Sunday, June 25, 2017

  • Torture alleged in U.S. search for al-Qaida in Yemen
    As the U.S. continues to work with Yemen and the UAE on counter-terrorism operations, an Associated Press investigation has found that hundreds of men captured in the hunt for al-Qaida militants are being detained in prisons run by those countries, where allegations of human rights abuses and torture are rife. AP Reporter Maggie Michael, who wrote the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Cairo.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2017
    Length: 223
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  • Fighting for freshwater amid climate change
    President Donald Trump has said he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, rejecting that wealthier nations, which have the biggest carbon footprints, should help poorer nations vulnerable to climate changes. One such place is the Marshall Islands, which is affected by these changes and struggling to find fresh water. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2017
    Length: 594
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 24, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, June 24, President Trump signs a new law meant to improve accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and some communities are creating their own school districts. Later, a look at concerns over understaffing and overcrowding at private prisons and why the federal government uses them. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2017
    Length: 1503
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  • White, wealthy communities form their own school districts
    In 30 states, geographic communities can legally break away from large public school districts and form their own. As a result, a growing number of white and wealthier neighborhoods are creating their own schools and siphoning property taxes away from poorer, more diverse districts. Lauren Camera, education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2017
    Length: 207
    First Section of Long-Planned Brooklyn Bridge Park Opens
  • Private prisons help with overcrowding, but at what cost?
    The Obama administration last year announced it would phase out privately-run prisons, citing little benefits to public safety along with higher rates of assault and violence. The Trump administration reversed that decision while pointing to potential increases in crime and issues of overcrowding, resurfacing a debate about which strategy is better. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2017
    Length: 589
  • Will a new law hold the VA more accountable?
    President Trump signed a bipartisan-backed law yesterday aimed at improving the Veterans Administration, which has been criticized for its quality of care. The law creates a new VA accountability office and makes it easier for the VA to fire employees. For more detail on the law, Darlene Superville, of the Associated Press, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2017
    Length: 225
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Friday, June 23, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 23, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, new revelations detail what the Obama administration knew about Russian election meddling and their debate about how to punish President Putin. Also: The head of the nation's largest pharmaceutical group on the health care battle, how a Muslim group is rebuilding a Chicago community, Shields and Brooks on the week's news, a reverend's mission to bridge divides and more.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2017
    Length: 3248
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    June 23, 2017
  • How a Muslim group is rebuilding a Chicago community
    The South Side of Chicago has long been plagued with some of the highest crime rates in the nation, but a man of faith is trying to transform the area by focusing on the everyday needs of those who live there. Jeffrey Brown visits the neighborhood with Rami Nashashibi, founder of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, to see how his efforts are improving health and well-being.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2017
    Length: 415
  • Shields and Brooks on the Senate health care bill unveiled
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the debut of the controversial Senate Republican health care bill, the high-profile Georgia special election and why Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was invoked by Republicans during the race, plus President Trump’s clarification that he had not taped former FBI Director James Comey.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2017
    Length: 691
  • Why we feel better after dancing
    For Choreographer Alonzo King of Alonzo King Lines Ballet, discovering dance made “the outer world dim.” King explains in a conversation at the Aspen Institute’s Spotlight Health conference how dance transformed his life and how it contributes to the balancing act of health.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2017
    Length: 132
  • Rev. William Barber’s strategy for bridging American divides
    Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault speaks with Reverend William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, co-authors of “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear,” about what it takes to tackle America’s racial divide.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2017
    Length: 520
  • How will the pharmaceutical industry evolve on drug pricing?
    High drug prices are a constant consumer complaint about health care. Judy Woodruff sits down with Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association, at the Spotlight Health Conference at the Aspen Institute to discuss the Republican health care bill, the prospects for lowering drug prices and the connection between the opioid crisis and the industry.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2017
    Length: 532
    EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company are seen in Washington
  • Inside Obama’s secret deliberations on Russian interference
    New revelations shed light on how former President Obama learned of Russia's efforts to tip the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor and how his administration responded, including their debate over punishing Russian President Putin. Greg Miller of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss his reporting.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2017
    Length: 345
  • News Wrap: Another Senate Republican defects on health bill
    In the our news wrap Friday, Nevada Republican Dean Heller announced that he can't support the Senate health care bill in its current form. Also, President Trump said he wanted to force former FBI Director James Comey to be honest about their conversations when he suggested there might be recordings.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2017
    Length: 268

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 22, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Senate Republicans unveil their health care bill. We break down the details and get reaction from an architect of the Affordable Care Act. Also: Starvation in Venezuela, outrage over police shootings of black Americans, why low-income Americans bypass banks and more.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 3416
    FULL PROGRAM
    June 22, 2017
  • Farm-fresh healthy food doesn't have to be pricey or pretty
    Chef and restaurateur Joy Crump explains how we can find greater value and health in farm-to-table food, in a conversation at the Aspen Institute's Spotlight Health conference.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 146
  • Why do so few police shootings end in police convictions?
    Why do so few trials of police officers charged in on-duty shootings end in convictions? Most recently, the officers who shot and killed Philando Castile and Sylville Smith were acquitted by juries who saw video of the fatal encounters. John Yang discusses issues of race and deadly force with David Klinger of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Brittany Packnett, co-founder of Campaign Zero.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 637
  • The surprising logic behind the use of check cashers
    Often seen as predatory, the check cashing industry has been booming. Lisa Servon wondered why lower-income people who were struggling would cash checks instead of getting a bank account, so she took a job as a cashier to find out. What she learned -- that it’s often cheaper -- is the subject of her new book, "The Unbanking of America." Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 507
  • Venezuelans suffer deadly scarcity of food and medicine
    With the economy in freefall, Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at runaway inflation prices, and children are suffering the most: severe malnutrition among kids is rising at an alarming rate. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on the harmful shortages of food and medicine.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 571
  • Sebelius: GOP health bill reduces coverage, increases costs
    Former President Barack Obama responded Thursday to the Republicans’ planned overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, saying “If there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family, this bill will do you harm.” Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the GOP replacement proposal from Kathleen Sebelius, former secretary of Health and Human Services and a key figure in the creation of the ACA.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 521
  • Why the Senate health care bill has a vote problem
    The biggest change proposed by the Senate Republican health care bill is how the federal government would fund Medicaid. Lisa Desjardins and Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News join Hari Sreenivasan to help break down the details and the political prospects for getting it passed.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 358
  • News Wrap: Trump says he did not make Comey tapes
    In the our news wrap Thursday, President Trump clarified via Twitter he did not record conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Mr. Trump had previously raised the possibility that tapes existed after he fired Comey in May. Also, Gulf Coast states were hit by Tropical Storm “Cindy,” which slogged ashore overnight with heavy rain.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 172
  • Senate GOP releases health care bill and battle lines form
    Senate Republicans unveiled details of their health care bill Thursday after weeks of work behind closed doors. The proposal shares some broad strokes with the bill that the House passed in May, drawing unanimous opposition from Democrats and starting negotiations among Republicans, some of whom have publicly criticized it. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2017
    Length: 235

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • The Virginia cavern that can play the Moonlight Sonata
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, this year marks the 60th anniversary of “The Great Stalacpipe Organ,” the largest musical instrument in the world, built into Virginia’s Luray Caverns.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2017
    Length: 169
  • For Alan Alda, the heart of good communication is connection
    As an actor, educational TV host and founder of a scholarly center for communication science, Alan Alda has used his trademark humor and wit to help others express complicated ideas in accessible language. Now he's written new book called "If I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on My Face?" Alda sits down with Jeffrey Brown to offer a lesson in communication.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2017
    Length: 413
  • Why planes can't fly when it's too hot
    An extreme heat wave is baking the West and Southwest, with temperatures well above 100 degrees. More than 40 flights were cancelled or delayed because some planes can't safely lift off in that heat. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain how high heat can ground air flight and the larger trend of our warming climate and how it affects us.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2017
    Length: 367
  • For vulnerable Californians, Medicaid is a lifeline at risk
    Fourteen million Medicaid recipients could lose their health coverage under the GOP House Obamacare replacement bill, and reports suggest the Senate version would make even deeper cuts. California, where 1.2 million resident gained health insurance under the Medicaid expansion, stands to lose more than any other state. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Los Angeles.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2017
    Length: 587
  • News Wrap: Republicans celebrate Ga. special election win
    In the our news wrap Wednesday, congressional Republicans and the Trump White House celebrated Karen Handel's win in a special election race for a House seat in Georgia. Also, the FBI confirmed that the gunman who opened fire on House Republicans acted alone.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2017
    Length: 432
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