Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 11, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, conflicting White House statements add to the confusion following the abrupt firing of James Comey. We take a closer look at how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could steer the Russia investigation, plus what it means for the stability of the Trump presidency. Also: Why men avoid work traditionally dominated by women and an artist's take on the magic of migration.

Segments from Thursday, May 11, 2017

  • How the White House explanation of Comey firing has changed
    As President Trump lambasted in an interview the man he had fired two days ago, the acting FBI director at a Senate hearing painted a very different picture of James Comey. Meanwhile, the president's explanation seemed to contradict what White House officials have been saying. William Brangham recaps the conflicting statements and Judy Woodruff gets an update from Lisa Desjardins and John Yang.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 546
  • Panetta: Comey firing undermines investigation credibility
    Former CIA Director Leon Panetta joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what President Trump’s decision to fire former Director James Comey means for the investigation into Russian election meddling, and the White House’s challenge of dealing with contradictory explanations.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 381
  • TIME magazine offers portrait of Trump in the White House
    As questions swirl around President Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, earlier this week TIME magazine was given unusual access behind the scenes at the White House. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael Scherer of TIME magazine about what he learned about the president’s perspective from their meeting.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 346
  • Under Rod Rosenstein, what’s in store for Russia probe?
    The firing of FBI Director James Comey has sparked accusations that President Trump is trying to derail the Russia investigation. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner offers background on the man leading the probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and William Brangham talks with former Justice Department official Amy Jeffress and former FBI official Frank Montoya Jr.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 579
  • News Wrap: Trump signs executive orders on cybersecurity, voter fraud
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump signed two executive orders. One aims to strengthen the government’s cybersecurity, while another establishes a bipartisan commission to review claims of voter fraud. Also, the city of New Orleans removed a statue of Jefferson Davis, the second of four confederate monuments slated to come down.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 186
  • Comey firing and its impact draws debate about Republicans
    How does the fallout from the firing of FBI Director James Comey affect the functioning and the stability of the Trump presidency? Judy Woodruff gets two views from David Avella of GOPAC and Steve Deace of The Steve Deace Show on perceived hypocrisy among Democrats about Comey, whether the way he was fired hurts the president’s cause and if it will matter to voters in 2018.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 442
  • These industries are growing. Why are men staying away?
    Millions of jobs in industry, held mostly by men, have disappeared in the last two decades. But at the same time, the economy has gained 9 million jobs in education and health services, which are more frequently associated with women. So why don't more men get into those professions? Is it limited economic prospects? Cultural or gender stigma? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 539
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 11, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, conflicting White House statements add to the confusion following the abrupt firing of James Comey. We take a closer look at how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could steer the Russia investigation, plus what it means for the stability of the Trump presidency. Also: Why men avoid work traditionally dominated by women and an artist's take on the magic of migration.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 539
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  • Migration is both natural and magical to this artist
    It took poetry and a community of writers of color to get Jess X. Snow to overcome her stutter. Now, the child of Chinese immigrants -- who writes about the nature of migration -- feels like she is the first person in her family to be able to tell their story without fear of censorship. The artist and poet gives her Brief but Spectacular take.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 160
    Jess X. Snow
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