Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 2, 2017

Tuesday on the NewsHour, a closer look at the ripple effects of what President Trump says and tweets. Also: The world's newest country devolving into war and famine, questions about a Netflix hit's portrayal of teen suicide, home visits that cut back on asthma risks and a new perspective on a polarizing president.

Segments from Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 2, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, a closer look at the ripple effects of what President Trump says and tweets. Also: The world's newest country devolving into war and famine, questions about a Netflix hit's portrayal of teen suicide, home visits that cut back on asthma risks and a new perspective on a polarizing president.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 3293
    A combination of file photos showing Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Photos by Ivan Sekretarev and Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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  • New Nixon biography reveals his 'most reprehensible' act
    In what ways is Richard Nixon still with us in our political culture? John Farrell, author of "Richard Nixon: The Life," joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss Nixon’s Dickensian childhood and how it influenced his polarized politics, his mix of idealism and inclination toward dark intrigue, as well as the revelation that Nixon helped sabotage the Paris peace talks to end the Vietnam War.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
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    FILE PHOTO 9AUG74 - U.S. President Richard Nixon (L), listened to by First lady Pat Nixon and daughter Tricia Nixon (R), says goodbye to family and staff in the White House East Room on August 9, 1974. On Monday it will be 25 years since Nixon resigned his office, or "resigned in disgrace" as many of the news accounts would say, as it became clear the House of Representatives would impeach him for Watergate misdeeds and the Senate would follow by convicting him. In the quarter century since that day, historians, politicians and Nixon himself until he died on April 22, 1994, have argued his legacy and how his resignation -- the first by an American president -- changed the highest office in the land. - RTXJ4K6
  • The ripple effects of what Trump says and tweets
    President Trump has given a flurry of interviews in the past week and made a dizzying amount of news, offering controversial and sometimes contradictory comments on topics ranging from North Korea to the Civil War. Judy Woodruff tries parsing the president’s words with Lisa Desjardins, Yeganeh Torbati of Reuters and Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 686
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he presents the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS14TXV
  • Millions on the brink of starvation in South Sudan
    Countless numbers of people in South Sudan are on the run from government troops, targeted because of their tribe amid a brutal civil war. Communities hide in the wilderness to avoid violence, but there is nothing to eat, fueling a man-made famine as aid agencies struggle to reach people. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 457
    Women wait in line during a UNICEF supported mobile health clinic in the village of Rubkuai, Unity State, South Sudan, February 16, 2017. Picture taken February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola - RTSZG0U
  • '13 Reasons Why' is provocative, but is it dangerous?
    Netflix’s new drama “13 Reasons Why” centers on a teenage girl’s suicide. And although the show may bring awareness to mental health issues, some worry the depiction strays from entertainment to pose a threat to impressionable students. William Brangham explores the controversy with Dr. Christina Conolly of Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools and Variety’s Sonia Saraiya.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
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  • To control kids' asthma, this program clears the air at home
    For most of the roughly 25 million people in the U.S. with asthma, the disease can be controlled. But uncontrolled asthma can lead to expensive medical interventions. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on a California program that tries to keep asthmatic kids healthy in the place where they spend most of their time: at home.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 0
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