Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Arctic journey shows the glaring effects of climate change
    A Finnish icebreaker has completed the Northwest Sea passage, which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans across the Arctic. The trip, from Vancouver to Greenland’s capital city Nuuk, took 24 days -- a new record, in part because climate change has melted sea ice, making the journey easier. Frank Jordans, an Associated Press reporter who took the trip, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Greenland.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2017
    Length: 222
    A general view of the port of Nuuk

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

  • News Wrap: Tillerson talks Russia sanctions, North Korea
    In the our news wrap Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a rare appearance in front of news reporters, commenting on tensions with Russia and North Korea and brushing aside speculation that he's seeking a way out of the State Department. Also, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans are still examining options for another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 317
    Tillerson holds a press conference in Washington
  • Prosecutor weighs in on Trump’s hand in Russia statement
    What did President Trump know and say about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer? The Washington Post reports that the president was more involved than the White House and his attorney have let on, personally crafting a statement for Donald Trump Jr. Lisa Desjardins reports and Judy Woodruff talks to former federal prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg about the legal questions being raised.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 458
  • What we know about a debunked Fox News story lawsuit
    An explosive lawsuit filed by a longtime Fox News commentator revisits the unsolved murder of Seth Rich, a young DNC staff member, and a false news story about his death. Rod Wheeler says he was misquoted by Fox and alleges that the White House had a role in the story’s perpetuation. The White House has denied the claim. Jeffrey Brown unpacks this complicated story with NPR’s David Folkenflik.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 410
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 1, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, The Washington Post reports that President Trump dictated a misleading public statement for his son about a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Also: The lawsuit surrounding a debunked Fox News story, Sen. Jeff Flake calls for a return to conservatism, Venezuelan opposition leaders dragged away, Flint's water crisis and the controversial history of Southern cooking.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 3306
    August 1, 2017
  • Venezuela crisis deepens as opposition leaders are arrested
    Venezuelan security agents descended in the dead of night, seizing opposition leaders from their homes. Their arrests came after Sunday's deeply divisive election to fill a new assembly tasked with rewriting the country's constitution. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the unrest in Venezuela and the American response.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 239
  • Opioid treatment needs more funding, says N.C. governor
    What needs to be done to combat the national opioid crisis? A commission organized by President Trump released its initial recommendations on Monday, saying it was time to declare a national health emergency, among other suggestions. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin talks with Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., a member of the commission, about what would help ease the epidemic.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 366
  • What Flint’s superintendent did to protect kids from lead
    Flint, Michigan’s superintendent is leading a comprehensive effort to mitigate the effects of lead on his students. Since alarmingly high levels of lead were found two years ago, the school district taken several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand in the way of their kids' education. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 370
  • A feast of African-American culinary contributions
    In chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty's new book, ancestry -- both his own and that of Southern food -- is a central theme. With "The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South," Twitty addresses the complicated story of race, culture and food and its legacy today. Jeffrey Brown talks with Twitty about his mission in writing this book.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 449
  • Sen. Flake: It's not conservative to stay silent about Trump
    In his new book “Conscience of a Conservative,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., examines where his own party has gone wrong, calls for a return to conservatism and criticizes the man at the top of the ticket. Sitting down with Judy Woodruff for a conversation, the Republican senator speaks out about President Trump but says he has “done nothing” that would force lawmakers to kick him out of office.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2017
    Length: 521

Monday, July 31, 2017

  • Will U.S. sanctions have an effect on Venezuela's turmoil?
    Today the United States Treasury Department issued financial sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a day after he won a sweeping victory in a nationwide referendum to rewrite the country's constitution.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 281
  • Putin retaliation for sanctions echoes Cold War tit-for-tat
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's demand that the U.S. reduce its staff in Russia by hundreds of personnel is the latest diplomatic flash point in a tense relationship that he and President Trump had sought to improve. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 217
  • Another top Trump official is gone. Here’s how we got here
    Anthony Scaramucci, the newly installed White House communications director, was removed after 11 days on the job. The move comes as John Kelly began his first day as President Trump's chief of staff. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest exit in a series of shakeups in the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 169
  • News Wrap: U.S slaps Venezuela's Maduro with sanctions
    In the our news wrap Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the election of a new legislative body that would give him sweeping new powers. However, the U.S. slapped Maduro with financial sanctions, with President Trump calling the leader a “dictator” in a statement. Also, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 256
  • How should U.S. respond to North Korea’s missiles?
    North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday that experts said could strike at least half of the continental U.S. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the response by the U.S. and allies and William Brangham examines options for dealing with the North with Robert Gallucci of Georgetown University and Michael Pillsbury of the Hudson Institute.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 665
  • PBS NewsHour full episode July 31, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump removes his controversial communications director on the day his new chief of staff takes over. Also: The expanding range of North Korean missiles, Russian sanctions prompt tit-for-tat from Putin, political stakes for the new White House chief of staff, surfer girls making waves in Bangladesh, lessons from Watergate and remembering Sam Shepard.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 3265
    July 31, 2017
  • Can John Kelly tame the tumult at the White House?
    Can John Kelly bring order to the White House? Stuart Rothenberg of Inside Elections and Tamara Keith of NPR join William Brangham to discuss the removal of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, whether the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is dead, plus the Alabama special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 491
  • Bangladesh's surfer girls make waves
    In Bangladesh's only beach town, there are just a handful of girls who ride the waves. In fact, most people there frown upon seeing girl surfers, who have faced threats from conservative Muslims in the neighborhood. But surfing makes them feel empowered when they might otherwise be expected to assume traditional roles and marry before they become adults. Special correspondent Tania Rashid reports.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 452
  • What we can learn from Nixon’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre’
    Dubbed the "Saturday Night Massacre," the political drama that unfolded on October 20, 1973, pitted a president against the Justice Department and has drawn parallels to today. William Ruckelshaus is one of the officials who refused to carry out an order from President Nixon to fire a special prosecutor investigating Watergate. Ruckelshaus joins Judy Woodruff to look back at what happened.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 442
  • Sam Shepard gave voice to the drama of the heartland
    Sam Shepard, long considered one of America's great playwrights of the modern era, offered a powerfully American voice in works that portrayed the darker side of American family life. He was also a renowned actor, earning an Oscar nomination. Jeffrey Brown looks back at his life and work with playwright and actor Tracy Letts after Shepard’s death at age 73.
    Original Air Date: July 31, 2017
    Length: 407

Sunday, July 30, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 30, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, July 30, tensions rise following last week’s missile test by North Korea, and a deadly assault in the Philippines under the president’s violent crackdown on suspected drug users. In our signature segment, a model of social responsibility gains a foothold in American business. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2017
    Length: 0
    People watch news report showing North Korea's Hwasong-14 missile launch on electronic screen at Pyongyang station
  • How one reporter uncovered the world of phone scams
    How do phone scams actually work? That’s what Alex Goldman, co-host of Gimlet Media podcast Reply All, wondered recently when he answered a call and found himself the target of an attempted phone scam. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the results of his investigation, which was detailed on a recent episode of Reply All.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2017
    Length: 111
    SIM cards lie on a table in this photo illustration taken in Sarajevo
  • At hacker convention, a spotlight on election security
    Hackers, lawyers, security officials and government employees gather annually in Las Vegas for the Def Con security convention. This year, hackers were able to penetrate a touch screen voting machine used in a 2014 Virginia election in less than two hours. Robert McMillan, who covered the conference for the Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan from San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2017
    Length: 0
    def con
  • Can some corporations become forces for good?
    While publicly-held American corporations are responsible to shareholders to maximize profits, a group of businesses say they’re approaching their enterprises differently, with an eye toward environmental sustainability and workers’ rights. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker reports on a classification of businesses that are attempting to incorporate social responsibility into their practice.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2017
    Length: 0

Saturday, July 29, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode July 29, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, July 29, the White House moves forward with a new chief of staff, and while the Affordable Care Act remains, some people are left with few insurance options. And, will Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s power expand after a Sunday vote? Later, India creates a biometric database amid concerns over privacy. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2017
    Length: 0
    A villager goes through the process of eye scanning for UID database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan
  • Some people enrolled under ACA have few insurance options
    Senate Republicans failed this week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which has provided insurance to 12 million people. Most people enrolled under the ACA have at least two insurers to choose from, but next year, 3 million people may have only one choice, and people living in 45 counties could be left with none. Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2017
    Length: 0
    An entrance sign to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is seen in Dallas
  • Venezuelans protest expanding presidential power
    Venezuela on Sunday will hold an election for a new national assembly that could rewrite its constitution. Parties opposed to President Nicolas Maduro, whose party has presided over a severe economic downturn in recent years, are boycotting the vote for fear the new assembly would expand executive powers. Reuters reporter Brian Ellsworth joins Hari Sreenivasan from Caracas.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2017
    Length: 0
    Demonstrators clash with riot security forces while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas
  • India’s national ID program raises privacy concerns
    Since 2010, India has undertaken what is by far the largest citizen registration drive in history by documenting most of its 1.3 billion people into a single national identification database. The system assigns a number and records fingerprints and iris scans. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the country's biometric database and the privacy concerns it raises.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2017
    Length: 0
    A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for UID database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan