Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • CDC Report Offers Progress on Altering U.S. Obesity Trend
    According to a new report from the CDC, Americans' consumption of fast food has declined and kids are eating fewer calories, suggesting that efforts to fight fat may be working. Ray Suarez discusses the state of the obesity epidemic with Michael Moss, author of "Salt, Sugar, Fat," and former CDC official Dr. William Dietz.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013
  • Trying to Find 'Silver Lining' in Mental Health Future
    Actor Bradley Cooper spoke alongside former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy and Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, among others, at a press conference at the Center for American Progress. They addressed how mental illness has affected their lives and hoped "Silver Linings Playbook" would raise awareness of the roadblocks many face in the U.S. in order to get treatment for their conditions.
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

  • Miles O'Brien's extended interview with Liza Long
    For his documentary, Mind of a Rampage Killer, Miles spoke with Liza Long, the Idaho-based writer who wrote the blog, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," and her son. Here is an extended version
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Scottish Island Find Digs Up New Info on Neolithic Religion
    A new archaeological find on an island off of Scotland could have a connection to Neolithic religion. Jeffrey Brown examines background of the discovery and explores some of its surrounding mysteries, including why the site might have been part of the biggest barbecues in history.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • President Obama's Push for Mapping Human Brain Activity
    In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a decade-long effort to map the activity of the brain. To understand the president's plan and walk through the possible implications, Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who would coordinate much of the project.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Extended Interview with Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells the story of her childhood growing up with a difficult mother, alcoholic father and deeply loving grandmother in her new memoir, "My Beloved World."But before she put her story to paper, she decided from whom she'd seek permission to write about.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Justice Sotomayor Takes on Life Before and on the Bench
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice -- and one of the youngest ever -- to serve on the Supreme Court. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," talks about her early life and difficult childhood. Justice Sotomayor talks with Gwen Ifill about her adjustment to "the bench" and the importance of an open mind.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Justice Sotomayor Takes on Life Before and on the Bench
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice -- and one of the youngest ever -- to serve on the Supreme Court. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," talks about her early life and difficult childhood. Justice Sotomayor talks with Gwen Ifill about her adjustment to "the bench" and the importance of an open mind.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Defense Secretary Panetta Warns Cuts Could Mean Furlough
    Automatic spending cuts will take effect in March if a defense budget deal cannot be reached. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said he may resort to furloughing the department's civilian workers. Judy Woodruff assesses what this new threat means for the U.S. Military with Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013
  • Troubled Teen Likens Mental Disorder to Becoming a Werewolf
    Miles O'Brien interviews Liza Long's 13-year-old son "Michael" about his struggles with mental illness.
    Original Air Date: February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Troubled Teen Says Mental Disorder Like Becoming a Werewolf
    Miles O'Brien interviews Liza Long's 13-year-old son "Michael" about his struggles with mental illness.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • Andy Williams: Drugs, Bullying, Abuse and Remorse
    In 2001, Andy Williams opened fire on his high school, killing two and injuring 13. Miles O'Brien interviews him about what happened that day. Part 3 of 4.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • Andy Williams: Slipping Through the Cracks
    In 2001, Andy Williams opened fire on his high school, killing two and injuring 13. Miles O'Brien interviews him about what happened that day. Part 4 of 4.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • Andy Williams: From Suicide to Homicide
    In 2001, Andy Williams opened fire on his high school, killing two and injuring 13. Miles O'Brien interviews him about what happened that day. Part 2 of 4.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • Andy Williams: 'I Couldn't Comprehend the Consequences.'
    In 2001, Andy Williams opened fire on his high school, killing two and injuring 13. Miles O'Brien interviews him about what happened that day. Part 1 of 4.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • Conflicting Accounts of Reeva Steenkamp's Death Emerge
    For more on the murder charges against Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, Margaret Warner talks with Gary Alfonso of Feature Story News, who was in the courtroom and offers reactions from fellow South Africans.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • Can Violent Video Games Play a Role in Violent Behavior?
    In our continuing look at the gun debate for PBS's weeklong special "After Newtown," Jeffrey Brown explores whether there is any connection between violent video games and violent behavior.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • School Shooter: 'My Grand Plan Was Suicide by Cop'
    In 2001, Andy Williams opened fire on his high school campus, killing two and wounding 13. In a recent phone call with science correspondent Miles O'Brien, he reflects on that shooting from California's Ironwood State Prison.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • Supreme Court on Monsanto Tests Limitations of Patent Law
    A suit between biotech giant Monsanto and an Indiana farmer has reached the high court. Gwen Ifill dissects the case with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. Ray Suarez discusses broader implications with Bert Foer of the American Antitrust Institute and Todd Dickinson of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • News Wrap: Armed Robbers Make Off With Diamonds in Belgium
    In other news Tuesday, armed robbers made a successful diamond heist in an elaborate overnight operation in Belgium. Also, Gen. George Allen, the former top commander in Afghanistan, announced he will retire.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • U.S. Security Firm: Chinese Unit Hacked Over 140 Victims
    Security firm Mandiant issued the report that stated a Chinese military unit hacked over 140 U.S. computer systems in that cyber security breach. Joining Judy Woodruff to discuss the case is Richard Bejtlich of Mandiant, and Christopher Johnson from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
  • Liza Long: 'I Want Help'
    Liza Long, author of the viral blog post, "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," reflects on her troubled son. Miles O'Brien interviewed Long for the Feb. 20 NOVA documentary, "Mind of A Rampage Killer."
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
    February 19, 2013
  • The Gun as Image
    Artist and Florida State University professor George Blakely presents works of art -- from photos, paintings and cinema -- that depict the gun.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013
    February 19, 2013
  • School Shooting Survivor Advocates for Background Checks
    Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech school shooting advocates for background check on all gun sales.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

  • 'Invisible War' Reveals Culture of Military Sexual Assault
    The soaring rate of sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. Military has been the subject of studies and a congressional hearing. Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick explores the topic in his new documentary, "The Invisible War," nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year's Academy Awards.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Questions Arise on Health of Chavez, Governance of Venezuela
    The return of Hugo Chavez inspires a myriad of questions about the president's health, the state of the country and who is really running Venezuela. To help address those questions, Ray Suarez interviews Ian James, Caracas bureau chief for the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Colorado Community Grapple With How to Address Gun Violence
    How is the community of Aurora, Colo. -- target of a mass shooting last July -- coping with and reacting to the national debate stirred by Newtown? How is Colorado processing the recommendations for reducing violence proposed by the Biden task force? Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio reports.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Proposed Keystone Pipeline Prompts Protest March, Debate
    The proposed Keystone Pipeline has spurred a large march protest in Washington and heated advocacy from supporters and opponents. Judy Woodruff weighs the debate with Bob Deans of the National Resources Defense Council and Scott Segal of Bracewell and Guiliani, the firm representing energy companies pushing the extension.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013

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