Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 14, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump and Democratic leaders negotiate the future of the nation's "dreamers." Also: A slow recovery after Irma, the strange story of hearing loss for U.S. diplomats in Cuba gets weirder, how big tech companies shape the way we think, Ken Burns' new series on Vietnam and Terry Gross on why she's on radio and not TV.

Segments from Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • News Wrap: Trump again defends Charlottesville comments
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump again defended his views on the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville after drawing fire for saying opposing protesters shared the blame. Also, Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least 60 people and wounded 80 in an attack near the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. The sunni militants said they targeted the Shiite pilgrims.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 201
  • St. Martin draws startling response from France
    British Anguillians are desperate for help and have complained that they have not received as much aid as their French neighbor island of St. Martin. But the toll on St. Martin has been more devastating as the island was hit by extreme winds and a sea surge. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on the damage and the contrasting responses the islands have received.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 255
  • Are big tech companies trying to control our lives?
    Should we be concerned about the growing power of tech giants? In his book, “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech,” Franklin Foer says that more than their size, these companies are a threat because of the ways they shape how we filter information and the world. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the role of tech companies as gatekeepers.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 474
  • Why America is still raw over the Vietnam War
    Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick sorted through 5,000 hours of historical footage and photos for a documentary that took 10 years to create. The new PBS documentary series, “The Vietnam War” takes us to a moment in history that is still not fully understood, and comes at a moment when we’re thinking about America’s role in the world. Judy Woodruff discusses its resonance with Burns and Novick.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 585
  • After Irma, restoring power won’t be easy. Here’s why
    Crews across Florida work arduously to restore electricity for Hurricane Irma victims, as President Trump visited to survey the damage. William Brangham reports on the efforts to safeguard the most vulnerable in the face of power outages, then Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Marathon Vice Mayor Michelle Coldiron and Scott Aaronson of Edison Electric Institute.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 617
  • Ailments that plagued diplomats in Cuba puzzle investigators
    Headaches, nausea, tinnitus, even brain swelling have mysteriously afflicted more than 20 U.S. diplomats in Cuba since late 2016. It’s been difficult for investigators to figure out the cause of these symptoms. Could Americans and Canadians be victims of spy games gone awry? Hari Sreenivasan is joined by Josh Lederman of the Associated Press to discuss how the FBI is investigating.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 272
  • Trump and Democrats seek common ground on DACA
    A deal toward a DACA bill is reportedly in the works, after President Trump met with top Democrats Wednesday night to discuss the future of young undocumented immigrants. John Yang brings us up to speed on what has been a long day of verbal maneuvering among party leaders and then talks to Yamiche Alcindor of The New York Times about how this is playing on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 435
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 14, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump and Democratic leaders negotiate the future of the nation's "dreamers." Also: A slow recovery after Irma, the strange story of hearing loss for U.S. diplomats in Cuba gets weirder, how big tech companies shape the way we think, Ken Burns' new series on Vietnam and Terry Gross on why she's on radio and not TV.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 3299
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    September 14, 2017
  • The Terry Gross you don't see on the radio
    Terry Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air, is famous for her interviews that probe into the lives, loves and work of notable people. What would she talk about if her interviews were more about her own life? Her love of classic character actor Charles Laughton, the musical "Sweeney Todd" and her husband Francis. Gross gives her Brief but Spectacular take on interviewing.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2017
    Length: 214
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