Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 5, 2017

Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey raises serious questions among Republicans, and has Democrats calling for a special counsel to investigate Russia. Also: The president welcomes Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. amid allegations, and what's next for renowned soprano Renee Fleming after retirement from the Metropolitan Opera.

Segments from Friday, May 5, 2017

  • 'Behold the Dreamers' explores immigrant dreams and reality
    Imbolo Mbue, author of "Behold the Dreamers" and winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss her first novel, the story of immigrants coming to the U.S. from Cameroon to confront the reality behind the American Dream.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
  • Shields and Gerson on GOP health care bill fallout
    Syndicated Columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including the House of Representatives’ passage of a GOP health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and the coming political consequences and an executive order by President Trump easing political restrictions on religious groups .
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
  • How refusing to listen to other voices can harm us all
    As an African-American female scientist and president of Trinity College, Joanne Berger-Sweeney says she’s heard and been the target of a lot of hurtful talk. As colleges and universities are criticized for seeming to stifle speech and thought, she sees exposing students to different perspectives and helping them bridge divides as her most important work. Berger-Sweeney offers her humble opinion.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 0
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 10, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey raises serious questions among Republicans, and has Democrats calling for a special counsel to investigate Russia. Also: The president welcomes Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. amid allegations, and what's next for renowned soprano Renee Fleming after retirement from the Metropolitan Opera.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 3250
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  • News Wrap: U.S. employers added 211,000 jobs in April
    In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported that employers added a net of 211,000 jobs in April, up sharply from March, and dropping the unemployment rate to 4.4, a nearly 10-year low. Also, a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in a raid on the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
  • Can Puerto Rico climb back from bankruptcy?
    Puerto Rico essentially filed for bankruptcy this week in order to restructure more than $120 billion in debt and pension obligations. With the economy mired in a slump, the government is reducing public services, pensions are likely to be cut and 184 public schools will be close. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the crisis.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
  • How French voters see the choice between Macron and LePen
    French voters head to the polls Sunday in the second-round runoff between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine LePen. Macron has been buoyed this week by an endorsement by former President Obama and a solid debate performance. But LePen's anti-immigrant party continues to press its case. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
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  • What would help South Sudan end its brutal war?
    What will it take to end the violence in South Sudan? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with independent analyst Nii Akuetteh and Brian Adeba of the Enough Project about what can be done from an advocacy perspective, and how the U.S., the U.N. and other countries in the region can play a role.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
    Women carry sacks of food in Nimini village, Unity State, northern South Sudan, February 8, 2017. Picture taken on February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola - RTSZG0E
  • Self-empowerment is sweet for these diabetes patients
    Empowering diabetes patients to feel like they can change their health is the goal of Project Dulce, an innovative program in San Diego that has been held up as a national model. It combines peer counseling, guidance from physicians and monitoring technology to help people avoid serious complications, improve their health and reduce care costs. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
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