Monday, February 25, 2013

  • India Organizes One of Largest ID Registration Drives Ever
    Indian authorities aim to issue all national citizens an official biometric identification card and number in order to combat crime and corruption. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro examines the effectiveness of this effort as part of our Agents for Change series.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Sen. Leahy: Time for U.S. and Cuba to Discuss Relationship
    Sen. Patrick Leahy returned from a congressional delegation to Cuba, where U.S. lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to secure the release of American Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence. Ray Suarez talks to the senator about that trip and about President Raoul Castro's announcement he will leave office in 2018.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Adding Up and Breaking Down Health Care's Big Price Tags
    Why does a few days of lab work end up costing more than the price of a car? Judy Woodruff interviews journalist Steven Brill about his Time magazine cover story about how and why the private marketplace isn't working in the healthcare industry.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • No Signs of Give From Congress on Sequester
    In a meeting with the nation's governors, President Obama urged members of congress to forget politics and get back to governing to prevent automatic spending cuts. Jonathan Weisman of the New York Times and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News talk with Judy Woodruff about the sequester's effects and how it may get resolved.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Bradley Cooper Joins Effort to Find 'Silver Lining' in Menta
    Actor Bradley Cooper spoke alongside former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy and Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, among others, addressing how mental illness has affected their lives.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Donnel Baird Explains How BlocPower Works
    Donnel Baird describes how BlocPower connects construction projects with workers in low-income areas.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Chinese Hacking and Six Oscar Picks
    The sport of politics and the politics of sport are back for another week of the Doubleheader with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. We talk about the revelations earlier in the week that elements of the Chinese military have been engaged in repeated acts of industrial espionage in the U.S. For the politics of sport, we talk Oscar picks.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Death Sheds Light on Violence Against Women in South Africa
    Although there is no current evidence of domestic abuse in the murder case against Oscar Pistorius, the death of Reeva Steencamp has shed light on a national problem in South Africa: the high rate of violence against women. Ray Suarez talks with journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault about this disturbing trend.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Gun Legislation, Sequester, and Medicaid
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks analyze the week's news including the impending automatic spending cuts due to hit in one week, President Obama in the sequestration talks, gun legislation, and where Washington stands in the gun control debate.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Gun Violence Is Public Health Crisis in Chicago
    So far in the first two months of this year, gun deaths in Chicago have already outpaced last year's explosive rate. Elizabeth Brackett of PBS member station WTTW explores the escalating public health crisis in Chicago due to the high rates of gun violence.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • China Looms as Main Concern in Obama and Abe Meeting
    When Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President Obama, China's economy and geopolitical concerns were the main topics of discussion. To examine the flare-up between Japan and China, Margaret Warner talks to Mike Mochizuki, author of "The New Strategic Triangle: The U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Rise of China."
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Danica Patrick Inspires Families to the Racetrack
    Danica Patrick made history Feb. 17 when she became the first female driver to win a pole position in NASCAR's premier division, the Sprint Cup Series. On Sunday, she will have the chance to use that spot to drive her to a first-place finish at Sunday's running of the Daytona 500. Senior correspondent Judy Woodruff spoke to espnW’s Brant James, a reporter who has covered Patrick extensively.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Lahood Warns Sequestration Would Disrupt Air Travel
    With sequestration due to take effect in a week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned that automatic spending cuts would disrupt air travel and cause a myriad of problems. Lisa Rein of the Washington Post joins Ray Suarez to discuss about what's reality, what's hype, and the Republican response to the imposing cuts.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Americans support range of proposals to reduce gun violence
    Christina Bellantoni chats with Colleen Barry at recent research indicating broad support for a range of proposals to prevent gun violence.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Oscar Favorites and Wild Cards in a 'Good Year' for Movies
    Hollywood's biggest night is just around the corner. This year's Academy Award-nominated films include both mainstream blockbusters and darkly-themed foreign and independent movies. Ray Suarez talks with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott about why this a "good year for mainstream movies that grownups might want to go see."
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013
  • Student Voices Chime in on Preventing School Shootings
    In the wake of the Newtown shootings, high school students who participate in NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs from all across the country shared their views on the gun debate in a Google Hangout moderated by Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013
  • Battle Over Concealed Firearm Rules in Gun-Friendly Florida
    A tough battle is being waged over gun laws and ways to address gun violence in Florida, a state known to have some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country. Special correspondent Trimmel Gomes of Florida Public Radio looks at the increasing gun ownership in the Sunshine State.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013
  • Rep. Governors Rethink Opposition to Medicaid Expansion
    At first, many Republican governors actively opposed expanding the Medicaid program and said they would not participate. Now, some of them, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, have reconsidered. Judy Woodruff talks to Paul Howard of the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute and Ron Pollack of Families USA.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013
  • CDC Report Offers Progress on Altering U.S. Obesity Trend
    According to a new report from the CDC, Americans' consumption of fast food has declined and kids are eating fewer calories, suggesting that efforts to fight fat may be working. Ray Suarez discusses the state of the obesity epidemic with Michael Moss, author of "Salt, Sugar, Fat," and former CDC official Dr. William Dietz.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013
  • Trying to Find 'Silver Lining' in Mental Health Future
    Actor Bradley Cooper spoke alongside former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy and Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, among others, at a press conference at the Center for American Progress. They addressed how mental illness has affected their lives and hoped "Silver Linings Playbook" would raise awareness of the roadblocks many face in the U.S. in order to get treatment for their conditions.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

  • Miles O'Brien's extended interview with Liza Long
    For his documentary, Mind of a Rampage Killer, Miles spoke with Liza Long, the Idaho-based writer who wrote the blog, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," and her son. Here is an extended version
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Scottish Island Find Digs Up New Info on Neolithic Religion
    A new archaeological find on an island off of Scotland could have a connection to Neolithic religion. Jeffrey Brown examines background of the discovery and explores some of its surrounding mysteries, including why the site might have been part of the biggest barbecues in history.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • President Obama's Push for Mapping Human Brain Activity
    In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a decade-long effort to map the activity of the brain. To understand the president's plan and walk through the possible implications, Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who would coordinate much of the project.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Extended Interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells the story of her childhood growing up with a difficult mother, alcoholic father and deeply loving grandmother in her new memoir, "My Beloved World."But before she put her story to paper, she decided from whom she'd seek permission to write about.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Justice Sotomayor Takes on Life Before and on the Bench
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice -- and one of the youngest ever -- to serve on the Supreme Court. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," talks about her early life and difficult childhood. Justice Sotomayor talks with Gwen Ifill about her adjustment to "the bench" and the importance of an open mind.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Justice Sotomayor Takes on Life Before and on the Bench
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice -- and one of the youngest ever -- to serve on the Supreme Court. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," talks about her early life and difficult childhood. Justice Sotomayor talks with Gwen Ifill about her adjustment to "the bench" and the importance of an open mind.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Defense Secretary Panetta Warns Cuts Could Mean Furlough
    Automatic spending cuts will take effect in March if a defense budget deal cannot be reached. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said he may resort to furloughing the department's civilian workers. Judy Woodruff assesses what this new threat means for the U.S. Military with Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Troubled Teen Likens Mental Disorder to Becoming a Werewolf
    Miles O'Brien interviews Liza Long's 13-year-old son "Michael" about his struggles with mental illness.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013

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