Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 4, 2017

Friday on the NewsHour, what a strong July jobs report and record run on Wall Street mean for Main Street. Also: The attorney general cracks down on information leaking from the White House, the search for profitable ways to make new antibiotics, Shields and Brooks, a visit to the Newport Folk Festival and how people’s posts on social media often don’t reflect the real picture.

Segments from Friday, August 4, 2017

  • Why Google is truth serum for our most personal thoughts
    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent five years studying Google search data that revealed people's darkest and weirdest thoughts. It actually made him feel better. It also changed what he thought he knew about how the world works. Stephens-Davidowitz offers his humble opinion on the difference between our hidden digital lives and the lives we project on social media.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 175
  • Why musicians and fans still flock to Newport Folk Festival
    From legendary masters to emerging stars, everyone wants to play the Newport Folk Festival. The relatively small, intimate three-day event sells out before the lineup is announced, attracting musicians who stretch the definition of the genre while retaining the original festival's tradition and sensibility. Jeffrey Brown talks to John Prine, Fleet Foxes, Nikki Lane, Michael Kiwanuka and more.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 497
  • Is there an economic cure for the lack of new antibiotics?
    As drug-resistant infections proliferate, financial barriers are preventing the pharmaceutical industry from investing in new drugs to fight off superbugs. Economics correspondent Paul Solman, in a series of reports with science correspondent Miles O'Brien, explores how researchers could be incentivized to develop new antibiotics.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 568
  • The difference between illegal leaks and inconvenient leaks
    The Justice Department promised on Friday a crackdown on leaks of classified government information to the press, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to triple the number of probes into leaks. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Jeffrey Smith, former general counsel for the CIA, and The New York Times' James Risen about what constitutes a problematic leak and why they occur.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 456
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a briefing
  • News Wrap: Venezuela’s controversial new assembly convenes
    In our news wrap Friday, Venezuela's new constitutional assembly convened for the first time. The governing body has sweeping powers that opponents fear will be used to impose a dictatorship for President Nicolas Maduro. Also, a federal appeals court in Washington has thrown out the murder conviction of a former Blackwater security guard for the 2007 massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 294
  • Economy boasts solid gains after years of slow recovery
    July was the second straight month of solid gains for U.S. employers, who added 209,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department. Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what it means for the job market, the stock market and millions of Americans.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 352
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 4, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, what a strong July jobs report and record run on Wall Street mean for Main Street. Also: The attorney general cracks down on information leaking from the White House, the search for profitable ways to make new antibiotics, Shields and Brooks, a visit to the Newport Folk Festival and how people’s posts on social media often don’t reflect the real picture.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 3251
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    August 4, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s GOP pushback
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including strong new economic numbers, White House chief-of-staff John Kelly’s first week, congressional Republicans starting to push back on the president, special counsel Robert Mueller convening a new grand jury for the Russia probe and more.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 748
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