Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 3, 2017

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Segments from Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 16, 2017
    PBS NewsHour full episode August 16, 2017
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
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    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller at the Justice Department headquarters in 2013. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
    August 3, 2017
  • Tax reform is the next big GOP push. Here’s what to expect
    Republican leaders are starting to make decisions on how they will approach tax reform, an issue that's equally important as health care to Republicans, and one that's arguably even tougher to solve. Lisa Desjardins sits down with Judy Woodruff to walk through where efforts stand.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 286
  • What a Mueller grand jury means for the Russia probe
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington, D.C., to investigate Russian meddling in the presidential election, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The move marks a new phase in the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Judy Woodruff asks former federal prosecutor Steve Bunnell what it means for President Trump and his associates.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 252
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS183ZX
  • News Wrap: Transcripts show what Trump said to world leaders
    In the our news wrap Thursday, The Washington Post published transcripts of conversations between President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Australia during his first days in office. Their contentious nature is at odds with the official White House report of the exchanges. Also, Trump continued his criticism of Congress after reluctantly signing into law new sanctions against Russia.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 432
  • Trump administration weighs path forward on Afghanistan war
    Under President Trump, a new strategy for the almost 16-year war in Afghanistan has been the subject of divisive debate among him and his national security team for months, with the president apparently growing frustrated with the slow progress. P.J. Tobia reports and Judy Woodruff talks to retired Army Gen. John Keane about how to handle America’s longest war.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 562
    U.S. troops assess the damage to an armoured vehicle of NATO-led military coalition after a suicide attack in Kandahar province
  • NAACP issues its first statewide travel warning for Missouri
    The NAACP issued a travel advisory about the state of Missouri for women, minorities and LGBT people, asking those travelers to use “extreme caution.” The NAACP’s first statewide alert comes after Missouri passed a law that the organization says permits legal discrimination. President Rod Chapel Jr. of the Missouri NAACP joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how and why the advisory came about.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 342
  • The financial barrier stopping new antibiotics
    As current antibiotics begin to lose their punch, there’s an economic reality putting a damper on development. Since every use of an antibiotic drives resistance, and doctors are reluctant to use a drug until there's no alternative, why would a drug company spend a fortune? Economics correspondent Paul Solman and science correspondent Miles O’Brien continue their look at the hunt for new drugs.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 526
  • Can a contemporary art mecca anchor this industrial town?
    The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known as MASS MoCA, has become one of America’s largest exhibition spaces for modern creativity, as well as a case study in reviving old industrial towns. Jeffrey Brown reports on the museum’s decision to embrace the town’s industrial past, and whether replacing manufacturing with art and culture is sufficient to keep North Adams alive.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 439
  • Health care for all starts with keeping local talent
    Christopher Ategeka grew up with the devastating effects of not having health care access, having been orphaned by HIV/AIDS and losing his brother to malaria. But he got the chance to go to school and become an entrepreneur, and now he's using his influence to recruit health professionals to work in underserved parts of Africa. Ategeka gives his Brief but Spectacular take on health care for all.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 191