Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • Feeling burden, Sweden imposes border controls
    Sweden is the latest European country to impose border controls. So far, the Scandinavian nation has accepted more refugees per capita than any other country on the continent, which has taken a toll on its public services. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
    Police gather a group of migrants coming off an incoming train at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark, in Hyllie district, Malmo November 12, 2015. Sweden will impose temporary border controls from Thursday in response to a record influx of refugees, a turnaround for a country known for its open-door policies that also threw down the gauntlet to other EU nations hit by a migration crisis. REUTERS/Stig-Ake Jonsson/TT News AgencyATTENTION EDITORS - SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL SALES. - RTS6OFE
  • Kurdish forces cut off key Islamic State route in Iraq
    American airstrikes hammered Sinjar as the Kurdish Peshmerga ground force began an offensive on the Iraqi town held by the Islamic State. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on the "U.S. strategy in Syria" during a speech at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington November 12, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS6POA

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

  • Cheering on families who've lost loved ones in combat
    As Americans recognize veterans' service to our country, some are also paying tribute to those who have lost a family member in war. Special correspondent Dennis Kellogg from our PBS station in Nebraska reports on one organization's efforts to support "Gold Star" families.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar turns a love of Sherlock into new novel
    Mycroft Holmes is the elusive and possibly more intelligent older brother of Sherlock Holmes. Now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- NBA All-Star, writer and Arthur Conan Doyle devotee -- has co-authored a novel about the lesser known but no less intriguing brother Holmes. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Abdul-Jabbar to discuss his latest work.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
  • At an ancient boneyard, a bridge to early global wanderers
    On a years-long hike across the globe, journalist Paul Salopek is following the path humans took after the Ice Age. One of the most important human migration sites in the world is in Dmanisi, Georgia, where people have walked for nearly 2 million years. Hari Sreenivasan joins Salopek in learning more about the first pioneers to wander that part of the world.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
  • Why more and more Millennials aren’t leaving the nest
    A new analysis of census data from the Pew Research Center finds that 36 percent of women between the ages of 18-34 are living at home with parents or relatives, while an earlier analysis found that 43 percent of men live in a similar arrangement. Judy Woodruff discusses the trend with Richard Fry, a senior economist with the Pew Research Center, and Gillian White of The Atlantic.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
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  • New York attorney general calls foul on fantasy sports
    The two leading companies of the multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry are under scrutiny from New York's attorney general, who has declared they should not be able to operate in that state since they constitute illegal gambling. William Brangham learns more from Devlin Barrett of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
    The FanDuel Inc. app and DraftKings Inc. website are arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Fantasy sports companies DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. raised a total of $575 million in July from investors including KKR & Co., 21st Century Fox Inc. and Major League Baseball to attract players to games that pay out millions of dollars in cash prizes in daily contests. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • GOP presidential candidates come out divided on immigration
    Republican presidential candidates met up for their fourth face-off in Milwaukee, where the biggest policy differences came out on immigration. Gwen Ifill gets perspectives on the different GOP reform proposals with Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law and Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center Immigrant Justice Fund.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2015
    Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Governor John Kasich, former Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz,  former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and U.S. Rep. Rand Paul pose during a photo opportunity before the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Hauck - RTS6E7B

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

  • Bryan Cranston on the lesson of ‘Trumbo’
    Dalton Trumbo was a successful Hollywood screenwriter, but in 1947 he was blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten -- a group of writers and directors who refused to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Jeffrey Brown speaks to actor Bryan Cranston and director Jay Roach about “Trumbo,” a new biopic that explores the writer’s life.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2015
  • U.S. Soccer rolls out new rules to prevent kids’ concussions
    The U.S. Soccer Federation has released new rules in hopes of making soccer safer for young players. Tens of thousands of kids get concussions playing soccer every year, and heading the ball is considered a main culprit of the injury. Now children age 10 and under will be prohibited from headers, with other restrictions for older kids. William Brangham reports.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2015
  • On a walk around the world to find the story of humanity
    Paul Salopek has been out for a walk -- a very long walk -- since 2013. His route stretches from Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley to the very southern tip of South America, tracing the path of humanity from its African origins, across deserts and mountains. Hari Sreenivasan caught up with the two-time Pulitzer-winning foreign correspondent in the nation of Georgia to discuss his journey so far.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2015
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  • What’s the sweet spot for adjusting the minimum wage?
    Thousands of workers walked off the job in as many as 270 cities in a push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from $7.25. Gwen Ifill speaks to Alan Krueger of Princeton University, who believes that wages should be raised, but not so fast and not so high.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2015
    Fast-food workers and their supporters join a nationwide protest for higher wages and union rights outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS6DLH
  • Has Exxon Mobil mislead the public about climate change?
    Oil giant Exxon Mobil was recently subpoenaed by New York’s attorney general in an investigation of whether the company has intentionally downplayed the risks of climate change. Judy Woodruff hears from Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, and Kenneth Cohen, vice president of Public & Government Affairs for the Exxon Mobil Corporation.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2015
    A sign is seen at the entrance of the Exxonmobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, November 6, 2015. A near century-old statute that gives New York state prosecutors unusually broad authority to prosecute securities fraud could prove a powerful weapon as Attorney General Eric Schneiderman probes Exxon Mobil Corp over whether the oil firm misled the public and shareholders about the perils of climate change. REUTERS/Lee Celano - RTS5VTS

Monday, November 9, 2015

  • Gloria Steinem's advice to young women: Listen to yourselves
    Gloria Steinem, writer, editor and feminist activist, has been at the forefront of the women's movement for more than half a century. Much of her life has unfolded on the road, from her childhood with an itinerant family to years spent traveling in support of her causes. Steinem sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss her new memoir and her journey as an advocate for gender equality.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2015
  • How late night comedy became another campaign stop
    Donald Trump, who hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, is not the first politician to use late night comedy to pitch his campaign. Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about candidates on the talk show circuit, plus a look at the increased scrutiny on Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio and rivalry between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2015
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Donald Trump" Episode 1687 -- Pictured: Donald Trump during the monologue on November 7, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
  • How a student revolt ousted Mizzou's leadership
    The president of the University of Missouri has stepped down amid increasing student and faculty protests. Tim Wolfe was accused of ignoring months of complaints over racial slurs, fueling a demonstration at homecoming, a hunger strike and a boycott by several football players. Gwen Ifill talks to professor Scott Brooks and Brenda Smith-Lezama of the University of Missouri Students Association.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2015
    COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 9: Jonathan Butler, a University of Missouri grad student who did a 7 day hunger strike is greeted by the crowd of students on the campus of University of Missouri - Columbia on November 9, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Students celebrate the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe amid allegations of racism. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
  • Russian government implicated in sports cheating scandal
    An independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency has uncovered systemic cheating by Russian track and field athletes in international sports, much of it at the behest of the Russian government. The report recommended a lifetime ban for five runners. Judy Woodruff learns more from Christine Brennan of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2015
    A woman walks into the head office for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, November 9, 2015. An international anti-doping commission recommended on Monday that Russia's Athletics Federation be banned from international competition over widespread doping offences - a move that could see the powerhouse Russian team excluded from next year's Rio Olympics. Russian sports minister said there was no evidence for the accusations against the Federation. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS6766
  • Will Myanmar’s military rulers honor the election results?
    Though the outcome is still not certain, the historic election in Myanmar was a day 25 years in the making. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the struggle for democracy with Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Tom Malinowski.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2015
    Supporters of Myanmar's pro-democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi gather outside National League for Democracy headquarters (NLD) in Yangon, Myanmar, November 9, 2015. Myanmar's ruling party conceded defeat in the country's general election on Monday, as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on course for a landslide victory that would ensure it can form the next government. "We lost," Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) acting chairman Htay Oo told Reuters in an interview a day after the Southeast Asian country's first free nationwide election in a quarter of a century. REUTERS/Jorge Silva      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS64YL
  • Mexico’s sugar clinics help patients control diabetes
    In Mexico, over 70 percent of citizens are overweight or obese and 14 percent of Mexican adults now suffer from diabetes, though half of those affected aren't even aware they have the disease. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the struggle to bring the disease under control.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

  • Millions vote in Myanmar's historic election
    In Myanmar, the country's freest election ever this weekend will determine control of the nation's parliament, which is still dominated by the military. Aung San Suu Kyi leads the main opposition party and is seeking re-election. Suzanne DiMaggio of The New America Foundation joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2015
    Supporters of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate partial results shown on a television outside the NLD party headquarters in Yangon November 8, 2015. Voting unfolded smoothly in Myanmar on Sunday with no reports of violence to puncture a mood of jubilation marking the Southeast Asian nation's first free nationwide election in 25 years, its biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship.     REUTERS/Jorge Silva - RTS602M
  • Defense Sec. Ash Carter: More U.S. troops possible in Syria
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today more American ground troops could be sent to Syria in the future to contribute to the U.S.-led coalition that has carried out nearly 3,000 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2015
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with U.S. service members aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, in this handout photograph taken and released on November 5, 2015. REUTERS/Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/Department of Defense/Handout FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX1UX2N
  • Air pollution is ruining Europe's ancient monuments
    A new study by Italian researchers has found that smog is wearing down many of Rome's most famous monuments. And in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is now being used to monitor air quality. NewsHour's Chistopher Booker reports.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2015
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  • With no lawyers, child migrants fight to stay in the U.S.
    For the thousands of unaccompanied, undocumented minors fleeing brutal violence in Central America and attempting to enter the U.S., making the case to stay isn't easy. Because they aren't guaranteed a lawyer, about half of these children are forced to navigate the complex immigration system alone. Now, a class action lawsuit is challenging that policy. NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2015
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

  • House passes billion-dollar transportation bill
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to pass a multi-year transportation bill that would authorize federal spending of up to $325 billion on road, bridge and rail transit projects for six years, though final provisions are subject to negotiations with the Senate. USA Today's Bart Jansen joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2015
    Interchange between San Francisco International Airport, and Bayshore Freeway (US 101), San Francisco, California, USA
  • How Memphis changed how police handle mental health crises
    For decades, the Memphis Police Department has pioneered a model to better serve people experiencing a mental health crisis. The "Memphis Model," which aims to keep both officers and citizens safe and send fewer people to jail, has spread to almost 3,000 law enforcement agencies across the country. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2015
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  • 'Allegiance' recounts story of Japanese-American internment
    The musical "Allegiance," which recounts a family's struggle to endure the Japanese-American internment in the 1940s, opens on Broadway on Nov. 8. A rare foray onto the New York stage, the show was inspired by one of its stars, George Takei, who discusses the importance of telling the story. NewsHour's Mori Rothman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2015
    Allegiance George Takei on Broadway / not for reuse

Friday, November 6, 2015

  • In ‘Honky,’ a play that plays with the language of racism
    With “Honky,” PBS and Onstage in America present a stage comedy about racism that throws political correctness out the window. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with the play’s author, Greg Kalleres, to discuss how he explores race relations and coded language with humor.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2015
  • How Picasso overturned the rules of sculpture
    Pablo Picasso, preeminent artist of the 20th century, is known far better for his painting than for his sculpture, but a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York celebrates his playful and transformational experiments in three dimensions. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2015