Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  • News Wrap: Comey defends decision to disclose Clinton probe
    In our news wrap Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey spent hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee, rejecting criticism that he's mishandled investigations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Also, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a compromise bill to fund the government through September.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 558
    FBI Director James Comey is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS14ZWC
  • How rape is used as a weapon in South Sudan's war
    Rape has become a tool of war in South Sudan, wielded against women of rival tribes. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from a camp for people fleeing ethnic violence where most women are rape survivors and they don’t dare leave because they fear they will be violently assaulted.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2017
    Length: 344

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 2, 2017
    PBS NewsHour full episode May 2, 2017
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 3293
    FILE PHOTO: A combination of file photos showing Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, January 15, 2016 and U.S. President Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool/Lucas Jackson/File Photos TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS14Q0M
    FULL PROGRAM
    May 2, 2017
  • New Nixon biography reveals his 'most reprehensible' act
    In what ways is Richard Nixon still with us in our political culture? John Farrell, author of "Richard Nixon: The Life," joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss Nixon’s Dickensian childhood and how it influenced his polarized politics, his mix of idealism and inclination toward dark intrigue, as well as the revelation that Nixon helped sabotage the Paris peace talks to end the Vietnam War.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 0
    FILE PHOTO 9AUG74 - U.S. President Richard Nixon (L), listened to by First lady Pat Nixon and daughter Tricia Nixon (R), says goodbye to family and staff in the White House East Room on August 9, 1974. On Monday it will be 25 years since Nixon resigned his office, or "resigned in disgrace" as many of the news accounts would say, as it became clear the House of Representatives would impeach him for Watergate misdeeds and the Senate would follow by convicting him. In the quarter century since that day, historians, politicians and Nixon himself until he died on April 22, 1994, have argued his legacy and how his resignation -- the first by an American president -- changed the highest office in the land. - RTXJ4K6
  • The ripple effects of what Trump says and tweets
    President Trump has given a flurry of interviews in the past week and made a dizzying amount of news, offering controversial and sometimes contradictory comments on topics ranging from North Korea to the Civil War. Judy Woodruff tries parsing the president’s words with Lisa Desjardins, Yeganeh Torbati of Reuters and Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 686
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he presents the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS14TXV
  • Millions on the brink of starvation in South Sudan
    Countless numbers of people in South Sudan are on the run from government troops, targeted because of their tribe amid a brutal civil war. Communities hide in the wilderness to avoid violence, but there is nothing to eat, fueling a man-made famine as aid agencies struggle to reach people. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 457
    Women wait in line during a UNICEF supported mobile health clinic in the village of Rubkuai, Unity State, South Sudan, February 16, 2017. Picture taken February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola - RTSZG0U
  • News Wrap: Trump, Putin agree to step up Syria diplomacy
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for the first time since the U.S. attacked a Syrian air base agreeing to step up diplomacy in Syria. Also, the head of Thailand's military junta says he's now expecting improved relations with the U.S. after President Trump assured him of closer ties.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 323
    FILE PHOTO: A combination of file photos showing Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, January 15, 2016 and U.S. President Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool/Lucas Jackson/File Photos TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS14Q0M
  • '13 Reasons Why' is provocative, but is it dangerous?
    Netflix’s new drama “13 Reasons Why” centers on a teenage girl’s suicide. And although the show may bring awareness to mental health issues, some worry the depiction strays from entertainment to pose a threat to impressionable students. William Brangham explores the controversy with Dr. Christina Conolly of Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools and Variety’s Sonia Saraiya.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 0
  • To control kids' asthma, this program clears the air at home
    For most of the roughly 25 million people in the U.S. with asthma, the disease can be controlled. But uncontrolled asthma can lead to expensive medical interventions. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports on a California program that tries to keep asthmatic kids healthy in the place where they spend most of their time: at home.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2017
    Length: 0

Monday, May 1, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 1, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, Congress reaches a deal to keep the government funded through September. Also: President Trump's controversial White House invitation to the Philippines' strongman leader, the civil war ravaging South Sudan, an investigation into thousands of sexual assaults at school, a busy week on Capitol Hill starts with Politics Monday and a behind-the-scenes look at Instagram.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 0
    FULL PROGRAM
    May 1, 2017
  • How Instagram pictures the world
    A startup no longer, Instagram boasts 700 million monthly active users and counting. As it grows, the free, photo-sharing mobile app is grappling with how to innovate and stay relevant, as well as how to foster a safe community. But with 95 million uploads a day, monitoring is a tall order. Judy Woodruff reports from California.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 452
  • South Sudan's civil war spirals into genocide
    South Sudan was founded in 2011, and now it’s on the edge of collapse: Forces allied to the president and vice president have been fighting along tribal lines. Murderous raids on civilian communities are a favored tactic, and UN peacekeepers have been criticized for not doing more to stop them. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 552
    People who fled fighting in South Sudan are seen walking at sunset on arrival at Bidi Bidi refugee's resettlement camp near the border with South Sudan, in Yumbe district, northern Uganda December 7, 2016. REUTERS/James Akena - RTX2V727
  • Student sexual assault more common than we thought
    Sexual abuse of students by other students happens more frequently in schools than reported, according to a new investigative report. Associated Press reporters tallied during a four-year period at least 17,000 cases around the country, including many that were treated as bullying or hazing instead. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Emily Schmall of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 335
    File photo of school buses by Getty Images.
  • Early home movies capture White House life in color
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, recently unveiled home movies shed colorful new light on President Herbert Hoover's White House. An archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum discovered that the home movies taken by the first lady weren't black and white as previously thought.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 154
    President Herbert Hoover in an undated photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
  • How Congress compromised to prevent a shutdown
    Congress' first bipartisan deal of the Trump era is a massive spending deal that keeps government running through the fall and boosts funding for the Pentagon and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But to get needed Democratic votes on board, a number of President Trump's top priorities were cast aside. Lisa Desjardins joins William Brangham for a closer look.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 429
    UNITED STATES - MAY 1: Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., conduct a news conference in the Capitol's Senate press gallery on the bipartisan agreement to fund the government on May 1, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
  • Why Trump's embrace of Duterte is raising alarm
    In a "very friendly" phone call, President Trump extended a surprise White House invitation to Filippino President Duterte, prompting outcry from human rights advocates. Thousands of people have been killed under Duterte in an anti-drug crackdown. Former State Department official David Kramer joins William Brangham to discuss Mr. Trump's relationships with authoritarian leaders.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 457
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila
  • News Wrap: May Day demonstrators protest Trump policies
    In our news wrap Monday, demonstrators in more than 200 cities took to the streets in massive May Day events, mostly directed toward President Trump’s policies. Also, the South and Midwest are bracing for more severe weather after powerful weekend storms killed at least 16 people.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 228
    Protesters gather at McArthur Park for the May Day protest march in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot - RTS14OLW
  • Does spending bill set Congress up for a bigger fight later?
    Congress was able to agree on a compromise deal to avert a government shutdown, but a bigger fight may come in the fall when the current spending bill runs out. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join William Brangham to discuss the spending deal, plus the current state of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and President Trump’s 100-day rally.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2017
    Length: 228

Sunday, April 30, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 30, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, April 30, half of the immigrants detained in raids in the days after President Donald Trump took office either had traffic violations or clean records. Later, hospitals across the country are cutting jobs and researchers are using drones to prevent human-elephant conflicts in Tanzania. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 1503
    A "NO I.C.E." (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) sign seen on a pedestrian overpass crossing a freeway in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • Hospitals are cutting jobs across the nation
    Under mounting financial pressures, hospitals across the country are slashing jobs and clinical services. The reasons range from financial to political, and among them are escalating costs and uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act. Casey Ross, who reported on this issue for health news website STAT, joins Hari Sreenivasan to look at the causes of hospital staff reductions.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 209
    Hospital emergency sign in California
  • Half targeted by ICE had traffic convictions or no record
    Shortly after President Donald Trump took office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement began arresting hundreds of immigrants in visible raids across the U.S. Internal documents, obtained by the Washington Post, show that half had either no criminal record or traffic convictions. Maria Sacchetti, one of the reporters who broke the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 212
    ICE officers detain a suspect as they conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Los Angeles
  • Drones keep elephants away from people in Tanzania
    In the Serengeti region in Tanzania, conflict can arise between humans and the elephants that graze on their crops. The U.S.-based nonprofit RESOLVE is testing a new way to reduce these clashes while protecting both elephants and humans: drones. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay traveled to Tanzania to learn more about the technique.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2017
    Length: 582
    elephant

Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 29, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, April 29, a reflection on President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office and whether he is fulfilling his promises. Later, the Trump administration is proposing corporate tax reforms in an attempt to lure companies that have gone overseas back to the U.S. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 1503
    Trump departs the White House in Washington
  • What a president’s first 100 days actually tells us
    April 29 marks President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, a common benchmark for measuring the achievements of incoming presidents. The standard was set by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose leadership in 1933 pushed a flurry of major legislation through Congress. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Megan Thompson for analysis.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 216
    U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a roundtable discussion with farmers at the White House in Washington, U.S. April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RTS13WDO
  • Climate marchers urge Trump to protect environment
    As President Donald Trump reached the 100th day of his presidency, tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., for the People’s Climate March, with similar demonstrations around the country. Protesters called for environmental protections even as Trump has proposed cutting funding for science programs and signed an executive order to expand offshore drilling for oil in the Arctic.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 109
    Protesters dressed as the earth and U.S. President Donald Trump pretend to fight during the Peoples Climate March near the White House in Washington
  • Corporations go overseas to avoid U.S. taxes
    On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced a portion of its tax plan, including a cut in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to a 15 percent. The plan aims to bring revenue back into the country from U.S. companies holding it overseas in order to avoid paying taxes. Newshour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 588
    United States one dollar bills seen on a light table at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington
  • Looking back at LA riots after beating of Rodney King
    Twenty-five years ago, parts of Los Angeles erupted with anger after four white police officers who were filmed beating motorist Rodney King with batons were acquitted of assault. Riots lasted for five days, left 63 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 buildings. Marymount University professor Fernando Guerra joins Megan Thompson for more.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2017
    Length: 208
    Riot police guard Hollywood Boulevard

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • News Wrap: Congress approves short-term funding bill
    In our news wrap Friday, the House and Senate approved a short-term funding bill to prevent a government shutdown at midnight. Lawmakers hope next week to finish a spending package to fund the government through the end of September. Also, two U.S. Army rangers killed in Afghanistan may have been the victims of friendly fire.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2017
    Length: 245

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