Sunday, June 19, 2016

  • What we know one week after Orlando massacre
    One week ago today, a shooting rampage at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando killed 49 people, and 18 of those who survived still remain hospitalized. The shooting has shaken the country and provoked another debate on gun control. For the latest in Orlando, reporter Paul Brinkmann from the Orlando Sentinel joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2016
    People take part in a candlelight memorial service the day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 13. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • Led Zeppelin faces copyright case for ‘Stairway to Heaven’
    This week in Los Angeles federal court, a jury began hearing evidence and testimony on whether rock band Led Zeppelin may have lifted part of their iconic song, “Stairway to Heaven.” At stake is the band’s reputation and millions of dollars. NewsHour Weekend’s Phil Hirschkorn reports.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 18, 2016
    On Saturday's edition of PBS NewsHour Weekend, victims of last week's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub are laid to rest and fears in Belgium over an imminent terrorist attack leads to charges against three people in the country. Later, take a look inside the growing economy of the world's largest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2016
    A Syrian refugee sells sweets at his shop in the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, near the border with Syria May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed - RTX2EV3Q
  • After assassination, reassessing what’s at stake with Brexit
    The suspected murderer of the British member of parliament appeared in court today. Authorities say his motive was the member’s position on whether the U.K. should stay with the European Union, which is why campaign rallies on the so-called Brexit debate have been suspended. For more Wall Street Journal reporter Jenny Gross joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2016
    Anti-government demonstrators hold placards reading "No Brexit" during a protest outside the parliament in Athens, Greece June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX2GFHW
  • What will happen in Afghanistan as Obama leaves office?
    There is still a debate about how many U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan 15 years after 9/11. President Barack Obama plans to cut the number of troops by almost half. Reuters reporter Phil Stewart joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what to expect as Obama’s term comes to an end.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2016
    U.S. General John Campbell, commander of international forces in Afghanistan, arrives for a change of command ceremony for the 438th Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) at Oqab base, in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani - RTX1LXBO
  • World’s largest Syrian refugee camp develops its own economy
    Zataari in Jordan, the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world with 80,000 people, was supposed to provide temporary housing when the government and United Nations opened it in 2012. But since residents have not been able to leave, they have started 3,000 businesses and cities nearby have loosened employment restrictions.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

  • News Wrap: Iraqi PM declares ‘victory’ in Fallujah
    In our news wrap Friday, after a month-long campaign, Iraqi special forces pushed into the heart of Fallujah for the first time since it was seized by the Islamic State in 2014; Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the terror group. Also, the people of Great Britain held vigils across the country for slain Member of Parliament Jo Cox, who was stabbed and shot to death Thursday.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
    Iraqi army soldiers carry their weapons as they gather in the center of Falluja, Iraq, June 17, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani - RTX2GSLJ
  • State Department officials push for military action in Syria
    The question of how to end the devastating five-year Syrian Civil War has split the United States foreign service. Recently, a group of State Department officials signed an internal memo protesting U.S. policy in Syria and calling for military intervention to destroy the Islamic State and force the Assad regime into peace negotiations. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
    Syria Democratic Forces fighters take positions as they await U.S.-led air strikes on Manbij's mills where Islamic State militants are positioned, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said - RTX2GMD1
  • In Brazil's OIympic Bay, death and ecological devastation
    Among the many concerns confronting Brazil’s first Olympic Games, one of the most pressing is the state of Guanabara Bay, site of the sailing competition. A vital source of income for local fishermen, the bay is severely polluted and lethally toxic -- but those fighting to preserve it face a violent response. Special correspondent Lulu Garcia-Navarro of NPR reports.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
    Dead fish lie on the shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 13, 2016. Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of Rio's Guanabara Bay on Wednesday, not far from where events are being held at this year's Olympic Games, environmental officials said. The incident was the latest involving water quality in the bay, where sailing, open water swimming, and triathlon races are due to take place at the Games in August. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes - RTX229O7
  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 17, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, why a group of State Department officials thinks the United States is mishandling the Syrian Civil War. Also: Brazil struggles with toxic water as the Olympics draw near, experts say the economic cost of Brexit may be too great, Shields and Brooks talk politics, South Carolina poets reflect on the Charleston shooting in verse and a look back at the best graduation speeches.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
    Civil defence members and rescuers push a car at a site hit by air strikes in Idlib city, Syria June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2FR21
    June 17, 2016
  • Is the economic cost of Brexit too great?
    With a British referendum looming over whether to leave the European Union, many in favor of staying cite cultural and altruistic reasons. But according to some, including Prime Minister David Cameron, Brexit would also have severe economic consequences, including massive trade revenue losses and brain drain driven by shifting job markets. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
    Anti-government demonstrators hold placards reading "No Brexit" during a protest outside the parliament in Athens, Greece June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX2GFHW
  • Shields and Brooks on gun violence and response to Orlando
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including reactions to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, whether President Obama should use the term “radical Islam,” the possibility of increased gun control, Donald Trump’s sliding popularity and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ softening attitude towards Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
  • The president and a middle schooler among best grad speakers
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, as graduation season draws to a close, we look back at some of the advice given by actors, politicians and industry leaders to graduates across the country. And while most graduation speeches are filled with well wishes, reflections and inspirational soundbites, Chicago-area eighth grader Jack Aiello decided to mix up the formula -- with hilarious results.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
  • A year after shooting, South Carolina poets offer healing
    Friday saw the first anniversary of the shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, where alleged white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine black churchgoers. Among those who struggled to come to terms with the tragedy were two local poets, musician and web designer Marcus Amaker and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth, who share some of their reflections in verse.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 16, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Senate Democrats end a nearly 15-hour filibuster in a push for gun control. Also: The case for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the Navy’s new approach to PTSD, survivors’ accounts the Orlando shooting, why it’s so hard to solve the refugee crisis, Brazil combats Zika virus ahead of the Summer Olympics and a Muslim-American comedian breaks down stereotypes.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (C) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (R) speak to reporters after ending a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the U.S. Senate to action on gun control measures, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2GHWF
    June 16, 2016
  • Will Zika virus overshadow the Rio Olympics?
    In Brazil, epicenter of the Zika virus, local authorities and organizers of the upcoming Olympic Games have been striving to assure the world that it's safe for athletes and tourists. The World Health Organization has issued a series of guidelines for those traveling to Rio, but some worry warnings could stigmatize struggling communities. Special correspondent Lulu Garcia-Navarro of NPR reports.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes - RTX2G9LN
  • News Wrap: Obama consoles Orlando attack survivors
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Obama traveled to Orlando to meet with survivors and the families of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay night club. Also, a British member of Parliament who had campaigned to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union was shot dead in a small town in Northern England.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX2GNQO
  • Problems driving migrant crisis persist
    The EU deal with Turkey to stem the tide of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea has seen more and more asylum seekers flocking to the western Mediterranean, with deadly results. More than 1,000 have drowned there in the past several weeks, and the ones that do succeed face an uncertain future. Gwen Ifill talks to Amin Awad of the UN refugee agency for more on how Europe is combating the crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    Migrants, who are part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean sea, stand on a rescue boat as they arrive at a port in Malaga, southern Spain, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jon Nazca - RTSGSSB
  • Orlando survivor: 'We don't have a choice' but to recover
    In Orlando, families are preparing to bury the first victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub. William Brangham shares how survivors and other members of the community are processing the tragedy.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    Mourners hug after the funeral for Kimberly Morris, one of the victims of the shooting at the Pulse night club in Orlando, in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegr - RTX2GNUY
  • Why the Navy is changing its approach to PTSD
    For years, the military has struggled to deal with the unseen, psychological wounds of war, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has instituted major changes to the rules affecting sailors and Marines who suffer from PTSD. Mabus joins John Yang to explain the reforms and why they are necessary.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus takes his seat to testify at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the implementation of the decision to open all ground combat units to women on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX253Z4
  • Brexit: the case for leaving
    Amid the refugee and eurozone crises plaguing continental Europe, Britain is deciding whether or not to remain in the European Union. But migrants and economics are only part of why many are pushing for Brexit. The crux of the issue, supporters say, is sovereignty -- namely, whether other European nations should have the right to dictate British law. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    Part of a flotilla of fishing vessels campaigning to leave the European Union sails under Westminster Bridge towards Parliament on the river Thames in London, Britain June 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth    - RTX2GCLW
  • Is the gun control conversation changing in Washington?
    Senate Republicans agreed to allow votes on gun control amendments after Democrats led a filibuster for nearly 15 hours in favor of barring gun sales to those on a terror watch-list. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Al Franken, D- Minn., about the latest push in Congress for gun control and stopping more shootings like Orlando from occurring.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (center L) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (center R) depart the Senate floor directly after ending a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the U.S. Senate to action on gun control measures, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2GHZ2
  • When a comedian realized she could fight Islamophobia
    Growing up in Palm Springs, Iranian-American Muslim comedian Negin Farsad yearned to fit in. But as she grew older amid rising Islamophobia, Farsad realized she had her own people, and she could use her comedy to do more than make people laugh -- she could make them think. Farsad gives her Brief But Spectacular take on being an Iranian-American Muslim female comedian lady.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 15, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, what to expect from a hard-fought and volatile general election. Also: Inside the Oakland police department’s race problem, Muslim-Americans fear Islamophobic backlash after the Orlando shooting, the daunting struggle to diversify elite public schools and a historian charts the causes and consequences of political schisms within the Democratic party.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    A rubber band wraps the front page of the La Opinion newspaper featuring pictures of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump as the newspaper lies on the sidewalk ahead of the California Primary election in Santa Ana, California May 15, 2016. Picture taken May 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon - RTSEKH5
    June 15, 2016
  • Measuring the ‘Trump effect’ on the 2016 presidential race
    With one of the most contentious and unusual primary seasons in history winding down, presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are gearing up for what promises to be an equally volatile general election. Gwen Ifill talks to senior Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett, Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal and Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company for more on what to expect this fall.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    A poll worker places a mail in ballot into a voting box as voters drop off their ballot in the U.S. presidential primary election in San Diego, California, United States June 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSGG6J
  • The daunting struggle to diversify elite public high schools
    San Francisco’s Lowell High School is one of the most selective public schools in the country. But the school’s selectivity means that black and Latino students, who are often less prepared for academic rigor than Lowell’s majority-Asian students, are underrepresented. In association with Education Week, special correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how elite schools are working to diversify.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    Teenage students with arms raised in classroom
  • News Wrap: Senate Democrats launch gun control filibuster
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Democrats mounted a filibuster on the Senate floor, demanding tougher gun controls in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, including a ban on selling weapons to people on the terror watchlist. Also, another tragedy played out in the Orlando area as authorities found the body of a two-year-old boy who was killed by an alligator at the Seven Seas Lagoon in Disney World.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    AR-15 rifles line a shelf in the gun library at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia December 15, 2015. The guns represent many of the models the ATF has come across in their investigations, and are collected through seizures from criminals or donations from manufacturers and members of the public.  Picture taken December 15, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX21L2J
  • Study slams Oakland police department for racial bias
    The Oakland police department’s history of misconduct — particularly involving African-Americans — has made it the subject of federal oversight for 13 years. Wednesday, Stanford researchers released the results of a two-year-long study into the department, confirming that Oakland officers exhibit significant racial biases in their day-to-day work. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    Oakland Police Department officer Huy Nguyen wears a Portable Digital Recording Device, a body camera, designed to record both audio and video in the field, at the police headquarters in Oakland, California April 14, 2015. OPD was one of the first large organizations in the country to utilize the device, which documents officers actions and community interactions with police.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - RTR4XCJP