Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Historic Hurricane Maria devastates housing in Puerto Rico
    Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning, ripping off roofs and cutting power for most of the island. P.J. Tobia reports on the widespread damage that is adding pressure to the territory’s long-standing financial problems, then Judy Woodruff is joined by Carlos Mercader, spokesman for Puerto Rico’s governor, to get an update from the ground.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 463
  • News Wrap: Rouhani condemns Trump’s Iran remarks
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned President Trump’s speech at the UN and warned against walking away from the nuclear deal with Iran. Also, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley defended the President Trump’s recent warning to North Korea but said the president is not giving up on diplomacy to end the North's nuclear and missile programs.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 234
  • What you need to know about Graham-Cassidy health care bill
    Republican’s long-fraught effort to repeal the ACA has regained momentum in the Senate just as a critical deadline looms for the GOP. The new health care bill, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Bill Cassidy, would bring sweeping changes to the current system. Lisa Desjardins and Sarah Kliff of Vox join John Yang to explain the policy and politics behind the bill.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 501
  • Why Mexico City is vulnerable to earthquakes
    Tuesday’s earthquake was Mexico’s second in less than two weeks, bringing back memories of the country’s catastrophic 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. What makes the region prone to earthquake damage? Judy Woodruff asks seismologist Lucy Jones to explain the science.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 244
  • Bloomberg: Threatening doesn’t work in diplomacy
    As world leaders and dignitaries gather for the UN General Assembly, Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., hosted a special forum about today's economic challenges. Bloomberg joins Judy Woodruff for a conversation about sending aid to the U.S. Virgin Islands, reactions to President Trump’s remarks and the state of U.S. immigration policy.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 460
  • How smugglers stand to profit from Trump’s border wall
    A reinforced border wall was President Trump's signature campaign promise, but following through may not deter drug and human smugglers with so much money at stake. A new multimedia project by USA TODAY NETWORK called "The Wall" explores the complex reality of life on the border. Daniel Gonzales of The Arizona Republic sits down with William Brangham to discuss his reporting.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 562
  • Do Russia's war games have a darker purpose?
    In Russia, recent military exercises pitted its forces against NATO in an imaginary war in Belarus. While Russia may see NATO as a foe interested in regime change, the West also sees Russia as a threat to international order. Is there a more underhanded strategy behind Russia's military exercises? Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 322
  • Rescue crews rush to search rubble after Mexico earthquake
    The earthquake that rocked central Mexico Tuesday afternoon has killed more than 200 people and sparked desperate searches for survivors and victims in rubble across Mexico City. Judy Woodruff speaks with Gus Valcarcel of the Associated Press to get an assessment of the search efforts on the ground.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 277
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 20, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, the death toll climbs in Mexico after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroys scores of buildings, including a school. We examine the science behind the devastation. Also: Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico, Republicans' latest effort to replace Obamacare, an interview with Michael Bloomberg, Russia flaunts its strength and the business of smuggling across the U.S. border.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2017
    Length: 3249
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    September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  • News Wrap: Senators cancel interview with Trump lawyer.
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Senate investigators in the Russia probe cancelled a private interview with Trump attorney Michael Cohen after he released a public statement beforehand. Later, they invited him to testify in public. Also, in a revived effort to overhaul Obamacare, Senate Republicans are pushing a bill to give block grants to states to cover some health care costs.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 247
  • Erdogan questions U.S. arming Kurdish 'terrorists'
    The decades-long alliance between the U.S. and Turkey has been strained amid the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, in the aftermath of last year’s coup attempt in Turkey and a violent attack in Washington by Turkish guards. Judy Woodruff sat down with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for an exclusive interview in New York on Monday to discuss these tensions.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 855
  • Powerful earthquake will test Mexico’s emergency response
    A 7.1 earthquake shook the region near Mexico City on Tuesday, knocking down buildings and killing dozens of people. Judy Woodruff learns more about the destruction from Richard Ensor of The Economist.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 174
  • Trump urges more nationalist worldview in first UN address
    In his inaugural address to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump laid out a broad vision for self-interest and nationalism across the world, while directing criticism toward the “wicked few” he singled out: North Korea, Iran, Syria, Cuba and Venezuela. Lisa Desjardins reports on the president's address and some of the responses it drew.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 315
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 19, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump ramps up his war of words in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly. Also: A deadly earthquake shakes central Mexico, Hurricane Maria blasts the Northern Caribbean, an interview with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, rethinking college to fit nontraditional schedules and athletes bridging racial divides.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 3335
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    September 19, 2017
  • How U.S. territories are preparing for Hurricane Maria
    Hurricane Maria blasted the northern Caribbean with category 5 winds that devastated the islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica Monday night. The storm is now pushing toward the already storm-bruised U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Judy Woodruff speaks with U.S Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló about how these territories are preparing for another storm.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 361
  • Remembering a father lost to Vietnam by doing good
    Rebecca Rusch has spent most of her life wondering what happened to the father who left for Vietnam and never came back. As a tribute to him and closure for her family, Rusch rode nearly 1,200 miles along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to visit the site where her dad's plane was shot down in Laos in 1972. But her journey was just the beginning. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 444
  • How ‘personalized learning’ can put college in reach.
    A program in Arizona supports nontraditional students who want to pursue degrees at their own speed. Much like a Netflix subscription, the new program lets students pay a flat fee for a personalized curriculum that works within their schedules. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how Northern Arizona University is putting bachelor's degrees within reach for many.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 371
  • How athletes have used activism to level the playing field
    James Blake may have climbed to the top of the tennis world, ranking number four in the world before retiring in 2013, but being a former pro athlete wasn’t enough to insulate him from being inappropriately accosted by a New York cop. The incident made him rethink his role as a citizen-athlete and led him to write a book, “Ways of Grace.” Blake joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss sports and activism.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2017
    Length: 401

Monday, September 18, 2017

  • Outrage over police shootings boils over again in St. Louis
    Protesters gathered for a fourth straight day in downtown St. Louis to denounce the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer who was tried for the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. William Brangham talks to Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the case and the broader concerns about police brutality that are driving these protests.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 580
  • Erdogan raises questions about U.S. partnership
    Turkey has been an important ally to the U.S. for years, but conflicts over fighting the Islamic State in Syria, human rights and other issues have driven a wedge into that relationship. Judy Woodruff talks with William Brangham about her interview with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in New York, including his reaction to the Trump administration not selling weapons to Turkish presidential guards.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 173
  • How this 72-year-old weightlifter is lifting expectations
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a 60-year-old grandmother from Fairfax, Virginia, developed a love for weightlifting and garnered up to 12 world records in her age and weight categories. Now 72, Linda Leightley can deadlift 273 pounds and is breaking preconceptions about the limitations of age and gender.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 244
  • Rohingya refugees flee harrowing violence in Myanmar
    Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh in the past three weeks after suffering violent attacks by Myanmar troops and Buddhist vigilantes. The sudden influx of Rohingyas is causing tensions with local Bengalis, who fear becoming the minority. Special correspondent Tania Rashid explains the origins of this mass exodus and how the international community is responding.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 594
  • What’s at stake for Republicans in Alabama’s runoff election
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join William Brangham to discuss Sean Spicer’s Emmys cameo, the runoff election in Alabama, last-ditch GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the Democratic push for “Medicare for All.”
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 484
  • How a ‘dire’ immigration court backlog affects lives
    As lawmakers debate how to deal with immigration reform, little attention is paid to the nation’s immigration court system, which has more than 600,000 cases pending and only 334 judges to hear them. John Yang is joined by Judge Dana Leigh Marks to discuss immigration law and whether the Trump administration's steps to move and hire judges will decrease the growing backlog.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 398
  • Clinton on losing Wisconsin, getting universal health care
    Why didn’t Hillary Clinton win the key states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania in the 2016 election? In the second part of their conversation, Clinton, author of “What Happened,” sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss lessons learned from the campaign trail, the criticism she has faced from Democrats, and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recent “Medicare for All” health care proposal.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 377
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 18, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, the acquittal of a white police officer for killing a black man spurs four days of protests in St. Louis. Also: An interview with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, a judge's take on the growing backlog of immigration cases, Hillary Clinton on why she lost Wisconsin and a grandma sets weightlifting records.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 3407
    Protesters fall as they are pushed back by police in riot gear during a protest after a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, charged with the 2011 shooting of  Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo taken Sept. 15, 2017. Photo by Lawrence Bryant/Reuters
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    September 18, 2017
  • News Wrap: UN hasn’t reached its full potential, says Trump
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump attended his first U.N. General Assembly and spoke at a meeting on U.N. reform. Despite widely criticizing the organization as a candidate, he said the U.S. will work with the Secretary General António Guterres to make changes. Also, the president spoke with Chinese leader Xi Jinping by phone about enforcing new sanctions for North Korea.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2017
    Length: 209

Sunday, September 17, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode September 17, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, Sept. 17, the Florida Keys re-open to residents forced from their homes by Hurricane Irma, and what to expect from President Trump during his first visit to the United Nations. Later, some large American business are seeing benefits to using renewable energy. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2017
    Length: 1495
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