Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • Granted clemency, this former inmate is starting over
    Norman Brown is among 1,927 people granted clemency by President Obama during his two terms. He is one of a vast majority who were originally convicted for nonviolent drug crimes. Now Brown faces a new challenge - adjusting to life outside prison.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

  • A meeting of nationalist leaders sows division in Europe
    A day after President Trump's inauguration, European right-wing leaders met in Koblenz, Germany, to issue a rallying cry for voters to upset the establishment in key elections across the continent. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports that their message, seeking to benefit from the “Trump effect,” emphasizes the growing divisions within Europe.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
    FILE PHOTO - Supporters of anti-immigration right-wing movement PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) hold up a banner with the logo of  the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) as they take part in in demonstration march, in reaction to mass assaults on women on New Year's Eve, in Cologne, Germany, January 9, 2016.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo - RTSVUHL
  • Manchester by the Sea' finds love in unimaginable loss
    'Manchester by the Sea' tells the story of Lee Chandler, a man forced to confront his past -- and his responsibilities to his family -- by the death of his brother. The film explores the ideas of loss and grief, but writer and director Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeffrey Brown it's not a film about finding closure.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • A lawsuit and lingering concern over Trump business dealings
    A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that President Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars government officials from receiving certain types of gifts from foreign powers or governments. William Brangham talks with Jonathan O'Connell of The Washington Post about the lawsuit, as well as whether the president has truly separated himself from his businesses.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
    The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen in Chicago, Illinois, United States, January 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young  - RTX22G2L
  • Trump refocuses on the economy after a rocky rollout
    President Donald Trump signed three executive orders Monday morning, including a withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a freeze on federal government hiring. A weekend of tumult over the size of his Inauguration Day crowd, record-breaking protests and news coverage gave way to focus on trade and jobs. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Gary Masino (L) of the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Telma Mata (2nd R) of the Heat and Frost Insulators Allied Workers Local 24 and United Brotherhood of Carpenters General President Doug McCarron (R), holds a roundtable meeting with labor leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSX15Y
  • News Wrap: Senate committee OKs Tillerson for State
    In our news wrap Monday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted through the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be the next secretary of state, clearing the way for his confirmation by the full Senate. Also, some Republicans raised questions about President Trump's move by executive action to rein in Obamacare.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
    FILE PHOTO: Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. Secretary of State on Capitol Hill  in Washington, U.S.  January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo - RTSWZKY
  • Sen. Schumer on Democratic opposition under Trump
    As the Republican-led House and Senate seek to help President Trump deliver on many of his campaign promises, Democrats -- led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer -- plan to make it a bumpy road. Schumer sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s debut, the challenge of repealing the Affordable Care act, Trump’s Cabinet nominees and where both parties might work together.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
    Senator Chuck Schumer (R) speaks during inauguration ceremonies swearing in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTSWJLN
  • Do Americans care about Trump’s feud with the press?
    It was a weekend of conflict over facts between the Trump administration and the news media. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Tamara Keith of NPR and Reuters’ Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the president’s tense relationship with the press and more.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017
  • You can thank Ohio’s tropical sea for your winter road salt
    in our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, visit an Ohio mine that provides the de-icing rock salt that stops your road from becoming a virtual slip-and-slide in the winter.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

  • Trump, Mexican President Peña Nieto to meet in Washington
    The White House said Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will visit President Donald Trump after the two leaders spoke on Saturday. Nieto has said he wants an open dialogue with Trump, who has vowed to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it. Washington Post reporter Josh Partlow joins Alison Stewart via Skype with more analysis from Mexico City.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017
    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a message after U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump won an unexpected victory in the presidential election, at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso - RTX2SWMF
  • Eastern European countries back NATO support against Russia
    After Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine three years ago, the Obama administration decided to send thousands of American soldiers to Eastern Europe to reinforce its NATO allies. The American Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones joins Alison Stewart to discuss the ongoing security situation in Europe.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017
    U.S. army soldiers attend an official welcoming ceremony for U.S. troops deployed to Poland as part of NATO build-up in Eastern Europe in Zagan, Poland, January 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSVJLW
  • U.S. NATO troops surge in Europe after Russian aggression
    The Obama administration sent thousands of American troops to Europe through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russian aggression -- the largest deployment since the end of the Cold War. It’s a move that has been denounced by Russia. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports from Germany and Poland about the military mission.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

  • Takeaways from Inauguration Day
    As President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, his inaugural address was seen as a potential guide for his administration’s policy outlook. Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart to break down the takeaways from Inauguration Day and what to expect from Trump in his first days in office.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
    U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledges the audience after taking the oath of office as his wife Melania (L) and daughter Tiffany watch during inauguration ceremonies swearing in Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., January 20, 2017.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSWIY6
  • What we know about Trump’s national security team
    So far, the Senate has confirmed two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet-level appointees: Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelley, both former Marine Corps generals. But many vacancies in the Trump administration's national security team remain. POLITICO correspondent Michael Crowley joins Alison Stewart from Washington, D.C., to discuss.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
    File photo of national security adviser Michael Flynn by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
  • World marches to support women’s rights
    One day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, thousands of people joined the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and other demonstrations around the world to advocate for reproductive, immigration, racial equality and worker’s rights. The NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano reports from the main event in D.C.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
    Demonstrators take part in the Women's March to protest Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSWQJD
  • Retired House members discuss the challenges of partisanship
    As President Trump begins his first days in office, he joins a Congress that has been divided by partisanship in recent years. The NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson sat down with two recently retired members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the political aisle to discuss the challenges they faced and their advice for other lawmakers.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2017
    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are sworn in on the House floor on the first day of the new session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Pomp and protests in D.C. as Trump becomes 45th president
    As Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday, supporters and protesters alike congregated on the National Mall. Our coverage includes the day's biggest events, from the inaugural ceremony to the Obamas' Washington farewell. Plus, we turn to syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and a variety of guests for analysis of President Trump's initial tone and message.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
    President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump and son Barron during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool - RTSWLA0
  • How did President Trump fare in his first day on the job?
    It’s Day One of the Trump presidency. After the pomp of the day's ceremony, what should we take away from the actions and rhetoric of the new president? Judy Woodruff gets reaction to President Trump’s unorthodox Inauguration Day speech and the broader outlook for his administration from syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and others.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
  • Women’s March leaders aim for ‘solidarity against misogyny’
    On Saturday, another crowd will gather on the National Mall -- not to celebrate, but to advocate. William Brangham talks with Bob Bland and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women's March On Washington, about the organization’s mission to protect women’s rights, creating a safe space for difficult conversations on sensitive issues and remembering that “we’re all people first.”
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
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  • The Obama White House, from the man behind the lens
    For the past eight years, Pete Souza has visually chronicled the Obama era. He was in the situation room when U.S. special forces killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 and at the prayer service for victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. John Yang sits down with Souza to discuss the “little unexpected gems” that became iconic moments and the constant character of the president he saw.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama talks on a phone with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai from his vehicle outside the Jane E. Lawton Community Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in this handout photograph taken and released on March 11, 2012. Obama said on Sunday he was "deeply saddened" by the killing of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier and that the incident, seen as likely to inflame tense U.S-Afghan relations, did not reflect the U.S. respect for the Afghan people.    REUTERS/Pete Souza/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTR2Z82V
  • Trump offers vision for his presidency: ‘only America first’
    Donald Trump started his day with a tweet, declaring, "the work begins!" It was Inauguration Day in Washington, where despite traditions of democracy and civility, political divisions were still on display. Judy Woodruff and William Brangham offer a look at the day’s events, and John Yang weighs in on his view of the inauguration.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
    US President Donald Trump takes the oath of office with his wife Melania and son Barron at his side, during his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSWIGZ
  • Anti-Trump protests break out across D.C.
    While many people ventured to the National Mall on Friday to cheer the new president, other groups were not so celebratory. Protests erupted across Washington, D.C., as opponents of President Trump expressed their disapproval, sometimes clashing chaotically with police and leaving damage in their wake. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
    People rally against U.S. president-elect Donald Trump outside Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Yang - RTSWCWM
  • On the Mall, Trump supporters exult, ‘We’re here!’
    Turnout may have been lower this Inauguration Day than the previous two, but attendees who did make the trip to the National Mall exhibited no shortage of enthusiasm. Lisa Desjardins speaks with out-of-town visitors hopeful that President Trump will usher in a resurgence of manufacturing jobs, stronger support for the military and an ability to overcome political gridlock, among other change.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
    Attendees gather in the National Mall during Donald Trump's inauguration ceremonies to swear him in as the 45th president of the United States in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTSWJ0N
  • News Wrap: Senate confirms Mattis, Kelly
    In our news wrap Friday, Congress signed off on the first of President Trump's picks to fill out his cabinet, nearly unanimously voting to approve Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Also, Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman pleaded not guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in New York after being extradited Thursday.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2017
    Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2YOX7

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  • Trump’s National Security transition is off to a rocky start
    A day before inauguration, the incoming Trump administration was forced to defend the pace of its staffing for important national security and diplomatic jobs. Judy Woodruff talks with Roger Cressey, a former National Security Council staff member, and Mark Landler of The New York Times about the factors behind the upheaval and what it says about the incoming administration and its challenges.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017
    A Capitol Police officer stands guard at the U.S. Capitol before the inauguration of U.S. President Elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC, U.S., January 19, 2017.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTSWB73
  • The hidden insecurity of older middle-class Americans
    Elizabeth White has been on the edge of the financial cliff for years, but you'd never know it from outside appearances. "Everybody is pretending," she says. In her self-published book "Fifty-Five, Unemployed, and Faking Normal" she painfully chronicles the crash of a flourishing career and upper-middle class lifestyle -- and she's not alone. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017
  • How Josh Earnest made sure he knew what Obama was thinking
    Josh Earnest, White House press secretary since 2014, was there when Barack Obama was running for president, and he'll be there when the lights go out on the Obama White House. As he prepares to leave the podium, Earnest sits down with John Yang to discuss the role of being the gatekeeper between the press and the president.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017
    U.S. President Barack Obama appears at a press briefing to thank White House Spokesman Josh Earnest for his work during Earnest's last briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2017.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSVXZK
  • Jim Jarmusch's new film asks where poetry comes from
    As movies seem to keep getting bigger and louder, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch still sets his own pace. In his latest, a bus driver makes his daily route through the streets of Paterson, New Jersey, taking in the stuff of everyday life to write poems. Jeffrey Brown talks with Jarmusch and poet Ron Padgett, who composed poems for the film.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2017