Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • News Wrap: Plane carrying top Brazilian soccer team crashes
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a chartered plane carrying a top Brazilian soccer team crashed in Colombia overnight, killing 71 people on board. The plane went down in the mountains near Medellin as athletes and a group of journalists covering them traveled to a major tournament. Also, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack by a Somali-born student at Ohio State University.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    Flowers and messages are seen next to a Chapecoense soccer team flag in tribute to their players in front of the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTSTVHF
  • Will Price take a ‘surgical approach’ to revising Obamacare?
    Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) is an orthopedic surgeon and a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act. He's also President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Sabrina Corlette of Georgetown University, Robert Moffit of The Heritage Foundation and Sarah Kliff of Vox about Price's background and how he might shape health care policy.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price (R-GA) announces the House Budget during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 17, 2015.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo - RTSTR8O
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 29, 2016
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump picks top health care officials. Also: a plane crash in Colombia kills Brazilian soccer players, what Tom Price could accomplish in health care policy, increased violence in Aleppo, views on charter schools within the black community, what Mr. Trump’s economic plan could mean for U.S.-Mexico trade and helping sick kids be part of a team.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    People stop to take photographs outside Trump Tower where Republican president-elect Donald Trump lives in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., November 27, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz - RTSTKCA
    November 29, 2016
  • Relentless bombing kills dozens in Aleppo
    In rebel-held Aleppo, the violent fight against the Islamic State is escalating, with 50 people killed and another 150 injured on Tuesday. Though Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a cease-fire in the city, administration officials suspect Russia wants to cement a victory before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    Syrian government soldiers walk amid rubble of damaged buildings, near a cloth used as a cover from snipers, after they took control of al-Sakhour neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on November 28, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. - RTSTSGL
  • In the black community, a division over charter schools
    With the election of Donald Trump, a big proponent of school choice, and his like-minded pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, the topic of charter schools is likely to attract more attention. But among African-American parents and the NAACP, the debate over school choice and its impact on public education is already a heated one. From Memphis, Education Week’s Lisa Stark reports.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    A preschool student reaches for the hand of his teacher, Dasarie Forde, at P.S. 3 in Brooklyn. Photo by Jamie Martines
  • How Trump's trade policy could affect jobs in U.S., abroad
    A central tenet of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign platform was reclaiming American jobs that have moved overseas. But how might the disruption of existing international trade agreements affect companies -- and the American consumer? In the second of a series on U.S.-Mexico relations, special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
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  • For kids too sick to play, a chance to join the team
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a program that enables critically and chronically ill children to be part of a sports team. Seven-year-old Ava loves to play soccer. When she was diagnosed with leukemia, she was sidelined from the game. But thanks to Team IMPACT, Ava is now an honorary member of Babson College’s women's soccer team. From WGBH in Boston, Tina Martin reports.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 28, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, Green Party candidate Jill Stein continues fundraising for vote recounts in three states. Also: The New York Times’ report on President-elect Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, drama for the Trump transition, the rise of France’s National Front, what Fidel Castro’s death means for Cuba, the challenge of coal cleanup and Robert MacNeil’s 1985 Castro interview.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
    The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen in Chicago, Illinois, United States, January 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX22G2L
    November 28, 2016
  • In 1985 interview, Castro spoke of fearing U.S. invasion
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an excerpt from a 1985 interview with Fidel Castro conducted by our own Robert MacNeil. During the conversation, Castro describes the origin of the Cuban Missile Crisis, asserts that after the Bay of Pigs incident in 1961, Cuba and the Soviet Union feared additional attempts by the U.S. to invade Cuba and denies responsibility for approaching nuclear war.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
  • France’s far-right National Front party is on the rise
    In France, right-wing populist party National Front continues to garner support, despite critics who say it punishes detractors and silences the press. The party tailors its ideology to fit different populations; in the French Rust Belt, it has gained favor with the traditionally socialist working class by promising to push back against global elites. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
  • How Fidel Castro’s death marks a new era for Cuba
    A 21-gun salute launched Cuba’s week of mourning for Fidel Castro, who passed away Friday night at 90. But in Miami, it was a day of celebration for the many who see the former leader’s death as the conclusion of a violent and oppressive era. Jeffrey Brown talks to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and The Heritage Foundation’s Ana Quintana about what’s next for Cuba and its relationship with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
    HAVANA, CUBA -  FEBRUARY 3:  Fidel Castro speaks during the ceremony in which President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez was given the UNESCO Jose Marti award  for his efforts in education February 3, 2006 in Havana, Cuba.   (Photo by Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photography/Getty Images)
  • Trump’s transition drama over recounts and Cabinet picks
    More than two weeks after Election Day, the legitimacy of its results are being questioned, both by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and by the president-elect himself, who asserts that “millions of people” voted illegally. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join John Yang to discuss that controversy, how Trump's team is communicating and more possible Cabinet picks.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
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  • Why cleaning up abandoned coal mines is so important
    With coal production at its lowest level in 30 years, abandoned mines around the country are causing major environmental problems. They can catch fire, and debris from them can contaminate the water supply. But mine cleanup is an effort difficult to fund, since many of the coal companies responsible for them are claiming bankruptcy. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports from western Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
    Coal sits inside a barge during transport down the Monongahela River by the Consol Energy Champion Coal tow boat outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Coal’s prospects are improving after its share of U.S. power generation fell last year to 34 percent, the lowest since at least 1973, Energy Department data show. Hotter temperatures this summer that prompt American households to use more air conditioning will boost demand for coal and the railroads that ship it. Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Is there a line between Trump’s businesses and politics?
    Donald Trump’s business dealings with companies around the world have raised questions of possible conflicts of interest once he takes office. The New York Times recently published a lengthy piece on potential issues; William Brangham speaks with one of the investigation's reporters, Eric Lipton, for details on separating political and economic power, Trump-branded properties and more.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
    The residence tower of Trump Towers Istanbul is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer  - RTX1Y1V6
  • News Wrap: Stein continues fundraising for recounts
    In our news wrap Monday, Green Party candidate Jill Stein is pressing on in her effort to obtain recounts in several swing states. Stein has raised $6.5 million to fund requests for vote verification in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Also, Russia’s defense ministry estimates that Syrian regime forces now control about 40 percent of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, after days of heavy fighting.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2016
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrives on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in July. Photo by Dominick Reuter/Reuters

Sunday, November 27, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 27, 2016
    On this episode for Sunday, Nov. 27, assessing the impact of recount efforts for the presidential election. Later, singer and songwriter Norah Jones talks about her latest album. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2016
    A woman fills out a ballot for the U.S presidential election at the James Weldon Johnson Community Center in the East Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, New York City, U.S. November 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  - RTX2SIIK
    November 27, 2016
  • With recount efforts brewing in three states, what now?
    While they do not anticipate the outcome of the election will change, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has agreed to participate in an effort to recount ballots in states that were crucial to President-elect Donald Trump’s win. NPR’s political reporter Tamara Keith joins Alison Stewart for more analysis.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2016
    A man casts his vote into a mock ballot box at an election event hosted at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Kathmandu, Nepal November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar - RTX2SO5H
  • Texas judge issues injunction, blocking overtime pay law
    A federal judge in Texas has issued a preliminary injunction on a new nationwide rule that would nearly double the salary cap for workers eligible to receive overtime pay to $47,476 a year. The rule was supposed to take effect on Dec. 1. Yuki Noguchi, business desk reporter for NPR, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2016
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  • With ‘Day Breaks,’ Norah Jones builds on signature sound
    This week, just back from Europe, singer and songwriter Norah Jones begins the East Coast leg of her concert tour to promote her latest album, “Day Breaks.” The album builds on the style of her 2002 debut “Come Away With Me,” with an emphasis on piano and a jazz ensemble. The NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown reports on Jones’ career.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 26, 2016
    On this edition for Saturday, Nov. 26, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has agreed to participate in a recount in several key states. Then, from celebrations in the streets to condolences from powerful politicians, the world reacts to the death of communist leader and Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. Lisa Desjardins anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2016
    A picture of the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is on display outside the Cuban embassy in Chile, in Santiago, November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Vera EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO ARCHIVES. NO RESALES. - RTSTFIR
    November 26, 2016
  • Fidel Castro, who led Cuba for a half-century, dies at 90
    Communist leader Fidel Castro ruled the island of Cuba with an iron fist for almost half a century until he handed over power to his brother eight years ago. Hari Sreenivasan reports on his life and times and his ongoing discord with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2016
    Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the XX anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma,  November 1976.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina (CUBA) - RTR1HSBF
  • How Fidel Castro maintained a communist stronghold
    Fidel Castro was the father of a revolution that delivered healthcare and education, but repressed dissidents and political freedoms over the course of nearly 50 years of rule. Adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Carla Robbins and William LeoGrande, professor of government focusing on Latin American politics at American University, join Lisa Desjardins.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2016
    A woman walks in front of a mural of the Cuban flag in Havana, Cuba, November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa - RTSTFYL
  • World reacts to death of Communist leader Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro’s death provoked mixed reactions from Cubans and political leaders around the world, including President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin. Castro was both reviled and revered, making Saturday a day of celebration and mourning. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2016
    Freshly printed newspapers with a frontpage of late former Cuban leader Fidel Castro are seen at a printer of the local daily PM in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez          FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTSTGQ7

Friday, November 25, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 25, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump announces two more staffing decisions, and the death toll from ISIS’ Thursday bombing in Iraq rises. Also, examining the White House counsel’s role, the aftermath of marijuana legalization, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks, turning dormant bombs into jewelry, a faster, cheaper way to become a teacher and Michael Chabon’s new novel.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) arrives at the the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSSFAG
    November 25, 2016
  • News Wrap: Trump announces two more White House appointments
    In our news wrap Friday, President-elect Donald Trump announced two more White House staff appointments from his holiday stay in Florida: Kathleen “KT” McFarland as deputy national security adviser, and Donald McGahn as White House counsel. Also, the death toll from Thursday’s bombing in southern Iraq rose to at least 73. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
    Chemical experts inspect the site of a suicide truck bomb attack, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla, south of Baghdad, Iraq, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTST9C9
  • What challenges will Trump’s White House counsel face?
    President-elect Donald Trump has announced that his campaign attorney, Donald McGahn, will serve as White House counsel. To examine the responsibilities of the counsel’s role as an adviser on ethics, public appearance and judgement, as well as the challenges McGahn may face, John Yang speaks with Jack Quinn, who held the position under President Bill Clinton.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures from the front door at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar
  • What’s next for marijuana legalization
    On November 8, multiple states legalized the use of marijuana for either recreational or medicinal purposes -- thus marking a major shift in U.S. drug policy. William Brangham speaks with Taylor West of the National Cannabis Administration and Jonathan Hudak of the Brookings Institution about marijuana law and how it might evolve under President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming administration.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016
    Marijuana is seen under a magnifier at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/David McNew/File Photo - RTX2SH68
  • The cheaper and faster way to become a teacher
    Emily Feistritzer has come a long way from her first entrepreneurial endeavor: going door to door selling glow-in-the-dark statues of the Virgin Mary. After a long career in education, she founded Teach-Now, a global company that provides online teaching degrees for $6,000 in just nine months -- a cheaper and faster alternative to what most traditional universities offer. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2016