Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • Red Cross study shows shifting global views on war
    The International Committee of the Red Cross this week released a survey from 16 countries. The survey, which asked respondents about treatment of soldiers and civilians, showed a difference in the way people look at war based on whether or not they live in a conflict zone. Alison Stewart discusses the findings with Yves Daccord, director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
    Original Air Date: December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

  • Female Marine recruits strive for the same standards as men
    For generations combat jobs in the U.S. military were blocked to women, but not anymore. The question now is can women meet the same rigorous standards as the men in order to qualify for frontline jobs? William Brangham has the second story on women in combat roles.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s idea of presidential power
    Names of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks continue to emerge on a daily basis. Judy Woodruff sits down with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss whether Mr. Trump’s Cabinet choices are antithetical to their own agencies, the president-elect’s relationship with the press, his predilection for tweeting his complaints and “Pizzagate.”
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
  • Trump announces 3rd nomination from Goldman Sachs
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was for the third stop for President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank you” tour. He used it to stump for the state's Republican Senate candidate, who faces a runoff on Saturday. Also, the Trump team announced that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is the choice for secretary of the interior and that Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn will head the National Economic Council.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
  • The ‘thrill of the chase’ in perpetuating fake news
    This election cycle saw its fair share of so-called “fake news.” On December 4, an armed man walked into a Washington, DC, pizza joint, claiming he needed to investigate a story he had heard: that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager were hosting a child sex ring there. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with The Washington Post’s Marc Fisher about how and why this fiction spread as fact.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016
  • After Oakland fire, a crackdown on warehouse spaces
    In the wake of Oakland’s fatal Ghost Ship warehouse fire, cities across the country are cracking down on safety at similar “live-work​” ​spaces; Baltimore artist Que Pequeño was abruptly evicted this week from a building known as Bell Foundry. While the regulations are intended to protect residents, these spaces are often the only places low-income residents can afford. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • Trump meets with first responders to Ohio State stabbings
    President-elect Donald Trump left New York on Thursday and flew to Columbus, Ohio, to meet with first responders to last week’s stabbings at Ohio State University. Meanwhile, he formally announced Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general and a critic of climate-change regulations, as his pick to head the EPA, and fast-food executive Andy Puzder for labor secretary. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
  • Women train for the military combat roles they've aspired to
    For decades, women in the armed forces were barred from the front lines of combat, but today they are eligible for all roles, across all services. Still, disagreement persists about whether this gender integration is effective. In a two-part series, William Brangham follows three female aspiring Marines as they embark upon tougher physical training than military women have ever undergone before.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
  • Does a Wall St Cabinet discredit Trump's Main St message?
    From the early days of his campaign, one of Donald Trump's rallying cries was to “beware of Wall Street.” But the president-elect’s Cabinet picks of Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross are stalwarts of the financial establishment. Special correspondent Paul Solman speaks with banker-turned-journalist William Cohan about the relevance of their backgrounds and if the president-elect cheats at golf.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
  • How far will Scott Pruitt take EPA regulatory reform?
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general and a critic of climate-change regulations, to head the EPA. Judy Woodruff sits down with Scott Segal of Bracewell and Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, to discuss whether Pruitt's background suggests "radicalism" and the incoming administration's promise of regulatory reform.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
  • News Wrap: House passes government funding bill
    In our news wrap Thursday, the House approved a bill to fund the government through April. It includes disaster relief for Louisiana and aid for the contaminated water system in Flint, Michigan. Despite its passage, members of both parties complained about the legislative process. Also, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gave his final speech to the chamber, after serving for 30 years.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016
  • The ‘thin legitimacy’ of social media as a news source
    Due to the proliferation of social media, getting people to read serious journalism is harder than ever, says New York University professor Jay Rosen. Anyone with a smartphone can produce content, and Facebook doesn’t have an editor in chief -- so it’s up to consumers to be selective about their news sources. This is Rosen’s Brief But Spectacular take on journalism in today's digital world.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • The breaking news report from Pearl Harbor, 75 years later
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, listen to how an NBC journalist in Honolulu reported on a surprise attack by Japanese bombers on Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago today.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • Exhibit illuminates the divine art of the Quran
    A major exhibition on the art of the Quran is being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S. Sixty-eight of the most important and exquisite Qurans ever produced are on view now at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Brown reports on the vast variety of the manuscripts on display and the beauty, history and hard work behind each masterpiece.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • Bypassing media norms, Trump offers challenges for newsrooms
    Since his election, President-elect Donald Trump hasn't held a single, formal press conference, and has repeatedly traveled without the press pool assigned to cover him. Instead, expressing his open disdain for the media, he's communicated with the public directly, often through Twitter. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Micheline Maynard of Forbes.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • Science’s most valuable prize puts spotlight on discovery
    The Breakthrough Prizes honor scientific achievements with the largest cash prizes in the field. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien for more on this year’s winners.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • This baseball writer is in a league of her own
    Clare Smith has been reporting on baseball for over four decades, and she was the first African-American female reporter to cover the game for a newspaper. On Tuesday night, Smith was awarded the top honor in her field. Judy Woodruff speaks with Smith about the player who got her interested in the sport, her life-long love of storytelling and her one bad day covering baseball.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • What do latest Trump administration picks say?
    With the naming of Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration, President-elect Trump has now named numerous billionaires as leaders in his administration. Sean Spicer, chief strategist for the Republican National Committee, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the significance of the latest figures named to the administration, plus remarks by first lady Michelle Obama.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • Ambassador, small business advocate among latest Trump picks
    President-elect Donald Trump announced he'll nominate Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to China. Meanwhile, media outlets reported that retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is the choice for secretary of homeland security and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for the Environmental Protection Agency. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
  • How my world changed when I learned another language
    Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Lauren Collins never needed to speak a foreign language outside of high school Spanish classes. It wasn’t until she met her French-speaking husband and moved to Switzerland that she felt the need to become bilingual. She offers her humble opinion on the value of learning a new language.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • In a presidential transition, there’s no time for mistakes
    President-elect Donald Trump is almost a month into his transition, preparing to take over the Oval Office. Judy Woodruff sits down with the Partnership for Public Service’s Max Stier, an expert on presidential transitions, to discuss why this phase is so poorly understood, how much private-sector experience helps incoming officials and the vulnerability inherent in the transfer of power.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
  • Trump says Boeing deal for Air Force One is too expensive
    On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump unexpectedly spoke to reporters in his namesake hotel's lobby about the company that manufactures Air Force One. Mr. Trump asserted that the Boeing Company is overcharging the government for two new versions of the plane. He also met with potential candidates for several positions within his administration -- among them, Rex Tillerson and Laura Ingraham.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
  • On screen time, parents are poor role models for kids
    While many parents worry about how much time their children spend glued to computers, tablets and televisions, a new study reveals the adults themselves spend more than nine hours a day in front of screens. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Jim Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media, about parental hypocrisy over media use, different cultural perspectives toward technology and ensuring screen-free time.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
  • Why the Pentagon ‘buried and killed’ a study on cost savings
    Leaders at the Department of Defense periodically conduct efficiency reviews, looking for ways to cut costs. One such report, ordered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work in 2014, was scrapped after it identified wasteful spending and suggested measures to save $125 billion over five years. For background and analysis, Judy Woodruff speaks with The Washington Post's Craig Whitlock.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
  • Huge health bill would fund research, hasten FDA approvals
    In Congress, lawmakers are close to passing a major bill that would increase funding for the FDA, the NIH and the effort to fight opioid abuse. The measure would also introduce more flexible standards for drug approvals, reducing the need for costly clinical trials. Lisa Desjardins reports and Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Sydney Lupkin of Kaiser Health News and Ed Silverman of STAT News for more.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
  • Private management of Liberian public schools draws scrutiny
    Founded by freed American slaves, Liberia has a past marred in recent years by civil war and Ebola. The country’s public education system is ineffective, and in an effort to rebuild it, the government has reached across the Atlantic for assistance -- hiring a U.S.-based for-profit company whose model is “school in a box.” Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the controversial plan.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
  • The ‘white heat’ and vulnerability of improvisational jazz
    What is improvisational jazz all about? Saxophonist Jonathan Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau agree that the answer is vulnerability. Their musical genre requires players to follow one another’s lead -- often letting another performer dictate the musical conversation. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Redman and Mehldau to discuss emotion in their art and why "it's a great time to be a jazz musician."
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016
  • Finding a Christmas tree fit for the U.S. Capitol
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we take a look at the not-so-simple process of selecting the U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree. Last spring, Chris Nicolli, whose day job entails fighting wildfires, was tasked with picking the perfect specimen. After months of research, he found the 11,000-pound beauty just west of McCall, Idaho. Joan Cartan-Hansen of Idaho Public Television reports.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2016