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laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. in a short time president trump will make his way to the u.s. capitol to deliver his first address to congress. millions in america and around the global tune in for what his priorities will be over the year to come. the white house says it will be an optimistic speech. i spoke with jon sopel on capitol hill. many in washington are expecting president trump to put meat on the bones of his agenda. what is the meat going to be? , firstlittle bit of tone of all. we remember the speech from his inauguration with the talk of carnage and the dystopian view of the united states of america. this is going to be up the heat and optimistic -- upbeat and
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optimistic. we caught some clues. he wants to have an increase in defense spending. he wants to see medicare and medicaid protected and social security payments for the elderly protected. we don't know where the money is going to be cut, where is the fall?ing to a lot of people are worried, not the least republicans who want to see the budget balanced. willd trump says he turbocharge the economy and growth will pay for a lot of it. the issue of obamacare where republicans are split and concerned about repealing it without a proper replacement, will he provide parity? jon: he will say progress is being made and we will be soon it.dy to unveil i think they are still figuring it out. candidate trump talks about "it
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is going to be so use the, we are going to get rid of this terrible program and put some thing in better and cheaper." him say "who heard knew it would be so fiendishly complicated." marked thes that start of the obama administration when he was thinking about introducing it, are being matched about people saying " i am going to be a bear, and you are going to a heavy price is millions like me lose health care." been: president trump has plagued by leaking white house with leaks to the press, which he detests, and donald trump lamed president obama. i think president obama is behind it. some of the links come from that group here they're
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very bad in terms of national security. i also understand that is politics. in terms of him being the hind things, that is politics, and it will probably continue. laura: what is to be gained by president trump by blaming president obama for the leaks. does anyone apart from his most loyal supporters care about that? show us the evidence. there are assertions of plenty, evidence.e yet to see all stripes and all administrations have suffered from leaks. maybe there have been more coming from the trump administration, some coming from the trump side itself as they try to get their own revenge in first. this is part and parcel of governing. president trump was a great beneficiary of wikileaks during
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the campaign, now he is suffering because of them. laura: let's talk about the tone. you were expecting it to be optimistic. he has not given that many optimistic speeches thus far? winning the election he talked about unifying the people. you will hear about that, that i will be bringing all people together. it is not left or right, it is doing what is best for america. he will be talking about economic nationalism, and who knows what else. maybe something about immigration that is more conciliatory. may be the shooting in kansas, maybe he will try to put himself as the healer. the inauguration speech was very devices. the other thing is that we have had a month and a bit of him in office were there has then chaos. he has to prove he can do accomplishments as well.
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that requires good governing, something more complicated than campaigning. .aura: thank you for joining us it has been just over a month since president trump delivered his inauguration speech where he promised to tackle the "carnage in america." ian pannell has been to baltimore, a city where according to the u.s. census a quarter of residence live in poverty to see how difficult of a task that might be. jackson, allo to citizen of the wealthiest country the world has ever known. he is dressed in handouts. his parents cannot find work. they have no home of their own. every morning they come to the manor house charity with a poor of baltimore meet for food, warmth, and compassion. >> come and help us. instead of critiquing us, help
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us. we need help, bad. ian: like much of america, this is a story of 2 worlds. baltimore is something of a boom town, but it doesn't feel like it in many parts of the city. in this economy, there is no trickle-down. gun crime is surging. baltimore was even more violent than chicago last year, driven by gang turf wars. for some residents this is a city where selling your body or drugs is the only job available. if you want to know what poverty looks like in america, this is it. this entire block is made up of abandoned houses. some people are living in between this. under president obama poverty grew. president trump says he will fix
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it dealing with what he calls the carnage of america, the crime of drugs, gangs, violence, and poverty. there are few places better than trying to do that than baltimore. he has lived here for 40 years and repairs homes. an eyewitness to the worst that baltimore has to offer. the single houses, the row houses in baltimore city, where they are generally rat-infested regardless of what you do as a person living there. epidemic in bed bugs. the neighborhoods are falling apart because we are underpaid, undereducated, and so many of us have been living like this with the second or third generation. we don't even know how to change. despair is a way of living. ian: this is where it resides on a bleak row of row houses, the
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end of the line for americans gripped i poverty. the last family living on the block. three generations of the stewart family crammed in. they are months behind on the rent, unpaid bills are piling up, unsurprising when they have $30 a day to survive. >> i love you, be careful. have a good day. evictedy have been before, forced to live in an abandoned home. they have toecause stay wrapped up in blankets. they don't want to get out of bed. they get bullied in school because of it. it hurts. they got to where they did not even want to show their faces outside, but we had no choice but to live there because of the economy. >> i've struggled for seven hard
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years. ian: what pressure does that put on your relationship? >> we argue and fight all the time. i love this woman, she is my her goiend, but to see through the things she goes through, it hurts me. it hurts me. ian: for so many people this is no longer a land of opportunity. hope has given way to despair. forchildren who clamor handouts have no american dream. it will be perhaps the greatest challenge for the new president. ian pannell, bbc news, baltimore. laura: tonight the president is expected to talk about how to break the cycle poverty in america. ansia and china vetoed
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attempt to impose sanctions on the syrian government. damascusnt to punish were alleged use of chemical weapons on rebel-held areas. nikki haley accused russia and china of putting their friends and the assad regime ahead of security. a gun was fired accidentally during a speech by french francois hollande at the inauguration of a high-speed railroad line. the sharpshooter on a roof 100 meters from where the president was speaking accidentally fired. 2 people were lightly injured. stockpiled orr used chemical weapons, the claim comes after the half-brother of the north korean leader was killed at a malaysian airport. 2 women from vietnam will be charged with his murder. most of the water has been
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stored in santiago after floods contaminated a major river. funds in the andes river .ontaminated it schools and businesses were closed and people had to use temporary water. a local security response to a terror attack in tunisia that left 38 people dead two years ago was at best shambolic and at worst cowardly. by the the finding english corner. the authorities in tunisia insist the country is 100% safe. orla guerin sent this report. orla: on alert. a vigilance lacking on the day of attack. permanent checkpoints and controls by the police and armed forces. the message is you are safe, it
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is a new tunisia. ministers looking to brighter days after tourism was wounded in the carnage on the beach. oure have lost a lot of security. we think tourism will be coming back in the next few months. we have good indications in 2017. we have been very happy to see again the british coming back to tunisia. orla: you think it is 100% safe? >> absolutely. orla: 100%? >> 100%. orla: metal detectors are standard when you enter hotels, even if you own them. he colognes the now closed hotel where the british holidaymakers were killed in 2015. he admits security should have been tightened the march after
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the attack on tourists at the bardo museum. attack, ite bardo should have been, but there is before june of 2015 and after. this is not the same country anymore. orla: this was the picture when terror came to the beach. gunmen wasthe lone on the loose for 40 minutes. today at the inquest in london, condemnation of the glaring absence of security forces. were beingts slaughtered on the sand, the and shouldd have made an effective response. he says police could have arrived in minutes with everything they needed to confront the gunmen. instead they deliberately delayed.
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the first officer on the scene stayed outside the main gate and never fired a single shot. he knows too well the police were nowhere to be found. when the shooting started he was on the beach. his response was swift. here he is chasing the killer armed only with 2 ashtrays hoping in vain for help. >> no one came, apart from two guards who did nothing. then, when we ran along the beach, there were three national guard boats in the sea. they didn't come until afterwards, when he was killed. at the hotel where the gunmen claimed so many lives, they are getting ready to reopen urists, hoping to
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will return. sunbathers now have company on the beach, protection that came too late for britions robbed of life on the shore. laura: you are watching bbc "world news america." still to come on tonight's program, mr. president prepares address congress. we look through speeches past to see the most memorable moments. address-- creating the worst potholes and years forcing zimbabweans to come up with their own solutions. reporter: leaving from one side to the other, but they are not
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drunk. the roads are in a terrible state. are frustrated by the growing number of potholes. the government has taken an unusual step and declared the capital streets to be in a state of disaster. rains inhe heaviest years have almost destroyed the 4000 kilometers of roads. the government hopes disaster declaration will help raise 50 million u.s. dollars to patch up the roads. meanwhile, zimbabweans are taking matters into their own hands. fixing the problem. are terrible. if it was not for us doing this work, the roads would be unusable. are payingotorists millions of dollars in repairs. get two or three clients
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per hour, but people do not have money so we fix the bad tires they have. reporter: the government has ordered repairs on the worst roads, but it is not helping. chasing at be like tiger. therter: all over the city pothole fixers are in great demand. laura: singing along to frank sinatra used to be the closest any of us would get to flying to the men. 2ere's room on a list of paying passengers. spacex has a plan for the middle of 2018, the first manned flight
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to deep space in more than 40 years, though it will not involve a lunar landing. david shukman reports. bold: a spacex promotion, and often boastful this young company knows how to whip up a excitement. tourists have been promised seats to fly around the moon as early as next year. the last apollo mission in 1972 has any human flown anywhere near the moon. they will not be landing on it, but if the trip happens they will get amazing views. space scientists say it is plausible. >> we are entering the era where space tourism is a possibility and probability. maybe not for another 15 to 20 years for ordinary people to be able to afford it. it will be the playground of the
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rich. david: the man behind spacex is elon musk. elon: we are entering a new era of space travel that is exciting. david: there is a history of being late, but delivering. reasonable spacecraft will make space travel cheaper. last year one of the rockets blew up, but spacex quickly got back to business launching satellites. the dragon capsule delivered spaceto the international station. a trip to the moon is harder, but critics say it will be a joy ride. peopleill give 2 rich the trip of a lifetime. it is not science, it is not exploration, it is repeating missions that had been done 40 plus years ago. an adventure, a
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thrill ride demonstrating a new capability. david: how much would it cost? urists visiting the international space station would be $20 million each. a moon trip would be more. we don't know who the passengers are, but if they get their they would pave the way for passengers to follow. laura: you have to be adventurous to be one of the 2. you can count me out. spectacular pictures from italy where europe's most active volcano has come to life. mount aetna is spewing -- mount is spewing orange lava into the sky. the latest irruption is visible from the towns of catania and
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taormina. it is not considered dangerous, the nearby airport is still operating. now to the address that donald trump will deliver to congress. it will set the tones for the year ahead. katty kay has been looking through the archives for the most memorable moments. the centerpiece of america's political calendar, enshrined in the constitution. since george washington delivered the first in 1790, it has evolved from a simple statement on the health of the nation into a political call to arms, a presidential rallying cried. from 1801 it was delivered in writing from the white house to the capital. it was woodrow wilson who in 1913 took to the floor, transforming it into a blueprint for the president's legislative agenda. his successors have used it to showcase leadership, frame a new
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direction, or lift the spirits of the nation during a difficult time. >> the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. katty: there have been watershed moments. 18 23 president monroe used the address to articulate a new foreign-policy doctrine warning eddle in thet to mw western hemisphere. lyndon johnson proposed legislation that would be known as the war on poverty paving the way for welfare programs. >> this administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in america. , the president of the united states. katty: one of the most memorable phrases ever uttered came in president george w. bush's 2002
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address which warned iran, it iraq, and north korea marking the birth of the controversial war on terror. president bush: it constitutes an axis of evil threatening the peace of the world. katty: tonight's speech, a statement of purpose, will likely echo president trump's uncompromising inaugural address , a promise to put america first and transfer power back to the people watching. reporting.y kay if you are tuning in tonight, another piece of history. speech was president bill clinton who in 2000 took nearly an hour and a half. we will see how president trump matches up, and we'll have full coverage on bbc world this evening. do join us. you can find more on the news on our website.
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to reach me and most of the team go to twitter. . am @lauratrevelyan thank you for watching. please, tune in tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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island with warm sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at >> bbc world news was presented by kcet los angeles.
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> sreenivasan: and i'm hari sreenivasan. >> woodruff: on the newshour tonight: president trump says the time is right for a new immigration law, as he prepares to lay out his priorities in his first address to congress. >> sreenivasan: also ahead this tuesday, in a new executive order, the white house promises renewed commitment to historically black colleges and universities across the nation. >> woodruff: and, taking the school bus across the border. the kids who make the trek from mexico to the u.s. every day for school. >> it is great to have the opportunity to go to school in the u.s. because it is a lot better, it is lot more helpful. >> sreenivasan: all that and more, on tonight's pbs newshou


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