Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode April 6, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, Senate Republicans invoke the "nuclear option" and clear the way for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Also: The Rep. Devin Nunes steps away from the Russia investigation, the cost of protecting President Trump's family and homes, how the president could roll back financial regulations and the power of a photograph.

Segments from Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Murray: ‘Nuclear’ option on Gorsuch is Republicans’ choice
    Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why she opposes Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and blames Republicans for using the “nuclear” option to end the filibuster for high court confirmations, plus Rep. Devin Nunes’ stepping aside from the House Intelligence investigation into Russian election meddling and Speaker Paul Ryan’s challenges in the House.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Thune: Republicans had no choice but to change Senate rules
    Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he defends his party’s move to change Republican rules in order to pave the way for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the potential for bipartisan cooperation for future legislative efforts, plus whether Congress is willing to get the U.S. involved militarily in the civil war in Syria.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Having a 'different' voice didn't stop her from singing
    Singer-songwriter Valerie June says inspiration comes to her in all forms, at all times of the day. The Memphis, Tennessee, native reflects on her unique voice.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 6, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Senate Republicans invoke the "nuclear option" and clear the way for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Also: The Rep. Devin Nunes steps away from the Russia investigation, the cost of protecting President Trump's family and homes, how the president could roll back financial regulations and the power of a photograph.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
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  • Outgoing Fed official fears financial crisis forgetfulness
    Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo was central to the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, which imposed tougher regulations on banks in the wake of the financial crisis. Though his term isn't up until 2022, Tarullo is now stepping down, just as President Trump is expected to scale back much of the regulation put in place. Tarullo joins economics correspondent Paul Solman for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Is the Secret Service strained by Trump protection demands?
    The U.S. Secret Service has protected presidents and their families for more than a century. But rarely has it had to go so many places and protect so many people than it has for President Trump. John Yang speaks with presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Politico’s Ken Vogel about the strains being placed on the secret service in order to protect the Trump family.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • News Wrap: New evidence in supposed Syria chemical attack
    In our news wrap Thursday, Turkey confirmed that chemical weapons had been used in an attack in Syria. Members of the U.S. government seemed to suggest that it might take steps to remove the Syrian president. Also, the stage is set for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, as leading Republicans launched a series of parliamentary tactics Thursday to dismantle the filibuster.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Why Devin Nunes is pulling back from the Russia probe
    Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced he would step away from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes’ departure comes amid heavy criticism and ethics complaints. Judy Woodruff speaks with The Washington Post’s Robert Costa about the investigation, as well as renewed efforts to revive the GOP health care plan.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
  • Photographer Platon gets close to capture a person's truth
    Photographer Platon has captured portraits of the most famous and powerful people on the planet: Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and many others. How does he break down the personal barriers his subjects put up? Platon gives his Brief but Spectacular take.
    Original Air Date: April 6, 2017
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