Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode June 6, 2017

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Congress struggles to complete its to-do list before the August recess. Also: The fight begins in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, teaching students to identify fact from fiction, the danger of aid workers picking sides, the surprise Broadway hit "Dear Evan Hansen," and a student finds ways to communicate despite stuttering.

Segments from Tuesday, June 6, 2017

  • Student’s stutter doesn’t stop him winning over the crowd
    Trevor Acord hasn’t let a stutter stop him from being a leader and role model at his school. Communications Arts High School in San Antonio, Texas, produced this report as part of our Student Reporting Labs for our series Limitless.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 185
  • How media literacy can help students discern fake news
    Recognizing bias in news stories is one form of media literacy. Spotting when the news is entirely fabricated is something else entirely. How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to address the problem. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 451
  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 6, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, Congress struggles to complete its to-do list before the August recess. Also: The fight begins in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, teaching students to identify fact from fiction, the danger of aid workers picking sides, the surprise Broadway hit "Dear Evan Hansen," and a student finds ways to communicate despite stuttering.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 3280
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  • 'Dear Evan Hanson' strikes an emotional chord with fans
    “Dear Evan Hansen,” a surprise hit musical, is the story of an ordinary teen who all his has felt invisible. But when a classmate commits suicide, Hansen is mistakenly seen as his one friend and becomes the center of attention. The Tony-nominated show draws awareness to the loneliness and pain of teen life and how isolation can be intensified in today’s social media world. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 385
  • News Wrap: Russia denies trying to hack voting equipment
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Russia is denying that it attempted to hack U.S. voting computer software and equipment before last year’s presidential election. Also, President Trump waded into the political conflict over the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar with a tweet that appeared to endorse breaking ties.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 243
  • Is the GOP’s ambitious to-do list running out of time?
    Members of Congress are back in Washington, ready to return to their legislative to-do lists. Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate are diving right back into the debate over health care -- maybe the biggest item on the GOP agenda right now. But infrastructure, tax and spending bills and the debt ceiling are priorities, too. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang join Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 413
  • Difficult battle for ISIS capital Raqqa begins
    U.S.-backed Syrian groups have begun the battle to retake the city of Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate. The U.S. military says the battle will be "long and difficult," and perhaps made more complicated by the crisis between Qatar and other Arab nations. Jeffrey Brown talks to Joby Warrick of The Washington Post and former Defense Department official Andrew Exum.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 550
  • How lack of neutrality can sow suspicion of aid groups
    For aid organizations, especially those in conflict zones, remaining politically neutral is crucial for trust. A New York Times investigation found that the conduct of a logistics company could drive suspicion that aid groups in Yemen were somehow acting as agents of the U.S. government. William Brangham speaks with The New York Times' Eric Schmitt and Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 434
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