Monday, January 16, 2017

  • This inauguration, usually time for unity, defies precedent
    Tamara Keith of NPR and Susan Page of USA Today join Judy Woodruff to discuss what to expect from Donald Trump’s inauguration, a war of words between the president-elect and civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, a growing inauguration boycott by Democrats and pushback by the African American community and Mr. Trump’s pledge for health care coverage for everyone.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2017
  • How a Georgia county became a site of racial cleansing
    In 1912, news of a violent sexual assault enraged the residents of Georgia's Forsyth County and led to a lynching and the execution of two African American teens, as well as a campaign of terror to drive out the entire black community. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino talks with Patrick Phillips, author of “Blood at the Root,” about healing from a history of racial cleansing.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Jan. 15, 2017
    On this episode for Sunday, Jan. 15, breaking down the tradition of using the first 100 days of presidency as a benchmark for future success. Later, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is considering whether it should make kratom, a painkiller and psychoactive drug, illegal and trends from a Pew Research Center survey of 8,000 police. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2017
    FILE PHOTO --  A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/File Photo - RTSHG6J
    January 15, 2017
  • Officers are less willing to use force, survey shows
    “Behind the Badge,” a survey of 8,000 officers released by the Pew Research Center last week, found that 76 percent of respondents have become more reluctant to use force following several high-profile police shootings. It also found that 72 percent were less likely to stop and question someone they found “suspicious.” Co-author of the report Kim Parker joins Alison Stewart to discuss the trends.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2017
    Police officers walk out of Public Square outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSIRK0
  • Why 100 days is a benchmark for presidential performance
    While a presidential term lasts four years, the accomplishments of a president’s first 100 days have become the measure of a successful start. The tradition, which dates back to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, has been extended to President-elect Donald Trump, who laid out a 100-day action plan in October. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield has more.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2017
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  • If kratom helps opioid addicts, why might DEA outlaw it?
    The national epidemic of opioid abuse has claimed more than 300,000 lives in the U.S. over the last 16 years -- and some researchers claim that kratom, an herbal psychoactive drug that is currently unregulated, could help people struggling with addiction. But federal drug policy-makers may classify kratom as an illegal drug. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017
    Capsules of the drug Kratom are seen on May 10, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The herbal supplement is a psychoactive drug derived from the leaves of the kratom plant and it's been reported that people are using the supplement to get high and some states are banning the supplement.  Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Saturday, January 14, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Jan. 14, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, Jan. 14, President-elect Donald Trump calls for new directions on U.S. policies toward Russia and China. Also: A camp for homeless U.S. military veterans gets community support in Arizona, why President Obama failed to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, and London’s first Muslim mayor is breaking barriers. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2017
    U.S. Navy guards walk inside fencing of Camp VI, the maximum security detention facility for terrorism suspects at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, July 23, 2008. The U.S. military invited news media members to view the facility on Wednesday. Picture taken on July 23, 2008.  REUTERS/Randall Mikkelsen    (CUBA) - RTX83EZ
    January 14, 2017
  • Why Obama failed to close Guantanamo
    In his 2008 run for the White House, President Barack Obama promised to shut down the prison for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and on his second full day as president he issued an executive order to close it within a year. Eight years later, that has not happened, though the number of people imprisoned there has dropped from 242 to 55. Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2017
    A soldier stands guard in a tower overlooking Camp Delta  at Guantanamo Bay naval base in a December 31, 2009 file photo provided by the US Navy. President Barack Obama urged lawmakers on Tuesday to give his plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a "fair hearing" and said he did not want to pass the issue to his successor when he leaves the White House next year. REUTERS/US Navy/Spc. Cody Black/Handout via Reuters  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX2886S
  • Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, on connecting citizens
    Sadiq Khan worked as a human rights lawyer and as a member of the British Parliament before he was elected mayor of London in May, making history as the first Muslim to serve in the position. Khan is also the first Muslim to lead any Western capital city. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent David Tereshchuk interviewed Khan for the PBS program
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2017
    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks during a television interview during London Fashion Week Men's 2017 in London, Britain January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall - RTX2XREI
  • Homeless veterans take refuge at Arizona encampment
    A camp in Tucson, Arizona, serves about 20 homeless people, the majority of them U.S. military veterans seeking shelter, food, camaraderie and refuge from the streets. The camp, run by the group Veterans on Patrol, has grown with the help of donations from local companies and residents. Mitchell Riley reports for Arizona Public Media.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 13, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks put distance between his views and their own. Also: How eight years of Obama's foreign policy shaped the Middle East, Mark Shields and David Brooks on the week's news, a new film recounts the horror and courage displayed in the Boston Marathon bombing.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2017
    Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis (C) takes his seat between former U.S. Senators' Sam Nunn (L) and William Cohen, both of whom introduced Mattis, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary., on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2YO34
    January 13, 2017
  • What we don’t know after week dominated by Russia questions
    Russia loomed over this week’s congressional hearings. What kind of investigation is needed to look into unverified reports that Russia has information on the president-elect? And why didn’t the White House do more early on to stop Russian hacking? Steve Inskeep speaks with David Ignatius of The Washington Post, who has been compiling unanswered questions about each of the players.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2017
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a press conference at Tegel airport after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt - RTX2PLK0
  • Hearings reveal Cabinet nominees’ views at odds with Trump
    At their confirmation hearings, many of the opinions voiced by the president-elect’s nominees were very different from what Mr. Trump proposed during the campaign. From Sen. Jeff Sessions’ position on waterboarding to retired Gen. James Mattis’ take on the Iran nuclear deal, nominees made it clear that the administration will have a diversity of opinions. Steve Inskeep reports.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2017
    Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2YOX8
  • News Wrap: DOJ finds widespread bias by Chicago police
    In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. Justice Department charged that Chicago’s police have been violating people’s rights for years. The department found widespread use of excessive force and racial bias against blacks and Latinos. Also, President-elect Donald Trump aimed fresh fire via Twitter at reports that Russia has compromising information on him.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2017
    CHICAGO - JULY 19:  A black band is stretched across a District 1 Chicago Police officer's badge to mourn the death of a fellow officer on July 19, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. District 1 officer Michael Bailey was killed in front of his home after getting off duty Sunday morning in what appeared to be an attempted carjacking. Bailey was the third Chicago police officer shot and killed since mid-May.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
  • How a veteran at retelling true stories made ‘Patriots Day’
    “Patriots Day” recounts the 2013 Boston marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt. Although the film is not a documentary, it aims to stay very true to the real events. For director Peter Berg, it’s his third film based on a story ripped from the headlines. Jeffrey Brown talks to Berg about the responsibility to get it right.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2017
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17:  Director Peter Berg attends the closing night gala screening of "Patriots Day" at the 2016 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  • Obama leaves complicated legacy in the Middle East
    President Obama came into office with a desire to wind down America’s wars overseas. Today the Middle East is a far more volatile place than it was. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports and Judy Woodruff gets an assessment from Gen. David Petraeus, former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, and Eric Edelman, former State and Defense Department official.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2017
    American soldiers are seen at the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani - RTX2QEM0
  • Shields and Brooks on Russian intrigue in American politics
    It was a packed week of congressional hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, with inauguration days away. Judy Woodruff speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about the Russian intrigue in U.S. politics, the future of Mr. Trump’s relationship to his business and saying goodbye to President Obama.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 12, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Gen. James Mattis delivers a stern warning about Russia during his confirmation hearings. Also, we analyze the threat Russia poses to the U.S., Mattis and Pompeo differ on the Iran nuclear deal, how a senior Obama adviser views the president’s record, considering Obama’s economic legacy, art full of contradiction and a classical pianist on her music’s ‘golden time.’
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis appears before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary., on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2YO8Z
    January 12, 2017
  • In hearings, Mattis and Pompeo differ on Iran nuclear deal
    Gen. James Mattis was well received by the Senate Armed Services Committee, with whom he discussed threats from China and the Islamic State, as well as women in combat roles. In front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mike Pompeo disavowed "enhanced interrogation” techniques. Both nominees also addressed the Iran nuclear deal. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) testifies before a Senate Intelligence hearing on his nomination to head the CIA on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2YOC0
  • Is Obama’s economic legacy one of missed chances or success?
    What is President Obama’s economic legacy? Did his efforts to turn the country around after the 2008 financial crisis constitute a robust recovery, or too little, too late? Economics correspondent Paul Solman assembled a panel of economic experts to discuss employment across racial groups, the types of jobs created and the obstacles the president faced in enacting his economic agenda.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama holds up a padlock alongside Master Lock's Senior Vice President Bob Rice as Obama tours the factory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 15, 2012. Obama toured the business to highlight his 'blueprint for an economy built to last'.    REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR2XWMW
  • News Wrap: Kremlin wants to tear apart NATO, Mattis warns
    In our news wrap Thursday, defense secretary-designate Gen. James Mattis said at his confirmation hearing that the U.S. must recognize Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to break apart the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Also, the first of 3,500 U.S. troops arrived in southwest Poland, in a NATO buildup to deter Russia.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2YOX7
  • What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?
    President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. But his choice for defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis, views Russia as America’s number one threat. What’s the reality of the White House-Kremlin dynamic? Steve Inskeep discusses with Evelyn Farkas, a former Defense Department official, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1SYAO
  • How a senior Obama adviser views his record
    Continuing in our series of meetings with top officials in the Obama administration as it comes to a close, Judy Woodruff sits down with Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president. She discusses his agenda successes and failures, her criticism that Republicans fell short in engaging in compromise, the new president-elect, the Obama presidential library and more.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama talks with his advisor Valerie Jarrett upon his arrival back at the White House in Washington March 30, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSCWA2
  • Depicting globalization through art 'full of contradiction'
    A “Wind Sculpture” by visual artist Yinka Shonibare MBE was recently installed in front of the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. It’s the seventh in Shonibare's series of vibrantly colored and patterned public artworks that are made of fiberglass, but look like cloth. Jeffrey Brown talks to Shonibare about his interest in depicting globalization and what he asks of his viewers.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare poses with his sculpture called "How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies) 2006" at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) September 23, 2008. The headless sculpture of women pointing pistols at each other is part of a five-month-long exhibition featuring life-size fibreglass mannequins wearing Dutch wax printed cottons, paintings, resin prints and high-definition video. REUTERS/Will Burgess (AUSTRALIA) - RTX8TLO
  • What this classical pianist learned from Ray Charles
    “Music entered my life before I knew it,” says classical pianist Jean Stark. Stark grew up in Belgium during what she calls a “golden time” for classical music and was granted a scholarship by the queen herself, who recognized Stark’s enormous potential. This is her Brief But Spectacular take on playing, listening and what she learned from Ray Charles.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  • Are reports of an alleged Russian dossier on Trump credible?
    On Tuesday evening, CNN reported unsubstantiated claims that Russian intelligence compiled a dossier on the president-elect during his visits to Moscow; BuzzFeed later published 35 pages of content from the alleged dossier. But Mr. Trump dismissed the developments as “fake news.” Judy Woodruff speaks with former NSA lawyer Susan Hennessey and former CIA officer John Sipher for analysis.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: Painted Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, bearing the faces of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at a souvenir shop in central Moscow, Russia November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTX2YFZR
  • Can Trump keep his company without conflicts of interest?
    President-elect Trump says he’s going above and beyond in mitigating potential conflicts between his government office and his private interests. But is his plan for his sons to manage his company while he retains ownership sufficient? Steve Inskeep discusses with Norman Eisen, former special counsel to President Obama, and Richard Painter, former associate counsel to President George W. Bush.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (C) stands surrounded by his son Eric Trump (L) daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Jr. (R) ahead of a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2YINO
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 11, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, we discuss unverified reports that Russian intelligence has compromising information on the president-elect, gleaned from his visits to Moscow. Also: Attorneys debate Mr. Trump's potential conflicts of interest, the first news conference for the new president-elect, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions’ final day of hearings and Obama’s climate legacy.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017.   REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo - RTX2YEZW
    January 11, 2017