Sunday, August 28, 2016

  • Philippines groups condemn extrajudicial killings
    In the two months since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines with a promise to crack down on illegal drugs, police said they have gunned down more than 700 suspected dealers and users who resisted arrest. For more on the drug war, Paul Henson, the North America bureau chief of ABS-CBN International The Filipino Channel, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2016
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the wake of a soldier killed in an encounter with communist rebels at a military Camp Panacan in Davao city, in southern Philippines August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr - RTSLIJ7
  • How should media decide to publish controversial images?
    When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2005, protesters set fire to Danish embassies. Flemming Rose, the paper’s culture editor at the time, was the target of an assassination plot. More than 10 years later, Rose sits with Hari Sreenivasan in New York to talk about freedom of expression around the world.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2016
    Islamabad, PAKISTAN:  Activists of Pakistani Islamic party Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat hold placards and banners during an anti-cartoon protest rally in Islamabad, 13 March 2006.  Some 1,000 protesters marched on the streets to protest against the controversial publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed were first published in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper in September 2005 and have since been reprinted elsewhere, igniting demonstrations throughout much of the Islamic world.             AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI  (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

  • Italy marks national day of mourning after quake
    As Italy held a national day of mourning, rescue workers spent a fourth day searching for survivors of a devastating earthquake that killed at least 291 since it struck on Wednesday. For the latest, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay joins Hari Sreenivasan from Amatrice, Italy.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2016
    Firefighters stand next to a collapsed house following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca - RTX2NABM
  • Obama to make marine preserve largest in the world
    An executive order issued Friday by President Barack Obama will make the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument the largest ecological preserve in the world, at more than 580,000 square miles. Matt Rand, director of the Pew Charitable Trust’s Global Ocean Legacy Project, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2016
    A green sea turtle is seen off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii April 8, 2006. U.S. First Lady Laura Bush on Friday dedicated the Hawaiian name "Papahanaumokuakea" to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Marine Monument, home to more than seven thousand species of animals, including turtles like the one shown, during her visit to Honolulu. Photo taken on April 8, 2006.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES) - RTR1N17V
  • Why some manufacturers are returning to the U.S.
    Both presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump pledged to bring manufacturing jobs back to American shores as the economy became a central theme in this year’s presidential elections. But some jobs, once thought to be forever lost to cheaper labor overseas, have already started to return. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker has the story.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2016
    The Bollman Factory in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. Photo by Christopher Booker/PBS NewsHour

Friday, August 26, 2016

  • Six Virginia voters share their election impressions
    Virginia is one of the most highly contested states in this year’s presidential election. For an inside look at the choice facing voters there, Judy Woodruff speaks with six Northern Virginia residents. The group’s topics include perceptions of Donald Trump as a 'great communicator' and a 'bully,' the sincerity of Hillary Clinton and whether the country can come together after a divisive campaign.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
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  • Shields and Brooks on racism and Clinton's trustworthiness
    In the presidential election arena this week, the two major-party candidates called each other racists, and questions arose over Donald Trump's support among alt-right enthusiasts. As for Hillary Clinton, she seems to be focusing on casting herself as the lesser-of-two-evils option. For analysis, we turn to syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
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  • Devastated Italian towns receive global support
    Three days after the devastating earthquake in Italy, the death toll has climbed to 281. At this point, rescuers are not expecting to discover any survivors, says special correspondent Christopher Livesay, who is on the ground in hard-hit Amatrice. But people from all over Italy -- and the world -- have come to help. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Livesay about the recovery and plans to rebuild.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
    A resident helps a firefighter to set down a crucifix from San Lorenzo e Flaviano church following an earthquake in San Lorenzo, central Italy, August 26, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTX2N7EN
  • Victims of Syrian war find help in a home away from home
    Now five years old, the war in Syria has taken an immense emotional and physical toll on those close to the fighting. Nisreen Katbi fled from Syria to Jordan four years ago and now runs a center that helps fellow refugees experiencing physical and psychological trauma. The center provides full-time care, free of charge. University of California, Berkeley, journalism students report from Jordan.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
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  • How scientists aim to combat the invasive lionfish
    The lionfish has always been a relentless predator. When it lived only in the Indo-Pacific, its ferocity and aggression were contained. But since the species has expanded to the Atlantic, its overpopulation is threatening fellow aquatic creatures. So scientists are developing a robot to hunt the predator, thinking that killing mass numbers of lionfish may be the only way to combat the problem.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
    A lionfish is seen on the reefs off Roatan, Honduras in this picture taken May 5, 2010. Native to Indo-Pacific waters, lionfish have invaded the Caribbean because of the
 aquarium trade and are gobbling up native species but have no predators 
in the region, so their population is exploding. Picture taken May 
5, 2010. To go with Reuters Life! LIONFISH-CARIBBEAN/INVASION   REUTERS/Christa Cameron  (HONDURAS - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT) - RTR2ISI9
  • Visitor to all 59 national parks touts their beauty
    Last June, Darius Nabors embarked upon a journey: in honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday, he would explore the country’s 59 national parks in 59 weeks. “I traded the modern conveniences of life...for beautiful sunrises, beautiful sunsets and just beautiful views of our country,” he says. We followed up with him as he set out for his last destination: Maine’s Acadia National Park.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2016
    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, ME - JUNE 28: The view from "Raven's Nest" a secluded spot on the Schoodic Peninsula side of Acadia National Park, seen on a gray day, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

  • A psychologist on ‘making disability sexy’
    Dr. Danielle Sheypuk is attempting to derail the stigma around sex and people with physical disabilities. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, Sheypuk knows what it’s like to have a disability -- and a sex life. But she worries that popular culture tends to show only able-bodied individuals having sex in traditional ways. This is her Brief but Spectacular take on how “anything can be sexy.”
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10:  Disability-rights advocate and fashion model, Dr. Danielle Sheypuk attends the "A Whole Lott More" screening reception at JCC in Manhattan on March 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
  • Colombian deal with FARC would end decades of conflict
    Colombia’s president delivered a historic peace deal with FARC rebels on Wednesday. The agreement outlines a timetable for the leftist group to disarm and re-enter society -- thus concluding one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, which resulted in some 220,000 deaths. But the Colombian people still must approve. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the accord with The Wilson Center’s Cindy Arnson.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and Colombian First Lady Maria Clemencia de Santos arrives at congress to present the FARC peace accord to the Colombian Congress in Bogota, Colombia,  August 25, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino - RTX2N2VC
  • Why the ‘alt-right’ is coming offline to support Trump
    Donald Trump is appealing to voters who reject mainstream conservative ideals. These members of the so-called "alt-right" have typically taken their frustrations to the internet, rather than to the polls. John Yang interviews the Washington Free Beacon's Matthew Continetti and The Washington Post’s David Weigel about the alt-right's "hierarchical" tendencies and potential impact on conservatism.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Supporters cheer as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage during a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., August 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2MYAH
  • For Trump, China is at the heart of U.S. economic problems
    This year’s presidential election has emphasized the trio of trade, globalization and jobs. For the next three weeks, Making Sen$e’s Paul Solman will dive into the candidates’ perspectives on these issues. He starts with Donald Trump, whose trade rhetoric tends to focus on China. We speak with one of his economic advisers about “unfair trade practices” and China's influence on the U.S. economy.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    File photo of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • At the pool with freestyle phenom Katie Ledecky
    Katie Ledecky was one of the most triumphant athletes of the Rio Olympics. The 19-year-old swimmer overwhelmed her competition; in the 800-meter race, she finished nearly a pool length ahead of second place. Known for relentless training and humility, she will forego endorsement deals to attend Stanford University this fall. Margaret Warner met her in Bethesda, Maryland, at her high school pool.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Katie Ledecky, Stone Ridge Academy, August 25, 2016, photo by Abbey Oldham
  • At age 100, how the national parks grant 'breathing space'
    One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, creating the National Park Service. To reflect, Jeffrey Brown takes his Bookshelf segment outdoors to Virginia's Great Falls Park. He's joined by Terry Tempest Williams to discuss her new book, which narrates the stories of America's "sacred lands," the power they offer visitors and the challenges of maintaining them.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2016
    Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River is located just north of the Grand Canyon. Photo by Crystal Brindle

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

  • In Iceland, refugees help yield diversity, economic growth
    As refugees from war flee across continental Europe, a few have found safety in an unlikely place: Iceland. New legislation there relaxes immigration controls, worrying some residents -- but more citizens favor diversifying their mostly white and Christian nation. In fact, the country’s economy may rely on population growth. Malcolm Brabant recounts the Icelandic experience of one Syrian family.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
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  • Turkish, U.S. forces launch major operation in Syria
    Backed by U.S. forces, the Turkish military has launched a major operation inside Syria, sending warplanes and ground troops to retake territory held by the Islamic State. Vice President Joe Biden also called upon Kurdish rebels in the area to stop advances into Turkey, saying they would not receive U.S. support otherwise. Judy Woodruff speaks with the Atlantic Council’s Aaron Stein for more.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    Smoke rises from the Syrian border town of Jarablus as it is pictured from the Turkish town of Karkamis, in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RTX2MVAL
  • Four light years away, a planet may be hospitable to life
    Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable new world, a mere four light years away from Earth. They call the planet “Proxima b,” and it may feature characteristics that are just right for human life. Nonetheless, it has some major differences from Earth -- a year on the planet lasts only 11 days. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with science correspondent Miles O'Brien for background.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
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  • A glimpse inside operations at the Clinton Foundation
    The Clinton Foundation has been subject to increasing scrutiny in the presidential race, as its funding and Hillary Clinton’s role as secretary of state appear ever more intertwined. Clinton vowed this week to change donor restrictions if she wins. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with James V. Grimaldi of the Wall Street Journal, Columbia University's Doug White and foundation president Donna Shalala.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    Clinton Foundation iPad covers are seen for sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States April 27, 2015. The Clinton Foundation's acting chief executive admitted on Sunday that the charity had made mistakes on how it listed government donors on its tax returns and said it was working to make sure it does not happen in the future. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX1AJQI
  • Price of EpiPens spikes, causing major health concerns
    Nearly everyone knows someone who carries an EpiPen due to a severe allergy. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) is no different -- as a child, her daughter almost died from a reaction to nuts. But Mylan, the company that produces EpiPens, has quintupled their price since 2003, making it harder for people with allergies to stay safe. John Yang asks Klobuchar about her legislative efforts to intervene.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2016
    EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers. Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

  • Why we should think of sexual intimacy in terms of pizza
    In her new book “Girls & Sex,” Peggy Orenstein suggests that we re-think sexual intimacy, in both education and our everyday lives. While she acknowledges the importance of the national debate on campus sexual assault, Orenstein also urges us to broaden our definition of "sex" and talk candidly about what happens after consent -- arguing that if we don't guide our teenagers, pop culture will.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2016
    BERKELEY, CA JAN. 20, 2011 Author Peggy Orenstein, shown at her Berkeley home, has a new book––"Cinderella Ate My Daughter". The acclaimed author of the groundbreaking bestseller Schoolgirls reveals the dark side of pink and pretty in this wake–up call to parents: the rise of the girlie girl is not that innocent. As a new mother, Peggy Orenstein was blindsided by the persistent ultra–feminine messages being sent to a new generation of little girls–from "princess–mania" to endless permutations of pink. How many times can you say no when your daughter begs for a pint–sized wedding gown, she wondered.  (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
  • These scientists are turning harmful excess CO2 into rock
    Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a major contributor to global warming. But what if there were a way to turn that gas into rock and store it safely, thousands of feet underground? One power plant in Iceland is attempting to do just that, through a process called “Carbfix.” Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports, in the first of his “Breakthrough” series.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2016
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  • News Wrap: 1st U.S. combat death in Afghanistan in 7 months
    In our news wrap Tuesday, an American soldier died in Afghanistan -- the first U.S. combat death in the country since January. The soldier’s patrol in the Helmand province triggered a roadside bomb that also wounded another U.S. service member and six Afghan soldiers. Also, UNICEF reports staggering new numbers on the flow of unaccompanied minors making the journey from Central America to the U.S.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2016
    A U.S. soldier keeps watch at a security tower at their base in Helmand, Afghanistan September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani  - RTS5LO0
  • Why is WikiLeaks publishing individuals' private details?
    WikiLeaks has revealed classified information to the public for over a decade. A new Associated Press report found that the website has also published personal details about private citizens, including the names of two teenage rape victims and a Saudi citizen arrested for being gay. Some of the leaks have the potential to endanger lives. William Brangham speaks with AP’s Raphael Satter for more.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2016
    A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a copy of The WikiLeaks Files outside the Ecuadorian embassy in central London, Britain February 5, 2016. Assange should be allowed to go free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and be awarded compensation for what amounts to a three-and-a-half-year arbitrary detention, a U.N. panel ruled on Friday.     REUTERS/Peter Nicholls   - RTX25L5E
  • Jill Stein on political corruption in Washington
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two of the most unpopular presidential candidates in American history. But are they so disliked that Green Party nominee Jill Stein could become a viable contender in this election? Judy Woodruff speaks with Stein about her qualifications for the presidency, her economic, environmental and foreign policy proposals and which candidate's votes she might attract.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2016
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  • Does corporal punishment help students, or hurt them?
    Corporal punishment is still used in 21 states' public schools. Proponents say the method can motivate children to behave, but research suggests otherwise. Trey Clayton, for instance, was paddled repeatedly in school as a teenager, ultimately suffering a broken jaw and dropping out. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Education Week's Sarah Sparks for our weekly education segment, “Making the Grade.”
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2016
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