Friday, February 3, 2012

  • 'Education is Key,' Former Dropout Tells Norfolk Teens
    Teen reporters from Granby High School in Norfolk, VA interview a former dropout about her challenges and regrets since leaving school.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

  • Could and Should U.S. End Combat Role in Afghanistan Early?
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tried Thursday to downplay Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's remarks suggesting an early U.S. transition out of combat in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses a potential end to combat operations in 2013 with retired Army Gen. Jack Keane and Celeste Ward Gventer of the University of Texas.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012
  • Photographer Captures Young Faces of Juvenile Detention
    Photographer and University of California, Santa Barbara professor Richard Ross has spent five years documenting juvenile detention facilities throughout the nation. In his own words, Ross explains what he's seen. This report of part of the NewsHour's American Graduate series on the U.S. dropout crisis.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012
  • How Strong Is Safety Net for Poor Americans?
    Presidential candidates have loaded recent stump speeches with references to wealth, taxes and "the very poor." Jeffrey Brown explores the role of poverty this election year with Lawrence Mead of New York University, Angela Glover Blackwell of the advocacy group PolicyLink and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012
  • What's Behind Komen Charity's Split From Planned Parenthood?
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the well-known breast cancer charity, faces an onslaught of criticism after news broke that it would stop giving grant money to Planned Parenthood clinics for breast screening. Judy Woodruff discusses the move and whether it may have been politically motivated with The Los Angeles Times' Shari Roan.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012
  • How Egypt's Soccer Violence Fits Into its Political Unrest
    New violence erupted Thursday in Cairo after a soccer riot killed scores of fans in Port Said. Ray Suarez and Matt Bradley of The Wall Street Journal explore how the distrust and anger among the country's police, soccer hooligans, political protesters and the military overlap and fit into Egypt's overall "unfinished revolution."
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012
  • Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock
    Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with filmmaker Sharon La Cruise about the challenges of telling her story. "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock" airs Thursday on "Independent Lens" on many PBS stations.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012
  • Donald Trump Endorses Mitt Romney for GOP Presidential
    Business magnate Donald Trump endorsed former governor Mitt Romney for president Thursday afternoon In Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012
  • Juvenile Education: Inside a Confined World
    Photographer and professor Richard Ross has spent the last five years documenting juvenile detention facilities throughout the nation. The NewsHour recently spoke with him in his studio at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

  • Mammoth Amount of Ice Age Fossils Found in Colorado
    Wednesday's "NOVA" looks at an unexpected discovery near a Rocky Mountain ski resort: thousands of bones from ice age mammals, including mammoths, ground sloths and mastodons. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kirk Johnson of Denver Museum of Nature and Science about the dig and ongoing research into the animals' mysterious deaths.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012
  • Facebook IPO: Putting a Value on Social Media Giant
    Facebook, the world's leading social media service, filed papers with the SEC Wednesday to raise $5 billion and take the company public. Jeffrey Brown discusses its business model, its growth potential and some interesting revelations in the IPO paperwork with Nate Elliott of Forrester Research and Wired magazine's Steven Levy.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012
  • Gang Member-Turned-Ph.D. Mentors Youth on the Fringes
    Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Now, he's a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who tries to help adolescents avoid the same mistakes he made and get second chances like he did. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012
  • HUD Secretary: 'We Need to Do More' to Help Homeowners
    President Obama called the housing crisis "massive in size and scope" Wednesday as he described his latest proposal that would let homeowners with private mortgages refinance into government-backed loans. Judy Woodruff discusses the $5 billion to $10 billion plan with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012
  • Who's Spending More: Candidates or Super PACs?
    As presidential candidates raise and spend increasingly larger amounts of money this election season, new financial reports show what role Super PACs are playing. Gwen Ifill discusses how campaign finance is shaping up this election year with John Dunbar of the Center for Public Integrity and Roll Call's Eliza Newlin Carney.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012
  • What is Liquefaction?
    Hari asks Kirk Johnson, what is liquefaction, and how could it have snuffed out an entire population of ice age mastedons?
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012
    February 1, 2012
  • One Man's Journey From Gang Member to Academia
    Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Today, he's a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who studies at-risk youth.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012
  • The Internet of Things: IoT
    Antonio Neves reports on the 13 billion devices connected to the Internet. This collection of gadgets is the Internet of Things.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012
  • Zach Condon Takes Beirut on a Journey for Home
    Art Beat talks to Zach Condon of Beirut about the band's most recent album, "The Rip Tide."
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

  • Watch Rick Santorum's Speech After Florida Primary
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum addressed supporters in Las Vegas, Nevada, after placing third in the Florida primary, where he did not campaign heavily. Santorum chided his Republican rivals for their negative campaigning, telling supporters that "Republicans can do better."
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Romney's Wounds, Gingrich's Resilience
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks dissect the result of the Florida primary including Newt Gingrich's showing among married women who voted and whether the battle between Mitt Romney and Gingrich has been good for President Obama's chances of re-election.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • NewsHour Analysts Break Down Romney's Fla. Victory
    GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney rebounded after his South Carolina loss to a win Florida's primary on Tuesday. Mark Shields, David Brooks, Christina Bellantoni and Stu Rothenberg assess the results.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • Ron Paul's Speech After Florida Primary
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul addressed a crowd of supporters at a casino in Henderson, Nevada, after placing a distant fourth in the Florida primary, where he did not campaign heavily. He told the crowd his campaign is third in delegates -- "what really counts" -- and said the campaign has "only gotten started."
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • Newt Gingrich's Speech After Second-Place Florida Primary
    Former Speaker of the House and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Orlando after finishing second in Florida's Republican primary. "This is going to be a working presidency," Gingrich said as he ticked off a list of things he would do on Inauguration Day.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • Watch Mitt Romney's Florida Primary Victory Speech
    Former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of supporters in Tampa after winning Florida's Republican primary. "Thomas Paine was reported to say, 'Lead, follow, or get out of the way.' Mr President, you were elected to lead, you chose to follow, and now it's time for you to get out of the way," he told the crowd.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Negative Campaigning, Romney's Tactics
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the day's top political news, including some Republicans' concerns over the prospects of a Newt Gingrich nomination, Mitt Romney's political toughness and the state of play in Florida's primary.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
    Antonio Neves reports on how new redistricting issues around the country can affect the outcome of state elections and federal policy.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • How the Housing Market Could Shape the 2012 Election
    A new Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed U.S. home prices fell for a third straight month in two Florida cities, Miami and Tampa. Jeffrey Brown discusses the housing market's role this election season with The Wall Street Journal's Arian Campo-Flores and Jed Kolko of the real estate website Trulia.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • Most EU Members Back 'Fiscal Pact' to Ensure Discipline
    As European Union member states attempt to tackle their financial woes with a fiscal discipline deal, Gwen Ifill discusses the details with Margaret Warner, reporting from Stuttgart, Germany.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012

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