Tuesday, November 19, 2013

  • Will JPMorgan's settlement set incentives for better banking
    JP Morgan Chase agreed to pay a record $13 billion in fines and compensation to investors and struggling homeowners. The nation's largest bank admitted it misrepresented mortgage-backed securities that collapsed in 2008. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Lynn Stout of Cornell University and banking consultant Bert Ely.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

  • Screenwriter John Ridley on '12 Years a Slave'
    In depicting American slavery, Hollywood has long left some of the most brutal realities largely unseen. But the filmmakers behind "12 Years a Slave" tried not to flinch in showing the full system of human subjugation. Jeffrey Brown talks to screenwriter John Ridley about the challenge of humanizing a dehumanizing institution.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2013
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  • Screenwriter John Ridley on '12 Years a Slave'
    In depicting American slavery, Hollywood has long left some of the most brutal realities largely unseen. But the filmmakers behind "12 Years a Slave" tried not to flinch in showing the full system of human subjugation. Jeffrey Brown talks to screenwriter John Ridley about the challenge of humanizing a dehumanizing institution.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2013
  • ATF director Todd discusses ending urban violence
    In part two of our interview with B. Todd Jones, the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, he talks to Judy Woodruff about goals for his agency and past high-profile controversies, including "Fast and Furious" and terrorists profiting from cigarette smuggling.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2013
  • Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set sights on space travel
    Move over NASA, Silicon Valley is joining the space race. Entrepreneurs from the nation's high-tech hub are designing lunar landers, making plans to mine the moon and gearing up to blast off into commercial space flight. Thuy Vu of KQED reports on how private ventures and investors are investing in space exploration.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2013
  • Tax credit helps end a family's search for health insurance
    The Montez family of Colorado have been living without insurance, forcing them to avoid care and pay for medical expenses out of pocket. But now they are able to afford a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act. Julie Rovner of NPR joins Judy Woodruff to explain how tax subsidies are helping families get coverage.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2013
  • Timing of strong storms in the Midwest is 'very unusual'
    The string of storms that devastated the Midwest over the weekend was very rare for the timing, both time of year and time of day. Gwen Ifill talks to Howard Bluestein of the University of Oklahoma about the special conditions that triggered the deadly tornadoes.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2013
  • Doris Lessing's unfinished business with 'Ben in the World'
    Ray Suarez interviews Doris Lessing about "Ben in the World," a science fiction novel that continues the story of a young man striking out on his own path, even though he's incapable of coping with the modern world. As this is the sequel to her 1988 novel, "The Fifth Child," Lessing tells Suarez what compelled her take up Ben's story again, more than a decade after the first book.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

  • Sunday, November 17, 2013
    On NewsHour Weekend Sunday, new pictures of the ferocious storm that has now claimed more than four thousand lives in the Philippines. Later, in our signature segment, major changes to the high school equivalency exam.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
    November 17, 2013
  • Tiger shrimp invade Louisiana waters
    An invasive species known as tiger shrimp have been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico over the last six years. Charlie Whinham talks with shrimpers and researchers about how these huge shrimp could cause big problems for Louisiana’s multi-billion dollar industry.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
  • Update from Barnaby Lo, Cebu City, Philippines
    Update from Barnaby Lo, Cebu City, Philippines
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
  • Government security breach by Anonymous - scope unknown
    Joseph Menn of Reuters reports on the story he helped break about how activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed U.S. government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information. The FBI has acknowledged the breach. Menn says the campaign began almost a year ago and its scope is not yet known.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
  • The GED gets a makeover: Will it make for better workers?
    For more than 70 years, the General Educational Development exam, or the GED, has been an important tool for those who didn't complete high school and immigrants looking to make inroads into higher education or secure better jobs. On Sunday, we take a look at the overhaul to the exam set to take effect in January 2014.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

  • Saturday, November 16, 2013
    The latest on the typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines, including a moving report about an infant child born in the middle of the storm. We then turn to the growing debate over abortion in Chile, sparked when an 11-year-old rape victim was hailed by Chile’s President for choosing to keep her baby. And lastly, ordinary people’s extraordinary photos of John F. Kennedy.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2013
    November 16, 2013
  • The heights of vanity? The New York-Chicago skyscraper duel
    Results of the competition between Chicago and New York over which city has the tallest building.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2013
  • Controversial case opens up discussion of abortion in Chile
    On Saturday, we report from Santiago. Chile has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, but the recent rape and impregnation of an 11-year-old girl has ignited a national debate on this previously taboo topic.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2013
  • Eyewitness captures Polaroid of moment JFK was shot
    50 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we hear from Mary Ann Moorman, an eyewitness at Dealey Plaza who shared her story with documentary filmmaker Alan Govenar. His film is currently on display at an exhibit at the International Center of Photography in NYC entitled: “JFK: A Bystanders View of History.”
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on waning ACA confidence and its impact
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week's top political news, including how the challenges of enacting the Affordable Care Act may wreak political havoc for the Obama administration and future liberal agendas.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • EPA weighs environmental toll of ethanol with proposed cuts
    The EPA announced that better fuel efficiency has led to proposed cuts in the amount of ethanol required to be blended into gasoline next year. These changes come amid revelations over the environmental impact of increased U.S. corn production. Hari Sreenivasan examines the story with Dina Cappiello of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • The Doubleheader: Shields and Brooks on U.S.-Israel, Batkid
    In this week's Doubleheader, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks tackle the tense relationship between the U.S. and Israel in the context of fragile negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. Switching gears to the politics of sport, the team discusses Batkid, whose dreams have come true thanks to seemingly the entire city of San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • Chinese reforms come in response to discontent, economy
    China's changes to its one-child policy and labor camp enforcement show some responsiveness to domestic and international pressure, as well as to growing economic pressure. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch and Susan Shirk of University of California to examine how far these reforms go.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • In some states, expanded Medicaid covers more Americans
    Aaron Macholl-Stanley, a 25-year-old culinary arts student from California, is in the process of enrolling in Medi-Cal, that state's insurance program for the poor. Health policy analyst Susan Dentzer joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the ACA's expansion of Medicaid has made 400,000 additional Americans eligible to enroll.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • Insurers cautious about move to extend canceled policies
    The House passed a bill putting into law President Obama's fix to let Americans keep their canceled insurance policies. But the bill goes a step further, reports Kwame Holman, allowing insurers to sell new plans to customers that are not ACA-compliant. Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • Astro Teller talks playing the 'moonshot game'
    Astro Teller, a father, scientist, entrepreneur and "captain of moonshots" talks with Hari Sreenivasan about Google X, the leap forward of technology and the concept of "moonshots," the process of innovating a science-fiction sounding solution into reality in order to solve a large-scale, real-world problem.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • Ann Patchett gets personal in her new collection of essays
    Ann Patchett reflects on fiction version nonfiction and the state of books today in a conversation with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

  • For 'Portrait of Julia,' Robert MacNeil paints art-full tale
    In his latest novel, NewsHour's own Robert MacNeil revisits a character he created 20 years ago: a young widow and painter living in post-WWI Canada. Jeffrey Brown sits down with MacNeil to discuss his use of art to frame "Portrait of Julia" and how the novel approaches concepts of love and trust in human relationships.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013
  • Obama asks Congress not to step up pressure on Iran
    President Obama urged Congress to hold off on imposing new sanctions on Iran while negotiations over that nation's nuclear program are in progress. Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to offer insight on the factors influencing lawmakers, including distrust of Iran, worries about maintaining leverage and pressure from Israel.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013
  • ATF head Jones reflects on agency's outdated technology
    As the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, B. Todd Jones has the "tall task" of keeping track of America's 300 million guns. Judy Woodruff interviews Jones about the challenges his agency faces in reigning in gun-related violence and keeping up with new technologies despite limited resources.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013

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