Friday, September 2, 2016

  • Aboard a boat that ferries scientists to Alaskan wildlife
    Every summer, the federal research vessel Tiglax travels along the chain of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, ferrying scientists to remote locations to study wildlife. The Aleutian archipelago is 1600 miles in length and constitutes an ecosystem of stunning diversity. Tiglax’s captain talks about life aboard the boat, the animals he’s seen, the passion of his passengers and why he’s ‘hopeful.’
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 2, 2016
    Friday on the NewsHour, job growth in August was smaller than expected. Also: Hurricane Hermine slams Florida’s Gulf Coast, the city of Joplin thrives after a devastating tornado, the FBI releases details from its Clinton email investigation, context around Colin Kaepernick’s protests, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks and aboard a research vessel in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    Robert Long and his son J.D., 4, watch workers removing downed trees during cleanup operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. September 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Phil Sears - RTX2NWVN
    September 2, 2016
  • Shields and Brooks on immigration and if Clinton can lay low
    This week, Donald Trump took a surprise trip to Mexico before his landmark immigration speech. But are his views too radical for the electorate? Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is hitting a fundraising stride, though her email scandal remains in the headlines. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks for analysis of the week in politics.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
  • Fame offers athletes like Kaepernick a platform for dissent
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines this week when he refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest against injustice he perceives in the U.S. What is the significance of Kaepernick’s actions, and how do they fit within the legacy of athletes taking a political stance? Hari Sreenivasan discusses with William Rhoden, former sports columnist for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks into the tunnel after the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Orlando Ramirez/USA Today Sports via Reuters
  • News Wrap: Lower August job creation keeps unemployment flat
    In our news wrap Friday, August job growth was lower than expected, with 151,000 new positions created. As a result, the nation's unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent for the third consecutive month. Also, the government of Uzbekistan confirmed that its president, Islam Karimov, died of a stroke. Karimov was known for brutal repression of dissent during more than 25 years in power.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    FILE PHOTO --  A man rubs his eyes as he waits in a line of jobseekers, to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York April 12, 2012.    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo - RTX2NWJ6
  • A rebuilt Joplin thrives, but emotional damage lingers
    The tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 was one of the most destructive in U.S. history. Five years later, the city seems to be thriving -- possibly even better off than it was before. One key to its success? Getting residents to stay, says Jane Cage, chair of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team. But the emotional trauma from that day still lingers. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    Volunteers cut wood floor planks for a house under construction in Joplin, Missouri May 16, 2012. May 22 marks the one year anniversary of a deadly EF-5 tornado that ripped through the town, killing 161 people. The tornado damaged or destroyed about 7,500 homes and 500 other buildings, but the city is now well into a recovery mode that has spurred some segments of the local economy. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) - RTR326HP
  • Why Hermine is the first hurricane to hit the U.S. in years
    Early Friday morning, Hurricane Hermine hit Florida’s Big Bend region on the Gulf Coast, causing major damage and a state of emergency for more than 50 counties. Climate Central’s Sean Sublette joins William Brangham to consider what Hermine tells us about weather patterns, why it’s the first hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in over a decade and what we might expect from future storms.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    A huge pine tree is shown after falling through a home from the wind and rain damage of Hurricane Hermine in Tallahassee, Florida September 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Phil Sears REUTERS/Phil Sears - RTX2NW00
  • We now know what Clinton told the FBI -- but should we?
    On Friday, the FBI released two key documents from its investigation into the private email server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state. One file contains the FBI’s notes from its interviews with Clinton; the other summarizes the agency’s findings. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson about what new information these materials reveal and why their publication is controversial.
    Original Air Date: September 2, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Thursday, September 1, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 1, 2016
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump faces fallout after a fiery speech on immigration. We analyze the politics of the immigration debate. Also: The candidates appeal to veterans, a look at Hillary Clinton’s stance on international trade, Venezuelans protest in response to food shortages, how Georgetown University is dealing with historic ties to slavery and Lemony Snicket on writing.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Ohio, U.S., September 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2NSU0
    September 1, 2016
  • Interpreting Donald Trump’s tough immigration proposals
    Talk of a Mexican border wall and fighting illegal immigration were big applause lines for Donald Trump in his Wednesday night speech in Arizona. Lisa Desjardins recaps his remarks and Gwen Ifill gets perspectives from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center and Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California, Riverside.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses the National Convention of the American Legion in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston - RTX2NS34
  • Georgetown tries to make amends for profiting from slavery
    Georgetown University is taking an unprecedented step to respond to and apologize for its ties to slavery. The university will give special preference to applicants who are descendants of Georgetown’s slaves, plans to rename a building in honor of one of the slaves and will create an institute to study slavery. For greater context, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with the MIT’s Craig Steven Wilder.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    The campus of Georgetown University, top right, is seen past the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are staking out positions ahead of next month's budget battle, setting up their sixth showdown over how to avoid defaulting on the U.S. debt and shutting down the government. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • How Lemony Snicket channels his bewilderment into words
    You may not have heard of Daniel Handler, but you’ve probably heard of his pen name: Lemony Snicket. Handler, author of the children’s book series “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” says much of children's’ literature is about “enforced morality,” but he focuses on the bewildering nature of childhood. Handler gives his Brief but Spectacular take on putting his bewilderment into words.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
  • What would trade policy look like in a Clinton White House?
    Hillary Clinton, long associated with free trade agreements, has made a big switch this election. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a leading progressive lawmaker and one of Clinton’s supporters, for a discussion of her views on America’s role in the global economy.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses the National Convention of the American Legion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters
  • A growing, catastrophic food crisis sows unrest in Venezuela
    In Venezuela, hundreds of thousands came out in protest against President Nicolas Maduro, whose approval ratings have reached record lows. The cause for discontent: Food is now incredibly scarce and far too expensive to buy, and the hunger is leading to and caused by growing corruption. Nathan Halverson of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting reports from Caracas.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Protesters clash with riot police during a rally to demand a referendum to remove Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, September 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2NTR7
  • News Wrap: Florida prepares for first hurricane since 2005
    In our news wrap Thursday, residents along Florida’s Gulf Coast are bracing for a direct hit by Hurricane Hermine, the first to make landfall there in 11 years. Early rain has already caused minor flooding. Also, California state lawmakers voted to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time, amid objections by industry and farming interests.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Three storm systems are shown (L TO R) Tropical Depression Nine to the southeast of Florida, Tropical Depression Eight just off the coast of the Carolinas and Hurricane Gaston in the central Atlantic Ocean are shown in this GOES East satellite image captured August 29, 2016.  NOAA/handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTX2NMJV
  • What veterans think of their options for president
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump brought their campaign messages to the American Legion this week. So what do veterans think of the two candidates? Polls show Trump leading the veteran vote by double digits, but when veterans are asked who they feel would be most supportive of them, the candidates are even. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 1, 2016
    Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars salute as they recite the pledge of allegiance during their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTSJQG7

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 31, 2016
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump makes a surprise visit to meet with the president of Mexico ahead of a major speech on immigration. Also: A portrait of life on the U.S.-Mexico border, the controversy surrounding filmmaker Nate Parker, college inventors work on solving crucial world problems, and an author’s take on “The End of White Christian America.”
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto give a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX2NQS2
    August 31, 2016
  • An author’s eulogy for ‘White Christian America’
    The demographic makeup of America is undergoing a visible change, and with it, America’s culture -- dominated by White Christian culture -- and power structures are shifting, too. That’s the premise of Robert Jones’ new book, “The End of White Christian America.” Judy Woodruff speaks with Jones for more.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
  • News Wrap: McCain, Rubio win their primaries
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Republican Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio sailed past their primary election opponents ahead of tough general election contests. Also, for the first time in more than 50 years, a U.S. commercial flight landed in Cuba. The JetBlue craft flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, carrying 150 passengers including transportation secretary Anthony Foxx.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
    Marco Rubio greets supporters at his victory party in Kissimmee, Fla., after winning the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
  • Trump talks of building a wall and a relationship in Mexico
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Wednesday ahead of a speech on immigration. In the past, Trump has spoken of Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals; Peña Nieto has compared Trump to Hitler. How did this meeting come to be? Gwen Ifill talks to Roger Noriega of the American Enterprise Institute and The Arizona Republic’s Dan Nowicki.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto arrive for a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX2NQQW
  • What those on the border think about building a bigger fence
    Donald Trump’s talk of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico has been one of the most-repeated tropes of his campaign. Currently, there stands a 652-mile-long wall running across the almost 2,000 mile border. It stretches not just along deserted areas, but also along bustling cities like Nogales, Arizona. Special correspondent Angela Kocherga gives us a glimpse of life at the border.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
    A child looks at U.S. workers building a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, August 26, 2016. Picture taken from the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez - RTX2N89F
  • Turning student inventions into the next big thing
    It’s back-to-school season, but these students have taken their brainstorming outside the classroom to solve pressing, real-life problems. Visit a competition where teams of student inventors pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to guests posing as investors, who vote on the best startup ideas. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Portland, Oregon.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
  • An accusation comes to light against filmmaker Nate Parker
    A new film, “The Birth of a Nation,” tells the story of Nat Turner, a historic figure who led a bloody slave rebellion in 1891. But lately this highly anticipated movie has been in the news because of revelations that Nate Parker, writer and lead actor, was accused of rape in college. Jeffrey Brown talks to Roxane Gay of Purdue University and Mike Sargent, chief film critic for Pacifica Radio.
    Original Air Date: August 31, 2016
    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11:  Vanguard Award recipient Nate Parker speaks onstage at the Sundance Institute NIGHT BEFORE NEXT Benefit at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on August 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 30, 2016
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, polls opened today in several high-profile congressional races. Also, an EU commission ruled that Apple owes Ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes, the AP identifies ISIS mass graves, a university program innovates to prepare teachers for high-need classrooms, Donald Trump’s defiance of traditional campaign tactics and a Russell Banks essay compares travelers to tourists.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
    MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 30:  A voter shows off his, 'I Voted!', sticker after voting in the Florida primary on August 30, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  There are Senate seats as well as congressional races that voters are weighing in on along with other issues including a Miami-Dade Mayoral race.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    August 30, 2016
  • For travel memories, Russell Banks prefers words to images
    Novelist and poet Russell Banks used to feel guilty about not taking pictures to document his trips. Now, he doesn't even bring a camera with him, believing that visually recording an experience would effectively remove him from it. In contrast, describing sights in writing imprints images upon his memory. Banks shares an essay on how a camera can distinguish between a traveler and a tourist.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
  • News Wrap: Polls open in major congressional primaries
    In our news wrap Tuesday, polls opened in several high-profile primaries. In Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio (R) appears poised to maintain his seat, while Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) faces stiff competition from Tim Canova. In Arizona, Sen. John McCain (R) is expected to weather a tea-party challenge. Also, the Islamic State announced that leader Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani was killed in Syria.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
    U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at a campaign rally in The Villages, Florida, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo - RTX2NJDD
  • EU: Apple owes Ireland nearly $15 billion in back taxes
    After uncovering an illegal deal, the European Union ruled that Apple pay over $14.5 billion in back taxes to Ireland. The EU’s antitrust regulator found that the country and the tech giant had made an agreement that allowed Apple to pay less than 1 percent in corporate tax for over a decade. Apple plans to appeal the decision. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016
    European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gestures during a news conference on Ireland's tax dealings with Apple Inc at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Vidal - RTX2NKZR
  • Mass graves of ISIS victims discovered across Iraq and Syria
    Documenting atrocities committed by the Islamic State can seem impossible. A new report from the Associated Press, however, catalogs 72 mass graves around Syria and Iraq -- including one site that held 1,700 bodies. Gwen Ifill speaks with the AP's Lori Hinnant about the locations of these burial sites, what happened to the victims entombed within them and whether anyone is being held responsible.
    Original Air Date: August 30, 2016