Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • What if a device could tell you which medicines you need?
    During our interview with PATH President and CEO Steve Davis, we asked him if there was something new he could invent, what would it be? This was his answer.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Here’s why it’s harder than you realize to go ‘off the grid’
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
  • Fusing a marriage with metal and glass
    Artists Barbara and Larry Domsky of Domsky Glass have been married for two decades and have been working side-by-side for even longer. Their work is know internationally and now, in a new studio, with a new gallery, their relationship and their art continue to grow and thrive.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2014
    Larry and Barbara Domsky

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Studying Alaska's ice and snow to track climate change
    Glacial ice is like nature's ancient history book, and today the story is climate change. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports from Alaska, where researchers are studying how warmer temperatures affect the ancient ice and the living things that depend on it.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2014
  • McCain: Medic's bravery should end female soldier debate
    "Thirteen Soldiers," a new book by Sen. John McCain, tells the personal stories of courageous Americans who have served in the U.S. military, including Monica Lin Brown, a combat medic who served in Afghanistan -- and one of two servicewomen who are featured in the book.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2014
  • 'Thirteen Soldiers' on serving a cause greater than yourself
    Sen. John McCain's new book, "Thirteen Soldiers," paints a historical portrait of America at war, using personal stories of the warriors who fought. With fewer and fewer U.S. members of Congress having served in the military, Gwen Ifill asks the senator and veteran what lawmakers might learn from their example.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • Viewers respond to compensation for the wrongfully convicted
    Hari Sreenivasan reads comments from viewers about a recent report involving compensation -- or lack thereof -- for people who've been wrongfully convicted of crimes.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014
  • What led to North Korea's release of two American detainees?
    Last weekend, North Korea released two American detainees, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller. The deal that led to their release was negotiated by James Clapper, the U.S. National Intelligence Director. Adam Entous from The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington with details on that deal.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2014
  • Massachusetts town mulls nation's first total tobacco ban
    The town of Westminster, Mass., could become the first in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products if a proposal from the city's board of health passes in December. The unprecedented pitch would ban the sale cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes within the city. Proponents cite reduced health risks, whereas some residents and local businesses say jobs and consumer freedom is at stake.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • Is Putin intentionally provoking the West?
    Following a growing list of aggressive moves made by Russia against the West, what is Putin's plan? Kimberly Marten, a Russian scholar and professor at Barnard College and Columbia University joins Hari Sreenivasan to provide insight into what may be behind Putin's recent behavior.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014
  • Lost in the Holocaust, family uncovers dress designs
    When the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939, tens of thousands of Jews applied for visas to anywhere. Among them, Paul Strnad and his wife Hedy, a dress designer. In an exhibit called "Stitching History from the Holocaust," the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee is now displaying the dresses Hedy once designed and could never realize.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014
  • Increased immunity in weeds may threaten U.S. crops
    NewsHour Weekend traveled to Iowa to explore the widespread issue of herbicide-resistant and hard-to-control weeds. Millions of acres of farmland have been affected, rendering some fields unable to be farmed.The EPA recently approved a new Dow herbicide that the industry says could help the problem. Opponents have sued claiming it could possibly harm the environment and human health.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • In ‘Rosewater,’ remembering humor and humanity after torture
    In 2009, journalist Maziar Bahari was held for months in solitary confinement in a Tehran prison after being charged with being a spy. He turned his real ordeal into a memoir, which has now been dramatized as "Rosewater," a new movie by Jon Stewart. Jeffrey Brown talks to Bahari and Stewart about appreciating how humor can humanize brutality and the importance of protecting press freedoms.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on the China carbon deal
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s news, including the carbon deal between the United States and China, legislative action on the Keystone XL pipeline and how Republicans may respond if President Obama issues an executive action on immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
  • How should U.S. deal with decaying nuclear infrastructure?
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a shake-up of the management of the American nuclear weapons stockpile after concluding that the country's aging nuclear infrastructure needs more support. Margaret Warner explores the some of the lapses, and Hari Sreenivasan discusses the potential overhaul with former Defense Department official David Trachtenberg and Bruce Blair of Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
    NUKES monitor nuclear
  • Atlantic City shuffles for business as casino luck runs out
    Casinos have been Atlantic City’s lifeblood. Now, they’re bottoming out at alarming rates -- four have already closed this year, leaving thousands unemployed. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the gamble that elevated Atlantic City in its prime, and how residents and businesses are trying to cope with its decline as a capital of the gambling industry.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
    BIG GAMBLE_Monitor
  • CDC director: We’re ‘nowhere near out of the woods’ on Ebola
    Hospital officials in Omaha, Nebraska, are preparing to treat a surgeon who was reportedly infected with the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone, where the outbreak continues to be dire. In Liberia, infections rates seem to be slowing, but cases have emerged in Mali. Jeffrey Brown gets an update from CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden about Ebola in West Africa and the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
  • Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari on satire in the face of darkness
    "Rosewater," the screenwriting and directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host and executive producer Jon Stewart. follows Tehran-born Canadian-citizen Maziar Bahari as he returned to Iran in 2009 and was subsequently held captive. The two sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss their new film “Rosewater” and how humor can play a powerful role in handling adversity.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
    Photo by Maria Bryk
  • How 'Rosewater' became Jon Stewart's directorial debut
    "Rosewater" marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host and executive producer Jon Stewart. The film follows Tehran-born Canadian-citizen Maziar Bahari as he returned to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the chief challenger to incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The two sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss how it all came about.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
    Photo by Maria Bryk

Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Aspiring filmmakers get kickstart for teen zombie movie
    Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt are best friends. Three years ago, these teenagers with Down syndrome had the idea to make a zombie movie. Now, with help from their supporters, they have raised more than $50,000. The NewsHour's Mike Melia reports on their project and how it reflects a shift toward empowering people with developmental disabilities to express themselves creatively.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
  • Sherpa deaths on Mt. Everest raise compensation questions
    In April, an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 16 Nepalese mountain guides in the worst accident in the region’s history. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Chip Brown of National Geographic on how the deadly disaster has affected the Sherpa community and the climbing industry.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
    RISKY BUSINESS monitor nat geo sherpa
  • Encouraging rural Alaska’s students to become teachers
    In Alaska, roughly three out of four teachers are from out of state, and more likely to stay for a shorter period of time than those who were born and raised there. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports from the town of Dillingham, where educators are trying to encourage local and Alaska Native students to consider teaching in communities where they are desperately needed.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
  • Closing the book on the Amazon and Hachette feud
    The seven-month stand-off between Amazon and Hachette over the pricing and profits of ebooks has ended with a new agreement beginning in early 2015. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jeffrey Trachtenberg of The Wall Street Journal about how the disagreement hurt both the retailer and authors, and whether the conflict could return.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
    BOOK DEAL_Monitor
  • Newcomers learn to navigate life on Capitol Hill
    The newest members of Congress are in Washington for orientation ahead of the new session's start in January. Political director Domenico Montanaro meets up with two newly elected lawmakers as they learn to navigate their new positions on the Hill.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
    NEW CLASS monitor capitol dome
  • Science is ‘bonus’ after ambitious but bouncy comet landing
    Why land on a comet at all if chance for error is so high? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to explain what can be gained from the Rosetta spacecraft’s mission and what we can expect from its research.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
    BUMPY RIDE monitor Philae lander
  • Should the U.S. change its Islamic State strategy?
    For a deeper look at the Obama administration’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State, as well as the regional challenges of implementing that strategy, Gwen Ifill talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
    Hagel And Dempsey Testify At House Armed Services Committee Hearing On ISIL

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • High Court considers case on Alabama redistricting
    After the 2010 census, the Republican-led Alabama legislature redrew state legislative districts. But their plan was challenged for being a racial gerrymander and violating voting rights. To examine the case's move to the Supreme Court, Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
    SUPREME COURT monitor
  • Answering health care FAQ, from penalties to changing plans
    Individuals can start to apply for health care coverage on state and federal exchanges starting Saturday. As a new open enrollment begins, many people have questions about signing up and the consequences of not signing up. Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and health policy analyst Susan Dentzer join Judy Woodruff to answer questions from Americans around the nation.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
    HEALTH CARE  FAQ  monitor