Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  • Obama, Pence huddle with their parties on health care fate
    At the Capitol, President Obama met privately with Democrats, urging them to defend his signature health care law. At the same time, a few floors up, Vice President-elect Pence rallied Republicans to dismantle Obamacare. Lisa Desjardins reports on what we know so far about the Republican plan for repeal.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
  • Why doesn’t Trump trust the intelligence community?
    President-elect Donald Trump has routinely taken a skeptical stance toward the U.S. intelligence community. As the release nears of a report on alleged Russian hacking in the U.S. election, Judy Woodruff gets views from James Woolsey, senior advisor to the Trump Transition and a former CIA director, and Jeffrey Smith, former general counsel to the CIA.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
  • Why Iraqi boys and men are disappearing amid ISIS concerns
    As the battle for Mosul continues, Iraqi civilians are fleeing to camps where security concerns are ripping families apart. Iraqi security forces and Kurdish authorities have a mandate to keep members of ISIS from escaping, so men and boys are routinely taken for investigation, leaving their families to worry about when, and if, they’ll return. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
  • Why the NAACP and others are protesting Jeff Sessions
    The NAACP mounted protests across Alabama on Tuesday against the president-elect’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, including at the senator’s office, where NAACP president Cornell Brooks and others staged a sit-in. Alison Stewart speaks with Sari Horwitz of The Washington Post and John Sharp of AL.COM about Session’s record and why civil rights groups are concerned.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
  • John Brennan on what his CIA successor needs to worry about
    CIA Director John Brennan joins Judy Woodruff for the second installment of our interview to discuss concerns raised by European intelligence officials regarding possible Russian intrusion in upcoming elections, whether the U.S. is on the verge of a new Cold War with Russia and the nuclear weapon capabilities of North Korea.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2017
  • What will be Obama’s lasting education legacy?
    President Obama and his former education secretary Arne Duncan exercised more power and influence over education policy than many predecessors. The administration placed a focus on testing, trying it to federal funding. In higher education, he emphasized the importance of college and reducing student debt. Alison Stewart talks to Education Week’s Alyson Klein and Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • Greece under pressure to extradite Turkish soldiers
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is asking NATO allies to extradite hundreds of Turkish officers and soldiers who sought asylum following July’s attempted coup. And of all the allies resisting Erdogan’s appeals, Greece is under the most pressure. The two countries have a history of hostility and there are concerns that this could ramp it up. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
  • Trump offers mix of incentive and shame for business leaders
    Ford announced Tuesday it’s scrapping plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and will instead invest in an existing Michigan plant, and hire 700 workers in the U.S. Though it’s a drop in the bucket in terms of the American economy, it’s symbolically significant. William Brangham speaks with Josh Boak of the Associate Press about whether President-elect Donald Trump can take any credit.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
  • Brennan: Russian meddling doubters should wait to see report
    John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the CIA’s upcoming report looking into Russia’s alleged election hacking, claims by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the CIA’s role in preventing cyberattacks and regrets about the Syrian civil war.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
  • First day of new Congress reveals GOP divisions over ethics
    It’s opening day of the 115th Congress, and there’s already tension. Under pressure, House Republicans deserted plans some had made on Monday to rapidly gut an independent congressional ethics board. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what that division means for the term to come.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
  • News Wrap: Veteran of Reagan admin. tapped for trade rep.
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Ford announced it’s scrapping plans to build a factory in Mexico and will instead create 700 jobs at Michigan plant. The announcement came after President-elect Donald Trump chastised General Motors on Twitter. Also, Mr. Trump tapped Reagan administration veteran Robert Lighthizer as his nominee for the U.S. Trade Representative.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

  • How sports gave way to singing for this rising star
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, J’Nai Bridges dreamed of playing professional basketball, but when she chose choir as her senior year elective, her teachers immediately recognized her gift. Now she’s a rising opera star.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • An archive preserving the fragile history of the digital age
    What’s online doesn’t necessarily last forever. Content on the Internet is revised and deleted all the time. Hyperlinks “rot,” and with them goes history, lost in space. With that in mind, Brewster Kahle set out to develop the Internet Archive, a digital library with the mission of preserving all the information on the World Wide Web, for all who wish to explore. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • The French couple bringing Rwandan war criminals to justice
    In France, a wife-and-husband team has found their life’s work in helping to prosecute war crimes from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Through their organization, Alain and Dafroza Gauthier provide investigative research in hopes of bringing war criminals to justice. Special correspondent Jonathan Silvers reports.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • What will happen to Obama conservation efforts under Trump?
    In eight years, President Obama has permanently banned oil and gas drilling on hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land and used his executive power 29 times to create new national monuments. William Brangham speaks with The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin about the Obama legacy on conservation, and whether these efforts will be rolled back by Republicans.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • How the GOP plans to begin dismantling Obama’s legacy
    The new Congress starts work this week, with the Republicans in control of both houses. Soon, they’ll also have the White House. What’s on the GOP agenda? William Brangham talks to Lisa Desjardins, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the goal of ditching Obamacare, confirmation hearings for Trump Cabinet nominees, tax reform and more.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • Turkey faces daunting two-front terror threat
    What's behind the latest deadly rampage in Turkey, one in a string of terror attacks there in the past year? William Brangham speaks with Bulent Aliriza from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the two-front attack facing Turkey and how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of government officers following the summer’s coup is affecting his country’s efforts to fight terror.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  • Post-election, how should news outlets shift focus?
    As 2016 comes to a close, journalists and media outlets are confronting the questions raised by this year's election and planning for what comes next. James Geary, the deputy editor of the Nieman Foundation's Nieman Reports Magazine, joins the NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker to offer a post-election take on how the media can move forward.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2017
  • North Koreans who escaped to south face difficulties
    An estimated 30,000 North Korean defectors live in South Korea today, according to the South Korean government. After defectors arrive, the government trains them in social customs and job skills, and gives resettlement payments to assist with housing and education costs. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy looks at several of their stories.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

  • The number of people killed by police dropped slightly
    This year the number of people killed by police stands at 957, down slightly from 991 in 2015, according to the Washington Post. While white men accounted for the most deaths by police, black men were three times more likely to be killed when population rates were factored in. Washington Post Reporter Kimbriell Kelly, one of the authors of the year-end report, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
  • Years after transatlantic slavery, DNA tests give clarity
    DNA ancestry tests in the last decade have helped some African-Americans reconcile with aspects of their identities that might have been obscured during the transatlantic slave trade. Alondra Nelson chronicles this journey in her book, "The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome." Nelson joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
  • A journalist’s story of PTSD
    Journalist Dean Yates followed stories of conflict in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for years in his job for Reuters, producing reporting around some of the region's most important events. Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that can result from exposure to traumatic events. Yates, who wrote about his experience with PTSD for Reuters last month, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
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Friday, December 30, 2016

  • Brooks and Corn on whether this is now a 'bad transition'
    In foreign affairs, it was not a quiet few days leading up to the New Year's weekend -- from Secretary of State John Kerry’s blunt parting speech about Israel to President Obama’s announcement of retaliation against the Kremlin for election hacking. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with New York Times columnist David Brooks and David Corn of Mother Jones about the week in politics.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

  • Budding regulation in one of California's marijuana meccas
    As more states move to legalize pot, Humboldt County, California, an epicenter of the underground marijuana industry, has begun a new, bold experiment to bring growers out of the shadows and regulate the growth, sale and environmental impact of cannabis. Special correspondent Sheraz Sadiq of KQED reports.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
  • What it means that U.S. is not part of the Syria cease-fire
    There is a new cease-fire agreement in Syria, but this time without the U.S. at the negotiating table. Will it last when so many others have failed? William Brangham speaks with Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma about the symbolic significance of the move and what’s next for the rebels, the Assad regime and Syria.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
  • U.S. retaliates to expose, dissuade Russian aggression
    The Obama administration wanted to send a message to Russia and top levels of its government: there will be consequences for election meddling and other aggressions. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Lisa Monaco, special assistant to the president, about the intended impact of the retaliatory measures announced by President Obama.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

  • The shows you should have watched in 2016
    What were the best TV or streaming shows of 2016? Jeffrey Brown sits down with television critics UPROXX’s Alan Sepinwall and NPR’s Eric Deggans to discuss their picks.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2016
  • News Wrap: Trump touts jobs coming to the U.S.
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced new jobs coming to the U.S. from telecom giant Sprint and satellite firm OneWeb. Speaking late in the afternoon at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Mr. Trump said it’s all part of a Japanese billionaire's pledge to invest $50 billion in the U.S. Also, President Obama has designated new national monuments in Utah and Nevada.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2016