Monday, April 1, 2013

  • Texas Rocked by District Attorney Shooting
    In an update on two shootings, prosecutors pushed for the death penalty for James Holmes, the shooter in the massacre at an Aurora, Colo., theater. In Kaufman County, Texas, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were shot dead in their home. Margaret Warner talks to Carol McKinley in Denver and Bill Zeeble in Dallas.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2013
  • News Wrap: Dense Fog Precipitates Deadly Car Pileup
    In other news Monday, three people died and dozens more were injured as a result of a massive pileup on a Southwest Virginia interstate. Police say a dense fog bank triggered 17 separate crashes along I-77 Sunday. Also, the Kenyan Supreme Court confirmed Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the country's recent presidential contest.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2013
  • Discerning Reality From Rhetoric in North Korea's Threats
    Is the latest rhetoric from North Korea brinkmanship or does it reflect the communist state's ability to mount an attack? Judy Woodruff talks to two former Korea intelligence analysts -- Robert Carlin of Stanford University and Bruce Klingner of the Heritage Foundation -- about North Korea's military ability and strategy.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2013
  • Korean Peninsula Engages in Words Over Military Threats
    South Korea's President Park Geun-hye issued a strong warning to North Korea in the wake of threats of military action made by leader Kim Jong-un. Judy Woodruff reports on the tensions between North and South Korea and the United States.
    Original Air Date: April 1, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

  • Shields & Brooks Discuss Values on Gay Marriage, Gun Control
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's political news with Judy Woodruff, including the Supreme Court examination of same-sex marriage laws and the societal and political sea change on that issue, plus why the push for new gun control legislation may be losing momentum.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • A How-to on Finding Love and Success in 'Rising Asia'
    In Mohsin Hamid's new novel, "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia," a poor young boy from an impoverished village comes to a sprawling, wild, sometimes violent city, where he makes and loses a fortune. Jeffrey Brown talks with the Hamid about why the story is told like a self-help book and what it takes to make it in Asia.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • Returning Veterans Face Backlog in Fight for Benefits
    Returning from combat, many veterans face another battle: waiting for medical claims to be processed. A recent report found that 245,000 veterans wait a year or more for help from the Veterans Administration. Hari Sreenivasan talls with veterans as well as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki about the delays and backlog.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • Obama Administration Makes Run For Cleaner Gas
    The Obama administration announced changes to comply with the EPA's new regulations requiring cleaner gasoline. To learn more about the changes, the administration's announcement, and how it will save money in public health costs, Judy Woodruff talks with Juliet Eilperin who broke the story for the Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • News Wrap: Atlanta Educators Indicted for Cheating
    In other news Friday, a grand jury in Atlanta indicted former school superintendent Beverly Hall and 34 others in a cheating scandal. Also, Christians around the world observed Good Friday.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • Kim Jong-un Orders Rockets Ready to Strike United States
    Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, ordered his generals to get rockets ready to strike the U.S. mainland or military bases in the Pacific. Ray Suarez gets analysis from Joel Wit of Johns Hopkins University and Sung-Yoon Lee of Tufts University on why North Korea has ratcheted up its rhetoric.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • Mohsin Hamid's "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia"Mohsin
    Mohsin Hamid’s latest novel, “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,” is a story that borrows from self-help books. A poor young boy from an impoverished village comes to a sprawling, wild, violent city and makes and loses a fortune. The tale is set in an unnamed country very much like Pakistan, where Hamid grew up and still lives. Here, Hamid reads an excerpt from the book.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • Extended Interview: Jeffrey Brown talks with Mohsin Hamid
    PBS NewsHour senior correspondent spoke with author Mohsin Hamid about his new book, "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia".
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • Extended Interview: Veterans Voice Frustration Over Benefits
    Nearly a quarter million veterans wait more than a year for their medical claims to wind through the Veterans Administration (VA) before receiving their earned benefits. Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan talks with three Iraq and Afghanistan veterans -- Rachel McNeill, Aaron Thorson and Zach McIlwain -- affected by the backlog in this extended interview.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

  • Extended Interview: VA Secretary Responds to Backlog
    Nearly a quarter million veterans wait more than a year for their medical claims to go through the Veterans Administration (VA) before receiving their earned benefits.Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan talks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in this extended interview. Shinseki responds to Rachel McNeill and Aaron Thorson, Iraq War veterans affected by the backlog.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • Tech-Savvy Toddlers Go for Tablets Over Teddy Bears
    More and more, toddlers are grasping for tablets and smart phones over traditional toys. The Atlantic magazine explores this trend in its cover story, "The Touch-Screen Generation." Author Hanna Rosin joins Ray Suarez to discuss apps designed for kids, the impact of technology on childhood and whether parents should be worried.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • In School, Babies Teach Older Children Empathy
    A recent study found that schools with high levels of teasing and bullying had dropout rates above the national average. In Seattle, a program called Roots of Empathy is using an unconventional method to stop bullying -- bringing infants into the classroom to demonstrate the importance of listening and caring for other people.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • Southeastern Virginia's Military Industry Feels Sequester
    While the sequester debate continues in Washington, communities in parts of the country are already feeling the automatic budget reductions. Cathy Lewis of WHRO reports from Southeastern Virginia on how furloughs and cutbacks could affect the backbone of the local economy.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • Faith and Morality Play Major Roles in Gay Marriage Debate
    Aspects of religion and morality have been used as the basis for arguments by both sides of the debate on same-sex marriage. Ray Suarez talks with Michael Schuenemeyer, minister for the United Church of Christ, and Richard Langer, a minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America, to learn how they've approached the topic.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • News Wrap: Nelson Mandela Hospitalized With Lung Infection
    In other news Thursday, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 94, was taken to the hospital for the third time in three months for a recurring lung infection. Also, Pope Francis spent Holy Thursday washing and kissing the feet of 12 young inmates. For the first time, the ritual included women.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • Obama Calls for Stricter Gun Laws in Major Shooting Cases
    Activists, families and politicians made appeals for new laws to curb gun violence on a National Day to Demand Action. Judy Woodruff talks to Sean Holstege of the Arizona Republic and Ray Rivera of the New York Times about developments in the high-profile mass shooting cases in Tucson, Ariz., Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

  • VA Sec. Shinseki Shown Frustration Over Benefits Backlog
    Nearly a quarter million veterans wait more than a year for their medical claims to wind through the Veterans Administration (VA) before receiving their earned benefits, according to an investigation conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • What's Behind One of the Largest Cyber Attacks in History?
    A dispute between an online company that sends spam emails and a company trying to mitigate spam has led to the one of the largest reporter cyber attacks in history, creating slow access to common sites like Netflix for millions of web users. Hari Sreenivasan talks over the case with Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • DO NOT PUBLISH
    Why are some of America's top academic achievers are missing out on a shot to attend the best universities? As part of the PBS NewsHour's continuing coverage on inequality in U.S., Jeffrey Brown talks with Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University, an author of a new study on the issue, and Michele Minter of Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
    March 27, 2013
  • Poor Students Go Unnoticed by Some Elite Universities
    Why are some of America's top academic achievers are missing out on a shot to attend the best universities? As part of the PBS NewsHour's continuing coverage on inequality in U.S., Jeffrey Brown talks with Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University, an author of a new study on the issue, and Michele Minter of Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • DO NOT PUBLISH
    In a New York City classroom, teachers use rap songs to teach complex science. Playlists are used as a metaphor to convey natural selection, and students compose raps songs to reinforce concepts. Ray Suarez reports on the effectiveness of this strategy and interviews hip-hop legend (and science geek) GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
    March 27, 2013
  • Songs for Biology: Students Write Hip-Hop to Learn Science
    In a New York City classroom, teachers use rap songs to teach complex science. Playlists are used as a metaphor to convey natural selection, and students compose raps songs to reinforce concepts. Ray Suarez reports on the effectiveness of this strategy and interviews hip-hop legend (and science geek) GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • Debating Discrimination in Defense of Marriage Act
    While the Supreme Court considers arguments for and against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Judy Woodruff moderates a debate between Ken Klukowski, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Center, and Mary Bonauto, special counsel for the group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • News Wrap: First Female Director of the Secret Service
    In other news Wednesday, Julia Pierson was sworn in as the new director of the Secret Service. Pierson, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, is the first woman to hold this post. Also, James Holmes, the man accused in the Colorado movie shooting last July, has offered to plead guilty and serve life in prison.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013

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