Full Program: Friday, June 27, 2014

Tonight on the program, we look at Iraq where the country's top Shiite cleric called for politicians to rally behind a new prime minister. Also: Ukraine signed an EU trade deal despite objections from Russia, providing long-term care at reasonable costs, a new CDC study shows alcohol use as fourth leading cause of death for working-age Americans and analysis from Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru.

Segments from Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Why we’re all paying the cost of excessive drinking
    Excessive alcohol consumption accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age Americans each year, making it the fourth leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. And it's not just alcoholic drinkers at risk; partying, bingeing and daily drinking all take a toll. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Dr. Robert Brewer, co-author of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Shields and Ponnuru on House GOP vs. Obama
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including how incumbents held their ground against the tea party in last Tuesday’s primaries, Rep. John Boehner’s threat to sue President Obama for abusing presidential powers, as well as accusations swirling around missing IRS emails.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Trade deal locks Poroshenko and Russia in standoff
    In a move that angered Moscow, Ukraine’s new leader signed a trade deal to bring his country closer to Europe. Jeffrey Brown talks to Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center and Nikolas Gvosdev of the U.S. Naval War College about the challenges of implementing the deal, as well as the dilemma now facing Russian interests in seeking to stave off further western sanctions.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Ukraine signs EU trade pact over Russian objections
    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko traveled to Brussels to sign the trade agreement that sparked the crisis in Ukraine late last year. His Kremlin-backed predecessor had balked at further integrating with Europe, and move away from Russia. In Washington, a State Department spokesperson applauded the Ukraine deal, and hinted at further sanctions should Russia retaliate. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Friday, June 27, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we look at Iraq where the country's top Shiite cleric called for politicians to rally behind a new prime minister. Also: Ukraine signed an EU trade deal despite objections from Russia, providing long-term care at reasonable costs, a new CDC study shows alcohol use as fourth leading cause of death for working-age Americans and analysis from Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Fixing the disconnect between Medicare and Medicaid
    Providing long term care at a reasonable cost — especially for low-income Americans who are elderly or have disabilities — has long been a challenge in the U.S. In California, long term care providers are coordinating in order to tackle the special challenges faced by those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Unease in Baghdad grows amid echoes of past sectarian strife
    The U.S. is now flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital, the Pentagon confirmed. Also, Human Rights Watch released a report alleging that ISIL conducted mass executions of more than 160 men in Tikrit. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from Baghdad on the growing unease among civilians.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Will an alternative to prime minister Maliki emerge in Iraq?
    Iraq’s top Shiite cleric ramped up pressure on politicians to agree on the nation’s next prime minister by Tuesday. Iraq’s current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, continues to lose the confidence of former allies in the fight against ISIL insurgents. Judy Woodruff talks to Rob Nordland of the New York Times about the struggles to unite politically and what role U.S. is playing.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Moderate Syrian opposition renews plea for help
    In our news wrap Friday, the head of Syria’s moderate opposition, Ahmad al-Jarba, met with Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia. The White House called for $500 million to aid his forces. Also, in Afghanistan, thousands filled the streets to protest alleged fraud in the presidential runoff election two weeks ago.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Brian Knappenberger on 'The Internet's Own Boy'
    Aaron Swartz was a teen tech-prodigy who became a leader in the fight against regulation and privatization of information on the internet. His story is told in the new documentary, 'The Internet's Own Boy,' by filmmaker Brian Knappenberger.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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