Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • Day 3 of Supreme Court hearings on The Affordable Care Act 1
    The Supreme Court justices on Wednesday morning heard the last day of oral arguments in the health care reform law suit.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012
  • Rep. Rush Kicked Off House Floor for Wearing Hoodie
    National protests over the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last month have swept the nation, and Wednesday, they landed in Congress when Rep. Bobby Rush was escorted off the House floor.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012
  • 'Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective'
    "Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective," opened recently at the Denver Art Museum. It's a stunning look at the work of the influential French designer who was famous for using elements of men's clothing in women's fashion. Museum Director Christoph Heinrich and exhibit curator Florence Muller gave Art Beat a tour of the show, which will remain at the museum through July 8.
    Original Air Date: March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

  • Why More Americans Are Living Alone
    More and more Americans are living alone, according to sociologist Eric Klinenberg's new book "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Going Alone." Ray Suarez and Klinenberg discuss the emerging demographic of so-called "singletons" and what he calls the "biggest unnamed social change of the last 50 years."
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
  • Illinois Company Looks to Bridge Workers' 'Skills Gap'
    WTTW Chicago reports on an Illinois company trying to fill highly skilled, high-tech jobs and why other advanced-manufacturing companies are facing similar problems as college students shun manufacturing jobs over perceived stigmas and concerns about the long-term viability of the industry in America.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
  • Syria Analyst: Annan Peace Plan Treats Symptoms, Not Disease
    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad toured the besieged city of Homs Tuesday, as reports suggested the government had accepted Kofi Annan's peace plan. Judy Woodruff discusses the latest developments with journalist Andrew Tabler, author of "In the Lion's Den," who lived in Syria for most of the last decade.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
  • Syria Reportedly Accepts Annan's Peace Plan
    Reports from Syria Tuesday suggested a possible breakthrough -- that President Bashar al-Assad had accepted Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan amid new estimates by the U.N. that the death toll in the uprising had reached 9,000. John Ray of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
  • Is Health Law's Individual Mandate Constitutional?
    Justices at the Supreme Court Tuesday heard arguments over the health care law and whether requiring citizens to buy health insurance is constitutional. Former Solicitor General Walter Dellinger and Georgetown University's Randy Barnett debate the legality of the health reform law's so-called individual mandate.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
  • Supreme Court Considers Health Reform Day 2 Recap
    Arguments at the Supreme Court Tuesday dealt with whether Congress had the authority to require citizens to purchase health insurance and whether the government could issue a financial penalty for those who decline. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Marcia Coyle and Susan Dentzer discuss the crux of the hearings with Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
  • Day 2 of Supreme Court hearings on The Affordable Care Act
    The Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard the second day of oral arguments in the health care reform law suit.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
  • Pint-Size Football Players Take Big-League Hits
    Virginia Tech researchers placed helmets with sensors on 7- and 8-year-old football players and collected data on more than 750 hits to the head over a season. The findings are the first quantitative study of the acceleration and risk that young brains face in youth football. Special correspondent Stone Phillips reports.
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
  • Extended Interview: Eric Klinenberg's 'Going Solo'
    More of Ray Suarez's conversation with sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg about his book, "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone."
    Original Air Date: March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

  • James Cameron Descends 7 Miles Into Mariana Trench
    Shooting footage for a 3-D movie and a National Geographic special, filmmaker James Cameron journeyed to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, seven miles below the surface. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on Cameron's deep dive to the Mariana Trench's Challenge Deep, 300 miles southwest of Guam.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • On Stage, Chicago Students Tackle Immigration, Poverty, Race
    Students at the Albany Park Theatre Project in Chicago research, write and perform plays about their own communities, tackling tough issues like immigration, poverty and race while learning about theater in an area where extracurricular activities are few and far between. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • Who Gets to Top of Transplant List and Why?
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney's heart transplant this weekend raised new questions about how the organ transplant waiting list system operates. Margaret Warner and the University of Chicago's Dr. Allen Anderson discuss how the system operates and why people with cardiovascular disease are living longer nowadays.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • Can U.S., Russia Reduce Their Nuclear Arsenals?
    Ahead of the nuclear summit Monday in Seoul, President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and discussed prospects for further nuclear reductions for both nations. Judy Woodruff discusses nuclear issues with Ploughshares Fund President Joseph Cirincione and nuclear proliferation expert Stephen Rademaker.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • Supreme Court Considers Health Reform Day 1 Recap
    Demonstrators gathered Monday outside the Supreme Court as justices kicked off three days of hearings on the health care reform law. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Marcia Coyle and Susan Dentzer discuss the day's proceedings and the core issues of the day's arguments with Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • Day 1 of Supreme Court hearings on The Affordable Care Act
    Even the overflow section at the Supreme Court was overflowing Monday as the justices began hearing the first day of oral arguments in the health care reform law suit.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • Albany Park Theatre Project's 'Feast'
    In this scene from the Albany Park Theatre Project's play "Feast," a trio of stories from teenagers about their experiences living on food stamps, Troi Valles plays a character named Meena.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • Albany Park Theatre Project's 'Home/Land'
    In this scene from the Albany Park Theatre Project's newest play, "Home/Land," a son visits his Mexican-born father in a immigrant detention center. Later, the father is reunited -- briefly -- with his family. John Paul Marquez plays the father, Raul Rico plays his son, Stephany Peres portrays the wife, and Paloma Reyes plays the young daughter.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • More With Albany Park Theatre Project's David Feiner
    In this extended interview, Jeffrey Brown talks to Albany Park Theatre Project founder David Feiner.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: Sean Thomas Dougherty Reads 'Arias'
    Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author of nine books, including "Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line" (2010, BOA Editions), "Nightshift Belonging to Lorca," a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and "Except by Falling," winner of the 2000 Pinyon Press Poetry Prize from Mesa State College.
    Original Air Date: March 26, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

  • The Doubleheader: Community Watch and NFL Saints Penalties
    Mark Shields and David Brooks talk about the laws and climate in place surrounding community watch programs, vigilantism and justice surrounding the Trayvon Martin shootings. Also, they weigh in on the NFL's severe fines against the New Orleans Saints for the practice of offering bounties, and the phenomenon of Mad Men and Hunger Games.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2012
  • 'The Hunger Games' Phenomenon
    When the clock struck midnight early Friday, fans of the wildly anticipated movie "The Hunger Games," based on the young-adult series by Suzanne Collins, cheered as they flooded more than 2,000 screenings across the country. Jeffrey Brown discusses the movie's appeal and buzz with The Atlantic's Jen Doll.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Trayvon Martin, Mitt Romney's Gaffes
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including the political implications of the black unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin's death and the state of play on the GOP field, including Mitt Romney's gaffes.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2012
  • New Rules Ease Limits, Expand Intelligence Access to Data
    New counterterrorism guidelines now allow the National Counterterrorism Center to keep and analyze information gathered about Americans or U.S. residents for much longer, according to a statement released Thursday. Margaret Warner discusses expanded intelligence access with analyst Michael Leiter and author James Bamford.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2012
  • On Sgt. Bales' 17 Counts, 'Prosecution Has its Challenges'
    Staff Sgt. Robert Bales faces 17 counts in connection with the Afghan killings. Jeffrey Brown, Eugene Fidell of the National Institute of Military Justice and Lt. Col. Gary Solis discuss the difficulties defense and prosecution are about to endure in a military trial with a defendant who could face the death penalty.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2012
  • China Launches News Programs for American Audience
    China Central Television has opened a new, state-of-the-art broadcast bureau in Washington, D.C. and is now producing news programs in English for an American audience.
    Original Air Date: March 23, 2012

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