Thursday, April 12, 2012

  • Naomi Shihab Nye Reads Two Poems
    Naomi Shihab Nye reads two poems: "Hello Palestine," an homage to her father who lost his home and arrived in the United States a refugee, and "Cinco de Mayo," which explores how people are present in our memories and lives even after they have died.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2012
  • Risky Business in the Northwest
    From building tsunami simulators to studying the movement of tectonic plates, engineers and scientists inthe northwest are preparing for the day when the coast is hit by a massive earthquake.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2012
  • High School Student Discusses Experiences with Bullying
    Granby High School student Diamond talks about being bullied in elementary school.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2012
  • Virginia Teen Opens Up about Being Bullied
    Granby High School student April reflects on being bullied for her ethnicity.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  • Watch Zimmerman Attorney's News Conference
    George Zimmerman's new attorney said Wednesday that his client will plead not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • Watch Trayvon Martin's Parents React to Charges
    Trayvon Martin's parents expressed relief Wednesday evening over a special prosecutor charging the man responsible for the 17-year-old's death. His mother said if she could speak directly to George Zimmerman, she would give him a chance to say he is sorry for what happened.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • Watch Prosecutor Corey Announce Charges Against Zimmerman
    On Wednesday afternoon, special prosecutor Angela Corey announced the charges against George Zimmerman, 28, in the Feb. 26 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • Will Water Pumps Bring Peace to Ivory Coast?
    Part of a partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Jeff Sapienza reports from the West African nation of Ivory Coast and explains how committees set up to maintain access to water are helping bring together communities divided along ethnic lines and plagued by the unrest of a civil war.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • China's Leadership Had 'Knives Out' for Bo Xilai
    China's ruling Communist Party is trying to contain headlines about the scandal surrounding the once-powerful political leader Bo Xilai. Margaret Warner discusses implications for China and its internal politics politics with Orville Schell of The Asia Society.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • China Attempts to Contain High-Level Political Scandal
    China has tried to clamp down on Internet discussions and move beyond a scandal surrounding the once-powerful political leader Bo Xilai, who was removed from the ruling Communist Party's Politburo while his wife was named the main suspect in the murder of a British businessman. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • North Korea's New Missile: 'It's Sophisticated'
    North Korea, one of the world's most secretive and belligerent regimes, is gearing up to launch a missile topped with what it says is a communication satellite. Judy Woodruff and John Isaacs of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation discuss the regime's hopes of an image boost and other possible launch outcomes.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • Indiana RV Industry's Comeback Amid An Uncertain Economy
    The all-electric Think car was supposed to help save Elkhart, Ind., from a languishing economy, but instead the area's longstanding RV industry is making a comeback and helping turn the economy around. Special correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago reports on some economic hope for an area hid hard by unemployment.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • Angela Corey: Prosecution Must Prove 'Depraved Mind'
    A special prosecutor in Florida said Wednesday that she was charging George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a confrontation in late February, with second-degree murder. Jeffrey Brown discusses the legal reasoning behind the charge with Florida attorney Jeffrey Weiner.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • For Romney and Obama, it's Day 1 of General Election
    A day after Rick Santorum's exit from the GOP race, Mitt Romney attacked President Obama on spending and big government, while the president ignored the blows and argued again for raising taxes on the rich, accusing Republicans of having the wrong priorities. Judy Woodruff reports on the campaigns' general election strategies.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • "Dying Green" Explores Conservation Through Natural Burial
    A new documentary explores environmentally friendly burial - and how it can be used to conserve land - by following a pioneer of the movement, Dr. Billy Campbell. Hari Sreenivasan recently sat down with Dr. Campbell and the filmmaker, Ellen Tripler, to find out more about the practice.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • Political Checklist: The General Election Begins
    Political editor Christina Bellantoni chats with senior correspondent Judy Woodruff about Rick Santorum dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and the start of the general election contest between presumed nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012
  • Introduction to CoCoRaHS
    A brief introduction to Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network, a grassroots volunteer organization that measures and track precipitation.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • 'Tinderbox': How Colonialism Shaped the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    Ray Suarez speaks with authors Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin about how "shadows of colonialism" hang over the spread of HIV from Africa. The topic is explored in their book "Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome it."
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2012
  • California Community Colleges Face Tighter Budgets
    With 2.6 million students, California's community colleges make up the largest higher educational system in the country. Spencer Michels reports on the system's efforts to reshape its future as budget problems have forced the state to cut back support and tuition hikes have sparked student protests.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2012
  • Obama Renews Push for Buffett Rule
    President Obama renewed a call for higher taxes on the wealthy Tuesday, urging Congress to adopt the so-called "Buffett Rule" and impose a minimum 30 percent income tax on those earning $1 million or more a year. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from the White House's Gene Sperling and American Action Forum's Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2012
  • Santorum Bows Out: What's Next for Him, Obama, Republicans?
    "While this presidential race for us is over," Rick Santorum said Tuesday in Gettysburg, Pa., announcing his campaign's suspension, "we are not done fighting." Judy Woodruff, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Jim O'Toole and USA Today's Susan Page discuss his political future and what comes next in the race for the White House.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2012
  • Rick Santorum Speech Announcing Withdrawal From President
    Speaking in the state that he used to represent in the Senate, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told supporters in Gettysburg, Pa., that he's suspending his campaign ahead of the Pennsylvania primary. "Against all odds, we won 11 states, millions of voters, millions of votes," Santorum said. "We found that support. I found a deeper love for this country."
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

  • 18th Century Japanese Scrolls Make Rare U.S. Appearance
    In a rare U.S. visit, a collection of 30 Japanese bird-and-flower silk scroll paintings by Ito Jakuchu are on display at the National Gallery of Art, just in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in the nation's capital. Judy Woodruff reports on the display of the 18th century Japanese national treasures.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2012
  • Remembering Mike Wallace, Legendary '60 Minutes' Icon
    A Mike Wallace interview was often harsh, unsympathetic even. The "60 Minutes" icon was never reluctant to confront the feared or the famous -- from Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini to Malcolm X to pitcher Roger Clemens. Wallace, 93, died Saturday. Morley Safer and Jeff Fager of CBS reflect on Wallace's career with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2012
  • March Shattered Temperature Records Across U.S.
    A day-by-day animation of the daily temperature records tied or broken in March 2012. Over 15,000 records were broken.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2012
  • U.S., Brazil 'Disagree More Than They Agree,' Analyst Says
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's visit to the White House Monday was staged to stress strong ties between the U.S. and Latin America's richest country. Rousseff and President Obama touched on issues of cooperation, including education, energy and trade while ignoring areas of disagreement. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2012
  • How Trayvon Martin Case Could Affect Stand Your Ground Laws
    A grand jury will not investigate the death of Trayvon Martin -- the unarmed black teenager shot in a gated community in February, a special prosecutor said Monday. Gwen Ifill and Daniel Webster of Johns Hopkins' Center for Gun Policy and Research discuss the case's potential effects on other states' "stand your ground" laws.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2012
  • Syria's Cross-Border Violence May Be No Accident
    As Kofi Annan's peace plan for Syria falls apart, the conflict escalated Monday as the Syrian army fired into a Turkish refugee camp, wounding at least five people. Also, in Lebanon, a cameraman was reportedly shot and killed by Syrian soldiers. Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times gives Jeffrey Brown an update from Beirut.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2012

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