Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 9, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's comments on North Korea raise alarms in Asia and elsewhere, and prompt a threat on Guam from Pyongyang. Also: Steps the U.S. is taking to upgrade its own nuclear arsenal, how livestock breed antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a woman who brings health care to others in Somaliland and a new book from a woman who dared to drive in Saudi Arabia.

Segments from Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Saudi activist says driving is the ultimate emancipation
    In 2011, Manal al-Sharif decided to drive. But for women in Saudi Arabia, what seems like a normal act of daily life is anything but. Jailed for nine days, her case sparked international outcry. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Sharif, an activist for women’s rights living outside her home country, to discuss her new book, “Daring to Drive.”
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2017
    Length: 324
  • How life-saving maternity care came to Somaliland
    Somaliland, a region of Somalia that lay in ruin from years of war, suffers some of the world's highest rates of infant and maternal mortality. But 15 years ago, Edna Adan fulfilled a lifelong dream by building a nonprofit hospital and nursing school to address the health needs of women. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2017
    Length: 437
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 9, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's comments on North Korea raise alarms in Asia and elsewhere, and prompt a threat on Guam from Pyongyang. Also: Steps the U.S. is taking to upgrade its own nuclear arsenal, how livestock breed antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a woman who brings health care to others in Somaliland and a new book from a woman who dared to drive in Saudi Arabia.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2017
    Length: 3256
    Trump participates in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia
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  • North Korea squabble draws sharply different responses
    As a war of words escalated between the North Korea and the U.S., Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged calm, saying Americans should have no concerns about the rhetoric of the last few days. The volley of tough talk follows reports that Pyongyang can now make nuclear weapons small enough to fit inside a long-range missile. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2017
    Length: 247
  • News Wrap: Paul Manafort's home reportedly searched by FBI
    In our news wrap Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that FBI agents have searched a home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and seized documents and other materials in July. Also, allegations of election fraud set off deadly clashes in Kenya, where early results showed President Uhuru Kenyatta with a strong lead.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2017
    Length: 277
  • How will North Korea react to mixed signals from U.S.?
    Judy Woodruff talks to former Pentagon official Abraham Denmark and Mike Chinoy of the University of Southern California about the latest threats and counter-threats between Pyongyang and Washington and what options the U.S. has to defuse the situation.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2017
    Length: 538
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by KCNA
  • How industrial farming techniques can breed superbugs
    As high-density, industrial-scale livestock farms have become fertile breeding grounds for disease, they’ve also become a major source of drug-resistant superbugs. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and economics correspondent Paul Solman team up to report on how scientists are studying how superbugs can get into the food supply.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2017
    Length: 578
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