Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • Did Comey shed light on whether Trump obstructed justice?
    Perhaps the biggest question swirling around former FBI Director James Comey's testimony is whether President Trump or other White House officials obstructed justice. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from John Carlin, Carrie Cordero, Greg Craig and George Terwilliger, four people with extensive experience in government and the law.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2017
    Length: 377
  • Should Comey have spoken up against Trump’s request?
    Former FBI Director James Comey was asked by Sen. Dianne Feinstein why he didn't clearly speak up against President Trump's request to drop the criminal investigation into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from John Carlin, Carrie Cordero, Greg Craig and George Terwilliger, four people with extensive experience in government and the law.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2017
    Length: 359
  • The questions Comey didn’t answer in the Senate hearing
    There were several things that former FBI Director James Comey said he couldn't publicly answer in a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from John Carlin, Carrie Cordero, Greg Craig and George Terwilliger, four people with extensive experience in government and the law.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2017
    Length: 447
  • What does Comey’s testimony mean for the Russia probe?
    While the nation watched, former FBI Director James Comey offered a raft of revelations about his interactions with President Trump in a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, his first public appearance since being fired. Lisa Desjardins, John Yang and Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times join Judy Woodruff to discuss the major headlines that emerged from his testimony.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2017
    Length: 735

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • Kid ‘superman,’ born with heart defect, radiates strength
    Eleven-year-old Jerry Bruce Hennon was born with a congenital heart disease. His strength and determination have made him a local hero. Emma Kate Woods of Dalton Middle School produced this report as part of our Student Reporting Labs for our series Limitless.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2017
    Length: 208
  • How the ISIS attack on Iran may escalate regional conflict
    Gunmen stormed Iran's parliament building Wednesday morning, igniting a siege that lasted for hours, killing 13. Meanwhile, the shrine of the Ayatollah Khomeini was also attacked. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports, and William Brangham speaks with Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute and Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2017
    Length: 704
  • Security is on British voters’ minds ahead of U.K. election
    Campaigning has ended in the fiercely contested general election in the United Kingdom, a political battle overshadowed by two recent terrorist attacks. Polls suggest Prime Minister Theresa May will win against her opponent Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and increase her majority going into Brexit negotiations. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on what voters are thinking.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2017
    Length: 417
  • Intel chiefs sidestep senators’ Russia probe questions
    A Senate hearing that was supposed to be about foreign surveillance became a high-stakes dance over the Russia investigation and President Trump. Senators asked top intelligence officials if they knew whether President Trump had sought to influence the probe, but they declined to discuss conversations with the president about Russia or James Comey. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff for a recap.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2017
    Length: 375
  • Comey’s statement reveals new details of talks with Trump
    Former FBI Director James Comey detailed his personal conversations with President Trump in a prepared statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, released a day ahead of his much-anticipated hearing. Judy Woodruff discusses the revelations with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times and former Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2017
    Length: 853
    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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

  • Student’s stutter doesn’t stop him winning over the crowd
    Trevor Acord hasn’t let a stutter stop him from being a leader and role model at his school. Communications Arts High School in San Antonio, Texas, produced this report as part of our Student Reporting Labs for our series Limitless.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 185
  • How media literacy can help students discern fake news
    Recognizing bias in news stories is one form of media literacy. Spotting when the news is entirely fabricated is something else entirely. How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to address the problem. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 451
  • 'Dear Evan Hanson' strikes an emotional chord with fans
    “Dear Evan Hansen,” a surprise hit musical, is the story of an ordinary teen who all his has felt invisible. But when a classmate commits suicide, Hansen is mistakenly seen as his one friend and becomes the center of attention. The Tony-nominated show draws awareness to the loneliness and pain of teen life and how isolation can be intensified in today’s social media world. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 385
  • News Wrap: Russia denies trying to hack voting equipment
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Russia is denying that it attempted to hack U.S. voting computer software and equipment before last year’s presidential election. Also, President Trump waded into the political conflict over the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar with a tweet that appeared to endorse breaking ties.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 243
    Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the preparations for the upcoming Victory Day, marking the anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, in April. Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/File Photo/Reuters
  • Is the GOP’s ambitious to-do list running out of time?
    Members of Congress are back in Washington, ready to return to their legislative to-do lists. Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate are diving right back into the debate over health care -- maybe the biggest item on the GOP agenda right now. But infrastructure, tax and spending bills and the debt ceiling are priorities, too. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang join Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 413
  • How lack of neutrality can sow suspicion of aid groups
    For aid organizations, especially those in conflict zones, remaining politically neutral is crucial for trust. A New York Times investigation found that the conduct of a logistics company could drive suspicion that aid groups in Yemen were somehow acting as agents of the U.S. government. William Brangham speaks with The New York Times' Eric Schmitt and Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2017
    Length: 434

Monday, June 5, 2017

  • News Wrap: Trump won't block Comey testimony
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump will not invoke executive privilege to try to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before Congress this week. Also, the president endorsed a push to privatize the nation's air traffic control system.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2017
    Length: 174
    President Donald Trump (L) speaks in Ypilanti Township, Michigan, in March and FBI Director James Comey testifies in D.C. before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in May in a combination of file photos. Photos by Jonathan Ernst and Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Dire conditions drive anti-government protest in Venezuela
    Venezuela is in freefall after years of recession, skyrocketing inflation and a formidable food crisis, sparking outcry and protest. It’s pushed angry Venezuelans to take to the streets on a regular basis, demanding that President Nicolas Maduro step down, and inspired a fierce government crackdown. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2017
    Length: 571
  • UK police make arrests in bridge attack
    Police raided an apartment complex and tire shop Monday in East London, detaining more people in the wake of Saturday's attack that killed seven. Officials also named two of the attackers, who were shot dead minutes after driving a van into people and then stabbing others. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on how the attack is playing into politics on both sides of the Atlantic.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2017
    Length: 285
  • What’s behind the dramatic diplomatic rift with Qatar?
    Political shock waves roiled the Persian Gulf, as Saudi Arabia and other Arab states cut all ties with Qatar, accusing the tiny oil state of supporting terror groups and embracing Iran. How did simmering tensions burst into full-on crisis for the coalition? Judy Woodruff speaks with Joyce Karam of Al-Hayat.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2017
    Length: 399
    The Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the final session of the South American-Arab Countries summit, in Riyadh in 2015. Photo by Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters
  • How Trump’s travel ban tweets could hurt his case
    President Trump aired his grievances again about his revised travel ban, which has been put on hold by federal court order. John Yang recaps his statements, then Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff discuss that, plus new reports that Russia tried to intervene in actual U.S. voting, plus the president’s decision to not block James Comey’s testimony.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2017
    Length: 599
  • Bill Cosby trial opens for 2004 sexual assault case
    Comedian Bill Cosby began trial Monday in Pennsylvania for the alleged assault of Andrea Constand, whom prosecutors say Cosby, 79, drugged and assaulted at his home in 2004. More than 40 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault over the course of decades, but Constand’s is the only case to head to criminal court. William Brangham learns more from Maryclaire Dale of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2017
    Length: 419
  • Designer born without hands chooses a life of inspiration
    When Ryan Hudson-Peralta was born with a congenital limb deficiency, doctors said he would never drive a car, go to a regular school or have a family of his own. Now all grown up, the web designer is an inspiration to his family, friends and colleagues. His son, Noah, produced this report as part of our Student Reporting Labs for our series Limitless.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2017
    Length: 263

Sunday, June 4, 2017

  • UK remains on alert after London terror attack
    Britain remains on high alert following Saturday night’s terrorism attack on two locations in central London. At least seven people died after attackers ran a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from London.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2017
    Length: 177
    Police forensic investigators work outside Borough Market after an attack left 7 people dead and dozens injured in London
  • After terrorist attacks, how can Britain bolster security?
    British Prime Minister Theresa May called on the country to ramp up its security protocol hours after it was struck by the third terrorist attack Saturday in as many months. Peter Neumann, a professor at King’s College who is also with the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, joins Hari Sreenivasan from London to break down security tactics.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2017
    Length: 232
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  • For millions, underemployment is a new normal
    At 4.3 percent, the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since 2001. But left out of this figure are people who are working part time or fewer hours than they desire -- - the underemployed. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports on how the underemployed are struggling in the U.S. economy. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called "Chasing the Dream."
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2017
    Length: 511
    FILE PHOTO: A job seeker talks to an exhibitor at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in Denver

Saturday, June 3, 2017

  • Why did the White House consider lifting Russian sanctions?
    As a special counsel ramps up a probe into Russia's connections with the Trump campaign during the last presidential election, questions remain over why the Trump administration considered lifting economic sanctions on Russia. Michael Isikoff, the chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News who reported on the issue this week, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2017
    Length: 284
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTS1619B
  • Meet the writer of Marvel’s first queer Latina superhero
    America Chavez, Marvel Comics’ first queer Latina superhero, is now featured in the groundbreaking solo series “America.” The comic was written by Gabby Rivera, who has a lot in common with her title character. NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano sat down with Rivera to talk about how her personal life contributed to the conception of Marvel’s latest superhero.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2017
    Length: 241
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  • As Cambodia’s economy grows, low-income residents left behind
    Cambodia's economy is one of the fastest-growing in the world, with a booming manufacturing industry and steady agricultural exports. But a burgeoning real estate market is causing displacement among farmers and low-income Cambodians, as the government grants large swaths of territory to companies for commercial projects. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Kira Kay has more.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2017
    Length: 602

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