judy woodruff

  • June 12, 2013  

    In Istanbul’s Taksim Square, clashes between police and anti-government protesters raged overnight; demonstrators launched fireworks and threw rocks at police, who used water cannons and tear gas. Prime Minister Erdogan’s party announced that the fate of Gezi Park would be considered if protesters leave. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2013  

    The Senate will soon vote on the farm bill, which includes funding for food assistance programs that help roughly 47 million Americans. How would spending cuts impact needy families? Judy Woodruff hears debate from Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute and Lori Silverbush, co-director of the documentary "A Place at the Table." Continue reading

  • June 5, 2013  

    President Barack Obama named Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and his long-time ally, to be the next national security adviser. Judy Woodruff takes a look at Rice’s tenure at the UN, the political contention over her statements last fall about the Benghazi attack, and her likely successor, Samantha Power. Continue reading

  • May 31, 2013  

    The Obama administration announced the U.S. Medicare program is projected to remain solvent until 2026. Despite the positive sign, a Federal Reserve Study found Americans are still struggling to recover from the recession. Judy Woodruff talks with William Emmons, chief economist at the Center for Household Financial Stability. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2013  

    President Obama’s likely nomination of James Comey as FBI director could prove an easy confirmation with bipartisan support. Judy Woodruff talks to Bloomberg News’ Phil Mattingly and New York Times’ Michael Schmidt about the former deputy attorney general’s qualifications for the job and possible partisan reaction from Congress. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2013  

    Mothers are the sole or primary source of income for a record 40 percent share of all families in the U.S., according to a new Pew Research Center report. Judy Woodruff discusses what the study suggests about the changing dynamics of work and family life with Pew’s Paul Taylor and Ellen Galinsky of Families and Work Institute. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Now is your chance to ask the PBS NewsHour senior correspondents anything you want. Tweet your questions to @NewsHour. Forty years ago, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer reported on the Watergate scandal. Their coverage laid the groundwork for what would … Continue reading

  • April 17, 2013  

    In his new book, "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy," journalist David Sheff outlines a slew of reasons why addiction treatments largely fail to help 20 million people struggling with the disease. Judy Woodruff talks to Sheff about why the stigma of addiction has hurt addicts seeking to get clean. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2013  

    When Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, announced in 2012 that she would not seek re-election, she cited strident partisanship as the main reason to end her 33-year career. Judy Woodruff talks with Snowe more about what prompted her retirement and how she’s working to resolve the bitter divide in American politics. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2013  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields talk with Judy Woodruff about who was and wasn’t at the annual CPAC meeting, whether President Obama’s bipartisan outreach to Congress will produce results, plus words on what the new pope’s leadership may mean for the Catholic Church. Continue reading

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