Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 10, 2017

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Jeff Sessions lays out legal limits to President-elect Trump's campaign statements at his confirmation hearing. Also: U.S. intelligence chiefs lay out the case of Russian hacking, Iran mourns the loss of a leading moderate voice, President Obama's criminal justice reform, a preview of the president’s farewell address and using the arts to boost low-performing schools.

Segments from Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • Watch President Barack Obama's full farewell speech
    President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address Tuesday from Chicago, where he launched his political career eight years ago. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff is joined by syndicated columnist Mark Shields, Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp, and Harvard University historian Annette Gordon-Reed for analysis of the outgoing president's speech.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he arrives to deliver his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2YEO3
  • Struggling schools benefit from adding art to learning
    At Renew Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
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  • Can a president’s farewell speech help write history?
    President Obama will deliver a farewell address to the nation in Chicago on Tuesday evening. Why do presidents give goodbye remarks? Judy Woodruff gets historical context on past speeches and the shaping of political legacy from presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University Law School.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and their daughter Malia leave the White House as they depart for Chicago, Illinois, in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2YDNM
  • How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system
    President Obama has commuted the sentences of more federal prisoners than any other president, and he’s on track to leave far fewer federal inmates in federal prison since the 1960s. Hari Sreenivasan offers a look through the life of a former prisoner. Then William Brangham gets an assessment from Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and former Florida attorney general Bill McCullum.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outside Oklahoma City July 16, 2015. With Obama are Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels (R) and correctional officer Ronald Warwick. Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.      REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX1KKQX
  • In hearing, Sessions says he’ll put law above his own views
    It’s the first day of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Attorney general nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions spent the day before the Senate Judiciary Committee defending his views on race and civil rights and separating himself from the president-elect’s campaign statements. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill and joins Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) takes his seat to resume his testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for his nomination to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2YD47
  • News Wrap: Federal jury sentences Dylann Roof to death
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racially motivated murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Also, nearly 40 people died in a pair of bombings near the Afghan Parliament complex in Kabul.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    Dylann Roof, who is facing the death penalty for the hate-fueled killings of nine black churchgoers, makes his opening statement at his trial in this courtroom sketch in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., January 4, 2017.  REUTERS/Sketch by Robert Maniscalco - RTX2XJHE
  • Intelligence chiefs offer case on Russian hacking at Senate
    The nation’s top intelligence officials appeared publically before the Senate Intelligence Committee, days after the release of a report on the alleged role of Russian influence during the presidential election. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    FBI Director James Comey testifies to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on “Russia’s intelligence activities" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2YD5X
  • Kerry: We’re going to have to fight for substantive dialogue
    Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry joined other Obama administration officials for an event Tuesday at the U.S. Institute of Peace focusing on the importance of a smooth political transition. Judy Woodruff sat down with him to ask about the Trump transition and the problems the world faces today.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace "2017 Passing the Baton" conference in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTX2YBOI
  • Iran's Rafsanjani played kingmaker, political counterweight
    One of the founders of Iran’s Islamic Revolution died at age 82 on Sunday. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani helped lead the 1979 uprising and went on to serve both as the powerful speaker of parliament and as the president of Iran in the 1980s. Judy Woodruff speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about his influence.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    Mourners gather during the funeral of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran, Iran January 10, 2017. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. - RTX2Y9UK
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 10, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, Jeff Sessions lays out legal limits to President-elect Trump's campaign statements at his confirmation hearing. Also: U.S. intelligence chiefs lay out the case of Russian hacking, Iran mourns the loss of a leading moderate voice, President Obama's criminal justice reform, a preview of the president’s farewell address and using the arts to boost low-performing schools.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for his nomination to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2YD05
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