Friday, May 17, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Government Scandals, Watergate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with Judy Woodruff about the recent scandals rocking Washington and the Obama administration, what we can observe about how the government operates and how the trust of the American people is affected, plus the legacy of Watergate 40 years on.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • Military Makes Addressing Sexual Assault Top Priority
    Defense Secretary Hagel said he'll do everything necessary to fix the military's sexual assault crisis, but offered no new solutions during a briefing at the Pentagon. Some members of Congress are advocating a solution that lies partly outside the command ranks. Margaret Warner talks with The Wall Street Journal's Julian Barnes.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • IRS Chief Admits Mistakes, Says Scrutiny Was Not Political
    Outgoing IRS chief Steven Miller admitted failures and faced tough questions at a Congressional hearing, but he also asserted that the IRS did not act out of political motivation in scrutinizing conservative groups. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • Conversation: Opera Singer Ana Maria Martinez
    Jeffrey Brown talks to opera soprano Ana Maria Martinez about her work with the Houston Grand Opera.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • The Houston Grand Opera's 'Cruzar la Cara de la Luna'
    The Houston Grand Opera performs "Cruzar la Cara de la Luna," or "To Cross the Face of the Moon," an epic journey told in song about lost loves.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

  • Covering Watergate: 40 Years Later With MacNeil And Lehrer
    On May 17, 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer launched public broadcasting's gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings. Forty years later, MacNeil and Lehrer recount their memories after some of the more gripping moments, and how their partnership changed not only the face of television journalism, but also their lives.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • A Look Back at the Senate Watergate Hearings
    Watergate began with a burglary in June 1972 and ended with a president’s resignation in August 1974. In between, during the summer of 1973, a special Senate Committee held hearings, co-chaired by Sens. Sam Ervin (D-N.C.) and Howard Baker (R-Tenn.), to investigate the Watergate scandal. Public Television broadcast all 250 hours worth of the hearings, gavel-to-gavel.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • Major Embryonic Stem Cell Advance Raises Ethical Quandaries
    Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have achieved a longtime goal. They cloned genes to create embryonic stem cells able to transform into tissues and organs genetically identical to patients who needs them. Jeffrey Brown talks to NPR's Rob Stein about the science as well as the ethical concerns.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • Demographics Contribute to Evangelical Immigration Stance
    While lawmakers in Washington continue work on overhauling American immigration policy, Ray Suarez reports from Colorado, where members of the Evangelical Christian community are advocating passage of immigration reform to respond to demographic shifts in membership.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • Obama, Turkey's Erdogan Reaffirm Ending Bloodshed in Syria
    President Barack Obama hosted Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan at the White House where talk centered on Syria. Margaret Warner talks with Henri Barkey of Lehigh University and Steve Heydemann of the U.S. Institute for Peace about how the international community could collaborate on ending the Syrian civil war and the violence.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • Keeping on Top of Priorities, White House Deals With Drama
    The Obama administration has been hit with a wave of crises and scandals lately. Jeffrey Brown talks with Tom Perriello from Center for American Progress Action Fund and strategist Ron Christie, who worked on Capitol Hill in the George W. Bush administration, about handling drama without losing sight of presidential priorities.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • News Wrap: Justice Department Has Omissions on No-Fly List
    In other news Thursday, the Justice Department failed to add a small number of terror suspects -- members of the federal witness protection program -- to the government "no-fly" list. Also, tornadoes in Texas killed at least six people, injured dozens and left hundreds homeless.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • White House Works to Calm Storm of Scandal
    President Barack Obama used a rainy, Rose Garden news conference to get in front of a series of political storms, tackling questions on the IRS scandal, the AP subpoenas and Benghazi. Judy Woodruff talks to White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri about how the Obama administration is responding to various crises.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • President Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey will keep ramping up pressure to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, with his country's civil war having "wracked the region."
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

  • Understanding Angelina Jolie's Preventative Mastectomy
    In a New York Times op-ed, actress Angelina Jolie disclosed she had a preventative double mastectomy because she carries a greater genetic risk of developing breast cancer. Gwen Ifill talks with genetic counselor Beth Peshkin of Georgetown University and Dr. Kenneth Offit of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center in New York.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • Watch President Obama Address IRS Scandal
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the resignation of the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following a controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative political groups. The White House scheduled the meeting a day after the release of an inspector general report that showed the IRS allowed agents to improperly target tea party groups for more than 18 months.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • Global Cities Get Help Preparing for Natural Disasters
    Judy Woodruff reports on a $100 million initiative to better prepare 100 cities around the world for natural disasters and extreme weather, both natural and man-made. Judy Woodruff talks to Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado about the importance of making more resilient cities.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • Obama Announces IRS Resignation, Promises Safeguards
    President Barack Obama announced that acting commissioner of the IRS Steven Miller would be stepping down, calling the political targeting scandal "inexcusable." Jeffrey Brown delves into the latest developments and lingering questions with Josh Gerstein for Politico and Paul Streckfus, creator and editor of EO Tax Journal.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • Boston Attacks Inspire Use of Surveillance Cameras in Cities
    Surveillance cameras near the site of the Boston bombings helped authorities quickly identify and find the suspects. Those events have sparked a push in cities nationwide to increase their use of cameras. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports from San Francisco on how police are utilizing surveillance as prevention.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • New Sexual Assault Allegations Against Military Members
    Two members of the military responsible for preventing sexual assaults and protecting victims are facing allegations that they committed sex crimes. A recent Pentagon survey found that 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2012. For more, Margaret Warner talks with Craig Whitlock of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • Republicans Demand Action, Jail Time for IRS Scandal
    Republicans stepped up demands for action against the IRS for targeting conservative political groups, the day after the Treasury Department released a report saying the IRS used inappropriate criteria in assessing tax-exempt status. Gwen Ifill reports on Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony in a House Judiciary hearing.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • HatCam Goes Running in ACLI Capitol Challenge
    Congressman, journalists, judges and agency staffers ran on common ground Monday morning in the annual ACLI Capitol Challenge at Washington's Anacostia Park. The PBS NewsHour's team, "No Commercials, No Mercy," placed fourth our of 17 teams in the Electronic Media category. Also present at the 3-miler race was the notorious "hatcam."
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • Photographer Explores ‘Chicago’s Bloody Year’
    For the past 10 years photographer Jon Lowenstein has turned his lens to the slow-moving forces shaping daily life for the people of Chicago’s South Side, chronicling the demolition of some of the nation’s largest housing projects, the closure of crumbling schools and some of the deep bonds built in a changing community amidst ongoing violence.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013
  • Can America Fix Its Political System?
    Author Richard Haass discusses what America needs to do to fix its own problems and be effective abroad.
    Original Air Date: May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

  • Incident With Diplomat Occurs as U.S. Seeks Russian Help
    Sounding like something out of a spy movie, Russian authorities detained an American diplomat overnight on claims he is actually a CIA agent. Margaret Warner talks with Will Englund of The Washington Post for more details of the story and what kind of information American intelligence agencies might want to collect in Russia.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2013
  • In India, Seeking to Spark Enthusiasm for School
    In India, an educational group called Pratham aims to change the perception of school as a solemn enterprise and to offer instead a love of learning to the youngest -- and poorest -- students. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on what is possibly the world's largest campaign to improve remedial education.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2013
  • Was Seizure of AP's Phone Records Justified?
    Judy Woodruff talks with David Schultz, legal counsel for the Associated Press, about the procedures for accessing information from the news media about confidential sources, what constitutes "crossing the line" by the government and whether the current investigation was justified by the gravity of the situation.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2013
  • News Wrap: Abortion Doctor Gets Life Sentence
    In other news Tuesday, Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering three babies. Gosnell forfeited his right to appeal to avoid the death penalty. Also, the Defense Department says it will furlough more than 600,000 civilian employees for 11 days through September.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2013

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