Tuesday, February 12, 2013

  • Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Faces Insecurity, Challenges
    Ray Suarez talks with journalist Phil Bronstein who wrote an Esquire profile of the Navy SEAL credited with killing Osama bin Laden. Since the SEAL -- known as "the shooter" -- retired from service, but he's been met with significant challenges, or as Bronstein writes, "no landing pad in civilian life."
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2013
  • Press Secretary Jay Carney Offers State of the Union Preview
    Judy Woodruff gets a preview of President Obama's first State of the Union of his second term from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who offers a sense of what Americans can expect from the speech, as well as the president's reactions to critics.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2013
  • Assessing the Threat of North Korea's Nuclear Program
    North Korea's launch of another nuclear test has triggered panic in the west. Jeffrey Brown gets an assessment of North Korea's nuclear capabilities from Charles Pritchard, former special envoy for North Korea negotiations under President George W. Bush, and James Acton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2013
  • Speechwriters Dish on Drafting a State of the Union
    Prior to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union, Hari Sreenivasan talks with former presidential speechwriters Michael Gerson and Don Baer, about what goes into a president's address to the nation, including rhetoric, who's behind policy mentioned and their own crunch-time experiences drafting a State of the Union.
    Original Air Date: February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

  • Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Elevated to Pope Benedict XVI
    On April 19, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected to the Roman Catholic Church's highest office was appointed Pope Benedict XVI after one of the shortest conclaves in a century. Jim Lehrer reports. Then, Ray Suarez talks to National Catholic Reporter's Fr. Tom Reese from Italy for analysis on the cardinals decision.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2013
  • Novel Examines What It Takes to Protect a President
    What's it like to protect the president in the modern age? Novelist Brad Meltzer explores this topic in his new book, "The Fifth Assassin." Meltzer talks with Jeffrey Brown about researching presidential assassins, writing thrillers, the advice he received from a former president and perspective from the Secret Service.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2013
  • Using the Facebook 'Like' to Connect, Commune, Endorse
    NewsHour's political editor Christina Bellantoni joins Daily Download's Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz to discuss the ins and outs of 'liking' someone or something on Facebook as part of the NewsHour's continuing conversations about the digital world's cultural impact.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2013
  • Problems Wash Ashore as Lake Michigan's Water Level Hits Low
    Lake Michigan, one of the crown jewels of Chicago and the Midwest, has recently experienced a dramatic drop in water levels. As Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW Chicago reports, that drop has created economic problems for towns that border its shore.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2013
  • Manhunt Continues for Fugitive Cop in California
    Former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner began a deadly shooting spree on Feb. 7, killing three people. Since then, authorities in California, Nevada, and Arizona have initiated a massive manhunt for Dorner. Ray Suarez gets an update on the search from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2013
  • Examining Pope Benedict's Legacy, and Leadership Challenges
    To parse Pope Benedict's announcement, assess his legacy and look at the future of the Catholic Church, Judy Woodruff talks with Monsignor Rick Hilgartner of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Sr. Christine Schenk of FutureChurch and John Allen, who covers the Vatican for CNN and the National Catholic Reporter.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2013
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Clinton Romesha Sees Fellow Soldier
    Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will enter the annals of military history Monday when he is awarded the Medal of Honor for his valorous actions in one of the bloodiest battles of the war in Afghanistan. Romesha is only the fourth living Medal of Honor recipient from that war. President Barack Obama presented the award to Romesha Monday.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2013
  • Criminal Charges Filed Against Dorner
    Authorities filed criminal charges against ex-cop Christopher Dorner for the murder of Riverside police officer Michael Crain and for the attempted murder of three other officers, Riverside District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

  • Shields, Brooks on Bush Email Hacking and Super Bowl Results
    For our regular examination of the politics of sport and the sport of politics with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks, we tackle the revelation that members of the Bush Family had their email hacked. We discussed former President George W. Bush's recent paintings, then we shift gears to remind our viewers whose Super Bowl predictions came true.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • Dave Barry's Humor, Seriousness Reflects 'Insanity' of Miami
    Humorist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his new novel, "Insane City," where pre-wedding antics meets sober topics like immigration. Barry describes his writing process, his affinity for P.G. Wodehouse and why his home city of Miami is a target-rich environment.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Drone Memo, Brennan Hearing, Syria
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Judy Woodruff about the week's political news, including CIA director nominee John Brennan's confirmation hearing, the leaking of a Justice Department memo justifying targeted killing and the Syria strategy split within the Obama administration.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • New Discoveries From NASA's 'Curiosity' Rover's Mars Mission
    Spencer Michels has the story of NASA's newest rover vehicle, aptly named "Curiosity," and its mission to Mars. Curiosity has made some new discoveries, begging the age-old question, does life exist on the red planet?
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • White House, Cabinet Split on Civil War in Syria
    Should the U.S. arm Syrian rebels? Ray Suarez examines a growing rift between the White House and members of the president's Cabinet over what should be done about the Syrian conflict with Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Vali Nasr of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • Record-Breaking Blizzard Set to Blanket Northeastern States
    Parts of the Northeast and New England prepared to be blanketed by a potentially record-breaking blizzard. The storm, commonly referred to as "Nemo," may cover some areas with three feet of snow. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Bernie Rayno of AccuWeather about how the storm formed and if it will hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • Conversation: Dave Barry, Author of 'Insane City'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to columnist Dave Barry, author of the novel "Insane City."
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • Rosa Parks Trained for Life Full of Activism
    What do you really know about the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks? Gwen Ifill talks with biographer Jeanne Theoharis, whose book "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" offers a complex portrait of the woman best known for refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama bus in 1955.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • Documents: Catholic Leaders Protected Abusive Priests
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles was forced to release 12,000 pages of documents showing that dozens of priests were accused of molesting children over several decades. Ray Suarez examines this new revelation about the church's handling of abuse claims with Ray Boucher, lead attorney representing the victims.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • Lowering Dropout Rates Where Support Systems Are Lacking
    Nonprofit educational organization OneGoal has partnered with Chicago public school to push kids at risk of dropping out of high school to persist and attend college. Ash-har Quraishi of WTTW Chicago reports for our American Graduate project on the special curriculum that hones leadership skills these kids often already have.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • No Signs of 'Angst' From Khamenei Despite Sanctions
    The current U.S. national security Cabinet may be the most pro-Iran engagement of any since the 1979 revolution. Meanwhile, Iran faces unprecedented sanctions on oil revenue. Jeffrey Brown gets analysis from Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the diplomatic standstill.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • California Shooter May Have Named Victims in Online List
    Ray Suarez talks with Frank Stoltze of Southern California Public Radio about the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, a former police officer believed to be on a deadly shooting spree. Dorner is thought to have killed the daughter of a police officer and her boyfriend and may be stalking people he named in an online manifesto.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • Brennan Defends Intelligence, Drone Policies at Confirmation
    John Brennan, President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, faced tough questioning during his first confirmation hearing, defending his positions on intelligence policy and drone warfare. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman recaps the hearing and explores why Brennan withdrew his nomination for the same post in 2008.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • The Story We Did Not Know About Rosa Parks
    Later in her life, Rosa Parks developed friendships and political allies with heavyhitters in civil rights movements around the world, from Malcolm X to Nelson Mandela. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeanne Theoharis, author of the biography, "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks," about Parks' influence globally, as well as her financial struggles post-boycott in the 1950s.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

  • Boy Scouts Delays Decision on Lifting Ban on Gay Members
    In January 2013, the Boy Scouts of America said it was considering lifting its ban on gay members, drawing strong reactions from both sides of the debate. The organization then delayed its decision until May. Jeffrey Brown gets views from Zach Wahls of Scouts for Equality and Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • Syrian Refugees Seeking Safety in Lebanon Find More Crises
    As the civil war in Syria rages on, refugees have fled to nearby Lebanon. Unfortunately, that move has brought new challenges, including inadequate supplies, discrimination, winter weather and hunger. The NewsHour sent video journalist Paige Kollock to Lebanon to report on the crisis first-hand. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013

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