Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Far-right groups gain ground in Sweden and Germany
    Sunday’s election in Austria brought victory to 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, who was elected chancellor on an anti-immigrant platform. Earlier, a strengthened far-right party dealt a blow to returning leader Angela Merkel in Germany’s election. As Sweden’s election approaches next year, special correspondent Malcolm Brabant surveys the changing political landscape in Europe.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2017
    Length: 552
  • What does it take to stop widespread sexual harassment?
    In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein story, the hashtag #MeToo has inspired millions of women to share stories of harassment in the workplace and culture. Judy Woodruff explores what’s driving the movement with Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women’s Law Center, Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood, Lisa Senecal of Vermont Commission on Women and Leigh Gilmore of Wellesley College.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2017
    Length: 891
  • Senators take a bipartisan step toward a health care fix
    Two leading senators reached a bipartisan deal Tuesday to stabilize health insurance markets under Obamacare. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said their two-year compromise would fund federal subsidies that President Trump ended last week. Judy Woodruff sits down with Lisa Desjardins to discuss how this plan will give states more flexibility.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2017
    Length: 257
  • News Wrap: Trump travel ban blocked by federal judge
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal judge in Hawaii struck down the Trump administration’s latest travel ban that extended to six mostly Muslim nations, plus North Korea and Venezuela. The move temporarily blocks enforcement of the order nationwide, but the Justice Department said it will appeal. Also, Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., withdrew from the consideration to be the next drug czar.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2017
    Length: 309
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 17, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, two senators push a bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare subsidies for two years. Also: President Trump's claims that past commanders in chief didn't call families of fallen soldiers, Puerto Rico's water crisis, the far right makes gains in Europe, women share sexual harassment experiences and how school reform often sidesteps real issues.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2017
    Length: 3248
    October 17, 2017
  • Puerto Ricans still don’t have reliable drinking water
    It’s been almost a month since Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, killing at least 48 people, but citizens on the island are still coming to grips with the scale of the devastation. William Brangham speaks with David Begnaud of CBS News about new concerns of contamination and disease due to the island’s lack of drinking water, medical facilities and a backlog of supplies in San Juan.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2017
    Length: 365
  • Why education reform keeps failing students
    Education reform has been on the national political agenda for decades, but has significant progress ever been made? In his new book, “Addicted to Reform,” former NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow chronicles the many attempts. Merrow sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his findings and his prescriptions for rescuing public education.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2017
    Length: 418
  • Checking Trump’s claim about consoling military families
    President Trump dealt with the fallout from his assertion that President Obama didn't call the families of service members killed in action. John Yang reports on the president's response to military casualties and the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2017
    Length: 217

Monday, October 16, 2017

  • What Trump said about his drug czar pick, health care fixes
    President Trump addressed a flurry of news in two public appearances at the White House on Monday, touching on topics from a controversy swirling around his nominee to be the the nation's next drug czar to the future of health care reform to a subpoena over old allegations of sexual harassment. John Yang joins Judy Woodruff to take a closer look.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2017
    Length: 303
  • Why a power struggle has broken out over Kirkuk
    Two vital American allies have reignited their rivalry in Iraq. After months of simmering tensions, national military forces and militia moved to push Kurdish forces out of the disputed city of Kirkuk. Three weeks ago, the Kurds held a referendum to split from Iraq. Lisa Desjardins reports and Judy Woodruff talks with Emma Sky of Yale University and Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2017
    Length: 632
  • News Wrap: Dozens missing after deadly Mogadishu bombing
    In our news wrap Monday, more than 300 people are confirmed dead and nearly 400 wounded after Saturday’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The government blamed the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab. Also, 31-year-old conservative Sebastian Kurz is set to become the Austria’s next leader in another shift to the right in European politics.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2017
    Length: 297
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 16, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, tensions rise as Iraqi troops seize the city of Kirkuk from the Kurds after a vote for independence. Also: President Trump addresses a flurry of news, California businesses sift through the rubble, New Mexico makes progress against opioid addiction and more.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2017
    Length: 3212
    October 16, 2017
  • Report: Drug distributors hobbled policing of opioids
    An investigation by 60 Minutes and the Washington Post alleges that the companies that distribute opioid painkillers to pharmacies and doctors’ offices nationwide persuaded Congress to weaken the DEA’s ability to halt drug distribution at the height of the opioid crisis. Scott Higham of the Washington Post joins William Brangham to discuss the report he co-wrote.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2017
    Length: 339
  • Scorched wine country tries to get back to business
    Firefighters are making progress taming the wildfires that have consumed more than 220,000 acres across Northern California and killed at least 41 people. Special correspondent Joanne Jennings reports from Napa County, where crews are battling shifting winds, and owners and workers from wine country return to determine how much damage has been done.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2017
    Length: 353
  • How New Mexico deploys best practices in the opioid crisis
    While states nationwide have been scrambling to respond to the deadly opioid epidemic, New Mexico has been hard at work with an aggressive response for years. So why have its addiction rates remained stubbornly high? Hari Sreenivasan visits a state caught between two powerful forces: best-practice treatments and the international forces supplying American addictions.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2017
    Length: 671
  • What the Bannon vs. McConnell fight means for Trump
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss Steve Bannon’s attacks on the GOP establishment, as well as the responses from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump, plus a controversy over the lawmaker nominated to be the next drug czar.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2017
    Length: 487
  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 15, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, Oct. 15, northern California continues to battle wildfires, and South Sudan’s four-year civil war causes the continent’s largest refugee crisis. Also, meet photographer William Wegman’s Weimaraners. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2017
    Length: 1500
    October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

  • Iraqi, Kurdish forces in standoff over Kurdish independence
    Iraqi army and Kurdish troops are in a standoff in Kirkuk, a city located in the Kurdistan region, which voted for independence from Iraq last month. Kirkuk holds 10 percent of Iraq’s oil reserves. Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris, who is covering the standoff, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2017
    Length: 179
  • South Sudan civil war causes Africa’s worst refugee crisis
    South Sudan’s 4 year civil war has left 6 million people in need of humanitarian aid and caused one of the world’s worst refugee crises. With support from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simona Foltyn and journalist Jason Patinkin traveled to Uganda to meet people desperate for asylum.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2017
    Length: 270
  • Artist William Wegman and his Weimaraner muses
    For more than 40 years, artist William Wegman has been making portraits and videos of his own beloved Weimaraner dogs, which have appeared in countless publications and featured on Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. This month, he published a career retrospective book with 300 images from his vast collection. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson visited his studio and current canines in New York.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2017
    Length: 450

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct.14, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 14, fires in northern California leave whole towns devastated, and persecuted Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar. Also, baby boomers are struggling to pay off student loans well into retirement age. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New Jersey.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2017
    Length: 1495
    Rohingya muslims
    October 14, 2017
  • Rohingya flee from rape, fire and murder in Myanmar
    Systematic rape, widespread burning of homes and killings by the Myanmar government has forced more than half a million Rohingya, a long-persecuted and ethnic minority Muslim group, to flee to Bangladesh in the past six weeks. New York Times reporter Jeffrey Gettleman, who has documented what the U.N. has called an “ethnic cleansing,” joins Hari Sreenivasan from Dubai.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2017
    Length: 283
    Rohingya refugees
  • Evacuations continue in California’s wine country
    Residents are still evacuating while others are returning home as more than 10,000 firefighters continue to battle 16 wildfires in Northern California. The state’s wine country in Sonoma County and Napa Valley have so far sustained the worst property damage and are only 45 percent contained. KQED reporter Guy Marzorati joins Hari Sreenivasan from Santa Rosa via Skype with a status report.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2017
    Length: 187
  • Older Americans struggle with student debt
    More older Americans are struggling with student debt Summary: The nation's $1.4 trillion student debt burden doesn't just fall on young graduates -- it's affecting older Americans, too. The number of people age 60 and older with student loans has quadrupled in the last 10 years. PBS NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on seniors who are struggling with loans as they approach retirement.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2017
    Length: 595
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  • California wildfire evacuees return home to rubble
    Wildfires in northern California have caused about 95,000 residents to evacuate and killed at least 35 people, making them the deadliest in the state’s history. As firefighters make progress containing the flames, some residents are returning home to ruins. PBS NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Elgart Jennings reports from Kenwood, California.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2017
    Length: 244

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Does Congress have a chance at changing the Iran deal?
    President Trump announced that he finds Iran is not in compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, but stopped short of actually withdrawing the U.S. from the deal, instead giving Congress 60 days to decide whether sanctions should be reimposed. Nick Schifrin gets two views from Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group and Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2017
    Length: 667
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 13, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump deals dual blows to Obamacare and the Iran nuclear agreement. Also: California wildfires show few signs of abating, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, a film about Thurgood Marshall before the Supreme Court and a foreign correspondent rethinks her own country's history.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2017
    Length: 3240
    October 13, 2017
  • Thurgood Marshall's fight for justice as a young lawyer
    Before he became the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall moved from town to town as part of the NAACP to represent black defendants in a justice system rampant with discrimination. Jeffrey Brown sits down with director Reginald Hudlin and actor Chadwick Boseman to discuss their new film “Marshall,” and how they captured the iconic judge in his youth.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2017
    Length: 363
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