Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 19, 2014
    On this edition for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, a reporter who recently returned from Liberia discusses the latest on the Ebola scare, and in our signature segment, even though millions of people have become eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, some might not be getting the care they need.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2014
  • US must 'strike balance between caution and panic' on Ebola
    Helene Cooper of the New York Times, who recently returned from West Africa and is now in a self-imposed quarantine, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her day-to-day life after spending time in Liberia and how Ebola has affected the country.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2014
  • Are mentally ill Americans getting adequate health care?
    Millions of Americans are now eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including 1.2 million people with mental illnesses. But this particularly vulnerable group may not actually be getting the heath care they need. NewsHour Weekend's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Oct. 18, 2014
    On this edition for Saturday, Oct. 18, President Obama appeals for calm in the face of the Ebola scare, an expert weighs in on plunging gas prices, and in our signature segment, trying to bring new jobs to coal-mining communities 50 years after LBJ launched the War on Poverty. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014
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  • What's behind the sudden drop in US gas prices?
    According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the U.S. dropped from $3.52 in late July to $3.12 today. Isaac Arnsdorf, an energy and commodities reporter with Bloomberg News, joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain the factors contributing to the drop.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014
  • Impact on ISIS fight of Iraq lawmakers' minister approvals
    For more on Iraq parliament’s approval of Sunni and Shiite ministers, ISIS’s presence in Anbar province and the group’s encroachment on Baghdad, Douglas Ollivant, a partner with global strategic consulting firm Mantid International, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014
  • Will Promise Zones lift Eastern Kentucky out of poverty?
    Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson visited Kentucky and declared the War on Poverty, the area of Eastern Kentucky continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, poverty, and the loss of thousands of coal-industry jobs. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on how the new federal Promise Zones initiative in the region is aiming to boost the economy.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Tracking killer comets before they strike
    It's only a matter of time before a big comet or asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. Will scientists discover it, and be able to do something about it, ahead of time? Science correspondent Miles O'Brien talks to NASA astronomers who troll for trouble in the sky.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
  • How Sotomayor influences the Court behind the scenes
    Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
  • Shields and Gerson on Ebola as election issue
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the response to Ebola in the U.S. and how it affects national politics, as well as the outlook for the midterm elections and the gubernatorial debate in Florida.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
  • What’s motivating the Boko Haram cease-fire?
    What’s behind the timing of the cease-fire between Nigeria and Boko Haram? Jeffrey Brown speaks with J. Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council about the motivation for both sides, why the abducted schoolgirls may have become a burden to their captors and what to expect from future talks.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
  • Nigerian government, Boko Haram strike cease-fire deal
    The Nigerian government made a surprise cease-fire announcement with Boko Haram, a group that has carried out deadly bombings and suicide attacks. The militants have reportedly promised not to attack civilians, but the fate of 219 schoolgirls who were abducted in April is unclear. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
  • What does the Ebola czar need to do?
    Ron Klain, the president’s pick to coordinate the Ebola response, has been criticized for not having a background in public health. To assess the challenges and criticism facing Klain, Judy Woodruff talks to Pamela Cipriano of the American Nurses Association and Dr. Amesh Adalja of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
    Two Healthcare Workers In Dallas Infected With Ebola After Treating Patient
  • How peacekeepers are trying to stop a genocide in the Central African Republic
    When Christian militias began murdering their Muslim neighbors in the Central African Republic, a small group of peacekeepers kept the killing at bay. But the country remains a tinderbox -- with half a million refugees -- while both sides are still armed and angry. Jeffery Brown speaks with Jon Lee Anderson, whose latest New Yorker feature unpacks how the worst didn’t happen, but still could.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
  • News Wrap: Iraqi PM urges Sunnis to defend Ramadi from IS
    In our news wrap Friday, Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Sunni tribal leaders to urge them to defend the city of Ramadi from Islamic State forces. Also, the prime minister of Nepal pledged to establish an early warning system after a blizzard killed at least 29 people trekking through the Himalayas.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
  • Ron Klain appointed to corral Ebola efforts
    The Obama administration named Ron Klain as the nation’s Ebola Response coordinator. The White House emphasized Klain, the former chief of staff to two Democratic vice presidents, was selected for his background as an implementation expert. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
  • Saving South Africa's Constitutional Court art collection
    Justice Edwin Cameron of South Africa's Constitutional Court talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the symbolism and importance of the high court's art collection and the need to preserve it.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: October 17, 2014
    On the entrance to the building, the words "Constitutional Court" is written in all eleven official languages of South Africa. Photographed by Janine Erasmus and Wilma den Hartigh

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 16, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we look at how lawmakers called on health agencies to account for mistakes made concerning Ebola. Also: HBO to offer a new, standalone streaming service, #gamergate goes from ethics campaign to spawning death threats against women, one student's path from homeless to Georgetown, a family's battle against military suicide, free speech at Berkeley and Kenyan literary festival
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
    October 16, 2014
  • Storymoja festival celebrates flourishing African literature
    In September, writers and readers gathered at Storymoja, an annual literary festival in Africa. A celebration of books and ideas, it was also a time to remember Ghanaian poet Kofi Awooner, one of the 67 victims of the Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi one year ago. Jeffrey Brown reports on new voices of African literature and the future of literacy in Kenya.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
  • Hearing echoes of Berkeley in student activism today
    In 1964, the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, became the first large-scale campus student movement in the country. The demonstrations set the stage for the anti-Vietnam War movement, the campaign for women’s equality and others. Special correspondent Spencer Michaels looks at the evolution of student protest at Berkeley and beyond.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
  • One student's path from homeless shelter to Georgetown
    More than 1.2 million homeless students were enrolled in public schools last year. On top of homework, they face challenges like getting enough to eat and finding shelter that meets basic living standards. The NewsHour’s April Brown introduces one student who tackled all of that to become high school valedictorian and a freshman at one of the nation’s top universities.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
  • Family’s losses propel battle against military suicides
    Two brothers from a military family were lost in separate tragedies just months apart. Jeff Graham was killed while on duty in Iraq; his younger brother Kevin, a ROTC cadet, took his own life during a bout of depression. Yochi Dreazen, author of “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War,” talks to Jeffrey Brown about the Graham family’s story and the stigma of suicide.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
  • #Gamergate leads to death threats against women
    Members of the gaming community launched a campaign in August called Gamergate as a response to allegations of unethical journalism. But it has grown to include outright threats against women who work in or critique the industry. Hari Sreenivasan talks to one of the targets of the harassment, Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
  • HBO offers streaming as viewers shift to TV à la carte
    With hit shows “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective,” HBO has been a big draw for traditional cable television subscribers. But now HBO is launching a standalone online streaming service, with broadcast network CBS announcing a similar plan. Judy Woodruff talks to Sharon Waxman of The Wrap about the changing ways Americans access entertainment.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
  • News Wrap: Wave of Islamic State attacks strike Baghdad
    In our news wrap Thursday, bombings and mortar fire rocked mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad. At least 50 people were killed in a wave of terror attacks by Islamic State forces. Also, Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying asked demonstrators to end protests, offering to hold talks next week, but pro-democracy rallies continued through the night.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
  • Lawmakers call health agencies to account for Ebola mistakes
    Growing anxiety over Ebola in the U.S. prompted a House hearing to question the nation's top health officials. Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner and others suggested that limits be placed on travelers coming from West Africa, but a White House spokesman dismissed the idea of a travel ban. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • What the shrinking U.S. deficit says about stability
    Worries about Ebola, Europe and the U.S. economy drove another dive on Wall Street. On the same day, the Obama administration announced the national deficit has declined to its lowest level since 2007. Gwen Ifill talks to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Budget Director Shaun Donovan about signs of a stabilizing economy, as well as why Americans are skeptical of the improvement.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
  • Searching for the ripple effects of history-making tech
    In the new book and PBS series “How We Got to Now,” Steven Johnson presents six game-changing innovations and how they shaped the modern world. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Johnson about surprising connections between invention and American society.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
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