Thursday, October 3, 2013

  • Defaulting on U.S bond obligations could cause crisis
    The Treasury Department warned in a report that if the government defaults on its obligations later in October, the economic impact could be widespread and even provoke another financial crisis. Annie Lowrey of The New York Times joins Judy Woodruff to explain the debt ceiling and potential consequences.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
  • Police: suspect killed in Capitol Hill chase
    The District of Columbia's police chief says the suspect who led police on a chase from the White House to the Capitol is dead.Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters Thursday evening that shots were fired in two locations. Near the Capitol, police killed the woman driving the black Infiniti with a young child inside. She said the child, who is about a year old, is in good condition.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
  • 'We have an obligation to govern': Rep. Dent on showdown
    On the third day of the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said his party would only be open to legislative negotiation once the House GOP passes a clean funding bill. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports. Gwen Ifill talks to Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., about his stance on ending the stalemate.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
  • Suspect killed at the end of a car chase to Capitol Hill
    A car hit the barricades at the White House, provoking the police to confront the female driver before she began a high-speed chase up Constitution Avenue. Their pursuit ended on Capitol Hill with gunshots fired by authorities. Gwen Ifill talks to Todd Zwillich of Public Radio International and WNYC about the deadly incident.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
  • Car chase ends with shooting in Washington D.C.
    Alhurra Television provides this footage of a police chase that unfolded in Washington D.C. on October 3rd. The driver of a black sedan rammed a barricade near the White House, turned around and eventually crashed into another barricade near the U.S. Capitol building.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
  • In 'Someone,' Alice McDermott tells 'ordinary' woman's tale
    Alice McDermott tells the story of an ordinary woman named Marie from childhood to death in her new novel, "Someone." The narrative centers on a woman who is shy, plain, unremarkable on the surface, but has a very active internal life. Jeffrey Brown talks to McDermott about her inspirations for the character from her own life and in the creative process writing the novel.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
  • Alice McDermott reads excerpt from novel, 'Someone'
    Alice McDermott reads an excerpt from her new novel, "Someone," which was released in September 2013.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
  • 'Take a vote, stop this farce and end this shutdown"
    President Barack Obama warned Americans that the economy will suffer if a "reckless Republican shutdown" continues. At a construction company in Rockville, Md., Thursday, the president held his first press event outside the White House that focused on the shutdown, which began Oct. 1 when Congress failed to pass a temporary spending bill to fund federal agencies.
    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

  • Remembering Tom Clancy, 66, blockbuster novelist
    Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died in Baltimore at the age of 66. His espionage novels ushered in a new genre of military thrillers and spawned successful films. What made Clancy's books so popular? Gwen Ifill talks to NPR book commentator Alan Cheuse about the late author's characters and strong imagination.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2013
  • Quest to 'have it all' may set women up for disappointment
    What if an unintended consequence of the feminist movement was to make women feel inadequate? Barnard College president Debora Spar argues the expectation that women can "have it all" actually sets them up for failure. Jeffrey Brown talks to Spar about her new book, "Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection."
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2013
  • Silk Road used digital currency to sell drugs in plain sight
    Unlike other online commerce businesses, Silk Road offered sales of illegal drugs, fake IDs and even hitmen. How were buyers and sellers able to remain anonymous? Ray Suarez talks to Glenn Chapman of Agence France-Presse about how this widely known online drug market was able to evade law enforcement for so long.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2013
  • In India, young women sent into marriages far from home
    Lopsided gender ratios in some regions of India have led to a "marriage squeeze" -- high demand for brides -- forcing many underage women to leave their lives behind to wed older men in far away regions. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the socio-economic factors at play.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2013
  • Examining affordability of health care via new exchanges
    In its opening days, the new online insurance exchanges have experienced a rush of interest and some technical difficulties along the way. Despite the glitches, will consumers find affordable plans? Gwen Ifill gets views from Sabrina Corlette of Georgetown University and Joe Antos of the American Enterprise Institute.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2013
  • How long before shutdown has major impact on the economy?
    After day two of the government shutdown, some industries, like tourism, have already taken a hit. How might the effects spill over into other sectors of the economy and the markets? Judy Woodruff looks to Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial and Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics for analysis and predictions.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2013
  • President Obama, congressional leaders to discuss shutdown
    President Barack Obama called leaders of the House and Senate to the White House to discuss the stalemate keeping the government shutdown. House GOP members forged ahead with various bills to re-open parts of the government, but Democrats dismissed that approach. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

  • Rita Moreno reflects on life as an entertainer, film roles
    Rita Moreno is one of only a few entertainers to win an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and an Oscar -- and the only Latino American to hold that honor. In a new self-titled memoir, Moreno describes finding her place in show business. She sits down with Ray Suarez to discuss the continuing struggle for minorities to land significant roles.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
  • Marine Corps generals fired for negligence, failures
    Two Marine Corps generals were fired for their negligence in connection to a deadly attack by the Taliban at a military base in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill talks to Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post for details of the investigation.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
  • Netanyahu warns world must maintain Iran sanctions
    On the floor of the UN General Assembly, Israel's prime minister pushed back against Iran's recent charm offensive. Netanyahu issued a strong denunciation of Iran's nuclear program and vowed to prevent that nation from getting nuclear weapons. Margaret Warner reports on the response to comments by Netanyahu and President Obama.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
  • First day of insurance exchanges overwhelmed by online rush
    Americans eager to explore or sign up on the new online insurance exchanges were confronted with technical glitches due to the rush of traffic on the website. Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of NPR and Louise Radnofsky of the Wall Street Journal about who was shopping for health care coverage on day one of the program.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
  • Mass. model shows vast coverage for citizens, high costs
    October 1 was the opening day nationwide for new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. But Massachusetts has been using its own online insurance marketplace since 2006. How has that program fared in the Bay State? Paul Solman explores the Massachusetts model.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
  • Why 'nobody blinked' in political showdown over budget
    With a government shutdown in full effect and no signs of give from either side in sight, what kind of political calculations are lawmakers taking into account? Gwen Ifill gets insight from Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
  • Political deadlock drags as effects of shutdown are felt
    Ripples from the government shutdown were felt across the nation, from the 800,000 furloughed employees forced off the job, to disappointed tourists confronting closed national parks. Back in Washington, the political deadlock continued with neither House Republicans nor Senate Democrats ready to budge. Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
  • Obama: Affordable Care Act "open for business"
    President Barack Obama is hailing a "historic day" for uninsured Americans who now can purchase health care coverage through new insurance exchanges.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
  • Rita Moreno reflects on life as an entertainer, film roles
    Rita Moreno is one of only a few entertainers to win an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and an Oscar -- and the only Latino American to hold that honor. In a new self-titled memoir, Moreno describes finding her place in show business. She sits down with Ray Suarez to discuss the continuing struggle for minorities to land significant roles.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2013
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Monday, September 30, 2013

  • Tracking Religious Persecution Around the World
    Are recent waves of religiously-motivated or sectarian violence part of a larger worldwide trend? Gwen Ifill talks to Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, about the importance of promoting religious freedom around the world.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • Pakistani Christians Targeted by Violence, Blasphemy Law
    Christians make up only 2 percent of the population of Pakistan, but the country's colonial past makes the religious minority a target for grievances against the West. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports that suicide bombings, attacks on churches and a law against blasphemy have left Pakistani Christians living in fear.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • Netanyahu Urges White House to Continue Iran Sanctions
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Oval Office to warn President Barack Obama not to be swayed by Iran's recent change in diplomatic tone and to keep economic sanctions against the nation in place. Margaret Warner talks to Judy Woodruff about Israel's concerns over recent diplomatic overtures by Iran.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • California Reaches Out to Latinos on New Insurance Exchange
    On the eve of open enrollment for insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act, the state of California is making a big push among Latinos, who make up a third of of the uninsured nationwide. Kwame Holman reports on the $60 million effort to educate and enroll Californians in the new health care program.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013

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