Wednesday, November 27, 2013

  • Navy commanders accused of taking bribes for contracts
    A Malaysian businessman, known as "Fat Leonard," was arrested this fall for recruiting moles in the U.S Navy in order to inflate lucrative naval contracts. Allegations claim top commanders received bribes in exchange for contracts worth up to $200 million. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Post's Craig Whitlock for the latest.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • Health care law delays insurance for small businesses
    Obama administration officials announced further delays to the implementation of HealthCare.gov. Now, small businesses will not be able to enroll their employees on the federal insurance exchanges until November 2014. For details on the delay, Judy Woodruff talks to Louise Radnofsky of the Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • Storm to bring record cold temperatures on Thanksgiving Day
    The storm system slowing down holiday travel isn't extreme by meteorologists' measures, it just "occurred on the worst possible day." Rain and snow showers are creating slippery conditions on major highways and record cold temperatures are on their way for Thanksgiving Day. Gwen Ifill talks to Bernie Rayno of Accuweather.com.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • Obama designates Popcorn as National Thanksgiving Turkey
    President Obama, referring to the presidential turkey pardon tradition, said he has "many awesome and solemn responsibilities. This is not one of them."The president pardoned gobbler "Popcorn" in annual ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, after an online contest determined which of the two selected toms -- the other being "Caramel" -- deserved the National Thanksgiving Turkey title.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

  • Food writer Paula Wolfert cooks to cope with Alzheimer's
    Award-winning cookbook author Paula Wolfert can't remember all of the ingredients in her recipes anymore, but she still knows how her dishes should taste. Hoping to delay the effects of Alzheimer's disease, Wolfert copes by continuing to cook. Judy Woodruff reports on why Wolfert wants more people to declare their memory loss.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
  • 'Many Rivers to Cross' recounts African-American history
    In "Many Rivers to Cross," Henry Louis Gates Jr. recounts 500 years of African-American history in a six-part series for PBS. Gwen Ifill sits down with Gates, a Harvard University professor, to discuss the journey of black Americans who created hope and persistence in the face of brutal discrimination.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
  • Gov. Scott Walker: state governance a model for Washington
    In 2012, Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., faced a recall election and won. In his new book, "Unintimidated," Walker writes about facing political pressure from public sector unions while trying to implement change in his state. Jeffrey Brown caught up with Walker to discuss what lessons he learned during his battle to stay in office.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
  • Underfunded Free Syrian Army faces additional enemies
    The commander of the Free Syrian Army announced it will not attend scheduled peace talks in Geneva and will continue to fight Assad's forces. But the opposition group is also having to combat extremist groups. Margaret Warner reports on the pressures and in-fighting facing the FSA, as well as challenges to diplomatic efforts.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
  • How much discretion does Obama have in deportation policies
    While immigration reform currently seems politically out reach, hundreds of thousands of undocumented residents are still being deported. Gwen Ifill gets viewpoints on the debate over deportation from Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center and David Martin of the University of Virginia School of Law.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
  • China's push into disputed territory is increasing tension
    The U.S. flew two B-52 bombers over disputed territory in the East China Sea, rejecting an air defense restriction from China for islands that are also claimed by Japan. Judy Woodruff talks to Julian Barnes of The Wall Street Journal about increased volatility in the region.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
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    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
    November 26, 2013
  • President Obama addresses economic agenda at DreamWorks
    For more: http://to.pbs.org/1iQ9HKWPresident Barack Obama wraps up a three-day West Coast tour by pushing his economic agenda at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, Calif. on Tuesday. Before his planned remarks, Obama met with film industry executives, including movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, who's one of the president's top fundraisers and political supporters.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013
  • Rebecca Eaton on 'Making Masterpiece'
    Rebecca Eaton talks about her 25 year long career as the executive producer of PBS's "Masterpiece Theater" in her new book, "Making Masterpiece."
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

  • Tunisia struggles to reset its democracy
    Nearly three years after Tunisia's revolution inspired citizens across the region, the nation that sparked the Arab Spring has struggled with the transition away from authoritarian rule. Filmmaker Jessie Deeter filed this report, narrated by Hari Sreenivasan, about the mounting pressures as the society tries to find its way.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Garry Trudeau pokes fun of politics in 'Alpha House'
    The new web series "Alpha House" puts a comedic spin on politics in the era of tea party conservatism with a story about four Republican lawmakers who work and live together on Capitol Hill. Jeffrey Brown talks to "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau, the creator behind Amazon's first original streaming series.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Food stamp program cuts lead to 'staggering' need increase
    The stimulus funds used to boost our nation's SNAP program during the economic recovery ran out on Nov. 1 meaning many Americans who rely on food stamps are now forced to make do with less. The NewHour's Mary Jo Brooks reports on how the cuts are impacting Colorado families and how other organizations are picking up the slack.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Mideast relations major factor in Iran nuclear negotiations
    The interim deal could be a first step in striking a longer-term diplomatic agreement on Iran's nuclear program. What difficulties might stand in the way? Gwen Ifill talks to former State Department official Nicholas Burns and Walter Russell Mead of Bard College.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Does the Iran deal create adequate temporary constraints?
    Does the interim agreement reached in Geneva do enough to temporarily contain Iran's nuclear program as negotiators attempt a final agreement? Judy Woodruff gets views from Jeffrey Lewis of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Greg Jones of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • President Obama mixes fundraising with immigration message
    President Barack Obama is blending a fundraising schedule for Democrats with a pitch for overhauling the nation's immigration laws, the Associated Press reports. Obama stopped at a San Francisco recreation center Monday to renew his call for the House to pass new immigration legislation.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Brenda Hillman on 'Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire'
    Brenda Hillman talks about her new collection of poems 'Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire.'
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Brenda Hillman reads 'After a Very Long Difficult Day'
    Brenda Hillman reads her poem "After a Very Long Difficult Day" from her new collection "Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire."
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Brenda Hillman reads 'Till it Finishes What it Does'
    Brenda Hillman reads her poem "Till it Finishes What it Does" from her new collection "Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire."
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

  • Margaret Warner from Geneva: Is this a done deal?
    Margaret Warner reports from Geneva on the deal reached late last night in the international discussions over Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

  • Margaret Warner reports from Geneva
    Margaret Warner reports from Geneva on the ongoing talks over Iran’s nuclear capability. The diplomats are struggling over the actual language of the text.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2013
  • Is foreign journalism in China under threat?
    Bob Dietz on the recent string of events have raised questions about the freedom of the foreign press in China. A prominent journalist for Reuters who had been reporting there for years was denied a visa. Additionally Bloomberg News has denied a report that they withheld publication of an investigative story for fear the news agency would be kicked out of the country.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2013
  • Save to Win: A lottery where you can't lose
    Credit unions in four states offer a lottery that gives savers the chance to win small monthly prizes or a yearly grand prize -- but even if you don't win you get to keep the money you put in, plus interest. Supporters believe that linking savings to winning could particularly appeal to low and moderate income households, who have a harder time building assets.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks look at impact of Senate's rule change
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss their takes on Senate Democrats' move to invoke the "nuclear option" and how that rule change will affect partisanship. They also look back at how President John F. Kennedy shaped public service in America.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013
  • How the stock market might not reflect the current economy
    At the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow ended above 16,000, another record high. Meanwhile, companies continue to report healthy profits. And yet the recovery is weak and unemployment is high. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks for answers and asks whether the Federal Reserve's stimulus has had the impact it intended.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013

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