Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 5, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, the NRA joins the White House and top Republicans in asking to review the legality of gun accessories used in the Las Vegas massacre. We explore how the attack raises a host of security concerns. Also: An ambush in Niger kills three U.S. soldiers, the intense battle for the city of Raqqa, major issues on Congress' plate and opioid crisis has cuts into the workforce.

Segments from Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • What U.S. forces are doing in Niger, site of deadly ambush
    Three U.S. special forces soldiers were killed and two more injured on Wednesday while on a training mission with the military of Niger. The soldiers were reportedly caught in an ambush not far from the Malian border, where al-Qaida and Islamic State militants have been active. Judy Woodruff learns more from Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 311
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 5, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, the NRA joins the White House and top Republicans in asking to review the legality of gun accessories used in the Las Vegas massacre. We explore how the attack raises a host of security concerns. Also: An ambush in Niger kills three U.S. soldiers, the intense battle for the city of Raqqa, major issues on Congress' plate and opioid crisis has cuts into the workforce.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 3302
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  • How Russia reportedly hacked NSA documents
    The Wall Street Journal reported that Russia obtained classified information about how the U.S. military protects its computer networks and conducts electronic spying. The breach occurred when data was stolen by an NSA contractor, then hacked by Russian intelligence. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with The Wall Street Journal’s Shane Harris.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 282
  • News Wrap: Las Vegas attacker researched other cities
    In our news wrap Thursday, the gunman who mowed down concertgoers in Las Vegas may have considered other targets in Chicago and Boston, according to reports. Also, a new tropical storm formed off the coast of Nicaragua and is forecasted to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast by Sunday morning. Officials in Louisiana ordered coastal evacuations in preparation for Tropical Storm Nate.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 364
  • Las Vegas massacre puts security concerns front and center
    Some casinos in Las Vegas have tightened their security measures in response to the shooting rampage on Sunday, but permanent changes will depend on what people are willing to accept as the nation deliberates on the safety of open public spaces. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how the conversation around security is shifting in the wake of the shooting.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 297
  • Lives lost in Las Vegas, remembered by loved ones
    As stories of heroism emerge, so do clearer pictures of the lives lost in Last Vegas. We continue our tributes to the 58 people who died in the shooting with 12 more lives, as remembered by their loved ones.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 205
  • Battle to retake Raqqa inches toward conclusion
    The U.S. has engaged its most intense bombing campaign since Vietnam in order to support militia forces in the battle for Raqqa, the Syrian city the Islamic State calls their capital. Capturing the city has been difficult because civilians inside have been trapped by ISIS and used as human shields. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports on how the fight against ISIS is changing Raqqa.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 336
  • The pressing issues topping Congress’ to-do list
    Lawmakers are facing a whirlwind of issues this month, including efforts to codify DACA into law, a funding renewal for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the 2018 budget resolution that will be critical for the GOP’s tax reform proposal. Lisa Desjardins sits down with John Yang to break down what’s happening on the Hill.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 354
  • Fighting the stigma of addiction with stories of recovery
    People working on the front lines of the opioid crisis at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offer their Brief but Spectacular takes on addiction and recovery.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 278
  • How the opioid crisis decimated the American workforce
    In northeastern Ohio, employers say they see jobseekers all the time who look like "the walking dead," would-be workers struggling with opioid addiction. The problem is so great, reports economics correspondent Paul Solman, that it's had a noticeable effect on the nation's labor force.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2017
    Length: 614
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