Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • Trump’s ‘rollercoaster’ of a career marked by self-interest
    Donald Trump has tried to sell himself as a successful businessman who can boost American prosperity. But specifics about his dealings and debt may tell a different story. William Brangham learns more from Marc Fisher of The Washington Post and Tim O'Brien of Bloomberg to get a glimpse into Donald Trump as an entrepreneur.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
  • Two horses who led funerals at Arlington given new homes
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, every morning at the Arlington Cemetery, horses and their human riders perform a choreographed funeral procession in honor of the nation’s fallen veterans. These horses usually serve for 10 years, but two recently had a need for a new home.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
  • Clinton rebukes Trump for Putin comments
    Hillary Clinton condemned Donald Trump’s comments on foreign policy a day after Wednesday night’s “Commander-in-Chief” forum hosted by NBC News. During the forum, Clinton was repeatedly asked about her classified emails and Trump got a question on his views regarding Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
  • What Donald Trump’s tax returns could reveal
    Donald Trump stands alone as a presidential candidate who refuses to release his tax returns. The GOP nominee says he is waiting until the Internal Revenue Service finishes its audit, a process that could last as long as seven years. Hillary Clinton and her supporters say he must be hiding something. Lisa Desjardins offers some context behind the headlines.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
  • The art of making pictures speak to children
    Christian Robinson says he had a hard time reading as a child, and so he didn’t have a great relationship with books. But he could always find solace in drawing. Today, he has turned his childhood hobby into a career as an illustrator, using images to speak and “reflect the diverse world that we live in.” Christian Robinson offers his Brief But Spectacular take on illustration as communication.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016
  • NYC program helps refugee kids prepare for school
    Students at the Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City are taking their first steps to adjusting to life in a U.S. classroom. This year's class of 118 students comes from families who have been granted asylum in the U.S. The NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano has the story.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

  • Why Chicago hasn’t yet escaped an epidemic of gun violence
    How do you stop a “contagious” outbreak of violence? For Chicago, 2016 is already the deadliest year in more than two decades. John Yang visits the city to understand why the problem is so entrenched and to meet the people who are trying to change things.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
  • The weaver who helped resurrect an endangered Lao artform
    When President Obama took the stage at the Asean Summit, he stood at a podium decorated with traditional Lao textiles, made by the first American company allowed to do business in the country since the Vietnam War. Special correspondent Mike Cerre profiles the weaver whose company has improved diplomatic relations and economic stability and helped save an endangered craft.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
  • Why it’s so hard to fight extremist propaganda online
    How do you deter people from being seduced by messages of extremism on social media? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at some of the strategies, including videos that provide a counter-narrative to the Islamic State and a computer program that uses digital signatures to track the movement of images on the internet.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
  • News Wrap: Obama urges Americans to learn about others
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama toured a centuries-old Buddhist Temple during his visit to Laos and held a town hall with youth leaders from across Southeast Asia. The president urged Americans to learn about the world and reject isolationism. Also, Donald Trump campaigned in Philadelphia, calling for big increases in military funding ahead of a televised forum Wednesday night.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016
  • New poll numbers show a tightening presidential race
    Nationally, the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is getting closer; an average of polls show Clinton's post-convention bounce is over. Lisa Desjardins examines both candidates' polling strengths and Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz join Judy Woodruff for a breakdown of the electorate and how the candidates can drive home their messages.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • Millions of unexploded U.S. bombs still kill, maim in Laos
    The United States dropped 290 million bombs on Laos between 1964 and 1973. On Tuesday, President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the country, promising to provide the Laotian people to remove the unexploded bombs that remain. Special correspondent Mike Cerre offers a glimpse of life in Laos today and the mission to end the deadly legacy of the Vietnam War.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
  • Fox News ends Ailes era with sexual harassment settlement
    Fox News will pay a $20 million settlement to former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson over her allegations of sexual harassment by former CEO Roger Ailes. Fox also issued a rare apology to Carlson. Judy Woodruff learns more from Stephen Battaglio of the Los Angeles Times.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
  • Inside the high-tech hunt for terrorists
    Take a look at the room 9/11 built: The operations center at the National Counterterrorism Center aggregates data in hopes that analysts will be able to predict the next terrorist attack. With the advent of “social media intelligence,” answers are everywhere, but the challenge is piecing them together. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
  • Counting the benefits of teaching math to 3-year-olds
    In Boston public schools, 3, 4 and 5-year-olds are getting their first introduction to math. Before they walk through the kindergarten door, the “Building Blocks” curriculum is designed to encourage very young children to think and talk about math concepts throughout the days, by providing lessons through innovative games. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016
  • Tim Kaine makes the case for Clinton on national security
    Tim Kaine visited Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday, to deliver an address on national security. The Democratic vice presidential nominee joins Gwen Ifill to to draw a sharp contrast between his running mate Hillary Clinton and her opposition, and to discuss Clinton’s lifelong passions, Russian hacking and what he perceives as Trump’s sexism about “presidential” qualities.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

  • An author’s aspirations in the time of Obama and Trayvon
    In "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching,” Mychal Denzel Smith discusses what it’s like growing up as a young black man in an era that saw the election of the first black president in America, as well as the killing of Trayvon Martin. Smith sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his new book.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • Can unions adapt to today's economic challenges?
    Union membership has been on the decline in the U.S. for decades, and is currently half of what it was in the 1980s. How are unions adapting in an era of stagnant wages and a growing “sharing economy”? Hari Sreenivasan talks with Harley Shaiken of the University of California, Berkeley and Mary Kay Henry, president of SEIU.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • A clothing company that’s keeping jobs in America
    Voormi transforms locally sourced Rocky Mountain sheep wool into high-end outdoor clothing. But the Colorado startup is also hoping to help transform rural communities into small manufacturing hubs, where economic development is needed the most. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • Does an endorsement from organized labor still sway voters?
    What role do labor unions play in presidential politics this election? John Yang speaks with Susan Page of USA Today and Stu Rothenberg of The Rothenberg-Gonzales Political Report about Donald Trump’s efforts to court African-Americans, a generational challenge for Hillary Clinton, what to expect as Congress returns from summer recess and more.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • What Israelis and Palestinians really think
    Corey Gil-Shuster covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new way. He asks the world what it wants to know from and about Israelis and Palestinians, goes to the streets of Israel and the West Bank to get the answers and posts the unedited responses on YouTube. NewsHour contributor Justin Kenny recently followed along with Gil-Shuster to produce this report.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • News Wrap: U.S.-Russia deal on Syria cease-fire fails
    News Wrap: U.S.-Russia deal on Syria cease-fire fails Blurb: In our news wrap Monday, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to reach a deal on a cease-fire in Syria, amid an onslaught of Islamic State attacks. Also, the Taliban carried out twin attacks near the defense ministry in Kabul, killing 24 people.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • Successes and shortfalls from this year’s G20 summit
    It was President Obama’s final official visit to China: a G20 summit with other world leaders in Hangzhou. When it was over, they had made some commitments on climate change, but on issues like China’s steel production or Syria, there was little to show from the weekend. William Brangham talks to The Washington Post’s David Ignatius and Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016
  • Candidates stress jobs and economy on Labor Day
    Labor Day is a holiday for most Americans, but it’s the start of crunch time for the presidential nominees. Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and their surrogates were on the campaign trail to push issues of labor, trade and the economy. Hillary Clinton made an unusual effort to speak with reporters, while Trump confirmed he would participate in all of the debates. Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

  • Mother Teresa declared a saint in Vatican ceremony
    Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday. St. Teresa, who died in 1997, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her lifetime of work caring for the poor in the Indian city of Calcutta. Wall Street Journal reporter Francis Rocca joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2016
  • What caused Mexico’s drug war?
    Mexico's government has been waging a war against the country's drug cartels, whose territorial fights have left tens of thousands dead. "Kingdom of Shadows," a POV documentary that comes out this month, looks at the root causes of the violence and the effects of the drug war. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Ivette Feliciano spoke with director Bernardo Ruiz.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2016
  • Why urban beekeeping is a rising trend in major cities
    Bees are critical to agricultural production, but beekeeping is actually increasing in cities like Los Angeles and New York City, where restrictions on the practice were recently lifted. In Philadelphia, where there are thousands of abandoned lots to forage, both hobbyists and commercial beekeepers are introducing hives to their backyards, roofs and gardens. Hari Sreenivasan has the story.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2016
  • Commercial airlines begin flights to Cuba
    This week, for the first time in 55 years, a commercial passenger jet flew from the U.S. to Cuba, and eight airlines are approved to run flights between the two countries. The breakthrough is part of President Barack Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Cuba. Carla Robbins, an adjunct senior fellow with the Council of Foreign Relations, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2016