Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • How a candidate’s personal life changed political journalism
    When did the more intimate -- and sometimes sordid -- aspects of the personal lives of politicians become fair game for reporters? Matt Bai of Yahoo News says it was back in 1987, when presidential candidate Gary Hart’s extramarital dalliance was made public. Bai joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his new book, "All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid."
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Is the traditional taxicab an endangered species?
    Increasingly popular ride-sharing services have attracted customers at a rate that some say endangers the cab industry. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the new surge of unregulated competition on the road.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • AP History class standards spark Colorado censorship fight
    When the College Board established new national standards for Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, conservative members of the school board in Jefferson County, Colorado, called for changes to their local curriculum to promote patriotism and the free enterprise system and discourage civil disorder. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the ensuing protests against censorship by students.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Should Justice Ginsburg retire?
    When justices are named to the Supreme Court, they hold that seat for life. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81, the oldest sitting justice and a powerful voice on the bench. Jeffrey Brown gets views from Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California-Irvine and Jeffrey Rosen of George Washington University on the political ramifications of a retirement, and the idea of Supreme Court term limits.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Previewing the Supreme Court’s fall term
    The Supreme Court justices met to discuss some of the cases they will consider when the fall term begins Monday. The court is expected to weigh issues of housing discrimination, campaign contribution rules and a possible landmark case on same-sex marriage. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to offer a preview.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • News Wrap: Hong Kong leader offers protesters meeting
    In our news wrap Thursday, the leader of Hong Kong’s government defied calls for him to step down and warned protesters not to storm buildings. Gwen Ifill speaks with Demetri Sevastopulo on what’s driving young protestors. Also, as many as 100 people may have been exposed to the Ebola patient in Dallas, according to health officials in Texas.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • U.S. condemns Israel’s development plan in East Jerusalem
    The U.S. is “deeply concerned” about the Israeli construction of 2,600 settlements in East Jerusalem, calling it a provocative act that would only serve to escalate tensions in the area. President Obama met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office on Wednesday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, Islamic State in the middle east and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Full interview with Kevin Spacey, part 1
    Kevin Spacey sat down with Jeffrey Brown the day before his on-night only benefit concert in Washington, D.C. Watch part 1 of the interview.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Full interview with Kevin Spacey, part 2
    Kevin Spacey sat down with Jeffrey Brown the day before his on-night only benefit concert in Washington, D.C. Watch part 2 of the interview.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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  • Full interview with Kevin Spacey, part 3
    Kevin Spacey sat down with Jeffrey Brown the day before his on-night only benefit concert in Washington, D.C. Watch part 3 of the interview.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2014
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

  • How the U.S. is equipped to isolate Ebola
    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the tools of the American health system being deployed to isolate and stop the Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S., and the likelihood that people in other regions of the world may become infected.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Director Tom Frieden shows an awareness poster as he testifies before Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee hearing on "Combating the Ebola Threat" at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, on Aug. 7, 2014. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
  • Poet finds solace in elegy of departed son's wild energy
    When Edward Hirsch lost his son to a drug-related cardiac arrest, the poet began collecting his memories. Overwhelmed with grief, Hirsch turned his reflections into a book-length elegy, now published as “Gabriel.” Jeffrey Brown spoke with Hirsch at his home in New York.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Iconic, twice-convicted former Providence mayor runs again
    Providence’s Buddy Cianci was once America’s longest-serving mayor who brought new life to a city in decline. But Cianci’s legacy was tarnished -- and two different administrations cut short -- by felony convictions in 1987 and 2002. This year, the infamous former mayor is not just on the ballot for a second comeback, he’s leading in the polls. Political editor Domenico Montanaro reports.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Why the Mideast peace process is at a standstill
    President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel’s failed peace process, restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and the Islamic State. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner to find out what was discussed behind closed doors.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Paul Ryan on how the GOP can improve economic opportunity
    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, says he won’t decide about a possible presidential run until 2015. Judy Woodruff sits down with Ryan to discuss both the personal matters -- the death of his father -- as well as the political ideas -- the image of the GOP -- that he addresses in his new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.”
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Cutting higher ed costs for Chicago’s disadvantaged students
    In Chicago, two initiatives were launched to improve access to higher education for lower-income students. To explore the strategies that community colleges and the University of Chicago are planning to use to attract these students, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Robert Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, and Cheryl Hyman, chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • What went wrong at the Secret Service?
    Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the wake of revelations about security lapses in protecting the president and the White House. Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post joins Hari Sreenivasan for an update.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Edward Hirsch reads an excerpt from "Gabriel: A Poem"
    Edward Hirsch reads from his new book, "Gabriel: A Poem," an elegy for his son, who died in 2011.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
    Edward Hirsch reads from "Gabriel: A Poem," an elegy about losing his son. Photo by Frank Carlson.
  • Kevin Spacey on Jack Lemmon
    Kevin Spacey remembers, at the age of 13, meeting the legendary American actor Jack Lemmon, Spacey's idol who later became his mentor and set the "House of Cards" star on his professional path.Kevin Spacey remembers meeting the legendary Jack Lemmon, Spacey's idol who became his mentor.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Kevin Spacey on the reality of Frank Underwood
    Kevin Spacey talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about preparing to play Frank Underwood on "House of Cards" and the reality of his depiction.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Dallas Ebola patient in "serious, but stable" condition
    Texas health officials said the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. was classified as being in "serious, but stable" condition. Texas Gov. Rick Perry led Wednesday's news conference at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to say there were some school-aged children that had contact with the infected patient, but that health officials are optimistic that the situation being contained.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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  • Violinist Bell's full concert at Washington's Union Station
    A superstar of classical music might normally draw a huge crowd, but that wasn’t the case when violin virtuoso Joshua Bell held an impromptu recital in a Metro station in 2007 -- largely ignored by a few thousand commuters. On Tuesday, Bell returned to give a performance at Washington's Union Station, and this time people paid attention.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2014
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Will Hong Kong’s protests lead to violent crackdown?
    The blurred lines between Chinese authority and Hong Kong’s autonomy has set off pro-democracy demonstrations by protesters who don’t seem to be backing down. Judy Woodruff talks to Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group about what provoked these protests, how they have challenged Chinese President Xi Jinping and how authorities are likely to respond.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Understanding the U.S. security agreement with Afghanistan
    After months of waiting through a contested election, the U.S. has settled with Afghanistan’s new leadership on a security agreement for the transition toward Afghan security self-reliance. Former State Department official Barnett Rubin talks to Jeffrey Brown about whether President Ashraf Ghani will prove a reliable ally, as well as what we’ve learned from American involvement in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Fears of another volcanic eruption rattle Japan
    In Japan, Saturday's surprise eruption of Mt. Ontake killed at least 36 people and covered the mountain in thick smoke and piles of ash. Since then, rescue efforts have been hampered by toxic gases and fears of another eruption. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and NASA’s Thomas Wagner join Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulty of predicting volcanic eruptions.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Violinist Joshua Bell turns train station into concert hall
    A superstar of classical music might normally draw a huge crowd, but that wasn’t the case when violin virtuoso Joshua Bell held an impromptu recital in a Metro station in 2007 -- largely ignored by a few thousand commuters. On Tuesday, Bell returned to give a performance at Washington's Union Station, and this time people paid attention. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Bell for an interview.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Families of patients on life support face painful choice
    Special nursing home units are set up to care for people, both young and old, who depend on constant life support to survive, but whose families hope that someday they may recover. Joanne Faryon of inewsource, a San Diego-based journalism nonprofit, reports from California on the impossible choice that loved ones face, as well as the costs of keeping these patients alive.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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  • Joshua Bell: Music should be part of educational diet
    Back in 2007, pedestrians hurried by without realizing that the busker playing at the entrance to a Washington D.C. Metro stop was none other than the Grammy-winning Joshua Bell. Today, Bell again set up at the entrance of Union Station, where he, seven years later, held a very different kind of performance; this time, he was anything but ignored. Joshua Bell: Music should be part ofducational diet
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2014
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