Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Debate on wisdom of deadly Yemen raid gets political
    Questions linger over the deadly raid by U.S. Navy SEALS targeting al-Qaida in Yemen in late January. Now the success or failure of the military operation has become a political debate. Audie Cornish speaks with Nancy Youssef, national security correspondent at BuzzFeed, about the logistics of how the Yemen raid was greenlighted, as well as the continued fallout.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2017
    A man walks past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa, Yemen February 6, 2017. Picture taken February 6, 2017.  REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RTX2ZZOC
  • How should companies navigate polarized politics today?
    How should companies navigate the new political climate under President Trump? From political Super Bowl ads to Trump-brand boycotts, we seem to be seeing the rise of a new partisan consumerism. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2017
    An Ivanka Trump-branded blouse is seen for sale at off-price retailer Winners in Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 3, 2017.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren - RTX2ZKAI
  • What happens when the zoo has a snow day
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we peek in on Portland’s Oregon Zoo, and learn how both animals and zookeepers cope with snowstorms.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2017
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  • Outrage in Arizona over undocumented mother’s deportation
    In Arizona, President Trump’s broadened deportation program hit home. The detention of a 35-year-old mother of two who has lived in the U.S. illegally for decades sparked protests overnight, as activists barred entrances to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. Daniel González of The Arizona Republic gives Judy Woodruff the latest on last night’s demonstrations.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2017
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 8, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, House Speaker Paul Ryan sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss fallout from President Trump’s immigration order, relations with Russia, the Republican tax plan and more. Also: Sen. Elizabeth Warren on clashes over Trump cabinet picks, using the body’s immune system to fight cancer and a massive crack in an ice shelf forces Antarctic researchers to evacuate.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
    February 8, 2017
  • Cancer immunotherapy has life-saving powers -- and limits
    For some patients, the body’s own natural immune system is being used to fight their cancer. Meet a woman who has lived years past her doctors’ prognosis, thanks to the emerging field of immunotherapy. Then Hari Sreenivasan discusses the promise and limits of the treatment with Matt Richtel of The New York Times and Jeff Bluestone, director of the UCSF Hormone Research Institute.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
  • Massive ice shelf break forces researchers to evacuate
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, British researchers have monitored changes in the world’s atmosphere from a remote lab in Antarctica for more than 60 years. Now, for the first time the state-of-the-art facility will close -- at least temporarily -- after a nearly 30-mile long crack opened up on the ice shelf.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump urges judges to uphold immigration ban
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump escalated his war of words with the federal judges considering challenges to his immigration order, saying even if "you were a bad student in high school, you can understand this." Also, newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos used her first day on the job to appeal to department staffers for unity.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Chief Executive Officer of Intel Brian Krzanich in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2017.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX306PD
  • Paul Ryan on Trump, Russia and GOP goals
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sits down with Judy Woodruff for an extended interview. They discuss Ryan’s relationship with President Trump, why he would never support a Muslim ban, finding common purpose with Steve Bannon, why he thinks restarting a relationship with Russia won't work, plus Republican plans for tax reform, health care, infrastructure and more.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
  • Elizabeth Warren explains why she opposes Jeff Sessions
    Partisan tensions came to a head on Tuesday over the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was chastised and officially silenced after reading out loud a decades-old letter by the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. that called Sessions' record on race "reprehensible." Lisa Desjardins reports and Audie Cornish interviews Warren.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Children of color with autism face disparities of care
    African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at older ages than white children, missing years of potential intervention and treatment. Special correspondent John Donvan and producer Karen Zucker meet a black family who struggled to find community and resources for their son with autism, but are now helping others who need answers and support.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
  • Trump immigration order intent questioned in appeals court
    A federal appeals court heard arguments on Tuesday whether to override a lower court on President Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration. How did the attorneys lay out their cases and what’s at stake? Audie Cornish speaks with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
    UNITED STATES - MAY 11:  Courtroom one, James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building, San Francisco, California (Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
  • Amnesty documents 'human slaughterhouse' in Assad's Syria
    Somewhere between 5,000 and 13,000 people were tortured and executed at one Syrian military prison between 2011 and 2015, according to Amnesty International. A new report alleges that officials at the high level of government approved the killings. William Brangham discusses the disturbing details and larger implications with Amnesty’s Sunjeev Bery.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 7, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, a federal appeals court takes up President Trump's controversial immigration order. Also: Fact-checking the claim that the press underreports terror attacks, shocking details of a Syrian prison, how Betsy DeVos could reshape education policy, unique challenges for black children with autism and a new take on Timothy McVeigh's motivation for the Oklahoma City bombing.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
    David Pearce protests outside the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse in San Francisco, California February 7, 2017, ahead of the Court hearing arguments regarding President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. RREUTERS/Noah Berger - RTX302FK
    February 7, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump vows to keep fighting for travel ban
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump vowed to keep fighting for his executive order that temporarily stopped citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. That order was headed for appeals court after being blocked by a federal judge on Friday. Also, Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder acknowledged he once had an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 7, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX300SC
  • The roots of the America's biggest domestic terror attack
    The 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing was the largest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. A new documentary on the PBS series American Experience takes a fresh look at the events and motivations that led to the attack by Timothy McVeigh, and finds resonance for today. Jeffrey Brown interviews director Barak Goodman.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
    - FILE PHOTO 22MAY95 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building stands ready for implosion in Oklahoma City in this May 22, 1995 file photo. This view is from what used to be a parking lot north of the building. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh spent the last night of his life in a small, windowless cell not far from the chemicals and devices that will be used to kill him on June 11, 2001 for a crime that took 168 lives and shook a complacent America to the core. - RTXKK73
  • Fact-check: Are terror attacks underreported by the media?
    President Trump and his team have repeatedly said that the news media either ignores or pays less attention to terrorist incidents, prompting White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to release a list of past attacks. Judy Woodruff speaks with Philip Bump of The Washington Post to fact-check the accuracy of those claims, and to examine the possible strategy behind Spicer’s list.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2017
    White House spokesman Sean Spicer holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington February 7, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX301Q4
  • How Betsy DeVos could reshape national education policy
    The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as as education secretary Tuesday, but not without significant political division and an outpouring of public opposition. Audie Cornish talks with Lisa Desjardins about the confirmation battle that DeVos faced, then discusses what her confirmation means for policymakers and schools with Emma Brown of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump applauds as his choice for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at a rally in December. Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters

Monday, February 6, 2017

  • Is there hope for threatened coral reefs in the deep ocean?
    A third of the planet’s coral reef ecosystems are at risk of being damaged by warming sea temperatures and subsequent coral bleaching. Is it possible for these sea creatures to survive and adapt? NewsHour’s science producer Nsikan Akpan and producer Matt Ehrichs investigate this question on a voyage deep below the Atlantic Ocean.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
  • New England Patriots score an amazing comeback
    Football fans who went to bed early on Super Bowl Sunday probably assumed the Atlanta Falcons had it wrapped up. But the New England Patriots made a historic comeback, forcing the game into overtime and scoring the winning touchdown. Jeffrey Brown talks with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's "The Gist" podcast, about why the team’s fifth Super Bowl win had special significance.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
    New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi trophy as interviewer Terry Bradshaw approaches after his team defeated the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif   - RTX2ZRGG
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 6, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump's immigration ban faces court challenges. We examine legal arguments for and against the executive order. Also: A look at the inner workings of the White House on Politics Monday, the elusive Obamacare promise of better treatment at lower costs and a stunning Super Bowl comeback for the Patriots.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
    Tareq Aziz (L) and his brother Ammar Aziz (2nd L), Yemeni nationals who were delayed entry into the U.S. because of the recent travel ban, smile as they are reunited with their family at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, U.S. February 6, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2ZV9R
    February 6, 2017
  • How both sides see the Trump travel ban legal challenge
    A Constitutional showdown is underway over President Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration. In Seattle, a federal judge issued a temporary halt to Trump’s travel ban, resulting in an appeal from the Justice Department. John Yang gets two takes on the legal arguments from Washington state Attorney General Robert Ferguson and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
    Chicago area immigration attorney Diana Mendoza Pacheco offers her assistance to arriving passengers at O'Hare airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski - RTX2YWOD
  • Does this Obamacare experiment offer significant savings?
    One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act was to develop organizations that offer doctors and hospitals a deal: In exchange for more efficient care for Medicare recipients, providers receive a share of the savings as a bonus. Now that ACOs have become embedded in the health care system, are they really working? Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
  • Is the Trump administration struggling to get up to speed?
    Little more than two weeks into President Trump’s administration, there are reports of early struggles behind the scenes for the president and his staff. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, NPR's Tamara Keith and Glenn Thrush of The New York Times join John Yang to discuss the inner workings of the White House and the lag in hiring and confirmations for the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump visits CENTCOM, defends travel ban
    In our news wrap Monday, President Trump spoke about "radical Islamic" terror attacks on his first visit to U.S. Central Command, where he also criticized the press. On Twitter, he attacked the judge who halted key provisions of his travel ban. Also, in a showdown over nominee Betsy DeVos, Senate Democrats said they planned to hold the Senate floor overnight until tomorrow's confirmation vote.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump attends a lunch with members of the U.S. military during a visit at the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) headquarters in Tampa, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2ZWGG

Sunday, February 5, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 5, 2017
    On this episode for Sunday, Feb. 5, President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries could head to the U.S. Supreme Court as the debate continues on the constitutionality of the executive order. Later, hear from Syrians in Allentown, Pa. who are divided about the ban. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2017
    Fuad Sharef, an Iraqi with an immigration visa who was prevented with his family from boarding a flight to New York a week ago, kisses his relatives goodbye at his home in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region in northern Iraq February 4, 2017, before going to the airport to fly, on Turkish Airlines, to Nashville, Tennessee, his new home. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2ZNJ0
    February 5, 2017
  • A look at the first two week’s of Trump’s presidency
    More than two weeks into his term, President Donald Trump has raised questions among some GOP members about his Republican beliefs and attacked a federal judge in Seattle over a ruling about Trump’s immigrant ban. To help analyze the latest political developments in the new administration, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump arrives for the inauguration ceremonies swearing him in as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson  - RTSWI5B
  • Trump’s immigrant ban could lead to U.S. Supreme Court
    One federal appeals court has weighed in on the Trump administration’s immigration ban, and should another appeals court in another region of the country offer a competing view, it could send the debate to the U.S. Supreme Court. To discuss the legal ramifications of the immigration ban, University of Texas Law School Professor Steve Vladeck joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2017
    US Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy (L), John Roberts and Clarence Thomas arrive for the inauguration ceremonies to swear in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSWHJZ