Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • The art of silence, from the mouth of a mime
    Being a shy, gay man from Montana, Bill Bowers says he knew about silence from early on. When he heard there was an art form devoted to being silent, he knew he had found his calling. Bowers offers his Brief but Spectacular take on being a mime and making room for quiet.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2017
    Length: 178

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Mulvaney: Trump tax plan benefits middle class, businesses
    The Trump administration has released an outline of what it calls "the largest tax reform" in U.S. history. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sat down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s goal of driving economic growth, whether or not it matters if President Trump will personally profit from his own tax plan and more.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 672
  • A border wall can take a heavy toll on endangered wildlife
    One of President Trump’s key promises rests on building a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border. But how would a continuous barrier stretching from California to Texas affect the wildlife that live there? At least 50 species near the border are already endangered and scientists worry a wall will only accelerate extinction for some. William Brangham reports from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 472
  • News Wrap: Mnuchin says tax reform plan won’t raise deficit
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Trump administration offered a tax reform plan that includes cutting corporate tax rates to 15 percent from 35 percent, consolidate income tax brackets, double the standard deduction and repeal the estate tax. Also, Congress moved closer to trying to prevent a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 291
  • Remembering Jonathan Demme, director of eclectic, edgy films
    Jonathan Demme earned critical and commercial success with "Silence of the Lambs," but his career as a film director went beyond crime-thrillers. He made acclaimed dramas, comedies and concert movies, too. Hari Sreenivasan remembers Demme, who died Wednesday at the age of 73, with film critic Mike Sargent.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 240
  • How Trump’s tax plan could exacerbate inequality
    President Trump's tax reform blueprint calls for eliminating the alternative minimum tax and the estate tax, cutting all itemized deductions except for mortgage interest and charitable giving, and getting rid of taxes on the first $24,000 if a couple's earnings. How does that affect tax revenue? William Brangham gets reaction from Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 351
  • How Trump’s first 100 days compares to past presidencies
    President Trump came to office intent on shaking up Washington. While he's run into obstacles in Congress and the courts, there have been clear victories. John Yang offers a recap of the president’s domestic moves, and presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia Miller Center sit down with Judy Woodruff to discuss how he compares to his predecessors.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 699
  • Sebastian Junger on consequences of not stepping in on Syria
    A searing new documentary on the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State group called "Hell on Earth” debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to journalist and the film’s co-director Sebastian Junger about the ways that war in Syria spills over into crisis around the world.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 336
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Website USAFacts offers a new way to follow your tax money
    When we pay taxes, where does the money go? Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer not only wondered; he decided to make a new research tool to make that information available to the public. USAFacts is an interactive website that lists revenues and expenditures at all levels of government. Judy Woodruff interviews Ballmer about his public service project.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 372
  • 'Handmaid's Tale' is a warning of taking rights for granted
    America's democracy and Constitution have been replaced by a theocratic autocracy where women have lost their rights and many of them have become property, valued and controlled for the ability to bear children for wealthy families. That’s the story of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a novel that’s now a major television miniseries. Jeffrey Brown talks to author Margaret Atwood and others.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 430
  • Bernie Sanders on making Democrats a 50-state party
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the chances of avoiding a government shutdown, rethinking American trade policy and the introduction of legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15, what Democrats need to do to build a grassroots movement and 50-state party.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 474
  • How a tariff on Canadian lumber could backfire on the U.S.
    President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on some lumber imported from Canada has escalated tensions between the two countries, drawing a firm response from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. William Brangham speaks with The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip about Mr. Trump's recent trade moves and what they say about his emerging trade policy.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 438
  • Immigration crackdown fears fuel uncertainty for students
    Each year, about 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools, and most are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. But many DACA students are on edge, unsure about what the future holds for them or their families. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 471
  • Donated dresses help teens believe in themselves
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, finding the perfect dress for prom season can pose a real challenge for some teenagers. But one Boston-area organization is stepping in to try and alleviate some of the stress.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 158
  • Border wall demand softened, budget strife may persist
    Numerous reports suggested overnight that President Trump is open to delaying a border wall down payment, leading Democrats on Capitol Hill to declare a kind of victory and see hope for avoiding a government shutdown. But even if the border wall issue drops away, other obstacles could still derail the spending bill. John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss those barriers.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 407
    File photo of President Donald Trump by Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Monday, April 24, 2017

  • The biggest sticking points fueling government shutdown talk
    With Congress back in session, lawmakers are facing an end-of-the-week deadline in order to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown. Meanwhile, President Trump is demanding funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang join Judy Woodruff to discuss what could be at stake in the shutdown showdown.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 320
    A rainy, gray sky tops the U.S. Capitol dome on the first day of the new session of Congress in Washington, U.S. January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
  • Sheryl Sandberg on grief, silence and ‘Option B’
    As one of the best known female executives in the world, Sheryl Sandberg had resources and support when her husband died at 47, but that didn't stop grief from engulfing her and their children. In her new book "Option B," Sandberg writes about grief and resilience in the face of adversity, and offers advice for others experiencing personal tragedy. Sandberg sits down with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 552
  • What have we learned from President Trump’s first 100 days?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Trump’s learning curve in his first 100 days, as well as former President Obama’s first public appearance.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 449
  • How cutting off subsidy payments would affect Obamacare
    In the debate over health care reform, President Trump must now decide whether he will continue to make payments to insurance companies in order to cover out-of-pocket costs and deductibles for low-income consumers. Judy Woodruff speaks with Robert Laszewski, president of Healthcare Policy and Marketplace Review, about the ramifications of cutting off those subsidy payments.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 359
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  • Coal miners’ health care collides with budget showdown
    Seventy years ago, President Truman forged a deal where coal companies and the union agreed to fund lifelong health care pensions. The government never intended to pay for these benefits, but Congress has become a funder of last resort. Now some 22,000 retired union miners and their widows will lose their health care if Congress doesn't act. Lisa Desjardins reports from West Virginia.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 450
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  • News Wrap: Trump calls North Korea situation 'unacceptable'
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump met with members of the U.N. Security Council at the White House, where he warned them that the situation in North Korea is "unacceptable" and stressed that they may need to take firm, new action. Also, former President Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office, urged compassion in dealing with illegal immigration.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 276

Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 23, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, April 23, French voters head to the polls to choose the country's next leader and Venezuelan protesters continue to demand President Nicolas Maduro schedule a new election amid soaring inflation. Also, tensions grow between many Democratic-led cities and the Republican-controlled states where they are located. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2017
    Length: 1496
    Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, speaks to supporters after the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris
  • Macron, Le Pen head to runoff for French presidency
    France's far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron will advance to a runoff to decide the country's next president on May 7 after they took the two top spots in the country's first round of elections on Sunday. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from the National Front Party headquarters in Hénin-Beaumont, France.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2017
    Length: 226
    Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, celebrates after partial results in the first round of 2017 French presidential election, in Paris
  • Venezuelan protesters demand new elections
    For the past three weeks in Venezuela, protesters have demanded President Nicolas Maduro schedule new elections and do more to address the country’s long-running economic crisis. Protesters blame Maduro for the triple-digit inflation and shortages of food, medicine, and basic supplies. Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth joins Hari Sreenivasan from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2017
    Length: 182
    Demonstrators take part in a rally to honour victims of violence during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
  • Missouri's blue-city, red-state divide over minimum wage
    Some of the fiercest political battles are taking place between Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures. Increasingly, those issues are decided through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws that prevent cities from enforcing their local ordinances. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports from Missouri.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2017
    Length: 585
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • Eleven candidates vie for the French presidency
    On Sunday, France is set to hold a presidential election to replace outgoing socialist President François Hollande, who chose not to run for reelection. But with 11 candidates on the ballot, none is expected to win an outright majority. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 321
    Voters wait to cast ballots for French elections, in Toronto
  • Scientists consider running for office
    As President Donald Trump’s administration proposes cuts to science programs across the country, some scientists and engineers are considering whether they should run for elected office. One of the biggest worries, some say, is whether revealing their partisan politics could jeopardize their science careers. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 563
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  • Trump grapples with campaign promises on environment
    At the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, speakers and attendees expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other science programs. Coral Davenport, reporter at The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a closer look at the Trump administration’s environmental policies.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 240