Wednesday, November 2, 2011

  • European Leaders Struggle to Hold Together Greek Bailout Deal
    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou flew to France late Wednesday to explain his sudden call for a referendum on a new European bailout for his country. Gray Gibbon and Faisal Islam of Independent Television News report.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2011
  • Will Arab League Peace Plan Gain Traction in Syria?
    Eight months into Syria's Arab spring, members of the Arab League reported a possible accord with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. Jeffrey Brown discusses the recent events with The Washington Institute's Andrew Tabler and the Syrian National Council's Murhaf Jouejati.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

  • NPR's Inskeep Explores Megacity Karachi's Vibrancy, Violence
    Margaret Warner gets Steve Inskeep's take on one of the world's fastest growing cities, Karachi, Pakistan, by way of his new book "Instant City."
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011
  • California Voters Fed-Up With Gridlock as Budget Crunch Lingers
    Spencer Michels reports from California, where the government gridlock is compounding concerns about the state's budget.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011
  • Super Committee Urged to 'Go Big' on Deficit Cuts
    There are just over three weeks to go until the Congressional Super Committee's deficit reduction report is due. Kwame Holman provides an update on the progress.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011
  • MF Global's Risky Bets on Europe Backfire on Investors
    Major securities firm MF Global, Inc., run by former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday. Ray Suarez speaks with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera about the story and the investor money at stake.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011
  • With Debt Fix in Danger, Is it Europe's 'Lehman Moment'?
    World markets were shaken Tuesday by new fears that the European debt deal might come unglued. Jeffrey Brown discusses the move with a reporter in Athens and a market analyst.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

  • Liberia's Oil, Diamond Resources Are Both Blessing and Curse
    The West African nation of Liberia is rich in oil, diamonds and timber, and these natural resources have been both a blessing and a challenge for the fledgling democracy. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011
  • Concerns Rise Over Shortages of Prescription Drugs
    Across the country, doctors and patients are struggling to get their hands on some essential prescription drugs. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011
  • Madoff Family Speaks Out on Ponzi Scheme Scandal
    Nearly three years after the Bernie Madoff scandal erupted, wife Ruth Madoff and son Andrew are telling their side of the story. Gwen Ifill and author Diana Henriques take a deeper look into the Madoff family.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011
  • Afghanistan Sees Uptick in 'Targeted Violence' as Bombs Kill More Than 20
    A suicide bomber blew up a checkpoint in Kandahar Monday, and then three gunmen seized control of a building near the United Nations refugee office. Ray Suarez discusses the latest attacks by militants in Afghanistan with The New York Times' Rod Norland.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011
  • Cain Confident He Can Win Nomination, Says Harassment Claims Are 'Baseless'
    In an interview with Judy Woodruff, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain said Monday that allegations that he sexually harassed two women were "baffling" and, that in his opinion, his behavior had not been inappropriate. He also discussed his foreign policy plans and his 9-9-9 tax plan.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011
  • Herman Cain: Sexual Harassment Allegations Are 'Baffling'
    In an interview with The PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff on Monday afternoon, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain said allegations that he sexually harassed two women were "baffling" and, that in his opinion, his behavior had not been inappropriate.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: Jim Tilley Reads 'Half-Finished Bridge'
    Jim Tilley is the author of the poetry collection, "In Confidence." His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and have won several awards.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

  • Isaacson: Jobs Broke the Rules, but Linked 'Artistry to Engineering'
    Author Walter Isaacson, longtime journalist and author, tells the story of Apple co-founder and inventor Steve Jobs in a new biography titled "Steve Jobs." Jeffrey Brown and Isaacson discuss the life and work of the technology giant.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2011
  • Farmers, Workers Cope With Impact of Ala. Immigration Law
    From Alabama, Paul Solman reports on how the nation's toughest immigration law is affecting the state's workers and employers.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2011
  • Revisiting Evansville, Two Years After Whirlpool's Move South
    Two years ago, Whirlpool shuttered a factory in Evansville, Ind., and transferred production to Mexico after the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In this excerpt from "Need To Know," correspondent Rick Karr reports on what has happened in Evansville after the company's move south.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2011
  • NewsHour Connect:'The Informant' Tracks Prison Overcrowding and Occupy Oakland
    The Informant blog, a product of KALW News in San Francisco, tracks the latest news and developments in cops, courts and communities in the Bay Area. We checked in with lead reporter Rina Palta to hear more about two of the top stories she has been covering recently: "Realignment" of California prisons and Occupy Oakland.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2011
  • Will Recent Market Gains Counter Job Losses for Economy?
    World markets deflated some on Friday as jubilation over Europe's debt deal subsided, but it was still Wall Street's best month in over a decade. Judy Woodruff discusses what these developments mean for the health of the U.S. economic recovery with The Washington Post's Neil Irwin.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Executive Orders, Cain Ads
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including President Obama's standing with voters and presidential hopeful Herman Cain's campaign ads.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2011
  • Ala.'s Sen. Beason on Aborigines, 'the Clip'
    We asked Ala. state senator Scott Beason about some comments he made which some have called racist. In one, he referred to a casino's black patrons as 'aborigines'. He has since apologized. And at a party breakfast meeting earlier this year, Beason told Alabama Republicans to "empty the clip and do what has to be done," in order to address illegal immigration.
    Original Air Date: October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

  • Will Europe's Debt Deal Calm Fears of Prolonged Recessions?
    Stocks rallied Thursday after news of a debt crisis deal in Europe. Jeffrey Brown discusses the lingering questions for Europe and beyond with two experts.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2011
  • While Netflix Stumbles, Competitors See New Opportunity
    Popular video service Netflix faces challenges after business missteps and a changing market. Margaret Warner gets insights from two experts.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2011
  • World's Population Teeters on the Edge of 7 Billion -- Now What?
    In partnership with the Pulitzer Center and National Geographic, the NewsHour explores how the composition of our society is changing as the world population reaches 7 billion people. Hari Sreenivasan has the details.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2011
  • Combat Veteran Captures Impact of War One Picture at a Time
    Combat photographers have been documenting the terror, violence and boredom of war since the invention of photography. Tom Bearden profiles Sgt. Stacy Pearsall who has sought to capture images of current conflicts.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2011
  • 'The Medic Could Not Get There Fast Enough'
    Air Force combat photographer Stacy Pearsall describes a firefight that left her so injured, it ended her military career.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2011
  • Gibson Guitars Under Investigation
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Anita Wadhwani of the Tennessean about the investigation against Gibson Guitars.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2011
  • Space Junk Threatens Future Space Exploration
    Hari Sreenivasan sat down with recently with Donald Kessler, former NASA scientist and expert on space junk, to talk about the who's and what's of orbital debris: how much is out there, what does it look like, what happens when these objects collide and what danger do they pose for future space travel and for us on Earth.
    Original Air Date: October 27, 2011

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