Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Cuban poet Omar Perez reads 'The Concept'
    Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist, editor, ordained Zen Buddhist monk and the son of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. He graduated from the University of Havana in 1987 with a degree in English and then went on to study Dutch and Italian. He lives in Havana. This is his poem "The Concept," which was translated into English from Spanish by Kristin Dykstra.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2015
    Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist, editor, ordained Zen Buddhist monk and the son of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. He graduated from the University of Havana in 1987 with a degree in English and then went on to study Dutch and Italian. He lives in Havana. Photo by Frank Carlson

Sunday, June 14, 2015

  • What really lead to the choking death of Eric Garner?
    It's been almost a year since the video release showing the choking death of Eric Garner as he was being arrested in Staten Island, New York. Garner’s death and the shooting death of Michael Brown in Missouri caused nationwide protests. Now, new details emerge about the circumstances surrounding Garner’s death. New York Times reporter Benjamin Mueller joins Hari Sreenivasan with the latest.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2015
    A man pays respect at the site where Eric Garner died after New York police put him in a chokehold in July in Staten Island, New York. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
  • Six people in Hawaii try to prove we can survive on M
    A NASA-funded study is focusing on the psychological impact of a potential mission to Mars. For the past eight months, six people have been living in a self-sustaining 1,000 square-foot dome on the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, cut off from the outside world. It is the longest space-travel simulation to take place in the United States. Saskia de Melker reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2015
  • Spotlighting the black lesbian experience in South Africa
    South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi is on a mission to bring black lesbians in her home country to the forefront, as many members of the community face high rates of violence, including so-called “corrective rape.” Muholi's work is on display at the Brooklyn Museum through November. NewsHour's Tracy Wholf reports.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • Is Tehran quietly backing the Taliban?
    In Afghanistan on Saturday, the Taliban attacked police in the southern province of Helmand, killing at least 20 officers and wounding two others. Now, we’re learning the Taliban may be getting an influx of outside support for some of these attacks. The alleged source? Iran. For more from Istanbul, Hari Sreenivasan is joined by the Wall Street Journal’s Margherita Stancati.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2015
    An Afghan policeman inspects the wreckage of a car after a Taliban attack on a guesthouse in Kabul May 27, 2015. Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani - RTX1EOEF
  • Clinton touts shared prosperity in campaign kick-off speech
    Hillary Clinton held an official launch for her 2016 presidential campaign with a rally and speech on Roosevelt Island in New York City on Saturday. For more analysis on the Clinton speech and campaign, NewsHour’s Political Director Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2015
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined onstage by her husband former President Bill Clinton, her daughter Cheslea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky (L)  after she delivered her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  - RTX1GD35
  • Viewers respond to use of traffic cameras to ticket drivers
    Viewers respond to a signature story from Ohio on the controversial use of traffic cameras to ticket motorists for traffic violations.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2015
  • LA's ambitious plan to house every homeless veteran
    Los Angeles, a city with the highest number of homeless veterans, recently signed on to an ambitious national effort to end the crisis by the end of the year. Hundreds of service providers are working toward that goal by following a model that places chronically homeless vets in permanent housing and providing access to social services. NewsHour special correspondent John Carlos Frey reports.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

  • Raising visibility for journalists imprisoned by Iran
    Journalist Maziar Bahari was held for months in a Tehran prison after being arrested while on assignment. He's written a memoir of that ordeal, "Then They Came for Me,” plus directed a documentary called "Forced Confessions." Now he's launched a website that he's hoping will draw more attention to the dangers facing journalists in Iran. Bahari discusses the project with William Brangham.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
    LOCKED UP monitor BAHARI and jail bar
  • Hollywood bets on familiar reboots and female-centric movies
    So far this year, ticket sales for Hollywood blockbusters have underperformed. But that could all change with the opening of “Jurassic World,” a much anticipated reboot. What else do this season’s “popcorn movies” have in store for audiences? Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
    Cast member Bryce Dallas Howard poses at the premiere of "Jurassic World" in Hollywood, California, June 9, 2015. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 12.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTX1FVIX
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama trade bill defeat
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including a defeat for President Obama from his own party on a trade deal vote, the White House announcement that the U.S. will send more military trainers to Iraq, Hillary Clinton gears up for a big rally.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
  • Why testing an Ebola vaccine isn’t so easy
    In Sierra Leone and Liberia, where the Ebola epidemic has been a nightmare, the promise of a vaccine offers hope. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the challenges of conducting experimental drug trials there and the desperate need to find a fix.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
  • What's next after Democrats derail trade bill?
    President Obama's long-sought trade deal is in limbo after a key part of the bill was defeated. The House effectively rejected a combination of proposals that would have given the president fast-trade trade authority. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., talks to Judy Woodruff from Capitol Hill about why he voted against it.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama departs with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) after meeting with Democratic House members to push for trade legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX1G98C
  • Flying a drone in a slum of Freetown, Sierra Leone
    Cameron Hickey flies a drone in the Crew Bay slum of Freetown, Sierra Leone for Miles O'Brien's four-part series, Cracking Ebola's code.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
  • Ebola 4 Go
    A large group of young men run through Freetown, Sierra Leone chanting "Ebola 4 Go," Creole for "Ebola be gone."
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2015
    June 12, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • Why booking a table may soon mean buying a ticket
    Both restaurant and customer take a risk when they make a reservation. Is the table really going to be ready at 8:00? Will the party of six be a no-show? Chicago restaurateur Nick Kokonas, co-owner of elite restaurants Alinea and Next, says one way to avoid the waste of broken reservations is to sell prepaid dinner tickets. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on Tock, a new tech startup.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2015
  • Scottish First Minister on striking balance in Cameron’s UK
    A rising political power in the United Kingdom, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon believes one day Scotland will be an independent country. Now, she’s on a whirlwind tour of the U.S. to promote Scottish products and businesses. Judy Woodruff sat down with the politician in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2015
    Nicola Sturgeon
  • Using the power of prediction to halt Ebola in its tracks
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 11,000 lives. But it could have been worse if it wasn’t for sophisticated prediction models. In the third installment in our series Cracking Ebola's Code, science correspondent Miles O’Brien discovers how these models can help decelerate the expansion of the deadly virus.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2015
    ebola map
  • For the first time, Vatican will judge bishops for sex abuse
    More than 800 priests have been defrocked over the years in connection to sexual abuse scandals, and 2,500 have been penalized. Now a Vatican tribunal is being established to publicly judge and discipline bishops accused of covering up or failing to act on reports of child sex abuse. John Allen of The Boston Globe joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the historic move.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2015
    CRIMES OF THE CLOTH  monitor
  • What handing over power means for Murdoch’s media empire
    Eighty-four-year-old media titan Rupert Murdoch is ready to step aside from his role leading an empire worth tens of billions of dollars. Judy Woodruff talks to David Folkenflik of NPR about Murdoch’s legacy.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2015
  • White House makes final pitch for Obama trade fast-track
    Tomorrow there's a critical vote on giving President Obama fast-track authority over a Pacific trade deal, an issue that has divided Democrats. While the president is pushing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, others have pushed back over worker concerns. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the administration’s perspective.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2015
    Josh Earnest with Judy Woodruff on 2015-06-11
  • What could hackers do with data on every federal employee?
    A government worker union says that the cyberattack on U.S. employee records was far worse than the Obama administration initially indicated. The hackers allegedly stole the Social Security numbers and other personal data of every federal worker, according to the president of American Federal Government employees. Judy Woodruff learns more from Ken Dilanian of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • Photographer uses camera to reconnect with homeless father
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, what happened when a photographer who documents the lives of Hawaii's homeless learned that her own father was living on the streets of Honolulu.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2015
  • Juan Felipe Herrera’s winding path to poetry
    Juan Felipe Herrera is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children, most recently “Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes.” He is the son of migrant workers from Mexico, and today he becomes the first Latino to serve as poet laureate of the United States. Jeffrey Brown travels to the poet’s home in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2015
    poet laureate
  • Rising sea levels threaten Florida’s Everglades
    Climate change is already impacting one of the most unique habitats in the world: Florida’s Everglades. Millions in South Florida depend on the vast watershed, once dubbed the “river of grass,” not to mention the hundreds of species of animals and plants that for centuries have called the Everglades home. Special correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2015
    An alligator suns itself along the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park, Florida April 22, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting the subtropical swamps of the park on Wednesday, part of a push to get Americans thinking and talking about the damage climate change is causing close to home. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX19VED
  • Powerful new class of cholesterol drugs offers hope
    More than 30 million Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol, according to estimates. But these popular drugs don't work for everyone. Now the FDA may be poised to approve a powerful new class of drugs that can attack cholesterol levels in a different way. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Yale School of Medicine.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2015
    NEW DRUGS_Monitor 2
  • Can Obama’s plan ‘defeat and destroy’ the Islamic State?
    The White House has announced it will send more troops to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq. To discuss the multi-front war with the militants, Judy Woodruff talks to Michèle Flournoy of the Center for a New American Security, retired Col. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and retired Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander of the U.S. Central Command.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2015
    Iraqi soldiers train with members of the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, in this U.S. Army photo released June 2, 2015. The United States is expected to announce on Wednesday plans for a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province and the deployment of around 400 additional U.S. trainers to help Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State, a U.S. official said. REUTERS/U.S. Army/Sgt. Cody Quinn/Handout   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 - RTX1FXPO

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

  • Newly discovered footage of Amelia Earhart unearthed
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, long lost footage of aviation trailblazer Amelia Earhart has resurfaced in conjunction with the release of a new book, “Amelia Earhart’s Last Photo Shoot.” The three-minute recording is believed to be the final film of Earhart before her plane disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2015