Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 11, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, we discuss unverified reports that Russian intelligence has compromising information on the president-elect, gleaned from his visits to Moscow. Also: Attorneys debate Mr. Trump's potential conflicts of interest, the first news conference for the new president-elect, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions’ final day of hearings and Obama’s climate legacy.

Segments from Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  • Are reports of an alleged Russian dossier on Trump credible?
    On Tuesday evening, CNN reported unsubstantiated claims that Russian intelligence compiled a dossier on the president-elect during his visits to Moscow; BuzzFeed later published 35 pages of content from the alleged dossier. But Mr. Trump dismissed the developments as “fake news.” Judy Woodruff speaks with former NSA lawyer Susan Hennessey and former CIA officer John Sipher for analysis.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: Painted Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, bearing the faces of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at a souvenir shop in central Moscow, Russia November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTX2YFZR
  • Can Trump keep his company without conflicts of interest?
    President-elect Trump says he’s going above and beyond in mitigating potential conflicts between his government office and his private interests. But is his plan for his sons to manage his company while he retains ownership sufficient? Steve Inskeep discusses with Norman Eisen, former special counsel to President Obama, and Richard Painter, former associate counsel to President George W. Bush.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (C) stands surrounded by his son Eric Trump (L) daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Jr. (R) ahead of a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2YINO
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 11, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, we discuss unverified reports that Russian intelligence has compromising information on the president-elect, gleaned from his visits to Moscow. Also: Attorneys debate Mr. Trump's potential conflicts of interest, the first news conference for the new president-elect, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions’ final day of hearings and Obama’s climate legacy.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017.   REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo - RTX2YEZW
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  • In news conference, Trump talks health care, Russia rumors
    On Wednesday, the president-elect gave his first news conference in six months, from New York. During the session, he described his intention to quickly repeal and replace Obamacare, blasted reports that Russia has compromising intelligence on him and dismissed CNN as a source of “fake news.” John Yang provides an on-the-ground perspective from Trump Tower.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence (L) is seen in the background as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTX2YIQQ
  • Tillerson says U.S., Russia can have warmer relationship
    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the president-elect’s nominee for secretary of state, appeared before the Senate Wednesday for the start of his confirmation hearings. Senators quickly focused on Russia, questioning if Tillerson had too cozy a relationship with the Kremlin; he countered that his business experience and familiarity with the country offer a strategic advantage. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin and Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson take part in a signing ceremony at a Rosneft refinery in the Black Sea town of Tuapse, Russia June 15, 2012. Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via REUTERS/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX2UTIW
  • News Wrap: Cory Booker, John Lewis speak against Sessions
    In our news wrap Wednesday, black congressional leaders testified against Jeff Sessions, the president-elect’s nominee to be attorney general, on the second and final day of his confirmation hearings. Also, Elaine Chao, a former secretary of labor and now the choice for transportation secretary, spoke before lawmakers with her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, behind her.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) listens during the second day of confirmation hearings on Senator Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) nomination to be U.S. attorney general in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2YJKX
  • Obama’s ‘bold, yet fragile’ climate legacy
    President Obama is passionate, and vocal, about combating climate change. As his tenure draws to a close, science correspondent Miles O’Brien reviews the administration's environmental policy -- from the 2009 “cap-and-trade” climate bill, to the 2015 Paris accord, to executive orders on greenhouse gas emissions -- in assessing the president's legacy.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSN86Z
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