Thursday, March 3, 2011

  • Obama, Mexico's Calderon Vow to Step up Drug War Cooperation
    In a visit to the White House, Mexican President Felipe Calderon met with President Obama, who pledged to increase U.S. cooperation in trying to bring the violent drug war plaguing both sides of the border under control. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2011
  • In California, Rising Health-Insurance Premiums Spark Outcry
    Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on increases in health insurance premiums in California and the resulting outcry for government investigation.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2011
  • AFL-CIO's Trumka: No American Should Face Choice Between Rights, Job
    Judy Woodruff talks to Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, a voluntary federation of 57 U.S. and international labor unions. Many AFL-CIO members would be affected by pending state-level legislation that would cut collective-bargaining rights for public employees.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2011
  • News Wrap: First-Time Claims for Unemployment Benefits Hit 3-Year Low
    In other news Thursday, first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest number in three years. Hiring in the service sector grew at the fastest rate since 2006. Also, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in Iran while working as a private investigator may be alive and being held in southwest Asia.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2011
  • Libya's Ambassador Urges Obama to Issue No-Fly Zone, Be Firm With Regime
    Jeffrey Brown talks with Ali Suleiman Aujali, the Libyan ambassador to the United States appointed by Moammar Gadhafi in 2009. Aujali denounced the Libyan leader and says he now represents the voice of the people.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2011
  • Obama Urges Gadhafi to Step Down; International Criminal Court Launches Inquiry
    President Obama issued his strongest statement yet on Libya, saying Moammar Gadhafi must step down and leave the country. James Mates, Jonathan Miller and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News report on the latest developments in Libya and a new investigation launched by the International Criminal Court.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

  • In Uprising's Undercurrents, Libyans Seek 'New Lease on Life'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Libyan-born poet Khaled Mattawa about life under Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the recent crisis in his homeland.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2011
  • Go Fish? Not in No-Fishing Zones on California's Pacific Coast
    Spencer Michels reports on the battle over dozens of no fishing zones off the California coast and their economic impact on the region.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2011
  • Supreme Court Rules for Controversial Funeral Protesters in Free Speech Case
    The Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 that the First Amendment protects groups that organize anti-gay protests outside military funerals. Judy Woodruff talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about the decision and its wider impact.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2011
  • News Wrap: Gunman Kills 2 U.S. Airmen, Wounds 2 at German Airport
    In other news Wednesday, a gunman shot two U.S. Air Force troops and wounded two others traveling in a military bus outside the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The shooter, a 21-year-old Kosovan man, was arrested by police as he fled the scene. Security forces fired tear gas at protesters in Yemen, and two people were killed.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2011
  • No-Fly Zone Option Examined as Libyan Fighting Intensifies
    Rebels repelled air and ground attacks on oil installations in eastern Libya Wednesday by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Margaret Warner talks with Mark Thompson of Time Magazine about U.S. caution over calls for a no-fly zone.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2011
  • Libyan Rebels Fend Off Pro-Gadhafi Forces; Refugees Still Flooding Borders
    Libyan rebels clashed with militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi as the embattled leader warned of further bloodshed if the international community interferes in the country's affairs. James Mates, Jonathan Rugman and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News report on the latest from Libya and its borders.
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

  • Charles Wright on Poetry as a 'Reason for Living'
    Poet Charles Wright has lived in Charlottesville, Va., for more than 27 years. For Wright, poetry serves as a sort of autobiography, exploring his relationship with language, landscape and the idea of God.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2011
  • Supreme Court Weighs In on Privacy Rights, Employment Discrimination
    Judy Woodruff talks with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle about two major Supreme Court decisions handed down on Tuesday.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2011
  • Wisconsin Protest Stirs Questions on Public vs. Private Sector Pay
    As a political standoff continues in Wisconsin, the contentious question of public vs. private sector pay has risen anew. Jeffrey Brown gets two views.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2011
  • House Moves to Avert Shutdown, Approves Stopgap Bill
    Judy Woodruff talks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., about the debate in Congress over federal spending and a stopgap bill that will prevent the immediate shutdown of the government.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2011
  • News Wrap: Amid Biggest Protests, Yemeni President Accuses U.S. of Instigation
    In other news Tuesday, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh accused the U.S. of directing unrest in his country from an operations room in Israel. A U.S. State Department spokesman denied the charge, and hundreds of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets for the largest day of protests. Protests also continued in Iran and Oman.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2011
  • Eyewitness to Libya's Turmoil: 'We Need the World's Help'
    Fleeing refugees crowded Libya's borders on Tuesday as forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi tried to retake a key city just 30 miles from Tripoli. Margaret Warner speaks to a resident of Zawiyah.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2011
  • Libyan Rebels, Gadhafi's Forces Battle as Refugees Swarm Border Crossings
    Pro-government militias loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi continued to battle rebels as more refugees fled to Libya's borders with Tunisia and Egypt, sparking fears of a humanitarian crisis. Alex Thomson and Bill Neely of Independent Television News report on the latest developments from Libya.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

  • President Obama Shifts on Health Care Reform Law for States
    President Obama announced he supports a change allowing states to opt-out of certain provisions of the health care reform law at an earlier date. Judy Woodruff talks with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, about the president's compromise with opponents of the law.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • 'Parazit' Fuses Iranian Politics and Comedy
    Jeffrey Brown talks with the creators of "Parazit," a web-based Farsi-language program that combines Iranian politics with comedy in the style of "The Daily Show," an American political satire television show.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • Obama Shifts on Health Care Reform Law for States
    President Obama announced he supports a change allowing states to opt-out of certain provisions of the health care reform law at an earlier date. Judy Woodruff talks with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, about the president's compromise with opponents of the law.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • Threat of Government Shutdown Fades With New Spending Proposal
    Kwame Holman reports on a Republican-backed proposal gaining support from some Democrats that could reduce the threat of a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • News Wrap: Protests Continue in Bahrain, Yemen
    Protesters in Bahrain, Yemen and Oman continued pressuring their governments for reforms. In Saudi Arabia, 100 academics and activists called for sweeping changes, including the creation of a constitutional monarchy. In Afghanistan, four NATO troops were killed by roadside bombings and insurgent attacks, bringing the numner of coalition deaths in February to 34.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • 'Time for Gadhafi to Go': World Leaders Weigh Response to Libya
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said all options, including sanctions and no-fly zones, are on the table in dealing with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Margaret Warner talks with the International Crisis Group's Robert Malley and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy about the U.S. and the world's response to the violence in Libya.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • New Violence Grips Libya, Diplomats Meet in Geneva
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a group of diplomats in Geneva that "it's time for Gadhafi to go," as several countries moved to tighten impose sanctions and other measures on Gadhafi, his family and other senior Libyan government officials. Jonathan Rugman of Indepedent Television News reports on new violence and protests from Libya's capital, Tripoli.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

  • Facing Deficit, Rhode Island Looks to Cut Pensions
    Paul Solman examines how Rhode Island is one of many states looking to cut pensions for public employees in the face of massive budget deficits.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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