Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Living a meaningful life is as simple as storytelling
    Happiness. That’s what most people say they want in life, according to journalist Emily Esfahani Smith. But should that be our main goal? Smith, who is trained in psychology and is the author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters,” offers her humble opinion on why the search for meaning is so important.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2017
  • House Budget chair predicts success for GOP health bill
    Before the House Republican’s health care plan can receive its final vote in the House of Representatives, it needs to clear one more hurdle. Judy Woodruff speaks with Tennessee Rep. Diane Black, chair of the Budget Committee, about the bill’s next steps.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2017
  • Marines caught sharing photos of female colleague draw anger
    It started with a private Facebook page that had hundreds of explicit photographs of female Marines, accompanied by obscene, degrading comments. Women who have so far been identified said it had been done without their consent. Military officials have launched an investigation. William Brangham gets reaction from retired Col. Mary Reinwald of Leatherneck Magazine.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • House GOP drives health care bill through committees
    While two House committees worked through the night to pass the GOP health care bill in party line votes, party leaders aimed for the big picture. Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi decried the lack of analysis yet by the CBO, and Speaker Paul Ryan urged unsure Republicans by saying it is "the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare." Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • A writer finds the words to express love for her dying dad
    Kelly Corrigan’s dad always used to tell her she was going to write the “great American novel.” At age 36, she was diagnosed with cancer, and soon after, her father got the same bad news. The prognosis unleashed a panic in her, which she unleashed through her writing. Corrigan, a New York Times bestselling author, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on the power of words.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • News Wrap: Illegal border crossing arrests fell in February
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Homeland Security Department reported that about 23,000 people were arrested trying to cross the southern U.S. border in February, down from 42,000 in January. Also, President Trump's revised travel ban faced its first challenge in federal court, filed by the state of Hawaii.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
    A man, who was deported from the U.S. seven months ago, touches the fingertips of his nephew across a fence separating Mexico and U.S, as photographed from Tijuana
  • U.S. forces in Syria to fight ISIS face chaotic map
    The battle for Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State militant group in Syria, is coming. The U.S. military is sending 400 additional troops to join 500 Special Operations troops already on the ground, along with an array of Turkish, Russian, Syrian and rebel forces. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times about the challenges ahead.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • How the Republican bill would change funding for Medicaid
    Under the new Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, there are major changes to Medicaid funding for states. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about why those changes are causing concerns for some states.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • Insurance CEO: Medicaid cuts are ‘going to affect everyone’
    Dr. Mario Molina of Molina Healthcare, an insurance executive whose business is focused on Medicaid patients, is concerned about the way the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will not only affect patients on Medicaid, but cause major economic ripples for states and the health care system. Molina joins William Brangham to discuss what he sees as at stake.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • Stamping out smallpox is a chapter of his Brilliant life
    Larry Brilliant jokes that he doesn't live up to his last name, but he has lived a remarkable life, from his early days in the San Francisco hippie scene, to his work as one of the world’s leading disease fighters who helped eradicate smallpox. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro sits down with Brilliant to look back at his career and current work identifying today’s global threats.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • Are smart devices giving up access to your digital life?
    WikiLeaks' release of a trove of documents about the CIA's ability to breach smartphone and TV encryption was a revelation of potential vulnerabilities that surprised many. Hari Sreenivasan separates fact from fiction about their capabilities to take advantage of those devices with Brian Barrett, news editor of Wired, and how to be mindful about the reality of today’s “internet of things.”
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • What a day on strike says about the women’s movement
    On International Women's Day, thousands stayed away from work and took to the streets to demonstrate the vital economic contributions that women make and more. Judy Woodruff talks to Rebecca Traister, author of “All the Single Ladies,” and Farida Jalalzai of Oklahoma State University about the energy behind the women’s movement.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Battle over GOP health bill begins with the nitty-gritty
    The Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act officially began its journey through Congress, as two committees started drafting details. Pushed by GOP leaders and the White House, the bill faces opposition from Democrats, conservative critics and powerful interest groups, while multiple analysts concluded that millions more will be left without coverage. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • How will GOP tax credits compare with insurance premiums?
    Under the new Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, tax credits would assist uninsured people to buy coverage. But the criteria that determine eligibility is shifting, with age becoming a greater factor than income. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about the impact if the plan becomes law.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • How scientists are tracking a massive iceberg in the making
    Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf is disappearing section by section. A fast-growing rift, one of the largest ever seen, is now teetering on the edge of breaking away from the glacier. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores how scientists have tracked the steady loss of ice.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Panetta: WikiLeaks dump of CIA info 'seriously damaging'
    A day after WikiLeaks published documents on the CIA's tools for hacking into personal electronics, Reuters reported that intelligence officials are focused on contractors as the likeliest source of the leak. How is the CIA likely responding to the revelations? Former CIA Director Leon Panetta joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the consequences for counterterrorism efforts and more.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Finding Emily Dickinson in the power of her poetry
    Who was Emily Dickinson? A new exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York takes a closer look at the iconic American cultural figure through her poems and the remnants of her life, and finds a less reclusive woman than we thought we knew. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Lankford: Trump tax records not relevant to Russia probe
    The first public hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was announced by the House Intelligence Committee, while Senate Democrats have called for a special counsel. Republican Sen. James Lankford, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says a lot of the work will remain behind closed doors. He speaks with Judy Woodruff about the Senate’s probes and more.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • Quality child care gives military families peace of mind
    Child care for U.S. military families is among the best in the country and is significantly less expensive than the average civilian care. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week traveled to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to see how the military invested in quality care that builds brains and emotional security.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • News Wrap: DOJ nominee questioned over Russia investigation
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Rod Rosenstein, nominee for the number two position at the Justice Department, faced questioning at his confirmation hearing over investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Rosenstein would oversee the probe if he's confirmed. Also, claims of bombs and even a sniper were called in to Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League in several cities.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
    Rod Rosenstein, nominee to be Deputy Attorney General, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. in March. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters
  • How would the American Health Care Act affect cost, access?
    The House bill that Republicans plan to pass to replace the Affordable Care Act keeps some of the most popular provisions of the law, but it does not mandate coverage and shifts how the government would provide financial help. John Yang looks at key aspects of the plan with Sabrina Corlette of the Health Policy Institute and Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • 'The Americans' sees a perfect moment to humanize espionage
    As investigations examine Russia’s role in last year’s election, the highly acclaimed television series “The Americans” has been delivering an intimate, fictional look at the old Cold War and the lives of two Russian spies working undercover in the U.S. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • Resistance to GOP health care bill comes from both sides
    On day one of the push to sell a long-awaited replacement for the Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders mounted an all-out offensive with help from both the president and vice president. Dubbed the American Health Care Act, the plan changes aspects of its predecessor, including contentious matters of Medicaid and tax credits. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • What it’s like to curl up inside a rock for a week
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, performance artist Abraham Poincheval knows what it's like to be stuck between a rock and a hard place: For an entire week, he lived inside a boulder at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • WikiLeaks publishes purported CIA cyber tools
    WikiLeaks published thousands of pages on Tuesday of what it says are files about the CIA and its hacking activities. The material comes reportedly from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence and includes a range of documents which describe cyber tools for hacking cellphones, computers, television and even vehicles. Jeffrey Brown speaks Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times about the revelations.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

  • Trump administration’s new travel ban makes critical changes
    The Trump administration targets a group of mostly Muslim nations in its second try at a travel ban by executive order. But it makes critical changes in hope of avoiding the issues that led courts to block it. The new order removes Iraq from the list of barred countries, limits the ban on Syrian refugees to 120 days and drops explicit exceptions for religious minorities. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017
  • How the Obamacare replacement will test Republicans
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join John Yang to discuss the origin of and fallout from President Trump’s recent wiretap accusations, as well as how Republican lawmakers and President Trump will have to work to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017
  • 'Get Out' dials up the scary side of race in America
    A trip to meet the parents in well-heeled, white suburban America -- what could go wrong? The new horror film "Get Out" is about the very real horror of racism. Jeffrey Brown sits down with director Jordan Peele to discuss his debut film that’s become a breakout hit.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017

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