Tuesday, November 22, 2016

  • Obama pays tribute to Medal of Freedom recipients
    At the White House, President Obama handed out the Medal of Freedom to twenty-one notable American figures, from Kareem Abdul Jabbar to Bill and Melinda Gates, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan, Vin Scully, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Redford, and many others.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
  • How one mother is fighting ISIS at home
    It was as a big surprise to his family when Racheed Benyahia, born and raised in Britain, became a fighter for the Islamic State. In the wake of his death, Racheed’s mother Nicola launched a deradicalization project as part of her personal war against ISIS. That mission is more pertinent than ever, with Britain on high alert for a terrorist attack. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
  • At New York Times, Trump strikes different tone
    President-elect Donald Trump met with The New York Times for an on-the-record conversation on Tuesday. During the session, Mr. Trump disavowed the alt-right but defended Stephen Bannon, said he didn’t want to hurt Hillary Clinton and said he might not want to rip up the Paris climate accord. Judy Woodruff speaks with The New York Times’ Julie Davis, who was at the meeting.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
  • Senior advisor says Trump is ‘open’ to listening
    Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to the Trump Transition Team, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what’s ahead, the president-elect’s views on Hillary Clinton and the Paris climate accord, as well as his plan for Obamacare, comments on the alt-right and more.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
  • Rep. Tim Ryan on how the Democratic Party moves forward
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, is facing a challenger. Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his vision for the Democratic Party and a renewed focus on economic issues.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016
  • National parks turn into classrooms for a new generation
    At the Muir Woods National Monument just north of San Francisco, students learning by seeing, touching and smelling. The education program is administered by the National Park Service in an attempt to expose the next generation to the nation’s parks. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

  • What Henry Kissinger thinks about Obama, Trump and China
    At 93, Henry Kissinger is still one of the most influential -- and controversial -- foreign policy figures in America, says Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic editor-in-chief. The former secretary of state recently joined Goldberg for a conversation about the Obama legacy, the president-elect and more. Judy Woodruff reports as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016
  • What we know about Trump’s plan of action
    As the parading of possible cabinet members by President-elect Donald Trump continues, Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg Politics and Michael Schmidt of The New York Times speak with Judy Woodruff about what we know about Mr. Trump’s agenda, plus a new video laying out his priorities for his first 100 days.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016
  • Bernie Sanders on how to hold Donald Trump accountable
    In “Our Revolution,” Bernie Sanders discusses this year’s election and what he sees as the future of American politics. Jeffrey Brown sat down with Sen. Bernie Sanders at the National Book Festival in Miami to discuss the election of Donald Trump and building a progressive movement in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016
  • How Donald Trump uses distraction and surprise
    As Donald Trump chooses members of his upcoming administration and begins to outline his plan for once he takes office, Judy Woodruff speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about his avoidance of press conferences, his penchant for unpredictability and his first staff picks.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016
  • A female CEO who’s paving the way for others
    There’s been a boom in female entrepreneurship in cities around the country, but when it comes to construction, there remains a lag. For Nellie Torres, a woman of color, it was doubly challenging to enter the industry. After years of not taking no for an answer, Torres is now the CEO of New York-based ProjectSpan, known for some of the city’s most sought-after projects. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

  • Obama discusses Trump on last foreign trip
    U.S. President Barack Obama will complete the last scheduled foreign trip of his presidency today when he returns home from the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima, Peru. Joining Alison Stewart to discuss is Gardiner Harris, White House correspondent for The New York Times, who said Obama spent the week reassuring people about President-elect Donald Trump.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2016
  • Survival and sadness in Iraq's Christian towns
    The majority of Iraq's Christians have fled the predominantly Muslim country as the Islamic State occupied their towns in and around Mosul. Christians have lived in the region since the start of Christianity itself, but today they number less than 250,000. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports on how they are coping in the war-torn country.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2016
  • Iraqis show ‘strong spirit’ in ISIS fight, ambassador says
    The U.S. ambassador to Iraq is Douglas Silliman, a career Foreign Service officer who has worked on and off in Iraq since 2011, previously served as U.S. ambassador to Kuwait and held other posts in Turkey and Jordan. He joins Alison Stewart to discuss the ongoing U.S. presence in Iraq and the fight against the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

  • Sharon Jones, soul and blues singer, dies at 60
    Sharon Jones, a powerful soul and blues singer who achieved mid-life fame as lead singer for the Dap-Kings and who returned to touring this year after fighting cancer, has died. The NewsHour’s Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2016
  • How Trump’s opposition to NAFTA affects Canada
    During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump opposed NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which began in 1994 and opened up trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He stated that the treaty sent U.S. jobs out of the country, particularly to Mexico. Alexander Panetta, a Washington correspondent for The Canadian Press, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2016
  • Could the fight against ISIS give Kurds more autonomy?
    Kurdish fighters are on the front lines in the conflict against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, fighting alongside Iraqi forces. But will this fight bring the Kurds closer to independence, something they have sought in several countries for decades? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay has the story, the first of two reports from Iraq.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

  • What Gwen Ifill taught us
    In honor of our beloved co-anchor Gwen Ifill, who passed away on Monday, members of the NewsHour family -- past and present -- remember the wisdom she shared.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
    November 18, 2016
  • Brooks and Marcus on why Trump’s appointments make sense
    As Donald Trump announces his choices for prominent roles in his upcoming administration, patterns are emerging. New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Judy Woodruff to analyze the newest appointments and the governing philosophy they represent, consider Trump’s potential conflicts of interest and share remembrances of beloved colleague Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
  • Sessions known for tough stance on immigration
    For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial race-related remarks. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson for more on the polemical pick.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
  • Trump picks outspoken critics of current security policy
    President-elect Donald Trump made two more major appointments this week: retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, join Judy Woodruff to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
    File photo of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn by Gary Cameron/Reuters
  • DACA ‘dreamers’ fear nightmare immigration policy
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, created in an executive order by President Obama, permits undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to work and study here on a temporary basis. Now, many are worried that President-elect Donald Trump will repeal the action -- and thus deliver drastic consequences for the 800,000 so-called “dreamers.” Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

  • Trevor Noah turns outside perspective into funny observation
    As “The Daily Show” host, South-African born comic Trevor Noah offers a different, outsider’s perspective from Jon Stewart, the man he succeeded. Noah speaks with Jeffrey Brown about how the show is handling the election of Donald Trump and how his personal experience, detailed in his new memoir “Born a Crime,” informs his understanding of struggles in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • How online hoaxes, fake news played a role in the election
    Tech giants like Google and Facebook face mounting criticism over whether they used insufficient discretion in weeding out fake news. A Buzzfeed analysis found that false stories generated more engagement than content from real news sites in the three months before the election. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, for more.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • How cartoons remind us that life goes on
    New Yorker magazine cartoon editor Bob Mankoff says he and his staff spend an extraordinary amount of time selecting and editing the cartoons that readers might not find funny. Mankoff offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the cartoons that strike the balance between amusing and poignant.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • News Wrap: Trump transition gets moving
    In our news wrap Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump received a parade of potential cabinet officers, while his running mate, Mike Pence, courted Congress. Also, President Obama had some pointed advice for his successor on dealing with Russia. In Berlin, he expressed hopes that the president-elect would confront the Kremlin when it goes too far.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • What do first impressions say about Trump’s foreign policy?
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, in Mr. Trump's first face-to-face meeting with a world leader since the election. Many have wondered if the president-elect’s campaign rhetoric is the same as his foreign policy. Former Reagan administration official Michael Pillsbury and David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy join Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • The visa program leaving hopeful immigrants empty-handed
    After leaving their home in Pakistan and living in Dubai, Noreen and Shehryar Iqbal aspired to move to the U.S. through the EB-5 Visa program, which grants green cards and eventually U.S. citizenship for large, job-creating investments. Now their life savings are gone and there are no green cards in sight. What happened? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016

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