Monday, September 19, 2011

  • Cowboys vs. Gray Wolves: Predator Once Again Prey
    For the first time in years, hunting season for the once-endangered gray wolf is underway in Idaho and Montana to reduce the predator's population. Cattle ranchers say the hunts are necessary to protect their herds, but environmentalists disagree. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Amid Yemen's Renewed Violence, 'It's Unclear Who Is in Charge of Things'
    Dozens of people have been reported killed in Yemen since Sunday as pro-regime forces crack down on protesters demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's goverment leave office. Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace speaks with Ray Suarez about the political uncertainty and escalating violence.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Zoellick: Eurozone's Fate Immediately at Stake; U.S. Needs to Address Spending
    Markets on Monday continued to show anxiety over the European debt crisis as Greece held an emergency conference with creditors, trying to calm fears of default. Speaking with Judy Woodruff, World Bank President Robert Zoellick urged eurozone nations to make some hard decisions and the U.S. to slow the growth of entitlements.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Obama's Deficit-Reduction Plan Puts Politics, Policy in Focus
    President Obama on Monday called for $1.5 trillion in new taxes aimed at wealthy Americans as part of a plan to reduce the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years. Gwen Ifill discusses the proposal with Phillip Swagel of the American Enterprise Institute and Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Big Money, Big Controversy Surround College Sports
    Historian Taylor Branch joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss his "The Atlantic" cover story "The Shame of College Sports," which calls for a complete overhaul of the way college athletics works.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Obama Unveils Plan GOP Calls Class Warfare
    President Obama unveiled his new recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on deficit reduction today - a $3 trillion package that would increase taxes on the wealthy and make some changes to entitlement programs. Gwen Ifill and David Chalian sort out the politics behind what is likely to be the major campaign issues in 2012 - jobs, spending and the economy.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Obama Outlines Plan to Reduce Deficit by $3 Trillion
    In a speech in the White House Rose Garden on Monday morning, President Obama detailed his plan for deficit reduction.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Crossword' by Sally Bliumis-Dunn
    Sally Bliumis-Dunn is the author of "Second Skin" (Wind Publications, 2010) and "Talking Underwater" (Wind Publications, 2007)". She teaches teaches modern poetry and creative writing at Manhattanville College.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

  • 'The Learning' Follows Teachers From the Philippines to Baltimore
    In the new documentary, "The Learning," filmmaker Ramona Diaz follows four Filipina women facing their first year as teachers in Baltimore's public schools. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project, a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2011
  • Brooks and Marcus on Prospects for Obama's Jobs Plan, Solyndra Saga
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus review top political news, including former Vice President Cheney's new memoir, the special election in New York, the GOP response to the president's jobs plan and more.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2011
  • Cheney Reflects on Civil Liberties, Terror Fight, Bush Team in New Memoir
    "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir" by former Vice President Dick Cheney chronicles his 40 years in American politics. Judy Woodruff and Cheney discuss the new book and much more.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2011
  • Egypt's Economy Sinks on Heels of Uprising
    Margaret Warner continues her reporting from Cairo with a look at the economic fallout from the country's revolution.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2011
  • Europe Struggles to Craft Debt Solution, Amid Prodding From U.S.
    In Wroclaw, Poland on Friday, European Union economic leaders gathered to discuss the economic crisis facing Europe. Jeffrey Brown discusses what's next for the eurozone with The Economist Magazine's Zanny Minton Beddoes.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2011
  • Poet Philip Schultz Shares His Work
    Philip Schultz is a poet, fiction writer and educator. He has been teaching creative writing for nearly 30 years. In 1987, he founded the Writers Studio in New York. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for "Failure."
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2011
  • "Care about Your Care" Initiative Urges Americans to Seize Control of Health
    Throughout the month of September, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is urging Americans to re-take control of their health care. Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, the foundation's president and CEO, told Hari Sreenivasan that the U.S. health care system is too fragmented and inconsistent for patients to leave their health completely in the hands of hospitals and doctors.
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2011
  • Conversation: Tom Piazza, Author of 'Devil Sent the Rain'
    From Bob Dylan and bluesman Charlie Patton to novelists Norman Mailer and Gustave Flaubert, from the Mississippi Delta and to his adopted home of New Orleans, Tom Piazza covers a lot of ground as a writer. His works include the novel, "City of Refuge," and the non-fiction book, "Why New Orleans Matters." His new book is a collection of essays on a wide array of topics titled "Devil Sent the Rain."
    Original Air Date: September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

  • Replay a Live Chat About New Documentary 'The Learning'
    For more on this story go to: http://to.pbs.org/pyHG9B Join us Friday at 3:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. PT) for an online panel discussion, hosted by the PBS NewsHour, NewsHour Extra, ITVS, POV and the Economist Film Project centered around the new documentary "The Learning"
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011
  • N.Y. Photographer Captures 9/11 Tributes in Unexpected Places
    New York-based photographer Jonathan Hyman knew that the 9/11 attacks would alter the lives of Americans everywhere and it was his intention to capture the nation's vernacular response.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011
  • Marine's Actions in Afghanistan Earn Medal of Honor, Become Stuff of Folklore
    At a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor for rescuing U.S. and Afghan comrades caught in a Taliban ambush two years ago. Jeffrey Brown discusses the events with author Bing West.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011
  • Egypt's Young Revolutionaries See Fight for the 'Soul' of a Nation
    Seven months after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarack, a new Egyptian government is taking shape and young political activists are trying to find their way in an uncertain future. Margaret Warner reports from Cairo.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011
  • Recordings of Jacqueline Kennedy Offer Rare Glimpse of Life With JFK
    The new book, "Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy," includes never before heard audio recordings of interviews conducted with the former first lady in 1964. Ray Suarez discusses the rare and intimate glimpse with presidential historian Michael Beschloss, who edited and annotated the book.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011
  • Dem Senator Suggests Obama Jobs Plan Won't Pass in Full
    House Speaker John Boehner offered his first major response to President Obama's new American Jobs Act in a speech Thursday. Jeffrey Brown discusses the politics of job creation with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011
  • Boehner: 'Tax Increases Destroy Jobs'
    House Speaker John Boehner delivered his response to President Obama's $447 billion jobs plan Thursday at the Economic Club of Washington, calling for a decrease in government regulations and spending cuts by the deficit reduction committee.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

  • Honor Roll for September 14, 2011
    A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • U.N. Faces Showdown Over Vote on Palestinian Statehood
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will go to the United Nations next week and ask the world body to recognize a Palestinian state. Jeffrey Brown reports on the move that is opposed by Israel and the Obama administration.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • Can Obama, Democrats Overcome Economic Issue in 2012?
    Democrats lost two House races Tuesday when Republicans won special elections in New York City and Nevada. Gwen Ifill discusses what the results -- and some new polling -- mean with New York One's Errol Louis and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Flexes Potent Political Force
    Margaret Warner reports from Cairo on the rise of Egypt's oldest and most established Islamic movement in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • As Palestinians Push for Statehood, Is Peace Process Dead?
    In Palestinians' push for statehood, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state next week. Jeffrey Brown discusses what's at stake in the U.N. battle with Princeton University's Daniel Kurtzer and the International Crisis Group's Roberty Malley.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011

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