Tuesday, December 27, 2016

  • This school is caring for kids when addicted parents can’t
    In opioid-stricken West Virginia, this school is taking on the role of parent. Lisa Stark of Education Week visits Cottageville Elementary, where students often lack food, clothes and transportation because of drug-addicted parents. In addition to increasing communication with local law enforcement, the school has created a mentor program that pairs neglected kids with role models they can trust.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
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  • The best books of 2016, according to 2 best-selling authors
    What were the best books of 2016? Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with best-selling authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel Pink at popular Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics and Prose to discuss their picks.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
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  • News Wrap: Japanese prime minister visits USS Arizona
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President-elect Trump named a former aide to George W. Bush, Thomas Bossert, as his assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, as well as longtime Trump lawyer Jason Greenblatt as special representative for international negotiations. Also, Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe give remarks as U.S. President Barack Obama listens at Kilo Pier overlooking the USS Arizona Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. December 27, 2016. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry - RTX2WO31
  • Are we witnessing a pre-inauguration power struggle?
    The period since Election Day has been characterized by major policy decisions on the part of President Obama and an unconventional transition for President-elect Trump. To discuss these active few weeks and provide context, Hari Sreenivasan is joined by presidential historian Michael Beschloss and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) walk to the Oval Office after Obama spoke about the election results that saw Donald Trump become President-elect from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX2SVQQ
  • Aleppo’s survivors face a grim, uncertain future
    Last week, the Syrian government declared that it had retaken full control of Aleppo from rebel forces. But this success came at a high cost: survivors have lost their homes and family members, and many have been severely wounded. Their future may lie in refugee camps. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson visits Aleppo to speak to those who outlasted the years of war.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
    An internally displaced Syrian boy walks over rainwater in the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, northern Aleppo province, Syria December 26, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTX2WK28
  • Four more books our critics loved this year
    What were the best books of 2016? Best-selling authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel Pink shared their favorites on our show, but we couldn't fit all their picks. Here are 4 more favorites.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2016
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Monday, December 26, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 26, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, Israel reproaches nations that backed the UN condemnation of its settlements. Also: The political analysis of Amy Walter and Stuart Rothenberg, tensions rise in a Greek village that welcomed migrants, Chicago’s violence epidemic, remembering British pop star George Michael, Amos Oz’s new novel about the birth of Israeli statehood and the music of saxophonist Charles Lloyd.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
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  • Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd on musical intoxication
    For the latest installment in our music series, the NewsHour’s Frank Carlson caught up with jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd. Lloyd reflects on his lifelong love of music, his childhood in the musical haven of Memphis and why he believes jazz is the genre of “freedom and wonder.”
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
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  • Another bloody weekend in violence-stricken Chicago
    It was yet another bloody holiday weekend in Chicago; five more people were also shot Monday morning, bringing the 3-day toll to nearly 50. To examine why violence is so entrenched in the city and to see how residents are trying to change that, we turn to a report from John Yang's visit to Chicago earlier this year.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
    A woman who was shot is taken to an ambulance by members of the Fire Department at the scene where at least six people were shot, one fatally, on the 8600 block of South Maryland Avenue Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
  • What George Michael’s career meant for music and sexuality
    One of pop’s biggest stars in the 1980s and '90s, George Michael died on Sunday at age 53. Michael shot to fame as a member of the duo Wham! and then embarked upon a successful solo career. Tim Teeman of The Daily Beast joins William Brangham to discuss Michael's music and personal struggles, his openness about his sexuality and the legacy he leaves behind.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
    Singer George Michael performs during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 12, 2012.     REUTERS/David Gray (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENTERTAINMENT)   - RTR36SHR
  • An Israeli author on the country’s founding -- and future
    Amos Oz grew up in Israel in the early years of its statehood. Now, in his first book in over a decade, the writer looks back at that time through the eyes of three characters -- each at a different life stage and with a distinctive attitude toward the new state. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Oz to discuss his writing process, the “gift of literature" and prospects for a two-state solution.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
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  • Greek village welcomes migrants, while others turn them away
    Amidst the wave of anti-migrant sentiment coursing through Europe, one village has shown a rare level of hospitality to those making the journey across the Mediterranean. In Skala Sykaminia, located on the Greek island of Lesbos, Nobel-nominated villagers rescue and shelter migrants -- but they're an exception to the rule. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
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  • Will Trump’s unconventional interjections translate to policy?
    President-elect Trump has defied tradition by inserting himself into policy matters prior to taking office. William Brangham speaks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report to discuss Mr. Trump's messaging and motivation, his vow to dissolve his charitable foundation and anticipating an unconventional presidency.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
    Photo of President-elect Donald Trump by Carlos Barria/Reuters
  • News Wrap: After UN vote, Israel suspends ties
    In our news wrap Monday, more fallout from Friday’s U.N. Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlement building. Israel confirmed it has suspended working ties with 12 nations that backed the resolution. Also, President-elect Trump tweeted his own criticism of the U.N, saying it has great potential but is currently “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.”
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2016
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on December 25, 2016.
Israel was defiant over a UN vote demanding it halt settlements in Palestinian territory, after lashing out at US President Barack Obama over the "shameful" resolution. / AFP / AP AND POOL / Dan Balilty        (Photo credit should read DAN BALILTY/AFP/Getty Images)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 25, 2016
    On this edition for Sunday, Dec. 25, preserving America’s first black filmmakers who were forced to work outside of white Hollywood. Later, adventurous eaters in Europe are calling crickets, mealworms, grasshoppers and other insects the newest “super food.” Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: December 25, 2016
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  • Chefs in Europe experiment with insects
    In Europe, adventurous eaters are calling crickets, mealworms and grasshoppers a new “super food” due to their high levels of essential amino and fatty acids. Eating insects also has ecological benefits because they can be easier to farm than other animals. But they are still uncommon in food throughout Europe and the U.S. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman reports.
    Original Air Date: December 25, 2016
  • Preserving the history of America’s first black filmmakers
    In the early part of the 20th century, black filmmakers were forced to work outside the white Hollywood mainstream -- and produced around 500 films, mainly for black audiences. To preserve this history, the company Kino Lorber released a five-disc collection this year containing 20 hours of these films. Executive producer Paul Miller joins NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy.
    Original Air Date: December 25, 2016
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 24, 2016
    On this edition for Saturday, Dec. 24, ‘Othello: The Remix’ is bringing a classic Shakespeare tale to audiences through hip-hop. Later, a historic skate park in Portland is facing the pressures of gentrification. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: December 24, 2016
    Flowers and candles are placed near the Christmas market at Breitscheid square in Berlin, Germany, December 23, 2016, following an attack by a truck which ploughed through a crowd at the market on Monday night.  REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke   - RTX2W9OP
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  • Iconic Portland skate park on front lines of gentrification
    When skaters built a park in an industrial area of Portland beneath the Burnside Bridge 25 years ago without the city’s permission, they did not anticipate the major housing developments that are taking shape there today. Now, what has become a subculture cornerstone is now under pressure -- even as developers say they will respect that history. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: December 24, 2016
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  • ‘Othello: The Remix’ gives Shakespeare the hip-hop treatment
    At the Westside Theatre in New York City, audiences are watching "Othello: the Remix," a retelling of William Shakespeare's classic play that transforms the protagonist into a rising hip-hop star. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano sits down with the Q Brothers, the rap and theater artists who created the show, and other cast members.
    Original Air Date: December 24, 2016
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Friday, December 23, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode for Dec. 23, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump says the U.S. would triumph in an arms race. Also: The FBI warns ISIS is urging holiday attacks, the U.S. abstains from a U.N. rebuke of Israel, more on Mr. Trump’s comments on a potential arms race, a study suggests Ebola vaccine is effective, Tijuana welcomes Haitian refugees, the analysis of Shields and Brooks and U.S. military members sing.
    Original Air Date: December 23, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a USA Thank You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, U.S., December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX2VHIZ
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    December 23, 2016
  • Holiday music from U.S. military around the world
    From around the world, members of the United States military sing the classic Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The segment was done in collaboration with the Pentagon.
    Original Air Date: December 23, 2016
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  • Donald Trump’s fighting words are worrying to some
    President-elect Trump tweeted this week that the U.S. needs to build up its nuclear arsenal. He also declared that should an arms race occur, the U.S. would triumph over any adversary. John Yang talks to Joseph Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund and Matthew Kroenig of Georgetown University about the reaction to Mr. Trump’s words and the status of American weaponry.
    Original Air Date: December 23, 2016
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  • Why didn’t the US veto the UN’s rebuke of Israel?
    The United States has broken with decades of diplomacy by abstaining on a U.N. rebuke of Israel, rather than vetoing it in support of its longtime ally. The Security Council voted 14 to 0 that Israel is committing a “flagrant violation” of international law by building settlements on land Palestinians want. Judy Woodruff speaks with Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser, about the decision.
    Original Air Date: December 23, 2016
    FILE PHOTO:  A construction site is seen in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, near Jerusalem, October 17, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo - RTX2WC0Q
  • News Wrap: FBI says ISIS is urging holiday attacks on U.S.
    In our news wrap Friday, the FBI is warning that Islamic State supporters are urging attacks on holiday gatherings and churches in the U.S. Also, the suspect who plowed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market has been shot dead. Anis Amri was killed by a police officer after an early-morning shootout in Milan.
    Original Air Date: December 23, 2016
    Italian Police officers work next to the body of Anis Amri, the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack, in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan, Italy December 23, 2016.   REUTERS/Stringer  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RTX2WA23
  • ‘Let it be an arms race,’ says Trump to MSNBC
    According to MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, President-elect Donald Trump told her this week that there could be an arms race between the U.S. and Russia, but that if so, the U.S. would outlast any adversaries. His transition team also released a recent letter from Vladimir Putin to Mr. Trump that called for “real steps" to restore cooperation between the countries. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: December 23, 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves after talking to members of the media at Mar-a-Lago estate where Trump attends meetings, in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2W2E8
  • Tijuana welcomes Haitian immigrants stuck at U.S. border
    In the wake of late September’s Hurricane Matthew, Haitians are increasingly desperate to reach the United States, which has recently reinstated deportations to Haiti for the first time since 2010's earthquake. But residents of Tijuana, Mexico, are showing an unusual amount of hospitality to Haitian immigrants stuck at the border. Special correspondent Jean Guerrero from KPBS Fronteras reports.
    Original Air Date: December 23, 2016
    Haitian migrants wait outside Migrant Care office after leaving Brazil, where they relocated to after Haiti's 2010 earthquake, in Tijuana, Mexico, October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido - RTSQSVR
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s unprecedented transition
    President-elect Donald Trump made headlines this week for his reference to a possible arms race and his involvement in U.S. foreign policy prior to taking office. Judy Woodruff speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks about whether Mr. Trump’s strategy is to keep people “off balance,” as well as potential conflicts of interest within his Cabinet.
    Original Air Date: December 23, 2016
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