Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • Texas on frontlines of NAFTA negotiations
    President Donald Trump announced this week his plan to renegotiate NAFTA, a free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, citing a loss of jobs in the U.S. But many business owners and politicians in Texas, which shares a border with Mexico, favor the deal. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Lisa Desai reports.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

  • The white supremacy of being asked where I’m from
    What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "white supremacy"? For actor comedian Peter Kim, it's facing the commonplace cultural assumption that white is the default race in America.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017
  • News Wrap: Haley warns those who 'don't have our back' at UN
    In our news wrap Friday, it was Ambassador Nikki Haley's first day on the job at the United Nations, where she warned "those that don't have our back: we're taking names." Also, The National Park Service confirmed that President Trumped ordered more photos be released of his inauguration crowd, after he was reportedly angry that images showed his crowd was dwarfed by President Obama's turnout.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017
  • Does limiting refugees deter terrorism?
    An executive order to limit refugees, immigrants and visitors to the United States, especially from Muslim countries, is meant to reduce the chance of terrorist attacks on home soil. But is the move by President Trump an effective form of deterrence? Antonio Mora talks with Reuel Marc Gerecht from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and former State Department official Daniel Benjamin.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017
  • Anti-abortion activists welcome Trump administration support
    At the annual March for Life, anti-abortion activists from all walks of life marched on Washington Friday, urging policymakers to continue a political agenda in favor of abortion restrictions. Vice President Mike Pence told the crowd that the Trump administration plans on supporting anti-abortion policies. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, joins Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s first week
    From Mexico to Russia, pipelines to refugees, President Trump had a busy first week of work. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including an assessment of the president’s executive actions and willingness to pick fights, the White House opposition against the media and whether the GOP will assert independence.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • What Trump's wall means for U.S. relations with Mexico
    What do President Trump's latest actions on immigration mean for U.S. relations with Mexico? Former State Department official Roger Noriega and James Carafano from the Heritage Foundation join Antonio Mora to discuss the apparent rift between President Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña over the decision to build a wall along the southern border.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
  • Kellyanne Conway on Trump's voter fraud claims, Mexico
    Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the first week of the Trump administration, including moves to build a border wall, a visit canceled by Mexico’s president, a plan to cut “sanctuary city” funding, the president’s stance on the use of torture, debunked allegations of widespread voter fraud and the administration’s relationship to the press.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
  • White House floats import tax amid tensions with Mexico
    President Trump's push for a wall on the border has opened a diplomatic rift with Mexico. After Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced he was canceling a visit to Washington, Mr. Trump gave no ground at a GOP retreat in Philadelphia. Congressional leaders said Congress would be willing to foot the bill for a wall for now. Lisa Desjardins talks to Judy Woodruff from Philadelphia.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
  • Are you hanging off a financial cliff? Here's how to cope
    Elizabeth White was once comfortably middle class, but recently she has been severely underemployed. Now as she approaches the traditional age for retirement, she is struggling to make ends meet, and her story is not uncommon. Economics correspondent Paul Solman brings us part two of their conversation with advice for the financially fragile.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017
  • Men who grew up in prison find the strength to be vulnerable
    At California's San Quentin prison, men who committed crimes when they were teenagers and are currently serving long or life sentences give their Brief But Spectacular takes on their crimes, the early traumas that affected their actions and how they're changing their lives now.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Mary Tyler Moore was a modern woman’s role model
    She had an iconic smile and laugh, but actress and comedian Mary Tyler Moore was also a revolutionary. The Oscar-nominated actress famously played a single career woman next door and a quirky housewife, changing how women were portrayed. Jeffrey Brown reflects on her life with Cynthia Littleton of Variety and Dick Cavett, a former friend of the late television icon, who died at the age of 80.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump takes steps on border wall, immigration
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump signed two executive orders at the Department of Homeland Security, ordering construction of a Mexican border wall, and taking other actions aimed at illegal immigration. Also, the White House distanced itself from reports that it may order a major review of how how terror suspects are handled, including renewed use of banned interrogation methods.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • Will Trump talk of voter fraud threaten voter rights?
    Donald Trump made the issue of voter fraud a rallying cry during his campaign. Now President Trump is still claiming -- with zero evidence and GOP resistance -- that millions of illegal votes were cast for Hillary Clinton and announcing an investigation. William Brangham talks with Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • Why psychedelic drugs are having a medical renaissance
    For C.J. Hardin, an Army veteran, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder is an everyday feat. After years of pills and therapy failed to help his disorder, Hardin knew he needed an alternative. So he turned to a surprising substitute that's at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience and medicine: psychedelics like MDMA and psilocybin. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • GOP meets to strategize on Trump priorities like health care
    Republican lawmakers are attending an annual retreat to outline an ambitious agenda to accomplish in the next 200 days, and to set the tone for collaboration with President Trump. Judy Woodruff talks with Lisa Desjardins, reporting from Philadelphia, on possible plans to pay for a border wall, major divisions on how to move forward on health care and more.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • What do Trump’s new orders on immigration really do?
    President Trump is tackling one of his election promises by ordering a border wall and cracking down on illegal immigration by stripping funding from “sanctuary cities” and ending a policy of releasing undocumented immigrants. Judy Woodruff gets views on what these moves mean from Marielena Hincapie of the National Immigration Law Center and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017
  • Are some federal agencies under a media lockdown?
    According to various news outlets, the Trump administration is attempting to limit the flow of information out of key government agencies. EPA staff are reportedly banned from sending press releases or posting to social media, and the Interior Department and Agriculture Department face similar orders. The White House denies those claims. Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post joins Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • ‘La La Land’ gets nostalgic for classic Hollywood musicals
    Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a jazz musician, begin a love affair, but the stresses of the spotlight take a toll on their relationship. That’s the story “La La Land,” a modern movie musical about beating the odds that takes cues from film history. Jeffrey Brown speaks with director and writer Damien Chazelle about bringing the story to the screen, now an Oscar-nominated success.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • The life of an ex-president after leaving office
    Can an ex-president have fun? Atlantic writer Barbara Bradley Hagerty examined the lives of modern presidents to see how they fared in the real world after leaving office in middle age. As part of a collaboration with The Atlantic, Hagerty tells Judy Woodruff that Jimmy Carter was the trailblazer, Bill Clinton the moneymaker, George W. Bush the laid-back painter. So what’s next for Barack Obama?
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • Minn. school district tries to fix student-police relations
    Since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, there's been an increased police presence at schools. But that presence has also sparked concerns. According to a recent analysis, black students are more likely to be arrested on campus than their white counterparts. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports on how the Saint Paul public schools are changing their approach.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • Trump prioritizes pipelines over environmental protections
    The Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL Pipeline were put on hold during the Obama administration. But new executive orders by President Trump begin putting them back on track, as part of efforts to undo former President Obama's legacy. How do these moves fit into the broader Trump agenda for energy and the environment? William Brangham talks with Valerie Volcovici of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump revives Keystone, Dakota pipeline projects
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump breathed new life into two controversial pipeline projects that were halted under the Obama administration. Also, the United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled that British Prime Minister Theresa May will have to get Parliament's approval before she states the process of Brexit.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • Senators press Trump picks Price, Mulvaney
    President Trump's selection for secretary of health and human services took his turn before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Similar to last week's hearings, Rep. Tom Price faced tough questions on the Affordable Care Act. The president's pick for budget director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, was pressed on the sustainability of social security. Lisa Desjardins talks with John Yang.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017
  • Granted clemency, this former inmate is starting over
    Norman Brown is among 1,927 people granted clemency by President Obama during his two terms. He is one of a vast majority who were originally convicted for nonviolent drug crimes. Now Brown faces a new challenge - adjusting to life outside prison.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

  • A meeting of nationalist leaders sows division in Europe
    A day after President Trump's inauguration, European right-wing leaders met in Koblenz, Germany, to issue a rallying cry for voters to upset the establishment in key elections across the continent. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports that their message, seeking to benefit from the “Trump effect,” emphasizes the growing divisions within Europe.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Manchester by the Sea' finds love in unimaginable loss
    'Manchester by the Sea' tells the story of Lee Chandler, a man forced to confront his past -- and his responsibilities to his family -- by the death of his brother. The film explores the ideas of loss and grief, but writer and director Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeffrey Brown it's not a film about finding closure.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • A lawsuit and lingering concern over Trump business dealings
    A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that President Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars government officials from receiving certain types of gifts from foreign powers or governments. William Brangham talks with Jonathan O'Connell of The Washington Post about the lawsuit, as well as whether the president has truly separated himself from his businesses.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017