Wednesday, September 11, 2013

  • What Legacy Does Bloomberg Leave for the Next Mayor of NYC?
    A day after the New York primary, Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at the legacy of long-term, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg: a city budget in the black, reduced crime rates and a transformed cityscape. What challenges might the next city leader face?
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2013
  • Hazem el-Beblawi Reacts to President Obama's Plans for Syria
    PBS NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner interviewed el-Beblawi in Cairo about his reaction to President Obama's push for diplomatic and military action in Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2013
  • What Strategy Should Be Pursued if No Syrian Diplomacy?
    Russia has opened up the potential for diplomatic movement on Syria, but can the U.S. trust them to follow through? Judy Woodruff talks with former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, who recommends a "patient and persistent" UN-sponsored effort, engaging powers from Europe and Asia.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2013
  • McCain: Call for Action, Pause Hurts Obama's Case on Syria
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., praised President Obama for appealing to the emotions of the American people in his Syria speech, but felt the president fell short by not advocating for the Syrian rebels. In a conversation with Gwen Ifill, McCain also considers whether Russian efforts to help reach a diplomatic solution are sincere.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2013
  • Russia: Military Enforcement on Syria Solution a Non-Starter
    Negotiations got underway among nations of the UN security council on how to reach a diplomatic solution on Syria's chemical weapons. In Washington, lawmakers were both skeptical and relieved by the president's request to delay a vote on military action. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2013
  • As Goes Maine? A Tidal Energy Project Powers Up
    One of the big obstacles to clean energy is that most renewable sources are unreliable. A Maine company has installed the nation’s first commercial, grid connected tidal energy project. Water power - including conventional hydropower and new technologies like ORPC’s tidal turbine - is estimated to nearly double by 2030 and provide an estimated 15% of the total domestic electricity supply.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Obama's Syria Address
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to discuss President Barack Obama's address to the nation on the Assad regime's chemical weapons attack in Syria, the state of diplomatic efforts and prospects for Congressional authorization of a U.S. military strike.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2013
  • Obama Addresses Nation on Syria
    President Barack Obama made his case to the nation for action in Syria, while acknowledging concerns of a "slippery slope to another war." The president asked Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while diplomatic efforts are in motion, but still vowed to keep the U.S. military "in a position to respond."
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2013
    September 10, 2013
  • War Photography Pulls Between Aesthetics, Horror of Conflict
    A wide-ranging exhibit titled "WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath" pulls moments from 165 years to reveal what happens before, during and after battle. Jeffrey Brown talks to a curator from the Houston Museum of Fine Arts about the challenge of reframing images of world-shattering drama as art.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2013
  • Egypt Tries to Move Ahead Amid 'Imperfect' Situation
    Street clashes have ebbed in Cairo, where authorities are getting on with the work of establishing a new constitution and repairing the battered national economy. What do Egyptians make of the current political situation? Margaret Warner gets perspectives from politicians, activists and citizens.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2013
  • How Do You Transfer Weapons to International Control?
    Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons is believed to be the largest in the world. How would the international community go about working with Syria to take over its deadly arms? Jeffrey Brown talks to Charles Duelfer, a former UN weapons inspector, for more on the complications like security amid the ongoing civil war.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2013
  • Syrian-Americans Live With Pain, Worry for Family, Homeland
    Syrian-Americans have watched the harrowing effects of the civil war from far away, and grappled with feelings of heartbreak and futility for their families and their homeland. Three Syrian-Americans share their experiences.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2013
  • Sen. Collins: Solution Should Be 'Aggressively Pursued'
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has been courted by the White House for support on a military strike against Syria for using chemical weapons. Gwen Ifill talks to Collins about the prospect and challenges of working towards a diplomatic solution with Russia, as well as her concerns about using military force.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

  • Fight Over Gun Control in Colorado Draws National Attention
    Colorado state senators John Morse and Angela Giron face recall elections after supporting tougher gun legislation implemented this year. Jeffrey Brown talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio for a look at what's at stake ahead of the vote that's attracted national attention and millions of dollars from outside donors.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Obama Admits He May Never Gain American Support for Military
    President Barack Obama told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill Mondaythat he favors diplomacy to a military strike against Syria and that he isencouraged that the U.S. can work with the Bashar al-Assad regime's allies,Russia and Iran, to find a diplomatic solution.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Low-Income Students to Overcome 'Aristocracy' of Higher Ed
    For kids who grew up poor or without higher education role models, the idea of attending one of the best colleges in the country isn't just a dream -- the goal may not have ever occurred to them. Jeffrey Brown looks in on a program that gives select high school seniors the guidance and tools to dream big.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Polls: Few Believe Strike Would Dissuade Chemical Warfare
    Two new polls show that most Americans do not support the idea of a limited military strike by the U.S. government against Syria for conducting a chemical weapons attack on civilians. Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center and Jennifer Agiesta of the Associated Press join Gwen Ifill to look closely at public opinion.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Push for Syria to Forfeit Chemical Arms a Stalling Tactic?
    The Russian government spoke out today about a proposal to Syria to hand over and destroy their chemical weapon stockpile. Judy Woodruff talks to Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, about the possibility of preventing a U.S. military strike and the positive response by Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Charlie Rose: 'Calm' Assad Denied Having Chemical Weapons
    Charlie Rose of PBS and CBS got an exclusive interview with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on the current tension over the alleged chemical attack on civilians. Rose recounts to Judy Woodruff the efforts it took to arrange, plus Assad's denials of having chemical weapons despite showing willingness to prevent a U.S. conflict.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Obama: Diplomacy With Syria 'Overwhelmingly My Preference'
    President Barack Obama sat down with Gwen Ifill to discuss reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad might consider handing over chemical weapon stockpiles to international control. Mr. Obama said he favors diplomacy over military strikes and is encouraged that the U.S. can work with Russia on a diplomatic solution.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Obama Conferred with Putin About Syria Chemical Weapons
    President Barack Obama told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about a potential plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international control. The president said he and Putin spoke about it last week while Obama was in St. Petersburg, Russia, for an economic summit.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Russia, UN Back Call for Syria to Hand Over Chemical Weapon
    After Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that the U.S. could expect repercussions for any military action, State Secretary John Kerry countered with a call for Assad to "turn over every single bit" of his chemical weapon stockpile. Judy Woodruff reports on how the United Nations and Russia are responding to Kerry's call.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Obama Says Diplomatic Solution to Syria 'Overwhelmingly My P
    President Barack Obama told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill Monday that he favors diplomacy to a military strike against Syria and that he is encouraged that the U.S. can work with the Bashar al-Assad regime's allies, Russia and Iran, to find a diplomatic solution.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • How Do Syrian Americans Feel About the Crisis?
    PBS NewsHour sat down with three Syrian Americans to hear what they had to say about their childhood memories in pre-war Syria, their struggle to stay connected while living in the United States, what the U.S. should do in the fight, and what their hopes are for a country damaged by two years of war.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

  • The Connection: Combating Homelessness
    From Botota, Columbia to Columbia, South Carolina, Hari Sreenivasan reports on the drastically different ways communities are responding to homelessness within their borders.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013
  • Will Congress Consider Immigration Reform?
    Christina Bellantoni on issues Congressional leaders were focused on prior to the start of their vacation. Looming ahead is the prospect of another full or partial government shutdown on September 30. But this time is different, said Bellantoni, as an impasse or shutdown gives some conservative republicans the chance they’ve been looking for to defund the parts of the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013
  • A Candid Conversation with Stephen Sondheim
    Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society Jeffrey Brown sits down for a candid conversation with the celebrated composer and songwriter, Stephen Sondheim. The conversation took place at the prestigious MacDowell arts colony in New Hampshire. In its 106 years, MacDowell has honored the likes of Aaron Copland, Philip Roth, and Edward Albee, but never before an artist from musical theater.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013
  • Art for Art's Sake: An Interview with Michael Chabon
    NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown sits down with celebrated author Michael Chabon at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Chabon is also the Chairman of MacDowell, a unique community where sponsored artists can live and work without distraction.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013

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