Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • Scientists track health fallout of nuclear bombing of Japan
    More than 70 years have passed since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the long-term health effects of nuclear radiation are still not fully known. But American and Japanese scientists have been studying survivors since the end of the war, and are uncovering valuable information about how to fight and prevent the bombs’ atomic consequences. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2016
    An atomic cloud billows, following the explosion of the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare in Hiroshima, Japan, in this handout photo taken by U.A. Army on August 6, 1945, and distributed by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The word written on the photo are from source. Mandatory credit REUTERS/U.S. Army/Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. MANDATORY CREDIT. SEARCH "HIROSHIMA ARCHIVE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES - RTSF5H2
  • Long wait times for health care still dogging troubled VA
    When Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald compared the exceptionally-long wait times veterans still endure to get health care to lines at Disneyland, a national firestorm erupted. House Speaker Paul Ryan said his words reflected a “culture of indifference” and McDonald apologized, but two years after the first VA scandal, wait times are still a major problem. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2016
    President Barack Obama will sign a bill Thursday that aims to reduce suicide among military veterans. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
  • Why Clinton’s email woes are deemed worse than predecessors’
    The State Department’s report condemning Hillary Clinton has brought the debate over her conduct as Secretary of State back to the forefront of the political landscape, and throws the race for the White House into uncharted territory. Judy Woodruff talks to Rosalind Helderman of The Washington Post about the details of the report and and why Clinton’s violations are worse than her predecessors’.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state.         REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS5OT6
  • News Wrap: State Dept. watchdog slams Clinton over emails
    In our news wrap Wednesday, a leaked audit from the State Department’s inspector general concluded that Hillary Clinton violated federal standards by using a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Also, eleven states filed suit against the Obama administration over its directive that public schools allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their identity.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state.          REUTERS/Gary Cameron  - RTS5NL3
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 25, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, the State Department finds that Hillary Clinton’s private email server violated federal rules. Also: Donald Trump finds himself under new scrutiny, the VA Secretary’s Disney controversy, tracking the health effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years later, new details emerge about the U.S.’s accidental Afghan hospital bombing and why knowledge for its own sake matters.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the UFCW Union Local 324 in Buena Park, California, U.S. May 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTSFXHB
    FULL PROGRAM
    May 25, 2016
  • How Elizabeth Warren is getting under Donald Trump’s skin
    Donald Trump is under new scrutiny, as violent protests disrupted his rally in New Mexico and allegations emerged he may have misrepresented his January fundraiser for veterans. Also a look at Elizabeth Warren’s knack for getting under the GOP candidate’s skin. John Yang reports, and Judy Woodruff talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Reid Wilson of Morning Consult for more.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSFXOQ
  • Troubling details emerge in U.S. bombing of Afghan hospital
    Last October, U.S. forces bombed an Afghan hospital in Kunduz, killing 42 people. An Army inquiry last month found that the attack was an accident, but Matthieu Aikins of the Nation Institute blames Afghan troops who told the Americans that the hospital was a Taliban stronghold. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Aikins, Gary Solis of Georgetown University and Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary’s University.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2016
    Hospital beds lay in the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on April 26, 2016, about six months after an American airstrike killed dozens of patients, some of whom burned to death in their beds.  REUTERS/ Josh Smith     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2C4NO
  • Why research for the pure sake of knowing is good enough
    Duke University biologist Sheila Patek has faced criticism from lawmakers over her research into mantis shrimp and trap-jaw ants, with some calling her government-funded studies a waste of taxpayer money. But according to Patek, not only do her findings have important practical applications, but scientific inquiry is most fruitful when knowledge is sought for its own sake, not to justify budgets.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2016
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  • News Wrap: Sanders stumps for upset win in Golden State
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Democratic candidates turned their attention to California, where trailing contender Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed to keep pressing his case, even if it means a “messy” DNC convention. Also, President Obama publicly met with Vietnamese human rights activists and political dissidents in Hanoi, and argued that greater freedom would benefit the communist state.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd after speaking at a rally in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 24, 2016.    REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSFR7Y
  • What firing of TSA security chief means for summer travel
    Security wait times at airports across the nation are soaring, leading to criticism of the TSA, which claims that budget cuts have left it understaffed. Now, with the number of airline passengers expected to soon reach all-time highs, embattled TSA security chief Kelly Hoggan has been fired after a controversial three-year tenure. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Bart Jansen of USA Today for more.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2016
    Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officers work at Washington's Reagan National Airport outside Washington, February 25, 2013. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the TSA will face financial disruptions if automatic government cuts go into effect March 1, 2013 due to sequestration.       REUTERS/Larry Downing  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT) - RTR3EACD
  • Cranes and cows — the debate over Oregon’s federal lands
    Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge grabbed headlines earlier this year when it was seized by armed militants protesting federal control of local lands. But for the past decade, some local ranchers have been striving to find common ground with environmental groups and refuge officials, and important strides have been made for birds and cows. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2016
    A law enforcement checkpoint is shown near the Malheur Wildlife Refuge outside of Burns, Oregon February 11, 2016. The four holdouts in an armed protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered on Thursday, with the last occupier repeatedly threatening suicide during an intense phone call with mediators before he finally walked out, ending the 41-day standoff with the FBI.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX26JY6
  • Trump teams with RNC for first official campaign fundraiser
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has spent much of the primary season railing against big money in politics and touting his self-funded campaign. But the real estate mogul is set to hold his first official fundraiser in Albuquerque on Tuesday night in conjunction with the RNC. Judy Woodruff talks to Matea Gold of The Washington Post for more on why Trump flipped and what he hopes to gain.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSEQ7L
  • Philadelphia plan to fund pre-K would tax soda by the ounce
    When other cities have proposed a tax on sugary soft drinks, it’s often sold as a plan to fight obesity. Not in Philadelphia, where a battle is brewing over the mayor’s 3 cents-per-ounce tax plan that would be used to fund citywide pre-K. The beverage industry opposes the tax and argues that if you’re going to tax them, then why not cakes and candy? Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2016
    Mother and daughter shopping in market
  • What’s behind Congress’ biting infighting over Zika funding?
    In February, the White House issued a $1.9 billion plan for combating Zika virus in the U.S., including provisions for mosquito control, education and research into a vaccine. While GOP lawmakers opposed that plan, the Senate passed a bipartisan $1.1 billion compromise bill last week. Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., for more on the funding debate.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2016
    A sign warns residents their neighborhood will be sprayed with pesticide by a vector control team after increasing numbers of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in San Diego, California, U.S. May 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSFJ93
  • The secret life of plants and ‘Lab Girl’ author Hope Jahren
    When geobiologist Hope Jahren sat down to describe the results of her research, she found that she couldn’t relate her findings without discussing the people who made them possible, herself especially. That revelation led to her new book “Lab Girl,” both an investigation into the complex and thrilling lives of plants and a deeply personal memoir. Jahren joins Jeffrey Brown to explain more.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2016
    Young lettuce plants poke through holes cut in the foam lids of a hydroponic growing bed in a greenhouse, where the Chester County Food Bank grows seedlings and produce, on the Springton Manor Farm in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 21, 2013. Chester County is among about 20 food banks across the country that have started their own farms to boost healthier eating by the needy. Picture taken November 21.  To match Feature USA-THANKSGIVING/FOODBANK  REUTERS/Tom Mihalek (UNITED STATES - Tags: FOOD AGRICULTURE HEALTH SOCIETY POVERTY) - RTX15QZM
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 24, 2016
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, soaring wait times and alleged organizational incompetence lead to TSA security chief Kelly Hoggan’s firing. Also: Inside Congress’ anti-Zika funding battle, Philadelphia’s mayor looks to pay for citywide pre-K with a soda tax, why self-funded Donald Trump is now turning to fundraisers, the delicate debate over Oregon’s federal lands and the thrilling lives of plants.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2016
    A TSA agent dons rubber gloves at a security checkpoint at Washington Reagan National Airport in Washington, November 22, 2010. U.S. authorities will reconsider airline passenger screening procedures that have caused public uproar on the eve of the busy holiday travel season, the top transport security official said on Monday.     REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TRANSPORT CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXUXTA
    FULL PROGRAM
    May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

  • The implications of officer’s acquittal in Freddie Gray case
    A Baltimore Circuit judge on Monday found police officer Edward Nero not guilty on all counts for his role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American whose alleged mistreatment in police custody prompted violent citywide protests in 2015. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with former Baltimore prosecutor Debbie Hines to discuss the case and its consequences.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    Sheriff deputies escort the family of police officer Edward Nero from the courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., May 23, 2016. Nero was acquitted on Monday of four charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston     - RTSFL88
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 23, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, a U.S. drone strike kills the leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, leaving the group’s future in question. Also: Amy Walter and Tamara Keith discuss the presidential race, a Baltimore officer accused in Freddie Gray’s death is acquitted, how Vietnam is drawing back Vietnamese-Americans, and the NewsHour’s Malcolm Brabant reflects on his own desperate journey.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama attends a press conference with Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace Compound in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTSFH3N
    FULL PROGRAM
    May 23, 2016
  • News Wrap: Obama visit sign of warming Vietnam-U.S. ties
    In our news wrap Monday, President Obama was warmly welcomed in Vietnam on the first of a three-day visit. Lifting a 50-year-old arms embargo, he cited “common interests,” but denied China’s ever-expanding influence in the region was a consideration. Also, Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. coalition airstrikes, launched a much-anticipated offensive to retake Fallujah from the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (L) next to Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (2nd L) during welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Kham - RTSFH4J
  • With killing of top mullah, what’s next for the Taliban?
    On Saturday, a U.S. drone strike killed Mullah Mansour, the leader of the Taliban and architect of the group’s bloody reconquest of Afghanistan this past year. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the killing, and Hari Sreenivasan talks to former Pakistani diplomat Riaz Mohammad Khan and former State Department official Barnett Rubin about what lies ahead for the Taliban.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    Newspapers containing news about Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour are on display at a stall in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz             FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSFJQ3
  • In 2016 election, is it who you are for, or against?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics, including how the national unfavorability of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could affect the general election, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recent efforts to strengthen ties with the Democratic party and what July’s party conventions might look like.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
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  • How new Vietnam is drawing back children of U.S. immigrants
    An estimated 1.5 million Vietnamese fled to the U.S. after the fall of Saigon in 1975, seeking a better life for their families. But as memories of the war fade and as business opportunities expand in the communist country, some children of those immigrants are moving back, drawn by Vietnam’s new economy and old culture. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    Children look at the motorcade transporting U.S. President Barack Obama before an arrival ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTSFGKL
  • Malcolm Brabant reflects on Peabody-winning refugee series
    Over the weekend, the PBS NewsHour received the George Foster Peabody Award -- the highest honor in broadcast journalism -- for its coverage of the European migrant crisis with the “Desperate Journey” series. The award was accepted by special correspondent Malcolm Brabant, who joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on his own desperate journey from an insane asylum back to the heights of journalism.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    People attend the 75th Annual Peabody Awards in New York, U.S. May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz  - RTSFCBL

Sunday, May 22, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 22, 2016
    On this PBS NewsHour Weekend episode for Sunday, May 22, President Obama visits Vietnam, his first stop on a week-long trip, and the leader of the Taliban is killed by a U.S. drone strike inside Pakistan. Later, on our signature segment, Syrian refugees stuck in Lebanon are hoping for a new life in Italy. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama disembarks Airforce One as he lands at Hanoi 's Noi Bai International Airport May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool - RTSFE5F
  • How Lebanon is coping with more than a million refugees
    Syria's 5-year-long civil war has killed more than 400,000 people and displaced eleven million more, 5 million of whom have become refugees. But as people flee the humanitarian crisis to places like Europe and Turkey, tiny Lebanon holds the distinction of hosting the most refugees per capita of any country in the world. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    Syrian refugee children stand outside their tents during the visit of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to their camp in Zahrani village, southern Lebanon May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho - RTX2CNIX
  • U.S. drone strike may have killed Taliban leader
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jey Johnson said “it appears likely” that a U.S. drone strike on Saturday killed the leader of the anti-government Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour though it could be days before officials can confirm that. Jennifer Glasse, a freelance reporter now in the Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, joins Alison Stewart by Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    U.S. soldiers from D Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walk on a hill after finishing with a training exercise near forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 30, 2014. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
  • Obama expected to push for human rights in Vietnam
    President Barack Obama has begun a three-day visit to Vietnam, his first stop on a week-long trip in Asia. The president arrived in the Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi on Sunday in his first visit to the country. Vietnamese leaders want Obama to lift an embargo on selling weapons to Vietnam, while the president is expected to push the Southeast Asian country to improve its human rights record.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama disembarks Airforce One as he lands at Hanoi 's Noi Bai International Airport May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool - RTSFE5B
  • Austria could soon elect the first far-right president
    A presidential runoff in Austria is pitting two men with with diametrically opposed views. Norbert Hoefer is running on an anti-immigration platform and could become the European Union’s first far-right head of state. His opponent, Alexander Van Der Bellen, supports admitting immigrants. Reporter Zeke Turner of The Wall Street Journal joins Alison Stewart from Vienna to discuss the race.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    Presidential candidate Norbert Hofer of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) waves to supporters after Austrian presidential election in Vienna, Austria, May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSFFHD
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