Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  • Sec. Hagel on Security: 'We Need To Do More -- And We Will.'
    In wake of the Navy Yard shooting, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognizes his department's responsibility to ensure national security: "We have to do more to assure the safety of all of our people and we are committed to do that." Judy Woodruff sits down with Hagel to discuss the "senseless tragedy" and get an update on Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • A Look at the Man Who Shaped American Photography
    Recently Jeffrey Brown talked with Robert Wilson, the editor of “The American Scholar,” about his new book on one of the pioneers in photography. The biography is “Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation.”
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Pentagon Orders Review of Security at Military Facilities
    In the wake of the killings at the Washington Navy Yard by Aaron Alexis, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered reviews of the security at U.S. military facilities worldwide, as well as the process in which the Defense Department grants security clearance. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Bernanke: Fed to delay bond tapering
    The Federal Open Markets Committee has decided not to taper off its purchasing of $85 billion in bonds, saying that the unemployment rate is still too high. The surprise decision sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average soaring to a record high.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  • Danticat Reads an Excerpt from ‘Claire of the Sea Light'
    Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat returns with her first novel in a decade and her first work of fiction about her native country since the 2010 earthquake there. It’s called “Claire of the Sea Light.”
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Edwidge Danticat Reaches Back and Forward in Her New Novel
    Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat returns with her first novel in a decade and her first work of fiction about her native country since the 2010 earthquake there. It’s called “Claire of the Sea Light.” She spoke to the NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Unmapped Routes May Pose Dangers for Shipping Boom in Arctic
    Melting glaciers mean more water to explore and profit from in the Arctic, but it can also mean danger for mariners. NewsHour producer April Brown reports that scientists from the NOAA who inform sailors how close they can get to the ice have not been able to keep up with the dramatic speed of climate change and new vessels.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Navigating the October Launch of Health Insurance Exchanges
    Polls show that a majority of Americans don't understand how the health reform law and the new insurance exchanges -- slated to open Oct. 1 -- work. Who can sign up and what will be covered? Ray Suarez poses your frequently asked questions to NPR's Julie Rovner.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Residents Find 'Nothing Salvageable' in Post-Flood Colorado
    Flooding in some Colorado communities wiped out infrastructure, rendering many homes uninhabitable and stranding citizens. Displaced Coloradans now face the challenge of finding temporary housing and the "enormous task" of clean-up and rebuilding. Special correspondent Mary Jo Brooks takes us to the scene of the wreckage.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • How Did Aaron Alexis Get Security Clearance?
    Revelations about the mental health of the gunman who killed 12 at the Navy Yard raises questions about how someone like Aaron Alexis is allowed access to a U.S. military base. Judy Woodruff discusses screening with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, a former Army psychiatrist.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Navy Yard Tragedy Draws Attention to Facility Security
    While Washington mourned the 12 victims of the Navy Yard shooting, authorities released new details about the shooter, Aaron Alexis. The Defense Department contractor had had run-ins with the law and sought help for mental health issues. Ernesto Londoño of The Washington Post joins Gwen Ifill to update the developing portrait.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Indie Alaska Sheds Light on Offbeat Side of Far North
    INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The weekly videos will capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • FBI: Navy Yard Shooter Acted Alone
    FBI Assistant Director Parlave updated the Navy Yard shooting investigation Tuesday afternoon, saying that they believe the deceased shooter, Aaron Alexis, acted alone.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Defense Secretary Hagel Honors Navy Yard Shooting Victims
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel honored the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by laying a wreath at the U.S. Navy Memorial Tuesday morning.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

  • Alaska's Crabs Not Immune to Effects of Acidifying Waters
    Fishermen have found fortune and adventure in the frigid waters of the Bering Sea. But ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions has begun to alter the chemistry of the North Pacific, posing trouble for Alaska's crabs. Ray Suarez reports in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Seattle Times.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2013
  • Henry Paulson Wishes He Had Today's Regulatory Tools
    On the fifth anniversary of the meltdown that crippled the nation's economy, Judy Woodruff talks with the former treasury secretary who was on the front lines of the financial crisis. Henry Paulson reflects on progress by the financial industry, what tools he wishes he had before the collapse and the fight over the debt ceiling.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2013
  • With Summers Out, Who WIll Be Tapped to Succeed Bernanke?
    Citing likely tough confirmation proceedings, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers withdrew his name to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Jeffrey Brown gets analysis from David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal about who President Obama might nominate and the politics around Summers' surprise announcement.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2013
  • Free Syrian Army Chief: Weapon Donations Find 'Right Hands'
    The Free Syrian Army, the rebels who have been fighting the Assad regime for two years, have criticized the U.S.-Russian road map detailing the removal of Syria's chemical weapons, believing it lets the Syrian government off the hook from foreign military intervention. Gwen Ifill talks to the Free Syrian Army's Gen. Salim Idris.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2013
  • Chemical Weapons Deal May Offer Tipoff of Assad's Intentions
    The Syrian government said it will comply with the U.S.-Russian deal, which puts the burden on Syria to declare the size and location of its chemical weapon stockpile. Gwen Ifill talks to Charles Duelfer, a former UN weapons inspector, about likely complications and the new UN report confirming a chemical attack near Damascus.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2013
  • Witnesses Raise Security Concerns at Navy Yard Post-Shooting
    Judy Woodruff speaks with Bloomberg News' Chris Strohm, who spoke to eyewitnesses on the scene at a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Employees recounted hearing gunshots and hiding under their desks, and weighed in on the screening practices to get into the building.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2013
  • Melting Ice Threatens to Erode Inupiat Way of Life in Alaska
    More than 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Alaska’s North Slope is on the frontline of global climate change, warming twice as fast as any other place on earth. For the Inupiat people who live there, rising temperatures mean greater struggles to feed their communities.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

  • Why is the Middle Class Still Stagnant?
    As corporate and financial sectors rebound, why is the middle class still stagnant? The Guardian's Heidi Moore explains the different elements that went into creating the financial crisis of 2008 and why there has been such a disconnect between the growth of the corporate and financial sectors and the stagnation of the middle class.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2013
  • Five Years On: Lessons Learned from the Collapse?
    On the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Heidi Moore, The Guardian's US finance and economics editor, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about what the United States has (or hasn't) done to prevent another financial collapse and how regulations on Wall Street can be improved. Moore said: "There are hundreds of rules that are in Dodd-Frank that were left undone."
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2013
  • Gauging Israeli Reaction to the Syrian Crisis
    Secretary of State Kerry was in Jerusalem today, offering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assurances that the United States will insist on full compliance by Bashar Al-Assad's regime. NewsHour Special Correspondent Martin Fletcher reports from Israel on what’s been on the minds of Israelis this week as the crisis over Syria unfolded.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2013
  • Civil Rights Reflections: A Somber 50th
    Tonight, a few lives remembered from the Civil Rights era. They would have been in their early 60's now — grandmothers, perhaps. Denise McNail, Carol Robertson, Addie May Collins and Cynthia Wesley were killed 50 years ago today in one of the worst acts of violence during the Civil Rights Movement. Also remembered tonight, Demetrius Newton, a Civil Rights attorney and Alabama legislator.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

  • Will the Syrian Chemical Weapons Deal Work?
    Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the deal between the US and Russia on Syria's chemical weapons and what effect the removal of such weapons may have on the Syrian civil war.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2013
  • Number of Americans Who Self-identify as Poor Doubles
    Gerald Seib, Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, talks to Hari Sreenivasan about the recent WSJ/NBC News survey showing many Americans continue to worry about making ends meet in the US economy. Among the findings: 26% -- one in four -- said they most worry about paying for their groceries and utility bills.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2013
  • Gilding the Ages: Edith Wharton's Berkshire Sanctuary
    Edith Wharton’s novels rarely go more than a couple of years without a film or television adaptation. They are certainly never absent from high school and college curricula. Wharton was a taste-maker in other ways -- she wrote popular books on both interior decor and gardening. WGBH visits her Berkshire home, The Mount.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2013

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