📺 PBS NewsHour full episode May 29, 2017

NewsHour full episode May 29, 2017 from PBS
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.

📺 PBS NewsHour full episode May 26, 2017

NewsHour full episode May 26, 2017 from PBS
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.

I liked the W. Kamau Bell interview. They’re doing some great marketing for him, his show, and his new book. I’m putting his show (and back episodes from season 1) into my queue.

The snippet on Mr. Rogers at the end was very moving and useful. I kind of wish there were rerun episodes of his show still on television.

📺 PBS NewsHour full episode May 25, 2017

NewsHour full episode May 25, 2017 from PBS
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.

📺 PBS NewsHour full episode May 23, 2017

NewsHour full episode May 23, 2017 from PBS
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.

📺 PBS NewsHour full episode May 22, 2017

NewsHour May 22, 2017 from PBS
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.

📺 PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 22, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 22, 2017 from PBS NewsHour
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.

Based on the interview of the Mayor of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo it sounds like Norther California is handling the heavy rains better than I would have expected.

The segment with newspaper editors around the country was alright, but seemed oddly stilted. Several of the interviewees obviously didn’t have a lot of on-camera experience. It wasn’t obvious that some of their thoughts were so much that of their constituencies as they were of themselves based on their answers.

📺 PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 17, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 17, 2017 from PBS NewsHour
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.

PBS NewsHour’s reporting on the political divide is really interesting. The fact that they’re going into middle America and bringing stories that others aren’t covering is laudable. It helps explain the divide, though I still see a tremendous disconnect between these people’s lives, their desires, their education and how the political theater is playing out with the current administration’s lack of ability and any semblance of logic.

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📺 PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 16, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 16, 2017 from PBS NewsHour
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.

Most media accounts took today’s pressy to serious task. The coverage here took as measured take on the event as could be humanly imagined–I can’t imagine how they maintained straight faces based on the portions of the press conference they showed here or other places.

PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 7, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 7, 2017 from PBS NewsHour
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.

The segment on autism in combination with the episode of Invisibilia on mental health I heard last night make me think we should drastically change how we treat and deal with mental health in our society.

The worst shame in the segment on autism was that the family felt shame for taking their son out into public.

Nice to see some of our favorite folks from NPR Radio making the rounds on television.

PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 19, 2017

PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 19, 2017 from PBS NewsHour
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.

📺 Watched PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 1, 2016

PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 1, 2016 from PBS NewsHour
Thursday on the NewsHour, President-elect Trump travels to Indiana in celebration of a jobs deal with Carrier. Also, recovery efforts mount as the Tennessee wildfires wane, the future of American manufacturing jobs, volunteer medics struggle to save lives in Mosul, advances in the battle against AIDS, how failing infrastructure is limiting U.S. productivity, a new book on Iran and the war on weed.

The segment on crumbling infrastructure was very interesting and I’ll have to get a copy of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson (Simon & Schuster, March 29, 2016)

The short snippet on the history of cannabis was also relatively interesting, particularly the discussion of how it’s perception was changed by the government.

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