Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Barcelona tourist area targeted in deadly vehicle attack
    An attack in Barcelona killed 13 and wounded scores more when a speeding van vaulted into a crowd on the city’s iconic La Rambla boulevard, a bustling area that attracts pedestrians and tourists. Police have made two arrests and are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Lorenzo Vidino of George Washington University.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 311
  • News Wrap: North Korea military response still an option
    In our news wrap Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted that a potential response to North Korea is still on the table, despite President Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s comments to The American Prospect that there is no military solution to the problem. Also, in Hong Kong, a court sentenced three activists up to eight months for leading pro-democracy protests in 2014.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 149
  • Bannon gives ‘astonishing’ interview to liberal magazine
    Stephen Bannon has an outsized influence yet is rarely heard from in the press. This week, journalist Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect got an unexpected phone call from the embattled White House chief strategist, during which he contradicted the president’s North Korea strategy and more. John Yang talks with Kuttner and Joshua Green, author of "Devil's Bargain," about Bannon’s interview.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 462
  • Can online shopping absorb traditional retail workers?
    The growth of e-commerce continues to wreak havoc on traditional retail and its workforce, with 5,300 store closings announced in the first half of 2017 and 64,000 job cuts expected. What will become of the 16 million Americans who work in the retail industry as current trends toward online shopping continue? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2017
    Length: 592

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Does Trump’s Charlottesville response drive division?
    Editor Chris Buskirk of American Greatness and Karine Jean-Pierre of Moveon.org join John Yang to discuss the national reaction to the violence in Charlottesville during a white nationalist rally, President Trump’s controversial responses to the incident and signs of political fallout.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 511
  • Syrians try to salvage life from the wreckage of Raqqa
    At the outskirts of Raqqa, amid death and destruction, there are signs of life -- and hope. Tens of thousands of Syrian families are living in rubble, forced to flee the grueling fight against the Islamic State in the militant group's de facto capital. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and producer Jon Gerberg report on how Syrians are surviving and preparing for a future after ISIS.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 626
  • Why this total eclipse is a bright opportunity for science
    A dazzling spectacle will grace the United States from coast to coast on Monday, when the moon passes between the sun and earth, climaxing with momentary darkness. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the science and what to expect as millions plan to witness a out-of-this-world eclipse.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 340
  • Trump faces CEO backlash for Charlottesville comments
    President Trump's ricocheting response to the violent Charlottesville confrontation spread a political firestorm as more CEOs quit the president's advisory councils and lawmakers spoke out. Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered to remember Heather Heyer, who was killed as she protested Saturday's white nationalist rally. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 204
  • How a secessionist and a black nationalist started talking
    In light of tensions and violence in Charlottesville, a secessionist and a black nationalist from Charleston, South Carolina, came together to make sure that what happened is not repeated in their hometown. Jonathan Thrower of the Charleston Black Nationalist Movement and James Bessenger of the South Carolina Secessionist Party join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what led them to open a dialogue.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 545
  • What Trump said about Charlottesville vs. what we saw
    President Trump made a series of statements at Trump Tower about the participants in the deadly weekend protests in Charlottesville. The NewsHour's P.J. Tobia, who was at the protests, offers a fact check on the president's account.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 260
  • Poll: Trump Charlottesville words not in line with majority
    As politicians and influential business leaders weigh in on President Trump’s comments on Charlottesville, how is the American public responding? Political correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll about the clashes and the president’s comments, how lawmakers of his own party are speaking out, plus Confederate statues at the Capitol.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2017
    Length: 249

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • News Wrap: Sierra Leone rescue crews battle mudslide
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the death toll from a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone has surged to more than 300. The Red Cross estimates another 600 people are still missing. Also, the president of Argentina became the latest South American leader to speak against the prospect of U.S. military action in Venezuela.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2017
    Length: 228
  • Is Kim Jong Un signalling he's open to diplomacy?
    Fiery rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. seems to be cooling down, if temporarily. While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. is “interested” in dialogue, analysts believe Kim Jong Un’s latest propaganda statement may offer a hint of de-escalation. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2017
    Length: 299
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. PICTURE BLURRED AT SOURCE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS1BTNV
  • New book traces the evolution of terrorism since bin Laden
    Ali Soufan, a former FBI counterterrorism agent who identified the 9/11 hijackers, felt both joy and worry the night Osama bin Laden was killed. He worried that the U.S. didn't have a strategy to combat bin Laden's message, which lived on even though the al-Qaida leader was dead. The evolution of terrorism is the subject of his new book, "The Anatomy of Terror.” Soufan joins Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2017
    Length: 427
  • Taylor Swift wins legal victory for sexual assault case
    When a radio host sued pop star Taylor Swift for defamation, Swift sued him back, winning $1 in damages. But there’s a greater victory: having a jury affirm her claim as a victim of sexual assault. Lisa Desjardins talks about the case and its impact with Judy Vredenburgh, president of Girls Inc. and Maya Raghu of National Women's Law Center.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2017
    Length: 639
  • Trump backtracks to blame both sides in Charlottesville
    President Trump defended the timing and content of his initial statements on the violence in Charlottesville at an impromptu news conference Tuesday -- seeming to backtrack on remarks he made Monday -- after reportedly being frustrated at the coverage of his response. John Yang joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the president’s remarks.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2017
    Length: 495
    President Donald Trump answers questions about his responses to the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Charlottesville invokes racist legacy in the present day
    The violent events in Charlottesville, where white supremacist groups came out of the shadows, seem to have brought rising American tensions over race and racism to a head. Hari Sreenivasan gets perspectives from Leonard Pitts Jr. of The Miami Herald, Carol Anderson of Emory University and Mark Potok, a former senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2017
    Length: 622
  • B is for bug when preschoolers make nature their classroom
    In the age of standardized testing, screen time and what some see as a generation of excessively coddled children, a new movement of preschools is pushing kids outdoors, come rain or shine, heat or cold, to connect with nature and learn to take measured risks, in addition to math and the ABCs. Jeffrey Brown reports from Midland, Michigan.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2017
    Length: 414

Monday, August 14, 2017

  • White nationalists see Charlottesville rally as success
    The national fallout continues after three people died and multiple people were injured in the chaos of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. The NewsHour’s PJ Tobia and Mark Scialla join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss why many see the rally as a turning point, as well as to offer a look at the “antifa” counter-protesters.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2017
    Length: 542
    White supremacists stand behind their shields at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
  • News Wrap: Mattis issues new warning to North Korea
    In our news wrap Monday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis says the U.S. will “take out” any missile Pyongyang fired toward Guam, adding that a North Korean strike on the U.S. could lead to war. Also, President Trump has asked his trade office to investigate China's alleged theft of American technological and intellectual property.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2017
    Length: 264
  • How should U.S. address white supremacist extremism?
    Hari Sreenivasan takes a deep look at the nation’s divide following Saturday’s deadly incident during a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as what the Trump administration needs to do with Vanita Gupta of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and George Selim, a former Department of Homeland Security official.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2017
    Length: 510
  • The shifting history of Confederate monuments
    The backdrop of Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, was a plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the city's downtown. What’s the story behind such monuments and why do we continue to struggle with the legacy of the Civil War? Edward Ayers of the University of Richmond joins William Brangham to offer some historical context.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2017
    Length: 353
  • Did North Korea get rocket engines from a Ukrainian factory?
    As tensions intensify between the U.S. and North Korea, a provocative new report suggests the engines for its new missiles come from a factory in Ukraine. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin debates the conclusions of the report with Mike Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Melissa Hanham of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2017
    Length: 409
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017. KCNA/ via REUTERSATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. - RTS15ACG
  • What Trump didn’t say in his response to Charlottesville
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today join John Yang to discuss the week’s news, including President Trump’s reluctant response to the deadly incident white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, plus a new campaign ad for the president and how his base of support is faring and more.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2017
    Length: 486
  • A surfing contest where everyone doggie paddles
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, four-legged waveriders take part in a unique surf competition. Special correspondent Laura Klivans of KQED reports.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2017
    Length: 127
  • France’s ‘mini Pompeii,’ a Roman town frozen in time by fire
    There’s an archaeological race against time underway in France as archaeologists work to save artifacts from a site dubbed as a “mini Pompeii.” This discovery of these 2,000-year-old Roman ruins is being called perhaps the most important of its kind in the past 50 years. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2017
    Length: 0

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Post-election spike in hate crimes persists in 2017
    The Charlottesville white nationalist rally, along with the associated deaths and injuries linked to it, follow a nationwide increase in hate crimes in the past year. Within 10 days of Donald Trump’s election, the Southern Poverty Law Center tracked 900 bias-related incidents against minorities. The center’s president Richard Cohen joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss these trends.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2017
    Length: 236
    Community members take part in a protest to demand stop hate crime during the funeral service of Imam Maulama Akonjee, and Thara Uddin in the Queens borough of New York City, Aug. 15, 2016. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
  • Charlottesville mayor blames Trump for violent weekend
    As locals grappled with the aftermath of a white nationalist rally that left three people dead on Saturday, Mayor Michael Signer wasted no words on denouncing President Donald Trump for what he says is his culpability in the violence. But a white nationalist leader told The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia that the radical left is at fault.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2017
    Length: 163
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