Monday, April 25, 2016

  • Maryland voters torn over tight Democratic Senate fight
    Voters will go to the polls in five East Coast state primaries on Tuesday. But in Maryland, it’s the Democratic primary race between Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Donna Edwards to replace longtime Sen. Barbara Mikulski that’s dominating the headlines -- and exposing some of the same establishment-outsider divisions playing out on the national stage. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • How politics got in the way of needed Nepal earthquake aid
    One year ago, the first of two massive earthquakes ripped through Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people. Some $4 billion of assistance was pledged to the rebuilding effort, but political gridlock and corruption have left the displaced survivors to largely fend for themselves. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    A woman walks out from her house damaged during the 2015 earthquakes in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BJHQ
  • With ‘Lemonade,’ Beyonce shows she’s an artist in control
    Pop sensation Beyonce’s sixth studio album, “Lemonade,” made an immediate impact with its innovative release as a visual album on HBO and through the music streaming service Tidal. For more on the groundbreaking work, which addresses both her personal troubles and the larger history of black women, Jeffrey Brown talks to Salamishah Tillet of the University of Pennsylvania.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 25, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump rails against an alliance between Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich. Also: Deploying more U.S. forces to Syria, echoes of the Democratic presidential fight in Maryland, Amy Walter and Tamara Keith talk politics, corruption stalls Nepal’s earthquake recovery, the impact of Beyonce’s new album and why bipartisan environmentalism is key.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at an airport hangar campaign rally in front of his personal helicopter two days before the Maryland presidential primary election at the airport in Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S. April 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX2BGOK
    April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

  • Saudi Arabia rethinks dependence on oil revenue
    After a slump in global oil prices, Saudi Arabia’s monarchy is expected to announce a new vision for economic and political reform. Saudi Arabia is the world’s second largest oil producer behind the U.S. and is being forced to rethink its reliance on oil money. Editor of Foreign Policy magazine David Rothkopf joins Megan Thompson for more insight.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    An old fuel pump is seen during early hours in desert near the village of Sila, at the UAE-Saudi border, south of Eastern province of Khobar, Saudi Arabia January 29, 2016. Picture taken January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed - RTX25D6H
  • Thirty years after Chernobyl, children are getting sick
    It will be 30 years on Tuesday since the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster took place in Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. People who remained in the region continued eating local produce and milk with radiation levels two to five times higher than what are considered safe levels. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on how local families say children are getting sick.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 24, 2016
    On this edition for Sunday, April 24, President Barack Obama seeks common ground with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on trade, migrants and fighting terrorism. Later, a preview of what to expect from voters during the presidential primaries in five northeast states. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    HANOVER, GERMANY - APRIL 24:  U.S. President Barack Obama waves during a welcome ceremony at Herrenhausen Palace accompanied by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Obama's first day of a two-day trip to Germany on April 24, 2016 in Hanover, Germany. Obama is in Hanover to visit the Hanover Messe, the world's biggest industrial fair, and tomorrow will meet with other western European leaders.  (Photo by Michael Ukas - Pool / Getty Images)
  • How are voters expected to lean in Pennsylvania primary?
    Of the five northeast states holding primaries on Tuesday, Pennsylvania is the biggest prize, with 71 national convention delegates at stake for Republicans and 210 for Democrats. Political reporter Jonathan Tamari from the Philadelphia Enquirer joins Megan Thompson with the latest on what to expect from Tuesday’s vote.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016
    Voting machine operator Robin Coffee-Ruff hands a sticker to a voter who cast his ballot at West Philadelphia High School on U.S. midterm election day morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR4CT7R
  • Grim realities on the ground in Ukraine
    Ukraine has faced many challenges in the two years since violent protests drove the country’s president from office. The Russian occupation of the Crimean Peninsula in particular sparked a military conflict between pro-Russian secessionists and Ukraine’s government. Correspondent Kira Kay and Producer Jason Maloney from the Bureau for International Reporting take us inside Ukraine to asses the country’s struggle for political change and stability.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 23, 2016
    On this edition for Saturday, April 23, police investigate a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Georgia. Later, in our signature segment, governments and private industry partner to build new transportation infrastructure. And, how musician Jon Cleary made New Orleans his home. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2016
    Children walk outside their home in Pedernales, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, April 23, 2016. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja - RTX2BCSM
  • The cost of rebuilding after massive Ecuador quake
    Officials in Ecuador say the massive earthquake one week ago today has killed at least 600 people, injured more than 4,500 others and left 25,000 people homeless. Beyond the human cost of the tragedy, Ecuador now faces a struggle to find the funds to rebuild. Wall Street Journal reporter Sara Schaefer joins Megan Thompson via Skype from Bogota, Colombia with the latest.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2016
    A girl is pictured next to a line of clothes hung out to dry outside a tent at the Reales Tamarindos airport which is used as a shelter, after being evacuated from her home in Portoviejo, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX2BA3T
  • Should the private sector rebuild American infrastructure?
    As the U.S. grapples with a growing list of transportation infrastructure needs and limited public funds, more states are looking to public-private partnerships as a means of fixing and replacing aging bridges, tunnels and roads. But is there a downside for taxpayers? NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2016
  • Jon Cleary on 'trying to find the funkiest music I could'
    New Orleans is the birthplace of American jazz, and one fixture in the city’s music scene is piano player and singer Jon Cleary. Cleary, who recently won a Grammy award, is one of the headliners playing New Orleans Jazz Fest this week. NewsHour’s Mori Rothman has this profile.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2016
    MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13:  Musician Jon Cleary of Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen performs onstage at That Tent during Day 3 of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival)

Friday, April 22, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 22, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, new CDC statistics point to an alarming rise in nationwide suicide rates. Also: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe restores voting rights to convicted felons, Shields and Brooks talk politics, how al-Shabab is winning the propaganda battle in Kenya, proponents of a new national park in Alabama face an upstream battle and President Obama reflects on Prince’s legacy.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
    A sign is taped to a brick wall outside a polling station for the Wisconsin presidential primary election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, April 5, 2016.     REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTSDPLZ
    April 22, 2016
  • Propaganda is effective weapon as al-Shabab makes resurgence
    More than 100 Kenyan troops died in a January attack by terror group al-Shabab. Last week, the group released a video of the operation. As al-Shabab makes gains, is it also winning the propaganda war? Special correspondent Nick Schifrin takes a closer look at the group’s messaging in cooperation with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
  • Va. governor: Felons who've paid their debt deserve to vote
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a sweeping order Friday to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons within the state. McAuliffe described the action as an effort to reverse decades of voter repression, but state Republicans accused the governor of abusing his powers to help Hillary Clinton win a valuable swing state. McAuliffe joins Judy Woodruff for more.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
    COLUMBIA, SC - APRIL 25:  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivers remarks at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention April 25, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, and Sen. Bernie Sanders also spoke to the convention.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • News Wrap: Nations sign Paris Agreement on climate change
    In our news wrap Friday, more than 170 countries signed the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Also, the official death toll from last week’s earthquake in Ecuador climbed again, reaching 587. And as aid workers warn of delays in distributing supplies to the survivors, a new threat has emerged in the form of mosquito-borne illness.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
    Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, delivers his opening remarks at the Paris Agreement signing ceremony on climate change at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar   - RTX2B74X
  • What’s causing a rising rate of suicide?
    The national suicide rate has hit its highest point since 1986, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control. Among middle-aged Americans, the gender gap narrowed between men and women who took their own lives. For 10 to 14-year-old girls, the rate has tripled in the past 15 years. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Katherine Hempstead of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
    A depressed young woman sits alone against a concrete pillar. Denmark
  • Shields and Brooks on Va. voting rights for felons
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s move to reinstate voting rights to former felons, whether Donald Trump has been putting on an act as a presidential candidate and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders will stay in the Democratic race.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
  • Push for a national park in Alabama is an upstream battle
    Southern Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta is one of the most biologically diverse spots in North America. Some environmental activists, among them E.O. Wilson, are pushing for a new national park in the area to protect the delta’s biodiversity from development. But support is limited in a state that views federal interference with suspicion. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
  • Prince tributes are raining down
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, President Obama paused to reflect on the legacy of superstar Prince during a news conference in London. Memorials across the country continue to pour in for the late musical icon, who was found dead in his suburban Minneapolis home Thursday.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2016
    U.S. musician Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi November 14, 2010. The performance is part of three consecutive days of after-race concerts of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. REUTERS/Jumana El-Heloueh (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXUMV3

Thursday, April 21, 2016

  • Can a tax help cut down greenhouse gas pollution?
    Is making pollution expensive the best way to combat climate change? Economist Yoram Bauman thinks so -- he’s spearheading a campaign for a carbon tax in Seattle. But the proposal is raising opposition, and has brought together some unlikely bedfellows on both sides of the debate. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2016
  • Envisioning a future where everything is internet
    In the 30 years since Steve Case co-founded AOL, the global tech landscape has seen immense growth and change. What new developments wait in the near future, and what does the rapidly expanding online world mean for human life? Case explores those issues in his new book, “The Third Wave.” Case joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his vision of the future.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2016
  • Why trade, globalization concerns are resonating with voters
    The issue of trade, and whether our deals are helping or hurting American workers, is resonating with many prospective voters this election season. For a closer look at how U.S. trade policy is playing out in the presidential race, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO and Matthew Slaughter of Dartmouth University.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2016
    Port of New Orleans Ahead Of Trade Balance Report
  • Talk of rules dominates the campaign trail
    Rules took center stage in the election cycle Thursday, as Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz clashed over rules regulating transgender people’s access to restrooms. Meanwhile, RNC officials left the Republican party’s rules unchanged going into July’s convention, and Bernie Sanders decried New York rules that may have disenfranchised thousands of voters. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a town hall meeting on NBC's "Today" show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2B0XW
  • Watch Prince wail on ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’
    Prince, the legendary musician and songwriter, has died at the age of 57. At his 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the artist played a guitar solo during a rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” alongside Steve Winwood and Tom Petty.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2016
    U.S. musician Prince performs for the first time in Britain since 2007 at the Hop Farm Festival near Paddock Wood, southern England July 3, 2011. Photo by Olivia Harris/Reuters
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 21, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, controversies over rules dominate the day on the campaign trail. Also: Inside the electoral battles for Pennsylvania and Maryland, how trade policy is playing out in the presidential race, U.S.-Saudi relations under strain, the fight over a carbon tax in Washington state, the co-founder of AOL offers his vision of the future and looking back on Prince at his best.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2016
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks during a luncheon at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper - RTX2B36A
    April 21, 2016
  • News Wrap: Death toll in Ecuador climbs higher
    In our news wrap Thursday, the death toll in Ecuador reached 577 in the wake of Saturday’s earthquake, with at least 160 still unaccounted for and more than 23,000 left homeless. Also, Volkswagen submitted a formal plan today to settle with the 482,000 U.S. customers affected by its emissions cheating scandal, though the payment amount is still to be decided.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2016
    A Mexican federal police officer (C) and other team rescue members search for victims at a collapsed store at the village of Manta, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX2B31X