Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  • Constancy of U.S. leadership concerns coalition partners
    Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff from the United Nations to discuss the international reaction to the new campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, and to offer some additional background on the latest American target, the Khorasan group.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2014
  • News Wrap: Syrian fighter jet shot down by Israel
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet. According to the Israeli defense minister, the plane entered the Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights. The crew escaped and landed in Syrian territory. Also, the CDC warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 1.4 million people -- more than double any previous estimated figure.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2014
  • U.S., Arab partners target Islamic State in Syria
    The United States began a campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State, aimed at more than a dozen locations in Northern Syria and assisted by regional Arab nations. Separately, near Aleppo, the U.S. alone targeted another group, Khorasan, an organization of veteran al-Qaida operatives that presented an active threat to the U.S. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2014
    Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Garst
  • Obama: Climate is changing faster than efforts to address it
    Addressing the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said the United States accepts responsibility for its part in climate change and will lead the way in doing something about it. He said the U.S. has cut carbon emissions already and will set new targets to cut even more.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2014
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  • 'Obsessive' artist sculpts out of 40 miles of sewing thread
    Gabriel Dawe sculpts 40 miles of sewing thread for his installation piece at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s State of the Art exhibit.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2014
    Gabriel Dawe
  • Obama: 'This is not America's fight alone'
    For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2014
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the recent airstrikes against ISIS on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept. 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Monday, September 22, 2014

  • What’s the worst-case scenario if Ebola can’t be slowed?
    In Liberia, the total number of cases of the Ebola virus is being doubled about every three weeks. Dr. Kevin De Cock, the director of the CDC Center for Global Health, says that unless the outbreak is slowed down, there may be hundreds of thousands of cases by early next year. Jeffrey Brown interviewed him in Nairobi, Kenya, about possible worst-case scenarios.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
  • How Nigeria has succeeded in containing Ebola
    The Ebola virus has so far killed more than 2,800 people in West Africa, with the majority of deaths in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. But nearby Nigeria has been able to spread its message about the disease -- what it is, where to report it, how to prevent it -- with more success. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Lagos.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
  • Will Afghanistan’s power-sharing deal last?
    After more than a year, two rounds of voting and a bitterly contested audit of votes, Ashraf Ghani has been named president-elect, while his opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, has agreed to share power, presumably in a newly created executive CEO position. Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Sean Carberry from Kabul for details of the deal and what it means for the United States.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
  • Political flip-flops in the Sunshine State’s gov. race
    Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor and a former Republican, is hoping to win another term after switching parties. The incumbent, Gov. Rick Scott, has switched his campaign emphasis from conservative tax cuts to spending more on programs like education. Special correspondent Steve Mort reports on how voters are reacting to both candidates.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
    Gov. Rick Scott refused to take the stage for eight minutes during Wednesday's Florida gubernatorial debate, due to his opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, using an electric fan at his podium.
  • Syrian opposition leader discusses U.S. aid and training
    President Obama has approved $500 million to train and arm the Free Syrian Army fight Islamic State forces, but senior military leaders have said it could take up to a year to train the first fighters. Margaret Warner sits down with Hadi al-Bahra, head of the principal political opposition group in Syria, ahead of his address to the United Nations General Assembly.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
  • Fighting near Syria-Turkey border sparks panicked exodus
    More than 130,000 Syrian refugees are believed to have fled to Turkey in the last four days to escape fighting between Islamic State militants and Syrian Kurdish militia. So far, Turkey has rejected a major role in the coalition against the Islamic State, but with the release of 49 hostages, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that that nation’s attitude should change. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
  • What’s the financial case for divesting from fossil fuels?
    Sixty-seven foundations with $50 billion in assets have so far pledged to divest their investments in fossil fuels over the next five years. Gwen Ifill sits down with Jenna Nicholas of Divest-Invest Philanthropy, who advised the foundations, to discuss the financial and social ramifications of this environmental campaign.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
    Climate Change Activists Demonstrate On Wall Street
  • Protesting Wall Street over climate change profits
    Activists held up traffic in New York's financial district Monday to protest the role of capitalism in fueling climate change, while some philanthropists vowed to stop investing in fossil fuels. That came a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched in Manhattan -- with more demonstrations around the world -- ahead of a United Nations climate summit. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
  • News Wrap: U.S. won’t ease Iran nuclear restrictions
    In our news wrap Monday, the White House rejected the prospect of military cooperation or intelligence sharing with Iran against the Islamic State if easing curbs on Iran’s nuclear program is a condition of help. Also, a man who allegedly jumped the White House fence and ran through the front door had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Sept. 22, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at protests against capitalism's role in climate change and whether divesting from fossil fuels can make a difference. Also: thousands of Syrian refugees flee fighting between Islamic State militants and Syrian militia, Charlie Crist and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott face off in Florida, Afghanistan's new president-elect and the next steps in battling Ebola.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
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  • Syrian opposition chief: U.S. assistance against Assad
    The president of the Syrian National Coalition told Margaret Warner this morning his fighters will use those stepped-up resources against President Bashar Assad's government forces, not just the Islamic State extremists that the US is targeting.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2014
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

  • People's Climate March turnout shows people want action
    With the turnout for Sunday's People's Climate March in New York City exceeding organizers' expectations, experts say the message is clear: A wide range of people want governmental action on global warming. Katherine Bagley, a reporter with InsideClimate News, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2014
    Science Stands created a large, rolling fake chalkboard illustrating the scientific evidence of global warming for the Sept. 21 People's Climate March. Credit: Carey Reed/NewsHourWeekend
  • Man on Mars?NASA's Maven spacecraft explores the possibility
    The Nasa Maven spacecraft is expected to complete a 10-month voyage to Mars on Sunday. Once in orbit, NASA scientists will gather information about the Red Planet’s atmosphere. Information that will hopefully offer clues about Earth’s climate and the future possibility of man landing on Mars. The NewsHour’s Miles O’Brien talks about the mission’s significance with Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2014
  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Sept. 21, 2014
    On this edition of PBS NewsHour Weekend for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, hundreds of thousands turn out in New York City and around the world to demand action to halt climate change. Miles O'Brien explains why a new mission to Mars matters to the international community. Finally, in our signature segment, the rise of a far-right party in Hungary pledges a crackdown against the area's Roma population.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Sept. 20, 2014
    On this edition of PBS NewsHour Weekend for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, dozens of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State militants are freed. Later, why can't retailers stop hackers from carrying out massive data breaches? And, in our signature segment, Colorado's great pot experiment -- has legal retail sales of marijuana led to a decrease in black market sales?
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2014
  • Should pro athletes be considered role models?
    By a two-to-one margin, Americans disapprove of the way the NFL has handled domestic violence incidents involving its players, according to a poll conducted by ABC News and Marist college. The NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs team asked high school students if professional athletes should be considered role models.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2014
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  • How will NFL move forward from domestic violence scandal?
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took the heat for the Ray Rice incident at a Friday press conference, but amid mounting public pressure to answer for the multiple accusations of domestic-violence incidents that have spread throughout the league, how will it's officials move forward? Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2014
    Green Bay Packers v Seattle Seahawks
  • After Home Depot breach, why can't hackers be stopped?
    After hackers stole customer data from the Home Depot weeks ago, questions still remain as to why retail stores can't protect their systems from cyber theft. Mike Riley, a reporter with Bloomberg, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2014
  • Promising Roma crackdown, far-right party grows in Hungary
    Over ten million gypsy, or Roma, people live in Europe today. In the small EU nation of Hungary, a rising tide of right-wing politics has led to deepening tensions with the country's Roma minority. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2014
  • Pot black market still thrives after Colorado legalization
    Even though the recreational use of marijuana has been legal in the state of Colorado for nine months, some people are still choosing to buy it on the black market, saying the legalization has creating two systems: a legal market for those who can afford it and an underground market for people who can't. PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Rick Karr reports from Denver.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Brooks and Dionne on ground troop debate
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including conflict over President Obama’s strategy to rule out the possibility of using ground troops against the Islamic State, what Hillary Clinton’s visit to Iowa says about her likelihood of running for president and who has the momentum ahead of November elections.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
  • Alibaba’s American IPO signals confidence in Chinese economy
    With 10 minutes of its rollout on the New York Stock Exchange, Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sold 100 million shares and earned $25 billion. Though not a household name in the U.S., it’s extremely popular in China and enjoys close ties to the Chinese government. David Kirkpatrick of Techonomy joins Hari Sreenivasan to analyze what shareholders invested in today.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
    China-Based Internet Company Alibaba Debuts On New York Stock Exchange