Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 16, 2017

Tuesday on the NewsHour, The New York Times reports that President Trump asked James Comey to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn. Also: The firestorm over Mr. Trump's reported disclosure to Russian diplomats, Turkey's president visits the White House, push back against seat belts on school buses and Colorado's governor weighs in on the health care battle.

Segments from Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • How could Russian disclosure affect intelligence sharing?
    What are the wider effects of President Trump's apparent disclosure of highly classified information to Russian diplomats? John Yang discussed information gathering and sharing with former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and James Woolsey, a former CIA director who was a senior advisor to the Trump transition team.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 445
  • White House in damage-control mode over Russia disclosure
    The White House is standing its ground amid an uproar revolving around allegations that President Trump made a damaging disclosure to Russian diplomats last week. William Brangham recaps what’s been reported and how lawmakers have responded, while John Yang gets an update from Lisa Desjardins and Olivier Knox of Yahoo News.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 452
  • Report: Trump urged Comey to drop Flynn probe
    The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Trump in February urged then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation of one of his campaign aide's connections to Russia, in a meeting a day after the president fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying about his contacts with Russians. John Yang learns more about the revelation from Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 244
  • Sen. Risch: Trump fully entitled to declassify information
    Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, joins John Yang to discuss allegations that President Trump passed classified intelligence from another nation to the Russians, and why he sees the president as having an obligation to declassify information, as well as his concerns about how the story was leaked to the press.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 355
  • Hickenlooper: GOP health care bill would be a ‘disaster’
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says the current version of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, now bound for the Senate, “in no way improves the health care system.” William Brangham speaks with Hickenlooper about what’s at stake for health care in the U.S., as well as his reactions to the latest reported revelations coming out of the White House.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 366
  • Should seat belts on school buses be required?
    Millions of American children take a school bus to school each day, and statistically it's the safest option. But could school buses be even safer? Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports that a record number of states are considering legislation to require seat belts and other safety upgrades, but for many school districts it may not necessarily pay to have students buckle up.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 442
    File photo of school buses by Getty Images.
  • Trump meets with Turkey’s Erdogan amid slew of tensions
    President Trump welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two allies. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports, then Jeffrey Brown speaks with Soner Cagaptay of The Washington Institute and Ali Cinar of the Turkish Heritage Organization about what is likely to come from meeting between the two world leaders.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 565
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 16, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, The New York Times reports that President Trump asked James Comey to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn. Also: The firestorm over Mr. Trump's reported disclosure to Russian diplomats, Turkey's president visits the White House, push back against seat belts on school buses and Colorado's governor weighs in on the health care battle.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 3295
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    May 16, 2017
  • News Wrap: Syria denies concealing mass prisoner executions
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Syria denied U.S. claims that the regime is using a crematorium to incinerate corpses in order to conceal mass executions of thousands of prisoners. Also, North Korea has become the prime suspect in a global cyber attack. A growing number of cybersecurity experts now say lines in the ransomware code are identical to ciphers used by previous hackers linked to the country.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 152
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