Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode April 20, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode April 20, 2017

Segments from Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • More polarized media drives alternative political realities
    These days, where Americans get their news is as different as how they vote. Researchers have found that the proliferation of news sources on cable TV and the internet has upended the relationship between news outlets and their audiences. John Yang takes us to Arizona to examine how people pic their news sources and the impact that has on how they perceive the world around them.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 528
  • Reuters: Russian think tank strategized election influence
    A Russian government-controlled think tank had outlined plans on how to swing the 2016 U.S. election toward Donald Trump, according to a Reuters report Thursday. New documents reveal a strategy of using social media to bolster Mr. Trump and undermine faith in America’s electoral system. William Brangham learns more from former CIA officer John Sipher and Ned Parker of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 442
  • A former public defender’s view of mass incarceration
    Based in part on the author's experience as a public defender in Washington, D.C., a new book, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” looks at what led to the crisis of mass incarceration in the black community. James Forman joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he witnessed and why he sees mass incarceration as the top civil rights issue of his generation.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 425
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 20, 2017
    PBS NewsHour full episode April 20, 2017
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 3288
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  • Why airline profits are flying high
    Just as airline profits have taken off, will competition bring them down to earth?
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 540
  • News Wrap: Attack puts Paris on high alert
    In our news wrap Thursday, Paris remains on high alert after a gunman killed one policeman and wounded two more before killing himself. The attack comes just three days before voting begins in France’s presidential election. Also, President Trump reignited his attack on Iran Thursday during a news conference with Italy’s prime minister, calling the 2015 nuclear deal a “terrible agreement.”
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 371
  • Corporate requests to Trump administration raise concerns
    Companies routinely lobby on their own behalf, a normal practice that helps corporate profits and economic livelihoods. But moves by ExxonMobil and others are fueling scrutiny of the Trump administration and its corporate influences. Norman Eisen of the Brookings Institute and The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how these moves are raising red flags.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 601
  • Why the creative process is validation of your existence
    Comic books were a lifesaver for illustrator Catia Chien. As an child immigrant to the U.S., growing up inside a dysfunctional family, she struggled to find her voice, but instead connected expression through art. Chien gives her Brief but Spectacular take on creating from the inside out.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 186
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