Monday, February 20, 2017

  • These giant sculptures bring new meaning to 'heads of state'
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, intrepid explorers flock to this rural Virginia farm for a glimpse of past presidents.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
  • How U.S. allies are responding to mixed messages of support
    Top members of the Trump administration have been traveling overseas to calm the anxieties of U.S. allies. The main source of concern centers around President Trump’s comments about American commitments to longstanding alliances around the world. John Yang speaks with Steven Erlanger of The New York Times about how the president’s comments play in contrast to other administration reassurances.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017
  • Who is H.R. McMaster, Trump’s new national security adviser?
    President Trump named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. The 54-year-old is currently a three-star general in the U.S. Army, who lead American forces in Iraq in 2005 and brought stability to a city that had been rife with ethnic conflict. Judy Woodruff learns more from Greg Jaffe of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • Revisiting Japanese internment on the 75th anniversary
    Today marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most controversial executive orders in American history. Ten weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt issued the order, allowing the government to incarcerate people they thought capable of aiding U.S. enemies in World War II. It led to the incarceration of more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent, many of them U.S. citizens. Eddie Arruza, correspondent for WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” reports.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2017
  • Trump interviews candidates for national security adviser
    President Donald Trump spent part of his day on Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida, interviewing four finalists to replace the ousted Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, who is president of the White House Correspondents Association, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more on the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2017
  • Democrats aim to reclaim the working class vote
    President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, in part, by capturing the white working class vote in Rust Belt states like Pennsylvania that previously voted for Democratic candidates. Now, some Democrats are trying to rebuild their base in blue-collar neighborhoods like those in northeast Philadelphia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • How to interpret Mark Zuckerberg’s recent ‘manifesto’
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out his vision for his company's future in a nearly 6,000-word manifesto he posted on Thursday. In the essay, he called for greater connectedness and the creation of an infrastructure to help the “people left behind by globalization.” For more, Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2017
  • U.S. has ‘unwavering’ commitment to NATO, Pence says
    At an annual security conference in Munich, Germany, today, Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. commitment to NATO is "unwavering." Pence also said that the U.S. would hold Russia accountable and that the country must honor a 2015 peace deal to end violence in Ukraine. James Jeffrey of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, who has served as deputy national security adviser to former President George W. Bush, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2017
  • Gold Butte National Monument is controversial for some locals
    The newly-designated Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada contains fragile wildlife habitat, important sites for native tribes and thousands of ancient rock etchings. While local indigenous tribes, environmental advocacy groups and Democrats cheered former President Obama’s decision to bring the area under federal protection, some longtime residents vehemently opposed it. NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Why David Oyelowo made sure this love story became a movie
    In "A United Kingdom," a prince from southern Africa proposes to a British woman in late 1940s London. Not only does race make the relationship fraught, but their marriage will have international consequences. Jeffrey Brown sits down with actor and producer David Oyelowo to discuss the true, historical love story that got caught up in Colonial-era politics.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
  • In Texas, a tale of two cafes and a political chasm
    Three months since the election and a few weeks into the new Trump administration, recent public opinion polls show we live in a deeply divided country. So what are voters saying about the new president? William Brangham has a tale of two cafes in Texas, where he found strikingly different views and emotions about the state of politics.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
  • After travel ban uncertainty, friends reunite in the U.S.
    President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations took effect Jan. 27, complicating plans for some in the Middle East who dreamed of coming to America. With the travel ban now on hold, special correspondent Marcia Biggs updates the story of one Iraqi man whose plans to emigrate with his family had been suddenly canceled, but is now safely in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
  • What EPA‘s Scott Pruitt means for environmental policy
    The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, despite Democratic attempts to delay voting to review his emails with energy executives. As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt repeatedly sued the EPA. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Myron Ebell of Competitive Enterprise Institute and Jeremy Symons from the Environmental Defense Fund about what to expect.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump using the press as punching bag
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Trump’s contentious press conference, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, as well as the continued scrutiny over other potential contacts with Russia and more.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
  • News Wrap: Back in campaign mode, Trump touts jobs at Boeing
    In our news wrap Friday, President Trump left behind a roller-coaster week in Washington, finding a friendly audience at a Boeing plant in South Carolina, where he touted the rollout of a new plane. Also, the Pakistan military says it killed more than 100 "terrorists" in sweeping anti-terror raids, a day after a suicide bombing that killed at least 88 people.
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
  • 'Moonlight': Black and Kevin
    In this scene from 'Moonlight,' actors Trevante Rhodes, who plays "Black," and Andre Holland, who plays "Kevin," talk in the kitchen after not seeing each other for years
    Original Air Date: February 17, 2017
    February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Being an outsider is actually an immigrant’s advantage, says this writer
    Who better to teach American literature than a resident alien who was born in Zambia? That’s how Namwali Serpell, a self-identified outsider, sees it. Serpell, a writer and associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on being an immigrant.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
  • Why one Texas sheriff fears tougher immigration enforcement will make her city less safe
    After President Trump was sworn in, one Texas sheriff made a policy change limiting cooperation with agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, fearing that undocumented people won't trust police if they're afraid of being deported. Taking action to make her city a “sanctuary” has drawn criticism and retaliation. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
  • Full Episode February 16, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes on charges of Russian connections, the news media and a new immigration order in an animated and wide-ranging news conference. Also: What’s causing more white Americans to die in middle age, sanctuary cities take a stand against the president's immigration policies and an English professor's take on her own life as an immigrant.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    February 16, 2017
  • 'Deaths of despair' are cutting life short for some white Americans
    In spite of decades of advancements in health care, diet and safety, white Americans are now living shorter lives, a trend that has surprised experts. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports out of Maysville, Kentucky, an area struggling with an increase in addiction, overdoses and suicide.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
  • News Wrap: Mulvaney confirmed to run Budget Office
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate narrowly confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a tea party conservative from South Carolina, to run the White House Budget Office. Republican Sen. John McCain joined Democrats in voting against Mulvaney. Also, David Friedman, the president's choice for ambassador to Israel, apologized at his confirmation hearing for some of his past fiery rhetoric.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) testifies before a Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination of to be director of the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. in January. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters
  • Does Trump’s confrontational style help him as president?
    President Trump continuously attacked the news media in a news conference on issues like the resignation of Michael Flynn and questions swirling around his campaigns possible connections with Russia. Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the president’s performance from Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017
  • Trump denies reported chaos in wide-ranging news conference
    During a more than hour-long news conference, President Trump rejected charges of ties between his campaign and Russia, blasted the intelligence community for leaks and repeatedly attacked the news media. Judy Woodruff, Hari Sreenivasan and Lisa Desjardins offer a look at and fact-check of the president’s remarks.
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • How the concealed carry debate plays out on college campuses
    In 1966, America’s first mass school shooting took place at the University of Texas, Austin, leaving 16 dead. Today, Texas is one of eight states that allows concealed weapons to be carried on public college campuses, prompting vigorous debate. With “Tower,” a new documentary on PBS’s Independent Lens that re-examines the incident, we get a look at how students feel about having guns at school.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • What it’s like to create a TV show that makes people talk
    Jenni Konner, one of the three showrunners of the HBO comedy "GIRLS" and collaborator to Lena Dunham, gives her Brief But Spectacular take on why it's so important to her to be creating avenues for dialogue for women and girls, be it through the show or their newsletter "Lenny Letter."
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • Puzder drops out; Trump slams leaks over Russia reports
    Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee for labor secretary, withdrew from the running on Wednesday, two days after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned under fire. Meanwhile, President Trump ignored reports of contacts between campaign advisers and Russian intelligence and instead went after the media and complained about leaks. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • Klobuchar asks why Trump officials want Russia connection
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for an independent investigation to address unanswered questions surrounding Michael Flynn's resignation and new reports of regular contact between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., about what and how she would like to probe in the wake of Flynn’s departure.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
  • What shrugging off a two-state solution could mean for peace
    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, President Trump served notice that he's not wedded to long-standing U.S. support for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, and Brookings Institute's Tamara Wittes.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a joint news conference Feb. 15 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSYUDS