Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Copycat Architecture Rises in China's Building Boom
    China’s rapid urbanization has fueled an enormous building boom. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, China has built housing equivalent to roughly two Spains from 2000 to 2010. Stepping into cities like Hangzhou, one might mistake it for Venice, Italy or London. While copying architectural styles is as old as architecture itself, China has done it on an unprecedented scale and speed.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Erin Brockovich: The Real-Life Unhappy Ending
    In part one of a two-part series, PBS NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O’Brien travels to Hinkley, CA – the town whose multi-million dollar settlement for groundwater contamination was featured in the movie "Erin Brockovich." Now, almost 30 years later, O’Brien explores the reasons why the groundwater in Hinkley still has dangerous levels of the chemical chromium and its link to cancer.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

  • Assessing the Gap Between Twitter Opinion and Poll Data
    Jeffrey Brown talks with the Daily Download's Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about the disconnect between President Obama's Twitter support and public opinion poll data. They also look at the president's efforts to push his administration's policies on immigration and gun control on social media.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Researchers Aim Unlock Genetic Data Goldmine
    Researchers in the San Francisco Bay area believe genetic tests will help them find the best ways to treat and potentially prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, breast and prostate cancers. Spencer Michels reports on a giant data bank that houses genetic information on 200,000 people as part of a groundbreaking study.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Is Sheryl Sandburg's 'Lean In' Elitist or Universal?
    In her book "Lean In," Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg urges women to not shy away from ambition and leadership. Judy Woodruff talks to Katha Pollitt of The Nation, "The Black Snob" blogger Danielle Belton and Jody Greenstone Miller, CEO of Business Talent Group, about the debate over how women should approach their careers.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Rep. Paul Ryan Offers 'Opening Bid' on Budget Plan
    House Budget chair Rep. Paul Ryan put forth a blueprint that he says would cut the federal deficit by $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years. Democrats dismissed the proposal, saying the math doesn't add up. Nancy Cook of National Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to explore the politics and math behind Paul's budget bid.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Paul Ryan Announces 2014 Budget Proposal
    On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, introduced House Republicans' fiscal year 2014 budget resolution called, "The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget." During a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Building, Ryan detailed how his proposal would balance the budget in 10 years by cutting spending and without any new taxes.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

  • Renewable Energy Could be the Answer for Japanese Town
    Special correspondent Emily Taguchi has the story of Fukushima, Japan, a town aching for a comeback after an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. Once the home of the Fukushima Reactor, the town is looking towards renewable energy and other renewable sources to build a better future.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Law Lags in Defining Posthumous Protocol for Online Accounts
    What happens to your email, Facebook page and other digital property when you die? Naomi Cahn of the George Washington University School of Law, and Evan Carroll, co-author of "Your Digital Afterlife," talk to Jeffrey Brown about the legal and ethical quandaries of dealing with a loved's ones digital assets after they're gone.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Examining the Fallout from Kenyan Presidential Election
    When Uhuru Kenyatta won Kenya's presidential election, the United States, a top ally to the country, reacted with unease in light of Kenyatta's criminal charges and Kenya's recent violence. For more on the local and global fallout from the election is Jendayi Frazer, former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Arlo Guthrie at the Birchmere
    Renowned folk songwriter and singer Arlo Guthrie performs at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Va., and catches up with Art Beat to talk about his father, Woody.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • New Tensions Between U.S., Afghanistan as Transitions Loom
    An insider attack on American soldiers and pointed remarks by Afghanistan's President Karzai reveal new tensions between the nations. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Ambassador James Dobbins, who served as a diplomat to Afghanistan, and Said Jawad, Afghanistan's former ambassador to Washington.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Accessing Online Accounts After a Loved One’s Death
    PBS NewsHour spoke with Ricky Rash about his struggle to gain access to his son's online accounts after the 15-year-old’s death in 2011. Rash cautions those who store all their photos, writings and other memories online-only – especially younger generations – because of the risk that their material may be lost if once they die.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Weekly Poem: 'Emptiness Falls'
    Gretel Ehrlich reads "Emptiness Falls," a poem from her book "Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami."
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

  • Reflections on the Japanese Tsunami, Two Years Later
    Poet and writer Gretel Ehrlich shares her reflections on the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. She traveled to Japan after the natural disasters to document the physical and emotional aftermath. Ehrlich is best know for her nature and travel writing and has authored 13 books, including three of poetry.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Brooks and Marcus Discuss Jobs Report and Push for Budget
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Ruth Marcus, a columnist for the Washington Post analyze political news including February's job report, effects of the sequestration, military intervention, the hope for a bipartisan budget agreement, and whether women can really have it all.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Examining the Decision to Put Sulaiman Abu Ghaith on Trial
    Security was heavy at the courthouse where Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was charged with conspiring to kill American, a charge based on threatening statements and his close relationship with Osama bin Laden. Margaret Warner talks with Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times' William Rashbaum, who was in the court.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • How Will Employment Change as U.S. Job Market Recovers?
    The job market in February 2013 made significant gains, posting the best job report in four years. Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial, and Daniel Gross, business columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, join Ray Suarez to discuss which sectors are hiring and how the American workplace is changing.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Gretel Ehrlich Reads From 'Facing the Wave'
    Gretel Ehrlich reads more from her book, "Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami."
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • Arkansas Legislature Passes Nation's Strictest Abortion Law
    The Arkansas legislature has passed the nation's strictest abortion law. It outlaws any procedures done after the 12th week of pregnancy. To learn more about what happened in Arkansas and how it will effect other states, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Suzi Parker, a reporter for Reuters based in Little Rock.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pakistani Man Seeks Resolution for Family's Honor Killing
    Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News has the story of a Pakistani man fighting for justice and against the caste system after the murder of his wife and two children.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pyongyang Threatens Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack
    The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions against North Korea to stop that country from importing materials for its nuclear program. Ray Suarez talks with Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Joseph Detrani of Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pelosi: 'Let's Talk' About Ensuring Strength of Entitlements
    Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on President Obama's new round of negotiations with Republicans on a long term deficit deal. Judy Woodruff talks with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi about the prospects of a bipartisan budget deal, the sequester cuts and the confirmation of CIA director John Brennan.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Senate Confirms John Brennan for CIA Director
    The Senate voted to confirm John Brennan as director of the CIA after an intense confirmation hearing and filibuster over concern about the president's power to order drone strikes on American citizens stateside. Scott Shane of the New York Times and Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the confirmation.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Judy Woodruff with Nancy Pelosi
    Judy Woodruff with Nancy Pelosi
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

  • Inside the Acid Attack on Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director
    A Russian ballet star in the Bolshoi theater has confessed to throwing sulfuric acid in the face of the company's artistic director. To learn more about the people involve and the theories surrounding this disturbing case, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Schwritz who has been following the story for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Challenges for Vatican on Connecting With U.S. Catholics
    A poll released Wednesday found that more than half of U.S. Catholics feel that the Vatican is out of touch with peoples' needs, though most also said that their own parish is responsive. Ray Suarez talks with Scott Appleby of University of Notre Dame and James Towey of Ave Maria University about Catholicism at a crossroads.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Venezuelans Say Goodbye to Hugo Chavez
    In Caracas, Venezuela, an emotional crowd watched the procession of the body of Hugo Chavez to the capital's military academy, where the late president will lie in state. Margaret Warner takes a look at Chavez's work and legacy, as well as unanswered questions about succession.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013

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