Thursday, March 1, 2012

  • Super Tuesday: Which Candidates Will Show Strength in South?
    On the campaign trail, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney targeted President Obama over surging gas prices while the president countered that Republican plans focused mainly on drilling. Kwame Holman reports. Then Ray Suarez discusses Super Tuesday with University of Georgia's Charles Bullock and Vanderbilt University's John Geer.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2012
  • Will Brown's Vision for High-Speed Rail Stay on Track?
    Gov. Jerry Brown wants California to build bullet trains. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on whether a massive and costly high-speed rail project, now underway in a state flooded with budget cuts, will ever be completed or be worth its cost.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2012
  • Google's New Privacy Policy: Invasive, Innovative or Both?
    Google's sweeping new privacy policy took effect Thursday, stirring concern among many state attorneys general who have called it an invasion of privacy. The company said the move would allow it to personalize information for customers and streamline privacy measures. Jeffrey Brown and guests examine the new policy's effects.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2012
  • Activist: Free Syrian Army Needs Weapons to Defend Citizens
    As rebels announced their withdrawal from Homs Thursday, Haitham Maleh, a judge and member of the Syrian National Council, said the country's opposition is united and the rebel Free Syrian Army needs weapons to defend residents. Also, Ray Suarez speaks with Time Magazine's Rania Abouzeid about Syria's humanitarian situation.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2012
  • The Tuskegee Brotherhood: Bomber Story
    Floyd Collins, 87, a Tuskegee Airman shares a wartime anecdote of how African-American pilots were perceived during World War II.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2012
  • Bein' Green: Easier than You Think
    Given companies that are interested in becoming incorporated as a B Corp are already socially and environmentally minded, a good number of them work in various types of "green" spaces. To measure "greenness" in an office, there's the LEED system: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The U.S. Green Building Council awards points for water reduction, energy efficiency and the like.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

  • News Corp.'s Succession 'in Flux' as James Murdoch Resigns
    Under pressure from the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed his tabloid News of the World last summer, James Murdoch -- the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch -- stepped down as executive chairman of News International. Gwen Ifill discusses the ongoing fallout with Ned Temko of The Observer in London.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012
  • Dissident Blogger: 'Ghosts of Gadhafi Are Haunting' Putin
    Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused his enemies of planning dirty tricks, including ballot stuffing and even murder, in an attempt to mar the vote's outcome. Reporting in Moscow, Margaret Warner spoke with Russia's Alexei Navalny, a leading reformer and anti-corruption blogger.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012
  • Benefit Corporations Aim to Make Profit, Positive Impact
    Seven states have passed legislation officially recognizing companies with a conscience. Called benefit corporations, or B Corps, the firms strive to make a positive impact on society while also turning a profit. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012
  • Deconstructing a GOP Hopeful's Road to 1,144 Delegates
    The Republican Party's eventual nominee needs to secure 1,144 delegates. With wins in Michigan and Arizona Wednesday, Mitt Romney leads the GOP field with 135. Gwen Ifill discusses Super Tuesday, when a sizable 419 delegates are at stake, with Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Frontloading HQ's Josh Putnam.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012
  • North Korea's Nuclear Attitude: What's Next?
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said North Korea's agreement to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid was "a modest first step in the right direction." Judy Woodruff, The Korea Society's Donald Gregg and Georgetown University's Balbina Hwang discuss the implications for multinational disarmament talks.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012
  • Interview Excerpt: Russian Blogger Alexei Navalny
    Russian opposition blogger Alexei Navalny said protests and demands for reform will continue after the March 4 presidential election.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

  • Watch Rick Santorum's Speech After Mich., Ariz. Primaries
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Grand Rapids, Mich., as results of the Michigan and Arizona primaries were announced.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Watch Mitt Romney's Speech on Michigan Primary Win
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Novi, Mich., after he was announced the projected winner in both the Michigan and Arizona primaries. "We need a recovery from this so-called recovery," he told his supporters while taking aim at President Obama's economic policies.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Watch Newt Gingrich's Speech After Mich., Ariz. Primaries
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night at the University of West Georgia, just before results of the Michigan and Arizona primaries were announced. He told his supporters that increasing domestic oil exploration could reduce American debt to China and reliance on Saudi oil.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Watch Ron Paul's Speech on Eve of Mich., Ariz. Primaries
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Springfield, Va., on the evening of the Michigan and Arizona primaries. "This country does not need another war at all," Paul told the crowd.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks Discuss Romney's Win in Arizona
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss GOP hopeful Mitt Romney's win in Arizona and what the results mean for the rest of the GOP field, including Rick Santorum, on Super Tuesday.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Romney Faces Test in Home State
    After Mitt Romney won Arizona's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, Gwen Ifill and Bill Ballenger of Inside Michigan Politics examined the state of play in the GOP field.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Jason Moran 'Promotes the Abstract' in Jazz
    An emerging jazz innovator and the new artistic director at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, musician Jason Moran uses song to promote thought, therapy, consciousness and creativity. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Moran about his efforts to create more appreciators of the arts in his new role.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • High Court Weighs Corporate Liability in Human Rights Cases
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, weighing whether victims of abuses overseas should have the right to use U.S. courts to prove companies should pay for alleged involvement in human rights atrocities. Gwen Ifill and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the potential liability implications for corporations.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Ethiopia: A Battle for Land and Water
    A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • 'Mosque Crawlers,' 'Rakers' Monitoring U.S. Muslims for NYPD
    The White House helped fund a police surveillance effort of Muslims in the New York City area after 9/11, The Associated Press revealed Monday. The operation, part of a monitoring story that emerged last summer, triggered immediate criticism from civil rights groups. Ray Suarez speaks with the AP's Matt Apuzzo.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Santorum Robocalls, Obama and Detroit
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the day's top political news including Arizona's primary, Rick Santorum's plea to Michigan Democrats to vote for him in the state's open primary, Mitt Romney's do-or-die moment in his home state and President Obama touting the Detroit bailout.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Romney Accuses Santorum of 'Dirty Tricks' in Wooing Dems
    Struggling against an aggressive challenge in his home state of Michigan, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday accused rival Rick Santorum of "dirty tricks" in courting Democratic cross-over votes with automated robocalls. Gwen Ifill discusses what to look for in the primary results with Bill Ballenger of Inside Michigan Politics.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • How N.Y. Politicians Have Reacted to Muslim Surveillance
    In an extended conversation, Associated Press reporter Matt Apuzzo and Ray Suarez discuss how elected officials from the New York City area have reacted to the revelations about New York police tactics for monitoring local Muslims. They also discuss whether the revelations will backfire with Muslims who have been supporting law enforcement efforts after 9/11.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

  • The Healing Power of Music
    An unconventional approach to recovery and coping, music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention due to its role in helping Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting, but the difficulty of quantifying its effectiveness.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012
  • In Russia, No Romantic Notion of Revolution Before Election
    Russian protesters formed a human chain in Moscow Sunday to register their opposition toward Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his bid to become president again. Margaret Warner reports on the upcoming election as reports emerge of an alleged assassination plot and pressure mounts on Russia to change its policy toward Syria.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012
  • If Romney Loses Michigan, 'All Bets Are Off'
    Ahead of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney focused on federal spending while Rick Santorum said religion should play a wider role in public policy. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the GOP primary battle with USA Today's Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012

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