PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PBS NewsHour

Breaking News from PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

Watch the latest PBS NewsHour episodes, read breaking news stories, and learn more about the issues behind national and world events.

News of the Week: September 15, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: September 15, 2017

Bill Bryant and journalist discuss the week's news, including reaction from an announcement by Gov. Matt Bevin that most state agencies will need to reduce their budgets in order to deal with a projected revenue shortfall. Guests: Linda Blackford from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Ronnie Ellis with CNHI News Service; and Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville.

Frontline: Abacus — Small Enough to Jail

Frontline

Frontline: Abacus — Small Enough to Jail

The little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis is explored. Director Steve James chronicles the Chinese immigrant Sung family's fight to clear their names.

The Henry Clay Student Congress

Lessons in Compromise: The Henry Clay Student Congress

The Henry Clay Student Congress

Lessons in Compromise: The Henry Clay Student Congress -- Students from all 50 states travel to Lexington, Ky., to learn the value of compromise, bipartisanship and policy making.

Legislative Options for Solving the Public Pension Crisis

Kentucky Tonight

Legislative Options for Solving the Public Pension Crisis

Renee and her guests discuss recent recommendations from a consulting group to shore up public employee pensions in Kentucky. Scheduled guests: State Sen. Joe Bowen, R-Owensboro, chair of the Senate State and Local Government Committee; State Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville; State Rep. Jerry Miller, R-Louisville, chair of the House State Government Committee; and State Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford.

Education Matters: College Financial Aid Call-In 2018

Education Matters

Education Matters: College Financial Aid Call-In 2018

Experts from Kentucky colleges and state agencies provide essential information about financial aid for college and field questions from viewers.

News of the Week: September 8, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: September 8, 2017

Bill Bryant and guest journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the latest on a possible special legislative session to be held this fall to address the public pension crisis.

News of the Week: September 1, 2017

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: September 1, 2017

Journalists from around the state discuss news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the release of a comprehensive study of the state's public pension crisis by a consulting group and the response from Gov. Matt Bevin, legislators, and interest groups. Guests: Adam Beam from the Associated Press; Kirsten Clark from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Daniel Desrochers from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Public Pension Oversight Board Report

Kentucky General Assembly Live: Interim Coverage

Public Pension Oversight Board Report

Watch video of the Public Pension Board final report from PFM on Aug. 28, 2017. Recorded live in Frankfort.

Education Chief Pruitt on New Accountability Measures

Education Matters

Education Chief Pruitt on New Accountability Measures

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt provides an update on K-12 education in Kentucky, including the status of a new accountability system. Renee Shaw hosts.