Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 12, 2017

Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump suggests his White House conversation with James Comey was "taped" in an apparent warning to the former FBI director. Also: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on "Democracy," how tougher sentences affect crime rates and the prison population, Shields and Ponnuru on the week's news and a musician coming to terms with being unconventional.

Segments from Friday, May 12, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 12, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump suggests his White House conversation with James Comey was "taped" in an apparent warning to the former FBI director. Also: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on "Democracy," how tougher sentences affect crime rates and the prison population, Shields and Ponnuru on the week's news and a musician coming to terms with being unconventional.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 3248
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    May 12, 2017
  • Condoleezza Rice: Amid Russia investigation, we should have confidence in our democratic institutions
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her new book, “Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom,” as well as President Trump’s abrupt firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, her confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions and potential cuts facing the State Department.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 700
  • Shields and Ponnuru on James Comey firing fallout
    Syndicated Columnist Mark Shields and the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey and what that means for the stability of the Trump administration and the independence of the Russia investigations, plus the political risks facing Republicans.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 747
  • A musician looks back at her path of running away
    For Alynda Segarra, lead singer of the band Hurray for the Riff Raff, it's the weirdos and poets, rebellious women and activists, who've helped her get through life. Segarra reflects on her unconventional path to music, and their new album, "The Navigator."
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 235
  • Trump keeps Comey battle alive by warning him not to talk
    The firing of former FBI Director James Comey continues to spark controversy and questions. President Trump tweeted Friday that “Comey had better hope there are no tapes of our conversations,” and Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to answer press questions about whether there are recording devices in the White House. Lisa Desjardins reports and John Yang joins Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 418
    U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while attending a military mothers event at the White House in Washington
  • News Wrap: Cyberattack infects computers around the world
    In our news wrap Friday, a massive cyberattack that infected computers with ransomware crippled major institutions and companies in scores of countries. Also, the Justice Department has issued a directive to federal prosecutors to seek tougher sentences for the vast majority of criminal suspects.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 319
  • How will harsher sentences affect flow of drugs in the U.S.?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors across the country to revive some of the toughest practices of the decades-old "war on drugs," reversing Obama administration policies that aimed to lessen the federal prison population. Hari Sreenivasan talks to John Walters, COO of the Hudson Institute, and Gil Kerlikowske, former "drug czar" under President Barack Obama.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 570
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