Monday, May 22, 2017

  • For this 98-year-old baker, sharing dessert makes life sweet
    Leo Kellner is a piemaker with a purpose. Seeking something to do with his days, the 98-year-old began baking after the death of his wife. He now donates his baked goods to friends and others in need, and is training a young friend to take over for him. Special correspondent Dennis Kellogg of public television station NET reports from Hastings, Nebraska.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2017
    Length: 269
  • College grad envisions a more equitable interconnected world
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Mahsheed Mahjor, a citizen of Afghanistan and new graduate of Muhlenberg College, delivered her student address at commencement on hardships and inequities around the world, the role of citizenship and the value of her education.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2017
    Length: 160

Sunday, May 21, 2017

  • Trump calls on Arab world to unite against extremism
    President Trump on Sunday called on the Arab world to show unity and partner with the U.S. to combat extremism and terrorism. The speech was held in Saudi Arabia to a summit of leaders from 50 Arab and Muslim-majority countries. Gary Sick, a senior researcher scholar at Columbia University, and Farah Pandith, a senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, join Alison Stewart with more.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2017
    Length: 512
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  • West Virginia schools rethink sex ed
    The U.S. has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among developed nations. In an attempt to reverse these trends, schools in West Virginia are having more candid conversations with students and introducing comprehensive sexual education curricula. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Yasmeen Qureshi reports.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2017
    Length: 603
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Kenya races toward goal of electrifying every household
    Kenya has made rapid gains in connecting households across the country to the electrical grid, as part of a goal to achieve universal access to power by 2020. Over the past three years the east-African country has connected 12.4 million people, becoming a model on a continent where half of the population lives without electricity. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2017
    Length: 0
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  • Trump signs Saudi arms deal on first foreign trip
    President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia Saturday on his first stop abroad as commander-in-chief. During the visit, he signed several deals with Saudi King Salman, including a military sales worth billions and a commitment to cooperate on defense. Ben Hubbard, Middle East correspondent for the New York Times, joins Alison Stewart from Riyadh to discuss the trip.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2017
    Length: 179
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) and U.S. President Donald Trump (L) react to applause after signing a joint security agreement at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in May. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
  • Iran re-elects President Hassan Rouhani
    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has been easily re-elected to a second four-year term, capturing 57 percent of the vote in a race that has implications for wars in Syria and Yemen. He’s considered a moderate who sought the nuclear disarmament and sanction-lifting deal with the U.S. and other world powers. From Tehran, journalist Reza Sayah joins via Skype Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2017
    Length: 211
    A supporter of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani holds his poster as she celebrates his victory in the presidential election, in Tehran
  • Protests erupt in Yemen as Trump visits Saudi Arabia
    Demonstrators on Saturday took to the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, to protest President Donald Trump’s visit to the Saudi Kingdom. For two years, Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war between the country’s Saudi-backed government and the Houthi movement, which is allied with Iran. Martin Smith, a producer for the PBS series FRONTLINE, joins Alison Stewart by phone from Sanaa.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2017
    Length: 168

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Why Confederate monuments are coming down
    New Orleans is the latest city to start taking down historical but controversial monuments that many say celebrate slavery and the Confederacy. Angry opponents see the move as suppressing or rewriting history in the service of political correctness. William Brangham talks to Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute and Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 637
  • Trump comments emphasized Russia probe in Comey firing
    President Trump faces new revelations over the investigation of alleged collusion between campaign aides and Russia. Judy Woodruff discusses reports published by The Washington Post and The New York Times with Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times and John Yang.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 408
    President Donald Trump watches as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan departs at the entrance to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
  • Comey felt it was his job to protect FBI from Trump
    Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of, says that after reading a New York Times story about President Trump asking for a loyalty oath, it changed the way he saw anecdotes told to him by his friend, former FBI Director James Comey. Wittes sits down with William Brangham in his first on-camera interview after going public.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 439
    FBI Director James Comey arrives for a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Executive Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S. April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTS12SYS
  • To write a memoir is to utter what must not be erased
    Richard Ford's parents were ordinary people, "all but un-noticeable to the world's disinterested eye." But the acclaimed writer still decided to write a memoir of their lives because, to him, being their son felt like a privilege. And more simply, he missed them. Ford offers his humble opinion on the power of memoir to make us remember what’s most vital to us.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 215
  • Shields and Brooks on the barrage of Trump revelations
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to the discuss the week’s news, including the appointment of a special counsel to lead the Russia probe at the Justice Department, reports that President Trump shared sensitive intelligence from another country with Russian diplomats and how all of it affects the running of the government.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 741
  • How Iran’s presidential election could bring more change
    Iranians went to the polls by the tens of millions Friday to cast their votes in a hotly contested presidential election. Steve Inskeep of NPR, reporting all week from Iran, talks to Judy Woodruff about what this election means for Iran’s path ahead and how freedoms have slightly loosened under incumbent President Hassan Rouhani.
    Original Air Date: May 19, 2017
    Length: 333

Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Sen. Angus King on getting the facts on Russia meddling
    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss revelations from a full-Senate briefing by the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and the ongoing congressional investigations into Russia's role in the election and relationship with the Trump campaign.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 455
  • What white Americans hear in the word ‘race’
    “Can we challenge the forces of unconscious white privilege and implicit bias, to come out of the closet and be held accountable?” Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson says asking that question is his job. Dyson gives his Brief but Spectacular take on white privilege and the American amnesia over race.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 199
  • The rarity of being a male elementary school teacher
    Men are a rarity in early education, a fact of which second grade teacher Harold Johnson has taken full advantage: In a job traditionally held by women, Johnson’s gender has been an asset. Economics correspondent Paul Soloman talks to him about why he became an elementary school teacher despite the cultural stigma.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 431
  • Welcoming new communities revitalizes Georgia neighborhood
    During the segregated Jim Crow-era, an area of Athens, Georgia, known as the “Hot Corner” fostered African-American entrepreneurship and catered to the black community. But after flourishing, many businesses moved out or died. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on what happened when an anchor of the community rolled out the welcome mat for a white business owner.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 253
  • The possibilities and pitfalls of Trump’s first trip abroad
    President Trump leaves Friday for his first overseas trip, with visits planned for Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank, the Vatican for an audience with the pope and to Sicily for a G7 Summit. Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley, a former national security advisor, on how the president plans to tackle policy on the world stage.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 588
    President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon his departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Trump rejects need for special counsel on Russia probe
    President Trump expressed displeasure at the naming of a special counsel during a news conference at the White House, saying he believes “it divides the country.” William Brangham reports on the fallout of the Justice Department announcement, then John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill and the White House.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 535
  • News Wrap: Chaffetz announces upcoming resignation
    In our news wrap Thursday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, announced he’s resigning at the end of June. His announcement comes as the committee continues its investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia. Also, FOX News founder Roger Ailes died Thursday in Florida, several days after hitting his head in a fall at home.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 310

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • Sen. Ben Sasse on Trump turmoil, building kids’ character
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., joins John Yang to discuss the latest turmoil surrounding President Trump and various pathways for investigating Russian election meddling, the necessity of protecting institutions like the FBI from politicization, what’s lacking in today’s policy discussions in Congress, as well as the mission of his new book, “The Vanishing American Adult.”
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 410
  • Did President Trump’s reported actions obstruct justice?
    James Comey's reported disclosure that President Trump allegedly asked him to drop an FBI investigation has raised the question of -- and plenty of disagreement over -- whether that request may constitute obstruction of justice. John Yang gets reaction to that and the naming of a special counsel from William Jeffress of Baker Botts LLP and Robert Ray of the Brennan Center for Justice.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 463
    FILE PHOTO: FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo - RTS15WUW
  • Israel investigates possibility Trump shared intelligence
    The New York Times reported Tuesday that Israel was the source of the classified intelligence about the Islamic State group that President Trump allegedly divulged to Russian diplomats. What are the ramifications for relations between the U.S. and Israel if the reports are confirmed? William Brangham speaks with Ronen Bergman of Yedioth Ahronoth about the scramble to contain possible damage.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 316
  • Justice Department names Russia probe special counsel
    As President Trump spoke about being scrutinized as a politician in an address at a graduation ceremony, there was no escape from growing political pressure on Capitol Hill. Late Wednesday, the Justice Department announced it was naming a former FBI director as a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian election meddling and possible Trump ties. Lisa Desjardins joins John Yang.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 498
  • What Robert Mueller brings to the Russia probe
    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named as a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian election interference. John Yang gets reaction from John Carlin, a former assistant attorney general for national security, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., plus what precipitated the decision by the Justice Department from Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 1218
    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies at a 2011 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • How could Russian disclosure affect intelligence sharing?
    What are the wider effects of President Trump's apparent disclosure of highly classified information to Russian diplomats? John Yang discussed information gathering and sharing with former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and James Woolsey, a former CIA director who was a senior advisor to the Trump transition team.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 445
  • White House in damage-control mode over Russia disclosure
    The White House is standing its ground amid an uproar revolving around allegations that President Trump made a damaging disclosure to Russian diplomats last week. William Brangham recaps what’s been reported and how lawmakers have responded, while John Yang gets an update from Lisa Desjardins and Olivier Knox of Yahoo News.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 452
    White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX363RM