Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • What does N.C.’s HB2 compromise mean for LGBTQ rights?
    North Carolina's state legislature overwhelmingly voted to replace its so-called "bathroom bill" on Thursday, after suffering a business and economic backlash from a law that many saw as discriminatory. How do people see the compromise deal? Hari Sreenivasan talks to North Carolina State Representative Darren Jackson and Cathryn Oakley, senior legislative counsel for Human Rights Campaign.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017
  • Kathleen Turner wants women to realize their own value
    Kathleen Turner has said she is no good at playing victim roles. The actress who starred in “Body Heat” as well as on Broadway, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on a being a woman who likes to push the envelope, if not downright tear it.
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • What's stopping the vulnerable Everglades from being healed?
    The Florida Everglades are critical to the survival of local birds, reptiles and millions of people. As urban development has increased, the incredibly bio-diverse habitat has become vulnerable to rising sea water encroachment. Billions of dollars have been spent on restoration, but both science and politics have made efforts more complicated. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
  • In fight over Gorsuch, Senate leaders stand their ground
    In Congress, the spotlight is back on the battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the possibility of Republicans using the “nuclear option.” Meanwhile, there are questions about the independence of the chair of the House Intelligence Committee on the Russia probe. Judy Woodruff gets views from Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
  • News Wrap: Disputed airstrike in Iraq under investigation
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the U.S. military announced that its review of a disputed airstrike in Iraq, which reportedly killed at least 100 civilians, is now a formal investigation. Also, China and the European Union stood by their commitments to the Paris Accord on climate change, following President Trump's actions aimed at rolling back efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
  • Brexit doesn’t have to be ‘lose-lose,’ says UK ambassador
    After the United Kingdom gave its formal notice of its intention to split from the E.U., the European Council president lamented, "There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day." But what does Brexit mean for the British people? British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the decision to break away and the path ahead.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
    British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch
  • The stigma that stops veterans from getting help for PTSD
    What discourages veterans from seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress? As part of our series War on the Brain, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien talks to former service members who have struggled to accept the diagnosis and get help.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017
  • Library of Congress adds to list of sounds that shaped U.S.
    It's the Library of Congress' tribute to significant sound recordings. Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 pieces of audio to be inducted into the National Recording Registry. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden walks us through this year’s selections, from a 1888 wax cylinder recording to 1990s rap.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • How increased security affects life for border residents
    In a sleepy, no-stoplight town 25 miles from the Arizona-Mexico border, you'll pass surveillance towers, border agents on patrol and checkpoints. This is life along the border, where security has been ramped up significantly since 9/11, sweeping up American citizens in its wake. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
    A Donald Trump for President campaign sticker is attached to a U.S. Customs sign hanging on the border fence between Mexico and the United States near Calexico, California. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Syrian refugees in Turkey struggle to find work, scrape by
    Millions of Syrians who have fled to Turkey are caught in a situation where they have no real access to state services and are treated like second class citizens. Safe from war, they are still vulnerable and being exploited. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports how Syrians in Turkey are doing what they must to survive, and how that’s affecting workers in Turkey.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
  • Trump begins rollback of Obama climate agenda
    In his first salvo against Obama-era climate policy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend, rescind or open review more than a half dozen major regulations, in an effort to help the coal, oil and gas industries. That includes the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order on "energy independence," eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, U.S., March 28, 2017. Photo by Carlos Barria/REUTERS
  • Barrasso: Climate rollback helps U.S. as energy superpower
    One of President Trump's major campaign promises was to roll back his predecessor's plans for coping with climate change, a pledge he began to fulfill by signing an executive order that targets such regulations. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Sen. John Barrasso, a Republican who represents Wyoming, the country’s top coal-producing state.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
  • McCarthy: ‘Difficult slog’ to undo Obama climate legacy
    In President Obama's second term, Gina McCarthy essentially led government efforts to curb climate change and its effects. Now President Trump is rolling back those policies. Former EPA administrator McCarthy joins Judy Woodruff to give her reaction to President Trump’s orders.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
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  • George Saunders writes a ghost story about Lincoln’s grief
    In George Saunders’ “Lincoln in the Bardo” the ghostly inhabitants of a cemetery don't yet know they're dead. Instead, they're stuck in whatever neurotic condition they were in when they died, narrating the story of Abraham Lincoln's visit to the graveyard to visit his dead son. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Saunders about the challenge of writing about Lincoln and the importance of being baffled.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
  • What Russia investigation, health care tumult means for GOP
    For Republicans, last week's collapse of the effort to repeal Obamacare and the ongoing drama over the investigation into Russian connections with the Trump campaign have put the majority party on a rocky road. Judy Woodruff speaks with Lisa Desjardins about how Republicans see their path ahead on health care and tax reform.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017
  • Is this legal ruling a game changer for special education?
    The Supreme Court recently ruled unanimously in favor of providing more educational opportunities for students with disabilities, a move that could set the bar higher for more than six million students. Lisa Stark of Education Week joins John Yang to discuss the court's ruling and what it means for the classroom.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

  • What we can learn about love from Adam and Eve
    Adam and Eve could be called the most famous couple in history. In "The First Love Story: Adam, Eve and Us," author Bruce Feiler examines the Bible and archaeology, but also love, relationships, modern technology and more. Feiler joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how he says the story has been “weaponized” throughout history to villainize women and what we can learn from the story today.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • After health care fail, can Republicans enact their agenda?
    Republicans are facing the failure of their health care law to replace the Affordable Care Act, and questions over the investigation into Russia and the Trump administration. Judy Woodruff talks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the struggle for the majority party to enact its agenda, plus how the Russia investigation has become a black cloud for the GOP.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • How healthy are the Affordable Care Act marketplaces?
    The Affordable Care Act withstood a Republican effort to "repeal and replace," but there are problems with the current law that lawmakers acknowledge need to be addressed. We meet a few Americans who have concerns about Obamacare, then Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss why affordability is an issue for some.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • Why young Russians are mobilizing against corruption
    Widespread protests broke out across Russia on Sunday to denounce government corruption, the biggest show of defiance against President Vladimir Putin in years. Hundreds of protesters were arrested in Moscow and elsewhere. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports, then Judy Woodruff talks with journalist and author Masha Gessen about the protests and Putin.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • What we know about the deadly air assault on Mosul
    In the U.S.-led coalition fight against the Islamic State group, a airstrike in mid-March reportedly left more than 100 civilians dead in Western Mosul. John Yang speaks with Loveday Morris of The Washington Post about the strike and how brutal fighting is affecting civilians.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017
  • Turmoil and terrorism breed economic uncertainty for Turkey
    Increasing terrorism by the Islamic State group and the PKK have driven Turkey into its worst tourism slump ever, a major sector of the economy. International concerns about political uncertainty, as well as a drive to increase Islam's place in public life, are also contributing to the economy's decline. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

  • Senate votes to undo internet privacy regulations
    The Senate voted on March 23 to overturn internet privacy rules created to prevent providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from sharing users' personal information or selling it without permission. While the House has yet to vote on the issue, the Senate vote has worried consumer groups who cite privacy concerns. Recode reporter Tony Romm joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2017
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  • Venezuela hospitals face crisis as meds run low
    On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on state television that he had asked the United Nations for help in addressing the country's shortage of medicine and other goods. The country's hospitals now have less than 5 percent of the medicine they need to treat their patients. For more, Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth joins Hari Sreenivasan from Caracas.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2017
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  • With Brexit looming, Ireland braces for its economic impact
    The IMF and other international financial bodies have warned that leaving the European Union could have negative consequences for Britain's economy. As Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to formally withdraw the United Kingdom from the EU, Britain's closest neighbor, the Republic of Ireland, is already feeling fallout. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga reports from Ireland.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2017
    Irish and EU flags are pictured outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • Assessing the impact of the failed GOP health care bill
    Following the failure of President Donald Trump and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan to usher in a long-promised bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, questions remain over how the defeat will influence the new president's agenda. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications for the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2017
    House Speaker Ryan holds news conference after Republicans pulled American Health Care Act bill before vote on Capitol Hill in Washington
  • Following health care defeat, Trump pivots to tax reform
    Soon after the Republican health care bill was pulled on Friday before any vote could take place, President Trump indicated he would shift focus to tax reform. But how will that process begin, and what challenges lie ahead? Wall Street Journal reporter Nick Timiraos joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C., to discuss what comes next.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2017
  • South Sudan faces famine, potential genocide in civil war
    The country of South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011, but two years later, this new nation of 11 million people became embroiled in civil war. The conflict has led to a man-made famine, accusations of mass rape and ethnic cleansing, and a massive refugee crisis. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simona Foltyn went to South Sudan to report on the growing humanitarian crisis.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2017
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