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PBS NewsHour

Specials 2016 - 2019

  • 2016-11-06T23:00:00+00:00 on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • 8 hours, 0 mins (8 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • News

PBS NewsHour is the long running news magazine broadcast every weeknight on PBS. The show was created by veteran newsmen Robert MacNeil & Jim Lehrer, and has been on the air since 1975. In 2009, the show, previously known as The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, became PBS NewsHour. One of the major differences between network news and the PBS NewsHour is that because the show is publicly funded, there are no commercials. This allows the NewsHour to dedicate more time to comprehensive reporting. The nightly broadcast features a two-anchor format, with a rotation of NEWSHOUR senior correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Senior correspondents Margaret Warner and Ray Suarez deliver compelling original reporting & newsmaker interviews from the field. Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan delivers news to the digital world and anchors the news summary on the television broadcasts.

8 episodes

Special 1 Election Night Coverage 2016

  • 2016-11-06T23:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor live coverage of election results. Joining them are syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks, Cook Political Report's Amy Walter, and Andra Gillespie, Emory University's director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference. PBS Newshour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan addresses down-ticket races and national trends with Nathan Gonzalez, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. NEWSHOUR correspondents John Yang and Lisa Desjardins will report from the Clinton and Trump campaign headquarters, respectively, with additional reporting by correspondent William Brangham and online politics editor Dan Bush from the newsroom.

Special 2 President Barack Obama's Farewell Speech

  • 2017-01-10T23:00:00+00:00 — 60 mins

President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address Tuesday from Chicago, where he launched his political career eight years ago. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff is joined by syndicated columnist Mark Shields, Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp, and Harvard University historian Annette Gordon-Reed for analysis of the outgoing president's speech.

PBS NewsHour's complete coverage of President Donald Trump's first address to Congress with post-analysis from Mark Shields, David Brooks, Amy Walter, Matt Schlapp and Karine Jean-Pierre.

Special 4 Jeff Sessions Hearing Special

  • 2017-06-13T23:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and much more.

Special 5 Inside Putin's Russia

  • 2017-07-21T23:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

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.

Special 66 April 2, 2019

  • 2019-04-02T23:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Senate considers a change to how it approves nominees for federal courts and critical administration positions, but the idea is not without controversy. Plus: climate change drives Honduran farmers to migrate north, Puerto Rico struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria, an unusual children’s literacy program, baseball economics and college students facing hunger.

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