Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Finding Emily Dickinson in the power of her poetry
    Who was Emily Dickinson? A new exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York takes a closer look at the iconic American cultural figure through her poems and the remnants of her life, and finds a less reclusive woman than we thought we knew. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • Lankford: Trump tax records not relevant to Russia probe
    The first public hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was announced by the House Intelligence Committee, while Senate Democrats have called for a special counsel. Republican Sen. James Lankford, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says a lot of the work will remain behind closed doors. He speaks with Judy Woodruff about the Senate’s probes and more.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • Quality child care gives military families peace of mind
    Child care for U.S. military families is among the best in the country and is significantly less expensive than the average civilian care. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week traveled to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to see how the military invested in quality care that builds brains and emotional security.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • News Wrap: DOJ nominee questioned over Russia investigation
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Rod Rosenstein, nominee for the number two position at the Justice Department, faced questioning at his confirmation hearing over investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Rosenstein would oversee the probe if he's confirmed. Also, claims of bombs and even a sniper were called in to Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League in several cities.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
    Rod Rosenstein, nominee to be Deputy Attorney General, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. in March. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters
  • How would the American Health Care Act affect cost, access?
    The House bill that Republicans plan to pass to replace the Affordable Care Act keeps some of the most popular provisions of the law, but it does not mandate coverage and shifts how the government would provide financial help. John Yang looks at key aspects of the plan with Sabrina Corlette of the Health Policy Institute and Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • 'The Americans' sees a perfect moment to humanize espionage
    As investigations examine Russia’s role in last year’s election, the highly acclaimed television series “The Americans” has been delivering an intimate, fictional look at the old Cold War and the lives of two Russian spies working undercover in the U.S. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • Resistance to GOP health care bill comes from both sides
    On day one of the push to sell a long-awaited replacement for the Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders mounted an all-out offensive with help from both the president and vice president. Dubbed the American Health Care Act, the plan changes aspects of its predecessor, including contentious matters of Medicaid and tax credits. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • What it’s like to curl up inside a rock for a week
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, performance artist Abraham Poincheval knows what it's like to be stuck between a rock and a hard place: For an entire week, he lived inside a boulder at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017
  • WikiLeaks publishes purported CIA cyber tools
    WikiLeaks published thousands of pages on Tuesday of what it says are files about the CIA and its hacking activities. The material comes reportedly from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence and includes a range of documents which describe cyber tools for hacking cellphones, computers, television and even vehicles. Jeffrey Brown speaks Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times about the revelations.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

  • Trump administration’s new travel ban makes critical changes
    The Trump administration targets a group of mostly Muslim nations in its second try at a travel ban by executive order. But it makes critical changes in hope of avoiding the issues that led courts to block it. The new order removes Iraq from the list of barred countries, limits the ban on Syrian refugees to 120 days and drops explicit exceptions for religious minorities. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017
  • How the Obamacare replacement will test Republicans
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join John Yang to discuss the origin of and fallout from President Trump’s recent wiretap accusations, as well as how Republican lawmakers and President Trump will have to work to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017
  • 'Get Out' dials up the scary side of race in America
    A trip to meet the parents in well-heeled, white suburban America -- what could go wrong? The new horror film "Get Out" is about the very real horror of racism. Jeffrey Brown sits down with director Jordan Peele to discuss his debut film that’s become a breakout hit.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017
  • Is Trump’s revised travel ban constitutional?
    President Trump signed a new executive order that restricts travel from six Muslim majority countries after a first attempt was shot down by the courts. Will the new order pass legal muster? Jeffrey Brown gets debate from Neal Katyal, a former acting solicitor general under President Obama, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, about whether it will hold up in court.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017
  • Students devise science experiment that will really take off
    Students from 21 schools across the U.S. and Canada competed for the chance to have their science experiments sent to the International Space Station. One of the student teams selected, from East High School in Rochester, New York, designed an experiment on the process of photosynthesis. Special correspondent Sasha-Ann Simons from PBS station WXXI reports.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017
  • How Republicans are planning to replace the ACA
    Republican lawmakers released their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday evening. Proposed changes include ending direct government subsidies in favor of tax credits, ending penalties of the individual mandate and phasing out the expansion of Medicaid in 2020. Lisa Desjardins talks with John Yang from Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • Washington reacts to Trump’s claims of secret surveillance
    On this edition for Sunday, March 5, the fallout continues after President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that he was a victim of wiretapping during his campaign. Later, a new national park honors the life and legacy of leading abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2017
  • Flint water cost to rise as state ends subsidy
    In Flint, Michigan, residents still must use a filter to drink tap water, but the cost of that water will soon increase. The state is ending a subsidy program that reduced customers’ water bills after Flint's water was contaminated with lead in 2014. Michigan Radio reporter Steve Carmody joins Hari Sreenivasan from Flint to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2017
    The Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan, U.S. on February 7, 2016.   Photo by Rebecca Cook/REUTERS
  • New national park celebrates Harriet Tubman's legacy
    After Harriet Tubman, famed conductor of the Underground Railroad, rescued dozens of people from slavery and served in the Civil War, she settled down in the small city of Auburn in upstate New York and continued a life of service. The National Park Service recently made her property a national park, celebrating the later chapters of her life. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • FCC may scale back net neutrality
    The Federal Communications Commission has outlined a list of proposals it will discuss at a meeting later this month that span from ending the use of cellphones in prison to blocking robocalls -- one of the biggest issues for consumers. Washington Post reporter Brian Fung joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about potential policy changes.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2017
    Then-FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai (L) testifies at a House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in 2015. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • U.S. warplanes bombard al-Qaida in Yemen
    The American military is ramping up operations in the war-torn country of Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition of mostly Sunni countries supports Yemen’s president. Since Thursday, the U.S. has carried out more than 30 air strikes in Yemen, targeting the Islamic militant group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Wall Street Journal reporter Gordon Lubold joins Hari Sreenivasan with analysis.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2017
  • In ‘The Future of Cities,’ responses to urban issues
    More than 31 cities around the globe with populations of more than 10 million people are considered megacities. As the number of city dwellers increases, so do problems like overcrowding, pollution, housing and aging infrastructure. The online mini-documentary, “The Future of Cities,” explores the ways citizens are mobilizing to address these issues. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

  • Shields and Brooks on Russia investigation questions
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including revelations about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meeting with the Russian ambassador and the core question of the Trump administration’s connections to Russia, plus takeaways from President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2017
  • New book revisits murder and racial injustice of Emmett Till
    In “The Blood of Emmett Till,” author Timothy Tyson revisits the history of a notorious killing by revealing new details from the woman at the center of the allegations that led to Till’s murder and the acquittal of his murderers. Tyson sits down with Jeffrey Brown for a book conversation.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2017
  • How millennials are looking for new centers of spirituality
    Millennials are turning away from religion faster than any other age group, yet the majority still believe in god or a universal spirit and are hungry for meaningful connection. Casper ter Kuile, a researcher at Harvard University, shares his humble opinion on the changing shape of American religion and how millennials are creating new forms of spiritual community.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2017
  • GOP lawmakers try to rein in protests with new state laws
    In many state capitals, lawmakers are targeting protesters’ tactics amid a renewed wave of large-scale demonstrations, sparking debates over the question of free speech versus public safety. John Yang speaks with Christopher Ingraham of The Washington Post about how far the new laws go and how civil liberties advocates are reacting.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • How American artists captured the Great War up close
    It was a cataclysmic, world-shattering and shaping event. Today we can relive the visceral human effects of World War I through a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, which showcases a myriad of iconic images and art for and against the divisive conflict. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • Why Sessions’ Russian meetings are raising questions
    What are the stakes behind Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to recuse himself of any possible investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia amid worries of election interference? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with John McLaughlin, a former deputy director of the CIA, and Michael Mukasey, who served as President George W. Bush’s attorney general.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump touts plan for naval expansion
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump carried his call for a major military build up aboard a newly built aircraft carrier, where he spoke to a U.S. Navy audience. Also, the U.S. struck hard at al-Qaida militants in Yemen with more than 20 airstrikes, targeting fighters, weapons and equipment in a remote region.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2017