Full Program: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
6108961090Wednesday, January 22, 2014On our program tonight, we examine the fractious start to the Syrian peace talks in Switzerland. We ask analysts if anything positive can come from the conference. Also: the drought emergency in California, a test that could help close America's skills gap, plus federal corruption charges against a former Virginia governor and his wife.2014-01-22 19:00:00disabled2365161878OGHmaoTxQ194131Remembering Shimon Peres, founding father of IsraelIsrael’s Shimon Peres had a political career that extended for nearly five decades. A protege of Israel's very first prime minister, he went from top defense jobs to prime minister, taking a conciliatory approach toward Palestinians that lead to the Oslo Accords and a Nobel Peace Prize. Peres died at 93 years old. William Brangham gets an assessment from Thomas Friedman of The New York Times.2016-09-28 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/RTSPS6N-320x196.jpg2365851822H7O5x6y9tBY194130Bombing onslaught in Syria triggers condemnationTwo hospitals were among dozens of other targets bombed in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday. Activists say that in the last eight days there have been 1,700 airstrikes and at 400 killed. And at the U.N., the U.S. threatened to cut off all cooperation with Russia over the continuing violence. Hari Sreenivasan reports.2016-09-28 06:00 pmhttp://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/RTSPQEN-320x196.jpgPvY-pk2W094194129Debating the bill permitting lawsuits against governmentsIn a rare show of unity, 97 senators voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill permitting families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged support of the hijackers. The president has warned that it could strain relations or spur retaliation. Judy Woodruff gets two perspectives from Jack Quinn, a lawyer representing 9/11 families, and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey.2016-09-28 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/RTSOMWL-320x196.jpg2365851832Ti8I7QIqb2Y
On our program tonight, we examine the fractious start to the Syrian peace talks in Switzerland. We ask analysts if anything positive can come from the conference. Also: the drought emergency in California, a test that could help close America's skills gap, plus federal corruption charges against a former Virginia governor and his wife.
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