Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 1, 2017

Tuesday on the NewsHour, The Washington Post reports that President Trump dictated a misleading public statement for his son about a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Also: The lawsuit surrounding a debunked Fox News story, Sen. Jeff Flake calls for a return to conservatism, Venezuelan opposition leaders dragged away, Flint's water crisis and the controversial history of Southern cooking.

Segments from Tuesday, August 1, 2017

  • News Wrap: Tillerson talks Russia sanctions, North Korea
    In the our news wrap Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a rare appearance in front of news reporters, commenting on tensions with Russia and North Korea and brushing aside speculation that he's seeking a way out of the State Department. Also, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans are still examining options for another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 317
    Tillerson holds a press conference in Washington
  • Prosecutor weighs in on Trump’s hand in Russia statement
    What did President Trump know and say about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer? The Washington Post reports that the president was more involved than the White House and his attorney have let on, personally crafting a statement for Donald Trump Jr. Lisa Desjardins reports and Judy Woodruff talks to former federal prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg about the legal questions being raised.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 458
  • What we know about a debunked Fox News story lawsuit
    An explosive lawsuit filed by a longtime Fox News commentator revisits the unsolved murder of Seth Rich, a young DNC staff member, and a false news story about his death. Rod Wheeler says he was misquoted by Fox and alleges that the White House had a role in the story’s perpetuation. The White House has denied the claim. Jeffrey Brown unpacks this complicated story with NPR’s David Folkenflik.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 410
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 1, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, The Washington Post reports that President Trump dictated a misleading public statement for his son about a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Also: The lawsuit surrounding a debunked Fox News story, Sen. Jeff Flake calls for a return to conservatism, Venezuelan opposition leaders dragged away, Flint's water crisis and the controversial history of Southern cooking.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 3306
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  • Venezuela crisis deepens as opposition leaders are arrested
    Venezuelan security agents descended in the dead of night, seizing opposition leaders from their homes. Their arrests came after Sunday's deeply divisive election to fill a new assembly tasked with rewriting the country's constitution. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the unrest in Venezuela and the American response.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 239
  • Opioid treatment needs more funding, says N.C. governor
    What needs to be done to combat the national opioid crisis? A commission organized by President Trump released its initial recommendations on Monday, saying it was time to declare a national health emergency, among other suggestions. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin talks with Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., a member of the commission, about what would help ease the epidemic.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 366
  • What Flint’s superintendent did to protect kids from lead
    Flint, Michigan’s superintendent is leading a comprehensive effort to mitigate the effects of lead on his students. Since alarmingly high levels of lead were found two years ago, the school district taken several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand in the way of their kids' education. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 370
  • A feast of African-American culinary contributions
    In chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty's new book, ancestry -- both his own and that of Southern food -- is a central theme. With "The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South," Twitty addresses the complicated story of race, culture and food and its legacy today. Jeffrey Brown talks with Twitty about his mission in writing this book.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 449
  • Sen. Flake: It's not conservative to stay silent about Trump
    In his new book “Conscience of a Conservative,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., examines where his own party has gone wrong, calls for a return to conservatism and criticizes the man at the top of the ticket. Sitting down with Judy Woodruff for a conversation, the Republican senator speaks out about President Trump but says he has “done nothing” that would force lawmakers to kick him out of office.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 521
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