Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • Fact-Checking President Obama's Third State of the Union
    Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman recaps President Obama's third State of the Union address, then The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler grades the speech on accuracy and provides more context on topics that may have been glazed over.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2012
  • Who Was Behind Kidnapping, Rescue in Somalia?
    Members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 freed two kidnapped aid workers, including one American, early Wednesday -- whisking them away from their captors in Somalia. Jeffrey Brown discusses the kidnappers' motives and how the operation unfolded with NPR's Tom Bowman and the Atlantic Council's Peter Pham.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2012
  • The Power of the Telenovela
    Telenovelas have the attention of millions of viewers, making them a good vehicle for educational messages.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2012
  • For Ryan Tedder, the Hits Keep Coming
    While OneRepublic has recorded hit songs like "Apologize," which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009, "All the Right Moves" and "Secrets," it's not Ryan Tedder's work with his band that has earned him a Grammy nomination this year.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2012
  • PBS NewsHour's 2012 State of the Union Google+ Watch Party
    NewsHour Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni hosted a Google+ hangout during the 2012 State of the Union and the GOP response. Among the guests were Talking Points Memo reporter Evan McMorris-Santoro, Tufts history professor Peniel Joseph, Huffington Post reporter Jon Ward and University of New Hampshire historian Ellen Fitzpatrick.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

  • Brooks, Marcus on State of the Union, Republican Response
    Gwen Ifill speaks with columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus for their analysis of the 2012 State of the Union and the Republican response.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Watch Herman Cain Q&A Session Post-Tea Party Response
    Watch an excerpt from Herman Cain's question and answer session following his Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union address, where he fields topics ranging from Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, endorsements, scandals, and Stephen Colbert.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Watch Herman Cain Deliver the Tea Party Response to the SOTU
    Herman Cain delivers the Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union Address.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Gov. Mitch Daniels Deliver the GOP Response to the SOTU
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels delivers the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Retiring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Receives Ovation from Crowd
    Retiring Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Az.) Received a standing ovation from those in attendance at the State of the Union Address
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Watch President Obama Deliver the State of the Union Address
    President Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Watch Florida Republicans React to the USF NBC Debate
    Three Republicans who watched the Jan 23 Republican presidential debate talked with the NewsHour outside the debate site at the University of Southern Florida.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Consumer Watchdog Cordray Questioned on Capitol Hill
    Richard Cordray, the new federal consumer watchdog, visited Capitol Hill Tuesday and defended the Obama administration's agenda to skeptical Republicans. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Was Justice Served After Haditha Killings?
    At his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the remaining Marine charged in the 2005 Haditha killings, expressed sorrow for the victims, and said he hadn't meant for his men to kill innocent Iraqis. Margaret Warner discusses his plea deal with two retired Marines: Lt. Col. Gary Solis and Capt. Bing West.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • What's Uniting Russia's Revolutionaries?
    Six weeks before a presidential election in Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is off and running, attempting a return to another presidential stint -- despite the growing anti-Putin demonstrations across the country. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the efforts of three revolutionary organizations.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • David Brooks, Ruth Marcus on Romney's Money, SOTU
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discuss Tuesday's top political news including the release of financial documents by Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, plus a preview of President Obama's election-year State of the Union address.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • What Do Tax Returns of Romney, Gingrich Reveal?
    Financial documents, released under pressure, dominated the Republican presidential campaign Tuesday. Hours after Newt Gingrich released a disputed Freddie Mac employment contract, rival Mitt Romney released two years of income tax returns. Jeffrey Brown reports then Judy Woodruff and guests discuss what the returns show.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012
  • Carney to GOP: Don't Criticize SOTU Speech You Haven't Heard
    In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama is expected to touch on American manufacturing, new worker-training programs and alternative energy sources, according to White House aides. Ray Suarez reports and Gwen Ifill discusses the president's election-year agenda with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

  • Richard Cordray Outlines Plan to Clean Up Consumer Lending
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the controversial appointment of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Paul quizzes the tough-on-crime former Ohio attorney general and former Jeopardy champ about his appointment's legality, his plans to police financial firms and some Bible trivia.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2012
  • Turning the Population Tide in the Philippines
    While Philippine leaders debate, poor fishing families embrace birth control to ease pressure on over-fished reefs. Part of a new project called Food for 9 Billion that looks at the challenges of feeding the world in a time of social and environmental change, Sam Eaton of Homelands Productions reports.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2012
  • Syria's Assad: How Powerful, Dangerous Is He Now?
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed the Arab League's plans to end his country's 10-month old crisis Monday. Ray Suarez discusses the organization's presence in the embattled country with Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2012
  • Want to Use a GPS-Tracking Device? Get a Warrant, Supreme Court Tells Police
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police violated the Constitution by attaching a GPS-tracking device to a car owned by a Washington, D.C., club owner, eventually leading to a cocaine-trafficking conviction. Jeffrey Brown discusses their reasoning and the implications with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2012
  • Florida Voters Brace for Barrage of Ads as Romney, Gingrich Battle Escalates
    Judy Woodruff reports on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney launching an aggressive assault on South Carolina primary winner Newt Gingrich. Then, Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the Republican field ahead of Florida's primary next week with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2012
  • Birth Control Efforts in Rural Philippines
    Fears of overfishing lead to birth control efforts in villages around the Philippines.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: 'Tale'
    Natasha Saje was born in Germany and grew up in New York City and northern New Jersey. She is the author of two books of poems: "Red Under the Skin" (Pittsburgh, 1994) and "Bend" (Tupelo Press, 2004). She teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and in the Vermont College MFA in Writing program.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2012
    January 23, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

  • Watch Newt Gingrich's South Carolina Primary Victory Speech
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addressed supporters Saturday night in Columbia, S.C., after pulling off a come-from-behind upset in the Palmetto State's primary.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2012
  • South Carolinian Mike Schmitt Discusses His Vote
    South Carolinian Mike Schmitt spoke with the PBS NewsHour Saturday about why he voted for Newt Gingrich.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2012
  • Watch Mitt Romney's South Carolina Concession Speech
    Former Massachusetts Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of supporters in Columbia, S.C. after being the projected second-place finisher in the state's Saturday primary.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2012

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