Monday, May 1, 2017

  • Does spending bill set Congress up for a bigger fight later?
    Congress was able to agree on a compromise deal to avert a government shutdown, but a bigger fight may come in the fall when the current spending bill runs out. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join William Brangham to discuss the spending deal, plus the current state of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and President Trump’s 100-day rally.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 30, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, April 30, half of the immigrants detained in raids in the days after President Donald Trump took office either had traffic violations or clean records. Later, hospitals across the country are cutting jobs and researchers are using drones to prevent human-elephant conflicts in Tanzania. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 1503
    A "NO I.C.E." (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) sign seen on a pedestrian overpass crossing a freeway in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Hospitals are cutting jobs across the nation
    Under mounting financial pressures, hospitals across the country are slashing jobs and clinical services. The reasons range from financial to political, and among them are escalating costs and uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act. Casey Ross, who reported on this issue for health news website STAT, joins Hari Sreenivasan to look at the causes of hospital staff reductions.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 209
    Hospital emergency sign in California
  • Half targeted by ICE had traffic convictions or no record
    Shortly after President Donald Trump took office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement began arresting hundreds of immigrants in visible raids across the U.S. Internal documents, obtained by the Washington Post, show that half had either no criminal record or traffic convictions. Maria Sacchetti, one of the reporters who broke the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 212
    ICE officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles
  • Drones keep elephants away from people in Tanzania
    In the Serengeti region in Tanzania, conflict can arise between humans and the elephants that graze on their crops. The U.S.-based nonprofit RESOLVE is testing a new way to reduce these clashes while protecting both elephants and humans: drones. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay traveled to Tanzania to learn more about the technique.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 582

Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • What a president’s first 100 days actually tells us
    April 29 marks President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, a common benchmark for measuring the achievements of incoming presidents. The standard was set by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose leadership in 1933 pushed a flurry of major legislation through Congress. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Megan Thompson for analysis.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 216
    U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a roundtable discussion with farmers at the White House in Washington, U.S. April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTS13WDO
  • Climate marchers urge Trump to protect environment
    As President Donald Trump reached the 100th day of his presidency, tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the People’s Climate March, with similar demonstrations around the country. Protesters called for environmental protections even as Trump has proposed cutting funding for science programs and signed an executive order to expand offshore drilling for oil in the Arctic.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 109
    Protesters dressed as the earth and U.S. President Donald Trump pretend to fight during the Peoples Climate March near the White House in Washington
  • Corporations go overseas to avoid U.S. taxes
    On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced a portion of its tax plan, including a cut in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to a 15 percent. The plan aims to bring revenue back into the country from U.S. companies holding it overseas in order to avoid paying taxes. Newshour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 588
    United States one dollar bills seen on a light table at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington
  • Looking back at LA riots after beating of Rodney King
    Twenty-five years ago, parts of Los Angeles erupted with anger after four white police officers who were filmed beating motorist Rodney King with batons were acquitted of assault. Riots lasted for five days, left 63 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 buildings. Marymount University professor Fernando Guerra joins Megan Thompson for more.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 208
    Riot police guard Hollywood Boulevard

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • News Wrap: Congress approves short-term funding bill
    In our news wrap Friday, the House and Senate approved a short-term funding bill to prevent a government shutdown at midnight. Lawmakers hope next week to finish a spending package to fund the government through the end of September. Also, two U.S. Army rangers killed in Afghanistan may have been the victims of friendly fire.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2017
    Length: 245
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (R) speaks next to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a news conference on President Trump's first 100 days on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTS14CNR
  • Tensions rising, what's U.S.'s next move on North Korea?
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at the U.N. Security Council that it's time for "painful" new sanctions to make North Korea give up its nuclear and missile programs. His statement comes amid rising tension between the Trump administration and the Asian nation, and word of a ballistic missile test. Judy Woodruff talks with former State Department officials John Merrill and Balbina Hwang.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2017
    Length: 611
  • A self-made success? Let’s kill that myth
    One of the core tenants of the American Dream is the belief that individuals from all walks of life can make it big. Millionaire tech entrepreneur Jason Ford has done just that, but believes he and other successful people end up receiving a lot of help they often do not acknowledge. Ford gives his humble opinion on how community, race and privilege make a difference in whether we get to the top.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2017
    Length: 192
  • How high-tech replicas can help save our cultural heritage
    Cultural objects around the world are routinely threatened by war, looting and human impact. But a kind of modern-day renaissance workshop called Factum Arte outside Madrid is taking an innovative approach to understanding and preserving the heritage and integrity of cultural works by copying them. Jeffrey Brown reports from Spain.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2017
    Length: 557
  • Case about citizenship draws lively Supreme Court banter
    The U.S. Supreme Court's final case this term was expected to be a highly technical argument on immigration law, but it wound up pulling back the curtain a bit on the justices' personalities and how they interact. John Yang takes a closer look with Robert Barnes of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2017
    Length: 389
    Photo of U.S. Supreme Court by Larry Downing/Reuters
  • Shields and Brooks Trump’s 100-day performance
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including an evaluation of President Trump’s first 100 days in office, a lack of legislative traction in the Republican-led Congress and public perception that Democrats are out of touch with Americans’ problems.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2017
    Length: 720

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Ajit Pai explains why he wants to scrap net neutrality
    Ajit Pai, President Trump’s new FCC chairman, has plans to do away with net neutrality rules that have been in place for the last three years. Pai argues the rules are too burdensome and that they stifle innovation and competition. William Brangham discusses the changes in oversight with Pai.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2017
    Length: 460
  • News Wrap: Two U.S. troops killed in Afghan raid
    In our news wrap Thursday, two U.S troops were killed while a third was left wounded during an overnight raid in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border. The additional casualties come as the U.S. military continues to battle Islamic State fighters. Also, the Pentagon’s inspector general confirmed an investigation into foreign payments made to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2017
    Length: 287
  • John Kasich: Nothing works if we’re always fighting
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich told an audience one year ago that voters faced a choice: a path based on solutions, or one based on paranoia that exploits fear and anger. At the time, Kasich was running for president and today, he’s written a new book called “Two Paths: America Divided or United.” Judy Woodruff sits down with Kasich for a discussion about NAFTA, healing division and President Trump.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2017
    Length: 417
  • What are the hazards of renegotiating NAFTA?
    President Trump has offered tough talk and mixed signals on the future of NAFTA. On Thursday, Mr. Trump said he agreed to give the trade agreement another shot, while leaving open the possibility that the U.S. might yet withdraw if negotiations don’t pan out. John Yang reports on the president’s comments, then Judy Woodruff speaks with Rep. Tim Ryan, R-Ohio, about NAFTA’s effect on his community.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2017
    Length: 497
  • Why the U.S. pays more for health care
    Why are American health care costs by far the highest in the world? Journalist and former practicing physician Elisabeth Rosenthal chronicles how we got here in her new book, "An American Sickness." Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with Rosenthal about the forces driving high prices and what could be done to bring costs down.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2017
    Length: 564
  • The art of silence, from the mouth of a mime
    Being a shy, gay man from Montana, Bill Bowers says he knew about silence from early on. When he heard there was an art form devoted to being silent, he knew he had found his calling. Bowers offers his Brief but Spectacular take on being a mime and making room for quiet.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2017
    Length: 178

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Mulvaney: Trump tax plan benefits middle class, businesses
    The Trump administration has released an outline of what it calls "the largest tax reform" in U.S. history. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney sat down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s goal of driving economic growth, whether or not it matters if President Trump will personally profit from his own tax plan and more.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 672
  • A border wall can take a heavy toll on endangered wildlife
    One of President Trump’s key promises rests on building a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border. But how would a continuous barrier stretching from California to Texas affect the wildlife that live there? At least 50 species near the border are already endangered and scientists worry a wall will only accelerate extinction for some. William Brangham reports from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 472
  • News Wrap: Mnuchin says tax reform plan won’t raise deficit
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the Trump administration offered a tax reform plan that includes cutting corporate tax rates to 15 percent from 35 percent, consolidate income tax brackets, double the standard deduction and repeal the estate tax. Also, Congress moved closer to trying to prevent a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 291
    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin departs from a meeting on tax reform with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (not pictured) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS13WVR
  • Remembering Jonathan Demme, director of eclectic, edgy films
    Jonathan Demme earned critical and commercial success with "Silence of the Lambs," but his career as a film director went beyond crime-thrillers. He made acclaimed dramas, comedies and concert movies, too. Hari Sreenivasan remembers Demme, who died Wednesday at the age of 73, with film critic Mike Sargent.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 240
  • How Trump’s tax plan could exacerbate inequality
    President Trump's tax reform blueprint calls for eliminating the alternative minimum tax and the estate tax, cutting all itemized deductions except for mortgage interest and charitable giving, and getting rid of taxes on the first $24,000 if a couple's earnings. How does that affect tax revenue? William Brangham gets reaction from Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 351
  • How Trump’s first 100 days compares to past presidencies
    President Trump came to office intent on shaking up Washington. While he's run into obstacles in Congress and the courts, there have been clear victories. John Yang offers a recap of the president’s domestic moves, and presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia Miller Center sit down with Judy Woodruff to discuss how he compares to his predecessors.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 699
  • Sebastian Junger on consequences of not stepping in on Syria
    A searing new documentary on the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State group called "Hell on Earth” debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to journalist and the film’s co-director Sebastian Junger about the ways that war in Syria spills over into crisis around the world.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2017
    Length: 336
    Sebastian Junger, director of the Oscar-nominated war documentary Restrepo and its upcoming sequel Korengal, sits for a portrait in New York May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) - RTR3R9ZZ