Friday, June 2, 2017

  • Israel and the Arab world, 50 years after the 6-Day War
    Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, a 1967 battle between Israel and neighboring Arab nations. The war created a stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians that continues today. It’s the same standoff that confronted President Donald Trump on his recent visit to the Middle East. Fifty years later, former NewsHour correspondent Terence Smith reflects on his coverage of the war.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2017
    Length: 369

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • This is what Alzheimer’s looks like: ‘It looks like me’
    What does it feel like to be diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Pam Montana and Chris Hannafan offer their Brief but Spectacular takes on what it means to live with the disease and how their worlds have changed.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 213
  • Understanding the politics behind leaving the Paris accord
    How did politics play into President Trump’s move to withdraw the U.S. from the global agreement on combating climate change? Judy Woodruff analyzes the decision with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of, plus the effects of ongoing tensions from within the White House over the ongoing Russian investigations.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 393
  • News Wrap: U.S. to exit Paris climate agreement, says Trump
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. from the global agreement aimed at decreasing the impact of climate change. Also, the president has decided against moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for the time being, suggesting that waiting might improve chances of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 363
  • Reports suggest U.S. considering returning Russian compounds
    The Trump White House is reportedly considering returning two long-held diplomatic compounds in the U.S. to Russia, after they were seized last year in retaliation for meddling in the 2016 election. John Yang discusses that story, as well as another report that Russian spies have been turning up in odd places in the U.S., with Ali Watkins of POLITICO and The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 446
  • Gov. Brown: Move to reject Paris agreement hurts America
    California Gov. Jerry Brown’s released a statement calling President Trump’s decision Thursday to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris accord an “insane course of action.” Brown joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the potential consequences of this withdrawal and how California and other states may move forward on its own without the federal government.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 393
  • Sen. Lee: President Trump put people before Paris agreement
    President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement signals a victory for some leading Republicans. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah -- one of 22 Republican senators who signed a letter to President Trump last week urging him to withdraw from the accord -- about why he’s applauding the decision.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 418
  • PBS NewsHour full episode June 1, 2017
    Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump breaks from nearly all nations in the world by abandoning the landmark Paris agreement aimed at combatting climate change. Also: The head of the UN refugee agency on the U.S. responsibility to help migrants, a new book that addresses the "new urban crisis," new developments in the Russia file and a Brief but Spectacular take on living with Alzheimer's.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 3302
    June 1, 2017
  • UN refugee chief hopes for robust resettlement in U.S.
    Brutal wars in the Middle East, Africa and Asia have created near record high rates of refugees and displaced persons, while the Trump administration has signaled its intention to change U.S. refugee policy substantially. William Brangham speaks with Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, about his message for the United States.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 363
  • Has urban revival caused a crisis of success?
    Attract members of the "creative class" to a city and they will create jobs and spur urban renewal. But that idea, championed by noted urbanologist Richard Florida, has a double-edged downside: increased economic segregation and less affordable housing. Economics correspondent reports on how Florida wrestles with that tension in his latest book, "The New Urban Crisis."
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2017
    Length: 544

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

  • Sen. Al Franken on having a sense of humor in the Senate
    Political satire demands a different set of skills from actually practicing politics. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken explains what it’s really like to transition from entertainment to government in his new book, “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate.” Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Franken to discuss reports about Jared Kushner, Republican efforts to replace Obamacare, who’s funny in the Senate and more.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 397
    Al Franken
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 31, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, a massive bombing blast rocks Kabul, leaving scores dead and hundreds wounded. Also: Germany's ambassador discusses Europe's changing relationship with the White House, what pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord would mean, Sen. Al Franken's new memoir, changing how mothers interact with premature babies and some of the best graduation speeches of the season.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 3250
    May 31, 2017
  • News Wrap: Rohingya Muslim refugee camps devastated in storm
    In our news wrap Wednesday, a tropical cyclone that tore through southern Bangladesh has left thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees in ruined camps. Having fled persecution in Myanmar, many have lost what little they had when the storm hit. Also, there's word that ousted FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify that President Trump pressured him to drop the probe of Michael Flynn.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 173
  • Celebrities and leaders share life lessons with 2017 grads
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, if it's graduation season, then it means that politicians, actors and industry leaders are imparting sage advice and some humor to college grads around the country. We listen in to commencement speeches from Will Farrell, Mike Pence, Helen Mirren, Octavia Butler, Hillary Clinton and more.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 232
  • The science of nurturing and its impact on premature babies
    A long-term study on helping preterm babies, using the simplest of interventions, is showing signs of promise. In part two of our story, William Brangham explores the study's outcomes, as well as questions about the complex past of the doctor behind it.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 566
  • German amb.: ‘So important’ for U.S. to stay in Paris pact
    In the aftermath of President Trump’s meetings with the G-7, NATO and European Union conferences, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed notes of concern over the U.S. president’s stance on climate change, the Paris Agreement and other key issues. Judy Woodruff discusses possible divergences with German Ambassador Peter Wittig.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 538
  • What leaving the Paris Accord could mean for U.S., the world
    President Trump tweeted Wednesday that his decision on the Paris Accord will come “over the next few days,” an announcement that arrives after weeks of signaling he may walk away from the deal. The pact was signed in 2015 in order to reduce carbon emissions. William Brangham speaks with Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer and Phil Kerpen of American Commitment about what's at stake.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 726
  • Suicide bomber strikes heart of highly secured Kabul
    A massive bomb hidden in a septic cleaning truck devastated part of Kabul Wednesday during the height of morning rush hour, killing at least 90 and wounding 400 more. The incident is yet another in a string of attacks that have wracked the Afghan capital. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2017
    Length: 282

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • News Wrap: U.S. military stops missile in simulated attack
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. military successfully launched a missile interceptor from an air base on the California coast to hit a mock warhead in mid-air, launched from over 4,000 miles away. Also, South Korea's president charged that the U.S. delivered more anti-missile launchers to his country without his approval and he demanded an investigation.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 274
  • White House fends off questions on Kushner, Germany
    Even after two weeks since the last on-camera White House briefing, the main topic was the same: the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign, specifically reports that Jared Kushner sought to set up a direct line to Russia's President Putin outside normal diplomatic channels. Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted about fake news and criticism of Germany. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 147
  • Clapper: Kushner's alleged back channel to Russia ‘curious’
    When it comes to the Russia investigations, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asks: “Why all the cloak-and-dagger secrecy?” In a wide-ranging interview with Judy Woodruff, Clapper discusses the probe into Jared Kushner’s alleged secret back channels with Russia, along with North Korea’s nuclear program and the recent terrorist attack in Manchester.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 627
  • Can the Trump administration advance its agenda amid turmoil?
    What effects are the Russia investigations and other well-publicized turmoil inside the White House having on the president's agenda? Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal and Christopher Ruddy of Newsmax Media join Judy Woodruff to discuss how the Trump administration is responding and how that compares to past administrations.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 474
  • Are Baghdad bombings a sign of ISIS strength or weakness?
    Twin bombings rocked Baghdad Tuesday in attacks, days after the start of Ramadan and just as the Islamic State is losing ground in Mosul, its last foothold in the country. One bomb hit just after midnight at a popular ice cream parlor, killing 15, while another happened during morning rush hour, leaving at least 14 dead. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Susannah George of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 289
    A wreckage of a car is seen at the site of car bomb attack near a government office in Karkh district in Baghdad, Iraq May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily - RTX386SI
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 30, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, the White House fends off questions about Russia, relations with Germany and staff shakeups. Also: One-on-one with the former director of national intelligence, bombings rock Baghdad at the start of Ramadan, rethinking care for premature babies, a governor weighs in on the GOP health care plan and helping Chicago students realize the power of words.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 3304
    May 30, 2017
  • Using simple acts of care to heal trauma of premature birth
    Can the most basic nurturing techniques help heal the traumas of premature birth? Leaving the womb too early puts babies at a higher risk for emotional, behavioral and developmental changes later in life. William Brangham reports on one research effort in New York aimed at minimizing those impacts by strengthening the emotional connection between mother and child.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 492
  • Hutchinson: States need more flexibility in health care
    As the Senate begins to write its own health care reform bill, it’s finding some crucial differences of opinion over the legislation passed by the House to replace the Affordable Care Act. As part of our conversations about what’s at stake for those closest to the problem, Lisa Desjardins speaks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about what he’s looking for to fix health care in his state.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 336
  • How Chicago students are finding their voice through verse
    More than 50 people were shot during the holiday weekend in Chicago. Often, when we talk about the city — and its school system — we hear about too much violence and too little money. Jeffrey Brown talks to poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera about his new project, which teaches Chicago students the opportunity to create meaningful works about their lives and the challenges they face.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2017
    Length: 454

Monday, May 29, 2017

  • Is China still gathering organs from executed prisoners?
    Decades ago, China began harvesting organs from executed prisoners for the purpose of transplanting them into sick people, a practice condemned by human rights activists and medical ethicists. With patients flocking to China from around the world, the government says it now only recovers organs from volunteers, but that claim is disputed. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2017
    Length: 673