Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • This artist brings dinosaurs back to life
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a childhood love of prehistoric creatures inspired a unique and prolific career for artist Julius Csotonyi, who uses his skills to bring fossilized bones back to life.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  • Freedom Caucus member thinks health bill will get amended
    From both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue came talk of amending the GOP health care bill on Tuesday. New estimates released Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office bolstered opposition from Democrats and had some Republicans warning that the bill needs work. Judy Woodruff speaks with Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a member of the House Freedom Caucus, about his reservations.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2017
  • Dutch election will test far-right ardor in Europe
    One of Europe’s most divisive politicians is hoping to emulate President Trump’s anti-establishment victory at the polls in the Netherlands on Wednesday. Geert Wilders is an ardent nationalist running on anti-immigrant agenda who’s hoping to lead the way for others in France and Germany. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Amsterdam.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2017
  • This classic play about discrimination finds renewed purpose
    It's the story of a real-life murder trial and the so-called Zoot Suit Riots, set amid rampant discrimination in 1940s Los Angeles. A play called "Zoot Suit" was a cultural phenomenon in the 1970s and ‘80s, launching the careers of many Chicano actors. Now it's in revival at the theater where it all began. Jeffrey Brown reports talks to writer and director Luis Valdez.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2017
  • How the school voucher debate is playing out in Indiana
    Indiana is one of nearly 30 states that offer vouchers or similar programs with the goal of allowing parents to use public funds for private schooling. When the state launched the program, it was designed for low-income students. But enrollment skyrocketed when the program was dramatically broadened by then-Gov. Mike Pence. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2017
  • Frozen chicken? Not with these handknit sweaters
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a group of plucky individuals in the town of Milton, Massachusetts, help some shivering chickens feel at home in New England weather with special handknit sweaters.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • Why is Rex Tillerson keeping a low profile?
    Rex Tillerson is the lowest-profile secretary of state in modern times. As he prepares for high-stakes visits to Asian nations, there's news that he won't be taking press corps, one of a number of unusual changes in how the State Department does business. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his influence and whether he’s being sidelined.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2017
  • Two views on the pros and cons of the GOP health care bill
    The Congressional Budget Office predicts that more people than who got health care under Obamacare will lose coverage under the repeal bill proposed by Republicans. But the bill also shows cuts in federal spending and a smaller deficit. John Yang gets reaction to the proposed law from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2017
  • News Wrap: Northeast hunkers down for late winter storm
    In our news wrap Monday, a blizzard watch is in effect for part of the Northeast, as New York City and other municipalities braced for a late storm that could bring up to 20 inches of snow. Also, Washington state went to federal court to stop President Trump's revised travel ban.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2017
  • Gore: We need to restore our immunity to blatant falsehoods
    Former Vice President Al Gore is troubled by what he sees as an American vulnerability to false assertions driving political policy. Gore has just re-released his book “The Assault on Reason,” 10 years after its original publication with an update for the Trump era. Gore joins Judy Woodruff in a discussion about the state of democratic dialogue, as well as his interactions with President Trump.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2017
  • Will the CBO estimate make GOP’s health bill harder to sell?
    The Congressional Budget Office numbers are out on the Republican health bill. What’s the political impact? Judy Woodruff talks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the difficulties of selling the American Health Care Act, plus the lack of evidence to back up President Trump’s tweet allegation of being wiretapped by President Obama.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2017
  • At this Russian lake, winter is the best time for a marathon
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Siberia's Lake Baikal is the perfect spot for a midwinter marathon. Runners take a 26.2 mile dash from one side of a lake to another in sub-freezing temperatures over nothing but ice.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2017
  • What the CBO sees ahead for the GOP health care bill
    An analysis of the Republican health care bill was released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office, offering best estimates on cost, coverage and other issues. Among the takeaways are that 24 million fewer people would be insured after a decade, and it would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take a look at the numbers.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2017
    A registered nurse prepares a trauma room in the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • Texas gerrymandering discriminates against Hispanics
    A panel of federal judges in Texas is ordering the state to redraw its congressional district map because it discriminates against Hispanic voters. The judges ruled Friday that in 2011, Republican legislators engaged in gerrymandering on racial lines. The ruling also raises questions over Texas's strict photo voter ID laws. Reid Wilson, a reporter for The Hill, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2017
  • Far-right candidate calls for Dutch ban on Muslim immigrants
    Tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands continue to rise three days before Dutch voters head to the polls for elections. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who is seeking a third term, faces challenges from a far-right nationalist candidate who wants to ban Muslims from entering the country. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from Amsterdam with more.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2017
  • Presidential secrets have shaped U.S. history
    If the Constitutional Convention had not been held behind closed doors, it’s unlikely that delegates would have agreed on the Constitution, says author Mary Graham of “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.” Graham outlines how presidents have used secrecy to provide shelter from public scrutiny, cover up mistakes or for other reasons. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • America's infrastructure receives poor assessment
    The nation's infrastructure received an overall grade of D-plus in a report card published this week by the American Civil Society of Engineers, the same poor grade it issued in 2013. With 16 categories graded, bridges, roads and dams were among those that received a low score. The group's managing director, Casey Dinges, joined Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to explain why.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2017
    Cars travel on city streets and highway overpasses in San Diego
  • Pruitt dismisses climate science, environmental policy
    Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, defied longstanding scientific consensus in an interview this week when he said that neither human activity nor carbon dioxide emissions are the primary cause of global warming. Pruitt has stacked his staff with like-minded climate change skeptics. Washington Post reporter Brady Dennis joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2017
    Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), speaks to employees of the Agency in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSZO8R
  • Author delves into what motivates ISIS supporters
    In “The Way of Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State,” author Graeme Wood tells the story of Islamic State supporters around the world, including an American who is said to be among the group’s leaders. Wood, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, sat down with the NewsHour Weekend’s Phil Hirschkorn.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Shields and Gerson on GOP health care bill conflict
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the political disagreement over the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor had ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower and how it ties into potential investigations of Trump ties to Russia.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2017
  • Need to escape reality? Step into infinity with Yayoi Kusama
    At the Hirshhorn Museum, visitors are lining up to experience Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's world of whimsy, color, shapes and a peek into the beyond. Jeffrey Brown tells us why this new exhibit is currently the toughest ticket in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2017
  • Living a meaningful life is as simple as storytelling
    Happiness. That’s what most people say they want in life, according to journalist Emily Esfahani Smith. But should that be our main goal? Smith, who is trained in psychology and is the author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters,” offers her humble opinion on why the search for meaning is so important.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2017
  • House Budget chair predicts success for GOP health bill
    Before the House Republican’s health care plan can receive its final vote in the House of Representatives, it needs to clear one more hurdle. Judy Woodruff speaks with Tennessee Rep. Diane Black, chair of the Budget Committee, about the bill’s next steps.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2017
  • Marines caught sharing photos of female colleague draw anger
    It started with a private Facebook page that had hundreds of explicit photographs of female Marines, accompanied by obscene, degrading comments. Women who have so far been identified said it had been done without their consent. Military officials have launched an investigation. William Brangham gets reaction from retired Col. Mary Reinwald of Leatherneck Magazine.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • House GOP drives health care bill through committees
    While two House committees worked through the night to pass the GOP health care bill in party line votes, party leaders aimed for the big picture. Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi decried the lack of analysis yet by the CBO, and Speaker Paul Ryan urged unsure Republicans by saying it is "the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare." Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • A writer finds the words to express love for her dying dad
    Kelly Corrigan’s dad always used to tell her she was going to write the “great American novel.” At age 36, she was diagnosed with cancer, and soon after, her father got the same bad news. The prognosis unleashed a panic in her, which she unleashed through her writing. Corrigan, a New York Times bestselling author, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on the power of words.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • News Wrap: Illegal border crossing arrests fell in February
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Homeland Security Department reported that about 23,000 people were arrested trying to cross the southern U.S. border in February, down from 42,000 in January. Also, President Trump's revised travel ban faced its first challenge in federal court, filed by the state of Hawaii.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
    A man, who was deported from the U.S. seven months ago, touches the fingertips of his nephew across a fence separating Mexico and U.S, as photographed from Tijuana
  • U.S. forces in Syria to fight ISIS face chaotic map
    The battle for Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State militant group in Syria, is coming. The U.S. military is sending 400 additional troops to join 500 Special Operations troops already on the ground, along with an array of Turkish, Russian, Syrian and rebel forces. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times about the challenges ahead.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017