Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 19, 2017

Friday on the NewsHour, new revelations over the Russia connection, as President Trump embarks on his first overseas trip. We get an insider's view on how the former FBI director tried to distance himself from the president. Also: Iran votes for its next president, New Orleans removes confederate monuments, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and an author's tribute to his parents.

Segments from Friday, May 19, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 19, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, new revelations over the Russia connection, as President Trump embarks on his first overseas trip. We get an insider's view on how the former FBI director tried to distance himself from the president. Also: Iran votes for its next president, New Orleans removes confederate monuments, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and an author's tribute to his parents.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
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    May 19, 2017
  • News Wrap: Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case
    In our news wrap Friday, Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, a scandal that spilled into the presidential race as part of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Also, Swedish prosecutors dropped their long-running rape investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 283
  • Why Confederate monuments are coming down
    New Orleans is the latest city to start taking down historical but controversial monuments that many say celebrate slavery and the Confederacy. Angry opponents see the move as suppressing or rewriting history in the service of political correctness. William Brangham talks to Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute and Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 637
  • Trump comments emphasized Russia probe in Comey firing
    President Trump faces new revelations over the investigation of alleged collusion between campaign aides and Russia. Judy Woodruff discusses reports published by The Washington Post and The New York Times with Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times and John Yang.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 408
    President Donald Trump watches as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan departs at the entrance to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
  • Comey felt it was his job to protect FBI from Trump
    Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of Lawfare.com, says that after reading a New York Times story about President Trump asking for a loyalty oath, it changed the way he saw anecdotes told to him by his friend, former FBI Director James Comey. Wittes sits down with William Brangham in his first on-camera interview after going public.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 439
  • To write a memoir is to utter what must not be erased
    Richard Ford's parents were ordinary people, "all but un-noticeable to the world's disinterested eye." But the acclaimed writer still decided to write a memoir of their lives because, to him, being their son felt like a privilege. And more simply, he missed them. Ford offers his humble opinion on the power of memoir to make us remember what’s most vital to us.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 215
  • Shields and Brooks on the barrage of Trump revelations
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to the discuss the week’s news, including the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russia probe at the Justice Department, reports that President Trump shared sensitive intelligence from another country with Russian diplomats and how all of it affects the running of the government.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 741
  • How Iran’s presidential election could bring more change
    Iranians went to the polls by the tens of millions Friday to cast their votes in a hotly contested presidential election. Steve Inskeep of NPR, reporting all week from Iran, talks to Judy Woodruff about what this election means for Iran’s path ahead and how freedoms have slightly loosened under incumbent President Hassan Rouhani.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 333
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