Friday, March 18, 2011

  • Japan's Crises: A Critical First Week
    When an earthquake struck Japan on March 11, it triggered a tsunami that devastated the northeastern coast of Japan. The earthquake also caused a series of explosions at a nuclear power plant in the region. Nearly 7,000 Japanese citizens are reported dead, over 10,000 missing and more than 450,000 are homeless.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Beyond Japan: Nuclear Energy's Future
    Our Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien is working on a piece on nuclear safety. We caught up with him as he was visiting a simulated nuclear facility control at the Westinghouse Electric Company headquarters.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

  • Satellites Offer New Window Into Documenting, Preventing Genocide
    Tom Bearden reports on the push to use private satellites to document genocide from space.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Actress, Playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil on Her Global, Local Influences
    Minneapolis playwright, director and actor Aditi Brennan Kapil talks about the global elements and role of immigration in her work. The story was produced by Angie Prindle of "MN Original" on Twin Cities Public Television.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Ireland's New Leader Wrestles With Lingering Debt Problems, EU Bailout
    Margaret Warner reports on Ireland's debt woes and talks with new Prime Minister Enda Kenny about his country's struggle to revive a once-thriving economy.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • After Hesitation, U.N. Approves Sweeping Measure to Rein in Gadhafi
    Ray Suarez talks with Colum Lynch, United Nations correspondent for the Washington Post, about the U.N. Security Council's vote on the no-fly zone in Libya.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Gadhafi's Troops Advance on Rebel-Held Cities as U.N. OKs No-Fly Zone
    Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Thursday surrounded Ajdabiya, a key rebel-held city, as they continued heavy shelling that killed at least 30 people. Gadhafi's warplanes also began air attacks on Benghazi as the United Nations Security Council voted to approve a no-fly zone over Libya. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Order, Resilience Mark Japanese Response to Compound Crises
    The response to the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crises has been marked by resilience and order among Japanese citizens. Jeffrey Brown talks with the Stimson Center's Yuki Tatsumi about how Japanese culture has factored into the disaster aftermath.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • News Wrap: Police in Yemen Raid Protesters' Camps, Injuring 80
    In other news Thursday, police in Yemen attacked protesters' camps and injured more than 80. In Bahrain, police arrested six leading activists in the opposition movement. In the U.S., the Senate approved a spending bill that includes $6 billion in spending cuts and funds the federal government for three more weeks.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Spent Fuel Pools: Assessing the Threat at Damaged Nuclear Plant
    American and Japanese officials have offered sharply different assessments of the situation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Judy Woodruff weighs the threat of the spend fuel pools with the University of Southern California's Najmedin Meshkati and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Reach's Arjun Makhijani.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Japan Struggles to Bring Reactors Under Control
    At the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers are enlisting military helicopters and fire trucks in the ongoing battle to cool overheated reactors. Meanwhile, a growing number of Japanese and foreigners are fleeing from the radiation threat. Tom Clarke, Sarah Smith and Carl Dinnen of Independent Television News report.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Stories from SXSW: 60 Second Elevator Pitches
    Art Beat checked out the SXSW Interactive Trade Show where hundreds of companies and organizations are pitching their products. Here's a highlight of a few we spotted.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Photographer Reflects on 'Epic' Libya Battles, Revolution in the Arab World
    Photographer John Moore is no stranger to combat. As a member of an Associated Press team in 2005, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the war in Iraq. Yet despite his relative comfort with being on the frontlines, Moore told the NewsHour from his hotel room in Cairo that his latest assignment -a trip that took him to the uprisings in Egypt, Bahrain and Libya - was his most dangerous.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Slide Show: Craig Colorusso's 'Sun Boxes'
    "Sun Boxes" by Craig Colorusso is a solar powered sound installation composed of 20 speakers operating independently. It's now on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011
  • Stories from SXSW: Music and Interaction Design
    Cennyd Bowles and James Box, both User Experience Designers at Clearleft Ltd discuss their SXSW Interactive presentation that compared themes in music to themes in design.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

  • First Rock From the Sun: NASA Set to Explore Mercury's Extreme Atmosphere
    Imagine traveling to a planet where the sun is 11 times stronger than on Earth, the temperature can swing 1,100 degrees and you have to maintain contact with headquarters back on Earth. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on NASA's tricky task of building a spacecraft to withstand the extreme environment on Mercury.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011
  • Whooping Cough Returns to California After Decades of Decline
    Joanne Faryon of KPBS in San Diego reports on the resurgence of whooping cough in California after decades of the disease's decline.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2011
  • Japan's Radiation Leak: What Are Health Risks Locally, Globally?
    Foreign governments have advised citizens to leave northeastern Japan due to the threat of radiation. Gwen Ifill talks with nuclear engineer Lake Barrett and Columbia University's Norman Kleiman about the possible health consequences from the ongoing nuclear crisis.
    Original Air Date: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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