Sunday, March 8, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full program March 8, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, March 8, 2015, the latest from Baghdad as Iraqi forces launch an offensive against the Islamic State, why the director of the CIA plans to restructure the agency, and in our signature segment, the increasingly tense climate for Muslim in France's most diverse city. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2015
  • Behind the rift between Iraq and US coalition in ISIS fight
    Iraqi forces have made significant headway against the Islamic State this past week, but Iranian troops have joined Iraq's ground offensive, and that's causing a serious rift between Iraq and the U.S.-led coalition. Anne Barnard, who has reported for the New York Times on the fighting and the rising political tension, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2015
    Members of the Iraqi security forces listen to instructions in Al Hadidiya, south of Tikrit, en route to the Islamic State-controlled al-Alam town
  • How will CIA reform help it meet 21st century challenges?
    The director of the CIA is ordering sweeping reforms designed to dramatically change the agency starting at the top. Associated Press reporter Ken Dilanian joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what is changing and why.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2015
    The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia, August 14, 2008. CIA Director John Brennan announced a sweeping reorganization of the spy agency Friday. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters

Saturday, March 7, 2015

  • Military advances in Nigeria, Boko Haram ramps up bombings
    As many as five separate bomb blasts reportedly killed at least 54 people and wounded 143 others in Northeastern Nigeria on Saturday. Suicide bombers targeted a couple of crowded markets and a busy bus station. Michelle Faul, the Associated Press Nigerian bureau chief, joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Nigeria with more.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2015
  • How much have voting rights chanced since 1965?
    Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and political writer for the New York Times John Harwood joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how much voting rights have changed the political landscape since the first march on Selma in 1965.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2015
    March 1965:  A line of policemen on duty during a black voting rights march in Montgomery, Alabama. Dr Martin Luther King led the march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital in Montgomery.  (Photo by William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images)
  • Right-to-die movement finds new life beyond Oregon
    Last fall, the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon so she could legally end her own life, brought the issue of assisted suicide back into the national spotlight. Now, the movement's renewed momentum may affect end-of-life care for millions. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2015
  • Islamophobia simmers in France's Muslim communities
    By some estimates, the French city of Marseilles is now 30 to 40 percent Muslim -- once of the highest concentrations of Muslims anywhere in France. But even in Marseilles, tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims have been rising for years. How did the Charlie Hebdo attacks affect already rising Islamophobia in France? NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2015
    Guests attend the official inauguration of Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE  - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION) - RTR38H9L

Friday, March 6, 2015

  • What does Iran’s strategy against IS mean for us?
    What role is Iran playing in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State? Jeffrey Brown discusses why that country has joined the fight with Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy and what it means for the future of Iraq.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2015
    Masked Shi'ite fighters hold their weapons in Al Hadidiya, south of Tikrit, en route to the Islamic State-controlled al-Alam
  • What two discoveries suggest about life in the solar system
    Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to discuss two space stories that center around the search for life and how it began. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrived in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, which scientists believe shows signs of life-sustaining water. Meanwhile, new research found that Mars once had enough water to cover 20 percent of the planet.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2015
    Ceres is seen from NASA's Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit around the previously unexplored dwarf planet. The image was taken at a distance of about 30,000 miles. Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  • 50 years on, veterans find healing in return to Vietnam
    Fifty years since the first major American combat unit was deployed to Vietnam, the lethal legacies of war still haunt generations of civilians in that country. Special correspondent Mike Cerre, who served in that conflict, reports from Danang about some Americans who have returned in hopes of making a difference.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2015
  • Job gains continue, so why are wages stubbornly stagnant?
    February’s labor report came in with stronger growth than expected, with 295,000 jobs added last month and the lowest unemployment rate since the 2008 financial crisis. But wage growth continues to lag, with hourly earning rising just one tenth of a percent. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez analyzes the numbers with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2015
  • Shields and Gerson on Netanyahu’s timing, Ferguson findings
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Iran, whether Hillary Clinton’s personal email use will hurt her in the long run and the implications of the Justice Department’s report on biased policing in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2015
  • Meet a victim of Florida’s ongoing foreclosure crisis
    David, whose last name the NewsHour agreed not to use, has gone from homeowner to homeless. Economics correspondent Paul Solman catches up with him in the parking lot where he's now living after turning over the keys to his house for cash.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2015
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  • Hear the Holocaust Survivors Band make joyful music
    In this video from The New York Times, two men live life to the fullest by playing klezmer music together in Florida.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • Ice caves offer silver lining to brutal winter in Wisconsin
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, while more than 20 states have suffered a wicked winter, the frigid temperatures have given visitors a chance to visit iced-over sea caves in Bayfield, Wisconsin, accessible now that Lake Superior has frozen over.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2015
    Dangling icicles in the ice caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Photo by Flickr user The Cut.
  • Why workers’ comp isn’t working for many who need it
    Workers’ compensation benefits have played a critical role in the American labor market by allowing businesses to pay for medical costs and wages if an employee is injured on the job. But a new investigation has found that more than 30 states have passed laws reducing these benefits. Judy Woodruff learns more about the impact from Michael Grabell of ProPublica and Howard Berkes of NPR.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2015
  • Get ready for another round of the foreclosure crisis
    Despite what you might have heard, the foreclosure crisis is far from over. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to people in Florida who have lost their homes, and considers whether a wave of new foreclosures is on the horizon.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2015
  • Connecting Ferguson police culture to community hostility
    A U.S. Justice Department investigation into law enforcement in Ferguson discovered many disturbing incidents that helped drive distrust and hostility between the community and police. Gwen Ifill discusses the report’s findings with Rev. Starsky Wilson and Kevin Ahlbrand of the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, two members of an independent commission set up by the state of Missouri.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2015
    Justice Department Concludes Racially Biased Practices Prevalent Within Ferguson Police Dept.
  • Ferguson report claims revenue came before public safety
    An extensive federal investigation into police practices in Ferguson, Missouri, uncovered new details about the department's racially based and profit-driven enforcement and prosecution. While the U.S. Justice Department declined to bring a civil rights case against former policeman Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, Brown’s family to filed a wrongful death suit Thursday. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2015
  • News Wrap: March storm grounds flights, closes roads
    In our news wrap Thursday, a massive snow storm caused havoc from North Texas to New England. A flight arriving from Atlanta slid off the snowy runway at LaGuardia Airport, crashing into a fence just feet from Flushing Bay, but no major injuries were reported. Also, the State Department will review the 55,000 pages of emails provided by Hillary Clinton from when she was secretary of state.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2015
  • Why animal groups pushed for circus elephant retirement
    Starting in 2018, elephants will no longer be a part of the circus under the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey big top. The company is giving up the fight with animal rights groups who have criticized elephant training practices as cruel. Gwen Ifill speaks with Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society about the significance of this move and who else played a role in the Ringling Bros. decision.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2015
    Elephants Feeding During Annual Ringling Brothers Circus

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

  • Why homecoming can be particularly hard for female veterans
    In the return to civilian life, many women find that veteran services fall short of their needs. Unemployment rates for female veterans are higher than for other women, as well as for male veterans. Female veterans are at least twice as likely to be homeless than women who haven’t worn a uniform. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports on the challenges they face.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
  • Why the House is trying to get ahold of Hillary’s inbox
    As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton used a personal email account and a private server based out of her New York home, rather than official government email. In light of that revelation this week, a House Oversight committee subpoenaed her messages for an ongoing investigation on the Benghazi embassy attack. Gwen Ifill learns more from Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
  • U.S. Gen. leading coalition sees momentum in IS fight
    American warplanes are staying out of Iraq’s offensive against Tikrit, instead targeting Islamic State militants elsewhere. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Gen. John Allen, special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, about how the U.S. is supporting the Iraqi-led effort, concern about sectarian retribution, the of role Iran and stemming the flow of foreign fighters.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
  • Tsarnaev’s defense depends on why he did it, not if
    Nearly two years since the attack on the Boston Marathon, the trial for suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Wednesday. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Emily Rooney of WGBH about the scene in the Boston courtroom.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
    A courtroom sketch shows accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sitting with his attorneys on the first day of his trail at the federal courthouse in Boston
  • Fate of Obamacare hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court will decide whether a phrase in the Affordable Care Act was meant to exclude people who bought health insurance on the federal exchange from receiving tax credits. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal offers a look at the arguments, plus Judy Woodruff talks to Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute for two takes on the case.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015
    Supreme Court Hears Case Challenging Obama's Affordable Health Care Act
  • Eric Holder discusses DOJ Ferguson investigation findings
    Attorney General Eric Holder, at a news conference on Wednesday, discussed the findings from the Department of Justice's investigation into the city of Ferguson, Missouri and the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • Filmmakers turn camera to sexual assault victims at college
    A new film called "The Hunting Ground" offers a disturbing look at sexual assault at colleges around the country. Producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick previously examined the widespread crisis of sexual assault in the U.S. military in their film "The Invisible War." Ziering and Dick talk to Jeffrey Brown about what they see as an epidemic of rape on campus.
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2015
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