Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode April 21, 2017

Friday on the NewsHour, with days before France's close presidential race, we look at what you need to know ahead of Sunday's vote. Also: A one-on-one conversation with the new secretary-general of the United Nations, why missing children of color don't get the media attention white children do, Shields and Gerson analyze the week's news and a NewsHour essay about our addiction to technology.

Segments from Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Will terror attack sway unpredictable French election?
    France goes to the polls Sunday in the country's first round of voting for its next president, amid tension over another deadly attack in Paris. Polls show independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron with a slight edge over right-wing, anti-immigrant candidate Marine LePen. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant examines the field of candidates and what’s at stake.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 499
  • U.N. chief: The world needs a U.S. that is engaged
    In his first American television interview since becoming secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why the world needs a United States that is engaged in issues of security, development and human rights, plus opportunities for reforming the U.N., the importance of protecting refugees, the struggle to end the bloodshed in Syria and more.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 610
  • Understanding the real perils for missing minority children
    A recent social media campaign to alert the public of missing teens from the Washington, D.C., area accidentally backfired, sparking outrage and fears of an epidemic of missing children of color. But the effort does cast light on the many risks that young people can face when they leave home, like sex trafficking, as well as the factors that cause kids to run away. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 467
  • Shields and Gerson on Georgia election pressure
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Democrats falling just short in a surprisingly competitive special election in Georgia, why some Republican lawmakers are starting to criticize the president, foreign policy inaccuracies in the Trump administration and Bill O’Reilly’s downfall from Fox News.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 737
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 21, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, with days before France's close presidential race, we look at what you need to know ahead of Sunday's vote. Also: A one-on-one conversation with the new secretary-general of the United Nations, why missing children of color don't get the media attention white children do, Shields and Gerson analyze the week's news and a NewsHour essay about our addiction to technology.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 3251
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  • The psychological itch that makes a smartphone irresistible
    Many of us have psychological itches that need scratching, says Adam Alter. When he was a Ph.D. student, that compulsion took the form of an online slot machine game, which soothed his feelings of isolation. Today we seem to be constantly in need of interaction with our smart phones or tablets. Alter offers his Humble Opinion on why it's worth going screen-free part of each day.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 175
  • News Wrap: French government calls for calm after attack
    In our news wrap Friday, an investigation continues in France after Thursday’s deadly assault in Paris. Also, the U.S. Justice Department formally notified nine state and local jurisdictions that a portion of federal grant money will be revoked over so-called “sanctuary cities.”
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 377
  • Will new health care reform deal satisfy House GOP factions?
    The White House announced that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will resume this weekend, ahead of Congress' return to Washington. John Yang joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the “glimmer of optimism” surrounding new reform language, some confusion about the timetable for getting it passed, as well as the threat of a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 145
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks April 21 during a signing ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein.
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