Tuesday, December 16, 2014

  • Collaging painful memories from a childhood in foster care
    Tyanna Buie turned her childhood in foster care into an exploration of art, using screen-printing and collage to reinterpret old photographs and memories.For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2014
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Monday, December 15, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 15, 2014
    Monday on the NewsHour, we examine the bloody aftermath of the Australian hostage showdown. Also: what the political divides in Congress mean for the next term, how an activist stunt may have damaged an ancient treasure in Peru, shifting American views on guns and violence, tech trends to watch in 2015 and a look back at the excruciating final hours of President George Washington’s life.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • This year’s tech trends have both nice and naughty sides
    Are high-tech personal gadgets on your holiday shopping list? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Amy Webb of Webbmedia Group about the rise of wearable devices, the inherent concerns over data collection and security and the industry that’s popped up to help safeguard consumer privacy.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • Bloodletting, blisters and the mystery of Washington’s death
    Learn the gruesome details of President George Washington’s final hours on the 215th anniversary of his death. The retired commander-in-chief woke up at 2 a.m. on Dec. 14, 1799, with a sore throat. After a series of medical procedures, including the draining of nearly 40 percent of his blood, he died that evening. Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan shares the story with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • Why has public support for gun control decreased?
    Two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School -- and for the first time in more than 20 years -- a majority of Americans support gun rights over gun control. Judy Woodruff talks to Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center and Joseph de Avila of The Wall Street Journal about shifting U.S. opinions on guns and safety.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • Activist stunt disturbs Peru’s treasured archaeological site
    An act of environmental protest directed at the global climate conference in Lima, Peru, may have inadvertently damaged a world heritage site. A week ago, Greenpeace members trekked to one of the nation’s most important -- and off-limits -- archaeological sites, the "Nazca Lines," and left a large-scale message. Jeffrey Brown reports on the disturbance and the response.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • What’s the outlook for compromise in the next Congress?
    The fight in Congress over a compromise federal spending bill revealed tensions between pragmatists and purists in both parties. Judy Woodruff sits down with Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report to discuss the polarization and political dynamics of the incoming Congress.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • Rifts exposed as Congress readies for GOP majority
    The final days of the current Congress have exposed fissures within both parties, as Capitol Hill prepares for a power shift favoring Republicans. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports on the fight over the compromise spending bill that passed over the weekend, and the Republican maneuver that allowed outgoing Majority Leader Harry Reid to schedule votes on key nominees.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • Deadly Australian hostage siege was act of ‘desperate man’
    Australian police stormed a cafe in Sydney where a lone gunman had held several hostages for hours, ending the siege with heavy gunfire. Two hostages were killed, in addition to the suspect. Judy Woodruff learns more from Sydney-based journalist Stuart Cohen, and chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner offers a read on how U.S. intelligence officials are interpreting the attack.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Palestinian officials to push for statehood at UN
    In our news wrap Monday, Palestinian officials announced a decision to make a new bid for statehood at the UN Security Council and to try to force Israel to give up the West Bank. Also, more than 3,000 rescuers searched through the wreckage of mudslide in central Indonesia. The death toll rose to 56, while more than 50 others remain missing.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2014
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  • Artist Ai Weiwei explores definition of freedom at Alcatraz
    Most people who take the ferry to Alcatraz are going to tour the legendary former prison in San Francisco Bay. They may be surprised to find seven new works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, who was detained by Chinese authorities for nearly three months in 2011. Special correspondent Mina Kim of KQED reports.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 14, 2014
    On this edition for Sunday, Dec. 14, the Senate passes the $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the government running in a late night deal. And, in our signature segment, two years after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we look at Connecticut's gun laws -- which are some of the most restrictive in the nation.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2014
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  • Legal challenges cause woes for Wall Street darling Uber
    Valued at $41.2 billion, on-demand taxi service Uber is both the darling of Wall Street and the bane of local regulators across the country and around the world. Liz Gannes of Re/code joins Hari Sreenivasan from San Francisco with more on the Uber boom and wide-ranging criticism.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2014
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  • What did the global community agree on in climate talks?
    For the first time in history, climate change negotiators have come up with a plant to limit greenhouse gas emissions in every single nation. The agreement requires all 196 countries to create a detailed plan within the next six months to limit emissions from burning coal, gas and oil. William Mauldin of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Cuzco, Peru.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2014
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  • Inside Senate’s passage of $1.1 trillion spending bill
    Late Saturday night the Senate passed a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill, heading off a government shutdown. The budget plan, which has drawn criticism from both Democrats and Tea Party Republicans, clears the way for larger campaign contributions by wealthy individual donors, among other things.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2014
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks with reporters after the U.S. Senate voted to approve a $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill December 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. Despite Cruz�s efforts to delay the vote due to objections with U.S. President Barack Obama�s immigration orders, the Senate approved the funding and will avoid a government shutdown. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • What's the state of Connecticut's gun laws?
    In the two years since the Sandy Hook shootings, Connecticut now has some of the most restrictive gun policies in the country, which includes a divisive law enacted last year to keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill. Advocates say this law could help prevent tragedies similar to Sandy Hook, but opponents maintain it punishes lawful owners and wouldn't stop a possible mass murderer.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2014
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Dec. 13, 2014
    On this edition for Saturday, Dec. 13, protests against killings by police continue in New York and Washington D.C. Later, a look inside a covert United States government hip hop program in Cuba. And, from California, a historic drought has farmers desperate for water.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2014
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  • Is there a bad side to the recent plunge in oil prices?
    Over the last few weeks, the price of oil has dropped dramatically. While this may be good news for consumers, for Wall Street the numbers tell a different story. The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. to help make sense of the downward trend.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2014
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  • Behind USAID's failed attempt to infiltrate Cuban hip-hop
    The Associated Press has reported on three failed attempts by the U.S. to engineer a social movement among youth in Cuba. Trish Wilson of the Associated Press joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C with more on those failed attempts.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2014
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  • Viewers respond to reports on student loan options
    Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments in response to a segment on new options for borrowers of student loans and an updated segment on teacher tenure lawsuits.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2014
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  • Jobs, land languish in California drought in race for water
    In the four years since the drought in California began, the lack of water has cost thousands of jobs, caused noticeable changes in the landscape and induced desperation among citizens who are running out of options. In search of a solution, farmers who have drilled deeper and deeper into the ground for available water have sought help from unlikely sources. NewsHour's John Larson reports.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2014
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Friday, December 12, 2014

  • Beyond Little House, the unvarnished life of a literary icon
    Laura Ingalls Wilder is known for the “Little House” series, based her family’s journey across the American plains. But until now, Wilder’s autobiography, “Pioneer Girl,” has never been published. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Pamela Smith Hill, author of “Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life,” on the details Wilder saved for her more mature account.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2014
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  • Hackers leak Hollywood salaries, embarrassing emails
    The cyber hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment has exposed salaries, sensitive personal e-mails, Social Security numbers and health records of employees. Who’s the lead suspect in the attack and how does it affect business in Hollywood? Hari Sreenivasan gets background from James Lewis of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and Sharon Waxman of The Wrap.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2014
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode Dec. 12, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we examine the continued dropping of oil prices which drove the sharpest stock market drop in more than three years. Also: stopping dangerous college drinking, housing could be cure for chronic illness in LA's homeless, new lives in Uruguay for former Guantanamo detainees, a Sony email hack reveals insensitive messages, and Shields and Brooks analyze the week's news.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2014
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  • Shields and Brooks on the CIA interrogation report
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government and the Senate’s investigation of the CIA’s interrogation methods.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2014
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  • For LA’s homeless, housing could be cure for chronic illness
    Los Angeles' homeless residents often struggle with chronic physical and mental illnesses -- health crises made worse by life on the streets. Hari Sreenivasan explores a Medicaid-funded initiative that aims to provide 10,000 of L.A.’s sickest homeless people with permanent housing -- perhaps the most basic way to improve health and reduce medical costs.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2014
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  • Starting the road to recovery after 12 years in Guantanamo
    Abu Wa'el Dhiab is one of six former Guantanamo detainees who were resettled in Uruguay this week, after being held for more than a decade without being charged. Cori Crider, lawyer for the former prisoner, talks to Judy Woodruff about life for the men after Guantanamo.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2014
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  • How do you stop dangerous college drinking?
    More than 1,800 students die each year in the U.S. from alcohol-related incidents, and nearly 100,000 sexual assaults have been reported that were linked to intoxication. How do we address the dark consequences of excessive drinking on college campuses? Gwen Ifill talks Jonathan Gibralter of Frostburg State College and Beth McMurtrie of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2014
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