Friday, June 17, 2016

  • Is the economic cost of Brexit too great?
    With a British referendum looming over whether to leave the European Union, many in favor of staying cite cultural and altruistic reasons. But according to some, including Prime Minister David Cameron, Brexit would also have severe economic consequences, including massive trade revenue losses and brain drain driven by shifting job markets. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
    Anti-government demonstrators hold placards reading "No Brexit" during a protest outside the parliament in Athens, Greece June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTX2GFHW
  • Shields and Brooks on gun violence and response to Orlando
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including reactions to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, whether President Obama should use the term “radical Islam,” the possibility of increased gun control, Donald Trump’s sliding popularity and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ softening attitude towards Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
  • The president and a middle schooler among best grad speakers
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, as graduation season draws to a close, we look back at some of the advice given by actors, politicians and industry leaders to graduates across the country. And while most graduation speeches are filled with well wishes, reflections and inspirational soundbites, Chicago-area eighth grader Jack Aiello decided to mix up the formula -- with hilarious results.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016
  • A year after shooting, South Carolina poets offer healing
    Friday saw the first anniversary of the shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, where alleged white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine black churchgoers. Among those who struggled to come to terms with the tragedy were two local poets, musician and web designer Marcus Amaker and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth, who share some of their reflections in verse.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 16, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Senate Democrats end a nearly 15-hour filibuster in a push for gun control. Also: The case for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the Navy’s new approach to PTSD, survivors’ accounts the Orlando shooting, why it’s so hard to solve the refugee crisis, Brazil combats Zika virus ahead of the Summer Olympics and a Muslim-American comedian breaks down stereotypes.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (C) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (R) speak to reporters after ending a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the U.S. Senate to action on gun control measures, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2GHWF
    June 16, 2016
  • Will Zika virus overshadow the Rio Olympics?
    In Brazil, epicenter of the Zika virus, local authorities and organizers of the upcoming Olympic Games have been striving to assure the world that it's safe for athletes and tourists. The World Health Organization has issued a series of guidelines for those traveling to Rio, but some worry warnings could stigmatize struggling communities. Special correspondent Lulu Garcia-Navarro of NPR reports.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes - RTX2G9LN
  • News Wrap: Obama consoles Orlando attack survivors
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Obama traveled to Orlando to meet with survivors and the families of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay night club. Also, a British member of Parliament who had campaigned to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union was shot dead in a small town in Northern England.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX2GNQO
  • Problems driving migrant crisis persist
    The EU deal with Turkey to stem the tide of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea has seen more and more asylum seekers flocking to the western Mediterranean, with deadly results. More than 1,000 have drowned there in the past several weeks, and the ones that do succeed face an uncertain future. Gwen Ifill talks to Amin Awad of the UN refugee agency for more on how Europe is combating the crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    Migrants, who are part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean sea, stand on a rescue boat as they arrive at a port in Malaga, southern Spain, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jon Nazca - RTSGSSB
  • Orlando survivor: 'We don't have a choice' but to recover
    In Orlando, families are preparing to bury the first victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub. William Brangham shares how survivors and other members of the community are processing the tragedy.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    Mourners hug after the funeral for Kimberly Morris, one of the victims of the shooting at the Pulse night club in Orlando, in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegr - RTX2GNUY
  • Why the Navy is changing its approach to PTSD
    For years, the military has struggled to deal with the unseen, psychological wounds of war, especially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Now, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has instituted major changes to the rules affecting sailors and Marines who suffer from PTSD. Mabus joins John Yang to explain the reforms and why they are necessary.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus takes his seat to testify at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the implementation of the decision to open all ground combat units to women on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX253Z4
  • Brexit: the case for leaving
    Amid the refugee and eurozone crises plaguing continental Europe, Britain is deciding whether or not to remain in the European Union. But migrants and economics are only part of why many are pushing for Brexit. The crux of the issue, supporters say, is sovereignty -- namely, whether other European nations should have the right to dictate British law. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    Part of a flotilla of fishing vessels campaigning to leave the European Union sails under Westminster Bridge towards Parliament on the river Thames in London, Britain June 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth    - RTX2GCLW
  • Is the gun control conversation changing in Washington?
    Senate Republicans agreed to allow votes on gun control amendments after Democrats led a filibuster for nearly 15 hours in favor of barring gun sales to those on a terror watch-list. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Al Franken, D- Minn., about the latest push in Congress for gun control and stopping more shootings like Orlando from occurring.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016
    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (center L) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (center R) depart the Senate floor directly after ending a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the U.S. Senate to action on gun control measures, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2GHZ2
  • When a comedian realized she could fight Islamophobia
    Growing up in Palm Springs, Iranian-American Muslim comedian Negin Farsad yearned to fit in. But as she grew older amid rising Islamophobia, Farsad realized she had her own people, and she could use her comedy to do more than make people laugh -- she could make them think. Farsad gives her Brief But Spectacular take on being an Iranian-American Muslim female comedian lady.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 15, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, what to expect from a hard-fought and volatile general election. Also: Inside the Oakland police department’s race problem, Muslim-Americans fear Islamophobic backlash after the Orlando shooting, the daunting struggle to diversify elite public schools and a historian charts the causes and consequences of political schisms within the Democratic party.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    A rubber band wraps the front page of the La Opinion newspaper featuring pictures of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump as the newspaper lies on the sidewalk ahead of the California Primary election in Santa Ana, California May 15, 2016. Picture taken May 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon - RTSEKH5
    June 15, 2016
  • Measuring the ‘Trump effect’ on the 2016 presidential race
    With one of the most contentious and unusual primary seasons in history winding down, presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are gearing up for what promises to be an equally volatile general election. Gwen Ifill talks to senior Trump campaign adviser Barry Bennett, Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal and Ann Selzer of Selzer & Company for more on what to expect this fall.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    A poll worker places a mail in ballot into a voting box as voters drop off their ballot in the U.S. presidential primary election in San Diego, California, United States June 7, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSGG6J
  • The daunting struggle to diversify elite public high schools
    San Francisco’s Lowell High School is one of the most selective public schools in the country. But the school’s selectivity means that black and Latino students, who are often less prepared for academic rigor than Lowell’s majority-Asian students, are underrepresented. In association with Education Week, special correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how elite schools are working to diversify.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    Teenage students with arms raised in classroom
  • News Wrap: Senate Democrats launch gun control filibuster
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Democrats mounted a filibuster on the Senate floor, demanding tougher gun controls in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, including a ban on selling weapons to people on the terror watchlist. Also, another tragedy played out in the Orlando area as authorities found the body of a two-year-old boy who was killed by an alligator at the Seven Seas Lagoon in Disney World.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    AR-15 rifles line a shelf in the gun library at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia December 15, 2015. The guns represent many of the models the ATF has come across in their investigations, and are collected through seizures from criminals or donations from manufacturers and members of the public.  Picture taken December 15, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX21L2J
  • Study slams Oakland police department for racial bias
    The Oakland police department’s history of misconduct — particularly involving African-Americans — has made it the subject of federal oversight for 13 years. Wednesday, Stanford researchers released the results of a two-year-long study into the department, confirming that Oakland officers exhibit significant racial biases in their day-to-day work. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    Oakland Police Department officer Huy Nguyen wears a Portable Digital Recording Device, a body camera, designed to record both audio and video in the field, at the police headquarters in Oakland, California April 14, 2015. OPD was one of the first large organizations in the country to utilize the device, which documents officers actions and community interactions with police.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - RTR4XCJP
  • Muslim-Americans face backlash after Orlando mass shooting
    When Joshua Weil, a member of one of Orlando’s largest mosques, heard initial reports of Sunday’s mass shooting, he thought, “please don't let [the gunman] be Muslim.” But the gunman was, and for Muslim-Americans the attack has raised very real fears of a backlash; fears fed, they say, by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s call for a Muslim immigrant ban. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
    A man holds up a sign saying Arab Muslims condemn the attack as he takes part in a candlelight memorial service the day after a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2G2O0
  • New book, ‘Listen Liberal,’ looks at Democratic party schism
    The raucous primary season brought simmering tensions and disaffection within the GOP to a boiling point. But equally severe divisions also surfaced in the Democratic party, centered around Sen. Bernie Sanders’ upstart populist campaign. Historian Thomas Frank explores the causes and consequences of this schism in his new book “Listen, Liberal,” and joins Jeffrey Brown to share what he’s learned.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016
  • An Orlando Muslim’s heartfelt words on mass shooting
    Rubana Khan of Orlando, in heartfelt verse, sends apologies from her Islamic family to the families of the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting. In doing so, she lays bare the pain the killer, Omar Mateen, has caused her and other Muslims, who consider their religion one of peace, not of violence or hatred.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

  • Did killer Orlando gunman Omar Mateen have secret gay life?
    The investigation into the Orlando mass shooting took a strange twist Tuesday with some patrons of the gay nightclub that gunman Omar Mateen turned into a killing field saying he was a regular there and used gay hookup apps. There were also reports that Mateen’s wife knew he was about to go on a rampage. This all as President Barack Obama plans to visit Orlando Thursday. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Investigators work the scene following a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2FUWP
  • News Wrap: Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ slammed by Obama, Clinton
    In our news wrap Tuesday, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump faced scathing criticism from both President Obama and Hillary Clinton for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigrants in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting. Also, French authorities carried out a series of raids after an attacker claiming allegiance to the Islamic State killed two police officials in their home outside Paris.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX2G1LA
  • It’s the weapon of choice for U.S. mass murderers: the AR-15
    The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America, and the most reviled. A civilian variant of the U.S. military’s standard-issue M16, the AR-15 has gained recent notoriety for its use in mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, San Bernardino and Orlando’s Pulse nightclub; the gun is also the centerpiece of an ongoing high-profile lawsuit against gun manufacturers. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    A new Ruger AR-15 rifle is seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker, Colorado December 7, 2015. Many Americans are stocking up on weapons after the country's worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1XMT4
  • Inside Russian hacking of Democrats’ oppo research on Trump
    For nearly a year, Russian hackers have been penetrating Democratic National Committee computers and stealing, among other things, research compiled on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill talks to Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike and Sasha Issenberg of Bloomberg Politics for more on the stunning sophistication of these breaches and the reasons behind them.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to all opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the committee and security researchers said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2G8IN
  • Dolphins moving from concrete tanks to seaside sanctuary
    The eight dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore live in sterile concrete tanks that bear no resemblance to their natural habitat, but soon they’ll be moving on up — down, actually — to an outdoor marine mammal sanctuary in Florida or the Caribbean. The sea change comes amid growing opposition to keeping dolphins and orcas in captivity. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Visitors take photographs of dolphins as they swim by at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Home flippers turned a quick and tidy profit on their real estate investments in Baltimore, Central Florida, and Detroit last quarter, according to a July report by RealtyTrac. Baltimore topped the list among metropolitan statistical areas with at least 50 completed single-family home flips in the first three months of the year. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Reflecting on the Charleston church massacre, one year later
    A year ago this week, nine black churchgoers were gunned down inside Charleston’s historic Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church by alleged white supremacist Dylan Roof, who faces the death penalty if convicted. Among those slain was the church’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Last winter, the Rev. Betty Deas took over as pastor, and joins Jeffrey Brown to reflect on the tragedy and its aftermath.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016
    Relatives and friends gathered to remember Walter Scott, at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Randal Hill - RTSDKRC
  • Remember them: The lives cut short in the Orlando massacre
    A mother of two. An Army reservist. A cancer survivor. A gay rights activist. A high school basketball star. These are some of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Newshour steps back to remember the names and faces of the 49 whose lives were cut short Sunday.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2016