Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • Why tech companies oppose the Senate's cybersecurity bill
    The U.S. Senate has scheduled final votes next week to pass a bill that would permit companies to share information about hacking attacks with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits. But several big tech companies, such as Apple and Twitter, say it does to little to protect individual privacy. Politico reporter Tim Starks joins William Brangham to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2015
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  • Inside the 'pure hell' of violence against women in Honduras
    In Honduras, poverty, gang violence and corruption are fueling a domestic-violence epidemic in the Central American country where on average, a woman is murdered every 13 hours. As a result, many Honduran women flee the country and become part of a wave of undocumented immigrants to the United States. Special Correspondent John Carlos Frey reports.
    Original Air Date: October 24, 2015
A woman and her daughter go to participate in a march against violence in the Estados Unidos neighborhood in Tegucigalpa on September 26, 2014. Evangelic churches launched a campaign to prevent violence in the Estados unidos neighborhood and another three municipalities in the Honduran capital, torn by the clashes between the Barrio 18 and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gangs.  AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA.        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, October 23, 2015

  • How did Hurricane Patricia get so big so fast?
    Hurricane Patricia may be one of the most dangerous storms to ever hit the Western Hemisphere, with winds of 190 miles an hour. William Brangham learns more about the forecast from Bob Henson of Weather Underground.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2015
    Hurricane Patricia, a category 5 storm, is seen approaching the coast of Mexico in a NOAA satellite image taken by GOES East at 10:45 ET (14:45 GMT) October 23, 2015. Patricia, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, bore down on Mexico's Pacific Coast, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists and residents and a mad rush for emergency supplies. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported on Friday morning Patricia had maximum sustained winds of about 200 miles per hour (321 km per hour) as it moved north at 10 mph (16 kph).   REUTERS/NOAA/Handout via Reuters  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 - RTS5VCC
  • Is progress being made on a political solution in Syria?
    Secretary of State John Kerry met with counterparts from Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to work on finding a political settlement for the Syrian conflict, following a Moscow meeting between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the state of play between the U.S. and Russia.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2015
  • In Newark school reform efforts, gains come at a price
    Five years ago, Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and former Mayor Cory Booker launched an ambitious plan to remake Newark’s schools by creating a network of charter schools that would operate almost like a business -- a model they hoped could be adopted nationally. William Brangham speaks to Dale Russakoff about her new book, “The Prize,” which chronicles the reform efforts.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2015
  • Wind farm works to reduce eagle deaths from old turbines
    The Altamont Pass, east of San Francisco, is home to hundreds of bird species, as well as to 3,000 wind energy turbines. That's a deadly combination, especially for golden eagles. Special correspondent Scott Shafer and producer Gabriela Quirós of KQED report on a strategy to help save protected species.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on Clinton’s Benghazi testimony
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Hillary Clinton’s testimony on Benghazi, Vice President Joe Biden’s decision not to run in 2016, Rep. Paul Ryan stepping into the race for Speaker of the House, and new higher poll numbers for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson in Iowa.
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2015
  • How teaching your kids financial literacy can lead to them outsmarting you
    Original Air Date: October 23, 2015
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • The beer company that’s owned by its workers
    Colorado's New Belgium Brewing is known for its quirky culture, its Fat Tire beer and its distinction as a worker-owned business. Why did the founder of this successful craft brewery sell to her employees? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2015
  • What should be done with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
    In “Shaky Ground,” financial writer Bethany McLean takes a close look at mortgage-lending institutions Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and their role before, during and since the 2008 financial meltdown. She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the origin of the housing crisis and where things stand seven years later.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2015
  • Will raid on IS prison fuel debate on U.S. role in Iraq?
    American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in Northern Iraq after learning that captives there were facing imminent execution. In all, 70 were freed, but one American soldier was killed -- the first U.S. military casualty since 2011. To learn more about the operation, Gwen Ifill speaks with Michael Gordon of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2015
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  • Did we learn anything new from Clinton’s Benghazi testimony?
    House Republicans grilled former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the U.S. embassy attack in Benghazi, Libya. Political director Lisa Desjardins recaps the sometimes tense and emotional hearing. Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2015
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when Clinton was the secretary of state.         REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTS5PBG
  • A shelter for Central American migrants on a perilous path
    Immigrants aren't coming from Mexico as much as through that country in recent years. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro visits a migrant shelter in Northern Mexico, where people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador take respite near the end of their long, dangerous journey in hopes of illegally crossing into the U.S.
    Original Air Date: October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

  • This search engine could help unlock autism’s secrets
    Scientists have long known that genetics play a role in autism, but now they may be able to actually pinpoint the specific gene variants, which could help doctors diagnose and treat the neurodevelopmental disorder from birth. Special correspondent Jackie Judd explores a project from Autism Speaks and Google that harnesses a powerful search engine to find new answers.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2015
  • Sobering stories of drug addiction in West Virginia
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, high schoolers from one of our Student Reporting Labs attended a community forum in West Virginia on drug addiction. They share some personal stories from community members on how addiction has affected their lives.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2015
  • How the Benghazi attacks sparked a political war of words
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton goes before a congressional committee Thursday to offer testimony on the attacks that killed four people at the U.S. consulate and CIA compound in Benghazi, Libya. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reviews the details of the attack and the subsequent investigations.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds forcefully to intense questioning on the September 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Jan. 23, 2013. Jason Reed/Reuters
  • Will House Republicans line up behind Paul Ryan?
    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan says he’s willing to step up as Speaker of the House, but only if divided groups of conservatives back him first. Political director Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff from Capitol Hill to discuss how members of the House GOP are reacting to Ryan’s requests.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2015
  • Why we need poetry to slow us down
    For MacArthur fellow Ellen Bryant Voigt, nature has always served as an inspiration for her poetry. She speaks about her love for natural beauty and need for solitude, as well as poetry’s gift for slowing us down.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2015
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  • Is arresting drug users the wrong cure for low-level crime?
    More than 130 law enforcement officials from around the country have gathered in Washington to push for reform. Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Benjamin David, district attorney from New Hanover and Pender Counties in North Carolina, talk with Judy Woodruff about whether there are better strategies for dealing with non-violent offenders.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2015
  • Why Biden’s 2016 campaign window has closed
    Vice President Joe Biden will not join the presidential race, despite months of pondering the possibility. What drove his decision and how does it affect the other candidates in the race? Gwen Ifill gets perspective from Glenn Thrush of Politico.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2015
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination with President Barack Obama and his wife Jill at his side during an appearance in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTS5HXA

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

  • What drove Canada’s Liberal Party election upset
    Canadians woke up to a new political era, leaving behind nearly a decade of Conservative leadership. The Liberals won a resounding majority, ushering in Justin Trudeau as the next prime minister. Judy Woodruff learns more from John Northcott of the CBC.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2015
    Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau gives his victory speech after Canada's federal election in Montreal, Quebec, on Oct. 19, 2015. Photo by Chris Wattie/Reuters
  • Balancing drug and talk therapy in treating schizophrenia
    More than 2 million Americans have schizophrenia, a chronic brain disorder that can causes hallucinations, delusions, memory problems and depression. A new landmark study finds that high levels of potent antipsychotic drugs is not as effective a treatment as lower doses combined with therapy and support. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Robert Heinssen of the National Institute of Mental Health.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2015
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  • How to make sense of the new mammogram guidelines
    The American Cancer Society has revised its mammogram guidelines, recommending that women with an average risk of cancer start screenings at age 45, not 40. Judy Woodruff examines the guidelines and the debate with Dr. Richard Wender of the American Cancer Society.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2015
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  • Why this Seattle teacher opposes Common Core testing
    In Seattle, protest against the Common Core test is catching on. Meet one high school teacher who has led a boycott against standardized tests as educational assessment, and who educates his students on their right to opt out. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2015
  • To kick off our fifth decade, watch how NewsHour has evolved
    In our NewsHour shares moment of the day, we celebrate the NewsHour’s 40th birthday with look at how we’ve evolved since that very first broadcast.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2015
  • What the return of football means to an oil boom town
    Like so many small towns on the Great Plains, Alexander, North Dakota, had been shrinking as more and more young people moved away. But for the first time in 28 years, Alexander has a football team, thanks largely to an oil field that has drawn workers and families from around the country. Emily Guerin of public media reporting project Inside Energy reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2015
  • Why are we still raising girls to avoid science?
    Women in the U.S. receive less than 20 percent of Bachelor's degrees in computer science, engineering and physics. Eileen Pollack, one of the first two women to receive an undergraduate degree in physics at Yale, offers a solution to getting more women into science.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2015
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  • In ‘M Train,’ Patti Smith journeys to where art comes from
    Poet and performer Patti Smith crashed onto the rock scene 40 years ago, and made a splash in the literary world five years ago with an award-winning memoir, "Just Kids." Her newest book, "M Train," takes a trip through time to visit the writers and artists who’ve influenced her, as well as her own loved ones now gone. Smith sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss her latest work.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2015