Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • Synthetic opioids are driving an overdose crisis
    Fifty times more powerful than heroin, Fentanyl is driving a surge in overdose deaths and ratcheting up the stakes in the opioid crisis. Where does the synthetic drug come from, and how can it be managed? William Brangham reports from Massachusetts as part of our series, “America Addicted.”
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 675
  • What Iranians think of the nuclear deal and Trump
    Sunday marks a deadline for President Trump to certify whether the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran is in the interest of the U.S. and whether Iran is complying. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Reza Sayah gets the Iranian perspective from Tehran.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 482
  • Looking for ways to grow, Boy Scouts invite girls to join
    The Boy Scouts of America has decided to allow girls into the pack. In a historic shift, the organization’s board voted unanimously on Wednesday to admit girls into the century-old program. John Yang speaks with David Crary of the Associated Press about what’s behind the decision and what it will mean for the Girl Scouts of the USA.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 298
  • Mogherini: International community will stick to Iran deal
    President Trump is expected to decertify Iran’s compliance with the international nuclear agreement struck in 2015. Judy Woodruff speaks with Federica Mogherini, foreign policy chief for the European Union and one of the nuclear deal’s chief negotiators, on whether the pact could still hold despite the president’s decision and her reaction to Trump’s leadership.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 395
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 11, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, California's death toll rises as wildfires rage on and the winds kick up again. Also: The Boy Scouts opens its ranks to girls, the EU's foreign policy chief on the Iran nuclear deal, an opioid linked to thousands of overdoses and opposing views on the Trump administration's latest moves.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2017
    Length: 3243
    October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • Did a culture of complicity protect Harvey Weinstein?
    Allegations of sexual harassment and assault by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein continue to emerge as actors like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have come forward to share their experiences, On Tuesday, The New Yorker reported new allegations of rape, which Weinstein has denied. Judy Woodruff talks to Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker to learn more about the revelations.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 504
    Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters
  • Wildfires turn Northern California neighborhoods to ashes
    Wildfires are being blamed for 15 deaths in Northern California and more than 2,000 homes and buildings have burned down. President Trump promised federal support for the victims, but California already awaits backlogged disaster assistance. Special correspondent Tonya Mosely of KQED reports, then Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Ghilarducci of the California State Office of Emergency Services.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 574
  • News Wrap: Hurricane Maria death toll rises in Puerto Rico
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the confirmed death toll in Puerto Rico rose to 43 nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked the island. Authorities blamed infections and bad road conditions, among other factors. Also, President Trump denied he was undercutting Secretary of State Tillerson, despite proposing to Forbes magazine they compare IQ tests after Tillerson reportedly called him a “moron.”
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 264
  • What you need to know about the Iran nuclear deal
    Facing a looming deadline, President Trump is expected not to recertify Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, leaving it to Congress to vote on whether to snap back sanctions, and possibly kill the deal. With fierce debate over what the president should do, Nick Schifrin explains what’s actually in the deal and what Trump’s decision could mean.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 277
  • How Sinclair Broadcasting puts a partisan tilt on local news
    The country’s largest owner of local TV stations, the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which reaches over a third of homes across the nation, wants to get even bigger by merging with the Tribune Media Company. But Sinclair is raising concerns among media watchers because of its practice of combining news with partisan political opinion. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 537
  • Swim lessons help refugees put trust in once-perilous seas
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the sea is a constant reminder of a trauma for the refugees who crossed the water in search of security. But a group of swimming instructors in Lesbos, Greece, is working to help them overcome their fear and reconnect with the water.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 225
  • What revoking the Clean Power Plan means, from both sides
    EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has begun the process to roll back the Obama-era rule aimed at cutting carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants. The move comes as part of President Trump’s pledge to unwind many of former President Obama’s signature policies. John Yang gets two views from former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Bob Murray of Murray Energy Corporation.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 750
    The American Electric Power Company's cooling tower at their Mountaineer plant is shown in New Haven, West Virginia October 27, 2009. Photo by Ayesha Rascoe/REUTERS
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 10, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, fast-moving flames sweep across Northern California, incinerating homes and business and forcing thousands to flee. Also: Two views on revoking the Clean Power Plan, the Iran nuclear deal in context, new allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, how the largest owner of local TV stations combines news with partisanship and more.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2017
    Length: 3270
    October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

  • Nobel winner Thaler shed light on how real people behave
    University of Chicago scholar Richard Thaler was honored with the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics for his work questioning traditional assumptions that markets act rationally, and for taking human nature into account. Economics correspondent Paul Solman helps explain Thaler's theories, then Judy Woodruff speaks with Thaler about his honored work.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 583
  • Starmaker Harvey Weinstein eclipsed by report of harassment
    Harvey Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has been fired from the influential film company he founded after The New York Times detailed three decades of sexual harassment allegations against him from scores of women who worked for him. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 226
    Producer Harvey Weinstein accepts a W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at the Hutchins Center Honors at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT) - GM1EAA10L8C01
  • How these doctors drastically decreased opioid prescriptions
    With addictions and overdoses surging over the past two decades, recent CDC guidelines urge doctors to avoid or dramatically limit the use of legal painkillers. But in Southern California, a group of Kaiser Permanente doctors has been helping chronic pain patients "step down" from high-dose opioids and adopt alternative therapies that work well for many. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 606
  • Trump’s feud with Corker reflects GOP’s shifting direction
    President Trump's social media feud with Republican Sen. Bob Corker over the weekend ended with the senator asserting that Trump’s reckless threats could set the U.S. “on the path to World War III.” Tamara Keith of NPR and Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections join Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s fight with Corker, efforts to undo the Obama legacy and Vice President Pence’s NFL walkout.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 594
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 9, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump lays out his terms for a hardline immigration deal in exchange for protecting "dreamers." Also: The downfall of Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment allegations spanning decades, treating chronic pain without opioids, the president's feud with Sen. Bob Corker and the Nobel Prize winner who made economics more human.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 3228
    October 9, 2017
  • News Wrap: EPA chief ending Clean Power Plan
    In our news wrap Monday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt confirmed that he will sign a new order ending President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which limited carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Also, more than a dozen wildfires swept across Northern California's wine country. Twenty thousand people were forced to evacuate and an estimated 1,500 homes and buildings were destroyed.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 261
  • Will Trump’s immigration wishlist derail the DACA deal?
    President Trump stunned Republicans when he reached a deal with Democratic leaders to protect DACA recipients known as "dreamers." But that agreement may be in jeopardy now that the White House has issued its demands, including the building of a controversial border wall. John Yang reports then Lisa Desjardins sits down with Judy Woodruff for a closer look at the road ahead on immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 383
  • This public art project ponders the meaning behind monuments
    From Benjamin Franklin to Rocky Balboa, Philadelphia is a city rich in public art and monuments. As the nation debates the meaning and fate of Confederate statues, the city is also questioning who should be honored and memorialized. Jeffrey Brown reports on how a city-wide project called Monument Lab is using art to spark discussion on what is an appropriate monument for today’s Philadelphia.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2017
    Length: 403

Sunday, October 8, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode October 8, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, Oct. 8, growing reports of tension between the Trump administration and the Republican Party, and the Canadian government agrees to pay $600 million in legal settlements to its indigenous people as reparations. Later, substance abuse programs in jails succeed in keeping half the convicts off illegal drugs for at least a year. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2017
    Length: 1494
  • In Kentucky, jail is becoming an addict’s last-resort rehab
    Despite high levels of drug abuse among the jail population nationwide, few facilities offer drug treatment programs. They don’t have the funds or the physical space. But the Kentucky Department of Corrections reports that statewide, half the people who went through a substance abuse program in jail say they stayed off illegal drugs for at least a year. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2017
    Length: 587
  • Canada to pay $600 million to indigenous people
    For a period between the 1960s and 1980s, a Canadian government program forcibly separated indigenous children from their families and put them up for adoption around the world. In a bid to address that injustice, Canada on Friday agreed to pay $600 million in legal settlements. Ian Austen, who has been covering the story for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Ottawa.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2017
    Length: 587
    Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau meets indigenous dancers at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary
  • Friction grows between Trump administration and the GOP
    President Donald Trump reached out to Democrats again on Saturday to find a way to repeal the Affordable Care Act. His appeal to them, amid reports of tension with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, hint at friction between the administration and GOP. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan from Santa Barbara, California, to discuss the internal party battles.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2017
    Length: 241
    President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confer during a working lunch with African leaders during the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 7, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 7, the Gulf Coast prepares for Hurricane Nate as FEMA ratchets up aid in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, and authorities in Las Vegas continue the search for the mass shooter's motive.Later, states are suing drug companies, claiming they misled doctors and the public to downplay the addictive qualities of painkillers. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2017
    Length: 1495
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    October 7, 2017
  • Remembering the victims of the Las Vegas shooting
    Friends and family continue to mourn the loss of loved ones killed last week in the largest mass shooting in modern American history. In 11 minutes of rapid gunfire into a Las Vegas concert crowd last Sunday night, mass shooter Stephen Paddock killed 36 men and 22 women. As the NewsHour has done all week, we remember 10 of those 58 people. Hari Sreenivasan has more
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2017
    Length: 110
  • Civil rights groups criticize ‘religious freedom’ guidance
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued legal guidance on Friday, reiterating that organizations may be exempt from following certain laws if doing so conflicts with religious belief. The guidance does not change existing law, but has been criticized by civil rights groups as a move to encourage discrimination. Josh Gerstein, a senior White House reporter for POLITICO, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2017
    Length: 203
    FILE PHOTO: Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a briefing at the Justice Department in Washington