Monday, August 6, 2012

  • With Defections on the Rise, Is Syria at a Tipping Point?
    As more Syrian officials remove themselves from the regime government, it would seem that President Bashar al-Assad's grip over Syria is weakening. Margaret Warner talks to George Mason University's Bassam Haddad and Trinity University's David Lesch about whether recent defections signal a tipping point or are merely symbolic.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2012
  • Details Emerge on Alleged Gunman in Sikh Temple Shooting
    The man law enforcement officials say went on a rampage at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc. was identified as Army veteran Wade Michael Page. Jeffrey Brown talks to Milwaukee Public Radio's Latoya Dennis and the Sikh Coalition's Amardeep Singh for more on the alleged gunman and the response from the Sikhs around the world.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2012
  • For NASA Rover Team, Many Years of Work Paid Off
    It only took minutes for Curiosity to land on Mars. But the celebration of the successful landing -- and the mission itself -- will last much longer. Judy Woodruff talks to science correspondent Miles O'Brien and John Grunsfeld of NASA about Curiosity and the years NASA scientists spent planning the journey to Mars.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2012
  • Fury of Creation
    From April 30, 1998: Rome is celebrating the 400th birthday of sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Paul Solman discusses Bernini's style and presence in history.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2012
    August 6, 2012
  • Watch Curiosity Land on Mars
    The final moments of Curiosity's decent to the surface of Mars were watched closely by mission controllers at NASA.
    Original Air Date: August 6, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Watch Hospital Update on Victims of Sikh Temple Shooting
    At least six people died Sunday morning at the Sikh Temple, in Oak Creek, Wis. when a gunman opened fire there as people were gathering for a service. The suspected shooter was then killed in an exchange of gunfire with arriving local police, authorities said.Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lee Biblo said three shooting victims were brought to Froedtert Hospital, all in critical condition.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

  • James Hansen: Extreme Heat Connected to Climate Change
    Dr. James Hansen of NASA, says there is now enough evidence to connect global warming to some of the extreme weather events of the recent past. Hansen tells the Newshour that there is now a 1 in 10 chance of extreme heat events like the 2010 Texas/ Oklahoma droughts, the 2010 heat wave in Russia and possibly even the heat wave scorching the Midwest in 2012.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

  • When Twitter Followers Can Track a Lost Phone
    When New York Times tech reporter David Pogue lost his iPhone, he turned to his 1.4 million Twitter followers for help. And the online crowd responded, tracking his phone down in just a few hours. Though the story had a happy ending, the experience revealed real questions about modern privacy. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2012
  • Mission to Mars: Anticipating NASA Rover Touchdown
    NASA will soon attempt to land the rover Curiosity on the surface of Mars. If all goes as planned, Curiosity will enter the Martian atmosphere, slowing its descent by releasing a parachute, and lower to the surface on a tether with the help of a 'sky crane.' Miles O'Brien previews the anticipated rover landing on the Red Planet.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on the Job Report, Sequestration
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the latest report on jobs, what sequestration means for the presidential campaigns and recent Tea Party wins in election primaries.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2012
  • Political Firestorm Flares As Sequestration Looms
    Should Congress fail to pass a deficit reduction plan by the end of the year, the 2011 Budget Control Act will trigger budget cuts of $1.2 trillion, evenly split between defense and non-defense spending. The result has been a political brawl on the campaign trail and between the political parties. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2012
  • Dueling Data on Jobs in July
    Though 163,000 jobs were created in the month of July, the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent. Jeffrey Brown talks to former Labor Department chief economist Lisa Lynch and University of California, Berkeley's Enrico Moretti on why the pace for job growth still lags behind demand.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2012
  • Conversation: Marcus Samuelsson Says "Yes, Chef" In New Memo
    In his New York Times best-selling memoir, "Yes, Chef", Celebrity chef and restaurant owner Marcus Samuelsson traces his life from Ethiopia to winning "Top Chef Masters" and opening his renowned restaurant, "Red Rooster," in Harlem. He speaks with Ray Suarez about the serendipitous nature of life, leaving his mark in Harlem and how race has impacted his life.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Why the U.S. Government Bought 'Troubled Assets'
    The Troubled Asset Relief Program was created in 2008 to prevent financial collapse by allowing the U.S. government to buy up troubled assets. But it ended up being used to bailout big banks. Paul Solman talks to Neil Barofsky, author of the new book "Bailout," about his role as the former TARP Special Inspector General.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • California Water: Will Thirsty Interests Divert More Water?
    The San Joaquin delta is a merging spot of rivers, sloughs, and canals, where water and snow from the Sierra Nevada Mountains flows to the Pacific Ocean. But there are some residents, especially farmers, who worry that thirsty interests will divert more of their water and ruin their livelihoods. Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • Olympics: A 'Breakthrough' Win and a Badminton Scandal
    Jeffrey Brown continues his Olympics conversations with Christine Brennan of USA Today, with commentary on the 'breakthrough' win by Gabby Douglas, more results in men's swimming, including a match-up between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and the badminton scandal that brought down the Chinese women's team.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • Historic Win for U.S. Gymnast Douglas; U.K. Gets First Gold
    Gabby Douglas became the first woman of color to win an Olympic gold medal for the women's all-around in gymnastics. The United Kingdom took home three gold medals, its first since the games began. And Rafalca, a horse owned by Mitt and Ann Romney, competed in the first day of dressage. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • Study: Romney Tax Plan Would Most Benefit Wealthy Americans
    Romney's campaign is trying to win over middle class voters by promoting Mitt Romney's tax plan, which would lower individual tax rates. Judy Woodruff talks to Tax Policy Center's Bill Gale and Tax Foundation's Scott Hodge about a new study that states the rich, not the middle class, stand to benefit most from Romney's plan.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • News Wrap: European Central Bank Buys Bonds to Down Rates
    In other news Thursday, the European Central Bank's Mario Draghi announced a plan to purchase government bonds in hope that it will drive down borrowing costs for distressed countries. Also, the U.S. House voted in favor of a Republican drought bill to help livestock producers.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • Syrian Diplomatic Failure May Foreshadow Military Resolution
    With the Syrian government and rebels at diplomatic loggerheads and several members of the international community 'irreconcilable' on how to address the Syrian conflict, there seems to be no leverage in negotiating peace. Jeffrey Brown talks to the New America Foundation's Randa Slim and Colum Lynch of the Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • On Historic Day at London Games, How the 'Torch Was Passed'
    After Gabby Douglas became the first woman of color to win a gold medal for the all-around women's gymnastics title, Jeffrey Brown spoke with sportswriter Christine Brennan of USA Today and ABC about the reaction from Dominique Dawes, a member of the 1996 gold medal-winning Atlanta team. She also tells the story of Kayla Harrison, who won the first gold medal ever for the U.S. in Judo today.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • Campaigning for the Middle Class: Obama in Florida
    President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail today to discuss tax hikes and the middle class. He came back to swing-state Florida, after postponing the same event two weeks ago.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • Campaigning for the Middle Class: Romney in Colorado
    Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney returned from an overseas tour to make stops in Colorado to focus on winning the support of middle class Americans.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Sequestration
    NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Margaret Warner discuss the politics of the national debt, five months before automatic across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, are set to reduce all discretionary spending by as much as 10 percent.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Gore Vidal Raised the Dust of the Nation in His Writing
    First and foremost a writer, Gore Vidal never shied away from expressing his thoughts to the public, from appearances on the Johnny Carson Show, to his essays in The Nation. Jeffrey Brown talks to Middlebury College's Jay Parini, who says Gore never stopped writing, reading and thinking in his lifetime.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
  • ACA Benefits Begin, Including Women's Preventative Care
    Some benefits outlined in the Affordable Care Act begin this week, including for preventative services for women. Covered benefits include OB/GYN visits, HIV and other STD testing and birth control. Margaret Warner talks to NPR's Julie Rovner about the latest updates regarding health care reform.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
  • Community Steps Up to Halt Crime in Chicago's South Side
    Police officers in Chicago's Third District have seen 21 murders since January of this year -- a 90 percent increase in the homicide rate. Special correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago reports on new police strategies, which recruit help from community members to curb violent crime in the South Side neighborhood.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
  • More Americans Live in Economically Segregated Neighborhoods
    Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods is on the decline, but income level is increasingly an indicator of where people live. Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor about a recently released study on the connections between income inequality and neighborhood segregation.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012