Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • ‘La La Land’ gets nostalgic for classic Hollywood musicals
    Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a jazz musician, begin a love affair, but the stresses of the spotlight take a toll on their relationship. That’s the story “La La Land,” a modern movie musical about beating the odds that takes cues from film history. Jeffrey Brown speaks with director and writer Damien Chazelle about bringing the story to the screen, now an Oscar-nominated success.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • The life of an ex-president after leaving office
    Can an ex-president have fun? Atlantic writer Barbara Bradley Hagerty examined the lives of modern presidents to see how they fared in the real world after leaving office in middle age. As part of a collaboration with The Atlantic, Hagerty tells Judy Woodruff that Jimmy Carter was the trailblazer, Bill Clinton the moneymaker, George W. Bush the laid-back painter. So what’s next for Barack Obama?
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • Minn. school district tries to fix student-police relations
    Since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, there's been an increased police presence at schools. But that presence has also sparked concerns. According to a recent analysis, black students are more likely to be arrested on campus than their white counterparts. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports on how the Saint Paul public schools are changing their approach.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • Trump prioritizes pipelines over environmental protections
    The Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL Pipeline were put on hold during the Obama administration. But new executive orders by President Trump begin putting them back on track, as part of efforts to undo former President Obama's legacy. How do these moves fit into the broader Trump agenda for energy and the environment? William Brangham talks with Valerie Volcovici of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump revives Keystone, Dakota pipeline projects
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump breathed new life into two controversial pipeline projects that were halted under the Obama administration. Also, the United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled that British Prime Minister Theresa May will have to get Parliament's approval before she states the process of Brexit.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • Senators press Trump picks Price, Mulvaney
    President Trump's selection for secretary of health and human services took his turn before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Similar to last week's hearings, Rep. Tom Price faced tough questions on the Affordable Care Act. The president's pick for budget director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, was pressed on the sustainability of social security. Lisa Desjardins talks with John Yang.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • Granted clemency, this former inmate is starting over
    Norman Brown is among 1,927 people granted clemency by President Obama during his two terms. He is one of a vast majority who were originally convicted for nonviolent drug crimes. Now Brown faces a new challenge - adjusting to life outside prison.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

  • A meeting of nationalist leaders sows division in Europe
    A day after President Trump's inauguration, European right-wing leaders met in Koblenz, Germany, to issue a rallying cry for voters to upset the establishment in key elections across the continent. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports that their message, seeking to benefit from the “Trump effect,” emphasizes the growing divisions within Europe.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Manchester by the Sea' finds love in unimaginable loss
    'Manchester by the Sea' tells the story of Lee Chandler, a man forced to confront his past -- and his responsibilities to his family -- by the death of his brother. The film explores the ideas of loss and grief, but writer and director Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeffrey Brown it's not a film about finding closure.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • A lawsuit and lingering concern over Trump business dealings
    A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that President Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars government officials from receiving certain types of gifts from foreign powers or governments. William Brangham talks with Jonathan O'Connell of The Washington Post about the lawsuit, as well as whether the president has truly separated himself from his businesses.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Trump refocuses on the economy after a rocky rollout
    President Donald Trump signed three executive orders Monday morning, including a withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a freeze on federal government hiring. A weekend of tumult over the size of his Inauguration Day crowd, record-breaking protests and news coverage gave way to focus on trade and jobs. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • News Wrap: Senate committee OKs Tillerson for State
    In our news wrap Monday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted through the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be the next secretary of state, clearing the way for his confirmation by the full Senate. Also, some Republicans raised questions about President Trump's move by executive action to rein in Obamacare.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Sen. Schumer on Democratic opposition under Trump
    As the Republican-led House and Senate seek to help President Trump deliver on many of his campaign promises, Democrats -- led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer -- plan to make it a bumpy road. Schumer sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s debut, the challenge of repealing the Affordable Care act, Trump’s Cabinet nominees and where both parties might work together.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Do Americans care about Trump’s feud with the press?
    It was a weekend of conflict over facts between the Trump administration and the news media. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Tamara Keith of NPR and Reuters’ Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s tense relationship with the press and more.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • You can thank Ohio’s tropical sea for your winter road salt
    in our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, visit an Ohio mine that provides the de-icing rock salt that stops your road from becoming a virtual slip-and-slide in the winter.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

  • Trump, Mexican President Peña Nieto to meet in Washington
    The White House said Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will visit President Donald Trump after the two leaders spoke on Saturday. Nieto has said he wants an open dialogue with Trump, who has vowed to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it. Washington Post reporter Josh Partlow joins Alison Stewart via Skype with more analysis from Mexico City.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017
  • Eastern European countries back NATO support against Russia
    After Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine three years ago, the Obama administration decided to send thousands of American soldiers to Eastern Europe to reinforce its NATO allies. The American Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones joins Alison Stewart to discuss the ongoing security situation in Europe.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017
  • U.S. NATO troops surge in Europe after Russian aggression
    The Obama administration sent thousands of American troops to Europe through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russian aggression -- the largest deployment since the end of the Cold War. It’s a move that has been denounced by Russia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Germany and Poland about the military mission.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

  • Takeaways from Inauguration Day
    As President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, his inaugural address was seen as a potential guide for his administration’s policy outlook. Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart to break down the takeaways from Inauguration Day and what to expect from Trump in his first days in office.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
  • What we know about Trump’s national security team
    So far, the Senate has confirmed two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet-level appointees: Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelley, both former Marine Corps generals. But many vacancies in the Trump administration's national security team remain. POLITICO correspondent Michael Crowley joins Alison Stewart from Washington, D.C., to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
  • World marches to support women’s rights
    One day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, thousands of people joined the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and other demonstrations around the world to advocate for reproductive, immigration, racial equality and worker’s rights. The NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports from the main event in D.C.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
  • Retired House members discuss the challenges of partisanship
    As President Trump begins his first days in office, he joins a Congress that has been divided by partisanship in recent years. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson sat down with two recently retired members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the political aisle to discuss the challenges they faced and their advice for other lawmakers.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Pomp and protests in D.C. as Trump becomes 45th president
    As Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, supporters and protesters alike congregated on the National Mall. Our coverage includes the day's biggest events, from the inaugural ceremony to the Obamas' Washington farewell. Plus, we turn to syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and a variety of guests for analysis of President Trump's initial tone and message.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • How did President Trump fare in his first day on the job?
    It’s Day One of the Trump presidency. After the pomp of the day's ceremony, what should we take away from the actions and rhetoric of the new president? Judy Woodruff gets reaction to President Trump’s unorthodox Inauguration Day speech and the broader outlook for his administration from syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and others.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • Women’s March leaders aim for ‘solidarity against misogyny’
    On Saturday, another crowd will gather on the National Mall -- not to celebrate, but to advocate. William Brangham talks with Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women's March On Washington, about the organization’s mission to protect women’s rights, creating a safe space for difficult conversations on sensitive issues and remembering that “we’re all people first.”
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • The Obama White House, from the man behind the lens
    For the past eight years, Pete Souza has visually chronicled the Obama era. He was in the situation room when U.S. special forces killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 and at the prayer service for victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. John Yang sits down with Souza to discuss the “little unexpected gems” that became iconic moments and the constant character of the president he saw.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • Trump offers vision for his presidency: ‘only America first’
    Donald Trump started his day with a tweet, declaring, "the work begins!" It was Inauguration Day in Washington, where despite traditions of democracy and civility, political divisions were still on display. Judy Woodruff and William Brangham offer a look at the day’s events, and John Yang weighs in on his view of the inauguration.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • Anti-Trump protests break out across D.C.
    While many people ventured to the National Mall on Friday to cheer the new president, other groups were not so celebratory. Protests erupted across Washington, D.C., as opponents of President Trump expressed their disapproval, sometimes clashing chaotically with police and leaving damage in their wake. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017

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