Friday, June 8, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on Eurozone, Lessons of Wisconsin Recall
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff including Europe's growing debt crisis, President Obama's comments on the economic health of the American private sector and the takeaways from the Wisconsin recall election.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2012
  • In El Salvador, Tooth Decay Epidemic Blamed on Junk Food
    From El Salvador, graduates of the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism -- producer Roberto Daza and correspondent Carl Nasman -- report on an epidemic of tooth decay across the countryside, blamed largely on junk food, soda and a a lack of education about dental care.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2012
  • In Syrian Town, NPR Reporter Sees Blood-Soaked Carpets
    Friday morning brought a new barrage of shelling in the Syrian city of Homs. Also, U.N. monitors saw evidence of multiple killings in a small town where activists reported a massacre. They said they found flesh, blood and piles of ash but no bodies. NPR's Deborah Amos joins Ray Suarez by phone from Damascus.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2012
  • How Vulnerable Is U.S. Over Europe's Economic Troubles?
    European leaders must stabilize their financial system to create a stronger eurozone, President Obama said Friday, urging them to act on the growing debt crisis. Jeffrey Brown, economist Nariman Behravesh and Drew Greenblatt of Marlin Steel Wire Products discuss how Europe's economic troubles might affect U.S. economic growth.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2012
  • Conversation: Lou Beach, Author of '420 Characters'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Lou Beach, author of the collection of stories "420 Characters."
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2012
  • Health Care Reform: The Comic Book
    Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser talks with Jonathan Gruber, the author of "Health Care Reform," the comic book. The MIT economist and professor of economics hopes the graphic layout of his book will help more Americans understand the complex law and its implications.
    Original Air Date: June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

  • New Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Explores Human Struggles
    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey was named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, the Library of Congress announced Thursday -- noting her ability to "dig beneath the surface of history." The NewsHour first profiled her in 2006 for her third book of poems, "Native Guard." Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2012
  • Should Sugary Drinks Be Taxed Like Cigarettes?
    As New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes banning extra-large sugar drinks from public venues, the city of Richmond, Calif., may be poised to go further than any other government in the U.S. with a new tax on soda. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on a controversial public health campaign to combat obesity and diabetes.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2012
  • Congress Eyes Crackdown Over Leaks About Secret Programs
    Beginning with comments from Sen. John McCain Tuesday citing accounts of what appear to be high-level government leaks, Congress is engaged in an investigation about war tactics. Jeffrey Brown discusses the varied secret programs, from cyber attacks to drone strikes, with The New York Times' David Sanger.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2012
  • Pawlenty Outlines Romney's Economic Record, Labor Stance
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a onetime rival to Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination who now serves as national co-chair for his campaign, speaks with Judy Woodruff about Romney's economic record and his stance on labor rights.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2012
  • Is Annan's Peace Plan for Syria at a Dead End?
    "Syria cannot be peaceful, stable or certainly democratic until [President] Assad goes," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday, calling the latest near massacre "unconscionable." Ray Suarez and The Washington Post's Colum Lynch discuss the latest diplomatic maneuvering over Syria at the United Nations.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2012
  • Light Pollution- Where Did All the Stars Go?
    Hari Sreenivasan and Debra Elmegreen, professor of astronomy at Vassar College and president of the American Astronomical Society, talk about light pollution and how it ruins the night sky for astronomers and star-gazers alike.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

  • New York Teachers Discuss Accountability, Assessments
    As part of our American Graduate focus on teachers, testing and accountability, Ray Suarez moderated a discussion with several New York public school teachers on the challenges they face in the classroom and how they think they should be evaluated.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2012
  • Remembering Ray Bradbury and His 'Cautionary Tales'
    Ray Bradbury, author of classic books such as "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles," died Tuesday night at the age of 91. Jeffrey Brown and bestselling novelist Lev Grossman, who is also a book critic for Time magazine, discuss Bradbury's life, work and literary legacy.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2012
  • Study Says Traditional Diabetes Treatment Not Effective
    Nearly one out of every three children born in 2002 will develop diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those numbers are prompting a series of efforts to combat obesity. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2012
  • With Political Polarization High, People Say 'Listen to Me'
    Partisan divisions in U.S. politics have grown more intense, according to a new Pew Research Center survey tracking attitudes on government, business social issues and more. Judy Woodruff speaks with Linda Killian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Also, we introduce the NewsHour's "Listen to Me" project.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2012
  • How Walker's Win in Wisconsin Might Shape Obama-Romney Race
    After a decisive victory Tuesday, embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became the first governor in U.S. history to successfully turn back a recall election. Gwen Ifill, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert and USA Today's Susan Page discuss the high turnout and how the vote may influence November's elections.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

  • Jeffrey Brown Speaks with WTMJ Radio Host Charlie Sykes
    Jeffrey Brown's extended interview with Charlie Skyes, a radio host at WTMJ in Milwaukee. They discussed Wisconsin politics just days before the historic gubernatorial recall election.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Jubilee Showcases 'Genuine Affection' for Queen Elizabeth
    Amid the pomp and ceremony Tuesday in the U.K., as Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee and a 60-year reign, was "a reminder that there is this one woman in this institution that's somehow above the fray," said Ned Temko, a writer for The Observer. Reporting from London, Temko spoke with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Queen Elizabeth: Diamond Jubilee a 'Humbling Experience'
    The grand finale of the four-day Diamond Jubilee commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign Tuesday was set aside for prayer and ceremony, but it was also punctuated by fanfare. Andy Davies of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Are Teachers Too Accountable Over Student Achievement?
    Part of the American Graduate project addressing the country's high school dropout crisis, Ray Suarez and former Deputy Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch discuss education reform and her approach to teacher accountability.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Breast Cancer Treatment Averts 'Collateral Damage' to Cells
    Doctors meeting this week at a major conference in Chicago believe they are on track to create a drug that would specifically target cancer cells, while largely leaving healthy cells undamaged. Gwen Ifill and Dr. Michael Link of the American Society of Clinical Oncology discuss the findings.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Clinton: 'Business Experience Does Not Guarantee Success'
    Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday discussed whether it was fair for President Obama's campaign to criticize Mitt Romney over his role at Bain Capital. He also spoke about the Clinton Global Initiative's efforts to spur job creation. Read the full transcript, or watch the shorter version that aired on the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Despite 5 Primary Contests, All Eyes on Wisconsin Recall
    After months of rallies, phone calls and door-knocking, Wisconsin voters went to the polls Tuesday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker hoped to avoid becoming only the third governor in U.S. history to be recalled. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • The Life and Death of al-Qaida's 'General Manager'
    Deputy al-Qaida leader Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed by a drone attack Monday inside Pakistan, according to U.S. officials. Jeffrey Brown and Seth Jones of the RAND Corporation discuss the strike and the life story of the man described as the general manager of the terror network.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills al-Qaida's No. 2
    U.S. officials confirmed on Tuesday that al-Qaida's Abu Yahya al-Libi had been killed in a drone strike inside Pakistan. Jeffrey Brown reports on the most recent blow to the terror network.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Jeffrey Brown Talks with The Progressive's Ruth Conniff
    Jeffrey Brown's extended interview with Ruth Conniff, Political Editor for the Madison based magazine, The Progressive. They discuss Wisconsin politics days before the state's historic gubernatorial recall election.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012
  • Bill Clinton: China 'Absolutely' Holds Down Currency
    Speaking with the PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton discussed how the United States should deal with China and its currency policy. Clinton advised that U.S. officials should approach specific concerns over China's actions on a case-by-case basis, rather than to launch a "broadside attack" on its economy.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012

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