Friday, March 29, 2013

  • Extended Interview: Jeffrey Brown talks with Mohsin Hamid
    PBS NewsHour senior correspondent spoke with author Mohsin Hamid about his new book, "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia".
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013
  • Extended Interview: Veterans Voice Frustration Over Benefits
    Nearly a quarter million veterans wait more than a year for their medical claims to wind through the Veterans Administration (VA) before receiving their earned benefits. Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan talks with three Iraq and Afghanistan veterans -- Rachel McNeill, Aaron Thorson and Zach McIlwain -- affected by the backlog in this extended interview.
    Original Air Date: March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

  • Extended Interview: VA Secretary Responds to Backlog
    Nearly a quarter million veterans wait more than a year for their medical claims to go through the Veterans Administration (VA) before receiving their earned benefits.Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan talks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in this extended interview. Shinseki responds to Rachel McNeill and Aaron Thorson, Iraq War veterans affected by the backlog.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • Tech-Savvy Toddlers Go for Tablets Over Teddy Bears
    More and more, toddlers are grasping for tablets and smart phones over traditional toys. The Atlantic magazine explores this trend in its cover story, "The Touch-Screen Generation." Author Hanna Rosin joins Ray Suarez to discuss apps designed for kids, the impact of technology on childhood and whether parents should be worried.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • In School, Babies Teach Older Children Empathy
    A recent study found that schools with high levels of teasing and bullying had dropout rates above the national average. In Seattle, a program called Roots of Empathy is using an unconventional method to stop bullying -- bringing infants into the classroom to demonstrate the importance of listening and caring for other people.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • Southeastern Virginia's Military Industry Feels Sequester
    While the sequester debate continues in Washington, communities in parts of the country are already feeling the automatic budget reductions. Cathy Lewis of WHRO reports from Southeastern Virginia on how furloughs and cutbacks could affect the backbone of the local economy.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • Faith and Morality Play Major Roles in Gay Marriage Debate
    Aspects of religion and morality have been used as the basis for arguments by both sides of the debate on same-sex marriage. Ray Suarez talks with Michael Schuenemeyer, minister for the United Church of Christ, and Richard Langer, a minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America, to learn how they've approached the topic.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • News Wrap: Nelson Mandela Hospitalized With Lung Infection
    In other news Thursday, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 94, was taken to the hospital for the third time in three months for a recurring lung infection. Also, Pope Francis spent Holy Thursday washing and kissing the feet of 12 young inmates. For the first time, the ritual included women.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013
  • Obama Calls for Stricter Gun Laws in Major Shooting Cases
    Activists, families and politicians made appeals for new laws to curb gun violence on a National Day to Demand Action. Judy Woodruff talks to Sean Holstege of the Arizona Republic and Ray Rivera of the New York Times about developments in the high-profile mass shooting cases in Tucson, Ariz., Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

  • VA Sec. Shinseki Shown Frustration Over Benefits Backlog
    Nearly a quarter million veterans wait more than a year for their medical claims to wind through the Veterans Administration (VA) before receiving their earned benefits, according to an investigation conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • What's Behind One of the Largest Cyber Attacks in History?
    A dispute between an online company that sends spam emails and a company trying to mitigate spam has led to the one of the largest reporter cyber attacks in history, creating slow access to common sites like Netflix for millions of web users. Hari Sreenivasan talks over the case with Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • DO NOT PUBLISH
    Why are some of America's top academic achievers are missing out on a shot to attend the best universities? As part of the PBS NewsHour's continuing coverage on inequality in U.S., Jeffrey Brown talks with Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University, an author of a new study on the issue, and Michele Minter of Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
    March 27, 2013
  • Poor Students Go Unnoticed by Some Elite Universities
    Why are some of America's top academic achievers are missing out on a shot to attend the best universities? As part of the PBS NewsHour's continuing coverage on inequality in U.S., Jeffrey Brown talks with Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University, an author of a new study on the issue, and Michele Minter of Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • DO NOT PUBLISH
    In a New York City classroom, teachers use rap songs to teach complex science. Playlists are used as a metaphor to convey natural selection, and students compose raps songs to reinforce concepts. Ray Suarez reports on the effectiveness of this strategy and interviews hip-hop legend (and science geek) GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
    March 27, 2013
  • Songs for Biology: Students Write Hip-Hop to Learn Science
    In a New York City classroom, teachers use rap songs to teach complex science. Playlists are used as a metaphor to convey natural selection, and students compose raps songs to reinforce concepts. Ray Suarez reports on the effectiveness of this strategy and interviews hip-hop legend (and science geek) GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • Debating Discrimination in Defense of Marriage Act
    While the Supreme Court considers arguments for and against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Judy Woodruff moderates a debate between Ken Klukowski, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Center, and Mary Bonauto, special counsel for the group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • News Wrap: First Female Director of the Secret Service
    In other news Wednesday, Julia Pierson was sworn in as the new director of the Secret Service. Pierson, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, is the first woman to hold this post. Also, James Holmes, the man accused in the Colorado movie shooting last July, has offered to plead guilty and serve life in prison.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • Supreme Court Considers Legality of Denying Benefits
    The Supreme Court took up whether same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Kwame Holman offers history on the Defense of Marriage Act and reactions from outside the court. Ray Suarez talks to National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, who helps compare proceedings on both same-sex marriage cases.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013
  • Watch DOMA Challengers Speak After Oral Arguments End
    Following the oral arguments at the Supreme Court challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, attorney Roberta Kaplan and plaintiff Edith Windsor, among others, spoke outside the court.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

  • On Gay Rights, Voices from San Francisco's Castro District
    On Monday, ahead of oral arguments in the Supreme Court on the validity of Proposition 8, supporters in San Francisco marched from the Castro District to City Hall.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Women on a Top-Secret Mission in 'Atomic City'
    For the women whose lives are documented in the new book "The Girls of Atomic City," a top-secret mission during World War II gave them a chance to make history at a time when there were few career options. Ray Suarez talks to author Denise Kiernan about the women who helped enrich fuel for the first atomic bomb used in war.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • San Francisco Symphony Strikes Sends Harsh Notes Nationwide
    The San Francisco's Symphony went out on strike and cancelled performances and an East Coast tour, asking for competitive salaries and benefits. The symphony's strike was only the latest in actions taken by several of the nation's orchestras. Spencer Michels reports on the labor disputes playing out across the country.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Investigating the Dangerous Working Conditions in Grain Bins
    An investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity found dangerous and lethal working conditions in America's grain storage industry. Since 1984, 179 people have died at commercial storage facilities. For more on the investigation, Margaret Warner is joined by Howard Berkes, one of the lead NPR reporters on the story.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Housing Market Shows Fastest Recovery Since Before the Crash
    New reports show a spike in U.S. home prices, rising at the fastest pace since 2006. To learn what's driving this recovery, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Nicholas Retsinas of the Harvard Business School.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Attorneys Debate Constitutionality, Legality on Prop 8 Case
    As the Supreme Court considers arguments on the definition of marriage, and the legal and societal implications of same-sex marriage, Gwen Ifill moderates a debate between California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Austin Nimocks from the Alliance Defending Freedom, two attorneys who were present in the courtroom.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • High Court Hears Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    The Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, a ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage. Kwame Holman reports on reactions from supporters on both sides of the debate. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, who analyzes the arguments inside the courtroom.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Wu Tang Clan's GZA Raps About Science
    Rap legend GZA gives us a sneak peak of one of the songs from his new album, Dark Matter. The rapper has encouraged New York City public schools to use hip hop as a tool to teach science.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013
  • Watch Prop 8 Supporters Speak After Oral Arguments End
    Following the oral arguments supporting Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, attorney Charles Cooper spoke outside the court.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2013

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