Monday, July 4, 2016

  • Writing is his redemption after spending time behind bars
    By the age of 19, Shaka Senghor was behind bars after his teen years as a drug dealer ended with a death on his hands. Senghor says his story is all too familiar for many young black men. The author of “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison” sits down with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
    The front gate is pictured at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York April 8, 2016. Inmates at Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium security women's prison in suburban Bedford Hills near New York City, are reading the classic works of Homer, Euripides and Virgil. The Columbia University course, organised by the non-profit Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, aims to boost employment for convicts after release and reduce rates of reoffending. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri SEARCH "TACONIC ALLEGRI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES  - RTX29LD5
  • Defeated on the battlefield, ISIS steps up terror attacks
    There's no coincidence that the number and ferocity of ISIS terror attacks have increased in recent weeks as their losses on the battlefield mount. John Yang discusses the significance of the timing with Joby Warrick, author of "Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS," and Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
    Members of Iraqi government forces celebrate on a street in Falluja after government forces recaptured the city from Islamic State militants, Iraq, June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani - RTX2IH5Z
  • For some NFL players, ban on medical marijuana is real pain
    Percocet or pot? An increasing number of Americans are choosing to use legalized cannabis instead of highly addictive opioids to control chronic pain but not in the NFL where a blanket ban is still in place. A group of retired players are working toward changing that, knowing firsthand what it's like to live on pills. Katie Couric of Yahoo News reports.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
    Marijuana plants are seen at Ganja Farms marijuana store in Bogota, Colombia, February 10, 2016. To match COLOMBIA-CANNABIS/MEDICAL   REUTERS/John Vizcaino - RTSAEKT
  • Rediscovering how slaves transformed the Southern kitchen
    The recipe for the bestselling brand of American whiskey wasn’t simply the invention of its founder — it was greatly influenced by a slave who worked for the distiller. That public acknowledgment by Jack Daniel’s helps raise broader questions about America’s culinary heritage and the underappreciated contributions of African-Americans. John Yang talks to culinary historian Michael Twitty for more.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
    Bottles of various brands of Jack Daniel's whiskey sit on a bar counter during a media preview of the Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Barrel House, an official bar operated by maker Brown-Forman Corp., in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. While demand for alcohol in Japan is dropping, worldwide sales of whiskey and other spirits are projected to climb an average of 4.9 percent each year through 2017, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • On Fourth of July, celebrate heroes who fight for others
    Every Fourth of July, author Sebastian Junger says he thinks about what America means to military servicemen who came as emigrants to the U.S. What motivates them to fight and risk their lives in a country where they might be discriminated against when they’ve returned from duty? Junger considers our ordinary heroes who serve the greater good and not just themselves.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
    Sebastian Junger, the director of the film "Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington", poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA HEADSHOT) - RTR3CRIG
  • More Twitter trouble dogs Trump, Clinton’s FBI interview
    It started as a really bad weekend for Hillary Clinton after her husband’s tarmac meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and word that Mrs.. Clinton was to be interviewed by federal a Donald Trump stepped all over that with a tweet that some considered anti-SemitJc. ohn Yang talks to Tamara Keith of NPR and Stu Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
  • Spate of global attacks shows growing reach of ISIS
    A Sunday bombing in Iraq — marking one of Baghdad’s bloodiest days in a decade — capped off a week of Islamic-State linked attacks spanning the globe. Before Iraq came a suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, which Turkey blamed on ISIS, and an attack by gunmen on a restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
    People search for their relatives at a site after a suicide bomb attack at the shopping area of Karrada, a largely Shi'ite district, in Baghdad, Iraq July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad  - RTX2JNWA
  • News Wrap: Three Saudi cities rocked by suicide bombings
    In our news wrap Monday, suicide bombings rocked three different cities in Saudi Arabia, just before the end of Ramadan. Two security officers died, in addition to the bombers. Also, the leader of the United Kingdom’s Independence Party, which is anti-European Union, announced that he’s resigning.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
    Saudi policemen stand guard at the site where a suicide bomber blew himself up in the early hours of July 4, 2016 near the American consulate in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

Security officers became suspicious of a man near the parking lot of Dr Suleiman Faqeeh Hospital, which is directly across from the US diplomatic mission. When they moved in to investigate "he blew himself up with a suicide belt inside the hospital parking" at around 2:15 am, the ministry said, adding that two security officers were lightly injured.

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  • PBS NewsHour full episode July 4, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, three attacks by the Islamic State in three countries have killed more than 200 people in the last few days. Also: More campaign controversies for Clinton and Trump, finding the line between political straight talk and offensiveness, medical marijuana for NFL players, how a slave helped create Jack Daniel’s, another great summer read and reflections on true American heroes.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
    A girl walks past the site after a suicide car bomb attack at the shopping area of Karrada, a largely Shi'ite district, in Baghdad, Iraq July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - RTX2JMRE
    July 4, 2016
  • Watch 'A Capitol Fourth' fireworks LIVE
    Broadcast LIVE from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the all-star musical extravaganza puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation as the skies light up over the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and all of Washington, DC
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2016
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 3, 2016
    On this edition for Sunday, July 3, ISIS militants strike in Baghdad, killing more than 115 people. Later, rural towns in the U.S. are banding together to finally get high-speed internet service. And, robots exploring sewers in search of public health clues. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2016
    Mourners carry the coffin of their relative, who was killed in a suicide vehicle bomb in the Karrada shopping area in Baghdad, during the funeral in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq, July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2JHZ0
  • What’s behind Venezuela’s economic crisis?
    Venezuelans are struggling with shortages of food, medicine and other necessities, with increasing finger-pointing at the leadership of President Nicolas Maduro. For more on the challenges facing the country. Nicholas Casey of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Caracas.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2016
    People line up to buy food and other staple goods inside a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo - RTX2J3C0
  • Small towns join forces to bridge the digital divide
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2016
  • Can studying sewage reveal new insights about public health?
    Big data, which is usually used by organizations to find order within an expanding digital world, is coming to city planning. As part of our Urban Ideas series, the NewsHour’s Christopher Booker takes us under the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts to learn about a new public health effort: mining data about infectious diseases from sewer waste.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 2, 2016
    On this edition for Saturday, July 2, ISIS claims responsibility for a terrorist attack in Bangladesh that killed at least 20 people. Later, immigrants in the American heartland are keeping rural businesses afloat. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2016
    Army soldiers patrol near the Holey Artisan restaurant after gunmen attacked the upscale cafe, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammd Ponir Hossain          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTX2JD09
  • The enduring legacy of Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel, the Nobel laureate who spent decades teaching tolerance and whose writing illuminated the horrors of the Holocaust, died on Saturday at 87. Sara Bloomfield, Director of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, joins Hari Sreenivasan by phone to discuss Wiesel’s legacy.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel after Wiesel introduced him to speak at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, April 23, 2012. Obama delivered remarks on future holocaust prevention at the museum.    REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3146J
  • Antarctic ozone hole believed to be shrinking
    Scientists studying climate change in Antarctica reported this week that a hole in the protective ozone layer of the Earth’s atmosphere has shrunk. The discovery of the hole in the 1980s led to a worldwide phasing out of ozone-depleting chemicals once used in products from hairspray to air conditioners. Alexandra Witze, reporter for “Nature” Magazine, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Denver to discuss.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2016
    Penguins can be seen next to the heritage-listed Mawson's Hut at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica December 10, 2009. China and Russia have thwarted an international attempt to create the world?s largest ocean sanctuary in Antarctica as both nations eye the region?s rich reserves of fish and krill. The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) wound up a 10-day meeting in Hobart, Australia on October 31, 2014, without the consensus needed for a deal to conserve and manage the marine ecosystems in the Southern Ocean. While Russia blocked conservation proposals for a fourth consecutive time, China?s refusal to back the international plan came as a surprise to many delegates after previous statements of support for conservation and marine protection. Picture taken December 10, 2009.    REUTERS/Pauline Askin  (ANTARCTICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS POLITICS) - RTR4CE19
  • A South Dakota town embraces new immigrant populations
    As rural America sees its populations shrink, one town in South Dakota is embracing new communities, including Karen people, an ethnic minority from Myanmar. Home to Dakota Provisions - a turkey processing plant that produces 200 million pounds of turkey meat annually - Huron, South Dakota is being revitalized by Asian and Latino workers. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2016
  • These floating piers let visitors walk on water
    For the past two weeks in Italy, a lake has been transformed with floating piers that allow visitors to walk on water. The fanciful public installation comes courtesy of the renowned conceptual artist Christo. NewsHour Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay has the story.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2016
    People walk on the installation 'The Floating Piers' by Bulgarian-born artist Christo Vladimirov Yavachev, known as Christo, at the installation's last weekend near Sulzano, northern Italy, July 2, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2JDOF

Friday, July 1, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode July 1, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, the Islamic State claims responsibility for an attack on a Bangladesh restaurant. Also: the Obama administration reveals the number of inadvertent civilian deaths from U.S. airstrikes, growing fears for immigrants in the wake of Brexit, Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru on the week’s political news, how bad behavior inspired Ernest Hemingway and making summer reading fun.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2016
    Bangladesh Border Guards are seen near Gulshan restaurant, after gunmen stormed a restaurant popular with expatriates in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital, in Dhaka, Bangladesh July 1, 2016. Courtesy of  Dhaka Tribune/Mahmud Hossain Opu via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2JB5I
    July 1, 2016
  • There’s no shame in making summer reading fun
    Make sure you cover up this summer — with sunscreen. But your chick lit, schlocky novels, and frivolous fiction? No way, says writer Jennifer Weiner summer reading in her NewsHour essay. Embrace the F-word this Fourth of July, she says. Not just “freedom” but “fun.” Because there is no shame in making summer reading just that.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2016
  • Obama order looks to curb civilian deaths in U.S. airstrikes
    For the first time, the Obama administration has released the number of enemy combatants and civilians killed in drone attacks and airstrikes in some countries. The President also issued an executive order aimed at reducing civilian casualties. John Yang talks with Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA and Sarah Holewinski, former executive director of the Center for Civilians in Conflict.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2016
    Civil defence members and rescuers push a car at a site hit by air strikes in Idlib city, Syria June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2FR21
  • Humanitarian crisis looms in Fallujah after ISIS defeat
    Displaced residents of Fallujah are finding little to celebrate after Iraqi forces finally ousted Islamic State fighters this week.The city is empty — tens of thousands who were held by ISIS as human shields fled to desolate camps — and there is no electricity or water. Refugee workers call the situation a “catastrophe” and are hoping for more aid. Special correspondent Jane Arraf reports.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2016
    People displaced by violence from Islamic State militants, arrive at a military base in Ramadi, Iraq, Iraq, June 27, 2016. Picture taken June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer - RTX2IM5Q
  • In post-Brexit Britain, xenophobic attacks are on the rise
    Immigrants and minorities in post-Brexit Britain are living in fear, reporting an uptick in xenophobic attacks that some are blaming on the immigrant scapegoating of the Leave movement. In Hammersmith, a Polish war memorial and a cultural center were vandalized and anti-Muslim pamphlets are making the rounds in Birmingham, where a Halal butcher was firebombed. Hari Sreenivasan reports from London.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2016
    Demonstrators take part in a protest aimed at showing London's solidarity with the European Union following the recent EU referendum, inTrafalgar Square, central London, Britain June 28, 2016.       REUTERS/Dylan Martinez - RTX2IQ57
  • How sexual rivalry, other shenanigans drove Ernest Hemingway
    A photo of Ernest Hemingway sitting with a mischievous-looking group in Pamplona inspired Leslie M. M. Blume’s new book, “Everybody Behaves Badly.” It was 1925, a year before Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” hit. The group was a volatile mix, complete with fights and sexual rivalries that inspired his writing, Blume tells Jeffrey Brown, in the last of our series on summer reading suggestions.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2016
    A life-size bronze statue of U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway at his regular spot at The Floridita bar stands beside a picture of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and the writer taken when they met at a fishing competition in Havana on May 15, 1960, in Havana, July 1, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL) - RTR2FZVW
  • Shields and Ponnuru on new cloud over Clinton email probe
    Bill Clinton’s tarmac talk with Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave the GOP more ammo in their portrayal of Democrat Hillary Clinton as playing outside the rules, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru tell Judy Woodruff. It comes as the FBI decides whether to push for an indictment in the email probe. Also, a look at Donald Trump’s trade policies.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2016
  • News Wrap: Islamic State claims attack on Bangladesh cafe
    In our news wrap Friday, the Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Authorities say up to nine gunmen took at least 35 hostages, including some 20 foreigners. Also, Turkish police have reportedly identified two of the three suicide bombers who carried out an attack at Istanbul's airport.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2016
    An injured member of the police personnel is carried away by his colleagues, after gunmen stormed a restaurant popular with expatriates in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital, in Dhaka  July 1, 2016. Courtesy of Dhaka Tribune/Mahmud Hossain Opu via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2JB5K

Thursday, June 30, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 30, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, the Pentagon lifts the ban to allow transgender people to openly serve in the armed forces. Also: Identifying the Istanbul airport bombers, Samantha Power on our perception of refugees, a luxury company brings manufacturing back to Detroit, why some voters don’t trust HIllary Clinton, the story of women who launched us into space and Tig Notaro on comedy and healing.
    Original Air Date: June 30, 2016
    U.S. Army personnel stand at attention as U.S. Brigadier General Diana Holland (not seen) arrives for a ceremony where she assumed the role as the first female Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, January 5, 2016. Holland's command is the latest milestone for American women who now are allowed to serve all military combat roles. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX215E2
    June 30, 2016