Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 7, 2017

Monday on the NewsHour, North Korea vows to press ahead with its nuclear weapons program and retaliate against the U.S. following new sanctions. Also: The special envoy tasked with fighting ISIS, new restrictions put the brakes on Cuban tourism, Politics Monday on President Trump's base of support, how smartphones are affecting a generation’s mental health and the Syrian civil war told in fiction.

Segments from Monday, August 7, 2017

  • Novelist explores borderlands and gray areas of Syria’s war
    In "Dark at the Crossing," the upheavals and horrors of the Syrian civil war are given fictional life, centered in the border zone between Syria and Turkey. Author Elliot Ackerman is a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and now lives in Istanbul. Ackerman joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 355
  • New U.N. sanctions trigger sharp warning from North Korea
    North Korea reacted to a new round of U.N. sanctions with its own threat against the U.S., vowing to never abandon its nuclear program through negotiations. The new measures target North Korea’s already limited export market, and seeks to further isolate the nation after it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 209
  • News Wrap: Chicago sues over 'sanctuary city' plan
    In our news wrap Monday, the city of Chicago is suing the Trump administration over its plan to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities," claiming it's unconstitutional to tie grant money to a city's cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Also, the wreckage of a U.S. military plane was found after it crashed off the coast of Australia. Three Marines are presumed dead.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 175
  • ISIS ‘radically shrinking’ amid U.S.-supported campaigns
    At the end of a brutal campaign to retake Mosul in Iraq, and as the fight for Raqqa continues, where does the battle against the Islamic State stand? Judy Woodruff speaks with Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk, who says the Islamic State is “radically shrinking” and that President Trump’s decision to delegate rapid decision-making has greatly assisted their efforts.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 473
  • Changing tides of U.S. policy may sink Cuban tourism hopes
    Since President Obama loosened U.S. travel restrictions, Cubans have been waiting and making room for an American invasion they have long yearned for: tourists. In June, President Trump announced he would undo some key aspects of the diplomatic thaw, including enforcing the ban on tourism, with some exceptions. Miles O’Brien reports on the effect on both Cubans and Americans.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 476
  • Trump retains his base of support. What is it getting him?
    President Trump still has his base of support, but is that enough to win legislatively? Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including tweets from President Trump targeting Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a New York Times report that Republicans are already testing the waters for a 2020 White House run and much more.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 460
  • Are smartphones making a generation unhappy?
    The promise of social media is instant human connection. But for many teens, greater use of social media mans a far greater sense of isolation, according to an increasing body of evidence. William Brangham speaks with Jean Twenge, author of "iGen" and a new article in The Atlantic, about the ways smartphones are affecting an entire generation’s mental health.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 485
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 7, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, North Korea vows to press ahead with its nuclear weapons program and retaliate against the U.S. following new sanctions. Also: The special envoy tasked with fighting ISIS, new restrictions put the brakes on Cuban tourism, Politics Monday on President Trump's base of support, how smartphones are affecting a generation’s mental health and the Syrian civil war told in fiction.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 3268
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