Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 31, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, a massive bombing blast rocks Kabul, leaving scores dead and hundreds wounded. Also: Germany's ambassador discusses Europe's changing relationship with the White House, what pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord would mean, Sen. Al Franken's new memoir, changing how mothers interact with premature babies and some of the best graduation speeches of the season.

Segments from Wednesday, May 31, 2017

  • Sen. Al Franken on having a sense of humor in the Senate
    Political satire demands a different set of skills from actually practicing politics. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken explains what it’s really like to transition from entertainment to government in his new book, “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate.” Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Franken to discuss reports about Jared Kushner, Republican efforts to replace Obamacare, who’s funny in the Senate and more.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 397
    Al Franken
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 31, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, a massive bombing blast rocks Kabul, leaving scores dead and hundreds wounded. Also: Germany's ambassador discusses Europe's changing relationship with the White House, what pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord would mean, Sen. Al Franken's new memoir, changing how mothers interact with premature babies and some of the best graduation speeches of the season.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 3250
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  • News Wrap: Rohingya Muslim refugee camps devastated in storm
    In our news wrap Wednesday, a tropical cyclone that tore through southern Bangladesh has left thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees in ruined camps. Having fled persecution in Myanmar, many have lost what little they had when the storm hit. Also, there's word that ousted FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify that President Trump pressured him to drop the probe of Michael Flynn.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 173
  • Celebrities and leaders share life lessons with 2017 grads
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, if it's graduation season, then it means that politicians, actors and industry leaders are imparting sage advice and some humor to college grads around the country. We listen in to commencement speeches from Will Farrell, Mike Pence, Helen Mirren, Octavia Butler, Hillary Clinton and more.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 232
  • The science of nurturing and its impact on premature babies
    A long-term study on helping preterm babies, using the simplest of interventions, is showing signs of promise. In part two of our story, William Brangham explores the study's outcomes, as well as questions about the complex past of the doctor behind it.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 566
  • German amb.: ‘So important’ for U.S. to stay in Paris pact
    In the aftermath of President Trump’s meetings with the G-7, NATO and European Union conferences, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed notes of concern over the U.S. president’s stance on climate change, the Paris Agreement and other key issues. Judy Woodruff discusses possible divergences with German Ambassador Peter Wittig.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 538
  • What leaving the Paris Accord could mean for U.S., the world
    President Trump tweeted Wednesday that his decision on the Paris Accord will come “over the next few days,” an announcement that arrives after weeks of signaling he may walk away from the deal. The pact was signed in 2015 in order to reduce carbon emissions. William Brangham speaks with Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer and Phil Kerpen of American Commitment about what's at stake.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 726
  • Suicide bomber strikes heart of highly secured Kabul
    A massive bomb hidden in a septic cleaning truck devastated part of Kabul Wednesday during the height of morning rush hour, killing at least 90 and wounding 400 more. The incident is yet another in a string of attacks that have wracked the Afghan capital. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 282
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