Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Why is Obama weighing in on net neutrality?
    More than 3 million commenters crashed the Federal Communications Commission website in July to weigh in on the issue of net neutrality. Now President Obama has added his strong support, directing the FCC to protect equal access to all web content. Judy Woodruff speaks with U.S. chief technology officer Megan Smith about the president’s move.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
  • Emails suggest GM prepared for recalls months earlier
    Internal emails released as part of a class action lawsuit show that General Motors ordered a half million ignition switches to replace faulty ones nearly two months before notifying safety regulators. The defect has been linked to at least 32 deaths and a recall of 2.6 million vehicles. David Shepardson of The Detroit News joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what GM leadership knew and when.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
    GM CEO Mary Barra Holds Press Conference On Ignition Switch Recall
  • Why U.S. can't ignore or alienate the rising power of China
    The U.S. relationship with China is critical to existential issues like economic stability and climate change. But that comes with significant concerns, like cyber-security and human rights. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the dilemmas and opportunities of securing greater diplomatic and economic ties between the U.S. and China.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2014
    APEC Bilateral Meeting - China & Russia

Sunday, November 9, 2014

  • APEC Summit a 'big moment' for China
    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit will soon get underway in Bejing, with member countries seeking to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the region. Orville Schell, the Director of the Center for US-China Relations at the Asia Society, discusses the state of China's relationship with world powers, including the US, Japan and Russia.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2014
  • The toll of the justice system on the wrongfully convicted
    In the US, state laws governing compensation for wrongfully convicted people vary significantly. While some states offer sizable packages for the exonerated, at least 20 offer nothing. And even for those that do, it may not be enough to make up for the emotional damage on those who've been wrongfully convicted. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
    Photo by Saskia de Melker
  • Bridging the military-civilian divide in Brooklyn
    Tuesday is Veterans Day -- a day to honor those who have served. But since the draft ended in 1973, the number of Americans who serve has decreased dramatically, leading to what some fear is a lack of understanding between our military and civilian populations. Now, some young veterans have devised a program to try to bridge the divide. NewsHour's Elisabeth Ponsot reports.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • Brandi Chastain: Get rid of heading from soccer for kids
    Reversing her earlier opinion, Brandi Chastain now says that heading in soccer should be removed for players aged 14 years and younger. NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham discusses the issue with the World Cup and Olympic soccer champion.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
  • Why is the US sending additional troops to Iraq?
    Several bombings in and around Baghdad came one day after President Barack Obama announced plans to expand the US role in Iraq. For more on this, Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan in the latest installment of the interview series, "War on ISIS."
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
  • ALMA telescope spots planet birth in 'milestone' discovery
    Using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile, astronomers were able to capture the formation of a new planet, and scientists are observing it happen more clearly than ever before. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014
  • Are US policies to blame for El Salvador's gang violence?
    During El Salvador's brutal civil war 30 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people fled to the United States, where some joined dangerous Latino gangs for protection and a livelihood. Soon after, many of these gang members were deported back to El Salvador, establishing a new and threatening presence in their home country.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Shields and Brooks on Republican victory
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the Republican domination in the midterm elections, the impact of voter turnout, which policy items might offer opportunities for compromise and which might be political land mines.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
  • How mini sponges could save lives on the battlefield
    Combat medics have one mission: keep the injured alive until they can be safely treated elsewhere. But while survival rates have improved dramatically in the last few decades, one of the biggest challenges that medics still face is uncontrolled bleeding. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports on a new invention that stops bleeding much faster than traditional gauze.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
  • Behind Detroit’s ‘grand bargain’ to emerge from bankruptcy
    Nearly 16 months after Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in the country’s history, a federal judge approved a plan to drop the city’s $7 billion in debt and invest over $1 billion in public services. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation, the organization that donated $125 million to a crucial part of Detroit’s survival plan.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
  • Jobs report may not reassure Americans with part-time work
    For the ninth straight month, the U.S. economy added more than 200,000 positions, bringing unemployment down to its lowest rate in six years. So why do Americans still feel pessimistic about the economy? Much of the workforce remains employed part-time, or combine part-time jobs but get no benefits. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the latest hiring trends.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
  • Supreme Court will consider new Affordable Care Act challenge
    The Supreme Court announced it would take up a case on the tax subsidies of the Affordable Care Act that could have major implications for the health care law. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Review joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the details, as well as why the court might consider same-sex marriage despite deciding not to earlier in the term.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014
    Supreme Court Blocks Virginia Gay Marriages
  • Inventor John Steinbaugh's next big idea
    Inventor and army veteran John Steinbaugh tells the PBS NewsHour describes his ideal invention: goggles that would show vital signs for fellow soldiers.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Impatience with Washington drove off-year electorate
    House Speaker John Boehner said that his job is to listen to the priorities of the American people. The GOP leadership outlined their new agenda, including authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline and revising the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to David Winston of the Winston Group and Frederick Yang of Hart Research Associates about the numbers and motivations behind who voted in 2014.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2014
    U.S. Speaker of the House Boehner points during news conference after midterm elections in Washington
  • How do gains by al-Nusra affect U.S. strategy in Syria?
    Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy join Judy Woodruff to explore how the U.S. is responding to and affecting the dynamics between rebel groups on the ground in Syria.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2014
    Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province
  • Tsunami cleared way for better infrastructure in Indonesia
    The 2004 quake and tsunami reshaped life in the Aceh region of Indonesia -- in many ways for the better. The outpouring of international aid helped residents rebuild their community stronger than before the disaster. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the disaster’s unintended benefits and the efforts to continue healing and prepare for future emergencies.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2014
  • Will saying yes to affirmative consent curb sexual assault?
    California recently passed an affirmative consent law, meaning that consensual sex requires a clear “yes” from both parties on college campuses. But some have challenged the practicality of the policy. Hari Sreenivasan moderates a debate between Jaclyn Friedman of “Yes Means Yes” and Shikha Dalmia of the Reason Foundation.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2014
  • Ballet icon Patricia McBride comes full pirouette
    At 18, Patricia McBride became the youngest principal dancer ever in legendary choreographer George Balanchine’s company. Now, McBride, herself a mentor, teacher and co-director of the vibrant Charlotte Ballet, is being honored by the Kennedy Center for her artistic dedication. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2014
  • How U.S. ‘aggressive support’ for Ebola patients saves lives
    In West Africa, Ebola has claimed the lives of 50 percent of people infected. In the U.S., the recovery rate is substantially better. Judy Woodruff learns more from Dr. Bruce Ribner of Emory University about the public health and infrastructure advantages that Americans have in caring for Ebola patients.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2014
    A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  • Economic issues soar at the polls as social issues slump
    From the minimum wage to genetically modified food labeling, voters across the country got to decide on issues that will have direct impacts on their lives. Political editor Lisa Desjardins dissects some of last night’s winning and losing ballot initiatives.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2014
  • What midterm lessons politicians can learn for 2016
    Even as a long midterm campaign season comes to a close, politicians don’t have much time to breathe before the race for the White House in 2016. With a new party in control of Congress, what will the next big race look like? Judy Woodruff speaks with Democrat strategist Jeff Link and Republican strategist Doug Heye for what both parties can expect.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2014
    Brooklyn Bids To Host The Democratic National Convention
  • How will Republicans influence policy on IS, Iran sanctions?
    In the months before midterm elections, Republicans were highly critical of President Obama policies on the Islamic State, Iran sanctions and other challenges. How will the change in Congress affect U.S. policy abroad? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2014
  • North Carolina, Georgia go red despite demographic changes
    In Georgia and North Carolina, both sites of competitive and high-stakes races, voters picked Republican candidates. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Merle Black of Emory University and Mac McCorkle of Duke University for their reactions.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2014
    Republican Thom Tillis reacts after the results of the U.S. midterm elections in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Can Washington be productive in Obama’s final years?
    At the White House, President Obama addressed the midterm election setbacks for his party and the potential for working with Republicans. Judy Woodruff asks Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona and Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland whether they see potential for compromise and progress on controversial issues like immigration.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2014
    U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)   - RTR4D023
  • RNC chair on GOP ground game, finding common ground
    The Republican party picked up Senate seats and other wins from coast to coast in the midterm election. Gwen Ifill sits down with Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, to discuss the outcome and what the GOP hopes to do with its new leverage.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2014