Friday, July 15, 2016

  • Turkish military says it has taken control of country
    The Turkish military says it has carried out a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is reportedly urging his supporters to resist the takeover and flood the streets. The military leaders cited Erdogan’s autocratic rule and the growing terrorism in the NATO member state. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Cook from the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
    A Turkish soldier stands guard near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on July 15. Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters
  • Nice terror attack adds to Cleveland’s security fears
    Cleveland residents are holding their breath as normal city life is about to become anything but. The Republican convention is about to start and getting anywhere downtown is going to be a nightmare. Local police, backed by 3000 Homeland Security agents are on the ready and so are the anti-Donald Trump protesters. The attack in Nice has added another layer of concern. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
    Cleveland mounted police officer Abraham Cortes leans on his horse Paco with fellow officer Michael Herrin (R) on Bas during a demonstration of police capabilities near the site of the Republican National Convention July 14, 2016. Police in Cleveland say theyaim to avoid mass arrests at the protests planned for next week's Republican National Convention, but the fact that thecity's courts are preparing to process up to a 1,000 people a day has some civil rights activists worried. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo - RTSI0D3
  • Violent battle over policing meets hope for change in Newark
    Forty-nine years ago this week, Newark, in New Jersey burned in rebellion against police brutality and racial injustice. Today, activists and authorities continue to grapple with many of the same issues. In this segment, hear perspectives from protesters and police at a Newark rally in the wake of the shootings in Dallas, St. Paul and Baton Rouge.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
  • Finding common ground amid civil unrest
    Monifa Bandele, the senior campaign director of MomsRising.Org, Journalist Ian Tuttle, a fellow at the National Review, and retired NY police detective Marquez Claxton, director of the Black Law Enforcement Alliance discuss their thoughts on how to find common ground on policing, protest and race.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
    People pray outside the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSH693
  • Social media plays major role in debate on police brutality
    Last week, news broke on social media on the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and of police officers in Dallas. Platforms like Facebook Live provided audiences with a front row seat to violent and graphic imagery that sparked national debate about police brutality and race relations in America. At the same time, social media provided a platform for messages of support and pleas for unity. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
  • Would eliminating low-level offenses stop police shootings?
    NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Chris Bury reports on new efforts in the Twin Cities of Minnesota to change how and when police interact with residents. In contrast to what’s been called “Broken Windows” policing, there is an organized move to eliminate many low-level offenses.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
  • What is it like to be a black police officer in America?
    NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan sits down with the President of the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas for a deeper look at police misconduct, the code of silence, and what it is like to be both a police officer and an African American in 2016.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

  • Post-Chavez Venezuela is a nation in crisis
    Venezuela’s hospitals are crumbling and health care system is in shambles. Kidnappers prey on citizens whose families are rich enough to pay ransom and the capital, Caracas, is the world’s most murderous city. Food is scarce — and expensive. Falling oil prices have hit Caracas, a major exporter, especially hard. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report from Caracas.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2016
    A Venezuelan soldier stands guard in a street next to people queueing to try to buy cooking oil and margarine at a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RTSHMQQ
  • Rwanda, once torn by genocide, now a global anti-AIDS leader
    Rwanda emerged from its 1994 genocide to build one of the most successful AIDS responses in Africa and is working mightily to halt mother-to-child HIV transmissions. They’ve done it with a mix of science, technology and “aggressive neighborliness.” William Brangham reports with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for the fourth part of our series, “The End of AIDS?”
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2016
  • Movement against employee noncompete contracts pick up steam
    There’s a growing movement to restrict, or even ban, employee noncompete agreements. Nearly 40% of all American workers have, at some point, signed such contracts, which critics say do something decidedly un-American: stifle competition. The NewsHour reveals that even lampshade makers and licensed foster care parents are asked to sign them. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2016
    Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) march during a protest in support of a new contract for apartment building workers in New York City, April 2, 2014. Thousands of New York City doormen and other workers marched along one of Manhattan's wealthiest strips of luxury buildings on the Upper East Side to rally for higher wages on Wednesday, ahead of a union vote to authorize a strike if their demands are not met. The contract for more than 30,000 New York City apartment building workers expires on April 20.   REUTERS/Mike Segar    (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY) - RTR3JPIR
  • U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on racism and the Capitol police
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Sen. Tim Scott, a black Republican from South Carolina, gave a powerful — and revealing — speech Wednesday on how even in the Capitol, relations between African-Americans and cops are strained. He knows, he says, because he too has felt the sting of disrespect and suspicion. He described an incident from just last year and said there have been others.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2016
    Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington March 8, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS9WAP
  • Countdown to Cleveland — and Trump’s vice presidential pick
    Mike Pence or not Mike Pence? Has the Indiana governor won the Trump veepstakes? He’s considered a safe pick, as opposed to Newt Gingrich or Chris Christie, and is liked by conservatives. Judy Woodruff talks to Gwen Ifill as Cleveland prepares to kick off the Republican National Convention. Then Lisa Desjardins, presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Domenico Montanaro of NPR.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2016
    A view shows the Republican National Convention Committee on Rules meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTSHWTQ

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

  • Hot in Cleveland? The city’s new, cool Public Square
    Just in time for next week’s Republican convention, Cleveland has unveiled a $50 million renovation of its historic, 10-acre Public Square in the city’s downtown. The landscape architect was James Corner, the same man behind New York City’s celebrated High Line. The square is sure to be the site of expected protests next week. Corner says it’s ready. Jeffrey Brown reports from Cleveland.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2016
  • And the winner of the Donald Trump veepstakes is ...
    The Republican veepstakes is drawing to a close and Donald Trump will reveal the winner Friday. The candidate was still meeting Wednesday with potential running mates and found himself hitting back at his newest critic, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 83. “Her mind is shot,” he said. Susan Page of USA Today and Robert Costa of The Washington Post join Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign stop at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Indiana, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II - RTSHNAQ
  • ‘Ending AIDS’ in New York means finding the most vulnerable
    Nearly one in 10 Americans living with HIV live in New York, where an ambitious plan aims to cut new infections and HIV-related deaths. But it has serious challenges, including keeping people on their meds, and stopping the spread among IV drug users. William Brangham reports with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in the third installment of our “The End of AIDS?” series.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2016
    A staff member at the AIDS Service Center of New York City (ASC/NYC) holds an OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody test kit at ASC/NYC's lower Manhattan headquarters July 3, 2012. The U.S Food and Drug Administration recently approved the over the counter sale of the OraQuick mouth swab test which gives results in 20-40 minutes. Picture taken July 3, 2012. To match Feature AIDS-USA/   REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) - RTR357TP
  • Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows
    It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis. Researchers suspect cannabis can do so many things, from fighting cancer to easing concussions and Crohn’s disease. There are still tight restrictions but weed is increasingly coming into the scientific mainstream. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2016
    Ayrn Taylor, a United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) member and employee at the Venice Beach Care Center, displays medical marijuana during a media visit at the medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2013. The Venice Beach Care Center, is one of three medical marijuana shops in Los Angeles that are staffed by dues-paying union members. Another 49 dispensaries in the city plan to enter into labor agreements with the UFCW this year, the union says. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY HEALTH BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR3DFCY
  • Top UK diplomat reacts to new PM Theresa May’s first moves
    Sir Peter Westmacott, the UK’s former Ambassador to the United States weighs in on the past three weeks’ fast-paced developments in Britain. Of the new prime minister, Theresa May, he describes her as grounded, no-nonsense and humble. He describes as a surprise her appointment of Boris Johnson, the pro-Brexit former mayor of London, to be foreign secretary. Gwen Ifill talks with Westmacott.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2016
    Britain's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, is driven out of Buckingham Palace, in central London, Britain July 13, 2016.     REUTERS/Neil Hall  - RTSHS4R
  • News Wrap: Funerals for slain Dallas police officers begin
    In our news wrap Wednesday, funerals for three of the five Dallas police officers killed by a sniper began, a day after President Barack Obama paid tribute to them. The wife of one of the three delivered a moving eulogy to the mourners. Among them were leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. Also, a defiant China landed planes on a manmade island it has built in the dispute South China Sea.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2016
    Police officers pay their respects ahead of the funeral for Officer Lorne Ahrens in Plano, Texas, U.S. July 13, 2016. Five officers, including Ahrens, were killed in a shooting incident in Dallas July 7.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSHR6T

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

  • ‘The shock of this evil has still not faded’
    The image was stark as President Barack Obama tried to comfort a country still reeling from days of bloodshed, protest and racial tension. Five chairs, holding flags and police caps, to represent the five officers killed by a sniper’s bullets. In eulogizing the fallen, Obama also made the case that racism, institutional and otherwise, is real — and cannot be dismissed. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his wife Michelle Obama (L) and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings sing during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas, Texas, U.S., July 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTSHMK5
  • News Wrap: Lynch urges end to cop-community divide
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, testifying at a House hearing, said stopping violence must be a rallying point for both police and minority groups. She also defended the decision not to charge Hillary Clinton in the email scandal but refused to further discuss the investigation. Also, a ceasefire took hold in South Sudan, where 272 were killed in five days of fighting.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2016
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about the killing of police officers in Dallas, Texas, during a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2KDHA
  • Sanders’ long and winding road to backing Clinton
    The signs heralding Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton read “Stronger Together” — but the ‘together” only came after a bruising campaign and intense party platform wrangling. Gwen Ifill talks with Sanders supporter, former Ohio state senator Nina Turner; and former Vermont Gov. and presidential candidate Howard Dean, a Clinton backer.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2016
    Democratic U.S.  presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles as Senator Bernie Sanders pauses while endorsing her during a campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder  - RTSHLKY
  • What next in the dispute over the South China Sea?
    China is rejecting a ruling by an international tribunal that its claim to a huge expanse of the South China Sea is invalid. The dispute was a victory for the Philippines and other nations that also hold claims to the waters around the Spratly Islands, a major fishing, trade and energy production corridor. Judy Woodruff talks to Bonnie Glaser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2016
    Demonstrators display placards as they chant anti-China slogans during a rally by different activist groups over the South China Sea disputes, outside the Chinese Consulate in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro - RTSHHDK
  • Why the South is the epicenter of the AIDS crisis in America
    The epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in America is Atlanta and the southeast, and the hardest hit population is gay and bisexual black men. According to the CDC, half of them will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes if current trends continue. William Brangham reports with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in the second part of the NewsHour’s “The End of AIDS?” series.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2016
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  • Teaching teens election’s ‘scandals, lies and incivility’
    The 2016 election mudslinging from “crooked” Hillary Clinton and “dangerously incoherent” Donald Trump has even piqued the interest of teens — and made teaching high school civics that much more difficult. So it’s time to get creative, which one 12th grade government teacher has done with his ‘scandals, lies and incivility’ curriculum. Education Week’s Lisa Stark reports for the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2016
  • Family of slain journalist Marie Colvin sues Syria
    The family of intrepid newswoman Marie Colvin, who died in a rocket attack on the besieged Syrian city of Homs in 2012 is suing the Assad regime for assassinating her. It’s not revenge they are seeking in court papers filed in federal court but, rather, accountability. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2016
    A man holds a sign honoring Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin after a memorial service, outside St Martin in the Field in London May 16, 2012.  Colvin's final dispatch, published three days before she and a French photographer were killed by shell and rocket fire, came from a bleak cellar packed with women and children cowering in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.     REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: MEDIA CIVIL UNREST MILITARY SOCIETY OBITUARY) - RTR32586
  • Turning plastic ocean pollution into sea-saving art
    At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, a massive exhibit made entirely of 315 pounds of plastic pollution fished from the Pacific is on display. Called "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea," it features 17 sculptures, from jellyfish to shark. The lesson? The ocean's deadliest predator is trash. In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Julia Griffin pays the plastic sea creatures a visit.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

  • News Wrap: two bailiffs shot dead in Michigan courthouse
    In our news wrap Monday, there was another fatal shooting of police, this time in St. Joseph, Mich., where two court bailiffs were shot dead by a gunman who was also later killed. Meanwhile, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declared himself the “law and order candidate” and, in addressing the Dallas police murders, called for more support for cops.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2016
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers a speech in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S. July 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSHFZA
  • Police violence protests intensify as Dallas mourns officers
    President Barack Obama will be in Dallas Tuesday for an interfaith service to mourn the five police officers cut down in last week’s sniper ambush. The killings have done little to muffle growing national protests against police violence as rallies, marches and human roadblocks spread from cities like New York and Baton Rouge to St. Paul and Memphis. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2016
    Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., July 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman - RTSHA77