Thursday, October 6, 2011

  • The Old Man and His Boat: Hemingway's Quest for Peace at Sea
    Paul Hendrickson, the author of "Hemingway's Boat, Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961," is the latest biographer to delve into Ernest Hemingway, and does so by narrowing his focus on the famous writer's motorized fishing vessel, Pilar.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Obama to Congress: Vote on Jobs Bill or Find Better Idea
    President Obama called a news conference Thursday where he pressed members of Congress to vote for his jobs package or present a better idea. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Steve Jobs in 1985: Apple Employees Have 'Common Vision' on Changing the World
    In a segment from the April 5, 1985 edition of the "MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour", correspondent Elizabeth Brackett examines Apple Computer, featuring co-founder and then-Chairman Steve Jobs.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Stephane Hessel Wants You to Get Mad
    Diplomat and author Stephane Hessel talks to Ray Suarez about his controversial booklet, "Time for Outrage."
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Obama: Congress Needs to Explain Opposition to Jobs Plan
    In a press conference Thursday, President Obama called on Congress to explain its opposition to his jobs plan as the Senate prepares to vote on the measure. He also spoke on the war in Afghanistan, the "Occupy Wall Street" protests and the European debt crisis.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

  • Hemingway and His Boat: New Book Offers Insight Into Elusive Writer
    Paul Hendrickson, the author of "Hemingway's Boat, Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961," is the latest biographer to delve into the Hemingway mystique and he does so in an unconventional manner: by focusing on the iconic author's 38-foot motorized fishing vessel, Pilar.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011
  • Supreme Court Considers Case on Hiring, Firing in Religious Schools
    The Supreme Court justices heard arguments in a case regarding the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the hiring and firing of "ministerial employees" at religious institutions. Judy Woodruff discusses the case with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011
  • War-Ravaged Liberia Faces Challenge of Caring for Mentally Ill
    After decades of civil war, Liberia struggles to provide mental health care for its citizens. In partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting, special correspondent Kira Kay reports.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011
  • Budding Wall Street Movement Gives Voice to Anger Over Greed, Corporations
    The protests against Wall Street gained new momentum on Wednesday, when union members and students joined the demonstration and marched through the streets of lower Manhattan. Paul Solman reports on the budding movement from the protesters' base camp.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011
  • Poet Philip Schultz Recalls a Life-Long Struggle in 'My Dyslexia'
    Philip Schultz won acclaim and a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his collection titled, "Failure." His new memoir called "My Dyslexia" details a life-long struggle he had to overcome to get there.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011
  • News Wrap: Markets Rebound Amid Hopes of Support for European Banks
    In other news Wednesday, stock markets in the U.S. and Europe recouped more of their recent losses. They rallied on news that policy makers are working on plans to support ailing European banks. Also, Texas Gov. Rick Perry reported raising $17 million since he joint the GOP presidential field.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011
  • Google's Schmidt on Questions Surrounding Search Rankings
    Google is being investigated for possibly violating anti-trust laws in how it ranks websites. Gwen Ifill talks with Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011
  • Dems Pitch New Plan to Fund Jobs Bill: A Tax on Millionaires
    Democratic leaders in the Senate proposed a millionaires' tx Wednesday to pay for President Obama's jobs bill. Jeffrey Brown discusses the move and its prospects with WNYC Radio's Todd Zwillich.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011
  • Eric Schmidt on Google vs. Facebook
    Gwen Ifill interview's Google's Eric Schmidt as part of the Washington Ideas Forum.
    Original Air Date: October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

  • In a Weak Economy, Why Is CEO Pay on the Rise?
    Median executive compensation has more than quadrupled over the last four decades, even through the latest financial crisis. Margaret Warner explores how CEOs can still command such salaries and benefits in light of the recession with Michael Faulkender of the University of Maryland and James Stewart of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2011
  • U.S. Scientists' Research on Universe Expansion Earns Nobel Nod
    Three U.S. physicists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering through the study of supernovae that the universe is not just expanding, but speeding up. KQED's Andrea Kissack profiles one of the scientists and his research.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2011
  • Somalis 'Shocked' at Scale of Deadly al-Shabab Attack in Mogadishu
    Al-Shabab took responsibility for a truck bomb that rammed a checkpoint Tuesday near the education ministry in Mogadishu, Somalia, as students and parents were crowding in to learn about scholarships. Ray Suarez discusses that attack that killed at least 70 people with Reuters' David Clarke, reporting from Nairobi, Kenya.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2011
  • Christie Hangs Onto His Hat: What Happens to GOP Field?
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he will not join the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Judy Woodruff discusses what his decision means for the campaigns of the rest of the GOP contenders with Political Editor David Chalian and Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2011
  • Liberia Struggles to Build Democracy After Civil War
    The African nation of Liberia faces new challenges, as it struggles to build a democracy after civil war. In partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting, special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the nation as it prepares for a presidential election.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2011
  • Author Daniel Yergin on Energy Costs, SUVs and a 'Nuclear Patchwork'
    Daniel Yergin, author of "The Quest," which examines how energy will be sustained into the future, discusses consumer sensitivity to energy costs and the impact of the Japan Fukushima plant breakdown in this web extra.
    Original Air Date: October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

  • Nobels Honor Immune System Research Paving Way for New Vaccines, Treatments
    American Bruce Beutler and Luxembourg-born Jules Hoffmann shared this year's Nobel Prize in medicine with Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, who died on Friday, for their discoveries related to the immune system. Jeffrey Brown discusses their work with Dr. Anthony Fauci of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2011
  • India's Massive School Lunch Program Aims to Curb Widespread Malnutrition
    The economy in India is growing rapidly, but not fast enough to take care of its millions of poor and hungry children. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a solution that has resulted in the world's largest school lunch program.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2011
  • Immigration, Affirmative Action on New High Court Docket; Health Reform Awaited
    The U.S. Supreme Court returned to work Monday and the court has a docket full of controversial cases on topics ranging from obscenity to strip searches to warrantless surveillance. Gwen Ifill previews the new term with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and Scotusblog.com's Tom Goldstein.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2011
  • Senate Considers Bill to Punish China Over Currency Valuation
    For years, American lawmakers have targeted China's currency, saying it has been deliberately undervalued to give Chinese companies price advantages in international trade. Kwame Holman reports on a Senate bill under consideration that would allow countervailing duties on Chinese good for currency manipulation.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2011
  • As Violence in Syria Escalates, Will Many 'Fence Sitters' Back Opposition?
    Word of a violent weekend assault on the city of Rastan by Syrian security forces prompted protests in several other cities across the country on Monday. Ray Suarez discusses the recent increase in violence with NPR's Deborah Amos, reporting from Beirut.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2011
  • Wall Street Protests Spread, Channeling Anger at Corporate, Political Forces
    Protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement are maintaining a growing campaign against corporate and political forces that they say are fueling economic inequality in America. Judy Woodruff examines who's involved in the protests and what they're seeking with WNYC Radio's Arun Venugopal and DNAinfo.com's Julie Shapiro.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2011
  • GlobalPost Presents Series on Gay Rights Fight
    GlobalPost deputy editor of special reports Kevin Grant talks about an upcoming series of in-depth reports highlighting gay and lesbian struggles around the world.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Shifting GOP Primary Calendar and Rick Perry's Sign Problem
    Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian are back for another edition of the Political Checklist, and this week they consider whether the accelerated Republican primary calendar benefits the front-runner candidates at the expense of candidates who need more time to make their case to Republican voters.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2011

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