Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • One Alaskan artist makes unpredictable patterns with silk
    One hundred and eleven miles from Anchorage, fiber artist Wendy Smith-Wood uses rocks, pebbles and glacier ice to give her fabric texture and pattern.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
    Indie Alaska

Monday, September 29, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 29, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at the scrutiny the U.S. Secret Service is facing after the White House intrusion. Also: protestors demonstrate for democracy in Hong Kong, how the U.S. missed warning signs about the Islamic State, authors join a public fight against Amazon, Detroit adopts diverse solutions to give itself a facelift and saving Kenya's elephants from poachers.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
    President Obama Speaks On Energy Efficiency At Mountain View Walmart
    September 29, 2014
  • Racing to save Kenya’s wild elephants from poachers
    For the African elephant, poaching has reached crisis levels, according to some advocates. Killed for their magnificent ivory tusks, activists worry that wild elephants could near extinction in a decade. Jeffrey Brown reports from Amboseli National Park in Kenya about the efforts underway to save the species and confront the poaching industry.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
  • How Detroit has streamlined its fight against blight
    Facing the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Detroit has adopted diverse solutions to give itself a facelift. The city is tackling blight and dilapidated homes with help from technology like smartphone apps and online crowdsourcing, and offering incentives to attract new residents. Special correspondent Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television investigates Detroit’s progress.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
  • Authors take aim at Amazon over fight with publisher
    Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Ursula Le Guin and many other notable authors have joined a public fight against Amazon for wielding its commercial power against publisher Hachette in a dispute over the price of e-books. Jeffrey Brown discusses the writers’ concerns with novelist Roxana Robinson, president of the Author’s Guild.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
  • How the U.S. missed warning signs about the Islamic State
    President Obama acknowledged that the intelligence community underestimated the force of the Islamic State militants and overestimated the will of Iraq’s military. Frederick Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute joins Judy Woodruff to offer his perspective on what the intelligence community misjudged about the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
  • Why did every security layer fail during White House breach?
    How was Omar Gonzalez, the man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the mansion, able to breach every layer of security designed to keep intruders out? Judy Woodruff speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who broke stories on the most recent threat, as well as how the Secret Service fumbled the investigation of a 2011 shooting at the White House.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
  • Demonstrating for democracy in Hong Kong
    Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong to demand more democracy and oppose interference by Beijing in local politics. Lucy Watson of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
  • News Wrap: Afghanistan inaugurates President Ghani
    In our news wrap Monday, Ashraf Ghani appealed for peace and swore to make his political rival his chief executive at his presidential inauguration in Kabul. Ghani’s swearing in was marred by a suicide attack before the ceremony that killed seven people. Also, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law requiring colleges to define sexual consent.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014
  • Secret Service under scrutiny for White House breach
    The intruder who jumped the fence and entered the White House made it much farther into the mansion than previously reported, according to The Washington Post. At the same time, new information has been revealed about the botched handling of a previous attack in 2011. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Sept. 28, 2014
    On this edition for Sunday, Sept. 28, House Speaker John Boehner says America might have no choice but to send ground troops to fight ISIS. Later, India's new minister is in the United States -- what's next for U.S.-India relations? And, in our signature segment, Jeff Greenfield reports from Kansas on the race that will help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2014
  • Are encrypted smartphones as too private for the FBI?
    The debate over personal privacy vs. national security took a new turn earlier this week as the director of the FBI criticized the advent of encrypted smart phones that allow users to keep data on their devices private. For more, Julia Angwin of ProPublica joins Alison Stewart.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2014
    Instagram has surpassed Twitter in U.S. mobile users. Photo by Flickr user Highways Agency
  • How will Narendra Modi lead India to new age of achievement?
    On Sunday, thousands attended a speech in New York City by new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who declared that India is entering a new age of achievement. Alyssa Ayres of the Council on Foreign Relations joins Alison Stewart to discuss the details behind the beloved new leader's plans.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Sept. 27, 2014
    On this edition for Saturday, Sept. 27, on American Graduate Day, NewsHour Weekend looks at whether an extra hour of reading time can help underperforming students.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2014
  • How intense have Syria airstrikes been so far?
    The U.S. has continued to strike the Islamic State at various headquarters in Syria, but how intense has the campaign been so far? And what's next? Anthony Cordesman from the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2014
  • Kansas political races leave Republican candidates in peril
    In two political races that were on no one's radar only a few months ago, two Kansas Republican incumbents find themselves in serious political peril, as the now-possible outcomes have the potential to shift, among other things, who controls the U.S. Senate. NewsHour's Jeff Greenfield explores whether the candidates may be too conservative for their historically red state.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2014
  • How much does mandatory extra reading time help students?
    In order to make sure students are reading at grade level, many states throughout the country have taken steps to provide extra reading time and instruction for underperforming students. But how much does simply adding extra time help? Patte Barth, the director of The Center for Public Education, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the issue.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2014
  • Low-performing Florida grade schools add extra reading time
    The state of Florida recently mandated the 300 lowest-performing elementary schools add an extra hour of reading instruction each day, the first in the country to do so. But while supporters are convinced the extra time will improve kids' reading, not everyone is convinced it's the right solution. NewsHour Special Correspondent Alison Stewart reports.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

  • Mississippi Senate tea party challenge shows rift in the GOP
    The intense primary battle between veteran Republican Senator Thad Cochran and State Sen. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi shows that the rift between the populist tea party and the establishment wing of the GOP is not yet healed. And the general election is just weeks away.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
  • Jeter’s feel-good ending is ‘necessary tonic’ for sports fans
    At bat for the last time on his home field, Yankees player Derek Jeter made the winning run of the game. That emotional farewell comes at a time when pro sports and athletes have been in the headlines for troubling and criminal behavior. Jeffrey Brown talks to Christine Brennan of USA Today and ABC News and Mike Pesca of Slate and NPR about Jeter’s closer, plus a scandal in sports journalism.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees
  • Shields and Brooks on retirement for Holder and Jeter
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Obama’s urging for action against the Islamic State at the United Nations General Assembly, as well as the importance of debating U.S. action against the militants, the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, plus the “classy” career of Derek Jeter.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
  • Ukraine prime minister on obstacles to peace with Russia
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged the U.S. and Europe at the U.N. to stick to its sanctions on Russia until Ukraine regains all of its territory. The premier sits down with chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner in New York to discuss his skepticism of a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine that was signed earlier this month.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
  • Discussing division and race ‘After Ferguson’
    In a special PBS town hall called “America After Ferguson,” Gwen Ifill moderates a conversation on the death of Michael Brown and the wider community conflicts that have been exposed for Ferguson, Missouri, and the nation. In this excerpt, participants discuss getting more young people of color involved in politics, as well as a divide in the perception of race and empowerment.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
  • Ferguson police chief sparks new unrest
    A fight broke out Thursday at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, the town where Michael Brown, an unarmed black youth was shot and killed by a police officer. The police chief attempted to join the protest after releasing a video apology to the family of the slain teen nearly six weeks after his death. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
  • News Wrap: UK will join airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq
    In our news wrap Friday, the British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to join a U.S.-led coalition air campaign against the Islamic State militants in Iraq. Also, the State Department issued a travel warning for Yemen amid fears of a civil war, urging Americans living there to leave and reducing the number of government staff.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
  • Wave of child migrants pose challenges for Florida schools
    As many unaccompanied minors cross into the United States from Central America fleeing violence and poverty, most end up waiting many months, or even years as their cases go through immigration court. While they wait for the backlogged immigration system to address their claims to stay in the U.S. they enroll in school here.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 26, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look back at Ferguson, Missouri, where new unrest was sparked after the town's police chief released a video apology to the family. Also: Ukraine's prime minister sits down with Margaret Warner, a wave of child migrants poses challenges for FLorida schools, Derek Jeter's feel-good walk-off contrasts with recent sports news and Shields and Brooks.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
    September 26, 2014
  • NewsHour executive producer retires after nearly 40 years
    Linda Winslow will produce her final episode of NewsHour from the control room before retiring. She talks to Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill about some career highlights, her role as a mentor, the future of journalism and the anchors' now iconic "fist bump" from the 2012 Republican convention.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2014
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