Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  • The Simpsons, Fox’s quirky animated family, turns 30
    The Simpsons, one of the longest running programs in TV history, turned 30 today. William Brangham tells the story.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2017
    Length: 0

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • Hands-on veterinary program enriches Navajo students
    Kids don't learn unless they get a little dirty. That's the philosophy of the man who runs the career and technical education program at Monument Valley High School in Kayenta, Arizona, where students from the Navajo Nation get hands-on instruction in caring for animals. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on how the program prepares students for careers, college and more.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 348
  • Is U.K.’s May taking a risk by calling for snap elections?
    In a surprise announcement, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early election instead of waiting until 2020. In asking to move up the vote, May aims to strengthen her hand in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union. Jeffrey Brown talks to Bloomberg’s Stephanie Baker about what led to Tuesday’s announcement and what May is hoping snap elections will bring.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 278
  • Celebrating spring with 10,000 tulips
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, as spring begins, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington showed off one of its biggest exports with a display of some 10,000 tulips.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 161
  • How could the H-1B visa program be improved?
    President Trump called on Tuesday for U.S. agencies to “buy American and hire American” and signed an executive order targeting H-1B guest worker visas, which help find foreign labor to fill technical jobs. Critics say the visa system is being abused. William Brangham talks to Economic Policy Institute's Daniel Costa and Vivek Wadhwa of Carnegie Mellon University Engineering at Silicon Valley.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 464
  • Why transparency in the Trump White House matters
    In the Trump administration, questions of transparency start with the president's tax returns and why he's not releasing them. But there are also questions about White House visitor logs and who's advising the president. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Richard Painter of the University of Minnesota and Noah Bookbinder of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 611
  • A special state visit for Trump sparks outcry in the U.K.
    When British Prime Minister Theresa May met with President Trump in January, she extended a special honor: an invitation for a state visit, which only two presidents have received since 1952. But the president's visit to the U.K. has become politically fraught, prompting protests and petitions, and every aspect of the trip is in flux. Special correspondent Ryan Chilcote reports from London.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 436
  • Cardin: U.S. needs to show ‘mature’ leadership on N. Korea
    Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the outcome of the controversial referendum in Turkey granting its president expanded powers and concerns about voter fraud, hotter rhetoric from the Trump administration on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and how to stop Russian meddling in other elections.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2017
    Length: 417

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • How a former diplomat makes sense of ‘A World in Disarray’
    In the new book "A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order," a former American diplomat takes a candid look at the state of international affairs. Margaret Warner talks to Richard Haass about what’s happened to the world since the end of the Cold War, and the challenges facing President Trump now.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 404
  • Why getting tax reform done is crucial for Republicans
    Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Judy Woodruff to discuss what a win in a surprisingly competitive special election in Georgia would mean for Democrats, how Republicans are learning the difficulty of governing and more.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 517
  • Indian innovator wants to make sanitary pads more affordable
    Arunachalam Murugananthan is known as India's pad man. Breaking a strict taboo in India's tradition-bound society, Murugananthan worked to perfect an affordable sanitary pad in hope of starting a movement to help women in the developing world. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 447
  • How should U.S. and allies confront North Korea?
    The long-simmering standoff between the United States and North Korea is heating up again. As the Trump administration draws a tougher line with the regime, what options are open to the U.S., its allies and China? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Secretary of Defense William Perry.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 394
  • What will Erdogan’s new power mean for Turkey?
    Citizens of Turkey voted Sunday by a thin margin to overhaul the country’s political system, which could lead to a major consolidation of power for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations and Kadir Ustun of the SETA Foundation about the ramifications of the controversial referendum.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 0
  • A murder video raises debate about Facebook’s responsibility
    A video of a man being shot to death was posted on Facebook Sunday and stayed online for nearly three hours before it was taken down. A man identified as Steve Stephens is said to have recorded himself confronting and killing Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland, raising questions about the role of social media sites. John Yang talks to Emily Dreyfuss of Wired magazine.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 386
  • North Korea's failed missile test draws dueling rhetoric
    Vice President Mike Pence in a visit to the DMZ and South Korean capital vowed action to achieve a nuclear-free peninsula, saying the U.S. and its allies will act unless China uses its influence to rein in North Korea. Meanwhile, a North Korean ambassador took a defiant tone at the United Nations. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2017
    Length: 165

Sunday, April 16, 2017

  • Georgia Dems aim for upset in Republican stronghold
    A special election on Tuesday will replace an open House seat in Georgia's 6th congressional district left by Tom Price, who is now the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The district has been solidly Republican for 25 years, but a Democratic newcomer, Jon Ossoff, is making a strong run for the seat. Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2017
    Length: 209
  • Turkey votes to expand presidential powers
    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan eked out a major victory on Sunday to expand his executive powers. A narrow majority of Turks voted on a referendum to amend the country's constitution and abolish the office of the prime minister, allowing the president to issue decrees without parliamentary approval. New York Times reporter Patrick Kingsley joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2017
    Length: 246
  • Can Rhode Island’s paid family leave be a national model?
    In 1993, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, granting unpaid family leave to millions in the U.S. Decades later, the country has yet to implement a paid family leave policy -- but some states have created their own policies. The NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker went to one of those states, Rhode Island, to see how it works.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2017
    Length: 544
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Bills requiring candidates to submit tax returns face obstacles
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2017
    Length: 544
    Demonstrators protest in response to President Donald Trump's refusal to make his tax returns public in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • North Korea rebukes U.S. as Navy strike group advances
    North Korea marked its most important holiday today -- the Day of the Sun, which commemorates the birthday of founding ruler Kim Il-sung. At the ceremony for the event, North Korean politician and army official Choe Ryong-hae charged President Donald Trump with "creating a war situation" by sending a Navy carrier strike group to the region. Jean Lee of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2017
    Length: 235
    A Picture and its Story: North Korea on parade
  • Amid Trump crackdown, U.S. immigrants head to Canada
    Following President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration and recent roundups of undocumented immigrants, a wave of people has crossed the border into Canada, where they believe there is less risk of detention and deportation. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Lisa Desai went to the province of Manitoba along the U.S.-Canada border to meet the people seeking asylum.
    Original Air Date: April 15, 2017
    Length: 558
    A man who says he is from Bangladesh, is confronted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer as he exits a taxi at the U.S.-Canada border leading into Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada

Friday, April 14, 2017

  • Is Afghanistan any closer to stable?
    A massive U.S. airstrike against the Islamic State has put American involvement in Afghanistan back in the spotlight. After almost 16 years, thousands of casualties and billions of dollars, how is the country faring and where does the U.S. effort stand? William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff gets analysis of the ongoing conflict from Pamela Constable of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 474
  • As faith declines in Spain, so do Seville's convents
    Everywhere you turn in Seville, Spain, there are reminders of a rich religious past, including its cloistered convents, which have been part of the fabric of the community for hundreds of years. Yet few women in Spain heed the call to join the sisterhood anymore, and once-bustling communities are now the victims of decay. Jeffrey Brown reports on efforts to save the endangered convents.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 428
  • The problem with thinking you know more than the experts
    More and more, people don't care about expert views. That's according to Tom Nichols, author of "The Death of Expertise," who says Americans have become insufferable know-it-alls, locked in constant conflict and debate with others over topics they actually know almost nothing about. Nichols shares his humble opinion on how we got here.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 190
  • Shields and Brooks on GOP home-district hostility
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including how Republican members of Congress are facing heat from crowds of their own constituents while home during recess, why President Trump’s views have shifted on China, NATO and Janet Yellen, and more.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 882
  • Prep school Choate owns up to decades of abuse allegations
    Decades of sexual abuse have been uncovered at one of the nation's elite prep schools. A new investigation details the experiences of 24 adult alumni of Choate Rosemary Hall who, between 1963 and 2010, allegedly suffered offenses such as kissing, groping and rape. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the report with Paul Mones, a sexual abuse attorney, and Jonathan Saltzman of The Boston Globe.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2017
    Length: 509

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • U.S. internment camps inspire students to raise their voices
    A California high school is using song to examine a painful chapter in U.S. history. “In America” is an oratorio composed by students at Van Nuys High School, with help from the Los Angeles Master Chorale, that reflects on the experiences of Japanese-Americans who were forced to leave their homes for internment camps during World War II. Jeffrey Brown reports from Los Angeles.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2017
    Length: 377
  • On America's racial terrorism, 'silence has condemned us'
    “I don’t think we’re free in America,” says attorney Bryan Stevenson, who sees an unwillingness to talk about the terrors of slavery and other racial-based violence as a continuing burden. But he also sees strength -- in the descendants of those who endured slavery. Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, offers his Brief but Spectacular take on race and justice in America.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2017
    Length: 203