Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Iranian foreign minister on U.S. strategy on Islamic State
    As Iraq’s neighbor to the east, Iran’s role in the international fight against the Islamic State militant group has yet to be clarified. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner sat down with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the White House’s plan to fund Syrian rebels against the militants, as well as Iran’s nuclear program and U.S. sanctions.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Rice says U.S. ready for Syria airstrikes
    In our news wrap Friday, National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced that the U.S. is ready to start airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State, but did not indicate when they would begin. France conducted its first strike against the Islamic State in Iraq. Also, a three-day national lockdown began in Sierra Leone to slow the spread of the Ebola virus.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
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  • Iranian official on jailed journalist
    Iranian official calls jailed Washington Post journalist 'good reporter'
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 18, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at Australia, where police thwarted a jihadist copycat beheading plot. We then get analysis on the Mideast's role in the Islamic State fight. Also: Ukraine's president appeals for U.S. aid, a Utah archaeological site becomes home to a protest, the Justice Department aims to rebuild communities' trust of police and uneven progress for income gaps.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    September 18, 2014
  • Building trust between police and community
    In the wake of the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is launching a $5 billion initiative to foster better relationships between communities and their police departments. Gwen Ifill talks to Tracie Keesee of the Center for Policing Equity and Ronald Hampton of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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  • What role should Mideast countries play in Islamic State fight?
    The Obama administration has been drumming up support for the U.S. plan against the Islamic State. How do Middle Eastern nations regard the militant group and the U.S. strategy? Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction from Robin Wright of the United States Institute of Peace, Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver and former Jordanian Foreign Minister Jordan Marwan Muasher.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Islamic State releases video of British hostage
    In our news wrap Thursday, a British freelance journalist appeared in a propaganda video by the Islamic State. Hostage John Cantlie criticized the failure to prevent the killing of three other hostages by the militant group and indicated he would make more statements on their behalf. Also, Scottish citizens voted on a referendum over whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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  • Utah archaeological site becomes protest site
    A prized Native American archaeological site in Utah has become the center of a battle over local vs. federal control. As part of our series Culture at Risk, Jeffrey Brown reports from Recapture Canyon, where ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and artifacts remain after more than a millennium -- and a Bureau of Land Management decision to close the canyon to motorized vehicles has prompted protest.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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  • Why the typical worker is struggling to share U.S. prosperity
    The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a pattern of uneven progress. While the poverty and unemployment rates have fallen, prosperity is no longer widely shared as the economy grows. Sheldon Danziger of the Russell Sage Foundation talks with Judy Woodruff about why financial progress for the typical American family has stalled for 15 years.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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  • Poroshenko appeals for U.S. aid and tougher Russia sanctions
    On his first visit to Washington, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to Congress for support in the fight against Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Soon after, the White House announced an aid package worth $53 million providing body armor and humanitarian assistance but no major weaponry. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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  • How Australia is monitoring Islamic State supporters
    An intercepted phone call between an Australian Islamic State militant and a 22-year-old suspect launched an operation by authorities in order to crack a terror plot to behead a random civilian. Judy Woodruff talks to freelance journalist Stuart Cohen from Sydney about how Australians are reacting and how the government is keeping an eye on Islamic State supporters.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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  • Police thwart jihadist copycat beheading plot in Australia
    Australian police officers raided at least a dozen homes and held six suspects in Sydney after learning of a plot to behead a random person in public. The prime minister said that an Australian who is a senior member of the Islamic State had instructed supporters “to conduct demonstration killings.” Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
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  • Preserving the ancient ruins of Utah's Nine Mile Canyon
    Archaeologist Jerry Spangler brought PBS NewsHour’s Jeff Brown into Utah's Nine Mile Canyon for a first hand look at the ancient ruins there.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
    Archaeologist Jerry Spangler brought PBS NewsHour’s Jeff Brown into Utah's Nine Mile Canyon for a first hand look at the ancient ruins there.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 17, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we examine the state of U.S. troops in Iraq, where President Obama stressed that the forces would only be there to act as advisors. Also: whether domestic violence cases undermine the NFL, the last day of campaigning in Scotland before the country's independence vote, adding Vitamin A to rice to combat deficiency around the world and Ken Burns on "The Roosevelts."
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    September 17, 2014
  • Capturing complicated portraits of ‘high-voltage’ Roosevelts
    Theodore, Franklin, Eleanor -- these three American icons from a single family led and shaped the nation during the first half of the 20th century. But behind their public personas, they lived more complex lives. A new documentary series on PBS, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” offers an in-depth exploration. Filmmaker Ken Burns joins Margaret Warner to discuss their legacy.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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  • GMO debate grows over golden rice in the Philippines
    Vitamin A deficiency is a deadly threat to kids and pregnant mothers in the Third World. In the Philippines, the best nutrient sources are rarely part of the daily diet, so researchers have tried adding vitamin A to rice, a staple food. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates the debate that’s grown up over the development of golden rice, a genetically modified crop.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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  • Scottish independence vote too close to call on election eve
    On the eve of Scotland’s historic vote for independence, it’s still unclear whether 4 million projected voters will decide to stay with the United Kingdom or break the union. Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News follows both campaigns for a look at their last chance to sway undecided Scots, while Dan Rivers talks to voters in the Highlands.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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  • How scandals could change the business of football
    Some sponsors of the NFL have started to complain publicly about the league's handling of the cases involving players and domestic abuse of spouses and children. Despite extra scrutiny, ratings and fan attendance have held. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College and Gregg Easterbrook, author of “The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America” about the economic consequences.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
    The Baltimore Ravens have not commented on the newly released video that shows the brutality of running back Ray Rice's assault on his fiance in an Atlantic City elevator. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
  • Is Obama right to rule out U.S. ground combat?
    Can the U.S. rely on the Iraqi military and moderate Syrian rebels to eliminate the threat of the Islamic State? Gwen Ifill gets two views from former Defense Department official Janine Davidson and retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer, on the chances of destroying the militant group without U.S. ground troops.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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  • News Wrap: NFL to begin testing for human growth hormone
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the NFL and its players union agreed to a revised policy on performance enhancing drugs that will include testing for human growth hormone, in addition to steroids and diuretics. Also, authorities closed schools in a region of Pennsylvania as police hunted for a suspect believed to have killed a state trooper and wounded another.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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  • Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq will advise, not join combat
    President Obama reiterated that hundreds of American troops in Iraq are there only as advisors in the fight against the Islamic State. That comes a day after Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said U.S. forces could ramp up under certain circumstances. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry talked up coalition efforts despite questions over how countries are involved. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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  • Would America elect a Roosevelt today?
    If you’ve been watching the documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated characters who suffered immense loss, and who cultivated the strength and confidence to lead the country through periods of great transition and great tragedy.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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  • Kurdish drive for independence delayed by Islamic State
    Kurds are spread across an area that spans the Middle East but it's in Iraq where they have the greatest autonomy, since the U.S. invasion of 2003 freed them to build their own region within Iraq. The issue of an independent Kurdistan was reignited this summer as the Islamic State onslaught began. Fuad Hussein spoke with Margaret Warner about the Kurds drive for greater autonomy.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 16, 2014
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, we look at how effective a new pledge of U.S. aid will be in the fight against Ebola. Also: the Pentagon doesn’t rule out the use of American troops to battle the Islamic State, why thousands of refugees have risked shipwrecks to flee crises in the Middle East, a closer look at Iowa’s tight Senate race and education activist Malala Yousafzai answers teens’ questions.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    September 16, 2014
  • Why Iowa’s Senate race is one of the closest in the nation
    November midterm elections are only seven weeks away. In Iowa, one of the closest U.S. Senate races is down to Republican and Iraq War veteran Joni Ernst and Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat. Judy Woodruff reports from Iowa City, where a win for Ernst could tip the Senate balance.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
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  • Refugees risk drowning, abuse to flee Mideast conflicts
    Turbulence in the Middle East, especially Syria, has created the worst refugee crisis in decades. In the past two weeks, hundreds have drowned in separate attempts to sail to safety in Europe. Judy Woodruff speaks with Michel Gabaudan of Refugees International about why refugees risk everything for the journey and how the work of traffickers is getting easier.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
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  • Will U.S. military advisors in Iraq join ground combat?
    The use of American troops to battle the Islamic State has not been ruled out, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel underscored that the U.S. air campaign will not be limited to Iraq, prompting questions about attacks from the Syrian government. The NewsHour's Quinn Bowman reports.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
    Senate Armed Services Committee Holds From Top Military Leaders On ISIL Threat
  • What’s the best way to teach teachers?
    According to a new Gallup poll, the majority of Americans believe teacher preparation should be more rigorous. But what’s the best way to teach teachers? Jeffrey Brown sits down with Elizabeth Green to discuss her book, “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone),” and the different ways to initiate best practices.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
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