Friday, April 19, 2013

  • Police Commissioner Urges Residents
    Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis urges all residents cooperate and to stay at home as the police conduct a door-to-door search for one of the Boston Marathon bombings suspect identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., and any other possible accomplices.
    Original Air Date: April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

  • World Bank Announces Goal to End Extreme Poverty by 2030
    The World Bank wants to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the push as the bank began its annual spring meeting along with the International Monetary Fund. Jeffrey Brown interviews Kim about what can be done to alleviate some of the economic suffering around the world.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • Sen. Durbin: Gang of Eight Found Balance on Immigration
    A bipartisan team of senators rolled out its sweeping plan for immigration reform, meant to create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Margaret Warner talks to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., one of the lawmakers who collaborated on the plan.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • Rise of Domestic Drones Draws Questions About Privacy
    The increased domestic use of small unmanned aerial devices known as drones have spurred enthusiasm from law enforcement officials to amateur photographers. But the evolving use of the technology has also triggered privacy concerns. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the debate surrounding acceptable uses of domestic drones.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • Messages of Mourning and Hope for Boston After Attack
    In Boston, President Obama and first lady Michelle joined Mayor Tom Menino, Gov. Deval Patrick and thousands of others at an interfaith memorial service for the victims of the attack on the city's marathon. Jeffrey Brown reports on the many messages of comfort for the unnerved city.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • FBI Releases Photos of Boston Blast Suspects
    The FBI released pictures and video of two suspects who may have planted a device at the site of the explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Jeffrey Brown talks with David Boeri of WBUR Public Radio about how investigators have combed through thousands of tips so far.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • Search Continues for Survivors of Texas Explosion
    The explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant has left scores injured and killed a still unconfirmed number of people. Although the cause of the explosion is yet unknown, authorities say there is no evidence of foul play. Ray Suarez talks with KERA Public Radio's BJ Austin for more on the investigation and the search for survivors.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • How Do You Build a Do-It-Yourself Drone?
    So what goes into building one of these devices? Christopher Vo, director of education for the D.C. Area Drone User Group, an community organization of amateur and professional drone users, offers a brief tutorial.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • Helping a Small Town Recover After a Texas Plant Explosion
    A massive explosion tore through a fertilizer plant near the town of West, in central Texas, on Wednesday leveling nearby homes and businesses, according to authorities.Tony LeNoir, owner of Cen-Tex Roof Systems, posted an offer of help on his company's Facebook page: "Anyone in West that needs tarps or plywood call my office ... We have crews ready to help. No charge people!"
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • FBI Releases Photos of Suspects at Briefing
    FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers released photos and video of two suspects in the April 15 Boston Marathon Bombings. The video and images were captured by security cameras near the scene of the blasts. DesLauriers stressed that the FBI requests that the public use only the images released Thursday to help ascertain the identities of the subjects.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • World Bank President on Urgency of Climate Change Issues
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Kim speaks with Jeffrey Brown about a new initiative to address extreme poverty. In an extended conversation, Kim also addressed the urgency of climate change. He says they must increase financial resources for sustainable energy, use innovative agriculture to put carbon back into the ground and partner with major cities to reduce their carbon footprint.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • Gang of Eight Senators Say Immigration Bill is Common Sense
    Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., and their colleagues in the so-called Gang of Eight, held a news conference Thursday afternoon to detail the 844-page immigration reform legislation, officially released earlier this week.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • One Year Later, Kony Campaign's Call to Action Unresolved
    The "Kony 2012" video skyrocketed to almost 100 million views on YouTube in the course of a year. But was a nonprofit's attempt to make the African warlord a household name effective if he's still in power? Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download explore the Kony movement and viral marketing online in a conversation with political editor Christina Bellantoni for the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • Watch President Obama's Remarks at Boston Interfaith Service
    President Obama attended an interfaith memorial service today, honoring the victims of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. Addressing the city, Obama said:"On behalf of the American people, I have a simple message: every one of us has been touched … everyone of us stands with you because it [Boston] is our own city too … it is one of America's iconic city one and one the world's greatest city."
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013
  • The Evolving Immigration Debate: Activism
    Hari Sreenivasan talks to Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia for Part 4 of the NewsHour's series on how immigration reform has evolved since the last big push seven years ago.
    Original Air Date: April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Human Rights Cases in U.S.
    The Supreme Court ruled against trying foreign human rights cases in U.S. courts. The justices decided that a 1789 tort statute enacted by the first Congress didn't apply to conduct outside of the U.S. Gwen Ifill talks to National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle about why the court's ruling is a huge blow for human rights activists.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • Thousands Bid Farewell to Britain's 'Iron Lady'
    The order of service reflected all she believed in: faith, patriotism and duty. From Parliament to St. Paul's Cathedral, thousands gathered respectfully, including many who still vehemently dislike the Iron Lady. Independent Television News' Garry Bibbon and Jeffrey Brown report on the mourners and protesters.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • Letters Tainted with Ricin Sent to President Obama, Congress
    In aftermath of the attack in Boston, letters sent to President Obama and members of Congress tainted with the poison ricin were intercepted by authorities before delivery. Hari Sreenivasan talks with WNYC's Todd Zwillich, who says the potential scare has many edgy especially on such an unusual day on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • Reporting on Boston Bombing Leads to Conflicting Answers
    Despite media outlets' conflicting reports, the FBI insisted no arrests had been made in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings. Jeffrey Brown talks with WBUR's David Boeri, who reported that senior judges and top officials were directed to prepare the courthouse for an impending arrest until threats shut down the building.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • News Wrap: Wife Charged with Murder of Texas D.A.
    In other news Wednesday, Texas authorities arrested Kim Williams on charges of murder for the shootings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, Cynthia, and assistant prosecutor Mark Hasse. Williams is the ex-wife of a former justice of the peace in Texas, who is currently in jail for computer theft.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • Senate Rejects Amendments for Background Checks
    Proposed amendments for assault weapons and high capacity magazine bans and universal background checks failed to pass the Senate. Kwame Holman reports. Then, Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on why Senate failed to pass the proposals from National Shooting Sports Foundation's Lawrence Keane and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • Senate Blocks Expanded Gun Sale Background Checks
    Senate Republicans, backed by rural-state Democrats, blocked legislation to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms. Attempts to ban assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines also faced certain defeat in a series of showdown votes four months after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. The background check measure commanded a majority but fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • Late Bloomers Become First-Time Entrepreneurs
    NewsHour Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on late bloomers who decided to take the plunge into self-employment.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • Obama on the Defeat of the Manchin-Toomey Amendment
    President Obama spoke candidly about his frustration with the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey Amendment. Obama was introduced by Mark Barden, the father of Sandy Hook victim Daniel Barden.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • Obama: Gun Lobby and Allies "Willfully Lied About the Bill"
    President Obama spoke candidly about his frustration with the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey Amendment. Obama said that the gun lobby and its allies "willfully lied about the bill." Obama was introduced by Mark Barden, the father of Sandy Hook victim Daniel Barden.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013
  • The Evolving Immigration Debate: Religion
    Hari Sreenivasan talks to Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, for Part 3 of the NewsHour's series on how immigration reform has evolved since the last big push seven years ago.
    Original Air Date: April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

  • Scattering of Light Revolutionizes the Film Industry
    To make Gollum more realistic, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and researcher Henrik Jensen pioneered a new technique in 2001 that simulated light diffusion in skin. The result was the depraved, human-like character Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers". The technique would later bring alive characters like the Na’vis in Avatar, King Kong in 2005 remake and Benjamin Button.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2013
  • Report Finds Proof That U.S. Tortured Detainees After 9/11
    After a two-year investigation, bipartisan legal research and advocacy group the Constitution Project released a report confirming that the United States engaged in torture after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Jeffrey Brown talks to two of the report authors, former congressman James Jones and retired Army Brig. Gen. David Irvine.
    Original Air Date: April 16, 2013

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