Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 3, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, FBI Director James Comey defends his decision to reopen an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails days before the presidential election. Also: The latest GOP push to replace Obamacare, rape used as a weapon in South Sudan's civil war, a free press under threat, sacrifices of mountaintop mining, and how Facebook beats competitors.

Segments from Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  • How studying simulated tornadoes could help save real lives
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, meet a scientist who uses supercomputers to study thunderstorms and the most powerful tornadoes in hopes that they’ll save lives.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 195
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 3, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, FBI Director James Comey defends his decision to reopen an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails days before the presidential election. Also: The latest GOP push to replace Obamacare, rape used as a weapon in South Sudan's civil war, a free press under threat, sacrifices of mountaintop mining, and how Facebook beats competitors.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 3250
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  • Is Facebook taking its impact on society more seriously?
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that the company will add 3,000 more workers to monitor live video after problems with hate speech and violence, including murder and suicide. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times about the ever-growing scope of the social media network and the company’s responsibility.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 367
  • Here’s how the global free press is being suppressed
    Journalists around the world sometimes risk death or imprisonment to inform the public. In Mexico, dozens have been killed by drug cartels, the Turkish government has been cracking down by closing newspapers and locking up reporters, and U.S. reporters are enduring accusations of “fake news.” Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists joins William Brangham to discuss attacks on freedom.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 434
  • How mountaintop mining affects life and landscape
    Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 564
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  • Does GOP health bill solve pre-existing condition problem?
    The revised Republican plan to replace Obamacare gained key endorsements from two moderate Republican holdouts, who were convinced that a new amendment would help cover people with preexisting conditions. Will the plan garner enough support? Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 653
    The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, D.C. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • News Wrap: Comey defends decision to disclose Clinton probe
    In our news wrap Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey spent hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee, rejecting criticism that he's mishandled investigations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Also, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a compromise bill to fund the government through September.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 558
    FBI Director James Comey is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS14ZWC
  • How rape is used as a weapon in South Sudan's war
    Rape has become a tool of war in South Sudan, wielded against women of rival tribes. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from a camp for people fleeing ethnic violence where most women are rape survivors and they don’t dare leave because they fear they will be violently assaulted.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 344
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