Tuesday, July 25, 2017

  • Schiff: Trump wants more malleable attorney general
    Jared Kushner faced another round of questions about his contacts with Russian officials during and after the Trump campaign. William Brangham speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, one of the lawmakers who questioned Kushner in the closed session, about whether Kushner’s answers were satisfactory and the possibility of Attorney General Jeff Sessions being forced to resign.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2017
    Length: 423
  • Stewart: Kushner testimony didn't have much to add on Russia
    President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner met privately with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, answering more questions on Capitol Hill about his interactions with Russian officials during the campaign and beyond. William Brangham speaks with Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, a member of the committee, about what questions he had going into the meeting with Kushner.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2017
    Length: 327
  • Why is Trump attacking his attorney general?
    President Trump's escalating criticism of Jeff Sessions over his rescual from the Russia investigation has exposed a rare public rift between a president and his attorney general, leading some to believe that Sessions may be forced out. How did we get here, and how are fellow Republicans responding? John Yang and Sari Horwitz of The Washington Post join Jeffery Brown to discuss.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2017
    Length: 538
  • Will McCain's speech inspire bipartisanship on health care?
    Sen. John McCain made a dramatic return to the Senate floor in his first public appearance since being diagnosed with brain cancer, calling on colleagues to change the tone and behavior of Congress to work together. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the high-stakes health care vote carried out by Republicans, and what he sees for the battle over the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2017
    Length: 541
  • Inside the dramatic Senate vote to start health care debate
    It was a dramatic day on Capitol Hill as the Senate GOP mustered just enough votes to start debate on a health care bill. With Sen. John McCain returning to cast his vote despite a cancer diagnosis and Vice President Mike Pence acting as the tiebreaker, Republicans advanced their effort to repeal or reform Obamacare. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what’s next.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2017
    Length: 371

Monday, July 24, 2017

  • Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in deadly limbo
    The Rohingya people, an ethnic Muslim minority group, have fled murder and persecution by the army of Myanmar to seek refuge in camps in Southern Bangladesh, but their arrival has been less than welcome. Special correspondent Tania Rashid reports.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2017
    Length: 438
    Tents made from reeds and tarps line the Kutupalang refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on July 8. Photo by Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
  • Death of migrants in Texas shows dangers of human smuggling
    Dozens of people were found packed into a sweltering tractor trailer in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, an attempt at human smuggling that left at least 10 dead and nearly 20 others hospitalized. Survivors said there was no air conditioning and described taking turns to breath through a hole. John Yang learns more about this case and immigration politics from Jason Buch of San Antonio Express News.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2017
    Length: 317
    Police officers work on a crime scene after 10 undocumented immigrants being smuggled into the U.S. were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio. Photo by Ray Whitehouse/Reuters
  • Perez: Democrats fighting for a better future for everyone
    Will a new, more populist message focused on economic issues help the Democratic Party win back voters? Thomas Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the new agenda and way forward for Democrats, and standing for more than opposing President Trump and his agenda.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2017
    Length: 530
  • Democrats revise their message but need the right messengers
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss the path ahead for the Democratic Party, a new communications chief for the White House after a dramatic shake-up, plus President Trump puts pressure on Republicans on passing health care reform and publicly criticizes Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2017
    Length: 454
  • Citizen journalists risk their lives to report from Raqqa
    Starting with the Arab Spring and fight against Syria’s Assad regime, through the brutal takeover by the Islamic State, a group of citizen journalists has been documenting life inside Raqqa under deadly circumstances. A new documentary tells their story. Matthew Heineman, director of "City of Ghosts," and Abdal-Aziz Al-Hamza, one of the group’s members, join Jeffrey Brown for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2017
    Length: 455
  • Kushner on Russia dealings: ‘I had no improper contacts’
    President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner spoke privately with the Senate Intelligence Committee about his dealings with Russia, before delivering a brief public statement in which he denied colluding with the Russian government and dismissed the idea that the Trump campaign benefitted from Russian election meddling. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2017
    Length: 222
  • News Wrap: Trump tweets new criticism of Sessions
    In the our news wrap Monday, President Trump directed new criticism at Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Russia probes. In a tweet, he called Sessions "our beleaguered A.G." and asked why he wasn't investigating Hillary Clinton. Also, a diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan has ended. It began Sunday, when an Israeli embassy guard in Amman killed two Jordanians after one stabbed him.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2017
    Length: 353
  • Why there is so much focus on Kushner’s Russia contacts
    White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner did something on Monday he rarely does: speak to reporters. The president's son-in-law offered both denial and defense in his public statement after testifying privately to the Senate Intelligence Committee on matters relating to the Russia investigation. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to examine what we know and what key questions remain.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2017
    Length: 305
    Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner speaks outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX3CQST

Sunday, July 23, 2017

  • Climate change challenges sinking city of Venice
    The Italian city of Venice is prone to frequent flooding because it has sunk five inches over the last century, but now it is also grappling with sea-level rise, caused by climate change, which increases the severity. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports on the risks, and Italy's plans to mitigate them, as part of our series “Peril and Promise,” on climate change.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2017
    Length: 585
    A gondola is pictured in the Grand Canal (Canale Grande) in Venice lagoon with the Campanile belltower in Venice
  • Trump may sign bill to toughen Russian sanctions
    he White House said Sunday President Trump intends to sign a bill that would toughen sanctions on Russia for attempting to meddle in the presidential election and for its military aggression in Syria and Ukraine. The bill would limit the president’s ability to end the sanctions on his own. Matt Flegenheimer of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the legislation.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2017
    Length: 209
    Trump participates in the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia
  • How a global sting took down two major dark web markets
    The U.S. Justice Department, in partnership with European investigators, has shut down two of the dark web’s largest websites. The black market sites were allegedly purveyors of illegal drugs, guns and hacking tools, according to federal charges announced on Thursday. WIRED magazine reporter Andy Greenberg joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the case.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2017
    Length: 239
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 22, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, July 22, renewed focus on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ dealings with Russian officials and the Minneapolis police chief resigns following last week’s fatal police shooting. Later, a look at the comprehensive bail reform efforts in New Jersey that could become a model for other states. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2017
    Length: 0
  • Hazardous military waste is making Americans sick
    "Bombs in our Backyard," a new investigative series from ProPublica, looks at how the Pentagon’s disposal of military waste has created thousands of toxic sites in the United States. Abrahm Lustgarten, who reported the story for ProPublica, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how the Pentagon's management of munitions waste has become a health risk for communities across the country.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2017
    Length: 201
    Crated boxes of 57mm caliber rifle cartridges are stacked deep in a munitions bunker at the U.S. Army Letterkenny Munitions Center in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Immigration raids to target suspected gang members
    U.S. immigration officials on Sunday are expected to begin four days of nationwide raids targeting teenagers suspected of belonging to gangs, under a plan outlined in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security document that has been viewed by Reuters. Reuters reporter Julia Edwards Ainsley, who broke the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2017
    Length: 210
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  • New Jersey eliminates cash bail, leads nation in reforms
    In states across the country, a cash bail system can mean that poor defendants remain in jail while wealthier defendants go free. But a model to address those disparities began this year in New Jersey, which has launched some of the most comprehensive bail reforms in the nation. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports as part of our "Chasing the Dream" series.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2017
    Length: 600

Friday, July 21, 2017

  • How the 1967 riots reshaped Detroit
    In the summer of 1967, the simmering unrest in cities across America exploded. In Detroit, tensions between the police and the African-American community reached their limit, unleashing five days of full-out violence -- riots or a rebellion, depending on whom you ask. Fifty years later, special correspondent Soledad O'Brien reports on what sparked it all and the scars that remain today.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 594
  • Resignations add to turmoil as Trump team weighs options
    It was a tumultuous day at the White House, with major personnel shakeups involving the public faces of the Trump presidency. The resignations of Press Secretary Sean Spicer and the spokesman for the president's legal team came amid reports that Trump lawyers are hunting possible conflicts of interest by Robert Mueller. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Rosalind Helderman of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 372
  • How Ina Garten became one of America’s best loved cooks
    Ina Garten is one of the most famous and beloved cooks in America today. Better known as "the Barefoot Contessa," Garten sits atop a culinary empire built on her bestselling cookbooks, a string of hit TV shows and a legion of devoted fans. William Brangham joins Garten in her kitchen studio for a conversation about how a self-taught cook became one of the biggest names in the food industry.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 408
  • How I talk to my kids about legal marijuana
    With marijuana legal in some form in 26 states and the District of Columbia, the old script for talking to your children about pot is changing. Behavioral scientist Elizabeth D’Amico, who has researched drug and alcohol use among teens for more than 20 years, giver her humble opinion about what kids need to know.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 166
  • Getting anything done is a struggle when partisanship reigns
    Congress these days has an obvious theme: more blame than legislation. Congressional Republicans have taken a sharply partisan route in their health care reform efforts, with multiple failed and contentious attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. How did we end up with such an extreme partisan divide? Lisa Desjardins looks back.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 334
    File photo of the U.S. Capitol by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Shields and Brooks on Spicer stepping down
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including Republicans’ failure to pass a health care reform bill, President Trump expressing his anger at Jeff Sessions to The New York Times, the abrupt resignation of former White Press Secretary Sean Spicer and a cancer diagnosis for Sen. John McCain.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 786
  • Inside Putin's Russia
    Correspondent Nick Schifrin and producer Zach Fannin take us inside Vladimir Putin's Russia, with an in-depth look at the resurgent national identity, the government's propaganda machine, the risk of being a Kremlin critic and much more.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 3682
    Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds during the State Prize awards ceremony marking the Day of Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool - RTS16RKB
    July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Why the U.S. strategy of arming Syrian rebels didn’t work
    A covert CIA program created under the Obama administration to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to put pressure on the Assad regime will soon end, The Washington Post first reported Wednesday. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council about how this policy change will affect Syria’s future and the country's relationship with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 340590