Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Shields and Brooks on Democrats’ Gorsuch dilemma
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Trump’s pick of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, and the tough choice for Democrats on how to respond in light of GOP obstruction on Merrick Garland, plus the controversial refugee and travel ban and more.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2017
  • New film brings prophecy of James Baldwin into today’s world
    James Baldwin was one of the nation’s most prominent novelists, social critics and civil rights activists of the 20th century. Now his critiques of racism and segregation are the subject of a new Oscar-nominated documentary titled, “I Am Not Your Negro.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with director Raoul Peck to discuss his tribute to a man he sees as a civil rights prophet.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • News Wrap: Tillerson urges State to put aside differences
    In our news wrap Thursday, newly sworn-in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the work force at the State Department and said he understands their frustrations with the new administration, but urged employees to set aside any political differences with President Trump. Also, two more Cabinet nominees -- Mick Mulvaney and Scott Pruitt -- advanced to the full Senate for confirmation.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2017
  • Trump vows to scrap rule on religious groups and campaigning
    President Trump used the annual National Prayer Breakfast to reignite an old campaign promise: to change the tax code to allow churches and other tax-exempt groups to openly campaign for political candidates. John Yang reports on that and more.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2017
  • How this educator is guiding Liberian girls toward school
    Liberia has had more than its fair shares of challenges, and is trying to rebuild after enduring a devastating Ebola epidemic and civil war. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro meets an American woman who has made her home in Liberia, started her own school and now provides education and scholarships for girls.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2017
  • How Warren Buffett’s fortune goes directly to those in need
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, when billionaire businessman Warren Buffett announced he was giving away much of his fortune, letters began pouring in from people asking for help. His older sister has taken on responding to their pleas as part of the Letters Foundation.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2017
  • When does tough diplomatic talk go too far?
    Barely two weeks into his term, President Donald Trump has shaken up global affairs through unilateral moves, blunt talk and tweets. What does President Trump’s aggressive approach mean for relations with other world leaders? Judy Woodruff speaks with two former State Department officials, James Jeffrey and Wendy Sherman, about the broader implications for the world stage.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2017
  • Why we shouldn’t forget that U.S. presidents owned slaves
    "When you sing that this country was founded on freedom, don’t forget the duet of shackles dragging against the ground my entire life." This how poet Clint Smith begins his letter to past presidents who owned slaves. In honor of Black History Month, Smith offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the history of racial inequality in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2017
  • What went wrong in the deadly raid on al-Qaida in Yemen?
    President Donald Trump authorized a raid in Yemen over the weekend with the goal of targeting an al-Qaida stronghold. Details of the planning and execution have come under scrutiny; a Navy SEAL died, a transport aircraft had to be destroyed and civilians were likely killed. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with David Sanger of The New York Times and Richard Atwood, director of International Crisis Group.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • We why’ve been underestimating deadly cervical cancer
    A new research analysis suggests the mortality rate of cervical cancer is higher than we thought, especially among African-American women. Miles O’Brien talks with Dr. Jennifer Caudle of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine about the findings, as well as the racial disparities in health care.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2017
  • Can a cleaner cookstove save lives?
    Nearly half of the world’s population cooks using stoves that burn fuel like wood or charcoal, creating harmful -- even deadly -- smoke when inhaled. In Ghana, where cooking with wood is the norm, there’s a study underway to find out whether cleaner, more efficient cookstoves can reduce the toxic health effects to those most at risk: women and their babies. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2017
  • Political battle begins for Gorsuch confirmation
    President Trump is touting the man he wants to join the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, named the night before at the White House. The president vowed to push him through, urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to use the "nuclear option" if Senate Democrats filibuster. Many Democrats are still outraged by Republican obstruction of President Obama’s choice. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2017
  • Vice President Pence talks Gorsuch, travel ban and Bannon
    Vice President Mike Pence joins Judy Woodruff for his first television interview since assuming office to discuss political tensions in Congress over a new Supreme Court nominee, why he believes the president’s travel ban by executive order is an effective way to fight terrorism and won’t violate religious freedom, the influence of Counsellor to the President Steve Bannon and much more.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump honors Navy SEAL killed in Yemen
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump flew to Dover Air Force Base to honor the first U.S. serviceman killed in combat since he took office, as the remains of William "Ryan" Owens, a Navy SEAL arrived for a special ceremony. Also, the White House also issued a warning today to Iran, following the test launch of a ballistic missile.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2017
  • Finding clues of the high court’s future in Gorsuch’s record
    Who is Judge Neil Gorsuch, the man who could shape the conservative direction of the Supreme Court for decades? Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal and Nina Totenberg of NPR join Miles O’Brien for a closer look at his record and the coming fight over his confirmation.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • What Trump’s Gorsuch nomination means for the Supreme Court
    President Donald Trump has made his choice, but will Democrats vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court? How would Gorsuch reshape the court, after months with an open seat. Judy Woodruff and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2017
  • News Wrap: Spicer defends firing of acting attorney general
    In our news wrap Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer rejected criticism of the decision to fire Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for directing Justice Department lawyers not to defend President Trump's immigration order. Also, Senate Democrats forced delays on three of the president's cabinet nominees, including attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2017
  • Bringing women conductors to the front of the orchestra
    In the highly traditional world of classical music, one seldom sees women conductors. Among more than 20 of the nation's largest orchestras, only one is led by a woman director. Jeffrey Brown reports from the Dallas Opera, where an intensive institute for female conductors aims to lead a new movement.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2017
  • The legal arguments for and against Trump's immigration ban
    Lawsuits have challenged President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily prohibits immigrants and visitors from seven countries. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University and Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general under President Obama, join Miles O’Brien to discuss whether Trump's policy violates the law or Constitution.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2017
  • Does Trump’s immigration ban miss the greatest threat?
    Is the U.S. safer after President Trump's executive order temporarily prohibiting entry by citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries? Michael Leiter, former director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he says the order misunderstands how current vetting works and how the order may instead alienate counties against the U.S.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2017
  • What to watch for in Trump’s Supreme Court nomination
    President Donald Trump will announce his pick for Supreme Court justice on Tuesday in a prime-time appearance. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal, Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog, Michael Carvin of Jones Day and Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center join Judy Woodruff to discuss the two finalists and what response to expect from both parties.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2017
  • Universities tell foreign students: Don't go anywhere
    President Donald Trump’s temporary ban from seven majority-Muslim countries is not only causing anxiety among travelers and policymakers. Students are also being affected, and across the nation and abroad, various protests continue on college campuses. Angel Cabrera, president of George Mason University, joins Miles O'Brien to discuss what President Trump’s policy could mean for higher education.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2017
  • Immigration ban jeopardizes Iraqi translator’s move to U.S.
    After seven years of working alongside the U.S. military, Abdul Hamid Abdul Ghani was set to move to live in the United States with his family next week. Now President Donald Trump's executive order has left their future uncertain. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Northern Iraq.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Kobach: U.S. owes it to Americans to be cautious of refugees
    Amid the uproar over President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and some travelers and immigrants, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who was a top adviser on the president’s transition team, joins Miles O’Brien to defend President Trump’s executive action and its implementation, saying the temporary ban and refugee program review will make for a safer America.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017
  • Your phone is trying to control your life
    Whether you're killing time in line at Starbucks or scrolling through an endless meme stream on Twitter, your smartphone is trying to seduce you. Former Google employee Tristan Harris felt something needed to be done to combat tech designers' relentless efforts to influence our behavior. Special correspondent Cat Wise talks to Harris as part of a collaboration with The Atlantic.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017
  • Trump’s immigration ban closes the door and changes lives
    Protests and demonstrations erupted across the nation in response to President Donald Trump's executive order concerning immigrants and refugees. The president's executive order temporarily bars all refugees and travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations, while Syrian refugees were blocked indefinitely. William Brangham talks to people who’ve been affected by the order.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump order on immigrants faces challenges
    In our news wrap Monday, facing mass protests, chaos at airports and a growing backlash overseas, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted that the uproar over President Donald Trump's executive action on refugees and immigrants is an overreaction. Also, Rex Tillerson, secretary of state nominee, survived a key procedural vote in the Senate as Democrats tried to push for a delay.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017
  • Will the refugee ban reinforce political division?
    President Donald Trump had promised a crackdown on immigration on the campaign trail. Now he’s done it, following through with a ban on refugees that was popular with his supporters. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the political effects of the president's executive order restricting immigration and more.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017

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