Monday, October 5, 2015

  • In size and stakes, Trans-Pacific Partnership is a big deal
    The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have struck the largest trade deal in a generation. The wide-ranging Trans-Pacific Partnership sets new rules for labor and environmental standards and reduces and phases out thousands of tariffs on American producers, among other provisions. But there's substantial opposition to the accord. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
    Ships sit offshore in the Singapore Strait in this aerial photograph taken above Singapore, on Thursday, July 2, 2015. Singapore's economy contracted more than analysts predicted last quarter, underscoring the weakening outlook for Asian nations amid sluggish global growth. The local dollar weakened to its lowest level in more than a month. Photographer: Darren Soh/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Historic flooding inundates South Carolina
    More than 16 inches of rain fell near Columbia, South Carolina, on Sunday -- the most rain in one spot, on one day, anywhere in the U.S. in 16 years. Days of nonstop rain have killed nine people and closed 550 roads and bridges. Officials warned it could take weeks to reopen everything and Gov. Nikki Haley said it would be a long recovery. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
    Children ride their bikes through flood waters on Rosewood Drive in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina October 5, 2015. Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas. REUTERS/Randall Hill - RTS35F2
  • Poet Lisa Yankton reads 'Ma-Ka-To'
    Lisa Yankton, a poet and member of the Spirit Lake Dakota, reads her poem "Ma-Ka-To" at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2015
    Poet Lisa Yankton at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis. Photo by Victoria Fleischer

Sunday, October 4, 2015

  • Behind the new climate plans in the U.S., China and India
    This week, the EPA unveiled new rules to reduce polluting gasses emitted by U.S. factories and cars; India announced a $2 trillion plan to reduce its carbon emissions over the next 15 years; and China also released a new plan. Naveen Sadasivam of Inside Climate News joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the developments.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2015
    Coal-fired power plant and white steam against dark sky.
  • What led to the Afghan hospital bombing?
    Doctors Without Borders called for an independent investigation of Saturday's airstrike of a hospital that killed at least 22 people in Kunduz, Afghanistan. New York Times reporter Alissa Rubin joins Hari Sreenivasan from Kabul to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2015
    Doctors Without Borders, MSF, staff are seen after a U.S. airstrike on a MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2015. A U.S. commander said Monday that Afghan officials requested the U.S. airstrike Saturday morning that destroyed a Kunduz hospital and killed 22 people. Monday's statement retracted the U.S. military's initial report that a strike was launched because American forces were under attack. Photo by MSF/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
  • 'Know before you owe' mortgage rules may ease homebuyers
    New rules for home mortgages, designed to make lenders more transparent to borrowers, took effect Saturday. The so-called "know before you owe" rules are meant to protect home buyers from surprises at their closing. Wall Street Journal Reporter Joe Light joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2015
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Saturday, October 3, 2015

  • Wildfires in Russia scorch world's largest freshwater lake
    Raging wildfires this season in Russia have turned the shores of the world's largest and deepest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2015
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  • Airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital
    A hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was damaged early Saturday after being hit by an American airstrike, which appears to have accidentally caused significant civilian casualties. Executive Director for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Jason Cone joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype form Tokyo.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2015
    Doctors Without Borders, MSF, staff are seen during a surgery after a U.S. airstrike on MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2015. A top U.S. general said Tuesday that the U.S. strike, which killed 22 people Saturday morning, was a mistake. Photo by MSF/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
  • Inside North Carolina's battle over voter ID laws
    After the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a key part of the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina's Republican-led state legislature passed a law instituting voter ID and overturning many of the voting procedures civil rights leaders spent years trying win. Now, the law is being challenged in federal court. NewsHour's Jeff Greenfield reports.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2015
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  • How a Boston program is helping teachers make an impact
    The Boston Teacher Residency, an AmeriCorps service program that recruits future teachers and places them in schools for practical experience is being heralded as a model for training teachers. And other cities have begun to take notice. NewsHour's Christopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2015
  • In customized classrooms, at-risk students thrive
    At a New York City high school, a technique called blended learning replaces a portion of traditional face-to-face instruction with online learning. The computerized curriculum has been shown to help at-risk students learn at the own pace. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

  • Free Syrian Army fighters say Russia targets Assad opponents
    As Russia launched more airstrikes in Syria, President Obama announced that the U.S. would not use the Syrian conflict as a superpower proxy war. Overnight, the U.S.-led coalition demanded that Russia stop targeting groups other than the Islamic State. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports that fighters with the Free Syrian Army say they are being attacked.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2015
    US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House on October 2, 2015, in Washington, DC. Obama warned Friday that Russia's military engagement in Syria in support of strongman Bashar al-Assad is a "recipe for disaster," though Washington could still work with Moscow on reducing tensions.    AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Why the U.S. has done almost nothing to stop mass shootings
    The violence in Oregon is one of nearly a thousand mass shootings to have taken place since the Newtown shooting in 2009. For all of the discussion of what can be done to prevent future tragedies, little has changed. What can be done to stop the violence? Judy Woodruff talks with Todd Clear of the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice and Jeffrey Swanson of Duke University.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2015
    People take part in candle light vigil following a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon October 1, 2015. A gunman opened fire at a community college in southwest Oregon on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding seven others before police shot him to death, authorities said, in the latest mass killing to rock an American campus. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola - RTS2OMI
  • Cleveland program trains steelworkers of tomorrow
    In Cleveland, a special school-to-work program leads community college students to jobs at a local steel plant where hundreds of workers are expected to start retiring. Special correspondent Amy Hansen from WVIZ/PBS Idea Stream reports in a preview of American Graduate Day on PBS.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2015
  • Back in the kitchen, Ruth Reichl tastes lifesaving comfort
    Ruth Reichl, one of the country's most prominent food writers since the 1970s, was editor of the nation's oldest food and wine magazine for a decade. Then in 2009, Gourmet was abruptly shut down by the publisher. Out of a job, what did Reichl do? She hunkered down and started cooking. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about her new book, "My Kitchen Year."
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2015
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  • Brooks and Dionne on mass shooting frustration
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the national reaction to a mass shooting in Oregon, a speaking gaffe by the potential next Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and impressive fundraising by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • Why the Prophet Muhammad cartoon fury still haunts Europe
    Ten years ago deadly riots broke out across the Muslim world as word spread of several cartoons published in a Danish newspaper depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Today the former editor and some of the artists still live in fear of attacks. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports that free expression is at the heart of a debate about the clash of Western values and a changing Europe.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2015
  • New reform bill aims to fix minimum mandatory sentences
    Republicans and Democrats unveiled joint legislation, years in the making, to cut the number of inmates in federal prisons. If passed, it would end the so-called "three strikes rule" for non-violent offenders and allow for more education and jobs programs, among other reforms. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, two main architects of the bill.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2015
    UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 1: Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,   flanked from left by Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Senate Judiciary ranking member Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks during the news conference on criminal justice reform legislation on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
  • U.S., Russian officials tackle details of Syrian strikes
    Unleashing another round of airstrikes in Syria, the Russian military maintain they’re targeting the Islamic State, but the Pentagon and a rebel group backed by the CIA challenged that account. Amid the conflicting claims, Russian and American military officials discussed airspace via teleconference. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner discusses the situation with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2015
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses the media during the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York, October 1, 2015. Russia and the United States faced off at the United Nations on Wednesday over parallel air campaigns in Syria, with both sides claiming legitimacy for their actions but differing over the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia launched its first air strikes in Syria since the Middle Eastern country's civil war began in 2011, giving only an hour's notice to the United States, which has led a coalition of Western allies and regional states that has been flying missions there for a year. Lavrov told the Security Council that Moscow would liaise with the U.S.-led coalition, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry later said military-to-military talks could begin as early as Thursday. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTS2M8X
  • Mass shooting shocks Oregon community college
    Gunfire broke out at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, mid-morning on Thursday. Police confirmed that 10 people were killed. Aaron Scott of Oregon Public Broadcasting offers an update from Roseburg and Judy Woodruff examines how campuses try to prevent attacks with S. Daniel Carter, director of 32 National Campus Safety Initiative.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2015
    Photo by Roseburg News-Review
  • Why growing lettuce in New York City is a growing business
    In cities like New York and across the river in Newark, rooftops and abandoned buildings are underutilized pieces of real estate now being turned into agricultural operations. Can these urban farms address the coming global food crisis, or are they simply a growing business in America? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2015
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  • 202 skydivers grab hands to smash a record
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a look at two incredible events on opposite sides of the world. In China thousands witnessed a massive tidal bore, and in California more than 200 skydivers created two massive human snowflake patterns, breaking a record.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2015
  • Budget stopgap sets up Congress for bigger fight
    Congress passed a bill to extend funding until December, hours before the deadline for a possible government shutdown. But the sharply divided vote in the House only seems to set up a potentially bigger fight later on. Political director Lisa Desjardins talks with Judy Woodruff from Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2015
    (L-R) Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) take questions from the media regarding the upcoming budget battle on Capitol Hill in Washington September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron     - RTS2B2E
  • Medicaid expansion strains California’s health care system
    The number of uninsured people in the U.S. has fallen dramatically since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, especially in states that have expanded access to Medicaid. In California, 3 million more people than expected have enrolled in Medicaid. But that success has exacerbated longstanding shortages of some kinds of care. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports from San Diego. Transcript:
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2015
  • Why greater diversity is good for Hollywood’s bottom line
    A record number of African-American actors won Emmy Awards for their performances on television this year, but the entertainment industry often still doesn’t reflect the full diversity of America. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with Darnell Hunt of UCLA about the underrepresentation of people of color and women on screen and behind the camera.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2015
    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Actress Viola Davis poses in the press room at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  • Medical group decides Coke relationship is not so sweet
    Coca-Cola, the world's largest producer of sugary beverages, had been a partner and sponsor of the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the Academy is now ending its relationship after revelations that the company has paid for scientific research playing down the role of soda in obesity. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Anahad O'Connor of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 22:  Cans of Coca Cola are displayed in a food truck's cooler on July 22, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot for a 2-cents-per-ounce soda tax. If the measure passes in the November election, tax proceeds would help finance nutrition, health, disease prevention and recreation programs.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • PM Abadi: Iraq welcomes Russia in Islamic State fight
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi joins chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner to discuss Russia’s launch of military action in Syria, whether Iraq would allow Russian forces inside its borders to fight the Islamic State and the announcement of a pact to share intelligence with Iran, Syria and Russia.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2015
  • Are Russia’s military priorities in Syria cause for concern?
    How do Russian military actions affect the conflict in Syria and American operations against the Islamic State? Judy Woodruff speaks with Steven Simon of Dartmouth College and Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, September 30, 2015. Putin said on Wednesday the only way to fight terrorists in Syria was to act preemptively, saying Russia's military involvement in the Middle East would only involve its air force and only be temporary. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. - RTS2G3T