Monday, 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
  • How the Republican bill would change funding for Medicaid
    Under the new Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, there are major changes to Medicaid funding for states. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about why those changes are causing concerns for some states.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • Insurance CEO: Medicaid cuts are ‘going to affect everyone’
    Dr. Mario Molina of Molina Healthcare, an insurance executive whose business is focused on Medicaid patients, is concerned about the way the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will not only affect patients on Medicaid, but cause major economic ripples for states and the health care system. Molina joins William Brangham to discuss what he sees as at stake.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • Stamping out smallpox is a chapter of his Brilliant life
    Larry Brilliant jokes that he doesn't live up to his last name, but he has lived a remarkable life, from his early days in the San Francisco hippie scene, to his work as one of the world’s leading disease fighters who helped eradicate smallpox. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro sits down with Brilliant to look back at his career and current work identifying today’s global threats.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017
  • Are smart devices giving up access to your digital life?
    WikiLeaks' release of a trove of documents about the CIA's ability to breach smartphone and TV encryption was a revelation of potential vulnerabilities that surprised many. Hari Sreenivasan separates fact from fiction about their capabilities to take advantage of those devices with Brian Barrett, news editor of Wired, and how to be mindful about the reality of today’s “internet of things.”
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • What a day on strike says about the women’s movement
    On International Women's Day, thousands stayed away from work and took to the streets to demonstrate the vital economic contributions that women make and more. Judy Woodruff talks to Rebecca Traister, author of “All the Single Ladies,” and Farida Jalalzai of Oklahoma State University about the energy behind the women’s movement.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Battle over GOP health bill begins with the nitty-gritty
    The Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act officially began its journey through Congress, as two committees started drafting details. Pushed by GOP leaders and the White House, the bill faces opposition from Democrats, conservative critics and powerful interest groups, while multiple analysts concluded that millions more will be left without coverage. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • How will GOP tax credits compare with insurance premiums?
    Under the new Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, tax credits would assist uninsured people to buy coverage. But the criteria that determine eligibility is shifting, with age becoming a greater factor than income. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about the impact if the plan becomes law.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • How scientists are tracking a massive iceberg in the making
    Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf is disappearing section by section. A fast-growing rift, one of the largest ever seen, is now teetering on the edge of breaking away from the glacier. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explores how scientists have tracked the steady loss of ice.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Panetta: WikiLeaks dump of CIA info 'seriously damaging'
    A day after WikiLeaks published documents on the CIA's tools for hacking into personal electronics, Reuters reported that intelligence officials are focused on contractors as the likeliest source of the leak. How is the CIA likely responding to the revelations? Former CIA Director Leon Panetta joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the consequences for counterterrorism efforts and more.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
  • Finding Emily Dickinson in the power of her poetry
    Who was Emily Dickinson? A new exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York takes a closer look at the iconic American cultural figure through her poems and the remnants of her life, and finds a less reclusive woman than we thought we knew. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2017