Thursday, November 7, 2013

  • The Secret to Airport Workers not Losing Your Luggage
    Reporting on SeaTac, Wash.'s, ballot initiative to increase the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with Simon Fraser University economist Peter Hall about how paying airport workers a living wage would make air travel more efficient for all of us.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013
  • George Pelecanos on 'The Double'
    George Pelecanos, celebrated crime fiction author and producer and writer for HBO's "The Wire," talks about his new book "The Double."
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

  • Recovery of modern art by Nazis will change the art world
    Researchers are hopeful the recovery of 1,400 Nazi-looted modernist masterpieces will help the art world learn more about the work and careers of artists like Picasso and Matisse. For more on how and why the valuable collection was amassed, Judy Woodruff talks to Claremont McKenna College professor Jonathan Petropoulos.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Delay of health care law 'not an option'
    Lawmakers confronted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with skepticism over fixes yet to be made on and concerns over cancelled policies. However, Sebelius maintained her stance to not delay the heath care law. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • Americans afflicted with 'phantom noise', ringing in ears
    Among combat veterans who've suffered powerful explosions, tinnitus -- or ringing in the ears -- remains a daily battle. But they're not alone. Fifty million Americans also suffer from the "auditory phantom." Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on the science behind the nagging noise and the search for a cure.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • Supreme Court tackles public prayer case
    Supreme Court justices stood divided as they debated the constitutionality of public prayer at government meetings. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly's Tim O'Brien reports on the case that began in Greece, N.Y. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks to National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle on how the Supreme Court has ruled on prayer in the past.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • Urban politics shift with fresh faces elected mayors
    Bill de Blasio, Mike Duggan and Marty Walsh won mayoral elections in New York, Detroit and Boston, for their pragmatic campaign approaches. Gwen Ifill talks to Brookings Institution' Bruce Katz and Atlantic Cities' Emily Badger about how these new mayors will tackle economic and unemployment challenges in their cities.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • How did Christie and McAuliffe win over voters in N.J., Va.?
    On Election Day, Americans cast their vote for new leaders and contentious ballot measures, from New Jersey to Washington State. Judy Woodruff speaks to New York Times' correspondent Jonathan Martin about the takeaways behind gubernatorial wins for Republican Chris Christie of New Jersey and Democrat Terry McAuliffe of Virginia.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • A Living Wage for the Greater Good?
    PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with David Rolf, president of SEIU Local 775NW, who argues that raising the minimum wage in SeaTac, Wash., is good for the whole economy.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013
  • Will a Higher Minimum Wage Make SeaTac the Next Detroit?
    Visiting SeaTac, Washington, for a story on the city's ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with small business owners who would be exempt from having to pay their workers $15 an hour. But that doesn't mean they support the wage hike.
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

  • Democrat Terry McAuliffe elected governor of Va.
    Terry McAuliffe wrested the governor's office from Republicans on Tuesday, capping an acrimonious campaign that was driven by a crush of negative advertising, non-stop accusations of dodgy dealings and a tea party-backed nominee who tested the limits of swing-voting Virginia.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • NJ Gov. Chris Christie cruises to re-election victory
    Gov. Chris Christie was re-elected with ease Tuesday, demonstrating the kind of broad, bipartisan appeal that will serve as his opening argument should he seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • Discovery of Earth-size planets, search for intelligent life
    New data from the Kepler Spacecraft shows one in five of the sun-like stars in the universe have Earth-size planets. The potential for habitable planets has fueled excitement in the search for intelligent life. Jeffrey Brown speaks to one of the lead researchers, Geoff Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • Will M23 step-down mean peace for armed groups in the Congo?
    The M-23 rebel group announced Tuesday it is putting down its arms after 20 months of insurgency against the government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more on what this means for the future of the Congo and the other armed groups there, Gwen Ifill talks to Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • Sen. Menendez: Treaty would promote the rights of disabled
    The U.N. adopted a global agreement designed to protect people with disabilities in 2006, but the convention fell short of ratification in the U.S. last December. Margaret Warner sat down with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., to discuss why he's confident the treaty will be ratified the next time it comes before the Senate.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • Airport workers in Seattle take on living wage debate
    SeaTac, Wash., is aptly named after the airport located there. The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the city's largest employer and could soon be boosting their minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour. Paul Solman reports on the debate surrounding the nation's latest living wage initiative, SeaTac's Proposition 1.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • Employment Non-Discrimination Act support in GOP
    The Senate took a bipartisan step toward approving the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a law that would ban discrimination against gay workers. To examine the divide within the GOP on gay rights issues, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Gregory Angelo of the Log Cabin Republicans and Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • Court ruling could change the way treaties are enforced
    The Supreme Court heard a tabloid-worthy tale Tuesday of a love triangle and ensuing poisonous revenge plot. But what consequences will this case have on the federal government's ability to enforce the Chemical Weapons Convention and other international treaties? Gwen Ifill speaks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • News Wrap: Medicare head says ACA site improving
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the White House remained on the defensive over health care reform. Insurers have canceled thousands of policies despite the president's promise that Americans could keep their existing plans. Also, HHS released findings revealing 21 states do not require annual inspections at day care facilities.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • The Hidden Threat to Air Travel: Unpaid Sick Leave
    PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with workers and business owners alike in SeaTac, Washington, about how not having paid sick leave impacts more than just those living and working in SeaTac.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013
  • Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifies on
    Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner will go before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, or HELP, committee as the balky website continues to experience service problems. Adding to website woes is the political fallout from a wave of cancellation notices reaching millions of consumers who currently buy individual policies.
    Original Air Date: November 5, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

  • Doctors' role in military interrogation 'violated' ethics
    A new report claims that U.S military medical personnel violated ethics by designing and participating in "inhumane and degrading treatment" of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detention sites. Jeffrey Brown speaks with former DOJ official Lee Casey and Dr. Stephen Xenakis, a member of the task force that issued the report.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • States' voters weigh GMO labeling, marijuana tax measure
    Gwen Ifill gets an update on two states putting critical initiatives on the ballot Tuesday. Enrique Cerna of KCTS in Seattle offers insight on a Washington measure that would require the labeling of GMO foods. Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio talks about two tax initiatives there, one concerning recreational marijuana.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • One NYC family's struggle to survive on a fast food salary
    Between food, housing and baby supplies, Shenita Simon struggles each week to support her family of seven. The 25-year-old from New York makes $8/hour and is one of the fast food workers nationwide advocating for higher wages. Hari Sreenivasan brings us Shenita's story of surviving on a near-minimum wage salary.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • How is Egypt's unrest impacting U.S.-Mideast relations?
    It was a dramatic day in court for Mohammed Morsi as the ousted Egyptian president repeatedly argued the process was "invalid." Gwen Ifill speaks to McClatchy's Nancy Youssef who was on the scene inside the courtroom. Then Margaret Warner offers analysis on how the trial affects U.S. influence and relations in the Mideast.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • SAC Capital fined $1.8 billion for insider trading
    SAC Capital agreed Monday to plead guilty to criminal fraud. The insider trading charges will cost billionaire investor Steven Cohen's high-profile hedge fund $1.8 billion in fines. Sheelah Kolhatkar of Bloomberg Businessweek joins Jeffrey Brown to offer insight on the message this sends to Wall Street.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013
  • How Much Is Enough to Live on?
    In this web exclusive video, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Diana Pearce, creator of the Self-Sufficiency Standard, about a geographic-specific standard that allows you to see the bare minimum you need to earn to survive on your own.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

  • An executive order puts climate change up front
    Margaret Talev, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, assesses a new executive order by President Obama requiring federal agencies and local governments to account for climate change when undertaking big new projects.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2013