Wednesday, March 16, 2011

  • Japan's Disaster Puts U.S. Nuclear Policy Under Scrutiny
    The nuclear crisis in Japan is raising questions in the U.S. and elsewhere about whether to bank on more nuclear power in the future. Kwame Holman reports on the emerging debate.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011
  • As Gadhafi Forces Rally in Libya, 'Everyone Is Frightened'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Dartmouth College's Dirk Vandewalle about what's next for Libya as Moammar Gadhafi's troops rally to recapture key rebel-held cities, including their de facto capital Benghazi.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011
  • In Libya, 'Everyone Is Frightened' as Gadhafi's Forces Drive Toward Benghazi
    Opposition forces in Libya appear to be losing significant ground in the battle against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's troops. Thousands of people in eastern Libya fled as pro-government forces, which continued assaults on the rebel stronghold of Ajdabiya, advanced. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011
  • News Wrap: Tokyo Stock Market Rebounds Amid Japan's Recovery Efforts
    In other news Wednesday, the Tokyo stock market rebounded, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new national limits on mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011
  • Nuclear Fears, Winter Storms Add to Japanese Quake Survivors' Misery
    The threat of a nuclear meltdown at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant continued to escalate Wednesday. Meanwhile, rescuers switched operations from rescue to recovery following the earthquake and tsunami. Alex Thomson, Angus Walker and Sarah Smith of Independent Television News report on the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011
  • Rep. James Lankford Describes Republican Debate Over Spending
    Rep. James Lankford, R - Okla., says House Republicans are waiting for the Senate to move on a new spending proposal after the passage of another short-term government funding measure in the House.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011
  • Rep. Jeff Flake: Debt Limit Debate Leverage for Entitlement Reform
    Rep. Jeff Flake, R - Ariz., says that the debate over domestic spending cuts is a preview to a bigger debate over entitlement reform.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

  • In Ohio, How 2 Counties' Paths Diverged Greatly Over 30 Years
    As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from two Ohio counties -- Crawford and Delaware -- that had similar incomes 30 years ago, but have since taken very different paths.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2011
  • Will Japan's Crises Disrupt Global Economic Recovery?
    As stock markets plunge around the world, Ray Suarez talks with The Economist's Greg Ip about the economic fallout from the ongoing disaster in Japan.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2011
  • Japan's Nuclear Crisis: Can It Be Prevented? Who's at Risk?
    Japan raced to prevent a radiation catastrophe Tuesday as explosions rocked reactors at a nuclear plant damaged in the twin earthquake and tsunami disaster. Jeffrey Brown weighs the nuclear situation with experts.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2011
  • Paul Solman and Dante Chinni Talk Economic Inequality in Ohio
    Paul Solman and Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation recently traveled to two counties in Ohio - Crawford and Delaware. Thirty years ago they had similar average incomes but today, they've grown apart. In this web video exclusive, Paul and Dante discuss the two worlds they found and how the situation compares to the last story they did together on inequality in Los Alamos and Espanola, New Mexico.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2011
  • SXSW: Filmmaker Robyn Girard Unites Deaf and Hearing Audiences
    Visual storyteller Robyn Girard works to bridge the gap between deaf and hearing audiences through film and animation. Her latest project is "101 Things That Unite and Divide."
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

  • Saudi Arabia Sends Troops Across Border in Effort to Quell Bahrain Protests
    Saudi Arabia sent at least 1,000 troops and dozens of military vehicles into Bahrain following a month of clashes between protesters and police that challenged the ruling monarchy's power. Margaret Warner talks to Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution about the turn for protests in the Arab world.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2011
  • California Works to Rescue Franciscan Manzanita Plant from Extinction
    The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society's Don Mahoney reports on the rediscovery of the Franciscan Manzanita, a plant native to California that some scientists thought had disappeared.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2011
  • Japan Strains to Thwart Nuclear Meltdown at Three Reactors
    Authorities worked to bring three nuclear reactors under control after cooling systems were knocked out when a massive earthquake struck Japan. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour correspondent Miles O'Brien and David Brenner of Columbia University's Center for Radiological Research about the science behind Japan's nuclear power.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2011
  • Relief Workers Struggle to Reach Victims in Japan
    Japan and the international community scrambled to get water, food and shelter to the thousands of earthquake and tsunami victims in northeastern Japan Monday. Ray Suarez talks to World Vision's Casey Calamusa in Tokyo and the United Nation's Catherine Bragg, the assistant secretary general for the coordination of humanitarian affairs.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Distal' by Carol Ann Davis
    Carol Ann Davis' first book, "Psalm," was published by Tupelo Press in 2007. She directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the College of Charleston in South Carolina and edits the journal "Crazyhorse" with her husband, poet Garrett Doherty.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

  • Newly released video of the Tsunami and the search for survivors in Japan
    Video from Iwate prefecture shows the wave rolling over a seawall, inundating a large city. In another video report, three elderly people are rescued from a car 20 hours after the disaster.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2011
  • The Aftermath of the Tsunami in Sendai, Japan
    Aerial footage reveals the wreckage of Sendai, Japan, two days after the town was devastated by a tsunami.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

  • Obama Tackles Libya, Japan, Budget Stalemate in Press Conference
    In a White House press conference originally intended to address rising gas prices, President Obama discussed U.S. response to Libya, the federal budget stalemate and U.S. assistance to the earthquake in Japan. Jim Lehrer has excerpts from the questioning.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama's Stance on Libya's Revolt, Wisc. Union Fight
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist discuss top political stories, including President Obama's response to conflict in Libya, the stalemate over the federal budget and the life of late columnist David Broder.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Japan Reels From Tsunami, Quake: Did Preparedness Work?
    An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of northeastern Japan, killing hundreds and triggering a massive tsunami. How well was Japan prepared? Judy Woodruff gets views from two experts.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • News Wrap: Gadhafi Continues Assult on Key Oil Port City of Ras Lanouf
    In other news Friday, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi continued assaults on opposition forces in the east. Government troops attacked the key oil port of Ras Lanouf for a second day. Police in Saudi Arabia stopped attempts at protests in the capital, Riyadh, but hundreds demonstrated in the eastern part of the country.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Along U.S. West Coast, Tsunami Warnings Heeded Amid Some Damage
    The earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast sparked a massive tsunami that kept coastal areas along the Pacific rim on high alert for the waves. Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland braced for damage as the tsunami traveled across the Pacific. Spencer Michels reports from California on the tsunami's impact on the West Coast.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • After Colossal Quake, Tsunami, Life in Japan 'Particularly' Orderly
    An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Friday, triggering a 23-foot tsunami that charged inland. The deadly combination devastated cities along Japan's northeast coast and sparked evacuations near nuclear power plants.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Tsunami Damage Along Japan's Coastline
    An 8.9-magnitude off of Japan's east coast triggered a 23-foot tsunami, sweeping away homes and cars and killing hundreds Friday. Dozens of ftershocks and a second, 6.6-magnitude quake north of Tokyo continued to rattle the country.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • How Did Tokyo Citizens React Immediately After the Earthquake?
    Jonathan Soble of the Financial Times reports from Tokyo, hours after the 8.9-magnitude quake struck northern Japan. Watch our full interview with Soble Friday on the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Tokyo's Orderly Response to the Earthquake
    Kenneth Cukier of the Economist describes the traffic jams and transportation backups in downtown Tokyo, hours after northern Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011

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