Friday, November 18, 2016

  • Sessions known for tough stance on immigration
    For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial race-related remarks. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson for more on the polemical pick.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
    U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an advisor to U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, speaks to members of the Media in the lobby of Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York November 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2U9ZH
  • Trump picks outspoken critics of current security policy
    President-elect Donald Trump made two more major appointments this week: retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, join Judy Woodruff to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
    Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on "Worldwide Threats" in Washington February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2U9YI
  • DACA ‘dreamers’ fear nightmare immigration policy
    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, created in an executive order by President Obama, permits undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to work and study here on a temporary basis. Now, many are worried that President-elect Donald Trump will repeal the action -- and thus deliver drastic consequences for the 800,000 so-called “dreamers.” Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2016
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

  • Trevor Noah turns outside perspective into funny observation
    As “The Daily Show” host, South-African born comic Trevor Noah offers a different, outsider’s perspective from Jon Stewart, the man he succeeded. Noah speaks with Jeffrey Brown about how the show is handling the election of Donald Trump and how his personal experience, detailed in his new memoir “Born a Crime,” informs his understanding of struggles in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
    Television host Trevor Noah attends an interview with Reuters in New York July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz  - RTSHSWM
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 17, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, a look at the biggest names being floated for top posts in a Trump administration. Also: Concerns that a climate change denier is shaping the Trump administration's environmental policies, a program that lets foreign investors immigrate to the U.S., social media and the spread of fake news, Trevor Noah's role in comedy and why simple cartoons can be cathartic.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
    U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an advisor to U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2U6Y2
    FULL PROGRAM
    November 17, 2016
  • How online hoaxes, fake news played a role in the election
    Tech giants like Google and Facebook face mounting criticism over whether they used insufficient discretion in weeding out fake news. A Buzzfeed analysis found that false stories generated more engagement than content from real news sites in the three months before the election. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada, for more.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
    A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration taken November 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration - RTX2RSMQ
  • How cartoons remind us that life goes on
    New Yorker magazine cartoon editor Bob Mankoff says he and his staff spend an extraordinary amount of time selecting and editing the cartoons that readers might not find funny. Mankoff offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the cartoons that strike the balance between amusing and poignant.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
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  • News Wrap: Trump transition gets moving
    In our news wrap Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump received a parade of potential cabinet officers, while his running mate, Mike Pence, courted Congress. Also, President Obama had some pointed advice for his successor on dealing with Russia. In Berlin, he expressed hopes that the president-elect would confront the Kremlin when it goes too far.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence (L) meets with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2U6KP
  • What do first impressions say about Trump’s foreign policy?
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, in Mr. Trump's first face-to-face meeting with a world leader since the election. Many have wondered if the president-elect’s campaign rhetoric is the same as his foreign policy. Former Reagan administration official Michael Pillsbury and David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy join Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker conversation in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTSOSL0
  • How Trump could dismantle current environmental policy
    Donald Trump made it clear during his campaign that as president he would make substantial changes in climate policy. The president-elect has threatened to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and has tapped climate-change skeptic Myron Ebell to head the EPA transition. William Brangham speaks with David Roberts of Vox about possible changes to energy policy under a Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
    A helicopter flies over the Hudson River with One World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan in the background, on a hazy day in New York City, December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY         - RTX1XGIK
  • The visa program leaving hopeful immigrants empty-handed
    After leaving their home in Pakistan and living in Dubai, Noreen and Shehryar Iqbal aspired to move to the U.S. through the EB-5 Visa program, which grants green cards and eventually U.S. citizenship for large, job-creating investments. Now their life savings are gone and there are no green cards in sight. What happened? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2016
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

  • Outgunned ISIS uses bombs to fight Iraqi forces
    More than five weeks into the fight to retake the Mosul from ISIS, Iraqi forces and their allies must deal with extremely deadly warfare techniques, including car bombs, explosives hidden in underground tunnels and booby-traps. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Mosul.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
    Shi'ite fighters ride on a military vehicle heading toward the airport of Tal Afar during a battle with Islamic State militants in Tal Afar west of Mosul, Iraq, November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. - RTX2U0MF
  • What is Trump seeking in top foreign policy posts?
    President-elect Donald Trump is in the process of deciding who will fill critical national security and diplomatic posts. Who's in the running, and how is the international community reacting? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss that, as well as why President Obama is trying to assuage European concerns about the next president’s stances.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures as Vice President-elect Mike Pence applauds (L) at their election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2SVO0
  • News Wrap: Trump team says transition is going smoothly
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the message from the Trump transition team is that the turnover is going smoothly, amid reports to the contrary. The president-elect denied on Twitter news accounts of moderate figures being "purged" from the process and of power struggles between advisers. Also, House Democrats formally asked that Steve Bannon not be made a senior advisor in the White House.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Vice President-elect Mike Penceafter their meeting and lunch at the Naval Observatory in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2016.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2U0K3
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov 16, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, as President-elect Donald Trump begins shaping his administration, we look at potential conflicts of interest between the next president and his business ventures. Also: The CEO of the Dakota Access pipeline on the project's opposition, the hard fight for Mosul, an astronaut's adventures in space and the battle against gynecological cancers.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX2U12A
    FULL PROGRAM
    November 16, 2016
  • Many potential conflicts of interest await Trump presidency
    The Trump Organization’s assets and arrangements span the globe. As president, Donald Trump will have the authority to appoint people to make decisions that could affect his organization. To discuss the potential conflicts the president-elect could face, John Yang speaks with Robert Weissman of Public Citizen and Susanne Craig of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
    The Trump International Hotel & Tower owned by President-elect Donald Trump is seen in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. November 9, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker - RTX2SX3T
  • CEO behind Dakota Access defends pipeline
    The struggle over the Dakota Access Pipeline has intensified, as more protesters have joined the standoff and the company building the pipeline filed suit to get its last permit issued. Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, joins William Brangham to defend the project and insist it’s going forward.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
    Protesters face off with police during a protest in Mandan against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota, U.S. November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith - RTX2TVBZ
  • How setbacks and failures shaped an improbable astronaut
    It's completely improbable that Mike Massimino actually became an astronaut. With a fear of heights, impaired vision and difficulty with swimming, he calls his achievement a miracle, but his is a story of overcoming setbacks. In his new book, “Spaceman,” Massimino details his long and difficult journey. He talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
    NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, STS-125 mission specialist, is pictured as he peers through a window on the aft flight deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis during the mission's fourth spacewalk to refurbish and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope on May 17, 2009. During the eight-hour, two-minute spacewalk, Massimino and astronaut Michael Good (background), mission specialist, continued repairs and improvements to the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) that will extend the Hubble's life into the next decade.  REUTERS/NASA/Handout  (UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENT SCI TECH) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTXJJ1C
  • The challenges of fighting gynecological cancers
    PBS journalist Gwen Ifill passed away Monday after a battle with endometrial cancer. Do gynecological cancers receive the attention they deserve? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Angela Marshall of the Black Women's Health Imperative and Dr. Karen Lu of the MD Anderson Cancer Center to discuss what’s being done to diagnose and treat these cancers.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
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  • Capitol dome’s 3-year facelift unveiled
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the most recent restoration of the Capitol building is complete. We take a tour of the painstaking improvements.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2016
    The supermoon rises over the United States Capitol dome in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2016.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2THXR

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • What we can learn from the Trump transition so far
    How is President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team tackling the takeover of executive power? There’s already been some staff shakeups, including the demotion of Gov. Chris Christie and the resignation of an advisor on national security. Hari Sreenivasan gets an update from Politico’s Alex Isenstadt.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
    File photo of President-elect Donald Trump by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 15, 2016
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump begins assembling a team for his White House transition. What do these moves say about the future administration? Also: Expectations for race relations under a Trump presidency, a psychotherapist's struggle since the Paris attacks, a couple's love that broke through all boundaries and the Capitol dome gleams after a three-year restoration.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
    U.S. Representative John Mica (R-FL) (C) and Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) (R) speak with reporters as they depart with Trump campaign "Make America Great Again" hats distributed at a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2TT8N
    FULL PROGRAM
    November 15, 2016
  • Your remembrances of Gwen Ifill
    Tributes have flooded in since Gwen Ifill's death Monday, from those remembering her contributions to journalism to the impact she had on their own lives.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
    WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 23:  Gwen Ifill arrives at the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 23, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
  • News Wrap: Obama warns of ‘crude sort of nationalism’ rising
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama urged world leaders to heed the results of the U.S. election, won by Donald Trump. Saying voters are scared about the fortunes of their children, the president warned other nations to guard against a rising us vs. them mentality. Also, France and the UN stepped up appeals to President-elect Trump not to quit a global accord on climate change.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hold a press conference at Maximos Palace in Athens, Greece November 15, 2016.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX2TSNZ
  • What Bannon and Priebus mean for the Trump administration
    President-elect Donald Trump has announced two key White House positions: RNC chairman Reince Priebus as chief of staff and the controversial appointment of Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, as chief strategist and senior counselor. Joshua Green of Bloomberg Businessweek and Mark Leibovich of the New York Times Magazine join John Yang to discuss the picks.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
    CEO of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaign Stephen Bannon is pictured during a meeting with Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 20, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2MBFJ
  • Hate crimes in the U.S. have risen. How do we respond?
    Hate crimes were up 6.8 percent last year, including a 67 percent increase toward Muslim-Americans, according to new FBI statistics. To discuss factors that have led to a surge, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Rizwan Jaka of All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center, Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Eddie Glaude of Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
    Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump and in support of Muslims residents in downtown Hamtramck, Michigan, U.S. on November 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Brittany Greeson - RTX2TOIZ
  • Paris attack witness reflects on a year in recovery
    Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the deadliest attacks in Paris since the Second World War, carried out by ISIS militants. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant follows up with a witness to the attacks, Mark Colclough, a British-Danish psychotherapist, to get a sense of how the city and attack survivors are coping in its aftermath.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
    A man pays his respects during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France, November 13, 2016, after ceremonies held for the victims of last year's Paris attacks which targeted the Bataclan concert hall as well as a series of bars and killed 130 people.     REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer  - RTX2TGZ4
  • An American story about a marriage worth fighting for
    A new movie, "Loving," tells the real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested because interracial marriage was illegal in their home state. They appealed their case and won a landmark civil rights ruling at the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Brown speaks with director Jeff Nichols and others about how they brought the love story to the screen.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2016
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