Friday, June 28, 2013

  • High Court Closes Term With Blockbuster Week of Decisions
    In the final week of the term, the Supreme Court rolled out a series of highly-anticipated decisions, ranging from affirmative action to same-sex marriage. Margaret Warner talks with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal, author of "The Roberts Court," to sort through the key rulings.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • Health Care Law Aims to Limit Need to Rehospitalize Patients
    Every year, nearly 2 million Medicare beneficiaries are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged, at a cost of $17.5 billion. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on provisions in the new health care law that aim to limit the need to rehospitalize Medicare patients.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • How Much the Government Monitor Phone, Internet Activity?
    According to The Washington Post, the NSA cultivated relationships with phone companies and Internet providers to obtain domestic records after the 9/11 attacks. Ray Suarez talks to Barton Gellman, a journalist and senior fellow at The Century Foundation, for more on these NSA findings and an update on Edward Snowden.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • Father of Edward Snowden Says Son Is Not a Traitor
    Lonnie Snowden, the father of the former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, came to the defense of his son on NBC News, saying his son is not a traitor. Edward, whose U.S. passport has been revoked, is believed to still be in the transit area of a Moscow airport, out of sight since leaving Hong Kong. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • Reflecting on Change in South Africa and Icon Mandela
    Concerns persist over the deteriorating health of former South African President Nelson Mandela as President Barack Obama begins a visit there. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, special correspondent for NBC News, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the legendary leader's legacy in South Africa, and how democracy has shaped that nation.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • Phish's Trey Anastasio on the Band's Start in Vermont
    Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio spoke with Art Beat's Jeffrey Brown at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The PBS NewsHour's ful profile of Anastasio will air on July 2.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • DNA Testing Reunites Families Separated by War
    Thousands of children were kidnapped during a civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s, but new DNA procedures are helping reunite parents with their now grown children. Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

  • USDA Releases New Rules for Snacks Sold at Schools
    Starting next year, new federal rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will regulate the kinds of food and beverages sold at schools in order to lower the amount of fat, salt and sugar in kids' diets. Ray Suarez gets details on the new rules from Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • New Battlegrounds Ahead in Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage
    A day after the high court released rulings on gay marriage, Jeffrey Brown talks to Winnie Stachelberg of the Center for American Progress to learn how it will impact federal benefits for same-sex couples. Then New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., join him to discuss political implications.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • Performing Artists Compete, Move, Adapt in Tough Economy
    A new report shows 45 percent of young adults with college degrees are underemployed, and the next generation of classical performers are no exception. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how, motivated by the love of performance, artists are adapting to hard economic times and an incredibly competitive job market.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • Reflecting on U.S. Policy and Performance in Africa
    As the president visits Senegal, Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development and Sarah Pray of the Open Society Foundation join Margaret Warner to grade the Obama administration's track record on Africa, and explore how that continent has fit into American foreign policy.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • Bipartisan Senate Majority Passes Immigration Reform
    With 68 votes, the U.S. Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the country's immigration system for the first time in almost 30 years. The bill will create a pathway to citizenship for some 11 million people currently living in the country as undocumented residents. Ray Suarez reports on the bill's passage.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • How LivelyHoods Works
    Maria Springer, co-founder of LivelyHoods, explains how the organization trains workers to sell home goods in Nairobi's slums.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
    June 27, 2013
  • Fueling Controversy: Political Cartoons With Victor Navasky
    Fueling Controversy: Political Cartoons With Victor Navasky
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • Amid Turmoil, an American 'Prince' Returns to Russia
    Ballet star David Hallberg returns to the stage of the famed Bolshoi theatre in Moscow this summer for the first time since an acid attack left Bolshoi artistic director, Sergei Filin, badly burned and nearly blind last January. Hallberg became the first American principal dancer at the historically insular company in 2011.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

  • Tensions Mount as Egyptian President Morsi Addresses Nation
    Amid growing turmoil and just days ahead of planned mass protests, Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi called on his opponents to help end the country's political polarization. For an update from Cairo on the violent clashes and reaction to Morsi, Margaret Warner talks with Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • In Texas, Marathon Filibuster Derails New Abortion Bill
    A Texas state bill supported by Republican lawmakers to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and require new standards for abortion providers was derailed by a marathon filibuster led by Fort Worth Democrat Wendy Davis. Gwen Ifill recaps the dramatic night in the Texas State Senate with Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Hot, Dry Winds Help Spread Deadly Valley Fever Infections
    In the Mojave Desert, extreme heat and wind made worse by more intense weather conditions in recent years has helped the spread of a resilient fungus that causes a deadly infection known as Valley Fever. Ray Suarez reports on the role of dust in the dramatic rise of Valley Fever.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • The Winners and Losers in Court's Decision on Gay Marriage
    The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage drew support from President Barack Obama, while House Speaker John Boehner called the ruling "disappointing." Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the court's rulings from Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Mary Bonauto of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Gay Rights Advocates Score Supreme Court Victories
    On its final day of the term, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, entitling same-sex couples to the same federal benefits as other married spouses. And Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage, was declared unconstitutional. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • The Evolution of Our Throwing Shoulder
    Neil Roach, post doctoral researcher at George Washington University, explains how humans have the ability to throw with such high velocities and why this made a difference in our evolution.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Phish's Trey Anastasio on Early Classical Influences
    Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio spoke with Art Beat's Jeffrey Brown at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The PBS NewsHour's ful profile of Anastasio will air on July 2.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • San Francisco Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Decisions
    NewsHour Correspondent Spencer Michels spoke with Andre Sanchez and Wes McGaughey, a gay couple living in San Francisco, moments after the Supreme Court decisions today on DOMA and California's Prop 8.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Watch California's Attorney General Speak on DOMA Ruling
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke at a press conference in support of the Supreme Court's ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Watch Rep. Bachmann and Others Speak Against DOMA Ruling
    Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and other U.S. House members spoke out against the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Others Speak in Support of SCOTUS
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other U.S. House members in favor of the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage today speak in their support of the judgments.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Watch Edith Windsor's Remarks on DOMA Ruling
    Following the Supreme Court's decision that the Defense of Marriage Act -- known as DOMA -- was unconstitutional, plaintiff Edith Windsor spoke from the ACLU center in New York.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Watch Prop 8 Challengers Speak After Supreme Court Rulings
    Following the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, and Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, attorney David Boies and plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami spoke outside the court.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013

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