Full Program: PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 7, 2017

Thursday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Irma cuts a devastating and deadly course through the Caribbean, heading for Florida. Also: Sen. Richard Durbin on President Trump making deals with Democrats, why you should care about the debt ceiling debate, one woman's decision to stop hiding her financial struggles, the next generation of American tennis players and more.

Segments from Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • Can a new generation of Americans serve up great tennis?
    For the first time since 1981, all four women’s U.S. Open semifinalists are American. But it’s a different story for their male counterparts, who haven’t won the semifinals since Andy Roddick in 2003. It’s a long drought that American tennis officials are determined to end. Jeffrey Brown reports on why the U.S. is losing its competitive advantage in the world of men’s tennis.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2017
    Length: 482
  • Durbin: DACA ‘epitaph could turn into an opportunity’
    President Trump split with his party Wednesday by making a deal with Democrats to extend the debt ceiling. So are more bipartisan deals coming? John Yang reports on the reaction from Republican leaders, then Judy Woodruff speaks with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin about the prospects of collaboration and what Congress should do on immigration and DACA.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2017
    Length: 552
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 7, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Irma cuts a devastating and deadly course through the Caribbean, heading for Florida. Also: Sen. Richard Durbin on President Trump making deals with Democrats, why you should care about the debt ceiling debate, one woman's decision to stop hiding her financial struggles, the next generation of American tennis players and more.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2017
    Length: 3302
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  • How coming clean about financial struggle became a calling
    Despite a prestigious career and graduate degrees from top schools, Elizabeth White stood at the edge of a financial cliff for many years following the Great Recession. Author of “55, Unemployed, and Faking Normal,” White is among many who have been thrown out of work force in the midst of a changing job market. Economics correspondent Paul Solman gets an update from White about how she’s faring.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2017
    Length: 527
  • Want to feel connected? There's a book for that.
    Books “make people who are not like us more human,” says Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. She grew up loving books and their ability to make readers more empathetic to unfamiliar ideas and characters, even when all the reading is done in our bedrooms by ourselves. Lucas gives us her Brief but Spectacular take on how books can connect us to one another.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2017
    Length: 170
  • Florida, Cuba brace for wrath of Hurricane Irma
    Hurricane Irma, slightly weaker but undiminished, has left a trail of destruction. Heading for Florida, it’s where the storm actually makes U.S. landfall that could make all the difference. William Brangham and P.J. Tobia report. Judy Woodruff talks to Ed Rappaport of the National Hurricane Center, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Richard Paterson, country Representative for CARE International.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2017
    Length: 1007
  • News Wrap: Equifax data hacked for roughly 143 million
    In our news wrap Thursday, more than a third of the U.S. population could be affected by a data breach of the credit monitoring firm Equifax. The company says intruders gained access to customer information, including social security numbers and addresses. Also, President Trump issued a new warning to North Korea to stop testing nuclear weapons, claiming U.S. military action is still an option.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2017
    Length: 184
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  • What you need to know about the federal debt ceiling
    An agreement between President Trump and Democrats for a three-month extension for the debt ceiling means Congress temporarily ducks a political debate. But the recurring battle will surface again in December. What could happen if we don’t raise the debt limit? Lisa Desjardins explains the history of the debt limit and how it works.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2017
    Length: 216
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