Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • News Wrap: Chaffetz announces upcoming resignation
    In our news wrap Thursday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, announced he’s resigning at the end of June. His announcement comes as the committee continues its investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia. Also, FOX News founder Roger Ailes died Thursday in Florida, several days after hitting his head in a fall at home.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2017
    Length: 310

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 17, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Justice Department appoints former FBI chief Robert Mueller to oversee the probe into any potential connections between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election. Also: Debating whether the president’s actions constitute obstruction of justice, Sen. Ben Sasse on the recent turmoil and how Israeli intelligence sharing may be affected.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 3253
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  • Sen. Ben Sasse on Trump turmoil, building kids’ character
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., joins John Yang to discuss the latest turmoil surrounding President Trump and various pathways for investigating Russian election meddling, the necessity of protecting institutions like the FBI from politicization, what’s lacking in today’s policy discussions in Congress, as well as the mission of his new book, “The Vanishing American Adult.”
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 410
  • Did President Trump’s reported actions obstruct justice?
    James Comey's reported disclosure that President Trump allegedly asked him to drop an FBI investigation has raised the question of -- and plenty of disagreement over -- whether that request may constitute obstruction of justice. John Yang gets reaction to that and the naming of a special counsel from William Jeffress of Baker Botts LLP and Robert Ray of the Brennan Center for Justice.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 463
    FILE PHOTO: FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo - RTS15WUW
  • Israel investigates possibility Trump shared intelligence
    The New York Times reported Tuesday that Israel was the source of the classified intelligence about the Islamic State group that President Trump allegedly divulged to Russian diplomats. What are the ramifications for relations between the U.S. and Israel if the reports are confirmed? William Brangham speaks with Ronen Bergman of Yedioth Ahronoth about the scramble to contain possible damage.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 316
  • Justice Department names Russia probe special counsel
    As President Trump spoke about being scrutinized as a politician in an address at a graduation ceremony, there was no escape from growing political pressure on Capitol Hill. Late Wednesday, the Justice Department announced it was naming a former FBI director as a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian election meddling and possible Trump ties. Lisa Desjardins joins John Yang.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 498
  • News Wrap: Chelsea Manning released from prison
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning was released from prison after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence for giving thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks. Also, President Trump will hold off on moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to reports that say he won't announce a move when he visits the country next week.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 219
  • What Robert Mueller brings to the Russia probe
    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named as a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian election interference. John Yang gets reaction from John Carlin, a former assistant attorney general for national security, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., plus what precipitated the decision by the Justice Department from Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2017
    Length: 1218
    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies at a 2011 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • How could Russian disclosure affect intelligence sharing?
    What are the wider effects of President Trump's apparent disclosure of highly classified information to Russian diplomats? John Yang discussed information gathering and sharing with former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and James Woolsey, a former CIA director who was a senior advisor to the Trump transition team.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 445
  • White House in damage-control mode over Russia disclosure
    The White House is standing its ground amid an uproar revolving around allegations that President Trump made a damaging disclosure to Russian diplomats last week. William Brangham recaps what’s been reported and how lawmakers have responded, while John Yang gets an update from Lisa Desjardins and Olivier Knox of Yahoo News.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 452
  • Report: Trump urged Comey to drop Flynn probe
    The New York Times reported Tuesday that President Trump in February urged then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation of one of his campaign aide's connections to Russia, in a meeting a day after the president fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying about his contacts with Russians. John Yang learns more about the revelation from Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 244
  • Sen. Risch: Trump fully entitled to declassify information
    Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, joins John Yang to discuss allegations that President Trump passed classified intelligence from another nation to the Russians, and why he sees the president as having an obligation to declassify information, as well as his concerns about how the story was leaked to the press.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 355
  • Hickenlooper: GOP health care bill would be a ‘disaster’
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says the current version of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, now bound for the Senate, “in no way improves the health care system.” William Brangham speaks with Hickenlooper about what’s at stake for health care in the U.S., as well as his reactions to the latest reported revelations coming out of the White House.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 366
  • Should seat belts on school buses be required?
    Millions of American children take a school bus to school each day, and statistically it's the safest option. But could school buses be even safer? Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports that a record number of states are considering legislation to require seat belts and other safety upgrades, but for many school districts it may not necessarily pay to have students buckle up.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 442
    File photo of school buses by Getty Images.
  • Trump meets with Turkey’s Erdogan amid slew of tensions
    President Trump welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two allies. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports, then Jeffrey Brown speaks with Soner Cagaptay of The Washington Institute and Ali Cinar of the Turkish Heritage Organization about what is likely to come from meeting between the two world leaders.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 565
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 16, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, The New York Times reports that President Trump asked James Comey to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn. Also: The firestorm over Mr. Trump's reported disclosure to Russian diplomats, Turkey's president visits the White House, push back against seat belts on school buses and Colorado's governor weighs in on the health care battle.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 3295
    May 16, 2017
  • News Wrap: Syria denies concealing mass prisoner executions
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Syria denied U.S. claims that the regime is using a crematorium to incinerate corpses in order to conceal mass executions of thousands of prisoners. Also, North Korea has become the prime suspect in a global cyber attack. A growing number of cybersecurity experts now say lines in the ransomware code are identical to ciphers used by previous hackers linked to the country.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2017
    Length: 152

Monday, May 15, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 15, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, The Washington Post reports that President Trump revealed highly classified material to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador during an Oval Office visit. Also: How a global cyber hack could have been prevented, North Korea's latest missile launch, what happens when radical terrorists go home, new limits on foreign aid to groups providing abortions and more.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 3265
    President Donald Trump waits to speak during the 2017 National Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington, D.C. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
    May 15, 2017
  • When should the government reveal cyber flaws to companies?
    If the government can detect that there is a hole in a company's software that makes it vulnerable to attack, do they have an obligation to tell that company, even if it gives away the government's tool for conducting surveillance? William Brangham speaks with Eric Geller of POLITICO about that tension and what consumers need to know when it comes to cybersecurity and how to protect themselves.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 316
  • Is White House drama hurting Trump’s agenda?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to examine how tumultuous news -- like the firing of FBI Director James Comey or a report released Monday by The Washington Post that President Trump may have shared classified information with Russian officials during a White House meeting -- affects the future of the Trump administration’s agenda.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 465
  • Latest North Korean missile test shows new design expertise
    North Korea tested a new intermediate-range missile Sunday, claiming it can now hit U.S. bases in the Pacific with a nuclear warhead. What does this breakthrough mean for the North Korea’s nuclear capabilities? Judy Woodruff speaks with Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies about the heightened threat.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 318
  • What happens when Tunisian-born ISIS fighters return home
    As the Islamic State group faces serious losses in Syria and Iraq, some foreign fighters are returning home. Many come from Tunisia, which has a fragile democracy and very real security concerns. What fate do they face, and what does their return mean for the country and their families? Jeffrey Brown reports from Tunis.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 528
  • Trump expands foreign aid limits over abortion services
    President Trump majorly expanded the so-called "Mexico City policy" -- or as critics call it, the "gag rule" -- in a new executive order Monday. The rule has blocked international assistance to any programs that mention or provide abortions. In the past, the policy has affected about $600 million in funding; today's expansion will affect $9 billion. Reuters' Yeganeh Torbati joins William Brangham.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 375
  • News Wrap: White House interviews FBI director candidates
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump announced the White House is “moving rapidly” to replace former FBI director James Comey. At least eight candidates were interviewed over the weekend. Also, the United Nations is nearly doubling its appeal for humanitarian aid in South Sudan, a country facing brutal civil war and famine.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 252
  • Microsoft president says global cyberattack is 'wakeup call'
    A global ransomware attack has hit more than 200,000 victims, such as hospitals and schools, in more than 150 countries since Friday. The virus takes advantage of a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system, which the company patched in March, though many users ignored the fix or refused to pay for it. William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Microsoft President Brad Smith.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 561
  • Report: Trump revealed highly classified material
    The Washington Post reported Monday that President Trump may have jeopardized a secret source of intelligence regarding the Islamic State group by discussing highly sensitive information during a White House meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week. Judy Woodruff speaks with The Washington Post’s Greg Jaffe, one of the reporters who helped break the story.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 312
    U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at The White House in Washington, D.C. after visiting Trump National Golf Club U.S., May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson - RTX35TZ3

Sunday, May 14, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 14, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, May 14, international condemnation follows North Korea's missile launch, and a growing number of conservative Republican voices are calling for action on climate change. Later, learn what's behind America's rising maternal mortality rate. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2017
    Length: 1503
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  • What’s behind America’s rising maternal mortality rate
    The U.S. has the highest rate of mothers dying during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum of any developed country -- 26 women for every 100,000 live births. Last week, NPR and ProPublica published a joint investigation into the reasons why mothers are dying. ProPublica reporter Nina Martin joins Hari Sreenivasan from Oakland, California, to discuss what the investigation found.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2017
    Length: 226
    Photo by Geoff Manasse via Getty Images