Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode June 14, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, a gunman opened fire during a practice for the congressional baseball game, shooting Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others. Also: A massive fire at a London apartment tower, how the defense secretary could change troop levels, new tech for capturing carbon and the nation's newest poet laureate.

Segments from Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Could carbon capturing make ‘clean coal’ a reality?
    Coal is still very much at the center of the debate on the future of energy. For some, the holy grail is a new type of technology that captures some coal carbon emissions. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to take a closer look at the results coming out of one of the largest fossil fuel power plants in the country and the obstacles stopping them from collecting more.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 695
  • Congressional baseball rivals affirm solidarity after attack
    Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., managers of the two congressional baseball teams, talk with Judy Woodruff about what it was like to be practicing on the field as a shooting targeting Republican lawmakers unfolded Wednesday in Alexandria, Va.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 460
  • Can more U.S. troops in Afghanistan help end the war?
    As part of the Trump administration's review of America's 16-year war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that the president has given him the authority to decide appropriate troop levels. The U.S. commander in that country has recommended boosting the number by thousands more. William Brangham speaks with retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 438
  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 14, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, a gunman opened fire during a practice for the congressional baseball game, shooting Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others. Also: A massive fire at a London apartment tower, how the defense secretary could change troop levels, new tech for capturing carbon and the nation's newest poet laureate.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 3248
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  • Attack on congressman provokes somber reflection in D.C.
    A gunman opened fire Wednesday in Alexandria, Va., during a morning practice for the Congressional Baseball Game. The gunman, who died from his injuries sustained during the attack, shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, and four others. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff for an update on the reaction from Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 441
  • News Wrap: Mueller meets with senators on Russia probe
    In the our news wrap Wednesday, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee held their first meeting with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. That followed a day of speculation about Mueller's future. Also, the Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia over its election hacking.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 260
  • Tracy K. Smith named new U.S. poet laureate
    Tracy K. Smith, a writer and teacher, is taking on a very public role as the nation's poet laureate. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Smith to discuss how language can be a tool of revelation, her reflections on race in America, her teaching philosophy and why we still need poetry.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 444
  • Deadly tower of flames traps residents in London
    A massive fire in London killed at least 12 people and injured several others Wednesday. The fire spread rapidly, engulfing the high-rise apartment building as trapped people called for help. The cause of the fire is still unknown and it could be several days before a final death count. Dan Rivers of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 299
    Flames and smoke billow as firefighters deal with a serious fire in the Grenfell Tower apartment block at Latimer Road in West London
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