Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Full Episode | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, Secretary of State John Kerry shuttled between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire. Also: a look at the Georgia race that will help decide who controls the Senate, what a fly’s brain can tell us about our own minds, stricter rules for trains carrying crude oil and the fate of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, missing for 100 days.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • Understanding Boko Haram’s expanding reach
    It’s been 100 days since nearly 300 young schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist militants from a town in northeastern Nigeria. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the growing threat that Boko Haram represents in Nigeria and around the globe, and what’s allowed them to expand their reach.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • Why winning Georgia is crucial for the GOP’s Senate hopes
    In Georgia, voters selected David Perdue as the Republican candidate for the Senate election in November. His Democratic challenger, Michelle Nunn, is a fellow political novice and the daughter of a well-known former senator. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Perdue’s strategy, the competitive race ahead and why voting turnout is at a historic low.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • DOT proposes tighter rules for oil trains
    More than a million barrels of oil travel the country by rail each day. In response to deadly derailments, the Obama administration proposed tougher safety rules for trains carrying oil, sometimes called “pipelines on wheels.” Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the proposal, criticism from activists, pushback from the oil industry and the safety of air travel.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • What a fly’s brain tells us about our own minds
    The fruit fly has a very long and distinguished career in science. At a facility considered a Nirvana for scientists, researchers pursue greater understanding of biomedical processes, using test subjects like dragonflies and zebrafish. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Janelia Farm Research Campus supports groundbreaking basic research.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • ‘No safe places’ for children in Gaza, UNICEF officer says
    Gwen Ifill talks to Pernille Ironside of UNICEF, who is in Gaza, about the toll the Israeli military offensive is having on civilians, and especially on children, the damage to infrastructure, as well as the capabilities of UNICEF to provide aid without safe humanitarian access.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • Kerry resumes attempts to broker Mideast cease-fire
    Secretary of State John Kerry met with with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in hopes of working toward an end to hostilities. Hundreds of Palestinians fled strikes in a southern Gaza town, while a new Hamas rocket threat caused more airlines to cancel flights into Israel. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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  • News Wrap: First MH17 victims returned to the Netherlands
    In our news wrap Wednesday, two aircrafts ferried the first of the victims from MH17 back to the Netherlands, home country of 193 of the 298 people killed in the crash. Also, a Trans-Asia Airways plane crashed in a storm as it was trying to land on a small island. At least 47 are feared dead.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2014
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Full Episode | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes discusses U.S. efforts toward a Mideast cease-fire and the MH17 investigation. Also: the EU weighs additional Russian sanctions, a traditional public school shares ideas and a roof with two charter schools, examining conflicting federal court rulings on the health care law and the 9/11 commission considers new challenges.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    July 22, 2014
  • 9/11 Commission: Americans can't be complacent about threats
    A decade since the release of a major report on the nation's preparedness and response to the September 11th attacks, the original bipartisan commission reconvened to produce a new assessment of current threats and challenges. Tom Kean, former New Jersey governor and chair of the committee, and Lee Hamilton, vice-chair and a former Indiana congressman, sit down with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • Will conflicting health care law rulings head to high court?
    The federal court of appeals based in Washington ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not allow policyholders who get insurance through the federal exchange to qualify for subsidies. A separate ruling, issued hours later by a federal appeals court in Virginia, said federal exchanges policies do qualify. Gwen Ifill talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog.com.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • What’s behind EU reluctance to ramp up sanctions on Russia
    What is the chance Europe will form a united front when it comes to imposing further sanctions against Russia? Gwen Ifill joins Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic & International Studies about hesitation within the European Union to level tougher penalties, as well as why Europe has the power to change Russian President Putin’s calibrations.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • Charter and traditional schools bridge divide under one roof
    Charter schools have often been seen as a threat to traditional schools, diverting resources and students to these publicly funded but privately run institutions. In Houston, Texas, the superintendent of one school district has invited competing charter schools to set up shop alongside a regular middle school. Special correspondent John Merrow reports on their evolving partnership.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • EU foreign ministers discuss more hard-line Russia response
    The Dutch foreign minister spoke passionately to his European Union colleagues of the loss his country had suffered with the Malaysia Airlines disaster and about fears that Russian-backed separatists might be tampering with evidence. Europe imposed new sanctions on individual Russian officials and they are considering tougher measures. Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • Deputy National Security advisor on Hamas, Russia sanctions
    Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes says U.S. intelligence has confirmed that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 originated in Ukrainian territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels, but that Russia is not yet absolved of complicity. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss coordination with Europe on potential sanctions against Russia and U.S. hopes for a Mideast cease-fire.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • Airlines temporarily stop commercial flights to Israel
    Several North American and European airlines temporarily halted service to Israel after a Hamas rocket struck a house in Tel Aviv near Israel’s main airport. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for an end to violence after meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Secretary of State John Kerry continued the U.S. push for a cease-fire. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • News Wrap: MH17 victims reach first stop on journey home
    In our news wrap Tuesday, five days after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, the remains of 200 of the 298 victims are awaiting transportation to the Netherlands. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports from Ukraine. Also, researchers in the U.S. and U.K. say they’ve taken a “big step” toward developing future drug treatments for schizophrenia.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014
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  • Painted fences bring Austin together
    Artists and citizens in North Austin collaborate to paint fences with the phrase
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

  • Full Episode | Monday, July 21, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we examine the situation in Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are allowing bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet to be taken from the crash site. Also: pressure builds for a Mideast cease-fire as the death toll climbs, graffiti art gives an abandoned Miami stadium new life, expansion of the My Brother's Keeper initiative and Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Ryan Pitts.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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    FULL PROGRAM
    July 21, 2014
  • Medal of Honor winner honored for Afghan battle heroism
    Sgt. Ryan Pitts was nearing his second tour in Afghanistan when his team began an operation that took a deadly turn. Hundreds of fighters initiated a large-scale attack on his unit and nine soldiers died. Pitts was hit with shrapnel in both legs and in his right arm, but he continued to fight and relay vital information before being airlifted out. Judy Woodruff talks to Medal of Honor winner.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • Initiative aims to end 'schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline'
    The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color. Sixty of the country’s school systems, mayors, corporations and nonprofits all pledged to support My Brother’s Keeper. John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, join Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • Graffiti art gives abandoned Miami stadium a second life
    In the early 1960s, a Cuban architect who fled to South Florida designed the Miami Marine Stadium, an ambitious structure that hosted concerts, boat races, religious services and political rallies. But the city decided to abandon the venue when a hurricane ripped through in the early '90s. Since then, graffiti artists have led the way in keeping the cultural landmark alive. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • Kerry travels to Cairo to help mediate Mideast conflict
    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Secretary of State John Kerry’s game plan as he arrives in Cairo to work on cease-fire prospects between Israel and Hamas.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • As death toll climbs, pressure builds for Mideast cease-fire
    More than 500 Palestinians and 27 Israelis have died in the conflict that began two weeks ago. Palestinians reported that Israeli tanks shelled a hospital, killing at least four. The Israelis say they are focused on destroying Hamas rockets and a network of tunnels used by militias. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the mounting U.S. and U.N. pressure for a cease-fire.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • In wake of MH17 disaster, will Putin promote diplomacy?
    Since the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a tenuous U.S.-Russia relationship has deteriorated even further. Will international pressure force Russian President Vladimir Putin to promote a cease-fire in Ukraine? Gwen Ifill sits down with Stephen Sestanovich, former U.S. ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union, and Eugene Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Texas governor to send troops to Mexico border
    In our news wrap Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexican border as Washington grapples with the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally. Also, at least 40 people were shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend, including an 11-year-old girl.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • Rebels allow MH17 bodies to leave crash site
    Four days after a Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in Ukraine, international teams are still seeking access to the rebel-controlled site. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports on the drama over the fate of the victims’ bodies. Gwen Ifill examines pressure for President Vladimir Putin to encourage pro-Russian separatists to cooperate with recovery and investigation efforts.
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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  • Obama demands unfettered access to airliner wreckage
    President Barack Obama demanded that the Russian-backed separatist rebels allow international investigators unfettered access to the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.The president accused the rebels of tampering with the evidence and bodies at the crash site, asking "what exactly are they trying to hide?"
    Original Air Date: July 21, 2014
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