Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • ‘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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

  • As transgender teens struggle, one Ky. school leads the way
    Gender dysphoria is a difficult situation for a teenager to manage; nearly half of all transgender teens around the country report having suicidal thoughts. Some schools are taking steps to address the issue, such as Atherton High School in Louisville, which became Kentucky’s first to adopt an official policy for transgender students. Yasmeen Qureshi of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    DURHAM, NC - MAY 11:  A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory from enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 (HB2) that dictate what bathrooms transgender individuals can use.  (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
  • AP calls Clinton Democratic nominee; Trump alienates GOP
    The AP has declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee, a conclusion that was reaffirmed when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed her -- although Sen. Bernie Sanders is still hoping for an upset in California. Meanwhile, Donald Trump faces criticism from the GOP over his racially charged standoff with a judge. Political director Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in San Jose, California, U.S. June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX2FFO7
  • Mitch McConnell talks 'outrageous' Trump, overcoming polio
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the national face of the GOP. With five terms under his belt, McConnell is also the longest-serving senator in Kentucky history; his extended and colorful career takes center stage in his recently published memoir, “The Long Game.” McConnell joins Judy Woodruff to reflect on the state of American politics today and the 2016 presidential race.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
  • Migrants across Mediterranean face uncertainty, Mafia
    As summer arrives, thousands of migrants are embarking upon perilous Mediterranean crossings to get to Europe. In Sicily, authorities attempting to deal with the influx discovered a four-billion-dollar ruse: a migrant reception center that turned out to be a front for powerful Mafia families. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    Migrants sit in their boat during a rescue operation by Italian navy ship Grecale (unseen) off the coast of Sicily, Italy, in this handout picture courtesy of the Italian Marina Militare released on May 6 2016. Marina Militare/Handout via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.  - RTX2D3RJ
  • Light sentence for Stanford rapist sparks national outrage
    Last week, 20-year-old Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Turner was facing up to 20 years, and the lenient sentence has drawn criticism from observers -- including the victim, who had pushed in court for a harsh punishment. Judy Woodruff talks to Michelle Anderson of City University of New York for more on the case.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2016
    Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman is shown in this Santa Clara County Sheriff's booking photo taken January 18, 2015, and received June 7, 2016. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSGGYZ

Monday, June 6, 2016

  • Can either party achieve unity after contentious primaries?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Donald Trump’s racially charged standoff with a federal judge, how a diverse electorate could hurt Trump in the general election and whether the Democrats or the Republicans are in a tougher spot.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
  • News Wrap: Tropical storm slams FL; Syrian forces make gains
    In our news wrap Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared emergencies in 34 counties after Tropical Storm Colin brought 50-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain to the Panhandle coast. Also, U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the city of Manbij -- the Islamic State’s last stronghold on the Turkish border -- which sits on a major supply route to the Islamic State capital of Raqqa.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    ENGLEWOOD, FL - JUNE 06: Jody Green tries to control her umbrellas as she walks along the beach as waves from Tropical Storm Colin crash along the shore on June 6, 2016 in Englewood, Florida. The Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency with Tropical Storm Colin as it brings high winds and a serious threat of flooding.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • In Democratic race, CA’s delegate haul still up for grabs
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton inched closer to the party’s nomination with primary wins in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands over the weekend. But she and Sen. Bernie Sanders are neck-and-neck in the Golden State, which boasts the largest delegate prize of the election cycle. As Californians prepare to head to the polls Tuesday night, both candidates are going all-in. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2016
    LOS ANGELES, CA- JUNE 04: Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Olympic Plaza on Saturday June 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. The primary in California is June 7th. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)