Friday, February 6, 2015

  • Job growth on a roll, will wages follow?
    The recovering U.S. economy has made its strongest showing yet. Employers created a million jobs since November -- the best three-month average in 17 years. And January also boasted the biggest wage rise in six years. But not all sectors saw the same level of growth. To discuss the data, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2015
  • No proof yet of IS claims about female hostage’s death
    The Islamic State is claiming that a female American aid worker who had been held hostage since 2013 was killed by a Jordanian airstrike meant to target the militants. So far, the U.S. government has not confirmed the death of Kayla Mueller. Judy Woodruff learns more about the reported victim from Shane Harris of The Daily Beast.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2015
    Kayla Mueller
  • National Geographic photographers teach under-served youth
    Photographers Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer reflects on National Geographic’s “Photo Camps,” a program that teaches photography to under-served youth around the world.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2015
    National Geographic Photo Camp South Sudan, 2014
  • Will new manufacturing help ease Mississippi poverty?
    In Mississippi, where the unemployment rate peaks at 15 percent in some areas, pockets of new manufacturing have ignited hopes for an economic rebirth. And while signs of growth give some people hope for a new era, how much will the area's poor actually benefit? NewsHour's John Larson reports.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • Justice Ginsburg on ‘enough women’ in the Supreme Court
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks candidly about career challenges she overcame to make it to the country’s highest court.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2015
  • Can the U.S. Ski Team finish on top?
    The U.S. Ski Team is hoping for big medal wins and greater recognition at the Alpine World Ski Championships this week. A more rigorous training schedule and equipment improvements have made these American skiers more competitive. The NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports from Vail.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2015
    Alpine Skiing: FIS World Championships-Men's Super G
  • The $20 prosthetic knee that could change lives in India
    In Jaipur, India, about 150 patients show up every day at an organization that creates low-cost prosthetic limbs for people with mobility problems. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on an innovative and affordable design being developed for those who have lost legs above the knee.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2015
  • Why are hackers targeting insurance companies?
    Hackers broke into a database at Anthem, the nation’s second largest health insurance provider, which contained names, social security numbers, income data and addresses of 80 million people. Judy Woodruff speaks with Mark Bower of Voltage Security about who might be behind the attack and why they would want to target an insurer.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2015
  • Progress in curbing childhood obesity, but not for all
    Efforts to combat childhood obesity in the U.S. in recent years have started to show results. But while rates are falling, they remain high. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a new $500 million investment in fighting the epidemic, bringing its commitment so far to $1 billion. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2015
    Students at Doherty Middle School get their healthy lunch at the school cafeteria, on June 18, 2012 in Andover, Massachusetts. Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images
  • What ‘Gangnam Style’ can teach us about investing
    The huge global hit “Gangnam Style” broke YouTube records; did it also drive shares of a South Korean semiconductor company? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on what Korean pop star Psy has in common with “the hottest, sexiest CEOs alive” and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2015
  • Should the U.S. beef up military support to Ukraine?
    With the reigniting of the war in Ukraine, Western leaders are battling over how to help end the conflict. Should the U.S. send arms to fight Russian-backed rebels? Gwen Ifill hears opposing views from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

  • Supporting grandparents raising grandkids in rural W.Va.
    In the rural West Virginia county of McDowell County, almost half of all children live apart from their parents. Families have splintered in the face of economic and social troubles, leaving many grandparents to take on the role of parenting. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters visits to see how public schools are supporting these caretakers to improve kids’ lives.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2015
  • Prosecutor’s death sparks rumors of presidential conspiracy
    Argentine prosecutor Albert Nisman had been building a case on who was behind a 1994 Buenos Aires bombing, and whether there had been a government cover-up, when he was found dead. Jeffrey Brown asks Simon Romero of The New York Times about what evidence Nisman had and how Argentina’s government is reacting.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2015
  • What does Jordan’s anger mean for Islamic State fight?
    The death of a pilot at the hands of the Islamic State has revved up rhetoric from Jordan on defeating the militants. Judy Woodruff takes stock of the international coalition’s strengths, weaknesses and future options with Janine Davidson of the Council on Foreign Relations and retired Col. Derek Harvey of the University of South Florida.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2015
  • Streaming music changes business equation for artists
    Do streaming services like Spotify and Pandora hurt musicians? Artists, established and aspiring, can flow both ways on the debate, but there’s no denying that the new model has had a dramatic impact on the industry and its profits. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2015
    Artist Jay-Z recently purchased Tidal, a music streaming service owned by artists. The service is a response to other music streaming services that only give artists a fraction of what listeners pay overall.
  • FCC proposes treating all Internet traffic equally
    The Federal Communications Commission unrolled a plan to preserve equal access to the Internet for all users, treating broadband in a way that’s similar to a public utility. Leading up to the announcement, more than 4 million commenters weighed in on the net neutrality debate at the FCC in the past year. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the decision.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2015
  • Nico & Vinz were wrong about ‘Am I Wrong’
    2014’s mega summer hit, ‘Am I Wrong’, by Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz almost didn’t make it to the air waves. In fact, the duo told the NewsHour they didn’t think the song would be a hit at all.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2015
    Nico & Vinz

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  • Schools in rural W.Va. aim to improve students' prospects
    Boredom can mean trouble and bad health for children in rural America. In communities where resources are few, schools face the extra challenge of keeping students active, safe and healthy. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports from McDowell County, West Virginia, on efforts there to improve life for students and to address the teacher shortage.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2015
  • Giving dead reefs new life with fast-growing corals
    The world’s coral reefs are in perilous danger due to overfishing, pollution and climate change. But a team of scuba-diving scientists has developed a groundbreaking method for speeding up coral growth in hopes of stemming the underwater crisis. Hari Sreenivasan reports from the Florida Keys.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2015
    - UNDATED FILE PHOTO - A tourist swims on the Great Barrier Reef in this undated file picture. Fishi..
  • Rediscovered book by Harper Lee promises new story of Scout
    After publishing her classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960, Pulitzer Prize-winner Harper Lee has never published another one. Now, more than a half-century later, a book she wrote in the 1950s will see the light of day. Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Mary Murphy and author Wally Lamb about the reclusive author and their reaction to the news.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2015
    To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Store-bought herbal supplements may not be what they seem
    An investigation into store-bought herbal supplements found at many major retailers’ determined that four out of five products tested had no trace of the ingredients listed on the label. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joins Gwen Ifill to discuss why the billion-dollar industry has such loose standards and who will now be responsible for keeping supplement labels accurate.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2015
    BUYER BEWARE monitor  supplement vitamin store
  • Jordan finds 'no compromise is possible' with Islamic State
    For Jordanians wishing for the freedom of a pilot captured by the Islamic State, hope turned to despair and outrage when the militant group released a video of the man being burned alive. Gwen Ifill talks to Rod Nordland of The New York Times and Jordan’s former Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher about Jordan’s reaction and why the Islamic State is employing these tactics.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2015
  • S&P to pay $1.4 billion for role in the financial crisis
    While not admitting wrongdoing, Standard & Poor’s Financial Services agreed to pay almost $1.4 billion to settle allegations by the Justice Department that credit ratings for high-risk mortgage securities mislead investors before the 2008 financial crisis. Judy Woodruff discusses implications of the penalty with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Lynn Stout of Cornell University.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2015
    MORTGAGE MELTDOWN  housing monitor
  • Dancers confront history and human rights with video, text
    Lenora Lee, the artistic director of her dance company Lenora Lee Dance, creates large-scale interdisciplinary choreography that combine video projection, martial arts, music and text to talk about culture, history and human rights issues.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2015
    Lenora Lee Dance

Monday, February 2, 2015

  • Opting out of vaccination is ‘recipe for outbreak’
    Parents who don’t vaccinate their children due to concerns about side effects can put others at risk -- even those who have been vaccinated. Gwen Ifill talks to Patsy Stinchfield of the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota about the importance and safety of immunization.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2015
    TAKING SHOTS monitor measles
  • What’s next for two journalists still imprisoned in Egypt?
    After the release of Peter Greste, Jeffrey Brown talks to Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times in Cairo about the intense international pressure put on Egypt to release the jailed Al Jazeera journalists, and the decision to impose a mass death sentence on violent protesters.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2015
  • Time is the essence in Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’
    As a storyteller, director Richard Linklater likes to play with the passage of time. For his acclaimed recent film "Boyhood," shooting lasted 12 years in order to tell the story of a boy who ages from 6 to 18. The director tells Jeffrey Brown why his conversational movies aren’t improvised and how he’s built a career by making small-budget, personal films.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2015
    The nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced this morning. "Boyhood" received a total of six nominations, including best picture, best actor in a supporting role (Ethan Hawke), best actress in a supporting role (Particia Arquette), best directing and best original screenplay.
  • Tracing the origins of the anti-vaccine movement
    A measles outbreak has reached 14 states and infected more than 100 people. The disease had been considered eradicated in the U.S., but parents’ skepticism about the safety and usefulness of vaccines in recent years has made room for measles to spread. In a story for Retro Report, the NewsHour Weekend’s Zachary Green considers the roots of the resurgence.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2015