Sunday, September 8, 2013

  • White House Framing Syria as Moral Question
    Susan Davis, Chief Congressional Reporter for USA Today, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about how many days — or weeks — it might take for President Obama to get a final vote for a military strike on Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

  • Anti-American Sentiment Felt in the Streets of Cairo
    Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled to Egypt, a country dealing with its own deteriorating situation. Margaret Warner talks to Hari Sreenivasan from Cairo about Egypt’s opposition to military action in Syria and the strong anti-American sentiment felt in the streets of Cairo.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • War Photographer Louie Palu on his portrait
    War Photographer Louie Palu talks about his portrait and his experience in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • Will Michels talks about Gerbehaye's portrait of Nkunda
    Will Michels, co-curator of the War/Photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, talks about Cedric Gerbehaye's portrait of Laurent Nkunda.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • Will Michels talks "First Cut" by Mark Grimshaw
    Will Michels, co-curator of the War/Photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, talks about "First Cut" by Mark Grimshaw.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • Anne Tucker on Carolyn Cole's "War Paint
    Anne Tucker, co-curator of the War/Photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, talks about "War Paint" by Carolyn Cole.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • Natural Gas May Have Profound Impact on Israel's Geopolitics
    Israel's recent discovery of huge offshore natural gas reserves could mean a profound transformation for Israel's economy and for the region's political stability. The gas basin is believed to extend into waters off Syria and Lebanon — a cause for geopolitical concern, as Israel and Lebanon are technically at war and their maritime border is in dispute.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • The Connection: Contradictory Marijuana Laws
    Just 10 days ago, the Obama administration said as long as strict regulations are in place, it will not challenge marijuana laws in states that have passed bills allowing recreational use of the drug. Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the decision "sends the wrong message to both law enforcement and violators of the law."
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • At Home in Zaatari: Life in a Syrian Refugee Camp
    Kristen Gillespie reports on life in the Zaatari refugee camp, about 10 miles across the border from Syria in northern Jordan. The camp opened only a year ago but, as the civil war back home has escalated, its population has swelled to more than 120,000 people.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

  • Can Past U.S. Military Engagements Shed Light on Syria?
    As Congress prepares to take up the difficult debate over how and whether to punish Syria's Assad regime for the use of chemical weapons, Gwen Ifill talks to presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University about the history of American war and what past conflicts can teach us.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Syria as 'Test' for Obama's Credibility
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Barack Obama's decision to take the Syrian crisis to Congress and the historical implications if the president is unable to win over lawmakers in a vote on national security.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Egyptians Opposed to Strike in Syria
    The Egyptian government opposes any U.S. military action in Syria and it seems the people of Egypt agree. Margaret Warner reports from Cairo to Jeffrey Brown on how the "war weary" region regards prospects and rhetoric of American action against chemical weapon use. Plus Margaret offers a preview of her reporting to come.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Refugees Pour Out of Syria, but Number Entering Jordan Slows
    The UN says more than 2 million refugees have left Syria. But while up to 70,000 refugees fled to Jordan in early 2013, the stream has dwindled to a trickle. Aid workers believe the Jordanian government has closed the border, but Jordan says it's due to Syrian fighting. Foreign affairs producer Dan Sagalyn reports.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Documents Reveal NSA Can Crack Online Encryption
    Encryption technology is supposed to keep your online activity private, but secret documents reveal the NSA knows how to crack the code and has, in some cases, been working with companies directly. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times about how the NSA is reacting to the revelations.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Employment Report Shows More Jobs, Questionable Quality
    Employers added 169,000 new jobs in August and official unemployment slid from 7.4 to 7.3 percent. Economics correspondent Paul Solman gets analysis from economist Lisa Lynch of Brandeis University, who says the employment report is a mixed bag that shows that most jobs being added to the economy are low-paying.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • G-20 Summit Shows Low Support for Military Strike in Syria
    At the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 10 nations as well as the United States signed a statement accusing Syria of using deadly chemical weapons against civilians, but stopped short of urging a military response. Jeffrey Brown reports on the "heavy lift" President Barack Obama faces finding support for a Syria strike.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Immigration and the NFL
    After what may be considered a summer hiatus, we're back - the Doubleheader with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. In our sport of politics section, we find agreement between the two on the topic of immigration in the upcoming legislative session (but you may be disappointed to know why). We also have their winning picks for the NFL season.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Obama Pursues Global Support of U.S. Strikes in Syria
    President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, on his last day in Europe. While he continues to push for global support of a military intervention in Syria, he faces stiff resistance from Russia and others.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

  • After 75 Years, an Untarnished Reputation for Superman
    It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Superman! In the book "Superman: The Unauthorized Biography," author Glen Weldon of NPR chronicles 75 years of the Man of Steel, from his muscles to his mantra ("truth, justice and the American way"). Weldon joins Christina Bellantoni to discuss the evolution of the iconic American superhero.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2013
  • Smart Devices That Make Life Easier May Also Be Easy To Hack
    Wireless devices let us control our household appliances through the Internet with ease, but do they also make it easier for hackers to disrupt our daily lives? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kashmir Hill of Forbes on a recent finding by the Federal Trade Commission of inadequate security protections for some products.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2013
  • What's Minted in Berkshire County Stays There
    Berkshire County in Massachusetts has taken "buy local" to a whole new level by creating their own currency. The BerkShare is now accepted by some 400 businesses throughout that region. Economics correspondent Paul Solmon explores advantages for both consumers and storefronts.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2013
  • Rep. Alan Grayson: Stop Focusing on Sending Message on Syria
    Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., staunchly opposes any act of force in Syria, saying "It's not our responsibility to act unilaterally." A strike, he claims, would be expensive, dangerous and wouldn't prevent future chemical weapon use. Jeffrey Brown talks to Grayson about other options he sees for the U.S. in the region.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2013
  • U.S. Needs More Time on 'Diplomatic Architecture' on Syria?
    Should the Obama administration ditch its unilateral approach and "step up the diplomacy" to work with the international community? Judy Woodruff talks to former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft and Christopher Hill, a former senior diplomat, about what the U.S. should do to help influence the future in Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2013
  • Preview Clip: Israel Develops Offshore Natural Gas Reserves
    Israel's recent discovery of huge offshore natural gas reserves could mean a profound transformation for Israel's economy and for the region's political stability. Long-time NBC Tel Aviv bureau chief Martin Fletcher reports from the field.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2013
  • How Will Obamacare Change Your Life?
    In just a matter of weeks, one of the most crucial parts of the new health care reform law will kick in when the new insurance marketplaces open for enrollment. How do you anticipate Obamacare will change your life? We want to hear from you.
    Original Air Date: September 5, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

  • Author Argues Colleges More Training Than Transformation
    Colleges try to market their degrees as a ticket to professional success. A collection of essays argues the focus of higher education should be on student transformation and learning. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Mark Edmundson of the University of Virginia to discuss his book, "Why Teach?: In Defense of a Real Education."
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2013
  • Age Friendly New York City Helps Seniors Stay Active
    Seniors now account for roughly one out of every six New Yorkers. A recent initiative aims to assist older citizens stay healthy, active and connected to the community. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how that program has been making New York more accessible and affordable for its elders.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2013
  • Will Leaked Secrets Damage Efforts by U.S. Intelligence?
    Leaks by Edward Snowden and other recent disclosures have revealed the scale of U.S. surveillance efforts. Judy Woodruff examines the impact of those revelations with Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post, Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and former Department of Homeland Security official Stewart Baker.
    Original Air Date: September 4, 2013

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