Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • 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

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • Rep. Swalwell: Nunes ‘betrayed’ duty on Russia probe
    The House Intelligence Committee descended into further division over its Russia investigation on Friday. Republican chair Rep. Devin Nunes called off a public hearing with former intelligence agency leaders, prompting the committee's ranking Democrat to challenge the decision and dispute Nunes' explanation. Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction from Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2017
  • When companies sponsor social good, who benefits?
    Corporate-funded art or culture can easily be called a win-win, says contemporary art curator Nato Thompson. Social justice causes get money and sponsors get the benefit of looking good. But what's the difference between advertisement and actual social good? Thompson offers his humble opinion.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on Obamacare repeal failure
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the GOP’s abandonment of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, plus the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe and the Supreme Court confirmations hearings for nominee Neil Gorsuch.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2017
  • Where does Congress go next on health care?
    Now that Republicans have withdrawn a health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, what comes next? Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives on the aftermath and next steps from Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and Lanhee Chen of The Hoover Institution.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2017
  • 20 years later, 'Trainspotting' lads grapple with growing up
    The new film "T2: Trainspotting" is about a group of best friends from the projects of Edinburgh, who come together after 20 years with a wee bit of baggage. Oscar-winner Danny Boyle returns to direct the sequel to the original 1996 movie about four heroin-using, small-crime committing, wild-living young men. Boyle talks with Jeffrey Brown about nostalgia, both in the new film and for the old one.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2017
  • Republican effort to replace Obamacare lies in ruins
    It was a hectic day on Capitol Hill as top Republicans tried win enough votes to pass an Obamacare replacement. But House Speaker Paul Ryan, along with President Trump, decided to pull the repeal when it was clear it would not pass. Judy Woodruff speaks with Lisa Desjardins from Capitol Hill and Robert Costa from The Washington Post about today’s political upset.
    Original Air Date: March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • Veteran NewsHour journalist on early loss, life’s journeys
    Elizabeth Farnsworth traveled the world for years as a foreign correspondent for the NewsHour. Her new book, "A Train Through Time," examines her experiences in hotspots such as Latin America. But it's more than a story of her reporting, as she details her childhood and the loss of her mother, and also blends fact with fiction. Farnsworth sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss her work.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2017
  • Why the Trump administration is sending more troops to Syria
    The Pentagon has authorized the deployment of 400 additional troops to Syria in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State militant group. Judy Woodruff discusses the U.S.'s deepening military involvement and the complexities with former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and Bulent Aliriza of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2017
  • The odds of a second term? You can bet on all things Trump
    The political prediction markets -- where you can bet real money on political outcomes -- have a track record of being better than any poll, yet they failed spectacularly in the November election. Even so, people are flocking to bets about the Trump administration, including the president's odds of winning a second term and even his impeachment. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2017
  • How Nunes threw Russia probe independence into question
    House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes apologized after he faced backlash for publicly disclosing intelligence intercepts that he took directly to President Trump without consulting committee Democrats. But his actions have sparked calls for an independent investigation from both Democrats and Republicans. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2017
    Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (R-Calif) questions FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers during a hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.
  • Failing to close deal on health care, House GOP delays vote
    The House Republican plan to hold a vote Thursday on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act has been delayed after a day of frenzied efforts to win over GOP holdouts. Judy Woodruff gets updates from Lisa Desjardins on Capitol Hill and John Yang at the White House.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2017
  • How life could change under GOP health bill
    How will the Republican health care plan affect insurance coverage and costs if the Affordable Care Act replacement becomes law? We share stories of Americans likely to be affected, beginning with a small business owner and her employees, as well as an unemployed auditor on Medicaid.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

  • Climate change is killing the Great Barrier Reef
    Coral reefs are more than examples of natural beauty; they harbor fish that feed millions and shield us against storms and floods. Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on the planet, is dying. As ocean waters steadily warm, extensive coral destruction continues, part of an unprecedented global crisis. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on what’s at stake.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2017
  • House health care bill hasn’t yet won pivotal GOP support
    Leading Republicans are pulling out all the stops in hopes of passing their health care bill, which would change the amount of money millions would receive to buy insurance and eventually end the Medicaid expansion. But GOP leaders may not have the votes they need, especially from the pivotal Freedom Caucus. Judy Woodruff speaks with Lisa Desjardins from Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2017
  • AP: Manafort once offered to promote Russian interests
    Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager who has been under intense scrutiny, reportedly worked in 2005 for a Russian billionaire with close ties to President Vladimir Putin and drew up plans to influence U.S. politics to favor Russian interests. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the new information with Jeff Horwitz of the Associated Press, who helped break the story.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2017
  • How does Neil Gorsuch wield originalism in his decisions?
    In Judge Neil Gorsuch’s third day of questioning, Democratic senators pressed the Supreme Court nominee on how he interprets the Constitution as well as the effect of partisan politics on the court. Judy Woodruff analyzes today’s hearing with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Amy Howe of, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2017
  • Rice: The world wonders if the White House can be trusted
    Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice had tough words in The Washington Post for President Trump and his administration on Wednesday, warning about the "profound dangers" of making false statements. In her first interview since leaving the White House, Rice joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the importance of U.S. credibility, as well as the intelligence probe into Russian interference.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2017
    File photo of national security adviser Susan Rice by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Art of the Whitney Biennial offers signs of the times
    The Whitney Biennial is a snapshot of American creativity and sometimes a reflection of our culture. What moods and themes did curators find when putting together the exhibition of contemporary art? Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2017
  • Inclusive wellness center is a neighborhood oasis
    In the heart of one of Denver's poorest neighborhoods, parents had hoped a new preschool would be built in. Instead they got much more. The Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being is a preschool, urban farm, dental office and mental health care center, all in one. William Brangham visits to see how it’s supporting the community.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2017
  • Did senators get enough substance on Gorsuch’s views?
    It was an all-day interrogation for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who fended off Democratic efforts to ferret out his views on hot-button issues. Judy Woodruff takes a close look at the day’s proceedings with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Amy Howe of, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2017
    Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing Mar. 21 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.
  • What sparked a new carry-on electronics ban on some flights?
    Passengers flying out of 10 specific airports in the Middle East can no longer take large electronic devices in their carry-on luggage, according to a new rule from the Department of Homeland Security. The British announced a similar rule, but included different airports. William Brangham gets insight from Matthew Olsen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2017
  • How Trump is trying to sell the Republican health care bill
    Time is ticking before a crucial House vote on the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are trying to close the deal, pushing for votes and privately telling members their jobs are at risk if they don't pass a repeal bill. Their efforts come after pages of policy amendments were added in order to woo key groups. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

  • Schiff: 'Big problem' if Trump is making up wiretap claim
    While Democrats and Republicans pursued sharply different lines of questioning in a House Intelligence hearing Monday, ranking Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff focused in on contacts between Trump campaign advisors and Russian officials. Judy Woodruff talks with Schiff about his main takeaways from the hearing, as well as the credibility of President Trump and the intelligence community.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2017
  • Artists illuminate Latino life in the American West
    Thirteen young Mexican-American artists explore the ideas of "home" and "place" in the American West in an exhibit called "Mi Tierra" at the Denver Art Museum. Artists tackled topics of immigration, identity struggle and colliding worlds. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2017
  • Comey confirms Russia probe, but not Trump wiretap claim
    FBI Director James Comey offered a rare admission in a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, confirming an ongoing investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election and any potential coordination with the Trump campaign. Comey also said there is no substantial evidence former President Obama ordered a wiretap against President Trump. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2017
    FBI Director James Comey waits before testifying at a House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.
  • Gorsuch promises to be independent from politics
    On day one of Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, senators outlined partisan attacks for the week to come. While Republicans spent most of the hearing praising Gorsuch's legal resume, Democrats knocked his constitutional philosophy as too rigid. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2017