Monday, May 13, 2013

  • Understanding Tax Law Behind IRS Political Targeting Reports
    Revelations that the IRS targeted conservative political groups for additional scrutiny has launched a political firestorm. To help understand the tax law, Judy Woodruff is joined by Richard Schmalbeck of Duke University School of Law and Jay Sekulow of the American Center for the Law and Justice.
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2013
  • IRS Under Fire for Scrutinizing Conservative Groups
    Reports charge the IRS targeted conservative political groups in 2012 by applying extra scrutiny to organizations that focused on government spending or the U.S. Constitution or had the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names. Judy Woodruff reports on responses from the president and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2013
  • Watch Obama-Cameron Joint Press Conference
    As British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama at the White House to discuss the two countries' continuing partnership. In a joint press conference, the two leaders answered reporters' questions on IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups, the attacks on the Benghazi consulate in Libya and whether Russia will assist in negotiating a political solution to the Syria conflict.
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

  • Boston Marathon Victim on Her Road to Recovery
    Roseann Sdoia was waiting for her friend to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the second bomb exploded only a few feet away. Sdoia's right leg was badly damaged and had to be amputated above the knee. She talks about her road to rehabilitation with Emily Rooney of WGBH in Boston.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • Shields and Gerson on Immigration Debate, Benghazi Hearings
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the immigration reform bill's first day in Congress, Congressional hearings on the security leading up to the consulate attack in Benghazi and handling of the facts afterwards, as well as Mark Sanford's political victory in South Carolina.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • Pakistan Prepares for Historic Vote Amid Threats of Violence
    In Pakistan, citizens are enthusiastically preparing to vote in a historic election. But in the lead up to the parliamentary vote, attacks by the Taliban have killed more than 100 people with the promise of suicide bombs on election day. Ray Suarez takes a look at the various candidates and the attitudes of the voters.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • International ATM Cyber Hackers Hid 'in Plain Sight'
    The global network of thieves who targeted ATMs struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours in New York alone, withdrawing $2.4 million. For more on the attack and the aftermath, Jeffrey Brown talks with Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York and the federal prosecutor in the heist case.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • News Wrap: Carbon Dioxide Level Hits Grim Milestone
    In other news Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has reached a level not seen in millions of years. Also, the new skyscraper at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan now stands at its full height. The new structure will be the tallest in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • How Is the Garment Industry Working to Improve Conditions?
    The garment factory disaster in Bangladesh has raised concern about the conditions of factories abroad. Ray Suarez talks with Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times about consequences for the owner of the factory and Bangladesh's safety standards, as well as what's being done by Western retailers to improve working conditions.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • Boston Marathon Bombing Victim on Moving Forward
    Roseann Sdoia was waiting for a friend at the Boston Marathon finish line when the second blast knocked her to the ground. Her right leg was later amputated above the knee. Sdoia talked to WGBH Greater Boston host Emily Rooney about the day of the bombings, her recovery and her plans to move forward.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • Scene From 'Other Desert Cities' at Arena Stage
    A scene from the Arena Stage production of Jon Robin Baitz's play "Other Desert Cities." Daughter Brooke (Emily Donahoe) confronts her mother Polly (Helen Carey) and father Lyman (Larry Bryggman) about her memoir as they warn her about the pain she may cause for all.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • China Pivots to Middle East
    Author Vali Nasr discusses China's growing interest in the Middle East.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013
  • Conversation: Jon Robin Baitz's 'Other Desert Cities'
    After a Broadway run, "Other Desert Cities" has been produced in several major theaters around the county. Jeffrey Brown talks to playwright Jon Robin Baitz about his play, a family drama that take its characters and audience to strange and dark places with a lot of humor along the way.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

  • How Did Watergate Affect You?
    In the summer of 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer led PBS's gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings -- launching the beginnings of what the PBS NewsHour is today. On May 17, the NewsHour will look back at the scandal that transformed American politics. But as we ready this retrospective, we want to hear from you.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • An Inside Look at Backstories of Decisions in Supreme Court
    In her new book, "The Roberts Court," Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and regular NewsHour contributor takes a look at the landmark decisions that have reached the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts. She talks to Jeffrey Brown about her observations and interviews with the justices.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • In Senegal, a Campaign on a Painful Rite of Passage
    Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the West African nation of Senegal, where some advocates are working to discourage the widespread and painful traditional practice of female circumcision (or genital mutilation) through education and compassionate discussion.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • Congress Sorts Through Charges, Counter-Charges in Benghazi
    Amid a steady flow of partisan arguing by members of Congress, three State Department officials testified that senior government officials withheld embarrassing facts and didn't take responsibility for security at the Benghazi facilities. Judy Woodruff sorts out the facts with Adam Entous of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • Trust and Comfort May Be First Steps in Healing for Victims
    Ray Suarez talks to Matthew Dolan of The Wall Street Journal for more details on the case, and then gets analysis from Dr. Frank Ochberg, clinical professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University, about the healing process for the Cleveland kidnapping victims and what can be learned from past cases of abuse and trauma.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • Ariel Castro Appears in Court to Face Charges
    Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three women captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, appeared in court and was arraigned on charges of rape and kidnapping. Prosecutors say Castro repeatedly beat and sexually assaulted the women. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • News Wrap: Boston Police Commissioner Testifies to Congress
    In other news Thursday, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis testified before Congress, saying the FBI never passed along Russian warnings about Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Also, another fire broke out in a Bangladeshi garment factory in Dhaka, killing eight people.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • Immigration Reform Plan Debuts with Emphasis on Flexibility
    The comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform plan survived its first day in Congress. Judy Woodruff reports on the battles and revisions underway Jeffrey Brown talks to Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown and Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times about whether the bipartisan gang of eight can bring undecided Republicans on board.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • Marcia Coyle Takes Readers Behind the Supreme Court
    Marcia Coyle, author the "The Roberts Court," explains how she reports on the court, and what she's noticed about the nine justices. "You don't have a lot of contact with your main sources of information," Coyle told NewsHour correspondent Jeff Brown. "It's also a very heavy reading beat, and that's what I spend a lot of my time doing. You have to do that in order to understand the arguments."
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • In 'American Nurse,' Portraits of an Evolving Profession
    Photographer Carolyn Jones spent the last two years profiling changes in the health care system and the compassion of those on the front lines. She speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about her new book, "The American Nurse," and how the profession is evolving with the health care industry.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013
  • Guatemala Cracks Down on Mining Protests
    Miles O'Brien and Xeni Jardin from Boing Boing discuss how Guatemala's past is repeating itself, as government authorities crack down on protests over a mine.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  • From Guatemalan Soil, Unearthing Evidence of Genocide
    Miles O'Brien reports from Guatemala on the forensic science used to document charges of a genocide against thousands of indigenous Mayans in the 80s. This is the extended version of the broadcast piece.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2013
  • Seeking Method in Madness of Hospital Billing Disparities
    Different hospitals charge wildly different amounts for the same procedures, even in the same city. New data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid shows a vast billing disparity between health care centers. Jeffrey Brown explores some striking examples and what these numbers mean with Barry Meier of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2013
  • From Guatemalan Soil, Scientists Unearth Signs of Genocide
    In Guatemala, investigators using forensic science have compelling evidence that thousands of innocent indigenous Ixil Mayans were the target of extermination in the 1980s. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on how murder, politics and science intersect in the genocide trial of former leader Efrain Rios Montt.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2013
  • Treasury Secretary Lew on Long-Term Unemployment
    In a conversation with economics correspondent Paul Solman, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew addresses jobs and economic growth -- issues paramount to most Americans -- as well the political fight over automatic spending cuts, the implementation of Dodd-Frank and reform on Wall Street.
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2013

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