Friday, November 11, 2011

  • Conversation: Stephen Mitchell's 'The Iliad' by Homer
    Stephen Mitchell is a poet and one of the preeminent translators and interpreters of ancient and modern classics. His works include "Gilgamesh," "Tao Te Ching," "The Book of Job," "The Gospel According to Jesus" and "The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke."
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • 'We Still Live Here' Details Effort to Restore Wampanoag Language
    The film "We Still Live Here," tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag Indian language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. It's part of our series, in partnership with The Economist magazine, showcasing the art of filmmaking.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • Perry Campaign Looks to Rebound From Embarassing Debate Gaffe
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry moved to rebound from his embarrassing gaffe at the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday. Judy Woodruff and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian recap the highlights of the debate.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • Safecast Draws on Power of the Crowd to Map Japan's Radiation
    Eight months after a tsunami caused a nuclear accident in Japan, ordinary people are using new technology and the power of crowdsourcing to find radiation hotspots. NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports from Japan.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • Obama Administration Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Approval
    Should President Obama approve a major extension of the Keystone XL pipeline? Ray Suarez discusses that question, which has divided business, environmental groups and labor unions, with The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • 'Shock' Continues Over Penn State Scandal, Paterno's Scarred Legacy
    Thursday was the first day of the post-Joe Paterno era at Penn State, after a whirlwind of events that stemmed from sexual abuse charges against a former football coach. Jeffrey Brown discusses the continuing fallout.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • Young Veterans Come of Age During Wartime
    Dominic Fredianelli is among a tight-knit group of childhood friends from Michigan's Upper Peninsula who joined the National Guard together after graduating high school. In Where Soldiers Come From, a new documentary airing tonight on POV, filmmaker Heather Courtney follows them over four years as they are deployed to Afghanistan where they spend their days searching for IEDs.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

  • In a Town Called Grundy, Some Dental Relief for Appalachia's Poorest
    Grundy, Va., is one of more than 4,600 places in the country currently experiencing an acute dental shortage. So each fall, hundreds of dentists from throughout the state converge on the town for a "Mission of Mercy" for the area's uninsured. In two days, they extracted 900 teeth.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Air Force Admits 'Gross Mismanagement' of Soldiers' Remains
    Dover Air Force base in Delaware receives America's war dead in solemn ceremonies, but after a year-long investigation, the Air Force acknowledged "gross mismanagement" of some remains within the base's mortuary. Margret Warner discusses the revelations with The Washington Post's Craig Whitlock.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • As Paterno Leaves, Questions Remain on Penn State's Legal Obligations
    Legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno announced he will retire at the end of the season after days of scrutiny over his handling of allegations of sexual abuse by his former coach Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested Saturday. Ray Suarez discusses the scandal with trial lawyer Jeff Anderson.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Indiana Crafts Dropout Remedy Through Choice of Schools
    Special correspondent John Tulenko reports from Indiana, where a voucher program allows families to choose religious schools, charter schools and public schools in neighboring districts for their children as part of an effort to provide more options when graduation rates are low.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Ohio Voters Reject Law Curbing Union Rights
    Voters around the country went to the polls on Tuesday to answer some critical ballot questions. Judy Woodruff examines the results in Ohio, where voters overturned a law curbing union rights, with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Italy's Debt Dilemma: Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Rescue?
    Jeffrey Brown discusses Italy's rapidly escalating debt crisis and the implications for the rest of the Eurozone with Il Sole's Mario Calvo-Platero and Bloomberg-BusinessWeek's Roben Farzad.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Online "Hacker" Group Crowdsources Radiation Data for Japanese Public
    Tonight on the NewsHour, science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on a grassroots group called Safecast that is crowdsourcing data on radiation contamination from locations around Japan. While in Tokyo, he spoke to Hari about his conversations with Safecast workers, Japanese officials and Japanese residents eager for more information about the consequences of the nuclear accident.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • For the Love of Chinese Bread
    Economic analysis of a local, family-run bread bakery is the topic of the latest dispatch from Yoram Bauman, our temporary economist-in-residence in China. Using his improving language skills and a visit to the local Wu-Mart, he estimates the small shop's production, profit and costs.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

  • St. Louis Teachers Voices Struggles Over Dropouts
    Teachers are struggling to find solutions to the high school dropout crisis plaguing the nation. As part of our American Graduate Project series, Gwen Ifill discusses the challenges educators are facing in the classroom with author John Bridgeland.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011
  • California Raids Threaten Medical Marijuana Regulation
    In 16 states, marijuana use is legal for medical purposes, but authorities say state laws do not protect growers from federal prosecution. Special correspondent Michael Montgomery of KQED San Francisco looks at how that conflict is playing out in one California community.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011
  • Supreme Court Hears Landmark GPS Tracking Case
    Can the government track a suspect using a GPS device without a warrant? That question was at the center of a high-profile case before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Judy Woodruff discusses the oral arguments in the case with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011
  • Journalist Goes Undercover to Report on Syrian Dissidents
    The Syrian government has stepped up its deadly crackdown on dissidents, only a week after agreeing to negotiate with them. Margret Warner discusses the violence with journalist Ramita Navai, who went undercover to embed with some of Syria's most-wanted dissidents.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011
  • Is Iran Capable of Developing Nuclear Weapons?
    The International Atomic Energy Agency has been trying for years to monitor the Iranian program and determine if it is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Ray Suarez discusses the agency's latest report with former U.N. weapons inspector David Albright.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011
  • Cain Denies Harassment Claim, Vows to Stay in Race
    GOP hopeful Herman Cain went before cameras late Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. to deny allegations made by a Chicago-area woman that he made unwanted sexual advances toward her more than a decade ago. Judy Woodruff and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the scandal's impact on Cain's bid for the White House.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

  • The Story of Humanity Told Through '100 Objects'
    In "A History of the World in 100 Objects," British Museum director Neil MacGregor recounts the history of civilization, told through 100 treasures from the museum. Jeffrey Brown and MacGregor discuss his book.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests
    In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world's richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • 49 Million Americans in Poverty, Census Calculates
    The Census Bureau released a new unofficial count of poverty in America on Monday, showing about 16 percent of the population live at or below the poverty line. Ray Suarez discusses the new numbers with The Brookings Institution's Ron Haskins and the Institute for Women's Policy Research's Heidi Harrmann.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • Penn State's Storied Football Program Rocked by Sexual Abuse Scandal
    A sexual abuse scandal involving a former football coach has emerged at Penn State University. Margret Warner discusses the investigation into former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with Patriot-News' Sara Ganim.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • Will Latest Cain Harassment Allegations Go Beyond 'He Said, She Said'?
    Herman Cain faced new accusations of sexual harassment on Monday when a Chicago-area woman went before television cameras with graphic details. Judy Woodruff discusses what the fresh allegations mean for Cain's White House bid with Politico's Jonathan Martin.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • A New Solution to Alaska's Rural Dental Problems?
    Jana Schurech is a dental health aide therapist student at the Yuut Elitnaurviat Dental Training Clinic in Bethel, Alaska. According to a recent CDC report, the rate of cavities among rural Alaska Native children is 4.5 times greater than the general population of U.S. children of the same age. We sat down with Schurech in Bethel and asked her why she decided to to become a dental therapist.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • Extended Interview: 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    In this extended conversation, Jeffrey Brown talks to Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum and author of "A History of the World in 100 Objects," about the 16th century double-headed, serpent turquoise mosaic and what it's like to run a museum.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011