Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Who will fight the Islamic State on the ground?
    Amid the growing threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama recently called for a "ground game" in Iraq to help tackle the jihadist group. But who would make up that force? Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss US efforts to defeat the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
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  • U.S. unemployment decrease reflects more workforce dropouts
    According to Friday's jobs report, the unemployment rate dropped from 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent. However, the number of Americans dropping out of the workforce rose. Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to talk about the long-term effects these exits may have on the nation's economy.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
  • Lifesavers in training: A day in the life of working dogs
    At the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, service dogs go through a rigorous training course, including search and rescue, obedience and agility drills in order to eventually fill a variety of jobs helping people.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
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Friday, September 5, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 5, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at a tentative deal reached between Ukraine and Russian separatists. Also: the new jobs report doesn't indicate a strong labor market, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's political news, how children can find comfort in poetry after fatal gun accidents and remembering comedian Joan Rivers.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • After fatal gun accidents, children find comfort in poetry
    In a shocking accident, a nine-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor last week at an Arizona gun range. When children are involved in fatal incidents, what helps? Jeffrey Brown shows how some families have turned to poetry.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Barbara Walters reflects on Joan Rivers’ legacy
    As a pioneer for women in comedy, the unapologetically crass Joan Rivers made friends with comics and celebrities alike. Judy Woodruff speaks with broadcast journalist Barbara Walters, who laments the loss of her friend and performer who “loved what she did.”
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Shields and Brooks on ex-Virginia Gov.’s guilty verdict
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the Ukrainian cease-fire, ex- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s guilty verdict and the shifting Kansas Senate election.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Jobs report falls below expectations
    Though economists predicted a month of strong hiring, only 142,000 positions were added to the market in August. Paul Solman explains why the growth disappointed many.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Doubts rise over Ukraine, Russian separatist cease-fire
    From the NATO summit, world leaders expressed their support for the ceasefire between Ukraine and Russian separatists. However, previous peacemaking delays and further violence have given reason for doubt. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Nicholas Burns, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, and John Mearsheimer of the University.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Ukraine, Russian separatists reach tentative peace deal
    After a series of failed peace talks, Russian-backed separatists and Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in Belarus. Though representatives from both parties stressed the importance of protecting civilians, President Obama expressed skepticism from the NATO summit in Wales. Jeffrey Brown discusses today’s decision.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Head of African terror group, Al Shabaab is dead
    In our News Wrap Friday, the Pentagon confirmed the death of the leader of the African terror group, Al Shabaab. Also, flash floods and landslides have killed at least 116 in eastern Pakistan and Kashmir. And the third American aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia is in stable condition in Nebraska.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Can dogs be trained to detect the smell of cancer?
    For the past few decades, researchers have been exploring the possibility that cancer, possibly created by the growth of tumors, actually has a particular odor -- and dogs can pick up on that smell. Some doctors believe this area of research may lead to more efficient screening methods and cancer treatment procedures. Special correspondent Dr. Emily Senay reports.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Remembering Bruce Morton as one of the 'boys on the bus'
    The famous "Boys on the Bus" -- the gaggle of reporters who covered the 1972 McGovern/Nixon race, memorialized in Tim Crouse's book of the same name -- lost another of their number today. Longtime CBS and CNN correspondent Bruce Morton died Thursday in Washington after a battle with cancer. He was a near 30-year veteran of CBS News, who covered everything from Vietnam to Civil Rights to politics.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Agnes Obel taps into the piano's 'dreamy nature'
    Danish musician Agnes Obel spoke to Art Beat about her "piano music" before a recent concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Obama: U.S. skeptical of Ukraine cease-fire
    President Barack Obama, speaking at the tail end of the NATO summit in Wales, said he was skeptical that a cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia rebels would hold.The president also mentioned NATO leaders' decision to form a rapid response force against Russian aggression. Obama also said NATO leaders agreed to form a coalition against Islamic State militants.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour | Full Episode | September 4, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we examine the Justice Department's announcement of a full-scale investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri police. Also: getting into college with a cell phone video, former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell found guilty of fraud, whether an Independent can steal Kansas from the GOP, saving the Great Lakes from toxic algae and whether new rules will make the NFL safer.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Will the NFL be safer this year?
    The NFL has been heavily scrutinized for encouraging gameplay at the expense of player safety. As the league kicks off its 95th season, new rules are aimed at preventing injuries and reducing contact. Jeffrey Brown discusses the league’s adjustments with DeMaurice Smith, the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, and Dr. Matthew Matava of the NFL Physicians Society.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Saving the Great Lakes from toxic algae
    How can the great lakes recover from agricultural runoff and toxic algae blooms? Yesterday, the EPA announced it will distribute $12 million to educate farmers and improve water quality in the region. Detroit Public Television’s Christy McDonald speaks with scientists about their search for a solution to runoff-fueled toxins.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Can an Independent steal Kansas from the GOP?
    In a last ditch effort to steal Kansas from the Republican Party, Democrat Chad Taylor withdrew from the Senate race leaving Independent Greg Orman to challenge Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. Taylor, who was criticized for his weak ties to Kansas, sidestepped after recent polls suggested Orman was a more competitive candidate. Judy Woodruff speaks with Jonathan Martin of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Justice Department looks for answers in Ferguson
    Judy Woodruff speaks with Robert Driscoll, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Tracie Keesee, Center for Policing Equity, on what to expect from the Justice Department’s civil rights investigation of the Ferguson police department.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Can a cell phone video get your kid into college?
    Colleges and universities are getting increasingly creative with their admissions essay prompts, but a small liberal arts college has set a new precedent. In lieu of recommendation letters, extracurricular activities and test scores, Goucher College in Maryland will accept a two-minute video submission. Jeffrey Brown discusses this strategy with Jose Antonio Bowen, president, Goucher College.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Once rising GOP governor convicted of fraud
    The corruption case against former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen has come to a close. In a dramatic end to the emotional saga, the former governor wept as the jury charged him with 11 counts of corruption and his wife with eight. Judy Woodruff debriefs with Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • News Wrap: NATO meets in Europe in shadow of Ukraine crisis
    In our news wrap Thursday, leaders from 60 nations gathered in Wales for the NATO summit where Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reiterated his push for a cease-fire. In the U.S., a federal judge ruled BP deserves the lion share of blame for the 2010 Gulf oil spill, meaning it could face fines of up to $18 billion
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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  • Ferguson police department under federal fire
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a full-scale investigation of the Ferguson police department nearly one month after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The probe, which Holder promised would be rigorous and “timely,” will be overseen by the department’s civil rights division. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2014
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour | Full Episode | Wednesday, September 3, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at the situation in Ukraine as President Obama cracks down at Russia's actions in the region. Also: President Obama's handling of the crises, how one student's dyslexia changed how a community viewed learning, the roots of the online hacking group "Anonymous" and the cost of keeping undocumented minors in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
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  • The cost of keeping undocumented minors in the U.S.
    The influx of unaccompanied minors across the southern border has mounted pressure for reform, but executive action on the issue has slowed. Jeffrey Brown talks to Thomas Hodgson, sheriff of Bristol County, who has overseen the placement of 989 unaccompanied minors in his region, to discuss the exploitation many of these children encounter.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
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  • The roots of ‘Anonymous,’ the infamous hacking community
    As online hacking becomes more common, interest in the individuals and groups behind such cyber attacks rises. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with David Kushner of The New Yorker on the origins of one of the most infamous hacking groups, “Anonymous.”
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
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  • How one student’s dyslexia changed a community
    When Liz Woody’s son Mason was in third grade, he struggled to read basic words. After Woody moved Mason to a specialized school, she set out to transform techniques to reach struggling readers. John Tulenko of Learning Matters has the story.
    Original Air Date: September 3, 2014
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