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.
Monday on the NewsHour, a look at Turkey’s struggle to stop terror attacks, as a manhunt continues for for the perpetrator of a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub. Also: A new year and a new president, a look back at President Obama’s efforts to conserve vast areas of land and water, prosecuting the Rwandan genocide and preserving history and culture in the digital age.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Republican-controlled Congress opens the new session with a fight over ethics. Also: A conversation with CIA Director John Brennan, Turkish soldiers seeking safe-haven following a failed coup attempt, the economics and politics behind Ford's investment in Michigan and President Obama's enduring mark on the U.S. education system.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Obama and Vice President-elect Pence head to Capitol Hill to make opposing cases on the future of health care. Also: CIA Director Brennan looks ahead to the Trump administration's relationship with Russia and U.S. intelligence, Iraqi families ripped apart in ISIS-held areas, protests against Sen. Jeff Sessions and the energy potential of nuclear technology.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Vice President Joe Biden talks about President-elect Donald Trump, Russian hacking and the future of the Democratic Party. Also: The secret to boosting workers' productivity, great risks and rewards of editing human DNA and the unsung black women behind NASA's first mission to space.
Friday on the NewsHour, a gunman's shooting rampage at the Fort Lauderdale airport killed at least five and wounded eight others. Also: Intelligence agencies released their report on Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, we speak with Secretary of State John Kerry, the political analysis of Shields and Brooks, urging Americans to eat local fish and why we lack black male teachers.
Monday on the NewsHour, a look at how the Trump administration is taking shape ahead of the first confirmation hearings this week. Also: The legacy of Obama's health care overhaul and the upended lives of Iraqi children fleeing war in Mosul.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Jeff Sessions lays out legal limits to President-elect Trump's campaign statements at his confirmation hearing. Also: U.S. intelligence chiefs lay out the case of Russian hacking, Iran mourns the loss of a leading moderate voice, President Obama's criminal justice reform, a preview of the president’s farewell address and using the arts to boost low-performing schools.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, we discuss unverified reports that Russian intelligence has compromising information on the president-elect, gleaned from his visits to Moscow. Also: Attorneys debate Mr. Trump's potential conflicts of interest, the first news conference for the new president-elect, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions’ final day of hearings and Obama’s climate legacy.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Gen. James Mattis delivers a stern warning about Russia during his confirmation hearings. Also, we analyze the threat Russia poses to the U.S., Mattis and Pompeo differ on the Iran nuclear deal, how a senior Obama adviser views the president’s record, considering Obama’s economic legacy, art full of contradiction and a classical pianist on her music’s ‘golden time.’
Friday on the NewsHour, President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks put distance between his views and their own. Also: How eight years of Obama's foreign policy shaped the Middle East, Mark Shields and David Brooks on the week's news, a new film recounts the horror and courage displayed in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Monday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump makes waves overseas, calling NATO obsolete and signaling that the U.S. may ease sanctions on Russia. Also: A preview of Inauguration week on Politics Monday, lessons on race from a city that once forced out its black residents, the difficult task of making Brexit a reality and students who leave for-profit colleges with no degree and a mountain of debt.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, outgoing U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power discusses the crisis in Syria, the threat of Russia and more. Also: Donald Trump's choice for education secretary faces the Senate, reducing health care costs by focusing on the sickest patients and how the first black president changed our views on race.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Obama gives his final news conference, addressing the release of Chelsea Manning and his role in a new era of politics. Also: The Senate grills the president-elect's Cabinet picks, exciting yet elusive possibilities of nuclear fusion, gridlock around Trump Tower and the importance of long-term care for health problems.
Thursday on the NewsHour, on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, the nation prepares for a new leader. Also: The president-elect's picks for Treasury and Energy face Senate scrutiny, a rocky presidential transition on national security, one woman's story about losing it all, Josh Earnest's years in the briefing room and a film explores the poetry of everyday life.
Friday on the NewsHour, Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. We analyze the events of Inauguration Day as the nation's political power shifts. Also: Scores of inauguration protesters are arrested while inauguration attendees explain their support, a preview of the Women's March and White House photographer Pete Souza looks back.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump turns to trade and the economy after a rocky start to his administration. Also: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the new president, ongoing concerns over Trump business dealings, a combative start to the White House's relationship with the press and why Europe's far right hope to ride a wave of populism.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, while President Trump signs another flurry of executive actions, the Senate grills his picks to run the nation's budget and health care. Also: A shifting U.S. environmental policy starts with the Dakota Oil Pipeline, life after the Oval Office for former presidents, the effect of having police in schools and an unconventional movie musical racks up Oscar nominations.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trumps orders a border wall and moves to crack down on illegal immigration. Also: The president's unsubstantiated claims that millions voted illegally, silencing federal agencies' public communications, a meeting to outline the GOP agenda, using psychedelic drugs to treat illness and remembering Mary Tyler Moore.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Mexico's president cancels a meeting at the White House after President Trump orders the building of a border wall. Also: A conversation with presidential counsellor Kellyanne Conway, advice for middle-class Americans who are really on the edge of financial ruin and an Oscar-nominated movie that weaves together grief and love.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump bans refugees from Syria and halts immigrants from other Middle Eastern nations. Also: The British prime minister's first trip to the White House, tens of thousands march against abortion with support from the vice president, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's news and an Asian-American comedian on everyday racism.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump defends his immigration order as thousands protest. We get full analysis on the travel ban, including views from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and an Iraqi interpreter for the U.S. military. Also: The lay of the political land amid upheaval over the immigration ban and fighting the smartphone addiction.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration rejects reports of internal confusion over the controversial immigration ban as the acting is fired for refusing to defend the refugee ban. Also: Contenders for Supreme Court nominee, universities warn international students not to leave the country and changing the face of classical music with female conductors.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, in his first television interview since the inauguration, Vice President Mike Pence sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the first days of the Trump administration and the new Supreme Court nominee. Also: More on Judge Neil Gorsuch and the future of the high court, combating a silent killer in Ghana and a new study on rates of cervical cancer.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump vows to drastically change the way church and state are separated during political campaigns. Also: What we know about a deadly raid by Navy SEALS in Yemen, how the president's aggressive approach affects world leaders, the economic hurdles to replacing Obamacare, a woman's mission to help girls in Liberia and a letter to U.S. presidents who owned slaves.
Friday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration levies new sanctions against Iran. Also: Rolling back Obama-era regulations from Wall Street to the environment, the next phase of the fight in Mosul, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze week two of the Trump presidency, a film about race in America told through James Baldwin and a Muslim Marine who tells people to ask him anything.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump's immigration ban faces court challenges. We examine legal arguments for and against the executive order. Also: A look at the inner workings of the White House on Politics Monday, the elusive Obamacare promise of better treatment at lower costs and a stunning Super Bowl comeback for the Patriots.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, a federal appeals court takes up President Trump's controversial immigration order. Also: Fact-checking the claim that the press underreports terror attacks, shocking details of a Syrian prison, how Betsy DeVos could reshape education policy, unique challenges for black children with autism and a new take on Timothy McVeigh's motivation for the Oklahoma City bombing.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, House Speaker Paul Ryan sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss fallout from President Trump’s immigration order, relations with Russia, the Republican tax plan and more. Also: Sen. Elizabeth Warren on clashes over Trump cabinet picks, using the body’s immune system to fight cancer and a massive crack in an ice shelf forces Antarctic researchers to evacuate.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Jeff Sessions is confirmed as attorney general, while fallout mounts from President Trump's attacks on the judiciary. Also: The latest on the president's immigration order, the White House takes heat for a deadly raid in Yemen, outrage over an undocumented mother's deportation, companies in a delicate dance with the president and Steve Bannon's ideology on film.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump's controversial travel ban is blocked by the courts, but he vows the fight isn't over. Also: The White House welcomes Japan's prime minister while dodging a potential rift with China, Michael Flynn's relationship with Russia, changes under the new HHS secretary, Shields and Brooks on the week's news and hitmaker Smokey Robinson on his lifetime of music.
Monday on the NewsHour, chaos at the National Security Council. Also, what Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russia mean for national security, flooding fears in Northern California, life under a Nigerian terror group, using technology to verify humanitarian crises, political analysis with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter and the memoir of American fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn abruptly resigns, causing upheaval in the White House. Also: A look at possible changes in Mideast policies during the Trump administration, a Kansas school helps homeless students overcome challenges and the UCONN women's basketball team makes history.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's pick for labor secretary withdraws from consideration after facing opposition from both Democrats and a number of Republicans. Also: New reports of Trump aides in repeated contact with Russia during the campaign, the president's evolving approach to Israel and scientists scramble to back up data they say is threatened by the Trump administration.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes on charges of Russian connections, the news media and a new immigration order in an animated and wide-ranging news conference. Also: What’s causing more white Americans to die in middle age, sanctuary cities take a stand against the president's immigration policies and an English professor's take on her own life as an immigrant.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump touts his economic plans at a Boeing plant, while the Senate approves Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic, to head the EPA. Also: An update on the fate of an Iraqi translator, two Texas cities offer a microcosm of the nation's deep political divide, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's news and a new film about a controversial love story.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump announces his new national security adviser after the controversial ousting of Michael Flynn. Also: Mixed messages about American support for NATO, searching for migrants who don't survive the treacherous journey to the U.S. border, our Politics Monday team takes on the latest news, fighting disease in the most polluted city on Earth and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration outlines an aggressive plan to crack down on undocumented immigrants and strengthen border security. Also: Fears of a spike in anti-Semitic violence, using meditation to improve student learning, banking on the president's promise to bring back jobs, using chess to help troubled youth and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, hundreds flee amid flooding in Northern California. Also: A major change on school bathrooms and transgender youth, newspaper editors explain readers' views on the political climate, Syrian refugees who would prefer not to move to the U.S., hope for alien life in a newly discovered solar system and an industrial towns puts its faith in revitalized manufacturing.
Thursday on the NewsHour, conservatives gather at the annual CPAC conference to shape a Trump-era agenda with a Republican-controlled Congress. Also: The administration's new immigration plan, why more white Americans are dying in middle age, an Oscar-nominated documentary on Syrians who risk their lives to save others and a daughter's take on her mother's art.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes the stage at CPAC and keeps up his attack on the news media. Also: A look at the future of the Democratic party, grassroots efforts to derail the Trump agenda find inspiration in tea party tactics, Mark Shields and David Brooks take on the week's news and a foster parent who cares solely for terminally ill children.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump calls for a budget significantly boosting money to the military with deep cuts to domestic spending. Also: Congress grapples with calls for an independent investigation into Trump administration ties to Russia, hospitals brace for big losses if Obamacare is repealed and reshaping our view of Africa's great civilizations.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump says the time is right for a new immigration law as he prepares to lay out his priorities in his first address to Congress. Also: White House efforts to support historically black colleges, students who live in one country and go to school in another, seeing the civil rights movement through powerful images and airlifting bison to a new home.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, following President Trump's address to Congress, we explore what policies will take priority. Also: A closer look at the decision-making before a deadly raid in Yemen, Baltimore's approach to battling the opioid epidemic, the successes and struggles of rapidly growing startups and a new plan to send humans to the moon.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Attorney General Jeff Sessions removes himself from any investigations of the Trump campaign after he failed to disclose meetings with the Russian ambassador. Also: A shoe company upends the traditional business model, why the stock market just keeps going up, seeing WWI through art and what it's like to be a female comedian.
Friday on the NewsHour, are allegations over President Trump's ties to Russia stopping the countries from solving global problems? Also: a look at who is carrying out the Philippines' deadly war on drugs, more than a dozen states seek to put limits on protesters, Shields and Brooks analyze the latest political news and how Americans seek spirituality outside of religion.
Monday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration unveils a revised travel ban after the first was blocked by the courts. Also: Making sense of President Trump's accusation that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, GOP lawmakers lay out a plan to replace Obamacare, a horror film about race in America and students compete to send science experiments to space.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Republicans roll out a new health care plan to upend the Affordable Care Act. Also: A GOP senator weighs in on the ongoing Russia investigation, WikiLeaks documents show CIA hacking efforts, the military's model pre-K program, a fictional TV series about Russian spies intersects with reality and a French artist lives in a giant rock for a week.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, we take a deep dive into the fight to replace the Affordable Care Act and consider what the Republicans' health care plan could mean for millions. Also: Former CIA Director Leon Panetta discusses the WikiLeaks hack, women show their economic strength by striking, the threat of a growing ice rift in the Antarctic and our enduring fascination with Emily Dickinson.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Republicans win an early victory for their health care bill. We take a look at how it could seriously impact Medicaid. Also: U.S. Marines land in Syria to help take back Raqqa, how our devices may be monitoring us, a hippie doctor's journey from Woodstock to eradicating smallpox in India, and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump touts the GOP's new health care bill as Republicans wrangle over how to replace Obamacare. Also: A growing scandal in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mark Shields and Michael Gerson analyze the week's news, a new art exhibit creates a never-ending world and why the pursuit of happiness should be a search for meaning.
Monday on the NewsHour, the Congressional Budget Office releases projected costs of the GOP's health care bill and the White House and REpublicans question the nonpartisan agency's analysis. Also: The low profile of Secretary of State Tillerson, famine and civil unrest in South Sudan, Al Gore's take on the Trump presidency, our Politics Monday analysis and a marathon over a frozen lake.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, a look at where the Republican health care bill stands following a blistering report from the Congressional Budget Office. Also: The first major test for Europe's far-right as the Dutch head to the polls, what school choice looks like in Indiana, an old play sparks new discussions on Mexican-American life and sweaters for chickens living out of their comfort zone.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, what lawmakers have and haven't found in their ongoing Russia investigation. Also: Turkey's decision on expanding power for its strongman president, what's behind the Fed's interest rate hike, computers and brain implants that restore the ability to communicate and the artistic process of putting a face to fossils.
Thursday on the NewsHour, a look at President Trump's budget slashing funding to the EPA and State Department, while increasing funding for defense and border security. Also: What's next for the White House travel ban, previewing a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president, when hiring people with disabilities can boost profit and a new book about stepping into a foreign world.
Friday on the NewsHour, German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Trump, setting the tone for talks on trade, NATO and defense. Also: Secretary of State Tillerson's tough talk on North Korea, doctors speak out against the GOP health care plan, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, Neil Gaiman's Norse inspiration and the importance of storytelling.
Monday on the NewsHour, a House committee delves into a possible Russian government role in the campaign that elected Donald Trump. Meanwhile, a Senate panel begins hearings on the man chosen by President Trump to serve on the Supreme Court. Also: A new art exhibit explores contemporary life in the American West, as seen through the eyes of Latino artists.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch gets grilled by Senate Democrats during his confirmation hearing. Also: President Trump lobbies Republicans to vote for the revised health care replacement, new rules for passengers on flights from 10 foreign cities, parents in a poor neighborhood get more from their preschool and the Whitney Biennial offers art amid major national divides.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump turns up the pressure on House Republicans as the vote on the GOP health care bill looms. Also: New allegations of a former Trump campaign manager working to benefit the Russian government, Susan Rice’s warning about the White House’s credibility, more questions for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the Great Barrier Reef under threat.
Thursday on the NewsHour, House Republicans delay a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, a setback for President Trump. Also: Calls for an independent investigation after the House Intelligence chair goes straight to the White House, more U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, the potential impact of the GOP health care plan, betting on the Trump presidency and how memories can shape our present.
Friday on the NewsHour, Republicans suffer a defeat as President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pull the GOP's health care bill, lacking votes needed to replace the Affordable Care Act. Also: how investigating connections between the Trump campaign and Russia split the House Intelligence Committee, Shields and Brooks analyze the week in politics, and a sequel to the '90s hit “Trainspotting.”
Monday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration attempts to move past the defeat on health care only to be hit by mounting questions over Russian ties. Also: Protests across Russia galvanize Putin's critics, claims of civilians killed by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, patients in limbo without a GOP healthcare plan, political turmoil in Turkey, plus a preview of the week ahead on Politics Monday.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump starts the rollback of Obama-era clean energy policies in a move to create jobs and energy independence. Also: The House Intelligence Committee chair under fire, life under the watchful eye of U.S. Border Patrol, the Supreme Court weighs in on how schools educate students with disabilities and why Turkey is becoming more hostile to Syrian refugees.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Britain officially starts the two-year process of divorce from the European Union. Also: Uncertain prospects of finding common ground in Congress, horrific conditions in Bangladesh's leather tanneries, why stigma persists for veterans with PTSD, the barriers to restoring the Everglades and historic audio recordings are added to the Library of Congress.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Senators slam Russia for interfering in the election, and the House Intel ranking Democrat says White House actions raise profound questions. Also: North Carolina repeals a controversial bathroom law, analyzing President Trump's role in the world, seeking new ways to diagnose PTSD, the best ways to teach your kids about money and Kathleen Turner on women’s equality.
Friday on the NewsHour, what we know and don't know about Russia's influence in the 2016 election. Also: The potential human toll of looser restrictions on airstrikes abroad, Trump supporters grade the president’s performance so far, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, the search for what triggers PTSD and one person’s take on why affirmative action could be hurting Asian Americans.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump welcomes Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to the White House, signaling new U.S. priorities. Also: How the first family turned into presidential advisers, Politics Monday takes on the battle over Neil Gorsuch, solutions to India's growing garbage problem, a new book in search of a fairer America and an Irish poet's monthly variety show.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, dozens of Syrians are killed in an apparent chemical attack. Also: President Trump signs a measure rolling back internet privacy rules, Israel's push for new settlements in the West Bank, new harassment allegations against the former head of FOX News, why Texas puts cameras in many of its classrooms and an acclaimed author gives advice to young writers.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, as the death toll in Syria's chemical attack rises, President Trump appears to take a harder line against the Assad regime. Also: How the FBI has historically handled politically charged investigations, senators debate the Supreme Court nominee, an uptick in tick and the diseases they carry, a pattern of more costly auto insurance in minority neighborhoods and more.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Senate Republicans invoke the "nuclear option" and clear the way for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Also: The Rep. Devin Nunes steps away from the Russia investigation, the cost of protecting President Trump's family and homes, how the president could roll back financial regulations and the power of a photograph.
Friday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration takes on the government of Syria, ordering airstrikes in retaliation for chemical weapons attacks. Also: The president touts deepening relations with China, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, an exploration of Jewish cooking from around the world and a Syrian-American ponders what separates her from today's refugees.
Monday on the NewsHour, in the aftermath of U.S. missile strikes on Syria, a look at next moves amid heightened global tensions. Also: How the newest justice is likely to change the Supreme Court, why Tesla is the new top dog among U.S. automakers, a university in Ghana aims to educate students about corruption, a look at the week ahead with Politics Monday and the last show for a famed circus.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the U.S. warns Russia about backing the Assad regime in the wake of chemical weapons attacks. Also: What happens to undocumented immigrants after deportation, new prostate cancer screening recommendations, how ticket rules led to a United Airlines confrontation, a generation torn out of school in Syria, the disease killing bats and making art out of breaking news.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart meet to discuss future relations amid disagreements over Syria. Also: NATO's leader discusses today's global threats, Florida battles wildfires, NASA's future under President Trump, thousands of allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers, what's left in an ancient city after ISIS rule and more.
Thursday on the NewsHour, we examine the international challenges facing the Trump administration. Also: President Trump’s shifting views on domestic policies, how Mexico is securing its own border, what the U.S. could learn from simpler tax systems in other countries, high school students compose music about U.S. internment camps and a lawyer’s Brief but Spectacular take on racial injustice.
Friday on the NewsHour, what a massive bombing says about the U.S. role in Afghanistan. Also: Decades of sexual abuse uncovered at a prestigious private boarding school, preserving convents in Southern Spain, Shields and Brooks analyze the week’s news, basketball great Oscar Robertson on the man who broke his record that has stood since 1962 and making the case for expertise.
Monday on the NewsHour, Vice President Mike Pence warns North Korea to end its nuclear weapons efforts after a failure to launch a test missile over the weekend. Also: Turkey's president wins expanded powers, making essential products for women in India more affordable, a murder posted online and a killer still at large and an author's take on the world in disarray.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, we dig into transparency issues for the Trump White House. Also: The president's efforts to revamp a widely used guest workers program, a call for snap elections in the U.K., pushback against Mr. Trump's upcoming state visit to Britain, Sen. Ben Cardin talks Russia, North Korea and Turkey, and inspiring students in the Navajo nation with hands-on learning.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, we dig into what’s next for Georgia’s special congressional elections. Also: Bill O’Reilly’s exit from Fox News, Prime Minister Theresa May’s approval for an early national election, the debate over whether states should fund repairs at church schools, the continued unrest within Venezuela, and why armed right-wing militia groups are surging across the nation.
Thursday on the NewsHour, a gunman opens fire on police just days before the French elections. Also: Business ties between the Trump administration and large corporations, Russian plans to influence the U.S. election, stark contrasts in where Americans get their news, the airline industry's turbulent business, a new book on race, crime and imprisonment and an artist's take on discovering yourself.
Friday on the NewsHour, with days before France's close presidential race, we look at what you need to know ahead of Sunday's vote. Also: A one-on-one conversation with the new secretary-general of the United Nations, why missing children of color don't get the media attention white children do, Shields and Gerson analyze the week's news and a NewsHour essay about our addiction to technology.
Monday on the NewsHour, Congress battles over budget priorities as a government shutdown looms. Also: Coal miners in danger of losing benefits, insurance companies pushing Congress for health care reform decisions, France's presidential election runoff, a deadly Taliban strike in Afghanistan, a look ahead with Politics Monday and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on moving on after her husband's death.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump calms congressional nerves over a government shutdown by softening demands for border wall funding. Also: Sen. Bernie Sanders on what Democrats need to do to get back on top, a new tariff on some Canadian lumber, undocumented students fearful of deportation, a new database that tracks government spending and turning "The Handmaid's Tale" into a TV series.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney explains President Trump's plan to get the budget bill passed and avoid a government shutdown. Also: What the president has accomplished domestically in his first 100 days, a striking new documentary on the Syrian civil war, the proposed wall putting endangered species at risk and remembering director Jonathan Demme.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump steps back from pulling the plug on NAFTA, instead offering to renegotiate with Mexico and Canada. Also: The FCC chairman's plans to reduce government oversight of internet providers, President Trump's first 100 days in foreign policy, making sense of rising health care costs, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on a divided America and a mime's take on silence.
Friday on the NewsHour, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls for new sanctions on North Korea, after President Trump warns of a potential major conflict with the asia nation. Also: Pope Francis visits Egypt, laughter at the Supreme Court, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, preserving culture and history with exact replicas and an essay about white privilege.
Monday on the NewsHour, Congress reaches a deal to keep the government funded through September. Also: President Trump's controversial White House invitation to the Philippines' strongman leader, the civil war ravaging South Sudan, an investigation into thousands of sexual assaults at school, a busy week on Capitol Hill starts with Politics Monday and a behind-the-scenes look at Instagram.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, a closer look at the ripple effects of what President Trump says and tweets. Also: The world’s newest country devolving into war and famine, questions about a Netflix hit’s portrayal of teen suicide, home visits that cut back on asthma risks and a new perspective on a polarizing president.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, FBI Director James Comey defends his decision to reopen an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails days before the presidential election. Also: The latest GOP push to replace Obamacare, rape used as a weapon in South Sudan's civil war, a free press under threat, sacrifices of mountaintop mining and how Facebook beats competitors.
Thursday on the NewsHour, House Republicans narrowly pass a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. How will it fare in the Senate? Also: Rep. Adam Schiff on the Russia investigation, a Wisconsin town’s complicated economic recovery, refugees flee to Uganda from South Sudan, summer movies you won’t want to miss and a Brief But Spectacular take from Norman Lear.
Friday on the NewsHour, it's the final push for votes in a presidential race that's upended French politics. Also: Puerto Rico in bankruptcy, options for South Sudan amid brutal civil war, empowering diabetes patients, Shields and Gerson analyze the GOP health plan and a university president's plea for protecting free speech.
Monday on the NewsHour, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates tells the Senate how she warned the White House that Michael Flynn was at risk of being blackmailed. Also: A tough road ahead for France's newly elected president, court arguments on President Trump's travel ban, Politics Monday looks at what's next for the GOP health care bill and moving doctor appointments to the kitchen.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, FBI Director James Comey is fired by President Trump. We get reactions from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Also: South Korea elects a new president and a Cuban drug giving terminal cancer patients hope.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey raises serious questions among Republicans, and has Democrats calling for a special counsel to investigate Russia. Also: The president welcomes Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. amid allegations, and what's next for renowned soprano Renee Fleming after retirement from the Metropolitan Opera.
Thursday on the NewsHour, conflicting White House statements add to the confusion following the abrupt firing of James Comey. We take a closer look at how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could steer the Russia investigation, plus what it means for the stability of the Trump presidency. Also: Why men avoid work traditionally dominated by women and an artist's take on the magic of migration.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump suggests his White House conversation with James Comey was "taped" in an apparent warning to the former FBI director. Also: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on "Democracy," how tougher sentences affect crime rates and the prison population, Shields and Ponnuru on the week's news and a musician coming to terms with being unconventional.
Monday on the NewsHour, The Washington Post reports that President Trump revealed highly classified material to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador during an Oval Office visit. Also: How a global cyber hack could have been prevented, North Korea's latest missile launch, what happens when radical terrorists go home, new limits on foreign aid to groups providing abortions and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, The New York Times reports that President Trump asked James Comey to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn. Also: The firestorm over Mr. Trump's reported disclosure to Russian diplomats, Turkey's president visits the White House, push back against seat belts on school buses and Colorado's governor weighs in on the health care battle.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Justice Department appoints former FBI chief Robert Mueller to oversee the probe into any potential connections between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election. Also: Debating whether the president’s actions constitute obstruction of justice, Sen. Ben Sasse on the recent turmoil and how Israeli intelligence sharing may be affected.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump claims to be the victim of a "witch hunt," as the Justice Department appoints a special counsel to investigate possible Russian ties. Also: What's at stake during Mr. Trump's first trip abroad, the choice in Iran's upcoming election, a comeback for a once-segregated neighborhood, defying the stigma of "women's work" and a professor’s take on white America.
Friday on the NewsHour, new revelations over the Russia connection, as President Trump embarks on his first overseas trip. We get an insider's view on how the former FBI director tried to distance himself from the president. Also: Iran votes for its next president, New Orleans removes confederate monuments, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and an author's tribute to his parents.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump visits Israel, insisting that peace in the Middle East requires resolving the long-standing conflict with the Palestinians. Also: What's on Trump's budget chopping block, how Medicaid cuts would affect special ed, a political storm at home while the president is overseas, Tunisians revive a treasured city center and finding a sweet way to make a difference.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, an alleged suspect is named after a bombing kills more than 20 in Manchester, England. Also: Former CIA director John Brennan shares concern over Russian election meddling, deep cuts to social programs in President Trump's proposed budget, previewing a presidential visit with the pope and shifting education dollars to school choice.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, new arrests are made in connection to the Manchester attack as police search for a network allegedly behind the bomber. Also: a one-on-one with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, President Trump meets the pope, Montana prepares for a special election, changing the makeup of the EPA, a DNC staffer's death sparks fake news and a festival that melds tech and music.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump reprimands fellow NATO leaders over defense spending, but keeps silent on NATO's joint defense pact. Also: Leaks from the Manchester investigation pause intelligence sharing, Sweden invests in its military over Russia fears, what an assault by a political candidate says about attitudes toward the media, how gender affects risks at work and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, gunmen in Egypt attack a Christian group, killing at least 28. Also: An exclusive interview with Aya Hijazi, what President Trump accomplished on a trip abroad, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, a humorous take on getting out of your bubble, being a veteran of a war that never ends and more.
Monday on the NewsHour, the White House downplays reports that senior advisor Jared Kushner wanted to create a secret backchannel to talk with the Russians. Also: The president's first foreign trip and more on Politics Monday, Norway spearheads an electric car revolution, questions about organ transplants in China and new books you won't want to put down.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the White House fends off questions about Russia, relations with Germany and staff shakeups. Also: One-on-one with the former director of national intelligence, bombings rock Baghdad at the start of Ramadan, rethinking care for premature babies, a governor weighs in on the GOP health care plan and helping Chicago students realize the power of words.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, a massive bombing blast rocks Kabul, leaving scores dead and hundreds wounded. Also: Germany's ambassador discusses Europe's changing relationship with the White House, what pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord would mean, Sen. Al Franken's new memoir, changing how mothers interact with premature babies and some of the best graduation speeches of the season.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump breaks from nearly all nations in the world by abandoning the landmark Paris agreement aimed at combatting climate change. Also: The head of the UN refugee agency on the U.S. responsibility to help migrants, a new book that addresses the "new urban crisis," new developments in the Russia file and a Brief but Spectacular take on living with Alzheimer's.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump's decision to abandon the Paris accord has corporations, cities and world leaders vowing to keep up the fight against climate change. Also: What the latest jobs numbers say about the economy, women taking a stand in Trump country, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, a reporter recounts the Six-Day war and binge-worthy summer TV hits.
Monday on the NewsHour, British police raids nab a number of suspects linked to the bridge attack, as terrorism becomes a political football ahead of the U.K. election. Also: Diplomatic relations cut off between Qatar and many Middle East nations, Venezuela's economy in freefall, Politics Monday on the Trump travel ban, Bill Cosby heads to trial and living a full life without limbs.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Congress struggles to complete its to-do list before the August recess. Also: The fight begins in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, teaching students to identify fact from fiction, the danger of aid workers picking sides, the surprise Broadway hit "Dear Evan Hansen," and a student finds ways to communicate despite stuttering.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, James Comey breaks his silence in a statement to the Senate about his conversations with President Trump. Also: Top intelligence officials remain tight-lipped in a hearing about the Russia probe, the Islamic State claims responsibility for terror attacks in Iran, a preview of the U.K. election and a student living with a congenital heart disease.
Thursday on the NewsHour, James Comey speaks publicly for the first time since being fired as FBI director. We break down the biggest moments from the hearing. Also: The United Kingdom votes in a critical election and we meet a 19-year-old bodybuilder with Down syndrome.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump fires back a day after former FBI Director James Comey testified that the president lied and tried to stop the Michael Flynn investigation. Also: Theresa May loses control of Parliament, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, a look at one of this year's Tony-nominated plays and a documentarian who turns his lens on people living with disabilities.
Monday on the NewsHour, Russian demonstrators are detained during massive opposition rallies against the Kremlin. Also: Why America's senior diplomat in China resigned, Democrats discuss GOP health care decisions, the future of Hezbollah in a shifting region, a look ahead with Politics Monday, cancer screening in India and pro baseball teams woo a newborn.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate over allegations of collusion with Russia and defends firing of the former FBI director. Also: An American student released from North Korea, Uber's CEO takes a leave of absence and what's behind the jobs numbers.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, a gunman opened fire during a practice for the congressional baseball game, shooting Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others. Also: A massive fire at a London apartment tower, how the defense secretary could change troop levels, new tech for capturing carbon and the nation's newest poet laureate.
Thursday on the NewsHour, special counsel Robert Mueller takes a turn in the Russia investigation, probing possible obstruction of justice by the president. Also: Turkish security agents charged after a violent clash with protesters, renewed criticism for a government visa program, how one couple changed marriage in the U.S., lost music from the Holocaust and TV great Dick Cavett.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump rolls back some Obama administration efforts to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations. Also: David Petraeus on the fight in Afghanistan,a not guilty verdict in the Philando Castile case, the difficult road to recovery after a stay in the ICU, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and choosing to follow love after college.
Monday on the NewsHour, tensions rise in the Middle East after the U.S. shoots down a Syrian jet. Also: President Trump's lawyer on reports about an obstruction of justice investigation, empowering victims of human trafficking, a preview of Georgia's special election and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Republicans scramble to rally votes on a health care bill as senators and the public say they are being kept in the dark. Also: What an American's death means for U.S. relations with North Korea, monitoring students' social media, improving health care in rural communities and David Sedaris’ new book of autobiographical essays.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the former Homeland Security secretary testifies before Congress on the Russia investigation. Also: What Georgia's special election means for Democrats in 2018, cities brace for potential cuts to Medicaid, the heatwave baking the Southwest and Alan Alda's take on effective communication.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Senate Republicans unveil their health care bill. We break down the details and get reaction from an architect of the Affordable Care Act. Also: Starvation in Venezuela, outrage over police shootings of black Americans, why low-income Americans bypass banks and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, new revelations detail what the Obama administration knew about Russian election meddling and their debate about how to punish President Putin. Also: The head of the nation's largest pharmaceutical group on the health care battle, how a Muslim group is rebuilding a Chicago community, Shields and Brooks on the week's news, a reverend's mission to bridge divides and more.
Monday on the NewsHour, Supreme Court justices reinstate a limited version of President Trump's controversial travel ban. Also: A crucial checkup for the Senate health care bill, showing the Syrian refugee crisis through comics, an interview with Warren Buffett and Politics Monday with a look at the week ahead.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, facing revolt from inside the party, Republican senators delay a vote on health care reform. Also: The White House warns Syria about chemical weapons, Warren Buffett opens up about his personal finances, sexual assault at Baylor University, a reporter reaches the Silk Road on his world walk and acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell's new album.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Senate Republicans scramble to make changes on their health care bill to win enough votes. Also: New poll numbers reveal what the nation thinks about the Trump administration, a massive cyberattack spreads throughout the globe, why there is still no vaccine for Lyme disease and a legal thriller set after the Bosnian War.
Thursday on the NewsHour, parts of President Trump's controversial travel ban go into effect after the high court cleared the way. Also: The president's latest Twitter attack, the Islamic State loses its birthplace mosque, firehouses step up to provide health care for the needy, the problem of gas and oil wells near homes and journalist Ann Friedman gives her Brief but Spectacular take.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump suggests Congress repeal Obamacare, even if they can't craft a replacement. Sen. Roy Blunt weighs in on the health care wrangling. Also: Rebuilding a police force in one of the most violent U.S. cities, the president meets with South Korea's leader, Mark Shields and David Brooks take on the week's news and the dangers of relying on statistics in medicine.
Monday on the NewsHour, as the GOP's health care bill struggles to find its course, the president of the March of Dimes weighs in on what's at stake for patients. Also: A new report on the opioid epidemic, civility in America in the age of President Trump, hope for children with a birth defect in India, an undocumented family comes out of the shadows and a retelling of a Greek tragedy.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, what options remain for the Trump administration after North Korea’s latest missile test launch? Also: A court orders the EPA to put an Obama-era rule into effect, farmers struggling with a drop in crop prices, the Bushmen of the Kalahari fight for their ancestral lands, a new way to make beer and uncovering a creature that roamed California 13,000 years ago.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, tensions mount over North Korea's missile test, as questions on dealing with the nuclear threat follow President Trump on a European trip. Also: Britons rethink the decision to leave the E.U., how the GOP health care bill could affect the opioid epidemic in one state, the toll of insecticides on bees, blues musicians team up on a new album and the first Muslim CoverGirl.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump delivers a stark message in Poland, a day before meeting Russian President Putin. Also: Hobby Lobby is accused of illegally importing artifacts, a city that sees refugees as an economic boon, the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, Chuck Berry's lasting mark on American music and a Brief But Spectacular take on being blind.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump and Russian President Putin hold their first face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Also: We sit down with the U.S. defense minister, Republicans consider alternatives in their fight over health care reform, low-income housing that supports healthy living, Brooks and Marcus on the week's news and a language expert's defense of social media.
Monday on the NewsHour, Donald Trump Jr. defends a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Also: What drives Russian patriotism, how the health care battle is playing out in Virginia's coal country, discussing the future of the Democratic party, the week ahead in politics and baseball's best rookies make themselves heard.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, details emerge around Donald Trump Jr.'s contacts with highly placed Russians who offered "dirt" on Hillary Clinton during the presidential race. Also: Inside Russia's propaganda machine, how changes to Medicaid could affect people with addictions, what's next for Mosul and changes coming to student loans.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, a look at the legal questions surrounding Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer and what it could mean for the administration. Also: President Trump's pick for FBI director faces the Senate, an iceberg the size of Delaware breaks off from Antarctica, why so many Russians from one region are joining ISIS and bringing the business of cotton back to the U.S.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Senate Republicans share a revised plan to take the place of Obamacare. We look at what's inside. Also: Questions about President Trump’s son meeting with a Russian lawyer follows him on an overseas trip to Paris, the fate of those who stand up to Vladimir Putin, what Hollywood and Jane Austen can teach us about economic risk and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, new revelations about a former Soviet counter-intelligence officer joining a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. We continue our series "Inside Putin's Russia" with a look at the complex U.S.-Russia relationship under Trump. Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week’s news. And we head to Denmark for the world's largest jazz festival.
Monday on the NewsHour, Republicans are forced to delay a vote on replacing Obamacare, putting final passage in further jeopardy. Also: Russia pressures U.S. on returning two properties, Mosul liberated but left in ruins, Ivanka Trump's record on overseas manufacturing, Politics Monday recaps the Russia controversy, safety violations in naval shipbuilding and remembering George Romero.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump slams Senate Republicans who can't win enough support to replace or repeal the Affordable Care Act. Also: Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses what's next for Obamacare, slapping new sanctions on Iran, the Afghan girls robotic team who were initially banned from the U.S., famine and drought in Somaliland and what paintings of sunrise and sunset can teach us.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump called on Senate Republicans to approve a health care plan despite an impasse. Also: Revelations of the president's undisclosed meeting with Vladimir Putin, two state views on the controversial voter fraud commission, what proposed cuts to food stamps could mean, how a new electric car could shape the industry's future and a new book about Steve Bannon.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump goes public with regret over his choice for attorney general, while blasting the FBI and special counsel investigating Russia. Also: U.S. scraps a plan to arm Syrian rebels, how the Obama administration tried to safeguard state election systems, a crisis of war, cholera and famine in Yemen and Laura Poitras on her documentaries about Assange and Snowden.
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.
Monday on the NewsHour, Jared Kushner defends his contacts with Russian officials as he meets with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Also: What led to the deaths of 10 migrants in San Antonio, a controversial plan to relocate one of the world's most persecuted minorities, DNC Chair Tom Perez on his party's future and a new film documents Syrian activists battling ISIS.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Republicans muster just enough votes in the Senate to move ahead on health care, but the future of replacing Obamacare is far from clear. Also: President Trump takes aim at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner answers more questions about Russia contacts, feeding low-income students during the summer and Seattle's sea wall doubles as a science experiment.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump bans transgender people from serving in the military,. Also: What's next in the health care battle, the president signals he will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, revenge killings in Mosul, a conversation with the former government ethics director, new findings linking brain injury directly to football and Trump supporters in Portland, Oregon.
Thursday on the NewsHour, in a voting frenzy in the Senate, Republicans try to pass even limited health care reform after several failed attempts. Also: A shortage of seasonal workers at a top vacation spot, the feuds dividing the White House and Capitol, a war correspondent's love of Africa and a Brief but Spectacular take on the value of fun art.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump replaces Chief of Staff Reince Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Also: The Senate fails to pass health care reform, Russia retaliates against new sanctions, Shields and Brooks on the week's news, the 1967 Detroit riots seen through the lens of art and using nature to keep Boston's youth off the streets.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump removes his controversial communications director on the day his new chief of staff takes over. Also: The expanding range of North Korean missiles, Russian sanctions prompt tit-for-tat from Putin, political stakes for the new White House chief of staff, surfer girls making waves in Bangladesh, lessons from Watergate and remembering Sam Shepard.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, The Washington Post reports that President Trump dictated a misleading public statement for his son about a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Also: The lawsuit surrounding a debunked Fox News story, Sen. Jeff Flake calls for a return to conservatism, Venezuelan opposition leaders dragged away, Flint's water crisis and the controversial history of Southern cooking.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump announces new efforts to overhaul legal immigration and vastly reduce the number of people allowed into the U.S. Also: A breakthrough in gene editing, the tug of war between Congress and the White House, attempts to stop superbugs, an Interior Department official speaks out and right-wing activists confronting refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.
Thursday on the NewsHour, special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly using a grand jury in Washington to investigate Russian election meddling. Also: White House policy on Afghanistan in flux, the NAACP warns against travel to Missouri, financial barriers to creating new antibiotics, realistic prospects for tax reform, a museum embraces its industrial past and keeping doctors in rural Africa.
Friday on the NewsHour, what a strong July jobs report and record run on Wall Street mean for Main Street. Also: The attorney general cracks down on information leaking from the White House, the search for profitable ways to make new antibiotics, Shields and Brooks, a visit to the Newport Folk Festival and how people’s posts on social media often don’t reflect the real picture.
Monday on the NewsHour, North Korea vows to press ahead with its nuclear weapons program and retaliate against the U.S. following new sanctions. Also: The special envoy tasked with fighting ISIS, new restrictions put the brakes on Cuban tourism, Politics Monday on President Trump's base of support, how smartphones are affecting a generation’s mental health and the Syrian civil war told in fiction.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump ramps up the rhetoric after new reports suggest North Korea is making missile-ready nuclear weapons. Also: A government report details current effects of climate change, Kenyans head to the polls, the opioid epidemic is personal for Nashville's mayor, the Education Department's changing approach to campus assaults and a novel upends traditional narrative.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's comments on North Korea raise alarms in Asia and elsewhere, and prompt a threat on Guam from Pyongyang. Also: Steps the U.S. is taking to upgrade its own nuclear arsenal, how livestock breed antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a woman who brings health care to others in Somaliland and a new book from a woman who dared to drive in Saudi Arabia.
Thursday on the NewsHour, North Korea's military threatens to target Guam as President Trump says his "fire and fury" statement wasn't tough enough. Also: The economics of using antibiotics in livestock, a new exhibit gives voice to those enslaved at a presidential estate and a Brief but Spectacular take on the passions of a poet and rapper.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump warns North Korea that the U.S. military is ready to strike. What's the Trump administration's plan? Also: Brooks and Marcus on the escalating war of words, an art program helps young women in Baltimore go to college and how parents can respond to racism in classic kids' stories.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump calls out the violence in Charlottesville after criticism that his initial reaction wasn't strong enough. We take a deeper look at the nation's racial divide. Also: Indications that North Korea might have obtained rocket engines from Ukraine, Politics Monday on the president's response to threats abroad and at home, unearthing an ancient Roman town and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump doubles down on blaming both neo-Nazi groups and protesters for violence in Charlottesville. Also: Analyzing clues to Kim Jong Un's intentions, the growing trend of outdoor preschools, Taylor Swift's sexual assault court victory and a former FBI counterterrorism agent on the changing shape of terror.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump ends two business councils following Charlottesville backlash from a slew of executives. We get a reality check about what happened on the ground. Also: A secessionist and a black nationalist come together, results from our latest poll, fighting ISIS for Raqqa and an out-of-this-world solar eclipse.
Thursday on the NewsHour, a van plows through a busy tourist area of Barcelona, killing more than a dozen. Also: City officials grapple with what to do about Confederate monuments, Steve Bannon speaks out, what online shopping means for the millions of workers, what’s behind maternal mortality rates in the U.S., Calvin Trillin's take on writing and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump removes his controversial chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Also: Unraveling a terror plot in Spain, protests and counter-protests in Boston, Dionne and Ponnuru analyze the news, a refugee giving back in his adopted country, what the Ebola pandemic taught us, a film critic explains how to watch movies and why math is fun.
Monday on the NewsHour, the sun goes dark for a moment, leaving millions marveling at a sight not seen in almost a century. Also: President Trump is set to unveil a strategy in Afghanistan, the Navy wants answers on another warship accident, drought threatens to turn off the Eternal City's fountains, novelist Tom Perrotta captures the humor and drama of middle age.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, we look inside President Trump's new plan for America's longest war. Also: Tensions heat up ahead of the president's rally in Phoenix, why students are promising to pay back part of their future salaries, CEOs distance themselves from the commander-in-chief, a tiny solution for housing and a book on whether the U.S. and China are destined for war.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump defends his Charlottesville response while taking aim at the news media and fellow Republicans. Also: The president threatens to shut down the government over the border wall, U.S. and South Korea hold joint military exercises, how one man was wrongly blamed for the Charlottesville attack, Exxon allegations and Billy Bragg on his musical influences.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump continues his attack on Republican leaders in Congress. Also: The Kurds' dual objective to defeat ISIS and gain independence, what it takes to launch a nuclear bomb, rebooting retail to appeal to online shoppers and a Brief but Spectacular take on finding courage after Ferguson.
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.
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.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the crisis in Houston deepens by the day as Tropical Storm Harvey lurks offshore. Also: How Washington and Seoul are responding to North Korea firing a missile over Japan, a look at the nation's first statewide youth apprentice program, masses of tourists push out locals in Venice and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the relentless rains of Harvey move east and a clearer picture emerges of the death and destruction in Houston. Also: The effect of climate change on Hurricane Harvey and political implications of the storm damage, plus the voices that Turkey's president is trying to silence and more.
Thursday on the NewsHour, as flood waters recede in Houston, rescue crews go door-to-door and a chemical plant explosion fuels fears of challenges ahead. Also: Texans begin the long road to recovery, how robots are reshaping the U.S. economy, a young girl's quest for a mother figure in county prison and making scientific tools more accessible.
Friday on the NewsHour, the damage from Hurricane Harvey is still piling up as recovery efforts get underway. We look at how the storm is adding extra uncertainty for Houston's undocumented immigrant community. Also: Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, a musical collaboration puts a modern twist on classic folk songs and helping a loved one with mental illness.
Monday on the NewsHour, the United States and the world struggle with how to deal with Kim Jong Un after North Korea's most powerful nuclear test yet. Also: Clean-up continues in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Politics Monday on President Trump's plans for DACA, plus taking stock of his promises to help the American worker and remembering John Ashbery and Walter Becker.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Tump administration plans to end DACA, the immigration program that permitted undocumented young people to stay in the U.S. Also: The South Korean response to North Korea's nuclear threat, the ongoing aftermath of Harvey's devastation, rethinking college with online masters degrees and the world's most endangered language.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm ever recorded, takes aim at Florida. Also: President Trump complicates a packed to-do list for Republicans, the political divide on immigration, using technology to reduce traffic jams and new allegations in the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Irma cuts a devastating and deadly course through the Caribbean, heading for Florida. Also: Sen. Richard Durbin on President Trump making deals with Democrats, why you should care about the debt ceiling debate, one woman's decision to stop hiding her financial struggles, the next generation of American tennis players and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Irma plows ahead toward Florida, forcing mass evacuations. Also: A powerful earthquake hits Mexico, a look at the massive Equifax breach, wildfires blaze throughout the Western U.S., Shields and Gerson analyze the week's news, Dale Chihuly turns glass into art and elevating the value of the sales pitch.
Monday on the NewsHour, Irma batters Florida, leaving millions without power and a growing tally of damage from high winds and flooding. Also: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the opioid epidemic and lessons from superstorm Sandy, refugees in desperate need of mental health services, Houston's model for pet rescues in disasters and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Irma leaves flooding and more than half of Florida without power as recovery begins. Also: Rep. Mark Meadows on the divisions in the Republican Party, the latest in the Russian election meddling investigation, combating Lyme disease with genetic engineering, retraining coal miners for new careers and Houston's plan to keep pets safe in disasters.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Florida labors to turn the power back on and repair hurricane damage amid news that eight people have died at a nursing home. Also: The Democrats' pitch for universal health care, the spacecraft that's given us stunning images of Saturn, the link between violent online videos and war crimes evidence and two very different takes on what to do with Confederate monuments.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump and Democratic leaders negotiate the future of the nation's "dreamers." Also: A slow recovery after Irma, the strange story of hearing loss for U.S. diplomats in Cuba gets weirder, how big tech companies shape the way we think, Ken Burns' new series on Vietnam and Terry Gross on why she's on radio and not TV.
Friday on the NewsHour, Hillary Clinton looks back at “What Happened” in the 2016 presidential election. Also: The latest on a London subway attack, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, preserving voices from Vietnam in a new Ken Burns documentary and the best way to help storm victims.
Monday on the NewsHour, the acquittal of a white police officer for killing a black man spurs four days of protests in St. Louis. Also: An interview with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, a judge's take on the growing backlog of immigration cases, Hillary Clinton on why she lost Wisconsin and a grandma sets weightlifting records.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump ramps up his war of words in his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly. Also: A deadly earthquake shakes central Mexico, Hurricane Maria blasts the Northern Caribbean, an interview with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, rethinking college to fit nontraditional schedules and athletes bridging racial divides.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the death toll climbs in Mexico after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroys scores of buildings, including a school. We examine the science behind the devastation. Also: Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico, Republicans' latest effort to replace Obamacare, an interview with Michael Bloomberg, Russia flaunts its strength and the business of smuggling across the U.S. border.
Thursday on the NewsHour, rescuers scramble to find survivors after that powerful earthquake caused a school and dozens of other buildings to collapse. Hurricane Maria leaves parts of Puerto Rico completely devastated before regaining strength and turning its fury on the Dominican Republic. And a conversation with Melinda Gates about the impact of tech on teens and the importance of foreign aid.
Friday on the NewsHour, Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in the dark after the powerful storm devastates the Caribbean islands. Also: Searching for life in the rubble of Mexico's deadly earthquake, Sen. Tim Kaine on the future of health care reform, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and a look at some must-reads for the fall.
Monday on the NewsHour, the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria comes into stark focus. Also: New escalation in the war of words between the U.S. and North Korea, the Supreme Court drops arguments over the president's travel ban, pro athletes team up to condemn the president's attacks, Iraqi Kurds cast votes toward independence, protests erupt over the GOP health care bill and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Puerto Rico reaches a state of crisis as millions suffer without basic needs after Hurricane Maria. Also: Whether the war of words between President Trump and North Korea will reach a breaking point, Trump White House staffers caught using private emails, parents push back on vaccine requirements and a new scandal for college basketball.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Puerto Rico grows increasingly desperate for power, gas and drinking water. Also: Congress moves on to tax reform, why President Trump’s pick lost the primary race for Alabama’s open Senate seat, using social media to fight hateful extremism, finding common ground in healing after the Vietnam War and a debut novel from Gabriel Tallent.
Thursday on the NewsHour, the wreckage of Hurricane Maria poses a logistical nightmare for those in need in Puerto Rico. Also: The technology Russia used in the 2016 election under scrutiny, Yemen’s war-induced humanitarian crisis worsens, the influence of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, the woman who sparked debate about discrimination in Silicon Valley and a journalist’s experience with miscarriage.
Friday on the NewsHour, Tom Price resigns as health secretary after coming under fire for using taxpayer money to pay for expensive charter flights. Also: Puerto Rico still waits for help, U.S.-Cuba relations devolve after diplomats get sick, Brooks and Klein analyze the week's news, using verse to capture a rapidly changing city and what led to the opioid crisis.
Monday on the NewsHour, in a harrowing tragedy, an attacker opens fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas killing more than 50. Also: The daunting task of rebuilding Puerto Rico, Politics Monday on President Trump's response to the Las Vegas shootings, a West Virginia city where drugs have taken a devastating toll and remembering rocker Tom Petty.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Las Vegas mourns while authorities struggle to learn a motive for the deadly mass shooting. Also: The guns used in Sunday's attack, President Trump's trip to Puerto Rico, a Supreme Court case that could change the makeup of Congress, a school for students recovering from opioid addiction and remembering rocker Tom Petty.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, police search for a motive in the Las Vegas shooting, while President Trump visits the survivors and first responders. We examine how Las Vegas has reignited the gun debate. Also: San Juan’s mayor discusses hurricane recovery, One on one with Venezuela's president, grading the president's crisis responses and treating pain without opioids.
Thursday on the NewsHour, the NRA joins the White House and top Republicans in asking to review the legality of gun accessories used in the Las Vegas massacre. We explore how the attack raises a host of security concerns. Also: An ambush in Niger kills three U.S. soldiers, the intense battle for the city of Raqqa, major issues on Congress' plate and opioid crisis has cuts into the workforce.
Friday on the NewsHour, activists campaigning to abolish nuclear weapons win the Nobel Peace Prize. Also: The Trump administration rolls back an Obama-era birth control mandate, schools provide services in Puerto Rico, former opioid addicts help others, Shields and Brooks on the week's news and coping with a loved one's addiction.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump lays out his terms for a hardline immigration deal in exchange for protecting "dreamers." Also: The downfall of Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment allegations spanning decades, treating chronic pain without opioids, the president's feud with Sen. Bob Corker and the Nobel Prize winner who made economics more human.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, fast-moving flames sweep across Northern California, incinerating homes and business and forcing thousands to flee. Also: Two views on revoking the Clean Power Plan, the Iran nuclear deal in context, new allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, how the largest owner of local TV stations combines news with partisanship and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, California's death toll rises as wildfires rage on and the winds kick up again. Also: The Boy Scouts opens its ranks to girls, the EU's foreign policy chief on the Iran nuclear deal, an opioid linked to thousands of overdoses and opposing views on the Trump administration's latest moves.
Thursday on the NewsHour, firefighters struggle to contain flames ravaging Northern California, as the death toll rises and winds force more evacuations. Also: Puerto Rico's governor on the island's recovery, President Trump's executive order on health care, the plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, Ta-Nehisi Coates on backlash to Obama's presidency and a film about poverty and childhood.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump deals dual blows to Obamacare and the Iran nuclear agreement. Also: California wildfires show few signs of abating, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, a film about Thurgood Marshall before the Supreme Court and a foreign correspondent rethinks her own country's history.
Monday on the NewsHour, tensions rise as Iraqi troops seize the city of Kirkuk from the Kurds after a vote for independence. Also: President Trump addresses a flurry of news, California businesses sift through the rubble, New Mexico makes progress against opioid addiction and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, two senators push a bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare subsidies for two years. Also: President Trump's claims that past commanders in chief didn't call families of fallen soldiers, Puerto Rico's water crisis, the far right makes gains in Europe, women share sexual harassment experiences and how school reform often sidesteps real issues.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump reverses course and backs away from a bipartisan health care bill that would stabilize insurance markets. Also: Chinese President Xi Jinping cements his power, an Arizona congressman on the Democratic Party, removing bombs in former ISIS strongholds, a first-hand account of being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein and a rich celestial phenomenon.
Thursday on the NewsHour, White House Chief of Staff wades into the controversy about consoling Gold Star families. Also: President Trump meets with Puerto Rico's governor, the court battle over an undocumented immigrant in Texas who wants an abortion, what food says about our economic status, investigating lead-tainted water in schools and a New Orleans musician trains the next generation.
Friday on the NewsHour, the Senate passes a $4 trillion budget measure creating a path for President Trump's tax plan. Also: After ISIS and the fall of its capital, the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuilds after Hurricane Maria, Californians search for places to live after wildfire, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, Ai Weiwei's project on refugees, the secret power of self-deprecation and more.
Monday on the NewsHour, a look at the questions surrounding a deadly ambush in Niger that left four American soldiers dead. Also: What Tom Hanks has to say about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, military couples find hope in IVF, the latest book in a series that brought us "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," and a West Virginia poet explores the opioid crisis.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Washington watches as Republican rift between President Trump and members of his own party becomes ever more public. Also: Fallout from a massive school cheating scandal, a new look at the figure who defined "renaissance man" and the World Series brings good news to a city in recovery.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump denies a Republican rift as a growing chorus inside the GOP overshadows their attempts to pass tax reform. Also: Chinese President Xi Jinping solidifies his power, a big win for banks and credit card companies, rare wildlife make their home in Cuba and Tom Hanks on his new collection of short stories.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump declares a public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis. Also: A pattern of neglect from hospice caretakers, parents forced to move to give their kids a better future, Pakistan's goal to eradicate polio, helping Afghan women hike, and Khizr Khan's Brief but Spectacular take.
Friday on the NewsHour, Defense Secretary James Mattis makes an unannounced visit to the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea. Also: An HBO executive shares her sexual harassment experience, concerns about the upcoming Census, Shields and Brooks weigh in on the Republican divide, Jesmyn Ward's newest novel and a view on compassion for North Korea.
Monday on the NewsHour, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner are indicted, while another former Trump advisor pleads guilty to lying to the FBI. We examine the swift political response to the charges. Also: Spain's crackdown on Catalonia, a journalist's first-hand account of sexual harassment and more.
Monday on the NewsHour, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner are indicted, while another former Trump advisor pleads guilty to lying to the FBI. We examine the swift political response to the charges. Also: Spain's crackdown on Catalonia, a journalist's first-hand account of sexual harassment and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, a day after the deadly attack on a bike path in New York, more details emerge about the suspect behind the wheel. Also: Social media companies face questions about Russian influence in the 2016 election, Bowe Bergdahl in court, Superstorm Sandy five years on, Obamacare open enrollment under President Trump and a remote community powered on renewables.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Republican lawmakers unveil a sweeping tax reform bill. We look at the biggest changes under the plan. Also: A new leader for the Federal Reserve, transforming one of Pakistan's oldest health care facilities, the tech boom creates a housing crunch and a Brief but Spectacular take on investing in the impossible.
Friday on the NewsHour, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl receives a dishonorable discharge and no jail time for deserting his Army post in Afghanistan. Also: A rare interview with a North Korean defector, a government report on climate change, Alec Baldwin on the need to change sexist work culture, the Trump effect in Virginia, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and an essay on making love last.
Monday on the NewsHour, police search for a motive after a gunman opens fire on a Texas church over the weekend. Also: President Trump talks trade in Japan, offshore holdings link the U.S. commerce secretary and Russia, Saudi princes arrested in a power grab and lessons learned a year after the divisive presidential election.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Virginia's race for governor draws national attention as a test of the president's popularity. Also: How gun background checks work, President Trump's stop in South Korea, teaching preschoolers tolerance and how Harvey Weinstein hired undercover agents to gather information on female accusers.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, wins in Virginia, New Jersey and elsewhere give the Democratic Party its first boost since the presidential election. Also: The GOP pushes its tax plan in Congress, China rolls out the red carpet for President Trump, an ambassador warns the U.S. diplomatic corps is being depleted and how thriving wildlife could be a boon to Cuban tourism.
Thursday on the NewsHour, a report by The Washington Post claims that Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore had sexual contact with a 14-year-old decades ago. Also: What's in the Senate tax overhaul, President Trump talks trade with China, the demand for veggie burgers that taste like meat, the outgoing IRS commissioner talks tax reform, Alec Baldwin on playing the president and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, as women speak out about sexual harassment and assault, are we at a turning point in American culture? Also: An effort to clean up toxic Agent Orange, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, South Africa grapples with its own monuments and a photographer captures portraits of fellow veterans.
Monday on the NewsHour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for Roy Moore to step down from his Senate candidacy amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct. Also: The results from President Trump's trip to Asia, the U.S. role in Yemen, how austerity measures have affected lives in Greece and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant on gaining a new musical perspective.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces questions from members of Congress and defends his statements about Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. Also: Senators question the president's ability to launch nuclear warheads, representatives address sexual harassment, after-school programs get kids excited about math and science and Amy Tan's unintended memoir.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Republican lawmakers push to repeal a key part of the Affordable Care Act in their tax reform plan. Also: Zimbabwe military leaders seize control from President Mugabe, the creator of the #MeToo movement, astronaut Scott Kelly on returning to Earth, the fallout over Roy Moore and comedian Tig Notaro talks about humor in uncomfortable moments.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Sen. Al Franken accused of sexual harassment, a mistrial declared in the Sen. Menendez case, what an "America First" economy would actually mean, an FCC rule change on controlling mergers and Afghanistan's chief executive on combatting terrorism.
Friday on the NewsHour, as Iraqi forces take back the last ISIS-held town in the country, a new investigation reveals the civilian casualties from coalition airstrikes. Also: anti-terrorism tactics used to protect elephants, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news, inside the Museum of the Bible and Microsoft's CEO on a changing work culture.
Monday on the NewsHour, new allegations of sexual misconduct against high-profile figures. Also: The Justice Department moves to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner, who benefits from the GOP tax proposal, global implications as Germany fails to form a government, the political response to new sexual harassment allegations, using sports to bridge racial divides and art from Guantanamo Bay.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, celebrations break out in the streets as Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe resigns, ending decades of rule. Also: Weighing how we deal with the consequences of sexual misconduct, the FCC's plan to roll back internet neutrality rules, fraternities under fire, Donna Brazile's tell-all book about the 2016 election and a new opera from John Adams.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, a former USA gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sexual assault. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Syrian civil war is over -- but is he right? Also: ISIS’ youngest recruits still face brutality in a liberated Mosul, how nutmeg made its way from 15th-century infamy to the Thanksgiving table and what students today think about ‘fake news’ and the media.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Donald Trump spends his Thanksgiving holiday pardoning turkeys in south Florida while celebrations in New York City raise security. Also: Lebanon’s prime minister returns home after his surprise resignation, Houston struggles to find construction workers to rebuild, campsites in San Diego shelter the homeless, what’s changing in the cranberry business and the power of kindness.
Friday on the NewsHour, hundreds are killed in an attack on a mosque in Egypt, one of the deadliest in the country’s modern history. Also, A school in Rwanda empowers women to become business leaders, the NFL's controversy-packed year, Shields and BRooks analyze the week's news, a guide to the best books of the year and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda debuts his political activism.
Monday on the NewsHour, Republicans rush to pass their tax plan as accusations of sexual misconduct continue to cloud the capitol. Also: A fight over the future of the financial watchdog agency, the Pope's delicate mission to Myanmar, take a tour of the first museum of modern art in Africa and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Republican tax plan overcomes another hurdle, but will it pass the Senate? We examine how the tax battle could affect student loans. Also: The pope's visit to a country plagued by ethnic violence, distrust in the media and the impact on the electorate, a podcast produced in prison and protecting police dogs from the drugs they sniff out.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump vows new sanctions on North Korea after the communist nation launches its most powerful ballistic missile yet. Also: President Trump re-tweets anti-Muslim messages, cellphone privacy goes before the Supreme Court, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor fired over sexual misconduct and a doctor's personal loss to opioids and more.
Thursday on the NewsHour, debate on the GOP tax overhaul heats up ahead of a Senate vote, Republicans sounding more optimistic as the hours go by. We look at who gets the biggest tax cuts. Also: A former Israeli prime minister on the latest turmoil, making sense of the Amazon headquarters bidding war, a Marine and a combat photographer's story of war and talking to white people about race.
Friday on the NewsHour, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about Russia contacts as part of Robert Mueller's investigation. Also: What's in the sweeping Senate GOP tax plan, reactions to an undocumented immigrant acquitted of murder charges, Shields and Gerson on the week's news and an argument in favor of binge-watching.
Monday on the NewsHour, Republican leaders scramble to keep the momentum on their massive tax bill. We look at what's inside. Also: How the president's tweets affect the Russia investigation, Houthi rebels kill a former Yemeni president, what the Mafia has to do with protecting the Vatican against terrorism, rollbacks to two national monuments and Politics Monday on the Alabama Senate race.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump signals plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, igniting fears of violence across the Middle East. Also: The case of a wedding cake and a gay couple at the Supreme Court, a woman accuses the president of defamation, Russia banned from the Winter Olympics, the debate over arming teachers and catching up with the man walking around the world.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, breaking from decades of U.S. policy and igniting calls for violence in the Middle East. Also: Calls for Sen. Al Franken to resign, how the Iraq war has created opportunities for Iran and a recent boom in rooftop solar panels.
Thursday on the NewsHour, California wildfires rage out of of control and thousands around Los Angeles are forced to evacuate. Also: What the Republican tax plan allows oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge, Iraq's reliance on Iranian-backed militias, low-wake workers facing sexual assault, a state budget crisis blamed on tax cuts and a Brief but Spectacular take from an award-winning poet.
Friday on the NewsHour, a fifth day of fires raging across California prompts more evacuations and leaves behind tens of thousands of acres of scorched land. Also: Reaction in Jerusalem to President Trump's decision, how the U.S. and Iran found a common goal in Iraq, a sprint to the finish in the Alabama Senate race, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and the hit TV series “The Crown.”
Monday on the NewsHour, a pipe bomb explodes in a busy New York subway area, injuring four, including a suspect. The director of the National Counterterrorism Center weighs in. Also: The Alabama Senate race comes down to the wire, NATO war games to counter Russia, the tax bill provision that eliminates medical expense deductions and an auto repair shop run by women.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Alabama voters elected Democrat Doug Jones in a competitive Senate race marked by sexual assault claims against Republican Roy Moore. Also: Also: Helping schools prevent school shootings, the global consequences of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, on the ground with immigration enforcement agents and Nelson Mandela's presidential years.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Doug Jones becomes the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate seat in 25 years. We break down the political aftershocks. Also: The FBI comes under fire for alleged bias against President Trump, your questions no the Republican tax proposal, the effect of climate change on wildfires and why we might be giving Vladimir Putin too much credit as a political mastermind.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Republicans scramble to iron out the details of their sweeping tax plan and how to pay for it. Also: What Russians living in Brooklyn think of heightened tensions with the U.S., Disney's plan to buy 21st Century Fox, making sense of how the tax overhaul benefits corporations, a mother's mission to reduce gun violence, fake prescription drugs in Kenya and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, Republicans on the verge of a tax cut agreement make final deals in an aggressive push to get it done before the holidays. How will it affect national debt? Also: What U.S. officials are signaling to North Korea, Shields and Brooks analyze the news, reviewing some of the best movies of 2017 and using poetry as a gateway to reading.
Monday on the NewsHour, an Amtrak passenger train spills over a Washington state highway on the first day of a new route. Also: National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on the security strategy unveiled today, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the Republican tax plan, life after ISIS for an Iraqi religious minority, and Politics Monday on conservative criticism of the Russia probe.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Republicans push forward their tax plan, nearing the biggest change to the tax code in decades. Also: Puerto Rico warns the tax bill will hurt the island's economy, U.S. aid halted for groups in Kenya that mention abortion, giving away free glasses to boost grades, the story of a cousin struggling with the prison system and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Republicans pass the most drastic rewrite of the tax code in decades, sending the $1.5 trillion plan to the president’s desk. We explore the bill’s impact on Obamacare. Also: The stunning civilian death toll of defeating ISIS in Mosul, how moving houses can improve your health, reviewing the year in science and a new musical that’s generating Tony buzz.
Thursday on the NewsHour, we break down the fine print and sweeping changes of the final Republican tax bill. Also: The lasting influence President Donald Trump will have on the judiciary, the head of the Equal Employment Commission on sexual harassment complaints, the costs of our meat-loving habits, Daniel Ellsberg warns of nuclear war and hip-hop’s influence on an American poet.
Friday on the NewsHour, the war in Yemen reaches a devastating milestone with a million recorded cases of cholera. Also: A pattern of sexual harassment at Ford auto plants, asylum seekers separated from their children after crossing the border, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze Congress’ accomplishments and TV critics list the best shows of 2017.
Monday on the NewsHour, an examination of President Trump's claim that he has ended the so-called "war on Christmas." Also: Rohingya refugees living and attending school in Chicago, a Politics Monday look at why the president is lambasting an FBI leader, a new book on the simple pleasures of life and a special armed-services rendition of the “Carol of the Bells.”
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Russian intelligence operations continue to influence U.S. opinion. Also: The Boston Globe investigates how racism still plagues the city, the Church of Sweden moves to stop referring to God as male, the memoir of a young American living in Russia during the 1950s and a dancer's fresh take on an old artform.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the new tax law and its impact on tax deductions in states with high property taxes. Also: A review of the year in politics from the right and the left, a treatment for a female medical problem and a cultural taboo, the year 2017 in tech and the real life story of the infamous Miami drug war.
Thursday on the NewsHour, ISIS suicide attackers strike, killing dozens at a Shiite center in Afghanistan's capital. Also: Will the new tax law turn employers into owners, Maine's governor and Maine voters fight over expanding Medicaid, reviewing the year in Trump foreign policy and a Brief but Spectacular take from an interfaith gospel choir.
Friday on the NewsHour, bitter cold freezes much of the United States as Americans brace for a frigid New Year's. Also: Bombing hospitals as a strategy of war, perspectives on feminism from the ancient Greeks, Shields and Brooks on President Trump's first year in office, reviewing the top music hits of 2017 and why we need more poetry in our lives.