Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode April 5, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, as the death toll in Syria's chemical attack rises, President Trump appears to take a harder line against the Assad regime. Also: How the FBI has historically handled politically charged investigations, senators debate the Supreme Court nominee, an uptick in tick and the diseases they carry, a pattern of more costly auto insurance in minority neighborhoods and more.

Segments from Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Senate debates Gorsuch, heading into face-off
    The U.S. Senate spent all night and all day debating Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the so-called "nuclear option," which would change long-standing rules so that confirmation requires only a majority vote. Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org join Judy Woodruff to discuss Gorsuch, continuing health care negotiations and more.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 5, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, as the death toll in Syria's chemical attack rises, President Trump appears to take a harder line against the Assad regime. Also: How the FBI has historically handled politically charged investigations, senators debate the Supreme Court nominee, an uptick in tick and the diseases they carry, a pattern of more costly auto insurance in minority neighborhoods and more.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
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    April 5, 2017
  • How does the FBI insulate itself from political pressure?
    The FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the election, yet another politically sensitive case, has drawn scrutiny for the bureau. Last year Director James Comey was criticized for his handling of an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server. William Brangham talks to former FBI official Stephanie Douglas and former Justice Department official John Carlin.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • Are minority drivers being charged more for insurance?
    A new analysis of auto insurance rates in some states found sometimes dramatic price discrepancies for predominantly minority neighborhoods that ProPublica’s Julia Angwin says can’t be explained by driving risks. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the investigation with Angwin, plus gets another view from James Lynch, chief actuary of the Insurance Information Institute.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • Why finding a solution to control Lyme disease isn’t simple
    Ticks are by far the biggest disease vector in the U.S., and Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the northern hemisphere, causing neurological problems and even permanent cognitive and sensory impairment if not treated. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how communities are trying to combat the spread of the disease by controlling through hunting and alternatives.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • What are Trump’s options in Syria?
    A chemical weapons attack in Syria on Monday crossed “many lines,” according to President Trump. But what options could the president pursue to help end the six-year civil war? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and Kori Schake of the Hoover Institution about how the Trump administration could tackle foreign policy on Syria.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
    A man carries the body of a child away from the scene of airstrikes in Idlib in northern Syria on April 4. Photo by Ammar Abdullah/Reuters
  • News Wrap: Bannon removed from National Security Council
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump removed chief political strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, whose appointment had drawn criticism. Also, the president said it's possible that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have committed a crime, but provided no evidence in an interview with the New York Times.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • Trump threatens tougher approach in Syria
    President Trump condemned the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, saying that his attitude toward Syria and President Bashar al-Assad had "changed very much." In a White House Rose Garden news conference with King Abdullah of Jordan, the president didn't seem to rule out any options in responding to the situation in the war-stricken country. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
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