Monday, August 28, 2017

  • Fact-checking Trump’s reasons for a transgender military ban
    Following a tweet from President Trump that said transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the military, the White House issued a memorandum on Friday asking the Defense Department to finalize new rules about what to do with existing trans service members within the next six months. William Brangham discusses the new directive with Agnes Gereben Schaefer of the RAND Corporation.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 277
  • How President Trump is navigating Hurricane Harvey
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Miles O’Brien to discuss President Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey and the growing divisions within the Trump administration and the Republican Party.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 448
  • What the Arpaio pardon reveals about Trump
    President Trump's Friday night pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- convicted of defying a court order to stop targeting undocumented immigrants -- drew swift criticism, even from fellow Republicans. What makes the controversial pardon so noteworthy? John Yang is joined by Brian Kalt of Michigan State University to discuss its significance.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 366
  • News Wrap: North Korea fires missile over Japan
    In our news wrap Monday, North Korea fired its second missile in three days, which crossed the Japanese island of Hokkaido and triggered alarms. Also, Trump organization official Michael Cohen reportedly acknowledged contacting Vladimir Putin’s spokesman during the 2016 campaign in efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 248
  • Hurricane rescue crews face 'more calls than capacity'
    Hour by hour, the water keeps rising and rescuers keep going. To get a sense of the “astronomical” rescue and aid missions underway, Miles O’Brien talks with U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Michael Attanasio, Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo and MaryJane Mudd of the American Red Cross.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 616
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Aug. 28, 2017
    Monday on the NewsHour, historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey leaves towns underwater and forces thousands into flee. What President Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio says about how he views the rule of law, breaking down the legal challenges to the president's military transgender ban and a portrait of three black boys growing up in North Carolina.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 3272
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  • Hurricane Harvey worst time for a government shutdown
    Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents downtown Houston and whose own home is inaccessible, joins Miles O’Brien to discuss the historic floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey and the aid her community will need to recover.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 305
  • Texas rescuers work around the clock in unrelenting storm
    Inundated by Hurricane Harvey, huge swaths of Texas are underwater and Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., has been virtually paralyzed. About 30 inches of rain has fall already, with 20 more inches possible. Special correspondent Christopher Booker joins Miles O’Brien from Houston to report on the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2017
    Length: 408

Sunday, August 27, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Aug. 27, 2017
    On this edition for Sunday, August 27, Hurricane Harvey is showing southeast Texas some of the worst flooding in its history, with at least five people dead. Later, major companies such as Mars and Walmart are investing in renewable energy. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 1492
    Submerged freeways from the effects of Hurricane Harvey are seen during widespread flooding in Houston
  • Historic flooding inundates Texas, hampering rescue efforts
    Houston's mayor on Sunday urged his constituents in the nation’s fourth-largest city to stay off roadways as the state of Texas continues to contend with unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Harvey, now classified as a tropical storm. Officials said rising waters would reach catastrophic proportions, with more than 2,500 emergency calls made overnight in Houston alone. Hari Sreenivasan has more.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 234
    Flooded downtown is seen from a high rise along Buffalo Bayou after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing widespread flooding, in Houston
  • Torrential rains drain emergency resources in Texas
    With the potential for storm totals to reach 50 inches of rain this week, residents of Houston and parts of southeast Texas are experiencing some of the most extreme flooding ever seen in the state, according to the National Weather Service. Houston Chronicle Metro Editor Dianna Hunt joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from downtown Houston to describe the scene.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 289
    Texas National Guardsmen aid residents flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, on Aug. 27. Photo by Lt. Zachary West, 100th MPAD/Texas Military Department/Handout via Reuters
  • Why Houston is a ‘sitting duck’ for hurricanes
    “Hell or High Water,” a report published last year by ProPublica and the Texas Tribune, says that officials in Houston failed to adequately heed a warning from a hurricane that nine years ago caused $30 billion in damage. Texas Tribune reporter Kiah Collier, who co-authored the report on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Houston.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 260
    A stranded motorist escapes floodwaters on Interstate 225 after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing mass flooding
  • In Gulf Coast cities, officials warn of coming floods
    People in the small city of Victoria, Texas, which was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, started grappling with the aftermath on Sunday. While the city, about 30 miles inland from the Gulf Coast, did not experience extreme flooding, roofs were torn off, power lines knocked over and infrastructure was severely damaged. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports on the scene.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2017
    Length: 311
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode August 26, 2017
    On this edition for Saturday, August 26, we head to Texas to survey the damage Hurricane Harvey has already wrought and learn how the state is preparing for the aftermath. Later, President Donald Trump’s end-of-week decision to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio hurts already fraught relations with GOP leaders. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 1493
    A car is crushed by a huge tree after Hurricane Harvey struck in Rockport
  • How Texas’ most populous city handles floods
    As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, Houston -- the state’s most populous city, with a population of more than 2 million people -- could face 15 to 30 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. To discuss how the city is coping, Dianna Hunt, metro editor of the Houston Chronicle, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 207
    A sign warning against alligators is seen in a flooded street during Hurricane Harvey in Seadrift
  • Assessing damage where Hurricane Harvey touched ground
    Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near the city of Corpus Christi in southeastern Texas on Friday, cutting power to at least two-thirds of its 325,000 residents and damaging buildings in its path. Natalia Contreras, reporter for the Corpus Christi Caller Times, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to describe the scene.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 118
    A man walks past a business which was left damaged after Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport
  • As hurricane slows, Texas braces for further damage
    Hurricane Harvey is weakening and drifting slowly along the Texas coast as forecasters warn of the storm's continued potential to generate catastrophic flooding as far as 100 miles inland. Officials began surveying the damage on Saturday following the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years. The NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan has the latest on the storm.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 210
    Business owner and resident clears debris from outside his shop which was hit by Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas
  • Hurricane Harvey evacuees describe ‘chaos’
    About 130 miles inland from Corpus Christi lies Texas’ second-most populous city of San Antonio. On Saturday, after Hurricane Harvey ravaged sections of the Texas coast, residents and emergency workers were caring for a surge of evacuees from surrounding areas. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker traveled there to speak with survivors of the storm.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 206
    Craig "Cajun" Uggen, 57, nearly floods his truck as Hurricane Harvey comes ashore in Corpus Christi
  • Arpaio pardon hurts GOP relations with Trump
    President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who aggressively pursued undocumented immigrants, exacerbated an increasingly tenuous relationship with national Republicans. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan from Santa Barbara, California, on what the latest rift means for the party and country.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2017
    Length: 341
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Friday, August 25, 2017

  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 25, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, Texas faces Hurricane Harvey, what might be the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. Also: The growing controversy over what to do with Confederate monuments, Syrians attempting to rebuild their city, Shields and Brooks on the week's news and a novelist explains why fictional characters don't always have to be relatable.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2017
    Length: 3249
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  • The problem with only liking things we find relatable
    The social media culture of “likes” is contributing to our conformity, says novelist and creative writing teacher Charmaine Craig. Instead of trying to empathize with the unfamiliar, we “like” and find refuge only in the things that seem most relatable. Craig offers her humble opinion on why we should move beyond what’s “relatable” or “likeable” and begin to open up to the unfamiliar.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2017
    Length: 194
  • Shields and Brooks on Trump’s contrasting speeches
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including President Trump’s wildly different approaches to his address on Afghanistan strategy and his remarks in Phoenix, his attacks on top Republicans in Congress, and his Pentagon directive to ban transgender people from joining the military.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2017
    Length: 742
  • How one Syrian city is rebuilding life after ISIS
    The northern Syrian city of Manbij has long been the setting of fighting in the war against the Islamic State. But it’s been a year since the city was liberated from ISIS and many challenges still remain. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon examines the fate of communities trying to rebuild and restart after ISIS.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2017
    Length: 434
  • Why America is wrestling with Confederate monuments
    How should Americans remember the past and confront the deep wounds of slavery? The events of recent weeks have intensified a national conversation about Confederate monuments, with calls to remove them from public spaces. William Brangham talks to Peniel Joseph of the University of Texas, W. Fitzhugh Brundage of the University of North Carolina, Pierre McGraw of the Monumental Task Committee.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2017
    Length: 820
  • News Wrap: Monsoon death toll rises above 1,200
    In our news wrap Friday, the death toll from monsoon flooding across South Asia surged again to more than 1,200. Entire communities across India, Bangladesh and Nepal are devastated with many cut off from clean food and water. Also, in Afghanistan's capital suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a Shiite mosque, killing at least 20 worshipers.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2017
    Length: 216
  • Texas prepares for ‘life-threatening’ Hurricane Harvey
    Hurricane Harvey is bearing down on the Gulf Coast of Texas, with sustained winds of 120 miles an hour and the potential to intensify. The storm could prove the most powerful the U.S. has seen in more than a decade. Lisa Desjardins reports then Judy Woodruff speaks with Edward Rappaport, acting director of the National Hurricane Center, and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg about preparations.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2017
    Length: 661

Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Fighting ISIS, Kurds seek chance to govern themselves
    Perhaps the most effective force in the battle to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State are the fighters without a home state. Ethnic Kurds, both men and women, form the backbone of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and see the war as an opportunity to gain independence to govern themselves after years without rights. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2017
    Length: 498
  • How a president decides to launch nuclear weapons
    There are many checks and balances built into the elaborate system to control America's nuclear weapons -- except when it comes to the sole decision-making of the president of the United States. Judy Woodruff speaks with Peter Feaver of Duke University about about the procedures for controlling the U.S. arsenal and who else is in the chain of command.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2017
    Length: 422