Friday, February 27, 2015

  • Is Netanyahu playing politics with speech to Congress?
    Tensions escalated this week between the White House and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his upcoming speech to Congress. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner explores the controversy surrounding the address and whether it damages the U.S.-Israel relationship.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2015
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  • News Wrap: House rejects stopgap bill for Homeland Security
    In our news wrap Friday, hours before the deadline, the House voted down a short-term funding bill that would have delayed a possible shutdown for the Department of Homeland. The Senate has passed a bill without immigration language that would fund the department through September. Also, a gunman in Tyrone, Missouri, killed seven people, before shooting himself.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2015
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  • Shields and Brooks on House GOP vs. Homeland Security
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the biggest talking points at this year’s CPAC, an assessment of the Republicans’ fight over funding Homeland Security and the politics behind Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2015
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  • CPAC speakers talk Islamic State, immigration, Obama
    More Republican presidential hopefuls tried to woo voters and donors at the second day of CPAC, the country’s largest conservative gathering. Which topics caught on, and which were met with boos from the audience? Political director Domenico Montanaro reports.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2015
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  • The extra costs of extra weight for older adults
    Lifelong obesity, now common in the U.S., is beginning to change how Americans age. Along Alabama's Gulf Coast, one in three adults is obese, and many who have lived with the negative health effects of excess weight are entering their senior years. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports on the added costs, disabilities and challenges for older obese patients.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2015
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  • What Islamic State gains by destroying antiquities in Iraq
    In a violent rampage through a museum in Mosul, Islamic State militants knocked statues to the floor, using sledgehammers and even a jackhammer to reduce ancient artifacts and some replicas -- representing idols that past cultures worshipped -- to rubble. Bernard Haykel of Princeton University and Michael Danti of Boston University join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the significance of the latest video.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2015
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 26, 2015
    Tonight on the program, we examine the reveal of the Islamic State's "Jihad John" and take a look at the background behind the extremist. Also: More than a dozen presidential hopefuls gather at CPAC, former Sen. Jim Webb tests election waters for 2016, marijuana legalized in D.C., tips and tricks for Social Security, a biography of black journalist Ethel Payne, and the art of the Talladega murals.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
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    February 26, 2015
  • Black journalist Ethel Payne changed the national agenda
    Ethel Payne, known as the "first lady of the black press," may be the most influential journalist and activist most people haven't heard of. She covered presidencies and Vietnam, traveled often to Africa and was on the front lines of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington. Author James McGrath Morris joins Gwen Ifill to discuss "Eye on the Struggle," a new biography of Payne.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
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  • African captives rise up against slavery in Talladega murals
    In 1938, the historically black Talladega College commissioned artist Hale Woodruff to create a series of paintings telling the story of the Amistad, when 53 Africans revolted on a Spanish ship carrying them to slavery one century earlier. A traveling exhibition organized by the High Museum in Atlanta showcases the Talladega murals, now on view at the Smithsonian. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
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  • Tricks and tips for getting the most from Social Security
    The longer you wait before cashing in on Social Security benefits, the greater the financial reward. But many don’t wait until age 70. There’s a range of loopholes and “secrets” that can improve your benefits, a fact economics correspondent Paul Solman discovered during a tennis game with friend and Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff. Their new book, “Get What’s Yours,” shares that knowledge.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
  • D.C. makes pot legal, with restrictions
    The District of Columbia joined Colorado, Alaska and Washington state in legalizing recreational use and possession of marijuana. Federal law still outlaws the drug, however, putting the nation’s capital at the high-profile crossroads of both state and federal laws. Gwen Ifill talks to Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post to discuss the restrictions on the new law.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
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  • Former Sen. Jim Webb tests Democratic waters for 2016
    Jim Webb, former senator of Virginia, as well as a veteran, author and the former secretary of the Navy, is one of several men and women who may decide to run for the White House next year. Webb joins Judy Woodruff to discuss American economic challenges, how to handle the Islamic State and what motivates him to consider a presidential bid.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
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  • Foreign policy fires up crowd at CPAC
    More than a dozen Republicans considering presidential runs spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the country’s largest gathering of conservative activists. Fresh from the conference, political director Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to take stock of this year’s CPAC.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
    Governor Bobby Jindal arrives to speak at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland
  • How did Mohammed Emwazi become 'Jihadi John'?
    A day after the U.S. arrest of three men attempting to join the Islamic State, officials identified the man known as “Jihadi John,” an IS militant who has been seen in brutal videos executing hostages. What motivated Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, to embrace extremism? Judy Woodruff talks to Peter Neumann of King's College London about Westerners who may be drawn to terrorism.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
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  • Identity of militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked
    The masked man with a British accent who beheaded numerous Islamic State hostages and threatened America in propaganda videos was widely reported to have been identified by British and U.S. intelligence. Kuwaiti-born Mohammed Emwazi was previously detained and deported in Tanzania, accused of trying to reach a terror group in Somalia. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2015
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 25, 2015
    Tonight on the program, we examine the continued fighting in Congress over a looming funding shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. Also: the Supreme Court weighs how religious freedom affects dress codes, how video games are the frontier of AI, why tech companies struggle with gender equality, whether China is looking to replace the U.S. as a superpower and preserving history through art.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sign stands at the headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
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    February 25, 2015
  • News Wrap: FBI arrests two in NY who planned to join IS
    In our news wrap Wednesday, FBI agents arrested two men in New York who were allegedly planning to join Islamic State forces in Syria. Also, Kurdish fighters in Syria cut off a key Islamic State supply line from Iraq. Amid the fighting, IS seized up to 150 Christians from the area.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
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  • Art empowers and preserves Houston community
    Two decades ago, Houston’s Third Ward was struggling with crime, drugs and abandoned homes. Back then, Rick Lowe was one of many artists who bought and transformed area row houses into spaces for work, exhibition and as art itself, bringing both beauty and stability to the community. Now there are concerns that gentrification threatens to push out longtime residents. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
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  • Does China have a secret plan to take America’s place?
    In the bestselling but controversial new book "The Hundred-Year Marathon," author and former Pentagon official Michael Pillsbury argues that China is angling to replace the United States as a global superpower. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Pillsbury about what he thinks the U.S. can do to counteract the “secret strategy.”
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
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  • Why tech companies struggle with gender equality
    A discrimination lawsuit in California involving a former employee at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm signals another instance of that industry being critiqued for its treatment of women. Jeffrey Brown talks to Nicole Sanchez of Vaya Consulting and Nellie Bowles of Re/code.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
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  • Teaching computers how to play Atari better than humans
    Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on how an artificial intelligence business owned by Google has created software that can teach itself to play classic Atari games better than a human.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
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  • Do business dress codes trump religious freedom?
    The Supreme Court is considering a case brought by a young Muslim woman who was not hired for a job at a clothing store after she wore a headscarf to the interview. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers background on the case, plus Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Rae Vann of the Equal Employment Advisory Council and civil rights attorney Munia Jabbar.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
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  • What’s dividing Republicans over Homeland Security funding
    With just days before the deadline to fund Homeland Security, it’s congressional Republicans who are divided over blocking President Obama’s immigration reform efforts and avoiding a shutdown. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the political battles at the Capitol.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2015
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Feb. 24, 2015
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, a look at what President Obama’s Keystone XL veto means for the pipeline’s prospects. Also: New findings on preventing peanut allergies, inside special courts designed for veterans dealing with PTSD, dramatic changes in American demographics and how the debate on immigration reform impacts government at the local level.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
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    February 24, 2015
  • Local officials feel the pressure when Congress won’t act
    While Congress debates how to move forward on Department of Homeland Security funding, thousands of county officials from across the U.S. are on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to act on a wide range of issues, including immigration. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Liz Archuleta of Coconino County in Arizona and Glen Whitley of Tarrant County in Texas about the local impact of political gridlock.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
    A federal judge in Texas blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post
  • As diversity increases, will U.S. be more or less divided?
    The United States is rapidly transforming into a more diverse, more educated and older nation. Gwen Ifill talks to Karlyn Bowman of the American Enterprise Institute and Ruy Teixeira of the Center for American Progress about a special collaborative report that analyzes the implications of these changes and what they mean for American politics.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
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  • Special courts take on criminal cases of troubled veterans
    Around the country, special courts are set up for former military members who have been charged with crimes after returning to civilian life, and who may be struggling with PTSD. Judges, lawyers, probation officers and others work together to treat or punish each defendant. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how the new approach can offer troubled veterans a path forward.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
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  • What President Obama’s veto means for Keystone’s future
    A bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was the first order of business for the Republican-led Congress this year, and today that bill was vetoed by President Obama. Gwen Ifill gets two views from Jeremy Symons of the Environmental Defense Fund and Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2015
    A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne North Dakota
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