Monday, May 23, 2016

  • With killing of top mullah, what’s next for the Taliban?
    On Saturday, a U.S. drone strike killed Mullah Mansour, the leader of the Taliban and architect of the group’s bloody reconquest of Afghanistan this past year. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the killing, and Hari Sreenivasan talks to former Pakistani diplomat Riaz Mohammad Khan and former State Department official Barnett Rubin about what lies ahead for the Taliban.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    Newspapers containing news about Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour are on display at a stall in Peshawar, Pakistan, May 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz             FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSFJQ3
  • In 2016 election, is it who you are for, or against?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest in politics, including how the national unfavorability of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could affect the general election, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recent efforts to strengthen ties with the Democratic party and what July’s party conventions might look like.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
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  • How new Vietnam is drawing back children of U.S. immigrants
    An estimated 1.5 million Vietnamese fled to the U.S. after the fall of Saigon in 1975, seeking a better life for their families. But as memories of the war fade and as business opportunities expand in the communist country, some children of those immigrants are moving back, drawn by Vietnam’s new economy and old culture. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    Children look at the motorcade transporting U.S. President Barack Obama before an arrival ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTSFGKL
  • Malcolm Brabant reflects on Peabody-winning refugee series
    Over the weekend, the PBS NewsHour received the George Foster Peabody Award -- the highest honor in broadcast journalism -- for its coverage of the European migrant crisis with the “Desperate Journey” series. The award was accepted by special correspondent Malcolm Brabant, who joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on his own desperate journey from an insane asylum back to the heights of journalism.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2016
    People attend the 75th Annual Peabody Awards in New York, U.S. May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz  - RTSFCBL

Sunday, May 22, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 22, 2016
    On this PBS NewsHour Weekend episode for Sunday, May 22, President Obama visits Vietnam, his first stop on a week-long trip, and the leader of the Taliban is killed by a U.S. drone strike inside Pakistan. Later, on our signature segment, Syrian refugees stuck in Lebanon are hoping for a new life in Italy. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama disembarks Airforce One as he lands at Hanoi 's Noi Bai International Airport May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool - RTSFE5F
  • How Lebanon is coping with more than a million refugees
    Syria's 5-year-long civil war has killed more than 400,000 people and displaced eleven million more, 5 million of whom have become refugees. But as people flee the humanitarian crisis to places like Europe and Turkey, tiny Lebanon holds the distinction of hosting the most refugees per capita of any country in the world. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    Syrian refugee children stand outside their tents during the visit of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to their camp in Zahrani village, southern Lebanon May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho - RTX2CNIX
  • U.S. drone strike may have killed Taliban leader
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jey Johnson said “it appears likely” that a U.S. drone strike on Saturday killed the leader of the anti-government Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour though it could be days before officials can confirm that. Jennifer Glasse, a freelance reporter now in the Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, joins Alison Stewart by Skype to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    U.S. soldiers from D Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walk on a hill after finishing with a training exercise near forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 30, 2014. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
  • Obama expected to push for human rights in Vietnam
    President Barack Obama has begun a three-day visit to Vietnam, his first stop on a week-long trip in Asia. The president arrived in the Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi on Sunday in his first visit to the country. Vietnamese leaders want Obama to lift an embargo on selling weapons to Vietnam, while the president is expected to push the Southeast Asian country to improve its human rights record.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama disembarks Airforce One as he lands at Hanoi 's Noi Bai International Airport May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool - RTSFE5B
  • Austria could soon elect the first far-right president
    A presidential runoff in Austria is pitting two men with with diametrically opposed views. Norbert Hoefer is running on an anti-immigration platform and could become the European Union’s first far-right head of state. His opponent, Alexander Van Der Bellen, supports admitting immigrants. Reporter Zeke Turner of The Wall Street Journal joins Alison Stewart from Vienna to discuss the race.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2016
    Presidential candidate Norbert Hofer of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) waves to supporters after Austrian presidential election in Vienna, Austria, May 22, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSFFHD

Saturday, May 21, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 21, 2016
    On this episode for Saturday, May 21, investigators confirm there was smoke aboard EgyptAir flight 804 before it disappeared this week. Later, hear why a growing industry is relying on the collection of DNA samples and what a decline in opioid prescriptions might mean for drug overdoses. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2016
    The EgyptAir plane scheduled to make the following flight from Paris to Cairo,  after flight MS804 disappeared from radar, taxies on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, May 19, 2016.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann - RTSEZU9
  • What’s next for SF after its police chief’s resignation?
    Following a string of officer-involved fatal shootings and a racist text scandal within the police department, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee asked Police Chief Greg Suhr to step down. Suhr handed in his resignation on Thursday. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Vivian Ho joins Alison Stewart to discuss the next steps in police reform.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2016
    FILE PHOTO: San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr speaks to members of the media after being asked about the fatal stabbing of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan after attending a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, California September 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo - RTSF2S4
  • Research in North Carolina is raising ethical questions
    More than 12,000 residents from a former textile mill town in North Carolina are donating their blood and urine samples to a research campus. Scientists hope to use these specimens to find cures for diseases. But there are ethical concerns around what donors have given away and what, if anything, they will get back in return.Special Correspondent John Larson visited Kannapolis to find out more.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2016
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  • What to expect ahead of Obama’s visit to Japan
    On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing 140,000 people. A second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki three days later, killing another 70,000. Japan surrendered. Since World War II, no sitting American president has visited Hiroshima -- until now. Alison Stewart reports on what to expect.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the economy at the press briefing room at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2D5EQ
  • Prescriptions for opioids decline amid epidemic
    Nearly 30,000 deaths a year can be attributed to the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers - opioids like oxycontin, vicodin, percocet, and methadone. But a new report indicates that opioid prescriptions in the last three years have declined. New York Times science correspondent Sabrina Tavernise joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2016
    Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded nearly 50,000 drug overdose deaths, partially driven by a surge of people misusing prescription painkillers, including oxycodone. Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Friday, May 20, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on the NRA’s endorsement of Donald Trump
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including what the NRA’s endorsement of Donald Trump means for GOP unity, whether Democrat Bernie Sanders still poses a serious threat to Hillary Clinton’s nomination and what will happen to his supporters if she wins it.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2016
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 20, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, families of the people aboard EgyptAir Flight 804 weep as debris is found in the Mediterranean Sea, but uncertainty remains about the disaster. Also: The FDA rolls out new rules for nutrition labels to combat obesity and diabetes, Shields and Brooks talk politics, bicycle ambassador Ted Osius’ special relationship with Vietnam and Bob Boilen’s oral history of modern music.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2016
    CAIRO, EGYPT - MAY 20:  An EgyptAir flag is seen on a building outside the temporary EgyptAir Crisis Center at Cairo International Airport on May 20, 2016. Debris including seats and personal belongings from EgyptAir Flight 804 which crashed in the Mediterranean carrying 66 people on Thursday was found 180 miles north of Alexandria, Egyptian military confirmed.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
    FULL PROGRAM
    May 20, 2016
  • Meet bicycle diplomat Ted Osius, U.S. ambassador to Vietnam
    Ted Osius’ path to becoming U.S. ambassador to Vietnam began with bicycle diplomacy, soon after relations with Hanoi were restored in 1995. As a consular officer, he pedaled the countryside and endeared himself to the Vietnamese. Osius is gay and married, and represents a modern America: “I'm white, my husband's black and our kids are brown,” he says. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2016
    U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius (C) chats with Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc (R) while posing for photos with attendees at a bilateral conference at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi January 26, 2015. The conference is organised by Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, US embassy,  the Center for Strategic & International Studies  and the Portland University in Hanoi as part of the 20th anniversary of the normalization relations between two former foes of Vietnam War which killed about three millions Vietnamese people and more than 58 thousand US servicemen. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4MW8D
  • Families weep as debris from EgyptAir disaster found
    Authorities on Friday said they found debris from EgyptAir Flight 804, which a day earlier plunged 38,000 feet into the Mediterranean Sea. Relatives of the 66 people on the plane mourned as harsh reality set in. Mystery still surrounds the cause — terrorism or catastrophic mechanical failure? John Yang reports, and science correspondent Miles O’Brien gives his analysis of what we know so far.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2016
    Relatives of the victims of the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 hold an absentee funeral prayer in a mosque nearby Cairo airport, in Cairo Egypt May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSF61W
  • NPR’s Bob Boilen writes book for you to consider
    Bob Boilen is known for being the host and creator of NPR’s popular “All Songs Considered” podcast. But Boilen is also a former musician -- his band was the first ever act to play D.C.’s famous 9:30 Club. Boilen’s new book, “Your Song Changed My Life,” recounts the history of modern music through the voices he has encountered, and he joins Jeffrey Brown at the 9:30 Club to share a few of them.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2016
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  • News Wrap: CDC says 157 pregnant U.S. women have Zika virus
    In our news wrap Friday, health officials reported that the number of pregnant women in the U.S. infected with Zika virus has tripled to 157, though fewer than a dozen have had miscarriages or babies born with birth defects so far. Also, the White House was put on lockdown after a uniformed Secret Service officer shot and severely wounded a man who drew a gun near the executive mansion.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2016
    A pair of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are seen during a mating ritual while the female feeds on a blood meal in a 2003 image from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  REUTERS/Centers for Disease Control/James Gathany/Handout 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 - RTSBHE7
  • New food labels emphasize calories, amount of ‘added sugar’
    The FDA rolled out new rules for nutrition labels on packaged foods and drinks Friday, designed to highlight the amount of “added sugar” and calories in a given product. The measures, which take effect this summer, are part of a new effort to combat obesity and diabetes. William Brangham talks to Allison Aubrey of NPR for more on what the changes represent and whether they will make a difference.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2016
    The Nutrition Facts label is seen on a box of Raisin Bran at a store in New York February 27, 2014. Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes. The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday its proposal would also ensure that the amount of calories listed per serving reflects the portions that people typically eat. That change may result in per-serving calorie counts doubling for some foods such as ice cream. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR3FSVG

Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Helping baby boomers find a meaningful second act
    Millions of Baby Boomer bosses across the nation are nearing retirement age, but an innovative new fellowship program at Harvard Business School aims to give them a second act. The Advanced Leadership Initiative helps former executives bring their professional acumen to bear on a range of social issues, from affordable food to an ebola vaccine. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2016
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  • Our long and winding road to understanding ‘The Gene’
    The field of genetics has seen exponential growth in recent years,, and today may be on the verge of further breakthroughs that will radically change the way we function as a species. But to understand genetics now, one must first understand its complex past dating back to the 19th century, a past chronicled in Sid Mukerjee’s new book “The Gene.” Mukerjee joins Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2016
    DNA is a long code of instructions to build every tissue in our body. But there are little markers along the way that tell cells how to read the DNA. And those markers turn genes on and off, which could affect disease or even your personal preferences. Image by Scott Tysick/Getty Images
  • Crimean Muslim refugees feel welcome but it’s not home
    Ukraine’s Crimean Tatar Muslims have persevered through centuries of persecution, including a alleged Soviet-sponsored genocide in 1944. With Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimea, the Tatars are now facing renewed persecution in the form of government crackdowns and forced exile. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports in partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2016
    Crimean Tatars attend a Friday prayer at the mosque in Bakhchisaray March 14, 2014. Earlier this month, Tatars of Ukraine's Crimea came out in their thousands, chanting Allahu Akbar in a show of loyalty to the new authorities in Kiev and opposition to separatist demands by the region's Russian ethnic majority. But now, with Moscow's military forces having unexpectedly seized control, the indigenous Muslim people of the isolated Black Sea peninsula have all but vanished from the public square, keeping their heads down to avoid being sucked into war. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION) - RTR3H3W0
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 19, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, EgyptAir Flight 804 disappears en route to Cairo, prompting an international search and speculation of terrorist involvement. Also: What a prolonged Democratic primary means for the general election, Harvard helps Baby Boomers find a second act, Crimean Muslims face Russian persecution, an intimate history of genetics and how life experiences influence Pell’s music.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2016
    The EgyptAir plane scheduled to make the following flight from Paris to Cairo,  after flight MS804 disappeared from radar, taxies on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, May 19, 2016.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann - RTSF09G
    FULL PROGRAM
    May 19, 2016
  • News Wrap: LGBT worker protections lose by one vote in House
    In our news wrap Thursday, the fight for gay rights hit the House and failed by one vote. A scuttled amendment would have protected LGBT employees from discrimination by federal contractors. Democrats cried “shame!” and accused Republican leaders of delaying the vote until they knew they had enough “no” votes. Also, the Senate approved a bipartisan, $1.1 billion plan to fight the Zika virus.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2016
    [UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Gay-rights activists gathered outside of the Supreme Court on the morning when the Court handed down its decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.
  • An airliner lost, 66 people missing, and a hunt for clues
    EgyptAir Flight 804 was on a routine trip from Paris to Cairo when something went horribly wrong over the Mediterranean Sea. As it approached Egyptian airspace, the plane suddenly began flying erratically before disappearing altogether, prompting an international search effort Wednesday and speculation of terrorist involvement. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2016
    Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy speaks, after an EgyptAir plane vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo, during a news conference at headquarters of ministry in Cairo, Egypt May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTSEZUU
  • Solving the mystery of vanished EgyptAir Flight 804
    The mysterious disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 and its 66 passengers somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea has left the international community scrambling for answers. For more on what could have happened to the flight, Hari Sreenivasan talks to former National Transportation Safety Board chair Deborah Hersman and former Deputy National Security Adviser Juan Zarate.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2016
    The EgyptAir plane making the following flight from Paris to Cairo,  after flight MS804 disappeared from radar, takes off from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, May 19, 2016.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann - RTSF0H5
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