Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • News Wrap: U.S. Denies Iranian Claim of Seizing Drone
    In other news Tuesday, Iran claims to have captured an American "Scan-eagle" surveillance drone used to collect photographs and videos. Though they said it was seized recently, Iranian state television did not specify where or how. The U.S. Navy responded to say none of its unmanned aerial vehicles are missing.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • Obama Says No Deal Without Tax Rate Increase on the Rich
    President Obama said there would be no budget deal unless Republicans agreed to tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. Meanwhile, Republicans say their plan would close tax loopholes without rate hikes. Kwame Holman reports on the impasse to avert an economic plunge triggering automatic spending cuts and tax increases.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • cholera
    fred report about cholera
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
    December 4, 2012
  • ricks
    some guy named ricks who wrote a book. a discussion with him, yeah.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
    December 4, 2012
  • Behind the Headley Interactive
    Behind the makings of Frontline PBS's interactive on David Headley. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Andrew Golis, Ashlee Lougheed, Tom Jennings, James Milward
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • Curiosity Finds Organic Compounds in Martian Soil
    The Mars Curiosity rover analyzed Martian soil from the planet's Gale crater and found that it contained organic compounds like water and sulfur, possible building blocks for life. But they have "no definitive detection of Martian organics," said Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., during Monday's announcement.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

  • A Fight from Behind to Keep Up With Rising CO2 Emissions
    For 18 years, the U.N. was intent on cutting global emissions to prevent a rise in the earth's average temperature of more than two degrees. But new data shows the earth is on track to reach this point of no return. Gwen Ifill talks to National Journal's Coral Davenport on the implications of rising emissions and temperatures.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2012
  • In Chicago, Public Schools Work Towards a 'Common Core'
    Some states, including Illinois, have recently adopted new public school curriculum guidelines called the Common Core State Standards. While some teachers feel relief at having clear guidelines, Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW reports from Chicago on a more contentious aspect of the new implementation: student and teacher evaluation.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2012
  • West Bank Construction Obstructs a Two-State Solution
    As Israel moves to build more settlements in the West Bank, Ray Suarez talks to Washington Institute for Near East Policy's David Makovsky and American Task Force on Palestine's Ghaith al-Omari about whether a two-state solution is possible when both sides assume the worst of the other's actions.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2012
  • Israel's West Bank Expansion Prompts Diplomatic Frustration
    A day after the United Nations voted to grant Palestinians non-member "observer" status, Israel announced it was going to begin construction on additional settlements in the West Bank. Ray Suarez reports on the response from the State Department and leaders in Europe, who voiced concern the move would jeopardize peace prospects.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2012
  • Repetitive Head Injuries Link to Degenerative Brain Disease
    A newly-published four-year study at Boston University, which examined the brains of deceased athletes, links repetitive head injuries to a degenerative brain disease called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopaty. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Ann McKee, one of the lead researchers, and ESPN's Mark Fainaru-Wada about the current evidence.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2012
  • White House, House Republicans Fights Over Deficit Reduction
    House speaker John Boehner wrote to President Obama to reject a White House plan to raise tax rates for the wealthiest Americans, suggesting instead a counter-offer that raises Medicare eligibility age. Gwen Ifill talks to Erskine Bowles about his deficit reduction plan and how it differs from current proposals on the table.
    Original Air Date: December 3, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Doubleheader: Shields, Brooks on X Tax, Hoosiers and Irish
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields sit down with correspondent Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the consumption based X-Tax that is gaining traction among conservative think tanks. In the politics of sport portion, this was a big week for Indiana college teams -- Hoosier basketball and Irish football.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Grand Canyon May Be 60 Million Years Older Than Thought
    A newly published study renews an old debate about the age of the Grand Canyon, positing a possibility that the geographical formation could be tens of millions of years older than current wisdom suggests, dating back to the time of dinosaurs. Margaret Warner talks to science correspondent Miles O'Brien about its significance.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Bargaining Skills and Filibusters
    Jeffrey Brown talks to NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks about President Obama's repeated push to increase revenue by taxing the wealthy, the lack of constructive debate in Congress to solve America's long-term deficit, possible filibuster reform and continued criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Great Steps Taken Towards AIDS Cure, But Hurdles Remain
    In 2012, 34 million people are living with AIDS worldwide. That's both good news and bad news. Ray Suarez talks to National Institute of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci about accomplishments by the medical and public health communities to address HIV/AIDS and what must be done in the future to continue curtailing transmission.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Senators Spar Over Filibusters Amid Partisan Gridlock
    Going into a high-stakes confrontation over the federal deficit and fiscal cliff, Democrats have begun to push for filibuster reform, citing it as a barrier to progress. Kwame Holman looks back at the history of the filibuster, how that strategy has evolved and what it may mean for congressional progress and bipartisanship.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Congress Negotiations on Deficit Deal 'Go Nowhere'
    President Barack Obama took to the road to promote his fiscal agenda, repeating his support for increased taxes on the wealthy. While Democrats in Washington supported the president's proposals, Congressional Republicans warned a deadlock is forming around bipartisan efforts to reach a deficit deal. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • NewsHour extended interview with Sen. Harkin
    NewsHour extended interview with Sen. Harkin
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • NewsHour extended interview with Sen. Coburn
    NewsHour extended interview with Sen. Coburn
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Conversation: Lorin Stein, Editor of the Paris Review
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Lorin Stein, editor of the Paris Review, about a new anthology of short stories, "Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story."
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • 'How to Survive a Plague' Remembers First AIDS Activists
    In a new documentary, "How to Survive a Plague," filmmaker David France revisits the in-your-face brand of AIDS activism that forced the nation to pay attention in the early days of the epidemic and eventually convinced the government to speed the approval of life-saving drugs. Ray Suarez speaks with France about why remembering this era in the epidemic remains so important to today's fight.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • NASA Presser on Messenger's Evidence for Ice on Mercury
    NASA announced Thursday that the Messenger spacecraft confirmed water ice at Mercury's poles. NASA officials said the ice was likely transported by a comet that crashed into Mercury perhaps tens of millions of years ago.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • Colleges Play Game of Musical Chairs Switching Conferences
    In college sports, geography, academics and competitive levels have been thrown out in part in favor of money and television ratings. Jeffrey Brown talks to sportswriter John Feinstein about why over 30 teams, especially in football, have changed leagues or conferences in order to gain a larger profit share.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Dance Company Celebrates Diversity, Relevancy, Accessibility
    Rising to prominence in New York's dance scene, dancers Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands left the Big Apple to start their own company in the Twin Cities, where an arts renaissance offered new chances to carve out their own niche. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how Tu Dance company is making dance accessible to a diverse audience.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Talking Revenue, Transition to Senate With Jeff Flake
    Ray Suarez talks to U.S. Representative turned Senator-elect Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who will take over retiring Jon Kyl's seat in the Senate Flake reflects on his hopes for the next term, including how he plans to work across party lines in the Senate to find solutions to U.S. budget issues.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Islamist-Led Egyptian Assembly Works on Constitution
    Jeffrey Brown talks to the New York Times' David Kirkpatrick about the progress of Egypt's Constitutional Assembly to wrap up work on the new Egyptian constitution before its deadline after many secular and liberal representatives have walked away from drawing table, leaving Islamists to create the road map for Egypt's future.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • News Wrap: Lawmakers Charge Lack of Specifics in Fiscal Fix
    In other news Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner claimed the White House hadn't yet provided details on where spending cuts would come from to balance the budget. The White House responded by charging that Republicans had failed to say what tax increases they could tolerate in order to fix America's long-term deficit.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012

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