Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode May 9, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode May 9, 2017

Segments from Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  • Comey firing may center on Clinton email case handling
    In an abrupt and stunning development, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, after receiving recommendations from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Judy Woodruff explores what we know so far with John Yang and gets reaction from John Dean, former White House counsel for President Nixon.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 906
    Photos by Jonathan Ernst and Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • News Wrap: U.S. may boost troops in Afghanistan
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Trump administration is reportedly considering a plan to vastly expand the U.S. military's role in fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, boosting the number of troops and giving the Pentagon power to set troop levels. Also, the Trump administration is also ramping efforts to battle the Islamic State in Syria by arming Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 356
  • Rep. Swalwell: Comey firing ‘disturbing for our democracy’
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his concerns about the Trump administration’s firing of FBI James Comey and its potential consequences for the investigations into possible connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian efforts to influence the U.S. election.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 279
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 9, 2017
    PBS NewsHour full episode May 9, 2017
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 3305
    May 9, 2017
  • Collins: Comey’s firing ‘perhaps inevitable’
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what may have led to the firing of FBI Director James Comey, plus how the Senate will proceed on health care reform in the wake of the House passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and the senator’s own concerns about the current bill.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 601
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Tuesday that the FBI's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election "should go forward."
  • Cuban lung cancer drug gives some U.S. patients hope
    A promising lung cancer treatment from Cuba is getting attention from U.S. patients, some of whom are already traveling there to try the drug in hopes of stopping their cancer from growing. American doctors can't prescribe CIMAvax because the Food and Drug Administration won’t approve it until U.S. clinical trials can prove its effectiveness. Special correspondent Amy Guttman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 408
  • How South Korea's new president change his country’s course
    South Korea elected a new president Tuesday after months of political turmoil. President-elect Moon Jae-in will assume control of a deeply divided government after his predecessor’s impeachment over corruption charges. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Kang of the University of Southern California about the incoming leader’s attitude toward North Korea and the potential for friction with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 465
    South Korea's president-elect Moon Jae-in speaks to supporters at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea on May 9, 2017. Photo by Seo Myeong-gon /Yonhap via Reuters