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, anti-government protests continue across Iran, leaving at least a dozen dead. Also, what signals did North Korean leader Kim Jong Un send with his New Year’s speech? And in the U.S., states ring in the New Year with a batch of brand new laws.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Iran’s supreme leader breaks his silence about the growing tensions within his country, blaming “enemies” for nationwide protests and a rising death toll. Also: how the U.S. is responding to Iran’s unrest, the budget issues facing Congress after the holidays, and how having a dog could make you live longer.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Donald Trump takes aim at Steve Bannon on Twitter, saying the former White House chief strategist “lost his mind” after Bannon described a meeting between the Trump campaign and a group of Russians as “treasonous.” Also: how the president’s tweets on foreign policy resonate around the world and a new low-cost way to fight cavities.
Thursday on the NewsHour, a massive winter storm blasts the East Coast with blizzard conditions stretching from the Carolinas to Maine. Plus: Judy Woodruff sits down with former Vice President Joe Biden, the Trump administration proposes opening large swaths of ocean to offshore drilling, and business leaders get a lesson on teamwork through music.
Friday on the NewsHour, new details emerge in the Russia investigation, intensifying focus on possible obstruction of justice. Also: Judy Woodruff talks with former TV anchor Gretchen Carlson about the #metoo movement and her new role as chair of the Miss America Organization, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week’s news, and a look at how music can help patients with dementia.
Monday on the NewsHour, Judy Woodruff sits down with Michael Wolff, author of the explosive book “Fire and Fury,” which explores the first year of the Trump presidency. Also: Lebanon sees an economic opportunity in Syrian rebuilding efforts, how loss of temporary protected status will affect the more than 260,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S., and the Politics Monday team looks at the week ahead.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump negotiates immigration policies with congressional leaders. Also: New talks between the two Koreas, Sen. Feinstein releases a key testimony in the Russia probe, TV actor Tracee Ellis Ross on the #MeToo movement, teachers selling their lesson plans for profit, another national championship for Alabama and Errol Morris' Brief but Spectacular take.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, rescuers search for survivors as deadly mudslides slam Southern California. Also: Two leading conservatives react to fallout from “Fire and Fury,” a look at bipartisan efforts to protect the next election, Boston tries to protect itself from more extreme flooding, voter rights come into question in Ohio and using cameras to see how urbanization affects animals.
Thursday on the NewsHour, a bipartisan group of senators say they have an immigration deal, but the White House is not on board. Also: The death toll rises from California’s mudslides, the House votes to maintain a key intelligence gathering tool, an update on recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, the impact of the drug war on Mexico’s top tourist beaches, the economic impact of #MeToo and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump sparks global outrage with reportedly vulgar comments about the home countries of some U.S. immigrants. Haiti’s ambassador responds. Also: The Trump administration’s latest moves to destabilize the Iran deal, an unprecedented wave of murders in Acapulco, Mark Shields and David Brooks on this week’s politics, and an immigrant’s path to belonging.
Monday on the NewsHour, accusations of racism against President Trump threaten the Republican Party's immigration efforts. Also: Kentucky's governor discusses implementing work requirements for Medicaid, undocumented immigrants seek sanctuary in churches, the political battle over DACA, an Iraqi minority finds a new home in Nebraska and a conversation with a star of the sitcom “black-ish.”
Tuesday on the NewsHour, an immigration deal moves farther out of reach as a government shutdown looms. Also: Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discuss threats to democracy at home and abroad, a look at whether the U.S. is prepared for a nuclear disaster, actor John Lithgow talks about his one-man show and children’s dependence on mobile screens.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Republicans scramble to avoid a looming government shutdown, pushing a short-term bill that would leave out the so-called “Dreamers.” Also: Sen. Dick Durbin on President Trump’s disparaging remarks, Navy officers face homicide charges in deadly ship collisions, sexual abuse against people with disabilities and tracking sea turtle poachers using 3-D printed eggs.
Thursday on the NewsHour, the countdown begins on a potential government shutdown as Republicans struggle to pass a short-term funding fix. Also: A former CIA officer arrested on suspicion of helping China, USA gymnasts confront the man who abused them, President Trump's influence on the national economy, the science of perfect timing and seeing the world through the eyes of a child with autism.
Friday on the NewsHour, it's deadline day and President Trump and leading lawmakers are scrambling to reach a deal to avert a government shutdown. Also: The complicated Syrian war takes on a new dimension, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and dramatizing the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers.
Monday on the NewsHour, the Senate reaches a compromise to end the government shutdown in exchange for immigration talks. Also: The status of President Trump’s proposed border wall, Vice President Pence's tense trip to the Middle East, the political stakes wrapped up in the shutdown, and the real story behind “The Post.”
Tuesday on the NewsHour, new details bring the Russia investigation to President Trump's Cabinet for the first time. Also: Sen. Susan Collins on dealing with Democrats after the shutdown, voters on the first year of the Trump administration, a sheriff who supports immigrants in Trump country, the Pope under fire for comments about sexual abuse and remembering the father of South African jazz.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, former U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after more than 150 women testified about his abuse. Also: Mayors push back against a Justice Department threat to sanctuary cities, eyes on Davos ahead of President Trump's debut, the first female spokesperson for Saudi Arabia, and finding a new home for dolphins.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump brings his message of American success to Davos. Also: Gymnastics moves forward after sexual abuse, the classified document causing a stir on Capitol Hill, Puerto Rico still without power months after Hurricane Maria, kickstarting a sluggish New Mexico economy, insights into the Bush dynasty and a Brief but Spectacular take from a Holocaust survivor.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Donald Trump denies trying to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Also: Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week’s news, a new book on Israel’s secret assassination program, how the United States became the hip-hop nation, and a humble opinion on planning for life’s end.
Monday on the NewsHour, FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe steps down amid mounting criticism from Republicans and President Trump. Also: Fitness apps are revealing sensitive information about U.S. military bases,Texans still displaced five months after Hurricane Harvey, what Michigan State officials knew about Larry Nassar, government jobs left unfilled by the Trump administration and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union address before a deeply divided nation. We preview what’s at stake, plus a historical look at presidential speeches. Also: The U.S. publicly names business people with ties to Vladimir Putin, an Ohio community responds to the opioid epidemic, teachers try to support "dreamers," and the science of perfect timing.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the FBI pushes back on the accuracy of a controversial memo created by Republicans. Also: Breaking down the key moments from President Trump’s first State of the Union address, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ reaction to the speech, renewed attention on harmful diesel emissions and reading “Sing Unburied Sing” as part of the NewsHour/New York Times book club.
Thursday on the NewsHour, the potential release of a controversial memo pits Republicans against national security. Also: Turkey clashes with U.S.-backed Kurds, the economics of fighting cancer, the #MeToo movement comes to the art world and a singer influenced by both Indian music and R&B.
Friday on the NewsHour, the stock market plunges to one of the worst weeks the U.S. has seen in years. Also: Republicans release their controversial and highly disputed memo, changes to U.S. nuclear weapons, outgoing Fed chair Janet Yellen on the nation's economy and Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news.
Monday on the NewsHour, a volatile day leaves the stock market down more than 1,100 points, the largest one-day drop ever. Also: How computational propaganda is central to Russia's information warfare, Houston prepares for the next big flood, a look at an effort to showcase more female playwrights and the Philadelphia Eagles finally celebrate a Super Bowl victory.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the stock market gained back more than 500 points in another dizzying day on Wall Street. Also: How Houston could prepare for the next big flood after Hurricane Harvey, the plights of Puerto Rican students after Hurricane Maria, the gang that's become the focus of political debate and the most powerful rocket to launch in 45 years.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Senate leaders reach a two-year budget deal, which will face political headwinds in the House. Also: The president's plan for a military parade, the fall of casino mogul Steve Wynn, a spike in crime is blamed on migrants in Germany and a new book on love and marriage in India.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Congress rushes to make a deal to keep the government open before funding runs out at midnight. Also: A White House aide resigns amid abuse allegations, why the U.S. coalition struck Syrian government forces, the stock market’s wild ride, what to watch in the Olympics, a spy thriller in Nazi Germany, and a Brief but Spectacular take from one of the “2 Dope Queens.”
Friday on the NewsHour, President Donald Trump defends a former White House insider accused of domestic abuse. Also: What the new budget deal means for the federal deficit, tense diplomacy in the background of the Olympic Games, a look at the worst flu season in nearly a decade, a rural artist center maintaining its mission through tough times and Shields and Brooks discuss this week in politics.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump unveils his latest spending proposal that adds new plans to fix roads, bridges and airports, while discarding the goal of balancing the budget. Also: The Russian TV personality who is challenging Vladimir Putin for president, the Trump administration scales back the consumer protection bureau and a former border patrol agent's new book.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, top intelligence officials say the White House clearance system is broken, as questions swirl around disgraced aide Rob Porter. Also: The Senate kicks off immigration debate, Baltimore’s deteriorating school buildings, police officers convicted in a corruption scandal, the upcoming Medicaid work requirements in Indiana and snowboarder Chloe Kim dazzles at the Olympics.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, a shooting at a Florida high school results in numerous fatalities. Also: Trump administration officials use taxpayer money for lavish travel, the science of counting North Korea's nuclear weapons, Sen. David Perdue on the immigration debate and an Olympic snowboarder brings home the gold but faces past sexual harassment allegations.
Thursday on the NewsHour, 17 die at a Florida high school and authorities investigate the shooter's violent past. What has made the U.S. from making meaningful change after so many murders? Also: People of color systematically refused home loans and a quirky art collective in Santa Fe.
Friday on the NewsHour, the Justice Department indicts more than a dozen Russian operatives for trying to influence the 2016 election. Also: The FBI apologizes for failing to follow a tip about the Florida school shooter, talking to kids about mass shootings, reports of an affair an coverup involving President Trump, Corn and Ponnuru on the week's news and the blockbuster movie “Black Panther.”
Monday on the NewsHour, survivors of the Florida shooting call for increased action on guns. Also: President Trump criticizes President Obama following the indictment of 13 Russian officials for meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election, how the home loan process affects gentrification in Philadelphia, Tamara Keith and Shawna Thomas discuss the week’s political news and a preview of the new documentary ‘Tell Them We Are Rising.’
Tuesday on the NewsHour, as Robert Mueller’s probe wins another guilty plea, a look at how Russian bots are still influencing U.S. politics. Also: President Trump announces new directives on guns, a trip to India by the president’s son under scrutiny, states debate teaching climate change, Morocco harnesses the sun, U.S. Olympic wins and disappointments and a novel about a marriage torn apart.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, survivors of the Parkland shooting demand change to the nation’s gun laws as President Trump meets with stakeholders about school safety. Also: How Scotland tackled gun violence after a school shooting in 1990, analyzing the real power of North Korea’s weapons, and the life and legacy of Billy Graham, likely the most influential preacher of the 20th century.
Thursday on the NewsHour, the NRA backs President Trump's calls for arming teachers as the debate over gun control heats up. Also: Trump wants to change a migration system that benefitted his in-laws, an Oscar nominee about the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges from the 2008 financial crisis, what to expect from the final days of the Olympics and including women in the quest for peace.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump doubles down on arming teachers, as Florida’s Republican governor breaks with the NRA to call for raising the age to purchase a gun. Also: A former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty and plans to cooperate in the Russia probe, Brooks and Marcus on the national gun debate, a drama depicting the hunt for Osama bin Laden before 9/11 and more.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump puts pressure on Congress for gun reform in the wake of the Florida school shooting. Also: How the NRA shaped Florida's gun laws, China moves to eliminate presidential term limits, American forces aid Somalia's fight against al-Shabab, what the Democratic memo means for the Russia probe and the female director behind "Homeland."
Tuesday on the NewsHour, students of the Parkland Florida High School take to Capitol Hill as lawmakers struggle to move forward on gun control. Also: Jared Kushner loses his top security clearance, a Supreme Court case on privacy and overseas data, the debate over arming teachers, Salvadorans caught in the middle of a changing immigration policy, and author David Grann takes readers’ questions.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, students return to the Florida high school after a deadly shooting, as President Trump meets with senators to talk new gun measures. Also: Whether states can secure their voting systems in time for midterm elections, spying on North Korea, a mysterious disease affecting sugarcane workers in El Salvador, and a new look at race in the U.S. 50 years after a seminal report.
Thursday on the NewsHour, tensions brew among White House staff as one of the president's closest aides leaves. Also: President Trump's controversial new tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, Russia's boasts about new weapons, Jared Kushner's business dealings, women claim pattern of discrimination at the U.S. Forest Service, corporate responses to the gun debate and why music is key to learning.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump declares "trade wars are good," rattling Republicans and global markets and prompting talk of retaliation. Also: The unimaginable destruction of a Damascus suburb, women face retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service, developing a coffee plant that is climate-change resistant, Shields and Brooks on the week's news and Jennifer Lawrence plays a Russian spy.
Monday on the NewsHour, court rulings delay the deadline for DACA. Also: A victory for populism and the far-right in Italy, political stakes of President Trump's steel tariffs, a Salvadoran garment factory that's offering jobs and hope, West Virginia teachers on strike, getting Afghan women into public service and a call for inclusion at the Oscars.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's top economic advisor resigns after disputes over trade. Also: How Congress might roll back banking regulations, North Korea puts denuclearization on the negotiating table, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the U.S., stemming preschool teachers' anxiety about teaching math and science and a spike in opioid overdoses.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Justice Department sues California over its immigration policy. Also: An industry stakeholder weighs in on proposed tariffs, why famine is becoming more frequent in East Africa, a documentary series on the nation's opioid crisis and more.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump raises the stakes in a potential trade war amid warnings from his own party and threats of global retaliation. Also: America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist sketches the faces of homelessness, a small women's college basketball team plays for more than wins and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump's decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un changes the U.S. approach to nuclear negotiations. Also: Changes at the U.S. Forest Service after claims of sexual misconduct, Mark Shields and Kathleen Parker analyze the week's news, director Ava DuVernay brings us "A Wrinkle in Time," and Swedish skaters test thin ice.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump moves ahead on plans to arm school officials, while dropping his call for a new age limit for purchasing guns. Also: A dead heat in a Pennsylvania special election, Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith, two governors weigh in on the opioid crisis and writer Ann Patchett on our dwindling attention spans.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is abruptly shown the door after months of tension. We explore the president's decision and the ramifications for U.S. diplomacy around the world. Also: Rep. Adam Schiff on the end of the House Intelligence Committee's Russia probe and a look ahead at a planned nationwide student walkout.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, students across the nation walk out of school to protest gun violence, one month after a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Also: The UK retaliates for the death of a former Russian spy, remembering the life of Stephen Hawking, Germany's plan to combat growing anti-Semitism and a program that teaches self-defense to people with disabilities.
Thursday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration hits Russia with new sanctions targeting hackers and spy agencies for Moscow's election meddling. Also: Turmoil at the top of the Veterans Affairs Department, the potential for conflict between Israel, Hezbollah and its allies and the market focused on the sneaker trade.
Friday on the NewsHour, an exclusive interview with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha about President Trump's trade threats and diplomacy with the North. Also: Could Russia shut down the U.S. power grid, Shields and Brooks on the White House's revolving door, a view of the border from Arizona's first poet laureate and why a high-end tailor is giving his suits away.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump takes aim at special counsel Robert Mueller for the first time. Also: What the firing of Andrew McCabe means for the Russia probe, President Trump lays out a plan to combat the opioid crisis, Vladimir Putin's landslide election victory, Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on Politics Monday and writing your own story after a traumatic event.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, a data firm linked to the Trump campaign exploited millions of personal information from the social media giant Facebook. Also: Congress races toward another deadline to pass a spending bill, an abortion case before the Supreme Court, keeping chronically absent students in the classroom, and two Nigerian women who survived kidnapping by Boko Haram tell their stories.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, a bombing suspect in Austin blows himself up after being cornered by police. Also: Mark Zuckerberg breaks his silence on a data firm scandal, what's in Congress' massive spending bill, safeguarding state elections against Russian interference, taking 3D printing to the next level, setbacks for black boys even if they grow up in wealthy families and more.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump hits China with $60 billion in tariffs for stealing U.S. technology and trade secrets. Also: Congress rushes to pass a $1.3 trillion spending bill, a view from South Korea as the U.S. considers talks with the North, what a journalist's family background reveals about China, a father of a Parkland school shooting victim speaks out and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump signs a $1.3 trillion spending bill that sets a record for funding the military. Also: Trump's pick for national security adviser, students from around the nation prepare to protest in gun violence, Shields and Brooks on the shakeups at the White House and cutting-edge technology reveals Bermuda's shipwrecks.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats and closes a consulate in a worldwide effort to punish Moscow for poisoning a former Russian spy in the UK. Also: Could lawsuits from Stormy Daniels and other women undermine Trump, American farmers' hopes and fears about NAFTA renegotiations, inside the Yemen conflict and what it means to live every day like it's your last.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, California sues the Trump administration over a new census question on citizenship. Also: Former President Jimmy Carter discusses North Korea and President Trump, low-wage workers struggling to keep a roof over their heads, friends who survived mass shootings and National Geographic addresses its own racist history.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Kim Jong Un meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his first trip outside of North Korea since becoming its leader. Also: The Supreme Court takes on gerrymandering, Egyptians head to the polls, Jimmy Carter on the upcoming midterm elections, a Scottish island welcomes refugees and antibiotic use spikes worldwide, flaming superbug fears.
Thursday on the NewsHour, outgoing VA Secretary David Shulkin discusses what led to his departure and where the department goes from here. Also: Unrest in Sacramento after a controversial police shooting, New Orleans' mayor confronts the South's confederate past, big money in the sneaker business, American Indian history intertwined with today's culture and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, the latest on Russia's diplomatic retaliation against the West and the fallout from the deadly mall fire. Also: The large-scale cyberattack against Atlanta, the government command center that fends off hackers, Shields and Brooks analyze the latest Trump Cabinet shakeup, author Mohsin Hamid on "Exit West" and the accountant who got to play in the NHL.
Monday on the NewsHour, the stock market takes a plunge after China retaliates with higher tariffs on U.S. goods. Also: The Trump administration rolls back fuel standards, the president's tweets about immigration, teachers in Kentucky and Oklahoma strike, how Sinclair Broadcasting is shaping the news, ongoing harassment in the Marines, helping children with autism and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's statements to the news media raises many questions, from guarding the border with the military to attacking Amazon. Also: The EPA chief under scrutiny, the U.S. role in war-torn Syria, how Canada integrates foreign students, politics in the "Roseanne" reboot and a photographer captures scenes from the border.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, as American anxiety rises over a looming trade war, we talk with President Trump's lead adviser behind the latest tariffs and get the view from China. Also: Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and whether solar energy can bring Puerto Rico out of the dark months after Hurricane Maria.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg addresses the storm of questions around how the social media giant protects users' data. Also: President Trump orders the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, a new Tiger Woods biography, a civil rights attorney remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s last month and an actress who listens to real people.
Friday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration announces new sanctions against Russia while simultaneously proposing new tariffs on Chinese imports. Also: Investigating the Trump business, inside the intricate bureaucracy of ISIS, Mark Shields and Reihan Salam on the week's news and Harry Belafonte remembers Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday on the NewsHour, the FBI raids the office of President Trump's longtime lawyer, seizing legal records. Also: Trump threatens action in Syria after another chemical weapon attack, scrutiny of Facebook ahead of Mark Zuckerberg's testimony, the Denver Post takes on its owner, Kansas City works on treatment of the mentally ill, Amy Walter and Tamara Keith, and the value of learning Latin.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before senators amid serious privacy concerns for millions of users. Also: The latest on the FBI raid of President Trump's lawyer's office and residence, how one school district is taking measures to secure students and chronicling the human toll of the Syrian civil war.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, House Speaker Paul Ryan announces the end of his 20-year congressional career. What will it mean for the future of the GOP? Also: President Trump warns of impending strikes in Syria, Mark Zuckerberg's second day of Capitol Hill testimony, an Ethiopian musician returns to his roots and the science of the placebo effect.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump's pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, faces tough questions on Russia and North Korea in his confirmation hearing. Also: A Kansas senator on President Trump's trade policy, Missouri's governor accused of sexual assault, consumer protection chief Mick Mulvaney gets grilled, the rise of cryptocurrency, Americans who joined the Islamic State and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, former FBI Director James Comey slams President Trump in a new memoir. Also: The president pardons Scooter Libby, teachers in several states protest for higher wages and improved school conditions, Shields and Brooks break down a packed week of politics, a novelist's politically prophetic writings and portraits by painter David Hockney.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump trades barbs with former FBI director James Comey following an interview that targeted the commander-in-chief. Also: The latest on Syria about the weekend bombing campaign, the musical culture of the Tuareg people of Mali, a brewing scandal over the arrest of two black men at Starbucks, Politics Monday and a #MeToo survivor on speaking out.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Rep. Charlie Dent announces his resignation, joining a growing number of GOP lawmakers leaving office. Also: A Supreme Court case that would allow states to tax online retail, Fox News’ Sean Hannity named as a client of President Trump's lawyer, Chicago principals enact education reform, asylum requests from female abuse victims, the trial of Bill Cosby and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump confirms CIA director Mike Pompeo met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Also: The enduring legacy of first lady Barbara Bush and the strikingly high infant and maternal mortality rates among black Americans.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Republican senators defy Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. Also: Cuba's future after the Castros, an island-wide power outage in Puerto Rico, how a trade battle could shift the U.S. economy, the Southwest pilot who safely landed after a fatal incident, India’s youth going back to their rural roots and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, the Democratic National Committee sues Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for meddling in the 2016 election. Also: James Comey’s memos released, The UN human rights chief on crises in Yemen and Syria, students stage another walkout to protest gun violence, Shields and Salam analyze the week's news and a blind poet details life with his guide dog.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump's pick to be secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, faces confrontation in the Senate. Also: Iran's foreign minister warns the U.S. not to withdraw from the nuclear deal, five years after a tragic Bangladesh garment factory fire, preserving India's agricultural future, the killing of Ricky Boyd by police and threading poetry through our everyday lives.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump welcomes French President Macron to the White House. Also: The Veterans Affairs nominee faces scrutiny from the Senate, the desire of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to go home, a historic transplant for a soldier wounded in Afghanistan, schools wrestle with Facebook's privacy concerns, and Karen and Charlotte Pence’s new book.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, we break down the Supreme Court arguments testing the limits of President Trump's travel ban authority. Also: An interview with the former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the president defends his embattled Veterans Affairs nominee, child marriage in Rohingya refugee camps and what Facebook is doing to counter the spread of misinformation.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Bill Cosby is found guilty on all three charges of sexual assault and lashes out in court. Also: Lawmakers grill embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt, what to expect ahead of the summit between North and South Korea, the plight of young Rohingya girls in the Bangladeshi sex trade and whether there is a bitcoin bubble.
Friday on the NewsHour, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un steps over the border into South Korea to meet his counterpart in a historic meeting. Also: The plight of Rohingya refugees, a caravan of asylum-seekers at the U.S. border, Mark Shields and Mona Charen on the week's news and a new monument reckons with America's history of systematic lynching.
Monday on the NewsHour, Israel's prime minister claims Iran has been lying and violating the nuclear deal. Also: Former FBI Director James Comey speaks out, a costly health side effect of the opioid crisis, political fallout from the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and the author of "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes."
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the questions special counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Trump. Also: More of our interview with former FBI Director James Comey, what’s next for the caravan of migrants. rethinking what it means to be a college student, the DA who spent years pursuing the Golden State Killer and Ronan Farrow’s take on the “War on Peace.”
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's lead lawyer in the Russia probe is stepping down. Also: The former energy secretary on consequences of ending the Iran deal, public defenders overwhelmed in Missouri, the EPA's chief's questionable dealing with lobbyists and a website that churns out hyperpartisan content.
Thursday on the NewsHour, we follow the money amid conflicting stories from President Trump and his personal attorney about payments to an adult film actress. Also: The former CIA director on the agency under Trump, why Evangelicals support the president, a Canadian plan to give some citizens a guaranteed income, new allegations about Charlie Rose's harassment of women and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani tries to clear up contradictory statements around hush money given to an adult film star. Also: The effect new tax cuts have had on the economy, old wounds from the Bosnian war, Shields and Brooks analyze the news and a new documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Monday on the NewsHour, Rudy Giuliani says President Trump could defy the Mueller investigation. Also: Trump aides accused of trying to dig up dirt about Obama officials, setbacks for efforts in reconciliation in the Balkans, the science behind Hawaii's erupting volcano, the GOP primary in West Virginia and what being "educated" means to author Tara Westover.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal. Also: New York's attorney general accused of sexual abuse, a university tries to reverse a trend of fewer black men going to medical school and author Barbara Ehrenreich asks whether we are too worried about living longer instead of living better.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's pick to lead the CIA faces questions over her involvement in one of the agency's most controversial activities. Also: The ramifications of the U.S. withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, who consumes junk news, why several companies made large payments to President Trump's personal lawyer and Donald Glover's music video "This Is America."
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump says his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Singapore in June. Also: Israeli warplanes strike dozens of Iranian targets in Syria, the Pentagon's report on the deadly ambush on U.S. forces in Niger, how populism is affecting economics, the future of Bears Ears National Monument and a new biography of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Friday on the NewsHour, a interview with a top State Department official who traveled to North Korea with Secretary Mike Pompeo. Also: President Trump's plan to curb the cost of prescription drugs, Iranians respond to the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Brooks and Marcus on the packed week of news, a Syrian man stuck in limbo and rediscovering the art of photography.
Monday on the NewsHour, more than 50 Palestinian protesters are killed along Israel's border with Gaza amid celebrations of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem. Also: President Trump's plan to reduce prescription drug prices, putting a spotlight on college students' mental health, Capitol Hill staffers on sexual harassment and our Politics Monday discussion.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, protests turn to funerals in Gaza after one of the most violent days on the border in years. Also: Pairing first-generation college students with mentors who have been in their shoes, college students speak out about their struggle with mental illness, remembering writer Tom Wolfe and a difficult conversation about race between a daughter and her mother.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the North Korean regime cancels talks with the South and says it will reconsider a historic summit with the U.S. Also: Key takeaways from a slew of documents released in the Russia probe, on the ground in war-torn Yemen, voters in four states pick midterm candidates, how Facebook tries to tackle the content it won't delete and more.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump admonishes China as the U.S. hosts trade negotiations with top Beijing officials. Also: The American birth rate falls to a 30-year low, Yemen’s health care system torn apart, an argument for deleting your social media accounts, students learn how people their age catalyzed the civil rights movement and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, 10 people are murdered at a high school near Galveston, Texas, and a student is in custody for firing on his classmates. Also: A proposal to ban federal funding for clinics that refer women for abortions, children bear the scars of war in Yemen, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news and the economics behind Britain's royal wedding.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump meets top law enforcement and intelligence officials after he calls for an investigation into the FBI. Also: A Supreme Court ruling making it more difficult to sue your employer, Secretary Mike Pompeo threatens to impose the strong sanctions in history on Iran, new EU privacy laws and the political response to the Texas school shooting.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump raises doubts about the upcoming summit with North Korea during a meeting at the White House with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in. Also: A House Freedom Caucus leader on the divide in the GOP, making sure a diploma means a future in Chicago, a pushback against using cellphones during concerts and Sen. John McCain's new book.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, we talk with former director of national intelligence James Clapper, the latest target of President Trump's attacks on the intelligence community. Also: New NFL penalties for kneeling during the national anthem, why many patients can't get the cure for hepatitis C, the woman trying to become the nation's first African-American female governor and remembering Philip Roth.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump calls off the historic summit with North Korea. Also: Congress is briefed on why an FBI informant talked to the Trump campaign, Colombia's fragile peace, police release video of an NBA player arrested over a parking ticket, an economist who says investors should have "skin in the game" and the pardoning of boxing champion Jack Johnson.
Friday on the NewsHour, the White House legislative director discusses what's next for the Trump agenda. Also: Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape charges, Ireland votes on whether to lift an abortion ban, Colombia's hard road to peace after 50 years of war, Shields and Brooks analyze the week's political news and Mark and Jay Duplass document their Hollywood careers in a new memoir.
Monday on the NewsHour, U.S. officials continue to make plans in North Korea, but will there be a summit? Also: President Trump blames immigrant children for being separated from their parents, honoring the millions of women who have served in the U.S. military, how Americans survive in time of turmoil, an Iraq war veteran asks us all to reflect on the real meaning of Memorial Day and more.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, more than 4,600 people -- far more than the official toll -- are believed to have died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria. Also: Starbucks mandates anti-bias training, ABC abruptly cancels "Roseanne," an organization teaches skills needed to keep a job, the Trump administration's immigration policies in context, schools and the #MeToo movement and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, we fact-check some of President Trump's most contentious statements from his Nashville rally. Also: Two innocent brothers and the consequence of a plea bargain, creating a new generation of innovators and renewing a campaign first organized by Martin Luther King.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korea's delegates meet to smooth out plans for a summit. Also: The EU ambassador reacts to new taxes on exports to the U.S., a conversation with the outgoing ICE director, the economic consequences of educating women, the Cavs and Warriors prepare for another NBA faceoff, author Tara Westover answers your questions and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump says the meeting with Kim Jong Un will take place as a senior North Korean official visits the White House for the first time in almost two decades. Also: Did Trump break the law when he tweeted about the jobs report, Italy ends a political stalemate, Shields and Brooks on the week's news, a faceoff in the Stanley Cup and revitalizing Montgomery, Alabama.
Monday on the NewsHour, the Supreme Court decides in favor of a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple. Also: One-on-one with Turkey's foreign minister, the Democrat's struggle to form a cohesive message, a new study on early stage breast cancer and chemotherapy and British actress Glenda Jackson's return to Broadway.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, we examine the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border after fresh calls to cease the practice. Also: Super Bowl champions uninvited by the White House, a British double-agent inside al-Qaida, a look back at the life and work of Robert Kennedy and focusing on skills over degrees.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, key takeaways from this year's biggest primary election, as Democrats remain hopeful to take back the House and Republicans secure a top-ticket candidate. Also: A former FBI agent sounds the alarm over foreign misinformation, ancient DNA unlocks the journey of humanity, why arrest rates for homicides are so low in some cities and a family reunion along the Rio Grande.
Thursday on the NewsHour, trade disputes loom large as President Trump and other world leaders head to the G7 summit. Also: Former President Bill Clinton on #MeToo, President Trump and his new novel, one-on-one with former CIA Director John Brennan, lawmakers head toward a bill on immigration and why bitcoin is eating up massive amounts of energy.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump comes face-to-face with the leaders of G7 nations in Canada amid escalating tensions. Also: Anthony Bourdain's death raises awareness of mental health issues, Bill Clinton and James Patterson on their new book, Shields and Ponnuru on the week's news, the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup and more.
Monday on the NewsHour, a look at what's as President Trump prepares to meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. Also: Fallout from the G-7 summit, the global fight against the HIV epidemic, the political stakes of a Supreme Court decision on purging voter rolls and the argument for traveling alone.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump announces an agreement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula with few details. We get full analysis from U.S. senators and former State Department officials. Also: Russia's struggle to stop the virus from spreading and a AT&T-Time Warner merger gets the green light.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, questions mount as President Trump returns to Washington declaring North Korea no longer a nuclear threat. Also: A push to take back rebel strongholds in Yemen, the winners in Tuesday's primaries, a look at AIDS in Nigeria, failed efforts to stop sexual harassment in science and states step in to help workers save for retirement.
Thursday on the NewsHour, the Justice Department's watchdog finds former FBI Director James Comey "insubordinate," but doesn't find any evidence of political bias in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email in 2016. Also: The city with the highest rate of new HIV cases in the U.S., New York sues the Trump Foundation, an import tax to make U.S. washing machines more competitive and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump gives a wide-ranging impromptu interview, putting the GOP's immigration compromise bill in question. Also: Inside a children's migrant center in San Diego, two North Korean defectors discuss Trump's dealing with Kim Jong Un, beating back the AIDS epidemic in the South, a sexual abuse scandal shakes Chile's Catholic Church, plus Shields and Brooks.
Monday on the NewsHour, amid a growing outcry to end the separation of immigrant families, President Trump defends his policy. We talk with the former head of Border Protection and examine the political stakes. Also: South Korea's view of President Trump's North Korea dealings, Portland tries to make amends for gentrification and remembering Elizabeth Brackett, one of NewsHour's own.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the storm over taking migrant kids from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border rages on. Also: The president of the Koch Brothers' political arm on the ongoing trade battle, whether a diabetes treatment is giving patients false hope, and the successful recipe for giving students a leg up on their education.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump changes course, signing an executive order ending family separations and detaining parents and children together. Also: What causes so many Central American migrants to seek refuge in the U.S., talking with Trump supporters, and providing running water to the Navajo Nation.
Thursday on the NewsHour, children separated from their parents hang in the balance as Republican lawmakers delay votes on a compromise plan. Also: How the immigration debate is playing out in court, Navajo seek to draw new political lines, the new owner of the Los Angeles Times, making sense of the big money behind fans who watch video games and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, questions remain about the fate of minors separated from their families after the Trump administration reverses its policy. Also: The Supreme Court rules the government tracking you through your phone, Saudi Arabia prepares to lift its ban on women drivers, an investment boom on the China-North Korea border, Shields and Brooks, and bringing art to rural communities.
Monday on the NewsHour, Congress prepares for immigration votes and President Trump conveys his support for deporting undocumented immigrants without a court hearing. Also: We follow two immigrant families making their way to the U.S., the Supreme Court weighs in on election maps, Turkey's president consolidates power, the struggle over gun owners with dementia and remembering poet Donald Hall.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban. How will the decision affect immigration policy? Also: Real estate prices spike near the China-North Korea border, White House officials publicly shamed and the nation's political divide, and saving Easter Island from climate change.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a frequent swing vote, steps down. Also: Can the White House meet a tight deadline to reunite immigrant families, a major upset in New York's primary, preserving Timbuktu's ancient manuscripts and your questions about Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic novel "Less."
Thursday on the NewsHour, a breakdown of the Supreme Court's major decisions and what to expect from the next nominee's confirmation process. Also: The struggle to reunite families separated at the border, using architecture to serve the greater good in rural America, making sense of the nation's wealthiest 9.9 percent and Judd Apatow's Brief but Spectacular take.
Friday on the NewsHour, a 17-year-old immigrant's struggle to reunite with his father. Also: The White House legislative director on immigration and the Supreme Court, the shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom, Europe's plan to address its migrant crisis, Mexico's presidential election and Shields and Brooks.
Monday on the NewsHour, presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador declares victory in Mexico, opening a new chapter in U.S. relations. Also: Behind rebel lines in Yemen's civil war, the daily and sometimes deadly racial incidents of living while black, the political stakes of the Supreme Court battle and the complicated relationship between president and vice president.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration reverses Obama-era guidelines on college admissions in a move to discourage schools from aiming for racial diversity. Also: Immigrant families in limbo weeks after an executive order halted separations, America's role in Yemen's civil war, advertisers reading what's in your gmail inbox, the World Cup on the world stage and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt faces more ethics complaints. Also: The crisis of hundreds of thousands fleeing the war in Syria, Afghan women become breadwinners as a result of drought, diversifying the nation's national parks, advice on caring for a sick child and a documentary about PBS's beloved Mr. Rogers.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid ethics breaches. Also: The government's plan to reunite immigrant families, U.S. officials check in on North Korea, a rare look at the rebels fighting the Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition, the high costs of going to the emergency room and a Brief but Spectacular take on improving black women’s health.
Friday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration asks for more time to reunite separated families. Also: A trade war begins between the world's two largest economies, immigrants who have joined the military in limbo, President Trump makes light of the #MeToo movement, who's on the Supreme Court shortlist, Brooks and Klein analyze the week's news and Dave Chappelle on his return to comedy.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump is set to announce his nominee to replace Justice Kennedy and reshape the high court. Also: the U.S. ambassador to NATO ahead of a likely tense summit with European allies, top UK politicians quit amid Brexit disagreements, and the battle against child pornography.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination is official and the confirmation fight begins. Also: Rulings from federal judges complicate the Trump administration's immigration policies, teaching consent as part of sex ed, President Trump pardons cattle ranchers who sparked an occupation and a Thai soccer team is rescued from a cave.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump sets a combative tone at a summit of European allies, demanding they increase their defense spending. Also: Curtailing methane emissions contributing to climate change, the Trump administration's latest efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act, Puerto Rico's elderly remain vulnerable, and how to overcome a midlife slump.
Thursday on the NewsHour, President Trump declares victory at the NATO summit, claiming allies will increase their defense spending. Also: Ohio Gov. John Kasich on the necessity of NATO, the government reunites some immigrant families but says others don't qualify, the Emmett Till case reopened amid new evidence, how video game players are making money and Alan Alda’s Brief but Spectacular take.
Friday on the NewsHour, the Mueller investigation indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers for interference in the 2016 election, days before President Trump's meeting with President Putin. Also: Trump attempts to defuse tensions with UK Prime Minister Theresa May after criticizing her over Brexit, Shields and Salam on the president's chaotic Europe trip and the lost music of John Coltrane.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump sides with Russia, questioning U.S. intelligence on Moscow's election meddling, as Vladimir Putin clearly states he wanted Trump to win. Also: A new documentary about the mind of Robin Williams, and advice from David Sedaris.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump tries to contain the fallout from his statements supporting Vladimir Putin. We get reaction from Madeleine Albright. Also: A doctor shortage in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, alleged sexual misconduct by a powerful cardinal, the popular way teens are vaping now and more.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump's conflicting statements sow confusion on how the White House views the threat of Russia to U.S. democracy. Also: The risk Russian hackers pose to midterm elections, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross under fire, the plant that could reduce pollution's effects in the ocean, why Google has been hit with a $5 billion fine and newly published letters of Nelson Mandela.
Thursday on the NewsHour, conflicting accounts of President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin raise more questions than answers. Also: Israel's controversial law declaring it the homeland of the Jewish people, the plan to reunite the remaining separated migrant families, the Special Olympics celebrates 50 years, the supply and demand for kidneys and Brief but Spectacular take on homelessness.
Friday on the NewsHour, what President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin may mean for U.S. policy abroad. Also: At least 100 new allegations of sexual abuse at Ohio State University, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans exposed to toxic particles, Shields and Salam on the Russia controversy and more.
Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump exchanges threats of war with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. Also: Italy's new government aims to stop the tide of migrants, a disorder affecting children whose mothers drank while pregnant, the Trump factor in the midterm elections, a historian's second act as an art student and an author who doesn't want to be a role model.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration offers billions to farmers hurt by the president's tariffs. Also: The White House threatens to take away security clearances from former officials, the underestimated risks of drinking while pregnant, duck boats under scrutiny after a deadly accident, pros and cons of year-round school and the deadline to reunite separated migrant families.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faces senators amid growing questions over the Trump administration's relations with Russia and the U.S. role in the world. Also: The secret recording of President Trump and his relationship to the truth and a kind of liquid water lake on Mars.
Thursday on the NewsHour, how President Trump's trade policies are playing out in America's heartland. Also: Pakistan's contested vote for prime minister, today's deadline to reunite separated families, Facebook's stock plummets amid efforts to fight fake news, low wages for home care workers, the N.J. attorney general on being the target of discrimination and a novel on native life in the city.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump touts strong economic growth in the U.S. and credits his administration's policies on taxes and trade. Also: What President Trump says he knew about his son's meeting with Russians in 2016, wildfires sweeping through the West, sexual misconduct allegations at CBS, Shields and Brooks on the week's news and a museum's look at hip-hop culture.
Monday on the NewsHour, the death toll rises as California deals with multiple spreading wildfires. Also: Violence erupts in Nicaragua amid political discontent, Politics Monday on President Trump's threat to shut down the government, Nigerians risk human trafficking in search of a better life, author Min Jin Lee answers readers' questions and appreciating the small things and the big picture.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Facebook detects dozens of fake accounts and deletes bad actors in the countdown to the midterm elections. Also: President Trump's former campaign manager on trial, 3D printed guns now legal, using lemonade stands to teach kids about finance, congressional gridlock and giving more power to local government and more.
Friday on the NewsHour, more than 600 people are missing in the aftermath of California’s deadliest wildfire. Plus: a judge orders the White House to reinstate a CNN reporter’s press pass, new rules about how colleges respond to sexual assault allegations, Facebook’s response to Russian misinformation campaigns, a different kind of heist movie and the analysis of David Brooks and Ruth Marcus.
Monday on the NewsHour, the search continues for the 1,000 people missing in California’s deadliest wildfire. Plus: How the U.S. will respond to the Khashoggi killing, as Saudi Arabia's crown prince appears responsible, an Arkansas work requirement causes thousands to lose Medicaid coverage, analysis of the week’s political news, surviving the Jonestown massacre and the magic of reading aloud.