Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 22, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, hundreds flee amid flooding in Northern California. Also: A major change on school bathrooms and transgender youth, newspaper editors explain readers' views on the political climate, Syrian refugees who would prefer not to move to the U.S., hope for alien life in a newly discovered solar system and an industrial towns puts its faith in revitalized manufacturing.

Segments from Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 22, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, hundreds flee amid flooding in Northern California. Also: A major change on school bathrooms and transgender youth, newspaper editors explain readers' views on the political climate, Syrian refugees who would prefer not to move to the U.S., hope for alien life in a newly discovered solar system and an industrial towns puts its faith in revitalized manufacturing.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
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    February 22, 2017
  • How scrapping transgender bathroom rules impacts schools
    Federal guidelines advising schools to let transgender kids use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity are being withdrawn by the Departments of Justice and Education. What will the Trump administration’s change mean for schools and students? William Brangham talks to Evie Blad of Education Week.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • News Wrap: Jewish cemetery receives support after vandalism
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence visited a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis that had been targeted in a spate of anti-Semitic attacks and threats nationwide. Meanwhile, Muslim groups launched an online fundraising effort to repair damages. Also, the German government is making it easier to deport rejected asylum-seekers amid domestic pressure over the tide of migrants.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • Inundated by storms and flooding, California hopes for sun
    Rain and flooding have wreaked havoc on Northern California, a region that just recently was struggling to overcome a historic drought. In San Jose, officials ordered some 14,000 people to evacuate overnight. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo about when it may be possible for residents to return to their homes.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • 3 newspaper editors explain how readers see President Trump
    What do Americans think of President Trump’s time in office so far? Judy Woodruff asks newspaper editors from around the nation -- David Bradley of the St. Joseph News-Press, David Haynes of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Lee Ann Colacioppo of The Denver Post -- to weigh in on what they are hearing from their readers.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • For Syrian refugees, a long, uncertain route to immigration
    The vast majority of Syrian refugees live less than 200 miles from home in neighboring countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Today they have fewer options of moving on as more Western governments shut their doors, and many have preferred to stay close to their homeland for both geographic and cultural reasons. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • Hunt for alien life zooms in on new solar system
    Astronomers have identified seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star that's just a mere 230 trillion miles from our own planet, raising the tantalizing prospect of life in a solar system beyond our own. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how they made the discovery and what it means.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • Erie longs for manufacturing past, but what’s the future?
    Erie County, Pennsylvania, has long been a manufacturing center, but jobs have been declining since the 1970s. In collaboration with the NewsHour and Marketplace, Frontline offers a look at the hopes and hardships in regions that voted for President Trump. Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of American Action Forum talk more with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
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