Saturday, January 2, 2016

  • Bad bargain? Mobile homeowners feel financial strain
    Twenty million Americans live in mobile, or manufactured, homes that offer affordable housing, particularly in rural parts of the country. Typically older and poorer than traditional homeowners, manufactured homeowners often face serious, unique financial difficulties that make it a bad bargain for some low-income Americans. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2016
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  • What's in store for Congress in 2016?
    As President Obama enters the last full year of his presidency, he'll have to contend with a sixth straight year of working with a Republican-led Congress over key conflict points, such as Obamacare, the war on Islamic terrorism, Guantanamo Bay, and Syrian refugees. With a look ahead at 2016 on Capitol Hill, NewsHour Political Director Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2016
    Congress passed several major bills in 2016, despite continue partisanship and a leadership shakeup in the House. Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
  • Invasive crayfish threaten species in Oregon's Crater Lake
    At Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, the site of the deepest lake in the country, the surface water temperature has been heating in recent years, attracting an invasive species of crayfish that is putting the lake’s clarity and native creatures in jeopardy. Correspondent Jes Burns of Oregon Public Broadcasting and EarthFix reports.
    Original Air Date: January 2, 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

  • What starts the story for this National Book Award winner
    "Fortune Smiles," a collection of stories by Adam Johnson, was the winner of this year's National Book Award for fiction. He joined Jeffrey Brown at the Miami Book Fair to discuss what inspires his stories.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2016
  • Shields and Gerson on the biggest political moments of 2015
    Shields and Gerson on the biggest political moments of 2015 Blurb: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to review the year in political news and to look ahead to 2016.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2016
  • Daily airstrikes, specter of ISIS loom over Aleppo civilians
    The plight of refugees fleeing the war in Syria has been well documented across the last year, but what is life like for those who stayed behind? Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist and activist Rami Jarrah about how civilians are living in Aleppo.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2016
    Boys play at a school's playground as one of them sits in front of a wall painted with an opposition flag in the rebel-controlled area of Aleppo's Seif al-Dawla, Syria October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan      EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE - RTX1T67Z
  • What signal is Iran sending with recent missile tests?
    The landmark Iran nuclear accord is soon due to be implemented fully, but renewed tensions between that country and the U.S. could affect the deal. The U.N. has said that recent ballistic missile tests violate prohibitions, prompting possible sanctions by the Obama administration. Judy Woodruff talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2016
  • 2015: a year in mass shootings
    News reports from the scenes of mass shootings in the U.S. were all too familiar in 2015. In total, there were 372 mass shootings in the United States last year, as of the morning of Dec. 31. These shootings, quantified by the website as involving four or more people, killed 475 people and wounded 1,870.
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2016
    Mourners hug after praying outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina June 18, 2015, a day after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1H60G

Thursday, December 31, 2015

  • Critics share films you shouldn’t miss from 2015
    What was the best movie of the year? The best performance of the year? The most under appreciated film of the year? Jeffrey Brown talks to Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post and Mike Sargent of Pacifica Radio.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2015
    Emory Cohen as "Tony" and Saoirse Ronan as "Eilis" in BROOKLYN. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
  • What’s next for communities devastated by Mo. flooding?
    In Missouri, site of devastating flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries, communities are starting to get some relief from the rising waters, but the disaster is far from over. Gwen Ifill gets an update from Cindy Erickson of the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri and Scott Barthelmass of the Eureka Fire Protection District.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2015
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydro technician Jason Carron assesses the Mississippi River flood waters in St. Louis, Missouri December 31, 2015.  Missouri and Illinois were bracing for more flooding on Thursday as rain-swollen rivers, some at record heights, overflowed their banks, washing out hundreds of structures and leaving thousands of people displaced from their homes.  REUTERS/Kate Munsch - RTX20O4V
  • 2015: a year in mass shootings
    In total, there were 372 mass shootings in the United States this year, as of the morning of Dec. 31. These events, quantified by the website as injuring or killing four or more people, killed 475 people and wounded 1,870.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2015
    Mourners hug after praying outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina June 18, 2015, a day after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1H60G
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

  • Why we shouldn’t let the food industry dictate our diets
    Michael Pollan's bestselling book "In Defense of Food" was a call to arms for making real food a bigger part of Americans' diets. Now he takes that push to PBS with a new documentary. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss why we’ve lost the true definition of food and how to take back control from the food industry.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2015
    Whole Foods grocery store worker Tim Owen trims the tops of organic carrots in the produce section of the store in Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 8, 2012. Photo by Rebecca Cook/Reuters
  • 2015's biggest breakthrough could deliver designer babies
    CRISPR, a new method for editing genes, has been called a development that could revolutionize medicine. Cheaper and more precise than past gene editing, this promising tool has also raised concerns. Gwen Ifill talks to Jennifer Doudna of University of California, Berkeley and Paul Knoepfler of University of California, Davis.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2015
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  • How Congress found a way to agree in 2015
    Congress ended 2015 on an unusually productive note. A $1 trillion compromise passed with a majority of both Democrats and Republicans, and problems that lawmakers had kicked down the road year after year finally made it into law. Political director Lisa Desjardins takes a look back.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2015
    (L-R) Republican Senate leaders Tom Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) hold a news conference on budget negotiations on Capitol Hill in Washington December 15, 2015.     REUTERS/Gary Cameron          TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1YUAP
  • Did the U.S. spy on Israel amid Iran deal lobbying?
    The rift between the U.S. and Israel over the Iran deal was no secret, but according to The Wall Street Journal, that dispute was fed by high stakes political espionage by both countries and ensnared members of Congress. Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal discusses the story with Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington October 1,  2014.     REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
  • Cosby’s own words helped prosecutors build sex assault case
    Comedian Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault in connection to allegations that he drugged and fondled Andrea Constand in 2004. That comes after dozens of accusations made by other women. William Brangham learns more from Maryclaire Dale of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: December 30, 2015
    Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) arrives with attorney Monique Pressley (R) for his arraignment on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania on Dec. 30, 2015. George Washington University announced Monday that it was rescinding an honorary doctoral degree that was given to Cosby in the 1990s. Photo by Mark Makela

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

  • Poet evokes the black female form across history
    "Voyage of the Sable Venus," the first collection from Robin Coste Lewis, is the winner of this year's National Book Award for poetry. Lewis discussed her debut, her readers and her influences with Jeffrey Brown at the Miami Book Festival.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2015
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  • How Puerto Rico is coping with the worst drought in decades
    The tropical island of Puerto Rico has been scrambling for a precious resource: clean, fresh water. Puerto Ricans have faced the worst drought in more than 20 years and the most stringent water rationing ever imposed. Special correspondent Chris Bury reports.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2015
    A dead fish lies on the dry shores of the almost empty La Plata reservoir in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, June 20, 2015. A drought due to subnormal rainfall in several areas has forced the local government to interrupt water supply on several days of the week in most of the metropolitan area of San Juan, affecting over 400,000 homes and businesses, according to local media. Picture taken June 20, 2015. REUTERS/Alvin Baez-Hernandez  - RTX1HI5L
  • Will a new cybersecurity law make us safer?
    Folded into the massive spending and tax cut bill was a significant and controversial new law on cybersecurity. The act encourages private companies to share data about hacks with the government, but it's raising questions among security advocates and privacy groups alike. Jeffrey Brown talks to James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Elissa Shevinsky of JeKuDo.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2015
    An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, in an office in Warsaw June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX10ZB5
  • Guinea reaches Ebola-free milestone
    Guinea, the first country hit with the deadly Ebola outbreak nearly two years ago, is now free of the disease, according the the World Health Organization. More than 2,500 people died in that nation before the virus was fully contained. William Brangham talks with Sheri Fink of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: December 29, 2015
    A health worker checks the temperature of a fan of Guinea at Malabo Stadium, ahead of their Group D soccer match against Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations, in Malabo January 20, 2015.  REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER HEALTH) - RTR4M6XG

Monday, December 28, 2015

  • 2015 was a year of campaign surprises
    The 2016 race for the White House has taken some surprising turns, and 2016 hasn’t even started yet. What have we learned about the candidates and their campaigns across the past year? Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report join Jeffrey Brown for a look back and new year predictions.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2015
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters and signs autographs after a campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich - RTX1XCP2
  • No charges in Tamir Rice case, new anger for Chicago police
    There will be no charges filed in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland. That decision follows yet another weekend of tension over police shootings in Chicago, where two black residents were killed Saturday by officers, amid a city-wide uproar over the department's practices. William Brangham talks with Kris Wernowsky of and Eddie Arruza of WTTW.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2015
    A protester chants slogans for the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as they march down Chicago's Michigan Avenue during a protest march against police violence in Chicago, Illinois December 24, 2015. Several hundred protesters against police killings of black men marched on Thursday along Chicago's Michigan Avenue, calling for Emanuel to step down and aiming to disrupt Christmas Eve shopping in a glittering, upscale commercial area.  REUTERS/Frank Polich - RTX200GI
  • Is it really gluten-free? You could soon test it table-side
    For people with food allergies or sensitivities, the pleasure of dining out can be dampened by the stress of not knowing exactly what goes into what you're ordering. Now a San Francisco startup wants to take away the uncertainty with a small, portable gluten-detecting device. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2015
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  • Remembering arts greats Ellsworth Kelly, Haskell Wexler
    Haskell Wexler, 93, was a giant in the world of cinematography in the 1960s and '70s. The Oscar-winner helped create new looks for films like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Ellsworth Kelly, 92, was one of America's leading abstract artists. Jeffrey Brown looks back at their distinguished careers.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2015
    A visitor walks towards Ellsworth Kelly's "Sculpture For a Large Wall" of anodized aluminum (1957) in the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art in New York City, November 15, 2004. The new museum, which stands between 53rd and 54th streets in Midtown Manhattan, was designed by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi and nearly doubles the capacity of the former building. The Museum encompasses 630,000 square feet on six floors and cost $425 million to build. The reopening of the Museum to the public on November 20 will commemorate its 75th anniversary. - RTXN1TF
  • What’s stirring up this winter’s extreme storms?
    Violent weather has battered the South and Midwest in recent days, bringing the death toll from up to 45. On Saturday, at least nine tornadoes swept through the Dallas area, blasting neighborhoods with winds of about 200 miles an hour. In other states, snow and ice caused power outages and heavy rain triggered deadly flooding. Jeffrey Brown talks to Bob Henson of Weather Underground.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2015
    Damaged cars sit amidst the debris at the tornado-damaged Landmark at the Lake Village West apartment complex in Garland, Texas, December 28, 2015. In Texas, at least 11 people were killed in the Dallas area over the weekend by tornadoes, including one packing winds of up to 200 miles per hour (322 km per hour). The twister hit the city of Garland, killing eight people and blowing vehicles off highways.  REUTERS/Todd Yates - RTX20BX8

Sunday, December 27, 2015

  • One in 10 people fatally shot by police in 2015 were unarmed
    A year-long investigation published by the Washington Post this weekend takes an in-depth look at the nearly 1,000 people fatally shot by police in 2015. The report found one in ten people shot and killed by police were unarmed. Kimbriell Kelly of the Washington Post joins Megan Thompson for more insight.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2015
    Black Lives Matter protesters gather in Westlake Park near Westlake Mall during Black Friday in Seattle, Washington November 27, 2015. REUTERS/David Ryder - RTX1W6LF
  • In Mongolia, rock 'n' roll with a historical perspective
    In Mongolia, rock 'n' roll music symbolized the revolution of the early 1990s that broke the country free from six decades of Communism. Now, more than 20 years later, the first generation to grow up in the new society is making its own music. In an excerpt of the documentary "Live from Ub," filmmaker Lauren Knapp's reports about young Mongolians using modern music to explore their own heritage.
    Original Air Date: December 20, 2015
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

  • Will 2016 bring more company defaults across the globe?
    Around the world, companies have defaulted on at least 95 billion dollars worth of debt this year -- the highest numbers of Business Defaults since 2009, according to Standard and Poor’s. For perspective into what happened in 2015 and a look at what to expect next year, NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Financial Times reporter Eric Platt.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2015