Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Could carbon capturing make ‘clean coal’ a reality?
    Coal is still very much at the center of the debate on the future of energy. For some, the holy grail is a new type of technology that captures some coal carbon emissions. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to take a closer look at the results coming out of one of the largest fossil fuel power plants in the country and the obstacles stopping them from collecting more.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 695
  • Congressional baseball rivals affirm solidarity after attack
    Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., managers of the two congressional baseball teams, talk with Judy Woodruff about what it was like to be practicing on the field as a shooting targeting Republican lawmakers unfolded Wednesday in Alexandria, Va.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 460
  • Can more U.S. troops in Afghanistan help end the war?
    As part of the Trump administration's review of America's 16-year war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that the president has given him the authority to decide appropriate troop levels. The U.S. commander in that country has recommended boosting the number by thousands more. William Brangham speaks with retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 438
  • Attack on congressman provokes somber reflection in D.C.
    A gunman opened fire Wednesday in Alexandria, Va., during a morning practice for the Congressional Baseball Game. The gunman, who died from his injuries sustained during the attack, shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, and four others. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff for an update on the reaction from Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 441
  • News Wrap: Mueller meets with senators on Russia probe
    In the our news wrap Wednesday, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee held their first meeting with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. That followed a day of speculation about Mueller's future. Also, the Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia over its election hacking.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 260
  • Tracy K. Smith named new U.S. poet laureate
    Tracy K. Smith, a writer and teacher, is taking on a very public role as the nation's poet laureate. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Smith to discuss how language can be a tool of revelation, her reflections on race in America, her teaching philosophy and why we still need poetry.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 444

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Jeff Sessions Hearing Special
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and much more.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 9685
    The PBS NewsHour will air live special coverage on Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • What the rising power of Hezbollah means for the Middle East
    Hezbollah, considered a terrorist group by the U.S. and others, has been a crucial fighting force in Syria's civil war, integral to the survival of the Assad regime. While the Lebanese militant group’s popularity across the Middle East has plummeted, its military might has been hugely strengthened, an evolution that is being anxiously watched by Israel. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2017
    Length: 582
  • What questions remain after Sessions’ Senate testimony?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a high-stakes hearing on the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 elections. Sessions denied having any meetings with Russian officials about the Trump campaign. Lisa Desjardins and NPR's Carrie Johnson join Judy Woodruff to discuss what emerged.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 539
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS16Y7C
  • News Wrap: Senate crafts new Russia sanctions
    In our news wrap Tuesday, leaders of two Senate committees reached agreement on new sanctions against Russia, targeting corruption, human rights abuses and weapons shipments to Syria. Also, Pentagon leaders came under fire for not finishing a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 1122
    Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds during the State Prize awards ceremony marking the Day of Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool - RTS16RKB
  • How will Uber evolve without CEO Kalanick behind the wheel?
    Ride-service giant Uber is in the midst of major turmoil. After months of complaints about the company's culture, sexual assault and bias, chief executive Travis Kalanick will take an indefinite leave of absence. That comes as a new report conducted by Eric Holder suggests ways to reform the company’s values. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jessi Hempel of Backchannel about Uber's new direction.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 349
    Uber dropped more than $1.3 million on its advocacy efforts, deploying an army of lobbyists from seven outside firms.
  • Putting Trump’s claims on jobs in context
    Just four months into his term, President Trump has made numerous claims about the jobs he's created and saved. What's the real record? William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 336
  • Rep. Schiff on Sessions’ refusal to answer Senate questions
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., joins Judy Woodruff to react to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ first public testimony on the Russia investigation. Schiff says what was most notable to him was what he saw as Sessions corroborating former FBI Director James Comey on details of meetings with President Trump, as well as Sessions’ refusal to answer many of the senators’ questions.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 435
  • Former Justice officials weigh in on Sessions’ testimony
    From dealings with former FBI Director James Comey to the attorney general's recusal from the Russia probe, Judy Woodruff gets analysis from George Terwilliger, Walter Dellinger and Carrie Cordero, three former Justice Department officials with extensive experience in government and the law.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 977

Monday, June 12, 2017

  • Putting cervical cancer screening in reach for Indian women
    Cervical cancer afflicts a half million women across the world every year, but it's most deadly in India. For many Indian women, seeing a doctor is the last resort and an unaffordable luxury. A pilot program aims to change that with a low-cost testing and simple procedure, but hurdles remain to get women in the door. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2017
    Length: 389
  • Dad pitches baseball teams on wooing their newest fan
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a Virginia man decided to let the nation's major league baseball franchises make their own pitch for his baby son's affection.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2017
    Length: 194
  • How Trump's Paris decision drove a top U.S. diplomat to quit
    Four days after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the top American official in China, David Rank, tendered his resignation, citing the president's decision. Rank, who served 27 years in the foreign service, sits down with Judy Woodruff in his first interview since stepping down.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2017
    Length: 402
  • How GOP senators are privately crafting a health care bill
    Republican senators are trying to finish drafting their own health care bill this week as part of the GOP effort to replace the Affordable Care Act, and they’ve been doing it in secret. Democrats like Sen. Claire McCaskill have been raising their concern about what’s happening. Lisa Desjardins walks us through the normal process and how these efforts differ.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2017
    Length: 198
    File photo of the U.S. Capitol by Zach Gibson/Reuters
  • Why it's so hard for the White House to change the topic
    Judy Woodruff talks with Tamara Keith of NPR and Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections about an interview with Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy about Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to lead the Russia investigation, the struggle for the Trump administration to change the conversation back to its agenda and the potential fatigue factor of a dramatic presidency.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2017
    Length: 478
  • Ruddy: Mueller has 'real conflicts' as special counsel
    Christopher Ruddy of Newsmax Media joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the Russia investigation and testimony from former FBI Director James Comey is affecting the White House.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2017
    Length: 402

Sunday, June 11, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 11, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, June 11, President Donald Trump turns his focus to an infrastructure plan, and a new film follows the only bank charged after the 2008 financial crisis. Later, hear from a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, on her life a year after the massacre. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2017
    Length: 1347
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  • Trump’s infrastructure plan short on specifics
    President Donald Trump is promising to spend a trillion dollars to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. But beyond general statements about private-public partnerships and dismantling regulations that can delay construction, the White House has yet to put out a detailed plan. Washington Post reporter Mike Debonis joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on the situation.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2017
    Length: 209
    Cars travel on city streets and highway overpasses in San Diego
  • A year after Pulse shooting, survivor reflects on recovery
    In the early morning of June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen opened fire at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was the worst mass shooting of civilians in American history, leaving 49 people dead and dozens injured. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano spoke with one of the survivors of the attack about her harrowing experience inside the club and how she’s recovering one year later.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2017
    Length: 270
    The parking lot at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando
  • New film follows only bank charged after financial crisis
    A new documentary, "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," tells the story of Abacus Federal Savings Bank, a small, family-run bank in New York City. Abacus was the only bank ­­in the U.S. to face criminal charges after the 2008 financial crisis. The film is scheduled to air later this year on the PBS program FRONTLINE. NewsHour Weekend's Saskia de Melker talked to the film's director, Steve James.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2017
    Length: 426
    Woman enters branch of Abacus Federal Savings Bank on Bowery Street in New York

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • What else happened in Washington as the world watched Comey
    The first public testimony of former FBI director James Comey since his firing by President Donald Trump captured the nation’s attention this week. Meanwhile, the Senate made moves on a Republican healthcare bill and the House voted to roll back Dodd-Frank financial reforms. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan from Santa Barbara, California, with more.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2017
    Length: 210
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  • New exhibit follows the hunt for a Nazi leader
    In 1962, Adolf Eichmann, one of the key architects of the Holocaust, was executed in Israel, the culmination of a years-long search for him by the Israeli government. The backstory that led to that moment is now on vivid display in “Operation Finale,” an exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Eddie Aruzza, a correspondent for PBS station WTTW in Chicago, has this story.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2017
    Length: 268
  • How online social movements translate to offline results
    In recent years, social media has played a key role in organizing and getting protesters into the streets in the U.S. and around the world. Though these tools can help rally people to action, a new book, "Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest," argues they also have limits. Zeynep Tufekci, the book’s author, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on technology and protest.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2017
    Length: 505
    A general view shows Tahrir Square as Egyptian riot policemen try to disperse protesters in Cairo

Friday, June 9, 2017