Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  • News Wrap: U.S. may boost troops in Afghanistan
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Trump administration is reportedly considering a plan to vastly expand the U.S. military's role in fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, boosting the number of troops and giving the Pentagon power to set troop levels. Also, the Trump administration is also ramping efforts to battle the Islamic State in Syria by arming Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 356
  • Rep. Swalwell: Comey firing ‘disturbing for our democracy’
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his concerns about the Trump administration’s firing of FBI James Comey and its potential consequences for the investigations into possible connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian efforts to influence the U.S. election.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 279
  • Collins: Comey’s firing ‘perhaps inevitable’
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what may have led to the firing of FBI Director James Comey, plus how the Senate will proceed on health care reform in the wake of the House passing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and the senator’s own concerns about the current bill.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 601
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Tuesday that the FBI's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election "should go forward."
  • Cuban lung cancer drug gives some U.S. patients hope
    A promising lung cancer treatment from Cuba is getting attention from U.S. patients, some of whom are already traveling there to try the drug in hopes of stopping their cancer from growing. American doctors can't prescribe CIMAvax because the Food and Drug Administration won’t approve it until U.S. clinical trials can prove its effectiveness. Special correspondent Amy Guttman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 408
  • How South Korea's new president change his country’s course
    South Korea elected a new president Tuesday after months of political turmoil. President-elect Moon Jae-in will assume control of a deeply divided government after his predecessor’s impeachment over corruption charges. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Kang of the University of Southern California about the incoming leader’s attitude toward North Korea and the potential for friction with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2017
    Length: 465
    South Korea's president-elect Moon Jae-in speaks to supporters at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea on May 9, 2017. Photo by Seo Myeong-gon /Yonhap via Reuters

Monday, May 8, 2017

  • Yates' testimony on Flynn returns Russia probe to spotlight
    Two high-profile witnesses -- former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates -- addressed a Senate hearing Monday on the investigation into the Trump administration's relationship with Russia, and the warnings the White House received about Gen. Michael Flynn. Judy Woodruff speaks with Lisa Desjardins and Julie Pace of Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2017
    Length: 510
  • News Wrap: Trump names federal court nominees
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump released a slate of 10 conservative judicial nominees as he begins to fill more than 120 federal court vacancies. Also, Pentagon officials have confirmed that a military raid last month killed the leader of the Islamic State's affiliate in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2017
    Length: 265
  • Why the Michael Flynn controversy is 'incredibly unusual'
    Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss congressional testimonies by former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and the ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in November's presidential election.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2017
    Length: 375
  • To improve patient diets, the doctor is in...the kitchen
    More and more primary care doctors are using the kitchen as the place to prescribe a powerful medicine: healthy food. With poor diets linked to many deaths from preventable diseases, research has found that changing diet and becoming more active can be more effective than medication in preventing disease. Special correspondent Allison Aubrey of NPR News reports.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2017
    Length: 422
  • To improve patient diets, the doctor is in...the kitchen
    More and more primary care doctors are using the kitchen as the place to prescribe a powerful medicine: healthy food. With poor diets linked to many deaths from preventable diseases, research has found that changing diet and becoming more active can be more effective than medication in preventing disease. Special correspondent Allison Aubrey of NPR News reports.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2017
    Length: 517
  • Explaining Trump’s travel ban appeals court arguments
    President Trump's travel ban got its first federal appeals court review today, marking the biggest test yet for the revised executive order to suspend travel to the U.S. for people from six majority-Muslim countries. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins William Brangham to review the arguments.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2017
    Length: 463

Sunday, May 7, 2017

  • Macron declares ‘new page of our history’ in France
    One of the most divisive political campaigns in French history that had much of Europe on edge came to an end during Sunday's runoff election. Centrist Emmanuel Macron defeated his controversial opponent, the right-wing populist Marine Le Pen. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from Macron's campaign headquarters in Paris.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2017
    Length: 174
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  • Yates testifying on ousted national security adviser Flynn
    Tomorrow, former deputy and acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates is planning to testify publicly that she warned the White House about ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn’s potential ties to Russia. Her testimony could contradict how the administration has characterized her counsel on the issue. Eric Tucker of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2017
    Length: 217
    U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy" in Washington July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX1JL11
  • Deported from U.S., Cambodians fight immigration policy
    Every year, the U.S. deports thousands of immigrants convicted of crimes after they serve their prison terms, including green card holders and those granted asylum. The policy dates back to the Clinton and Bush administrations as part of their efforts to step up national security. Special Correspondent Kira Kay went to Cambodia to meet a community of deportees fighting to change this policy.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2017
    Length: 601
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

  • Will Republicans’ health care plan bring political fallout?
    The debate over the American Health Care Act now moves to the Senate following the House’s passage of the bill on Thursday. It would allow insurance companies to charge higher premiums for the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions and limit Medicaid coverage, among other changes. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan with more.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2017
    Length: 296
    U.S. President Donald Trump (C) listens to House Speaker Paul Ryan (L) as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTS157M3
  • French youth confront ‘two visions of France’
    Two candidates facing off this weekend in the French presidential election runoff offer starkly different visions for the country. Centrist Emmanuel Macron supports immigration and the European Union, while the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen wants to curb immigration and pull France out of the EU. Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from France.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2017
    Length: 584
    FILE PHOTO: Civil servants prepare electoral documents for the upcoming second round of 2017 French presidential election in Nice
  • French candidate Macron targeted by 'massive' hacking attack
    As French voters prepare to head to the polls, presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron confirmed he had been the target of a “massive hacking attack,” with campaign emails and financial documents posted online. Macron's campaign said that authentic documents were released alongside fake documents. Reuters reporter Eric Auchard joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Berlin.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2017
    Length: 189
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Friday, May 5, 2017

  • 'Behold the Dreamers' explores immigrant dreams and reality
    Imbolo Mbue, author of "Behold the Dreamers" and winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss her first novel, the story of immigrants coming to the U.S. from Cameroon to confront the reality behind the American Dream.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 189
  • Shields and Gerson on GOP health care bill fallout
    Syndicated Columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including the House of Representatives’ passage of a GOP health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and the coming political consequences and an executive order by President Trump easing political restrictions on religious groups .
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 189
  • How refusing to listen to other voices can harm us all
    As an African-American female scientist and president of Trinity College, Joanne Berger-Sweeney says she’s heard and been the target of a lot of hurtful talk. As colleges and universities are criticized for seeming to stifle speech and thought, she sees exposing students to different perspectives and helping them bridge divides as her most important work. Berger-Sweeney offers her humble opinion.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 0
  • News Wrap: U.S. employers added 211,000 jobs in April
    In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported that employers added a net of 211,000 jobs in April, up sharply from March, and dropping the unemployment rate to 4.4, a nearly 10-year low. Also, a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in a raid on the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
  • Can Puerto Rico climb back from bankruptcy?
    Puerto Rico essentially filed for bankruptcy this week in order to restructure more than $120 billion in debt and pension obligations. With the economy mired in a slump, the government is reducing public services, pensions are likely to be cut and 184 public schools will be close. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the crisis.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
  • How French voters see the choice between Macron and LePen
    French voters head to the polls Sunday in the second-round runoff between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine LePen. Macron has been buoyed this week by an endorsement by former President Obama and a solid debate performance. But LePen's anti-immigrant party continues to press its case. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
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  • What would help South Sudan end its brutal war?
    What will it take to end the violence in South Sudan? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with independent analyst Nii Akuetteh and Brian Adeba of the Enough Project about what can be done from an advocacy perspective, and how the U.S., the U.N. and other countries in the region can play a role.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
    Women carry sacks of food in Nimini village, Unity State, northern South Sudan, February 8, 2017. Picture taken on February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola - RTSZG0E
  • Self-empowerment is sweet for these diabetes patients
    Empowering diabetes patients to feel like they can change their health is the goal of Project Dulce, an innovative program in San Diego that has been held up as a national model. It combines peer counseling, guidance from physicians and monitoring technology to help people avoid serious complications, improve their health and reduce care costs. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2017
    Length: 200
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 5, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, it's the final push for votes in a presidential race that's upended French politics. Also: Puerto Rico in bankruptcy, options for South Sudan amid brutal civil war, empowering diabetes patients, Shields and Gerson analyze the GOP health plan and a university president's plea for protecting free speech.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2017
    Length: 3365
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    May 10, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

  • How health care cost, coverage might change under GOP bill
    House Republicans have pushed through a bill to remake the American health care system in dramatic ways. Lisa Desjardins and Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how coverage and cost would change, and how the bill is likely to fare in the Senate.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
    Length: 3365
  • News Wrap: Senate approves first spending bill under Trump
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill in order to keep the government running through September. Also, there’s word the Trump administration is in talks with Iraq about prolonging U.S. military presence in the country.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2017
    Length: 3365

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