Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 27, 2017

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump calls for a budget significantly boosting money to the military with deep cuts to domestic spending. Also: Congress grapples with calls for an independent investigation into Trump administration ties to Russia, hospitals brace for big losses if Obamacare is repealed and reshaping our view of Africa's great civilizations.

Segments from Monday, February 27, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 27, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump calls for a budget significantly boosting money to the military with deep cuts to domestic spending. Also: Congress grapples with calls for an independent investigation into Trump administration ties to Russia, hospitals brace for big losses if Obamacare is repealed and reshaping our view of Africa's great civilizations.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
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    February 27, 2017
  • Female hockey player from UAE scores respect
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a female hockey player travels all the way to Washington from Abu Dhabi to meet her favorite NHL team.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
  • Why we’re overdue to know Africa’s great civilizations
    Archeologists and scholars are learning more about Africa than ever before, from the digitization of records and the unearthing of ancient treasures. Audie Cornish talks with Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University about Africa’s rich but overlooked history and how his six-part PBS series “Africa’s Great Civilizations” took shape.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
  • Can Democrats find a winning strategy under a new DNC chair?
    Tom Perez was elected as the new head of the Democratic National Committee over the weekend. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to talk about President Trump’s budget blueprint, why the Democrats need to figure out how to win elections from the bottom up, plus voter reactions to the Trump administration so far.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
  • News Wrap: New bomb threats target Jewish community centers
    In our news wrap Monday, Jewish community centers and day schools in at least 12 states received more bomb threats, all of which appeared to be hoaxes. Over the weekend, more than 100 headstones were destroyed at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. Also, the Senate moved to confirm the president's nominee for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
  • Trump's budget blueprint boosts defense spending
    President Trump outlined a spending plan on Monday to fulfill his campaign promise to dramatically beef up defense spending by 10 percent, and to cut spending by federal agencies by $54 billion. Budget officials said proposals for taxes and programs like Social Security and Medicare will come later. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
  • Congress grapples with investigating Trump’s Russia ties
    House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes told reporters he's seen no evidence of contact between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence officials. But Nunes drew criticism after a report revealed that he agreed at the White House's request to help counter news on that topic. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Mark Warner about calls for an independent investigation into Russian meddling in the election.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
  • What we know about Russian meddling and Putin’s playbook
    U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia attempted to sway the U.S. election through DNC email hacking and an influence campaign. But to what degree were President Trump’s campaign advisers in contact with Russians? And what made Americans susceptible to influence? William Brangham examines what we know with Evan Osnos of The New Yorker and former CIA official John Sipher.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
  • Hospitals worry an ACA repeal could harm financial health
    Efforts by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act are underway, unnerving to some hospital executives who see uncertainty for their bottom line. If large numbers of people lose their insurance under a replacement, hospital finances could be at risk. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports in collaboration with Kaiser Health News.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
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