Thursday, May 23, 2013

  • Watch President Obama Speak on Anti-Terrorism Policy
    On the defensive over a trio of controversies, President Barack Obama refocused the debate Thursday with a speech laying out his administration's rationale for the use of unmanned drone strikes against terrorism targets abroad.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Derek Thayer, Tornado Survivor
    Derek Thayer, physical therapy assistant at the Moore Medical Center, lost his truck during the May 20 tornado. He helped get patients to safety during the storm. He lived through the 1999 tornado in Oklahoma as well. "To live through two EF-5 tornados in one lifetime, it's amazing," he said.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  • Houston Grand Opera Embraces Multicultural Chorus
    Where can you take in the first Mariachi opera in addition to the "classics"? Jeffrey Brown reports on the Houston Grand Opera's unique mission: to engage audiences from the city's diverse, multicultural community by staging productions originating from the experiences of its neighbors.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013
  • Big Step Towards Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Three Republicans joined 10 Democrats to approve the measure, which will hit the Senate floor by early June. For more on the plan, Gwen Ifill talks with USA Today's Alan Gomez.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013
  • Social Welfare, Politics Plays Into Confusion Tax Law
    Controversy over the additional scrutiny the IRS paid to conservative organizations has raised attention about the regulations governing tax-exemption criteria. Jeffrey Brown explores who qualifies and how that status is determined with Richard Schmalbeck of Duke University Law School and Kim Barker of Pro Publica.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Immediate Needs
    As Oklahomans affected by the monster tornado begin cleanup efforts, Judy Woodruff talks with Gov. Mary Fallin about the most essential needs of survivors who have lost homes or loved ones, how federal agencies are assisting in the recovery and what should be done in the future to ensure that residents have safe shelter.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013
  • The Power of Finding Photos After Tragedy
    Anita Lebya shares her story of reuniting with photographs after the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

  • Honoring Sally Ride's Legacy as Trailblazer, Role Model
    President Barack Obama announced he would posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride, the first woman in space. NewsHour's science correspondent Miles O'Brien reflects on Ride's legacy and her impact as an educator who encouraged young women to study science, technology, engineering and math.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Hearing on Apple Tax Practices Spotlights Legal Loopholes
    Tech giant Apple has avoided paying billions of dollars in taxes to the U.S. or any country by using a complex web of Irish subsidiaries. But Apple is not alone, and none of the practices are illegal. Margaret Warner talks to Charles Duhigg of The New York Times for more on corporate tax loopholes.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • How Far Should Government Go in Investigation of Leaks?
    Three former Justice Department officials wrote a New York Times op-ed defending the subpoena of Associated Press reporters' phone records. Gwen Ifill talks with First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams and Michael Mukasey, former U.S. attorney general, about whether the department overreached its authority in its investigations.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Senate Committee Grills Former IRS Commissioners
    A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service turned its focus to former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, who led the agency until last fall. Judy Woodruff has more, including testimony from his successor Steven Miller and the Treasury Department inspector general.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Okla. Town Confronts Reality of Rebuilding After Tornado
    A monster tornado nearly flattened the town of Moore, Okla. Jeffrey Brown gets reaction from Time magazine's Jay Newton-Small, Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department and Bob Henson from the National Center for Atmospheric Research about the devastation, the latest rescue efforts and the science behind the mighty storm.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Benghazi Attack Response Showed Romney Campaign Flaws
    Gabriel Schoenfeld, a former adviser to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says the campaign made its greatest errors on foreign policy strategy. Schoenfeld describes Romney's bungled response to the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi. He spoke with NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni about his ebook, "A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign."
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Statements from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
    In a press conference, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, city and county officials and emergency responders provide updates on the situation in Moore, Oklahoma city and Cleveland county in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook at Senate Hearings (part 2)
    Apple CEO Tim Cook at Senate Hearings (part 2)
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Testifies at Senate Hearing
    The Senate panel questioned Cook and other experts about 'tax gimmickry."
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

  • What DSM-5 Means for Diagnosing Mental Health Patients
    The American Psychiatric Association released a new edition of the DSM, which doctors use to diagnose and treat mental disorders. Judy Woodruff discusses the changes and implications for both patients and professionals with Dr. Michael First of Columbia University and Dr. Steven Hyman of the Broad Institute.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Coding Skills Combine With Civics to Improve Government
    Code for America, a San Francisco nonprofit, enlists high tech professionals to work with local governments to create tools to help average citizens tackle hunger, blight and other civic problems. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • New Chapter Begins for U.S. Relations With Myanmar
    At the White House, President Barack Obama welcomed Myanmar President Thein Sein, the first Burmese leader to visit Washington in nearly five decades. Ray Suarez talks to Jennifer Quigley of the U.S. Campaign for Burma and Priscilla Clap, former chief of the U.S. mission in Myanmar, about reforms in that country.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Yahoo Makes Bid for Reboot With $1.1 Billion Deal for Tumblr
    Tech company Yahoo bought Tumblr for a reported $1.1 billion, adding the fast-growing social media site with more than 100 million blogs to its roster of assets. Jeffrey Brown talks with Rebecca Leeb, a research analyst for the Altimeter Group, about the appeal of the image-centric and mobile-friendly blogging platform.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Watch Mile-Wide Tornado Rip Through Oklahoma City Suburbs
    The Associated Press reports that a mile-wide tornado has ripped through suburban Oklahoma City Monday. Video shows homes and buildings in Moore, Okla., reduced to rubble, and vehicles littering roadways south and southwest of Oklahoma City. Authorities also report that an elementary school in the area took a direct hit from the twister.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Massive, Mile-Wide Tornado Leaves Wake of Destruction
    Two tornadoes struck the Oklahoma City area within 24 hours, leaving behind miles of devastation and leveling scores of homes. Kwame Holman reports on the extreme weather in Oklahoma. Jeffrey Brown talks to Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police Department and Bill Bunting of the National Severe Storm Prediction Center.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Life of Sally Ride Honored at Kennedy Center Tribute
    Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien talks with Jeffrey Brown about the legacy of astronaut Sally Ride.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • A High Tech Solution for a Neighborhood Problem
    Correspondent Spencer Michels talks with the co-founders of Civic Insight, a technology startup aimed at helping cities like New Orleans tackle an ugly problem -- blight by makes real-time government data about a community's underutilized spaces.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour: A 1987 Interview With Gary Hart
    In December 1987, former Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo. re-entered the race for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination just seven months after his relationship with 29-year-old model Donna Rice caused him to withdraw. Here is Hart's Dec. 16, 1987 newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Government Scandals, Watergate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with Judy Woodruff about the recent scandals rocking Washington and the Obama administration, what we can observe about how the government operates and how the trust of the American people is affected, plus the legacy of Watergate 40 years on.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • Military Makes Addressing Sexual Assault Top Priority
    Defense Secretary Hagel said he'll do everything necessary to fix the military's sexual assault crisis, but offered no new solutions during a briefing at the Pentagon. Some members of Congress are advocating a solution that lies partly outside the command ranks. Margaret Warner talks with The Wall Street Journal's Julian Barnes.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • IRS Chief Admits Mistakes, Says Scrutiny Was Not Political
    Outgoing IRS chief Steven Miller admitted failures and faced tough questions at a Congressional hearing, but he also asserted that the IRS did not act out of political motivation in scrutinizing conservative groups. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013

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