Monday, July 13, 2015

  • Poet Gregory Pardlo reads 'Written by Himself'
    In our weekly poem, poet Gregory Pardlo reads 'Written by Himself' from his collection 'Digest,' which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2015
    Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo reads "Written by Himself" from his collection "Digest."

Sunday, July 12, 2015

  • Could Iran nuclear deal be announced on Monday?
    On Sunday, there was word that the historic deal between Iran and several nations about limiting their nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions could come as early as Monday. But Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said there was still more work to be done on an agreement that would cap more than a decade of talks on U.N. weapons inspection.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) talks to State Department Chief of Staff Jon Finer during a meeting with members of the U.S. delegation at the garden of the Palais Coburg hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2015. Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX1JX57
  • Amid brutal attacks, ISIS also giving charity to civilians
    On Saturday, ISIS claimed responsibility for exploding a car bomb outside the Italian consulate in Cairo, killing one person. This violence comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. While ISIS is committing brutal acts against civilians in the areas the militant group controls, it is also helping civilians as a way of asserting its control.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • A grim search for Srebrenica massacre victims
    It has been 20 years since Bosnian Serb forces attacked the town of Srebrenica, just months before the end of the Bosnian War in 1995. For sixteen years, one man who escaped Srebrenica massacre been on the search for his lost brother and father. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2015
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  • Everything you should know about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis
    Puerto Rico’s financial crisis has been well-documented over the last few weeks, but a new report in the Washington Post sheds light on how Congress may have played a role in the fiscal troubles being felt in the U.S. commonwealth. Michael Fletcher of the Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan from Baltimore with the latest.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2015
    A woman walks past a closed restaurant in Ponce, on Puerto Rico's southern coast, February 5, 2014. Standard & Poor's cut Puerto Rico's credit rating to junk status, in the latest blow to an economy that has been battling chronic recession, population decline and a perennial budget shortfall that has left it with $70 billion in debt. REUTERS/Alvin Baez (PUERTO RICO - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTX189FA
  • What’s behind the boom and bust cycles in Chinese markets?
    Big boom and bust cycles are typical for China’s stock markets, which are often marked by huge volatility, as we saw this week. Orville Schell of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society joins us from Boston to discuss what else in China’s economy might be a cause for concern for the global market.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2015
    An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, July 10, 2015. Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of government support measures, but worries persist about the long-term impact that four weeks of stock market turmoil may have on the world's second-largest economy. REUTERS/Aly Song      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1JTDV
  • Harper Lee reveals dark side of Atticus Finch
    After months of anticipation, Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set A Watchman” will be released on Tuesday. The book takes place 20 years after the events of “To Kill A Mockingbird.” But early reviews reveal that the story takes an unexpected turn. Sam Sacks, who reviewed the novel for the Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more details.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2015
    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Courtroom drama film in which Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge. Stars: Gregory Peck. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)
  • Inside the life of the famously reclusive Harper Lee
    After months of anticipation, Harper Lee's novel "Go Set A Watchman" comes out this Tuesday. The novel takes place 20 years after the events of "To Kill a Mockingbird," which has sold over 40 million copies since its publication over a half century ago. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports on the famously-reclusive author through the eyes of a filmmaker.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2015
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Friday, July 10, 2015

  • An incredible, edible altar for Pope Francis
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, artist Koki Ruiz puts the finishing touches on a massive, edible altar to be used by Pope Francis at Mass while visiting Paraguay.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2015
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  • ‘Amy,’ a portrait of a rare artist and a tragic downfall
    Amy Winehouse was a mega-pop star, a singer with a multi-platinum album. But she's just as well-known for her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction and her troubled relationships, which played out in front of the paparazzi before her death in 2011 at age 27. A new documentary by Asif Kapadia, “Amy,” tries to paint a more nuanced and compassionate portrait of the artist. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2015
  • What a win at Wimbledon would mean for Serena Williams
    If Serena Williams wins at Wimbledon tomorrow against Garbine Muguruza, she will hold all four grand slam titles at once, a feat she conquered once before 12 years ago. Judy Woodruff talks to Tom Perrotta, sports correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2015
    Serena Williams of the U.S.A. reacts during her match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 9, 2015.                                     REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth - RTX1JR3W
  • Truth vs. perception of crime rates for immigrants
    Incendiary comments made by Donald Trump and a random killing of a California woman have added fuel to national debate on the contributions of and concerns about undocumented immigrants. William Brangham speaks to Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center, Marc Rosenblum of the Migration Policy Institute and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2015
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  • Brooks and Dionne on Trump’s anti-immigrant talk
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including whether presidential candidate Donald Trump is hurting the Republican party, the historic removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s state house and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders’ momentum poses a viable challenge to Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2015
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  • Iran arms embargo is conflict as nuclear talks push on
    Though a number of self-imposed deadlines have come and gone, the world's major powers will continue to negotiate on an Iranian nuclear deal throughout the weekend in hopes of clinching an agreement. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Michael Gordon of The New York Times, reporting from Vienna.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and State Department Chief of Staff Jon Finer (L) meet with members of the U.S. delegation at the garden of the Palais Coburg hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2015. Iran and major powers gave themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accused the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX1JX4V
  • News Wrap: Dylann Roof gun background check missed arrest
    In our news wrap Friday, Dylann Roof, the suspect in the Charleston shooting, should have been barred from buying his gun, according to the FBI. Also, the head of the Office of Personnel Management has stepped down after a major data breach.
    Original Air Date: July 10, 2015
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • What should replace No Child Left Behind?
    No Child Left Behind, an educational reform law with a controversial legacy, expired eight years ago and has yet to be replaced. This week, the Senate took up the first bipartisan effort to replace the law. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute and former Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
  • Why getting a college degree doesn't always pay off
    Today college is seen as crucial for career success and prosperity. "Will College Pay Off?" is a new book by Peter Cappelli, and the answer, he suggests, is that it depends -- on the price tag, how fast a student finishes and what job they get afterwards. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Cappelli about finding an educational path that makes financial sense.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
  • Former President Jimmy Carter shares his full, lucky life
    Now the author of his 29th book, “A Full Life: Reflections at 90,” former President Jimmy Carter joins Judy Woodruff to discuss race relations in America, the Democratic candidates for the upcoming presidential race, growing up wishing for more approval from his father, plus his own longevity and luck.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
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  • OPM hack affecting 21 million includes sensitive data
    More than 21 million Americans had personal data stolen from files held by the Office of Personnel Management. Anyone who went through background checks to apply for a government position since 2000 has been affected, according to the OPM. That makes the data breach six times larger than was originally disclosed. Gwen Ifill learns more from Josh Lederman of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
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  • New rules require cities to fight housing segregation
    This week, the Obama administration announced plans to step up scrutiny under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court. Gwen Ifill speaks to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro about the changes, and how they will affect neighborhoods around the nation.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Iran talks aren’t ‘open-ended,’ says Kerry
    In our news wrap Thursday, another day of Iran nuclear talks concluded without a deal. Iran’s state TV reported that negotiations are deadlocked, while Secretary of State John Kerry said the talks would not be open-ended. Also, the International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast for global growth due to economic weakness in the U.S. earlier this year.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
  • S.C. vote to remove Confederate flag echoes in Washington
    After 54 years flying at the South Carolina state house, the Confederate battle flag is coming down. The state legislature voted to remove the flag after pressure grew in the wake of a mass shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston. William Brangham reports on how the change is resonating in Washington.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
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  • How do Army troop cuts affect our military effectiveness?
    The U.S. Army formally announced a reduction of 40,000 soldiers and 17,000 civilian workers, due to budget cuts. This fall there could be another downsizing of 30,000 more troops if additional budget reductions go forward. Judy Woodruff talks to Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast about who is being cut and what it means for American military readiness.
    Original Air Date: July 9, 2015
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  • Can the government balance encryption access with privacy?
    The U.S. government wants to be able to read certain data that's inaccessible to intelligence agencies due to encryption. At a Senate hearing, FBI director James Comey said the privacy technology can be a double-edged sword, detrimental to public safety. Gwen Ifill speaks to former Homeland Security Department official Stewart Baker and Susan Landau of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs struggling phone sector
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Microsoft announced it is cutting an additional 7,800 jobs in the company's struggling phone business, after cutting 18,000 jobs in that sector as part of restructuring. Also, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed the European Parliament in France, offering a new financial bailout proposal.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
  • Should Congress revive the Export-Import bank?
    Last week, the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s authority to conduct new business expired. Congress is debating whether the government agency, which helps foreign companies buy American goods, should continue to exist. Is it a government giveaway, or a critical competitive tool for American business? Judy Woodruff gets one view from Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
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  • Hold on to your tablet: maybe TV isn’t dying after all
    Nowadays, there are more and more new media video options carpeting the web. But in his new book, “Television Is The New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media In the Digital Age,” Michael Wolff argues that the Internet is not actually destroying old media. William Brangham speaks to the author about why he thinks traditional media can still thrive in the digital age.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
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  • Are Michigan’s pristine lakes at risk from aging pipelines?
    In Michigan, two aging pipelines carry 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas a day under some of the most pristine water in the country, the Great Lakes Straits of Mackinac. An oil spill would be devastating to the Great Lakes, which provide drinking water to 30 million people. Special correspondent Elizabeth Brackett reports on the debate on how to prevent such a disaster.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2015
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