Wednesday, June 15, 2016

  • An Orlando Muslim’s heartfelt words on mass shooting
    Rubana Khan of Orlando, in heartfelt verse, sends apologies from her Islamic family to the families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting. In doing so, she lays bare the pain the killer, Omar Mateen, has caused her and other Muslims, who consider their religion one of peace, not of violence or hatred.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

  • Did killer Orlando gunman Omar Mateen have secret gay life?
    The investigation into the Orlando mass shooting took a strange twist Tuesday with some patrons of the gay nightclub that gunman Omar Mateen turned into a killing field saying he was a regular there and used gay hookup apps. There were also reports that Mateen’s wife knew he was about to go on a rampage. This all as President Barack Obama plans to visit Orlando Thursday. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Investigators work the scene following a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2FUWP
  • It’s the weapon of choice for U.S. mass murderers: the AR-15
    The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America, and the most reviled. A civilian variant of the U.S. military’s standard-issue M16, the AR-15 has gained recent notoriety for its use in mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, San Bernardino and Orlando’s Pulse nightclub; the gun is also the centerpiece of an ongoing high-profile lawsuit against gun manufacturers. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    A new Ruger AR-15 rifle is seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMT4
  • Inside Russian hacking of Democrats’ oppo research on Trump
    For nearly a year, Russian hackers have been penetrating Democratic National Committee computers and stealing, among other things, research compiled on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill talks to Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike and Sasha Issenberg of Bloomberg Politics for more on the stunning sophistication of these breaches and the reasons behind them.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to all opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the committee and security researchers said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2G8IN
  • Dolphins moving from concrete tanks to seaside sanctuary
    The eight dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore live in sterile concrete tanks that bear no resemblance to their natural habitat, but soon they’ll be moving on up — down, actually — to an outdoor marine mammal sanctuary in Florida or the Caribbean. The sea change comes amid growing opposition to keeping dolphins and orcas in captivity. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Visitors take photograhphs of dolphins as they swim by at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Home flippers turned a quick and tidy profit on their real estate investments in Baltimore, Central Florida, and Detroit last quarter, according to a July report by RealtyTrac. Baltimore topped the list among metropolitan statistical areas with at least 50 completed single-family home flips in the first three months of the year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Reflecting on the Charleston church massacre, one year later
    A year ago this week, nine black churchgoers were gunned down inside Charleston’s historic Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church by alleged white supremacist Dylan Roof, who faces the death penalty if convicted. Among those slain was the church’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Last winter, the Rev. Betty Deas took over as pastor, and joins Jeffrey Brown to reflect on the tragedy and its aftermath.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Relatives and friends gathered to remember Walter Scott, at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Randal Hill - RTSDKRC
  • Remember them: The lives cut short in the Orlando massacre
    A mother of two. An Army reservist. A cancer survivor. A gay rights activist. A high school basketball star. These are some of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Newshour steps back to remember the names and faces of the 49 whose lives were cut short Sunday.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
  • How U.S. is countering Islamic extremist propaganda machine
    President Obama reiterated his promise to destroy the virulent Islamic State Tuesday while talking about the Orlando mass shooting — and how gunman Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen, may have been radicalized by online extremist propaganda. NewsHour producer P.J. Tobia reports on U.S. efforts to win the hearts and minds that the terrorists are trying to co-opt on the Internet.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement accompanied by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (R) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford after a meeting with Obama's national security team at the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2G80I

Monday, June 13, 2016

  • LGBT rights advances stoking more violent hate crimes
    The Orlando mass shooting put a new focus on efforts to pass hate crime laws — and the sobering reality that LGBT Americans are more than twice as likely to be the target of a violent hate-crime than Jews or African-Americans. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Tiven of Lambda Legal and Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center on how recent LGBT rights successes may be stoking more anti-gay violence.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    ORLANDO, USA - JUNE 13: Pictures of one of the massacre victims left at a make shift memorial at Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, USA on June 13, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton react to Orlando mass shooting
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s standoff over the Orlando shooting, what Orlando could mean for the presidential election, Clinton’s take on the struggle against radical Islamic terrorism and Donald Trump’s appeal to the LGBT community.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
  • In Orlando massacre, a search for motive and missed signals
    A day after America woke to news of a horrific mass shooting at a Florida gay nightclub, a disturbing portrait of 29-year-old gunman Omar Mateen — who was on the FBI’s radar — began to emerge. Director James Comey defended his agents’ multiple investigations of Mateen, whose ex-wife said he was full of hate, and who President Obama called a homegrown extremist. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama attends a meeting with FBI Director James Comey (C), Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates (R) along with DHS Secretary Charles Johnson (not pictured) and NCTC Director Nicholas Rasmussen (not pictured) at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2FZVN
  • Finding the terror needles in the domestic haystack
    How do intelligence and law enforcement agencies investigate and prevent domestic terror attacks like the Orlando shooting? Judy Woodruff talks to former National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter and former FBI terrorism investigator Ali Soufan for some perspective on national counterterrorism protocols.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando police chief John Mina and FBI agent Ron Hopper speak at a news conference after a shooting attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski  - RTX2FSA7
  • Capitol Hill stalemate on gun control back in spotlight
    The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando Sunday represents the intersection of several heated political debates, including national security, the status of Muslims in America and the battle over gun control. For more on how lawmakers are responding to the tragedy, Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    A rainbow flag is held up with the name of the gay nightclub where the worst mass shooting in U.S. history occured in Orlando,Florida, during a vigil in front of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2FUPQ

Sunday, June 12, 2016

  • Can the U.S. do more to prevent ISIS-inspired attacks?
    When a terror attack occurs in the U.S. -- often it can provoke a change in policy which may or may not be in the country's best interest. Stephen Biddle of the Council of Foreign Affairs and Policy joins Hari Sreenivasan for some analysis on what policymakers can do to respond to these attacks.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    File photo of U.S. Department of Homeland Security sign at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Following the San Bernardino shooting, lawmakers are working toward legislation that would require online information, including social media accounts, be reviewed as part of the vetting process for a visa to enter the United States. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • LGBT, Latino community hit hard by massacre in Orlando
    Pres. Barack Obama said Sunday that he stands in support with the LGBT community after a gunman killed 50 people at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando. Carlos Smith of Equality Rights, a group that advocates for LGBT rights, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what the attack means to the community.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub, where people were killed by a gunman, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius - RTX2FR9H
  • Orlando Sentinel editor on shooting: 'We joined that list'
    The attack that killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando was a devastating blow to the local community. Managing Editor of the Orlando Sentinel joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to discuss the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    Hundreds of community members line up outside a clinic to donate blood after an early morning shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius - RTX2FT2W

Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • Gawker up for sale after Hulk Hogan suit
    Three months after Gawker Media lost an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought by former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, the website is offering itself up for sale. Edmund Lee, managing editor of the new site
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2016
    Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, takes the oath in court during his trial against Gawker Media, in St Petersburg, Florida March 8, 2016. Hogan testified on Tuesday he no longer was "the same person I was before" following personal setbacks and the humiliation suffered when the online news outlet Gawker posted a video of him having sex with a friend's wife.   REUTERS/Tampa Bay Times/John Pendygraft/Pool  MANDATORY NYPOST OUT - RTS9W2X
  • ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist on how it became a sensation
    A half century after its premiere, the songs of “Fiddler On The Roof” are known around the world. The musical’s lyricist Sheldon Harnick, 92, is set to receive a lifetime achievement award this Sunday at the 70th annual Tony Awards on Sunday. He spoke with the NewsHour’s Zachary Green about the story behind some of Broadway’s most famous numbers.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2016
    Photo of Broadway's production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Photo by Joan Marcus
  • How NYC’s streets became more pedestrian-friendly
    Over the past decade, the streets of New York City have undergone a dramatic transformation. Nearly 400 miles of bike lanes were installed, the largest bike share program in North America began and Times Square morphed from a busy thoroughfare into a packed pedestrian plaza. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with former Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, author of the book "Street Fight."
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on Clinton victory, Trump’s ‘moral chasm’
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s becoming the first major-party female presidential candidate, Clinton’s commanding win in California, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ role in the election going forward and why the mainstream GOP’s opportunistic pivot toward Trump is untenable.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
  • Clinton vows ‘to unify;’ Trump touts religious freedom
    On Friday, the nation’s capital played host to dueling speeches from the polar-opposite presumptive presidential nominees. Though Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were mere miles away from one another geographically, their talking points -- and their audiences -- could not have differed more. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks to the podium to address the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSGYQB
  • News Wrap: U.S. to step up airstrikes against Taliban
    In our news wrap Friday, the White House confirmed that U.S. airstrikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan expand, and that American troops will join Afghan units on more missions -- though the U.S. will not be assuming direct combat roles. Also, food aid reached civilians in Daraya, a besieged rebel suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus, for the first time in four years.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
    U.S. soldiers arrive at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 17, 2015. A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least three people in the latest attack in the city, officials said. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail  - RTX1DAJ3
  • In today’s economy, even two-income families struggle
    Aaron and Mary Murray are middle-class Americans, but they don’t feel like it: though the two teachers make a combined $90,000 a year, they still live paycheck-to-paycheck. Even something as mundane as a stranger accidentally sideswiping their car can put a serious dent in their finances. Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal reports on the struggles facing the Murrays and millions of similar families.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
    woman stacking coins. Related words: invest, saving, personal finance, money. Photo by JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images.
  • 'Hamilton' tops the Tonys during a big year for Broadway
    The 70th annual Tony Awards, celebrating the best in live Broadway theater, air Sunday night. All eyes are on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed historical hip-hop musical “Hamilton,” which has received a record 16 nominations. But there are a slew of other productions that could garner surprise wins. Jeffrey Brown reports on a crowded and critically beloved Tony field.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the Tony Award nominated "Hamilton", arrives for the 2016 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Reception in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  - RTX2CU5J

Thursday, June 9, 2016

  • Obama grants Clinton endorsement; Sanders vows persistence
    President Obama further enhanced Hillary Clinton’s great week by formally endorsing the presumptive Democratic nominee Thursday. The announcement came just hours after the president met with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who refused to drop out of the race but vowed to work toward party unity and do everything possible to defeat Donald Trump. Political director Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) leaves a news conference arm-in-arm with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (R) after being announced as his choice for U.S. Secretary of State in Chicago December 1, 2008. Obama, who takes office on January 20, has pledged to be more inclusive and says he has a vision of renewing America's leadership in world affairs after President George W. Bush's eight years in office.     REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES) - RTR225MG
  • Traveling Americans confront long TSA lines, terrorism fears
    Across the country, millions of summer travelers are experiencing record wait times in TSA security lines. Meanwhile, travel warnings have been issued for Americans heading to Europe, as fears of terrorist attacks increase. For more on the security issues facing the nation, Judy Woodruff talks to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    Travelers stand in line to go through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check-points at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, U.S., May 31, 2016.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTX2F1VA
  • News Wrap: ISIS attacks kill dozens in Baghdad
    In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State suicide attacks killed at least 31 in Baghdad in what Iraqi officials say were a response to the government’s military campaign to recapture Fallujah. Also, Israel dispatched hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank and revoked entry permits for over 80,000 Palestinians after a Palestinian gunman killed four in Tel Aviv.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    Firemen hose down a burning building at the site of car bomb attack in Baghdad al-Jadeeda, an eastern district of the Iraqi capital, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily - RTSGOU8
  • World Bank creates new fund for faster disaster response
    When the Ebola outbreak struck West Africa in 2014, it took months for international agencies to funnel money into the affected areas. Eventually, more than 11,000 people died and the economic cost topped $10 billion. Now, the World Bank is creating a fast-disbursing fund to combat pandemics as soon as they unfold. Hari Sreenivasan talks to bank president Jim Yong Kim to learn more.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    The Ebola virus treatment center where four people are currently being treated is seen in Paynesville, Liberia, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/James Giahyue  - RTX1KJ0C