Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • Ellen Pao: Women can’t succeed in Silicon Valley culture
    Ellen Pao sent Silicon Valley a wake-up call about sexism in tech and finance when she filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her employer, a powerful venture capital firm. She lost her case and her personal reputation was damaged along the way, but she is still fighting for change. Pao sits down with economics correspondent Paul Solman to discuss her experience and book, "Reset.”
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2017
    Length: 494
  • Remembering Hugh Hefner, American mogul of sex
    Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at 91. First published in 1953, the magazine made Hefner the face of sexual liberation in the 1960s and a subject of feminist critique. Jeffrey Brown looks back at Hefner’s legacy with Amanda Marcotte of Salon and Todd Gitlin of Columbia University.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2017
    Length: 578
  • Getting the world to pay attention to Yemen’s crisis
    Yemen’s civil war has killed more than 10,000, as a coalition led by Saudi Arabia fight against Houthi rebels and their allies. Diplomats from Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. met in Geneva Thursday seeking to establish an international inquiry into atrocities in Yemen. William Brangham speaks with U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick about the cholera outbreak and other crises.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2017
    Length: 407
  • Schiff: Russia exploited American division on social media
    Russia may have used Twitter extensively to spread false information and promote stories about emails from Democratic operatives.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2017
    Length: 451
  • News Wrap: Estimated 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar
    In our News Wrap Thursday, the U.N. now says half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape attacks by the military in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. Also, the imminent eruption of a volcano on the island of Bali has forced more than 130,000 people to flee. Another volcano on a tiny island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu has officials ordering all 11,000 people to leave.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2017
    Length: 289
  • U.S. Virgin Islands need help rebuilding roads, hospitals
    Along with Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria left the U.S. Virgin Islands in ruins. The islands are moving out of rescue and into recovery operations, but battered infrastructure and power grids will mean a full recovery is likely to be a long haul.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2017
    Length: 201
  • Why there’s so much backlogged aid not reaching Puerto Rico
    Across Puerto Rico, many residents still desperately need food, fuel and water. Meanwhile, thousands of cargo containers filled with supplies sit on the docks, unable to get inland. John Yang reports on how the Trump administration is taking steps to speed up relief efforts, then gets an update from the ground in San Juan from Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2017
    Length: 411

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Agent Orange puts a new generation at risk in Vietnam
    At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, two young Americans who shared a sense of service made two very different decisions: one joined the Marine Corps and one went to Saigon to help war orphans. Decades later, they share a common mission to help victims of illnesses caused by exposure to Agent Orange from the war. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 482
    BA VI, VIETNAM -MARCH 15: Handicapped orphans rest after eating lunch at the Ba Vi orphanage March 15, in Ba Vi, Vietnam. There are around 125 children who are cared for by medical staff after being abandoned by their parents who cannot afford a severely handicapped child. These young children represent the 3rd generation of Agent Orange victims although many don't ever get the costly tests to prove it. More than 30 years after the war in Vietnam, a battle is still being fought to help people suffering from the effects of Agent Orange. Many of the families living in the remote villages have little access to medical care and don't even understand the medical term for the disability that their children have had since birth. They only know that the herbicide used by the US military during the Vietnam war called Agent orange caused this and the government gives monthly support of about $8 dollars per handicapped individual . Between 1961 and 1971, the U.S military sprayed nearly 20 million gallons of Agent Orange and other herbicides across Vietnam in an attempt to kill vegetation that hid the enemy. Much of it contained the toxic nerve gas called dioxin. After so many years has past, studies have stated that lingering health and environmental problems effected an estimated 3 million Vietnamese, including 150,000 children. As a result an increased number of Vietnamese children have been born with severe birth defects and Down syndrome since the war ended in 1975. Recently, Vietnamese and U.S policymakers have finally started the first phase to clean up environmental damage leftover from the chemical defoliant. The action plan urges the U.S government to provide an estimated $30 million annually over 10 years to clean up sites still contaminated by dioxin. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
  • In ‘My Absolute Darling,’ teen must survive her own father
    Author Gabriel Tallent says he set out to tell the story of a young woman's fight for her own soul when the odds are "murderously against her." In "My Absolute Darling," a 14-year-old girl knows survival in the wild, but little of social interactions, and lives with a charming but abusive father. Tallent sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his much-acclaimed debut novel.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 351
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 27, 2017
    PBS NewsHour full episode September 27, 2017
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 3252
    FULL PROGRAM
    September 27, 2017
  • How to fight extremist psychology with social media
    The internet and interconnectedness of the world has aided the spread of extremist ideologies like white supremacy. But researchers are seeking ways to turn social media into a megaphone for facts and alternative narratives as a way to turn people away from violence. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 502
  • What the GOP can learn from the Alabama Senate race
    Did the defeat of the candidate whom President Trump endorsed in the closely watched Alabama Senate primary reveal a greater party rift? Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., sit down with Judy Woodruff to discuss what this means for the future of the GOP, plus the Republican push for tax reform.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 481
  • Alabama runoff shows Trump’s base had a different idea
    Alabama’s Republican primary runoff ended in a victory for Roy Moore over incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, after a race that pitted President Trump against his anti-establishment base. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 206
  • Who wins and loses in the GOP’s proposed tax overhaul
    President Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled the most sweeping overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades. Many details are not yet decided, but the president told supporters in Indianapolis that the current tax code is a “relic” that must be made simpler. Judy Woodruff learns more from Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal about the key changes in the proposal and its cost.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 282
  • News Wrap: Trump ‘not happy’ over Price private plane trips
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump said he is not happy with reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price billed the government for expensive charter flights. Also, the storm that devastated Puerto Rico returned to hurricane strength off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hurricane Maria pushed water into dunes and eroded sections of beach.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 222
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price testifies on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint before the Committee on Appropriations at the U.S. Capitol in D.C. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
  • Hurricane relief isn’t reaching remote areas of Puerto Rico
    As Puerto Rico reels a week after Hurricane Maria, much of the aid that has reached the island has not made it beyond San Juan. President Trump defended his administration’s response while basic necessities remain scant John Yang speaks with Camila Domonoske of NPR and Phillip Carter of the Center for a New American Security about the distribution of aid and what the military is doing.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2017
    Length: 601

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 26, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, Puerto Rico reaches a state of crisis as millions suffer without basic needs after Hurricane Maria. Also: Whether the war of words between President Trump and North Korea will reach a breaking point, Trump White House staffers caught using private emails, parents push back on vaccine requirements and a new scandal for college basketball.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2017
    Length: 3274
    FULL PROGRAM
    September 26, 2017
  • Charges reveal college basketball bribery ring
    College basketball is embroiled in yet another scandal. Ten people, including NCAA assistant coaches, an agent and a top executive at Adidas, have been charged with bribery involving thousands of dollars used to influence student athletes. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss what these accusations reveal about the “dark underbelly of college basketball.”
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2017
    Length: 343
  • Vermont's rules on vaccines met with support and pushback
    Several states have tightened their immunization requirements, requiring children who attend school get vaccinated against preventable illnesses. But some parents who believe vaccines should be a personal choice are pushing back. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports from Vermont on a fight over immunization there.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2017
    Length: 503
  • After attacking Clinton, Trump advisers used private emails
    Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server was one of President Trump’s most frequent points of attack during the 2016 election, but six of his high-level staff members have reportedly used private emails to discuss government business. Judy Woodruff is joined by Richard Painter, former associate counsel to President George W. Bush, to discuss what this means for the administration.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2017
    Length: 451
  • Does Trump’s war of words with North Korea inflame or deter?
    North Korea has long rallied its people with bombastic threats against the U.S., but lately the evolving war of words has escalated between the two countries. Nick Schifrin speaks with Kathleen Stephens of Stanford University and Balbina Hwang of Georgetown University about President Trump's rhetoric and its possible real-world effects.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2017
    Length: 624
    A combination photo of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photos by Kevin Lamarque and KCNA/Handout via Reuters
  • News Wrap: Senate GOP abandons latest Obamacare replacement
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Senate Republican leaders are giving up on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate is not abandoning the idea of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Also, Republicans in Alabama voted on Tuesday in a primary run-off for a U.S. Senate seat, while Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced he will not seek a third term.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2017
    Length: 247
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by (L-R) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), speaks with reporters following the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RC1578663BA0
  • Is the government doing enough to help Puerto Rico?
    Conditions are dire for more than 3 million Americans struggling to get water, food and electricity after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico. P.J. Tobia reports on the pressure President Trump has faced to send more aid, then Judy Woodruff speaks with FEMA Deputy Administrator Daniel Kaniewski and Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., about the federal response the island has received.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2017
    Length: 889

Monday, September 25, 2017

  • What does Trump gain politically by attacking NFL players?
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR sit down with Judy Woodruff to discuss what’s at stake in the fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the inter-party fight animating the Alabama Senate race and whether the feud President Trump has started NFL players helps him with his base.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 431
  • After dramatic hearing, Graham-Cassidy bill seems dead
    The Graham-Cassidy health care proposal got a hearing in the U.S. Senate on Monday -- the first time this year a health replacement plan has been the subject of any hearing on Capitol Hill -- but passage of the latest GOP push to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is far from certain. Lisa Desjardins sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss what happened and why the bill may be dead in the water.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 274
  • Facing opposition, Kurds make a new bid for independence
    Millions of Kurds went to the polls Monday to vote on whether to remain as part of Iraq or break away as an independent nation. The referendum has faced opposition from countries including the U.S., Iraq and Iran, but excitement for independence remains strong among the Kurds. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on the history leading to the election and its significance.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 399
  • NFL players team up in defiance and solidarity
    Football stadiums across the country became fields of protests as more than 200 NFL players sat, kneeled or locked arms during the National Anthem in response to President Trump’s remarks and tweets about professional athletes. Jeffrey Brown reports on the player's protests, then Judy Woodruff speaks with Jerry Brewer of The Washington Post about the debates these acts have sparked.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 280
  • News Wrap: Mexico City slowly reopens schools after quake
    In our News Wrap Monday, the death toll in the wake of Mexico’s earthquake reached at least 324. As crews in Mexico City continue to search for survivors through rubble, officials cleared 103 of the city’s 9,000 schools as safe to reopen. Also, a federal appeals court in New Orleans gave Texas more latitude to enforce a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect undocumented migrants.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2017
    Length: 312

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