Monday, June 13, 2016

  • Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton react to Orlando mass shooting
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s standoff over the Orlando shooting, what Orlando could mean for the presidential election, Clinton’s take on the struggle against radical Islamic terrorism and Donald Trump’s appeal to the LGBT community.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
  • In Orlando massacre, a search for motive and missed signals
    A day after America woke to news of a horrific mass shooting at a Florida gay nightclub, a disturbing portrait of 29-year-old gunman Omar Mateen — who was on the FBI’s radar — began to emerge. Director James Comey defended his agents’ multiple investigations of Mateen, whose ex-wife said he was full of hate, and who President Obama called a homegrown extremist. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama attends a meeting with FBI Director James Comey (C), Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates (R) along with DHS Secretary Charles Johnson (not pictured) and NCTC Director Nicholas Rasmussen (not pictured) at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2FZVN
  • Finding the terror needles in the domestic haystack
    How do intelligence and law enforcement agencies investigate and prevent domestic terror attacks like the Orlando shooting? Judy Woodruff talks to former National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter and former FBI terrorism investigator Ali Soufan for some perspective on national counterterrorism protocols.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando police chief John Mina and FBI agent Ron Hopper speak at a news conference after a shooting attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski  - RTX2FSA7
  • Capitol Hill stalemate on gun control back in spotlight
    The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando Sunday represents the intersection of several heated political debates, including national security, the status of Muslims in America and the battle over gun control. For more on how lawmakers are responding to the tragedy, Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2016
    A rainbow flag is held up with the name of the gay nightclub where the worst mass shooting in U.S. history occured in Orlando,Florida, during a vigil in front of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2FUPQ

Sunday, June 12, 2016

  • Can the U.S. do more to prevent ISIS-inspired attacks?
    When a terror attack occurs in the U.S. -- often it can provoke a change in policy which may or may not be in the country's best interest. Stephen Biddle of the Council of Foreign Affairs and Policy joins Hari Sreenivasan for some analysis on what policymakers can do to respond to these attacks.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    File photo of U.S. Department of Homeland Security sign at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Following the San Bernardino shooting, lawmakers are working toward legislation that would require online information, including social media accounts, be reviewed as part of the vetting process for a visa to enter the United States. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • LGBT, Latino community hit hard by massacre in Orlando
    Pres. Barack Obama said Sunday that he stands in support with the LGBT community after a gunman killed 50 people at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando. Carlos Smith of Equality Rights, a group that advocates for LGBT rights, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what the attack means to the community.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub, where people were killed by a gunman, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius - RTX2FR9H
  • Orlando Sentinel editor on shooting: 'We joined that list'
    The attack that killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando was a devastating blow to the local community. Managing Editor of the Orlando Sentinel joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to discuss the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2016
    Hundreds of community members line up outside a clinic to donate blood after an early morning shooting attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius - RTX2FT2W

Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • Gawker up for sale after Hulk Hogan suit
    Three months after Gawker Media lost an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit brought by former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, the website is offering itself up for sale. Edmund Lee, managing editor of the new site
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2016
    Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, takes the oath in court during his trial against Gawker Media, in St Petersburg, Florida March 8, 2016. Hogan testified on Tuesday he no longer was "the same person I was before" following personal setbacks and the humiliation suffered when the online news outlet Gawker posted a video of him having sex with a friend's wife.   REUTERS/Tampa Bay Times/John Pendygraft/Pool  MANDATORY NYPOST OUT - RTS9W2X
  • ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist on how it became a sensation
    A half century after its premiere, the songs of “Fiddler On The Roof” are known around the world. The musical’s lyricist Sheldon Harnick, 92, is set to receive a lifetime achievement award this Sunday at the 70th annual Tony Awards on Sunday. He spoke with the NewsHour’s Zachary Green about the story behind some of Broadway’s most famous numbers.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2016
    Photo of Broadway's production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Photo by Joan Marcus
  • How NYC’s streets became more pedestrian-friendly
    Over the past decade, the streets of New York City have undergone a dramatic transformation. Nearly 400 miles of bike lanes were installed, the largest bike share program in North America began and Times Square morphed from a busy thoroughfare into a packed pedestrian plaza. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with former Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, author of the book "Street Fight."
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks on Clinton victory, Trump’s ‘moral chasm’
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s becoming the first major-party female presidential candidate, Clinton’s commanding win in California, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ role in the election going forward and why the mainstream GOP’s opportunistic pivot toward Trump is untenable.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
  • Clinton vows ‘to unify;’ Trump touts religious freedom
    On Friday, the nation’s capital played host to dueling speeches from the polar-opposite presumptive presidential nominees. Though Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were mere miles away from one another geographically, their talking points -- and their audiences -- could not have differed more. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks to the podium to address the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Washington, U.S., June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSGYQB
  • News Wrap: U.S. to step up airstrikes against Taliban
    In our news wrap Friday, the White House confirmed that U.S. airstrikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan expand, and that American troops will join Afghan units on more missions -- though the U.S. will not be assuming direct combat roles. Also, food aid reached civilians in Daraya, a besieged rebel suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus, for the first time in four years.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
    U.S. soldiers arrive at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 17, 2015. A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least three people in the latest attack in the city, officials said. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail  - RTX1DAJ3
  • In today’s economy, even two-income families struggle
    Aaron and Mary Murray are middle-class Americans, but they don’t feel like it: though the two teachers make a combined $90,000 a year, they still live paycheck-to-paycheck. Even something as mundane as a stranger accidentally sideswiping their car can put a serious dent in their finances. Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal reports on the struggles facing the Murrays and millions of similar families.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
    woman stacking coins. Related words: invest, saving, personal finance, money. Photo by JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images.
  • 'Hamilton' tops the Tonys during a big year for Broadway
    The 70th annual Tony Awards, celebrating the best in live Broadway theater, air Sunday night. All eyes are on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed historical hip-hop musical “Hamilton,” which has received a record 16 nominations. But there are a slew of other productions that could garner surprise wins. Jeffrey Brown reports on a crowded and critically beloved Tony field.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2016
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the Tony Award nominated "Hamilton", arrives for the 2016 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Reception in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly  - RTX2CU5J

Thursday, June 9, 2016

  • Obama grants Clinton endorsement; Sanders vows persistence
    President Obama further enhanced Hillary Clinton’s great week by formally endorsing the presumptive Democratic nominee Thursday. The announcement came just hours after the president met with Sen. Bernie Sanders, who refused to drop out of the race but vowed to work toward party unity and do everything possible to defeat Donald Trump. Political director Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) leaves a news conference arm-in-arm with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (R) after being announced as his choice for U.S. Secretary of State in Chicago December 1, 2008. Obama, who takes office on January 20, has pledged to be more inclusive and says he has a vision of renewing America's leadership in world affairs after President George W. Bush's eight years in office.     REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES) - RTR225MG
  • Traveling Americans confront long TSA lines, terrorism fears
    Across the country, millions of summer travelers are experiencing record wait times in TSA security lines. Meanwhile, travel warnings have been issued for Americans heading to Europe, as fears of terrorist attacks increase. For more on the security issues facing the nation, Judy Woodruff talks to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    Travelers stand in line to go through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check-points at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, U.S., May 31, 2016.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTX2F1VA
  • News Wrap: ISIS attacks kill dozens in Baghdad
    In our news wrap Thursday, Islamic State suicide attacks killed at least 31 in Baghdad in what Iraqi officials say were a response to the government’s military campaign to recapture Fallujah. Also, Israel dispatched hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank and revoked entry permits for over 80,000 Palestinians after a Palestinian gunman killed four in Tel Aviv.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    Firemen hose down a burning building at the site of car bomb attack in Baghdad al-Jadeeda, an eastern district of the Iraqi capital, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily - RTSGOU8
  • World Bank creates new fund for faster disaster response
    When the Ebola outbreak struck West Africa in 2014, it took months for international agencies to funnel money into the affected areas. Eventually, more than 11,000 people died and the economic cost topped $10 billion. Now, the World Bank is creating a fast-disbursing fund to combat pandemics as soon as they unfold. Hari Sreenivasan talks to bank president Jim Yong Kim to learn more.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    The Ebola virus treatment center where four people are currently being treated is seen in Paynesville, Liberia, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/James Giahyue  - RTX1KJ0C
  • How do humans gain power? By sharing it
    In the past, violence was the quickest route to establishing dominance. But today, people gain influence by advancing the welfare of others, according to economist Dacher Keltner. The more power people derive from helping others, however, the more likely they are to prioritize selfishness over altruism -- leading to what Keltner calls a ‘power paradox.’ Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
  • New rendition of 'Porgy and Bess' offers a 'greater truth'
    Since its first performance in 1934, “Porgy and Bess” has earned acclaim as one of American history’s best pieces of musical theater. But over time, many have come to view the opera’s black characters as stereotypes. Now, a new production in Charleston aims to rectify the issue by emphasizing the characters’ -- and the city’s -- African roots. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016
    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10:  David Alan Grier and the cast of “Porgy and Bess” perform onstage at the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 10, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
  • On the radio, silence speaks the loudest
    People tend to be afraid of silence -- they develop verbal defense mechanisms like small talk to instantly fill gaps in conversation. But according to radio journalist Alex Blumberg, some of the most amazing moments on air come from the “raw electric silence” of true emotion. Blumberg gives his Brief But Spectacular take on good tape and why silence really is golden.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

  • Can Nepal eliminate brick industry reliance on child labor?
    Heavy lifting is a way of life in Nepal. But the 250,000 workers -- many of them children -- manning the Himalayan country’s brick kilns suffer on a different level, toiling in terrible conditions and earning less than one cent per brick. In collaboration with the Christian Science Monitor, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on efforts to reform Nepal’s critical brickmaking industry.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Rahul Maji, 12, who lives and works with his family at a brick factory, pushes a cart as he works in Kathmandu January 2, 2014.  A group of Nepalese youth associated with the non-profit organisation called "Gothalo Nepal" has taken initiative to provide basic education to the children belonging to the underprivileged family once a week in this brick factory.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTX16ZWC
  • NASA scientists try to stop space fires -- by setting the
    Confined spaces, low gravity and high concentrations of oxygen mean any unexpected fire on a space station could well be a death sentence, especially since fire extinguishers aren’t very effective away from Earth. So NASA scientists are trying to develop a new kind of firefighting tool by starting their own space fires and studying how they unfold. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
  • GOP time spent on Trump is time away from attacking Clinton
    Though Tuesday’s primaries were dominated by Hillary Clinton’s history-making victories in California and New Jersey, Donald Trump picked up big wins as well. But the real estate mogul’s rapport with the GOP is still tenuous, thanks to his widely condemned and racially charged standoff with a federal judge. Judy Woodruff talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Reid Wilson of Morning Consult for more.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    File photo of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • What political experts and historians think of Clinton’s win
    Hillary Clinton’s groundbreaking ascension to the Democratic party’s presidential nomination is one of the most significant victories for women in American history. For more context on this pivotal moment, Gwen Ifill talks to Rebecca Traister of New York Magazine, presidential historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and John Lawrence, former chief of staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives to speak during her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSGHHP
  • After historic victory, Clinton on “great threat” of Trump
    Hillary Clinton made history with sweeping wins in New Jersey and California Tuesday night. The former First Lady and Secretary of State became the first woman to clinch a major party’s presidential nomination, setting up a fall showdown with Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on her record of public service and upcoming battle for the White House.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
  • A push to rebuild Nepal without child labor
    In Nepal, as many as 60,000 children work in brick kilns, with many working up to 15 hours a day in dangerous conditions for little to no pay.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2016
    Young men and boys stack bricks inside a kiln on April 14, 2016 in Dharke Bazar in the Dhading district, Nepal. Despite a national law that bans children under the age of 14 from working, many work alongside their families in the country's brick making industry. Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor