Friday, July 6, 2012

  • Opera is thriving, a young singer declares
    Davone Tines, 25, plays the role of an officer in the "Barber of Seville" this summer as well as has a role in "A Little Night Music" and sings in the chorus of "La Boheme". He grew up only a half hour from Castleton, just finished his first year of his Master's degree at the Juilliard School. He told us why he thinks opera is in fact not only surviving--but thriving.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2012
  • Maestro Lorin Maazel on his rise to fame
    Now in his seventh decade of music making, Maestro Lorin Maazel shared reflections on how he got to where he is today.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2012
  • Who Is This Syrian Defector?
    Andrew Tabler of The Washington Institute explains who Syrian defector Brig. Gen. Manaf Tlass is, his next steps and what his defection means for the U.S.
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

  • Storyteller Jack Hitt on 'Making Up the Truth'
    Jeffrey Brown speaks with master storyteller Jack Hitt about his new solo show and what it's like to be a self-employed writer.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2012
  • Taste of College Encourages Students to Continue Classes
    In his second report from South Texas, special correspondent John Merrow explores from the students' perspective how early college programs are encouraging youth to stay in high school.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2012
  • How Politicians' Use of Social Media Can Go Awry
    Lauren Ashburn and Newsweek's Howard Kurtz, both of the website the Daily Download, discuss the latest in political campaigns' use of social media. This week, they look at how problems can arise.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2012
  • Arguments Brew at State Level Over Medicaid Expansion
    Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser takes a closer look at the arguments over Medicaid expansion and the states that want to opt out rather than take federal money.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2012
  • Report Blames Japanese Government for Nuclear Meltdown
    The day Japan reintroduced nuclear power to its electrical grid, an independent commission found the Japanese government at fault for the Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown last year.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2012
  • Campaigns Duel Over Calling Health Care Mandate a 'Tax'
    In the days since the Supreme Court upheld President Obama's health care law, a debate has grown louder, particularly in the presidential campaigns, over whether the mandate in the health care overhaul is a tax. National Journal correspondent Major Garrett describes the latest.
    Original Air Date: July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

  • Fireworks Around the U.S. Mark Independence Day
    Watch July 4 fireworks shows from Boston, New York, Washington DC, Orlando and Houston.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012
  • Founding Fathers: Who Were They and What Happened to Them?
    On this Fourth of July, the most American of holidays, Ray Suarez speaks with Denise Kiernan and Josephe D'Agnese, authors of the book, "Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence," about what happened to the men who affixed their names to the historic document.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012
  • In Texas, Luring Students Back By Sending Them to College
    Hoping to stem a high school dropout crisis, one Texas superintendent is luring many students back to school by giving them a taste of college coursework. Special correspondent John Merrow reports as part of our American Graduate series.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012
  • Examining Supreme Court Session Through the Lens of History
    The Supreme Court's latest term was dominated by high-impact decisions on health care, immigration, criminal sentencing and more. Judy Woodruff looks at how it all played out and examines the historical significance with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and presidential historian Michael Beschloss.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012
  • At-Home Testing for HIV Virus May Save Lives
    The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, which will soon allow Americans to learn whether they're infected with the virus in the privacy of their homes. Gwen Ifill discusses how the test works and its potential impact with Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012
  • What the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Means for Science
    What exactly is the Higgs boson, and why is its discovery so fundamental to understanding particle physics? Author and Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample has the details.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012
  • Physicists Discover Clear Evidence of Elusive Higgs Boson
    Scientists announced on Wednesday they have evidence of the much sought-after Higgs Boson, a subatomic particle thought to endow all other particles -- and by extension all matter in the universe -- with mass. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012
  • U.S. Observes Sultry Fourth of July
    Heat and hardship didn't stop Americans from celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday with parades, barbecues and fireworks. But prolonged power outages, record high temperatures and wildfires made it a challenging Fourth of July for many. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012
  • Declaration Signers
    Ray Suarez talk with authors Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence.
    Original Air Date: July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • From Mayberry to Matlock, Andy Griffith Remembered
    Actor Andy Griffith, who played a widowed sheriff in the Andy Griffith show and a cagey Southern lawyer in Matlock, died Tuesday at his home. He was 86. These shows were only a small part of a career that spanned 50-years and included a Grammy award and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • Pakistan: Ally, Adversary or Conditional Partner?
    Pakistan has agreed to open key supply routes to Afghanistan after a US apology, but questions linger over the nature of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. Jeff Brown interviews retired Army Gen. Jack Keane and Vali Nasr, dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • It's an Election Year, and We're Listening
    The NewsHour and other public media partners are gathering opinions about what matters most to people as the presidential election approaches. Find videos on the "Listen to Me" page on our website.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • How Will the Health Care Law Work? Americans Ask, We Answer
    Susan Dentzer of the journal Health Affairs answers specific questions about the health care law from Americans visiting the National Mall. Among the questions, what will the law mean for small businesses, how soon can someone with pre-existing conditions buy coverage and how will the law get funded?
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • Pena Nieto Outlines Agenda on Drug Trafficking, Economy
    Margaret Warner talks to Enrique Pena Nieto, who won Sunday's presidential election in Mexico, about drug-war violence, arms trafficking, plans to reform the Mexican economy and relations with the United States.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • Danger Rises with Prolonged Searing Heat, Maryland Gov. Says
    In the Midwest and the East, crews have been working for several days to return power to residents, where 24 people have died in extreme heat conditions. And in Colorado, the recovery from the devastating wildfires continues. Jeffrey Brown reports on efforts to tame fires and restore utilities.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • IMF Warns of "Tepid" U.S. Recovery, Offers Policy Advice
    Judy Woodruff talks to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, which today released its annual report and offered recommendations to President Obama and Washington. They discuss the IMF recommendations, the U.S. debt, and what's at stake if the U.S. fails to heed the advice.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • Christine Lagarde on Avoiding the 'Fiscal Cliff'
    Judy Woodruff talks with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, about the strong debate in the United States over the correct course of action to take in order to facilitate economic recovery for the nation.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • Christine Lagarde on U.S. Economic Recovery
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, talks to Judy Woodruff about the state of economic recovery for the United States.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012
  • Rain Knocks Out Margaret's Live Feed from Mexico
    Rain Knocks Out Margaret's Live Feed from Mexico
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2012

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