Monday, November 4, 2013

  • States' voters weigh GMO labeling, marijuana tax measure
    Gwen Ifill gets an update on two states putting critical initiatives on the ballot Tuesday. Enrique Cerna of KCTS in Seattle offers insight on a Washington measure that would require the labeling of GMO foods. Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio talks about two tax initiatives there, one concerning recreational marijuana.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • One NYC family's struggle to survive on a fast food salary
    Between food, housing and baby supplies, Shenita Simon struggles each week to support her family of seven. The 25-year-old from New York makes $8/hour and is one of the fast food workers nationwide advocating for higher wages. Hari Sreenivasan brings us Shenita's story of surviving on a near-minimum wage salary.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • How is Egypt's unrest impacting U.S.-Mideast relations?
    It was a dramatic day in court for Mohammed Morsi as the ousted Egyptian president repeatedly argued the process was "invalid." Gwen Ifill speaks to McClatchy's Nancy Youssef who was on the scene inside the courtroom. Then Margaret Warner offers analysis on how the trial affects U.S. influence and relations in the Mideast.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • SAC Capital fined $1.8 billion for insider trading
    SAC Capital agreed Monday to plead guilty to criminal fraud. The insider trading charges will cost billionaire investor Steven Cohen's high-profile hedge fund $1.8 billion in fines. Sheelah Kolhatkar of Bloomberg Businessweek joins Jeffrey Brown to offer insight on the message this sends to Wall Street.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • How Much Is Enough to Live on?
    In this web exclusive video, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Diana Pearce, creator of the Self-Sufficiency Standard, about a geographic-specific standard that allows you to see the bare minimum you need to earn to survive on your own.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

  • An executive order puts climate change up front
    Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, assesses a new executive order by President Obama requiring federal agencies and local governments to account for climate change when undertaking big new projects.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2013
  • As street art grows more popular, is it losing its edge?
    Although it’s been around for several decades, street art got a jolt of publicity when famed British street artist Banksy took up residency in the Big Apple during the month of October and produced a piece a day. Street art expert Steven P. Harrington takes reporter Tracy Wholf on a tour and discusses whether Banksy’s commercial value is changing the nature of street art.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

  • Standing 23rd on the list of 136 countries: American women
    In an extended interview Kathleen Gerson, a Sociology professor at New York University and the author The Unfinished Revolution sheds light on the findings of a new World Economic Report on the gender gap around the world.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2013
  • Where do American women stand in gender equality?
    The World Economic Forum published a report recently that says the United States finishes far from the top of a list when it comes to gender equality. American women finished 23rd on the list of 136 countries. Kathleen Gerson, a Sociology professor at New York University and the author The Unfinished Revolution sheds light on the findings.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2013
  • How secure can we make our airports?
    Rafi Ron, an airport security expert, discusses the recent shooting of a TSA agent at LAX and the future of airport security in America.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2013
  • Generic drugs don't necessarily mean low prices
    NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. Generics, generally thought to be cheap, can actually vary widely in price from pharmacy to pharmacy, causing some to skip medications altogether.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

  • Shields, Brooks on cost of U.S. spying, ACA's ongoing woes
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news including Virginia's gubernatorial race and the state's political future, the cost of NSA surveillance revelations and the deepening hole that health care reform is digging for itself.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • Va. governor's race heads into the homestretch
    Virginia residents head to the polls Tuesday to elect either Republican Ken Cuccinelli or Democrat Terry McAuliffe as their new governor. In the lead up to Election Day, national party figures are endorsing candidates and their controversial issues such as health care and contraception. Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • Food stamp cuts force families to get by with less
    Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program mean that the more than 47 million food stamp recipients will now receive less money each month to buy groceries. To examine the issue, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Ellen Teller of the Food Research and Action Center and Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • Iraqi PM Maliki takes plea for help to President Obama
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki met with President Obama Friday to extend his plea for help in the renewed fight against al-Qaida and to address concerns over the state of democracy in Iraq. Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff for analysis on whether or not Maliki's week in Washington will yield any additional U.S. aid.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • News Wrap: TSA agent dies in LAX shooting
    A gunman identified as Paul Ciancia, 23, shot and killed a TSA agent and injured two others at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. The incident caused the FAA to ground all LAX departures. In other news, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that NSA spying has "reached too far" in some cases.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • Airport police: LAX gunmen acted alone
    A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA employee and wounding two other people in the attack. L.A. Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said the gunman pulled what he described as an "assault rifle" from a bag and began firing. "As you can imagine, a large amount of chaos took place in this entire incident," he said.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

  • Boston Red Sox World Series win, a turnaround for team, town
    Just six months after bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon ravaged Beantown, a World Series win gave the city something to celebrate. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the MLB championship Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown talks to Leigh Montville of SportsonEarth.com on the team's turnaround from worst to first.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Abe's legacy in foreign-policy in 'Lincoln and the World'
    Abraham Lincoln is usually remembered for his work on the Emancipation Proclamation, not for his contributions to U.S. foreign policy. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kevin Peraino, author of "Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power" about another side of Lincoln's presidency so often overlooked.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Sen. Susan Collins hopes moderates will return to the GOP
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, didn't agree with House Republican tactics during the government shutdown over budget disagreements but believes it's time to work towards a long-term fiscal plan. Judy Woodruff talks to Collins on what Republican priorities should be this session and the importance of moderate lawmakers in the GOP.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Lawmakers doubt if more military aid is solution to Iraq
    During his visit to Washington, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked for more U.S. military aid to fight a resurgent al-Qaida threat in his nation. But U.S. lawmakers who oppose aid are concerned the unraveling of Iraqi security comes from Maliki's own failure to "govern in an inclusive fashion." Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Destroying chemical arms production ability in Syria
    Destroying Syria's ability to produce and distribute chemical weapons has greatly reduced their capacity for damage. What lies ahead to complete the destruction process by 2014? Judy Woodruff talks to former U.N. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer for more on the chemical threat that remains in the volatile region.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Charles Randolph-Wright on 'Love in Afghanistan'
    Playwright Charles Randolph-Wright reflects on his new play, "Love in Afghanistan," during its world premier at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • NSA use spying laws to tap into Yahoo, Google traffic
    Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claim the NSA and its British counterpart tapped fiber-optic cables connected to Google and Yahoo data centers, gaining access to metadata from user accounts. Gwen Ifill talks to The Washington Post's Barton Gellman about the legality of the NSA alleged actions.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  • UN Forces partner with the Congolese army to push out rebels
    UN Forces partner with the Congolese army to push out rebels
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Joint UN and Congolese forces push back rebels in the Easter
    Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting covers the first joint military exercises between UN and Congolese forces. The effort was designed to push back the rebel group M23.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • UN Peacekeepers travel treacherous roads in the DRC
    Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis reporting interviews UN peacekeeprs struggling to respond to violence in Eastern Congo.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Author Roger Rosenblatt investigates his Manhattan childhood
    Roger Rosenblatt thinks he perhaps pursued a life of words to express understanding of his own life experiences. In "The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood," he draws on recollections of growing up in Gramercy Park in order to craft his memoir. Judy Woodruff sits down with Rosenblatt to discuss the use of memory in his writing.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013

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