Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • Cancer immunotherapy has life-saving powers -- and limits
    For some patients, the body’s own natural immune system is being used to fight their cancer. Meet a woman who has lived years past her doctors’ prognosis, thanks to the emerging field of immunotherapy. Then Hari Sreenivasan discusses the promise and limits of the treatment with Matt Richtel of The New York Times and Jeff Bluestone, director of the UCSF Hormone Research Institute.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
  • Massive ice shelf break forces researchers to evacuate
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, British researchers have monitored changes in the world’s atmosphere from a remote lab in Antarctica for more than 60 years. Now, for the first time the state-of-the-art facility will close -- at least temporarily -- after a nearly 30-mile long crack opened up on the ice shelf.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
  • Paul Ryan on Trump, Russia and GOP goals
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sits down with Judy Woodruff for an extended interview. They discuss Ryan’s relationship with President Trump, why he would never support a Muslim ban, finding common purpose with Steve Bannon, why he thinks restarting a relationship with Russia won't work, plus Republican plans for tax reform, health care, infrastructure and more.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
  • Elizabeth Warren explains why she opposes Jeff Sessions
    Partisan tensions came to a head on Tuesday over the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was chastised and officially silenced after reading out loud a decades-old letter by the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. that called Sessions' record on race "reprehensible." Lisa Desjardins reports and Audie Cornish interviews Warren.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Children of color with autism face disparities of care
    African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at older ages than white children, missing years of potential intervention and treatment. Special correspondent John Donvan and producer Karen Zucker meet a black family who struggled to find community and resources for their son with autism, but are now helping others who need answers and support.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
  • Trump immigration order intent questioned in appeals court
    A federal appeals court heard arguments on Tuesday whether to override a lower court on President Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration. How did the attorneys lay out their cases and what’s at stake? Audie Cornish speaks with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
  • Amnesty documents 'human slaughterhouse' in Assad's Syria
    Somewhere between 5,000 and 13,000 people were tortured and executed at one Syrian military prison between 2011 and 2015, according to Amnesty International. A new report alleges that officials at the high level of government approved the killings. William Brangham discusses the disturbing details and larger implications with Amnesty’s Sunjeev Bery.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump vows to keep fighting for travel ban
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump vowed to keep fighting for his executive order that temporarily stopped citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. That order was headed for appeals court after being blocked by a federal judge on Friday. Also, Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder acknowledged he once had an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
  • The roots of the America's biggest domestic terror attack
    The 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing was the largest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. A new documentary on the PBS series American Experience takes a fresh look at the events and motivations that led to the attack by Timothy McVeigh, and finds resonance for today. Jeffrey Brown interviews director Barak Goodman.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
  • Fact-check: Are terror attacks underreported by the media?
    President Trump and his team have repeatedly said that the news media either ignores or pays less attention to terrorist incidents, prompting White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to release a list of past attacks. Judy Woodruff speaks with Philip Bump of The Washington Post to fact-check the accuracy of those claims, and to examine the possible strategy behind Spicer’s list.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
  • How Betsy DeVos could reshape national education policy
    The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as as education secretary Tuesday, but not without significant political division and an outpouring of public opposition. Audie Cornish talks with Lisa Desjardins about the confirmation battle that DeVos faced, then discusses what her confirmation means for policymakers and schools with Emma Brown of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

  • Is there hope for threatened coral reefs in the deep ocean?
    A third of the planet’s coral reef ecosystems are at risk of being damaged by warming sea temperatures and subsequent coral bleaching. Is it possible for these sea creatures to survive and adapt? NewsHour’s science producer Nsikan Akpan and producer Matt Ehrichs investigate this question on a voyage deep below the Atlantic Ocean.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
  • New England Patriots score an amazing comeback
    Football fans who went to bed early on Super Bowl Sunday probably assumed the Atlanta Falcons had it wrapped up. But the New England Patriots made a historic comeback, forcing the game into overtime and scoring the winning touchdown. Jeffrey Brown talks with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's "The Gist" podcast, about why the team’s fifth Super Bowl win had special significance.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
  • How both sides see the Trump travel ban legal challenge
    A Constitutional showdown is underway over President Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration. In Seattle, a federal judge issued a temporary halt to Trump’s travel ban, resulting in an appeal from the Justice Department. John Yang gets two takes on the legal arguments from Washington state Attorney General Robert Ferguson and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
  • Does this Obamacare experiment offer significant savings?
    One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act was to develop organizations that offer doctors and hospitals a deal: In exchange for more efficient care for Medicare recipients, providers receive a share of the savings as a bonus. Now that ACOs have become embedded in the health care system, are they really working? Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
  • Is the Trump administration struggling to get up to speed?
    Little more than two weeks into President Trump’s administration, there are reports of early struggles behind the scenes for the president and his staff. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, NPR's Tamara Keith and Glenn Thrush of The New York Times join John Yang to discuss the inner workings of the White House and the lag in hiring and confirmations for the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump visits CENTCOM, defends travel ban
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump spoke about "radical Islamic" terror attacks on his first visit to U.S. Central Command, where he also criticized the press. On Twitter, he attacked the judge who halted key provisions of his travel ban. Also, in a showdown over nominee Betsy DeVos, Senate Democrats said they planned to hold the Senate floor overnight until tomorrow's confirmation vote.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

  • A look at the first two week’s of Trump’s presidency
    More than two weeks into his term, President Donald Trump has raised questions among some GOP members about his Republican beliefs and attacked a federal judge in Seattle over a ruling about Trump’s immigrant ban. To help analyze the latest political developments in the new administration, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2017
  • Trump’s immigrant ban could lead to U.S. Supreme Court
    One federal appeals court has weighed in on the Trump administration’s immigration ban, and should another appeals court in another region of the country offer a competing view, it could send the debate to the U.S. Supreme Court. To discuss the legal ramifications of the immigration ban, University of Texas Law School Professor Steve Vladeck joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2017
  • After court rulings, Syrian refugees board flights to U.S.
    Together, Syria’s immediate neighbors of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan host the majority of Syrian refugees who have fled their war-torn homeland in the past six years. During the last 24 hours, refugees with approved visas to come to the U.S. have started boarding flights again. Reporter Jane Arraf in Jordan’s capital of Amman joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2017
  • Allentown Syrians divided on Trump travel ban
    Allentown, Pennsylvania and surrounding Lehigh County are home to around 4,200 residents of Syrian descent -- one of the largest Syrian communities in the nation. They began arriving a century ago, with dozens more pouring in after the start of the Syrian civil war. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson traveled to the region to report on their views of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2017
  • Employers can use FBI database for background checks
    Employers enrolled in federal and state “Rap Back” programs receive ongoing, real-time updates about their employees even after they are hired. They can keep tabs on things like encounters with law enforcement, even if those actions do not result in arrests, according to a report by The Intercept by Ava Kofman. Kofman joins Hari Sreenivasan with more details.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Trump cabinet posts left vacant
    Entering President Donald Trump’s third week, only five members of his cabinet have been sworn in, including the secretaries of State, Defense, Homeland Security and Transportation. The heads of 15 other departments are awaiting Senate confirmation. In addition, hundreds of staff positions remain vacant. Roll Call Reporter Niels Lesniewski joins Alison Stewart from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2017
  • Reassessing U.S. relations with Ukraine
    On President Donald Trump’s call list Saturday was Ukraine President Poroshenko. The conversation comes after a week of some of the worst fighting in the last two year between Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatist fighters killed 30 people. Alison Stewart is joined by Professor Timothy Frye, chair of the political science department at Columbia University, to talk about international relations.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2017
  • Armed citizens patrol the Arizona-Mexico border
    President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as the first step to fulfill a campaign promise. Saying the U.S. government has failed to secure it, a group of armed citizens are patrolling a nearly 400-mile stretch of desert land that separates Arizona from Mexico. NewsHour Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Areas of Mosul still under siege, but signs of life return
    Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. support, have retaken one side of the city of Mosul. Now a military offensive to recapture the rest of the city -- where hundreds of thousands of civilians are still trapped -- is expected to start at any time. And yet, a short distance away, signs of life are returning to the city. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson and videographer Alessandro Pavone report.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2017
  • Why one Muslim Marine is inviting questions about his faith
    Standing on a city street, Mansoor Shams holds a sign that reads: “I’m a Muslim and a U.S. Marine. Ask anything.” The former Marine has been traveling around the nation, inviting those curious to ask him about his experiences. NewsHour joined Shams in Baltimore to listen in on his discussions and hear why he’s so eager to discuss his faith with strangers.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2017
  • Trump and the GOP take aim at Obama-era regulations
    President Trump punctuated his first two weeks in office with a push to begin deregulating the financial industry. Meanwhile, Congress is using a seldom-used law to target recent rules set by the Obama administration, including environmental protections and gun control. William Brangham and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff for a closer look.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2017