Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 18, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump claims to be the victim of a "witch hunt," as the Justice Department appoints a special counsel to investigate possible Russian ties. Also: What's at stake during Mr. Trump's first trip abroad, the choice in Iran's upcoming election, a comeback for a once-segregated neighborhood, defying the stigma of "women's work" and a professor’s take on white America.

Segments from Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Sen. Angus King on getting the facts on Russia meddling
    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss revelations from a full-Senate briefing by the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and the ongoing congressional investigations into Russia's role in the election and relationship with the Trump campaign.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 455
  • What white Americans hear in the word ‘race’
    “Can we challenge the forces of unconscious white privilege and implicit bias, to come out of the closet and be held accountable?” Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson says asking that question is his job. Dyson gives his Brief but Spectacular take on white privilege and the American amnesia over race.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 199
  • The rarity of being a male elementary school teacher
    Men are a rarity in early education, a fact of which second grade teacher Harold Johnson has taken full advantage: In a job traditionally held by women, Johnson’s gender has been an asset. Economics correspondent Paul Soloman talks to him about why he became an elementary school teacher despite the cultural stigma.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 431
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 18, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump claims to be the victim of a "witch hunt," as the Justice Department appoints a special counsel to investigate possible Russian ties. Also: What's at stake during Mr. Trump's first trip abroad, the choice in Iran's upcoming election, a comeback for a once-segregated neighborhood, defying the stigma of "women's work" and a professor’s take on white America.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 3298
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (not pictured) at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX36HY2
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  • Welcoming new communities revitalizes Georgia neighborhood
    During the segregated Jim Crow-era, an area of Athens, Georgia, known as the “Hot Corner” fostered African-American entrepreneurship and catered to the black community. But after flourishing, many businesses moved out or died. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on what happened when an anchor of the community rolled out the welcome mat for a white business owner.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 253
  • The possibilities and pitfalls of Trump’s first trip abroad
    President Trump leaves Friday for his first overseas trip, with visits planned for Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank, the Vatican for an audience with the pope and to Sicily for a G7 Summit. Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley, a former national security advisor, on how the president plans to tackle policy on the world stage.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 588
    President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon his departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Iranian voters want life to be more affordable
    Iranians head to the polls Friday to vote in a controlled but still tension-filled presidential election. It’s a two-man race between more moderate President Hassan Rouhani and Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-liner who is backed by the clerical establishment. Special correspondent Reza Sayah reports on the last days of a consequential presidential race in a country still grappling with economic hardship.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 413
  • Trump rejects need for special counsel on Russia probe
    President Trump expressed displeasure at the naming of a special counsel during a news conference at the White House, saying he believes “it divides the country.” William Brangham reports on the fallout of the Justice Department announcement, then John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill and the White House.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 535
  • News Wrap: Chaffetz announces upcoming resignation
    In our news wrap Thursday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, announced he’s resigning at the end of June. His announcement comes as the committee continues its investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia. Also, FOX News founder Roger Ailes died Thursday in Florida, several days after hitting his head in a fall at home.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 310
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