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, the Trump administration plans to cut U.S. aid to three Central American countries. Plus: What happens to Honduran migrants to the U.S. who get deported, House committees prepare to issue subpoenas, a political challenge for Joe Biden, Politics Monday analyzes the 2020 Democratic campaign field, the death of a rap legend, a book on an Irish murder and religion in humor.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Senate considers a change to how it approves nominees for federal courts and critical administration positions, but the idea is not without controversy. Plus: climate change drives Honduran farmers to migrate north, Puerto Rico struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria, an unusual children’s literacy program, baseball economics and college students facing hunger.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, why the U.S. relationship with NATO ally Turkey is becoming increasingly tense -- and how Russia is involved. Plus: Chicago elects its first black female mayor, who is also openly gay, what controversy over Joe Biden’s interactions with women says about social norms and how penguins illustrate the effects of climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Thursday on the NewsHour, members of the Mueller team reportedly express concerns about the attorney general’s interpretation of their report. Plus: Indications that a faulty sensor may have caused the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet, Syria after the fall of ISIS, NATO at 70, helping sick kids take care of themselves, the film “Hotel Mumbai” and a brief but spectacular take on music and isolation.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump visits California's border with Mexico, reiterating his stance on immigration but steering clear of threats to stop crossings completely. Plus, how strong is the U.S. economy, one-on-one with Rep. Jerry Nadler, the Rwandan genocide 25 years on, life near the San Diego-Mexico border, analysis from Shields and Brooks, plus Hozier finds hope in uncertain times.
Monday on the NewsHour, Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen is forced to resign, as President Trump seeks an even tougher stance on immigration. Plus: What the Homeland Security staff shakeup means for immigration policy, Trump pressures Iran, Israel prepares to vote, the latest from the 2020 Democratic field, Politics Monday and acclaimed biographer Robert Caro on how he does what he does.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, Attorney General William Barr appears before Congress and discusses what he might release from the special counsel’s report. Plus: Israel votes in its most competitive election in years, the global rise of hate speech and how to address it, mental health challenges for seniors in long-term care, supporters of Brexit are losing faith and the NCAA men’s basketball champions.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Benjamin Netanyahu secures a fifth term as Israel's prime minister, after a closely contested election. Plus: Astronomers release the first photograph of a black hole, how melting ice in Antarctica could affect coastal communities worldwide, supporting survivors of Mozambique’s recent cyclone, a measles outbreak, Brexit drama and a Kenyan folk singer’s American dream.
Thursday on the NewsHour, the arrest of Julian Assange renews questions about government secrecy and transparency. Plus: The implications of Julian Assange’s arrest, a successful coup in Sudan, rebuilding in the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma and in the Midwest after major floods, how Americans are handling tax law changes and a brief but spectacular take on the gig economy in a rural area.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump announces a series of moves intended to boost development of new high-speed mobile networks. Plus: How Democratic presidential candidates view the idea of slavery reparations, Shields and Brooks on the week in politics, a new book about Barbara Bush and celebrating the life and career of country superstar Loretta Lynn.
Monday on the NewsHour, fire engulfs the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Also: Violent weather rips through parts of the South, the response to President Trump's attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang describes his policy proposals, the week ahead on Politics Monday, a comeback victory by Tiger Woods, and Yo-Yo Ma on the power of culture.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, a fire at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral is out, but devastation remains. Plus: A rare interview with Russian businessman and reported Putin ally Oleg Deripaska, how climate change is changing life in the African Sahel, a medical delivery breakthrough in Rwanda, David Brooks on emerging from loneliness, gardening with an acclaimed landscape designer and pets of the homeless.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, French President Emmanuel Macron sets an ambitious timeline for rebuilding Notre Dame after a devastating fire. Plus: Nick Schifrin talks to National Security Advisor John Bolton about U.S. policy on Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea, remembering Columbine 20 years later, U.S. drone missions over Niger, the risks of booming Antarctic tourism and a legendary comic pair.
Thursday on the NewsHour, Attorney General William Barr releases a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on possible cooperation between Russian government operatives and members of President Trump’s 2016 campaign. Plus: Legal and political analysis of the Mueller report, as well as how the report is being received abroad.
Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump blasts former advisers who told the special counsel’s team he had tried to hinder their investigation. Plus: Russian reaction to the Mueller report, analyzing Mueller’s legal arguments, fighting rheumatic heart disease in Rwanda, uprisings in Algeria and Sudan, Shields and Brooks discuss the fallout from the Mueller report and the new film “The Chaperone.”
Monday on the NewsHour, suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday kill at least 290 people. Also, Ukraine elects a political satirist as its next president, Mueller report fallout, 2020 Democrats on impeachment, Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on the week in politics, a book about countering extremism, an unusual view of melting Arctic ice and a humble opinion on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the death toll in Sri Lanka's Sunday bombings surpasses 300. Plus: The Supreme Court considers whether the census can ask about citizenship, how defiance by the president’s advisers protected him, why Democrats are divided on impeachment, a killing sparks fears of more violence in Northern Ireland, frustrated teachers on the brink and a newly revealed slave narrative.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the Mueller report confirmed sweeping Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but the Trump administration downplays the threat to 2020 election integrity. Plus: Rohingya refugees still can’t return home to Myanmar, how voters nationwide feel about fallout from the Mueller report, litigation for an opioid distributor, sex abuse in the Boy Scouts and governing Antarctica.
Thursday on the NewsHour, former Vice President Joe Biden officially enters the 2020 presidential race. Plus: Analyzing Biden's candidacy, especially in the context of race and gender, newsrooms document a widespread problem of police misconduct, the current status and strength of ISIS, Louisiana wonders if its business tax breaks are paying off, the emotions of chimpanzees and Gloria Steinem.
Friday on the NewsHour, the U.S. is facing its worst outbreak of the highly contagious measles virus since it was considered eliminated in 2000. Plus: Resolving migrant family separations, political scandal in Baltimore, how a Saudi woman fought her country's ban on female drivers, Shields and Brooks on the week in politics and a look at a TV series based on Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables.”
Monday on the NewsHour, responding to another deadly incident of apparent domestic terror at a U.S. synagogue, this time in California. Plus: Democratic 2020 candidates launch new policy proposals on the campaign trail, an interview with candidate Sen. Cory Booker, Politics Monday, searching for the disappeared in Colombia, producer T Bone Burnett and remembering director John Singleton.
Tuesday on the NewsHour, the political power struggle in Venezuela intensifies as opposition leader Juan Guaido calls for the military to turn against Nicolas Maduro. Plus: What’s next for Venezuela amid the Maduro-Guaido political standoff, a new congressional infrastructure plan, changing how students learn to read, violence against houses of worship, and our Now Read This book club.
Wednesday on the NewsHour, Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing about the Mueller report that grew contentious at times. Plus: Analysis and political response to Barr’s Senate committee appearance, what’s next for Venezuela's opposition, a Facebook overhaul, at home with a congressional freshman and NASA’s plan to return to the moon.