Tuesday, March 5, 2013

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes at All-Time High
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 14,253, beating the previous record set in October 2007, before the crash. What's behind the market rally and does it signify a healthy economic rebound? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Quartz's Matthew Phillips and Barry Ritholtz, CEO of online research firm Fusion IQ.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • 5 Minutes With Ken Cuccinelli
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the leading Republican candidate in Virginia's gubernatorial race, sat down with the NewsHour to discuss his new book called "The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty," and its overarching theme -- the overreach of the federal government.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

  • Poet David Ferry on Writing Verse, Winning Awards at 88
    Jeffrey Brown profiles David Ferry, a poet concerned with making connections to classical literature. Ferry was recently honored with the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize as well as the National Book Award for poetry. At age 88, he is currently tackling a translation of Virgil's "Aeneid."
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Biden: U.S. Would Use Military Action to Stop Nuclear Iran
    Vice President Biden warned that the U.S. will use military action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Margaret Warner talks to Flynt Leverett, former National Security Council director, and former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns about the state of diplomacy on Iran's nuclear activity.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Obama Nominates Candidates for Energy and Environmental Team
    At the first cabinet meeting of his second term, President Obama announced nominations for the positions of budget, energy, and environmental policy. Gwen Ifill talks with lobbyist Scott Segal of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Michael Brune, president of the Sierra Club, to learn more about the president's picks and larger agenda.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Mississippi Doctors See Breakthrough in Fight Against AIDS
    Researchers announced that for the first time, a child born with HIV has been cured. To learn whether this offers hope to thousands of HIV positive babies worldwide, Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Rowena Johnston of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Access to Doctors Shrinks for Some Medicare Patients
    It's getting harder and harder for some seniors to find a primary care physician. Ray Suarez reports on why the threat of massive cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates has left some doctors so worried they've decided to stop taking new Medicare patients.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

  • Weekly Poem: 'Soul'
    Poet David Ferry reads "Soul," a poem from his book "Bewilderment."
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2013
    March 3, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on March Madness, Sequester
    The Doubleheader is back with the politics of sports and the sport of politics. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and I tackle March Madness allegiances, the Oscar picks from last week (that I should have bet these guys money on) and whether POTUS is making friends and influencing people.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on the Cusp of Sequester, Voting Rights Act
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the impending sequestration, strategies used by Democrats and Republicans to avoid the spending cuts and a provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act being argued at the Supreme Court.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • New Documentary Puts Childhood Hunger on the Table
    Although the United States is the largest producer of food per capita in the world, that food is not reaching the plates of millions of children in America. Hunger is the subject of the new documentary, "A Place at the Table." Ray Suarez talks with co-director Lori Silverbush about our homegrown problem.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Detroit Faces State Takeover After Fiscal Emergency Declared
    Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan declared a state of fiscal emergency for Detroit, which is facing a deficit of more than $300 million and a possible state takeover. To learn more about this move and why it has been years in the making, Judy Woodruff talks with Christy MacDonald from Detroit Public Television.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Assessing Impact of Sequester Cuts at Local, Federal Levels
    To learn how the sequester cuts will have impact on both the federal and local levels, Jeffrey Brown talks with Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post, Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Television and Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • News Wrap: Pres. Obama to Take on Gay Marriage Bans
    In other news Friday, President Obama spoke out for same-sex marriage, a day after the administration asked the Supreme Court to strike down the California's ban on gay marriage. Also, a federal Judge in California reduced the amount Samsung must pay Apple in damages to $600 million.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Last Minute Meeting on Sequester Spurs Political Combat
    With no sequester deal achieved, $85 billion dollars in spending cuts are poised to take effect. Judy Woodruff reports on the response from the White House and congressional leaders, as well as what the cuts will mean for the coming weeks.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • President Obama Calls Spending Cuts "Dumb, Arbitrary"
    President Obama blamed Republicans at a press conference Friday for failing to help move a deal that would avoid the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that will begin later in the day.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Meet Taxi Driver Waleed Saad
    If you want to know the state of the economy in Egypt, just ask a taxi driver in Cairo.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Documentary Calls for "A Place at the Table" for Hungry
    Fifty million people go hungry in the United States every day, including one in four children, according to U.S. government reports. Ray Suarez speaks with director Lori Silverbush about her new documentary, “A Place at the Table,” which challenges the viewer's assumptions about who is hungry and why.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • Congress Extends Violence Against Women Act
    Almost 18 months after it expired, the House voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act and extend the law's protection to gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native Americans, among others. Judy Woodruff talks to Ashley Parker of the New York Times and Cindy Southworth from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • As Turkish Society Changes, Domestic Violence Increases
    As the Turkish economy grows, the country's gender gap continues to widen. Turkey's domestic violence rate has skyrocketed, leaving female victims feeling hopeless and alone. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro has more on this disturbing trend as part of the NewsHour's "Agents for Change" series.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • "A Place at the Table" clip 2
    A new documentary, “A Place at the Table,” examines the role of charity in helping to feed about 50 million Americans who don’t always know where or if they’ll receive their next meal. Ray Suarez interviews the film’s director, Lori Silverbush, on the PBS NewsHour health page.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
    February 28, 2013
  • "A Place at the Table" clip 1
    In the new documentary, “A Place at the Table,” single Philadelphia mother Barbie Izquierdo describes her struggle to qualify for government assistance programs to feed her two young children. Barbie’s son Aidan suffers from an immune deficiency disease, which caused hearing and speech problems. Ray Suarez discusses the film with director Lori Silverbush on the PBS NewsHour's health page.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
    February 28, 2013
  • Examining the Decision to Provide Aid to Syrian Opposition
    The U.S. has volunteered for a new role in the Syria conflict: providing food and medical aid to the opposition. To hear how this new decision may impact the situation, Ray Suarez talks with Steven Heydemann of the United States Institute of Peace and Steven Simon of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • Bradley Manning Leaked Classified Documents to Spark Debate
    Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with leaking documents to the website WikiLeaks, pleaded guilty to 10 of 22 charges, admitting he violated military regulations, but not federal espionage laws. Judy Woodruff interviews Charlie Savage of the New York Times and Arun Rath of FRONTLINE for impressions of Manning.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • Looking Ahead to Papal Conclave as Benedict XVI Leaves
    Officially in retirement, Benedict XVI leaves a papacy flagged with controversies and crises. To discuss what role the emeritus pontiff will now play in the Catholic Church and what's ahead for the papal conclave, Jeffrey Brown talks with John Allen, reporting from Rome for CNN and National Catholic Reporter.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • Conversation: Mary Zimmerman's 'Metamorphoses'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to writer and director Mary Zimmerman about her play "Metamorphoses."
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • Poet David Ferry Reads From His Collection 'Bewilderment'
    Poet David Ferry reads from his collection "Bewilderment," which won last year's National Book Award for poetry.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol
    A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2013