Wednesday, April 5, 2017

  • Senate debates Gorsuch, heading into face-off
    The U.S. Senate spent all night and all day debating Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the so-called "nuclear option," which would change long-standing rules so that confirmation requires only a majority vote. Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org join Judy Woodruff to discuss Gorsuch, continuing health care negotiations and more.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 5, 2017
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, as the death toll in Syria's chemical attack rises, President Trump appears to take a harder line against the Assad regime. Also: How the FBI has historically handled politically charged investigations, senators debate the Supreme Court nominee, an uptick in tick and the diseases they carry, a pattern of more costly auto insurance in minority neighborhoods and more.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
    FULL PROGRAM
    April 5, 2017
  • How does the FBI insulate itself from political pressure?
    The FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the election, yet another politically sensitive case, has drawn scrutiny for the bureau. Last year Director James Comey was criticized for his handling of an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server. William Brangham talks to former FBI official Stephanie Douglas and former Justice Department official John Carlin.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • Are minority drivers being charged more for insurance?
    A new analysis of auto insurance rates in some states found sometimes dramatic price discrepancies for predominantly minority neighborhoods that ProPublica’s Julia Angwin says can’t be explained by driving risks. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the investigation with Angwin, plus gets another view from James Lynch, chief actuary of the Insurance Information Institute.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • Why finding a solution to control Lyme disease isn’t simple
    Ticks are by far the biggest disease vector in the U.S., and Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the northern hemisphere, causing neurological problems and even permanent cognitive and sensory impairment if not treated. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how communities are trying to combat the spread of the disease by controlling through hunting and alternatives.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • What are Trump’s options in Syria?
    A chemical weapons attack in Syria on Monday crossed “many lines,” according to President Trump. But what options could the president pursue to help end the six-year civil war? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and Kori Schake of the Hoover Institution about how the Trump administration could tackle foreign policy on Syria.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
    A man carries the body of a child away from the scene of airstrikes in Idlib in northern Syria on April 4. Photo by Ammar Abdullah/Reuters
  • News Wrap: Bannon removed from National Security Council
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump removed chief political strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, whose appointment had drawn criticism. Also, the president said it's possible that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have committed a crime, but provided no evidence in an interview with the New York Times.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017
  • Trump threatens tougher approach in Syria
    President Trump condemned the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, saying that his attitude toward Syria and President Bashar al-Assad had "changed very much." In a White House Rose Garden news conference with King Abdullah of Jordan, the president didn't seem to rule out any options in responding to the situation in the war-stricken country. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Colum McCann’s new book offers advice to young writers
    It's the sort of thing that Colum McCann says he would have liked to have had when he was younger. In his new book "Letters To A Young Writer," McCann says he writes advice about plot and characterization, as well as empathy and not locking yourself away from the world. The National Book Award winner sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss the teaching of writing and more.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • Sponsors split from FOX News over sexual harassment scandal
    There's new fallout over sexual harassment allegations at FOX News. Several sponsors on Tuesday pulled ads after a New York Times investigation found that the network had paid $13 million to settle lawsuits against Bill O'Reilly for alleged inappropriate behavior. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times and Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 4, 2017
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, dozens of Syrians are killed in an apparent chemical attack. Also: President Trump signs a measure rolling back internet privacy rules, Israel's push for new settlements in the West Bank, new harassment allegations against the former head of FOX News, why Texas puts cameras in many of its classrooms and an acclaimed author gives advice to young writers.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
    FULL PROGRAM
    April 4, 2017
  • What Jewish settlements in the West Bank mean for peace
    More than a half million Israelis live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank -- land they see as a biblical birthright, but that international law contends is occupied territory, and that Palestinians hope will comprise a future state. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • Will classroom cameras protect students with special needs?
    Because children with intellectual disabilities are the most vulnerable to abuse at school, Texas is the first state to require cameras in special education classrooms if requested by parents. But the current law has raised concerns about privacy as well as cost. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardosa of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • What we know about the chemical attack in Syria
    An apparent chemical weapons attack killed dozens in Syria. The U.S. blamed the Syrian government, while witnesses and activists said the toxic substance was delivered by Syrian and Russian jets. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Andrew Tabler of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human Rights.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • How will new law blocking internet privacy rules affect you?
    New legislation signed by President Trump blocks the implementation of internet privacy rules that would have stopped service providers from collecting and selling information about your web browsing to advertisers without your permission. William Brangham gets two views from Gigi Sohn of the Open Society Foundations and Scott Cleland, president of Precursor LLC.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
  • News Wrap: GOP moving toward confirming Gorsuch 'either way'
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate formally opened debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Republicans said they'll change the rules to let a simple majority confirm the judge if they can't reach 60 votes to end a Democratic filibuster. Also, the Trump White House is talking with House Republicans again about repealing and replacing Obamacare, offering a new proposal to conservatives.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
    Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX328PV

Monday, April 3, 2017

  • How the Kushners became crucial West Wing players
    As President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, goes to Iraq to assess the fight against the Islamic State, the trip highlights the expanding West Wing role of both Kushner and wife Ivanka. How did members of the first family become critical presidential advisers? John Yang offers a recap.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • New book is cautionary tale of ignoring the working class
    Charles Peters was the one-time election campaign manager in West Virginia for John F. Kennedy, a founder of the Peace Corps and the editor of the Washington Monthly. In his new book, "We Do Our Part: Toward a Fairer and More Equal America," Peters writes about how he sees long-term changes in equality and social progress. Judy Woodruff with talks Peters about major cultural shifts in Washington.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • How India is tackling its towering landfills
    In Delhi, India, the capital of the world's fastest growing economy, there's a towering symbol of the environmental cost of development: tons of festering, toxic trash, piled up 10 stories high, with more and more added every day. Efforts have been made to turn that trash into energy-producing fuel, but cultural hurdles remain. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • News Wrap: Gorsuch passes hurdle as Democrats reach 41 votes
    In our news wrap Monday, the stage is set for a bitter showdown over Neil Gorsuch. The Supreme Court nominee cleared the Judiciary Committee, but it came as Democrats secured enough votes to withstand a Republican attempt to break a filibuster. Also, a subway bombing in St. Petersburg, Russia, killed at least 11 people and injured dozens of others.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • Why the Senate is gearing up for an ugly fight over Gorsuch
    John Yang sits down with NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss the Senate’s showdown over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the so-called “nuclear option,” Jared Kushner’s high-profile role within the White House and new financial disclosures for wealthy members of the Trump administration.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • Why Trump is rebooting U.S.-Egypt relations
    President Trump did something on Monday that his predecessor never did: welcome Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the White House. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports, while John Yang talks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the Trump administration deemphasizing human rights concerns to reboot the Egypt relationship.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
    Supporters of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi gather outside the White House prior to his arrival for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RTX33VXX
  • This poet’s picnic offers a feast of words and music
    You’ll find a feast of music, storytelling and poetry at "Muldoon's Picnic," a monthly show held at the Irish Art Center in New York. The event, which mixes vaudeville variety show with poetry as an ancient oral art form, is the brainchild of Irish-born, Pulitzer-winning writer Patrick Muldoon. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • From the ashes of Aleppo, a sound of hope
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, it was an image of Aleppo, Syria, that went viral: a man listening to a gramophone in his bombed-out home. The photographer explains how he captured the image.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 3, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump welcomes Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to the White House, signaling new U.S. priorities. Also: How the first family turned into presidential advisers, Politics Monday takes on the battle over Neil Gorsuch, solutions to India's growing garbage problem, a new book in search of a fairer America and an Irish poet's monthly variety show.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2017
    President Donald Trump (right) shakes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's hand in the Oval Office of the White House on April 3. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
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    April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 2, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, April 2, the Senate gets ready to vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and President Donald Trump prepares to host the president of Egypt. Later, British citizens in Gibraltar are bracing for the effects the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union might have on travel and trade. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2017
    A worker places a sign of a money changing shop in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar
  • Trump looks to reboot bilateral ties with Egypt
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit the White House on Monday after the Trump administration said the president is looking to reboot the bilateral relationship between Egypt and the U.S. But the visit raises questions about U.S. foreign aid to Egypt along with al-Sisi's human rights record. Peter Baker, correspondent for The New York Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan for a preview.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2017
    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo
  • NYC mayor endorses Rikers shutdown plan
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed a proposal to shut down Rikers Island jails that hold 7,500 inmates. The facility, notorious for violence at the hands of guards and among inmates, has been the subject of multiple local and federal investigations. To discuss the feasibility of the plan, Crain’s New York Business reporter Rosa Goldensohn joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2017
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