Thursday, June 28, 2012

  • Romney Response: "I Will Act to Repeal Obamacare"
    GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacts to the Supreme Court's early Thursday ruling upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler Lee Reacts to Supreme Court Decision
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) reacts positively to the Supreme Court's early Thursday ruling upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • Watch President Obama's Full Response to Health Care Ruling
    President Obama addressed the nation concerning the Supreme Court's Thursday morning ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, expressing his support and reaffirming his stance behind the law. "Today's decision was a victory for people all over this country."
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney Reacts to Supreme Court Decision
    Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) reacts positively to the Supreme Court's early Thursday ruling upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

  • Remembering the Life and Work of Writer-Director Nora Ephron
    Author, director and screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for her wistful romantic comedies including "When Harry Met Sally," died Tuesday at age 71. Gwen Ifill and Charles McGrath of the New York Times discuss the life and legacy of a woman whose movies, books and essays captured the spirit of changing times.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2012
  • Alan Alda Attacks Jargon in 'Flame Challenge
    Hari and Miles O'Brien discuss Miles' latest report on the "Flame Challenge" contest. The contest, hosted by actor Alan Alda features 6,000 11-year-olds who judge scientists on their ability to explain science with clarity and, yes, substance.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2012
  • Public Universities Grapple with Money, Tech and Mission
    A recent battle involving University of Virginia's president is highlighting the increasing pressures facing public universities. Jeffrey Brown discusses the national context with Gordon Gee of Ohio State University, George Cohen of University of Virginia Law School and Anne Neal of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2012
  • In Mexico, War Against Drug Cartels Inflicts High Cost
    With elections around the corner, a top concern for Mexican voters is the war on drug cartels. Margaret Warner continues her reporting from Mexico with a look at the devastating impact of the widespread drug violence.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2012
  • Congress Corners Deal on Student Loans, Transportation
    With two key pieces of legislation set to expire this weekend, Congress is scrambling to reach a bipartisan deal that will keep student loan rates low and authorize federal funding for transportation projects. Judy Woodruff discusses what's at stake with Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway from Public Radio International.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2012
  • Thousands Flee After Colorado Fire Doubles in Size
    A fire near Colorado Springs has consumed more than 24 square miles as record heat and drought continue. Gwen Ifill gets an update from Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on the challenge of containing the blaze.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2012
  • Alan Alda Attacks Science Jargon in 'Flame Challenge'
    Hari and Miles O'Brien discuss Miles' latest report on the "Flame Challenge" contest. The contest, hosted by actor Alan Alda features 6,000 11-year-olds who judge scientists on their ability to explain science with clarity and, yes, substance.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  • Singer-Songwriter Shawn Colvin on Music and Memoir
    Singer-Songwriter and performer Shawn Colvin traces her early days, musical career and struggles with depression in her new memoir, "Diamond in the Rough," and looks to the future with her first album in six years. Colvin discusses both with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • "Little America" Delves Into U.S. Presence in Afghanistan
    In 2008, President Obama promised to make Afghanistan a top priority. Soon after, he agreed to a troop surge. Ray Suarez talks with author Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the U.S. strategy, the administration's role in Afghanistan and what he calls "the war within the war" in his new book, "Little America."
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • Women, Work and Having it All: Article Reignites Old Debate
    An article on balancing career and motherhood has drawn nearly a million views online and sparked a bigger debate about the role of women in the work force. Judy Woodruff discusses the subject with Slaughter, Monica Olivera of MommyMaestra and Naomi Decter, vice president of the public relations firm, Beckerman.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • Harsh Punishment for Misbehavior in Texas Schools
    In the latest installment of our "American Graduate" series, Tom Bearden reports on the strict disciplinary policies in place in Texas schools. Misbehavior that in another era might have resulted in a trip to the principal's office now leads to fines, citations, even criminal records in some cases in Texas.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • President Warns He'll be Outspent in Re-election Campaign
    The money-raising campaign is in full swing for the presidential candidates, and it's estimated that more than a billion dollars will be spent on this year's contests. Gwen interviews Democratic strategist Tad Devine and Rick Tyler, former senior adviser to the Winning Our Future super PAC.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • Tropical Storm Debby Saturates Florida
    Tropical storm "Debby" has been unrelenting, flooding thoroughfares and neighborhoods and spawning tornadoes. Meanwhile, wildfires are burning in more than 25 locations. Seven of those fires are in Colorado, which is currently in the grip of a record drought.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • Could the U.S. Have Done More with Less in Afghanistan?
    Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of "Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan," talks to PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez about how Afghanistan will continue be a violent and chaotic place after U.S. troops leave.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • Pig Roasts and Parties at U.S. Embassy in Afghanista
    According to Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of "Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan," U.S. officials kept repeating the same diplomatic mistakes in Afghanistan. "They had a pig roast on the embassy compound, this in a Muslim country that finds the consumption of pork deeply offensive."
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • Did U.S. Dollars Fuel Corruption in Afghanistan?
    The more the United States spent in Afghanistan, the less was accomplished, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran told Ray Suarez. "As we put more money in, we fueled corruption, we fueled inefficiencies, we fueled governmental theft and laziness."
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • Texas' Ticketing of Students can give Parents Trouble Too
    The Criminal and Education Codes in the State of Texas allow students to be given Class-C Misdemeanor Citations for a variety of behavioral infractions as well as for truancy. Students who are ticketed must make a court appearance, resolve their cases with the judge and pay any assessed fines or face being arrested at the age of 17. But in certain cases parents can be cited and face arrest too.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012
  • School Punishment Can Impact More Than Ticketed Students
    The Criminal and Education Codes in the State of Texas allow students to be given Class-C Misdemeanor Citations for a variety of behavioral infractions as well as for truancy. Students who are ticketed must make a court appearance, resolve their cases with the judge and pay any assessed fines or face being arrested at the age of 17. But in certain cases parents can be cited and face arrest too.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

  • Mexicans Focus on Security as Top Election Issue
    In a time of relatively stable economic growth, the top concern for Mexican voters is the national war on cartels and widespread drug violence. Margaret Warner previews the upcoming Mexican election and the various party factions competing for control, including the campaign frontrunner who out-"dazzles" the other candidates.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2012
  • Egypt's First Civilian President to Take Helm of Country
    From a dissolved parliament to Egypt's economic woes, President-elect Mohammed Morsi will have many problems to confront when entering office. Jeffrey Brown talks to regional analysts Hishem Melhem and Samer Shehata about what lies ahead for Egypt.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2012
  • Watch Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Respond to Supreme Court Im
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he thinks the Supreme Court made a "good ruling" concerning Arizona's Immigration Law early Monday.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2012
  • Egypt's President-elect Morsi Promotes 'Message of Peace'
    A day after Egypt's run-off election, President-elect Mohammed Morsi began working on assembling a unity government and said Egypt "will preserve the international accords and treaties." Jeffrey Brown recaps the latest developments.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2012
  • High Court Reaffirms Campaign Finance
    In addition to the judgment on Arizona's immigration laws, the Supreme Court ruled Monday on mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders and refused to reconsider a decision it had made in 2010 on corporate campaign finance rules.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2012
  • Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Part of Immigration Law
    According to the Supreme Court, Arizona police may still stop people they believe to be illegal immigrants, but cannot arrest them without a warrant. Jeffrey Brown breaks down the ruling with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and law professor Steven Gonzales.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2012

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