Full Program: PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 27, 2017

On this edition, for Saturday, May 27, President Donald Trump is returning to the White House after his first trip overseas as commander in chief. Later, economist Tyler Cowen argues that the U.S., which was founded on risk and built on innovation, has lost the dynamism that set it apart from the rest of the world. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

Segments from Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 27, 2017
    On this edition, for Saturday, May 27, President Donald Trump is returning to the White House after his first trip overseas as commander in chief. Later, economist Tyler Cowen argues that the U.S., which was founded on risk and built on innovation, has lost the dynamism that set it apart from the rest of the world. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2017
    Length: 1503
    U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops at the Naval Air Station Sigonella before returning to Washington D.C. at Sigonella Air Force Base in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX37VNR
  • What fuels Islamic extremism in France?
    Since an attack at the magazine Charlie Hebdo in early 2015, more than 200 people have been killed in terror attacks by Islamic extremists in France. A new book, “Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West,” by Gilles Kepel, discusses the roots of Islamic extremism there and unrest within French Muslim communities. Kepel, a professor at Paris Sciences et Lettres, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2017
    Length: 463
    People gather at Place de la Republique square to pay tribute to the victims of last year's shooting at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Paris
  • Post reports that Kushner sought a back channel with Russia
    The Washington Post reported Friday that President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, proposed a secret, secure back channel to the Kremlin in a conversation with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. The FBI is now investigating communications between Kushner and Russian officials. Greg Miller, one of the reporters who broke the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss it.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2017
    Length: 344
    FILE PHOTO: White House Senior Advisor Kushner listens during President Trump's joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington
  • Remembering Carter adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski
    President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has died at the age of 89. For the past four decades, he has remained an influential voice in U.S. foreign policy. The NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson has more on his legacy.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2017
    Length: 115
    Former U.S. National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, speaks at a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington
  • Economist Tyler Cowen says Americans have lost their drive
    American economist and author Tyler Cowen says in his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” that every available measure of productivity in this country shows that innovation is slowing down. Cowen says the book was inspired by conversations with people in China who described the U.S. as “sleepy.” NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker has more.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2017
    Length: 234
    Ford Highland, Complacent Class
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