Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 8, 2017

Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump ramps up the rhetoric after new reports suggest North Korea is making missile-ready nuclear weapons. Also: A government report details current effects of climate change, Kenyans head to the polls, the opioid epidemic is personal for Nashville's mayor, the Education Department's changing approach to campus assaults and a novel upends traditional narrative.

Segments from Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • Reports: North Korea making missile-ready nuclear weapons
    The Washington Post reports that U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles, believed capable of striking the U.S. Former State Department official Wendy Sherman and Melissa Hanham of the Middlebury Institute join Judy Woodruff to discuss the reports and U.S. policy on North Korea.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2017
    Length: 585
  • News Wrap: Trump reportedly sent Mueller private messages
    In our news wrap Tuesday, there’s word President Trump has exchanged private messages with Robert Mueller, the special counsel for the Russian investigation. USA Today reports Trump has sent messages of “appreciation” through his attorney to Mueller. Also, at least seven people are dead after a powerful earthquake rocked China.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2017
    Length: 269
    FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing about the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in 2013. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters
  • Will rules on investigating college sex assault be undone?
    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering dialing down federal guidance for how colleges and universities should handle sexual misconduct investigations. The Obama administration issued new requirements in 2011 changing how schools should handle investigations on their campuses, drawing both praise and criticism. William Brangham learns more from Anya Kamenetz of NPR.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2017
    Length: 443
    FILE PHOTO - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addresses Education Department staff on her first day on the job in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2017. To match Special Report USA-STUDENTLOANS REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo - RTX3CTSR
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 8, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump ramps up the rhetoric after new reports suggest North Korea is making missile-ready nuclear weapons. Also: A government report details current effects of climate change, Kenyans head to the polls, the opioid epidemic is personal for Nashville's mayor, the Education Department's changing approach to campus assaults and a novel upends traditional narrative.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2017
    Length: 3315
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  • Takeaways from a draft government report on climate change
    A draft climate change report is making headlines as scientists reportedly express concerns about how the Trump administration will respond. The New York Times reported on key findings in the preliminary document, including that "evidence for a changing climate abounds" and that human activities are primarily responsible for the changes. Lisa Friedman of The New York Times joins Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2017
    Length: 386
  • As Kenya votes, some fear repeat of past election violence
    A record number of Kenyans voted in an election Tuesday pitting incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga. Both men were leaders when post-election violence rocked the nation almost a decade ago, raising fears that the country could see a return to fighting. Special correspondent Colin Cosier reports.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2017
    Length: 374
  • Nashville’s mayor loses son to an opioid overdose
    As mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry has dealt with an increase in the number of overdose deaths, a problem that touches all corners of the country. Now it's a tragedy that touches her own family; her son Max died after an apparent overdose late last month. As she begins to speak publically about her loss, Barry joins Lisa Desjardins to explain what steps she’s taking in her city.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2017
    Length: 362
  • In 'Transit,' a woman rebuilds a house and her life
    In "Transit," a new novel by Rachel Cusk, a woman and her two sons prepare to begin a new life. The second book in a planned trilogy, her novel is gaining acclaim for the writing and form. Cusk joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her approach to storytelling.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2017
    Length: 303
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