Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • News Wrap: Kremlin wants to tear apart NATO, Mattis warns
    In our news wrap Thursday, defense secretary-designate Gen. James Mattis said at his confirmation hearing that the U.S. must recognize Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to break apart the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Also, the first of 3,500 U.S. troops arrived in southwest Poland, in a NATO buildup to deter Russia.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2YOX7
  • What kind of threat does Russia pose to the U.S.?
    President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. But his choice for defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis, views Russia as America’s number one threat. What’s the reality of the White House-Kremlin dynamic? Steve Inskeep discusses with Evelyn Farkas, a former Defense Department official, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1SYAO
  • How a senior Obama adviser views his record
    Continuing in our series of meetings with top officials in the Obama administration as it comes to a close, Judy Woodruff sits down with Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president. She discusses his agenda successes and failures, her criticism that Republicans fell short in engaging in compromise, the new president-elect, the Obama presidential library and more.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama talks with his advisor Valerie Jarrett upon his arrival back at the White House in Washington March 30, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSCWA2
  • Depicting globalization through art 'full of contradiction'
    A “Wind Sculpture” by visual artist Yinka Shonibare MBE was recently installed in front of the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. It’s the seventh in Shonibare's series of vibrantly colored and patterned public artworks that are made of fiberglass, but look like cloth. Jeffrey Brown talks to Shonibare about his interest in depicting globalization and what he asks of his viewers.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017
    British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare poses with his sculpture called "How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies) 2006" at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) September 23, 2008. The headless sculpture of women pointing pistols at each other is part of a five-month-long exhibition featuring life-size fibreglass mannequins wearing Dutch wax printed cottons, paintings, resin prints and high-definition video. REUTERS/Will Burgess (AUSTRALIA) - RTX8TLO
  • What this classical pianist learned from Ray Charles
    “Music entered my life before I knew it,” says classical pianist Jean Stark. Stark grew up in Belgium during what she calls a “golden time” for classical music and was granted a scholarship by the queen herself, who recognized Stark’s enormous potential. This is her Brief But Spectacular take on playing, listening and what she learned from Ray Charles.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  • Are reports of an alleged Russian dossier on Trump credible?
    On Tuesday evening, CNN reported unsubstantiated claims that Russian intelligence compiled a dossier on the president-elect during his visits to Moscow; BuzzFeed later published 35 pages of content from the alleged dossier. But Mr. Trump dismissed the developments as “fake news.” Judy Woodruff speaks with former NSA lawyer Susan Hennessey and former CIA officer John Sipher for analysis.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: Painted Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, bearing the faces of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at a souvenir shop in central Moscow, Russia November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - RTX2YFZR
  • Can Trump keep his company without conflicts of interest?
    President-elect Trump says he’s going above and beyond in mitigating potential conflicts between his government office and his private interests. But is his plan for his sons to manage his company while he retains ownership sufficient? Steve Inskeep discusses with Norman Eisen, former special counsel to President Obama, and Richard Painter, former associate counsel to President George W. Bush.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (C) stands surrounded by his son Eric Trump (L) daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Jr. (R) ahead of a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2YINO
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 11, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, we discuss unverified reports that Russian intelligence has compromising information on the president-elect, gleaned from his visits to Moscow. Also: Attorneys debate Mr. Trump's potential conflicts of interest, the first news conference for the new president-elect, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions’ final day of hearings and Obama’s climate legacy.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017.   REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo - RTX2YEZW
    January 11, 2017
  • In news conference, Trump talks health care, Russia rumors
    On Wednesday, the president-elect gave his first news conference in six months, from New York. During the session, he described his intention to quickly repeal and replace Obamacare, blasted reports that Russia has compromising intelligence on him and dismissed CNN as a source of “fake news.” John Yang provides an on-the-ground perspective from Trump Tower.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence (L) is seen in the background as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTX2YIQQ
  • Tillerson says U.S., Russia can have warmer relationship
    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the president-elect’s nominee for secretary of state, appeared before the Senate Wednesday for the start of his confirmation hearings. Senators quickly focused on Russia, questioning if Tillerson had too cozy a relationship with the Kremlin; he countered that his business experience and familiarity with the country offer a strategic advantage. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin and Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson take part in a signing ceremony at a Rosneft refinery in the Black Sea town of Tuapse, Russia June 15, 2012. Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via REUTERS/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX2UTIW
  • News Wrap: Cory Booker, John Lewis speak against Sessions
    In our news wrap Wednesday, black congressional leaders testified against Jeff Sessions, the president-elect’s nominee to be attorney general, on the second and final day of his confirmation hearings. Also, Elaine Chao, a former secretary of labor and now the choice for transportation secretary, spoke before lawmakers with her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, behind her.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) listens during the second day of confirmation hearings on Senator Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) nomination to be U.S. attorney general in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2YJKX
  • Obama’s ‘bold, yet fragile’ climate legacy
    President Obama is passionate, and vocal, about combating climate change. As his tenure draws to a close, science correspondent Miles O’Brien reviews the administration's environmental policy -- from the 2009 “cap-and-trade” climate bill, to the 2015 Paris accord, to executive orders on greenhouse gas emissions -- in assessing the president's legacy.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSN86Z

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • Watch President Barack Obama's full farewell speech
    President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address Tuesday from Chicago, where he launched his political career eight years ago. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff is joined by syndicated columnist Mark Shields, Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp, and Harvard University historian Annette Gordon-Reed for analysis of the outgoing president's speech.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he arrives to deliver his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2YEO3
  • Struggling schools benefit from adding art to learning
    At Renew Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
  • Can a president’s farewell speech help write history?
    President Obama will deliver a farewell address to the nation in Chicago on Tuesday evening. Why do presidents give goodbye remarks? Judy Woodruff gets historical context on past speeches and the shaping of political legacy from presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University Law School.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    File photo of President Barack Obama by Carlos Barria/Reuters
  • How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system
    President Obama has commuted the sentences of more federal prisoners than any other president, and he’s on track to leave far fewer federal inmates in federal prison since the 1960s. Hari Sreenivasan offers a look through the life of a former prisoner. Then William Brangham gets an assessment from Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and former Florida attorney general Bill McCullum.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outside Oklahoma City July 16, 2015. With Obama are Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels (R) and correctional officer Ronald Warwick. Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.      REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX1KKQX
  • In hearing, Sessions says he’ll put law above his own views
    It’s the first day of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Attorney general nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions spent the day before the Senate Judiciary Committee defending his views on race and civil rights and separating himself from the president-elect’s campaign statements. Lisa Desjardins reports from Capitol Hill and joins Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) takes his seat to resume his testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for his nomination to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2YD47
  • News Wrap: Federal jury sentences Dylann Roof to death
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racially motivated murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Also, nearly 40 people died in a pair of bombings near the Afghan Parliament complex in Kabul.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    Dylann Roof, who is facing the death penalty for the hate-fueled killings of nine black churchgoers, makes his opening statement at his trial in this courtroom sketch in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., January 4, 2017.  REUTERS/Sketch by Robert Maniscalco - RTX2XJHE
  • Intelligence chiefs offer case on Russian hacking at Senate
    The nation’s top intelligence officials appeared publically before the Senate Intelligence Committee, days after the release of a report on the alleged role of Russian influence during the presidential election. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    FBI Director James Comey testifies to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on “Russia’s intelligence activities" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2YD5X
  • Kerry: We’re going to have to fight for substantive dialogue
    Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry joined other Obama administration officials for an event Tuesday at the U.S. Institute of Peace focusing on the importance of a smooth political transition. Judy Woodruff sat down with him to ask about the Trump transition and the problems the world faces today.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace "2017 Passing the Baton" conference in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTX2YBOI
  • Iran's Rafsanjani played kingmaker, political counterweight
    One of the founders of Iran’s Islamic Revolution died at age 82 on Sunday. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani helped lead the 1979 uprising and went on to serve both as the powerful speaker of parliament and as the president of Iran in the 1980s. Judy Woodruff speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about his influence.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    Mourners gather during the funeral of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran, Iran January 10, 2017. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. - RTX2Y9UK
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 10, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, Jeff Sessions lays out legal limits to President-elect Trump's campaign statements at his confirmation hearing. Also: U.S. intelligence chiefs lay out the case of Russian hacking, Iran mourns the loss of a leading moderate voice, President Obama's criminal justice reform, a preview of the president’s farewell address and using the arts to boost low-performing schools.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for his nomination to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2YD05
    January 10, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 9, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, a look at how the Trump administration is taking shape ahead of the first confirmation hearings this week. Also: The legacy of Obama's health care overhaul and the upended lives of Iraqi children fleeing war in Mosul.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2017
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump waves to people in the lobby after appearing with Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma after their meeting at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 9, 2017.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2Y6M8
    January 9, 2017
  • Conway: ‘No reason to delay hearings’ over nominee paperwork
    As Congress prepares for a packed week of confirmation hearings, Judy Woodruff speaks with Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to President-elect Trump, about concerns that his nominees are being pushed through without the completion of proper paperwork. They discuss the president-elect’s plans for releasing his tax returns and the choice of his son-in-law Jared Kushner for a top White House role.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2017
  • How Congress is sidestepping tradition for Trump’s nominees
    Capitol Hill will be buzzing this week as President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees answer questions in Senate hearings. But as of last weekend, some nominees hadn’t finished turning in their paperwork or cleared their ethics reviews. Democrats are calling it a rush job and have threatened to slow down the process. Lisa Desjardins sits down with Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2017
    U.S. president elect Donald Trump's appointees are seen in this combination image. Top (L-R) Wilbur Ross, appointed Commerce Secretary, Jeff Sessions, appointed U.S. Attorney General, James Mattis, appointed Defense Secretary, Rick Perry, appointed Energy Secretary, Scott Pruitt, appointed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. Bottom (L-R) John F. Kelly, appponted Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Tom Price, Health and Human Services Secretary, Betsy DeVos, appointed Education Secretary, Ben Carson, appointed Housing and Urban development Secretary, Ryan Zinke, appointed Interior Secretary.  REUTERS/Files - RTX2VEEK
  • Landmark or footnote? Obamacare legacy now rests with Trump
    When he signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama achieved what politicians had long tried and failed to do: provide near-universal health insurance to Americans. But ever since, it’s faced unflagging Republican opposition. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News looks at the history and uncertain fate of the ACA.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2017
    Demonstrators in favor of Obamacare gather at the Supreme Court building in Washington
  • At refugee camp, kids who escaped Mosul are happy to be free
    A refugee camp just east of Mosul was supposed to be a temporary haven for those fleeing life under the Islamic State. As winter approaches, residents are stuck living in tents under harsh conditions. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs speaks with some of the children who are still happy to be safely away from the horror and finally free to play and learn.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2017
    A displaced girl , who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, stands behind the fence at Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, January 2, 2017. Picture taken 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ari Jalal - RTX2XCMB
  • How a morning run can be the first step out of homelessness
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an organization called Back On My Feet uses running as a catalyst to move people out of homelessness and into jobs.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2017