Monday, March 21, 2016

  • Obama and Castro share differences, goodwill during visit
    Breaking decades of hostility and suspicion, President Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro Monday in a historic trip to the communist island. The two heads of state even took questions -- a rarity for Cuba’s government -- during which the issue of human rights struck a nerve. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    TOPSHOT - US President Barack Obama (L) and Cuban President Raul Castro meet at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro met Monday in Havana's Palace of the Revolution for groundbreaking talks on ending the standoff between the two neighbors. Obama, meeting Castro for only the third time for formal talks, was the first US president in Cuba since 1928.  AFP PHOTO/ NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Donald Trump unveils team of foreign policy advisers
    Foreign policy dominated the day in the race for the White House. Republican front-runner Donald Trump revealed the first members of his foreign policy team during a trip to Washington, where he met with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and others to discuss policies and campaign strategy. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton denounced Trump before pro-Israel group AIPAC. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is followed by the media as he walks from a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Washington, March 21, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTSBITQ
  • Why most 2016 candidates are speaking at AIPAC
    Tamara Keith of NPR and Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest in politics, including Hillary Clinton’s remarks to AIPAC, Donald Trump’s meeting with Republicans in Washington, the campaign pivot to the general election race, what to look for in Tuesday’s primary contests and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s words about Trump on social media.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
  • How FARC rebels are preparing for peace
    After decades of evading the Colombian military, FARC rebels are emerging from the jungle. Special correspondents Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico offer an exclusive look at the FARC perspective amid peace talks to end the world's longest-running conflict.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    After decades of evading the Colombian military, FARC rebels are emerging from the jungle. Special correspondents Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico offer an exclusive look at the FARC perspective amid peace talks to end the world's longest-running conflict.
  • The choice of fear in a city targeted by terrorists
    Decorated Marine veteran and writer Elliot Ackerman lives with his family in Istanbul -- the site of four suicide bombings this year alone. Finding himself confronted by violence again, Ackerman reflects on living in a place targeted by terrorists.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    A man places carnations at the scene of a suicide bombing at Istiklal street, a major shopping and tourist district, in central Istanbul, Turkey March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSBBXH
  • Monday night tradition keeps the Village Vanguard swinging
    At the world famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City, Monday nights have meant big band music for 50 years, stretching back to the days of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. For the jazz impresarios there today, playing in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is more than just a gig -- it’s being part of a tradition. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
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  • How will U.S. detente change Cuba?
    What does President Obama’s historic visit mean for a new era of U.S.-Cuban relations? Gwen Ifill talks to Laura Trevelyan of BBC World News America for the view from the ground, and Judy Woodruff turns to María de los Angeles Torres of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Roger Noriega of the American Enterprise Institute for more on the implications and impact of the president’s visit.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba's President Raul Castro shake hands during  a meeting with both countries' delegations on the second day of Obama's visit to Cuba, in Havana March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSBING

Sunday, March 20, 2016

  • Turkey-EU deal aimed at migrant crisis comes into effect
    NewsHour Special Correspondent Malcom Brabant joins Alison Stewart from Lesbos, Greece, to discuss the new migrant deal between Turkey and the European Union, aimed at stopping illegal immigration.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2016
    A girl is covered with a blanket as refugees and migrants arrive on a dinghy on the shore near the city of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTSBA5O
  • Finding parallels of political dissatisfaction
    A recent poll revealed that only 21 percent of Americans think the country is heading in the right direction. So what happens in a democratic society where understandable grievances have tuned many citizens angry? NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield looks back at a long-ago late winter and two nations that responded in very different ways.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2016
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  • Building a new era of U.S.-Cuba relations
    Christopher Sabatini, a professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, joins Alison Stewart to discuss President Obama's historic visit to Cuba and the new era of U.S.-Cuba relations.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One to travel to Cuba from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTSBCJV
  • Sheldon Harnick looks back on 50 years of 'Fiddler'
    More than 50 years after the Broadway premiere of "Fiddler on the Roof," the musical's universal story continues to resonate with audiences seeing its fifth revival, which opened in December. NewsHour's Zachary Green sits down with the musical's 91-year-old lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, who discusses the show's inspiration, meaning and legacy.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

  • EU-Turkey deal to delay Europe-bound migrants
    Most Syrian refugees arriving in Greece from Turkey are expected to be sent back, under an agreement between the EU and Turkey. In exchange, Europe will accept some Syrian refugees from Turkey and provide billions of dollars to help pay for it all. To discuss migrant conditions in Greece, Associated Press reporter Derek Gatopoulos joins Alison Stewart via Skype.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2016
    A Pakistani migrant looks at his phone next to railway tracks at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 16, 2016. Picture taken March 16. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - RTSB8W1
  • What we know about Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam
    Following a dramatic police raid and shootout in Brussels, one of the key suspects in last year's Paris terrorist attacks and the first to be captured alive is in custody in Belgium. To discuss the ongoing police investigation, Paris Correspondent for the Associated Press Lori Hinnant joins Alison Stewart via Skype.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2016
    Police at the scene of a security operation in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek in Brussels, Belgium, March 18, 2016.    REUTERS/Francois Lenoir  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSB3XX
  • South Africa mulls regulating traditional medicine healers
    In South Africa, practitioners of traditional medicine, including herbalists, midwives, and faith healers who claim to speak to ancestors, have historically practiced openly and freely. But the government now aims to formally register and regulate the estimated 250,000 self-described healers, who are pushing back. NewsHour Special Correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

  • Rice shares administration’s response to Paris terror arrest
    President Obama was briefed on the arrest of the main suspect in November’s Paris terrorist attacks Friday and spoke with French and Belgian leaders by phone. For more on the administration’s response to the arrest and details on the president’s upcoming trip to Cuba, Judy Woodruff talks to National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
  • Experts weigh in on outlook for EU migrant deal with Turkey
    Turkey and the European Union reached an agreement Friday over solutions to the ongoing migrant crisis in Eastern Europe, with Turkey taking back Syrian refugees currently stranded in Greece in exchange for financial aid and closer travel and political ties to the EU. Jeffrey Brown asks Matthew Karnitschnig of Politico and special correspondent Malcolm Brabant for more information on the deal.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
    Refguees react during a protest asking for the opening of borders at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 18, 2016.  REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis   - RTSB44F
  • Shields and Brooks on blocking Trump and Sanders’ chances
    Judy Woodruff sits down with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks to discuss the week in politics, including how the mainstream GOP can block a Donald Trump nomination, Bernie Sanders’ chances in the western states and Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland’s contested confirmation.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
  • Behind closed doors, GOP strategizes on how to block Trump
    As Donald Trump approaches the 1,237 pledged delegates who would secure his nomination as the GOP’s presidential candidate, the rifts within the Republican party grow ever deeper. On Thursday, a group of conservative activists met in a closed-door session in Washington, D.C., to discuss how to block Trump’s nomination.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges supporters at a town hall campaign event in Hickory, North Carolina. March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane  - RTX294KR
  • Drone technology is highly sophisticated--but not risk free
    Drone warfare is a valuable part of the military’s arsenal in the war against international terrorism -- just this month, the Pentagon announced that a drone strike on a jihadist training camp in Somalia killed 150 fighters. But, as the new film “Eye in the Sky” asks, does its effectiveness justify potential loss of innocent life? Jeffrey Brown investigates the controversy around military drones.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
    A DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone with 4K video flies in a drone cage during the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Marcus - RTX21LI0
  • What motivates low-income high schoolers to go to college?
    This month, many prospective college students are anticipating an admissions decision from their dream school. Keith Frome, author of “How’s My Kid Doing?” has worked with high school students across the country and believes he has found the key to encouraging them to consider college: peer pressure. Frome offers his unique take on the college application process.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016
    Photo by Leslie Kirchhoff/Getty Images.
  • The stork brings an bald eaglet to the National Arboretum
    As they welcomed a new member of the family this morning, all eyes were on “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” -- not the Obamas, but a pair of bald eagles nesting at the National Arboretum. A webcam captured their newborn eaglet, for now dubbed “DC-2,” as it emerged from its egg Friday. The family represents the first bald eagles to occupy the Arboretum since 1947.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • No more Shamu--SeaWorld to end breeding of orcas
    SeaWorld has made headlines several times in the past decade: trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a captive orca during a live show in 2010, and a 2013 documentary focused intense scrutiny on the family-oriented theme park over the use of killer whales as show animals. On Thursday, SeaWorld announced that it would no longer breed orcas or train them for theatrics. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2016
    Young children get a close-up view of an Orca killer whale during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego, California March 19, 2014   REUTERS/Mike Blake   (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3HTBE
  • Is NCAA ‘a cartel?’ Some former & current athletes say yes
    March Madness means a huge payday for coaches, colleges, networks and advertisers -- everyone except the athletes themselves. Although television rights for the NCAA tournament this year alone brought in nearly a billion dollars, the players won’t see a penny, and many are unhappy with the situation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the cases for and against paying student athletes.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2016
    Mar 17, 2016; Des Moines, IA, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Rodney Purvis (44) shoots the ball against Colorado Buffaloes guard Dominique Collier (15) during the second half in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports - RTSAYI7
  • Congress grills MI governor, EPA over Flint water crisis
    Flint, Michigan, earned a place in the spotlight again Thursday, as Congressional hearings on the city’s water crisis continued. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy both faced strict scrutiny for their apparent failure to respond to the dire situation quickly enough. John Yang reports.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2016
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (L)  and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (R) testify before a House Oversight and government Reform hearing  on "Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part III" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSAWEO
  • Supreme Court nominee meets with Congressional Democrats
    President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee judge Merrick Garland made his first official visit to Capitol Hill Thursday morning, meeting with key Senate Democrats including Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). For more on the morning’s events and the coming Congressional confirmation battle, Judy Woodruff talks to NPR’s Congressional correspondent Ailsa Chang.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2016
    U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland (centre L) is greeted by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSAYC5

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  • Defying GOP, Obama chooses D.C. judge for SCOTUS
    The battle for the late Antonin Scalia’s spot on the Supreme Court began Wednesday, as President Obama officially announced his nomination: Merrick B. Garland, chief judge of the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Obama was undeterred by Congressional Republican vows to ignore any Supreme Court nomination hearings until a new president has been elected.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) applauds Judge Merrick Garland (C) after announcing Garland as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, March 16, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden is at left.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTSAQM3
  • News Wrap: Trump dismisses talk of contested convention
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump warned against trying to deny him the party’s presidential nomination via a brokered RNC convention in July. Also, the Federal Reserve decided to hold interest rates steady, saying the U.S. economy is continuing to grow steadily but still faces international risks.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (L) at his side as he talks about the results of the Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois and Missouri primary elections during a news conference held at his Mar-A-Lago Club, in Palm Beach, Florida, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper - RTSAME8
  • Who is Merrick Garland? Analysts review his record & chances
    Following President Obama’s nomination of chief D.C. Circuit appeals judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Judy Woodruff turns to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and former Solicitor General Seth Waxman for more on the unique situation. Also, Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for some insight into how Congress will respond.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2016
    Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House after being nominated by President Barack Obama (not pictured) to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 16, 2016.       REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSAQQI