Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode April 4, 2017

Tuesday on the NewsHour, dozens of Syrians are killed in an apparent chemical attack. Also: President Trump signs a measure rolling back internet privacy rules, Israel's push for new settlements in the West Bank, new harassment allegations against the former head of FOX News, why Texas puts cameras in many of its classrooms and an acclaimed author gives advice to young writers.

Segments from Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Colum McCann’s new book offers advice to young writers
    It's the sort of thing that Colum McCann says he would have liked to have had when he was younger. In his new book "Letters To A Young Writer," McCann says he writes advice about plot and characterization, as well as empathy and not locking yourself away from the world. The National Book Award winner sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss the teaching of writing and more.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • Sponsors split from FOX News over sexual harassment scandal
    There's new fallout over sexual harassment allegations at FOX News. Several sponsors on Tuesday pulled ads after a New York Times investigation found that the network had paid $13 million to settle lawsuits against Bill O'Reilly for alleged inappropriate behavior. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times and Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 4, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, dozens of Syrians are killed in an apparent chemical attack. Also: President Trump signs a measure rolling back internet privacy rules, Israel's push for new settlements in the West Bank, new harassment allegations against the former head of FOX News, why Texas puts cameras in many of its classrooms and an acclaimed author gives advice to young writers.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
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  • What Jewish settlements in the West Bank mean for peace
    More than a half million Israelis live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank -- land they see as a biblical birthright, but that international law contends is occupied territory, and that Palestinians hope will comprise a future state. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • Will classroom cameras protect students with special needs?
    Because children with intellectual disabilities are the most vulnerable to abuse at school, Texas is the first state to require cameras in special education classrooms if requested by parents. But the current law has raised concerns about privacy as well as cost. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardosa of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • What we know about the chemical attack in Syria
    An apparent chemical weapons attack killed dozens in Syria. The U.S. blamed the Syrian government, while witnesses and activists said the toxic substance was delivered by Syrian and Russian jets. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Andrew Tabler of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • How will new law blocking internet privacy rules affect you?
    New legislation signed by President Trump blocks the implementation of internet privacy rules that would have stopped service providers from collecting and selling information about your web browsing to advertisers without your permission. William Brangham gets two views from Gigi Sohn of the Open Society Foundations and Scott Cleland, president of Precursor LLC.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • News Wrap: GOP moving toward confirming Gorsuch 'either way'
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate formally opened debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Republicans said they'll change the rules to let a simple majority confirm the judge if they can't reach 60 votes to end a Democratic filibuster. Also, the Trump White House is talking with House Republicans again about repealing and replacing Obamacare, offering a new proposal to conservatives.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
    Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX328PV
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