Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 28, 2017

Monday on the NewsHour, historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey leaves towns underwater and forces thousands into flee. What President Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio says about how he views the rule of law, breaking down the legal challenges to the president's military transgender ban and a portrait of three black boys growing up in North Carolina.

Segments from Monday, August 28, 2017

  • 'Raising Bertie' paints portrait of hope and hardship
    Documentary filmmakers Margaret Byrne and Ian Kibbe spent six years following the lives of three young African-American men in rural North Carolina. The resulting documentary, “Raising Bertie” offers an intimate look at how they navigate school and generational poverty. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the filmmakers about this coming-of-age story.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 457
  • Fact-checking Trump’s reasons for a transgender military ban
    Following a tweet from President Trump that said transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the military, the White House issued a memorandum on Friday asking the Defense Department to finalize new rules about what to do with existing trans service members within the next six months. William Brangham discusses the new directive with Agnes Gereben Schaefer of the RAND Corporation.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 277
  • How President Trump is navigating Hurricane Harvey
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Miles O’Brien to discuss President Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey and the growing divisions within the Trump administration and the Republican Party.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 448
  • What the Arpaio pardon reveals about Trump
    President Trump's Friday night pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- convicted of defying a court order to stop targeting undocumented immigrants -- drew swift criticism, even from fellow Republicans. What makes the controversial pardon so noteworthy? John Yang is joined by Brian Kalt of Michigan State University to discuss its significance.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 366
  • News Wrap: North Korea fires missile over Japan
    In our news wrap Monday, North Korea fired its second missile in three days, which crossed the Japanese island of Hokkaido and triggered alarms. Also, Trump organization official Michael Cohen reportedly acknowledged contacting Vladimir Putin’s spokesman during the 2016 campaign in efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 248
  • Hurricane rescue crews face 'more calls than capacity'
    Hour by hour, the water keeps rising and rescuers keep going. To get a sense of the “astronomical” rescue and aid missions underway, Miles O’Brien talks with U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Michael Attanasio, Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo and MaryJane Mudd of the American Red Cross.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 616
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 28, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey leaves towns underwater and forces thousands into flee. What President Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio says about how he views the rule of law, breaking down the legal challenges to the president's military transgender ban and a portrait of three black boys growing up in North Carolina.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 3272
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  • Hurricane Harvey worst time for a government shutdown
    Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents downtown Houston and whose own home is inaccessible, joins Miles O’Brien to discuss the historic floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey and the aid her community will need to recover.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 305
  • Texas rescuers work around the clock in unrelenting storm
    Inundated by Hurricane Harvey, huge swaths of Texas are underwater and Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., has been virtually paralyzed. About 30 inches of rain has fall already, with 20 more inches possible. Special correspondent Christopher Booker joins Miles O’Brien from Houston to report on the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 408
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