Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 23, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we look at the deadly shooting in Canada, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper has pledged stronger law enforcement in the attacks' wake. Also: how robots and spacesuits could aid Ebola prevention, what Michael Brown's autopsy reveals about his death, bogus credit classes at UNC, the dangers of reporting on Syria and Matthew Broderick and Terrence McNally talk their new show
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
    October 23, 2014
  • A play that pokes fun at pain and pleasure of theater life
    Updated for today’s audiences, the revival production of “It’s Only a Play,” now on Broadway for the first time, lampoons life on the stage from the perspective of a fictional playwright. Jeffrey Brown sits down with starring actor Matthew Broderick and the show’s real-life playwright, Terrence McNally.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
  • The obstacles and dangers of reporting on Syria
    Telling the stories of conflict in Syria and Iraq has become prohibitively dangerous for many news organizations; more than 70 journalists have been killed while covering the Syrian war. While a few international reporters remain in the country, much of the reporting is now done from the outside. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Deborah Amos of NPR and John Daniszewski of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
  • What Michael Brown’s autopsy report reveals about his death
    The results of the autopsy on Michael Brown, the teenager shot and killed by a police officer 75 days ago, sparked a new round of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the official report was leaked to the press. Judy Woodruff discusses the forensic evidence and its limitations with Dr. Judy Melinek of the University of California, San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
    A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri
  • Why did no one flag UNC’s bogus classes?
    For more than 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took credit courses that never met as a class with a professor; a disproportionate number of the students in those classes were athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein about the investigation that unearthed the fraud and why it lasted so long.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
    Georgia Tech v North Carolina
  • How robots and spacesuits could aid Ebola prevention
    The Ebola outbreak is still racing well ahead efforts to contain it. Can science and technology do more to slow the spread and save lives? John Holdren, the president’s top science adviser, sits down with science correspondent Miles O’Brien to discuss designing better safety gear, the outlook for vaccine testing and why the Obama administration is opposed to an Ebola travel ban.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014
    Soldiers from the U.S. Army 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion put on one of three pairs of protective gloves during the final session of personal protective equipment training at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs
  • News Wrap: Canadian PM pledges strong response to attacks
    In our news wrap Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged stronger policing and surveillance in the wake of two deadly but seemingly unrelated attacks by suspects with Islamist ties. Meanwhile, lawmakers honored the sergeant-at-arms who shot and killed the gunman. Also, six West Africans who traveled to Connecticut are undergoing a 21-day quarantine for possible exposure to Ebola.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 22, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at a deadly shooting in Canada that left one soldier and a suspected gunman dead. Also: sitting governors at risk of losing elections, diseases that are more of a threat than Ebola, Islamic State luring teens on social media, remembering Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, pros and cons of freezing eggs and author Azar Nafisi on “Republic of Imagination.”
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
    An ambulance is pictured alongside the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa
    October 22, 2014
  • Azar Nafisi views American society through its literature
    In Azar Nafisi’s new book, “Republic of Imagination,” the Iranian author uses American literary classics to explore perceptions of creativity. The new work picks up where Nafisi left off in her first memoir “Reading Lolita in Tehran.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Nafisi to discuss her new book and the difference in literary attitudes between her home country Iran and the U.S.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • Debating the pros and cons of freezing eggs
    News of Apple and Facebook paying for their employees’ egg freezing has sparked conversation on the advancement of family planning. Gwen Ifill speaks with Sarah Elizabeth Richards, author of “Motherhood Rescheduled” and Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the benefits, risks and choices women face.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • Remembering Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee
    Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, who was best known for leading the paper during its breaking of the Watergate scandal, died Tuesday at 93 in his home in Washington. By publishing the most controversial reports of the 1970s, Bradlee ushered the Post’s transition from a struggling local paper to a nationally revered publication. Judy Woodruff remembers Bradlee with members of Washington media.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • How the Islamic State lures teens on social media
    Three teenage girls from Denver were detained in Germany last weekend by American authorities under suspicion of joining the Islamic State. The militant group lures recruits worldwide with a sophisticated social media operation. Margaret Warner reports how the group tries to reach a wide audience while avoiding detection.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • These non-Ebola diseases are the real health threat
    Ebola remains at the forefront of public safety concerns, but there are a number of illnesses that pose a far greater health risk. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. William Schaffner, the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University on the six other diseases that threaten the public.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • New 21-day monitoring period for visitors from West Africa
    Visitors from West Africa will now be monitored for 21 days, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement. The three weeks indicates the virus’ incubation period. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest procedures.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • 12 sitting governors at risk of losing in November
    The midterm elections will determine the power structure in Washington for the next two years. But in 36 states across the country, midterms could also mean a shift in state leadership, especially for 12 sitting governors. Judy Woodruff sits down with Political Editor Domenico Montanaro for a breakdown of November’s governor races.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • News Wrap: Security guards convicted of shooting Iraqis
    In our News Wrap Wednesday, four former security guards were convicted of shooting 30 Iraqi citizens in 2007. An American detained in North Korea for six months returned to the U.S. today. In Washington, the Secret Service has come under fire for diverting agents from White House patrol to assist in a neighborhood dispute in 2011.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • Rare shooting in Ottawa prompts questions about shooter
    The shooting in Ottawa has prompted questions about the suspected shooter, his motives and possible connections to past attacks or multiple shooters. Gwen Ifill speaks with Campbell Clark of The Globe and Mail, for a report from Canada’s capital.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014
  • What we know about the shooting in Ottawa
    A rare mass shooting in Canada’s capital left one soldier and the suspected gunman dead along with three wounded. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 21, 2014
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, we talk to CDC director on the new safety guidelines for Ebola care. Also: the race for an open senate seat in Georgia, a new surgery enables a paralyzed man to walk again, how fashion designer Oscar de la Renta helped define American style, ‘zombie start-ups’ struggle to survive in Silicon Valley, the Royals’ rise to the World Series and a memoir on overcoming abuse.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
    October 21, 2014
  • Will the Royals cap their story with a fairytale ending?
    The Kansas City Royals’ meteoric rise from Midwestern underdog to American League champs has electrified its hometown. Tonight, before the faceoff with World Series veterans, the San Francisco Giants, Gwen Ifill speaks Mike Pesca of Slate and Hampton Stevens of The Atlantic about the state of play that allowed an unlikely team to rise through the ranks.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • New York Times writer explores masculinity in memoir
    In his biweekly column, New York Times writer Charles M. Blow seeks clarity out of complicated news events. The same search for transparency is seen in his new memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” which chronicles a childhood punctuated by sexual abuse and lifetime spent navigating masculinity and sexuality. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Blow about his new book and the growth of the American South.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
  • Oscar de la Renta leaves legacy at the runway, White House
    Designer Oscar de la Renta, who designed gowns for public women of all ages, died Monday at the age of 82. Known for elegant cuts and bright colors, de la Renta defined American style for more than a quarter of a century.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
    Designer Oscar de la Renta with former first lady Laura Bush. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen.
  • Two newcomers vie for Georgia’s open Senate seat
    In Georgia, the race for an open Senate seat is dividing voters between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. Both seek to distance themselves from President Obama’s policies while gathering support from white and African-American voters who often diverge on party lines. Judy Woodruff reports the southern voter mindset from Atlanta.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
  • When to pull the plug on a dying startup company
    The startup scene has exploded on the tech market with good ideas and some not-so-good ideas. Special correspondent Steve Goldbloom examines the process that startups go through to become solid businesses and how unsuccessful business get canned.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
  • Paralyzed man walks after transplanted cells
    A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down after a 2010 stabbing can now walk after a pioneering transplant in Poland. Cells from the man’s nose were used to repair his spinal nerves in a surgery that gives thousands of palaytics new hope for movement. Alex Thompson of Independent Television News has the report.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
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  • New protocols for healthcare workers, airport screenings
    The Department of Homeland Security has directed travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to five airports for further screening before entering the country. The new travel protocol comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new safety plans for healthcare workers. Gwen Ifill speaks with Dr. Thomas Frieden of the CDC.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
    Barbara Smith, RN, Mount Sinai Health Sysytems and Bryan Christiansen MD,(monitor-R) CDC Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response demonstrate the proper technique for donning protective gear during an ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York on October 21, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary        Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
  • News Wrap: IS claims it took U.S. air-dropped weapons
    Islamic State fighters in Syria have reportedly taken weapons air-dropped by the U.S. for Kurdish fighters in Kobani. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a series of bombings left 30 people dead in Shiite districts. In Hong Kong, student leaders sat down with local government officials, but the student-led pro-democracy demonstrations have not come to an end.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
  • With dance, Florida's at risk students move towards college
    Dance: The Next Generation is a 10-year program through Sarasota Ballet that not only teaches ballet, but gives students the discipline and confidence to succeed in school -- along with a big opportunity waiting for those who complete the program successfully.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2014
    Dance: The Next Generation
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