Saturday, September 20, 2014

  • Promising Roma crackdown, far-right party grows in Hungary
    Over ten million gypsy, or Roma, people live in Europe today. In the small EU nation of Hungary, a rising tide of right-wing politics has led to deepening tensions with the country's Roma minority. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2014
  • Pot black market still thrives after Colorado legalization
    Even though the recreational use of marijuana has been legal in the state of Colorado for nine months, some people are still choosing to buy it on the black market, saying the legalization has creating two systems: a legal market for those who can afford it and an underground market for people who can't. PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Rick Karr reports from Denver.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Brooks and Dionne on ground troop debate
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including conflict over President Obama’s strategy to rule out the possibility of using ground troops against the Islamic State, what Hillary Clinton’s visit to Iowa says about her likelihood of running for president and who has the momentum ahead of November elections.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
  • Alibaba’s American IPO signals confidence in Chinese economy
    With 10 minutes of its rollout on the New York Stock Exchange, Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sold 100 million shares and earned $25 billion. Though not a household name in the U.S., it’s extremely popular in China and enjoys close ties to the Chinese government. David Kirkpatrick of Techonomy joins Hari Sreenivasan to analyze what shareholders invested in today.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
    China-Based Internet Company Alibaba Debuts On New York Stock Exchange
  • Should public lands be a natural setting for extreme sports?
    When an iconic geological landmark outside Moab, Utah, became the site of an extreme rope-swing, it captured the attention of the Bureau of Land Management. Officials are proposing a ban on rope sport activities at Corona Arch to evaluate the impact on the rocks and on others who might use the land. Jeffrey Brown reports on the rise of extreme sports on public land for our series Culture at Risk.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
  • How will Scotland’s vote change the U.K. power balance?
    Since Scots decided to stay with the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised more powers for Scotland. Louise Richardson of the University of St. Andrews and David Rennie of The Economist speak with Judy Woodruff about the significance of the vote and what’s in store for the future of the U.K.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
    Revelers wrapped in a St Andrew's or Saltire flag, the national flag of Scotland, sit on a bench following Scottish independence referendum result night celebrations in George Square in Glasgow, U.K., on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scotland voted to remain in the U.K. after an independence referendum that put the future of the 307-year-old union on a knife edge and risked years of political and financial turmoil. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Iranian foreign minister on U.S. strategy on Islamic State
    As Iraq’s neighbor to the east, Iran’s role in the international fight against the Islamic State militant group has yet to be clarified. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner sat down with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the White House’s plan to fund Syrian rebels against the militants, as well as Iran’s nuclear program and U.S. sanctions.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
  • Iranian official on jailed journalist
    Iranian official calls jailed Washington Post journalist 'good reporter'
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2014
    Zarif interview

Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • Building trust between police and community
    In the wake of the death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department is launching a $5 billion initiative to foster better relationships between communities and their police departments. Gwen Ifill talks to Tracie Keesee of the Center for Policing Equity and Ronald Hampton of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
  • What role should Mideast countries play in Islamic State fight?
    The Obama administration has been drumming up support for the U.S. plan against the Islamic State. How do Middle Eastern nations regard the militant group and the U.S. strategy? Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction from Robin Wright of the United States Institute of Peace, Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver and former Jordanian Foreign Minister Jordan Marwan Muasher.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
  • Utah archaeological site becomes protest site
    A prized Native American archaeological site in Utah has become the center of a battle over local vs. federal control. As part of our series Culture at Risk, Jeffrey Brown reports from Recapture Canyon, where ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings and artifacts remain after more than a millennium -- and a Bureau of Land Management decision to close the canyon to motorized vehicles has prompted protest.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014
  • How Australia is monitoring Islamic State supporters
    An intercepted phone call between an Australian Islamic State militant and a 22-year-old suspect launched an operation by authorities in order to crack a terror plot to behead a random civilian. Judy Woodruff talks to freelance journalist Stuart Cohen from Sydney about how Australians are reacting and how the government is keeping an eye on Islamic State supporters.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • Capturing complicated portraits of ‘high-voltage’ Roosevelts
    Theodore, Franklin, Eleanor -- these three American icons from a single family led and shaped the nation during the first half of the 20th century. But behind their public personas, they lived more complex lives. A new documentary series on PBS, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” offers an in-depth exploration. Filmmaker Ken Burns joins Margaret Warner to discuss their legacy.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
  • GMO debate grows over golden rice in the Philippines
    Vitamin A deficiency is a deadly threat to kids and pregnant mothers in the Third World. In the Philippines, the best nutrient sources are rarely part of the daily diet, so researchers have tried adding vitamin A to rice, a staple food. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates the debate that’s grown up over the development of golden rice, a genetically modified crop.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
  • Scottish independence vote too close to call on election eve
    On the eve of Scotland’s historic vote for independence, it’s still unclear whether 4 million projected voters will decide to stay with the United Kingdom or break the union. Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News follows both campaigns for a look at their last chance to sway undecided Scots, while Dan Rivers talks to voters in the Highlands.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
  • How scandals could change the business of football
    Some sponsors of the NFL have started to complain publicly about the league's handling of the cases involving players and domestic abuse of spouses and children. Despite extra scrutiny, ratings and fan attendance have held. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College and Gregg Easterbrook, author of “The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America” about the economic consequences.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
    Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
  • Would America elect a Roosevelt today?
    If you’ve been watching the documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated characters who suffered immense loss, and who cultivated the strength and confidence to lead the country through periods of great transition and great tragedy.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
    KEn Burns
  • Kurdish drive for independence delayed by Islamic State
    Kurds are spread across an area that spans the Middle East but it's in Iraq where they have the greatest autonomy, since the U.S. invasion of 2003 freed them to build their own region within Iraq. The issue of an independent Kurdistan was reignited this summer as the Islamic State onslaught began. Fuad Hussein spoke with Margaret Warner about the Kurds drive for greater autonomy.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2014
    fuad hussein

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  • Why Iowa’s Senate race is one of the closest in the nation
    November midterm elections are only seven weeks away. In Iowa, one of the closest U.S. Senate races is down to Republican and Iraq War veteran Joni Ernst and Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat. Judy Woodruff reports from Iowa City, where a win for Ernst could tip the Senate balance.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
    Iowa Politics
  • Refugees risk drowning, abuse to flee Mideast conflicts
    Turbulence in the Middle East, especially Syria, has created the worst refugee crisis in decades. In the past two weeks, hundreds have drowned in separate attempts to sail to safety in Europe. Judy Woodruff speaks with Michel Gabaudan of Refugees International about why refugees risk everything for the journey and how the work of traffickers is getting easier.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
  • Will U.S. military advisors in Iraq join ground combat?
    The use of American troops to battle the Islamic State has not been ruled out, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel underscored that the U.S. air campaign will not be limited to Iraq, prompting questions about attacks from the Syrian government. The NewsHour's Quinn Bowman reports.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
    Senate Armed Services Committee Holds From Top Military Leaders On ISIL Threat
  • What’s the best way to teach teachers?
    According to a new Gallup poll, the majority of Americans believe teacher preparation should be more rigorous. But what’s the best way to teach teachers? Jeffrey Brown sits down with Elizabeth Green to discuss her book, “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone),” and the different ways to initiate best practices.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
    Fifth grade science and math teacher Stephen Pham helps a student at Rocketship SI Se Puede, a charter, public elementary school, on February 18, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor
  • Can U.S. aid for Ebola be deployed quickly enough?
    How effective will new U.S. aid and military support be in fighting Ebola? Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations and Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown Law School join Judy Woodruff for a deep dive into the plan. Then special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro offers an update from Nigeria, a country that has been relatively successful in controlling the deadly virus.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
  • Malala explains why she risked death for girls’ education
    Two years ago, Malala Yousafzai was targeted for assassination by the Taliban in Pakistan. After surviving a bullet to the head, she has become an international activist, championing girl’s education. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Malala, now 17 years old, with questions from our Student Reporting Labs participants.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
  • Sen. Tom Harkin on his legacy and gridlock in Washington
    Iowa Senator Tom Harkin sat down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his 40 years on Capitol Hill and why he thinks congressional gridlock is giving too much power to the executive branch.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
  • Xerox transforms from sexist to inclusive
    PBS NewsHour Economics Correspondent, Paul Solman, on how the Xerox of the early 60s contrasts with the Xerox of today.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
  • Warning the public with cut-outs of 33 endangered birds
    Pat Brentano cuts paper silhouettes of birds and trees to remind people to respect the environment. Video by Eric Schultz and Joe Conlon for State of the Arts NJ, a co-production of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and The Richard Stockton College of New JerseyFor more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2014
    Pat Brentano

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Can U.S. mobilize regional allies to fight Islamic State?
    Gwen Ifill speaks with retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer, and Steven Simon, a former National Security Council staff member, about the challenges for the U.S. in establishing a coalition to fight the Islamic State extremists.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2014