Tuesday, October 7, 2014

  • Out of many faces, one American portrait
    To see Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada's "facescape," you have to be high above the crowds on the National Mall, either at the top of the Washington Monument or in the sky. Called “Out of Many, One,” -- the translation of "E Pluribus Unum" -- the artist created a composite face from 50 photographs of young men from Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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  • How IS uses systematic sexual violence against women
    The Islamic State has gained notoriety for their beheadings and mass executions, but the group has also abducted thousands of women to become sex slaves. A former female captive shares her story with the NewsHour, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Manal Omar of the United States Institute of Peace and David Jacobson of the University of South Florida about the exploitation of women by the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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  • Gillibrand on why she's content staying in the Senate
    Some see Gillibrand herself as a potential presidential nominee, but the New York senator said she has no plans to run. Judy Woodruff sat down with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to talk about her new book, “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World" and her thoughts on the political ambitions of the woman she replaced in the Senate.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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  • Should inmates be allowed facial hair for their faith?
    Criminals give up many but not all of their rights in prison. The Supreme Court is reviewing a case of an incarcerated convict in Arkansas who is challenging regulations prohibiting facial hair on the grounds of religious observance. Special correspondent Tim O’Brien offers some background, and Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to talk more about the case.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Kurds protest Turkey over Islamic State threat
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned that a Syrian border town would likely fall to the Islamic State after a night of heavy fighting with Kurdish defenders. In Turkey, Paris and Brussels, Kurds protested the lack of Turkish military action against the Islamic State. Also, U.S. health officials considered new protocol for screening international travelers for Ebola.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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  • Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada on issues of race in his art
    Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada composited from dozens of images of young men photographed in Washington, D.C. and created a 6-acre portrait on the National Mall. He says the issue of race is front and center in this country and in his work.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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  • Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada on the ground-level feel of facescape
    Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada composited from dozens of images of young men photographed in Washington, D.C. and created a 6-acre portrait on the National Mall. You can see the image from overhead, but what is it like on the ground?For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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  • Armed with a camera, one artist draws with fishing lights
    Brian Hart’s technique of “light drawing” results in fascinating, otherworldly images that are half photograph, half drawing. In his newest project, Hart combines a series of exposures – sometimes more than 200 – to create a single mosaic image.For More Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/artHalf-photograph, half-drawing, Brian Hart's light art are fascinating, otherworldly images Half-photograph, half-drawing, Brian Hart creates otherworldly images with light.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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  • Yazidi girl on her escape from Islamic State militants
    Yazidi girl on her escape from Islamic State militants
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2014
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Monday, October 6, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 6, 2014
    Monday on the NewsHour, we take a look at how the Supreme Court’s decision not to review same-sex marriage cases will affect states across the country. Also: A spotlight on efforts to contain Ebola at home and abroad, debating the health risks of high school football, a best-selling author on bringing magic to life and remembering Lady Bird Johnson’s historic whistle-stop tour through the South.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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  • Remembering Lady Bird’s whistle-stop tour for civil rights
    Fifty years ago, in October 1964, less than a month before the presidential elections, Lady Bird Johnson boarded a train in Washington to stump through eight Southern states -- a gamble to help win back disaffected voters after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Judy Woodruff explores a lesser-known part of the legislation’s history with a look at the first lady’s influential whistle-stop tour.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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  • Weighing the health costs of high school football
    The debate over the health risks of high school football has escalated since three student players died in a week. PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs talk to the football team at T.C. Williams High School in Virginia for their response. Gwen Ifill sits down with Steven Broglio, director of the NeuroSport Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan to discuss the risks to young athletes.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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  • Officials consider new steps to screen travelers for Ebola
    Authorities have stressed the low likelihood of a Ebola breakout in the United States, but questions regarding the Dallas case and the effectiveness of airport screening have raised concern. Jeffrey Brown gets an update from Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases about the use of experimental drugs to treat the virus.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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  • Grossman’s ‘Magicians’ series casts spell on adult readers
    Lev Grossman’s bestselling series “The Magicians” proves that fantasy literature isn’t only for kids, having captured a new generation of readers with new worlds and mature, complicated characters. Grossman joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his work and why the genre is growing in popularity.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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  • Fifth American Ebola victim returns to U.S. for treatment
    A U.S. journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia was moved to Omaha, Nebraska, for treatment. Meanwhile, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. remains in critical condition in Dallas. President Obama tried to reassure the public that the chances of an epidemic breaking out here are extraordinarily low. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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  • What’s next in the legal battle over same-sex marriage?
    Why did the Supreme Court refuse to hear appeals on same-sex marriage, and what does it mean for the future of this issue? Gwen Ifill sits down with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal for closer look at the court’s surprise decision, plus debate on its significance from Austin Nimocks of Alliance Defending Freedom and Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Neuroscientists to share Nobel for Medicine
    In our news wrap Monday, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three neuroscientists for discovering the brain system that helps people orient themselves. Also, pro-democracy protests seemed to wane in Hong Kong. Talks have begun between the government and activists, but some demonstrators vowed to stand their ground until demands are met.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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  • Supreme Court refuses cases on same-sex marriage bans
    The Supreme Court decided on its first day of the term not to consider five cases challenging same-sex marriage, immediately sanctioning weddings for gay couples in five states. The cases originated from states that have overturned same-sex marriage bans. Gwen Ifill reports on the evolution of legalized gay marriage.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2014
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 5, 2014
    On this edition of PBS NewsHour Weekend for Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, a leading expert weighs in on new gains by ISIS in Iraq despite airstrikes by the United States and its allies. Later, the wave of beheadings is even more widespread than recent news coverage suggests. And, a new push to increase the minimum wage. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2014
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  • New York City and other cities move to raise minimum wage
    Matt Flegenheimer of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the U.S. cities moving to raise minimum wage on the local level, as the issue lingers in Congress.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2014
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  • Where in the Middle East is the Islamic State making gains?
    Islamic State jihadists made several gains in cities throughout the Middle East over the past week and was met with powerful resistance in others. To try to make sense of what’s occurring on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq, former Director of the National Security Council Douglas Ollivant joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2014
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  • What's behind ISIS' most gruesome tactic?
    ISIS' release Friday of yet another videotape showing the beheading of a western hostage has once again drawn international condemnation and refocused attention on the very practice. In fact, beheadings date back to ancient times, and today, they are hardly limited to the violence waged by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2014
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  • Viewers respond to mandated extra reading at Florida schools
    Viewers respond to a recent signature piece examining Florida’s new law requiring low-performing elementary schools to provide an extra hour of reading every day. Hari Sreenivasan reads your comments.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2014
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 4, 2014
    On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 4, one of America's top health experts talks to NewsHour Weekend about combating Ebola in the United States. Later, a report on the beheading of a British aid worker by ISIS militants. And, the big business of young adult literature.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2014
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  • Debunking the myths about the spread of Ebola in the US
    How can the spread of the Ebola virus be stopped? Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss lessons learned in the missteps made in treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who is now in critical condition at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2014
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  • Why YA literature is buzzing with more than young adults
    Young adult literature has become a booming business and one of the fastest growing book categories for publishers in recent years, with more than 715 million books sold in 2013 -- mostly to adults. NewsHour Weekend's Tracy Wholf reports.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2014
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  • Photographers take to Instagram to show 'everyday' Africa
    Instead of focusing on only hardships, a group of photographers living and working in Africa have started an Instagram campaign to show the rest of the world what life in Africa is really like. Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2014
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Friday, October 3, 2014

  • Shields and Brooks on Secret Service failures
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including U.S. preparedness for containing the Ebola virus, good news for job growth and the economy, plus the resignation of the director of the Secret Service over botched security for the president.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2014
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