Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • ‘They can’t all come here’
    In this clip, Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, talks the limits of bringing migrant children into the U.S.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
  • Child migrants slipping through the cracks
    Jennifer Podkul, senior program officer for the Migrant Rights and Justice Program, talks the need of getting migrant children into immigration courts.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
  • President Obama announces deployment of up to 300 military adviers to Iraq
    After a long afternoon meeting with his national security team, President Obama announced plans to send up to 300 military personnel to Iraq to provide support to the Iraqi military. The U.S. will establish joint operations centers to share intelligence with Iraqis in an effort to push back ISIL forces.
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014
  • Marine who took grenade hit receives Medal of Honor
    President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan, sustaining major wounds, including the loss of his right eye. Retired Cpl. William
    Original Air Date: June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Sens. Kaine and McCain discuss the Iraq crisis
    Pressure is mounting for the U.S. to come up with a course of action against the uprising of ISIL in Iraq. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who says reforms have to happen in Iraq before the U.S. decide what kind of assistance to provide. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says the U.S. should launch airstrikes and put some boots on the ground to oppose the extreme elements in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2014
  • Lawmakers skeptical that GM can remodel its leadership
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra returned to address Congress about an internal company report on the ignition switch defect that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra announced a new campaign to reward employees who report safety concerns, but lawmakers remained skeptical that the corporate culture could be changed. Gwen Ifill gets more detail from David Shepardson of The Detroit News.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2014
  • Searching for the holy grail of snake bite antidotes
    Although snake bites are rarely fatal in the United States, every year about 100,000 people die worldwide after being bitten by venomous snakes. A California doctor has developed a nasal spray treatment that may be able to help some snake bite victims halt paralysis before they reach a hospital. Special correspondent Spencer Michels has the story.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2014
  • Debating President Obama’s reach of power
    Facing partisan gridlock, President Obama has bypassed Congress by using executive actions on issues like equal pay, student loans and carbon pollution. But each order faces backlash that the president has overstepped his power. Jeffrey Brown gets debate from Jonathan Turley of The George Washington University and Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • Revisiting Nixon’s fall in ‘Washington Journal’
    In the 1975 book “Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall,” author Elizabeth Drew examined the players and the political upheaval behind Nixon’s fall from power. Now nearing the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this classic piece of political journalism is being re-released. Judy Woodruff talks to Drew about the politician at the center of the infamous scandal.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2014
  • What Iraq’s violent sectarian split means for its neighbors
    The insurgency by Sunni militants in Iraq, known as ISIL or ISIS, adds conflict to an already volatile region. Gwen Ifill talks to Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya News and Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress about the failure to stifle ISIL’s growth in Syria, the prospect of U.S. collaboration with Iran and the divergent agendas of Iraq’s other neighboring nations.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2014
  • Helping homeless students reach graduation from Skid Row
    Finishing high school can be an uphill battle; for homeless students, it can be like facing a mountain of challenges. The Los Angeles County Unified School District’s Homeless Education Program is designed to provide assistance to students who don’t have a place to live. David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports on efforts to help LA’s homeless youth reach graduation.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2014
  • The value and the price of creating a Pacific sanctuary
    President Obama launched a plan to create the world's largest marine preserve by adding to the existing national monument in the Central Pacific. Drilling, fishing and other activities would be off limits. Joshua Reichert of the Pew Charitable Trusts and Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the impetus and potential opposition for the proposed expansion.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2014
    Kingman Reef NWR. Photo by Susan White/USFWS
  • Why did it take so long to capture key Benghazi suspect?
    U.S. special forces, with the help of the FBI, apprehended Abu Khattala, one of the suspected ring leaders of the 2012 embassy attack in Benghazi, Libya. Khattala is the first accused perpetrator of the attacks to be taken into U.S. custody. Jeffrey Brown discusses the details of the capture with The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung, who first broke the story.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

  • Why a victim of attempted murder tried to save his attacker
    If you could face the man who tried to kill you, what would you do? A new book, “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a U.S. immigrant from Bangladesh, who was shot in the face in Texas by a man trying to avenge the 9/11 attacks. Hari Sreenivasan talks to author Anand Giridharadas about Bhuiyan’s campaign to save Mark Stroman from execution.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2014
  • What’s fueling and funding ISIL?
    The Sunni militants known as ISIL or ISIS continue to broaden their control over the northern Iraq. What are their origins and how does the group compare to other insurgencies? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Rania Abouzeid and Brian Fishman of the New America Foundation.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2014
  • Striking up a jazz conversation to enthrall more listeners
    Jason Moran, one of today's best-known younger jazz musicians, is a true believer that his art form can transport and transform an audience. Newly named the artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the musician now has a public platform to share his passion. Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown interviews Moran about his work to bring the jazz experience to more people.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2014
  • High hopes for a budding cannabis industry
    Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington state, and though it’s still illegal under federal law, more states are considering the move, setting the stage for a potential gold rush that could conceivably rival the repeal of prohibition. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to entrepreneurs looking to cash in on the cannabis industry.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2014
  • Supreme Court enforces ban on straw purchase of guns
    The Supreme Court ruled that if an individual intends to buy a gun for someone else, he or she must say so. In a separate ruling, the court unanimously supported a challenge to an Ohio law that makes it illegal to lie about a candidate’s position during a campaign. For a closer look at both cases, Jeffrey Brown talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

  • Insurgent advance spreads in Iraq's northwest
    For more on the deteriorating situation in Iraq, Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Jane Arraf, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor and Al Jazeera America, who is reporting from the ground in northern Iraq.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2014
  • Animals predict World Cup outcomes across the globe
    Animals and World Cup predictions have a storied history. In 2010, an octopus in a German aquarium named Paul became famous after correctly predicting 8 cup matches in a row, outperforming many soccer analysts.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2014
  • Uganda gays face life in prison under law
    For gays living in Uganda, just walking outside of their homes can be dangerous. And today, long-standing prejudice has been institutionalized into law with the country’s “Anti-Homosexuality Act,” which calls for harsh sentences for gay acts. Offenders convicted of “aggravated homosexuality” face life in prison. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kampala.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

  • Violinmaker uses CT scans, 3D lasers to hone craft
    Based in Brooklyn, New York, Samuel Zygmuntowicz has been crafting stringed instruments for about 30 years, working with musical greats such as Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Bell. Zygmuntowicz has extensively studied the art of violinmaking and also uses modern tools like CT scans and 3D laser vibration scans to hone his craft.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2014
  • Kurdistan remains oasis of calm amid Iraq tumult
    For more on the developing situation in Iraq, Matt Bradley of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from the northern city of Erbil.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2014
  • What are America's military options in Iraq?
    The Pentagon confirmed Saturday that an aircraft carrier was sent into the gulf in case the U.S. decides to use force to deal with the latest developments in Iraq. What are America's military options? For more, Janine Davidson, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations joins Hari Sreenivasan in New York.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2014
  • Brazil confronts dengue fever fears amid World Cup frenzy
    Teams representing 31 countries have descended on Brazil this week hoping to bring home the World Cup trophy. But amid the excitement, scientists and health specialists are concerned that tourists and players may bring something else home with them: dengue fever, a disease with no immunization and no cure that has long been a problem in Brazil.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2014
  • Swordfishing practices under scrutiny on California's coast
    A major clash in California is taking place between environmentalists trying to protect the abundant wildlife off shore and commercial fishers who depend on the ocean's bounty for their livelihood. Recently released images of sea life killed by drift gill-nets have heightened this debate. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent John Carlos Frey reports from California's coast.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

  • FTC urges more online privacy protection from data brokers
    Companies known as data brokers know a lot about you and the information you share online, including your interests, political preferences, religious affiliations and spending activities. The Federal Trade Commission is now raising questions about the transparency of this industry. Jeffrey Brown interviews FTC chair Edith Ramirez.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2014
  • Weighing U.S. options as Iraq spirals closer to war
    President Obama said that he will not put U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq, but he is weighing other military options. He also pointed to problems within the Iraqi government and security forces. Judy Woodruff gets views on whether the U.S. should act in Iraq from Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor and retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2014

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