Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Your phone is trying to control your life
    Whether you're killing time in line at Starbucks or scrolling through an endless meme stream on Twitter, your smartphone is trying to seduce you. Former Google employee Tristan Harris felt something needed to be done to combat tech designers' relentless efforts to influence our behavior. Special correspondent Cat Wise talks to Harris as part of a collaboration with The Atlantic.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017
  • Trump’s immigration ban closes the door and changes lives
    Protests and demonstrations erupted across the nation in response to President Donald Trump's executive order concerning immigrants and refugees. The president's executive order temporarily bars all refugees and travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations, while Syrian refugees were blocked indefinitely. William Brangham talks to people who’ve been affected by the order.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump order on immigrants faces challenges
    In our news wrap Monday, facing mass protests, chaos at airports and a growing backlash overseas, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted that the uproar over President Donald Trump's executive action on refugees and immigrants is an overreaction. Also, Rex Tillerson, secretary of state nominee, survived a key procedural vote in the Senate as Democrats tried to push for a delay.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017
  • Will the refugee ban reinforce political division?
    President Donald Trump had promised a crackdown on immigration on the campaign trail. Now he’s done it, following through with a ban on refugees that was popular with his supporters. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the political effects of the president's executive order restricting immigration and more.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017
  • Albright: Refugee ban ‘a gift to those who hate us’
    President Donald Trump's executive order concerning refugees and visa-holders has sparked protests and backlash across the nation and overseas. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins Judy Woodruff to share her rebuke of the White House ban, as well as controversial changes adding Stephen Bannon to the National Security Council.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

  • Refugees already settled in U.S. concerned over Trump order
    The U.S. admitted 12,500 Syrian refugees in 2016, but President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday indefinitely bans any more from entering the U.S. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports on how the Trump administration's policy has left some refugees already in the country very concerned.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2017
  • A breakdown of President Trump’s first week in office
    In President Donald Trump’s first week in office, he signed a number of executive orders that shifted policies on health care, immigration, oil, reproductive rights, federal hiring and trade. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the effects of Trump’s first week and the response from politicians on both sides of the aisle.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2017
  • How the ACLU challenged Trump’s immigration order
    A federal judge on Saturday issued a stay to halt portions of President Trump's executive order banning entry to the U.S. for people from seven countries. The order prevents the government from deporting people that are detained at U.S. airports. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, whose organization filed the complaint, joins Hari Sreenivasan to help us understand what happened.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2017
  • In Trump’s immigration order, a tangle of legal issues
    Protests erupted across the country following President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven countries. The administration cited national security concerns as the reason for the order, even as a federal judge blocked part of it on Saturday night. USA Today Immigration Reporter Alan Gomez joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2017
  • Positive fiscal signs amid a slow-growth economy
    The U.S. economy has slowed since the 1990s, but in the final month of President Obama’s term, 156,000 jobs were added and unemployment held at 4.7 percent. As President Donald Trump took office last week, the Dow Jones closed above 20,000 points for the first time. Wall Street Journal Reporter Nick Timiraos joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C., to break down the state of the economy.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • Travelers detained at NYC airport after immigration freeze
    On Friday night, travelers were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City if they came from one of the seven, predominantly Muslim countries that President Donald Trump has listed on an immigration ban. Nicholas Kulish, who broke the story for The New York Times, joins Alison Stewart from the airport to talk about the ramifications of the policy.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2017
  • Putting Trump's comments on Chicago in context
    In his first week in office, President Donald Trump's actions have had particular significance in Chicago. The president signed an executive order withholding federal grant money from “sanctuary cities,” which includes Chicago, and also threatened to “send in the Feds” if the city’s leaders fail to reduce violence. USA Today reporter Aamar Madhani joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2017
  • Texas on frontlines of NAFTA negotiations
    President Donald Trump announced this week his plan to renegotiate NAFTA, a free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, citing a loss of jobs in the U.S. But many business owners and politicians in Texas, which shares a border with Mexico, favor the deal. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Lisa Desai reports.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

  • The white supremacy of being asked where I’m from
    What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "white supremacy"? For actor comedian Peter Kim, it's facing the commonplace cultural assumption that white is the default race in America.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017
  • News Wrap: Haley warns those who 'don't have our back' at UN
    In our news wrap Friday, it was Ambassador Nikki Haley's first day on the job at the United Nations, where she warned "those that don't have our back: we're taking names." Also, The National Park Service confirmed that President Trumped ordered more photos be released of his inauguration crowd, after he was reportedly angry that images showed his crowd was dwarfed by President Obama's turnout.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017
  • Does limiting refugees deter terrorism?
    An executive order to limit refugees, immigrants and visitors to the United States, especially from Muslim countries, is meant to reduce the chance of terrorist attacks on home soil. But is the move by President Trump an effective form of deterrence? Antonio Mora talks with Reuel Marc Gerecht from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and former State Department official Daniel Benjamin.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017
  • Anti-abortion activists welcome Trump administration support
    At the annual March for Life, anti-abortion activists from all walks of life marched on Washington Friday, urging policymakers to continue a political agenda in favor of abortion restrictions. Vice President Mike Pence told the crowd that the Trump administration plans on supporting anti-abortion policies. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, joins Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s first week
    From Mexico to Russia, pipelines to refugees, President Trump had a busy first week of work. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including an assessment of the president’s executive actions and willingness to pick fights, the White House opposition against the media and whether the GOP will assert independence.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • What Trump's wall means for U.S. relations with Mexico
    What do President Trump's latest actions on immigration mean for U.S. relations with Mexico? Former State Department official Roger Noriega and James Carafano from the Heritage Foundation join Antonio Mora to discuss the apparent rift between President Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña over the decision to build a wall along the southern border.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
  • Kellyanne Conway on Trump's voter fraud claims, Mexico
    Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the first week of the Trump administration, including moves to build a border wall, a visit canceled by Mexico’s president, a plan to cut “sanctuary city” funding, the president’s stance on the use of torture, debunked allegations of widespread voter fraud and the administration’s relationship to the press.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
  • White House floats import tax amid tensions with Mexico
    President Trump's push for a wall on the border has opened a diplomatic rift with Mexico. After Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced he was canceling a visit to Washington, Mr. Trump gave no ground at a GOP retreat in Philadelphia. Congressional leaders said Congress would be willing to foot the bill for a wall for now. Lisa Desjardins talks to Judy Woodruff from Philadelphia.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
  • Are you hanging off a financial cliff? Here's how to cope
    Elizabeth White was once comfortably middle class, but recently she has been severely underemployed. Now as she approaches the traditional age for retirement, she is struggling to make ends meet, and her story is not uncommon. Economics correspondent Paul Solman brings us part two of their conversation with advice for the financially fragile.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
  • Men who grew up in prison find the strength to be vulnerable
    At California's San Quentin prison, men who committed crimes when they were teenagers and are currently serving long or life sentences give their Brief But Spectacular takes on their crimes, the early traumas that affected their actions and how they're changing their lives now.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Mary Tyler Moore was a modern woman’s role model
    She had an iconic smile and laugh, but actress and comedian Mary Tyler Moore was also a revolutionary. The Oscar-nominated actress famously played a single career woman next door and a quirky housewife, changing how women were portrayed. Jeffrey Brown reflects on her life with Cynthia Littleton of Variety and Dick Cavett, a former friend of the late television icon, who died at the age of 80.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump takes steps on border wall, immigration
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump signed two executive orders at the Department of Homeland Security, ordering construction of a Mexican border wall, and taking other actions aimed at illegal immigration. Also, the White House distanced itself from reports that it may order a major review of how how terror suspects are handled, including renewed use of banned interrogation methods.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • Will Trump talk of voter fraud threaten voter rights?
    Donald Trump made the issue of voter fraud a rallying cry during his campaign. Now President Trump is still claiming -- with zero evidence and GOP resistance -- that millions of illegal votes were cast for Hillary Clinton and announcing an investigation. William Brangham talks with Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • Why psychedelic drugs are having a medical renaissance
    For C.J. Hardin, an Army veteran, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder is an everyday feat. After years of pills and therapy failed to help his disorder, Hardin knew he needed an alternative. So he turned to a surprising substitute that's at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience and medicine: psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • GOP meets to strategize on Trump priorities like health care
    Republican lawmakers are attending an annual retreat to outline an ambitious agenda to accomplish in the next 200 days, and to set the tone for collaboration with President Trump. Judy Woodruff talks with Lisa Desjardins, reporting from Philadelphia, on possible plans to pay for a border wall, major divisions on how to move forward on health care and more.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017

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