Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • News Wrap: Veteran of Reagan admin. tapped for trade rep.
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Ford announced it’s scrapping plans to build a factory in Mexico and will instead create 700 jobs at Michigan plant. The announcement came after President-elect Donald Trump chastised General Motors on Twitter. Also, Mr. Trump tapped Reagan administration veteran Robert Lighthizer as his nominee for the U.S. Trade Representative.
    Original Air Date: January 3, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump delivered brief remarks to reporters at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida in December. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Monday, January 2, 2017

  • How sports gave way to singing for this rising star
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, J’Nai Bridges dreamed of playing professional basketball, but when she chose choir as her senior year elective, her teachers immediately recognized her gift. Now she’s a rising opera star.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • An archive preserving the fragile history of the digital age
    What’s online doesn’t necessarily last forever. Content on the Internet is revised and deleted all the time. Hyperlinks “rot,” and with them goes history, lost in space. With that in mind, Brewster Kahle set out to develop the Internet Archive, a digital library with the mission of preserving all the information on the World Wide Web, for all who wish to explore. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    Dark office with many computers, one lit up
  • The French couple bringing Rwandan war criminals to justice
    In France, a wife-and-husband team has found their life’s work in helping to prosecute war crimes from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Through their organization, Alain and Dafroza Gauthier provide investigative research in hopes of bringing war criminals to justice. Special correspondent Jonathan Silvers reports.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • What will happen to Obama conservation efforts under Trump?
    In eight years, President Obama has permanently banned oil and gas drilling on hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land and used his executive power 29 times to create new national monuments. William Brangham speaks with The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin about the Obama legacy on conservation, and whether these efforts will be rolled back by Republicans.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the National Park Service at Yosemite National Park, California, U.S., June 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX2GYBQ
  • How the GOP plans to begin dismantling Obama’s legacy
    The new Congress starts work this week, with the Republicans in control of both houses. Soon, they’ll also have the White House. What’s on the GOP agenda? William Brangham talks to Lisa Desjardins, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the goal of ditching Obamacare, confirmation hearings for Trump Cabinet nominees, tax reform and more.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
  • Turkey faces daunting two-front terror threat
    What's behind the latest deadly rampage in Turkey, one in a string of terror attacks there in the past year? William Brangham speaks with Bulent Aliriza from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the two-front attack facing Turkey and how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of government officers following the summer’s coup is affecting his country’s efforts to fight terror.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    A woman reacts outside the Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2017.     REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan  - RTX2X7YJ
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 2, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, a look at Turkey’s struggle to stop terror attacks, as a manhunt continues for for the perpetrator of a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub. Also: A new year and a new president, a look back at President Obama’s efforts to conserve vast areas of land and water, prosecuting the Rwandan genocide and preserving history and culture in the digital age.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    Flowers and pictures of the victims are placed near the entrance of Reina nightclub, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan - RTX2X9V9
    January 2, 2017
  • News Wrap: ISIS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing
    In our news wrap Monday, a suicide bomber detonated a truck bomb at a Baghdad market, killing at least 36 people. Also, a riot at a Brazilian prison left at least 60 inmates dead. Officials blamed a fight between members of two criminal gangs for the attacks.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    People look at a burned vehicle at the site of car bomb attack in a busy square at Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City district, in Iraq January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - RTX2X7UQ
  • Turkey attacker still at large; ISIS claims responsibility
    In Turkey, a nationwide manhunt is underway for the attacker who opened fire on an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of New Year’s Day, killing 39. Turkey has been a key player in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria, and the attack comes two weeks after the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Istanbul. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2017
    Relatives of Fatih Cakmak, a security guard and a victim of an attack by a gunman at Reina nightclub, react during his funeral in Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2017.     REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RTX2X7K5

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Jan. 1, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, Jan. 1, a massive manhunt is underway in Turkey for a gunman who opened fire on hundreds of people celebrating the New Year. Also, North Korean defectors who escaped to the south still face difficulties. Later, journalists and media outlets confront the questions raised by this year's election and plan for what comes next. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2017
    Flowers are placed in front of a police barrier near the entrance of Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RTX2X66K
    January 1, 2017
  • Post-election, how should news outlets shift focus?
    As 2016 comes to a close, journalists and media outlets are confronting the questions raised by this year's election and planning for what comes next. James Geary, the deputy editor of the Nieman Foundation's Nieman Reports Magazine, joins the NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker to offer a post-election take on how the media can move forward.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2017
    Photo via Flickr user Jon S
  • North Koreans who escaped to south face difficulties
    An estimated 30,000 North Korean defectors live in South Korea today, according to the South Korean government. After defectors arrive, the government trains them in social customs and job skills, and gives resettlement payments to assist with housing and education costs. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy looks at several of their stories.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 31, 2016
    On this edition for Saturday, Dec. 31, the number of people killed by police in the United States dropped slightly in 2016, and DNA testing is bringing clarity to some in the African-American community. Also, learn how one journalist is facing PTSD after years of covering traumatic events. Alison Stewart anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 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
    December 31, 2016
  • The number of people killed by police dropped slightly
    This year the number of people killed by police stands at 957, down slightly from 991 in 2015, according to the Washington Post. While white men accounted for the most deaths by police, black men were three times more likely to be killed when population rates were factored in. Washington Post Reporter Kimbriell Kelly, one of the authors of the year-end report, joins Alison Stewart to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
    Police work at the scene where a man was shot by police in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSNYCC
  • Years after transatlantic slavery, DNA tests give clarity
    DNA ancestry tests in the last decade have helped some African-Americans reconcile with aspects of their identities that might have been obscured during the transatlantic slave trade. Alondra Nelson chronicles this journey in her book, "The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome." Nelson joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
    Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman is seen in a picture from the Library of Congress taken photographer H.B. Lindsley between 1860 and 1870.  The U.S. Treasury has decided to replace former President Andrew Jackson with Tubman on the U.S. $20 bill, and will put leaders of the women's suffrage movement on the back of $10 bill, Politico reported on Wednesday.  REUTERS/Library of Congress/Handout via Reuters   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX2AVQ3
  • A journalist’s story of PTSD
    Journalist Dean Yates followed stories of conflict in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for years in his job for Reuters, producing reporting around some of the region's most important events. Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that can result from exposure to traumatic events. Yates, who wrote about his experience with PTSD for Reuters last month, joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2016
    Iraq bureau chief Dean Yates stands on the roof of the Baghdad bureau as he does a live rehearsal with the New York office as part of events marking the first day of Thomson Reuters April 17, 2008. Photo By Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud/Reuters
    December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 30, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, Vladimir Putin slams U.S. expulsion of diplomats but says he will not follow suit. Also: A Syrian cease-fire is holding, the political analysis of David Brooks and David Corn, the year's best songs, looking back at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a reprise of a book about poverty and housing in America, and a singer's self-doubt.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video link, dedicated to the start of natural gas supplying from mainland Russia to Crimea, in Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters
    December 30, 2016
  • News Wrap: In Syria, fragile cease-fire appears to hold
    In our news wrap Friday, Russian president Vladimir Putin slammed U.S. sanctions and the expulsion of Russian diplomats over election-season hacking attacks, but said he would not answer in kind by expelling U.S. diplomats. Also, a fragile cease-fire appeared to hold across Syria, but sporadic violence between rebels and troops was reported near Damascus and the central city of Hama.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2016
    A man rides a bicycle near damaged buildings in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh - RTX2WY9J
  • Deterring Putin from foreign meddling is nearly impossible
    On Friday, President Vladimir Putin slammed U.S. plans to retaliate for Russia’s election hacking but said he would not toss out U.S. diplomats in turn. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to discuss Putin’s aggressive tactics on the world stage, harassment of American personnel in Moscow and the future of U.S.-Russia relations.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2016
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C)  looks back at U.S. President Barack Obama (L) as they arrive with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake, in Beijing, November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4DNDH
  • In 2016, what stood out in music
    What were the best songs and biggest musical trends of 2016? Jeffrey Brown sits down with Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times and NPR’s Ann Powers to discuss their top picks.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2016
  • Brooks and Corn on whether this is now a 'bad transition'
    In foreign affairs, it was not a quiet few days leading up to the New Year's weekend -- from Secretary of State John Kerry’s blunt parting speech about Israel to President Obama’s announcement of retaliation against the Kremlin for election hacking. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with New York Times columnist David Brooks and David Corn of Mother Jones about the week in politics.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 29, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, the Obama administration strikes back, issuing new sanctions on Russia for meddling in the U.S. Also: A Russian-brokered cease-fire in Syria, the global economic outlook of a newly tapped Trump adviser, how a California county is managing the growth of marijuana, the best movies and performances of 2016 and letters to Gwen Ifill from female journalists of color.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen,  Northern Ireland June 17, 2013.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX10R8R
    December 29, 2016
  • The most spellbinding movies of 2016
    What were the best films of 2016, and who delivered the most captivating performances? Jeffrey Brown sits down with Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post and Mike Sargent of Pacifica Radio to discuss their top picks.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
  • News Wrap: Obama announces U.S. retaliation against Russia
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Obama announced a range of actions meant to punish Russia for election meddling, including sanctions on Russian intelligence services and top officials in the unit that ordered the hacks. Also, Iraqi security forces launched the second phase of their offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Lima, Peru November 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSSHZ0
  • Budding regulation in one of California's marijuana meccas
    As more states move to legalize pot, Humboldt County, California, an epicenter of the underground marijuana industry, has begun a new, bold experiment to bring growers out of the shadows and regulate the growth, sale and environmental impact of cannabis. Special correspondent Sheraz Sadiq of KQED reports.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
  • What it means that U.S. is not part of the Syria cease-fire
    There is a new cease-fire agreement in Syria, but this time without the U.S. at the negotiating table. Will it last when so many others have failed? William Brangham speaks with Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma about the symbolic significance of the move and what’s next for the rebels, the Assad regime and Syria.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
    A boy, evacuee from a rebel-held area of Aleppo, carries blankets he received as aid in al-Kamouneh camp, Idlib province, Syria December 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah - RTX2WV6E
  • U.S. retaliates to expose, dissuade Russian aggression
    The Obama administration wanted to send a message to Russia and top levels of its government: there will be consequences for election meddling and other aggressions. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Lisa Monaco, special assistant to the president, about the intended impact of the retaliatory measures announced by President Obama.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama participates in his last news conference of the year at the White House before leaving for his annual Hawaiian Christmas holiday in Washington, U.S., December 16, 2016.     REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTX2VEAG