Thursday, September 22, 2011

  • 'Last Train Home' Traces Travels of China's Migrant Workers
    In "Last Train Home" filmmaker Lixin Fan documents the migration of millions of Chinese workers during the Chinese New Year -- the largest human migration in the world -- through the prism of one family. This documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Galveston Aims to Build a Healthier City After Ike's Wave of Destruction
    Three years after Hurricane Ike hit in 2008, Galveston is still rebuilding. But this time around residents want to make the city a healthier place to live. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Erdogan Navigates Turkey's Rapidly Rising World Profile
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the stage Thursday at the United Nations as part of a continued effort to boost his country's profile in the Middle East and beyond. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Disaster Aid at Center of Funding Battle in House
    The latest battle over U.S. federal funding is a tug-of-war over disaster aid. Judy Woodruff discusses the battle, and fears that it could lead to a government shutdown, with The Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • The Mixed Blessing of Hurricanes
    This is the story of Curt and Sharon Gillins -- a Galveston couple who fought hard to rid their neighborhood of crack dealers. Until Hurricane Ike swept in to help.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Markets Plunge Despite Latest Fed Efforts to Prop Up Economy
    Markets plunged around the world on Thursday amid mounting fears of a global economic recession. Jeffrey Brown discusses what caused the sell-off and the Federal Reserve's latest efforts to prop up the economy with The Economist's Greg Ip and RDQ Economics' John Ryding.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Investors Worldwide Watch Shares Take a Beating
    European markets finished at a 26-month low on Thursday, as markets plunged around the world amid mounting fears of a global economic recession. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Girl Effect: Helping Poor Girls Makes Economic Sense
    Girl Effect is an initiative of the Nike Foundation that focuses on intercepting girls in poverty at a crucial inflection point, age 12, in the hopes of giving them resources to break a cycle of poverty.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011
  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Addresses United Nations General Assembly
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took to the podium at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday - one day after two American hikers were released from prison in Tehran - to deliver a speech strongly condemning the United States.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

  • Is Economic Inequality Factoring in Social Security, Health Care?
    Paul Solman has been examining the issue of inequality in America, including studies showing a rise in the so-called wealth gap. His latest interview is with someone who takes issue with that view.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2011
  • U.S. Standing in Mideast May Pivot on Palestinian Statehood Bid
    Are direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks a possibility? Zbigniew Brzezinski, a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Richard Haas, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, join Jeffrey Brown to discuss that question.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2011
  • American Hikers Free After 2 Years in Iranian Prison
    Americans Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal were reunited with their families Wednesday in Oman after spending more than two years in Iranian prison. The men were convicted of spying and sentenced to eight years in prison, but were freed on bond.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2011
  • Denzel Washington on High School Dropouts, At-Risk Youth
    The NewsHour launches a new series this week examining America's high school dropout crisis. On Wednesday, actor Denzel Washington talks about making a difference in lives of at-risk youth.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2011
  • Bloody Battle Continues in Gadhafi's Hometown
    The one-time rebels in Libya now control the capital, but the battle wages on in Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte. GlobalPost reports.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2011
  • Iran Frees American Hikers Held Since 2009
    Two Americans convicted as spies in Iran finally won their freedom Wednesday. Judy Woodruff has the story.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2011
  • 'Give Smart' Offers New Look at Charitable Giving
    "Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results" is motivated by new thinking about the urgency of getting the most out of every dollar given away. Judy Woodruff interviews the two authors.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2011
  • President Obama Addresses U.N. General Assembly
    President Obama delivered a speech Wednesday morning at the U.N. General Assembly as diplomatic efforts to try to dissuade the Palestinian Authority from submitting a bid for U.N. membership continue.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

  • Ex-NCAA Official: Student Athletes Aren't Workers, Shouldn't Be Paid
    In response to Monday's interview with historian Taylor Branch about the idea of college students who play sports being paid, the NCAA made available Joe Crowley, a historian, former member of NCAA committees member and former president of the University of Nevada at Reno. He spoke with Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2011
  • 'Heart of a Soldier' Opera Chronicles Heroism, Love Amid Tragedy of 9/11
    Rick Rescorla saved lives during the Vietnam War, and again on 9/11, but he lost his life as a result. His story, told in the book "Heart of a Soldier" by James Stewart, has been recast as an opera in San Francisco. Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2011
  • Staff Sgt. Discharged by Don't Ask, Don't Tell: 'I Should Be Flying Planes Now'
    The Pentagon officially ended its "don't ask, don't tell" policy on Tuesday. Judy Woodruff discusses the change with two gay service members: former Air Force Staff Sgt. David Hall, who hopes to re-enlist after being kicked out because of the policy, and Lt. Cmdr. Zac Matthews, an active-duty U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilot.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2011
  • Troy Davis Case in Georgia Rekindles Debate Over Death Penalty
    A parole board in Georgia has rejected clemency for inmate Troy Davis, who is slated to be executed Wednesday. Uproar over the case has revived questions about how the death penalty is applied. Gwen Ifill talks to The Heritage Foundation's Charles Stimson and Vincent Southerland of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2011
  • Taliban's Killing of Top Negotiator a 'Clear Signal' Against Peace Talks
    Burhanuddin Rabbani, a former Afghan president in charge of negotiating with the Taliban, was killed Tuesday by a suicide bomber posing as a peace envoy. Margaret Warner gets the latest details, reactions and information on the suspected perpetrators from Patrick Quinn of The Associated Press, speaking from Kabul.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2011
  • The End of Don't Ask Don't Tell
    For more on this story, go to www.pbs.org/newshour As of today, gay soldiers will no longer have to hide their sexual orientation for fear of being drummed out of the military. Six months ago President Obama repealed the law that forbid gays from openly serving and enlisting in the military. Today, after months of training soldiers on the new policy, that ban is formally lifted.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2011
  • Director Lixin Fan Chronicles Journey of Migrant Workers in 'Last Train Home'
    For more on this story, go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/ This week on the NewsHour, a conversation with filmmaker Lixin Fan, director of the documentary "Last Train Home," will air as part of our partnership with The Economist Film Project. Watch an extended clip from that conversation on Art Beat.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

  • Cowboys vs. Gray Wolves: Predator Once Again Prey
    For the first time in years, hunting season for the once-endangered gray wolf is underway in Idaho and Montana to reduce the predator's population. Cattle ranchers say the hunts are necessary to protect their herds, but environmentalists disagree. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Amid Yemen's Renewed Violence, 'It's Unclear Who Is in Charge of Things'
    Dozens of people have been reported killed in Yemen since Sunday as pro-regime forces crack down on protesters demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's goverment leave office. Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace speaks with Ray Suarez about the political uncertainty and escalating violence.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Zoellick: Eurozone's Fate Immediately at Stake; U.S. Needs to Address Spending
    Markets on Monday continued to show anxiety over the European debt crisis as Greece held an emergency conference with creditors, trying to calm fears of default. Speaking with Judy Woodruff, World Bank President Robert Zoellick urged eurozone nations to make some hard decisions and the U.S. to slow the growth of entitlements.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Obama's Deficit-Reduction Plan Puts Politics, Policy in Focus
    President Obama on Monday called for $1.5 trillion in new taxes aimed at wealthy Americans as part of a plan to reduce the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years. Gwen Ifill discusses the proposal with Phillip Swagel of the American Enterprise Institute and Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011

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