Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 16, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes on charges of Russian connections, the news media and a new immigration order in an animated and wide-ranging news conference. Also: What’s causing more white Americans to die in middle age, sanctuary cities take a stand against the president's immigration policies and an English professor's take on her own life as an immigrant.

Segments from Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Being an outsider is actually an immigrant’s advantage, says this writer
    Who better to teach American literature than a resident alien who was born in Zambia? That’s how Namwali Serpell, a self-identified outsider, sees it. Serpell, a writer and associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on being an immigrant.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
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  • Why one Texas sheriff fears tougher immigration enforcement will make her city less safe
    After President Trump was sworn in, one Texas sheriff made a policy change limiting cooperation with agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, fearing that undocumented people won't trust police if they're afraid of being deported. Taking action to make her city a “sanctuary” has drawn criticism and retaliation. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on February 9, 2017. Picture taken on February 9, 2017.   Courtesy Bryan Cox/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via REUTERS      ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSY4J7
  • Full Episode February 16, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes on charges of Russian connections, the news media and a new immigration order in an animated and wide-ranging news conference. Also: What’s causing more white Americans to die in middle age, sanctuary cities take a stand against the president's immigration policies and an English professor's take on her own life as an immigrant.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   - RTSZ1BH
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    February 16, 2017
  • 'Deaths of despair' are cutting life short for some white Americans
    In spite of decades of advancements in health care, diet and safety, white Americans are now living shorter lives, a trend that has surprised experts. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports out of Maysville, Kentucky, an area struggling with an increase in addiction, overdoses and suicide.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
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  • News Wrap: Mulvaney confirmed to run Budget Office
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate narrowly confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a tea party conservative from South Carolina, to run the White House Budget Office. Republican Sen. John McCain joined Democrats in voting against Mulvaney. Also, David Friedman, the president's choice for ambassador to Israel, apologized at his confirmation hearing for some of his past fiery rhetoric.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    FILE PHOTO --  Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) testifies before a Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination of to be director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo - RTSZ05D
  • Does Trump’s confrontational style help him as president?
    President Trump continuously attacked the news media in a news conference on issues like the resignation of Michael Flynn and questions swirling around his campaigns possible connections with Russia. Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the president’s performance from Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria   - RTSZ0Q4
  • Trump denies reported chaos in wide-ranging news conference
    During a more than hour-long news conference, President Trump rejected charges of ties between his campaign and Russia, blasted the intelligence community for leaks and repeatedly attacked the news media. Judy Woodruff, Hari Sreenivasan and Lisa Desjardins offer a look at and fact-check of the president’s remarks.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   - RTSZ1BW
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