Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Shields and Gerson on Georgia election pressure
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Democrats falling just short in a surprisingly competitive special election in Georgia, why some Republican lawmakers are starting to criticize the president, foreign policy inaccuracies in the Trump administration and Bill O’Reilly’s downfall from Fox News.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 737
  • The psychological itch that makes a smartphone irresistible
    Many of us have psychological itches that need scratching, says Adam Alter. When he was a Ph.D. student, that compulsion took the form of an online slot machine game, which soothed his feelings of isolation. Today we seem to be constantly in need of interaction with our smart phones or tablets. Alter offers his Humble Opinion on why it's worth going screen-free part of each day.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 175
  • Will new health care reform deal satisfy House GOP factions?
    The White House announced that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will resume this weekend, ahead of Congress' return to Washington. John Yang joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the “glimmer of optimism” surrounding new reform language, some confusion about the timetable for getting it passed, as well as the threat of a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 145
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks April 21 during a signing ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • More polarized media drives alternative political realities
    These days, where Americans get their news is as different as how they vote. Researchers have found that the proliferation of news sources on cable TV and the internet has upended the relationship between news outlets and their audiences. John Yang takes us to Arizona to examine how people pic their news sources and the impact that has on how they perceive the world around them.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 528
  • Reuters: Russian think tank strategized election influence
    A Russian government-controlled think tank had outlined plans on how to swing the 2016 U.S. election toward Donald Trump, according to a Reuters report Thursday. New documents reveal a strategy of using social media to bolster Mr. Trump and undermine faith in America’s electoral system. William Brangham learns more from former CIA officer John Sipher and Ned Parker of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 442
  • A former public defender’s view of mass incarceration
    Based in part on the author's experience as a public defender in Washington, D.C., a new book, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” looks at what led to the crisis of mass incarceration in the black community. James Forman joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he witnessed and why he sees mass incarceration as the top civil rights issue of his generation.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 425
  • Why airline profits are flying high
    Just as airline profits have taken off, will competition bring them down to earth?
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 540
  • News Wrap: Attack puts Paris on high alert
    In our news wrap Thursday, Paris remains on high alert after a gunman killed one policeman and wounded two more before killing himself. The attack comes just three days before voting begins in France’s presidential election. Also, President Trump reignited his attack on Iran Thursday during a news conference with Italy’s prime minister, calling the 2015 nuclear deal a “terrible agreement.”
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 371
  • Corporate requests to Trump administration raise concerns
    Companies routinely lobby on their own behalf, a normal practice that helps corporate profits and economic livelihoods. But moves by ExxonMobil and others are fueling scrutiny of the Trump administration and its corporate influences. Norman Eisen of the Brookings Institute and The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how these moves are raising red flags.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 601
  • Why the creative process is validation of your existence
    Comic books were a lifesaver for illustrator Catia Chien. As an child immigrant to the U.S., growing up inside a dysfunctional family, she struggled to find her voice, but instead connected expression through art. Chien gives her Brief but Spectacular take on creating from the inside out.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 186

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  • What Bill O’Reilly’s exit means for the future of Fox News
    Bill O’Reilly is officially out at Fox News. After a review of sexual harassment allegations, the company announced Wednesday that the TV host would not be returning to the network. The New York Times’ Michael S. Schmidt and Noreen Farrell, executive director of the Equal Rights Advocates, join Judy Woodruff to discuss O'Reilly's exit.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 495
  • Should states fund repairs at church schools?
    After Missouri officials rejected the use of public funds to repair a church playground, Trinity Lutheran Church sued the state. The case now sits before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the proceedings offer a glimpse into the early behavior of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 305
  • Georgia special election moves into a runoff
    Republicans avoided a brutal loss Tuesday after Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just shy of a win in Georgia's special congressional election. The race now faces a runoff between Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. Judy Woodruff speaks with Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections and Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project about what’s to come for Georgia politics.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 599
  • Scientists dive into the political fray
    Is the scientific community finding its political voice? As the March for Science approaches, science correspondent Miles O’Brien meets with researchers who are venturing into the political fray to keep their profession alive.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 461
  • Why armed militia groups are surging across the nation
    Today signifies 22 years since the Oklahoma City bombing, an attack carried out by Timothy McVeigh that left 168 dead. McVeigh sympathized with armed right-wing militia groups, which at the time, were surging in membership. But armed militias have long been active on the fringes of American society and continue to rise today. Special correspondent P.J. Tobia reports.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 609
  • The Simpsons, Fox’s quirky animated family, turns 30
    The Simpsons, one of the longest running programs in TV history, turned 30 today. William Brangham tells the story.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 0

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • Hands-on veterinary program enriches Navajo students
    Kids don't learn unless they get a little dirty. That's the philosophy of the man who runs the career and technical education program at Monument Valley High School in Kayenta, Arizona, where students from the Navajo Nation get hands-on instruction in caring for animals. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on how the program prepares students for careers, college and more.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 348
  • Is U.K.’s May taking a risk by calling for snap elections?
    In a surprise announcement, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early election instead of waiting until 2020. In asking to move up the vote, May aims to strengthen her hand in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union. Jeffrey Brown talks to Bloomberg’s Stephanie Baker about what led to Tuesday’s announcement and what May is hoping snap elections will bring.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 278
  • Celebrating spring with 10,000 tulips
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, as spring begins, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington showed off one of its biggest exports with a display of some 10,000 tulips.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 161
  • How could the H-1B visa program be improved?
    President Trump called on Tuesday for U.S. agencies to “buy American and hire American” and signed an executive order targeting H-1B guest worker visas, which help find foreign labor to fill technical jobs. Critics say the visa system is being abused. William Brangham talks to Economic Policy Institute's Daniel Costa and Vivek Wadhwa of Carnegie Mellon University Engineering at Silicon Valley.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 464
  • Why transparency in the Trump White House matters
    In the Trump administration, questions of transparency start with the president's tax returns and why he's not releasing them. But there are also questions about White House visitor logs and who's advising the president. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Richard Painter of the University of Minnesota and Noah Bookbinder of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 611
  • A special state visit for Trump sparks outcry in the U.K.
    When British Prime Minister Theresa May met with President Trump in January, she extended a special honor: an invitation for a state visit, which only two presidents have received since 1952. But the president's visit to the U.K. has become politically fraught, prompting protests and petitions, and every aspect of the trip is in flux. Special correspondent Ryan Chilcote reports from London.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 436
  • Cardin: U.S. needs to show ‘mature’ leadership on N. Korea
    Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the outcome of the controversial referendum in Turkey granting its president expanded powers and concerns about voter fraud, hotter rhetoric from the Trump administration on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and how to stop Russian meddling in other elections.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 417

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • How a former diplomat makes sense of ‘A World in Disarray’
    In the new book "A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order," a former American diplomat takes a candid look at the state of international affairs. Margaret Warner talks to Richard Haass about what’s happened to the world since the end of the Cold War, and the challenges facing President Trump now.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 404
  • Why getting tax reform done is crucial for Republicans
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss what a win in a surprisingly competitive special election in Georgia would mean for Democrats, how Republicans are learning the difficulty of governing and more.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 517
  • Indian innovator wants to make sanitary pads more affordable
    Arunachalam Murugananthan is known as India's pad man. Breaking a strict taboo in India's tradition-bound society, Murugananthan worked to perfect an affordable sanitary pad in hope of starting a movement to help women in the developing world. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 447
  • How should U.S. and allies confront North Korea?
    The long-simmering standoff between the United States and North Korea is heating up again. As the Trump administration draws a tougher line with the regime, what options are open to the U.S., its allies and China? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Secretary of Defense William Perry.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 394
  • What will Erdogan’s new power mean for Turkey?
    Citizens of Turkey voted Sunday by a thin margin to overhaul the country’s political system, which could lead to a major consolidation of power for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations and Kadir Ustun of the SETA Foundation about the ramifications of the controversial referendum.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 0

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