Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Is Indiana the end of the road for Cruz?
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the latest in politics, including whether the Indiana primary will be the last stand for Sen. Ted Cruz, why the “Stop Trump” movement is failing, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ superdelegate strategy and Hillary Clinton’s pivot towards the general election.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
  • News Wrap: Kerry expresses optimism for renewed Syrian truce
    In our news wrap Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed optimism in Geneva that progress is being made towards restoring the truce in Syria. While the Syrian military extended its own unilateral cease-fire in some urban areas, fighting continued to rage around Aleppo. Also, an Islamic State car bombing killed at least 18 and wounded dozens more in Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) gestures next to United Nations Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse  - RTX2CF37
  • How al-Qaida has changed since bin Laden’s death
    Five years ago, U.S. special operations forces launched a daring mission to kill al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin, who visited the scene shortly after the battle, describes what he observed, then former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta joins Hari Sreenivasan to reflect on how international terrorism has changed over the past five years.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
    The FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitive poster for Osama Bin Laden with the word "DECEASED" printed in red across it hangs on the wall at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, November 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Larry Downing   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) - RTX15U8F
  • Refugees’ journey ends with a ride on the pope’s plane
    Two weeks ago, Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos -- a landing point for desperate refugees -- and brought three Syrian families back with him to the Vatican. Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric sat down to interview four of those refugees last week. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Couric for more on the journey from war-torn Syria to St. Peter’s Basilica.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
    Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte/Pool - RTX2A8KJ
  • PBS NewsHour full episode May 2, 2016
    Monday on the NewsHour, what the Indiana primary means for candidates trying to wrestle away delegates from the front-runners. Also: Amy Walter and Tamara Keith talk politics, how global terrorism has changed since Osama Bin Laden’s death, Howard Buffett’s plan to feed the world, three refugee families welcomed at the Vatican and why incoming college students are choosing to take a gap year.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks with supporters of fellow candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event at The Mill in Marion, Indiana, U.S., May 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX2CHEP
    May 2, 2016
  • Why more teens like Malia Obama are taking a gap year
    President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter Malia announced plans to take a gap year before she attends Harvard in 2017, an idea that is taking hold among more and more students. In 2015, 30-40,000 students took a year off after graduating high school, a 20 percent jump. William Brangham talks to Joe O’Shea of Florida State University for more on the broader trend of deferring college.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia walk from Marine One to board Air Force One upon their departure from O'Hare Airport in Chicago April 7, 2016.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSE37T
  • What it’s like to be arrested while suffering mental illness
    Paton Blough has two labels he will have to bear for the rest of his life: “bipolar” and “convicted felon.” Having been arrested during his delusional episodes, Blough uses his experiences to help train police officers in crisis management when dealing with the mentally ill.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016
  • How farmer-philanthropist Howard Buffett is planting hope
    Howard Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has an ambitious life goal: ending world hunger. As a farmer and philanthropist, his focus is on reviving African agriculture, which has suffered massive production failures. In collaboration with The Atlantic, Judy Woodruff charts Buffett’s efforts to boost food security for billions.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 1, 2016
    On this edition for Sunday, May 1, what to expect from Tuesday’s primary in Indiana in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Later, budget and caseload cuts in Louisiana have created a backlog in the court system -- and public defenders are refusing new cases. Soledad O’Brien anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2016
    Followers of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr leave the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani  - RTX2CCOU
  • What to expect from Tuesday’s Indiana primary
    A pivotal presidential primary in the Republican race to the White House is two days away in Indiana. With 57 Republican delegates, Indiana is the largest delegate prize left of the 10 remaining states except for California. Political reporter Zach Osowski with the Evansville Courier and Press in Indiana joins Soledad O’Brien to discuss.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2016
    Voting booths are seen during the New York primary elections at a polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - RTX2AO7S
  • Are airstrikes successfully weakening ISIS?
    The Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria has drawn an estimated 38,000 recruits from all over the world, including the U.S. But the Pentagon recently said recruits have dropped from 2,000 a month to 500, in part because of U.S.-led airstrikes. Joining Soledad O’Brien to discuss is national security adviser and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Doug Ollivant.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2016
    Smoke and flames rise over a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 23, 2014.  U.S. military forces again focused air strikes on the area near the Syrian city of Kobani in their campaign to turn back Islamic State forces and also hit oil facilities held by the militant group, the U.S. Central Command said on Thursday.     Photo By Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
  • Wait list grows as NOLA public defenders refuse cases
    The right to counsel is a constitutional guarantee. Yet government spending on public defenders has fallen, leading 43 states to require indigent clients pay part of their legal fees. In Louisiana, budget cuts have created a backlog in the court system as public defenders have started to refuse cases. NewsHour special correspondent John Larson reports from New Orleans.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2016
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 30, 2016
    On this edition for Saturday, April 30, Iraqi protesters demanding government reforms storm the parliament in Baghdad. Later, descendants of holocaust survivors are searching for artwork that was seized by Nazis in an ongoing quest for restitution and justice. Megan Thompson anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2016
    Followers of Iraq's Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr storm Baghdad's Green Zone after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, in Iraq April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily - RTX2C8W2
  • Teen birthrate reaches all-time low, a CDC report says
    The teenage birthrate has reached an all-time low. During the last 25 years the teen birthrate has plummeted from 62 births per one thousand teenage women to 24 per thousand, according to a report released this week by the CDC. The organization’s director of reproductive health, Dr. Wanda Barfield, joins NewsHour Weekend to discuss the findings.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2016
    A new procedure uses genetic material from three people to make a baby free of mitochondrial disease. Further research on the "three-person baby" has been prohibited by the FDA, but was recently approved in British Parliament's House of Commons. Photo courtesy Alfredo Ausina and Getty Images
  • How ex-convicts are adapting after three strikes reform
    60 to 70 percent of former inmates fail to land a job in their first year out of prison, according to the Justice Department. A new documentary called “the Return” chronicles the struggle of ex-convicts as they look for work, try to restore relationships and cope with other problems. NewsHour special correspondent Alison Stewart spoke with the directors, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2016
    An inmate waits for a visitor at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California. The Obama administration said its proposal would make it easier for ex-convicts to secure work if inquiries about their criminal history were delayed until an offer of employment has been made. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
  • 70 years on, searching for artwork looted by the Nazis
    For many Jewish families whose property was stolen, the theft was compounded by murder in concentration camps. For survivors, children and grandchildren, finding the missing art can be an international decades-long search through archives and across continents, into the archives of museums, galleries and auction houses. NewsHour’s Phil Hirschkorn reports.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

  • Honoring the bison as America’s national mammal
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the Senate unanimously passed legislation designating the American bison as the country’s national mammal, in recognition of the bison’s historical and contemporary significance. The bill, which passed through the House Tuesday, will now head to the White House for approval.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s primary sweep
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the increasing likelihood of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, how Hillary Clinton’s is playing off one of Trump’s remarks and how Sen. Bernie Sanders can still influence the race.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
  • GOP candidates jockey for delegate support in Virginia
    After Donald Trump’s sweeping wins across five Northeastern states Tuesday, his trailing opponents are redoubling their efforts to keep the GOP front-runner from a delegate majority. In Virginia, Trump may have won the primary, but that was just the first step in selecting the state’s convention delegates. John Yang reports on the politicking at a Republican convention in that key swing state.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking to the California GOP convention in Burlingame, California April 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam  - RTX2C7JE
  • News Wrap: Protesters and police clash at Trump rally
    In our news wrap Friday, there was a melee between police and protesters at a Trump rally in California for the second day in a row, Also, fresh violence rocked the Syrian city of Aleppo. Insurgents shelled a mosque, killing at least 15, and new air raids hit rebel-held areas.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
    Police in riot gear hold back demonstrators against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside the Hyatt hotel where Trump is set to speak at the California GOP convention in Burlingame, California, U.S., April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger - RTX2C7BU
  • Chain of errors led to U.S. bombing of Afghan hospital
    The Pentagon revealed that the bombing of an Afghan hospital occurred when U.S. forces preemptively fired to clear the way for an Afghan offensive. U.S. and Afghan forces were not under fire when U.S. aircraft destroyed the hospital. Hari Sreenivasan takes an in-depth look at the series of errors with Jamie McIntyre of the Washington Examiner.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
  • Preparing for survival mode on a hike across the Silk Road
    Three years ago, Pulitzer-winning journalist Paul Salopek embarked on a decade-long walk around the world, charting the path of the original human emigrants who left their birthplace in eastern Africa to spread across the globe. As he prepares to follow the Silk Road from Central Asia into China, Salopek checks in with Hari Sreenivasan to reflect on his journey thus far and what lies ahead.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
  • Remixing a musical that brought new sounds and moves
    Almost everything has been forgotten about "Shuffle Along," the 1921 Broadway musical written, performed and directed by African Americans. But the production was hugely influential, altering the evolution of the art form. Now there's a new "Shuffle Along," a new musical about the original, starring Audra McDonald and choreography by Savion Glover. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
    shuffle along
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 29, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, what the Pentagon discovered in its investigation of last year’s bombing of an Afghan hospital. Also: Inside Virginia’s delegate dance, Shields and Brooks talk politics, a global walking tour of human history, “Shuffle Along” revives its predecessor's forgotten legacy, the West Wing gets a dose of “The West Wing” and the Senate approves a new national mammal.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2016
    U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, briefs the media at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S. April 29, 2016 about the investigation of the airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  - RTX2C6NN
    April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 28, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, an airstrike on a hospital is another sign that the Syrian cease-fire is in jeopardy. Also: Bringing the delegate fight to Indiana, how North Carolina’s bathroom law sparked business backlash, criminal justice reforms from the Senate and Obama administration, E.O. Wilson’s plan to save biodiversity and what it means to be unapologetically black.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    A civil defence member carries a child that survived from under the rubble at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2C2IT
    April 28, 2016
  • After hospital attack, Syria cease-fire 'alive, but barely'
    An airstrike smashed a hospital supported by the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders overnight in Aleppo, Syria, killing dozens including one of the region's last pediatricians. Other attacks followed, punctuating the collapse of a cease-fire in the country's largest city. A State Department spokesman said all signs suggest the Syrian military carried out the bombings. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    A front loader operates at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held area of al-Sukari district of Aleppo, Syria, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail  - RTX2C1IB
  • News Wrap: U.S. soldiers disciplined for accidental bombing
    In our news wrap Thursday, 16 U.S. military personnel, including a general, reportedly received administrative punishments for the mistaken bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42. Also, Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Iraq, hoping to resolve the political gridlock and corruption that have paralyzed the government’s efforts to combat the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    U.S. Army General John Campbell, the commander of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks beside a Kunduz city map during a news conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, November 25, 2015. The U.S. investigation into a deadly Oct. 3 strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz concluded it was a tragic accident caused primarily by human error, Campbell said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Massoud Hossaini/Pool - RTX1VT9Y
  • Hospitals and doctors in Aleppo 'difficult to replace'
    Twenty-seven people were reportedly killed by a suspected Syrian government airstrike on a hospital in Aleppo. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the bombing and the medical facility that was targeted from Pablo Marco of Doctors Without Borders.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2016
    Children walk near garbage in the al-Jazmati neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on April 22, 2016. Photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters