Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 29, 2017

Monday on the NewsHour, the White House downplays reports that senior advisor Jared Kushner wanted to create a secret backchannel to talk with the Russians. Also: The president's first foreign trip and more on Politics Monday, Norway spearheads an electric car revolution, questions about organ transplants in China and new books you won't want to put down.

Segments from Monday, May 29, 2017

  • Is China still gathering organs from executed prisoners?
    Decades ago, China began harvesting organs from executed prisoners for the purpose of transplanting them into sick people, a practice condemned by human rights activists and medical ethicists. With patients flocking to China from around the world, the government says it now only recovers organs from volunteers, but that claim is disputed. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2017
    Length: 673
  • How Norway's government made electric cars irresistible
    Norway's vast wealth comes from decades of gas and oil production, yet its citizens are turning their backs on fossil fuels and embracing electric cars like nowhere else. In fact, the Norwegian government is planning to end sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2025. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on the Scandinavian country’s investment in a greener future.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2017
    Length: 557
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 29, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, the White House downplays reports that senior advisor Jared Kushner wanted to create a secret backchannel to talk with the Russians. Also: The president's first foreign trip and more on Politics Monday, Norway spearheads an electric car revolution, questions about organ transplants in China and new books you won't want to put down.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2017
    Length: 3266
    FILE PHOTO - White House senior advisor Jared Kushner arrives to join U.S. President Donald Trump and the rest of the U.S. delegation to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX37TM2
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  • Will a ‘war room’ for Russia probe help the White House?
    William Brangham talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the allegations against Jared Kushner over his communications with Russian officials, the White House's handling of the Russia probe and takeaways from President Trump's first foreign trip.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2017
    Length: 452
  • News Wrap: Trump pays tribute on Memorial day
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump joined other Americans around the country in observing a national day of remembrance, with remarks and ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery. Also, North Korea defied international pressure by firing another test ballistic missile, which landed in Japanese waters.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2017
    Length: 367
  • Damage control over Kushner reports doesn’t quell criticism
    Several top Trump administration officials have come out defending senior adviser Jared Kushner after it was reported that he had discussed with the Russian ambassador the possibility of opening a secret communication backchannel between the Trump team and Russia. William Brangham gets perspective from former CIA officer John Spicer and former FBI agent Frank Montoya, Jr.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2017
    Length: 546
  • Ideas for summer reads you won’t want to put down
    Whether you open a book on a sunny beach, or prefer staying up late while glued to a page-turner, we tend to look forward to our summer reading. Jeffrey Brown gets suggestions from two writers who also own their own bookstores: Louise Erdrich, owner of Birchbark Books, and Emma Straub, owner of Books Are Magic.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2017
    Length: 493
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