PBS NewsHour full episode August 2, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: out before he’s in. President Trump’s much-criticized pick to be director of national intelligence withdraws from consideration less than a week after he was named. Then: an island in political crisis. The embattled governor of Puerto Rico steps down, a new one sworn in, […]

NRC Chief: U.S. Nuclear Plants Safe Despite Age, Needed Upgrades

bjbjLULU GWEN IFILL: We look at some of the major questions surrounding safety concerns now with the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko. Welcome. Thank you for joining us. Let’s start by talking about this report that you — came out today. These are recommendations that your task force is making that you […]

PBS NewsHour full episode October 30, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: California burning. Winds pick up in the Golden State, fueling already dangerous fires, as a power company falls under greater scrutiny over its role in the crisis. Then: As migrants continue to make the perilous trek to the southern border, new figures reveal the […]

Why Californians may have to choose between safe and reliable power

JUDY WOODRUFF: It is a very difficult day yet again in much of California. Fires are burning throughout several regions. Power is out for hundreds of thousands of people, and some are becoming worried that this kind of routine could be the new normal. Stephanie Sy is back to look at those questions. And she […]

Are U.S. Nuclear Plants Ready for a Fukushima-Like Meltdown?

bjbj”9″9 JEFFREY BROWN: In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, how should government regulators here set the safety bar for nuclear power plants in the U.S.? This week, the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced his resignation, and news reports suggest that battles within the commission over safety requirements may partially account for […]

After Fallout of Fukushima, ‘Frontline’ Explores Nuclear Energy’s Future

bjbjLULU GWEN IFILL: Next, questions about the safety and future of nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan. That’s the subject of tonight’s “Frontline.” NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien traveled to three continents to find the answers. Here in the United States, he looked at the Indian Point Power Plant […]

PBS NewsHour full episode August 29, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: the winds over the water. The U.S. mainland rushes to prepare as Hurricane Dorian picks up speed over the Atlantic. Then: on the ground in El Salvador. The U.S. homeland security chief takes the fight over immigration to Central America, while the Trump administration […]

How Bright Is Solar Power’s Future in a Post-Solyndra America?

bjbjLULU GWEN IFILL: Next, the future for solar energy in the U.S., now clouded by the collapse of a California company backed by government loans. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports. SPENCER MICHELS: The solar industry boasts that it’s growing fast, installing roof top panels that turn sunlight into electricity at a record pace. This year, […]

How Germany Became Europe’s Richest Country

bjbjLULU JUDY WOODRUFF: And to Europe’s debt crisis. Negotiations are going down to the wire on yet another bailout for Greece, one that would require German help. From Germany, Margaret Warner reports on some of the people who help make it Europe’s richest country. MARGARET WARNER: The Restaurant Dionysos was packed on a recent night, […]

Federal Loan Guarantees for Failed Solar-Panel Company Under Investigation

bjbjLULU JEFFREY BROWN: And we turn to another looming problem for the Obama administration: Did the White House inappropriately push along financial help for a now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer? A congressional hearing today focused on the administration’s very public embrace of that company. Ray Suarez has the story. RAY SUAREZ: It began in September 2009 […]