Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 30, 2017

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the White House fends off questions about Russia, relations with Germany and staff shakeups. Also: One-on-one with the former director of national intelligence, bombings rock Baghdad at the start of Ramadan, rethinking care for premature babies, a governor weighs in on the GOP health care plan and helping Chicago students realize the power of words.

Segments from Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • News Wrap: U.S. military stops missile in simulated attack
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. military successfully launched a missile interceptor from an air base on the California coast to hit a mock warhead in mid-air, launched from over 4,000 miles away. Also, South Korea's president charged that the U.S. delivered more anti-missile launchers to his country without his approval and he demanded an investigation.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 274
  • White House fends off questions on Kushner, Germany
    Even after two weeks since the last on-camera White House briefing, the main topic was the same: the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign, specifically reports that Jared Kushner sought to set up a direct line to Russia's President Putin outside normal diplomatic channels. Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted about fake news and criticism of Germany. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 147
  • Clapper: Kushner's alleged back channel to Russia ‘curious’
    When it comes to the Russia investigations, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asks: “Why all the cloak-and-dagger secrecy?” In a wide-ranging interview with Judy Woodruff, Clapper discusses the probe into Jared Kushner’s alleged secret back channels with Russia, along with North Korea’s nuclear program and the recent terrorist attack in Manchester.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 627
  • Can the Trump administration advance its agenda amid turmoil?
    What effects are the Russia investigations and other well-publicized turmoil inside the White House having on the president's agenda? Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal and Christopher Ruddy of Newsmax Media join Judy Woodruff to discuss how the Trump administration is responding and how that compares to past administrations.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 474
  • Are Baghdad bombings a sign of ISIS strength or weakness?
    Twin bombings rocked Baghdad Tuesday in attacks, days after the start of Ramadan and just as the Islamic State is losing ground in Mosul, its last foothold in the country. One bomb hit just after midnight at a popular ice cream parlor, killing 15, while another happened during morning rush hour, leaving at least 14 dead. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Susannah George of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 289
    A wreckage of a car is seen at the site of car bomb attack near a government office in Karkh district in Baghdad, Iraq May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily - RTX386SI
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 30, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, the White House fends off questions about Russia, relations with Germany and staff shakeups. Also: One-on-one with the former director of national intelligence, bombings rock Baghdad at the start of Ramadan, rethinking care for premature babies, a governor weighs in on the GOP health care plan and helping Chicago students realize the power of words.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 3304
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  • Using simple acts of care to heal trauma of premature birth
    Can the most basic nurturing techniques help heal the traumas of premature birth? Leaving the womb too early puts babies at a higher risk for emotional, behavioral and developmental changes later in life. William Brangham reports on one research effort in New York aimed at minimizing those impacts by strengthening the emotional connection between mother and child.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 492
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  • Hutchinson: States need more flexibility in health care
    As the Senate begins to write its own health care reform bill, it’s finding some crucial differences of opinion over the legislation passed by the House to replace the Affordable Care Act. As part of our conversations about what’s at stake for those closest to the problem, Lisa Desjardins speaks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about what he’s looking for to fix health care in his state.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 336
  • How Chicago students are finding their voice through verse
    More than 50 people were shot during the holiday weekend in Chicago. Often, when we talk about the city — and its school system — we hear about too much violence and too little money. Jeffrey Brown talks to poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera about his new project, which teaches Chicago students the opportunity to create meaningful works about their lives and the challenges they face.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 454
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