Friday, June 3, 2011

  • Jack Kevorkian, Doctor who Brought Assisted Suicide to National Spotlight, Dies
    Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday at a Michigan hospital while being treated for pneumonia and kidney problems. He was 83. Ray Suarez reports on the man who brought the issue of doctor-assisted suicide into the national spotlight.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2011
  • 'Sesame Street' Tells You How to Get to Sunnier Days Financially
    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, business correspondent Paul Solman reports on how "Sesame Street" friends Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster are teaching children smart ways to save and spend money -- and how many adults could use a refresher on the basics of saving for the future.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2011
  • Uprisings, Questions Linger in Syria, Yemen, Bahrain
    Fighting intensified Friday around the Middle East as governments tried to overpower uprisings around the region. Jeffrey Brown discusses what's next for the people and governments of Syria, Yemen and Bahrain with author and foreign policy analyst Robin Wright.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2011
  • Syrian, Bahraini, Yemeni Governments Continue Efforts to Thwart Uprisings
    Fighting intensified Friday around the Middle East as governments tried to overpower popular uprisings around the region. Jeffrey Brown reports on the continuing turmoil in the Arab world.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2011
  • 'Utterly Disappointing' May Jobs Report: Why Aren't Businesses Hiring?
    The U.S. unemployment report for May showed a sharp slowdown in hiring and a small increase in the unemployment rate. Judy Woodruff discusses the new jobs numbers and what they mean for the struggling American economic recovery with Lisa Lynch of Brandeis University and Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisors.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on Jobless Rate Woes, Romney vs. Palin
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss top political news, including new unemployment numbers and the developing 2012 GOP presidential field.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2011
  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian in His Own Words
    Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the famed advocate of physician-assisted suicide who died Friday, spoke with the NewsHour's Robert MacNeil on June 6, 1990 after his first highly publicized encounter with Janet Adkins of Portland, Oregon. Kevorkian describes the details of the procedure he used that ultimately led to Adkins' death and his motivation for performing it.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2011
  • Tanzanian Teen Dances to Educate on HIV
    A student in Tanzania shares her experience dancing as part of an HIV/AIDS education group in her country.
    Original Air Date: June 3, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

  • In Europe, Fingers Pointing Over Origin of Deadly, Costly New E. Coli Strain
    A deadly new strain of E. coli is sickening hundreds throughout Europe and so far baffling researchers and health officials. Ray Suarez reports on the outbreak that has many Europeans concerned about the contents of their salads and soups.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2011
  • New York Times Names First Woman to Executive Editor Job
    Jill Abramson was named to the top editorial job at the New York Times Thursday, the first woman to hold the post. Jim Lehrer discusses the editorial shift and how it will affect the future of the paper with Abramson.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2011
  • Romney Names Job Growth as Top Priority in '12 Race
    Mitt Romney officially launched his 2012 bid Thursday with nominal frontrunner status. Judy Woodruff talks to a reporter and a pollster for insight.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2011
  • Toxic Outbreak of E. Coli in Europe a 'Wake-Up Call' on Food Distribution
    A new strain of E. coli, which appears to have originated in Germany, is sickening hundreds throughout Europe and leaving health officials baffled. Ray Suarez discusses the outbreak's impact with Attorney Bill Marler, who has worked on foodborne illness cases, and Cornell University Professor of Food Science Robert Gravani.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2011
  • Economic Recovery Stumbles, Reviving Debate on Way Forward
    More signs of a stalling economic recovery emerged Thursday. Jeffrey Brown talks about what's working -- and what isn't -- with two financial analysts.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2011
  • Marsalis Pays Homage to Jazz's Past by Ensuring Its Future
    Part-competition, part-celebration, 110 high school bands entered this year's Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition, submitting recorded performances for the judges. Just 15 were chosen. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the man behind it all: jazz great Wynton Marsalis.
    Original Air Date: June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

  • Palin's Bus Tour Draws Media Buzz, But 'So Far it's Not a Campaign'
    For the past four days, much media attention has focused on 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's bus tour. Gwen Ifill talks to The Washington Post's Dan Balz about whether the former Alaska governor appears headed toward a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2011
  • Scientists Strive for Way to Issue Earlier Tornado Warnings
    This spring has been one of the deadliest tornado seasons ever, prompting questions about just how well scientists can anticipate and warn people of storms about to strike. Tom Bearden reports on researchers who are trying to improve warning systems in the hopes of saving more lives.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2011
  • Gauging the Impact, Motivations of Today's Hackers
    Cyber attacks are having a big impact on governments, businesses, individuals and even PBS, the NewsHour and Frontline. Judy Woodruff examines the proliferation of criminal hacking and its fallout with ICANN security chief Jeff Moss, Alan Paller of the SANS Institute and cyber threat consultant Mischel Kwon.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2011
  • News Wrap: 41 Killed as Violence Spreads in Yemen's Capital
    In other news Wednesday, intense fighting spread across more of Yemen's capital of Sana'a, killing at least 41 people as tribal militants exchanged fire with troops loyal to President Saleh. In Syria, government troops killed nearly 50 more protesters in the past day, even as the regime freed about 500 political prisoners.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2011
  • Amid 'Serious Negotiations' on Debt, Can Obama and GOP Find Common Ground?
    President Obama met with congressional Republicans Wednesday to talk about a debt-reduction deal, but none was made. The meeting followed Tuesday night's largely symbolic House vote that rejected any stand-alone increase to the debt ceiling. Jim Lehrer discusses the prospects for a deal with Political Editor David Chalian.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2011
  • Time-Lapse Video Tracks Advancing Tornado
    Dr. Josh Wurman's team from the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colo., deploy a tracking pod in front of an advancing tornado. The devices measure wind speed, temperature, and relative humidity. As can be seen in the clip, that is a hit-or-miss proposition, because tornadoes often change course unexpectedly.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2011
  • Smithsonian Exhibit Looks at 50 Years of Space Art
    An exhibit at the Air and Space Museum celebrates NASA's space art program.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2011
  • Extended Interview with Wynton Marsalis
    More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. Watch the segment on Wednesday's NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

  • Is President Saleh Losing His Control Over Yemen?
    Heavy fighting resumed Tuesday in Yemen's capital after a cease-fire broke down between forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and tribal militants. Margaret Warner discusses the country's power structure and Saleh's staying power with former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine and Princeton University's Bernard Haykel.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2011
  • In Yemen, Cease-Fire Between Troops, Tribal Militia Fails Amid New Violence
    Heavy fighting resumed Tuesday in Yemen's capital of Sana'a after a cease-fire broke down between President Ali Abdullah Saleh's government troops and tribal militia. Margaret Warner reports on why Yemen's president remains in power amid growing violence and calls to step down.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2011
  • Neurosurgeon: 'Your Cell Phone Is Not Necessarily a Safe Device'
    A World Health Organization panel of 31 scientists raised some concerns Tuesday when they reported that cell phones are "possibly carcinogenic" and may be associated with "some risk" for brain cancer. But the group also called for further study. Jeffery Brown discusses concerns and precautions with neurosurgeon Keith Black.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2011
  • San Francisco Exhibit Reunites Gertrude Stein's Remarkable Art Collection
    During her time in Paris, American writer Gertrude Stein and her family amassed an amazing assemblage of groundbreaking art, including works from Picasso, Matisse and other notable artists. The collection has been reassembled for a limited time at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2011
  • Reps. Clyburn, Roskam Debate Thinking Behind Debt-Ceiling Showdown
    House Republicans late Tuesday were staging what would be a largely symbolic vote on a bill ostensibly aimed at raising the U.S. debt limit by an additional $2.4 trillion, but without any spending cuts. The measure is not expected to pass. Judy Woodruff leads a debate between Reps. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and James Clyburn, D-S.C.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2011
  • News Wrap: NATO Deaths Hit 55 for May, Including at Least 31 Americans
    In other news Tuesday, NATO said one of its troops was killed in eastern Afghanistan and the U.S. military announced three Americans died on Saturday. State-run TV in Syria reported that President Bashar al-Assad has issued a general amnesty for all political prisoners.
    Original Air Date: May 31, 2011

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