Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode March 2, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, Attorney General Jeff Sessions removes himself from any investigations of the Trump campaign after he failed to disclose meetings with the Russian ambassador. Also: A shoe company upends the traditional business model, why the stock market just keeps going up, seeing WWI through art and what it's like to be a female comedian.

Segments from Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode March 2, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Attorney General Jeff Sessions removes himself from any investigations of the Trump campaign after he failed to disclose meetings with the Russian ambassador. Also: A shoe company upends the traditional business model, why the stock market just keeps going up, seeing WWI through art and what it's like to be a female comedian.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
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    March 2, 2017
  • How American artists captured the Great War up close
    It was a cataclysmic, world-shattering and shaping event. Today we can relive the visceral human effects of World War I through a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, which showcases a myriad of iconic images and art for and against the divisive conflict. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • Why Sessions’ Russian meetings are raising questions
    What are the stakes behind Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to recuse himself of any possible investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia amid worries of election interference? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with John McLaughlin, a former deputy director of the CIA, and Michael Mukasey, who served as President George W. Bush’s attorney general.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump touts plan for naval expansion
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump carried his call for a major military build up aboard a newly built aircraft carrier, where he spoke to a U.S. Navy audience. Also, the U.S. struck hard at al-Qaida militants in Yemen with more than 20 airstrikes, targeting fighters, weapons and equipment in a remote region.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • Trump’s agenda is fueling investor confidence. Will it last?
    The Dow Jones and other indexes were already doing well when Donald Trump won the presidential election. And the overall jump of recent weeks has accelerated mightily, rising from just above 18,000 on election day to breaking 21,000 this week. For analysis of what’s happening with the markets, William Brangham speaks with Neil Irwin of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • Blumenthal: Sessions needs to give ‘credible explanation’'
    Critics say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement to recuse himself from any investigations related to the Trump campaign doesn't go far enough. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct., one of those critics, about what he thinks Sessions needs to do now.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • Zappos is a weird company -- and it's happy that way
    At Zappos, an engaging work culture comes first; the company lavishly invests in morale. But what's the business rationale for spending generously to make employees happy? Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits the eccentric Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, a company that's known for its devoted customer service and philosophy of self-management rather than hierarchy.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • Sessions says he never meant to mislead on Russia meetings
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced at a press conference Thursday that he would recuse himself from any investigations into the Trump campaign. That decision came after a Washington Post report that Sessions met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. twice last, during the period he was a senator and Trump campaign adviser. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • Stop asking this comedian about being a woman in comedy
    Michelle Collins finds it annoying that funny women always have to talk about being a funny woman. "We're not charity cases; we're talented," she said. Collins gives her Brief But Spectacular take on being tall, makeup, white men on late night TV and why you should stop asking her what it feels like to be a woman in comedy.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
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