Monday, December 5, 2016

  • What we can and can't infer from Trump’s initial actions
    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump placed a controversial call to the president of Taiwan. On Monday, he joined Ivanka Trump in her meeting with former Vice President Al Gore on climate change. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss Mr. Trump’s Cabinet and “unpredictable” foreign policy.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2016
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  • Egypt seeks ‘strengthening’ of U.S. relations under Trump
    Egypt has experienced turbulent relations with the U.S. under the Obama administration, but President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was the first foreign leader to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his victory. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry about anti-terrorism strategy, human rights, Egypt's position on Syria and more.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2016
    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends during signing of agreements ceremony with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (unseen) at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RTSS3SC
  • What's the long-term outlook for the Dakota Access Pipeline?
    On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied a crucial permit for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which was set to snake half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. But is the victory for the tribe and its allies only temporary, considering President-elect Donald Trump has declared his support for the pipeline? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with William Brangham for more.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2016
    Veterans join activists in a march to Backwater Bridge just outside the Oceti Sakowin camp during a snow fall as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSUT4U
  • Miami's extravagant Art Basel reflects art's new economics
    This past weekend, Miami hosted Art Basel, the largest art fair in the country. The annual event draws people from across the globe: this year, 269 galleries from 29 countries participated. While the Zika scare may have suppressed attendance slightly, the festival drove plenty of discussion, including about politics and the dramatic sales growth of very high-end art. Jeffrey Brown has more.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2016
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

  • Emergency responders in Oakland brace for more casualties
    In Oakland, firefighters and police on Sunday had only gone through less than half the remains of a warehouse that burned down during a party earlier this weekend, and the number of dead continued to rise. Alison Stewart has more.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2016
    Recovery teams examine the charred remains of the two-story converted warehouse that caught fire killing dozens in Oakland, California, U.S., December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSUMXA
  • Fidel Castro interred in Cuban ceremony
    Fidel Castro was laid to rest on Sunday during a private ceremony that capped nine days of mourning in Cuba. Castro ruled the island nation for 49 years before he stepped down in 2008. His remains were carried in a military procession to a cemetery in the city of Santiago. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin joins Alison Stewart from Cuba.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2016
    Cuba's President Raul Castro (C) salutes after placing the box containing the ashes of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro into a boulder at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, in Santiago de Cuba, December 4, 2016. REUTERS/ACN/Marcelino Vazquez/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSULX1
  • Ignored building codes at center of Oakland warehouse fire talks
    Emergency responders on Sunday were still searching through the carcass of a burnt-out warehouse in Oakland for bodies after it caught fire during a party over the weekend and killed at least 24 people. KQED reporter Devin Katayama joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2016
    A woman places flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fire in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, U.S. December 3, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam - RTSUJGH
  • Rwanda was first to prosecute mass rape as war crime
    A new documentary takes an in-depth look at the difficulties of prosecuting mass rape in international courts. “The Uncondemned,” in theaters this month, reviews the landmark case in Rwanda that changed the how mass rape could be prosecuted as an act of genocide. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano spoke with filmmaker Michele Mitchell and has more on the case.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2016
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

  • Populist politics play out in Austrian election
    In Europe, anti-establishment, populist political parties are on the rise, a development playing out as Austrians prepare to select their next president on Sunday. The race pits the left-leaning independent candidate Alexander Van Der Bellen against Norbert Hofer, the leader of the right-wing Freedom Party. Francois Murphy, bureau chief for Reuters in Vienna, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2016
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  • Italian vote could amend post-war constitution
    Italians on Sunday will vote on a referendum to amend their post-World War II constitution, a move aimed at alleviating years of gridlock in the country’s central government by strengthening the office of the prime minister. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay joins Alison Stewart from Rome to discuss the referendum and its potential impact on the the European Union.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2016
    Supporters wave flags during a rally led by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in downtown Rome, Italy October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo - RTSTT5D
  • Embargo remains for some Cuba sectors, as trade grows slowly
    In 2014, after a five-decade freeze, President Obama announced the U.S. would begin reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba. But last week's passing of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is a reminder that the U.S. embargo remains in effect for most economic sectors while Cuba's government has been slow to approve new deals. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman reports.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2016
    People stand on balconies prior to a fashion show displaying creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his latest inter-seasonal Cruise collection for fashion house Chanel at the Paseo del Prado street in Havana, Cuba, May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini  - RTX2CPT7

Friday, December 2, 2016

  • News Wrap: U.S. unemployment at a 9-year low
    In our news wrap Friday, the unemployment rate in November hit a nine-year low, dropping to 4.6 percent, as 178,000 new jobs were added and many people stopped looking for work. Also, House lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a nearly $619 billion bipartisan defense bill that would give troops their biggest pay raise since 2010 and prohibit the Pentagon from closing bases or the Guantanamo Bay prison.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    Corporate recruiters (R) gesture and shake hands as they talk with job seekers at a Hire Our Heroes job fair targeting unemployed military veterans and sponsored by the Cable Show, a cable television industry trade show in Washington, June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo                      GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE    SEARCH BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD 10 OCT FOR ALL IMAGES - RTSRJ2F
  • Shields and Brooks on Mattis, the Carrier deal and Pelosi
    A clearer picture of President-elect Donald Trump's administration took shape this week, and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Topics include their reactions to Mr. Trump's highest-profile nomination yet, whether the Carrier deal represents corrupt cronyism or a 'political masterstroke' and Democratic strategy in Congress.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
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  • At Ohio rally, Trump ‘unofficially’ announces defense pick
    President-elect Donald Trump used a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night to “unofficially” announce retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense, telling the audience to keep the news hushed. Meanwhile, at Harvard University's traditionally civil post-election forum, discussion between the Clinton and Trump teams of campaign tactics and the popular vote became heated.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 1, 2016 as part of their "USA Thank You Tour 2016". REUTERS/William Philpott - RTSUABZ
  • Why Mattis and Trump might be an 'awkward fit'
    Who is James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the president-elect’s choice for secretary of defense? Judy Woodruff sits down with two who know the retired general well: Michael Gordon of The New York Times and Steve Simon, a former national security council staffer in the Obama administration. They discuss why Mattis is an 'unconventional' option, the challenges he may face and his monk-like temperament.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    Marine Corps four-star general James Mattis arrives to address at the pre-trial hearing of Marine Corps Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich at Camp Pendleton, California in 2010. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Despite deadline, Standing Rock protesters vow to stay
    As temperatures in North Dakota plunge into the single digits, the standoff over an oil pipeline near a Native American reservation is intensifying. Monday is the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers and the state’s governor for thousands of protesters to leave -- but they say they're staying. William Brangham talks to David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    Veterans have a confrontation with police on Backwater bridge during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith - RTSUA9V
  • Three reasons little kids shouldn’t play football
    Keith Strudler wants to see the end of football played by very young children -- and not just because of the danger of concussions. He argues that the sport teaches kids to act rough and selfish, as well as that masculinity is strength, while femininity is cheering from the sidelines. Older players are able to separate the sport from life, he says, but for younger ones, that's not easy.
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2016
    FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 12:  Children living in Ferguson where Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9, 2014,  play football in Ferguson, Mo., on August 12, 2015. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

  • The deals & rhetoric behind the U.S. relationship with Iran
    In his new book, “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East,” The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon discusses the U.S. power struggle with Iran, including the Obama administration’s nuclear deal and controversial cash delivery and whether Iran complicated the American stance on Assad. Solomon sits down with Margaret Warner to discuss his work.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
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  • Is crumbling infrastructure limiting American productivity?
    In recent decades, American productivity growth has slowed. Yale University's Jacob Hacker has a possible explanation: the country’s outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. Hacker, co-author of “American Amnesia,” argues the U.S. has forgotten the role government plays in engineering prosperity, and that public investment got us where we are today. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    A pothole is pictured on the street of Los Angeles, California February 12, 2016. An estimated 65 percent of U.S. roads are in poor condition, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the transportation infrastructure system rated 12th in the World Economic Forum's 2014-2015 global competitiveness report. Picture taken February 12. To match Insight AUTOS-AUTONOMOUS/INFRASTRUCTURE   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTSCYJD
  • Lingering challenges in the global fight against AIDS
    On World AIDS Day, we take a look at efforts being made to improve prevention and treatment of the virus. While encouraging advancements have been achieved, AIDS is still the number one killer of women ages 18 to 55. William Brangham speaks with Jon Cohen of Science magazine about recent developments, why adolescents present a particular challenge and securing global funding to fight the disease.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    A nurse takes blood from a man who received a free HIV test at an event to mark World AIDS day in Colombo, Sri Lanka December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte - RTSU6FJ
  • Analyzing the long-term value of Trump’s Carrier agreement
    President-elect Donald Trump’s deal with United Technologies will preserve 1,100 jobs in the state of Indiana, thus appearing to validate a central promise of his campaign. But questions remain: Is this sort of agreement viable? What is the future of American manufacturing? Judy Woodruff speaks with Greg Ip of the The Wall Street Journal and Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump tours a Carrier factory with Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies (L) in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSU988
  • A history of the American war on weed
    On November 8, multiple states legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes -- so Joe Dolce’s new book on the substance's history in the U.S. is timely. Dolce argues marijuana's bad reputation is a result of political demonization, including an intentional name change and association with hippies and disorder. This is his Brief but Spectacular take on the past and future of cannabis.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
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  • News Wrap: Tennessee wildfire recovery efforts increase
    In our news wrap Thursday, the smoke is clearing from days of wildfires in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, and recovery efforts are in full swing. The blazes in and around the eastern city of Gatlinburg left 10 people dead before 24 hours of rain quenched the flames. Also, French President Francois Hollande said he will not seek a second term, citing his historically low approval ratings.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    Troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol help residents leave an area under threat of wildfire after a mandatory evacuation was ordered in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in a picture released November 30, 2016.   Tennessee Highway Patrol/Handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSTVY8
  • These volunteers risk their lives to save Mosul's injured
    On the front lines of Mosul, Iraq, two young American volunteers aid those injured in battle. Pete Reed and Derek Coleman treat Iraqi soldiers and civilians right in the path of fire, far closer than other medical providers. Without their proximity to the fighting, many more wounded would die. But their location also means they are at enormous risk. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
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  • Trump lauds exchange of tax breaks for Carrier jobs
    President-elect Donald Trump traveled to Indianapolis on Thursday, touting a jobs deal he said made good on a campaign promise. In the agreement, Carrier's parent company, United Technologies, will receive $7 million in state tax breaks over 10 years, in exchange for investing $16 million in its Indiana operations. The package will save 1,100 jobs; however, 600 jobs will be outsourced to Mexico.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump tours a Carrier factory with Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies (R) in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSU9BK

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • News Wrap: No criminal charges in fatal Scott shooting
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the North Carolina police officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in September will not face criminal charges. The prosecutor said there was evidence that Scott, a black man, was holding a gun and ignored repeated requests to disarm. Also, the death toll from wildfires in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains rose to seven; dozens more have been injured.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
    Keith Scott looks over to police with hands by his sides just before he was shot four times by Charlotte police in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. in this September 20, 2016 still image from video released by Charlotte police.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department/Handout via Reuters/File Photo  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSU17H
  • Castro’s funeral procession retraces Revolution’s route
    Fidel Castro’s ashes began a lengthy procession through Cuba on Wednesday, mirroring the legendary leader's post-revolution journey in 1959. At the time, Castro depicted himself as a national savior -- a view some Cubans still hold today. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with special correspondent Nick Schifrin in Havana for a report on the response to Castro’s death and hopes for the country’s future.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
    The caravan carrying the ashes of Fidel Castro pass along a street on the way to the eastern city of Santiago, in Colon, Cuba, November 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RTSU3D0
  • Sen. Thune on Wilbur Ross, Trump trade policy, entitlements
    On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as his choice to head the Department of Commerce. Hari Sreenivasan asks Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a leading Senate Republican, about how Ross’ business dealings will be evaluated for potential conflicts of interest, Mr. Trump’s approach to trade policy and the expected economic priorities of the new government.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2016
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