Thursday, July 7, 2011

  • Philadelphia Teens Report on How Local Charity Helps Families
    Teens from the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush investigate the work being done by a charitable organization in their area.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011
  • How an English Investor Dabbled in Cleveland Real Estate... and Got Burned
    As a follow-up to Tuesday's story on abandoned housing demolition in Cleveland, we're posting a short video. A show-and-tell about one vacant property, it covers all the bases -- from the bank unloading to a middleman, the middleman putting it up on the Internet with misleading photos, and finally a buyer in England snapping it up and now feeling rooked.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011
  • Miles O'Brien on the Last Shuttle Launch
    Miles O'Brien has covered more than 40 space shuttle launches. He led CNN's coverage of the loss of space shuttle, Columbia, and he co-anchored astronaut John Glenn's return-to-space mission with television news legend Walter Cronkite. And it's with mixed emotions that he readies this week to report on the final liftoff of NASA's last remaining shuttle, Atlantis.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

  • Legendary Pitcher Clemens Faces Opening Day of Perjury Trial
    Jury selection began Wednesday in the federal perjury trial of former pitching star Roger Clemens. The record-setting major leaguer was charged with lying to Congress about the use of steroids and human growth hormones. Ray Suarez discusses the charges and what to expect in the trial with Sports Illustrated's David Epstein.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2011
  • Schoolhouse Shock: Report Finds Widespread Cheating by Atlanta Educators
    A new report found that nearly 200 Atlanta school administrators, principals and teachers cheated to raise student test scores for as long as a decade. Gwen Ifill discusses the report's findings, and the problem that has surfaced in school districts across the country with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Heather Vogell.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2011
  • State of Disagreement: Divisions Grow in Minnesota Budget Battle
    Minnesota's government shutdown continued Wednesday as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers remained at a standstill over spending and taxes. Judy Woodruff discusses how the state's budget divide compares to the nation's with The Star Tribune's Rachel Stassen-Berger and The Pew Center on the States' Susan Urahn.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2011
  • Lawmakers Remain Divided on Deficit Fundamentals as Deadline Draws Closer
    The Senate gave up its Fourth of July recess to focus on raising the U.S. debt ceiling, but there was no sign Wednesday that lawmakers were close to reaching an agreement on the basic divide: tax hikes vs. spending cuts. Kwame Holman reports on the latest developments in the negotiations.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2011
  • Twitter Town Hall Showcases Social Media's Political Potential
    In a "Twitter town hall" Wednesday at the White House, people across the country tweeted questions for President Obama to answer. Jeffrey Brown discusses the town hall and how technology is changing politics with techPresident's Andrew Rasiej, The Brookings Institution's Darrell West and The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2011
  • Westboro Baptist Church Members Protest at Utah High School
    A student from West High School in Salt Lake City covers a protest held by members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church at his high school.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2011
  • Profile: Songwriter Sarah Jaffe's Varied Style
    Texas-based singer and songwriter Sarah Jaffe talks about her music, the advantages of playing with a band versus playing solo, and what she looks for in a good song. While Jaffe's beginnings are solidly folk and acoustic guitar, she has now explored her rock instincts playing bass guitar and drums.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

  • Schweitzer Confident of Full Oil Spill Cleanup, Future Pipelines Will Be OK
    Three days after an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured on the Yellowstone River, spewing 42,000 gallons of crude oil, crews are still scrambling to contain the spill but rising water levels blocked efforts to reach some of the soiled shoreline. Jeffrey Brown discusses the scope of the damage with Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2011
  • Raze the Roof: Cleveland Levels Vacant Homes to Revive Neighborhoods
    Business correspondent Paul Solman reports from Cleveland on the economically troubled Ohio city's efforts to tear down thousands of empty foreclosed homes in hopes of putting eyesore and dangerous properties back to productive use -- perhaps as community gardens, new businesses or even a vineyard.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2011
  • Twin Bombings Near Baghdad Cast Doubts on Iraq's Fragile Security
    In the city of Taji, some 20 miles north of Baghdad, two successive suicide bombings killed at least 37 and wounded another 50 on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill discusses the recent increase in violence and what it means for Iraqi security during the U.S. troop drawdown with The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2011
  • Chavez's Health Fuels Political Power Struggle in Venezuela
    Celebrations erupted in Caracas as news spread that Hugo Chavez was back after traveling to Cuba for medical treatment. Ray Suarez gets insight from two analysts.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2011
  • Cornyn to Obama: Take Tax Hikes Off The Table in Debt Negotiations
    President Obama announced late Tuesday afternoon that he will host bipartisan talks on the deficit Thursday. Jeffrey Brown discusses the negotiations with Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who sits on the Senate budget and finance committees.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: From 'Severance Songs' by Joshua Corey
    Joshua Corey is the author of "Severance Songs" (Tupelo Press, 2011), "Fourier Series" (Spineless Books, 2005) "Selah" (Barrow Street, 2003) and two chapbooks. He teaches at Lake Forest College in Illinois.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Washington Fireworks in the Sky and in Congress
    Political Editor David Chalian tells Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about viewing the 4th of July fireworks from the White House, and the fireworks that Pres. Obama is much more interested in.With a little more than two weeks to go before the deadline on raising the debt ceiling, Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are still in a deadlock.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

  • Honor Roll for July 4, 2011
    A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011
  • From Josh Ritter, a Song That Became a Debut Novel
    "Bright's Passage," the debut novel by singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, details a young man's return home from World War I. Jeffrey Brown and the musician-turned-novelist discuss his first work of fiction.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011
  • Report: Female Journalists Facing More Risks, Intimidation Abroad
    A new report shed light on sexual attacks on journalist working overseas. Margaret Warner discusses the findings with Lauren Wolfe of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011
  • Chefs Cook Up Ideas for Healthy School Lunches
    A pair of chefs has stepped out of their kitchens and into school cafeterias to lend their services in hopes of crafting healthier menus for school lunches. Betty Ann Bowser has this encore report.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011
  • Campaign Cash Race Is on for GOP '12 Contenders, Obama Campaign
    Republican presidential contenders spent the July 4 holiday on the campaign trail. Lately most have spent their time feverishly dialing for the dollars they will need to support their campaigns. NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian updates us on the race for campaign cash.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011
  • Fourth of July Celebrations Draw Families, Troops and Presidential Hopefuls
    Americans at home and abroad celebrated Independence Day with parades, barbeques, and fireworks. Judy Woodruff reports on how Americans celebrated Independence Day here and abroad.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011
  • Josh Ritter Sings 'Girl in the War'
    Josh Ritter sings "Girl in the War."
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011
  • Josh Ritter Reads From His Novel, 'Bright's Passage'
    Josh Ritter reads from his novel, "Bright's Passage."
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011
  • July 4 Fireworks: Behind the Scenes in the Nation's Capital
    Washington, D.C.'s Independence Day fireworks production, is one of the biggest in the country. Pyro Shows, a Tennessee fireworks display company has been responsible for the show nine years in a row. Tom Stiner from Pyro Shows talks about what goes into pulling a pyrotechnic display of this magnitude.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

  • Shields and Gerson on Budget Impasse, Bachmann Candidacy
    Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson examine the week's top stories, including President Obama's harsh criticism of congressional leaders' efforts to reach a debt limit deal, and Rep. Michele Bachmann's foray into the 2012 presidential race.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2011
  • Protecting Its Fannie: How Mortgage Giant Primed the Bubble, Covered Its Assets
    As part of his Making Sen$e series, Paul Solman reports on the new book, "Reckless Endangerment," which argues that for the past 20 years, Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise that increases money for homeownership, pursued profits for itself and bought risky loans that inflated a housing bubble that eventually burst.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2011

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