Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 5, 2017

Friday on the NewsHour, it's the final push for votes in a presidential race that's upended French politics. Also: Puerto Rico in bankruptcy, options for South Sudan amid brutal civil war, empowering diabetes patients, Shields and Gerson analyze the GOP health plan and a university president's plea for protecting free speech.

Segments from Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Kaine: Comey firing ‘clear attempt’ to block Russia probe
    Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., has called the firing of James Comey outrageous. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his reaction and what he sees as a thread running back to the investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia and its role in the election.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2017
    Length: 555
  • Does the White House’s rationale for firing Comey add up?
    Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives on President Trump’s firing of James Comey and what it means for his relationship with the FBI from Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution and former Deputy Attorney General George Terwilliger.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2017
    Length: 490
  • Comey firing unleashes firestorm from Capitol Hill
    President Trump's stunning move to fire FBI Director James Comey has left a wake of questions and condemnations from across the political spectrum. William Brangham recaps the reactions and the events leading up to the firing, then John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill and the White House.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2017
    Length: 762
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks with reporters about President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters
  • How does the Comey sacking affect work at the FBI?
    Before the firing of FBI Director James Comey, morale among agents had already taken a beating. How does this surprise turn affect the bureau and its work going forward? Judy Woodruff learns more from Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about reports that Comey wanted more resources to expand the Russia investigation and more.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2017
    Length: 305
    File photo of the FBI building in Washington, D.C., by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
  • How a new FBI director could impact Congress’ Russia probes
    Amid the turmoil over James Comey's firing and how it may affect the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the election, there are other investigations underways in both the House and the Senate. Where do those probes stand and how does Comey’s sacking factor in? William Brangham speaks with Adam Entous of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2017
    Length: 312
  • Singer Renée Fleming has career high notes ahead of her
    Despite reports that renowned soprano Renée Fleming is taking a bow from singing, this diva is not departing. Fleming, 58, plans to perform in concerts on stages around the world, and to take roles offstage as well. Fleming joins Jeffrey Brown at the Metropolitan Opera to discuss what’s next for her.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2017
    Length: 432
    American soprano Renee Fleming poses after receiving the Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a gala ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall August 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mats Andersson/Scanpix (SWEDEN) NO COMMERCIAL SALE. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN. - RTR21PX9
  • News Wrap: South Korean President Moon sworn in
    In our news wrap Wednesday, South Korea's new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, took the oath of office and vowed to unite the country and negotiate peace with foreign nations. Also, Kurdish fighters in Syria welcomed the Trump administration's decision to arm them with heavier weapons.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2017
    Length: 282