Tuesday, December 8, 2015

  • Supreme Court mulls representation in ‘one person, one vote’ case
    Who should be counted when states divvy up their territory for representation: all residents or only those who can vote? The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday involving the very nuts and bolts of how American democracy works. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the case.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2015
    A television news assistant (C) runs to his co-workers with printed copies of U.S. Supreme Court decisions as soon as they are released at the court building in Washington June 22, 2015. Over the next week, the court will release its decisions on some of the most-watched cases of the term, including rulings on gay marriage, the death penalty and the Affordable Care Act.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX1HLWV
  • Are politics of fear driving anti-Muslim sentiment?
    The threat of attacks at home can drive divisive and dangerous rhetoric. How do we keep our fear in check? Gwen Ifill explores that question with Ronald Brownstein of The Atlantic, Dalia Mogahed of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Khaled Beydoun of the Barry University School of Law.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2015
    A demonstrator waves during the "Freedom of Speech Rally Round II" across from the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona May 29, 2015. More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed outside an Arizona mosque on Friday in a provocative protest that was denounced by counterprotesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," weeks after an anti-Muslim event in Texas came under attack by two gunmen.  REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec - RTR4Y3NW
  • Number of foreign recruits to ISIS booms, but not in U.S.
    As U.S. officials worry about attacks inspired by the Islamic State group, a new report says the number of foreign fighters traveling to Iraq and Syria has increased dramatically in the past year. Judy Woodruff learns more from Richard Barrett of the Soufan Group and Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2015
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  • Should Congress rein in this controversial visa program?
    The EB-5 visa program allows foreign developers to obtain green cards, provided they invest $500,000 to $1 million. The program is up for reauthorization in Congress, and as economics correspondent Paul Solman reports, there is some controversy over whether or not the program should continue.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2015
    A Costa Rican immigration officer sticks a visa extension to last for 15 more days into a Cuban passport in Liberia, Costa Rica, November 26, 2015. Thousands of Cubans remain stuck on the Costa Rican side of the border with Nicaragua after Managua refused at a regional summit on Tuesday to open its doors to a wave of migrants heading for the United States. Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from the Communist-ruled island have been crossing into South America and traveling through Central America hoping to reach U.S. soil.   REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate  - RTX1W0S6
  • Politicians grapple with how to fend off terror threats
    In the wake of the San Bernardino shootings, the question of how to respond to terror is dominating Congress and the presidential race. The House reviewed the visa waiver program, and Democrats called for greater gun control measures. Meanwhile, lawmakers and the Obama administration rebuked Donald Trump, who called on Monday for a ban on all Muslims entering the country. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: December 8, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08:  Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) and members of the House GOP leadership, including Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), hold a news briefing following the weekly Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol December 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. The House is preparing to vote on legislation that would deny visa-free travel to anyone who has been in Iraq, Syria or any country with significant terror activity in the past five years and changes to the visa waiver program, which allows citizens from 38 countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Monday, December 7, 2015

  • How an environmental group is trying to clean up China's pollution problem
    China, the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, has paid a great environmental price for becoming the world's factory. But experts say there is growing political will in Beijing to tackle the crisis. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how a non-governmental group is trying to reduce industrial pollution by promoting transparency and accountability.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
    People wearing protective masks ride bicycles in the morning on an extremely polluted day in Beijing, China December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RTX1XN9E
  • News Wrap: Climate deal negotiators move into critical phase
    In our news wrap Monday, negotiators on a global climate deal began the second and final week of the UN conference in Paris. A draft agreement was released over the weekend, which left all of the critical disputes unresolved. Also, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders outlined his own climate plan, which aims to cut U.S. carbon pollution 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Mashable/UN Foundation "Earth to Paris" Summit during the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change at Le Petit Palais in Paris, December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool - RTX1XL9C
  • After Obama speech, 2016 candidates call for tougher stance
    The 2016 presidential candidates were quick to share their reactions to President Obama’s Oval Office address on the San Bernardino shootings and fight against terrorism. Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the responses with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR, as well as how each of the candidates say they would tackle the Islamic State threat.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz called the prisoner swap another sign of Obama’s weakness on the world stage.
Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters
  • Will Chicago investigation deter police use of force?
    The Justice Department will launch a civil rights investigation into how the Chicago police force uses force and whether there are racial or ethnic disparities. Meanwhile, a video released Monday showed another fatal police shooting that occurred last year. William Brangham learns more about the probe from Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta from the Department of Justice.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy (R) returns a salute to an unnamed recruit during a recruitment graduation ceremony in Chicago, Illinois on April 21, 2014. Chicago's police chief was ousted on December 1, 2015 following days of unrest over video footage showing the shooting of a black teenager and the filing of murder charges against a white police officer in the young man's death. Picture taken on April 21, 2014.    REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX1WPLG
  • How Art Basel helped transform Miami's art scene
    Now in its 14th year, Art Basel Miami Beach is a huge gathering of artists, dealers, collectors and galleries. The show has helped expand Miami’s art scene, spawning satellite fairs across the city, and bringing in millions of dollars for the local economy. Yet some complain that the focus is too much on big name outsiders and not enough on the local scene. Special correspondent Jared Bowen reports.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
    Visitors take a picture in front of the installation "Plastic Tree" by Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou at the Art Unlimited exhibition at the Art Basel fair in Basel June 16, 2015. Founded by gallerists in 1970, the Art Basel is an international art show which is held annually in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS  - RTX1GRMJ
  • Assessing Obama’s speech and strategy on fighting terrorism
    President Obama set out in an address from the Oval Office on Sunday to reassure Americans about the fight against the Islamic State militant group abroad and protection from terrorism at home. Is the plan enough to keep Americans safe? Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives from former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about counter-terrorism and the United States fight against Islamic State during an address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, December 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool - RTX1XH6Z
  • FBI probes how San Bernardino suspects were radicalized
    As investigators probe whether San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik was the driving force behind the rampage that killed 14 people, President Obama sought to reassure the nation Sunday night in an address. The president did not announce any new strategy to defeat the Islamic State, but he did call for greater gun control measures. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
    Aidan Solis, 11, kneels by a pop-up memorial in San Bernardino, California December 4, 2015, following Wednesday's attacks. The FBI is investigating the fatal shooting of 14 people in California by a married couple as an "act of terrorism," officials said on Friday, noting the wife was believed to have pledged allegiance to a leader of the militant group Islamic State. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni - RTX1X9XW
  • $300 billion transportation funding law approved by Congress
    For the first time in six years, Congress has passed a comprehensive bill to fund the construction of roads and bridges in every state and most counties. Political Director Lisa Desjardins reports on the bipartisan breakthrough.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
  • How comics change mainstream narratives about Native Americans
    Rocky Mountain PBS talks to several Native American comic book authors about their work.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2015
    THUMBNAIL ONLY: From a report on Rocky Mountain PBS on comic books by Native authors.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

  • Full speech: President Obama address on terrorism
    In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the United States would overcome a terror threat that has entered a “new phase” as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris and California.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about counter-terrorism and the United States fight against Islamic State during an address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, December 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool - RTX1XH6Z
  • New report finds Americans lack economic mobility
    A striking lack of economic mobility exists in America, according to a new report released this week by the Brookings Institute and the American Enterprise Institute. Authors of the report, Kay Hymowitz and Larry Aber join NewsHour's Megan Thompson to discuss the findings.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2015
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  • Obama to address nation about San Bernardino, terrorism
    For only the third time in his presidency, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office, focusing on the ongoing terrorism investigation into Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people and wounded 21 others. Carol Lee, a White House reporter for The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of his visit to Paris, France December 1, 2015. Obama was in Paris to attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21).   REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTX1WOFV
  • FCC defends net neutrality from internet providers in court
    The ability of the U.S. government to regulate broadband internet service is back in court, as the Washington D.C. federal appeals court on Friday heard arguments by the cable and telecom industry challenging rules the FCC established earlier this year regarding net neutrality. Re/code Senior Editor Arik Hesseldahl joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2015
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Saturday, December 5, 2015

  • How can law enforcement prevent self-radicalization?
    A main concern following the San Bernardino mass shooting is how those in the U.S. may become radicalized -- and the challenge that poses to law enforcement trying to track those individuals. David Schanzer, Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2015
    Weapons confiscated from last Wednesday's attack in San Bernardino, California are shown in this San Bernardino County Sheriff Department handout photo from their Twitter account released to Reuters December 3, 2015.  REUTERS/San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department/Handout  ATTENTION EDITORS - 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 - RTX1X439
  • Here's what we know about the growing international fight against ISIS
    In the fight against ISIS, France has stepped up airstrikes in Syria since the terror attacks in Paris, shortly after the U.K. authorized its own airstrikes, and Germany has voted to support the military campaign against the group. But what effect will the bolstered efforts have? Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2015
    Syrian civilians who volunteered to join local Self Protection Units to protect their neighbourhoods alongside the Syrian army attend training in Damascus countryside, Syria December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki  - RTX1XCDP
  • Climate talks move forward, but political roadblocks remain
    The climate talks that began last week in Paris have reached the halfway point, and early Saturday, delegates from 195 nations approved a draft text they hope will be the basis for an agreement to reduce global carbon emissions. But major political issues still remain. Matt Dalton of The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Paris.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2015
    A replica of the Statue of Liberty is seen with smoke trailing out from its torch during a street parade as part of the "Global Village of Alternatives" events held in Montreuil, near Paris, France, December 5, 2015 as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues at Le Bourget near the French capital. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTX1XB6E
  • How to solve Puerto Rico's food crisis? Eat local.
    Last week, Puerto Rico managed to make a $354 million payment on $72 billion worth of bond debt, which the government says it cannot pay off. Officials hope that boosting the agriculture sector will help dig the island out of its economic hole, but first it must solve its looming food crisis. NewsHours Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2015
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Friday, December 4, 2015

  • Women take a stand against violence in Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’
    "Chi-Raq," the latest film from Spike Lee, uses satire to explore the problem of gun violence in America. The movie is set in Chicago, a city that's been wracked by tensions with police as well as a very high number of murders. The director sits down with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2015
  • Shields and Brooks on the San Bernardino shooting
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss domestic terrorism in the aftermath of the San Bernardino shooting, the continuing political debate over gun control, as well as the shape of the GOP presidential contest.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2015
  • Nigeria, a country of pain, promise and complexity
    NewsHour has focused in on Nigeria for a week-long series, “Pain and Promise,” examining the fight against Boko Haram, economic development, corruption and LGBT discrimination. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin and Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of "Americanah," speak with William Brangham about that country’s complexity.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2015
    A school girl holds a Nigerian flag as she joins a parade marking Nigeria's 54th Independence Day in Lagos October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) - RTR48JM4
  • Ambassador Power on uniting anti-ISIS coalition
    There's been a dramatic uptick in the number of people fleeing civil war in Syria, while the number of countries intervening in the conflict has also increased. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss developing a unified international approach to fighting the Islamic State, as well as the U.S. role in relieving the migrant crisis.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2015
    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Samantha Power holds a press conference on September 3, 2014 in New York City. Power answered questions on foreign extremist Islamist fighters joining ISIS in Syria and Iraq and the most recent Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, amongst other topics.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
  • News Wrap: U.S. economy turns in solid November jobs numbers
    In our news wrap Friday, American employers added a net of 211,000 jobs in November, keeping unemployment steady at its lowest rate in seven and a half years. Also, OPEC announced it will keep pumping record volumes of oil into world markets, despite pressure from poorer member countries.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

  • Gay Nigerians face beatings, harsh prison sentences, even death
    Nigeria made same-sex marriage and gay rights activism illegal last January. Since then, gay Nigerians say abuse and extortion have become commonplace by state-sponsored vigilantes, police and public mobs. As part of a week-long series "Nigeria: Pain and Promise," special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports on the threats and violence that LGBT citizens face in that country.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2015
    Kenyan gay and lesbian organisations demonstrate outside the Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi on February 7, 2014. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013 had signed a bill into law against gay marriage and civil partnerships. The Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013 imposes penalties of up to 14 years' imprisonment for anyone found to have entered in to such a union. Anyone who founds or supports gay groups or clubs also runs the risk of a maximum 10-year jail term. The legislation, which effectively reinforces existing laws banning homosexuality in Nigeria, has been widely condemned abroad as draconian and against a raft of human rights conventions. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA        (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)