Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 30, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, the relentless rains of Harvey move east and a clearer picture emerges of the death and destruction in Houston. Also: The effect of climate change on Hurricane Harvey and political implications of the storm damage, plus the voices that Turkey's president is trying to silence and more.

Segments from Wednesday, August 30, 2017

  • Erdogan's crackdown targets every aspect of Turkish society
    A failed military coup in Turkey last July served as a turning point for government efforts to crack down on opposition groups. The coup prompted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to declare a state of emergency and since then thousands of civil service members have been put on trial and government employees fired for being critical. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 549
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 30, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, the relentless rains of Harvey move east and a clearer picture emerges of the death and destruction in Houston. Also: The effect of climate change on Hurricane Harvey and political implications of the storm damage, plus the voices that Turkey's president is trying to silence and more.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 3115
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  • How will Trump handle long Hurricane Harvey recovery?
    John Yang sits down with Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org and Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union to discuss President Trump’s visit to Texas on Tuesday and the perils of leading a government response to a major natural disaster, plus the Republican push for a tax overhaul.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 444
  • How Harvey evacuees are coping in shelters
    The record-setting flood has forced tens of thousands from their homes and into shelters. P.J. Tobia joins Miles O’Brien from Houston to report what he heard from those displaced in Houston.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 147
  • For Houston dialysis patients, treatment is life or death
    The Houston health care system is under strain from the fallout from Hurricane Harvey. Aside from those who have been injured, patients with chronic diseases still need their life-saving treatments. Miles O’Brien talks to Tomeka Weatherspoon of Houston Public Media.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 220
  • News Wrap: Trump turns focus to hurricane victims
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump visited Missouri to discuss tax reform and the recovery efforts he saw underway in his visit to Texas yesterday. Also, as tensions with North Korea intensify after the firing of a missile over Japan on Tuesday morning, the president and Secretary of Defense James Mattis proposed contrasting approaches to the crisis.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 325
  • Did climate change make recent extreme storms worse?
    Nature is taking a devastating toll in both the U.S. mainland and in countries like India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where monsoons rains are causing floods and hundreds of casualties. Directly attributing these individual weather events to global warming is a tricky undertaking for scientists. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on what data suggests about the connection.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 392
  • National Guard’s Harvey rescues haven’t ‘slowed down’
    Still in the search and rescue phase, some 24,000 National Guard troops are deployed to assist local and state responders in Texas. Miles O’Brien talks to Col. Steven Metze of the Texas Military Department Hurricane Harvey Response about their mission.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 321
  • Sun returns to Houston, but 'worst is not yet over'
    After five days of record rain, the Houston area finally saw sunlight again, but the danger and rescue operations are far from over. Meanwhile, the storm made landfall again near Cameron, Louisiana, dropping more rain on the border region of both states. William Brangham reports and Miles O’Brien talks to Officer Haley Morrow of the Beaumont Police Department about the toll on first responders.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2017
    Length: 561
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