Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • 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
    White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX363RM
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
    File photo of White House by Zach Gibson/Reuters

Sunday, May 14, 2017

  • 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
  • How should the U.S. respond to North Korea’s missile launch?
    North Korea successfully tested a missile early Sunday morning. The last time the U.S. engaged North Korea in talks about its weapons programs was 2008, when former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill served under the Bush administration. Now the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Hill joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the latest.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2017
    Length: 232
    Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. Photo By Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters
  • Rising conservative voices call for climate change action
    Climate change is one of many issues seen as dividing Democrats and Republicans. A dominant wing of the GOP has denied climate change exists, as some Democrats have tried to reduce air pollution and push for alternative forms of energy. But meanwhile, some Republicans are also pushing for climate action. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Stephanie Sy reports.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2017
    Length: 602
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 13, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, May 13, the search begins to replace former FBI director James Comey and countries around the world investigate Friday's ransomware attack. Later, learn how the small African country of Djibouti has become an important location for international military bases. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2017
    Length: 1503
  • New FBI director scrutiny will be ‘very intense’
    President Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey drew controversy and mixed reactions this week. Some said he kept his promise to shake up Washington, while others saw it as a maneuver to block an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2017
    Length: 229
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  • World powers look to Djibouti for trade, military access
    Djibouti, a tiny country in Northeast Africa, is situated at the gateway to the Suez Canal, one of the world's busiest shipping routes. While its location is an economic commodity for a country that’s half unemployed, it also puts it at the center of a fight against pirates in Somalia and terrorist groups. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2017
    Length: 481
  • Analyzing the impact of the worldwide cyber attack
    Nearly 100 countries around the world worked to restore services after a massive cyber attack on Friday. The ransomware attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, which was identified by the U.S. National Security Agency and later leaked to the internet. Former assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on the attack.
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2017
    Length: 359
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Friday, May 12, 2017

  • Condoleezza Rice: Amid Russia investigation, we should have confidence in our democratic institutions
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her new book, “Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom,” as well as President Trump’s abrupt firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, her confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions and potential cuts facing the State Department.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 700
  • Shields and Ponnuru on James Comey firing fallout
    Syndicated Columnist Mark Shields and the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the stunning firing of FBI Director James Comey and what that means for the stability of the Trump administration and the independence of the Russia investigations, plus the political risks facing Republicans.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 747
  • A musician looks back at her path of running away
    For Alynda Segarra, lead singer of the band Hurray for the Riff Raff, it's the weirdos and poets, rebellious women and activists, who've helped her get through life. Segarra reflects on her unconventional path to music, and their new album, "The Navigator."
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 235
  • Trump keeps Comey battle alive by warning him not to talk
    The firing of former FBI Director James Comey continues to spark controversy and questions. President Trump tweeted Friday that “Comey had better hope there are no tapes of our conversations,” and Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to answer press questions about whether there are recording devices in the White House. Lisa Desjardins reports and John Yang joins Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 418
    U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while attending a military mothers event at the White House in Washington
  • How will harsher sentences affect flow of drugs in the U.S.?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors across the country to revive some of the toughest practices of the decades-old "war on drugs," reversing Obama administration policies that aimed to lessen the federal prison population. Hari Sreenivasan talks to John Walters, COO of the Hudson Institute, and Gil Kerlikowske, former "drug czar" under President Barack Obama.
    Original Air Date: May 12, 2017
    Length: 570
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks at the Ethics and Compliance Initiative annual conference in Washington, D.C. Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Thursday, May 11, 2017

  • How the White House explanation of Comey firing has changed
    As President Trump lambasted in an interview the man he had fired two days ago, the acting FBI director at a Senate hearing painted a very different picture of James Comey. Meanwhile, the president's explanation seemed to contradict what White House officials have been saying. William Brangham recaps the conflicting statements and Judy Woodruff gets an update from Lisa Desjardins and John Yang.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 546
  • Panetta: Comey firing undermines investigation credibility
    Former CIA Director Leon Panetta joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what President Trump’s decision to fire former Director James Comey means for the investigation into Russian election meddling, and the White House’s challenge of dealing with contradictory explanations.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 381
  • TIME magazine offers portrait of Trump in the White House
    As questions swirl around President Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, earlier this week TIME magazine was given unusual access behind the scenes at the White House. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael Scherer of TIME magazine about what he learned about the president’s perspective from their meeting.
    Original Air Date: May 11, 2017
    Length: 346