Wednesday, September 10, 2014

  • Rare respiratory virus hospitalizes hundreds of kids in U.S.
    A respiratory virus has infected hundreds of children in the U.S., sending them to emergency rooms across the country. The rare strain causes asthma-like symptoms and can exacerbate the disease. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Gregory Conners of Children's Mercy Hospital in Missouri.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Previewing Obama’s Islamic State address
    President Obama will address the nation with his plan to dismantle the Islamic State group. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff sit down with chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner and political editor Domenico Montanaro to discuss what we should expect to hear from the president, as well as how Congress, foreign allies and the American public may react to the strategy.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Poet remembers fallen friend James Foley
    James Foley -- an American journalist who was murdered as a hostage by the Islamic State group -- met poet Daniel Johnson many years ago, and the two became good friends. When Foley was captured in Syria, Johnson wrote a poem about his absence. He shares his reflections on Jim’s death.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • What do Iraqi leaders hope to hear from Obama’s strategy?
    A series of attacks against security forces in Baghdad killed at least 30 people. The violence occurred on the same day that Secretary of State John Kerry met with new Iraqi political leadership to discuss the Islamic State crisis and Iraq’s wishes for increased assistance and training from the U.S. for their military. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Matt Bradley of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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  • Obama expected to expand Islamic State offensive into Syria
    Obama expected to expand Islamic State offensive into Syria Blurb: President Obama spent the last hours before his prime-time national address to rally congressional and overseas support for his plan against the Islamic State. The president is expected to lay out an expanded air campaign in Iraq and to add strikes in Syria. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2014
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • Apple offers new way to access your wallet with your phone
    Apple unveiled its new products -- a larger iPhone, as well as the Apple Watch and a new pay system -- that boast advances for phone, watch and wallet. Gwen Ifill interviews John Simons of the Associated Press for a look at the new products and what they signal about current consumer technology.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • Giving Americans better tools to prevent domestic violence
    Twenty years ago today, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, and in those years, domestic violence has been dramatically reduced. But the problem is far from solved: one in four women in the U.S. will be victims of assault by a partner in her lifetime. Judy Woodruff speaks with Esta Soler of Futures Without Violence about what it will take to end that abuse.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • Using drones to limit fertilizer flow into Lake Erie
    A toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie this summer left the city of Toledo, Ohio, without drinking water for three days. Now environmentalists and farmers are working to prevent future blooms by evaluating fertilizer use in hopes of cutting excess runoff. Special correspondent Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television reports on how drones may be a tool for maximizing crops and minimizing pollution.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • U.S. offers support to fragile health systems to fight Ebola
    The number of deaths from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has now surpassed 2,300. To combat the epidemic, the U.S. has pledged funds, research and additional medical resources. Judy Woodruff sits down with Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development for a detailed look at what the U.S. is providing.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • Senators debate president’s power to fight the Islamic State
    President Obama has consulted key lawmakers on his strategy against the Islamic State group and polls show the American public supports action. But the president has not sought formal congressional approval for an expanded military campaign. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., join Gwen Ifill to offer their views on the possible mission against the militant group.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
    President Obama met with congressional leaders on Tuesday to request "buy-in" for his expanded military campaign against the Islamic State Group. Photo by T.J. Kirkpactrick/Bloomberg
  • Ascent to ALMA's high site
    Video by Joshua Barajas/PBS NewsHour
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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  • With rakes and ropes, beaches become momentary works of art
    San Francisco based artist Andres Amador creates temporary, large-scale, geometric art works using the beaches, rakes and ropes. Video produced by Joe Matazzoni and Cynthia Stone of KQEDFor more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2014
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Monday, September 8, 2014

  • Colorado fights over who decides where to frack
    In Colorado, the debate over pumping pressurized water underground to extract oil and natural gas has turned local and state governments into rivals. When one city banned fracking altogether, the state launched two lawsuits. Special correspondent Dan Boyce of Rocky Mountain PBS reports on how the friction between activists and industry has turned into a fight over local and state control.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2014
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  • Will stalling immigration reform help Democrats?
    President Obama’s decision to delay action on immigration reform has been criticized as a purely political move ahead of November midterm elections. But with critics on both sides of the aisle, is his move more likely to help or hurt? Jeffrey Brown discusses the possibilities and the backlash with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Roberto Suro of the University of Southern California.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2014
    Immigrant rights activists shout slogans in front of the White House on August 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Associated Press reports that the Obama administration's been sharply cutting the number of deportations since at least 2007. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Can the Islamic State group be destroyed?
    President Obama announced a multi-step campaign to work with regional partners to destroy the Islamic State. How realistic is that goal? Judy Woodruff discusses the details and its feasibility with Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University, Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2014
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  • Obama’s delay on immigration draws fire from both parties
    President Obama is delaying any executive action on immigration reform until after the midterm elections in November. While both Republicans and Democrats criticized the decision, the Obama administration renewed its request for $1.2 billion to deal with the influx of unaccompanied immigrant minors from the southern border. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2014
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • How NATO member states could gain from Ukraine crisis
    While much of Ukraine's future seems to be in the hands of Russia's Putin, other NATO member states concerned about Russian aggression may end up benefiting from the conflict. Kimberly Marten, a political science professor at Barnard College and Columbia University, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2014
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  • Boko Haram 'empties out entire countryside' in new attacks
    Boko Haram, the militant Islamist movement in Nigeria, has been launching new attacks in Africa in an effort to gain more territory. But the group, notable for kidnapping hundreds of young schoolgirls, appears to be shifting its tactics. Drew Hinshaw of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Ghana.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2014
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • Why students may benefit from year-round schooling
    At one school in West Virginia, administrators, teachers and parents swear by a year-round calendar that has the same number of teaching days as any other school, just spread throughout the year. Special Correspondent Alison Stewart explores how changing the school calendar can affect student achievement.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
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  • Who will fight the Islamic State on the ground?
    Amid the growing threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama recently called for a "ground game" in Iraq to help tackle the jihadist group. But who would make up that force? Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss US efforts to defeat the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
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  • U.S. unemployment decrease reflects more workforce dropouts
    According to Friday's jobs report, the unemployment rate dropped from 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent. However, the number of Americans dropping out of the workforce rose. Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to talk about the long-term effects these exits may have on the nation's economy.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
  • Lifesavers in training: A day in the life of working dogs
    At the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, service dogs go through a rigorous training course, including search and rescue, obedience and agility drills in order to eventually fill a variety of jobs helping people.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2014
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Friday, September 5, 2014

  • After fatal gun accidents, children find comfort in poetry
    In a shocking accident, a nine-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor last week at an Arizona gun range. When children are involved in fatal incidents, what helps? Jeffrey Brown shows how some families have turned to poetry.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Barbara Walters reflects on Joan Rivers’ legacy
    As a pioneer for women in comedy, the unapologetically crass Joan Rivers made friends with comics and celebrities alike. Judy Woodruff speaks with broadcast journalist Barbara Walters, who laments the loss of her friend and performer who “loved what she did.”
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Shields and Brooks on ex-Virginia Gov.’s guilty verdict
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the Ukrainian cease-fire, ex- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s guilty verdict and the shifting Kansas Senate election.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Jobs report falls below expectations
    Though economists predicted a month of strong hiring, only 142,000 positions were added to the market in August. Paul Solman explains why the growth disappointed many.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Doubts rise over Ukraine, Russian separatist cease-fire
    From the NATO summit, world leaders expressed their support for the ceasefire between Ukraine and Russian separatists. However, previous peacemaking delays and further violence have given reason for doubt. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Nicholas Burns, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, and John Mearsheimer of the University.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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  • Can dogs be trained to detect the smell of cancer?
    For the past few decades, researchers have been exploring the possibility that cancer, possibly created by the growth of tumors, actually has a particular odor -- and dogs can pick up on that smell. Some doctors believe this area of research may lead to more efficient screening methods and cancer treatment procedures. Special correspondent Dr. Emily Senay reports.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2014
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