Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode July 27, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, in a voting frenzy in the Senate, Republicans try to pass even limited health care reform after several failed attempts. Also: A shortage of seasonal workers at a top vacation spot, the feuds dividing the White House and Capitol, a war correspondent's love of Africa and a Brief but Spectacular take on the value of fun art.

Segments from Thursday, July 27, 2017

  • American journalist details his own love and life in Africa
    As a college student, Jeffrey Gettleman traveled to East Africa and fell in love. He also fell in love that year with a woman back home. Their time and work apart, and his life and work covering a continent as a Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times, make up the story told in "Love, Africa: A Memoir of War, Romance, and Survival." Jeffrey Brown sits down with Gettleman.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017
    Length: 382
  • Why your summer getaway is staffed by foreign workers
    At the tip of Cape Cod, the iconic summer getaway Provincetown has a small year-round population that swells when the weather gets nice, welcoming an estimated 4 to 5 million tourists every year. Businesses there depend on foreign workers willing to work just a few months of the year. But this year, the number of available visas is way down. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017
    Length: 533
  • Lankford: Obamacare vote not final step on health reform
    Republicans have not yet been able to muster enough support among their ranks to pass what's being called a "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., joined Judy Woodruff to discuss what he sees as the best way forward for health care reform, as well as his reaction to President Trump’s public attacks on Jeff Sessions and more.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017
    Length: 479
  • Why are leaks and infighting plaguing Trump's presidency?
    Why are there so many leaks coming out of the White House? Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveO.org join Judy Woodruff to discuss various tensions bubbling on Capitol Hill, from President Trump’s public criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the president’s call to bar transgender service members from the military.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017
    Length: 620
  • PBS NewsHour full episode July 27, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, in a voting frenzy in the Senate, Republicans try to pass even limited health care reform after several failed attempts. Also: A shortage of seasonal workers at a top vacation spot, the feuds dividing the White House and Capitol, a war correspondent's love of Africa and a Brief but Spectacular take on the value of fun art.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017
    Length: 3302
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  • This storyteller’s proudly fun films have a deeper mission
    Wanuri Kahiu's films and stories don't need tragedies. Her "Afro-bubblegum" art is fun and even frivolous, and rejects the idea that she needs to grapple with dark, violent problems. At the same time, she has come to see her work of representing herself and her community as a political statement, by putting black people in front of the camera. Kahiu gives her Brief but Spectacular take on her art.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017
    Length: 149
  • Key senators resist Republicans’ ‘skinny’ Obamacare repeal
    A long day of Senate debate set up a longer night of voting, when Republicans plan to propose the one health care idea they think could pass: a stripped-down repeal that would abolish the individual and employer mandates, as well as one tax on medical devices, while leaving Medicaid and much of the Affordable Care Act unchanged. Lisa Desjardins and Sarah Kliff of Vox join Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017
    Length: 635
  • News Wrap: Military says no transgender policy changes yet
    the U.S. military’s top commander said there won’t be any changes for transgender troops for now.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2017
    Length: 324
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