Friday, December 2, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on Mattis, the Carrier deal and Pelosi
    A clearer picture of President-elect Donald Trump's administration took shape this week, and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Topics include their reactions to Mr. Trump's highest-profile nomination yet, whether the Carrier deal represents corrupt cronyism or a 'political masterstroke' and Democratic strategy in Congress.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
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  • At Ohio rally, Trump ‘unofficially’ announces defense pick
    President-elect Donald Trump used a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night to “unofficially” announce retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense, telling the audience to keep the news hushed. Meanwhile, at Harvard University's traditionally civil post-election forum, discussion between the Clinton and Trump teams of campaign tactics and the popular vote became heated.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 1, 2016 as part of their "USA Thank You Tour 2016". REUTERS/William Philpott - RTSUABZ
  • Why Mattis and Trump might be an 'awkward fit'
    Who is James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the president-elect’s choice for secretary of defense? Judy Woodruff sits down with two who know the retired general well: Michael Gordon of The New York Times and Steve Simon, a former national security council staffer in the Obama administration. They discuss why Mattis is an 'unconventional' option, the challenges he may face and his monk-like temperament.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    Marine Corps four-star general James Mattis arrives to address at the pre-trial hearing of Marine Corps Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich at Camp Pendleton, California in 2010. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Despite deadline, Standing Rock protesters vow to stay
    As temperatures in North Dakota plunge into the single digits, the standoff over an oil pipeline near a Native American reservation is intensifying. Monday is the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers and the state’s governor for thousands of protesters to leave -- but they say they're staying. William Brangham talks to David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    Veterans have a confrontation with police on Backwater bridge during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith - RTSUA9V
  • Three reasons little kids shouldn’t play football
    Keith Strudler wants to see the end of football played by very young children -- and not just because of the danger of concussions. He argues that the sport teaches kids to act rough and selfish, as well as that masculinity is strength, while femininity is cheering from the sidelines. Older players are able to separate the sport from life, he says, but for younger ones, that's not easy.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 12:  Children living in Ferguson where Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9, 2014,  play football in Ferguson, Mo., on August 12, 2015. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

  • The deals & rhetoric behind the U.S. relationship with Iran
    In his new book, “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East,” The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon discusses the U.S. power struggle with Iran, including the Obama administration’s nuclear deal and controversial cash delivery and whether Iran complicated the American stance on Assad. Solomon sits down with Margaret Warner to discuss his work.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
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  • Is crumbling infrastructure limiting American productivity?
    In recent decades, American productivity growth has slowed. Yale University's Jacob Hacker has a possible explanation: the country’s outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. Hacker, co-author of “American Amnesia,” argues the U.S. has forgotten the role government plays in engineering prosperity, and that public investment got us where we are today. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    A pothole is pictured on the street of Los Angeles, California February 12, 2016. An estimated 65 percent of U.S. roads are in poor condition, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the transportation infrastructure system rated 12th in the World Economic Forum's 2014-2015 global competitiveness report. Picture taken February 12. To match Insight AUTOS-AUTONOMOUS/INFRASTRUCTURE   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTSCYJD
  • Lingering challenges in the global fight against AIDS
    On World AIDS Day, we take a look at efforts being made to improve prevention and treatment of the virus. While encouraging advancements have been achieved, AIDS is still the number one killer of women ages 18 to 55. William Brangham speaks with Jon Cohen of Science magazine about recent developments, why adolescents present a particular challenge and securing global funding to fight the disease.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    A nurse takes blood from a man who received a free HIV test at an event to mark World AIDS day in Colombo, Sri Lanka December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte - RTSU6FJ
  • Analyzing the long-term value of Trump’s Carrier agreement
    President-elect Donald Trump’s deal with United Technologies will preserve 1,100 jobs in the state of Indiana, thus appearing to validate a central promise of his campaign. But questions remain: Is this sort of agreement viable? What is the future of American manufacturing? Judy Woodruff speaks with Greg Ip of the The Wall Street Journal and Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump tours a Carrier factory with Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies (L) in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSU988
  • A history of the American war on weed
    On November 8, multiple states legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes -- so Joe Dolce’s new book on the substance's history in the U.S. is timely. Dolce argues marijuana's bad reputation is a result of political demonization, including an intentional name change and association with hippies and disorder. This is his Brief but Spectacular take on the past and future of cannabis.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
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  • News Wrap: Tennessee wildfire recovery efforts increase
    In our news wrap Thursday, the smoke is clearing from days of wildfires in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, and recovery efforts are in full swing. The blazes in and around the eastern city of Gatlinburg left 10 people dead before 24 hours of rain quenched the flames. Also, French President Francois Hollande said he will not seek a second term, citing his historically low approval ratings.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    Troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol help residents leave an area under threat of wildfire after a mandatory evacuation was ordered in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in a picture released November 30, 2016.   Tennessee Highway Patrol/Handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSTVY8
  • These volunteers risk their lives to save Mosul's injured
    On the front lines of Mosul, Iraq, two young American volunteers aid those injured in battle. Pete Reed and Derek Coleman treat Iraqi soldiers and civilians right in the path of fire, far closer than other medical providers. Without their proximity to the fighting, many more wounded would die. But their location also means they are at enormous risk. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
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  • Trump lauds exchange of tax breaks for Carrier jobs
    President-elect Donald Trump traveled to Indianapolis on Thursday, touting a jobs deal he said made good on a campaign promise. In the agreement, Carrier's parent company, United Technologies, will receive $7 million in state tax breaks over 10 years, in exchange for investing $16 million in its Indiana operations. The package will save 1,100 jobs; however, 600 jobs will be outsourced to Mexico.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump tours a Carrier factory with Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies (R) in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSU9BK

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • News Wrap: No criminal charges in fatal Scott shooting
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the North Carolina police officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in September will not face criminal charges. The prosecutor said there was evidence that Scott, a black man, was holding a gun and ignored repeated requests to disarm. Also, the death toll from wildfires in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains rose to seven; dozens more have been injured.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
    Keith Scott looks over to police with hands by his sides just before he was shot four times by Charlotte police in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. in this September 20, 2016 still image from video released by Charlotte police.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department/Handout via Reuters/File Photo  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSU17H
  • Castro’s funeral procession retraces Revolution’s route
    Fidel Castro’s ashes began a lengthy procession through Cuba on Wednesday, mirroring the legendary leader's post-revolution journey in 1959. At the time, Castro depicted himself as a national savior -- a view some Cubans still hold today. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with special correspondent Nick Schifrin in Havana for a report on the response to Castro’s death and hopes for the country’s future.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
    The caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro pass along a street on the way to the eastern city of Santiago, in Colon, Cuba, November 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RTSU3D0
  • Sen. Thune on Wilbur Ross, Trump trade policy, entitlements
    On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as his choice to head the Department of Commerce. Hari Sreenivasan asks Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a leading Senate Republican, about how Ross’ business dealings will be evaluated for potential conflicts of interest, Mr. Trump’s approach to trade policy and the expected economic priorities of the new government.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
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  • California’s ‘Salad Bowl’ is cultivating more than crops
    In California's Salinas Valley, known as the "Salad Bowl of the World,” a push is underway to expand agriculture's adoption of technology. The mobile app Heavy Connect, for example, enables farm managers to track personnel and equipment efficiently. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how such innovation is providing new opportunities for the Valley's largely Hispanic population.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
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  • Carmen Maria Machado on marrying after your parents divorce
    Writer Carmen Maria Machado wasn't totally surprised when her parents informed her, 31 years into their marriage, that they were planning to divorce. But the news did produce a wave of anxiety over her own upcoming wedding. She shares how she and her fiancee are moving forward, keeping in mind her parents’ mistakes, as part of our re-launched “Essay” series -- now called “In My Humble Opinion.”
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
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  • Can a high-profile task force spark Middle East change?
    As chairs of the Middle East Strategy Task Force, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley are leading a bipartisan effort to stabilize one of the world's most volatile regions. Albright and Hadley join Judy Woodruff to discuss the task force's report and recommendations, American ‘humility’ and their expectations of President-elect Trump.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
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  • Wall Street veterans compose Trump’s economic team
    President-elect Donald Trump announced two more Cabinet picks on Wednesday: Goldman Sachs veteran Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary. He also chose a deputy for Ross: Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts. On Twitter, Mr. Trump said he would stay “completely out of business operations” to focus on the presidency. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stands with Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the MLB baseball team the Chicago Cubs, following their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSSFPL

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • Trump announces administration health officials
    President-elect Donald Trump chose orthopedist and six-term Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and health policy expert Seema Verma to head Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Meanwhile, Mr. Trump’s pick for secretary of state is still in question: Mitt Romney and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) appear to be contenders. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Seema Verma, president and founder of SVC Inc., gets into an elevator as she arrives at Trump Tower, November 22, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
  • Will Price take a ‘surgical approach’ to revising Obamacare?
    Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) is an orthopedic surgeon and a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act. He's also President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Sabrina Corlette of Georgetown University, Robert Moffit of The Heritage Foundation and Sarah Kliff of Vox about Price's background and how he might shape health care policy.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    File photo of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
  • Relentless bombing kills dozens in Aleppo
    In rebel-held Aleppo, the violent fight against the Islamic State is escalating, with 50 people killed and another 150 injured on Tuesday. Though Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a cease-fire in the city, administration officials suspect Russia wants to cement a victory before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    Syrian government soldiers walk amid rubble of damaged buildings, near a cloth used as a cover from snipers, after they took control of al-Sakhour neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on November 28, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. - RTSTSGL
  • In the black community, a division over charter schools
    With the election of Donald Trump, a big proponent of school choice, and his like-minded pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, the topic of charter schools is likely to attract more attention. But among African-American parents and the NAACP, the debate over school choice and its impact on public education is already a heated one. From Memphis, Education Week’s Lisa Stark reports.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    A preschool student reaches for the hand of his teacher, Dasarie Forde, at P.S. 3 in Brooklyn. Photo by Jamie Martines
  • How Trump's trade policy could affect jobs in U.S., abroad
    A central tenet of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign platform was reclaiming American jobs that have moved overseas. But how might the disruption of existing international trade agreements affect companies -- and the American consumer? In the second of a series on U.S.-Mexico relations, special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
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  • For kids too sick to play, a chance to join the team
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a program that enables critically and chronically ill children to be part of a sports team. Seven-year-old Ava loves to play soccer. When she was diagnosed with leukemia, she was sidelined from the game. But thanks to Team IMPACT, Ava is now an honorary member of Babson College’s women's soccer team. From WGBH in Boston, Tina Martin reports.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
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Monday, November 28, 2016

  • In 1985 interview, Castro spoke of fearing U.S. invasion
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an excerpt from a 1985 interview with Fidel Castro conducted by our own Robert MacNeil. During the conversation, Castro describes the origin of the Cuban Missile Crisis, asserts that after the Bay of Pigs incident in 1961, Cuba and the Soviet Union feared additional attempts by the U.S. to invade Cuba and denies responsibility for approaching nuclear war.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
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  • France’s far-right National Front party is on the rise
    In France, right-wing populist party National Front continues to garner support, despite critics who say it punishes detractors and silences the press. The party tailors its ideology to fit different populations; in the French Rust Belt, it has gained favor with the traditionally socialist working class by promising to push back against global elites. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
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