Monday, July 28, 2014

  • Top-down or middle-out? Debating the key to economic growth
    What’s the best engine to drive the economy? More money for the rich, or better wages for the working class? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the debate between those two lines of thought with billionaire venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and noted libertarian law professor Richard Epstein.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2014
  • Understanding the complex web of conflict in Libya
    Stability in Libya has continued to deteriorate due to regional rivalries and the lacking of strong governance since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Jeffrey Brown talks to Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the risk of Libya becoming a failed state, spillover effects for the region and who can play a role in easing the chaos.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2014
  • Lawmakers announce bipartisan breakthrough on VA reform
    House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise on how to improve patient care in the VA health care system. The $17 billion proposal would provide money for vets to seek out private care if their access is limited, hire additional doctors and nurses and lease new clinics around the country. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Florida Rep. Jeff Miller join Judy Woodruff to discuss the deal.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2014
    Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
  • What’s making Mideast violence seem intractable
    Why is it proving so difficult to halt the current conflict between Hamas and Israel? Gwen Ifill gets debate from Robert Satloff of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and foreign policy analyst and writer Mark Perry on the sticking points standing in the way of peace and what each side has to lose — or gain.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2014
  • Sen. Mark Warner with Judy Woodruff
    Sen. Mark Warner with Judy Woodruff
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2014
  • Ed Gillespie with Judy Woodruff
    Ed Gillespie with Judy Woodruff
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

  • Viewers Like You|Sunday, July 27, 2014
    A previous signature story about web-based incentive programs devised by behavioral economists and used by big financial institutions to try to boost savings prompted many skeptical comments from viewers around the country.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2014
  • Israeli police stop car carrying explosives near Jerusalem
    Israel resumed its attacks in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas rejected a cease-fire offer. Hamas later offered its own temporary truce. Amid the breakdown of the temporary cease-fire, Israeli police say they stopped a car filled with explosives at a checkpoint near Jerusalem. Ruth Eglash of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Jerusalem.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2014
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  • Gaza ‘bombarded’ amid signs of cease-fire breakdown
    International efforts to create a lasting cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appear to have broken down, with more Israeli shelling of Gaza and new Hamas rocket fire into Israel on Saturday. For more about the situation on the ground in Gaza, Nicholas Casey of the Wall Street Journal joins NewsHour via Skype from Gaza City.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2014
  • Pacific island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing
    The president of the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati announced a ban on commercial fishing in the waters surrounding his country in order to protect the marine life that lives along the coral reefs that ring his country’s islands, most importantly tuna.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

  • Israelis feel 'this is a war of no choice'
    Israel agreed Saturday to extend a humanitarian truce in the Gaza strip by four hours. But Hamas rejected the four-hour truce extension, and Israel's military reported three rockets fired from Gaza. How do Israelis feel about the ongoing military conflict?
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2014
  • During cease-fire, Gaza residents survey destruction
    After weeks of war that has now reportedly claimed the lives of more than 1,000 Palestinians and at least 42 Israelis, Israel and Hamas observed a 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday. Refugees from the Israeli offensive in Gaza returned to their homes to find some neighborhoods destroyed. Nicholas Casey of the Wall Street Journal calls in to NewsHour Weekend from the ground in Gaza City.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2014
  • Inside Garrison Keillor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’
    As "A Prairie Home Companion" marks 40 years on the air, NewsHour Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown sits down with iconic public radio personality Garrison Keillor for an in-depth interview about his long career as one of the nation's great storytellers.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Turning Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ into a work of art
    In an old industrial building in San Francisco, the lines of American poet Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” are being printed exactly as they were when the first edition was published in 1855. Jeffrey Brown visits Arion Press, one of the country’s last fine book printers that handcrafts works from start to finish.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on the border crisis, Mideast violence
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s top news, including obstacles to passing an immigration bill, luring Hispanic voters, the White House’s handling of the Mideast conflict, as well as how perception of Hamas and Israel has shifted through social media.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
  • Connecting strength and vulnerability of the creative brain
    Why have so many creative minds suffered from mental illness? Nancy Andreasen, Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa, has devoted decades of study to the physical differences in the brains of writers and other highly accomplished individuals. Produced in partnership with The Atlantic magazine, Judy Woodruff visits Andreasen to explore her work.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
  • How can Central American countries stop kids from migrating?
    President Obama met with the leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to address the U.S. border crisis. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Anita Isaacs of Haverford College to better understand the violence, instability and lack of economic opportunity that is driving children in Central America to flee.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
  • Rice: U.S. still ‘critical player’ in Mideast resolution
    National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the prospect of a 12-hour humanitarian pause in the battle between Israel and Gaza, obstacles to achieving a cease-fire and the sway that the U.S. still holds in Mideast diplomacy. Rice also addresses evidence of Moscow’s interference in Ukraine, as well as the potential of engaging in a proxy-war with Russia.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
    John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon,  Nabil al-Araby and Sameh Shukri press conference
  • Whitman expert Bob Hass on 'Leaves of Grass'
    San Francisco’s Arion Press is one of the country’s last fine book printers creating limited edition, handmade books. To celebrate the 40th anniversary and the printing of their 100th book, Arion is publishing Walt Whitman’s "Leaves of Grass." Former Poet Laureate and Whitman expert Robert Hass spoke about the landmark book of poetry and its significance during a time of great change in America.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
    Former Poet Laureate Bob Hass
  • How Garrison Keillor love for poetry changed over time
    NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown spoke with Garrison Keillor of “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Writer’s Almanac,” about the American Public Media host’s relationship to poetry.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2014
    Garrison Keillor reading

Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • Genetic links to schizophrenia may lead to better treatment
    A study published this week found that at least 100 different genes are associated with the condition. Genetics have long been assumed to play a role, but for the first time researchers found that genes in the immune system are involved. Dr. Steven Hyman of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research joins Judy Woodruff to discuss new understanding of the disease as well as new opportunities.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
  • Kennedy on why this is a critical time for U.S. and Japan
    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy was greeted warmly when she arrived in Tokyo last year. But the region, overshadowed by conflicts in the rest of the world, is facing troubles. Gwen Ifill sat down with Kennedy to discuss ongoing territorial disputes with China, the status of the President Obama’s pivot to Asia and the existential threat of nuclear weapons in North Korea.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
  • Giving traumatized kids a head start in healing
    Every year, thousands of children in the U.S. are expelled from school before they reach Kindergarten. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports on a program in Kansas City, Missouri, that’s trying to stem the trend by looking beyond the classroom to the issues these children face at home -- and helping them to feel safe.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
  • Pushing for better Border Patrol staffing, not troops
    The White House claims the number of unaccompanied children coming across the southern border has decreased in the past month. But border patrol agents say they are still overwhelmed. Jeffrey Brown talks to Shawn Moran of the National Border Patrol Council about a dip in apprehensions, the changing role of Border Patrol and new reports of excessive force against migrants, including children.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
  • Debating warfare tactics on both sides of Mideast conflict
    The growing number of casualties in the battle between Israel and Hamas has raised questions about the tactics being used by both sides. Judy Woodruff gets debate from Noura Erakat of George Mason University and Amos Guiora of the University of Utah about accusations that Hamas is using civilians as human shields and the ethics of targeting civilian areas.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
  • Full interview with Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Ryan Pitts
    Sgt. Ryan Pitts was nearing the end of his second tour in Afghanistan when his team began an operation that took a deadly turn. Hundreds of fighters initiated a large-scale attack on his unit and nine soldiers died. Pitts was hit with shrapnel in both legs and in his right arm, but he continued to fight and relay vital information before being airlifted out.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
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  • Blues musician John Németh gets 'greasy' in Memphis
    Now touring to promote his new album, "Memphis Grease," rising star John Németh recently sat down with Art Beat to discuss his love of the blues and its continuing influence on the American musical landscape.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2014
    John Nemeth at Gypsy Sally's in Washington, DC. Photo by Ariel Min/PBS NewsHour.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Understanding Boko Haram’s expanding reach
    It’s been 100 days since nearly 300 young schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist militants from a town in northeastern Nigeria. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the growing threat that Boko Haram represents in Nigeria and around the globe, and what’s allowed them to expand their reach.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014