Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode April 7, 2017

Friday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration takes on the government of Syria, ordering airstrikes in retaliation for chemical weapons attacks. Also: The president touts deepening relations with China, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, an exploration of Jewish cooking from around the world and a Syrian-American ponders what separates her from today's refugees.

Segments from Friday, April 7, 2017

  • How fate and timing can decide a refugee's future
    As a Syrian-American journalist who has covered Syria’s refugee crisis, Alia Malek understands where they are coming from and where they’re going. The circumstances today are so different from when her parents left Damascus, yet it could have been her family caught in the horrors of war. Malek offers her humble opinion about how to practice empathy for the victims of the Syrian conflict.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s Syria attack
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including a U.S. strike on a Syrian military target after a deadly chemical weapons attack, reports of disarray and power struggles in the West Wing, the long-term consequences of the bitter partisan fight over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • Trump and China’s Xi meet as N. Korea, trade tensions loom
    President Trump on Friday was full of praise for Chinese President Xi Jinping, the man leading the nation that Mr. Trump once criticized as a menace. The two leaders' held their first summit amid urgent concerns over North Korea and its nuclear and missile testing programs, as well as tension over trade issues. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 7, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration takes on the government of Syria, ordering airstrikes in retaliation for chemical weapons attacks. Also: The president touts deepening relations with China, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, an exploration of Jewish cooking from around the world and a Syrian-American ponders what separates her from today's refugees.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
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    April 7, 2017
  • Jewish tables around the world serve a feast of traditions
    In her new cookbook, "King Solomon's Table," celebrate food authority Joan Nathan takes readers to different parts of the world to taste the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora, with recipes handed down from generation to generation. Ahead of Passover, Judy Woodruff joins Nathan in the kitchen to explore the stories and traditions she’s collected.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • How will Trump foreign policy follow U.S. strike on Syria?
    What will be the fallout of a U.S. strike against a Syrian military base? And what signal does it send to world powers around the world? Former State Department official Sarah Sewall, Gen. John Allen, a former NATO commander, and Col. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University join Judy Woodruff for a discussion.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
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  • Allies applaud strike on Syria amid questions of next steps
    President Trump ordered a U.S. military strike Thursday night in Syria. The target: the Assad military’s Sharyat air base, which U.S. officials say acted as a launch pad for a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people. The attack drew widespread support from American allies, and condemnation from the Syrians and their allies. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
  • News Wrap: Neil Gorsuch confirmed at end of Senate fight
    In our news wrap Friday, the battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ended as President Trump’s pick was confirmed to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Also, an attack in Sweden left at least four people dead after a truck crashed into a department store in Stockholm.
    Original Air Date: April 7, 2017
    Neil Gorsuch will be sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice April 10.  File photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.
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