Friday, March 20, 2015

  • Celebrating Young Genius
    Why should we wait to recognize genius until later in life? Carlos Watson, CEO of website Ozy, joins Gwen Ifill to share details on the new OZY Genius Awards. The award grants 10 college students summer stipends to help them shake up the world.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2015
    OZY Genius Awards

Thursday, March 19, 2015

  • Memoir marks the moment when parent and child roles are reversed
    George Hodgman left a fast-paced life as an editor in Manhattan for small town Missouri to care for his elderly mother. Judy Woodruff sits down with Hodgman to discuss his poignant memoir of caretaking, “Bettyville.”
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2015
  • Tech startups see gold in Baby Boomers’ golden years
    With more than 100 million Americans now over the age of 50, technology companies are eager to find new ways to cater to Baby Boomer consumers. From a mobile app that offers medical tips to wearable devices, special correspondent Megan Hughes reports on how startups are designing products to appeal to older Americans’ desires for longevity and wellness.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2015
  • What’s splitting a new generation of haves and have-nots
    Political scientist Robert Putnam grew up in Port Clinton, Ohio, a town where, he says, both rich and poor children grew up together and had bright opportunities. But in the past few decades, social mobility has declined and the haves and have-nots have become increasingly segregated. Economics correspondent Paul Solman offers a look at what drove Putnam to write his new book, “Our Kids.”
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2015
  • Tight mayoral race exposes divide among Chicago Democrats
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the first ever mayoral runoff. After vastly outspending his rivals, he failed to get a majority in the February election, forcing him into a runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Special correspondent Chris Bury reports on the tight race.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2015
    Chicago Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia waits to greet commuters outside a train stop in Chicago
  • Obama White House keeping more secrets than any before
    Despite a pledge to deliver the most open and transparent administration in U.S. history, some say that the Obama White House has fallen short on that promise, with harsh punishments for high-profile whistleblowers and a record number of Freedom of Information Act request denials. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Stephen Engelberg of ProPublica.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2015
  • Are negotiators close to an Iranian nuclear deal?
    According to the Associated Press, a draft nuclear agreement would decrease Iran’s centrifuges by 40 percent. While negotiators report progress, there’s still no deal yet. Gwen Ifill talks to George Jahn, the Associated Press reporter who broke the story of the latest negotiations.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2015
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry holds a negotiation meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne
  • Timelapse Video: Aurora australis brightens New Zealand sky
    Timelapse Video: Aurora australis brightens New Zealand sky
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2015
    Aurora australis lights up skies in New Zealand in March 2015. Screen image by PBS NewsHour
  • Mysteries of the Lusitania disaster resurface
    In 1915, a German submarine sunk the Lusitania, a British passenger ship, killing nearly 1,200 people including 123 Americans. The story of that disaster is the subject of a new book, “Dead Wake.” Jeffrey Brown talks to author Erik Larson about finding new material in a century-old tragedy.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2015
    The Lusitania

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

  • What Netanyahu’s re-election means for Israel
    What does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s continued leadership mean for Israel? Gwen Ifill talks to Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland, Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former Israeli Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich for analysis on how the election results affect the Middle East peace process, Iran negotiations and U.S. relations.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2015
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu campaigns in Ashkelon
  • Why are sea lion pups crowding California’s shores?
    In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, a record number of sea lion pups have washed up on shore in Southern California. Some scientists think the warming waters and shortage of fish are forcing mothers to search longer for food, and marine mammal centers taking care of the hungry pups are nearing capacity.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2015
  • Human trafficking victims put on hold by political gridlock
    Lawmakers from both parties had come together in recent weeks to combat human trafficking with a bill to help victims. But now senators are in a standoff over a stipulation that bans the use of special funds for victims' abortions. Judy Woodruff talks to Bradley Myles of Polaris and Holly Austin Smith, an advocate and a trafficking survivor, about how predators lure victims and what’s at stake.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2015
  • Study raises questions about value of breast cancer biopsies
    Breast biopsies are good for accurately diagnosing invasive cancerous cells, but are less accurate when it comes to finding other abnormalities, according to a new study. This means many women may receive unnecessarily aggressive treatment. Hari Sreenivasan learns more about the findings from lead author Dr. Joann Elmore of the University of Washington.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2015
  • Thriving, affordable Twin Cities have racial inequality gap
    In the United States, the best cities for making a living are usually the least affordable. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been an exception, thanks in part to progressive laws on education, tax sharing and housing. But even in the Twin Cities, there’s a sharp racial inequality gap. Judy Woodruff interviews writer Derek Thompson as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2015
    This August 25, 2011 photo shows the sky

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • What Millennials should do now to save for retirement
    As Baby Boomers approach retirement, the Millennial generation is getting its foothold in the workforce, and facing financial challenges making it hard to save for later years. Judy Woodruff talks to Jen Mishory of Young Invincibles and David John of AARP about the different factors that have shaped each generation’s saving habits and how young Americans can meet their retirement goals.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2015
  • Experimental therapy trains immune cells to kill leukemia
    At the University of Pennsylvania, a research team has been working on an experimental treatment to kill leukemia with a patient's own immune system cells. So far, the results have shown startling success. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports on the growing research on immunotherapy in fighting cancer.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2015
  • Why families stress too much about college admissions
    The college admissions process can be riddled with anxiety and stress for high school seniors and their parents. But in the book “Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be,” author and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni argues it doesn’t have to be this way. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Bruni to discuss how the obsession with getting into the right school may not pay off.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2015
  • Can a helmet sensor help prevent brain trauma in athletes?
    As we learn more about the effects of concussions and sports-related head trauma, parents, coaches and medical professionals are debating how to keep players safe. Some are looking to technology, like a device worn under the helmet that shows the force of impact after a fall or collision. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our Breakthroughs series.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2015
    NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
  • What House Republicans hope 2016’s budget will look like
    House Republicans revealed their 2016 budget plan, pushing for deep cuts to lower the deficit, while preserving defense spending. What are the political calculations behind the proposal? Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Gwen Ifill for a look at the priorities fueling the GOP budget.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2015
    House Budget Presser
  • How Netanyahu was able to close the gap at the polls
    Early Israeli election results show that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was able to make a comeback after polls that showed challenger Isaac Herzog edging out ahead. Judy Woodruff talks to special correspondent Martin Seemungal from Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv about the election dead heat and coalition government options for both candidates.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2015
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters beside his wife in Tel Aviv
  • Chalkboard ninjas lock the doors and leave art behind
    Dangerdust, an anonymous duo of advertising and graphic design students at the Columbus College of Art Design, create weekly chalkboard designs with an inspiring quote, skillful typography and stealth delivery.For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

  • Can anything break the Syrian war stalemate?
    Since the start of Syria's war four years ago, more than 200,000 people have died and millions have been made homeless. Two rounds of peace talks have already failed. What can be done to bring an end to the war? Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Heydemann of the United States Institute of Peace, Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya News and former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2015
    20 killed by Syrian regime vacuum bombs
  • Will undefeated Kentucky be unseated by an underdog team?
    The undefeated University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is the favorite going into this year’s March Madness tournament. Judy Woodruff gets a preview of the upcoming matchups from John Feinstein of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2015
    NCAA Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Arkansas vs Kentucky
  • Human trafficking bill stalls Loretta Lynch confirmation
    Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why a human trafficking bill is standing in the way of a Senate confirmation vote for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, what happened when Jeb Bush and Scott Walker recently tested the waters in New Hampshire and whether voters care about scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s email.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2015
    Loretta Lynch is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2015. Lynch, nominated in November, has stirred little controversy in her 16 years with the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn and is expected to win confirmation. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4NBOF
  • Why home care workers struggle with low wages
    With most aging Americans wanting to stay in their own homes, the need for in-home caregivers is skyrocketing. But unlike most other jobs, there's no federal guarantee that these workers get minimum wage or overtime. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports on the challenge of getting care that’s reasonably priced while still paying caretakers a living wage.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2015
  • Netanyahu pledges no Palestinian state on election eve
    In the final throes of campaigning before Israel's election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that there would be no Palestinian state if he is reelected -- a move seen as an attempt to draw more right wing votes. Gwen Ifill talks to special correspondent Martin Seemungal, reporting from Tel Aviv, about Netanyahu’s political battle.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2015
  • Syrian Americans rally against Assad, Islamic State
    On Sunday, hundreds of Syrian Americans gathered in front of the White House to commemorate the beginning of the revolution, and to honor the 220,000 people who have been killed since it began and renew their calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2015
    syrian americans rally

Sunday, March 15, 2015

  • What's the state of Kerry's nuclear deal with Iran?
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that he hopes to reach the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of March. But he said he worries Senate Republicans have made the talks even tougher after they sent a letter to Iranian leaders, which Kerry later dismissed as false information that was meant to interfere with the deal.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2015