Monday, April 20, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 20, 2015
    Monday on the NewsHour, the drowning of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean raises concerns about others who attempt the journey. Also: Combating hunger in the worst conflict zones, the 2016 race and the week ahead in politics, lasting damages of the BP oil spill after 5 years, a former CIA contractor speaks out about his actions in the war on terror and African artists reinterpret Dante.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
    Italian coastguard personnel in protective clothing stand on the deck of their ship 'Bruno Gregoretti', carrying dead immigrants on board, as it arrives in Senglea
  • Translating Dante through the eyes of African artists
    Art curator Simon Njami loved the works of Dante, but he realized that the renaissance text about hell, purgatory and paradise didn't speak to the experience all readers, including himself. He set out to re-imagine the Divine Comedy, to update it and make it more universal, with an exhibit of works by artists from across the African continent. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
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  • Former CIA contractor speaks out about interrogation
    Only once has a CIA-connected interrogator been brought to trial in a torture-related case. David Passaro was convicted of abusing a prisoner who died after three days of interrogation at a remote base in Afghanistan. Passaro, now out of prison, talks to Retro Report, a nonprofit news organization partnered with The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
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  • GOP contenders fight to stand out to New Hampshire voters
    Gwen Ifill talks to Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Tamara Keith of NPR about a trip to New Hampshire by GOP candidates -- both those who have officially announced and those who haven’t -- and why Hillary Clinton was a big topic among the Republican contenders.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
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  • How can Europe deter desperate migrants?
    The number of migrants traveling over water to reach Europe has grown tremendously. Gwen Ifill talks to Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International about what’s driving them to attempt passage to Europe and how countries are dealing with the situation.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
    A child is carried into bus as migrants arrive via boat at the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo
  • News Wrap: Six arrested for conspiring to join Islamic State
    In our news wrap Monday, six Minnesota men will face trial for allegedly trying to join the Islamic State. The U.S. Attorney for Minnesota said the six had Somali backgrounds and had been conspiring for 10 months. Also, the U.S. Navy stepped up efforts to block Iran from sending weapons to Shiite rebels in Yemen. Tehran has denied aiding the rebels.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
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  • Five years on, what do we know about BP oil spill damage?
    How is the Gulf Coast coping with the effects of the massive 2010 BP oil spill five years later? Judy Woodruff talks to John Young, president of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish, and Mark Schleifstein of The Times-Picayune about the environmental and economic impacts and what’s left to be done.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
    Pelicans are seen along the coast of Cat Island in Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
  • How the BP oil spill hurt Gulf wildlife and livelihoods
    Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 and sending a torrent of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. When it was finally capped, more than 100 million gallons had spilled, resulting in the deaths of thousands of animals. The beaches and waters look clean now, but the disaster caused long-lasting economic and environmental devastation. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
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  • EU calls crisis meeting over growing migrant deaths at sea
    The European Union came under intense pressure to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean after a vessel carrying migrants sank off the Libyan coast over the weekend, killing nearly everyone on board. So far this year, at least 1,500 migrants have died trying to make the crossing -- 15 times more than all of last year. Matt Frei and Rageh Omaar of Independent Television News report.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
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  • UN struggles to combat hunger in world’s worst combat zones
    Since South Sudan’s creation four years ago, conflict within the country has left millions displaced or dead. Among the living, 2.5 million need food assistance, and the number could grow to 4 million by the end of the year. Judy Woodruff talks to Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Program, about helping South Sudan and the challenges of meeting demand in other combat zones.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
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  • Catherine Pierce reads 'Dear Atom Bomb'
    Watch Catherine Pierce read her poem “Dear Atom Bomb” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2015
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 19, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, April 19th, 2015, the Italian Coast Guard searches for survivors after a fishing boat packed with hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, American military trainers arrive in Ukraine, prompting an angry response from the Kremilin, and in our signature segment, hackers are seizing personal data and holding it for ransom.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2015
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  • FBI investigators overstated evidence against criminals
    The Justice Department and FBI formally acknowledged that FBI forensic investigators routinely gave flawed testimony overstating evidence against criminal defendants during the 1980s and 1990s. In more than a dozen cases, defendants were later executed or died in prison. Spencer Hsu of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2015
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  • U.S. troops are in Ukraine and the Kremlin isn't happy
    The United States Army announced on Friday that about 300 troops, based in Italy, had arrived in western Ukraine for a six-month training rotation for three battalions of Ukraine’s National Guard. It is the first training mission by American troops in Ukraine since the war in the southeast began. Andrew Roth of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Moscow, to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2015
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  • What's behind the xenophobic violence in South Africa?
    Over the weekend, South African leader Jacob Zuma canceled a trip overseas, following a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants. David Smith of the Guardian joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Johannesburg to discuss the backlash.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2015
    Hundreds of people participate in a peace march after anti-immigrant violence flared in Durban

Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 18, 2015
    On this edition for Saturday, April 18th, 2015, authorities blame ISIS for a suicide bombing that killed dozens of people in Afghanistan, a former national security official weighs in on what the turmoil in Iraq, Syria and Yemen means for the US, and in our signature segment, will a lawsuit filed on behalf of teen environmental activists force the government to do more to fight climate change?
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2015
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  • The hack attack that takes your computer hostage
    Ransomware, a type of software that computer hackers use to hold individuals' data hostage by blocking access to files unless they agree to pay a ransom, is on the rise. And because anyone with an internet connection is vulnerable, the problem highlights a growing threat that consumers face on both their personal computers and mobile devices.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • Threat of terror groups builds after ISIS suicide bombing
    Saturday's bombing in Afghanistan caps a chaotic week throughout much of the Muslim world. Violent conflicts are now raging in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and the threat posed by terror groups like ISIS and al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula are seemingly intensifying. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2015
    Relatives and residents carry the coffins of victims after a suicide attack during a burial ceremony in the Dari Noor district of Nangarhar province
  • Why psychiatrists turn away patients who can't pay cash
    Fewer and fewer psychiatrists take patients using private insurance or Medicare to pay. And that means low-income people often can't get proper psychiatric care, a development that can have tragic consequences. Bloomberg's Shannon Pettypiece joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2015
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  • Viewers respond to report on Hawaii's solar energy industry
    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments about a recent signature segment concerning Hawaii’s booming solar energy industry.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • Why teens are suing states to force environmental action
    Frustrated by the slow pace of progress on climate change policy, an Oregon-based environmental group is using a novel legal strategy called "atmospheric trust litigation" to try to force governments to take action. And the movement is being led those who have a high stake in the welfare of future generations -- students.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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Friday, April 17, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 17, 2015
    Friday on the NewsHour, a former deputy of Saddam Hussein is killed as the fight for Iraq continues in Tikrit. Also: President Obama’s immigration reform goes to federal court, China makes a land grab among disputed islands, Mark Shields and David Brooks on this week’s news and Cokie Roberts on the women of Washington during the Civil War.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • The undertold story of D.C.’s dames during the Civil War
    Journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts offers a different take on the Civil War era, focusing on the women who were involved in politics behind the scenes. Gwen Ifill talks to the author about her new book, “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868” and politicians’ wives who disagreed with their husbands and tracking down resources.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • Shields and Brooks on Pacific trade deal politics
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss this week’s news, including the potential domestic and global effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, defining the role of Congress in the Iran nuclear deal, Hillary Clinton’s campaign rollout and Sen. Marco Rubio’s potential in the Republican party.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Obama urges Senate to vote on Lynch confirmation
    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama hosted Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House, and addressed a list of issues, including the way GOP leaders are handling one of his main cabinet appointments. Also, financial leaders from the world’s major economies gathered to discuss rising challenges and issued a joint communique saying they see modest improvements in the global economy.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
    U.S. President Obama and Italian Prime Minister Renzi hold joint news conference at the White House in Washington
  • China expands claim on disputed islands by adding sand
    An archipelago in the South China Sea is claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei. But China has recently started dumping tons of sand in the long-contested area, building up an island large enough for a military aircraft landing strip. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • Why the U.S. is worried about China’s land grab
    Tensions among some Asian nations are growing after satellite images showed that China has been building up small islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Adm. Dennis Blair, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, to learn more about the contested area and the U.S. response.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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  • What’s next for Obama’s immigration actions in court?
    In November, President Obama announced new executive actions on U.S. immigration policy; 26 states then sued the president for what they say is an overstep of his Constitutional authority. Today, a panel of federal judges in New Orleans heard arguments in an appeal. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2015
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