Tuesday, 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
  • Gun Control Debate Spurs Political Action Across the Nation
    In the nine weeks since the Newtown shooting massacre, the gun control debate has spread far beyond the Beltway. Gwen Ifill and political editor Christina Bellantoni explore what steps American cities have taken to curb gun violence, and how opposition voices have attempted to fight these measures.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Trailer, Excerpts of 'The Invisible War'
    The trailer and excerpts of "The Invisible War," the Oscar-nominated documentary by Kirby Dick.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • "One Nation Under God?" Students Explore Pledge Options
    Students of Granby High School in Virginia explore how faculty members and their peers feel about the Pledge of Allegiance's "Under God" phrase.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Asteroids and Meteors
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson gives a short lesson on "Asteroids 101" with the help of his solar system tie during an apperance on the PBS NewsHour
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Examining Cyber Security With Secretary Janet Napolitano
    Among the initiatives launched by President Obama in his State of the Union address was a comphrensive cyber security plan. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talks with Ray Suarez about combating the growing threat of cyber attacks and the top three countries poised to launch cyber attacks against the U.S.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Shields, Gerson Discuss Hold Up on Hagel, Looming Sequester
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss public opinion versus the political battle on gun control, Congress heading home without a 'sequester' deal, the filibuster to block Chuck Hagel's nomination vote and takeaways from President Obama's State of the Union.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Obama Makes Gun Control Push Personal With Visit to Chicago
    President Obama's last stop on a post-State of the Union tour was in Chicago, where he talked about raising the minimum wage and mandatory preschool, but also strengthening gun control. Margaret Warner talks to Lynn Sweet, a columnist and Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, about the president's return home.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Asteroid Careens by as Meteor Delivers 'Buzz Cut' to Earth
    On the same day as a meteor hit Russia, an asteroid careened towards Earth. Jeffrey Brown talks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about this cosmic coincidence, how the meteor and asteroid came so close to Earth, what risks it poses and why this is a 'wake-up call.'
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Meteor Explosion of Atomic Strength Injures 1,000 in Russia
    Paul Davies of Independent Television News reports that 10-ton meteor that fell over Russia with atomic bomb power. The meteor caused a fireball, blowing out windows and injuring 1,000 people.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Double Jeopardy and the Constitution
    Students from Fort Mill High School in South Carolina investigate the Double Jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • How Parents and Policymakers Handle Violent Video Games
    PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown taps into a discussion about the connections -- or lack of connections -- between violent video games and violent behavior. The Newtown killer reportedly spent hours playing such games, but is there any evidence that one thing leads to the other? Psychologist Brad Bushman of Ohio State University and public health expert Cheryl Olson weigh in.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013

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