Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • Remembering Carter adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski
    President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, has died at the age of 89. For the past four decades, he has remained an influential voice in U.S. foreign policy. The NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson has more on his legacy.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2017
    Length: 115
    Former U.S. National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, speaks at a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington
  • Economist Tyler Cowen says Americans have lost their drive
    American economist and author Tyler Cowen says in his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” that every available measure of productivity in this country shows that innovation is slowing down. Cowen says the book was inspired by conversations with people in China who described the U.S. as “sleepy.” NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker has more.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2017
    Length: 234
    Ford Highland, Complacent Class

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • Free from prison in Egypt, aid worker Aya Hijazi speaks out on her message for Sisi, meeting Trump
    In 2013, Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohammed founded an organization that helps impoverished children living in the streets of Cairo. But during a crackdown on civil groups in Egypt, Hijazi, an Egyptian-American, and her husband were detained, imprisoned and falsely accused crimes. In an exclusive interview, Hijazy, now released, joins Judy Woodruff to tell her story.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2017
    Length: 682
  • W. Kamau Bell wants America to get awkward
    For W. Kamau Bell, awkward situations and challenging conversations can offer the best opportunities to grow as a person. And as a stand-up comedian and host of “United Shades of America,” he does the opposite of running from uncomfortable interactions. Bell, author of “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell,” joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2017
    Length: 410
  • What it’s like to be a veteran of a war that never ends
    Sometimes author Brian Castner asks himself, “How many tours would have been enough to know, deep down in my bones, that I had done my part?” After three tours, Castner got home from Iraq a decade ago. But the war isn’t over; it’s just gone on without him. Castner gives his humble opinion on why being a veteran today feels like having unfinished business.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2017
    Length: 183
  • That time Mister Rogers comforted me in real life
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, in the aftermath of the terror attack in Manchester, writer Anthony Breznican took to Twitter to recount how the late television icon Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” comforted him during a difficult period in his own life.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2017
    Length: 209
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s trip, Montana press bashing
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Trump’s first trip abroad and views on NATO, plus dramatic domestic cuts in the White House’s budget proposal, a new CBO assessment of the Republican health care bill and whether an alleged assault by a political candidate suggests growing hostility toward the press.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2017
    Length: 731
  • Coptic Christians targeted by gunmen in a deadly assault
    Gunmen blasted an isolated bus packed with men, women and children in Egypt, killing at least 28. The victims were Coptic Christians who were making their way to a monastery along an unpaved desert road. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports that it was the latest in a series of attacks on the embattled Christian minority since late last year.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2017
    Length: 0
  • World leaders try to bend Trump's ear on first trip abroad
    President Trump spent the final day of his first trip abroad in Sicily at a G-7 Summit, where he met with several world leaders to discuss issues such as climate change and trade. It wrapped up a busy week with stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank, the Vatican and the headquarters of the European Union and NATO. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News.
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2017
    Length: 332

Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • Does an assault on a reporter reflect greater antipathy?
    Montana’s special election took a bizarre turn Wednesday, when GOP candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter. And there have been other recent incidents over press access, including the arrest of a West Virginia public media reporter in early May. John Yang talks to Howard Kurtz of Fox News and Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2017
    Length: 570
  • When risk means reward, angry CEOs dominate
    The testosterone-endowed are at an advantage when risk-taking brings success. According to current research in both psychology and economics, physical attributes that correlate to higher levels of the hormone may suggest how likely someone is to be powerful. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores what that means for the workplace and society.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2017
    Length: 562
    Boss says, Put that stuff over there. Photo by Ed Hidden/E+ via Getty Images. Model released.
  • Trump calls out NATO allies on unpaid dues
    At his first meeting of NATO leaders, President Trump again criticized the allies for falling short on their share of defense spending. Mr. Trump was also the first U.S. president to not explicitly endorse NATO's collective dense clause. Special correspondent Ryan Chilcote, reporting from Brussels, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the reactions from European leaders and more.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2017
    Length: 471
    U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the start of the NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX37MLB
  • News Wrap: Pentagon confirms March airstrike killed civilians
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Pentagon has concluded that a U.S. airstrike that was originally intended to kill two Islamic State snipers led to the death of at least 105 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. Also, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, upheld a lower court ruling that blocked President Trump's revised travel ban.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2017
    Length: 249
  • Sweden beefs up military defenses to face Russia threat
    Twelve years ago, Sweden demilitarized the strategic island of Gotland, deeming Russia a non-threat. But times have changed, and Sweden has been beefing up its defenses in the face of increasing Russian aggression. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2017
    Length: 526
  • Will artificial intelligence help us solve every problem?
    Artificial intelligence is going to change how we live to such a degree, that when we look back at driving a car, it will seem to us the way the Middle Ages looks from today's perspective. That's according to Sebastian Thrun, who gives his Brief but Spectacular take on imagining the future and the way we'll all be transformed by the coming revolution.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2017
    Length: 209

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • How a conspiracy theory grew around Seth Rich's murder
    The story of Seth Rich's death, and the baseless conspiracy that grew from it, is a story of how fake news spreads. From websites and online forums like Reddit to primetime cable TV, people claimed he was the source of the DNC emails about the Clinton campaign that WikiLeaks released last summer, giving Trump supporters fuel to discredit the investigation into Russian meddling. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 319
  • Why it's so hard to protect 'soft targets'
    British security forces continue their hunt for the people responsible for a deadly bombing in the city of Manchester. What investigative capabilities do UK officials possess? William Brangham talks with former White House National Security official R.P. Eddy, co-author of “Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes.”
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 322
  • Trump and the Pope trade gifts, not barbs, in first meeting
    President Trump met privately with Pope Francis on Wednesday, his first audience with the leader of the Catholic Church, and with whom he has clashed publicly in the past. Last year, the religious leader disavowed Candidate Trump’s pledge for a border wall, prompting Mr. Trump to dig back. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on their interaction at the Vatican.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 210
  • Less healthy, older Americans would pay more under GOP bill
    The Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the American Health Care Act Wednesday, 20 days after the bill passed the Republican-led House of Representatives. The prognosis? About 23 million Americans are expected to lose their coverage by 2026. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the CBO’s projection.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 247
  • What’s on voters’ minds ahead of Montana special election?
    Montana's at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is up for grabs and the special election is garnering national attention. Democrats are eager to frame the fight as a referendum on President Trump. Judy Woodruff learns more about the race and its candidates from Anna Rau of Montana PBS.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 227
  • In Trump's EPA, industry has more voice in shaping science
    As a candidate, Donald Trump vowed to dismantle the EPA in “almost any form.” And the budget the White House unveiled Tuesday cuts EPA funding by a third. But what’s less known are recent moves that would give the industry more of a voice when it comes to reshaping its approach to scientific recommendations. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the changes.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 421
    U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House before his departure to Louisville, Kentucky, in Washington U.S.
  • News Wrap: CBO delivers verdict on GOP health bill
    In our news wrap Wednesday, fighting raged for a second day in the southern Philippines, where Islamist militants have seized control of Marawi City. Thousands of residents fled amid tight security. Also, word has leaked that President Trump told Filipino President Duterte that the U.S. had two nuclear submarines off North Korea during an April phone call.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 162
  • Feinstein: Comey memos to be turned over one way or another
    Will former FBI Director James Comey provide memos detailing his interactions with President Trump to the Senate committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections? Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the how the probe is growing, plus her reaction to the House health care bill.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 545
  • At Moogfest, the music revolution will be synthesized
    Moogfest, named after inventor Robert Moog, is a celebration of the art, engineering and technology of synthesizers, machines that create sounds electronically. Jeffrey Brown takes us to the gathering for a look at how experiments in technology and music can inspire one another.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2017
    Length: 400

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • UK raises terror-threat level as Manchester mourns attack
    The United Kingdom is mourning the victims of a suicide bombing. Twenty-two people were killed, including an 8-year-old girl, Monday night at the end of a pop concert. The attacker has been identified as a Briton of Libyan descent, and police have raided two sites and arrested one man in connection. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from special correspondent Natalie Powell of Feature Story News.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2017
    Length: 0
  • What to expect when President Trump meets Pope Francis
    President Trump will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. Despite the gulf separating them in terms of personality and policies, the pontiff insists he has an open mind about their meeting. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports on what each man stands to gain, potential stumbling blocks and why it matters.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2017
    Length: 307
  • Why stopping terror attacks against soft targets is so hard
    What does the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the United Kingdom mean for the global fight against terrorism? Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens of George Washington University and Michael Leiter, former director of the United States National Counterrorism Center.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2017
    Length: 406
  • Intelligence chiefs weigh in on Russia investigation
    Former CIA Director John Brennan, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and NSA chief Mike Rogers appeared before congressional hearings on Tuesday, amid reports that President Trump asked Coats and Rogers to help him push back against an FBI investigation into whether his campaign coordinated with the Russian government. Margaret Warner offers a recap of their testimony.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2017
    Length: 265