Monday, May 27, 2013

  • Lebanon Attacks Raise Concern of Expanding Regional Conflict
    Two rockets exploded in an area of Beirut controlled by Hezbollah, raising new concerns about the spread of the Syrian conflict into Lebanon and the region. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Warner from Beirut about Hezbollah's support for the Assad regime and the country's history of strife and its remaining sectarian tensions.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2013
  • On Memorial Day, Remembering 'Profound' Human Cost of War
    President Barack Obama observed Memorial Day by visiting graves of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan at Arlington National Cemetery and meeting with family members of the fallen. The president urged Americans to not take for granted the sacrifices made by U.S. troops. Gwen Ifill reports on ceremonies around the nation.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 2013
  • Watch President Obama's Memorial Day Speech at Arlington Nat
    President Barack Obama spoke at Memorial Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.
    Original Air Date: May 27, 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 27, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

  • Former State Dept. Official Offers Foreign Policy Critiques
    Margaret Warner gets a behind-the-scenes look at the making of U.S. foreign policy from former State Department official Vali Nasr. His new book, "The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat," critiques the Obama administration's handling of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • Brooks and Marcus Discuss Obama's Address, Disaster Spending
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff, including President Barack Obama's speech on refining the fight against terrorism, controversies at the IRS and the Justice Department and the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • Close-Knit Okla. Community Meets Tornado Aftermath
    The day before the monster tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., a rural area of the state was hit by a twister that leveled most homes in the area. Oklahoma Education Television correspondent Bob Sands reports on the resilience of the community in Lincoln County, as families, friends and strangers work together to recoup.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • News Wrap: Russia Says Syria Has Agreed to Peace Conference
    In other news Friday, Russian officials announced that Syria has agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference on outlining a transition for new leadership. Also, in Kabul, Afghanistan, a guest house used by an international aid group was targeted by a suicide car bomber and five armed gunmen.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • What's Next for the U.S. Drone as Obama Ends Decade of War?
    According to reports, U.S. drone attacks on militants in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere are conducted by both the CIA and the U.S. military, but will eventually be handled solely by the Defense Department. New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti talks to Jeffrey Brown about the CIA's shifting role in the fight against terrorists.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • Honor Flights Serve Those Who Have Served Their Country
    The non-profit program Honor Flight gives veterans the opportunity to fly to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials dedicated to the wars they’ve served in. For many veterans, especially those who have served in World War II, this may be the only chance they will get to see these memorials.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • Netflix's New 'Development' for Streaming Entertainment
    There's money in the banana stand, but what about streaming entertainment? Gwen Ifill reports on how traditional TV shows are showing up on online-only venues, including cult favorite "Arrested Development," which is getting a new life and a new season on Netflix for the first time since the sitcom's 2006 cancellation.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • WWII Veteran Marvin Murphy Tells His Story
    Marvin Murphy tells PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown that World War II veterans like himself never felt like the nation owed them anything for their service, but the reception they received when arriving in Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program was "awesome."
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

  • London Killing Seen as New Style of Attack
    Two British men of Nigerian descent have been arrested for hacking to death British soldier Lee Rigby. Judy Woodruff talks with Vikram Dodd, senior reporter at The Guardian in London, about what is known about the 22-year-old and 28-year-old suspects and whether any one else is involved.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Preventing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in the Military
    With sexual assaults in the military on the rise, what are the current tactics and policies for prevention and prosecution, and what more might be done? Kwame Holman reports on efforts to subdue the crisis.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Highly Skilled Guest Workers Could Help Tech-Driven Economy?
    NewsHour continues its examination of different aspects of debate on immigration reform. Ray Suarez takes a look at H-1B visas -- how the program for highly skilled foreign workers is structured and how it may change -- with Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford University and Ron Hira of Rochester Institute of Technology.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Tornado-Battered Moore Comes to Grips With Aftermath
    Hundreds of people attended the funeral of 9-year-old Antonia Candelaria, the first victim of the massive tornado in Moore, Okla., to be laid to rest. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how the enormity of the loss makes daily life a continual struggle.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Obama Delivers Speech on Refocusing Strategy on Terrorism
    President Barack Obama tried to reframe America's approach to the war on terror in an address on foreign policy. Jeffrey Brown examines the president's remarks with Pardiss Kebriaei from the Center for Constitutional Rights, former State Department official Harold Koh and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Former Air Force Servicewoman Feels Betrayed by Military Aft
    Jessica Hinves joined the military for a lifelong career in the Air Force. Two days after she came back from basic training, she was raped by a fellow service member who she had considered a friend. To her surprise, her case was never brought to court. And she was discharged from the military for post traumatic stress disorder.
    Original Air Date: 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

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