Full Program: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Federal Reserve Bank discusses the state of the U.S. economy in semi-annual testimony. Also: the impact of small, specialized and local businesses on the overall economy, the challenges of brokering a cease-fire with Hamas, efforts to bring new technology to neonatal care in Vietnam and a burglary that uncovered FBI surveillance efforts 40 years ago.

Segments from Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Full episode for PBS NewsHour: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, the Federal Reserve Bank discusses the state of the U.S. economy in semi-annual testimony. Also: the impact of small, specialized and local businesses on the overall economy, the challenges of brokering a cease-fire with Hamas, efforts to bring new technology to neonatal care in Vietnam and a burglary that uncovered FBI surveillance efforts 40 years ago.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • Meet the new U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright
    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright was recently named the U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. In this NewsHour encore piece, we traveled to the author’s home in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2011 to listen to Wright read his work and share some of his sources of inspiration.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • How an unlikely group changed the face of the FBI
    In “The Burglary,” author Betty Medsger tells the story of a group of burglars in 1971 who stole files from a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania -- a theft that provided evidence of wide scale surveillance of U.S. citizens. Medsger sat down with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown to talk about the unlikely group and the consequences of their plot.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • In Vietnam, new equipment gives infants a breath of life
    Hospitals in Vietnam used to rely on imported equipment that often broke down. Now, cheaper, more usable neonatal machines are made within the country and are tailored to local conditions. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Hanoi on how these machines have brightened the prognosis for infants.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • Why Hamas rejected an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire
    Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israel Tuesday, refusing Egypt’s proposal for a ceasefire. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner talks to writer Mark Perry about what it will take for Hamas to accept a ceasefire, the group’s growing popularity among Palestinians and if Egypt’s proposal still has potential.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • Hopes for Mideast ceasefire dashed as airstrikes resume
    Israel resumed strikes on Gaza Tuesday afternoon after a lull of six hours. The Israeli cabinet had originally accepted, and honored, an Egyptian ceasefire proposal, but Hamas continued to fire rockets despite urgings otherwise from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class?
    Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine -- these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • Yellen cautions against being overly-optimistic
    Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the Fed remains on course to end a stimulus program of monthly bond purchases in October. But, she gave no indication of when the central bank might begin raising a key short-term interest rate. For a closer look at her remarks, Gwen Ifill turns to Greg Ip of The Economist and Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Suicide bombing blasts market in Afghanistan
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a suicide car bombing exploded in a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 89 people and wounding scores more. No one claimed responsibility for the attack and the Taliban put out a statement denying any involvement. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry claimed “tangible progress” on curtailing Iran’s nuclear program.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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  • Portland's Victorian-themed web comic comes to an end
    For over three years, Portland illustrator Benjamin Dewey has been working on the Tragedy Series, a Victoria-themed web comic. With the publication of his 500th installment and a book deal, he's calling it quits. John Rosman at Oregon Public Media spoke to Dewey to find out more.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2014
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