Sunday, October 13, 2013

  • How will the debt ceiling deadline play out?
    For more on the shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2013
    Christina Bellantoni, Hari Sreenivasan
  • Can doulas make a difference?
    Tonight on NewsHour Weekend, a report about By My Side Birth Support, a NYC program that provides free doula services to women living in low-income, largely African-American neighborhoods where rates of maternal mortality are high. Doulas aren't doctors or midwives, but give support and information for expectant mothers. Can they make a difference?
    Original Air Date: October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

  • Freed from Guantánamo, but stuck in limbo
    On Saturday, we look at the story of six former prisoners from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. These ethnic Chinese men known as Uighurs were rounded up in Afghanistan and Pakistan after 9/11. They spent eight years in prison before being cleared of any wrongdoing by U.S. courts, and now find themselves stranded in a legal and political limbo on the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2013
    Uighur man in Palau
  • Will Congress allow a government default?
    Will Congress allow a government default? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Meredith Shiner from Roll Call about the major issues thwarting negotiations and the timeline leading up to the debt ceiling deadline.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2013
    Meredith Shiner, Roll Call

Friday, October 11, 2013

  • Malala says assassination threats can't weaken her cause
    Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl, wrote a series of published diary articles about the right to education, especially for girls. Last October, in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan, a Taliban gunman shot Yousafzai in the head and neck while she was riding a school bus. But the assassination attempt failed, and since then she has not stopped her campaign for all children to attend school.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on shutdown's effect for Republicans
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including how Republicans and Democrats have fared in the "catastrophic" polls coming out of the shutdown, and whether or not a solution to the stalemate is in sight.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2013
  • Malala hopes to earn prize of seeing ‘every child to go to school’
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2013
  • Obama 'receptive' to GOP framework for solving budget issues
    After a meeting at the White House, Senate Republicans began work on a bipartisan plan to temporarily lift the debt ceiling and fund the government, while House GOP members updated their proposal. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the shutdown's toll on federal programs and poll numbers.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2013
  • Will Peace Prize announcement affect Syria?
    Will their Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons help further the cause of eliminating chemical weapons and pressure Syria to make good on its pledge? For more on the work of the OPCW, Ray Suarez speaks with Charles Duelfer, a former UN weapons inspector.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2013
  • Malala says Nobel prize committee made "right decision."
    Malala tells PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Margaret Warner "If I get an award, if I get a paper, it does not matter, because when I look at the prayers of people and their support and how much they love me, I think that is the biggest prize that I have ever received."
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2013
  • Robert Reich: 'Inequality is bad for everyone'
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Robert Reich about "Inequality for All," a documentary about the former labor secretary's personal crusade to explain to Americans why everyone should care about the nation's growing economic disparity and divisiveness.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2013
  • Malala Yousafzai on Future: 'I Want to Do Politics'
    Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt a year ago and was nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize; Yousafzai answered a question from a member of PBS NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs in Hawaii about what the 16-year-old plans to do in the future.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

  • 'Depth of insight' distinguishes Nobel-laureate Munro
    Alice Munro, the newest Nobel laureate in literature, is admired around the world for her masterful writing and dedication to the short story form. Jeffrey Brown talks to Deborah Treisman of The New Yorker for insight on the Canadian author's work and what it was like to be her editor.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2013
  • Will Obama's absence from APEC impact U.S. global interests?
    While leaders of Asian and Pacific nations held talks and signed trade deals, President Obama stayed home to resolve the shutdown. Judy Woodruff talks to Douglass Paal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former State Department official Kurt Campbell about how missing the forum may impact U.S. global interests.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2013
  • Push for national census reveals scars of Bosnia's past
    The last official census in Bosnia was in 1991, when 4.4 million people lived there. But then a brutal war broke out, killing 100,000 people and driving away 2 million. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the need for and concerns over a new effort to take a national census.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2013
  • Volume, software led to troubled launch of health exchanges
    Software bugs and system "bottlenecks" have plagued the new health insurance exchanges since their online launch. Will the site be able to handle the high volume of traffic? Ray Suarez talks to Craig Timberg of The Washington Post about the outlook for solving the site's problems.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2013
  • How will shutdown stalemate shape negotiation in Congress?
    Is the political standoff that caused the government shutdown indicative of the future of negotiation on Capitol Hill? Judy Woodruff discusses factors that have contributed to the conflict Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and former congressman Tom Davis of Deloitte & Touche.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2013
  • House GOP pitches plan on debt limit amid pressure
    Republicans suggested a plan to increase the debt ceiling for the short-term if President Obama agrees to negotiate spending cuts as a way to end the shutdown. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the latest warnings about the debt ceiling and Judy Woodruff gets an update from Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

  • Alice McDermott invokes a little heard voice for 'Someone'
    In her first novel in seven years, National Book Award winner Alice McDermott set out to tell the story of a character who most people pass over in favor of "more appealing characters." She talks to Jeffrey Brown about her book "Someone," and how she tapped into the character's voice.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • As TV changes, where will money come from for quality shows?
    On-demand technologies let consumers watch what they want, when they want. But how will this convenience affect future advertising revenues and distribution models for television? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ken Auletta of The New Yorker and David Carr of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • Advocates rally to renew push for immigration reform
    Thousands gathered on the National Mall to rally support for immigration reform, echoing hundreds of other demonstrations across the country over the weekend. Ray Suarez reports on efforts to renew the immigration debate, despite other issues that have taken center stage in Congress.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • How federal agencies fluctuate their furloughed workforce
    The government shutdown has touched hundreds of thousands of federal employees, but as the shutdown stretches on, the distinction between essential and non-essential has varied depending on agency and need. Jeffrey Brown talks to Reid Wilson of The Washington Post and Gregory Korte of USA Today for a broad look at the impact.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • Shutdown delays move-in for San Francisco's homeless
    A new housing development in San Francisco is ready for its new tenants -- homeless individuals and families -- to move into apartments of their own. But due to the government shutdown, units that are federally subsidized sit empty. Mina Kim of KQED reports on how the standstill in Washington is affecting people in California.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • Janet Yellen nominated to succeed Bernanke as Fed chair
    Following a politically charged search, President Obama named Janet Yellen as his nominee to be the next -- and first female -- chair of the Federal Reserve. Judy Woodruff gets reactions from Christina Romer of the University of California, Berkeley, and former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • Obama nominates Yellen to succeed Bernanke as Fed chairman
    President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's vice chair, Wednesday afternoon to be chairman of the nation's powerful central bank. She succeeds Ben Bernanke at a pivotal time for the economy and the Fed's monetary policies.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
  • Is Bitcoin Taxable?
    Paul Solman speaks with James White, director of tax issues at the Government Accountability Office, about the taxability of Bitcoin.
    Original Air Date: October 9, 2013
    October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

  • How head injuries have delivered a blow to pro-football
    The Frontline documentary "League of Denial" takes a look at the concussion crisis in pro- football and what scientists know about link between repetitive head trauma and brain injury. Ray Suarez talks to Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN, an investigative reporter and co-author of the accompanying book by the same name.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013
  • Transforming teens into tomorrow's tech titans
    Forty-five New York City public high school students are taking big strides toward achieving their dreams by learning how to work together on creating fully functional, original cellphone apps with business plans. John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on how one summer program trains kids to be high-tech entrepreneurs.
    Original Air Date: October 8, 2013