Full Program: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

On the NewsHour Wednesday, Ukraine’s interim prime minister met with President Obama to appeal for aid and support in responding to opposition from Russia. Also, we ask whether a key race in Florida might foreshadow the midterm elections, technology experts mark an Internet anniversary and a landmark study exposes the economic system of sex trafficking in the U.S.

Segments from Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    On the NewsHour Wednesday, Ukraine’s interim prime minister met with President Obama to appeal for aid and support in responding to opposition from Russia. Also, we ask whether a key race in Florida might foreshadow the midterm elections, technology experts mark an Internet anniversary and a landmark study exposes the economic system of sex trafficking in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Tensions Grow In Crimea As Diplomatic Talks Continue
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  • Can U.S. use diplomacy to deter Russia's move in Ukraine?
    Days before Crimea’s planned referendum on whether to split from Ukraine, the White House made a symbolic gesture by hosting that country’s interim leader. How far should the U.S. go in supporting Ukraine’s new government? Hari Sreenivasan gets two views from Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council and Stephen Walt of Harvard University.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Tensions Grow In Crimea As Diplomatic Talks Continue
  • 25 years on, still adapting to life tangled up by the Web
    Twenty-five years have passed since a paper first introduced the concept of the World Wide Web. How do Americans think about the Internet and its impact on their lives? Jeffrey Brown talks to three people who have observed the growth of online life from different angles: Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing, Catherine Steiner-Adair of the Harvard Medical School and Daniel Weitzner from MIT.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    BROADBAND INTERNET
  • Exposing the economics of sex trafficking in the U.S.
    A landmark study funded by the Justice Department estimates that the underground sex industry in each of seven U.S. cities generates between $40 million to nearly $300 million a year. Hari Sreenivasan talks to the lead author of the report, Meredith Dank of the Urban Institute.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Love Ranch, a brothel located on the outskirts of Carson City, NV
  • Can the GOP turn a Florida victory into midterm momentum?
    In a closely watched special election, Florida’s right-leaning 13th congressional district voted in Republican David Jolly by a narrow margin over the Democratic candidate. Judy Woodruff asks Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan MacManus from the University of South Florida about how the results could sway the forecast for upcoming midterm elections in November.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    MIDTERM PREVIEW voter party logo
  • Trendlines: Ukraine blowback on Middle East?
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster and related developments have drawn international attention to the region, and some fear away from other pressing matters in the Middle East, such as Syria’s civil war. We explore the possible impacts of the Ukraine crisis on the Middle East in the next Trendlines, a joint production of the PBS NewsHour and Al-Monitor.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
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  • Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform
    Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform, worried his family could be deported at anytime. The Fofanas have lived in Baltimore, Maryland for more than 10 years, under constant threat of deportation.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Coumba Fofana worries her family could be deported
    Coumba Fofana and her family came to the U.S. 10 years ago seeking political asylum. But today, they are stuck in limbo, live year by year on a temporary stay of deportation.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Boehner: Administration can't be trusted on immigration
    House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks out about his party's concern that President Obama's administration can't be trusted to enforce immigration reform laws.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2014
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