Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • HBO offers streaming as viewers shift to TV à la carte
    With hit shows “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective,” HBO has been a big draw for traditional cable television subscribers. But now HBO is launching a standalone online streaming service, with broadcast network CBS announcing a similar plan. Judy Woodruff talks to Sharon Waxman of The Wrap about the changing ways Americans access entertainment.
    Original Air Date: October 16, 2014
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • What the shrinking U.S. deficit says about stability
    Worries about Ebola, Europe and the U.S. economy drove another dive on Wall Street. On the same day, the Obama administration announced the national deficit has declined to its lowest level since 2007. Gwen Ifill talks to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Budget Director Shaun Donovan about signs of a stabilizing economy, as well as why Americans are skeptical of the improvement.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
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  • Searching for the ripple effects of history-making tech
    In the new book and PBS series “How We Got to Now,” Steven Johnson presents six game-changing innovations and how they shaped the modern world. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Johnson about surprising connections between invention and American society.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
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  • Sitcom creator Norman Lear talks evolution of TV
    Groundbreaking in its day, ‘70s sitcom “All in the Family” didn’t back down from tackling controversial topics. Legendary TV writer and producer Norman Lear, author of a new memoir, “Even This I Get To Experience,” discusses the changing medium and changing audiences with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
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  • Can U.S. solve ‘Rubik’s Cube’ of Iran nuclear negotiations?
    With less than six weeks before the deadline to agree on an Iran nuclear deal, negotiations have come to a kind of stalemate over sharp limits on Iran's uranium enrichment capability. Gwen Ifill gets an update on the hurdles ahead, as well as areas of agreement, from chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
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  • Uncovering secret chemical weapon victims of the Iraq war
    During the Iraq war, American soldiers were unknowingly exposed to old chemical weapons long-abandoned by Saddam Hussein’s regime. The story of the troops who were injured trying dismantle the contaminated weapons has been kept secret until now. Judy Woodruff learns more from C.J. Chivers of The New York Times about his investigation.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
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  • Is the U.S. overly confident about Ebola control?
    Officials have been saying that the U.S. knows how to stop Ebola, but now another nurse has been infected. What's gone wrong? Judy Woodruff talks to Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
    Second Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola
  • Lew: Stop treating the deficit with crisis-driven politics
    On a day when the markets were roiling dramatically, the Obama Administration unveiled some positive economic news today at a briefing on the 2014 budget. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Office of Management Budget Director Shaun Donovan declared the economy is getting back on solid footing for the long haul.Following the briefing, Gwen Ifill sat down with the two men to talk about the deficit.
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
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  • Norman Lear on the golden age of television
    The father of "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" Norman Lear talks about writing for comedy and the golden age of television in this online exclusive.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: October 15, 2014
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Using science to make low-sodium taste better
    Americans eat twice as much salt as recommended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the health risks associated with high sodium intake are widely known, many Americans won’t sacrifice taste to eat healthily. What causes these cravings and how can we limit them? Hari Sreenivasan examines a mission to revolutionize the processed food business.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • Should the terminally ill be able to choose when they die?
    After being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard moved her family from California to Oregon to die on her own terms. Oregon law allows Maynard to take lethal prescription medication to end her life. Jeffrey Brown gets debate from Barbara Coombs Lee of Compassion & Choices and Dr. Ira Byock of Providence Institute for Human Caring.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • ‘Innovators’ tells story of digital revolutionaries
    After profiling visionary individuals like Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, biographer Walter Isaacson has turned his attention to a whole group of creative minds, weaving the tale of the many inventive thinkers who launched the digital revolution. Judy Woodruff sits down with Isaacson to discuss his latest book, “The Innovators,” and what set these people apart.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • Islamic State militants gain ground in Iraq
    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed 23 people in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad. Judy Woodruff speaks with Ned Parker of Reuters about the militants’ long approach toward the capital, as well as fresh sectarian strife despite hope that a new prime minister would help pull the country together.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • What Wall Street’s wild swings say about the global economy
    Lately the financial markets have been swinging from record leaps to sudden drops. Eswar Prasad, an economist at Cornell University and the Brookings Institution, says that while the U.S. economy is continuing its recovery, the rest of the world is weakening. Prasad joins Gwen Ifill for a closer look at what's happening.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • Senate race unpredictable in independently minded Colorado
    In Colorado, one of the GOP’s main midterm battlegrounds to clench control of the Senate, the candidates seem to be advocating to women to decide the race. But Rocky Mountain voters are just as likely to legalize marijuana as expand oil exploration. Gwen Ifill reports on the many factors making Colorado’s election unpredictable.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • Full interview with Colo. Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • Full interview with Colo. Sen. Mark Udall
    “It's one of those years," Udall told Ifill, “the electorate is concerned about the direction of the country, and we were prepared for a very competitive race.”See Gwen’s full interview here.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • Walter Isaacson on confronting privacy in the digital age
    In his new book “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson outlines the most crucial inventions of the digital age. Judy Woodruff spoke with him recently and he explained how many of the greatest breakthroughs during the modern computer age came into being through a collaborative effort of government, universities and private corporations. Isaacson argues that this partnership is threatened today because of the underfunding of university and government research.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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  • Shedding a life-long label to become an artist
    Through education, Arc of the Arts turns people with intellectual disabilities into artists. With a strong identity, a boost of confidence, self expression and platform for exposure, these artists meet new goals for refining their craft and for practicing social skills to use in their new career.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
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Monday, October 13, 2014

  • Can political outliers pull out victories in purple states?
    Judy Woodruff sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Dan Balz of The Washington Post for a look at where the most competitive races stand just three weeks from Election Day 2014.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    Voters fill their ballots at St. Jerome Parish in Los Angeles, November 4, 2008. Photo by Danny Moloshok/Reuters
  • Economic uncertainty haunts Mich. governor’s re-election bid
    Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is fighting for re-election in Michigan, a state that voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. His opponent, Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, is using Snyder’s economic record to weaken the incumbent. Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television reports.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
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  • Sexual assaults revealed in N.J. town prized for football
    At Sayreville War Memorial High in New Jersey, seven players from the school’s revered football program were arrested for attacking younger teammates in the team’s locker room. Jeffrey Brown learns more about the charges of sexual assault and “pervasive” bullying from Kate Zernike of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    7 Members Of NJ High School Football Team Arrested For Sexual Assault And Hazing
  • Are the costs of security at ‘any price’ too high?
    The ongoing war on terror has driven a dramatic rise in spending in the name of security. In his new book, “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War,” New York Times investigative journalist James Risen examines the cost -- in both treasure and lives. Judy Woodruff sits down with the author to discuss what he calls the new “Homeland Security-Industrial Complex.”
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
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  • Interpreting the Vatican’s language shift on gays, divorce
    A gathering of bishops convened by Pope Francis broke new ground on some taboos of the Catholic faith. While there was no change in doctrine on cohabitation, divorce and homosexuality, the Church signaled a shift away from condemning people who don’t live by their teachings. Judy Woodruff sits down with The Boston Globe’s John Allen to discuss the Vatican’s change in tone.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
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  • Liberia, Sierra Leone at Ebola ‘tipping point’
    The director of the World Health Organization called Ebola's ravaging effects on West Africa a “crisis for international peace and security.” Jeffrey Brown speaks with David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee about the conditions driving the emergency, the challenges of breaking the cycle of transmission and the existential and political consequences of the epidemic.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive
  • Facing isolated Ebola cases, how should U.S. boost training?
    How prepared are hospitals, doctors and nurses to handle Ebola cases in the United States, and what measures should be taken to increase safety? Judy Woodruff gets an assessment from Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan and Katy Roemer of National Nurses United.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
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  • CDC training hospitals to 'think Ebola'
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that hospitals need to take additional precautions when caring for patients with fever who have traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the last 21 days. This comes days after a health care worker who cared for an Ebola patient in Dallas was herself diagnosed with the virus.Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, added that the health care worker's apartment is being cleaned and her dog is being monitored. Frieden said there is concern that there could be infections in the coming days, but that the CDC and health care workers know how to stop the spread of the virus.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

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