Monday, March 20, 2017

  • What to expect from Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings
    Who is Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and what does his career on the bench suggest about his beliefs? Jeffrey Brown looks back to offer a portrait of the judge, then Judy Woodruff examines his record with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Tom Goldstein, founder of Scotusblog.com, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2017
  • News Wrap: Deadly suicide car bomb explodes in Baghdad
    in our news wrap Monday, at least 23 people were killed and nearly 50 more wounded by a suicide car bomb in a busy commercial district -- and mostly Shiite neighborhood -- of Baghdad. The violence erupted as Iraq's prime minister was visiting the White House. Also: Syrian government forces recaptured part of the capital city Damascus a day after a surprise rebel incursion.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 19, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, March 19, South Korea helps decrease food waste with new policies, and what to expect from the Gorsuch confirmation hearings. Later, remembering rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2017
    Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performs during a concert in Burgos, northern Spain, November 25, 2007 REUTERS/Felix Ordonez - RTX421K
  • Gorsuch confirmation hearings set to begin
    The Senate confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, begin Monday. But will Democrats attempt to filibuster the nominee a year after Republicans blocked former President Barack Obama’s selection for the court? NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan for a look ahead.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2017
    President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives to meet with Senator Al Franken (D-MN) at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington March 7, 2017.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTS11VLO
  • How Chuck Berry defined a generation of rock ‘n’ roll
    Chuck Berry, the legendary musician who helped define rock ’n’ roll, died on Saturday at the age of 90. Music historian Alan Light joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Berry’s life and his influence on music.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2017
    Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry poses for photographers during a concert in Burgos, northern Spain, November 25, 2007. Berry died at the age of 90 on Saturday. Photo By Felix Ordonez/Reuters
  • These policies helped South Korea decrease food waste
    About one-third of all the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, according to the United Nations. But several years ago, South Korea instituted a law that requires residents to separate food waste from other garbage and imposes fines on anyone who does not recycle. The NewsHour Weekend’s Mori Rothman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2017
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 18, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, March 18, a gunman tries to shoot travelers at a busy airport in France, the U.S. and China discuss working together on policy toward North Korea, and the documentary "Newtown" shows how a town struck by one of the country's worst mass shootings has come to embody resilience. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2017
  • As Syrian civil war stretches on, U.S. sends more troops
    On Saturday, opposition fighters began to evacuate the last rebel-held neighborhood of Homs, Syria, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began. As the Syrian civil war enters its seventh year, President Donald Trump’s administration said the U.S. would deploy 400 more troops to the region. Doug Ollivant, a fellow at the New American Foundation, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2017
  • Documentary 'Newtown' examines a town’s lasting trauma
    The documentary "Newtown" explores the aftermath of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults. The documentary, which weaves together the experiences of those affected by the tragedy, will premiere April 3 on the PBS program Independent Lens. NewsHour Weekend's Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode March 17, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Trump, setting the tone for talks on trade, NATO and defense. Also: Secretary of State Tillerson's tough talk on North Korea, doctors speak out against the GOP health care plan, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, Neil Gaiman's Norse inspiration and the importance of storytelling.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017
    FULL PROGRAM
    March 17, 2017
  • Will Tillerson’s tougher talk get Kim Jong-un to the table?
    In South Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared “the policy of strategic patience has ended” and laid out the possibility of a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, about the significance of Tillerson’s words at a time of mounting tensions and uncertainty about leadership in the South.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017
  • How powerful stories can change the world for the better
    Stories are weapons, for good or ill, says writer Derek Thompson. Society is bound by the common stories we tell, whether it’s about who we should trust and admire, or who we should fear and look down on. Thompson, author of the recent book “Hit Makers: How Things Become Popular,” offers his humble opinion on the powerful stories we need to be passing on.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017
  • First Trump-Merkel meeting reflects different views, styles
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump met for the first time Friday, a meeting that might have smoothed relations after a rocky start. Though they exchanged compliments, Mr. Trump pressed Merkel on NATO defense spending as well as trade issues, and the chancellor was asked to comment on the president's combative style. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017
  • Why a top physicians' group opposes the GOP health care plan
    Although leading Republicans are pushing to pass their Obamacare replacement bill next week, its impact on millions of Americans remains a point of worry. Some prominent interest groups directly involved in health care are expressing opposition to the plan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association, about the group’s concerns.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on GOP health care bill pushback
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the conundrum for Republicans trying to pass a health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act in the face of different factions of opposition, the White House budget blueprint offering sweeping cuts, plus the continuing allegation of a Trump Tower wiretap.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017
  • From Neil Gaiman, tales of Thor and Odin for modern ears
    Famed fantasy writer Neil Gaiman read and absorbed the stories of the Norse gods when he was young. In a new book, "Norse Mythology," he retells them for a new generation. Gaiman sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss the importance of keeping the stories -- and the gods in them -- alive.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump defends handling of wiretap claim
    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump defended White House press secretary Sean Spicer's handling of the claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped by President Obama, connecting his own claim to allegations that the Obama administration monitored the German Chancellor Merkel’s phone. Also, the Secret Service confirmed that someone stole a laptop from an agent's car in New York.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017
  • Artist fills his poems with things he absolutely must say
    Growing up, rule number one was to always know when it was time to go home before it got too late; vigilance and wariness about one’s environment were instilled in artist Jive Poetic him from an early age. He gives his Brief But Spectacular take on expressing himself through poetry.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode March 16, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, a look at President Trump's budget slashing funding to the EPA and State Department, while increasing funding for defense and border security. Also: What's next for the White House travel ban, previewing a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president, when hiring people with disabilities can boost profit and a new book about stepping into a foreign world.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
    FULL PROGRAM
    March 16, 2017
  • Why is job opportunity scarce for people with disabilities?
    The unemployment rate for people with a disability is more than double than for those without. Even though the law bars such discrimination, it can be difficult for these Americans to get hired. But that’s not the full story: Some employers are seeing how the special abilities of workers on the autism spectrum can boost their bottom lines. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • Novel 'Exit West' explores what makes refugees leave home
    In "Exit West," a city in the Muslim world is plunged into violence and two lovers join the mass migration of our time. Mohsin Hamid's story about refugees is a novel, not journalism, but it combines the surreal with the very real. Hamid sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what inspired him and why he says he’s seeing a "failure of imagination" around the world.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • Revised travel ban fight hinges on ‘Muslim ban’ question
    A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday blocked parts of President Trump's revised executive order that would have barred refugees as well as nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Hours later, a federal judge in Maryland issued his own block. Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to explore those rulings and what’s next for the embattled order.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • Trump budget prizes military buildup and sweeping cuts
    Unveiled today, President Trump's first federal budget embodies stark changes in federal spending priorities. The more-than $1.1 trillion proposal would cut funding to the EPA and the State Department by almost a third, while boosting spending for the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. John Yang takes a closer look.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
    White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump's budget Mar. 16 in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.
  • News Wrap: Trump wiretap claim dismissed by more lawmakers
    In our news wrap Thursday, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they've seen no indications to prove President Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by former President Obama. Also, the House Budget Committee narrowly approved the Republicans’ replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged that parts of the legislation are subject to change.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • What to expect from Trump-Merkel meeting on Russia, NATO
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet President Trump for the first at the White House on Friday. What’s at the top of the agenda? NATO’s response to a resurgent Russia and the stability of the European Union after Brexit. Judy Woodruff speaks with Peter Wittig, Germany’s ambassador to the United States, about what to expect from Friday’s meeting.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017
  • Does Trump’s budget defend America or erode American power?
    From strong support to condemnation, President Trump’s new budget proposal has garnered an array of reactions on Capitol Hill. Judy Woodruff gets two views from Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., who both sit on congressional budget committees.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • Trump stands by wiretap claim as lawmakers voice doubt
    Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee cast fresh doubt on President Trump's claim that then-President Obama illegally wiretapped Trump Tower, granting the Justice Department an extension to provide any evidence. Are lawmakers getting adequate cooperation from the intelligence community? Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., about the Russia investigation and more.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode March 15, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, what lawmakers have and haven't found in their ongoing Russia investigation. Also: Turkey's decision on expanding power for its strongman president, what's behind the Fed's interest rate hike, computers and brain implants that restore the ability to communicate and the artistic process of putting a face to fossils.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2017
    FULL PROGRAM
    March 15, 2017
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