Saturday, November 19, 2016

  • Could the fight against ISIS give Kurds more autonomy?
    Kurdish fighters are on the front lines in the conflict against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, fighting alongside Iraqi forces. But will this fight bring the Kurds closer to independence, something they have sought in several countries for decades? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay has the story, the first of two reports from Iraq.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

  • What Gwen Ifill taught us
    In honor of our beloved co-anchor Gwen Ifill, who passed away on Monday, members of the NewsHour family -- past and present -- remember the wisdom she shared.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
    November 18, 2016
  • Brooks and Marcus on why Trump’s appointments make sense
    As Donald Trump announces his choices for prominent roles in his upcoming administration, patterns are emerging. New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Judy Woodruff to analyze the newest appointments and the governing philosophy they represent, consider Trump’s potential conflicts of interest and share remembrances of beloved colleague Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
  • Sessions known for tough stance on immigration
    For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial race-related remarks. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson for more on the polemical pick.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
  • Trump picks outspoken critics of current security policy
    President-elect Donald Trump made two more major appointments this week: retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, join Judy Woodruff to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
    File photo of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn by Gary Cameron/Reuters
  • DACA ‘dreamers’ fear nightmare immigration policy
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, created in an executive order by President Obama, permits undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to work and study here on a temporary basis. Now, many are worried that President-elect Donald Trump will repeal the action -- and thus deliver drastic consequences for the 800,000 so-called “dreamers.” Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

  • Trevor Noah turns outside perspective into funny observation
    As “The Daily Show” host, South-African born comic Trevor Noah offers a different, outsider’s perspective from Jon Stewart, the man he succeeded. Noah speaks with Jeffrey Brown about how the show is handling the election of Donald Trump and how his personal experience, detailed in his new memoir “Born a Crime,” informs his understanding of struggles in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • How online hoaxes, fake news played a role in the election
    Tech giants like Google and Facebook face mounting criticism over whether they used insufficient discretion in weeding out fake news. A Buzzfeed analysis found that false stories generated more engagement than content from real news sites in the three months before the election. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, for more.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • How cartoons remind us that life goes on
    New Yorker magazine cartoon editor Bob Mankoff says he and his staff spend an extraordinary amount of time selecting and editing the cartoons that readers might not find funny. Mankoff offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the cartoons that strike the balance between amusing and poignant.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • News Wrap: Trump transition gets moving
    In our news wrap Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump received a parade of potential cabinet officers, while his running mate, Mike Pence, courted Congress. Also, President Obama had some pointed advice for his successor on dealing with Russia. In Berlin, he expressed hopes that the president-elect would confront the Kremlin when it goes too far.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • What do first impressions say about Trump’s foreign policy?
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, in Mr. Trump's first face-to-face meeting with a world leader since the election. Many have wondered if the president-elect’s campaign rhetoric is the same as his foreign policy. Former Reagan administration official Michael Pillsbury and David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy join Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
  • The visa program leaving hopeful immigrants empty-handed
    After leaving their home in Pakistan and living in Dubai, Noreen and Shehryar Iqbal aspired to move to the U.S. through the EB-5 Visa program, which grants green cards and eventually U.S. citizenship for large, job-creating investments. Now their life savings are gone and there are no green cards in sight. What happened? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

  • Outgunned ISIS uses bombs to fight Iraqi forces
    More than five weeks into the fight to retake the Mosul from ISIS, Iraqi forces and their allies must deal with extremely deadly warfare techniques, including car bombs, explosives hidden in underground tunnels and booby-traps. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Mosul.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
  • What is Trump seeking in top foreign policy posts?
    President-elect Donald Trump is in the process of deciding who will fill critical national security and diplomatic posts. Who's in the running, and how is the international community reacting? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss that, as well as why President Obama is trying to assuage European concerns about the next president’s stances.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
  • News Wrap: Trump team says transition is going smoothly
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the message from the Trump transition team is that the turnover is going smoothly, amid reports to the contrary. The president-elect denied on Twitter news accounts of moderate figures being "purged" from the process and of power struggles between advisers. Also, House Democrats formally asked that Steve Bannon not be made a senior advisor in the White House.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
  • Many potential conflicts of interest await Trump presidency
    The Trump Organization’s assets and arrangements span the globe. As president, Donald Trump will have the authority to appoint people to make decisions that could affect his organization. To discuss the potential conflicts the president-elect could face, John Yang speaks with Robert Weissman of Public Citizen and Susanne Craig of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
  • How setbacks and failures shaped an improbable astronaut
    It's completely improbable that Mike Massimino actually became an astronaut. With a fear of heights, impaired vision and difficulty with swimming, he calls his achievement a miracle, but his is a story of overcoming setbacks. In his new book, “Spaceman,” Massimino details his long and difficult journey. He talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
  • The challenges of fighting gynecological cancers
    PBS journalist Gwen Ifill passed away Monday after a battle with endometrial cancer. Do gynecological cancers receive the attention they deserve? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Angela Marshall of the Black Women's Health Imperative and Dr. Karen Lu of the MD Anderson Cancer Center to discuss what’s being done to diagnose and treat these cancers.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
  • Capitol dome’s 3-year facelift unveiled
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the most recent restoration of the Capitol building is complete. We take a tour of the painstaking improvements.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • What we can learn from the Trump transition so far
    How is President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team tackling the takeover of executive power? There’s already been some staff shakeups, including the demotion of Gov. Chris Christie and the resignation of an advisor on national security. Hari Sreenivasan gets an update from Politico’s Alex Isenstadt.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
  • Your remembrances of Gwen Ifill
    Tributes have flooded in since Gwen Ifill's death Monday, from those remembering her contributions to journalism to the impact she had on their own lives.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
  • News Wrap: Obama warns of ‘crude sort of nationalism’ rising
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama urged world leaders to heed the results of the U.S. election, won by Donald Trump. Saying voters are scared about the fortunes of their children, the president warned other nations to guard against a rising us vs. them mentality. Also, France and the UN stepped up appeals to President-elect Trump not to quit a global accord on climate change.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
  • What Bannon and Priebus mean for the Trump administration
    President-elect Donald Trump has announced two key White House positions: RNC chairman Reince Priebus as chief of staff and the controversial appointment of Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, as chief strategist and senior counselor. Joshua Green of Bloomberg Businessweek and Mark Leibovich of the New York Times Magazine join John Yang to discuss the picks.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
  • Hate crimes in the U.S. have risen. How do we respond?
    Hate crimes were up 6.8 percent last year, including a 67 percent increase toward Muslim-Americans, according to new FBI statistics. To discuss factors that have led to a surge, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Rizwan Jaka of All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center, Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Eddie Glaude of Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
  • Paris attack witness reflects on a year in recovery
    Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the deadliest attacks in Paris since the Second World War, carried out by ISIS militants. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant follows up with a witness to the attacks, Mark Colclough, a British-Danish psychotherapist, to get a sense of how the city and attack survivors are coping in its aftermath.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
  • An American story about a marriage worth fighting for
    A new movie, "Loving," tells the real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested because interracial marriage was illegal in their home state. They appealed their case and won a landmark civil rights ruling at the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Brown speaks with director Jeff Nichols and others about how they brought the love story to the screen.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

  • What Gwen Ifill meant to us
    Gwen Ifill, who was the heart and soul of the PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, passed away on Monday after a battle with cancer. We look back at Gwen’s life and remarkable career in journalism.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2016
    November 14, 2016
  • Obama: ‘This office has a way of waking you up’
    President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Steve Bannon -- who has been accused of racist and anti-Semitic sentiments -- as his White House chief strategist was met with criticism on Monday. The transition dominated President Obama’s press conference, during which he said both Americans and world leaders need to give his successor time to show what he means to do.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2016