Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Documentary explores why higher education has a higher price
    The rise in U.S. college tuition is unsustainable. That’s the argument of a new television documentary, “Ivory Tower,” which tackles growing worries and critique over college costs and student debt. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Andrew Rossi about the origins of rising costs and financial competition among institutions, plus ideas about how to turn around the trend.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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  • How does Egypt’s Al Jazeera trial affect U.S. relations?
    The controversial convictions of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt are among the most high-profile cases in a general crackdown on dissent. Jeffrey Brown talks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Michael Hanna of the The Century Foundation about the geopolitics behind the convictions and shifting U.S. policy toward Egypt.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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  • Year Up gives young adults skills for the job search
    Year Up, a career development program for urban young adults, starts with a six-month crash course in job skills like accounting and the value of self-presentation, followed by a paid internship designed as entree to a secure, well-paying job. Economics correspondent Paul Solman revisits the program to see how trainees have fared during the recession.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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  • Can U.S. break away from World Cup ‘group of death’?
    U.S. soccer fans watched Portugal extinguish an American victory with less than a minute left. The match ended in a tie of 2-2, but a win by the U.S. would have carried the team to the next round of the World Cup. To assess the U.S.’ chances for victory — or at least survival — Gwen Ifill talks to Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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  • Will incumbent Cantor's loss prove aberration or trend?
    Voters in seven states will head to the polls Tuesday for another set of primary elections. Since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in Virginia’s Republican primary two weeks ago, incumbents all over the country are scrambling to secure victories. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Domenico Montanaro about key races, including Mississippi and New York.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2014
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • Putin expresses support for cease-fire in Ukraine
    Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed his support in Moscow today for a cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. He also spoke on the phone today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. Alison Stewart speaks with Andrew Roth, reporting for the New York Times from Donetsk, about the ongoing situation there.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2014
    New sanctions on Russia are targeting some of Putin's closest allies. Photo by Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images
  • 'Secret' work by Picasso proven authentic
    Technology has changed the way we communicate, do business and now -- the way we see art. Thanks to a scientific breakthrough, a once-rumored 'secret' work by Pablo Picasso has proven to be the real thing. Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2014
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  • Microlender Accion helps provide loans to entrepreneurs
    Non-profit microlender Accion makes commercial loans of up to $50,000 to small business owners when banks aren’t an option.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2014
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  • Rubik’s Cube’s mystique remains 40 years later
    In a classic Rubik’s Cube, twenty-six cubes are designed to interlock and rotate around an axis that can be shuffled 43-quintillion ways. It couldn’t be simpler invention, but for most of us, the Rubik's Cube poses a daunting task. This year, the famed cube turns 40 and a new exhibit is proving that time is only adding to the mystique of this cultural icon. NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

  • Auction for 18th century viola starts at $45 million
    An 18th century viola by Antonio Stradivarius, the 18th century Italian lute-maker, is up for auction at Sotheby's starting at $45 million. But a French researcher who blindfolded top international soloists found that the musicians could not tell the difference between a modern violin and the high-priced "Strads."
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2014
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  • 'Right to try' law gives terminal patients access to non-FDA
    In May, Colorado became the first state to pass a so-called 'right to try' law, allowing terminal patients access to experimental drugs without FDA approval -- and Missouri is about to follow suit. NewsHour Weekend examines the issue by speaking with the Missouri bill's sponsor and his daughter, who is suffering from terminal cancer.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2014
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Friday, June 20, 2014

  • GOP presidential hopefuls address religious right
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul were among the speakers at a gathering of religious conservatives in Washington. Judy Woodruff reports that the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference provided a chance to try out possible 2016 campaign messages.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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  • Shields and Brooks on U.S. intervention in Iraq
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the current political agenda of religious conservatives in America, the election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be House majority leader, new poll numbers for President Obama and the murky goals for U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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  • Struggle by ‘Central Park 5’ ends in $40 million settlement
    New York City will pay $40 million to five black and Latino men who 25 years ago were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a woman in Central Park. Their conviction was vacated in 2002, but it took until now to close the book on the decade-long civil rights lawsuit. Jeffrey Brown talks to Craig Steven Wilder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more on the legacy of the infamous crime.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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  • Why so many migrant kids are coming to the U.S. alone
    Hoping to stop the surge of unaccompanied minors arriving in the U.S., Vice President Biden visited Guatemala to get support from Central American leaders. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia reports on why kids are coming and what happens to these child migrants when they arrive.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
    Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Brownsville, Texas, where hundreds of children, most from Central America, are being held after crossing the border. Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images
  • Who holds the cards to Iraq's political future?
    Pressure is mounting for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as ISIL advances toward that nation’s capital. Judy Woodruff talks to Rod Nordland of The New York Times from Baghdad about the future of Iraq’s government and reaction to President Obama’s announcement that he’s sending up to 300 military advisors to Iraq.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2014
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • Medal of Honor awarded for marine’s selfless action
    In November 2010, Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter’s battalion was tasked with taking over a compound in Afghanistan, when a grenade landed on the roof where he was standing. He dove on it to save the life of a fellow marine, absorbing much of the blast that seriously wounded him. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday. Carpenter recalls his story and what followed to Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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  • Why the tide is turning in support of same-sex marriage
    An opposition rally against same-sex marriage in Washington came on the heels of news that President Obama will sign an executive action banning federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Judy Woodruff discusses the fight over gay rights and the shifting tide of public opinion with Edward-Isaac Dovere of POLITICO and David Crary of the The Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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  • Closing the racial divide in Wisconsin’s capital
    Wisconsin has the worst rankings for African American children in the country for basic factors like education, income, health and home stability, and that statistic has real long-term consequences. Hari Sreenivasan reports on a new effort in the city of Madison to bridge the extreme racial disparity — an effort that leaders hope will provide a template to communities across the country.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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  • Would quasi-professional student athletes harm NCAA sports?
    A class-action lawsuit by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon contends that the NCAA should permit former and current college basketball and football players to profit from the use of their names, images, or likenesses in media like video games or TV broadcasts. Judy Woodruff talks to Michael McCann of the University of New Hampshire School of Law for a closer look at the arguments.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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  • Can Iraq be united under Maliki?
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been faulted by some for deepening sectarian divisions now roiling the country. Gwen Ifill talks to Charles Duelfer, former UN and U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, Abbas Kadhim of Johns Hopkins University and Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University about what’s undermining Iraq’s stability and best possible outcomes.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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  • ‘They can’t all come here’
    In this clip, Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, talks the limits of bringing migrant children into the U.S.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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  • Child migrants slipping through the cracks
    Jennifer Podkul, senior program officer for the Migrant Rights and Justice Program, talks the need of getting migrant children into immigration courts.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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  • President Obama announces deployment of up to 300 military adviers to Iraq
    After a long afternoon meeting with his national security team, President Obama announced plans to send up to 300 military personnel to Iraq to provide support to the Iraqi military. The U.S. will establish joint operations centers to share intelligence with Iraqis in an effort to push back ISIL forces.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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  • Marine who took grenade hit receives Medal of Honor
    President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan, sustaining major wounds, including the loss of his right eye. Retired Cpl. William
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Sens. Kaine and McCain discuss the Iraq crisis
    Pressure is mounting for the U.S. to come up with a course of action against the uprising of ISIL in Iraq. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who says reforms have to happen in Iraq before the U.S. decide what kind of assistance to provide. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says the U.S. should launch airstrikes and put some boots on the ground to oppose the extreme elements in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2014
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  • Lawmakers skeptical that GM can remodel its leadership
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra returned to address Congress about an internal company report on the ignition switch defect that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra announced a new campaign to reward employees who report safety concerns, but lawmakers remained skeptical that the corporate culture could be changed. Gwen Ifill gets more detail from David Shepardson of The Detroit News.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2014
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  • Searching for the holy grail of snake bite antidotes
    Although snake bites are rarely fatal in the United States, every year about 100,000 people die worldwide after being bitten by venomous snakes. A California doctor has developed a nasal spray treatment that may be able to help some snake bite victims halt paralysis before they reach a hospital. Special correspondent Spencer Michels has the story.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2014
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