Friday, June 15, 2012

  • Jose Antonio Vargas: Immigration Decision 'Joyous'
    The NewsHour talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigrant advocate Jose Antonio Vargas about the Obama administration's change in deportation policy.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2012
  • What Obama's Immigration Move Means for Undocumented Youth
    President Obama announced plans to shift the administration's immigration policy Friday to allow some undocumented young people to remain in the U.S. For two sides of the issue, Jeffrey Brown talks with Cecilia Munoz, the president's director of domestic policy, and Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., who opposes the move.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2012
  • Watch President Obama's Remarks on New Immigration Policy
    As part of a new immigration policy change, President Obama announced Friday afternoon that the government will stop deporting young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.
    Original Air Date: June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

  • 'We Were Here' Revisits San Francisco's 80's AIDS Epidemic
    A PBS "Independent Len" documentary, "We Were Here," recalls the largely gay Castro District of San Francisco of the 1980s and chronicles the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Spencer Michels speaks with the filmmaker David Weissman.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2012
  • Political Parodies: 'Mockery Can Be a Very Effective Tool'
    As part of an ongoing series on how candidates use social media this election season, Margaret Warner and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Daily-Download.com discuss how parody accounts of politicians and surrogates on Twitter and Pinterest are creating buzz online.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2012
  • Are Western Consumers Willing to Pay More for Apparel?
    Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the working conditions in Cambodia's garment industry, which exports much its clothing to the United States.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2012
  • A New Genetic Map That Could Make Your Skin Crawl
    Very little has been known about the trillions of bacteria and other micro-organisms in our bodies. But now, scientists with the Human Microbiome Project have completed the first microbial map of healthy humans. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2012
  • Sen. John McCain: 'There Will Be Scandals' in Campaigns
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has criticized President Obama's foreign policy on Syria and has called for an independent investigation into high-profile leaks on drone attacks and cyber warfare. The 2008 Republican presidential nominee speaks with Judy Woodruff in his Senate office.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2012
  • Political Theater in Ohio as Obama, Romney Duel Economics
    Fighting for attention Thursday in Ohio, President Obama accused Republican rival Mitt Romney of pursuing policies that would plunge the nation back into financial crisis, while Romney attacked the president's economic stewardship. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2012
  • Sen. John McCain on U.S. Relations with India, Pakistan
    Arizona Senator John McCain talks with Judy Woodruff about the United States relationship with India and the continuing friction with Pakistan.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

  • Michael Lewis: I Aimed To Give Something Unexpected
    After providing some thought-provoking words to the graduates of Princeton's Class of 2012, author Michael Lewis speaks with Jeffrey Brown on the merits of success, the relationship between luck and good fortune, and the responsibility luck warrants.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2012
  • Times-Picayune Editor on Commitment Amid Cutbacks
    After 175 years, one of the nation's oldest daily newspapers -- The Times-Picayune -- announced Tuesday that 200 staff members would lose their jobs this fall. Judy Woodruff, Times-Picayune Editor Jim Amoss, New York Time's David Carr discuss the paper's shift to an online focus and how New Orleans just became the largest U.S. metro without a daily.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2012
  • Examining Redistricting's Role in November Elections
    Democrats held on to a seat in a competitive House district in Arizona Tuesday when congressional aide Ron Barber -- who was wounded in the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011 -- won the special election to serve the remainder of her term. Judy Woodruff looks at the overall House landscape ahead of November elections.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2012
  • JPMorgan Chase's Big Losses, Big Risk
    JPMorgan Chase's chairman and chief executive, Jamie Dimon, testified before the Senate Banking Committee about the massive trading losses incurred at his company. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series. Then, Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the implications of financial regulation on Wall Street.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2012
  • 'Watching Syria Is Like Watching a Slow-Motion Trainwreck'
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Russia that its interests in Syria will be harmed if it does not attempt to stop bloodshed. Jeffrey Brown discusses the crisis' ties to strained diplomacy with Michele Dunne of the Atlantic Council's Center for the Middle East and Dimitri Simes of the Center for the National Interest.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2012
  • U.S., Russia at Loggerheads Over Syria
    Washington and Moscow exchanged a war of words Wednesday over Syria and President Bashar al-Assad's escalating campaign to pound rebel cities into submission. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2012
  • Former Giffords Aide Wins Special House Election
    Chris Conover of Arizona Public Media reports on Democrat Ron Barber's victory over Republican Jesse Kelly in Tuesday's special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' seat.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

  • NBA Finals a Contrast of Brash, Humble Teams
    The NBA Finals kick off Tuesday night between two of the league's most exciting teams -- the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder -- featuring perhaps two of the greatest players today, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Jeffrey Brown previews the David-and-Goliath showdown with sports writer Kevin Craft.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012
  • Putin Faces Broad Opposition as Thousands March in Moscow
    Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday through Moscow to demonstrate their discontent with newly installed Russian President Vladimir Putin. Margaret Warner discusses the protests and a Kremlin crackdown with Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council and Edward Lozansky of the Russia House, a D.C.-based consulting firm.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012
  • As Farmers Age, Japan Rethinks Relationship With Food, Field
    As its farmers get too old to work the land, Japan is grappling with a question now facing many industrialized nations: Who will grow our food in the future? Reporter Sam Eaton presents the latest in the Food for 9 Billion series.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012
  • Why Eric Holder Is a 'Lightning Rod for Conservatives'
    Testifying before a Senate committee, Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday defended his appointment of two federal prosecutors to investigate national security leaks. Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR's Carrie Johnson and Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek and The Daily Beast about Holder's frosty relationship with Republicans.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012
  • Western Fires Continue to Spread as Hundreds More Evacuate
    The High Park wildfire in Colorado continues to spread, now covering more than 68 square miles. To the south in New Mexico, fire crews are battling huge blazes there as well. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Fort Collins, Colo.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012
  • News Wrap: Clinton Accuses Russia of Helicopter Aid to Syria
    In other news Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia of sending attack helicopters to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad's efforts to quash rebel forces. Also, former Penn State assistant football coach and key witness Mike McQueary testified in court that he saw Jerry Sandusky in a shower with a boy.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012
  • Families' Falling Wealth Relects 'Deep Mess' Americans Face
    The net worth of the median American family fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 to 2010, the Federal Reserve reported this week. Gwen Ifill discusses the effects of and the reasons behind the precipitous decline in wealth with Paul Taylor of the Pew Research Center and Robert Shapiro of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Obama's Economic Comment Under Scrutiny
    In this week's Political Checklist, Political Editor Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about how President Obama's remarks about the economy Friday are continuing to be fodder on the campaign trail.
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012
  • Betting on Death: Creepy or Not?
    Monday night the NewsHour featured my discussion with Harvard professor Michael Sandel about his new book, "What Money Can't Buy." Here, an excerpt from my interview with Sandel about secondary markets for life insurance policies that poses the question: is it moral to place a bet on when your neighbors might die?
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

  • In Syria, 'Whac-A-Mole' Revolution Turns Increasingly Bloody
    As dozens more died Monday in Syria amid heavy fighting, U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan said he was "gravely concerned," citing reports of continued shelling in Homs. Gwen Ifill discusses the prospects for civil war with Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Mona Yacoubian of the Stimson Center.
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2012
  • 'What Money Can't Buy' and What it Shouldn't Buy
    While most of our everyday transactions are driven by the marketplace, are there some things money shouldn't be able to buy -- a spot in line, maybe a human life? As part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series, Paul Solman speaks with Harvard professor Michael Sandel about his new book, "What Money Can't Buy."
    Original Air Date: June 11, 2012

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