Thursday, January 12, 2012

  • How Will Marines Video Affect Relations Between U.S., Afghanistan, Taliban?
    U.S. and Afghan officials denounced a video Thursday that appeared to show American troops urinating on enemy dead in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses the video's effects on potential peace talks with Andrew Exum of the Center for a New American Security and The Washington Post's David Ignatius.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2012
  • Language Programs Provide Key Support to New Students
    Students from Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Fla. report on the positive impact ESOL programs have on student retention.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

  • Shields, Brooks Reflect on Romney's New Hampshire Victory
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks reflect on Mitt Romney's victory in New Hampshire's Tuesday primary and preview the Republican presidential campaign's shift to South Carolina's primary.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012
  • What's Next for Gitmo, Detainees and U.S. Handling of Terror Suspects?
    A decade after the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, began accepting prisoners, the debate continues over how the U.S. treats terror suspects. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ongoing issue of military detention with Vincent Warren of the Center for Constitutional Rights and David Rivkin, an attorney with Baker Hostetler.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012
  • Supreme Court Upholds 'Ministerial Exception' From Anti-Bias Laws
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution provides ministers an exemption to anti-discrimination laws. Margaret Warner discusses the implications of the court's recognition of a "ministerial exception" with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012
  • Taxes: How High Is Too High?
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the question of just how high U.S. tax rates should or shouldn't be and examines the relationship between economic activity and tax rates. It's part of his ongoing reporting series, Making Sen$e of financial news.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012
  • What Mitt Romney's Role at Bain Capital Means for His Presidential Bid
    Mitt Romney's tenure at one of the world's largest private investment firms, Bain Capital, has emerged as a major campaign issue this election season. Judy Woodruff discusses the company's hiring statistics and Romney's role with The Boston Globe's Beth Healy and Fortune Magazine's Dan Primack.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012
  • Romney Has Momentum, but 'Anything Could Happen' in S.C.
    The race for the Republican presidential nomination turned to South Carolina Wednesday, where the field of presidential hopefuls took aim at frontrunner Mitt Romney. Gwen Ifill discusses the politics of the Palmetto State with Reid Wilson of National Journal's Hotline and Clemson University's David Woodard.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012
  • Fighting Chance? Students Investigate Middle School Violence
    Teens from St. Petersburg, Fla. report on the epidemic of violence that has affected their middle school.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012
  • Writer Claims Syrian Government Took Down Her Facebook Page
    Syrian-American writer Marah Bukai claims the Syrian government took down her Facebook page.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012
  • Writer Claims Syrian Government Has Tried to Intimidate Her
    Syrian-American writer Marah Bukai claims the Syrian government has tried to intimidate her.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

  • Watch Mitt Romney's New Hampshire Primary Victory Speech
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire after winning the state primary; the first in the nation.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks Look to South Carolina Vote as N.H. Primary Numbers Roll in
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss what to look for in New Hampshire as the results roll in, the state of the GOP field and how Tuesday's primary could affect South Carolina's primary next week.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • North Carolina Moves to Compensate People Sterilized Against Their Will
    Roughly 7,600 people were sterilized in North Carolina against their will between 1929 and 1974. A state panel voted Tuesday to pay the victims $50,000 each. Ray Suarez discusses the history of the program and the panel's decision with Charmaine Fuller-Cooper of the North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • Why Assad Won't Back Down
    In a defiant public speech Tuesday, Syrian President Assad repeated promises of reform and plans to crush dissent against his regime. Margaret Warner discusses what's next for Syria with former U.S. Ambassador Theodore Kattouf and Andrew Tabler, a Washington Institute fellow who lived in Syria for most of the last decade.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • What Role Should FCC Play in Policing Profanity on the Airwaves?
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving freedom of speech on broadcast television and the constitutional debate over federal regulation of indecency. Jeffrey Brown discusses the arguments and the potential effects for the FCC with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • How New Hampshire Shapes the GOP Campaign Ahead
    New Hampshire's primary Tuesday could winnow the GOP field even further. Judy Woodruff discusses the potential shift on the campaign trail with NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni and the Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • Sizing up the Granite State Electorate
    By all accounts, New Hampshire's primary Tuesday was Mitt Romney's to lose with the rest of the Republican field trying to hold down his margin of victory. Gwen Ifill discusses the polling numbers with the University of New Hampshire's Andy Smith.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • In N.H., GOP Contenders Look to Chip Away at Romney's Lead
    The New Hampshire primary began Tuesday in the tiny hamlet of Dixville Notch where the traditional first votes were cast at midnight. Hours later, the first-in-the-nation primary took over the rest of the state. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • Hazam Hallak Gets Terrible News
    Hazem Hallak lives in suburban Philadelphia. His brother Sakher, who ran Syria's only clinic for eating disorders, visited Hazem in May 2011 while en route to a conference in Miami. Hazem said that the Syrian government kept tabs on the brothers' online conversations. But the worst would come when Sakher returned home.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • David Girard in New Hampshire Says Morality Needs to Play a Role in Government
    David Girard of Goffstown, New Hampshire says that the most important issue in this year's election season is the need for morals.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • Joe Raczek in New Hampshire Thinks Foreign Policy Should Be Presidential Focus
    Joe Raczek of Nashua, New Hampshire, says that though the economy is a big issue, it is too big for one person and that pulling troops out of Afghanistan is his most important issue.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012
  • Valerie Morelli in New Hampshire Says the Economy is Her Biggest Issue
    Valerie Morelli from Amherst, New Hampshire said she is worried about the lack of jobs
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

  • What's Slowing Down Americans' Health Care Spending?
    A new government report shows that the rise in health care spending slowed for the second consecutive year. Meanwhile, health insurance premiums continue to climb as workers pay an ever-growing share of the cost. Ray Suarez discusses what's behind these changes with Susan Dentzer of Health Affairs.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2012
  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Texas Redistricting, Environmental Rules
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday involving a redistricting dispute in Texas. Jeffrey Brown discusses the case's broad implications for the future political landscape of the state -- and potentially the entire nation -- with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2012
  • How Daley's White House Departure Could Shake Up Obama's Re-Election Bid
    Amid the first GOP primary and election-year rhetoric, President Obama announced a shake-up at the White House Monday: a new chief of staff. Judy Woodruff discusses what that means for his re-election campaign, plus the state of the GOP race, with USA Today's Susan Page and the Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2012
  • New Hampshire's Unaffiliated Voters Have a Knack for Deciding Late
    New Hampshire's unaffiliated voters could make or break some GOP presidential contenders' campaigns in Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary. Gwen Ifill spoke with some still-undecided Granite State voters.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2012
  • Romney on Defense Before New Hampshire Vote as GOP Hopefuls Jockey for Support
    As voters in New Hampshire prepare to cast their ballots in Tuesday's primary, the GOP field touched on health care and jobs, while spreading 11th-hour criticism of their fellow presidential contenders. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2012

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