PBS NewsHour

How Beirut blasts pushed Lebanese to their breaking point

Clip: 08/11/2020 | 7m 7s Video has closed captioning.

It has been one week since an earth-shattering explosion ripped through Beirut, killing at least 220 and injuring thousands more. Since then, Lebanese have experienced sadness, rage and recrimination, with many blaming the blast on decades of government corruption and incompetence. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson returned to the city she lived in for many years to send this report.

Aired: 08/11/20

Rating: NR

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