Monday, December 12, 2016

  • Top GOP lawmakers, Trump at odds over Russia allegations
    Republican congressional leaders are calling for an investigation into Russia’s possible influence in the 2016 election. But on Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the CIA’s conclusion that the Russians were trying to help him win, calling it “ridiculous.” John Yang reports on the allegations, as well as the president-elect’s challenge to the longstanding “One China policy.”
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2016
    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S. December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTSVEXI

Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • U.S. builds first offshore wind farm
    In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports.
    Original Air Date: December 11, 2016
  • What’s next for U.S. monetary policy
    It is widely anticipated that chair of the Federal Reserve Board Janet Yellen will announce an interest rate increase this week during the board’s last meeting of the year. Binyamin Appelbaum, economic reporter at The New York Times, also expects discussions about a shift in monetary policies with the next presidential administration. Appelbaum joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: December 11, 2016
    A security guard walks in front of an image of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, U.S., March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo  - RTSV8Y6
  • 'Not That Jewish' is a comic roadmap to Jewish-American life
    Monica Piper has worked in nearly every corner of comedy, including stand-up and television. Now, she’s lent her comedic pen to “Not That Jewish,” a one-woman Off-Broadway show, starring Piper as herself. It chronicles the origins of her life in comedy and her quest to understand what it means to be a Jewish-American woman. Christopher Booker has more.
    Original Air Date: December 11, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23:  Screenwriter/actress Monica Piper on stage during the "Not That Jewish" opening night curtain call at New World Stages on October 23, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • Russia aimed to help Trump through hacking, CIA finds
    The Washington Post reported that the CIA has determined that Russian hacking was, in fact, an attempt to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House. Trump’s team questioned the report’s credibility in a statement Friday. Greg Miller of the Washington Post, who helped break the story, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: December 10, 2016
    The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters
  • How similar are Trump and Reagan?
    Donald Trump often invoked Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail this year, and did so again as President-elect last week at a North Carolina rally as he described his plans for the military. But just how similar are the two men? As NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Jeff Greenfield explains, their differences are a testimony about how much our political landscape has changed over the past 35 years.
    Original Air Date: December 10, 2016
  • Red Cross study shows shifting global views on war
    The International Committee of the Red Cross this week released a survey from 16 countries. The survey, which asked respondents about treatment of soldiers and civilians, showed a difference in the way people look at war based on whether or not they live in a conflict zone. Alison Stewart discusses the findings with Yves Daccord, director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
    Original Air Date: December 10, 2016
    A man cries as he mourns for his relatives who were killed near a house destroyed by an air strike at the old quarter of Yemen's capital Sanaa, September 19, 2015. At least ten Yemeni civilians were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led warplanes that targeted this neighborhood, medical sources said on Saturday. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi - RTS1UOA

Friday, December 9, 2016

  • Female Marine recruits strive for the same standards as men
    For generations combat jobs in the U.S. military were blocked to women, but not anymore. The question now is can women meet the same rigorous standards as the men in order to qualify for frontline jobs? William Brangham has the second story on women in combat roles.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s idea of presidential power
    Names of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks continue to emerge on a daily basis. Judy Woodruff sits down with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss whether Mr. Trump’s Cabinet choices are antithetical to their own agencies, the president-elect’s relationship with the press, his predilection for tweeting his complaints and “Pizzagate.”
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
  • Trump announces 3rd nomination from Goldman Sachs
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was for the third stop for President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank you” tour. He used it to stump for the state's Republican Senate candidate, who faces a runoff on Saturday. Also, the Trump team announced that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is the choice for secretary of the interior and that Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn will head the National Economic Council.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
    Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs Group Inc president and chief operating officer, arrives for a meeting at Trump Tower to speak with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York, U.S., November 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSTWJL
  • The ‘thrill of the chase’ in perpetuating fake news
    This election cycle saw its fair share of so-called “fake news.” On December 4, an armed man walked into a Washington, DC, pizza joint, claiming he needed to investigate a story he had heard: that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager were hosting a child sex ring there. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with The Washington Post’s Marc Fisher about how and why this fiction spread as fact.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
    A general view of the exterior of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, U.S. December 5, 2016. The pizzeria vowed on Monday to stay open despite a shooting incident sparked by a fake news report that it was fronting a child sex ring run by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSUS6D
  • After Oakland fire, a crackdown on warehouse spaces
    In the wake of Oakland’s fatal Ghost Ship warehouse fire, cities across the country are cracking down on safety at similar “live-work​” ​spaces; Baltimore artist Que Pequeño was abruptly evicted this week from a building known as Bell Foundry. While the regulations are intended to protect residents, these spaces are often the only places low-income residents can afford. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
    A firefighter looks out of the burned out warehouse as recovery teams continue to investigate the fatal fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, U.S. December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTSUTJU

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • Trump meets with first responders to Ohio State stabbings
    President-elect Donald Trump left New York on Thursday and flew to Columbus, Ohio, to meet with first responders to last week’s stabbings at Ohio State University. Meanwhile, he formally announced Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general and a critic of climate-change regulations, as his pick to head the EPA, and fast-food executive Andy Puzder for labor secretary. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSVB4V
  • Women train for the military combat roles they've aspired to
    For decades, women in the armed forces were barred from the front lines of combat, but today they are eligible for all roles, across all services. Still, disagreement persists about whether this gender integration is effective. In a two-part series, William Brangham follows three female aspiring Marines as they embark upon tougher physical training than military women have ever undergone before.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
  • Does a Wall St Cabinet discredit Trump's Main St message?
    From the early days of his campaign, one of Donald Trump's rallying cries was to “beware of Wall Street.” But the president-elect’s Cabinet picks of Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are stalwarts of the financial establishment. Special correspondent Paul Solman speaks with banker-turned-journalist William Cohan about the relevance of their backgrounds and if the president-elect cheats at golf.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
    A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • How far will Scott Pruitt take EPA regulatory reform?
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general and a critic of climate-change regulations, to head the EPA. Judy Woodruff sits down with Scott Segal of Bracewell and Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, to discuss whether Pruitt's background suggests "radicalism" and the incoming administration's promise of regulatory reform.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt departs after a meeting with U.S. President elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower New York, U.S., November 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSTQYT
  • News Wrap: House passes government funding bill
    In our news wrap Thursday, the House approved a bill to fund the government through April. It includes disaster relief for Louisiana and aid for the contaminated water system in Flint, Michigan. Despite its passage, members of both parties complained about the legislative process. Also, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gave his final speech to the chamber, after serving for 30 years.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
    Retiring U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) unveils a portrait in is honor on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. December 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSVBGO
  • The ‘thin legitimacy’ of social media as a news source
    Due to the proliferation of social media, getting people to read serious journalism is harder than ever, says New York University professor Jay Rosen. Anyone with a smartphone can produce content, and Facebook doesn’t have an editor in chief -- so it’s up to consumers to be selective about their news sources. This is Rosen’s Brief But Spectacular take on journalism in today's digital world.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • The breaking news report from Pearl Harbor, 75 years later
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, listen to how an NBC journalist in Honolulu reported on a surprise attack by Japanese bombers on Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago today.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
    The USS Arizona burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Photo by U.S. Navy/public domain
  • Exhibit illuminates the divine art of the Quran
    A major exhibition on the art of the Quran is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S. Sixty-eight of the most important and exquisite Qurans ever produced are on view now at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Brown reports on the vast variety of the manuscripts on display and the beauty, history and hard work behind each masterpiece.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • Bypassing media norms, Trump offers challenges for newsrooms
    Since his election, President-elect Donald Trump hasn't held a single, formal press conference, and has repeatedly traveled without the press pool assigned to cover him. Instead, expressing his open disdain for the media, he's communicated with the public directly, often through Twitter. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Micheline Maynard of Forbes.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks off his plane at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., September 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSO7UI
  • Science’s most valuable prize puts spotlight on discovery
    The Breakthrough Prizes honor scientific achievements with the largest cash prizes in the field. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien for more on this year’s winners.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - DECEMBER 04:  Breakthrough Prize Co-Founder Dr. Priscilla Chan, 2017 Breakthrough Prize Junior Challenge Laureates Deanna See and Antonella Masini, and recording artist attend the 2017 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center on December 4, 2016 in Mountain View, California.  (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize)
  • This baseball writer is in a league of her own
    Clare Smith has been reporting on baseball for over four decades, and she was the first African-American female reporter to cover the game for a newspaper. On Tuesday night, Smith was awarded the top honor in her field. Judy Woodruff speaks with Smith about the player who got her interested in the sport, her life-long love of storytelling and her one bad day covering baseball.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • What do latest Trump administration picks say?
    With the naming of Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration, President-elect Trump has now named numerous billionaires as leaders in his administration. Sean Spicer, chief strategist for the Republican National Committee, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the significance of the latest figures named to the administration, plus remarks by first lady Michelle Obama.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
    Linda McMahon speaks to members of the news media after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., November 30, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSU2IF
  • Ambassador, small business advocate among latest Trump picks
    President-elect Donald Trump announced he'll nominate Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to China. Meanwhile, media outlets reported that retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is the choice for secretary of homeland security and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for the Environmental Protection Agency. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
    Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad arrives to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTSUXVM
  • How my world changed when I learned another language
    Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Lauren Collins never needed to speak a foreign language outside of high school Spanish classes. It wasn’t until she met her French-speaking husband and moved to Switzerland that she felt the need to become bilingual. She offers her humble opinion on the value of learning a new language.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • In a presidential transition, there’s no time for mistakes
    President-elect Donald Trump is almost a month into his transition, preparing to take over the Oval Office. Judy Woodruff sits down with the Partnership for Public Service’s Max Stier, an expert on presidential transitions, to discuss why this phase is so poorly understood, how much private-sector experience helps incoming officials and the vulnerability inherent in the transfer of power.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
  • Trump says Boeing deal for Air Force One is too expensive
    On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump unexpectedly spoke to reporters in his namesake hotel's lobby about the company that manufactures Air Force One. Mr. Trump asserted that the Boeing Company is overcharging the government for two new versions of the plane. He also met with potential candidates for several positions within his administration -- among them, Rex Tillerson and Laura Ingraham.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks to members of the news media in the main lobby at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTSUY59