Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  • In Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid ‘too little, too late’
    While panic over Ebola has mostly faded in the U.S., communities in West Africa are still completely overwhelmed by the deadly epidemic. Alex Thompson of Independent Television News reports from Sierra Leone, visiting a village named Devil Hole where the disease has run rampant.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • Answering health care questions as open enrollment nears
    Americans who don’t have health care coverage will have another chance to sign up under open enrollment. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court agreed to consider a legal challenge to some federal subsidies. Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and health policy analyst Susan Dentzer join Judy Woodruff to answer common questions about enrollment and the health care law.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • Mormon Church grapples with origins and polygamy
    Aspects of early Mormon history have been discussed and debated, but never officially by the church itself until now. The Mormon Church has been releasing essays that acknowledge that their founder, Joseph Smith, engaged in polygamy. Kristine Haglund, editor of “Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought,” joins Jeffrey Brown for a look at how the issue of polygamy factors in contemporary Mormonism.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • Fewer veterans are serving in Congress than ever before
    Veterans used to make up a strong majority of Congress. In 1972, more than 70 percent of Congressional members had served in the military. But now, even with lawmakers who are veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, there will be fewer of them than at any time in at least the last 50 years -- just 18 percent. NewsHour political director Domenico Montanaro reports.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • Bill Cosby on commissioning a sculpture in honor of his wife
    Bill Cosby shared the meaning behind the large Catlett sculpture commissioned in honor of his wife, Camille. Catlett is best known for her expressionistic sculptures and prints she produced in the 1960's and 1970's. Camille and Bill Cosby own one of the world's preeminent private collections of African American art, which is on display at Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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  • Camille Cosby on having art in her home
    Camille Cosby talks about how empowering it was for their children growing up around art. Camille and Bill Cosby own one of the world's preeminent private collections of African American art, which is on display starting this weekend at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
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  • A veteran’s tough love message to at-risk kids
    Do vets coming home from the horrors of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have something unusual to teach the young people of today? If you listen to West Point graduate and retired Lt. Col. David Oclander, who is now a teacher and principal-in-training at an inner-city Chicago charter school, there's no doubt they do.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • Capturing the difficulties of returning to civilian life
    Photographer Jennifer Karady collaborated with American veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to create staged narrative photographs that address the difficulties of returning to civilian life.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
    what it feels like for the veteran to come home and sometimes experience two different realities at once.”

Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Looking back at the life and politics of Nelson Rockefeller
    A politician who self-described as having a “Democrat heart with a Republican head,” Nelson Rockefeller would be something of a political anomaly today. Biographer Richard Norton Smith, author of “On His Own Terms,” joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what distinguished the four-time New York governor and former vice president.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
  • How a scheme to steal a Stradivarius went awry
    In January, a street criminal tazed Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond and stole his precious Stradivarius violin. Unfortunately for the thief -- who was sentenced to seven years in jail Monday -- the police commissioner in charge was a symphony devotee. Buzz Bissinger of Vanity Fair joins Jeffrey Brown to tell the tale.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
  • Mexico City faces growing water crisis
    Mexico City, home to an inefficient and inconvenient water delivery system, struggles to meet the pressing demands of its 22 million residents. Some residents have turned to harvesting rainwater, which has its own set of limitations. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the barriers that keep residents from clean water.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
  • Election 2014 saw rise of the single-candidate super PAC
    Voter turnout for this year’s midterm elections was the lowest since 1942, but spending for congressional elections spiked at a record $4 billion. Political director Domenico Montanaro takes a look at who donated and how money was spent, while Judy Woodruff talks to Matea Gold of The Washington Post about how this year’s spending could impact the 2016 presidential race.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
  • Why is Obama weighing in on net neutrality?
    More than 3 million commenters crashed the Federal Communications Commission website in July to weigh in on the issue of net neutrality. Now President Obama has added his strong support, directing the FCC to protect equal access to all web content. Judy Woodruff speaks with U.S. chief technology officer Megan Smith about the president’s move.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
  • Emails suggest GM prepared for recalls months earlier
    Internal emails released as part of a class action lawsuit show that General Motors ordered a half million ignition switches to replace faulty ones nearly two months before notifying safety regulators. The defect has been linked to at least 32 deaths and a recall of 2.6 million vehicles. David Shepardson of The Detroit News joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what GM leadership knew and when.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
    GM CEO Mary Barra Holds Press Conference On Ignition Switch Recall
  • Why U.S. can't ignore or alienate the rising power of China
    The U.S. relationship with China is critical to existential issues like economic stability and climate change. But that comes with significant concerns, like cyber-security and human rights. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the dilemmas and opportunities of securing greater diplomatic and economic ties between the U.S. and China.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • APEC Summit a 'big moment' for China
    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit will soon get underway in Bejing, with member countries seeking to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the region. Orville Schell, the Director of the Center for US-China Relations at the Asia Society, discusses the state of China's relationship with world powers, including the US, Japan and Russia.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2014
  • The toll of the justice system on the wrongfully convicted
    In the US, state laws governing compensation for wrongfully convicted people vary significantly. While some states offer sizable packages for the exonerated, at least 20 offer nothing. And even for those that do, it may not be enough to make up for the emotional damage on those who've been wrongfully convicted. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
    Photo by Saskia de Melker
  • Bridging the military-civilian divide in Brooklyn
    Tuesday is Veterans Day -- a day to honor those who have served. But since the draft ended in 1973, the number of Americans who serve has decreased dramatically, leading to what some fear is a lack of understanding between our military and civilian populations. Now, some young veterans have devised a program to try to bridge the divide. NewsHour's Elisabeth Ponsot reports.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Brandi Chastain: Get rid of heading from soccer for kids
    Reversing her earlier opinion, Brandi Chastain now says that heading in soccer should be removed for players aged 14 years and younger. NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham discusses the issue with the World Cup and Olympic soccer champion.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
  • Why is the US sending additional troops to Iraq?
    Several bombings in and around Baghdad came one day after President Barack Obama announced plans to expand the US role in Iraq. For more on this, Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan in the latest installment of the interview series, "War on ISIS."
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
  • ALMA telescope spots planet birth in 'milestone' discovery
    Using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile, astronomers were able to capture the formation of a new planet, and scientists are observing it happen more clearly than ever before. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
  • Are US policies to blame for El Salvador's gang violence?
    During El Salvador's brutal civil war 30 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled to the United States, where some joined dangerous Latino gangs for protection and a livelihood. Soon after, many of these gang members were deported back to El Salvador, establishing a new and threatening presence in their home country.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Shields and Brooks on Republican victory
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the Republican domination in the midterm elections, the impact of voter turnout, which policy items might offer opportunities for compromise and which might be political land mines.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
  • How mini sponges could save lives on the battlefield
    Combat medics have one mission: keep the injured alive until they can be safely treated elsewhere. But while survival rates have improved dramatically in the last few decades, one of the biggest challenges that medics still face is uncontrolled bleeding. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports on a new invention that stops bleeding much faster than traditional gauze.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
  • Behind Detroit’s ‘grand bargain’ to emerge from bankruptcy
    Nearly 16 months after Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in the country’s history, a federal judge approved a plan to drop the city’s $7 billion in debt and invest over $1 billion in public services. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation, the organization that donated $125 million to a crucial part of Detroit’s survival plan.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
  • Jobs report may not reassure Americans with part-time work
    For the ninth straight month, the U.S. economy added more than 200,000 positions, bringing unemployment down to its lowest rate in six years. So why do Americans still feel pessimistic about the economy? Much of the workforce remains employed part-time, or combine part-time jobs but get no benefits. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the latest hiring trends.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
  • Supreme Court will consider new Affordable Care Act challenge
    The Supreme Court announced it would take up a case on the tax subsidies of the Affordable Care Act that could have major implications for the health care law. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Review joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the details, as well as why the court might consider same-sex marriage despite deciding not to earlier in the term.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
    Supreme Court Blocks Virginia Gay Marriages
  • Inventor John Steinbaugh's next big idea
    Inventor and army veteran John Steinbaugh tells the PBS NewsHour describes his ideal invention: goggles that would show vital signs for fellow soldiers.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014