Thursday, September 26, 2013

  • Boehner Warns House GOP May Block Spending Bill
    While the Senate headed toward a vote to remove a provision that defunds the Affordable Care Act from a federal spending bill, House Majority Leader John Boehner quashed the notion that Republicans would back such a stopgap measure. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on efforts to stave off a shutdown.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • Boehner: President Obama needs to negotiate on debt ceiling
    In a weekly news conference Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) condemned President Barack Obama's refusal to negotiate on the debt ceiling. "Well, I’m sorry it just doesn’t work that way,” he said.As government shutdown looms, House Republicans have offered conditions to raise the debt limit, including a one-year delay of the health care law and approval of Keystone XL pipeline.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • Obama: 'The affordable care act is here to stay'
    Speaking from Largo, Md. Thursday morning, President Barack Obama promoted the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business next week.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  • Death of Kofi Awoonor in Nairobi Attack Is 'Great Loss'
    Kofi Awoonor, a Ghanaian poet, diplomat and academic, was among the victims murdered in a terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi. Awoonor's nephew Kwame Dawes, another renowned poet, was traveling with his uncle to attend a literary festival in Kenya when he was killed. Dawes joins Jeffrey Brown to honor his legacy.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • Iran's President Tries to Recast Perceptions
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told the UN his nation "seeks constructive engagement with other countries," but delayed meeting President Obama. Gwen Ifill attended a meeting with the Iranian leader. She and Judy Woodruff discuss the significance of Rouhani's efforts to cast himself in a different light than his predecessors.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • How Do Cable Providers Plan to Stay Competitive?
    Today's technology lets consumers watch shows without a cable connection or even a television. What's next for cable providers and their place in the media market? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Brian Roberts of Comcast about staying competitive and the legal battles with companies who stream TV for free.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • Trying to Prevent Violence Via Mental Health Screening
    Revelations about the mental health of Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis raises questions about whether better screening processes could have prevented the shooting. Gwen Ifill talks to Barry Rosenfeld of Fordham University about the challenges of identifying on an individual level when someone with mental illness may pose a threat.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • What Will New Insurance Exchange Premiums Cost?
    New details were released about coverage choices for consumers in the new health care exchanges. What will their premiums cost? Ray Suarez is joined by Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal to answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • Senators Weigh in on Budget Hurdles and Fiscal Compromises
    Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Wis. and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on where the budget battle is headed next, whether Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to stall was worthwhile or political theater, and whether they think Congress will prevent a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • Kwame Dawes reads "The Weaver Bird" by Kofi Awoonor
    Kofi Awoonor, a Ghanian poet, diplomat and academic, was among the victims murdered in a terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi. Awoonor's nephew Kwame Dawes, another renowned poet, was traveling with his uncle to attend a literary festival in Kenya when he was killed. Dawes joins Jeffrey Brown to remember his uncle.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • FBI: Navy Yard Gunman Acted Alone
    FBI released photos and surveillance footage of Navy Yard gunman, saying that Aaron Alexis acted alone and believed he was being controlled by "extremely low frequency," or ELF waves.In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Valerie Parlave, the assistant director of FBI's Washington field office, said that there was "no indication to date that Alexis was targeting specific individuals."
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

  • Difference Between Jesus the Myth and Jesus the Man
    Jesus has been interpreted through generations, but in his new book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" author Reza Aslan sets out to dig through the layers to get to know Jesus, the man, better. Ray Suarez speaks with Aslan on why he wanted to write the book and his experiences as an Irani-American Christian.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • How Did Blackberry Fall Behind Other Smart Phones?
    At the top of its game, Blackberry was the world's most popular mobile device, but now the struggling smart phone maker has announced a $4.7 million buyout. What mistakes did Blackberry make that its competitors got right? For insight, Jeffrey Brown talks to Farhad Manjoo of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • How Does Health Care Reform Change Options for Young Adults?
    Under the new health care reform law, young adults can stay on their parents' insurance until they are 26. What options are available for young adults with limited income? Gwen Ifill looks to Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News to answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Cruz's Effort to Push Government Towards Shutdown
    The Senate has a week to approve a government spending bill, but, as Kwame Holman reports, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is determined to block any attempt to pass a bill that includes funding for Obamacare. Author Robert Draper and Meredith Shiner of Roll Call join Judy Woodruff for a look inside the dynamics and schisms of the GOP.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • At UN, Obama Offers Tough Words on Syria
    President Barack Obama bumped the issue of Iran's nuclear program to a "whole new level" in directing Secretary of State John Kerry to deal directly with his Iranian counterpart. Gwen Ifill talks to Margaret Warner, who is in New York at the UN General Assembly, about efforts to engage Iran, plus tensions with Russia over Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Kenya Forces Faced Well-Prepared Attackers in Mall
    While the Kenyan authorities have announced the end of the siege at a Nairobi mall, troops there still face work of clearing and searching the area. Judy Woodruff talks to Nicholas Kulish of The New York Times, who explains the slow resolution is due to caution by security forces against a highly organized and well-armed foe.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Author Reza Aslan on Jesus of History Versus Jesus of Faith
    Religious scholar Reza Aslan talks about his new book "Zealot," which uncovers the life of Jesus of Nazareth as a historical figure. Aslan spoke with PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez. In their conversation, Aslan touches on the likelihood that Jesus, a poor Jewish woodworker, was illiterate.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Presidents Obama and Clinton Talk Health Care Reform
    President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton met in New York at the Clinton Global Initiative to discuss the Affordable Care Act's implementation, the opposition to the law, and the future of health care.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Iranian President Rouhani ready for nuclear negotiations
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Iran is prepared to engage in nuclear negotiations under certain conditions. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Rouhani expressed hope that President Barack Obama would not be swayed by "war-mongering pressure groups" in dealing with the Iranian nuclear dispute and called for a consistent voice from Washington on the issue.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • King of Jordan's, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, UNGA speech
    The King of Jordan's, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, addressed the UN General Assembly Tuesday afternoon.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Watch French President François Hollande address the UNGA
    President of France, François Hollande, addresses the UN General Assembly Tuesday morning.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Brazilian President condemns NSA spying
    President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, addressed the UN General Assembly, lashing out at the National Security Agency's reported spying on Brazil."Meddling in such a manner in the lives and affairs of other countries is a breach of international law and, as such, it is an affront to the principles that should otherwise govern relations among countries, especially among friendly nations," she said.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Watch President Obama address the UN General Assembly
    In a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime of President Bashar Assad if he doesn't meet demands to dismantle his chemical stockpile.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013
  • Watch Turkish President Abdullah Gül address the UN
    President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, addresses the UN General Assembly about the Syrian conflict Tuesday morning.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

  • Searching for Education Lessons at Schools Around the Globe
    What makes for educational success for kids around the world -- and how can we apply that in the U.S.? Jeffrey Brown speaks with Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way," on her conclusions after studying the diverse academic environments of Poland, Finland and South Korea.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • Businesses Weigh Bottom Line of ACA Employer Mandate
    Under the Affordable Care Act, employers who have at least 50 full-time employees are mandated to provide affordable insurance or pay a penalty. Most employers already comply, but some business-owners, especially in the restaurant industry, argue it will be a major burden. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • President Clinton Reflects on Making a Positive Impact
    As the Clinton Global Initiative kicks off its annual meeting, former President Bill Clinton joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the mall attack in Nairobi, prospects for a Syrian chemical weapons deal, politics of health care reform and the potential for a presidential bid by his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013

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