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captioning sponsored b newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: yet another school shooting, this time in texas. ten people, mostly students, are murdered at a high school near galveston.17 ear-old is in custody for r ening fire on his classmates. then, we continue ok inside yemen. tonight: how the country's children are carrying the effects of war, from declining education, to their health. and, it's friday. mark shields and david brooks discuss president trump's new onregulations banning abor services, and the deadly aftermath of the u.s. embassy move to jerusalem. plus, the wedding bell economy. how the upcoming royal marriage is generating over billion dollars in sales for local british businesses. >> retail is a very emotive
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at least ten people have died, mostly students, ten more were wounded, and a 17-year-oldec suis being held on a capitol murder charge. just as the day was gettingun rway, reports of gunshots at a high school in a mostly rural area just outside of galveston. >> what's gog through your mind, to know that this happened at santa fe high school? >> i don't know. i don't know. i was ready to-- i was thinking it was going to happen eventually. it's been happening everywhere. >> woodruff: multiple fatalities ted after several rounds were fired with what officials said was the suspect's father's shotgun and .38 caliber revolver. >> i shouldn't bgoing through this. it's my school. like, this is my daily life. i shouldn't have to fe. like th
i'm too scared to go back. >> woodruff: texas governor greg abbott said there was one person in custody, and media reports identified him as 17-year old dimitrios pagourtziz. >> he gave himself up and admitted that at the time he didn't have courage to commit suicide. he wanted to take his own life earlie >> woodruff: he added there were two other persons of interest also found explosive devices at the school and nearby. >> because of the threat of these explosive items, community kombers should be on the l for any suspicious items and anything that looks out of place.
>> woodruff: in washington, president trump said he was t monitori situation and in touch with governor abbott. >> to the students, milies, teachers and personnel at santa fe high: we're with you in thisg tr hour, and we will be with you forever. >> woodruff: the state's lieutenant governor called on parents to lock away their gunsn while the go said he wants te see new gun laws: >> beginning immed, i'm ing to be working with legislature and communities across texas. >> woodruff: the shooting comes as students were planning to celebrate graduation at that school this weekend, and just three months after the deadly shooting at marjorie stoneman s douglas hiool in parkland, florida.gh gail delr is with pbs station houston public media, and she is in alvin, texas. ell us what is known at this point at the shooter. any motive? >> well, what seems to be shaping up at this point is a portrait of an alienated young man.
swhen we first got to thene earlier today, we talked to a father and son, theon knew the accused shooter well, and the first thing he talked about was a black trench coat he used to wear to school. it's very, very hot here in houston right now, but this was just sort of his trademark, this black trench coat. he tells us about what happened this mrning. saw the young man in the trench coat, heard the shotsu ring and students started running from the school at this point. thr're findingitings this young man left behind. he gave himself up to police and there was some expectation he himself.e in these circumstances >> woodruff: gail, the the reporting is he was using hisn father's is that correct? >> where we are right now in alvin, they ha the neighborhood sealed off and they're rcying to seathe home to find more information abouthe weapons used, but that is the information that we're getting that he had two weapons that were owned by his father. >> woodruff: and, gail, i know you were there earlier today when the families were being
reunited with thir children. tell us about that scene. >> well, we talked to one father and son, and they told us abo some episodes of bullying, they ng on at that were g the school. it just seemed a lot of frustration on the father's part ocause he had kno bullying episode and he was wondering if this was what was going in this young man's life. but we heard people crying, there was relief, some of thets studere able to get to the school to be reunited with their parents, other students we lockdown. i was watching as some of the parengs were goin. they were crying, on their phones, nervous, just the emotions you would expect when you get the phone call that the unimaginable has happened and you finally ge hold your child again. >> woodruff: well, we know texas is a state where gun rights are respected, a majority of people support the right to carry arms. any sense, gail, given what the vernor said today that he wants to get people together to
look at the laws of what may come next? >> it seems to be at a pont now there is going to have to be ation.ort of conve it's interesting to see at this point what kind of mobilization we're going to see from the students at santa fe high school, if it's going to be similar to the situation in florida. there were protests at the school along with the naionwide effort after the parkland shooting and one of the students said, you know, i felt like this was something that was going to happen for a long time, i just had a bad feel and, when it did happen, i was scared but i wasn't shocked. >> woodruff: so no real sense of how active these students may be in the days to coe? >> well, school is almost out for the year. this happened when kids were getting ready for comthmencement anr end-of-school activities. they're going to be out of school soon. it remains to be seen how the school district is goin are they going to cancel the rest of the school year, are they going to move forwardith
classes. so there's a lot of questions at this point. i think everyone is jut in the process of dealing with their emotions right now. it is a smamll comunity. you have ten people dead. i'm sure a loft people in this area are going to -- a lot ofn peopleis area will be affected by this or know someone or a family. so that's what's happening at this point, dealing with the emotions, and then from this int on, we'll see what kind of activism comes forward as a result of this. >> woodruff: certainly understandable. toil delaughter with ho public media. we thank you. >> thank you, judy. >> woodruff: in the day's other news, a cuban passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff today, killing over oa0 people on. state media reported that the three survivors were in critical ndition. the boeing 737 was headed toward the eastern city of holguin, when it plummeted into a field just outside havana. cuba's president visited the scene and said officials would investigate the cause.
back in this country, in a rebuke to president trump ando. leaders, a massive farm funding bill failed to pass the u.s. house of representatives. conservative republicans withheld their votes while they seek to gain leverag separate fight with moderate republicans over immigration. far-right freedom caucus members have told g.o.p. leadership, ey will not support the farm bill until they get a vote on a conservative immigrion bill. a re-vote could come as soon as next week. president trump is pushing congress to approve bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming america's prisons. at a whi house meeting today, mr. trump said he supported measures to duce recidivism rates, and give former inmates "a second chance." topeka sam, a former prisoner herself, described some of the challenges incarcerated women face. >> women are victimized and traumatized,aiver and over you know, we've experienced
sexual violence and abuse, anden we're subjected to having male guards watch us undress, just because they want to. women who have children have to decide whether or not they're going to call their children at home, or buy toothpaste. and how do you expect the country-how do you expect the children not to be impacted, in a way, when these things are happening? >> woodruff: the president's son-in-law, jared kuner, is spear-heading a prison reform bill making its way through congress. several prominent democrats on capitol hill oppose the legislation, because it leaves out what they say iscal sentencing reform. kushner was asked about those concerns at today's meeting.n >> my observats that the reason why this thing was stuck was because of the sentencing reform. so, we as an administration said, let's focus on the prison reform. if we can start showing that wep can make tsons more purposeful and more effective at lowering the recidivism rate over time, then that may help the people who are trying to make the argument for the sentencing reform. >> woodruff: at the same event,
president trump announced his nominee to run the department of veterans affairs: robert wilkie, currently its acting secretary. wilkie tooover after the president fired his predecessors andrlkin, in march. president trump has also nominated navy admiral harry harris to be the ambassadoto south korea. harris currently heads the u.s. pacific command. the president's economic adviser says the u.s. and china are making progress during trade talks at the treasury, but there's no deal yet. larry kudlow said thed china had ago increase its purchases of american products by $200 billion annually. c earlier todana denied it made such anffer. a new report says that president trump pressured the head of the u.s. postal service to double shipping rates for online tail giant amazon. according to the "washington post," the postmaster general has so far resisted the demands. mr. trump has accused amazon,
and its owner jeff bezos, of taking advantage of the post office, and operating as a tax shelter.in he democratic republic of congo, the world health organization says the risk of ebola is now "very high" but not y.t a global health emerge it has rushed more than 4,000to vaccine dosehe country, and plans to begin administering them by sunday. officials are racing to contain the virus afsr three new ca were reported in a major city yesterday.eo 25e have died so far. chile's 34 bishops offered their resignation to pope francis"m today, a mas culpa" for the church's handling of child sex abuse allegations. it was the culmination of four days of meetings at the vatican discussing how the church can chart a path forward after the scandal. pope francis has said that the chilean church is collectively responsible for "grave defects" in covering up child abuse by a
priest. >> ( translated ): but most of all, wwant to ask for forgiveness for the suffering we caused to the victims, to the pope, to the people of god and to the country for our serious errors and omissions. >> wdruff: the pope has not said whether he will accept the resignations. in the u.k., former russiaipspy sergei s has left the hospital where he has been recovering from a nerve agent attack. officis said skripal would continue recuperating in an undisclosed location. thu.k. blames russia for t march poisoning that left the double-agent and his daughter in critical condition. d moscies the charge. on wall street today, the dowri jones indu average gained one point to close at 24,715. the nasdaq fell 28 points, and the s&p 500 fell seven. for the week, the dow lost 0.5%. the nasdaq fell 1%. and ths&p 500 dropped 0.5%. still to come on the newshour: a proposal to ban federal
funding for clins that refer women for abortions. y inemen: children bearing the weight, and scars,f war. mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. and, the economics behindl britain's royadding. >> woodruff: the trump administration announced a plan that would strip planned parenthood and other family planni clinics of key federal funds for other services, if they provide abortion services or even referrals. we are going to break down the new regulations in a moment. as yamiche alcindor reports, it is a long-sought vicry for many republicans. democrats and reproductive rights groups are warning of serious health consequences. >> stop murdering your baby! >> reporter: over the years, women have often faced challenges whea trying to obtain
legal abortion. today, the trump administration proposed a new rule that wouldar make it evenr for women looking for abortion services. clinics who receive federal funding for family planning will no longer be mandated to tell women about abortion as an option, and they will not be able to refer women to specific clinics for abortions, a change from current policy. on top of that, the buildings where abortions are performed must be completely separate from other women's health services.fo clinics that provide abortions or referral services,a like ped parenthood, that could mean no federal funding for those facilities. socialonservatives praised the move. president trump has had his sights set on de-funding planned parenthood since his time on the campaign trail. >> we're not going to allow, and we're not going to fund, as long you have the abortion going on at planned parenthood. and we understand that, and i've said it loud and clear. >> reporter: currently, under what's known as title x legislation, family planning ioprograms receive $286 mi
annually from the federal government. planned parenthood gets about $50 to $60 million a yf r-- and noneat goes to pay for abortions. those are funded through private contributions. planned parenthood executive vice president dawn laguens called the move "a far-reaching attack and attempt to take away women's basic rights and reproductive rights. period." during the reagan era, a controversial rule went even further, barringy famanning clinics from discussing abortion as an option. >> i call america-- a good nation, a moral people-- to charitable but realistic consideration of the terrible cost of abortion on demand. let us unite as a nation and protect the unborn with legislation that would stop all feral funding for abortion. >> reporte abortion rights supporters called it a "gag rule," and even though it never went into effect awritten, the supreme court ruled it was an appropriate use of executive power.
it stayed on the books through george h.w. bush's presidency, but just one day after being inaugurated in 1993, president billlinton rescinded the rul for the pbs newshour, i'm yamiche alcindor. >> woodruff: to help us break this all down a little further, we are joined by julie rovner of kaiser health news. she halong covered the battl over abortion, family planning and related issues. julie, welcome back. >> thanks for having me. >> woodruff: so lay out for us what would change underse new rules. what's different from the way the law woroks right? >> well, the way the law works right now, women with unintended pregnancies in federal family planning clinics are required to be counseled on all thr options whether to have the baby, where to get prenatal care, whether to give the baby up for adoption or whether toe termine pregnancy and have an abortion and they are to be referred for abortion if they're
in a place that doesn't do it. th said this rule will repeal the requirement that women will be counseled on all their tions. it won't go as tbar as the reagan era rule asaid you couldn't even mention abortion. they're saying there is no gag rule. >> woodruff: as of now, providers are required to tell women these are your options and to say to them here's where you can go if you choose to get thoseervices. ; is that right? >> yes, and that is a problem for some people who wish to become providers. >> woodruff: the change would be the person providing healthcare services could still say, here's your options, but they can't go any further,. >> that's right. if the woman were to say, i understand abortion is legal, where could i goo get on, they would not be permitted to tell her. >> woodruf so when the administration, the white house is saying today this is not a gag rule, they're sayinwe're not going as far as president ronald reagan did, but the
critics of this, the foks who support abortion rights are saying, but, if you can't give a woman that information, then you're essentially denying her the ability to move forward. >> yeah, is a semantic argument. tut basically, this is, you know, a broader pt to evict planned parenthood from the federal family planning programh asve many previous attempts. >> woodruff: let's talk about, julie, who is served by these clinics, whether plannedod parentor other family clinics. it's mostly w-income who are served? >> mostly younger women, mostly women, though 11 are men, which is up significantly. this is men ging for their own contraception or s.t.d. testing and screening. but they arestly younger women in teens and 20s and mostly low-income women. so i think two-thirds of people
who access title 10 have incomes under federal poverty line and something like88% have incomes 1 and a half times under the poverty line. >> woodruff: would the federalg fundhange? >> not under these rules. the idea is they would take the money away from organization that also provide abortion, i.et planned paod, and give it to other facilities. >> woodruff: you said this is a semantic disagreement, but it means -- >> well, the semgrantic diment over whether there's a gag rule. >> woodruff: but this is a gnificant disagreement or change in the eyes of parenthood and others who support these clinics and their mility to refer wo for abortion. >> oh, absolutely. this is intended to be a large change. it is intended to, you know, kick out not just planned parenthood from the feder family planning program but any other organization that provides both family planning and abortion services or that basically believes in abortion
as a legal right. >> woodruff:ou were telling me, julie, what happened today is the administration, the white house basically sent a document to the office of managemenffe od budget. this hasn't actually been enacted yet. >> it han 't even beroposed yet. it's going through the regulatory process, and the first part is a proposed rule. but before they can put out the proposed rule, they have to send it to the office of management and budg, and that's wha happened today. we've seen summaries of what we were told is in it but we haven't actually seen the rule yet. o >> woodruff: dponent critics have the ability now to affect whether this happens or not? once the rule is published there will be aomment period and planned parenthood said they will submit mmeny cos as will the other side. it could be changed before it's made final. that did happen sometimes. hard to know whether it would be changed in a way that planned parenthood would like. >> woodruf but, clearly, the trump administration is determined to see this through.
yes, this is a promise the president made on a campaign trail and he's been urged vry strongly over the last couple of months, when congress was unable to defund planned parenthood, he's been urged to go back to this rule that was foght about during the reagan and bush one administrations up held by the supreme court in 1991, they presably have the legal riht to do it. they're announcing they are going to do it, they just haven't quite done it yet. >> woodruff: we know abortion rates in this country have been dropping, but the consequence of this, if it goes through, will mainly be to say to low-income women there will not be the information provided in these clinics, if you want to know where to get an abortion. >> t question is where th women will go for non-abortion services, th's what this pays for, and whether there will be enough places, community health centers, other clinics that will be able to make up the differenf:. >> woodrufulie rovner with kaiser health news, we thank
you. >> you're welcome. woodruff: now, we return to our series, "inside yemen." in our first two installments, we drew the outlines of this conflict and how the war has forced this already-impoverished nation into collapse, with millions of civilians in dire neis of humanitarian ance. tonight, we meet and heastfrom the younnd smallest victims, who bear the weight and scars of war, all the while trying to remain who they are: children. again in partnership with the pulitzer center on crisis reporting, special correspondent marcia biggs reports. >> reporter: this is the scene all over the southern port city of aden: scars that have not healed, from a war that will
not end. even amid the relative peace of aden today, neighborhoods sit frozen in wartime. >> "we had my room just over there," 18-year-old moawad telle
his neighborhood was ground zerl in a bate between yemen's government and houthi rebels back in 2015. his home is still a pile of rubble, but luckily, he and his family were not home when the missile hit. but imad was not so he was just five years old when s home was hit. lost both his legs, but not his spirit. now eight years old, he's one of erny children being fitted with prosthetic limbsat the prosthesis and physical therapy center in aden. but, he prefers to bound around on his hands. "i'm strong," he tells me, "and first in my class." then he sings me to me, his veion of a saudi pop song playing on the radio.
>> when i see them playing and smiling, they missing limb, but still are smiling. really, they giving mert. i'm learning from them. >> reporter: sam mohammed is
his prosthetics and orthotics technician. she and her team build prosthetics here in house. but without access to new technology, their materials areu mentary, old and heavy. so, samah says, some of the prosthetics are barelyfu tional, primarily cosmetic. >> these are imad's prosthetics. they're very heavy. they weigh about ten pounds. that's a lot for an eight-year- old kid to have to carry around, much less learn how to walk with. i understand why he doesn't want to wear themth arnew prosthetics, are they lighter than this? >> yes.te >> repor and for a child like imad, whose amputation left so little of his thigh, the prosthetic has to be locked at the knee, which means he can't bend it at will. walking is cumrsome and painful. he's had this pair of prosthetics for two years, and he doesn't even take them home. he's exhausted after only a few momet s. "these are legs," he says, "they're too heavy." for his mother, it's almost too much to bear.
"no mother in the world wants to see her son in this condition. no mother hopes this for her son. but this is my fate, and i say thanks to god."oo in neighborhafter neighborhood, we saw the most vulnerable victims of yemen's civil war. two million children in yemen are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, which means they are on the brink of starvation. and for those not fighting for their lives, the bleakness of everyday life in yemen becomes their biggest obstacle. out of the seven million school- aged children in yemen, four million are in need of some assistance. >> of that four million, two million are coletely out of school. >> reporter: that's almost a quarter of school-age children here in yemen. >> unfortunately, yeah. >> reporter: jamie graves is the yemen's branch of save the children, which supportsol temporary schos. >> 256 schools have been destroyed in the country, ase another ral hundred have
been damaged. achers are not getting paid by the government because the government is using its resources or it's-- s war effort, and there's a low tax base to begin with. so you really have very little infrastructure serviceuman capital, as in teachers devering education. >> reporter: this is the rubble of an elementary school. it was bombed in 2015. it's been three years, and no one's rebuilt it. now, the kids go to school in these tents. the principal says there choking from the sand, and the heat is unbearable. but he says enrollmentr changed. tiagainst all odds, they sll show up. what do you want to be when you grow up? "i want to be a doctor," this fourth grader in a girls classroom tells me. "no, i want to be a teacher," another one chimes in. little khafitha wanted to practice her english. she had learned how to say "i love you" from television and asked me my name. >> reporter: marcia. >> i love you, marcia. >> reporter: i love you, khafitha. >> i love you, marcia.
( laughter ) >> reporter: when i asked the girls about their classes, they said this isn't a real school. sometimes the wind knocks over the tent. and as we left, they had but one message for us. "we want the school, we want the school," they chanted.li onle girl said, "maybe when you visit us next year, we will have a real school again." but for the two million who aren't in school at all, options are even more limited. many are forced into early marriage, often for economic reasons. 14-year-old gamaa quit school last year, after her fdied and her mother couldn't support her. and two months ago, she married 16-year-old abdulrahman. at first, she would barely speak. then we asked the men to leave the room, so that we could talk more intimately. >> i loved everything about school: writing, reading, seeing my friends. but many days, i would go to school without food, and i'd see everyone eing. teachers asked for money that i didn't have. so i had to drop out of school.
>> reporter: did you feel like if you got married y could help your family? >> ( translated ): y, i thought that. i thought that if i left, maybe itwill help. but then i discovered that my husband doesn't have a job. >> reporter: a cruel irony, gamaa says, that while her new husband is kind, his family is just as poor as hers. do you wish you hadn't gotten married? >> ( translated ): yes, sometimes when i feel down, i think of that. it's even worse for them now. my mom goes to work begging. my siblings stay huntil she comes at night. one day she brings food, the other day she doesn't. >> reporter: do you wish you could be back in school? >> ( translated ): yes, but he won't let me.i ow my husband. >> reporter: but here on the o other sitown, it's a very different reality. these five childhood friends all graduated from universiterwith engig degrees. now, they want to bring their country back from the brink, on handtime.
along with two other friends, mohammed, malek, mohammed, and shraf formed "enabling aden." they make prosthetic hands using a 3d printer. so this is it. mohammed ordered che printer frna, and waited a month for it to arrive. they've gone through six different prototes, running the printer day and night at his family's home. it's an arduous process in a country with failing infrastructure. sometimes the electricity goes off while printing, but thankfully, the house, we switch off everhing but the printer, so let it finish. >> reporter: so the whole family is definitely sacrificing. >> sacrificing and suffering with me. even they are scared, "oh, the electricity is off, let's see if the printer is running or not." scary momentfor sure. >> reporter: but they are invested. so far they have only mastered hands, but they say they have big plans and owe it all to an american entrepreneur called john schull, who co-founded enabling the future, which shares prosthetic designs openly for those in need. >> it's not actually us.
we give the hands to the amputees in yemen. who gave the hand is t who made this an open source. if it wasn't for open source, it wouldn't never reach aden, mayb her country-- a third world country. on>> reporter: at this sta six people have received their etic hands, and ali is one of them.he just 15 years old, but he lost his hand last year, fighting on the front line, like so many boys his age on both sides of the conflict. he says he chose to do this to avenge houthi invaders. >> ( translated ): two of my friends died, and the other had his leg broken. they died because the missile fall near th. >> reporter: you lost a hand and you lost your friends? >> yes, i still feel sad about them till today. >> reporter: does the new hand help a little? >> yes. >> reporter: ali says he wants someday to be a doctor or a pilot, and dreams of travel. and the young men whgave him his new hand say it's their
calling to give back to those who have suffered during the war, and to show the world what yemenis can do. >> we hope that everyone sees that whenever technology is new, something cahappen here in yemen. you can bring it, you can deal with it. lit's not this that we arwer than the whole world. no, we can do anything. >> reporter: but back at the prosthesis center, imad heads home with his mom and sister, leaving his heavy prosthetics antil those young engineers behind. can produce better ones, his life is confined to a wheelchair, waiting and hoping for a better life. for the pbs newshour, i'm marcia biggs in aden, yemen.>> oodruff: amazing story. young imad, whom you saw in the story, and otherhihildren like were helped in a clinic supported by unicef, but the u.n. children's agency hsp temporarily ded that program while it searches for better prosthetics to help the childr. and on pbs newshour weekend,
marcia biggs' reporting from yemen continue tomorrow, food being used as a weapon of war. >> woodruff: now, ck to political developments, both here in the states and beyond, with the analysis of shields and brooks. that is syndicated columnist mark shields, and "new york times" columnist david brooks. welcome, gentlemen, we haven't all three been together in a little wh tle. it's gresee you. let's start, mark, with the story we led off as ameeg earlier and that is the administration moving to close down, essentially, close funding for clinics that either provide abortion services or refer women to clinics that do. it's the early phases of this, but it's something the trump admistration seems determin to do. >> determined, judy,o make a
political issue out of. i think that donald trump, if i'm not reclyalling correas a contestant, made the issuing of executive orders by barack obama something noxious, rnicious and to be avided. that is when obama did issue executive orders, obviously. we had republicans controlling both houses of congress. donald trump has both houses,of congress in his party. he tried and republicans did unsuccessfully in the attempts to repeal and replace the affordable care act to dund completely planned parenthood and to achieve these objectives. now he's mong -- all of these occurrences, i hate to sound cynical, happenedo occur in the election year, not simply dth president obama but id with president clinton, with president obama, with president trump, it did with president bush and it began with president reagan. the one person who had clean political hands in this was
richard nixon who, i 1971, invoked title 10 to provide healthcare and to provide family planning advice to poor women who couldn't afford it. >> woodruff: so it's become a political football, is that what we're talking about here? i >> i'm not su totally agree with that. the election year has obviousne political ts for each party's base, but for ronaldve reagan i belt's a sincere belief taxpayers should not be paying for abortion. c for binton, i'm sure it's a sin breelief. i'm not sure where donald trump stands in his heart of heart on this issue. i know he mada deal with conservative to have to put up with lies and ressess to adult film act but i will give you policy victories. this is a policy victory they've wanted for a long time and donald trump is handing it to them. so a lot of social conservatives who are willing to swallow his
personal favors are going to feel vindicated this is a deal worth making. i don't agree, but i think social conservatives will say yes, if we get wins for this for the good ofthe country and humanity, they're willing to swallow a lot from donald trump. >> i'm not quesoning the sincerity of all involved or they motives but i think there is a strong political element to it and it has to be noted planned parenthood while it provides cancer screening and also healthcare, it does provide 330,000 abortions a year. so it's a mameor ele in abortion providing. e plannedradeoff he parenthood which does a lot of all sorts of health stuff also does the abortions. >> wuff: an array of services. >> they you're a social conservative, you get what yount n the abortion, it's going to be harder to get an abortion and some will be less funding. en places where they've do this and we've now seen what happens when you do this, when yotake people away from
planned parenthood, you see a sharp rise in pregnancies because contraception isn't prescribed as much, you se deleteitous health benon that side. on the plus side, people who want an abortion will have to pay for it and on the other side negative health effects. >> woodruff: it is seen as maybe a favor to another group of conservatives was the decision to move the u.s. embassy in israel to jerusalem. it was a big opening ceremony a few ays ago followed by huge protests on the west bank, hundreds of people, yong people including children were kilel and, so, i think the question there is we know the administration -- the president says he believes this was the right move, he talked about itri the campaign, but is the scene that followed in the west
bank potentially going to undo any gain that he gets by movg the embassy? i not sure. i think the gains primarily, dy, are with the evangelical community in the united states who are stongly supportive. ehe had as the provider of the benediction at the ceremony reverend john hagee, a man wo john mccain repudiated his endorsement in 2008, after it was evealed he called the catholic church the core of babylon and accused the catholics of colluding with adolph hitler to exterminateje , but he's right on the defense of israel and, you know, the supreme zionist, therefore, they overlook to the point where it's a total embarrassment he was involved in this ceremony. that aside, the political benefits to bibi netanyahu are
obvious. it shores him up politically at home. anytime there's a threat to israel from thealestinians along gaza or anyplace else, strengthens the conservative party. that happens in any cuntry. and i think the fact that donald trump had, in that american n delegatidemocrats, many of whom supported his moving the embassy to jerusalem and the only civilians he had were mr. and mrs. sheldon aidleson, the billionaire benefactor of donald trump and republicans and a businessman in israel. i mean, to me, it was so transparent as a move, and i think it weakens the united states as any potential agent, coordinator of any sort of peaceful effort there.
>> woodruff: how do you see the political capitol? >> i think it's the right move. jerusalem is the political capitol. it's the capitol of israel and every nationets to pick where their capitol is. it doesn't buy us futurens negotiatecause everything will be in west jerusalem which is always going to be israel. presumably we'll get a two-state solution. whenever that comes, the palestinian capitol will be inus east jem and they will split the city some way. i think it's an honest statement of where the capitol is and we should be una oshamthat. as for the hage everything, i agree they did it in the worst possible way. they could have gotten concessions out of israel in exchange for this move, they didn't try to do that.h as for happened in gaza, i think one of the things we've seen, it was relatively quiet on west bank --f: >> woodruf you're right. said west bank, i meant -- >> on gaza.
to me, is the problem 1967 or 1948? for the palestinian authority, treitionally 1967 has been problem. get israel to roll back to the '67 borders and we will have seace. for hamas 1948 the problem, the existence of israel itself. the finathing to be said is that hamas started announcing what happened onhe fence the in march. the israeli military had months to prepare and months to take most of the peple who are coming across the fence and figure out a way tot no shoot they took no effort to do that. so that is to thir debt and an insult to a government that's gotten less cler and fraly more callous. >> woodruff: our reporter jane ferguson was in the field hospitals showing so many young boys there and the ones who survived, who didn't die, had been shot most of them below the
knee, she said, they couldn't -- >> to use nonlethal means and is an indictment, no question. e>> i just put it on planner, the troops that are there and full disclosure my s formerly served in the i.d.f., he's back in the u.re now, but tere actual armed terrorists in the group and they were trying to pick out the terrorists from the nonterrorists. they were in a tough situation with 40,000 people coming at the planning is what i fault. >> one political point here, judy, and that i that donald trump, it's pretty clear what he's d i disagree with david on the timing or the logic of movg the embassy at this time, but donald trump is paying domestic politics here. >> woodruff: catering to the evangelicals? >> catering here in this h country and in the worst possibleffay. >> woodan anniversary this week. we've only get a couple of minus left, but, david, robert
mueller started his sia investigation a year ago this week. where are we after a year? it'sll been behind closed doors. we've seen indictments, some pleas. nd?icwhere does it sta >> it's a pretty broad-ranging investigation, a lot of dirty businessesnd guilty pleas, already, a lot of people brought under indictment. so it's a real investigation investigating what looks like real crimes. as for the cowlusion charge know there were many more meetings between the trump people and russians than we thought before. there was a meeting of trump tower, so there's clearly more smoke there than we knew before a year ago. what we don't have is actual awareness of real col the part of the president himself. >> woodruff: we know he may be o pursuier charges as well. >> right. >> woodruff: mark. hat we do know, judy, is that the senate intelligence committee is composed of a
grownu led by senators who deserve credit. the house intelligence committee is led by outrageous adolescents who aee about as dep as a birdbath. at the same time, i think what we learned seis the deff donald trump led by himself and rudy giuliani is to savage and torment, denigrate, vilify and libel bob mueller. e bob mueller happens to an american who turned down an eight-figure income to be major corporate lawyer and, instead, became a publi servant. he's a man who volunteered and caies the wounds of battle from being a marine platoon leader in vietnam. he is a public servant. he has not said a word, he has not given an iterview. he has nod leaked to anybody, and he sndavilified by trump and giuliani and their cohorts
and outriders. it is indefensible and they are trying to exact the same daage on the justice department, the f.b.i. and this country joe tecarthy did on the sta department which never fully recovered from his libelous attacks. >> i think if trump fired mueller tomorrow the republican party would back him. they've done thousands of surveys and investigations about mueller as a polit al operat operative. >> he's just one republican. >> woodruff: but they've worked hard to undermine the integrity of his investigation. gentlemen, thank you. david brooks, mark shields. >> thanks, judy. >> woodruff: thank you. >> woodruff: you have no doubtar a word or two this week about a small get-together tomorrow in an old castle
outside london. well, for manyn post-brexit britain, the pomp and pageantry of the royal wedding that will unite prince harry and the american actress meghan markle is a reassuring balm in uncertain times. and, for an economy that could luse a boost, it is lookie the wedding, and the industry built around it, could be woh a princely sum. so we sent our europe-based economics and garden party correspondent, malcolm brabant, to windsor on this hardship assignment. >> reporter: in class-obsessed britain, there is no greater social cache than ving one's face emblazoned across kitsch. if meghan markle ever doubts her newfound status, confirmationst comes from p bags, tea towels, commemorative plates and mugs... ..and the smile on the face of shopkeeper malkit singh aujla.nk >> tou very much. everybody getting ready for wedding. >> we've got a little bell. tom likes bells. it's nice to keep. >> things are going very great now. it's more than what we were
expecting. all the wedding stuff is going like hot cakes. >> bye, have a good day. >> and you. >> repter: the memorabilia takes on a slightly more further along the street opposite windsor castle. what's consistent is the enthusiasm. shop assistant alice cairns: it's a big deal. very few people are untouched by the wedding. it feels very specia there's a huge buzz. we've been talking about it for months, really. people are flooding in.we e sold out of loads of products. we've sold out of all our china range.h also, people wuses overlooking the procession route, they're putting them on airbnb or booking.com and making thousands with that. >> reporter: in common other windsor folk, hotel concierge tom felmingham has become a wding economy analyst. he revealed that there's been some price gouging, or what his bosses might prefer to describe as an application of the laws of supply and demd. >> we've got three or four big hotels in windsor, obviously vying for the room sales. some of these rooms are going
for thousands of pounds a night. and originally, they're like, 100 or 200 pou yeah, so it's a massive increase on us, on the business and everything. so it's really booming because of it and it's a really happy occasion. >> reporter: outside the castle where the wedding will take place, some visitors from ohio were caught up in the good vibrations. >> i'm just buying someut memorabilia, think it's a really exciting time for england i really do. >> number one is memorabilia, e,and it's history being mnd i happen to like meghan markle. it does give me pride, but it's not just bause she's from an african american background. but she represents the people. period. americans and, i assume, british as well. >>eporter: but markle's social elevation is regarded differently 30 miles from windsor, in brixton, a district of london whose residents have a predominantlafro caribbean heritage. jackie otimpong is a teacher.
>> i would say it's a breakthrough in life, because that is the highest place any black person could ever get to, when it comes to marriage. it wouldn't change a thing. >> reporter: because? >> because they are in our world, and we are in our world. there is not going to be a crossfire. they will be there. we will always look up to them. and we will always be in brixton doing our local thing. in tir world, it's a perfect rld. in our world, we are struggling. >> reporter: after britain's decision tleave the european union, the government has r been using tal family to bolster the nation's image as distinctive. and so, in this time of brexit, t e royal wedding is windfall for an economy tpears to be stagnating at present. and it isn't just windre that's benefiting. one bridal website estimates that britons will stage 8,000 street parties to celebrate whe wedding, ach 1.5 million
cucumber sandwiches will be devoured. so it's safe to say this is a moment of unrestrained joy in britain's cucumber industry. not to mention in bohedrooms aroundountry, because the numbers have surprised the expert david haigh runs a consultancy th specializes in estimating the worth of a brand, and evaluating intangible assets. >> the reality is that since it was announced, theren an absolute frenzy. when we first looked at the impact of the wedding on the u.k. economy, we estimated it would have abo $700 million of beneficial effect. we've now doubled that-- we think it's about $1.4 billion. >> reporter: haigh says that a considerable portion of those earnings will come from tourism. , out 50 million people visit the u.k. each yed haigh estimates that the wedding will draw in an additional 350,000 ditourists, each spen an average of between $1,000 and $2,000. this is music to the ears of
patricia yates, who heads visit britain, the authority responsible for marketing the country as it enters brexit territory. >> we need to make sure that people come now. history and heritage will ben here in ars time, so iio think an attralike this is about romance and it brings that royal story to a new young audience who are the people who are travelling worldwide. >> reporter: so far this year, in's divorce from europe approaches, retail spending and consumer confidence have been jittery, according to shopping expert diane wehrle, exwhcts a wedding-related flip. >> retail is a very emotive sector. it relies on our emotions and our wants and our feel-good factor. so what the royal wedding does is create feel-good. and so it adds buoyancy to a market. it adds good feeling. >> reporter: the fascination with the british upper crust is understood by sophia money coutts, daughter of an aristocratic family famous in the u.k. for being the royal bankers.
>> there's a huge amount of love for harry, and i think for the ast few years, there's be lot of pressure on harry, when he's going to settle down. "ooh, he's the last of his friends to get married. when's it going to be his turn." and i ink that's why there's such excitement, that he's very clearly in love, completely heas over hith meghan. and so people are just thrilled for them. they're just really pleased and ex >> reporter: the festivities in windsor outrage british republicans, who argue the monarchy is a corrupt stitution. the royal family costs the a taxpayut $50 million a year. their defenders claim theni additional es they generate is a compelling economic argument for sticking wir the crown. e pbs newshour, i'm malcolm brabant in windsor. >> woodruff: thank you, malcolm. and online, you can watch all of the royal wedding festivities live, starting at 4:30 a.m. eastern tomorrow. that and more is on our website, www.pbs.org/newshour. later tonight onwashington
week," the russia investigation hits the one-year mark. bewhat is special counsel mueller's next move? and, a note before we go.ng in our reporn the texas high school shooting today, we heard a young student say she wasn't surprised by what happened, because, in her words: "it's been happening everywhere; i've always felt it would eventuallyappen here, too." i was profoundly saddened by that, and i hope in our rush to follow all the news around us each d, we stop to think about what that means, and to ask if we've crossed a line, and whether we owe our younger generation something better. it's something for all of us to think about. and that is the newshour for tonight.m i'dy woodruff. have a great weekend. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> kevin. >> kevin! >> kevin.
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