Monday, January 9, 2012

  • In Their 90s, D.C. Brothers Still Going for Olympic Gold
    For decades, the Tatum brothers of Washington, D.C., have been shaming their neighbors at the local pool and dominating their peers at the annual Senior Games. But their brush with national fame only came after their story caught the attention of a pair of twenty-something filmmakers gearing up for a new documentary, "Age of Champions."
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: From 'Movements Forward, Movements Away'
    Peter Connors is the author of several books, including the poetry collections "The Crows Were Laughing in Their Trees" and "Of Whiskey and Winter." He is publisher of the not-for-profit literary press BOA Editions.
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

  • New Study Gauges Teachers Impact on Students' Lifetime Earnings
    Replacing a bad teacher with an average or a good one has measurable economic benefits such as boosting a student's lifetime earnings by hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a new study done in part by Harvard University economist Raj Chetty. Ray Suarez and Chetty discuss the study's findings.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Encouraging Jobs Numbers, Roughing Up Romney, N.H. Campaigns
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including Friday's encouraging jobs report, Mitt Romney's win in Iowa, the "deteriorating emotional tenor" of the Republican race and Michele Bachmann's campaign suspension.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2012
  • What Do New Hampshire's Voters Want in a Republican Nominee?
    The entire Republican presidential field will share a stage Saturday in Manchester, N.H., for the first of two weekend debates. But what are Granite State voters looking for in a GOP nominee? Gwen Ifill spoke with five Republican and Independent voters in New Hampshire.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2012
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls Scout S.C., Prep N.H. for First-in-the-Nation Primary
    On the campaign trail Friday, GOP contender Mitt Romney used his decisive lead in the polls to go after President Obama, while Romney's allies put rival Rick Santorum on the defensive for using earmarks. Judy Woodruff reports on the candidates' campaign strategies as they converge on New Hampshire before Tuesday's primary.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2012
  • Unemployment Dips to 8.5%, but How Is Overall U.S. Recovery Going?
    A surge in December hiring pushed the nation's unemployment rate to 8.5 percent, the lowest it's been in three years. Jeffrey Brown discusses the meaning of the most recent jobs report with Mesirow Financial's Diane Swonk and Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo.
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2012
  • Joan Didion Reads From 'Blue Nights'
    Joan Didion reads from her latest book, "Blue Nights."
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2012
  • Conversation: Joan Didion
    Jeffrey Brown talks to writer Joan Didion about her latest book, "Blue Nights."
    Original Air Date: January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

  • New Book Illustrates Life Lessons From an Older Generation
    Karl Pillemer's new book "30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans" navigates the trials of life and aging in the words of those who've experienced them the longest. In a conversation with Hari Sreenivasan, Pillemer discusses what he gleaned in interviews with elderly Americans.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • How the U.S. Auto Industry Picked Up Speed in 2011
    With nearly 13 million cars sold, 2011 turned out to be the strongest year for Detroit's major automakers since the financial crisis hit in 2008. Margaret Warner discusses just how that 10 percent increase came to be with David Shepardson, who covers the auto industry for The Detroit News.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • GOP Hopeful Huntsman Looks to 'Blue Sky' in New Hampshire Primary
    GOP presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said he's optimistic about next week's primary in New Hampshire -- a state he's staked his entire candidacy on so far. Gwen Ifill spoke with Huntsman in Manchester.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • Are Super PACs Living Up to Supreme Court's Intentions?
    In Iowa, Super PACs pumped millions of dollars into last-minute negative television ads. What influence will they have in the rest of the GOP primary season and beyond? Judy Woodruff discusses the myriad of super PACs with the Sunlight Foundation's Bill Allison and CQ Roll Call's Eliza Newlin Carney.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • GOP Candidates in New Hampshire, South Carolina Jab at Frontrunner Romney
    Republican presidential candidates are out making their cases in New Hampshire and South Carolina, shaking hands and raising money -- hoping to oust GOP hopeful Mitt Romney from the front-runner spot in next week's first-in-the-nation primary.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • Panetta on Pentagon Budget: 'Cutting Almost $500 Billion Is Not Chump Change'
    In an interview Thursday after his news conference at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Jeffrey Brown that the United States seeks to be a power in the Pacific and that defense budget cuts announced Thursday will be hard on the military and families, but he hopes a smaller, more flexible armed forces will emerge.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • News Wrap: Another Wave of Bombings in Iraq Kills at Least 78
    In other news Thursday, another wave of bombings struck in Iraq, killing at least 78 people. It was the second such coordinated attack since U.S. troops left the country last month. Also, the government of Myanmar announced that the party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be allowed to run in upcoming elections.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • Weeks After Iraq Withdrawal, Obama Announces Plans to Shrink U.S. Military
    While unveiling the Pentagon's latest defense strategy Thursday, President Obama highlighted a new focus on Asia and a scaled-back military. Ray Suarez reports on the strategy shift, announced just weeks after the last American troops left Iraq.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012
  • Preview: Huntsman Ready for New Hampshire Battle
    Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman describes his expectations for the upcoming New Hampshire primary to NewsHour correspondent Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

  • Under the Sea Near Antarctica, 'a Riot of Life' Discovered in Super-Heated Water
    Scientists discovered many new species on the floor of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica -- something they're describing as a "riot of life." Jeffrey Brown speaks with former oceanographer Mark Schrope about the newest known species of sea life found around hydrothermal vents.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • What Have Sanctions Done to Iran's Economy, People?
    European Union nations reportedly agreed in principle Wednesday to ban imports of Iranian oil. Margaret Warner discusses mounting tensions between Iran and the West with Haleh Esfandiari of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Hurt in Libya's Revolution, Some Rebels Being Treated in Boston Area
    A group of 22 Libyan men who were wounded while fighting against the Gaddafi regime in last year's war have been recovering here in the U.S., at a hospital on Boston's North Shore. Jared Bowen of WGBH-TV Boston reports.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Obama Sets Up for Showdown With GOP Over Consumer Protection Chief Cordray
    President Obama bypassed congressional Republicans Wednesday, naming Richard Cordray as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- setting up a potential constitutional showdown. Jeffrey Brown discusses the recess appointment with CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings and Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Facing Romney's Funding, Staffing Edge, How Will Santorum Fare in N.H.?
    A day after Mitt Romney's narrow win over Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses, most of the Republican presidential hopefuls moved their attention from the Midwest to New England to campaign before next week's primary in New Hampshire. Judy Woodruff has a report and speaks with Gwen Ifill and Jeremy Peters of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Conversation: 'Power, Politics & Universal Health Care'
    Very few people know as much about health care and health care policy as Stuart Altman. He's been an adviser to five American presidents -- both Republicans and Democrats. His new book, "Power, Politics and Universal Health Care," puts President Obama's historic health care win in historical perspective, showing how his administration narrowly side-stepped a century's worth of past mistakes.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • What are the Consequences of Dropping Out in Michigan?
    Young people from a Detroit-area high school look at the reasons and consequences associated with dropping out of school.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Bachmann Suspends Presidential Campaign
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., suspended her campaign after a poor showing in the Iowa Caucuses.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Romney: 'Onto New Hampshire, We Have Some Work Ahead'
    Last of the GOP contenders to speak Tuesday night, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney discussed the budget, noting that he'd eliminate what he called "Obamacare" once in office. Romney also said the U.S. should remain a "merit society" and an "opportunity nation."
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012
  • Santorum: Thank God for Those Who Cling to Guns and Bibles
    During the Iowa Caucus Seesaw Tuesday night, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a story about his grandfather -- someone, he said, who taught him to "work hard, work hard, work hard." Santorum also touched on his supporters' values and gratitude to God.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2012

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