Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Bill Clinton celebrates 20 years of AmeriCorps
    In the 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the AmeriCorps National Service Program into existence, more than 900,000 participants have worked on service projects across the U.S. They've tutored kids, aided communities after disaster and fought hunger. The former president joins Judy Woodruff to discuss AmeriCorps, fighting the Islamic State, the Ukraine crisis and the midterm election.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2014
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  • Clinton: Putin's media control enables him to hang on
    In an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, the former President Bill Clinton said the West's sanctions will be felt because of the extreme concentration of wealth and power at the top. But, he said, the state media won’t reflect the damage.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2014
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  • Clinton: I’m not sure we’ll ever eliminate domestic violence
    Domestic violence affects a "staggering" number of women around the world, President Clinton said when asked about the national reaction to the recent Ray Rice video. "The reaction to the Rice incident shows we're still moving on it here," Clinton said. "I don't know that you'll ever eliminate it all since an enormous amount of violence in every society is within home, sadly."
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2014
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

  • Classified pages of a 9/11 report may implicate key ally
    Thirteen years since September 11, 2001, some revelations of a joint congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks remain classified. But some lawmakers argue the secret pages reveal little about national security and a great deal about Saudi Arabia's role in the attacks. Lawrence Wright, whose article “The Twenty-Eight Pages” appears in The New Yorker, talks to Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2014
    Nation Prepares To Mark 13th Anniversary Of September 11th Attacks
  • NFL investigates how it handled Ray Rice case
    The National Football League announced an investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller amid new questions about when league officials first saw images of Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kavitha Davidson of Bloomberg View about the investigation, whether commissioner Roger Goodell will keep his job and the prevalence of domestic violence incidents in the NFL.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2014
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  • Analyzing potential challenges of fighting the Islamic State
    Judy Woodruff gets a broad assessment of the president’s plan to combat the Islamic State from former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, former State Department official Richard Haass, former Defense Department official Michèle Flournoy and retired Army Col. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2014
    A flag of the Islamic State  is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on Sept. 11. Photo by Jm Lopez/AFP/Getty Images
  • Rep. McKeon ‘hopeful’ Congress will fund Islamic State plan
    On Capitol Hill, President Obama’s call to action against Islamic militants was met with qualified support from Congressional leaders. While Democrats praised the president for his decisiveness, Republicans were more wary, noting the administration’s delay in responding to earlier attacks. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., House Armed Services Committee chairman, offers his reaction to Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2014
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  • National Security advisor discusses Islamic State plan
    National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins Gwen Ifill to discuss what’s at stake in the fight against Islamic militants, the potential for arming the moderate Syrian opposition and why the administration doesn’t want to put boots on the ground in Iraq or Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2014
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

  • Obama's four-point plan for action against Islamic State
    President Barack Obama laid out a four-point plan for action against the Islamic State in his address to the nation. The strategy includes a “systematic campaign” of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, an increase in support of forces on the ground in Iraq and additional military assistance to Syrian opposition, continued counterterrorism efforts and delivery of humanitarian aid to displaced civilians.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
    In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Sept. 10, 2014 to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq in a prime-time address on Sept. 10, 2014. On Sept. 13, 2014 the Islamic State group released a video showing the killing of British aid worker, David Haines.
  • Obama: 'America can mobilize the world against terrorists'
    In a prime-time address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama tried to rally Americans to fight the Islamic State militant group operating out of Iraq and Syria. Here is an excerpt from the speech.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Obama: ISIL is not 'Islamic' or a state
    President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.The president, in his speech, said ISIL was not "Islamic" or a state.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
    In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Sept. 10, 2014 to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq in a prime-time address on Sept. 10, 2014. On Sept. 13, 2014 the Islamic State group released a video showing the killing of British aid worker, David Haines.
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama's plan to fight Islamic militants
    In a prime-time address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama tried to rally Americans to fight the Islamic State militant group operating out of Iraq and Syria. We turn to syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks for their reaction.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Obama to expand air campaign against Islamic militants
    In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. Obama announced the additional forces Wednesday in a prime-time speech to the nation.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
    In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Sept. 10, 2014 to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq in a prime-time address on Sept. 10, 2014. On Sept. 13, 2014 the Islamic State group released a video showing the killing of British aid worker, David Haines.
  • Watch Obama address the nation on the Islamic State group
    President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday night to outline plans for an expanded U.S. effort to confront the violent Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
    In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Sept. 10, 2014 to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq in a prime-time address on Sept. 10, 2014. On Sept. 13, 2014 the Islamic State group released a video showing the killing of British aid worker, David Haines.
  • Microsoft considers buying gaming gold mine Minecraft
    U.S. game sales topped $21 billion in 2013, double the amount earned at North American movie theaters. As the influence of the gaming industry grows, Microsoft is making moves to purchase a gaming company that makes Minecraft, a popular, retro-inspired exploration game. Stephen Totilo of Kotaku joins Hari Sreenivasan for a look into the possible deal.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Treating mental illness with medicine and religion in India
    In India, about 100 million people are believed to suffer common mental disorders and millions more have more severe illnesses, With just 5,000 psychiatrists in the country, faith healers have filled the gap. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how health professionals have joined forces with faith healers to combine medicine with ritual and prayer.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Rare respiratory virus hospitalizes hundreds of kids in U.S.
    A respiratory virus has infected hundreds of children in the U.S., sending them to emergency rooms across the country. The rare strain causes asthma-like symptoms and can exacerbate the disease. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Gregory Conners of Children's Mercy Hospital in Missouri.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Previewing Obama’s Islamic State address
    President Obama will address the nation with his plan to dismantle the Islamic State group. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff sit down with chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner and political editor Domenico Montanaro to discuss what we should expect to hear from the president, as well as how Congress, foreign allies and the American public may react to the strategy.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Poet remembers fallen friend James Foley
    James Foley -- an American journalist who was murdered as a hostage by the Islamic State group -- met poet Daniel Johnson many years ago, and the two became good friends. When Foley was captured in Syria, Johnson wrote a poem about his absence. He shares his reflections on Jim’s death.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • What do Iraqi leaders hope to hear from Obama’s strategy?
    A series of attacks against security forces in Baghdad killed at least 30 people. The violence occurred on the same day that Secretary of State John Kerry met with new Iraqi political leadership to discuss the Islamic State crisis and Iraq’s wishes for increased assistance and training from the U.S. for their military. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Matt Bradley of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Obama expected to expand Islamic State offensive into Syria
    Obama expected to expand Islamic State offensive into Syria Blurb: President Obama spent the last hours before his prime-time national address to rally congressional and overseas support for his plan against the Islamic State. The president is expected to lay out an expanded air campaign in Iraq and to add strikes in Syria. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • Apple offers new way to access your wallet with your phone
    Apple unveiled its new products -- a larger iPhone, as well as the Apple Watch and a new pay system -- that boast advances for phone, watch and wallet. Gwen Ifill interviews John Simons of the Associated Press for a look at the new products and what they signal about current consumer technology.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • Giving Americans better tools to prevent domestic violence
    Twenty years ago today, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, and in those years, domestic violence has been dramatically reduced. But the problem is far from solved: one in four women in the U.S. will be victims of assault by a partner in her lifetime. Judy Woodruff speaks with Esta Soler of Futures Without Violence about what it will take to end that abuse.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • Using drones to limit fertilizer flow into Lake Erie
    A toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie this summer left the city of Toledo, Ohio, without drinking water for three days. Now environmentalists and farmers are working to prevent future blooms by evaluating fertilizer use in hopes of cutting excess runoff. Special correspondent Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television reports on how drones may be a tool for maximizing crops and minimizing pollution.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • U.S. offers support to fragile health systems to fight Ebola
    The number of deaths from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has now surpassed 2,300. To combat the epidemic, the U.S. has pledged funds, research and additional medical resources. Judy Woodruff sits down with Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development for a detailed look at what the U.S. is providing.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • Senators debate president’s power to fight the Islamic State
    President Obama has consulted key lawmakers on his strategy against the Islamic State group and polls show the American public supports action. But the president has not sought formal congressional approval for an expanded military campaign. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., join Gwen Ifill to offer their views on the possible mission against the militant group.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
    President Obama met with congressional leaders on Tuesday to request "buy-in" for his expanded military campaign against the Islamic State Group. Photo by T.J. Kirkpactrick/Bloomberg
  • Ascent to ALMA's high site
    Video by Joshua Barajas/PBS NewsHour
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
    Photo by Joshua Barajas/PBS NewsHour
  • With rakes and ropes, beaches become momentary works of art
    San Francisco based artist Andres Amador creates temporary, large-scale, geometric art works using the beaches, rakes and ropes. Video produced by Joe Matazzoni and Cynthia Stone of KQEDFor more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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