Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Getting anything done is a struggle when partisanship reigns
    Congress these days has an obvious theme: more blame than legislation. Congressional Republicans have taken a sharply partisan route in their health care reform efforts, with multiple failed and contentious attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. How did we end up with such an extreme partisan divide? Lisa Desjardins looks back.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 334
    File photo of the U.S. Capitol by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • Shields and Brooks on Spicer stepping down
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including Republicans’ failure to pass a health care reform bill, President Trump expressing his anger at Jeff Sessions to The New York Times, the abrupt resignation of former White Press Secretary Sean Spicer and a cancer diagnosis for Sen. John McCain.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 786
  • PBS NewsHour full episode July 21, 2017
    Friday on the NewsHour, a shake-up at the White House as the Trump administration struggles to stay on message. Also: The partisanship plaguing efforts to revamp health care, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, race relations in Detroit 50 years since the infamous riots, lessons on life and cooking from Ina Garten and how to talk to your kids about marijuana.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 3249
    July 21, 2017
  • Inside Putin's Russia
    Correspondent Nick Schifrin and producer Zach Fannin take us inside Vladimir Putin's Russia, with an in-depth look at the resurgent national identity, the government's propaganda machine, the risk of being a Kremlin critic and much more.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2017
    Length: 3682
    Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds during the State Prize awards ceremony marking the Day of Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Natalia Kolesnikova/Pool - RTS16RKB
    July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • Why the U.S. strategy of arming Syrian rebels didn’t work
    A covert CIA program created under the Obama administration to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to put pressure on the Assad regime will soon end, The Washington Post first reported Wednesday. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council about how this policy change will affect Syria’s future and the country's relationship with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 340590
  • Trump sounds off on Sessions, Comey and Mueller in interview
    A day after President Trump's sharp rebuke of his attorney general -- for recusing himself from the Russian investigation -- in an interview with The New York Times, Jeff Sessions made it clear he's not going anywhere. But while the White House said the president still has confidence in Sessions, Mr. Trump's comments mark a public break from one of his earliest supporters. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 213252
    U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he leaves a Made in America roundtable meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. July 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX3C4VB
  • News Wrap: Russian news floats cybersecurity collaboration
    In the our news wrap Thursday, Russia’s official news agency reported the U.S. and Russia are discussing the possibility of creating a cybersecurity working group. President Trump had raised a similar idea but backed off under heavy criticism. Also, the Congressional Budget Office says a revised Senate Republicans health care reform bill leaves as many people uninsured as a previous version.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 261805
  • Will Trump's criticism have a chilling effect at DOJ?
    President Trump's broadsides aimed at top officials at the Justice Department raise questions about his relationship with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and possible connections with the Trump campaign. Judy Woodruff speaks with Walter Dellinger of O'Melveny & Myers and Doug Kmiec of Pepperdine School of Law.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 567101
  • How Russia hacked American faith in the democratic process
    What did the Russian government really do to the American voting process and confidence in its efforts to meddle with the 2016 election? A new cover story for TIME magazine takes a deep dive into the lengths at which the Obama administration and cybersecurity officials tried to protect the U.S. election system. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look with its author, Massimo Calabresi of TIME.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 434469
  • Why we need a plan to prevent AI from defeating humanity
    Tech luminaries and scientists have been worried for years about the existential consequences of artificial intelligence for the human race. Philosopher Nick Bostrom of Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute thinks money ought to be invested in how to manage machine superintelligence that could one day surpass us -- or even wipe us out. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 386426
  • Yemen is in ‘complete meltdown’ and civilians are paying
    The almost three-year Saudi-led conflict against Houthi rebels in Yemen has killed thousands, and spurred a severe cholera outbreak, plus critical food and medical care shortages. We take a look at the crisis with a documentary excerpt from PBS's Frontline, then Judy Woodruff learns more from David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 710252
  • What it's like to turn the camera on Snowden and Assange
    Who people tell you they are is often different from how they act, says award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, whose latest film, "Risk," looks at WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. By observing subjects like Edward Snowden make decisions in real time, she gets to experience the immediate drama of her story and change her opinion. Poitras gives her Brief but Spectacular take on making documentaries.
    Original Air Date: July 20, 2017
    Length: 232339

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

  • News Wrap: Trump reportedly ending CIA aid to Syrian rebels
    In the our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump is reportedly ending a secret CIA program that arms and trains moderate rebels in Syria. The program's goal was to combat the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, but it had limited effects after Russia intervened to aid Assad. Also, Iran intensified its defiant response Wednesday to the latest round of U.S. sanctions.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2017
    Length: 254
  • Sen. Roberts: Americans want us to debate health care bill
    President Trump called on Senate Republicans Wednesday not to leave Washington until a health care plan is approved, despite reaching an impasse with the latest version of the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the meeting between the president and GOP senators, and how they might move forward.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2017
    Length: 302
  • Sen. Wicker: Trump believes health bill can get 50 votes
    President Trump urged Senate Republicans to try again to get enough votes to pass a health care bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the impact of the president’s entreaty on lawmakers, as well as how the Republican effort to reform health care might affect his state.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2017
    Length: 293
  • Why Trump and Putin's undisclosed conversation is noteworthy
    After President Trump sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 7 for a highly anticipated meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, he met with Putin a second time for a lengthy meeting, that was unattended by advisors and previously undisclosed. Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2017
    Length: 245
    FILE PHOTO - A combination of two photos shows U.S. President Trump and Russian President Putin at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg
  • How state election officials see Trump’s voter fraud probe
    President Trump’s claim that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election is unsubstantiated, but his Commission on Election Integrity is still charged with investigating the matter. What do state officials who actually run elections think? William Brangham talks to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap and Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2017
    Length: 530
    A poll worker places a mail in ballot into a voting box as voters drop off their ballot in the U.S. presidential primary election in San Diego, California. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
  • How proposed cuts to SNAP would affect poor Americans
    Spending on social welfare programs like SNAP, also known as food stamps, would be dramatically cut under the White House budget unveiled in May. In Arkansas, a state that mirrors the national picture, 14 percent of the population was on food stamps last year. How would a cut affect poor families, the state’s budget and even local grocery stores? Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2017
    Length: 559
  • How Steve Bannon stormed American politics
    How did Steve Bannon become a prominent nationalist, conservative voice who helped create one of the biggest upsets in American politics? In his new book “Devil’s Bargain,” Joshua Green offers an inside look at the relationship and political partnership between President Trump and his controversial adviser. Green joins Judy Woodruff for a closer look.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2017
    Length: 454
  • Are consumers ready to hit the gas on electric cars?
    Electric cars have a reputation for being a pricey, niche product that only a handful of people would want or could afford. But that reputation is starting to crumble as carmakers promise to put electric vehicles in reach for more consumers. Sonari Glinton of NPR joins William Brangham to discuss the realities of the market and how Tesla’s cheaper electric car could shape the industry’s future.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2017
    Length: 425

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • News Wrap: Reports identify another man at Trump Jr. meeting
    In the our news wrap Tuesday, an eighth person was present during Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer. The Washington Post and other outlets identified the person as Ike Kaveladze, who works for the Russian real estate developer whose son suggested the meeting. Also, Russian-backed separatists have proclaimed the formation of a new state in Eastern Ukraine.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2017
    Length: 245
    Donald Trump Jr. prepares to speak at the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • Afghan girls' robotics team shows the world what they can do
    An all-girls team from Afghanistan finally reached the U.S. to participate in a robotics competition. Their visas were denied twice by American officials until public pushback prompted President Trump to intervene. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza talks with some of the girls and Jeffrey Brown discusses how their story plays into wider immigration questions with Alan Gomez of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2017
    Length: 630
  • Artist puts time in perspective by painting sun's cycle
    The sun will rise in the morning, no matter what happens. That idea was the inspiration for Swiss artist Nicolas Party, who painted a new mural directly onto the walls of the Hirshhorn Museum for his exhibit "Sunrise, Sunset."
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2017
    Length: 217
  • Drought and famine threaten life for nomadic Somali herders
    Many regions in East Africa are at risk of famine for the third time in 25 years. Twenty million people in the war-torn countries of Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia, as well as drought-stricken neighbors like Ethiopia are at risk. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia, on the crisis and relief efforts.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2017
    Length: 490
  • What will happen to the Iran nuclear deal under Trump?
    New sanctions were slapped on individuals and groups tied to Iran's ballistic missile program, hours after the State Department again certified that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal struck two years ago. William Brangham speaks with chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and Nick Schifrin about the schism within the Trump administration about Iran and the nuclear deal.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2017
    Length: 492
    Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran in 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
  • McConnell aims for full Obamacare repeal
    With the latest push by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act coming to an anticlimactic end, party leaders have shifted their focus to simply focus on “repeal.” Sen. Mitch McConnell proposed delaying the effective date of repeal for two years, while Democrats flexed their opposition. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2017
    Length: 535
  • Where Bernie Sanders sees middle ground on health care
    Will Democrats have a seat at the table now that the Republican push on health care has collapsed? Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what went wrong and the possible path ahead on health care reform.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2017
    Length: 449

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Remembering George Romero, auteur of American zombie movies
    Filmmaker George Romero has died at the age of 77. His cult classic "Night of the Living Dead," made for $100,000 in 1968, launched the modern zombie industry and countless imitators. But Romero's zombie flicks also offered him a platform for social commentary about American culture, racism, paranoia and consumerism. Jeffrey Brown discusses his life with Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2017
    Length: 440