Friday, July 19, 2013

  • Watch Michigan Governor Speak About Detroit Bankruptcy
    The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy Thursday afternoon, becoming the largest American city to do so. With the city $18 billion in debt, the city's emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, didn't see a clear path out of the city's fiscal hole. Gov. Rick Snyder and Orr are holding a press conference this morning to provide more details about the filing.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

  • South Africa Honors 95-Year-Old Nelson Mandela
    South Africans celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday by volunteering 67 minutes -- the number of years Mandela spent fighting apartheid and serving as his nation's first black president. Kwame Holman reports on how people around the world marked the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's milestone.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Should Spanish-Speaking Students Be Taught in English Only?
    Educators have struggled to improve students' reading proficiency in the mostly Latino school district of New Britain, Conn. When administrators decided to eliminate a dual-language program for native Spanish-speaking students, not everyone agreed with that tactic. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Navalny Case Offers 'Chilling Effect' for Russians
    Ray Suarez talks to Fiona Hill of Brookings Institution about how most Russians see the conviction of Alexei Navalny, how the prominent case has affected the opposition movement in that country and whether the sentence adds more strain to U.S.-Russia relations.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • More Than 20 Indian Students Die After Eating School Lunches
    In India, at least 23 children died after eating school lunches that may have been contaminated by insecticide. Judy Woodruff talks to Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute for International Economics about the heartache for the victims' parents and the lack of government accountability when calamities occur.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Will Health Reform Law Make Premiums More Affordable?
    President Barack Obama defended the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in a news conference, part of a broader effort to sell the law amid continuing criticism from Republicans. MIT's Jonathan Gruber and Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute join Jeffrey Brown to debate the cost of coverage under the health reform law.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Boehner Says Fairness is Essential for Government Policies
    At a press conference July 18, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, spoke about the responsibility of government leaders to ensure fairness on a number of policy decisions. "Fairness is a basic tenet of our society and its the bare minimum people should expect from their government," Boehner said. "But too often, under this president, they aren't seeing it."
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Watch President Obama Speak on Affordable Care Act
    Speaking from the White House's East Room Thursday morning, President Obama defended the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

  • Liz Cheney Challenges Wyo. Republican Incumbent Enzi
    Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced her plans to challenge three-term incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in the 2014 primary. Gwen Ifill talks to Jonathan Martin of The New York Times for more on the coming fight in the Cowboy State.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013
  • In Race to Develop Myanmar, Government Grabs Farmland
    Myanmar's government has entered into a major development agreement with a consortium of Japanese companies to build tech, food and textile factories. For many, this means more jobs, trade and revenue. But to make room, some farmers are being evicted and losing their livelihood. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013
  • D.C. Wages Fight With Walmart Over Higher Wages
    When the D.C. City Council approved legislation requiring large retailers to pay hourly rates 50 percent higher than local minimum wage, Walmart threatened to abandon planned stores. Judy Woodruff gets two views on living wage from David Madland of the Center for American Progress and Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013
  • Researchers See Decline in Dementia, Offering Optimism
    Two European studies show a significant decline in dementia and severe memory loss among healthier and better educated populations. Can successive generations continue to encourage this downward trend? Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, a practicing physician and professor at Duke University School of Medicine.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013
  • Were Snowden’s Actions Justified? Ellsberg, Mukasey Debate
    When Edward Snowden exposed the existence of some of the National Security Agency’s intelligence gathering operations, did he help or harm America? Jeffrey Brown gets debate from Daniel Ellsberg, co-author of the famous internal Defense Department study "The Pentagon Papers," and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

  • Can You Distill Feelings About Identity Into Six Words?
    The Trayvon Martin murder trial against George Zimmerman has sparked fresh public discourse about race and racial tensions in America. Jeffrey Brown talks to NPR's Michele Norris, creator of The Race Card Project, which asks people to share their thoughts about race, ethnicity and cultural identity in six words or less.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013
  • Entrepreneur Offers India's Aboriginal Children School
    In eastern India, 18,000 extremely poor children from tribal communities attend a school that offers an opportunity to transform their lives. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a social entrepreneur who wants to open more schools to reach more kids.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013
  • Violent Unrest in Egypt Leaves More Dead and Injured
    A march led by supporters of the former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi turned violent when protesters clashed with police. At least seven people were killed and more than 260 were hurt. Ray Suarez talks to GlobalPost editor-at-large Charles Sennott, who witnessed the violence in Cairo while filming for PBS's FRONTLINE.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013
  • Senators Strike a Deal on Filibusters, Averting Showdown
    After closed talks, Sen. Harry Reid announced a compromise to break a partisan stalemate and avoid making changes to the current rules on filibustering. Gwen Ifill talks to Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., about how the Senate averted a showdown over nominee confirmations.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013
  • Will Mexico Drug Violence Spike After Cartel Boss Arrest?
    With Miguel Angel Trevino Morales behind bars, who will take over as leader of the Zetas? How does the arrest provoke longstanding rivalries and what does it portend for the long-term fight against drugs? Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist Alfredo Corchado, author of "Midnight in Mexico," about Trevino Morales' legacy
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

  • Was Justice Served in Murder Acquittal of George Zimmerman?
    The George Zimmerman verdict has provoked passionate debate about legal justice and race in the U.S. Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Christina Swarns of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, New Yorker contributor Jelani Cobb, Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School and Carol Swain of Vanderbilt Law School.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013
  • Americans Rally in Protest of Zimmerman Verdict
    Attorney General Eric Holder called the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin "tragic," but he did not comment on whether the federal government would file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Gwen Ifill reports on how Americans -- who turned out for vigils and protests this weekend -- are reacting to the verdict.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013
  • Reporter Offers Reflection in His Tale of Two Mexicos
    Margaret Warner talks to journalist Alfredo Corchado about his new book, "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent Into Darkness," which draws on his nearly 20 years of reporting and on his personal relationship with his birth land.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013
  • World Champion Sprinter Tyson Gay Tests Positive for Doping
    American sprinter Tyson Gay is the latest athletic star to test positive for performance enhancement drugs. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Christine Brennan for more on why athletes continue to dope despite the number of professional careers and reputations tarnished by revelations of drug use.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013
  • Will Retailers Invest in Safer Conditions in Bangladesh?
    Some retailers have set up an alliance to improve working conditions in Bangladesh, but what is their financial obligation to underwrite costs of improving factory safety? Jeffrey Brown talks to Avedis Seferian of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production and Scott Nova of Worker Rights Consortium.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013
  • Retailers Partner to Improve Factory Safety in Bangladesh
    Months after the devastating collapse of a high-rise clothing factory outside of Dhaka, U.S. and global retailers including Walmart, Gap and Target, announced a new alliance to improve working conditions in Bangladesh. Jeffrey Brown reports on efforts to establish common safety standards and require factory safety inspections.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

  • Shields, Brooks on the Fluster Over Filibusters, N.Y. Bids
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's news with Judy Woodruff, including the decision by House Republicans to reject the Senate immigration bill, Senate Leader Harry Reid's call to change filibuster rules and new political bids by Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2013
  • Money Flow Is Concern for San Joaquin River Restoration
    In 2006, environmentalists and farmers signed an agreement to share water from the San Joaquin River, as federal government planned to refill the waterway and restore the salmon population. But with the recession and $100 million already spent, Spencer Michels reports both sides worry there won't be enough money to finish.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Palin and Puig
    In this episode of the Doubleheader -- where syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks tackle the sport of politics and the politics of sport with Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan -- the guys discuss the kerfuffle in Alaska between former Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Mark Begich, plus the hitting phenom tearing through baseball, Yasiel Puig.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2013
  • Probe Continues for 'Inexplicable' SFO Plane Crash
    How did two experienced pilots, flying on a clear day, end up crashing Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport? Hari Sreenivasan updates the investigation efforts and gets more detail and reaction from Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2013