Monday, July 18, 2016

  • Donald Trump's coronation week as GOP standard-bearer begins
    The first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland was action-packed. What can we expect to see Monday night? Rachel Martin of NPR reports from the convention floor, while Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with Kellyanne Conway, an advisor to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, presumptive vice presidential nominee.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2016
    The delegates of the Republican National Convention pose for a group photo at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters
  • Trump’s early years, from troubled teen to business school
    Gwen Ifill launches the NewsHour”s series on Donald Trump’s life and times, from a decision to shun alcohol, to military academy and eventually business school. Trump’s developer dad Fred was his biggest influence, and his work with his dad laid the groundwork for his executive career.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2016
    (L - R)Donald Trump and his children Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony during a news conference to mark the opening of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto April 16, 2012.    REUTERS/Mike Cassese (CANADA - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS) - RTR30TK4
  • Meet the man planning every detail of the RNC
    What does it take to put together a national political convention? From the balloon drop to the video displays to the delegates clamoring to participate in democracy, John Yang talks to some of the people behind the big show in Cleveland this year.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2016
    A delegate studies a copy of the Republican platform document that reflect the policies of the Republican Party that will be voted on at the RNC, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSIKPE
  • Trump’s GOP opponents get nowhere fast at convention
    On the opening day of the Republican National Convention, Trump forces beat back efforts to knock the candidate from the nomination, confirming this is the party of Trump. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk to syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2016
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  • PBS NewsHour/NPR RNC Special - Day 1
    Watch full coverage of the Republican National Convention hosted by NPR and PBS NewsHour. NPR's Rachel Martin joins PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to bring you insights, analysis and updates from the convention floor.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2016
    The delegates of the Republican National Convention pose for a group photo at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters

Sunday, July 17, 2016

  • In Baton Rouge, tensions run high after officers shot
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was on high alert today after a deadly shooting that killed three law enforcement officers this morning. The city has been tense ever since police officers shot and killed Alton Sterling, prompting protests throughout the country. Reporter Charlie Whinham, from our affiliate Louisiana Public Broadcasting, joins us for more.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2016
    Police officers armed with rifles guard  the entrance to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital after a fatal shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky
  • The latest from Cleveland as GOP convention start nears
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich denied a request by the head of Cleveland’s police union on Sunday to suspend laws allowing gun owners to carry their weapons in public, including near the upcoming RNC. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s campaign chair said the convention’s goal is to help America understand more about the candidate. NewsHour’s own Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2016
    Members of the Committee on Arrangements pose for a photo on the stage at Quicken Loans Arena as setup continues in advance of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTSIBT5
  • More than 6,000 detained in Turkey after failed coup
    Turkish President Recep Erdogan intensified this weekend’s failed military coup, as the government detained 6,000 people including three general and hundreds of soldiers. On Sunday, tens of thousands marched through the streets of the Ankara in a show of support for the Erdogan government. NewsHour Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2016
    Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stand under a giant Turkish national flag during a pro-government demonstration on Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTSIF7R
  • Meet young Donald Trump, a 'pioneer of self-promotion'
    On the eve of the Republican National Convention, two biographers of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump -- Michael D’Antonio, author of “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success” (now in paperback as “The Truth About Trump”) and David Cay Johnston, author of the “The Making of Donald Trump,” – share their insights with NewsHour’s Political Director Lisa Desjardins.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2016
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  • Hear two GOP supporters face off about Trump ahead of RNC
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2016
    A delegate supporting Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump looks over documents at the Colorado Republican state convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado April 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX298FM

Saturday, July 16, 2016

  • Investigators look for motive in Nice truck attack
    As another memorial begins to build in wake of another terror attack in France, authorities are trying to figure out whether the attacker Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel worked alone or had allies. While the Islamic State claimed responsibility, it is unclear whether the group trained Bouhel or inspired him. Jane Ferguson reports from Nice, France.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2016
    A man reacts near flowers placed in tribute to victims, two days after an attack by the driver of a heavy truck who ran into a crowd on Bastille Day killing scores and injuring as many on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France, July 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol   - RTSI9UW
  • What to expect from Trump and Pence at RNC
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump formally introduced his running mate Saturday as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. The two will be the center of attention at the Republican National Convention, which starts on Monday. NewsHour’s John Yang reports from Cleveland, Ohio.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2016
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence addresses a news conference where he was introduced as the vice presidential running mate of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York City, U.S., July 16, 2016.   Photo Brendan McDermid/Reuters
  • Why was there an attempted coup in Turkey?
    Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took to the streets last night to fight back against the fourth military coup in the country since 1960, and they won. Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman and David Phillips, who directs the Peace-building and Human Rights Program at Columbia University, join Hari Sreenivasan in New York to discuss.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2016
    Palestinians take part in a Hamas a rally in support of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's government against a coup attempt, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 16, 2016. The sign reads: "Gaza will not forget who stand with it in its adversity and blockade". REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa - RTSI939
  • What to expect from the GOP convention in Cleveland
    There are 2,472 delegates to the GOP convention, and there may be as many opinions of the Trump-Pence ticket. Special correspondent Jeff Greenfield is in Cleveland with a sampling of those views and a preview of the four-day gathering.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2016
    Barricades are seen outside the Quicken Loans Arena as setup continues in advance of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTSIAPW
  • Inside Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative
    Solutions to complex issues like the impact of race require not just a desire to change but the actual tools to make change. In 2014, the Obama administration began My Brother’s Keeper, a public and private collaboration to create opportunities for young men of color to address many of the challenges they face. Broderick Johnson, chair of the task force, joins PBS NewsHour Weekend from Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
    Students listen to remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at Lehman College in New York May 4, 2015. During his remarks Monday Obama announced the creation of the new nonprofit organization My Brother's Keeper Alliance to help minority youth. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX1BJ9Z

Friday, July 15, 2016

  • French ambassador says Nice attacker had no known ISIS ties
    French Ambassador Gerard Araud says that, so far, there is no known ISIS ties to Mohamed Bouhlel, the man who drove the death truck in Nice, killing more than 80 people. Nor was he on the list of radicalized people France is monitoring, he said. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Araud.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
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  • PBS NewsHour Special: America in Black and Blue
    On this special edition of PBS NewsHour Weekend, in one week two black men killed by police and five Dallas officers were gunned down. Mourning the losses and demanding justice -- voices are raised across the country. How can we find common ground? Alison Stewart anchors this one-hour special “America in Black and Blue” from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
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  • Shields and Brooks on ‘sweet’ Mike Pence
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Donald Trump’s veep pick, Mike Pence, who may not be the attack dog the candidate was said to have wanted. They also weigh in on what type of convention the nation should expect in Cleveland — and how many Trump relatives will speak.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
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  • News Wrap: Iraqis protest embattled prime minister
    In our news wrap Friday, tens of thousands of Iraqi Shiites loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr rally in Baghdad against embattled Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose government is under fire for corruption and failing to stop a series of deadly ISIS terror attacks. Also, mourners gather in Baton Rouge for the funeral of Alton Sterling, a black man who was killed by two white officers last week.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
    Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, July 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani  - RTSI28Z
  • Turkish military says it has taken control of country
    The Turkish military says it has carried out a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is reportedly urging his supporters to resist the takeover and flood the streets. The military leaders cited Erdogan’s autocratic rule and the growing terrorism in the NATO member state. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Cook from the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
    A Turkish soldier stands guard near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on July 15. Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters
  • Nice terror attack adds to Cleveland’s security fears
    Cleveland residents are holding their breath as normal city life is about to become anything but. The Republican convention is about to start and getting anywhere downtown is going to be a nightmare. Local police, backed by 3000 Homeland Security agents are on the ready and so are the anti-Donald Trump protesters. The attack in Nice has added another layer of concern. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
    Cleveland mounted police officer Abraham Cortes leans on his horse Paco with fellow officer Michael Herrin (R) on Bas during a demonstration of police capabilities near the site of the Republican National Convention July 14, 2016. Police in Cleveland say theyaim to avoid mass arrests at the protests planned for next week's Republican National Convention, but the fact that thecity's courts are preparing to process up to a 1,000 people a day has some civil rights activists worried. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo - RTSI0D3
  • Violent battle over policing meets hope for change in Newark
    Forty-nine years ago this week, Newark, in New Jersey burned in rebellion against police brutality and racial injustice. Today, activists and authorities continue to grapple with many of the same issues. In this segment, hear perspectives from protesters and police at a Newark rally in the wake of the shootings in Dallas, St. Paul and Baton Rouge.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
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  • Finding common ground amid civil unrest
    Monifa Bandele, the senior campaign director of MomsRising.Org, Journalist Ian Tuttle, a fellow at the National Review, and retired NY police detective Marquez Claxton, director of the Black Law Enforcement Alliance discuss their thoughts on how to find common ground on policing, protest and race.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
    People pray outside the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSH693
  • Social media plays major role in debate on police brutality
    Last week, news broke on social media on the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and of police officers in Dallas. Platforms like Facebook Live provided audiences with a front row seat to violent and graphic imagery that sparked national debate about police brutality and race relations in America. At the same time, social media provided a platform for messages of support and pleas for unity. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
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  • Would eliminating low-level offenses stop police shootings?
    NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Chris Bury reports on new efforts in the Twin Cities of Minnesota to change how and when police interact with residents. In contrast to what’s been called “Broken Windows” policing, there is an organized move to eliminate many low-level offenses.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
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  • What is it like to be a black police officer in America?
    NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan sits down with the President of the Black Police Association of Greater Dallas for a deeper look at police misconduct, the code of silence, and what it is like to be both a police officer and an African American in 2016.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2016
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

  • Post-Chavez Venezuela is a nation in crisis
    Venezuela’s hospitals are crumbling and health care system is in shambles. Kidnappers prey on citizens whose families are rich enough to pay ransom and the capital, Caracas, is the world’s most murderous city. Food is scarce — and expensive. Falling oil prices have hit Caracas, a major exporter, especially hard. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report from Caracas.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2016
    A Venezuelan soldier stands guard in a street next to people queueing to try to buy cooking oil and margarine at a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins - RTSHMQQ
  • Rwanda, once torn by genocide, now a global anti-AIDS leader
    Rwanda emerged from its 1994 genocide to build one of the most successful AIDS responses in Africa and is working mightily to halt mother-to-child HIV transmissions. They’ve done it with a mix of science, technology and “aggressive neighborliness.” William Brangham reports with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for the fourth part of our series, “The End of AIDS?”
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2016
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