Tuesday, 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
  • Bill Clinton on Criticism of Romney's Bain Capital Role
    Speaking with the PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff on Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton discussed whether it was fair for President Obama's campaign to criticize Republican challenger Mitt Romney over his role at Bain Capital. Clinton also spoke about the Clinton Global Initiative's efforts to spur job creation. Watch their full interview on Tuesday's NewsHour broadcast.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

  • Venus Transit: Explaining a Rare Phenomenon
    The second of a pair of rare astronomical events will occur Tuesday evening as Venus will make its way across the face of the sun for the last time until December 2117. Edward Murphy, associate professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia, delves into the science behind the Transit of Venus, why they are so rare, and their significance not only in the past, but for the future.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • Britons Go All Out for Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is only the second monarch to mark 60 years on the throne. Jubilee celebrations began Saturday with a royal visit to the Epsom Racecourse in South London and wrap up Tuesday. Tim Ewart and Andy Davies of Independent Television News report.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • Melinda Gates on the Importance of Evaluations in Teaching
    Part of the American Graduate project addressing the country's high school dropout crisis, teachers across the nation have weighed in at town halls on what's working and what's not. Hari Sreenivasan and Melinda Gates discuss how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hopes to best tackle education reform.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • Supreme Court Sides With Secret Service Agents
    In a unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled to shield two Secret Service agents from being sued on First Amendment grounds by a Colorado man arrested after he confronted Vice President Dick Cheney in 2006. Margaret Warner and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the outcome of the case.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • Wisconsin Recall Election Watched for National Repurcussions
    A bitterly divided electorate. A long tradition of political experiments. The most expensive campaign in state history. And national repercussions, no matter the outcome. Welcome to Wisconsin, where voters are preparing for Tuesday's contentious recall election of embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • News Wrap: Suicide Car Bomb Kills at Least 23 in Baghdad
    In other news Monday, a suicide car bomb in central Baghdad killed at least 23 people -- detonating right outside the main Shiite religious affairs office in Iraq. Nearly 200 people were wounded in the explosion. Also, officials in Pakistan condemned a suspected U.S. drone strike that killed at least 15 people.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • In Egypt, a Volatile Reaction to Mubarak's Sentence
    On Saturday, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in not stopping the killing of protesters during the Arab Spring. Also, his associates and sons were found not guilty. Gwen Ifill speaks with McClatchy Newspapers' Nancy Youssef about the intense demonstrations in Tahrir Square.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • The Heavy Load of Student Debt
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Activist and author David Graeber on mounting student debt and what history says about paying it back.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Watching Wisconsin
    In this week's Political Checklist, Political Editor Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondent Gwen Ifill and special guest Jeff Brown about the historic recall election in Wisconsin. Jeff outlined the energy he saw coming from people on both sides of the election, and Gwen noted the contest is being influenced by outside donations.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • "Movement Retraining" Can Reduce Knee Pain
    Science Nation video on how changing the way you move can reduce knee pain.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • Weekly Poem by Natalie Diaz
    Natalie Diaz reads "Abecedarian Requiring Further Examination of Anglikan-Seraphym Subjugation of a Wild Indian Rezervation, a poem from her first collection, "When My Brother Was an Aztec."
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012
  • Louisiana Fishermen Pioneer Floating Architecture
    For more on this story go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/climate-change/ The fishing community on Old River in Louisiana is in a flood-prone area. In order to maintain their homes, many of the residents have mobilized to devise an innovative solution: turning their homes into floating rafts. Also known as "amphibious," the houses usually stay grounded, but float when the water rises.
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

  • Doubleheader: Shields and Brooks on LeBron, John Edwards
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks tackle LeBron James and John Edwards in the weekly Doubleheader.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2012
  • Writer Mario Vargas Llosa on the Importance of Literature
    Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the world's leading writers, speaks with Jeffrey Brown about his new book and how he folds history and contemporary politics into his writing.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2012
  • Jury Starts Deliberation Over Concealing Pedophile Priests
    A Philadelphia jury began deliberating Friday in a landmark criminal case against Monsignor William Lynn, the first Catholic Church figure to be targeted not for molesting children, but for concealing the abuse. Margaret Warner talks with John Martin of the Philadelphia Inquirer about the emotional trial.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2012
  • In Louisiana, Rising Seas Threaten Native Americans' Land
    Native Americans' tribal lands along the Louisiana coast are washing away as sea levels rise and marshes sink. Part of our Coping with Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan reports from Isle de Jean Charles, a community that is slowly disappearing into the sea.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Economic Picture, Cyber Attacks
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff including May's lackluster jobs report, the White House decision to rev up cyber attacks against Iran plus Bill Clinton's and Donald Trump's roles as surrogates for the Obama and Romney campaigns.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2012
  • Lackluster Jobs Report Highlights Economic 'Fear Factor'
    A new jobs report released Friday showed the worst single month for job growth in a year, pushing the U.S. unemployment rate up to 8.2 percent. Margaret Warner explores what's behind the weaker jobs picture with Daniel Gross of Yahoo! Finance and Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2012
  • Gov. McDonnell Showcases Va. Economy as Romney Considers VP
    The Republican governor of Virginia is highlighting that his state has the lowest unemployment rate in the Southeast as he campaigns for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Bob McDonnell is considered a potential pick to be Romney's running mate. The NewsHour recently trailed McDonnell on his jobs tour.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2012
  • Viewing the Venus Transit: What's the Safest Way?
    On Tuesday, June 5, as the sun sets in North America, the rare astronomical event known as the Transit of Venus will be visible for the last time in over 100 years. University of Virginia Associate Professor of Astronomy Edward Murphy gives an overview of several safe ways to view Tuesday's transit of Venus in front of the sun without harming your eyes in the process.
    Original Air Date: June 1, 2012

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