Thursday, May 4, 2017

  • News Wrap: Senate approves first spending bill under Trump
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill in order to keep the government running through September. Also, there’s word the Trump administration is in talks with Iraq about prolonging U.S. military presence in the country.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
  • It's a slow, painful recovery for this former manufacturing town
    Once a proud industrial town, Janesville, Wisconsin, was knocked for a loop in 2008 when General Motors idled its assembly plant, the area's long-time largest employer. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Amy Goldstein, author of "Janesville: An American Story," about the complicated picture of how the town and its people have tried to recover and adapt.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
    Length: 554
  • Why summer is the season of sequels, reboots and spin-offs
    The summer movie season is about to kick into high gear, even though it's barely May. This year will see at least 15 blockbuster sequels, reboots or spin-offs, like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and from older franchises like "Spiderman," "Planet of the Apes" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Jeffrey Brown talks to Alonso Duralde of TheWrap and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
    Length: 554
  • Long welcoming to refugees, hostility grows in Uganda
    Nearly 600,000 refugees have entered Uganda since July, fleeing violence and war in neighboring South Sudan, and the flow continues unabated. The overwhelming numbers are straining relief efforts and inciting tensions between newcomers and Ugandans from nearby communities. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
    Length: 554
    South Sudanese refugee woman, displaced by fighting, holds her child on arrival at Imvepi settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda, April 4, 2017. Picture taken April 4, 2017. REUTERS/James Akena - RTX35467
  • House GOP wrests narrow win in health care bill fight
    The American Health Care Act squeaked through the House of Representatives Thursday with a single vote to spare, the culmination of years of promises, days of tension and hours of heated debate. As House Speaker Paul Ryan made a plea to Republicans to pass the bill, Democrats insisted the vote was rushed, short-sided and will hurt millions of Americans. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
    Length: 554
    U.S. President Donald Trump (C) turns to House Speaker Paul Ryan (3rdL) as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. Photo by Carlos Barria/REUTERS
  • Schiff talks Comey testimony, ‘sad day’ for health care
    Two of the nation's top national security officials held a closed hearing with congressional investigators on Thursday about what role Russia played in the presidential election and whether the Trump campaign colluded in that process. William Brangham discusses that and the GOP health care bill with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
    Length: 554
  • TV pioneer Norman Lear finds joy in creative stress
    Legendary writer and producer Norman Lear was responsible for some of America’s most popular and groundbreaking sitcoms, like “All in the Family,” “Maude” and “The Jeffersons.” Lear, 94, gives his Brief but Spectacular take on what it means to live a joyfully stressful life.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
    Length: 554

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  • How studying simulated tornadoes could help save real lives
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, meet a scientist who uses supercomputers to study thunderstorms and the most powerful tornadoes in hopes that they’ll save lives.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 195
  • Is Facebook taking its impact on society more seriously?
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that the company will add 3,000 more workers to monitor live video after problems with hate speech and violence, including murder and suicide. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times about the ever-growing scope of the social media network and the company’s responsibility.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 367
  • Here’s how the global free press is being suppressed
    Journalists around the world sometimes risk death or imprisonment to inform the public. In Mexico, dozens have been killed by drug cartels, the Turkish government has been cracking down by closing newspapers and locking up reporters, and U.S. reporters are enduring accusations of “fake news.” Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists joins William Brangham to discuss attacks on freedom.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 434
    Journalists protest against the murder of the Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach, outside the Attorney General's Office (PGR) in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico March 25, 2017. Pictures of Miroslava reads "Justice" REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
  • How mountaintop mining affects life and landscape
    Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 564
  • Does GOP health bill solve pre-existing condition problem?
    The revised Republican plan to replace Obamacare gained key endorsements from two moderate Republican holdouts, who were convinced that a new amendment would help cover people with preexisting conditions. Will the plan garner enough support? Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 653
    File photo of the U.S. Capitol by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • How rape is used as a weapon in South Sudan's war
    Rape has become a tool of war in South Sudan, wielded against women of rival tribes. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from a camp for people fleeing ethnic violence where most women are rape survivors and they don’t dare leave because they fear they will be violently assaulted.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 344

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 2, 2017
    PBS NewsHour full episode May 2, 2017
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 3293
    A combination of file photos showing Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Photos by Ivan Sekretarev and Lucas Jackson/Reuters
    May 2, 2017
  • New Nixon biography reveals his 'most reprehensible' act
    In what ways is Richard Nixon still with us in our political culture? John Farrell, author of "Richard Nixon: The Life," joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss Nixon’s Dickensian childhood and how it influenced his polarized politics, his mix of idealism and inclination toward dark intrigue, as well as the revelation that Nixon helped sabotage the Paris peace talks to end the Vietnam War.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 0
    FILE PHOTO 9AUG74 - U.S. President Richard Nixon (L), listened to by First lady Pat Nixon and daughter Tricia Nixon (R), says goodbye to family and staff in the White House East Room on August 9, 1974. On Monday it will be 25 years since Nixon resigned his office, or "resigned in disgrace" as many of the news accounts would say, as it became clear the House of Representatives would impeach him for Watergate misdeeds and the Senate would follow by convicting him. In the quarter century since that day, historians, politicians and Nixon himself until he died on April 22, 1994, have argued his legacy and how his resignation -- the first by an American president -- changed the highest office in the land. - RTXJ4K6
  • The ripple effects of what Trump says and tweets
    President Trump has given a flurry of interviews in the past week and made a dizzying amount of news, offering controversial and sometimes contradictory comments on topics ranging from North Korea to the Civil War. Judy Woodruff tries parsing the president’s words with Lisa Desjardins, Yeganeh Torbati of Reuters and Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 686
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he presents the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS14TXV
  • Millions on the brink of starvation in South Sudan
    Countless numbers of people in South Sudan are on the run from government troops, targeted because of their tribe amid a brutal civil war. Communities hide in the wilderness to avoid violence, but there is nothing to eat, fueling a man-made famine as aid agencies struggle to reach people. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 457
    Women wait in line during a UNICEF supported mobile health clinic in the village of Rubkuai, Unity State, South Sudan, February 16, 2017. Picture taken February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola - RTSZG0U
  • '13 Reasons Why' is provocative, but is it dangerous?
    Netflix’s new drama “13 Reasons Why” centers on a teenage girl’s suicide. And although the show may bring awareness to mental health issues, some worry the depiction strays from entertainment to pose a threat to impressionable students. William Brangham explores the controversy with Dr. Christina Conolly of Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools and Variety’s Sonia Saraiya.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 0
  • To control kids' asthma, this program clears the air at home
    For most of the roughly 25 million people in the U.S. with asthma, the disease can be controlled. But uncontrolled asthma can lead to expensive medical interventions. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on a California program that tries to keep asthmatic kids healthy in the place where they spend most of their time: at home.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 0

Monday, May 1, 2017

  • How Instagram pictures the world
    A startup no longer, Instagram boasts 700 million monthly active users and counting. As it grows, the free, photo-sharing mobile app is grappling with how to innovate and stay relevant, as well as how to foster a safe community. But with 95 million uploads a day, monitoring is a tall order. Judy Woodruff reports from California.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 452
  • South Sudan's civil war spirals into genocide
    South Sudan was founded in 2011, and now it’s on the edge of collapse: Forces allied to the president and vice president have been fighting along tribal lines. Murderous raids on civilian communities are a favored tactic, and UN peacekeepers have been criticized for not doing more to stop them. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 552
    People who fled fighting in South Sudan are seen walking at sunset on arrival at Bidi Bidi refugee's resettlement camp near the border with South Sudan, in Yumbe district, northern Uganda December 7, 2016. REUTERS/James Akena - RTX2V727
  • Student sexual assault more common than we thought
    Sexual abuse of students by other students happens more frequently in schools than reported, according to a new investigative report. Associated Press reporters tallied during a four-year period at least 17,000 cases around the country, including many that were treated as bullying or hazing instead. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Emily Schmall of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 335
    File photo of school buses by Getty Images.
  • Early home movies capture White House life in color
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, recently unveiled home movies shed colorful new light on President Herbert Hoover's White House. An archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum discovered that the home movies taken by the first lady weren't black and white as previously thought.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 154
    President Herbert Hoover in an undated photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
  • How Congress compromised to prevent a shutdown
    Congress' first bipartisan deal of the Trump era is a massive spending deal that keeps government running through the fall and boosts funding for the Pentagon and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But to get needed Democratic votes on board, a number of President Trump's top priorities were cast aside. Lisa Desjardins joins William Brangham for a closer look.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 429
    UNITED STATES - MAY 1: Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., conduct a news conference in the Capitol's Senate press gallery on the bipartisan agreement to fund the government on May 1, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
  • Does spending bill set Congress up for a bigger fight later?
    Congress was able to agree on a compromise deal to avert a government shutdown, but a bigger fight may come in the fall when the current spending bill runs out. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join William Brangham to discuss the spending deal, plus the current state of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and President Trump’s 100-day rally.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 429

Sunday, April 30, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 30, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, April 30, half of the immigrants detained in raids in the days after President Donald Trump took office either had traffic violations or clean records. Later, hospitals across the country are cutting jobs and researchers are using drones to prevent human-elephant conflicts in Tanzania. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 1503
    A "NO I.C.E." (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) sign seen on a pedestrian overpass crossing a freeway in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Hospitals are cutting jobs across the nation
    Under mounting financial pressures, hospitals across the country are slashing jobs and clinical services. The reasons range from financial to political, and among them are escalating costs and uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act. Casey Ross, who reported on this issue for health news website STAT, joins Hari Sreenivasan to look at the causes of hospital staff reductions.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 209
    Hospital emergency sign in California
  • Half targeted by ICE had traffic convictions or no record
    Shortly after President Donald Trump took office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement began arresting hundreds of immigrants in visible raids across the U.S. Internal documents, obtained by the Washington Post, show that half had either no criminal record or traffic convictions. Maria Sacchetti, one of the reporters who broke the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 212
    ICE officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles