Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Donated dresses help teens believe in themselves
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, finding the perfect dress for prom season can pose a real challenge for some teenagers. But one Boston-area organization is stepping in to try and alleviate some of the stress.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 158
  • Border wall demand softened, budget strife may persist
    Numerous reports suggested overnight that President Trump is open to delaying a border wall down payment, leading Democrats on Capitol Hill to declare a kind of victory and see hope for avoiding a government shutdown. But even if the border wall issue drops away, other obstacles could still derail the spending bill. John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss those barriers.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2017
    Length: 407
    File photo of President Donald Trump by Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Monday, April 24, 2017

  • The biggest sticking points fueling government shutdown talk
    With Congress back in session, lawmakers are facing an end-of-the-week deadline in order to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown. Meanwhile, President Trump is demanding funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Lisa Desjardins and John Yang join Judy Woodruff to discuss what could be at stake in the shutdown showdown.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 320
    A rainy, gray sky tops the U.S. Capitol dome on the first day of the new session of Congress in Washington, U.S. January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
  • Sheryl Sandberg on grief, silence and ‘Option B’
    As one of the best known female executives in the world, Sheryl Sandberg had resources and support when her husband died at 47, but that didn't stop grief from engulfing her and their children. In her new book "Option B," Sandberg writes about grief and resilience in the face of adversity, and offers advice for others experiencing personal tragedy. Sandberg sits down with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 552
  • What have we learned from President Trump’s first 100 days?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Trump’s learning curve in his first 100 days, as well as former President Obama’s first public appearance.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 449
  • How cutting off subsidy payments would affect Obamacare
    In the debate over health care reform, President Trump must now decide whether he will continue to make payments to insurance companies in order to cover out-of-pocket costs and deductibles for low-income consumers. Judy Woodruff speaks with Robert Laszewski, president of Healthcare Policy and Marketplace Review, about the ramifications of cutting off those subsidy payments.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 359
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  • Coal miners’ health care collides with budget showdown
    Seventy years ago, President Truman forged a deal where coal companies and the union agreed to fund lifelong health care pensions. The government never intended to pay for these benefits, but Congress has become a funder of last resort. Now some 22,000 retired union miners and their widows will lose their health care if Congress doesn't act. Lisa Desjardins reports from West Virginia.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 450
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  • News Wrap: Trump calls North Korea situation 'unacceptable'
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump met with members of the U.N. Security Council at the White House, where he warned them that the situation in North Korea is "unacceptable" and stressed that they may need to take firm, new action. Also, former President Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office, urged compassion in dealing with illegal immigration.
    Original Air Date: April 24, 2017
    Length: 276

Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 23, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, April 23, French voters head to the polls to choose the country's next leader and Venezuelan protesters continue to demand President Nicolas Maduro schedule a new election amid soaring inflation. Also, tensions grow between many Democratic-led cities and the Republican-controlled states where they are located. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2017
    Length: 1496
    Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, speaks to supporters after the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris
  • Macron, Le Pen head to runoff for French presidency
    France's far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron will advance to a runoff to decide the country's next president on May 7 after they took the two top spots in the country's first round of elections on Sunday. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant joins Hari Sreenivasan from the National Front Party headquarters in Hénin-Beaumont, France.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2017
    Length: 226
    Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, celebrates after partial results in the first round of 2017 French presidential election, in Paris
  • Venezuelan protesters demand new elections
    For the past three weeks in Venezuela, protesters have demanded President Nicolas Maduro schedule new elections and do more to address the country’s long-running economic crisis. Protesters blame Maduro for the triple-digit inflation and shortages of food, medicine, and basic supplies. Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth joins Hari Sreenivasan from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2017
    Length: 182
    Demonstrators take part in a rally to honour victims of violence during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
  • Missouri's blue-city, red-state divide over minimum wage
    Some of the fiercest political battles are taking place between Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures. Increasingly, those issues are decided through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws that prevent cities from enforcing their local ordinances. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports from Missouri.
    Original Air Date: April 23, 2017
    Length: 585
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • Eleven candidates vie for the French presidency
    On Sunday, France is set to hold a presidential election to replace outgoing socialist President François Hollande, who chose not to run for reelection. But with 11 candidates on the ballot, none is expected to win an outright majority. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 321
    Voters wait to cast ballots for French elections, in Toronto
  • Scientists consider running for office
    As President Donald Trump’s administration proposes cuts to science programs across the country, some scientists and engineers are considering whether they should run for elected office. One of the biggest worries, some say, is whether revealing their partisan politics could jeopardize their science careers. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 563
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  • Trump grapples with campaign promises on environment
    At the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, speakers and attendees expressed concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other science programs. Coral Davenport, reporter at The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a closer look at the Trump administration’s environmental policies.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2017
    Length: 240

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Will terror attack sway unpredictable French election?
    France goes to the polls Sunday in the country's first round of voting for its next president, amid tension over another deadly attack in Paris. Polls show independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron with a slight edge over right-wing, anti-immigrant candidate Marine LePen. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant examines the field of candidates and what’s at stake.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 499
  • U.N. chief: The world needs a U.S. that is engaged
    In his first American television interview since becoming secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why the world needs a United States that is engaged in issues of security, development and human rights, plus opportunities for reforming the U.N., the importance of protecting refugees, the struggle to end the bloodshed in Syria and more.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 610
  • Understanding the real perils for missing minority children
    A recent social media campaign to alert the public of missing teens from the Washington, D.C., area accidentally backfired, sparking outrage and fears of an epidemic of missing children of color. But the effort does cast light on the many risks that young people can face when they leave home, like sex trafficking, as well as the factors that cause kids to run away. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 467
  • Shields and Gerson on Georgia election pressure
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Democrats falling just short in a surprisingly competitive special election in Georgia, why some Republican lawmakers are starting to criticize the president, foreign policy inaccuracies in the Trump administration and Bill O’Reilly’s downfall from Fox News.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 737
  • The psychological itch that makes a smartphone irresistible
    Many of us have psychological itches that need scratching, says Adam Alter. When he was a Ph.D. student, that compulsion took the form of an online slot machine game, which soothed his feelings of isolation. Today we seem to be constantly in need of interaction with our smart phones or tablets. Alter offers his Humble Opinion on why it's worth going screen-free part of each day.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 175
  • Will new health care reform deal satisfy House GOP factions?
    The White House announced that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will resume this weekend, ahead of Congress' return to Washington. John Yang joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the “glimmer of optimism” surrounding new reform language, some confusion about the timetable for getting it passed, as well as the threat of a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
    Length: 145
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks April 21 during a signing ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. Photo by REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • More polarized media drives alternative political realities
    These days, where Americans get their news is as different as how they vote. Researchers have found that the proliferation of news sources on cable TV and the internet has upended the relationship between news outlets and their audiences. John Yang takes us to Arizona to examine how people pic their news sources and the impact that has on how they perceive the world around them.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 528
  • Reuters: Russian think tank strategized election influence
    A Russian government-controlled think tank had outlined plans on how to swing the 2016 U.S. election toward Donald Trump, according to a Reuters report Thursday. New documents reveal a strategy of using social media to bolster Mr. Trump and undermine faith in America’s electoral system. William Brangham learns more from former CIA officer John Sipher and Ned Parker of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 442
  • A former public defender’s view of mass incarceration
    Based in part on the author's experience as a public defender in Washington, D.C., a new book, “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” looks at what led to the crisis of mass incarceration in the black community. James Forman joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what he witnessed and why he sees mass incarceration as the top civil rights issue of his generation.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 425
  • Why airline profits are flying high
    Just as airline profits have taken off, will competition bring them down to earth?
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 540
  • News Wrap: Attack puts Paris on high alert
    In our news wrap Thursday, Paris remains on high alert after a gunman killed one policeman and wounded two more before killing himself. The attack comes just three days before voting begins in France’s presidential election. Also, President Trump reignited his attack on Iran Thursday during a news conference with Italy’s prime minister, calling the 2015 nuclear deal a “terrible agreement.”
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 371
  • Corporate requests to Trump administration raise concerns
    Companies routinely lobby on their own behalf, a normal practice that helps corporate profits and economic livelihoods. But moves by ExxonMobil and others are fueling scrutiny of the Trump administration and its corporate influences. Norman Eisen of the Brookings Institute and The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how these moves are raising red flags.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 601
    Chairman and chief executive officer Rex W. Tillerson speaks at a news conference following the Exxon Mobil Corporation Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Texas, May 28, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES) - RTX69ED
  • Why the creative process is validation of your existence
    Comic books were a lifesaver for illustrator Catia Chien. As an child immigrant to the U.S., growing up inside a dysfunctional family, she struggled to find her voice, but instead connected expression through art. Chien gives her Brief but Spectacular take on creating from the inside out.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2017
    Length: 186