Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Will debris help narrow search for MH370?
    Even though it seems more and more likely that the debris recovered on the island of Reunion is part of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, many questions still remain. Judy Woodruff learns more from science correspondent Miles O’Brien and Van Gurley, whose company Metron helped investigators find Air France Flight 447 off the coast of South America.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2015
    French gendarmes and police stand near a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. France's BEA air crash investigation agency said it was examining the debris,  in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. Picture taken July 29, 2015.     REUTERS/Zinfos974/Prisca Bigot  - RTX1MCP4
  • News Wrap: CDC finds 1 in 5 adults in U.S. has a disability
    In our news wrap Thursday, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 53 million Americans are living with a disability. Rates are highest in Southern states and higher among Black and Hispanic adults. Also, the Senate sent a bill to President Obama authorizing a three-month patch in funding for the nation’s highways and transit systems.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2015
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  • How to resupply a nuclear submarine
    The USS Pennsylvania is a stealth warship on active patrol in the Pacific Ocean. Armed with up to 24 Trident D-5 nuclear missiles, the Ohio-class vessel is part of America’s fleet of 14 nuclear armed submarines. Resupplying a ship like this while at sea takes quite a bit of coordination. Luckily, a PBS NewsHour crew got to witness a rarely seen resupply of the secretive submarine.
    Original Air Date: July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  • How do we ensure Medicare and Medicaid longevity?
    Fifty years since Medicare and Medicaid were established, the programs cover the health care needs of more than 120 million Americans. But new projections underscore worries over long-term sustainability. Judy Woodruff speaks to two former secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius and Louis Sullivan, about the successes and challenges.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2015
  • Treasure hunters strike gold off Florida coast
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, divers made the find of a lifetime in shallow waters of Florida’s Atlantic coast – more than $1 million worth of sunken Spanish coins and treasure.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2015
  • How a student history project reunited a family
    Decades after losing touch, family members from two different continents were reunited at the American Cemetery in Normandy, France, to honor a World War II soldier who was killed in action just after the D-Day invasion. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on the educational program that brought them together.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2015
  • A Catholic enigma found in a grave at Jamestown
    In 2013 archaeologists discovered the remains of four early colony leaders buried 400 years ago at the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. On top of one of the graves was a silver box resembling a religious artifact, presenting a mystery for researchers. Jeffrey Brown learns more from James Horn of the Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2015
  • NATO Commander on the ‘major threat’ of Russia
    Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the alliance with Turkey against the Islamic State and why Russia poses a major threat in Europe today.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2015
  • Why is word of Mullah Omar’s death coming out now?
    The Taliban's supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar was confirmed dead by a spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence agency, which claims that he died two years ago at a hospital in Pakistan. Although Omar has not been seen publicly since 2001, the Taliban was issuing statements in his name as recently as two weeks ago. Judy Woodruff talks with Jessica Donati of Reuters.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2015
    Syed Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani,  speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan July 29, 2015. The Afghan government is investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the Afghan Taliban, is dead, a spokesman for the president's office said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani  - RTX1M8TR
  • Footage of DuBose death contradicts indicted cop's claim
    Ray Tensing, a white police officer, was indicted on murder charges for killing Samuel DuBose, a black motorist, during a traffic stop for not having a front license plate. Tensing said he was dragged by the car and forced to shoot DuBose, but body camera footage revealed a different sequence of events. Gwen Ifill learns more from Sharon Coolidge of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2015
    University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's body camera shows driver Samuel Dubose pulled over during a traffic stop in Cincinnati, Ohio July 19, 2015, in a still image from video released by the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office on July 29, 2015. A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been charged with murder after a grand jury investigation, the Hamilton County prosecutor said on Wednesday.  REUTERS/Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office/Handout via Reuters FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX1MBHI
  • What was learned from the indictment of UC officer Ray Tensing?
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • What dropping the ban on gay leaders means for Boy Scouts
    Last night, the Boy Scouts of America voted to end a ban on leaders who are openly gay. The policy would allow exceptions for church-sponsored scout units, but several religious organizations are either apprehensive or in opposition. Gwen Ifill discusses the change with Zach Wahls, executive director of Scouts for Equality.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2015
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  • Teens sing in support of Black Lives Matter
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a teen a capella group from Oakland, California, use the stage to pay homage to the Black Lives Matter movement.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2015
  • How slavery and murder goes unpunished on the high seas
    The global economy and our daily lives have become increasingly dependent on shipping, as millions of ships carry roughly 90 percent of the world's goods. But we know little of the crime and lawlessness that takes place at sea. Ian Urbina of The New York Times joins William Brangham to discuss cases of murder, enslavement and pollution and why little can be done to stop it.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2015
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  • Is cancer the legacy left by world's first atomic bomb test?
    This July marks the 70th anniversary of the first ever test of an atomic bomb in New Mexico. But a group called the Downwinders -- local residents whose homes were downwind of the blast site -- aren't celebrating the milestone. People here believe the radiation from the bomb has caused a spike in cancers in their communities. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2015
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  • Why hosting the Olympics may not be a golden opportunity
    Yesterday, the city of Boston withdrew its bid to host the 2024 Olympic games, renewing debate on whether the costly feat of hosting the games is worth it. Judy Woodruff speaks with Olympic campaign strategist George Hirthler and Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2015
    A proposed Olympic Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts is seen in this handout image made available January 21, 2015 by the Boston2024 group, which is organizing Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. REUTERS/Boston2024/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR4MDII
  • How Dr. Seuss’s publisher helped finish a forgotten book
    In 2013, an unfinished book by Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was discovered in a box. Now “What Pet Should I Get” has been published and become an instant bestseller. It was completed by Cathy Goldsmith, who worked with Geisel on his last six books. Goldsmith and children's book author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli join Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2015
    An excerpt from "What Pet Should I Get?" released Tuesday, 25 years since the publication of Seuss' last book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Image courtesy of Dr. Seuss Enterprises
  • Is there a connection between Pollard release and Iran deal?
    Lawyers for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard announced today that he would be granted parole after nearly 30 years. Pollard, a former Naval intelligence analyst, was convicted of selling classified information to Israel. Judy Woodruff discusses the case with Devlin Barrett from The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

  • Women accusing Bill Cosby of assault share similar stories
    The latest issue of New York magazine features interviews and photos of 35 women who say they were assaulted by actor and comedian Bill Cosby, often after being drugged. Cosby has repeatedly been accused of rape and assault over decades, but the allegations took on new momentum last year; now 46 women have come forward so far. Gwen Ifill talks to New York magazine’s Noreen Malone.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
  • Fiat Chrysler faces record fines for failing to recall cars
    Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back hundreds of thousands of Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles, as well as pay $105 million in penalties as part of a federal settlement. The government found that the company had failed to notify owners and delayed fixing vehicles in connection to steering and control problems. Judy Woodruff talks to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
    A row of new Dodge Durango SUV's and Jeeps are seen in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 1, 2013. Chrysler Group's U.S. auto sales rose 11 percent in April, led by strong demand for its Ram pickup trucks, the company said on Wednesday.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron    (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS) - RTXZ676
  • Learning history to honor fallen heroes of D-Day
    To make the history of World War II more vivid and meaningful, teams of students and teachers are tracing the footsteps of those who served and died during the invasion of Normandy. Participants in the National History Day's Normandy Institute spend months doing intensive research on a single "silent hero," before offering a personalized graveside eulogy. The NewsHour's April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
  • Uncertainty for residents amid Turkey strikes
    As Turkey and the U.S. work on plans to sweep Islamic State fighters from an area across the Turkish border with Syria, Istanbul has stepped up its air campaign against the extremist group, as well as on Kurdish insurgents. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Southern Turkey, where many residents are holding their breath for what comes next.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
    Turkish and U.S. soldiers, with a Turkish Air Force A400M tactical transport aircraft in the background, conduct inspections inside Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 27, 2015. Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, security sources said, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX1LYWC
  • Does Obama's Africa visit come too late?
    What’s the significance of President Obama’s historic trip to Africa? Judy Woodruff discusses the visit and the president’s record on Africa with Johnnie Carson of the United States Institute of Peace and William Gumede of the University of the Witwatersrand.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
    US President Barack Obama (L) speaks during a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on July 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Why the presidential candidates are getting provocative
    Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why some of the Republican presidential candidates are getting edgier in their statements in the face of the media monopolization by Donald Trump, plus a look at what the latest polls tell us about the competition.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures at a news conference near the U.S.- Mexico border outside of Laredo, Texas July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX1LKHM

Sunday, July 26, 2015

  • Obama opens first-ever visit to Ethiopia by U.S. president
    After a three-day visit to Kenya, President Obama traveled to Ethiopia on Sunday, with the goals of strengthening trade between Sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S. and fighting terrorism. John Campbell of the Council on Foreign Relations and former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Obama's visit.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 26, 2015.  REUTERS/ Tiksa Negeri - RTX1LVCA
  • U.S. energy firms slash jobs as crude oil prices drop
    The recent 20 percent drop in crude oil prices might be saving you money at the gas pump, but it's now prompting job layoffs by U.S. energy companies. The Wall Street Journal's Lynn Cook joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications via Skype from Houston.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
    A pumpjack brings oil to the surface  in the Monterey Shale, California, April 29, 2013. The vast Monterey shale formation is estimated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration to hold 15 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil, or four times that of the Bakken formation centered on North Dakota. Most of that oil is not economically retrievable except by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a production-boosting technique in which large amounts of water, sand and chemicals are injected into shale formations to force hydrocarbon fuels to the surface. Picture taken April 29, 2013.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXZ5IT
  • How Mediterranean fisherman are helping African migrants
    As the civil war worsens, more migrants are being smuggled off the shores of Libya and end up stranded in neighboring Tunisian waters, leaving it up to those working at sea to rescue them. Already this year, Tunisian fisherman and coast guards have saved more than 800 migrants, and their work continues as the region's mass exodus persists. Lisa Desai reports.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
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  • Exhibit chronicles manipulated news photos
    A New York exhibit chronicles prominent cases of images altered by journalists and asks: If seeing is believing, how often are you, the viewer or reader, being misled? Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2015
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