote of conscience. they are not going to pressure the senators to vote one way or another. they will have to make their own piece with their verdict that they deliver in a few days. laura: thank you so much for joining us. absolutely fascinating evidence in the impeachment trial of donald j. trump. i am laura trevelyan, thank you so much for watching bbc world news america. have a great night. ♪ narrator: funding for presentation of this program is provided by.. the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation. pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs.
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening, i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, the trial coinues-- the second senate judgment of former president trump intensifies as democrats make their case over his incitement of the capitol insurrection. then, covid response-- we discuss the proposed changes to the vaccine campaign with a senior member of the white house pandemic team. and, the longest war-- afghan warlords and militias fill the security vacuum left by a weak central government and the withdrawal of u.s. forces. >> if a deal is done in doha between the afghan government and the taliban it'll be men like this, who have been targeted by the taliban for


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