Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • What are Trump’s options in Syria?
    A chemical weapons attack in Syria on Monday crossed “many lines,” according to President Trump. But what options could the president pursue to help end the six-year civil war? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and Kori Schake of the Hoover Institution about how the Trump administration could tackle foreign policy on Syria.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
    A man carries the body of a child away from the scene of airstrikes in Idlib in northern Syria on April 4. Photo by Ammar Abdullah/Reuters
  • Trump threatens tougher approach in Syria
    President Trump condemned the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, saying that his attitude toward Syria and President Bashar al-Assad had "changed very much." In a White House Rose Garden news conference with King Abdullah of Jordan, the president didn't seem to rule out any options in responding to the situation in the war-stricken country. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Colum McCann’s new book offers advice to young writers
    It's the sort of thing that Colum McCann says he would have liked to have had when he was younger. In his new book "Letters To A Young Writer," McCann says he writes advice about plot and characterization, as well as empathy and not locking yourself away from the world. The National Book Award winner sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss the teaching of writing and more.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • Sponsors split from FOX News over sexual harassment scandal
    There's new fallout over sexual harassment allegations at FOX News. Several sponsors on Tuesday pulled ads after a New York Times investigation found that the network had paid $13 million to settle lawsuits against Bill O'Reilly for alleged inappropriate behavior. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times and Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • What Jewish settlements in the West Bank mean for peace
    More than a half million Israelis live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank -- land they see as a biblical birthright, but that international law contends is occupied territory, and that Palestinians hope will comprise a future state. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • Will classroom cameras protect students with special needs?
    Because children with intellectual disabilities are the most vulnerable to abuse at school, Texas is the first state to require cameras in special education classrooms if requested by parents. But the current law has raised concerns about privacy as well as cost. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardosa of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • What we know about the chemical attack in Syria
    An apparent chemical weapons attack killed dozens in Syria. The U.S. blamed the Syrian government, while witnesses and activists said the toxic substance was delivered by Syrian and Russian jets. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Andrew Tabler of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • How will new law blocking internet privacy rules affect you?
    New legislation signed by President Trump blocks the implementation of internet privacy rules that would have stopped service providers from collecting and selling information about your web browsing to advertisers without your permission. William Brangham gets two views from Gigi Sohn of the Open Society Foundations and Scott Cleland, president of Precursor LLC.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • News Wrap: GOP moving toward confirming Gorsuch 'either way'
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate formally opened debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Republicans said they'll change the rules to let a simple majority confirm the judge if they can't reach 60 votes to end a Democratic filibuster. Also, the Trump White House is talking with House Republicans again about repealing and replacing Obamacare, offering a new proposal to conservatives.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
    Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX328PV

Monday, April 3, 2017

  • How the Kushners became crucial West Wing players
    As President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, goes to Iraq to assess the fight against the Islamic State, the trip highlights the expanding West Wing role of both Kushner and wife Ivanka. How did members of the first family become critical presidential advisers? John Yang offers a recap.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
    Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner watch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. Photo by Jim Bourg/Reuters
  • New book is cautionary tale of ignoring the working class
    Charles Peters was the one-time election campaign manager in West Virginia for John F. Kennedy, a founder of the Peace Corps and the editor of the Washington Monthly. In his new book, "We Do Our Part: Toward a Fairer and More Equal America," Peters writes about how he sees long-term changes in equality and social progress. Judy Woodruff with talks Peters about major cultural shifts in Washington.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • How India is tackling its towering landfills
    In Delhi, India, the capital of the world's fastest growing economy, there's a towering symbol of the environmental cost of development: tons of festering, toxic trash, piled up 10 stories high, with more and more added every day. Efforts have been made to turn that trash into energy-producing fuel, but cultural hurdles remain. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • Why the Senate is gearing up for an ugly fight over Gorsuch
    John Yang sits down with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss the Senate’s showdown over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the so-called “nuclear option,” Jared Kushner’s high-profile role within the White House and new financial disclosures for wealthy members of the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • Why Trump is rebooting U.S.-Egypt relations
    President Trump did something on Monday that his predecessor never did: welcome Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the White House. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports, while John Yang talks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the Trump administration deemphasizing human rights concerns to reboot the Egypt relationship.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
    Supporters of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gather outside the White House prior to his arrival for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RTX33VXX
  • This poet’s picnic offers a feast of words and music
    You’ll find a feast of music, storytelling and poetry at "Muldoon's Picnic," a monthly show held at the Irish Art Center in New York. The event, which mixes vaudeville variety show with poetry as an ancient oral art form, is the brainchild of Irish-born, Pulitzer-winning writer Patrick Muldoon. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • From the ashes of Aleppo, a sound of hope
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, it was an image of Aleppo, Syria, that went viral: a man listening to a gramophone in his bombed-out home. The photographer explains how he captured the image.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

  • Trump looks to reboot bilateral ties with Egypt
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit the White House on Monday after the Trump administration said the president is looking to reboot the bilateral relationship between Egypt and the U.S. But the visit raises questions about U.S. foreign aid to Egypt along with al-Sisi's human rights record. Peter Baker, correspondent for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a preview.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2017
    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo
  • NYC mayor endorses Rikers shutdown plan
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed a proposal to shut down Rikers Island jails that hold 7,500 inmates. The facility, notorious for violence at the hands of guards and among inmates, has been the subject of multiple local and federal investigations. To discuss the feasibility of the plan, Crain’s New York Business reporter Rosa Goldensohn joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2017
  • In Gibraltar, British citizens worry about effects of Brexit
    Last week, British Prime Minister Theresa May began the formal process of the United Kingdom’s exit from the 28-nation European Union, nine months after British voters chose to leave the EU. This has the British citizens of Gibraltar, a 3-square-mile sliver of land in southern Spain that’s more than 1,000 miles away from London, worried. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Amy Guttman reports.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

  • After protests, Venezuela restores power to congress
    Venezuela's Supreme Court today reversed a decision to strip the opposition-led congress of legislative power. That original decision had brought protests and criticism from the United Nations along with foreign governments, including the United States. Anatoly Kurmanaev, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Caracas to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2017
    An opposition supporter holds a placard that reads "No more dictatorship" as she takes part in a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
  • The facts on climate change -- and what to do about it
    In advance of Earth Day on April 22, National Geographic Magazine released its latest edition this week featuring the guide, “Seven Things You Need to Know about Climate Change.” It includes facts from scientists about the causes of climate change and how humans can help mitigate its consequences. For more, the magazine’s editor in chief Susan Goldberg joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2017
  • Waging peace between Greeks, Turks in Cyprus
    Since the mid-1970s, the island of Cyprus has been politically divided between its two main ethnic groups: Greeks and Turks. This conflict has at times brought two members of the NATO military alliance, Greece and Turkey, to the brink of war. But now, analysts see an opportunity for resolution. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Cyprus.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2017
    File photo of a wall marking the boundary of the United Nations buffer zone as seen from the Greek Cypriot-controlled area of central Nicosia

Friday, March 31, 2017

  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s conservative confrontation
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the continuing revelations from the investigation into Russian election meddling, President Trump’s Twitter attacks on the House Freedom Caucus and the battle over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2017
  • Trump supporters in Mich. confident their votes will pay off
    President Trump wasn't expected to win in Michigan, but his supporters there aren't surprised that he took the state back in November. Now two months into the new administration -- and on the heels of a failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- how do pro-Trump voters assess his presidency so far? William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2017
  • Is there a connection between PTSD and blast exposure?
    As a combat photographer in the army, Jacob Fadley spent time close to heart-thumping blasts, yet he came home without a scratch -- at least on the outside. In part three of our series War on the Brain, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien reports on how talks to a neuropathologist who is studying the brains of people who suffered traumatic brain injuries and the possible connection to PTSD.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2017
  • Should affirmative action be based on socioeconomic status?
    Colleges' intentions are good when they use affirmative action, says doctor and author Andrew Lam. But seeing Asian-American kids fear they will be disadvantaged because of race has made him think we can make the system better. Lam offers his humble opinion on giving truly disadvantaged but accomplished kids greater opportunity.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2017
  • The biggest questions yet to be answered in the Russia probe
    New developments on the connections between the Trump White House and the Russian government seem to emerge every day. To help you keep it straight, Lisa Desjardins and John Yang join Judy Woodruff to walk through what we know and what we don't about the alleged ties and what they mean.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump signs orders on U.S. trade policy
    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump moved to reshape American trade policy with a pair of executive orders, initiating a review of trade deficits and increasing the collection of duties on imports. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned NATO allies to boost their defense spending within the next two months during his first meeting with his alliance counterparts in Brussels.
    Original Air Date: March 31, 2017