Saturday, August 27, 2016

  • Obama to make marine preserve largest in the world
    An executive order issued Friday by President Barack Obama will make the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument the largest ecological preserve in the world, at more than 580,000 square miles. Matt Rand, director of the Pew Charitable Trust’s Global Ocean Legacy Project, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2016
    A green sea turtle is seen off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii April 8, 2006. U.S. First Lady Laura Bush on Friday dedicated the Hawaiian name "Papahanaumokuakea" to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Marine Monument, home to more than seven thousand species of animals, including turtles like the one shown, during her visit to Honolulu. Photo taken on April 8, 2006.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES) - RTR1N17V
  • Why some manufacturers are returning to the U.S.
    Both presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump pledged to bring manufacturing jobs back to American shores as the economy became a central theme in this year’s presidential elections. But some jobs, once thought to be forever lost to cheaper labor overseas, have already started to return. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker has the story.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2016
    The Bollman Factory in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. Photo by Christopher Booker/PBS NewsHour

Friday, August 26, 2016

  • Six Virginia voters share their election impressions
    Virginia is one of the most highly contested states in this year’s presidential election. For an inside look at the choice facing voters there, Judy Woodruff speaks with six Northern Virginia residents. The group’s topics include perceptions of Donald Trump as a 'great communicator' and a 'bully,' the sincerity of Hillary Clinton and whether the country can come together after a divisive campaign.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 26, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, progress is made to end the longest siege of the Syrian war. Also: earthquake-stricken Italy receives global support, we speak with six voters in a crucial swing state, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks, a place of healing for Syrian refugees, combating lionfish overpopulation using robots and a man completes his visit to all 59 national parks in 59 weeks.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
    Syrian Army soldiers wave the Syrian national flag as civilians ride buses to be evacuated from the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya, after an agreement reached on Thursday between rebels and Syria's army, Syria August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2N66U
    August 26, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on racism and Clinton's trustworthiness
    In the presidential election arena this week, the two major-party candidates called each other racists, and questions arose over Donald Trump's support among alt-right enthusiasts. As for Hillary Clinton, she seems to be focusing on casting herself as the lesser-of-two-evils option. For analysis, we turn to syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
  • News Wrap: Siege near Damascus to end after 4 years
    In our news wrap Friday, hundreds of Syrian residents and fighters were allowed to leave Daraya, a suburb of Damascus that had been under siege since 2012. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart in Geneva to discuss increasing cooperation in Syria. Also, in Turkey, a suicide truck bombing killed at least 11 people and wounded 78. Kurdish militants have claimed responsibility.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
    A Syrian army soldier stands at the entrance of the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya, before the start of evacuation of residents and insurgents of Daraya, Syria August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki - RTX2N47A
  • Devastated Italian towns receive global support
    Three days after the devastating earthquake in Italy, the death toll has climbed to 281. At this point, rescuers are not expecting to discover any survivors, says special correspondent Christopher Livesay, who is on the ground in hard-hit Amatrice. But people from all over Italy -- and the world -- have come to help. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Livesay about the recovery and plans to rebuild.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
    A resident helps a firefighter to set down a crucifix from San Lorenzo e Flaviano church following an earthquake in San Lorenzo, central Italy, August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTX2N7EN
  • Victims of Syrian war find help in a home away from home
    Now five years old, the war in Syria has taken an immense emotional and physical toll on those close to the fighting. Nisreen Katbi fled from Syria to Jordan four years ago and now runs a center that helps fellow refugees experiencing physical and psychological trauma. The center provides full-time care, free of charge. University of California, Berkeley, journalism students report from Jordan.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
  • How scientists aim to combat the invasive lionfish
    The lionfish has always been a relentless predator. When it lived only in the Indo-Pacific, its ferocity and aggression were contained. But since the species has expanded to the Atlantic, its overpopulation is threatening fellow aquatic creatures. So scientists are developing a robot to hunt the predator, thinking that killing mass numbers of lionfish may be the only way to combat the problem.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
    A lionfish is seen on the reefs off Roatan, Honduras in this picture taken May 5, 2010. Native to Indo-Pacific waters, lionfish have invaded the Caribbean because of the
 aquarium trade and are gobbling up native species but have no predators 
in the region, so their population is exploding. Picture taken May 
  • Visitor to all 59 national parks touts their beauty
    Last June, Darius Nabors embarked upon a journey: in honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday, he would explore the country’s 59 national parks in 59 weeks. “I traded the modern conveniences of life...for beautiful sunrises, beautiful sunsets and just beautiful views of our country,” he says. We followed up with him as he set out for his last destination: Maine’s Acadia National Park.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, ME - JUNE 28: The view from "Raven's Nest" a secluded spot on the Schoodic Peninsula side of Acadia National Park, seen on a gray day, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 25, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, the death toll from Italy's Wednesday earthquake rises to 250. Also, a Colombian deal with FARC would end the world's longest-running conflict, how the alt-right is influencing the presidential campaign, Trump’s view of Chinese influence on the U.S. economy, a visit with Olympic champion swimmer Katie Ledecky, the legacy of our national parks and making disability sexy.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    People rest following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca - RTX2MY9M
    August 25, 2016
  • A psychologist on ‘making disability sexy’
    Dr. Danielle Sheypuk is attempting to derail the stigma around sex and people with physical disabilities. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, Sheypuk knows what it’s like to have a disability -- and a sex life. But she worries that popular culture tends to show only able-bodied individuals having sex in traditional ways. This is her Brief but Spectacular take on how “anything can be sexy.”
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10:  Disability-rights advocate and fashion model, Dr. Danielle Sheypuk attends the "A Whole Lott More" screening reception at JCC in Manhattan on March 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
  • News Wrap: Italian quake death toll rises to 250
    In our news wrap Thursday, the death toll from Italy’s earthquake rose to 250. In Afghanistan, 13 are dead and dozens wounded after a militant strike on American University of Afghanistan, on the outskirts of Kabul. The attack began Wednesday night with a car bomb at the university’s entrance, followed by gunfire. It ended the next morning when two gunmen were shot dead by Afghan special forces.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    A body is carried away by rescuers following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2MZXS
  • Colombian deal with FARC would end decades of conflict
    Colombia’s president delivered a historic peace deal with FARC rebels on Wednesday. The agreement outlines a timetable for the leftist group to disarm and re-enter society -- thus concluding one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, which resulted in some 220,000 deaths. But the Colombian people still must approve. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the accord with The Wilson Center’s Cindy Arnson.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and Colombian First Lady Maria Clemencia de Santos arrives at congress to present the FARC peace accord to the Colombian Congress in Bogota, Colombia,  August 25, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino - RTX2N2VC
  • Why the ‘alt-right’ is coming offline to support Trump
    Donald Trump is appealing to voters who reject mainstream conservative ideals. These members of the so-called "alt-right" have typically taken their frustrations to the internet, rather than to the polls. John Yang interviews the Washington Free Beacon's Matthew Continetti and The Washington Post’s David Weigel about the alt-right's "hierarchical" tendencies and potential impact on conservatism.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Supporters cheer as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage during a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., August 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2MYAH
  • For Trump, China is at the heart of U.S. economic problems
    This year’s presidential election has emphasized the trio of trade, globalization and jobs. For the next three weeks, Making Sen$e’s Paul Solman will dive into the candidates’ perspectives on these issues. He starts with Donald Trump, whose trade rhetoric tends to focus on China. We speak with one of his economic advisers about “unfair trade practices” and China's influence on the U.S. economy.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a acampaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., August 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2MXQO
  • At the pool with freestyle phenom Katie Ledecky
    Katie Ledecky was one of the most triumphant athletes of the Rio Olympics. The 19-year-old swimmer overwhelmed her competition; in the 800-meter race, she finished nearly a pool length ahead of second place. Known for relentless training and humility, she will forego endorsement deals to attend Stanford University this fall. Margaret Warner met her in Bethesda, Maryland, at her high school pool.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Katie Ledecky, Stone Ridge Academy, August 25, 2016, photo by Abbey Oldham
  • At age 100, how the national parks grant 'breathing space'
    One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, creating the National Park Service. To reflect, Jeffrey Brown takes his Bookshelf segment outdoors to Virginia's Great Falls Park. He's joined by Terry Tempest Williams to discuss her new book, which narrates the stories of America's
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River is located just north of the Grand Canyon. Photo by Crystal Brindle

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

  • In Iceland, refugees help yield diversity, economic growth
    As refugees from war flee across continental Europe, a few have found safety in an unlikely place: Iceland. New legislation there relaxes immigration controls, worrying some residents -- but more citizens favor diversifying their mostly white and Christian nation. In fact, the country’s economy may rely on population growth. Malcolm Brabant recounts the Icelandic experience of one Syrian family.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 24, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, two major earthquakes strike in 24 hours: one in Italy and one in Myanmar, killing 159 and 4, respectively. Also, Turkey launches an offensive within Syria, a look at the Clinton Foundation and why it's under scrutiny, refugees in Iceland find a mostly welcoming environment, the spike in EpiPen pricing and a newly discovered planet that may be suitable for life.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    Rescuers work following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto, central Italy, August 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Adamo Di Loreto  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTX2MVM3
    August 24, 2016
  • News Wrap: Strong earthquake strikes Myanmar, killing 4
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the second earthquake in 24 hours caused major damage and death -- this time in Myanmar. The 6.8 quake struck deep underground 20 miles from the country’s former capital of Bagan. Also, an attack at Kabul's American University of Afghanistan killed at least 1 person and injured 18 more; an explosion was followed by shooting that trapped students and staff inside.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    Rubble is seen after an earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar August 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Stringer          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTX2MW0K
  • Italian earthquake levels towns, kills at least 159
    The quake struck Italy in the middle of the night. A magnitude 6.2, it was felt across the country but devastated three towns in particular: Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara. At least 159 are confirmed dead as rescuers continue to scour the wreckage for survivors. For more, Judy Woodruff speaks with special correspondent Christopher Livesay, who reports destruction comparable to that in a war zone.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    Rescuers walk next to collapsed buildings following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Emiliano Grillotti   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTX2MVEN
  • Turkish, U.S. forces launch major operation in Syria
    Backed by U.S. forces, the Turkish military has launched a major operation inside Syria, sending warplanes and ground troops to retake territory held by the Islamic State. Vice President Joe Biden also called upon Kurdish rebels in the area to stop advances into Turkey, saying they would not receive U.S. support otherwise. Judy Woodruff speaks with the Atlantic Council’s Aaron Stein for more.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    Smoke rises from the Syrian border town of Jarablus as it is pictured from the Turkish town of Karkamis, in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RTX2MVAL
  • Four light years away, a planet may be hospitable to life
    Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable new world, a mere four light years away from Earth. They call the planet “Proxima b,” and it may feature characteristics that are just right for human life. Nonetheless, it has some major differences from Earth -- a year on the planet lasts only 11 days. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with science correspondent Miles O'Brien for background.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
  • A glimpse inside operations at the Clinton Foundation
    The Clinton Foundation has been subject to increasing scrutiny in the presidential race, as its funding and Hillary Clinton’s role as secretary of state appear ever more intertwined. Clinton vowed this week to change donor restrictions if she wins. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with James V. Grimaldi of the Wall Street Journal, Columbia University's Doug White and foundation president Donna Shalala.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    Clinton Foundation iPad covers are seen for sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States April 27, 2015. The Clinton Foundation's acting chief executive admitted on Sunday that the charity had made mistakes on how it listed government donors on its tax returns and said it was working to make sure it does not happen in the future. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX1AJQI
  • Price of EpiPens spikes, causing major health concerns
    Nearly everyone knows someone who carries an EpiPen due to a severe allergy. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) is no different -- as a child, her daughter almost died from a reaction to nuts. But Mylan, the company that produces EpiPens, has quintupled their price since 2003, making it harder for people with allergies to stay safe. John Yang asks Klobuchar about her legislative efforts to intervene.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, U.S. August 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX2MWU3

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 23, 2016
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, a roadside bomb in Afghanistan causes the first U.S. combat death since January. Also: a Louisiana parish president discusses flood damage; Jill Stein on what she sees as political corruption; Education Weekly considers corporal punishment in schools; why WikiLeaks is releasing personal information; scientists convert CO2 into rock and a new book on girls and sex.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama greets homeowners after his remarks following a tour of a flood-affected neighborhood in Zachary, Louisiana, U.S., August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2MQXA
    August 23, 2016
  • Why we should think of sexual intimacy in terms of pizza
    In her new book “Girls and Sex,” Peggy Orenstein suggests that we re-think sexual intimacy, in both education and our everyday lives. While she acknowledges the importance of the national debate on campus sexual assault, Orenstein also urges us to broaden our definition of "sex" and talk candidly about what happens after consent -- arguing that if we don't guide our teenagers, pop culture will.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2016
    BERKELEY, CA JAN. 20, 2011 Author Peggy Orenstein, shown at her Berkeley home, has a new book––"Cinderella Ate My Daughter". The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking bestseller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty in this wake–up call to parents: the rise of the girlie girl is not that innocent. As a new mother, Peggy Orenstein was blindsided by the persistent ultra–feminine messages being sent to a new generation of little girls–from "princess–mania" to endless permutations of pink. How many times can you say no when your daughter begs for a pint–sized wedding gown, she wondered.  (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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