Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • What can stop extreme violence against Rohingya Muslims?
    The mass exodus from Myanmar continues for Rohingya Muslims, who are fleeing what the U.N. has called “a textbook case of ethnic cleansing.” Judy Woodruff speaks with Eric Schwartz of Refugees International and Daniel Russel of Asia Society about the horrific accounts of murder and sexual violence, the roots of the humanitarian crisis and what can be done.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2017
    Length: 426
  • How Trump’s executive order affects health care plans
    Congress may have failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, but an executive order signed by President Trump on Thursday could trigger big changes in the health care law. William Brangham talks to Avik Roy of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and Andy Slavitt of the Bipartisan Policy Center about the possible consequences.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2017
    Length: 553
  • Rosselló: White House committed to Puerto Rico recovery
    Puerto Rico’s painfully slow recovery from Hurricane Maria has alarmed the island’s residents and become the subject of a political fight. President Trump tweeted that federal aid in Puerto Rico cannot continue “forever,” drawing criticism from San Juan’s mayor. P.J. Tobia reports, then Judy Woodruff speaks with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló about the aid citizens on the island are receiving.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2017
    Length: 589
  • News Wrap: House approves $36 billion for disaster relief
    In our news wrap Thursday, the House passed a $36 billion relief bill for areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires. More than half of the funding will go to FEMA, including up to $5 billion to aid Puerto Rico. Also, the Justice Department singled out five jurisdictions, including Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, for allegedly giving "sanctuary" to undocumented immigrants.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2017
    Length: 248
  • California wildfire death toll rises as teams search ruins
    Some 8,000 firefighters spent a fourth day fighting the flames fanning across Northern California’s wine country. While the wildfires keep burning, some communities and first responders may have caught a break when the winds failed to meet their forecasted gusts. Special correspondent Mina Kim of KQED reports on the growing death toll and what’s believed to have started the outbreak of fires.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2017
    Length: 236
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 12, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, firefighters struggle to contain flames ravaging Northern California, as the death toll rises and winds force more evacuations. Also: Puerto Rico's governor on the island's recovery, President Trump's executive order on health care, the plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, Ta-Nehisi Coates on backlash to Obama's presidency and a film about poverty and childhood.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2017
    Length: 3267
    October 12, 2017
  • The vital things that make life spectacular
    In the 100th episode of Brief but Spectacular, 92-year-old Richard Goldbloom offers his take on the things that have made his life spectacular, and what it’s like to begin losing your memories.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2017
    Length: 245

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • Analyzing Trump's angry tweets about NBC and Sen. Corker
    Twitter remains President Trump's preferred platform to vent his latest frustrations with the NFL, Sen. Bob Corker and claims of fake news on NBC. Judy Woodruff sits down with Karine Jean-Pierre of and Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union to discuss a meeting between Trump and his military advisers over nuclear weapons, Corker’s warnings about the president and more.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 515
  • News Wrap: Kirstjen Nielsen named to lead Homeland Security
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump is nominating Kirstjen Nielsen, current deputy chief of staff in the White House, to be the next secretary of Homeland Security. Also, North Korea's foreign minister fired off a new verbal assault against Trump and told a Russian news agency that “we need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words.”
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 256
  • Hundreds are missing as out-of-control California fires burn
    Firefighters have not been able to contain the more than 20 fires raging across the state of California that have forced thousands to evacuate. At least 21 people have died but hundreds are unaccounted for, and Northern California residents are bracing for more damage as the wind picks up again. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Mina Kim of KQED.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 389
  • Synthetic opioids are driving an overdose crisis
    Fifty times more powerful than heroin, Fentanyl is driving a surge in overdose deaths and ratcheting up the stakes in the opioid crisis. Where does the synthetic drug come from, and how can it be managed? William Brangham reports from Massachusetts as part of our series, “America Addicted.”
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 675
  • What Iranians think of the nuclear deal and Trump
    Sunday marks a deadline for President Trump to certify whether the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran is in the interest of the U.S. and whether Iran is complying. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Reza Sayah gets the Iranian perspective from Tehran.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 482
  • Looking for ways to grow, Boy Scouts invite girls to join
    The Boy Scouts of America has decided to allow girls into the pack. In a historic shift, the organization’s board voted unanimously on Wednesday to admit girls into the century-old program. John Yang speaks with David Crary of the Associated Press about what’s behind the decision and what it will mean for the Girl Scouts of the USA.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 298
  • Mogherini: International community will stick to Iran deal
    President Trump is expected to decertify Iran’s compliance with the international nuclear agreement struck in 2015. Judy Woodruff speaks with Federica Mogherini, foreign policy chief for the European Union and one of the nuclear deal’s chief negotiators, on whether the pact could still hold despite the president’s decision and her reaction to Trump’s leadership.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 395
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 11, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, California's death toll rises as wildfires rage on and the winds kick up again. Also: The Boy Scouts opens its ranks to girls, the EU's foreign policy chief on the Iran nuclear deal, an opioid linked to thousands of overdoses and opposing views on the Trump administration's latest moves.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 3243
    October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • Did a culture of complicity protect Harvey Weinstein?
    Allegations of sexual harassment and assault by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein continue to emerge as actors like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have come forward to share their experiences, On Tuesday, The New Yorker reported new allegations of rape, which Weinstein has denied. Judy Woodruff talks to Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker to learn more about the revelations.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 504
    Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters
  • Wildfires turn Northern California neighborhoods to ashes
    Wildfires are being blamed for 15 deaths in Northern California and more than 2,000 homes and buildings have burned down. President Trump promised federal support for the victims, but California already awaits backlogged disaster assistance. Special correspondent Tonya Mosely of KQED reports, then Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Ghilarducci of the California State Office of Emergency Services.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 574
  • News Wrap: Hurricane Maria death toll rises in Puerto Rico
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the confirmed death toll in Puerto Rico rose to 43 nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked the island. Authorities blamed infections and bad road conditions, among other factors. Also, President Trump denied he was undercutting Secretary of State Tillerson, despite proposing to Forbes magazine they compare IQ tests after Tillerson reportedly called him a “moron.”
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 264
  • What you need to know about the Iran nuclear deal
    Facing a looming deadline, President Trump is expected not to recertify Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, leaving it to Congress to vote on whether to snap back sanctions, and possibly kill the deal. With fierce debate over what the president should do, Nick Schifrin explains what’s actually in the deal and what Trump’s decision could mean.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 277
  • How Sinclair Broadcasting puts a partisan tilt on local news
    The country’s largest owner of local TV stations, the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which reaches over a third of homes across the nation, wants to get even bigger by merging with the Tribune Media Company. But Sinclair is raising concerns among media watchers because of its practice of combining news with partisan political opinion. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 537
  • Swim lessons help refugees put trust in once-perilous seas
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the sea is a constant reminder of a trauma for the refugees who crossed the water in search of security. But a group of swimming instructors in Lesbos, Greece, is working to help them overcome their fear and reconnect with the water.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 225
  • What revoking the Clean Power Plan means, from both sides
    EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has begun the process to roll back the Obama-era rule aimed at cutting carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants. The move comes as part of President Trump’s pledge to unwind many of former President Obama’s signature policies. John Yang gets two views from former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Bob Murray of Murray Energy Corporation.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 750
    The American Electric Power Company's cooling tower at their Mountaineer plant is shown in New Haven, West Virginia October 27, 2009. Photo by Ayesha Rascoe/REUTERS
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 10, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, fast-moving flames sweep across Northern California, incinerating homes and business and forcing thousands to flee. Also: Two views on revoking the Clean Power Plan, the Iran nuclear deal in context, new allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, how the largest owner of local TV stations combines news with partisanship and more.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 3270
    October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

  • Nobel winner Thaler shed light on how real people behave
    University of Chicago scholar Richard Thaler was honored with the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his work questioning traditional assumptions that markets act rationally, and for taking human nature into account. Economics correspondent Paul Solman helps explain Thaler's theories, then Judy Woodruff speaks with Thaler about his honored work.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 583
  • Starmaker Harvey Weinstein eclipsed by report of harassment
    Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has been fired from the influential film company he founded after The New York Times detailed three decades of sexual harassment allegations against him from scores of women who worked for him. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 226
    Producer Harvey Weinstein accepts a W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at the Hutchins Center Honors at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT) - GM1EAA10L8C01
  • How these doctors drastically decreased opioid prescriptions
    With addictions and overdoses surging over the past two decades, recent CDC guidelines urge doctors to avoid or dramatically limit the use of legal painkillers. But in Southern California, a group of Kaiser Permanente doctors has been helping chronic pain patients "step down" from high-dose opioids and adopt alternative therapies that work well for many. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 606
  • Trump’s feud with Corker reflects GOP’s shifting direction
    President Trump's social media feud with Republican Sen. Bob Corker over the weekend ended with the senator asserting that Trump’s reckless threats could set the U.S. “on the path to World War III.” Tamara Keith of NPR and Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections join Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s fight with Corker, efforts to undo the Obama legacy and Vice President Pence’s NFL walkout.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 594
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 9, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump lays out his terms for a hardline immigration deal in exchange for protecting "dreamers." Also: The downfall of Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment allegations spanning decades, treating chronic pain without opioids, the president's feud with Sen. Bob Corker and the Nobel Prize winner who made economics more human.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 3228
    October 9, 2017
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