Sunday, March 29, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 29, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, March 29th, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry cancels an event in the U.S. to try wrap up the Iran nuclear deal, the future of television is examined in our signature segment as more young people cut the cord with cable, and the government takes new steps to crack down on lenders charging the working poor.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2015
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  • Inside the new pay day loan rules from the CFPB
    This week, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took new steps to protect the working poor from people critics describe as predatory lenders, those who make what are known as pay day loans. Chico Harlan of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the changes.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2015
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  • Decoding Silicon Valley's puzzling tech billboards
    Billboards with confusing language aimed at the tech industry have begun popping up along a 49-mile stretch of freeway between San Francisco and San Jose. KQED San Francisco's Scott Shafer reports.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2015
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  • Are US allies risking new chaos in the Middle East?
    Even as some United States allies in the Middle East fight against pro-Iranian forces in Yemen, the US is fighting with Iran against the Islamic State in Iraq. Matt Bradley of The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Erbil, Iraq, to discuss the muddled situation.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2015
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 28, 2015
    On this edition for Saturday, March 28th, 2015, new revelations about the German co-pilot who authorities say deliberately crashed a Germanwings jetliner into the French Alps, and in our signature segment, a nationwide movement encourages doctors and patients to talk about end-of-life decisions with loved ones. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from KQED in San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2015
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  • Investigators probe the life of the Germanwings co-pilot
    While definitive answers remain elusive, new information emerged Saturday about the young co-pilot who authorities believe deliberately flew a Germanwings airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. For the latest, Jack Ewing of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Montabaur, Germany, where the co-pilot was from.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2015
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  • Viewers respond to report on controversy of sports gambling
    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments responding to a previous report on the controversies surrounding illegal sports betting in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2015
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  • San Francisco Symphony offers modern take on classical music
    As part of a growing national movement to revitalize the symphony experience for patrons, the San Francisco Symphony recently launched SoundBox, a show series meant to create new musical experiences and entice new audiences. KQED's Cy Musiker reports.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2015
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  • Does more web-based media mean the death of TV?
    Over the past five years, more than three million American homes have canceled their cable subscriptions while plenty more have signed up for online streaming services to control when, where and how they watch their favorite shows. Now, some of the biggest players in television are looking beyond cable by offering services that bundle and stream programs without a cable or satellite hookup.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • Movement urges death conversations among loved ones
    A growing national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends has gained traction in recent months. As Medicare considers whether to cover such conversations with physicians, The Conversation Project, a Boston-based non-profit, is highlighting the importance of talking openly about dying. Special Correspondent Lynn Sherr reports.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Why Assad sees an opening for dialogue with the U.S.
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sat down for an interview with PBS host and CBS News anchor Charlie Rose on Thursday in Damascus. Assad denied reports of chemical weapon use by his military and signaled openness to dialogue with the United States. Rose joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what he learned in the interview and the state of Damascus today.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • ‘L’Allegro,’ a dance masterwork, makes its television debut
    Twenty-five years after starting his dance company, Mark Morris is making the leap to television with a production of "L'Allegro" on PBS’ Great Performances. Jeffrey Brown talks to the famed choreographer.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • Shields and Brooks on Harry Reid’s retirement
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement announcement, Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential prospects and U.S. involvement in the Yemen conflict.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode Mar. 27, 2015
    Friday on the NewsHour, Syrian President Bashar Assad sat down for an interview with Charlie Rose, rejecting charges that his military used chemical weapons. Also: a verdict in a Silicon Valley gender bias lawsuit, Nigeria goes to the polls amid terror concerns, how sharkskin could be the key to fighting superbugs, Mark Shields and David Brooks on the week’s news and a dance masterpiece on TV.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • Armor-like shark skin may offer defense from superbugs
    Do sharks offer a key to fighting deadly bacteria? The White House unveiled a new campaign Friday to contain drug-resistant bacteria known as “superbugs,” and one of the unlikely resources that researchers are turning to is shark skin. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • Will Nigeria see first-ever democratic transition of power?
    Millions of Nigerians are expected to turn out for tomorrow’s delayed election, which pits President Goodluck Jonathan against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in a tight race, with fears of terrorism looming. Jeffrey Brown learns more about the significance of the election from Michelle Faul, Nigeria bureau chief of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • Nigeria wages offensive against Boko Haram ahead of election
    Nigeria’s upcoming election between current President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari could be the nation’s closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999. But hanging over the election is the threat of Boko Haram, the militant group that controls northern parts of the country and has killed 1,000 civilians this year alone. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • How women in tech see Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination case
    A jury of six men and six women found gender was not a factor in the firing of former junior partner Ellen Pao at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The case drew attention to sexism and gender imbalance in Silicon Valley, as well as the wider tech world. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Fran Maier, founder of TRUSTe, about the significance of the case and verdict.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Search finds doctor’s note for German co-pilot
    In our news wrap Friday, no suicide note was found in the search of the home of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, but a torn-up doctor’s note suggests that he was hiding an illness from employers before he crashed a plane into the French Alps. Also, Saudi Arabia targeted new airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, targeting three areas, including the rebel-controlled capital.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2015
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  • How one Afghan woman rose from dressmaker to policy insider
    For Kamila Sidiqi, the road to working at Afghanistan's presidential palace began with a bold effort to support her family. While under Taliban rule, when women couldn’t work or go to school, she started a business in her living room. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana," sits down with Sidiqi, now deputy chief of staff to Afghanistan’s president.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode March 26, 2015
    Tonight on the program, we examine new evidence released concerning the fatal plane crash in the French Alps. Also: Yemen chaos takes another sharp turn with Saudi airstrikes, whether investors are pumping up another housing bubble in Florida, a bipartisan effort to fix pay for Medicare doctors, how one Afghan woman rose from dressmaker to policy insider, and hooking kids on poetry through sports.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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  • Poet writes slam-dunking kids' novel
    How do you get reluctant readers to fall in love with a book? Writer and literacy activist Kwame Alexander says you have to offer them something relatable. In "The Crossover," basketball is the hook to persuade kids to pick up a novel written in poetic verse. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Alexander to discuss his award-winning young adult book.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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  • Are investors pumping up another housing bubble in Florida?
    Since Florida's housing market crashed nearly a decade ago, a wave of investors offering cash to flip or rent properties has helped restore market values. Now, some homeowners who suffered foreclosure but are ready again to qualify are being priced out while rental prices rise, adding to concerns about another housing bubble. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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  • House approves permanent fix for Medicare doctor payment
    For more than a decade, doctors who treat Medicare patients have been threatened with pay cuts due to a faulty formula of how doctors are reimbursed. But in a rare bipartisan agreement, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a deal to permanently end the problem and reward quality of care, not quantity. Gwen Ifill learns more from Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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  • Yemen chaos takes another sharp turn with Saudi airstrikes
    In Yemen’s capital Sanaa, people awoke overnight to explosions as Saudi jets bombarded military targets. The goal of the operation, which killed at least 18 civilians, was to drive out Shiite Houthi rebels who have taken over much of the country. Iran, key supporter of the Houthis, denounced the strikes. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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  • What's driving Saudi airstrikes in Yemen?
    Yemen has become the latest flashpoint in a long conflict between Tehran and Riyadh for regional dominance. What do the new developments mean for an already smoldering Sunni-Shia split in the Middle East? Judy Woodruff talks to David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy and Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Indiana gov. declares HIV public health emergency
    In our news wrap Thursday, Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in response to an epidemic of new HIV cases caused by intravenous drug use in his state. Also, the first tornadoes of the season hit Arkansas and Oklahoma, killing at least one person in Tulsa. The storms flattened homes and businesses, toppled power lines and caused injuries.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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  • How well do we know the pilots who fly our planes?
    Revelations of the cause of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash have spurred serious concerns over safety and flight protocols, including ensuring pilots are properly trained and adding more monitoring in the cockpit. NewsHour aviation specialist Miles O’Brien joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the questions the airline industry may consider in the aftermath of the crash.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2015
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