Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • Granted clemency, this former inmate is starting over
    Norman Brown is among 1,927 people granted clemency by President Obama during his two terms. He is one of a vast majority who were originally convicted for nonviolent drug crimes. Now Brown faces a new challenge - adjusting to life outside prison.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

  • A meeting of nationalist leaders sows division in Europe
    A day after President Trump's inauguration, European right-wing leaders met in Koblenz, Germany, to issue a rallying cry for voters to upset the establishment in key elections across the continent. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports that their message, seeking to benefit from the “Trump effect,” emphasizes the growing divisions within Europe.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Manchester by the Sea' finds love in unimaginable loss
    'Manchester by the Sea' tells the story of Lee Chandler, a man forced to confront his past -- and his responsibilities to his family -- by the death of his brother. The film explores the ideas of loss and grief, but writer and director Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeffrey Brown it's not a film about finding closure.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • A lawsuit and lingering concern over Trump business dealings
    A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that President Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars government officials from receiving certain types of gifts from foreign powers or governments. William Brangham talks with Jonathan O'Connell of The Washington Post about the lawsuit, as well as whether the president has truly separated himself from his businesses.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Trump refocuses on the economy after a rocky rollout
    President Donald Trump signed three executive orders Monday morning, including a withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a freeze on federal government hiring. A weekend of tumult over the size of his Inauguration Day crowd, record-breaking protests and news coverage gave way to focus on trade and jobs. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • News Wrap: Senate committee OKs Tillerson for State
    In our news wrap Monday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted through the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be the next secretary of state, clearing the way for his confirmation by the full Senate. Also, some Republicans raised questions about President Trump's move by executive action to rein in Obamacare.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Sen. Schumer on Democratic opposition under Trump
    As the Republican-led House and Senate seek to help President Trump deliver on many of his campaign promises, Democrats -- led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer -- plan to make it a bumpy road. Schumer sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s debut, the challenge of repealing the Affordable Care act, Trump’s Cabinet nominees and where both parties might work together.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • Do Americans care about Trump’s feud with the press?
    It was a weekend of conflict over facts between the Trump administration and the news media. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Tamara Keith of NPR and Reuters’ Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s tense relationship with the press and more.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • You can thank Ohio’s tropical sea for your winter road salt
    in our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, visit an Ohio mine that provides the de-icing rock salt that stops your road from becoming a virtual slip-and-slide in the winter.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

  • Trump, Mexican President Peña Nieto to meet in Washington
    The White House said Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will visit President Donald Trump after the two leaders spoke on Saturday. Nieto has said he wants an open dialogue with Trump, who has vowed to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it. Washington Post reporter Josh Partlow joins Alison Stewart via Skype with more analysis from Mexico City.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017
  • Eastern European countries back NATO support against Russia
    After Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine three years ago, the Obama administration decided to send thousands of American soldiers to Eastern Europe to reinforce its NATO allies. The American Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones joins Alison Stewart to discuss the ongoing security situation in Europe.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017
  • U.S. NATO troops surge in Europe after Russian aggression
    The Obama administration sent thousands of American troops to Europe through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russian aggression -- the largest deployment since the end of the Cold War. It’s a move that has been denounced by Russia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Germany and Poland about the military mission.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

  • Takeaways from Inauguration Day
    As President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, his inaugural address was seen as a potential guide for his administration’s policy outlook. Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart to break down the takeaways from Inauguration Day and what to expect from Trump in his first days in office.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
  • What we know about Trump’s national security team
    So far, the Senate has confirmed two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet-level appointees: Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelley, both former Marine Corps generals. But many vacancies in the Trump administration's national security team remain. POLITICO correspondent Michael Crowley joins Alison Stewart from Washington, D.C., to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
  • World marches to support women’s rights
    One day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, thousands of people joined the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and other demonstrations around the world to advocate for reproductive, immigration, racial equality and worker’s rights. The NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports from the main event in D.C.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
  • Retired House members discuss the challenges of partisanship
    As President Trump begins his first days in office, he joins a Congress that has been divided by partisanship in recent years. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson sat down with two recently retired members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the political aisle to discuss the challenges they faced and their advice for other lawmakers.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Pomp and protests in D.C. as Trump becomes 45th president
    As Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, supporters and protesters alike congregated on the National Mall. Our coverage includes the day's biggest events, from the inaugural ceremony to the Obamas' Washington farewell. Plus, we turn to syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and a variety of guests for analysis of President Trump's initial tone and message.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • How did President Trump fare in his first day on the job?
    It’s Day One of the Trump presidency. After the pomp of the day's ceremony, what should we take away from the actions and rhetoric of the new president? Judy Woodruff gets reaction to President Trump’s unorthodox Inauguration Day speech and the broader outlook for his administration from syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and others.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • Women’s March leaders aim for ‘solidarity against misogyny’
    On Saturday, another crowd will gather on the National Mall -- not to celebrate, but to advocate. William Brangham talks with Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women's March On Washington, about the organization’s mission to protect women’s rights, creating a safe space for difficult conversations on sensitive issues and remembering that “we’re all people first.”
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • The Obama White House, from the man behind the lens
    For the past eight years, Pete Souza has visually chronicled the Obama era. He was in the situation room when U.S. special forces killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 and at the prayer service for victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. John Yang sits down with Souza to discuss the “little unexpected gems” that became iconic moments and the constant character of the president he saw.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • Trump offers vision for his presidency: ‘only America first’
    Donald Trump started his day with a tweet, declaring, "the work begins!" It was Inauguration Day in Washington, where despite traditions of democracy and civility, political divisions were still on display. Judy Woodruff and William Brangham offer a look at the day’s events, and John Yang weighs in on his view of the inauguration.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • Anti-Trump protests break out across D.C.
    While many people ventured to the National Mall on Friday to cheer the new president, other groups were not so celebratory. Protests erupted across Washington, D.C., as opponents of President Trump expressed their disapproval, sometimes clashing chaotically with police and leaving damage in their wake. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • On the Mall, Trump supporters exult, ‘We’re here!’
    Turnout may have been lower this Inauguration Day than the previous two, but attendees who did make the trip to the National Mall exhibited no shortage of enthusiasm. Lisa Desjardins speaks with out-of-town visitors hopeful that President Trump will usher in a resurgence of manufacturing jobs, stronger support for the military and an ability to overcome political gridlock, among other change.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • News Wrap: Senate confirms Mattis, Kelly
    In our news wrap Friday, Congress signed off on the first of President Trump's picks to fill out his cabinet, nearly unanimously voting to approve Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Also, Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman pleaded not guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in New York after being extradited Thursday.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • Trump’s National Security transition is off to a rocky start
    A day before inauguration, the incoming Trump administration was forced to defend the pace of its staffing for important national security and diplomatic jobs. Judy Woodruff talks with Roger Cressey, a former National Security Council staff member, and Mark Landler of The New York Times about the factors behind the upheaval and what it says about the incoming administration and its challenges.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017
  • The hidden insecurity of older middle-class Americans
    Elizabeth White has been on the edge of the financial cliff for years, but you'd never know it from outside appearances. "Everybody is pretending," she says. In her self-published book "Fifty-Five, Unemployed, and Faking Normal" she painfully chronicles the crash of a flourishing career and upper-middle class lifestyle -- and she's not alone. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017
  • How Josh Earnest made sure he knew what Obama was thinking
    Josh Earnest, White House press secretary since 2014, was there when Barack Obama was running for president, and he'll be there when the lights go out on the Obama White House. As he prepares to leave the podium, Earnest sits down with John Yang to discuss the role of being the gatekeeper between the press and the president.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017
  • Jim Jarmusch's new film asks where poetry comes from
    As movies seem to keep getting bigger and louder, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch still sets his own pace. In his latest, a bus driver makes his daily route through the streets of Paterson, New Jersey, taking in the stuff of everyday life to write poems. Jeffrey Brown talks with Jarmusch and poet Ron Padgett, who composed poems for the film.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017