Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode July 12, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, a look at the legal questions surrounding Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer and what it could mean for the administration. Also: President Trump's pick for FBI director faces the Senate, an iceberg the size of Delaware breaks off from Antarctica, why so many Russians from one region are joining ISIS and bringing the business of cotton back to the U.S.

Segments from Wednesday, July 12, 2017

  • News Wrap: Yellen signals likely interest rate hike
    In the our news wrap Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen affirmed that short-term interest rates are likely to rise again in the coming months, but left the door open to change those plans. Also, Brazil's former president was convicted in a sweeping corruption probe.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 217
  • Did Donald Trump Jr. break the law? Legal experts weigh in
    Donald Trump Jr.’s release of his Russia-related email exchange reignited a legal debate about whether members of the Trump campaign engaged in unlawful activity. Former White House Counsel Bob Bauer and Jed Shugerman of Fordham Law School join Judy Woodruff to offer different perspectives on the legal questions surrounding the controversy.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 481
  • Senate presses Trump’s FBI director pick for independence
    FBI director nominee Christopher Wray faced the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday in his confirmation hearing. The former federal prosecutor and defense attorney faced a long list of questions about his independence and allegiance to the law, as well as his counterterrorism experience at the Justice Department. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 210
    Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be the next FBI director on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters
  • One of the biggest icebergs ever just broke off Antarctica
    A huge iceberg -- twice as large as Lake Erie -- has broken away from a the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, an event that researchers have been anticipating for months. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien joins Judy Woodruff to discuss whether it’s linked to climate change and what it means for sea-level rise.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 506
  • Why are so many from this Russian region fighting for ISIS?
    In the republic of Dagestan, a brutal separatist insurgency has long fought against the Russian state. Now, as many as 5,000 Dagestanis have left to fight for the Islamic State. Why have so many answered the call? As part of our week-long series Inside Putin's Russia, special correspondent Nick Schifrin and producer Zach Fannin report, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 613
  • How are Trump Jr. revelations resonating politically?
    How are Americans on both sides of the aisle reacting to revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer? Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org join Judy Woodruff to discuss how the developments are shaping what lawmakers and voters think.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 496
  • 'Dirt to Shirt' movement hopes to regrow local textiles
    If you take a look at the label inside the collar of your shirt, chances are it doesn’t say “Made in the U.S.A.” That’s why cotton farmers in North Carolina are teaming up with local textile mills to produce garments that are truly homegrown. Special correspondent Jeff Sonier from PBS station WTVI shows us how Carolina textile towns are bouncing back.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 281
  • PBS NewsHour full episode July 12, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, a look at the legal questions surrounding Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer and what it could mean for the administration. Also: President Trump's pick for FBI director faces the Senate, an iceberg the size of Delaware breaks off from Antarctica, why so many Russians from one region are joining ISIS and bringing the business of cotton back to the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 3232
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  • Trump legal team distances president from son's meeting
    How do the bombshell revelations in Donald Trump Jr.'s emails affect the Russia investigation? That was the big question across Capitol Hill, after it was revealed the president's son tried to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton, provided by the Russian government. John Yang reports on how lawmakers and others are responding.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2017
    Length: 222
    FILE PHOTO -- U.S. President Donald Trump waves as walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington, U.S., from the G20 Summit in Hamburg, July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo - RTX3B7I4
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