Friday, February 17, 2017

  • What EPA‘s Scott Pruitt means for environmental policy
    The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, despite Democratic attempts to delay voting to review his emails with energy executives. As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt repeatedly sued the EPA. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Myron Ebell of Competitive Enterprise Institute and Jeremy Symons from the Environmental Defense Fund about what to expect.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSW419
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump using the press as punching bag
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Trump’s contentious press conference, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, as well as the continued scrutiny over other potential contacts with Russia and more.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
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  • News Wrap: Back in campaign mode, Trump touts jobs at Boeing
    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump left behind a roller-coaster week in Washington, finding a friendly audience at a Boeing plant in South Carolina, where he touted the rollout of a new plane. Also, the Pakistan military says it killed more than 100 "terrorists" in sweeping anti-terror raids, a day after a suicide bombing that killed at least 88 people.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump greets well-wishers upon his arrival in West Palm Bech Florida, U.S. February 17, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSZ7L0
  • 'Moonlight': Black and Kevin
    In this scene from 'Moonlight,' actors Trevante Rhodes, who plays "Black," and Andre Holland, who plays "Kevin," talk in the kitchen after not seeing each other for years
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
    In one of the final scenes of "Moonlight," actors Trevante Rhodes and Andre Holland sit at a diner. Credit: Photo by David Bornfriend, courtesy of A24
    February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Being an outsider is actually an immigrant’s advantage, says this writer
    Who better to teach American literature than a resident alien who was born in Zambia? That’s how Namwali Serpell, a self-identified outsider, sees it. Serpell, a writer and associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on being an immigrant.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
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  • Why one Texas sheriff fears tougher immigration enforcement will make her city less safe
    After President Trump was sworn in, one Texas sheriff made a policy change limiting cooperation with agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, fearing that undocumented people won't trust police if they're afraid of being deported. Taking action to make her city a “sanctuary” has drawn criticism and retaliation. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on February 9, 2017. Picture taken on February 9, 2017.   Courtesy Bryan Cox/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via REUTERS      ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTSY4J7
  • Full Episode February 16, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes on charges of Russian connections, the news media and a new immigration order in an animated and wide-ranging news conference. Also: What’s causing more white Americans to die in middle age, sanctuary cities take a stand against the president's immigration policies and an English professor's take on her own life as an immigrant.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   - RTSZ1BH
    FULL PROGRAM
    February 16, 2017
  • 'Deaths of despair' are cutting life short for some white Americans
    In spite of decades of advancements in health care, diet and safety, white Americans are now living shorter lives, a trend that has surprised experts. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports out of Maysville, Kentucky, an area struggling with an increase in addiction, overdoses and suicide.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
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  • News Wrap: Mulvaney confirmed to run Budget Office
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate narrowly confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a tea party conservative from South Carolina, to run the White House Budget Office. Republican Sen. John McCain joined Democrats in voting against Mulvaney. Also, David Friedman, the president's choice for ambassador to Israel, apologized at his confirmation hearing for some of his past fiery rhetoric.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    FILE PHOTO --  Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) testifies before a Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination of to be director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo - RTSZ05D
  • Does Trump’s confrontational style help him as president?
    President Trump continuously attacked the news media in a news conference on issues like the resignation of Michael Flynn and questions swirling around his campaigns possible connections with Russia. Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the president’s performance from Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria   - RTSZ0Q4
  • Trump denies reported chaos in wide-ranging news conference
    During a more than hour-long news conference, President Trump rejected charges of ties between his campaign and Russia, blasted the intelligence community for leaks and repeatedly attacked the news media. Judy Woodruff, Hari Sreenivasan and Lisa Desjardins offer a look at and fact-check of the president’s remarks.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   - RTSZ1BW

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • How the concealed carry debate plays out on college campuses
    In 1966, America’s first mass school shooting took place at the University of Texas, Austin, leaving 16 dead. Today, Texas is one of eight states that allows concealed weapons to be carried on public college campuses, prompting vigorous debate. With “Tower,” a new documentary on PBS’s Independent Lens that re-examines the incident, we get a look at how students feel about having guns at school.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    A police officer stands in front of the University of Texas tower, from which a sniper 50 years ago launched a shooting rampage that left 16 people dead, during a memorial in Austin, Texas on August 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz - RTSKMAD
  • What it’s like to create a TV show that makes people talk
    Jenni Konner, one of the three showrunners of the HBO comedy "GIRLS" and collaborator to Lena Dunham, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on why it's so important to her to be creating avenues for dialogue for women and girls, be it through the show or their newsletter "Lenny Letter."
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
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  • News Wrap: Russia rejects possibility of returning Crimea
    In our news wrap Wednesday, after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine, the Russian foreign minister said in Moscow that, "We never give back our territory." Also, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a pointed warning to NATO allies, saying they'll have to do more or run the risk of the U.S. moderating its commitment.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    Amphibious vehicles drive in formation as the large landing ship Caesar Kunikov fires missiles during the Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol, Crimea, July 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov  - RTSKG19
  • Puzder drops out; Trump slams leaks over Russia reports
    Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee for labor secretary, withdrew from the running on Wednesday, two days after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned under fire. Meanwhile, President Trump ignored reports of contacts between campaign advisers and Russian intelligence and instead went after the media and complained about leaks. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    Fast food workers gather outside the corporate offices of Carl Karcher Enterprise, parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants, as they protest against the possible confirmation of company CEO Andy Puzder as U.S. labor secretary in Anaheim, California, U.S. February 13, 2017.  REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTSYIKQ
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 15, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's pick for labor secretary withdraws from consideration after facing opposition from both Democrats and a number of Republicans. Also: New reports of Trump aides in repeated contact with Russia during the campaign, the president's evolving approach to Israel and scientists scramble to back up data they say is threatened by the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, shakes hands with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump after their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSSFQ9
    FULL PROGRAM
    February 15, 2017
  • Klobuchar asks why Trump officials want Russia connection
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for an independent investigation to address unanswered questions surrounding Michael Flynn's resignation and new reports of regular contact between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., about what and how she would like to probe in the wake of Flynn’s departure.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) sits next to retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (L) as they attend an exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of RT (Russia Today) television news channel in Moscow, Russia, December 10, 2015. Picture taken December 10, 2015. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS      ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSYLXR
  • What shrugging off a two-state solution could mean for peace
    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, President Trump served notice that he's not wedded to long-standing U.S. support for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, and Brookings Institute's Tamara Wittes.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2017.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSYUDS
  • Scientists scramble to safeguard vital environmental data
    Since the election, members of many scientific and research groups have been archiving government data they believe could be jeopardized by the new administration. Their fear is that without data, you can’t have environmental regulation. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien took a look at one of those efforts underway at New York University.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
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  • Former Trump adviser claims no Russian meetings
    Carter Page, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, is among those alleged to have had contact with Russian officials, and was named in an uncorroborated dossier. Page, who manages an energy investment company, joins Judy Woodruff to combat claims of campaign contact with Russian officials, calling recent reports “fake news” and “public relations attacks.”
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    One-time advisor of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump Carter Page addresses the audience during a presentation in Moscow, Russia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTX2UP14

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Fighting student homelessness by helping the whole family
    If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week traveled to Kansas City to explore their unique program.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 14, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn abruptly resigns, causing upheaval in the White House. Also: A look at possible changes in Mideast policies during the Trump administration, a Kansas school helps homeless students overcome challenges and the UCONN women's basketball team makes history.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSYJDE
    FULL PROGRAM
    February 14, 2017
  • How UConn women’s basketball became synonymous with winning
    The UConn Women's basketball team hasn't lost a game since 2014. That streak -- 100 straight games -- has never been approached by any other NCAA team -- male or female. William Brangham talks to Christine Brennan of USA TODAY about this groundbreaking accomplishment.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    The UConn women hoist the East Regional championship trophy after a 86-65 victory over Texas in their Elite Eight game on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. (John Woike/Hartford Courant/TNS via Getty Images)
  • Democrats demand independent probe after Flynn resignation
    Michael Flynn’s short tenure as national security adviser is done, but the firestorm over his resignation has just started. John Yang and Lisa Desjardins offer a look at the fallout from both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. February 14, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSYOQW
  • News Wrap: Russia reportedly deployed new missile
    In our news wrap Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Moscow has deployed a ground-launched cruise missile, which the Obama administration had objected to in its testing phase. Also, 500 U.S. troops arrived in Romania as part of a mission to shore up NATO allies in Eastern Europe.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    Interior Ministry members stand guard near Russian military vehicles before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in central Moscow, Russia, April 29, 2015. Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on May 9. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1AVCK
  • National Security Council in turmoil amid Flynn departure
    What’s happening in the White House in the midst of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, and what are the real-world consequences of that upheaval? Judy Woodruff speaks with Greg Miller of The Washington Post and The New York Times’ Michael Gordon.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to members of the media as retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn stands next to him at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo - RTSYJB6
  • How deep will the Senate delve into Flynn investigation?
    How far will the Senate go in investigating the events that led to the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, amid wider concerns about Russian interference in the election? Judy Woodruff gets two reactions from Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who both sit on the Intelligence Committee.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSYJB0
  • Will Trump's affinity for Israel translate into new policy?
    President Trump talked during his campaign of moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, seeming to favor Israel in his policy stances. But more recent comments suggest the administration could be more in line with long-standing American policy based on the two-state solution. What’s ahead for Mideast policy? Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2017
    A man cycles past signs bearing the name of U.S. President-elect Republican Donald Trump in Tel Aviv, Israel November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2TLPD

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