Monday, February 27, 2017

  • What we know about Russian meddling and Putin’s playbook
    U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia attempted to sway the U.S. election through DNC email hacking and an influence campaign. But to what degree were President Trump’s campaign advisers in contact with Russians? And what made Americans susceptible to influence? William Brangham examines what we know with Evan Osnos of The New Yorker and former CIA official John Sipher.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017
  • Hospitals worry an ACA repeal could harm financial health
    Efforts by the Trump administration and congressional Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act are underway, unnerving to some hospital executives who see uncertainty for their bottom line. If large numbers of people lose their insurance under a replacement, hospital finances could be at risk. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports in collaboration with Kaiser Health News.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 26, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, Feb. 26, a draft plan for the Affordable Care Act makes its way to Washington, D.C. Later, a look at the factors that led to months of protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2017
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    February 26, 2017
  • As battle in Mosul rages on, Iraqi forces bomb ISIS in Syria
    The Iraqi army has been fighting for four months to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul, the country's second-largest city. And Iraq's air force has carried out its first-ever air strikes on ISIS positions inside neighboring Syria. Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Kesling, who is covering the conflict, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Erbil, Iraq.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2017
  • The struggle of rebuilding America’s infrastructure
    In his first address to Congress this Tuesday, President Donald Trump is likely to talk about his vision for rebuilding America's infrastructure with a $1 trillion plan. The nation's top funding source for transportation projects is the federal gas tax, which has been stuck at 18 cents per gallon since the early 1990s. Financial Times editor Ed Crooks joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Feb. 25, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, Feb. 25, the Democratic Party elects a new national chairman as the annual Republican-led Conservative Political Action Conference comes to an end. Later, will Britain’s exit from the European Union affect the tenuous peace process in Northern Ireland? Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2017
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    February 25, 2017
  • Brexit stirs up old divides in Northern Ireland
    In March, British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to begin the process of having the United Kingdom formally exit the European Union. Voters in Northern Ireland favored remaining, in part because of fears that Brexit could affect a peace agreement between Catholics and Protestants. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2017
  • Democrats select Perez as new party chair
    As Republicans continue to dominate Congress, Democrats on Saturday elected a new leader for their party. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who won the vote over Rep. Keith Ellison, will serve as chair of the Democratic National Committee. NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro, who is covering the DNC gathering in Atlanta, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the results.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2017
  • Conservatives rally behind Trump administration during CPAC
    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference came to an end on Saturday outside Washington, D.C. CPAC hosted a number of prominent Republicans, from President Donald Trump touting his conservative credentials to his adviser Steve Bannon, who talked about “deconstructing the administrative state.” For more on CPAC, Reuters political reporter Andy Sullivan joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 24, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes the stage at CPAC and keeps up his attack on the news media. Also: A look at the future of the Democratic party, grassroots efforts to derail the Trump agenda find inspiration in tea party tactics, Mark Shields and David Brooks take on the week's news and a foster parent who cares solely for terminally ill children.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2017
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    February 24, 2017
  • The foster father who takes care of terminally ill kids
    Mohamed Bzeek has become somewhat of a local hero in Los Angeles, taking on a life mission that few others would consider: as a foster parent who cares solely for terminally ill children. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon meets Bzeek, a former Libyan immigrant who depends on his Muslim faith as he juggles intensive caretaking and heartbreak, as well as his own battle with cancer.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2017
  • Citizens turn up the anger at town hall meetings
    With members of Congress on recess, usually that would mean lawmakers meeting with constituents at home in their districts. But fewer than 30 Republicans are holding meetings in the face of local protests and rowdy town halls. Lisa Desjardins reports from New Jersey, where five-term Rep. Leonard Lance faced more than a thousand people, ready to let him hear their urgent concerns.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2017
  • Shields and Brooks on tea party lessons for Democrats
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the grassroots fervor meeting Republican members of Congress in their home districts, the challenge of a clear message for Democrats, how President Trump has influenced American conservatism and the impact of a president targeting the media as “fake.”
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2017
  • A groundbreaking filmmaker finally gets her time to shine
    Kathleen Collins was one of the first African-American women to direct a feature film, but her work wasn’t widely released before her death from cancer in 1988. Nearly 30 years later, her daughter Nina Collins had the film restored, and now it’s finally getting critical recognition. Collins gives her Brief But Spectacular take on her mother’s life and legacy in cinema.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2017
  • News Wrap: Chemical weapon killed Kim Jong Un's half-brother
    In our news wrap Friday, Malaysian toxicologists have determined that a chemical weapon was used to assassinate the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Also, more than 60 people are dead after a pair of bombings by Islamic State militants near a northern town in Syria, which Turkish and Syrian fighters retook just yesterday.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2017
  • Can Democrats find a rallying cry that wins with voters?
    Having lost the White House and now the minority in both houses of Congress, what should the Democratic party's message be going forward? Judy Woodruff talks to Symone Sanders, a strategist for Priorities USA and former national press secretary for Bernie Sanders, and Jaime Harrison, chairman for the South Carolina Democratic Party, about the need for unity and the party’s future.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2017
  • What Trump targeting the media means for press access
    President Trump touted his agenda at the annual CPAC, trumpeting his theme of "America first." He also lambasted the "fake media” after CNN reported that the White House asked the FBI to refute claims of connection between Trump associates and Russia. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Sally Buzbee of the Associated Press about the White House denying briefing access to some outlets.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • 'The White Helmets' offer moments of hope amid devastation
    The daily destruction of Syria's civil war is at once shocking and now strangely familiar. The Oscar-nominated documentary short “The White Helmets” aims to get beyond the numbness of the conflict by showing real first responders working to rescue victims from the ongoing assault on cities like Aleppo. Jeffrey Brown talks with the film’s director and producer.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2017
  • How Bannon helped bring a populist agenda to the White House
    Top White House advisers presented a picture of party unity during the annual CPAC summit. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus dismissed notions of clashing ideologies within the Oval Office. Judy Woodruff speaks with former NPR CEO Ken Stern and Phil Rucker of The Washington Post about the worldview and dynamics of the Trump inner circle.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2017
  • For a ‘smart’ secure border, ‘we need some creativity’
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump said in an interview with Reuters that he wants to make sure America's nuclear arsenal is "at the top of the pack." He also denounced Russia's launch of a ground-based cruise missile as a treaty violation. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended the rollback of public school bathroom rules for transgender students in an address at CPAC.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2017
  • At annual CPAC, new energy reflects new Trump administration
    President Trump’s top advisers took the stage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where thousands have gathered to chart the future under a Republican White House. But while the Trump team seems to have taken over the conference schedule, at question is whether they are also taking over the conservative movement. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2017
  • U.S. and Mexico share diplomatic dialogue amid tensions
    The two heads of the State and Homeland Security Departments traveled to Mexico for what was originally seen as a fence-mending mission after months of diplomatic turbulence. But with new, tougher U.S. immigration policies taking shape, the visit was what Mr. Trump called “a tough trip.” Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Gardiner Harris of The New York Times and Reuters’ Yeganeh Torbati.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2017
  • How the feeling of falling behind fuels deadly distress
    Why have middle aged, white Americans experienced a stunning rise in premature deaths due to alcoholism, suicide and drug abuse? Economists who have documented the dramatic decrease in life expectancy say an obvious place to look is the loss of work and economic status for the working class. But economics correspondent Paul Solman finds that’s not the whole story.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2017
  • News Wrap: Trump says he wants to boost U.S. nuclear arsenal
    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump said in an interview with Reuters that he wants to make sure America's nuclear arsenal is "at the top of the pack." He also denounced Russia's launch of a ground-based cruise missile as a treaty violation. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended the rollback of public school bathroom rules for transgender students in an address at CPAC.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • How scrapping transgender bathroom rules impacts schools
    Federal guidelines advising schools to let transgender kids use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity are being withdrawn by the Departments of Justice and Education. What will the Trump administration’s change mean for schools and students? William Brangham talks to Evie Blad of Education Week.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • Inundated by storms and flooding, California hopes for sun
    Rain and flooding have wreaked havoc on Northern California, a region that just recently was struggling to overcome a historic drought. In San Jose, officials ordered some 14,000 people to evacuate overnight. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo about when it may be possible for residents to return to their homes.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • 3 newspaper editors explain how readers see President Trump
    What do Americans think of President Trump’s time in office so far? Judy Woodruff asks newspaper editors from around the nation -- David Bradley of the St. Joseph News-Press, David Haynes of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Lee Ann Colacioppo of The Denver Post -- to weigh in on what they are hearing from their readers.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017
  • For Syrian refugees, a long, uncertain route to immigration
    The vast majority of Syrian refugees live less than 200 miles from home in neighboring countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Today they have fewer options of moving on as more Western governments shut their doors, and many have preferred to stay close to their homeland for both geographic and cultural reasons. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2017

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