Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • How will Scalia's vacancy affect the balance of the court?
    Marsha Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Megan Thompson to discuss what affect Justice Scalia's death may have on pending Supreme Court cases and its overall idealogical balance.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2016
    Capitol Hill police officers lower the U.S. flag at the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. after the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, February 13, 2016. Conservative Justice Scalia, 79, has died, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. The San Antonio News-Express said Scalia had apparently died of natural causes while visiting a luxury resort in West Texas.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX26TFV

Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Democrats tangle over Obama legacy, Sanders' plan price tag
    Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to campaigning after Thursday’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee, where Clinton called out her competitor over criticism of President Obama and the math behind his proposals, as Sanders reiterated his plans for higher taxes on Wall Street to pay for more robust social programs. Judy Woodruff offers a look at the debate and a day on the trail.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 11, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX26KTK
  • Shields and Brooks on Democratic debate strategy
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to the discuss the week’s news, including takeaways from Thursday’s PBS NewsHour Democratic debate, Donald Trump’s victory in New Hampshire and how the first primary re-scrambled the GOP field.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
    shields and brooks
  • How Egyptian women are fighting back against sexual violence
    In Tahrir Square, the center of the Egyptian revolution five years ago, women safely joined men to protest for a new future. But that moment soon ended; hundreds, even thousands of female protestors were sexually assaulted. In some cases, activists believe the government used violence as a political weapon. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin examines how women have fought back through activism.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
    Women chant slogans as they gather to protest against sexual harassment in front of the opera house in Cairo June 14, 2014, after a woman was sexually assaulted by a mob during the June 8 celebrations marking the new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration in Tahrir square. Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video showing the naked woman with injuries being dragged through the square after being sexually assaulted during the celebrations. Authorities have arrested seven men aged between 15 and 49 for sexually harassing women on the square after the posting of the video, which caused an uproar in local and international media. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) - RTR3TS3T
  • Pope and patriarch meet for first time in nearly 1,000 years
    In the first meeting between leaders of Christianity’s largest churches since the Great Schism of 1054, Pope Francis met with Patriarch Kirill of the Eastern Orthodox Church Friday afternoon in Havana. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, and the Most Blessed Tikhon, primate of the Orthodox Church in America, for more on the historic moment.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
    Pope Francis (L) embraces Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill after signing a joint declaration on religious unity at the Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, February 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool - RTX26PUO
  • Restoring hope by repairing violins of the Holocaust
    At a music shop in Israel, a violinmaker has been collecting stringed instruments once owned by inmates of Nazi concentration camps. Largely silent for seven decades, they now speak for horrors of the Holocaust as part of a project called "The Violins of Hope." Special correspondent David C. Barnett from WVIZ/PBS ideastream reports from Cleveland on a series of concerts and exhibits they inspired.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
    violins of hope
  • Chicago taps social media for restaurant inspections
    In Chicago, the Department of Public Health has partnered with the city's data team to improve restaurant inspections by using analytics and social media to predict and detect which establishments are more likely to have potential food safety violations. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports as part of the series, Urban Ideas.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2016
  • PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate
    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff moderate the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive on stage ahead of the start of the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee. Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters
    February 11, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Shields and Brooks analyze the PBS NewsHour Democratic debate
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
  • What the Democrats need to do in the Milwaukee debate
    While Republican presidential hopefuls made tracks around South Carolina, the Democratic candidates prepared to meet for the debate hosted by PBS in Milwaukee. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers a rundown of Thursday’s campaigning, and Hari Sreenivasan previews the debate with Lisa, Tamara Keith of NPR and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif - RTX269D4
  • The sound of black holes colliding proves Einstein was right
    Gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of spacetime -- aren’t just an Einstein theory any more. A team of international scientists announced Thursday that they confirmed the waves’ existence after recording feedback from a black hole collision a billion light-years from Earth. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Dave Reitze of the California Institute of Technology.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    Portrait of Albert Einstein
  • 'Billy On The Street' on the art of the ambush
    You may know him as "Billy On The Street" but there's more to comedian Billy Eichner than meets the eye. He gives his Brief but Spectacular take on the most difficult person he knows: himself.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    brief but spectacular
  • What it’s like to call the world’s largest refugee camp home
    Established by the U.N. in 1991 to house Somalis fleeing their civil war, the Dadaab refugee camp complex in eastern Kenya has grown into the largest in the world. Some call it a humanitarian disaster, but to its half-million residents, it is both their last resort and their home. Judy Woodruff talks to Ben Rawlence, author of “City of Thorns,” an inside look at stories of survival in Dadaab.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
  • In the market for love? Here’s how economics can help
    These days we turn to online dating to give us more options for a love affair or a life partner. But how do you maximize your chances of hitting the jackpot? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how the language of economics can apply to the language of love.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
  • How a litter of puppies could help save endangered animals
    As conservationists struggle to save endangered species, a litter of adorable puppies -- and the secret behind their birth -- might provide a helpful breeding tool. The puppies, born in July, are the first successful examples of in vitro fertilization in canids, a technique that paves the way for future interventions for threatened wolves. Science producer Nsikan Akpan reports.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
  • Has justice taken a backseat to civil order in Egypt?
    Egypt’s judiciary, once renowned as fiercely independent, now faces criticism for the harsh and lengthy imprisonment of political prisoners under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin talks with one family who have tirelessly fought for justice.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2016
    A view of the High Court of Justice in Cairo, Egypt, January 21, 2016. Egypt's highest appeals court adjourned the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak until April on charges over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTX23D41

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • How the New Hampshire primary reshuffled the 2016 race
    With the nation’s first primary on the books, what’s next for the 2016 race? Reid Wilson of Morning Consult and Susan Page of USA Today join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss Donald Trump’s landslide win in New Hampshire and whether the other GOP can build momentum in South Carolina, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ potential to capitalize on his victory and distress over a defeat within the Clinton camp.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as he waves to the crowd at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary victory rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton - RTX269RG
  • Egypt’s opposition forcibly muted 5 years since revolution
    Five years after the revolution that toppled the government, Egypt has yet to achieve the movement’s democratic ideals. But there are no more protests because protests are illegal. Freedom of speech curtailed, McCarthy-esque fear pervades under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with opposition parties persecuted and former revolutionaries jailed. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    A pro-government protester chants slogans as they gather in Al-Qaed Ibrahim area in Alexandria, the city's equivalent of Cairo's Tahrir Square, during the fifth anniversary of the uprising that ended the 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt, January 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih   - RTX23Y6I
  • The global threats that keep the CIA up at night
    America's top intelligence officials brought an updated assessment of worldwide threats to the U.S. to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Their top concerns included cyber attacks, the Islamic State group, the war in Syria, North Korea's nuclear activities and a resurgent Russia. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with David Cohen, deputy director of the CIA, to explore the current geopolitical instability.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia, August 14, 2008.      REUTERS/Larry Downing      (UNITED STATES) - RTR2146J
  • Will a Supreme Court move shake the Paris climate accord?
    The Supreme Court temporarily blocked major regulations, designed by the EPA, to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The move, which has been called unprecedented, means that the Obama administration's rules can't go into effect until legal challenges are settled. William Brangham learns more from Coral Davenport of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    Steam rises from the stakes of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant supplied by the neighboring Jim Bridger mine that is owned by energy firm PacifiCorp and the Idaho Power Company, outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming  March 14, 2014. West Virginia mined 120 million tons (109 metric tons) of coal in 2012, second to Wyoming, or about 12 percent of total U.S. production. Kentucky was third with about 9 percent of output, according to the National Mining Association.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS) - RTR3H5NS
  • GOP candidates try to build on N.H. results for next vote
    The day after the New Hampshire primary, most Republican candidates -- including winner Donald Trump -- moved on to the next battleground in South Carolina. Meanwhile, Democratic victor Sen. Bernie Sanders moved to broaden his appeal beyond his mostly white voter base. Hari Sreenivasan checks in with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff ahead of the PBS Democratic Debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, speaks at a rally at Ground Zero in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Randall Hill - RTX26E0U
  • Steelworkers’ stories come to life onstage in ‘Sweat’
    “Sweat,” a new play by Lynn Nottage, is a humorous and harrowing look at the decline of the Rust Belt in modern America. Inspired by stories from Reading, Pennsylvania -- once home to one of the richest corporations in the world and now one of the poorest cities in the nation -- “Sweat” examines the lives of steel workers left behind by changing times. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • New Hampshire Primary Election Special
    New Hampshire voters gave primary wins to Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders. In this special election coverage of the New Hampshire primary, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff get on-the-ground reporting from political director Lisa Desjardins tally, plus analysis from Mark Shields, David Brooks and Amy Walter.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
  • Which candidates might be worried about N.H. outcomes
    It’s primary night in New Hampshire. Who should be most nervous about the contest? Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about what the candidates are hoping to accomplish in the first primary and why some have started to look past the New Hampshire race.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    Gwen Ifill and Tamara Keith
  • Why Detroit's teachers are 'sick' of inadequate schools
    Detroit's public schools have been in financial decline for more than a decade as their enrollment plummeted. Now on the brink of insolvency, the district is confronted with decrepit buildings, a chronic lack of resources and fed up teachers who have staged "sick-outs" in protest of the conditions. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    Detroit schools
  • Here's what's on the minds of New Hampshire voters
    How does New Hampshire, home to the nation's first primary vote, compare to the rest of the country? Hari Sreenivasan and the NewsHour data team take a look at the Granite State by the numbers, and what voters there are saying -- and googling -- about this presidential election.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    A woman with a child on her back prepares to mark her ballot in a voting booth on voting day in Bedford, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX267M6
  • GOP factions fight for N.H. voters and the future
    Unlike Iowa, where 85 percent of Republicans identify as conservatives, about half of all New Hampshire GOP voters consider themselves moderate or liberal, while just 20 percent are far right. This divide means a wild intraparty fight for voters as moderate and hardline, establishment and antiestablishment candidates clash over the party’s priorities. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    Supporters of U.S. presidential candidates stand at the entrance to the polling station for the presidential primary at Bedford High School in Bedford, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX266D5
  • Shields and Brooks on New Hampshire’s primary influence
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to preview the New Hampshire primary with a look at how voter tastes have shifted since past elections, the influencing power of the Granite State, the popularity of Donald Trump and whether there will be more or less clarity about the presidential race at the end of the first primary.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2016
    Shields and Brooks