Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode March 16, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, a look at President Trump's budget slashing funding to the EPA and State Department, while increasing funding for defense and border security. Also: What's next for the White House travel ban, previewing a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president, when hiring people with disabilities can boost profit and a new book about stepping into a foreign world.

Segments from Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode March 16, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, a look at President Trump's budget slashing funding to the EPA and State Department, while increasing funding for defense and border security. Also: What's next for the White House travel ban, previewing a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president, when hiring people with disabilities can boost profit and a new book about stepping into a foreign world.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
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    March 16, 2017
  • Why is job opportunity scarce for people with disabilities?
    The unemployment rate for people with a disability is more than double than for those without. Even though the law bars such discrimination, it can be difficult for these Americans to get hired. But that’s not the full story: Some employers are seeing how the special abilities of workers on the autism spectrum can boost their bottom lines. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • Novel 'Exit West' explores what makes refugees leave home
    In "Exit West," a city in the Muslim world is plunged into violence and two lovers join the mass migration of our time. Mohsin Hamid's story about refugees is a novel, not journalism, but it combines the surreal with the very real. Hamid sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what inspired him and why he says he’s seeing a "failure of imagination" around the world.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • Revised travel ban fight hinges on ‘Muslim ban’ question
    A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday blocked parts of President Trump's revised executive order that would have barred refugees as well as nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Hours later, a federal judge in Maryland issued his own block. Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to explore those rulings and what’s next for the embattled order.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • Trump budget prizes military buildup and sweeping cuts
    Unveiled today, President Trump's first federal budget embodies stark changes in federal spending priorities. The more-than $1.1 trillion proposal would cut funding to the EPA and the State Department by almost a third, while boosting spending for the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. John Yang takes a closer look.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
    White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump's budget Mar. 16 in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.
  • News Wrap: Trump wiretap claim dismissed by more lawmakers
    In our news wrap Thursday, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they've seen no indications to prove President Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by former President Obama. Also, the House Budget Committee narrowly approved the Republicans’ replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged that parts of the legislation are subject to change.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • What to expect from Trump-Merkel meeting on Russia, NATO
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet President Trump for the first at the White House on Friday. What’s at the top of the agenda? NATO’s response to a resurgent Russia and the stability of the European Union after Brexit. Judy Woodruff speaks with Peter Wittig, Germany’s ambassador to the United States, about what to expect from Friday’s meeting.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • Does Trump’s budget defend America or erode American power?
    From strong support to condemnation, President Trump’s new budget proposal has garnered an array of reactions on Capitol Hill. Judy Woodruff gets two views from Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., who both sit on congressional budget committees.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
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