Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Senate race unpredictable in independently minded Colorado
    In Colorado, one of the GOP’s main midterm battlegrounds to clench control of the Senate, the candidates seem to be advocating to women to decide the race. But Rocky Mountain voters are just as likely to legalize marijuana as expand oil exploration. Gwen Ifill reports on the many factors making Colorado’s election unpredictable.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
    ELECTION 2014  monitor COLORADO
  • Full interview with Colo. Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
  • Full interview with Colo. Sen. Mark Udall
    “It's one of those years," Udall told Ifill, “the electorate is concerned about the direction of the country, and we were prepared for a very competitive race.”See Gwen’s full interview here.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
  • Walter Isaacson on confronting privacy in the digital age
    In his new book “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson outlines the most crucial inventions of the digital age. Judy Woodruff spoke with him recently and he explained how many of the greatest breakthroughs during the modern computer age came into being through a collaborative effort of government, universities and private corporations. Isaacson argues that this partnership is threatened today because of the underfunding of university and government research.
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
    Walter Isaacson
  • Shedding a life-long label to become an artist
    Through education, Arc of the Arts turns people with intellectual disabilities into artists. With a strong identity, a boost of confidence, self expression and platform for exposure, these artists meet new goals for refining their craft and for practicing social skills to use in their new career.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: October 14, 2014
    KLRU developmentally handicapped artist

Monday, October 13, 2014

  • Can political outliers pull out victories in purple states?
    Judy Woodruff sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Dan Balz of The Washington Post for a look at where the most competitive races stand just three weeks from Election Day 2014.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    Voters fill their ballots at St. Jerome Parish in Los Angeles, November 4, 2008. Photo by Danny Moloshok/Reuters
  • Economic uncertainty haunts Mich. governor’s re-election bid
    Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is fighting for re-election in Michigan, a state that voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. His opponent, Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, is using Snyder’s economic record to weaken the incumbent. Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television reports.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    ELECTION 2014  monitor MICHIGAN
  • Sexual assaults revealed in N.J. town prized for football
    At Sayreville War Memorial High in New Jersey, seven players from the school’s revered football program were arrested for attacking younger teammates in the team’s locker room. Jeffrey Brown learns more about the charges of sexual assault and “pervasive” bullying from Kate Zernike of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    7 Members Of NJ High School Football Team Arrested For Sexual Assault And Hazing
  • Are the costs of security at ‘any price’ too high?
    The ongoing war on terror has driven a dramatic rise in spending in the name of security. In his new book, “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War,” New York Times investigative journalist James Risen examines the cost -- in both treasure and lives. Judy Woodruff sits down with the author to discuss what he calls the new “Homeland Security-Industrial Complex.”
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
  • Interpreting the Vatican’s language shift on gays, divorce
    A gathering of bishops convened by Pope Francis broke new ground on some taboos of the Catholic faith. While there was no change in doctrine on cohabitation, divorce and homosexuality, the Church signaled a shift away from condemning people who don’t live by their teachings. Judy Woodruff sits down with The Boston Globe’s John Allen to discuss the Vatican’s change in tone.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    VATICAN monitor no title
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone at Ebola ‘tipping point’
    The director of the World Health Organization called Ebola's ravaging effects on West Africa a “crisis for international peace and security.” Jeffrey Brown speaks with David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee about the conditions driving the emergency, the challenges of breaking the cycle of transmission and the existential and political consequences of the epidemic.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive
  • Facing isolated Ebola cases, how should U.S. boost training?
    How prepared are hospitals, doctors and nurses to handle Ebola cases in the United States, and what measures should be taken to increase safety? Judy Woodruff gets an assessment from Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan and Katy Roemer of National Nurses United.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014
    Dr. Tom Frieden CDC
  • CDC training hospitals to 'think Ebola'
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that hospitals need to take additional precautions when caring for patients with fever who have traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the last 21 days. This comes days after a health care worker who cared for an Ebola patient in Dallas was herself diagnosed with the virus.Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, added that the health care worker's apartment is being cleaned and her dog is being monitored. Frieden said there is concern that there could be infections in the coming days, but that the CDC and health care workers know how to stop the spread of the virus.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

  • Leaks, the War on Terror and the public's right to know
    Everything we know about the war on terror has come from leaks, author James Risen says. But the Obama administration's efforts to investigate leakers has a 'chilling effect' on journalism, he says.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2014
  • Sizing up the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
    In West Africa, more than four thousand people have died of Ebola. Drew Hinshaw of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan to report on the status of the global response to the health crisis facing the countries in Africa at the epicenter of the virus' spread.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2014
  • Why is Turkey hesitant to enter fight against ISIS?
    Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to talk about Turkey’s reluctance to fight ISIS, as the NATO partner pushes for a broader fight that includes combating Assad’s regime.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2014
  • From stutterer to star: How James Earl Jones found his voice
    James Earl Jones, the 83-year-old acting legend who recently made his return to Broadway in the play "You Can't Take It With You," discusses the highs and lows of his six-decade-long career, from his modest beginnings suffering from a stutter to a celebrated star of stage and screen with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. NewsHour Art Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • Can airport screenings curb the spread of Ebola?
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. to discuss how Ebola airport screenings at point of departure and arrival work in tandem to ensure a low likelihood of the spread of disease.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2014
    Kenyan health officials help passengers fill out medical forms before screening them as they arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Aug. 14. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images
  • Street art inspires NYC redesign of accessibility icon
    Inspired by an illegal street art campaign, the Department of Transportation in New York City is in the middle of updating the accessibility icon, which advocates say better reflects those with disabilities. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2014
  • Meet the last of a generation of Antarctic scientists
    Early Antarctic scientists from the 1940s and 1950s who fought the elements in the coldest and highest continent reconvene to discuss the significance of the South Pole. Bill Baker, former president of New York’s public television station, WNET, reports.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2014
  • San Francisco eyes higher taxes on sugary drinks
    As a vote on whether to raise the tax on sodas, teas, energy drinks and any others that contain added sugar sold in San Francisco draws near, advocates for the beverage industry and public health arena weigh in on how this tax -- similar to others proposed in cities across the country -- would affect consumers. NewsHour Weekend's William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

  • Finding healing with a movie about Sudan’s Lost Boys
    The 22-year civil war in Sudan left 2 million dead and double that number displaced. Young boys who were orphaned by the conflict became known as the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” A new film, “The Good Lie,” offers a fictional take on four such men who move to the U.S. Jeffrey Brown talks to actor and former "Lost Boy" Ger Duany and screenwriter Margaret Nagle about their efforts to tell this story.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on same-sex marriage sea change
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on gay marriage bans, criticism for the government’s handling of and response to the Ebola epidemic, plus a tribute to former White House press secretary and gun control activist James Brady.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014
  • Giving coal country a healthy makeover
    One of the least healthy places in the United States is taking an unexpected shift toward better health. In West Virginia's coal country, a growing health gap is fueled in part by shrinking industry and prosperity. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how health workers and community leaders in Williamson are trying to turn that around with greater medical access, healthier food and a stronger economy.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014
  • Making room for micro-entrepreneurs in the sharing economy
    The growing American "share economy" makes use of people's preexisting and underutilized assets and time. Hospitality website Airbnb helps turn empty guest rooms into makeshift hotel rooms. But what happens to actual hotels and bed and breakfasts that have to conform to greater regulation and charge higher prices? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014
  • Nobel honors activism to empower most vulnerable of children
    One's a global icon. The other is largely unknown, even in his home country. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, have been leading advocates for the rights of children on issues like child slavery and universal education. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations about the significance of their activism.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

  • We all die, so why don’t we die well?
    Modern medicine has a fundamental failure in its approach toward aging and dying, says Dr. Atul Gawande: “We don't recognize that people have priorities besides just living longer.” Gawande, a surgeon and the author of a new book, "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his education in mortality.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014
  • Ark. Republicans fall in line to support minimum wage hike
    This November, Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota will vote on proposals to raise their states’ minimum wages. In Republican-controlled Arkansas, where the hourly wage is lower than the federal minimum, polls show overwhelming support for the measure. Jacob Kauffman of KUAR Public Radio in Little Rock reports.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2014