Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 22, 2017
    On this episode for Saturday, April 22, thousands of people join the March for Science across the country and scientists gear up to run for office. Later, France prepares to hold a presidential election. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 1503
    Protesters line Central Park West during the Earth Day 'March For Science NYC' demonstration to coincide with similar marches globally in Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Eleven candidates vie for the French presidency
    On Sunday, France is set to hold a presidential election to replace outgoing socialist President François Hollande, who chose not to run for reelection. But with 11 candidates on the ballot, none is expected to win an outright majority. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 321
    Voters wait to cast ballots for French elections, in Toronto
  • Scientists consider running for office
    As President Donald Trump’s administration proposes cuts to science programs across the country, some scientists and engineers are considering whether they should run for elected office. One of the biggest worries, some say, is whether revealing their partisan politics could jeopardize their science careers. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 563
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  • Trump grapples with campaign promises on environment
    At the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, speakers and attendees expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other science programs. Coral Davenport, reporter at The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a closer look at the Trump administration’s environmental policies.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 240

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Will terror attack sway unpredictable French election?
    France goes to the polls Sunday in the country's first round of voting for its next president, amid tension over another deadly attack in Paris. Polls show independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron with a slight edge over right-wing, anti-immigrant candidate Marine LePen. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant examines the field of candidates and what’s at stake.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 499
  • U.N. chief: The world needs a U.S. that is engaged
    In his first American television interview since becoming secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why the world needs a United States that is engaged in issues of security, development and human rights, plus opportunities for reforming the U.N., the importance of protecting refugees, the struggle to end the bloodshed in Syria and more.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 610
  • Understanding the real perils for missing minority children
    A recent social media campaign to alert the public of missing teens from the Washington, D.C., area accidentally backfired, sparking outrage and fears of an epidemic of missing children of color. But the effort does cast light on the many risks that young people can face when they leave home, like sex trafficking, as well as the factors that cause kids to run away. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 467
  • Shields and Gerson on Georgia election pressure
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Democrats falling just short in a surprisingly competitive special election in Georgia, why some Republican lawmakers are starting to criticize the president, foreign policy inaccuracies in the Trump administration and Bill O’Reilly’s downfall from Fox News.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 737
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 21, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, with days before France's close presidential race, we look at what you need to know ahead of Sunday's vote. Also: A one-on-one conversation with the new secretary-general of the United Nations, why missing children of color don't get the media attention white children do, Shields and Gerson analyze the week's news and a NewsHour essay about our addiction to technology.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 3251
    April 21, 2017
  • The psychological itch that makes a smartphone irresistible
    Many of us have psychological itches that need scratching, says Adam Alter. When he was a Ph.D. student, that compulsion took the form of an online slot machine game, which soothed his feelings of isolation. Today we seem to be constantly in need of interaction with our smart phones or tablets. Alter offers his Humble Opinion on why it's worth going screen-free part of each day.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 175
  • News Wrap: French government calls for calm after attack
    In our news wrap Friday, an investigation continues in France after Thursday’s deadly assault in Paris. Also, the U.S. Justice Department formally notified nine state and local jurisdictions that a portion of federal grant money will be revoked over so-called “sanctuary cities.”
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 377
  • Will new health care reform deal satisfy House GOP factions?
    The White House announced that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will resume this weekend, ahead of Congress' return to Washington. John Yang joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the “glimmer of optimism” surrounding new reform language, some confusion about the timetable for getting it passed, as well as the threat of a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 145
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks April 21 during a signing ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • More polarized media drives alternative political realities
    These days, where Americans get their news is as different as how they vote. Researchers have found that the proliferation of news sources on cable TV and the internet has upended the relationship between news outlets and their audiences. John Yang takes us to Arizona to examine how people pic their news sources and the impact that has on how they perceive the world around them.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 528
  • Reuters: Russian think tank strategized election influence
    A Russian government-controlled think tank had outlined plans on how to swing the 2016 U.S. election toward Donald Trump, according to a Reuters report Thursday. New documents reveal a strategy of using social media to bolster Mr. Trump and undermine faith in America’s electoral system. William Brangham learns more from former CIA officer John Sipher and Ned Parker of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 442
  • A former public defender’s view of mass incarceration
    Based in part on the author's experience as a public defender in Washington, D.C., a new book, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” looks at what led to the crisis of mass incarceration in the black community. James Forman joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he witnessed and why he sees mass incarceration as the top civil rights issue of his generation.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 425
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 20, 2017
    PBS NewsHour full episode April 20, 2017
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 3288
    April 20, 2017
  • Why airline profits are flying high
    Just as airline profits have taken off, will competition bring them down to earth?
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 540
  • News Wrap: Attack puts Paris on high alert
    In our news wrap Thursday, Paris remains on high alert after a gunman killed one policeman and wounded two more before killing himself. The attack comes just three days before voting begins in France’s presidential election. Also, President Trump reignited his attack on Iran Thursday during a news conference with Italy’s prime minister, calling the 2015 nuclear deal a “terrible agreement.”
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 371
  • Corporate requests to Trump administration raise concerns
    Companies routinely lobby on their own behalf, a normal practice that helps corporate profits and economic livelihoods. But moves by ExxonMobil and others are fueling scrutiny of the Trump administration and its corporate influences. Norman Eisen of the Brookings Institute and The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how these moves are raising red flags.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 601
  • Why the creative process is validation of your existence
    Comic books were a lifesaver for illustrator Catia Chien. As an child immigrant to the U.S., growing up inside a dysfunctional family, she struggled to find her voice, but instead connected expression through art. Chien gives her Brief but Spectacular take on creating from the inside out.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 186

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  • What Bill O’Reilly’s exit means for the future of Fox News
    Bill O’Reilly is officially out at Fox News. After a review of sexual harassment allegations, the company announced Wednesday that the TV host would not be returning to the network. The New York Times’ Michael S. Schmidt and Noreen Farrell, executive director of the Equal Rights Advocates, join Judy Woodruff to discuss O'Reilly's exit.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 495
  • News Wrap: Georgia congressional race moves into a runoff
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the battle for a U.S. House seat near Atlanta leads to a runoff, in a race seen as a referendum on President Trump. In Britain, the House of Commons approved Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for an early national election. Turkey’s electoral board refused to annul Sunday’s referendum. Meanwhile, Russian long-range bombers have been reportedly spotted near Alaska.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 290
  • Should states fund repairs at church schools?
    After Missouri officials rejected the use of public funds to repair a church playground, Trinity Lutheran Church sued the state. The case now sits before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the proceedings offer a glimpse into the early behavior of Justice Neil Gorsuch. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 305
  • Georgia special election moves into a runoff
    Republicans avoided a brutal loss Tuesday after Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just shy of a win in Georgia's special congressional election. The race now faces a runoff between Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. Judy Woodruff speaks with Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections and Dante Chinni of the American Communities Project about what’s to come for Georgia politics.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 599
  • Unrest in Venezuela continues as political tensions rise
    In a movement dubbed “The Mother of all Marches,” thousands of Venezuelans hit the streets Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro. National Guard troops fired tear gas at the crowd. At least five people were killed, and hundreds were arrested. The unrest comes amid political tensions and economic calamity. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 232
  • Scientists dive into the political fray
    Is the scientific community finding its political voice? As the March for Science approaches, science correspondent Miles O’Brien meets with researchers who are venturing into the political fray to keep their profession alive.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 461
  • Why armed militia groups are surging across the nation
    Today signifies 22 years since the Oklahoma City bombing, an attack carried out by Timothy McVeigh that left 168 dead. McVeigh sympathized with armed right-wing militia groups, which at the time, were surging in membership. But armed militias have long been active on the fringes of American society and continue to rise today. Special correspondent P.J. Tobia reports.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 609
  • The Simpsons, Fox’s quirky animated family, turns 30
    The Simpsons, one of the longest running programs in TV history, turned 30 today. William Brangham tells the story.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 0
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