Wednesday, September 21, 2016

  • Could Trump's foreign dealings pose conflicts of interest?
    Donald Trump has been engaged in business deals with companies on nearly every continent, but it is often unclear who’s behind these companies and if they are doing business legally. Judy Woodruff speaks with Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald, who says the list of Donald Trump’s extensive global business dealings and potential conflicts of interest goes on and on.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, as he is watched by two pipers in front of the lighthouse, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016.      REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne - RTX2HZU0
  • How robots are joining the police force
    In light of the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, science correspondent Miles O'Brien takes a look at a new technology that is increasingly being used by law enforcement: bomb-disarming robots. Operated from a safe distance, these robots can blast through car windows and even kill, raising ethical issues about how they should be used.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
    A Cleveland police bomb squad technician loads a Remotec F5A explosive ordnance device robot during a demonstration of police capabilities near the site of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTSHXME
  • Why we believe what we read on the internet
    In the digital age, we have access to all the information that we could ever want. But that means there’s also a lot of misinformation out there. How do we know what’s true and what isn’t? That’s what Daniel Levitin attempts to teach readers of his new book, “A Field Guide to Lies.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Levitin to learn how we can sift through the digital field of information.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
  • New museum tells America’s story via African-American lens
    One hundred years in the making, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on Saturday in Washington. The museum presents history through objects both celebratory and sobering -- showcasing everything from Michael Jackson’s fedora to a pair of shackles discovered aboard a sunken slave ship. Gwen Ifill tours the exhibitions and speaks with the people responsible.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2016
    A woman passes a display depicting the Mexico Olympic protest during a media preview at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2016. The museum will open to the public on September 24. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque    FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSNR10

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • News Wrap: FBI investigated NY-area bombing suspect in 2014
    In our news wrap Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the FBI briefly investigated Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings, in 2014, after he allegedly stabbed his brother. Also, French authorities have made eight new arrests in connection to the Bastille Day truck attack that killed 86.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
    Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, is shown in Union County, New Jersey, U.S. Prosecutor?s Office photo released on September 19, 2016.  Courtesy Union County Prosecutor?s Office/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSOM2P
  • Were Wells Fargo employees under unfair sales pressure?
    Wells Fargo chief John Stumpf apologized before Congress Tuesday for the bank opening two million unauthorized accounts. Regulators say workers were under sales pressure, but Stumpf said it was not a scheme. More than 5,000 workers have been fired; lawmakers suggested the bank’s CEO is the one who should pay the price. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Corkery of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
    The sign outside the Wells Fargo & Co. bank in downtown Denver April 13, 2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo    GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE - SEARCH "BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD JULY 11" FOR ALL IMAGES - RTSHA96
  • What Clinton and Trump are saying about education reform
    Where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the hot-button issues of education reform in the U.S.? Lisa Desjardins offers a rundown, and Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa and Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Education join Jeffrey Brown to examine the candidates’ dramatically different proposals for K-12 and higher education.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump meets with teachers, students and local officials during a campaign visit to the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2OPQK
  • Marine recruit's death reveals wider issue of abuse, hazing
    Why did a 20-year-old recruit jump to his death at the Marine Corps training facility at Parris Island? That question spurred an internal investigation, which uncovered a larger pattern of hazing and abuse. William Brangham joins Judy Woodruff to offer a closer look at the investigation.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
    - PHOTO TAKEN 06JAN05 - United States Marine Corps drill instructor yells at a recruit after wakeup attention detail in Parris Island, South Carolina, January 6, 2005. Recruits go through a twelve week training program where the objective is to instill self-discipline and confidence, high moral standards, warrior spirit, basic military knowledge and individual skills, physical fitness and wellness as a way of life, respect and love of Country and Corps.  More than 21,000 new Marines leave Parris Island each year after graduating from recruit training. Picture taken January 6, 2005. - RTXN651
  • How a Mass. couple saved thousands from Nazi death camps
    It started with a school project: Interview someone with moral courage. For Artemis Joukowsky, it became an enduring project to explore the life of his grandparents, Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who helped more than 2,000 people avoid deportation to Nazi death camps. Judy Woodruff speaks with Joukowsky and Ken Burns, who tell the story of the Sharps in a new documentary.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • Dangers of isolationism, Syria top Obama’s last UN address
    President Obama gave his final speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He spoke about the “growing contest” between authoritarianism and democracy in the face of terror and the refugee crisis. He appealed to the world to do more for the millions fleeing war-torn countries and joined other leaders calling for a stop to the fighting in Syria. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSOLSP
  • Why first-generation students need mentors who get them
    When Jennine Capó Crucet was a college freshman, her parents stayed for her entire orientation. It wasn’t because they especially wanted to; they just didn’t know what they were meant to do. As a first-generation college student, Crucet was not aware of the norms understood by most of her peers. Now a novelist and professor, she gives her take on what first-generation students need.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
  • Police shooting of Terence Crutcher may test Tulsa tensions
    There are calls for a federal investigation into the police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After his car stalled, video footage showed Crutcher, an unarmed black man, walking away from police, arms raised, before being shot. Gwen Ifill speaks with Ginnie Graham of Tulsa World about the shooting and the challenges for the city in grappling with issues of race and law enforcement.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2016
    A still image captured from a video from Tulsa Police Department shows Terence Crutcher seen with his hands in the air during a police shooting incident in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. on September 16, 2016. Video taken September 16, 2016.  Courtesy Tulsa Police Department/Handout via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSOLBP

Monday, September 19, 2016

  • Are Clinton and Trump judged by different standards?
    Mirroring their dissimilar campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded very differently to Saturday's bombings, with Clinton emphasizing her experience and Trump focusing on immigration. But even when they're discussing the same issues, are the candidates evaluated according to separate standards? Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
  • UN issues unprecedented declaration on refugee crisis
    An estimated 65 million people worldwide are considered refugees and migrants. On Monday, the United Nations General Assembly's began its first summit on the growing global issue. The session yielded an unprecedented declaration of commitment to organization and cooperation in supporting refugees. William Brangham interviews Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, about its importance.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) arrives with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York City, U.S. September 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid   - RTSOHI7
  • The new librarian of Congress on ‘free information’
    The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through. She is also the first woman and the first African American to take charge of the nation's oldest and largest collection. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Hayden about the continuing importance of the library in the digital age.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
    UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 14: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden speaks during her swearing-in ceremony in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, September 14, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
  • Bombing suspect held; New York security at ‘all-time high’
    Following a shootout, New York police apprehended their suspect for Saturday’s actual and attempted bombings in New York and New Jersey. Twenty-eight-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan, was seized after being recognized sleeping in the doorway of a New Jersey bar. Earlier in the day, a text message alert urged New Yorkers to call 911 if they saw him.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
    A policeman takes a photo of a man they identified as Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is wanted for questioning in connection with an explosion in New York City, as he is placed into an ambulance in Linden, New Jersey, in this still image taken from video September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Anthony Genaro     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSOGS6
  • News Wrap: ‘No connection’ between bombings and mall attack
    In our news wrap Monday, President Obama said there’s “no connection” between Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey and the Minnesota mall stabbings, which the Islamic State claimed it inspired. Also, the Syrian military declared a week-long ceasefire over and said fighting will resume; a U.S-Russia pact expired today, although the State Department is working to extend the deal.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about last Saturday's bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in New York September 19, 2016.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSOGF4
  • Clinton and Trump respond differently to Saturday attacks
    With terrorism suddenly at the forefront of the news, Hillary Clinton campaigned on her national security qualifications, referencing experiences in the Situation Room and dealing with foreign enemies of the U.S. Meanwhile, Donald Trump called into Fox News to suggest that police have been constrained in pursuing suspects because they are under pressure not to profile. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to a press briefing before boarding her campaign plane at the Westchester County airport in White Plains, New York, U.S. September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSOHKX
  • Is this ‘syndrome’ causing American political dysfunction?
    Has our political system gone crazy? Jonathan Rauch thinks so. In a recent piece for the Atlantic, Rauch explores what he calls “chaos syndrome” in Washington: government stagnation, he argues, is resulting from politicians' inability to compromise, combined with constant calls for transparency. Judy Woodruff speaks with Rauch about the history of American politics and where they stand today.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
    A woman holds up a t-shirt before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a campaign event at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSO2SR
  • Can we recognize radicalization before it’s too late?
    The suspect behind this weekend’s bombings has been apprehended; now authorities are trying to figure out what motivated him and whether he acted alone. Judy Woodruff talks to George Washington University’s Lorenzo Vidino and former Department of Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem about what the investigation has uncovered so far and how we can try to prevent future attacks.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2016
    Law enforcement officers mark evidence near the site where Ahmad Khan Rahami, sought in connection with a bombing in New York, was taken into custody in Linden, New Jersey, U.S., September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSOGL3

Sunday, September 18, 2016

  • What caused a gas pipeline leak in Alabama?
    The price of a gallon of gas is expected to go up this week along the East Coast, due to a leaky gas pipeline in Alabama. The pipeline delivers more than a million barrels of gasoline every day from Gulf Coast refineries to states from Mississippi to New Jersey. The Wall Street Journal's Alison Sider joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2016
    Vehicles wait in line for gas at a Twice Daily gas station on Franklin Road in Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S. September 17, 2016. REUTERS/David Mudd          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSO7JU
  • Can technology help predict who will attempt suicide?
    Suicide is now the nation's tenth-leading cause of death, and the second-leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-34 years old. Top suicide researchers are developing new technological tools to help predict who is most at risk and save lives. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2016
    A patient opens an app that's meant to identify people at risk for suicide. Photo by Saskia de Melker
  • Dutch police use eagles to hunt illegal drones
    Police in the Netherlands are taking a unique approach toward finding illegal, and potentially unsafe, drones. They are the first in the world using eagles to hunt and catch them. The NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker has more.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2016
    Dutch police are using eagles to hunt drones. Photo by Christopher Booker

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  • Russia claims U.S. airstrikes killed Syrian troops
    U.S. military officials said Saturday they halted coalition airstrikes meant for ISIS fighters in Syria after Russia claimed the attacks instead killed more than 62 Syrian troops. The announcement came just days after a ceasefire took effect. Liz Sly of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan from Beirut via Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016
    A bird flies near a torn Syrian national flag in the city of Qamishli, Syria April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2B1F4
  • How one step team is helping students graduate
    The documentary "Gentlemen of Vision,” from PBS member station KETC in St. Louis, follows a group of young men who are part of a step program. Its goal: to decrease the dropout rate and encourage students to graduate high school. In this excerpt, we meet a few of the young men who have committed to the discipline of practice and competition.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016
  • Can a Silicon Valley start-up transform education?
    A for-profit school system called AltSchool now operates in San Francisco and New York, with plans to license its program to public schools across the country. AltSchool's co-founder, a former Google executive, believes methods used in the tech industry, like collecting data from users, can transform education. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Jennings reports from San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

  • Trump ends one Obama ‘birther’ rumor by starting another
    After years of stoking the so-called “birther” controversy, Donald Trump finally acknowledged that President Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen. But then Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumors about Obama’s birthplace. Clinton and members of the Congressional Black Caucus attacked Trump for disrespecting the president. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts as reporters yell questions to him after he stated that he believes President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. at a campaign event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters
  • Can Trump gain with Ohio Democrats on economic issues?
    Trumbull is one of Ohio’s most reliably Democratic counties. But Republican nominee Donald Trump has paid special attention to the region and voters have listened to his message about the economy. John Yang speaks with some voters who see the New York millionaire as someone who can improve prospects for working class Americans.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, U.S., September 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSNSQX