Wednesday, September 28, 2011

  • Joplin Mural Tells Story of Storm Devastation
    A new mural project in Joplin, MO., has brought the community together to tell their storm of last May's devastating tornado.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

  • In Washington, a Monumental Effort to Repair, Reopen Iconic Obelisk
    Engineers rigged ropes Tuesday atop the Washington Monument in preparation for a multi-day job rappelling down the marble exterior of the indefinitely shuttered icon to check for cracks and other damage from the earthquake that shook the East Coast last month. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2011
  • Gen. Keane: America's 'Soft Approach' to Pakistan Has Failed
    Three bloody attacks in Afghanistan claimed many lives recently, but the greatest casualty may be the U.S. alliance with Pakistan. Margret Warner discusses growing diplomatic tensions with retired Army Gen. Jack Keane and Vali Nasr, former senior adviser to the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2011
  • Pakistan's Alleged Ties to Haqqani Terror Network Rock Alliance With U.S.
    A terrorist group based in Pakistan that is active in Afghanistan acts an an "arm" of Pakistan's intelligence agency, Adm. Mike Mullen, the top American military officer, told Congress last week. Margaret Warner reports on Pakistan's deteriorating relations with the United States.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2011
  • In Joplin, Art Helps Healing Amid 'Amazing Sense of Loss' From Tornado
    After a tornado destroyed a third of the city in May, some residents of Joplin, Mo., are finding that earlier pledges to rebuild aren't going as planned. Jeffrey Brown reports from Joplin on how art is helping some heal and how some people looking to rebuild homes, businesses and playgrounds are running into stumbling blocks.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2011
  • What's Behind 9% Jump in Employer-Paid Health Insurance Premiums?
    A survey released Tuesday by The Kaiser Family Foundation reported that annual health insurance premiums for a family of four climbed $15,000 this year. Judy Woodruff discusses what's causing health insurance costs to rise with Susan Dentzer of Health Affairs.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2011
  • Cities Hit Hard by Slump, Adding to Cloudy Economic Picture
    As the nation's economic woes mount, evidence of continuing trouble can be found in city revenues, the housing market and high unemployment rates. Gwen Ifill discusses the big picture with Patchwork Nation Director Dante Chinni, Howard Wial of the Brookings Institution and Christopher Hoene of the National League of Cities.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

  • Survey: Health Care Premiums Soar
    As the economy sputters and many American companies struggle to maintain employer health benefits, the news officially became more dreary Tuesday: Premiums for employer-sponsored health coverage shot up 9 percent last year. That's significantly more than the average increase in wages, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Education Trust.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • New Interpretation of 'Porgy and Bess' Provokes as it Continues to Resonate
    Reinterpreting a classic is always sensitive, but when that classic is George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," the singular American opera, it can get downright controversial. WGBH-Boston's Jared Bowen reports.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • New Book Explores How Millennials Shape American Life, Culture
    The new book, "Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America," explores how young people coming of age are reshaping American life and culture. Judy Woodruff speaks with authors Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • Senate, House Deal on Track to Avert Government Shutdown
    The Senate moved toward striking a deal on a short-term funding bill that would keep the government operating through mid-November. Jeffrey Brown and David Chalian discuss the implications of the deal.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • After 100 Days as Chicago's Mayor, How Is Rahm Emanuel Faring?
    Late last year, Rahm Emanuel left his post at the White House to launch his successful bid for mayor of Chicago. WTTW's Eddie Arruza profiles the Windy City's new mayor after 100 days on the job.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • What Will Medvedev-Putin Swap Mean for U.S.-Russia Relations?
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced plans to swap roles in 2012. Margeret Warner discusses what this move might mean for relations between the United States and Russia with Angela Stent of Georgetown University and Dmitri Trenin of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • Russian Finance Minister Fired Over Criticism of Putin, Medvedev Job Swap
    Longtime Russian Finance Minister Alexeli Kudrin was fired Monday after he criticized the announcement that President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin plan to swap roles in 2012. Margret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • Amid New Strikes in Greece, 'a Constant Tension in the Air'
    The Greek Parliament is set to vote Tuesday on a key part of a new austerity package that would include a new property tax paid through electricity bills. Jeffrey Brown discusses efforts to keep the nation from defaulting with freelance reporter John Psaropoulos in Athens.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • Remembering Wangari Maathai, First African Woman to Win Nobel Prize
    For more on this story go to www.pbs.org/newshourWangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to save Kenya's forests, died Sunday after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement to plant trees in hopes of helping poor, rural Kenyans. She spoke with the NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown in 2005.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'The Field Has a Girl' by Laurel Snyder
    Laurel Snyder is the author of two books of poems, "Daphne & Jim: a choose-your-own-adventure biography in verse" and "The Myth of the Simple Machines"; three novels for children, "Penny Dreadful," "Any Which Wall" and "Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains OR The Search for a Suitable Princess"; and two picture books, "Inside the Slidy Diner" and "Baxter the Kosher Pig."
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

  • Shields and Brooks on Romney vs. Perry, Disaster Aid Deadlock in Congress
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the latest debate among GOP 2012 hopefuls, the Palestinian bid for statehood at the U.N. and the House showdown over disaster aid funding.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2011
  • Fla. Events Reveal Dividing Lines Between Perry, Romney Supporters
    A series of GOP events in Florida have further sharpened the divisions between the GOP 2012 hopefuls and their supports. Jim Lehrer and Judy Woodruff discuss the highlights of the GOP debate and other events.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2011
  • Obama Offers States an Exit to Parts of 'No Child Left Behind' Law
    President Obama said on Friday that No Child Left Behind, which President Bush signed into law in 2002, is not working. Jeffrey Brown discusses the major changes to the law and what they mean for students and schools with Fairfax County Superintendent Jack Dale and Education Trust President Kati Haycock.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2011
  • HistoryMakers Visit Schools to Energize, Inspire Students
    The organization The HistoryMakers sent 450 African-American trailblazers and leaders into high schools around the country this week to encourage students to get their diplomas and aim for college.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2011
  • After Palestinian Statehood Bid, Where Do Mideast Talks Stand?
    After the Palestinian bid for statehood at the U.N., the U.S., European Union, Russia and the U.N., have urged a return to direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations within a month. Ray Suarez discusses where the peace process stands with two analysts.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2011
  • The Doubleheader: What's Obama's Real Goal for his Jobs Plan?
    Mark Shields and David Brooks join Doubleheader guest host, NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian, to discuss the politics behind President Obama's ongoing campaign to get his jobs plan passed. The plan has little chance of passing, so why is the president traveling around the country to promote it, Chalian asks.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2011
  • Netanyahu: 'In Israel, Our Hope for Peace Never Wanes'
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.N. General Assembly Friday, saying Israel wants peace despite its reputation among some in the United Nations.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2011
  • Abbas Submits Palestinian Statehood Bid to U.N.
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted a formal request for U.N. membership Friday, saying negotiations with Israel had repeatedly broken down without results.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

  • 'Last Train Home' Traces Travels of China's Migrant Workers
    In "Last Train Home" filmmaker Lixin Fan documents the migration of millions of Chinese workers during the Chinese New Year -- the largest human migration in the world -- through the prism of one family. This documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Galveston Aims to Build a Healthier City After Ike's Wave of Destruction
    Three years after Hurricane Ike hit in 2008, Galveston is still rebuilding. But this time around residents want to make the city a healthier place to live. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Erdogan Navigates Turkey's Rapidly Rising World Profile
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the stage Thursday at the United Nations as part of a continued effort to boost his country's profile in the Middle East and beyond. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011

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