Friday, June 13, 2014

  • FTC urges more online privacy protection from data brokers
    Companies known as data brokers know a lot about you and the information you share online, including your interests, political preferences, religious affiliations and spending activities. The Federal Trade Commission is now raising questions about the transparency of this industry. Jeffrey Brown interviews FTC chair Edith Ramirez.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2014
  • Weighing U.S. options as Iraq spirals closer to war
    President Obama said that he will not put U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq, but he is weighing other military options. He also pointed to problems within the Iraqi government and security forces. Judy Woodruff gets views on whether the U.S. should act in Iraq from Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor and retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on Iraq crisis, Cantor’s defeat
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the crisis in Iraq and how the United States should react, as well as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss and what that means for both parties.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2014
  • Why more American dads are choosing to stay home
    The number of American fathers staying home with their children reached 2.2 million in 2010 -- an all-time high. For a closer look at why more fathers are acting as primary caregivers, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kim Parker of the Pew Research Center and Scott Coltrane of the University of Oregon.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2014
  • Prankster Art
    Is art nonsense? Paul Solman profiles "prankster artists" Alex Melamid and Vitaly Komar to consider the meaning of art around the world from their native Russia to the United States.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 1999
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  • Army Works to Repair Medical Center, Reputation
    Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, the Army's surgeon general, and Steve Robinson of Veterans for America discuss the problems with patient care and facilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2007
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  • Pulitzer-winner Vijay Seshadri finds inspiration everywhere
    Bangalore-native, Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri assiduously collects the details of his life, his world, his ruminations big and small, in the hope that once amassed and ordered they'll connect with readers and arrive at a higher meaning.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2014
    Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri is the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

  • How to combat the tightening grip of inequality
    Income inequality has been rising over the past three decades, in the United States most of all, but also in the United Kingdom, Canada and France, according to new findings by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Judy Woodruff talks to Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the OECD, about how inequality depresses economic growth.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2014
  • Pew study finds Americans more polarized than ever
    A major study by the Pew Research Center finds the increasing polarization in the U.S. is not just in our politics. American adults are less likely to compromise and often decide where to live, who to marry and who their friends should be based on what they already believe. Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to assess the data.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2014
  • Iraq faces disintegration as Sunni insurgency gains ground
    As Sunni militants continue their march towards Baghdad, the Obama administration said the U.S. will not send forces on the ground in Iraq, but will assist in other ways. Judy Woodruff talks to Jane Arraf, an Iraq-based journalist, for an update from Irbil, and then turns to James Jeffrey of The Washington Institute and Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University for political and military challenges.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2014
    Iraqi policemen and soldiers in the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad. Photo by Azher Shallal/AFP/Getty Images
  • Players to watch in the 2014 World Cup
    ESPN soccer analyst Tommy Smyth and the Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Futterman are in Brazil watching every kick and pass in the World Cup. They paused for minute to talk with Jeff Brown and give their recommendations for players to watch: Brazil’s Neymar, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez from Uruguay and Michael Bradley from the U.S. who, says Smyth, can play with the best of them.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

  • Soccer-loving Brazilians feel left out of World Cup wealth
    Hopes for Brazil’s burgeoning economy were high when the World Cup was awarded to the country in 2007. But now many Brazilians accuse the World Cup celebrations of draining $15 billion of Brazil’s resources into the international economy. Jeffrey Brown gets insight from sports writer Dave Zirin and Paulo Sotero of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2014
  • Special academy reinvigorates Chicago teens with arts focus
    In Chicago, an after-school art center has been transformed into a full-time public school that serves students who come from some of the highest crime areas in the city. Partnering with community schools to identify kids on the wrong track, its founder has put faith in the idea that offering access to the arts would be an invitation to learn every day. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2014
  • What’s holding up the closure of Guantanamo Bay?
    The exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has raised larger questions about the 149 detainees from 19 countries who remain at Guantanamo Bay. For debate on what’s preventing the closure of the detention facility, Judy Woodruff turns to Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution and Baher Azmy of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2014
    GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba. Photo by the National Guard.
  • Brat topples Cantor with grassroots enthusiasm
    The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by David Brat shakes the stability of a more fragile GOP establishment. Gwen Ifill is joined by former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., Adam Brandon of FreedomWorks and Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post to discuss Brat’s victory, as well as immigration and other issues that may be undermining the platform of moderate Republicans.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2014
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  • World Cup fans on why soccer slowly gaining steam in US
    At the Spain-El Salvador pre-World Cup match in Washington, D.C., on June 7, several fans give their theories on why soccer isn't as big in the United States as it is abroad.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2014
    Soccer fans Antonia Diventi and Eva Kaelber attend the Spain-El Salvador pre-World Cup match in Washington, D.C., on June 7. PBS NewsHour screen image
  • Seasons serve as backdrop to Charles Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2014
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  • Drama over Medicaid expansion continues in some states
    Battles over whether to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law are still being waged. In Virginia, Republicans prevented Gov. Terry McAuliffe from opting the state into the expansion. Meanwhile, Republican governors in a handful of states are considering participation, but with added restrictions and requirements. Judy Woodruff learns more from Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2014
  • Debating tenure protections for public school teachers
    A California judge ruled that the state’s tenure protections for public school teachers are unconstitutional. Students who sued the state argued that the tenure policies denied their right to a quality education. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Joshua Pechthalt, president of the California Federation of Teachers, and Russlynn Ali, former assistant secretary to the Department of Education.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2014
  • Passing down the passion for preservation with hands-on work
    High atop Central Virginia's Shenandoah Mountains, students are continuing work begun 75 years ago when the National Park was originally established. A pilot project from the National Trust for Historic Preservation is bringing a new generation of young civilian workers into the hands-on trade of preserving America’s landmarks. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2014
  • Is 'Hard Choices' a presidential pitch for Clinton?
    Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, senator and first lady, has just released her second memoir, “Hard Choices,” launching a national tour of media interviews and bookstore appearances. Is her book a sign of a second presidential campaign to come? Gwen Ifill talks to former Clinton advisor Ann Lewis, Amy Chozick of The New York Times and Democratic strategist Chris Lehane.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2014
  • How did Sunni insurgents gain momentum in Iraq?
    Known as ISIS or ISIL, a Sunni militant group has taken over parts of the northern city of Mosul, a strategic hub for Iraq’s oil industry, as well as a gateway to Syria. Judy Woodruff is joined by Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy and Kimberly Kagan of the Institute for the Study of War to discuss the larger impact of the takeover on Iraq and its neighbors.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

  • Will forgiving loans offer long-term student debt solution?
    The average person graduating from college in 2013 borrowed nearly $30,000 in student debt. To help Americans overburdened by their loans, President Obama signed a new executive order that expands on a 2010 law that capped federal loan repayments at 10 percent of borrowers' monthly income. Gwen Ifill talks to Richard Vedder of Ohio University and Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2014
  • Common Core standards face push back in Louisiana
    Just a few years ago, the push to create a set of K-12 educational standards enjoyed bipartisan support. Governors across the country got behind the Common Core, including Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, whose state ranks near the bottom for high school achievement. Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s Shauna Sanford reports on a growing battle in that state over the standards.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2014
  • How VA demand-supply mismatch led to widespread problems
    A Veterans Affairs Department audit reveals that 57,000 veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first medical appointment at its hospitals and outpatient clinics. It also found that the 14-day wait time target was not attainable. Gwen Ifill talks to Ralph Ibson of the Wounded Warrior Project and Dr. Sam Foote, a former doctor in the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2014
    Pedestrians walk past the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • In Pakistan, views differ on best way to deal with Taliban
    Members of the Taliban provoked a dramatic firefight with Pakistani troops at that nation’s busiest airport. Judy Woodruff talks to Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council and C. Christine Fair of Georgetown University about the goals of the Pakistan Taliban and recent attempts to reconcile with the militants.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2014
  • Weekly Poem: Pulitzer-winner Vijay Seshadri reads 'Memoir'
    Pulitzer-winner Vijay Seshadri reads his poem
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2014
    Vijay Seshadri reads his poem "Memoir" from "3 Sections," the collection that won him the 2014 Pulitzer Prize.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • What has the U.S. learned from the Snowden's leaks?
    Monday will mark one year since Edward Snowden made headlines by identifying himself as the source of classified information leaked from the National Security Agency. Has U.S. policy changed as a result of these revelations? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Shiobhan Gorman, intelligence correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, about how intelligence gathering has changed in the last year.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2014
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