Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode March 8, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, we take a deep dive into the fight to replace the Affordable Care Act and consider what the Republicans' health care plan could mean for millions. Also: Former CIA Director Leon Panetta discusses the WikiLeaks hack, women show their economic strength by striking, the threat of a growing ice rift in the Antarctic and our enduring fascination with Emily Dickinson.

Segments from Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • What a day on strike says about the women’s movement
    On International Women's Day, thousands stayed away from work and took to the streets to demonstrate the vital economic contributions that women make and more. Judy Woodruff talks to Rebecca Traister, author of “All the Single Ladies,” and Farida Jalalzai of Oklahoma State University about the energy behind the women’s movement.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Battle over GOP health bill begins with the nitty-gritty
    The Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act officially began its journey through Congress, as two committees started drafting details. Pushed by GOP leaders and the White House, the bill faces opposition from Democrats, conservative critics and powerful interest groups, while multiple analysts concluded that millions more will be left without coverage. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • News Wrap: ISIS claims responsibility for Afghan attack
    In our news wrap Wednesday, heavily armed gunmen who were disguised in white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Kabul. At least 30 people were killed. Also, the U.S. military accused Russia of deploying a land-based cruise missile that violates a nuclear arms treaty.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • How will GOP tax credits compare with insurance premiums?
    Under the new Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, tax credits would assist uninsured people to buy coverage. But the criteria that determine eligibility is shifting, with age becoming a greater factor than income. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about the impact if the plan becomes law.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • How scientists are tracking a massive iceberg in the making
    Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf is disappearing section by section. A fast-growing rift, one of the largest ever seen, is now teetering on the edge of breaking away from the glacier. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores how scientists have tracked the steady loss of ice.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Panetta: WikiLeaks dump of CIA info 'seriously damaging'
    A day after WikiLeaks published documents on the CIA's tools for hacking into personal electronics, Reuters reported that intelligence officials are focused on contractors as the likeliest source of the leak. How is the CIA likely responding to the revelations? Former CIA Director Leon Panetta joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the consequences for counterterrorism efforts and more.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Finding Emily Dickinson in the power of her poetry
    Who was Emily Dickinson? A new exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York takes a closer look at the iconic American cultural figure through her poems and the remnants of her life, and finds a less reclusive woman than we thought we knew. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode March 8, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, we take a deep dive into the fight to replace the Affordable Care Act and consider what the Republicans' health care plan could mean for millions. Also: Former CIA Director Leon Panetta discusses the WikiLeaks hack, women show their economic strength by striking, the threat of a growing ice rift in the Antarctic and our enduring fascination with Emily Dickinson.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
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