Friday, January 25, 2013

  • Malian Troops Advance Into Islamist Territory
    The Malian government has received more help from Britain and France to combat rebels in the north. Independent Television News' Lindsey Hilsum reports on preparations by Malian troops to make further advances in the north of the country to recapture areas controlled by Islamist militants.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013
  • At World Economic Forum, Talk of Future of European Union
    As the World Economic Forum convened for its annual conference in Switzerland, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ray Suarez from Davos about one of the biggest topics of discussion: the European Union and the economic future of its member states, especially the United Kingdom and Germany.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013
  • After Tight Elections, Netanyahu Works to Build Coalition
    While Benjamin Netanyahu has kept his position as Israel's prime minister, a centrist party led by former TV personality Yair Lapid made a surprisingly strong showing at that country's recent elections. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Warner about Netanyahu's plans to build a broad coalition beyond his conservative counterparts.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013
  • National Labor Relations Board Appointments Unconstitutional
    A federal appeals court ruled President Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board made during a congressional recess were unconstitutional. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times for more on how the ruling could weaken presidential power to make recess appointments going forward.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Did Shakespeare Have Syphilis?
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. John J. Ross, author of "Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough: The Medical Lives of Famous Writers."
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • What's So Funny About Making Monetary Policy?
    From the Humor Session at this year’s American Economic Association convention, American University economist Kevin Capehart gives a comedic talk which is actually based off of an academic paper in which Capehart sifts through minutes of Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meetings to answer the question: Who’s funnier, inflation “hawks” or “doves"?
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • The Economics of Spam
    From this year’s AEA Humor Session, let’s hear it for Justin Rao of Microsoft Research, who talks about “The Economics of Spam.”
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
    January 24, 2013
  • Vice President Biden Finds New Venue to Talk Up Gun Violence
    A week after President Obama unveiled a sweeping list of proposals to address gun violence, Vice President Biden hosted a Google+ Hangout with Hari Sreenivasan to talk to Americans and answer questions on the gun debate. NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni weighs in on where the gun fight stands in Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • Is China's Fast-Growing Economy Headed for a Crash?
    Will the Chinese economy continue its torrid pace of growth and overtake the U.S.'s top status? Or is it a bubble destined to burst, taking the world economy down with it? Paul Solman interviews a highly-respected China "bull" and a prominent China "bear" as part of his ongoing Making Sen$e project.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • Confirmation Hearings Begin for Sen. John Kerry
    In the wake of outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony on the Benghazi attack, her presumptive successor Sen. John Kerry begins confirmation hearings. Kwame Holman reports on the proceedings and Jeffrey Brown talks with two former presidential national security advisers, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Stephen Hadley.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • 'Everyone Is Entitled to a Chance': Women in Combat
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he will lift a 19-year ban on servicewomen serving in combat. Jeffrey Brown reports that this move may open up more than 200,000 jobs to women. Gwen Ifill looks at the implications of Panetta's decision with Col. Ellen Haring of the U.S. Army and former Marine Corps officer Wade Zirkle.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • Fireside Hangout with VP Joe Biden on Reducing Gun Violence
    Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan moderated a Google Plus "fireside hangout" Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden that addressed reducing gun violence. The topic has been part of the national debate, following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • Watch Clinton Testify Before House on Benghazi Attack
    Following a Senate hearing Wednesday morning, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the House on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Austan Goolsbee, D.C.'s Funniest Economist
    Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago economist and former advisor to President Obama, tells an anecdote about Nobel laureate George Stigler at the American Economic Association’s annual convention.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity: More Economics Comedy Routines
    Mark Skousen, a former CIA analyst-turned-economist performs an econo-comedy act about the Nobel laureate George Stigler at the American Economic Association's annual convention. Here is an excerpt from that act.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • A Look at GOP Priorities as House Forgoes Debt Ceiling Fight
    The U.S. House voted to extend the nation's debt limit for another three months. Can the Republican party use fiscal issues to regain its footing? Gwen Ifill talks with Susan Page of USA Today and Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Roll Call.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • New Scan May Enable Better Diagnosis, Treatment for Athletes
    Concussions and other frequent head injuries have grown as a major health concern for professional football players. Jeffrey Brown reports on a new, preliminary study that identifies in the brains of living NFL players the first signs of protein build-up that can indicate more serious and long-term effects.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Exploring Effectiveness, Consequences of Drone Warfare
    PBS's NOVA explores the pros, cons and controversies of drone warfare, as well as the technology behind drone strikes. Jeffrey Brown discusses with Seth Jones of RAND Corporation and Chris Anders from the American Civil Liberties Union.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Secretary Panetta Lifts Military Ban on Women in Combat
    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta decided to lift the ban on women in the military serving in combat, opening thousands of front line jobs to women and reversing the 1994 policy that kept them out of those positions. Gwen Ifill talks with James Kitfield of National Journal about the historic change and implications.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Taking Stock of Arab Spring, North Africa Turmoil
    As Secretary Clinton offers congressional testimony on the consulate attack in Benghazi, Jeffrey Brown talks with former U.S. ambassador Nicholas Burns and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute about Clinton's performance and whether the United States is doing enough to combat Islamic militants in North Africa.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Secretary of State Clinton Claims Fault for Benghazi Attack
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke before Senate and House committees about the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Gwen Ifill reports on Clinton's taking responsibility for the inadequate security as well as her rejection of claims from Republicans that the Obama administration had deceived the nation.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Watch the Clinton-Paul Exchange from the Benghazi Hearing
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified Wednesday morning in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Benghazi attack at the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Watch the Clinton-Johnson Exchange from the Benghazi Hearing
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice's response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Conversation: Brad Meltzer, Author of 'The Fifth Assassin'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Brad Meltzer, author of "The Fifth Assassin."
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Watch the Clinton-McCain Exchange from the Benghazi Hearing
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified Wednesday morning in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Benghazi attack at the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • NRA Leader Responds to Obama's Inaugural Address
    Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, responded Tuesday to President Barack Obama's second inaugural address.LaPierre criticized the president for using language that he says demonizes his opponents, including Republicans and the NRA.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013
  • The Debate on Abortion, Four Decades After Roe vs. Wade
    Forty years ago, in the landmark case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decided that abortion should be legal in the United States. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life and Nancy Keenan of NARAL Pro-Choice America join Gwen Ifill to debate the state of abortion rights and activism today.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013
  • Narrow Victory for Netanyahu Shows Centrist Political Shift
    Though Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected as prime minister of Israel, there was a tight margin between his Likud party and the next most popular, the Centrist party. Gwen Ifill talks to Margaret Warner from Tel Aviv about Israel's move away from more conservative parties toward the center.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013

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