Monday, August 7, 2017

  • Are smartphones making a generation unhappy?
    The promise of social media is instant human connection. But for many teens, greater use of social media mans a far greater sense of isolation, according to an increasing body of evidence. William Brangham speaks with Jean Twenge, author of "iGen" and a new article in The Atlantic, about the ways smartphones are affecting an entire generation’s mental health.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 485
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 7, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, North Korea vows to press ahead with its nuclear weapons program and retaliate against the U.S. following new sanctions. Also: The special envoy tasked with fighting ISIS, new restrictions put the brakes on Cuban tourism, Politics Monday on President Trump's base of support, how smartphones are affecting a generation’s mental health and the Syrian civil war told in fiction.
    Original Air Date: August 7, 2017
    Length: 3268
    August 7, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 6, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, August 6, Iran gains new influence in Afghanistan, and how the Trump administration is pursuing a conservative agenda. Later, a Hawaiian island combats the effects of invasive parakeets. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2017
    Length: 1338
    A ring-necked parakeet eats blossom from a tree in west London
  • Can Trump pursue a conservative agenda?
    President Donald Trump started his “working vacation” with declining poll numbers, a legislative failure on healthcare and the convening of a grand jury in an ongoing investigation. This weekend, The New York Times also reported on a Republican shadow campaign for the 2020 presidential race. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2017
    Length: 227
  • Iran gains influence in Afghanistan as war continues
    President Donald Trump has reportedly become frustrated with what he sees as the U.S.’s losing position in the 16-year war in Afghanistan. The New York Times also reported this weekend that Iran has gained influence there, conducting covert activities and supporting the Taliban, which was once its enemy. Carlotta Gall, who is covering the issue for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2017
    Length: 224
    FILE PHOTO - An Afghan flag flutters next to a U.S. flag as a U.S Chinook helicopter flies during a security handover ceremony in Panjshir province
  • How a Hawaiian island is fighting invasive parakeets
    On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, rose-ringed parakeets, which are often kept as pets, have bred in the wild, destroying farms and bothering residents. They may also be threatening native plants. PBS NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on local efforts to battle the invasive birds.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2017
    Length: 491
    rose-ringed parakeet

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 5, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, August 5, record heat sweeps across the western U.S. and parts of Europe. Later, one scholar offers a new perspective on income inequality, arguing that the top 20 percent of earners in American society, not only the top 1 percent, limits economic mobility for lower-income groups. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2017
    Length: 1346
  • Usain Bolt, the fastest man in history, runs his last 100m
    Usain Bolt, the global track star from Jamaica, ran his last 100m dash on Saturday at the 2017 world championships, concluding a record-breaking career that spanned three Olympic Games. Christopher Clarey of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan to recap Bolt’s achievements and discuss what his retirement -- if it sticks -- would mean for the sport.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2017
    Length: 289
    World Athletics Championships
  • Tillerson to address the Philippines’ deadly drug crackdown
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has embarked on a five-day trip across Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, he is expected to address President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on drugs, in which over 2,500 people have been killed. Lindsey Ford, the Director of Political-Security Affairs for the Asia Society Policy Institute, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2017
    Length: 269
    U.S. State of Secretary Rex Tillerson boards a plane at the airport in Beijing
  • How the upper middle class keeps everyone else out
    In the United States, people within the top 1 percent income bracket own one-third of the nation’s wealth. But scholar Richard Reeves, author of “Dream Hoarders,” argues that the top 20 percent has created an even starker divide with behaviors and policies that limit economic mobility for lower-income groups. Reeves joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2017
    Length: 429

Friday, August 4, 2017

  • Why Google is truth serum for our most personal thoughts
    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent five years studying Google search data that revealed people's darkest and weirdest thoughts. It actually made him feel better. It also changed what he thought he knew about how the world works. Stephens-Davidowitz offers his humble opinion on the difference between our hidden digital lives and the lives we project on social media.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 175
  • Why musicians and fans still flock to Newport Folk Festival
    From legendary masters to emerging stars, everyone wants to play the Newport Folk Festival. The relatively small, intimate three-day event sells out before the lineup is announced, attracting musicians who stretch the definition of the genre while retaining the original festival's tradition and sensibility. Jeffrey Brown talks to John Prine, Fleet Foxes, Nikki Lane, Michael Kiwanuka and more.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 497
  • Is there an economic cure for the lack of new antibiotics?
    As drug-resistant infections proliferate, financial barriers are preventing the pharmaceutical industry from investing in new drugs to fight off superbugs. Economics correspondent Paul Solman, in a series of reports with science correspondent Miles O'Brien, explores how researchers could be incentivized to develop new antibiotics.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 568
  • The difference between illegal leaks and inconvenient leaks
    The Justice Department promised on Friday a crackdown on leaks of classified government information to the press, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to triple the number of probes into leaks. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Jeffrey Smith, former general counsel for the CIA, and The New York Times' James Risen about what constitutes a problematic leak and why they occur.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 456
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a briefing
  • News Wrap: Venezuela’s controversial new assembly convenes
    In our news wrap Friday, Venezuela's new constitutional assembly convened for the first time. The governing body has sweeping powers that opponents fear will be used to impose a dictatorship for President Nicolas Maduro. Also, a federal appeals court in Washington has thrown out the murder conviction of a former Blackwater security guard for the 2007 massacre of 14 Iraqi civilians.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 294
  • Economy boasts solid gains after years of slow recovery
    July was the second straight month of solid gains for U.S. employers, who added 209,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department. Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what it means for the job market, the stock market and millions of Americans.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 352
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 4, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, what a strong July jobs report and record run on Wall Street mean for Main Street. Also: The attorney general cracks down on information leaking from the White House, the search for profitable ways to make new antibiotics, Shields and Brooks, a visit to the Newport Folk Festival and how people’s posts on social media often don’t reflect the real picture.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 3251
    August 4, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s GOP pushback
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including strong new economic numbers, White House chief-of-staff John Kelly’s first week, congressional Republicans starting to push back on the president, special counsel Robert Mueller convening a new grand jury for the Russia probe and more.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2017
    Length: 748

Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 16, 2017
    PBS NewsHour full episode August 16, 2017
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 0
    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller at the Justice Department headquarters in 2013. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
    August 3, 2017
  • Tax reform is the next big GOP push. Here’s what to expect
    Republican leaders are starting to make decisions on how they will approach tax reform, an issue that's equally important as health care to Republicans, and one that's arguably even tougher to solve. Lisa Desjardins sits down with Judy Woodruff to walk through where efforts stand.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 286
  • What a Mueller grand jury means for the Russia probe
    Special counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington, D.C., to investigate Russian meddling in the presidential election, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The move marks a new phase in the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Judy Woodruff asks former federal prosecutor Steve Bunnell what it means for President Trump and his associates.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 252
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS183ZX
  • News Wrap: Transcripts show what Trump said to world leaders
    In the our news wrap Thursday, The Washington Post published transcripts of conversations between President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Australia during his first days in office. Their contentious nature is at odds with the official White House report of the exchanges. Also, Trump continued his criticism of Congress after reluctantly signing into law new sanctions against Russia.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 432
  • Trump administration weighs path forward on Afghanistan war
    Under President Trump, a new strategy for the almost 16-year war in Afghanistan has been the subject of divisive debate among him and his national security team for months, with the president apparently growing frustrated with the slow progress. P.J. Tobia reports and Judy Woodruff talks to retired Army Gen. John Keane about how to handle America’s longest war.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 562
    U.S. troops assess the damage to an armoured vehicle of NATO-led military coalition after a suicide attack in Kandahar province
  • NAACP issues its first statewide travel warning for Missouri
    The NAACP issued a travel advisory about the state of Missouri for women, minorities and LGBT people, asking those travelers to use “extreme caution.” The NAACP’s first statewide alert comes after Missouri passed a law that the organization says permits legal discrimination. President Rod Chapel Jr. of the Missouri NAACP joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how and why the advisory came about.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 342
  • The financial barrier stopping new antibiotics
    As current antibiotics begin to lose their punch, there’s an economic reality putting a damper on development. Since every use of an antibiotic drives resistance, and doctors are reluctant to use a drug until there's no alternative, why would a drug company spend a fortune? Economics correspondent Paul Solman and science correspondent Miles O’Brien continue their look at the hunt for new drugs.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 526
  • Can a contemporary art mecca anchor this industrial town?
    The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, known as MASS MoCA, has become one of America’s largest exhibition spaces for modern creativity, as well as a case study in reviving old industrial towns. Jeffrey Brown reports on the museum’s decision to embrace the town’s industrial past, and whether replacing manufacturing with art and culture is sufficient to keep North Adams alive.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 439
  • Health care for all starts with keeping local talent
    Christopher Ategeka grew up with the devastating effects of not having health care access, having been orphaned by HIV/AIDS and losing his brother to malaria. But he got the chance to go to school and become an entrepreneur, and now he's using his influence to recruit health professionals to work in underserved parts of Africa. Ategeka gives his Brief but Spectacular take on health care for all.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2017
    Length: 191

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Clashes over migrants turn Mediterranean into a battleground
    So far this year, almost 2,400 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean. Italy is working to crack down on smugglers who send migrants on a deadly journey to Europe, and put stricter rules around rescue ships. But a group of right-wing, anti-immigrant activists is trying to take the crisis into their own hands by forcing migrants to turn back. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2017
    Length: 508