Saturday, September 10, 2016

  • U.S. and Russia create joint plan to defeat ISIS
    The U.S. and Russia have embarked on a new plan to end Syria’s civil war that calls for a ceasefire in the country that will take effect Monday. If the truce lasts for a week, the U.S. and Russia will join forces to attack terrorist organizations including the Islamic State. David Sanger, a New York Times national security correspondent who just returned from Geneva, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2016
    A woman walks past a damaged building after an airstrike in the rebel held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh - RTX2OU3C
  • Should 9/11 trials be held at Guantanamo Bay?
    The five men blamed for planning the attacks of September 11 have yet to be tried in a military commission. Nearly 15 years after that day, they remain detained at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Now, some critics are asking if federal trials based in the U.S. are more effective in prosecuting alleged terrorists. NewsHour Weekend's Phil Hirschkorn reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2016
    A U.S. Army guard stands in a corridor of cells in Camp Five, a facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba September 4, 2007. This photo has been reviewed by the U.S. Military. The names and nationalities of detainees cannot be revealed and facial identification is not permitted by the U.S. Military.    REUTERS/Joe Skipper     (UNITED STATES) - RTR1TFUK

Friday, September 9, 2016

  • Visiting the 9/11 memorials with those most closely affected
    There are three national memorials that honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. For some, they provide a mechanism of healing, for others, a chance to remember, and still for others, a way to understand the historical significance of that day’s catastrophic events. The NewsHour asked the victims’ families what the memorials mean to them.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    New York Police Department Joint Terrorism Task Force Detective Patrick Lantry, who was at the scene of the World Trade Center on 9-11, visits the Flight 93 National Memorial, which officially opened yesterday in Shanksville, Pennsylvania September 11, 2015. The $50m visitor center designed by Paul Murdoch commemorates the 40 passengers and crew who died near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, when one of the four planes overtaken by al Qaeda terrorists crashed into a Pennsylvania field.  A 9-11 memorial ceremony will take place this morning. REUTERS/Mark Makela - RTSN9G
  • North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to fight on
    There’s been a months-long standoff over the construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline extension designed to run near tribal land in North Dakota. On Friday, a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to stop the project. But minutes later, three federal agencies asked the company to voluntarily put the project on hold. Lisa Desjardins speaks with William Brangham for more.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    A protester demonstrates against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Cullen - RTX2OVHV
  • Shields and Brooks on high stakes for debate moderators
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the presidential candidates’ performances on NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum,” as well as that of the forum moderator, plus possible explanations for a tightening in the presidential polls and more.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
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  • North Korean nuclear test reverberates on campaign trail
    News that North Korea had conducted its fifth nuclear test compelled both presidential candidates to respond on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton condemned the action after meeting with national security advisers. Donald Trump tried to tie the North Korean test to the policies of his opponent in an address at the Value Voters summit in Washington. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks to the podium to talk to reporters after holding a "National Security Working Session" with national security advisors in New York, New York, United States September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2OWBZ
  • News Wrap: House approves bill on 9/11 lawsuits
    In our news wrap Friday, two days before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. House gave final approval for 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia, although the White House has made suggestions of a veto. Also, there are new warnings from U.S. federal agencies about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone. There have been multiple incidents in which the batteries exploded, sparking fires.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    A single white rose is left at the edge of the South Pool of the 911 Memorial atop the area of the memorial for New York City Police (NYPD) officers killed in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, following the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas, Texas, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2KD3P
  • Helping Afghan forces stand on their own, 15 years on
    U.S. and coalition forces have been in Afghanistan for 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. Though their numbers have drastically decreased as the U.S. has trained Afghan security forces, it is not easy to build an army in the middle of a war. Special correspondent Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul on the challenges facing Afghan forces as they try to beat back a resurgent Taliban.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2016
    An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at a checkpost in Logar province, Afghanistan February 16, 2016. NATO advisers want Afghan soldiers to spend less time manning checkpoints and more taking the fight to Taliban militants, a key tactical shift the coalition hopes will enable local forces to quell a rising insurgency. Picture taken February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX283UI

Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • How one company is trying to surf the tides of foreign trade
    Trade has become a major theme of this year’s presidential race -- how it affects jobs, wages and manufacturing in the United States. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at one California-based surfboard company, WaveSkis, that has been bruised by its Chinese competition, and how the effects of foreign trade have impacted politics.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
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  • How would the candidates navigate ties with Russia?
    What kind of relations should the U.S. have with Russia and President Vladimir Putin? It’s a question that could affect the future of the Syrian conflict and European security, and the two candidates have strikingly different takes. Judy Woodruff speaks with former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, an advisor to the Clinton campaign, and Trump campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Interior Ministry Board meeting in Moscow, Russia, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Chirikov/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSAIF0
  • A Scottish poet who proudly proclaims ‘this is my country’
    Jackie Kay is Scotland's first black national poet. Adopted as a child, much of her poetry and prose speaks to her own experience of not feeling entirely welcome in her own country. “I wrote the poems that I wanted to read and I wrote about the experiences that I wanted to find,” she says. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 17:  Scottish poet and writer Jackie Kay attends a photocall at Edinburgh International Book Festival at Charlotte Square Gardens on August 17, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images)
  • Trump’s ‘rollercoaster’ of a career marked by self-interest
    Donald Trump has tried to sell himself as a successful businessman who can boost American prosperity. But specifics about his dealings and debt may tell a different story. William Brangham learns more from Marc Fisher of The Washington Post and Tim O'Brien of Bloomberg to get a glimpse into Donald Trump as an entrepreneur.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen in Chicago, Illinois, United States, January 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX22G2L
  • Two horses who led funerals at Arlington given new homes
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, every morning at the Arlington Cemetery, horses and their human riders perform a choreographed funeral procession in honor of the nation’s fallen veterans. These horses usually serve for 10 years, but two recently had a need for a new home.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    The horse-drawn caisson for the burial service of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Bowden is saluted as it approaches Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 in Virginia September 27, 2013. Bowden, 28, was killed during active duty in Afghanistan August 31 and is from Villa Rica, Georgia.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron   (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY) - RTX142DG
  • Clinton rebukes Trump for Putin comments
    Hillary Clinton condemned Donald Trump’s comments on foreign policy a day after Wednesday night’s “Commander-in-Chief” forum hosted by NBC News. During the forum, Clinton was repeatedly asked about her classified emails and Trump got a question on his views regarding Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a news conference on the airport tarmac in front of her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, United States September 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2OO7D
  • What Donald Trump’s tax returns could reveal
    Donald Trump stands alone as a presidential candidate who refuses to release his tax returns. The GOP nominee says he is waiting until the Internal Revenue Service finishes its audit, a process that could last as long as seven years. Hillary Clinton and her supporters say he must be hiding something. Lisa Desjardins offers some context behind the headlines.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Party of New York Presidential Convention in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2OKVA
  • The art of making pictures speak to children
    Christian Robinson says he had a hard time reading as a child, and so he didn’t have a great relationship with books. But he could always find solace in drawing. Today, he has turned his childhood hobby into a career as an illustrator, using images to speak and “reflect the diverse world that we live in.” Christian Robinson offers his Brief But Spectacular take on illustration as communication.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
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  • NYC program helps refugee kids prepare for school
    Students at the Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City are taking their first steps to adjusting to life in a U.S. classroom. This year's class of 118 students comes from families who have been granted asylum in the U.S. The NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano has the story.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
    These students at the Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City. Photo by Zachary Green/PBS NewsHour

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

  • Why Chicago hasn’t yet escaped an epidemic of gun violence
    How do you stop a “contagious” outbreak of violence? For Chicago, 2016 is already the deadliest year in more than two decades. John Yang visits the city to understand why the problem is so entrenched and to meet the people who are trying to change things.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
    A man walks down a street past a handmade sign posted in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States, July 29, 2015. Residents put the signs up in the area which has a high level of gun violence in hopes of reducing crime. REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX1MCAH
  • The weaver who helped resurrect an endangered Lao artform
    When President Obama took the stage at the Asean Summit, he stood at a podium decorated with traditional Lao textiles, made by the first American company allowed to do business in the country since the Vietnam War. Special correspondent Mike Cerre profiles the weaver whose company has improved diplomatic relations and economic stability and helped save an endangered craft.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
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  • Why it’s so hard to fight extremist propaganda online
    How do you deter people from being seduced by messages of extremism on social media? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at some of the strategies, including videos that provide a counter-narrative to the Islamic State and a computer program that uses digital signatures to track the movement of images on the internet.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
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  • News Wrap: Obama urges Americans to learn about others
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama toured a centuries-old Buddhist Temple during his visit to Laos and held a town hall with youth leaders from across Southeast Asia. The president urged Americans to learn about the world and reject isolationism. Also, Donald Trump campaigned in Philadelphia, calling for big increases in military funding ahead of a televised forum Wednesday night.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist temple, alongside his participation in the ASEAN Summit, in Luang Prabang, Laos September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2OFOY
  • New poll numbers show a tightening presidential race
    Nationally, the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is getting closer; an average of polls show Clinton's post-convention bounce is over. Lisa Desjardins examines both candidates' polling strengths and Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz join Judy Woodruff for a breakdown of the electorate and how the candidates can drive home their messages.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign Voter Registration Rally at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, United States September 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTX2OEG6

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • Millions of unexploded U.S. bombs still kill, maim in Laos
    The United States dropped 290 million bombs on Laos between 1964 and 1973. On Tuesday, President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the country, promising to provide the Laotian people to remove the unexploded bombs that remain. Special correspondent Mike Cerre offers a glimpse of life in Laos today and the mission to end the deadly legacy of the Vietnam War.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers an address at the Lao National Cultural Hall, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit, in Vientiane, Laos September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2OAFR
  • Fox News ends Ailes era with sexual harassment settlement
    Fox News will pay a $20 million settlement to former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson over her allegations of sexual harassment by former CEO Roger Ailes. Fox also issued a rare apology to Carlson. Judy Woodruff learns more from Stephen Battaglio of the Los Angeles Times.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19:  (L-R) Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade during "FOX & Friends" All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on July 19, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
  • Inside the high-tech hunt for terrorists
    Take a look at the room 9/11 built: The operations center at the National Counterterrorism Center aggregates data in hopes that analysts will be able to predict the next terrorist attack. With the advent of “social media intelligence,” answers are everywhere, but the challenge is piecing them together. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
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  • Counting the benefits of teaching math to 3-year-olds
    In Boston public schools, 3, 4 and 5-year-olds are getting their first introduction to math. Before they walk through the kindergarten door, the “Building Blocks” curriculum is designed to encourage very young children to think and talk about math concepts throughout the days, by providing lessons through innovative games. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
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  • Tim Kaine makes the case for Clinton on national security
    Tim Kaine visited Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, to deliver an address on national security. The Democratic vice presidential nominee joins Gwen Ifill to to draw a sharp contrast between his running mate Hillary Clinton and her opposition, and to discuss Clinton’s lifelong passions, Russian hacking and what he perceives as Trump’s sexism about “presidential” qualities.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) campaigns at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., July 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTSKH96

Monday, September 5, 2016

  • An author’s aspirations in the time of Obama and Trayvon
    In "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching,” Mychal Denzel Smith discusses what it’s like growing up as a young black man in an era that saw the election of the first black president in America, as well as the killing of Trayvon Martin. Smith sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his new book.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016

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