Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode April 26, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney explains President Trump's plan to get the budget bill passed and avoid a government shutdown. Also: What the president has accomplished domestically in his first 100 days, a striking new documentary on the Syrian civil war, the proposed wall putting endangered species at risk and remembering director Jonathan Demme.

Segments from Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Mulvaney: Trump tax plan benefits middle class, businesses
    The Trump administration has released an outline of what it calls "the largest tax reform" in U.S. history. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sat down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s goal of driving economic growth, whether or not it matters if President Trump will personally profit from his own tax plan and more.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 672
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 26, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney explains President Trump's plan to get the budget bill passed and avoid a government shutdown. Also: What the president has accomplished domestically in his first 100 days, a striking new documentary on the Syrian civil war, the proposed wall putting endangered species at risk and remembering director Jonathan Demme.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 3250
    White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about of U.S. President Donald Trump's budget in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX31DDS
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    April 26, 2017
  • A border wall can take a heavy toll on endangered wildlife
    One of President Trump’s key promises rests on building a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border. But how would a continuous barrier stretching from California to Texas affect the wildlife that live there? At least 50 species near the border are already endangered and scientists worry a wall will only accelerate extinction for some. William Brangham reports from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 472
  • News Wrap: Mnuchin says tax reform plan won’t raise deficit
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Trump administration offered a tax reform plan that includes cutting corporate tax rates to 15 percent from 35 percent, consolidate income tax brackets, double the standard deduction and repeal the estate tax. Also, Congress moved closer to trying to prevent a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 291
  • Remembering Jonathan Demme, director of eclectic, edgy films
    Jonathan Demme earned critical and commercial success with "Silence of the Lambs," but his career as a film director went beyond crime-thrillers. He made acclaimed dramas, comedies and concert movies, too. Hari Sreenivasan remembers Demme, who died Wednesday at the age of 73, with film critic Mike Sargent.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 240
  • How Trump’s tax plan could exacerbate inequality
    President Trump's tax reform blueprint calls for eliminating the alternative minimum tax and the estate tax, cutting all itemized deductions except for mortgage interest and charitable giving, and getting rid of taxes on the first $24,000 if a couple's earnings. How does that affect tax revenue? William Brangham gets reaction from Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 351
  • How Trump’s first 100 days compares to past presidencies
    President Trump came to office intent on shaking up Washington. While he's run into obstacles in Congress and the courts, there have been clear victories. John Yang offers a recap of the president’s domestic moves, and presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia Miller Center sit down with Judy Woodruff to discuss how he compares to his predecessors.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 699
  • Sebastian Junger on consequences of not stepping in on Syria
    A searing new documentary on the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State group called "Hell on Earth” debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to journalist and the film’s co-director Sebastian Junger about the ways that war in Syria spills over into crisis around the world.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 336
    Sebastian Junger, director of the Oscar-nominated war documentary Restrepo and its upcoming sequel Korengal, sits for a portrait in New York May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) - RTR3R9ZZ
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