Tuesday, June 21, 2011

  • News Wrap: Iraqi Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 22, Wounds 37
    In other news Tuesday, a rare bombing in southern Iraq killed at least 22 people and wounded 37. Officials said at least one suicide car bomber struck as security forces were changing shifts. Also, Leon Panetta's nomination to be defense secretary won unanimous Senate confirmation.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Obama Preps Afghanistan Drawdown, but Debate Lingers on End Goals
    President Obama will announce plans for the initial U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown discusses what the president's options are with retired Army Lt. Col. John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security, author Phyllis Bennis and Brian Katoolis of the Center for American Progess.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Obama to Unveil Timetable for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
    White House officials confirmed that President Obama will announce plans for the initial U.S. troop drawdown from Afghanistan in a primetime speech Wednesday night. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Examining 'Dropout Factories' in New York City
    Students from the Radio Rootz program in New York City look at what's behind schools in their area labeled 'Dropout Factories."
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

  • Study: Food Allergies in Children Becoming More Common, Severe
    A new study out Monday find that children's food allergies are now more common, and more severe. Gwen Ifill discusses the findings with Dr. Ruchi Gupta, the lead author of the study.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • On Wednesday's NewsHour: 'My Perestroika' director Robin Hessman
    We're looking at the film "My Perestroika", a documentary that looks at the last Soviet generation this week as part of our partnership with The Economist magazine that showcases the art of filmmaking. For more on this story go to www.pbs.org/newshour/. For more from The Economist Film Project series, go to: http://film.economist.com/
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • N.Y. Teacher Takes Students on a Virtual Trip to Learn Realities of Refugee Life
    A high school teacher in New York City decided to set aside the usual curriculum and take her students on a virtual five week journey to the Middle East to learn about the millions who have fled the war in Iraq and became refugees. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • Ruling on Wal-Mart Gender Bias May Reshape Class-Action Claims
    A landmark Supreme Court ruling Monday rejected a class-action gender bias lawsuit against retail giant Wal-Mart. Jeffrey Brown talks to two legal experts about the wider impact on class-action claims.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • Amid Push for Talks With Taliban, Where Do Rights of Afghan Women Fit In?
    Three Afghan women, influential figures in politics, business and non-governmental organizations, were in Washington last week meeting with senior members of the Obama administration and Congress on the topic of negotiating peace with the Taliban. Margaret Warner gets their views on the situation in their country.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • Justices Rule on Wal-Mart Discrimination, Global Warming Lawsuits
    In two major decisions Monday, the Supreme Court threw out the largest class-action lawsuit in history and rejected a global warming lawsuit against power compannies. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Huntsman Ready to Enter 2012 Fray
    David Chalian and Gwen Ifill size up former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, set to enter the GOP field on Tuesday, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is considering jumping in as a conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • 'Apache 8' Follows All-Women Firefighters On and Off the Reservation
    Hari Sreenivasan talks to filmmaker Sande Zeig about her documentar, "Apache 8". It follows an all-female Apache firefighting crew as they fight fires both on their own reservation and throughout the country. For most of the women in the film, fighting fires is one of the only jobs they can find on the reservation.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

  • 'Unlikely Brothers' Chronicles Forging of a Unique Bond for 2 Men
    Siblings don't always have to share a mother or a father to forge a lasting bond. Human rights activist John Prendergast and "little brother" Michael Mattocks speak with Gwen Ifill about the highs and lows of their unlikely "brotherhood" and their new book.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on War Powers Debate, Obama's Inner Circle, Bachmann
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the debate over congressional approval for the U.S. mission in Libya, the state of deficit talks, the "insular" inner circle surrounding President Obama and Michele Bachmann's GOP debate performance.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Boeing Battle: Was Dreamliner Move to S.C. Legal or Strike Retaliation?
    A new $750 million Boeing factory in South Carolina is at the heart of a controversial National Labor Relations Board case. It was opened as a second location to build 787 Dreamliner jets after a series of union strikes in Washington state plants. Margaret Warner discusses the matter with The New York Times' Steven Greenhouse.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Could Saudi Women's Driving Protest Usher in Social Reforms?
    Videos posted on YouTube Friday showed several Saudi Arabian women driving in Riyadh and other cities -- a direct violation of a religious ban that prohibits women to drive a car or obtain a drivers license. Judy Woodruff discusses the protests' impact with blogger Hala Al-Dosari and Arab Reform Bulletin Editor Michele Dunne.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Saudi Women Take the Wheel to Protest Religious Ban on Driving
    Some Saudi Arabian women coordinated through social media to get behind the wheel Friday in protest of a religious ban on them driving legally. Judy Woodruff reports on the women who risked arrest to fight for new rights.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • News Wrap: Greek PM Reshuffles Cabinet, Hoping to Pass New Austerity Measures
    In other news Friday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou shook up his government in a bid to defuse the country's debt crisis and get new austerity measures through Parliament. Also in Yemen, officials announced that President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is in Saudi Arabia getting medical treatment, plans to return within days.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Harry Reid Confident of 'Substantial' U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Jim Lehrer Friday that he's confident that President Obama will soon announce a "substantial" withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. He also stood by the president's assertion that the War Powers Act does not apply to the mission in Libya and thus, does not need congressional approval.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Sen. Harry Reid: No Vacation for Biden Talks
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells Jim Lehrer that the deficit reduction talks led by Vice President Biden should not take any breaks because of the important nature of the negotiations.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Reid: Libya Operation Will be Over 'Before You Know It'
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Jim Lehrer that the president does not need congressional authorization for the U.S. military operation in Libya and that he hopes for a substantial drawdown of troops in Afghanistan
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Conversation: Museums and the Risky Business of Looted Antiquities
    A conversation with 'Chasing Aphrodite' co-author Ralph Frammolino about his new book of reporting on museums and looted antiquities.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011
  • Raphael Saadiq Revives Classic Soul Sounds for 'Stone Rollin'
    Artist Raphael Saadiq discusses his musical influences and his new album 'Stone Rollin.'
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

  • Certain Antibiotics Spur Widening Reports of Severe Side Effects
    There are rising concerns regarding a class of antibiotics that some people say are making them very ill. Health Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on some of the patients who have developed severe side-effects.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2011
  • Justices Rule That Age Matters in Miranda Warnings
    The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that juveniles suspected of a crime are entitled to Miranda protections. Ray Suarez asks Marcia Coyle for details.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2011
  • Romney Tells Floridians 'I'm Also Unemployed'
    GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a group of jobless Americans in Tampa Bay, Florida, that he could sympathize with their worries because he was unemployed as well.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2011
  • Outgoing Secretary Gates on U.S.-Pakistan Ties: 'We Need Each Other'
    With Robert Gates' days at the Pentagon numbered, Kwame Holman looks back at the retiring defense secretary's service during tumultuous times under Presidents Bush and Obama.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2011
  • Chance of Greek Bailout Default Worries Global Markets
    Anxiety over the Greek debt crisis spooked markets in Europe and Asia again Thursday as investors worry about problems there spreading. Meanwhile, Greece's prime minister held an emergency Socialist Party meeting but delayed a Cabinet reshuffle until Friday. Daisy McAndrew of Independent Television News reports form London.
    Original Air Date: June 16, 2011

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