Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Petraeus on why U.S. needs to stay in Afghanistan
    The Trump administration is reportedly considering sending 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in light of a deteriorating security situation. Retired Gen. David Petraeus joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the need for a long-term U.S. military commitment in that country, civilian casualties in the coalition fight against the Islamic State, the American policy on the crisis facing Qatar and more.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2017
    Length: 531
  • Average Cubans likely hurt by return to stricter rules
    President Trump announced renewed restrictions on business in and travel to Cuba, partially reversing course on former President Obama’s re-engagement with the island nation. John Yang speaks with Alan Gomez of USA TODAY about what’s at stake for average Cubans who depend on tourism.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2017
    Length: 399
  • Acquittal in Philando Castile trial sparks emotional outcry
    A jury found Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty Friday in the shooting of Philando Castile. The shooting garnered national attention in 2016, when the aftermath of the fatal encounter was streamed via Facebook Live. Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the trial and reaction.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2017
    Length: 343
  • Why I followed my boyfriend to a new city after college
    Caroline Kitchener grew up hearing that strong women don't need to rely on a partner to have a happy and successful life. But after graduating college, her values clashed with real life: She decided to move to a new city with her boyfriend. Kitchener, author of "Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College," shares her humble opinion.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2017
    Length: 192
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s response to Russia probe
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the latest developments in the Russia probe and how President Trump has been reacting to reports that he is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice, plus the state of political polarization in light of a shooting targeting GOP lawmakers.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2017
    Length: 715
  • News Wrap: Trump acknowledges obstruction of justice probe
    In the our news wrap Friday, President Trump tweeted about reports that special counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation of Russian meddling in the election. Also, anger over a London apartment tower fire boiled over, as the death toll rose and with dozens still missing.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2017
    Length: 399
    U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to deliver a speech on US-Cuba relations at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, U.S.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

  • Erdogan security team charged in assault of D.C. protesters
    A month since demonstrators were attacked by Turkish security forces outside the ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. authorities have issued warrants on assault charges. Some suspects have been arrested, but most returned home to Turkey after the attack. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 199
  • Warner: Would be helpful if Trump cooperated on Russia probe
    The Senate Intelligence Committee met behind closed doors this week with three key figures in their expanding Russia investigation, including special counsel Robert Mueller. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., vice-chair of the committee, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the distinctions between the Senate’s investigation and the probe led by Mueller, as well as his wish for more help from the White House.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 464
  • Here’s what’s in the Senate’s new Russia sanctions
    The Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions against both Iran and Russia on Thursday. While the overall bill is aimed at Iran's missile program, an amendment expands sanctions on Russia for meddling in last year's election, and another amendment affects the president’s ability to roll back sanctions. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take a closer look at the details.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 155
  • How Dick Cavett brought the art of conversation to TV
    TV great Dick Cavett credits comedian Jack Paar with providing his talk-show hosting philosophy: Make it a conversation. Cavett offers his Brief but Spectacular take on his career.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 230
  • Kushners put foreign-investor visa back in the spotlight
    Thousands of investors apply and participate annually in the little-known EB-5 visa program, designed to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports that recently, one real estate business in particular has put it back in the spotlight: that of the family of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 542
  • Long-silenced songs of Holocaust survivors are rediscovered
    When the death camps and ghettos of Europe were liberated at the end of World War II, a psychologist from Chicago visited former prisoners and recorded their interviews. Unheard for decades, a long-missing reel of songs has been rediscovered, offering a haunting document of the horrors of the Holocaust. David C. Barnett of PBS member station WVIZ reports.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 323
  • Interracial couples challenge white supremacy in ‘Loving’
    This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which struck down the law prohibiting interracial marriage. Author Sheryll Cashin explores that case and other historical examples in her book “Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy.” Judy Woodruff sits down with Cashin to discuss economic and ideological forces at work.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 433
  • News Wrap: Student freed from North Korea has brain injury
    In the our news wrap Thursday, Otto Warmbier suffered a severe neurological injury, according to doctors who have examined him since his release from North Korea. Warmbier is in a coma. Also, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, a leading Republican in the House, remains in critical condition after a gunman shot him Wednesday.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 467
  • Robert Mueller is expanding the Russia probe. Here’s how
    President Trump is now under scrutiny for possible obstruction of justice. New reports suggest that special counsel Bob Mueller has broadened his probe, originally focused on Russian meddling in the election. Judy Woodruff learns more from Carrie Johnson of NPR.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2017
    Length: 268
    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller at the Justice Department headquarters in 2013. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Could carbon capturing make ‘clean coal’ a reality?
    Coal is still very much at the center of the debate on the future of energy. For some, the holy grail is a new type of technology that captures some coal carbon emissions. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to take a closer look at the results coming out of one of the largest fossil fuel power plants in the country and the obstacles stopping them from collecting more.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 695
  • Congressional baseball rivals affirm solidarity after attack
    Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., managers of the two congressional baseball teams, talk with Judy Woodruff about what it was like to be practicing on the field as a shooting targeting Republican lawmakers unfolded Wednesday in Alexandria, Va.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 460
  • Can more U.S. troops in Afghanistan help end the war?
    As part of the Trump administration's review of America's 16-year war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that the president has given him the authority to decide appropriate troop levels. The U.S. commander in that country has recommended boosting the number by thousands more. William Brangham speaks with retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 438
  • Attack on congressman provokes somber reflection in D.C.
    A gunman opened fire Wednesday in Alexandria, Va., during a morning practice for the Congressional Baseball Game. The gunman, who died from his injuries sustained during the attack, shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, and four others. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff for an update on the reaction from Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 441
  • News Wrap: Mueller meets with senators on Russia probe
    In the our news wrap Wednesday, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee held their first meeting with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. That followed a day of speculation about Mueller's future. Also, the Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia over its election hacking.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 260
  • Tracy K. Smith named new U.S. poet laureate
    Tracy K. Smith, a writer and teacher, is taking on a very public role as the nation's poet laureate. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Smith to discuss how language can be a tool of revelation, her reflections on race in America, her teaching philosophy and why we still need poetry.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2017
    Length: 444

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Jeff Sessions Hearing Special
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and much more.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 9685
    The PBS NewsHour will air live special coverage on Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • What the rising power of Hezbollah means for the Middle East
    Hezbollah, considered a terrorist group by the U.S. and others, has been a crucial fighting force in Syria's civil war, integral to the survival of the Assad regime. While the Lebanese militant group’s popularity across the Middle East has plummeted, its military might has been hugely strengthened, an evolution that is being anxiously watched by Israel. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2017
    Length: 582
  • What questions remain after Sessions’ Senate testimony?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a high-stakes hearing on the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 elections. Sessions denied having any meetings with Russian officials about the Trump campaign. Lisa Desjardins and NPR's Carrie Johnson join Judy Woodruff to discuss what emerged.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 539
    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS16Y7C
  • News Wrap: Senate crafts new Russia sanctions
    In our news wrap Tuesday, leaders of two Senate committees reached agreement on new sanctions against Russia, targeting corruption, human rights abuses and weapons shipments to Syria. Also, Pentagon leaders came under fire for not finishing a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 1122
    Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds during the State Prize awards ceremony marking the Day of Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool - RTS16RKB
  • How will Uber evolve without CEO Kalanick behind the wheel?
    Ride-service giant Uber is in the midst of major turmoil. After months of complaints about the company's culture, sexual assault and bias, chief executive Travis Kalanick will take an indefinite leave of absence. That comes as a new report conducted by Eric Holder suggests ways to reform the company’s values. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jessi Hempel of Backchannel about Uber's new direction.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 349
    Uber dropped more than $1.3 million on its advocacy efforts, deploying an army of lobbyists from seven outside firms.
  • Putting Trump’s claims on jobs in context
    Just four months into his term, President Trump has made numerous claims about the jobs he's created and saved. What's the real record? William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 336
  • Rep. Schiff on Sessions’ refusal to answer Senate questions
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., joins Judy Woodruff to react to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ first public testimony on the Russia investigation. Schiff says what was most notable to him was what he saw as Sessions corroborating former FBI Director James Comey on details of meetings with President Trump, as well as Sessions’ refusal to answer many of the senators’ questions.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2017
    Length: 435