Monday, September 30, 2013

  • Tracking Religious Persecution Around the World
    Are recent waves of religiously-motivated or sectarian violence part of a larger worldwide trend? Gwen Ifill talks to Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, about the importance of promoting religious freedom around the world.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • Pakistani Christians Targeted by Violence, Blasphemy Law
    Christians make up only 2 percent of the population of Pakistan, but the country's colonial past makes the religious minority a target for grievances against the West. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports that suicide bombings, attacks on churches and a law against blasphemy have left Pakistani Christians living in fear.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • Netanyahu Urges White House to Continue Iran Sanctions
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Oval Office to warn President Barack Obama not to be swayed by Iran's recent change in diplomatic tone and to keep economic sanctions against the nation in place. Margaret Warner talks to Judy Woodruff about Israel's concerns over recent diplomatic overtures by Iran.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • California Reaches Out to Latinos on New Insurance Exchange
    On the eve of open enrollment for insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act, the state of California is making a big push among Latinos, who make up a third of of the uninsured nationwide. Kwame Holman reports on the $60 million effort to educate and enroll Californians in the new health care program.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • GOP Rep. Says Delaying Health Reform Is a 'Fairness Issue'
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., says House Republicans are doing their duty to "soften the blow" of health care reform by insisting that a federal spending bill include a provision on the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talked to Blackburn from Capitol Hill before votes began in the House about the fight over the budget.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • White House Adviser on 'Irony' of Looming Shutdown
    Ahead of votes in the House, senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told Judy Woodruff the president will not sign any bill that delays or defunds health care reform, and called House Republican threats to force a government shutdown over the Affordable Care Act on the day insurance exchanges open a "tremendous irony."
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • Lawmakers Stand Their Ground in Battle Over Budget
    With just hours left before a government shutdown, House Republicans passed another stopgap funding bill that included provisions to scale back the Affordable Care Act, despite the Senate and the president's refusal to support such a plan. Gwen Ifill reports on the day's back and forth leading up to the budget deadline.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • Obama on shutdown: "All of this is entirely preventable"
    President Barack Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers.He says it would "throw a wrench into the gears" of a recovering economy. He urges the House to pass a short-term spending bill free of any conditions that would weaken the nation's 3-year-old health care law.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • Netanyahu: Keep U.S. sanctions on Iran in place
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged President Barack Obama to keep tough economic sanctions on Iran in place, even as the U.S. weighs a potential warming of relations and a restart of nuclear negotiations with Tehran's new government."If diplomacy is to work, those pressures must be kept in place," Netanyahu said during an Oval Office meeting with Obama.
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013
  • Reid: "We're not going anyplace."
    With fewer than 10 hours until the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leadership held a news conference, following the Senate's rejection of the House GOP's conditions on the temporary spending bill.Reid said he had a simple message for Speaker John Boehner, "Let the House vote. Stop trying to force the government shutdown."
    Original Air Date: September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

  • In-state Tuition for Undocumented Students?
    Correspondent Rick Karr explores proposed legislation to allow undocumented students to benefit from in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities in New Jersey. Cynthia Cruz, an undocumented immigrant, tells her story.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2013
  • Behind the Scenes in the Battle Over the Budget
    NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni talks to Hari Sreenivasan about what's currently happening behind the scenes in Washington and what we can expect from both sides in the battle over the possible government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2013
  • Explaining the New Obamacare Provisions
    Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post clarifies how, exactly, Americans' healthcare will be affected as a result of provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act going into effect on October 1, 2013.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

  • Details Emerge on the House's Proposed Spending Bill
    Todd Zwillich, the Washington Correspondent for The Takeaway, talks to Hari Sreenivasan about current events surrounding the possible government shutdown, and what the results might be for the key players down the line.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2013
  • Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issue in Education
    It's American Graduate Day - a national call to action on PBS stations around the country where community organizations in education and celebrities are all coming together to focus on improving graduation rates in America. The NewsHour Student Reporting Labs decided to ask students around the country what their most pressing issues in education were -- here's a sample of what we heard.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2013
  • The Quantified Self: Data Gone Wild?
    Take a look at these new technologies that allow people to keep track and quantify every detail of their daily lives. It's a growing movement called “quantified self.” The personal data gathered is often health-related, but there are applications to measure productivity, time spent in REM sleep and, undoubtedly, time spent using these systems on your phone and laptop. Is this data gone wild?
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2013
  • A Planned Palestinian City for the West Bank
    Is economic prosperity the future of peace between the Palestinians and Israel? A multimillionaire Palestinian-American businessman thinks so and he’s putting his money to the test. He’s building Rawabi, a brand-new city on the West Bank with the hope that it will create prosperity and that peace will follow.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

  • Shields, Ponnuru Discuss Government Spending Showdown, Iran
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at The National Review, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top news, including the standoff in Congress over a federal spending bill, consequences of a government shutdown, warming U.S. relations with Iran's president and a UN breakthrough on Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Historic School Strives to Reclaim Glory Days
    In 1870, on the heels of civil war and the end of slavery, the nation's first African-American public high school opened just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Today Dunbar High School is honoring its past while hoping to recapture what once made it great. Jeffrey Brown talks to Alison Stewart about her new book, "First Class."
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Obama, Iran's President Rouhani Discuss Diplomacy Prospects
    At the United Nations General Assembly, two diplomatic breakthroughs emerged: a draft resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, plus an agreement among the permanent members of the UN security council with Iran to revive negotiations over that country's nuclear programs. Margaret Warner reports from New York.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Scientists Warn Opportunity to Prevent Warming Is Dwindling
    Ray Suarez talks to Michael Oppenheimer, a professor at Princeton University and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, about a new scientific assessment that updates the previously-held understanding of the rate and consequences of global warming.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Congress in 'Political Staring Contest' Over Budget
    The Senate voted along party lines to fund the government into November after Democrats removed language defunding Obamacare. Kwame Holman reports on that measure's return to the House, where GOP leaders hope to find a plan tea party conservatives will support. Judy Woodruff gets an update from The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • President Obama outlines roadblocks with the Republicans, bu
    Speaking from the James Brady Briefing Room, President Barack Obama said that the failure to increase the government's borrowing authority would shutter the economy, having a "profound destabilizing effect" on the U.S. and global economies.He also accused Republicans of "political grandstanding" and said what they really care about is "appeasing the tea party."
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Nation's First Black High School Aims to Recapture Glory
    With a brand new $122 million school building that was paid for as part of the District of Columbia’s sprawling effort to modernize its troubled school system, Dunbar, the first African American Public High School in the U.S., is honoring its past while hoping to recapture what once made it great.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Growing up in America without a Social Security Number
    In this web exclusive interview with correspondent Rick Karr, 21-year-old Hugo Nicolas shares his story of growing up in the United States without a social security number.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Securing an economic future for Palestinians
    Samir Hulileh, CEO of PADICO HOLDING talks with Martin Fletcher the private sector's role in rebuilding the Palestinian economy. “We are under occupation,” Hulileh said. “We cannot [become] prosperous under occupation. We cannot increase GDP by 30 or 40 percent. We cannot employ everybody. So everybody is trying his best…to create jobs and to create some hope for the generation to come.”
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

  • Graham Nash Talks 'Wild Tales' and Musical Friends
    A member of the 1960s British rock group the Hollies and one-fourth of the super-group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Graham Nash has just come out with a new memoir of his life called "Wild Tales." Jeffrey Brown caught up with the musician during a solo tour, where they discussed some of his famous musical partners.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • Chinese Citizens Share Outrage After Food Vendor Execution
    In China, an unlicensed food vendor was executed by the Chinese government. His crime was killing two policemen after being beaten in custody. In the last 24 hours, his name became one of the most searched-for terms in Chinese social media. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the shockwaves caused by this case.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013

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