Tuesday, September 29, 2015

  • Is profit or innovation driving the rising costs of drugs?
    Turing Pharmaceuticals sparked outcry when it raised the price of a single pill from $13 to $750. Judy Woodruff discusses the rising costs of prescriptions drugs with Dr. Peter Bach of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Thomas Stossel of Harvard Medical School.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2015
  • Anna Deavere Smith tackles school-to-prison pipeline
    For Anna Deavere Smith, actress and path-breaking performance artist, Baltimore is home. After the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, the city became a sadly appropriate setting for Smith to tackle her latest project: a one-woman show about the "school to prison pipeline," which funnels children who get into trouble at school into the criminal justice system. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2015
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda on falling in love for a living
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of 24 new recipients of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships, also known as “genius grants.” The composer/playwright/performer explains what it’s like to fall in love with his work over and over again.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2015
    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06:  Lin-Manuel Miranda during the Broadway opening night performance of 'Hamilton' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
  • At UN, little consensus on how to fight extremism
    President Obama led a meeting of more than 60 nations at the United Nations on ways to combat violent extremism and dismantle the Islamic State, but consensus on how to proceed eluded the coalition. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Leaders' Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 29, 2015. Flanking Obama are UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.  Seated behind Obama are U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power (R).  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTS29XD
  • Coping with autism and puberty
    Alexander Brown swings back and forth on a makeshift hammock bolted to a wooden beam in his living room. The swaying seems to soothe the otherwise uneasy 14-year-old, facing the challenge of dealing with both puberty and autism. Video by Kaiser Health News
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2015
    Alexander Brown, 14, sits in his living room on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  He was diagnosed with autism at 18 months. Alexander is having a hard time with puberty and is lashing out physically. Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN
    September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • Skygazers moonstruck over ‘super’ rare eclipse
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, stargazers around the world were treated to a total lunar eclipse that coincided with a rare supermoon. From the Eiffel Tower to Tijuana, see some of the incredible images captured during the uncommon event.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
    A surfer catches a wave as a "supermoon" rises at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia on Sept. 28. The moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo by David Gray/Reuters
  • Could water on Mars mean life on Mars?
    NASA has found evidence of liquid water on Mars. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the inevitable question: does this mean there could be some form of life on the red planet?
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
    The planet Mars showing showing Terra Meridiani is seen in an undated NASA image. NASA will announce a major science finding from the agency?s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing September 28 in Washington   REUTERS/NASA/Greg Shirah/Handout  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX1SW3X
  • Striving for girls’ education in the birthplace of Voodoo
    Around the world, 59 million children are out of school and 250 million are not learning the basics. The WNET series "Time for School" travels to Benin, where nearly half of girls have had no formal schooling and often marry very young.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
    Image via PBS NewsHour screengrab.
  • Egypt’s president on fighting Islamic State, U.S. relations
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sits down with chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner to discuss the pardoning of Al Jazeera journalists, whether Egypt will step up military action against the Islamic State, President Bashar al-Assad’s future in Syria, the government crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the strength of the relationship between his nation and the U.S.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
  • Trump uses tax plan to push back on criticisms
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has released a plan to eliminate or cut taxes for millions of Americans. Judy Woodruff takes a look at the proposal with Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, plus Hillary Clinton’s new campaign strategy and the Republican schism that led House Speaker John Boehner to resign.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian C. Frank - RTS1XL4
  • U.S., Russia offer little give on Islamic State strategy
    President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin laid out starkly different visions of Syria's future at the United Nations. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff from the United Nations to discuss the disagreement between the two leaders, as well as the news that Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria will share intelligence on the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTX1SY8V
  • Watch Iranian President Rouhani's address to United Nations
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, following a comprehensive deal earlier in September between Iran and a group of six nations to limit Tehran's nuclear program for more than a decade.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
  • Russian President Putin's full address to United Nations
    In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an anti-terror coalition that would involve the Syrian army in the fight against the Islamic State terrorism.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
  • Obama: U.S. willing to work with Russia, Iran on Syria crisis
    In his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama said the United States is willing to work with Russia and Iran to find a solution to the civil war in Syria, including steps to remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2015
    Obama, seen above addressing the UNGA, has stated he will no longer sign temporary spending bills.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

  • Pope Francis wraps up first-ever visit to U.S.
    On the last day of his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis met privately and apologized on Sunday to survivors of sexual abuse by priests and others in Philadelphia. NewsHour's Stephen Fee, who has been covering the Pope's visit, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the rest of the pontiff's day.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2015
    Pope Francis speaks to inmates during his visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correction Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 27, 2015. REUTERS/David Maialetti/Pool - RTX1SPWK
  • What you need to know about the 'supermoon' lunar eclipse
    Sunday night, the sun, earth and a full moon will be in a straight line, making the moon, which is in its closing point of orbit, appear much brighter than usual. This phenomenon, referred to as "supermoon" total lunar eclipse, hasn't happened in 33 years and won't for another 18 years. For more on this, PBS NewHour's Hari Sreenivasan talked to science correspondent Miles O'Brien.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2015
    A cross atop of a local monastery stands in front of the moon in the settlement of Poschupovo in Ryazan region, Russia, September 27, 2015. Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat Sunday night and Monday when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year. The total "supermoon" lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon" is one that appears bigger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RTX1SQO8
  • On the journey to meet the demands of a Japanese education
    Since 2003, PBS has followed children from different countries as part of the documentary series "Time for School." In this third installment, hear the story of Ken Higashiguchi from Nara, Japan, where the school hours are long and the expectations are high.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
  • How data is helping asthmatics breathe easier
    Since 2012, an innovative project in Louisville, Kentucky, has been collecting data on hundreds of the city's asthmatics by attaching GPS trackers to their inhalers to help residents better manage their asthma, monitor air pollution and shape future public health policies. NewsHour's Christopher Booker reports as part of a Citi Foundation-funded series called Urban Ideas.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2015
    J.Kim, takes medicine for his bronchial trouble at his house in Beijing November 2, 2014. J.Kim, who is Korean, has worked in China for more than ten years and suffers from rhinitis and asthma. He believes these bronchial problems are caused by Beijing's polluted air. He is hoping to transfer to a new job in Seoul with his company because of the air pollution issue. He currently lives alone in Beijing after sending his family back to Korea as he was worried that air pollution could harm his children's health.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)


Saturday, September 26, 2015

  • California air regulators restore fuel-emission cuts
    California's Air Resources Board on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule that requires oil producers to cut carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel fuels by at least 10 percent by 2020. California is the only the second state to impose such a standard. Ian Lovett of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Los Angeles.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2015
    California Air Resources field representative Jose Andujar inspects the refrigeration unit on a truck as he works a checkpoint set up to inspect heavy-duty trucks traveling near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, California  September 10, 2013. The California Highway Patrol and the Air Resources Board were inspecting trucks for compliance  to California's air pollution laws.  Picture taken September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) - RTX13H6V
  • Behind the UK's reportedly sweeping cyber surveillance
    For years, the British government has reportedly tracked and stored billions of records of Internet use by British citizens and those outside the UK in an effort to track every visible user on the Internet. Ryan Gallagher of the Intercept joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Brighton, England, with more on UK cyber surveillance.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2015
    A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blocking "spam" content became a target, with some experts saying the disruption could get worse.        To match INTERNET-ATTACK/      REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files (POLAND - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTXXZVX
  • Who are the new priests?
    Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. comes at a time when U.S. Catholic church attendance has plummeted, yet since Francis' elevation to the papacy in 2013, there has been an uptick in the number of men becoming priests. Pope Francis spends his last night in the U.S. at a seminary just outside Philadelphia. Here are the stories of some of its members studying to be the future leaders of the church.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
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    September 25, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

  • A unique mentorship sparks musical fireworks
    Pianist Yuja Wang has evolved from prodigy to international superstar, with some help from one of her mentors, music director of the San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas. In collaboration with KQED, Jeffrey Brown talks with the 28-year-old Chinese virtuoso and the classical music veteran about their collaboration.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
    Yuja Wang performing the music of Schubert, Liszt, Scriabin and Balakirev at Carnegie Hall on Thursday night, December 11, 2014.(Photo by Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images)
  • Pope Francis calls for peace and dignity for the poor at UN
    Pope Francis addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in his native Spanish, calling for a unified global response to environmental destruction, social and economic injustice and violent conflict in the Middle East. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the pope’s visit to New York.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
    Pope Francis arrives to greet UN staff members at United Nations headquarters with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York September 25, 2015. The pope will address the UN General Assembly. REUTERS/AP Photo/Kevin Hagen/Pool - RTX1SGNK
  • What did and didn't get done at the U.S.-China summit
    Climate change was one area of agreement between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, but the leaders made little headway on human rights and a South China Sea territory dispute. Judy Woodruff talks with Christopher Johnson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Susan Shirk of University of California, San Diego.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX1SGZZ
  • Shields and Brooks on Boehner’s leadership turmoil
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including Speaker of the House John Boehner’s resignation and who will take his place, as well as the pope’s visit to Congress.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
  • Under fire, Boehner drops resignation bombshell
    Speaker of the House John Boehner announced he would be leaving office and giving up his leadership position, sending shockwaves across Capitol Hill. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports on what led to Boehner's decision and how lawmakers are reacting.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
    Speaker John Boehner wants to see one last deal accomplished on his watch: a two-year budget agreement. Photo by Mary F. Calvert/Reuters
  • Watch John Boehner's full statement on his resignation
    House Speaker John Boehner announced Friday to fellow Republicans in a closed-door session that he would resign from his speakership and Congress at the end of October. In a news conference that afternoon, Boehner endorsed his No. 2 Kevin McCarthy as the next speaker, spoke of Pope Francis' speech to Congress, and told reporters that he wasn't concerned with legacies.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015
    Speaker John Boehner has announced his resignation in October. A move that has many conservatives rejoicing.
  • Watch Pope Francis' full address to the UN General Assembly
    In his speech to the United Nations on Friday, Pope Francis said there is a "right of the environment" and that mankind didn't have the authority to abuse it.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2015