Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 22, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, hundreds flee amid flooding in Northern California. Also: A major change on school bathrooms and transgender youth, newspaper editors explain readers' views on the political climate, Syrian refugees who would prefer not to move to the U.S., hope for alien life in a newly discovered solar system and an industrial towns puts its faith in revitalized manufacturing.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
    Firefighters with the San Jose Fire Department inspect vehicles partially submerged in flood water after heavy rains overflowed nearby Coyote Creek in San Jose, California, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTSZPZ7
    February 22, 2017
  • How scrapping transgender bathroom rules impacts schools
    Federal guidelines advising schools to let transgender kids use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity are being withdrawn by the Departments of Justice and Education. What will the Trump administration’s change mean for schools and students? William Brangham talks to Evie Blad of Education Week.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
    Students walk past a protest sign on a bathroom which helped lobby for the first gender-neutral restroom in the Los Angeles school district at Santee Education Complex high school in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2AK5K
  • News Wrap: Jewish cemetery receives support after vandalism
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence visited a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis that had been targeted in a spate of anti-Semitic attacks and threats nationwide. Meanwhile, Muslim groups launched an online fundraising effort to repair damages. Also, the German government is making it easier to deport rejected asylum-seekers amid domestic pressure over the tide of migrants.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
    A crew from Weiss&Rosenbloom Monument company work to right toppled Jewish headstones after a weekend vandalism attack on Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, U.S. February 21, 2017.  REUTERS/Tom Gannam - RTSZOGG
  • Inundated by storms and flooding, California hopes for sun
    Rain and flooding have wreaked havoc on Northern California, a region that just recently was struggling to overcome a historic drought. In San Jose, officials ordered some 14,000 people to evacuate overnight. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo about when it may be possible for residents to return to their homes.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
    (L-R) Neighbors Alfredo Azevedo and Gordon Smith push flood water to a storm drain after Coyote Creek burst its banks and flooded nearby neighborhoods and prompted evacuation of more than 14,000 residents in San Jose, California. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTSZVV8
  • 3 newspaper editors explain how readers see President Trump
    What do Americans think of President Trump’s time in office so far? Judy Woodruff asks newspaper editors from around the nation -- David Bradley of the St. Joseph News-Press, David Haynes of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Lee Ann Colacioppo of The Denver Post -- to weigh in on what they are hearing from their readers.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
    A man reads a newspaper story about Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump as people gather to protest against Trump on the sidewalk, outside the grand opening of his new Trump International Hotel in Washington, U.S. October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2QJUJ
  • For Syrian refugees, a long, uncertain route to immigration
    The vast majority of Syrian refugees live less than 200 miles from home in neighboring countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Today they have fewer options of moving on as more Western governments shut their doors, and many have preferred to stay close to their homeland for both geographic and cultural reasons. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
    Civilians stand in a damaged house after an airstrike in the rebel-held southern town of Bosra al-Sham, Deraa Governorate, Syria February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir - RTSZ71E
  • Hunt for alien life zooms in on new solar system
    Astronomers have identified seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star that's just a mere 230 trillion miles from our own planet, raising the tantalizing prospect of life in a solar system beyond our own. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how they made the discovery and what it means.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
    (L-R) Space Telescope Science Institute astronomer Nikole Lewis, MIT Professor of planetary science and physics Sara Seager, Sean Carey of NASA's Spitzer Science Center, University of Liege (Belgium) astronomer Michael Gillon and Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate Thomas Zurbuchen attend a news conference moderated by NASA Public Affairs Officer Felicia Chou, to present new findings on exoplanets, planets that orbit stars other than Earth's sun, in Washington, U.S., February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler - RTSZUVJ
  • Erie longs for manufacturing past, but what’s the future?
    Erie County, Pennsylvania, has long been a manufacturing center, but jobs have been declining since the 1970s. In collaboration with the NewsHour and Marketplace, Frontline offers a look at the hopes and hardships in regions that voted for President Trump. Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of American Action Forum talk more with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • When you know your aging parents have found home
    When Annabelle Gurwitch started to look for a retirement community for her aging parents, she discovered there are limited options for those on a limited budget. But despite some early bumps and disappointments, the support her parents ultimately found turned out to be priceless. Gurwitch, author of “Wherever You Go, There They Are,” shares this essay.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
  • In coal country, putting faith in Trump's economic promises
    In the coal towns of West Virginia, President Trump made economic promises that helped him win the election. Around 12,000 mining jobs have been eliminated in the last few years in that state alone while production remains at its lowest since the 1980s. In collaboration with the NewsHour and Marketplace, Frontline offers a look at the hopes and realities for some of the Americans who voted Trump.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
    FILE PHOTO --  The massive Big John dragline works to reshape the rocky landscape in some of the last sections to be mined for coal at the Hobet site in Boone County, West Virginia, U.S. May 12, 2016.     REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo - RTX2RU18
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 21, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration outlines an aggressive plan to crack down on undocumented immigrants and strengthen border security. Also: Fears of a spike in anti-Semitic violence, using meditation to improve student learning, banking on the president's promise to bring back jobs, using chess to help troubled youth and more.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
    U.S. border patrol agent Alessio Faccin  walks along the border fence separating Mexico from the United States near Calexico, California, U.S. February 8, 2017. Picture taken February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTX30D1J
    February 21, 2017
  • News Wrap: DHS puts Trump immigration orders into practice
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump's directives on immigration greatly expand the pool of immigrants subject to quick deportation, including anyone in the U.S. illegally who's charged or convicted of any crime. Also, the Supreme Court heard a case over the death of a Mexican teenager at the hands of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens to U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting with cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2Z1RU
  • What the immigration crackdown means for the undocumented
    The U.S. government is getting tougher on illegal immigration, starting with moves by the Department of Homeland Security to expand its criteria for prioritized deportation. Judy Woodruff speaks with Nancy Montoya of Arizona Public Media and USA TODAY’s Alan Gomez for more details about how it likely affects undocumented immigrants.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
    U.S. Border Patrol Agent David Ruiz patrols the U.S. border with Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, U.S., January 31, 2017. Picture taken January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSYWA3
  • Facing outsized stresses, these students take a deep breath
    Violent crime and unemployment rates are nearly twice the national average in Baltimore. Educators say factors like these add significant stress to children, causing emotional and behavioral problems, so several public schools are working to reduce that stress with mindfulness and meditation. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
  • How a simple game of chess can break through stereotypes
    To Lemuel LaRouche, chess is more than a game. By getting young people from different backgrounds to engage in the game of chess, you can alter bad perceptions, stereotypes and mistrust. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault sits down with LaRouche for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
  • What can the Trump administration do to quell anti-Semitism?
    A wave of anti-Semitic incidents has swept across the U.S. in the past few months, including dozens of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country. Although President Trump formally denounced the threats on Tuesday, some believe he has not responded forcefully or quickly enough. John Yang speaks with Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
    People view toppled Jewish headstones after a weekend vandalism attack on Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, U.S. February 21, 2017.  REUTERS/Tom Gannam - RTSZOGH

Monday, February 20, 2017

  • The search for migrants who die trying to reach the U.S.
    Hundreds of people die crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each year, excluding countless bodies that are never found, a number some fear will increase with the construction of an expanded wall. A group of volunteers spends weekends rescuing migrants or recovering victims along dangerous smuggling routes. Special correspondent Jean Guerrero of KPBS Fronteras joins them on a search.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
  • Fighting to breathe in the world’s most polluted city
    Delhi now outranks Beijing as the world's most polluted city. Carbon dioxide, ozone and fine carbon particles get trapped over India's capital, mostly due to dirty fuels, causing long-term health consequences such as lung and heart disease. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on some efforts to lessen the environmental toll on residents.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
    A newspaper vendor rides his bicycle on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee - RTX1WM22
  • News Wrap: Protesters mark 'Not My President's Day'
    In our news wrap Monday, thousands of demonstrators marched, chanted and carried signs in cities across the country, challenging President Trump's policies on everything from immigration to abortion. Also, British lawmakers debated whether to rescind an invitation to President Trump for a state visit.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
    People take part in an "Not My President's Day" rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S. February 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTSZJ8V
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 20, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump announces his new national security adviser after the controversial ousting of Michael Flynn. Also: Mixed messages about American support for NATO, searching for migrants who don't survive the treacherous journey to the U.S. border, our Politics Monday team takes on the latest news, fighting disease in the most polluted city on Earth and more.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with his new National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster after making the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSZJAJ
    February 20, 2017
  • How Trump is doing on staffing, legislation and messaging
    We’re one month into the Trump administration, and the president has been touting his accomplishments. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss what he’s gotten done so far, as well as the perceptions of his White House and his own messaging, plus what to make of the anti-Trump movement so far.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
  • These giant sculptures bring new meaning to 'heads of state'
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, intrepid explorers flock to this rural Virginia farm for a glimpse of past presidents.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
  • How U.S. allies are responding to mixed messages of support
    Top members of the Trump administration have been traveling overseas to calm the anxieties of U.S. allies. The main source of concern centers around President Trump’s comments about American commitments to longstanding alliances around the world. John Yang speaks with Steven Erlanger of The New York Times about how the president’s comments play in contrast to other administration reassurances.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Vice President Mike Pence give a statement after a meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal - RTSZIDQ
  • Who is H.R. McMaster, Trump’s new national security adviser?
    President Trump named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. The 54-year-old is currently a three-star general in the U.S. Army, who lead American forces in Iraq in 2005 and brought stability to a city that had been rife with ethnic conflict. Judy Woodruff learns more from Greg Jaffe of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
    Newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSZJC0

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 19, 2017
    On this episode for Sunday, Feb. 19, President Donald Trump is vetting the next national security adviser. Later, remembering the 75th anniversary of one of America’s most controversial executive orders that led to the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese people, including U.S. citizens. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2017
    February 19, 2017
  • Revisiting Japanese internment on the 75th anniversary
    Today marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most controversial executive orders in American history. Ten weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued the order, allowing the government to incarcerate people they thought capable of aiding U.S. enemies in World War II. It led to the incarceration of more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent, many of them U.S. citizens. Eddie Arruza, correspondent for WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” reports.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2017
    People are loading a bus for relocation heading to the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California, in this 1943 handout photo. February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War.   Courtesy Ansel Adams/Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-A35-4-M-10/Handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSZ5NF
  • Trump interviews candidates for national security adviser
    President Donald Trump spent part of his day on Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida, interviewing four finalists to replace the ousted Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, who is president of the White House Correspondents Association, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2017
  • Democrats aim to reclaim the working class vote
    President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, in part, by capturing the white working class vote in Rust Belt states like Pennsylvania that previously voted for Democratic candidates. Now, some Democrats are trying to rebuild their base in blue-collar neighborhoods like those in northeast Philadelphia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2017
    Voters sign in to cast their ballot in the Pennsylvania primary at a polling place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 26, 2016. Nearly half of Americans believe that the system that U.S. political parties use to pick their candidates for the White House is "rigged" and two-thirds want to see the process changed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller/File Photo - RTX2BUJR
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