Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • Judy Woodruff Talks Her Favorite 2012 Story
    The 2012 presidential election was Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff's favorite story of the year. Her most cherished aspect? Getting to speak with voters across the country and hear what issues mattered to them. "There was real passion on the part of these voters," she explained. "To me that is the most exciting thing about an election."
    Original Air Date: January 1, 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

  • What Will History Books Have to Say About 2012?
    Judy Woodruff talks to presidential historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith about the events from 2012 that will live on in the history, including Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 elections, a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., China's new leadership, and North Korea's missile launch.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2012
  • Emancipation Proclamation Celebrates 150 Years
    Issued by President Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation is one of the defining documents of American democracy and is rarely available for public viewing. Ray Suarez talks to Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University about the importance of this historic artifact.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2012
  • A Chronicle of the '34 Days That Decided' the 2012 Election
    When the Obama campaign decided to spend big on ads early in the presidential race, it was a risky strategy. And it helped lead to Obama's re-election. Margaret Warner talks to Politico's Jonathan Martin and Gleen Thrush about their latest e-book, "The End of the Line": Romney vs. Obama: The 34 Days That Decided the Election."
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2012
  • Hillary Clinton's Hospitalization Sheds Light on Blood Clots
    Days after a fainting spell in her home, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized when doctors discovered she had a blood clot between her skull and brain. Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Gholam Motamedi of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital about blood clot causes, risks and potential treatments.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2012
  • Congress 'Very Close' to Tax Deal, Unresolved on Deficit
    The last day of 2012 marked the last day for Congress to resolve bitter disagreements over tax and deficit issues and prevent the automatic expiration of tax cuts and major budget spending cuts. Judy Woodruff talks to Todd Zwillich of WNYC about the progress but no last-minute deal on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2012
  • The Year of the Welder
    The NewsHour compiled several of the welder's appearances in political advertising this election cycle. All the images and sounds came from 2012 campaign ads.Now that the 2012 election season is behind us, we also talked to several political communication experts about the year's most memorable political advertising archetypes and themes.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2012
    December 31, 2012
  • Obama: Fiscal Cliff Deal in Sight
    President Obama, speaking in front of a crowd at the White House on New Years Eve, reported that lawmakers have come to an agreement that would prevent tax increases for most Americans, resolving some aspects of the fiscal cliff."I appears that an agreement is within sight, but it is not done," Obama said. "There are still issues to be resolve, but we are hoping Congress can get it done."
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2012
  • Why Barney Frank Took a Cautious Stance on Same-Sex Marriage
    In an exit interview with NewsHour economic correspondent Paul Solman, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., explains his initial position on same-sex marriage in 1996, saying that the enthusiasm of some gay rights advocates led them to be tactically and strategically unwise, which prompted Republicans to pass the Defense of Marriage Act.
    Original Air Date: December 31, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on Best Political Gaffes of 2012
    Mark Shields and David Brooks sit down with poltical editor Christina Bellantoni to discuss the recent shakeups in the Senate, former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's future and the best political gaffes from the last year.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • President Obama Discusses Efforts to Avert the Fiscal Cliff
    President Obama speaks to the press about his recent budget talks with top Congressional lawmakers, Vice President Biden and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. The latest negotiations were last-ditch efforts to avert automatic spending cuts and tax rate increases which will go into effect should Congress fail to pass a budget solution.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on the 'Fiscal Cliff' Precipice
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Jeffrey Brown about last-minute attempts to wrangle a budget deal, what Republicans really want out of the negotiations and the political calculations for the president. Our political commentators also remember the late Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • Remembering General Norman Schwarzkopf
    As the U.S. commander of forces during the Persian Gulf War, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf was dubbed "Stormin' Norman" for his no-nonsense style and swift victory. Margaret Warner talks to New York Times reporter and author Michael Gordon about Schwarzkopf, who died at the age of 78.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • Can 'Rocketship' Launch a Fleet of Successful Schools?
    John Danner has built seven "Rocketship" charter schools, whose model has produced results at or above average in low-income neighborhood by using technology, community engagement, and teaching coaches. Special correspondent John Merrow profiles the California program, which aims to mass-produce quality schools.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • Indian Women Share Sense of Powerlessness Over Rape
    A brutal gang rape in New Delhi may help force a sea change in India, a thriving democracy that is also a very conservative society based on a diversity of old traditions. Ray Suarez talks to Miranda Kennedy, author of "Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India," about the taboos of coming forward as a rape victim.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • President's Last-Ditch Effort to Avert the 'Fiscal Cliff'
    Senior lawmakers met with President Obama, Vice President Biden and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the White House to attempts to bring forward a final budget plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • How Jobs Can Help Kids Stay in School
    The NewsHour's American Graduate team recently traveled to Boston to report on youth employment rates and how the city is reaching out to businesses in an effort to link the classroom to potential careers.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • How Health Reform Could Change Your Coverage in 2013
    NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez and Jay Hancock of Kaiser Health News discuss the changes you can expect to see in the year ahead as officials prepare for everything from insurance exchanges to new taxes on some insurance plans.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012
  • Revisiting Interview with Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
    The NewsHour interviewed then Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of "Operation Desert Shield" in September 1990, only six weeks after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Watch this excerpt, pulled from the NewsHour archives, in which former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault asked him whether a pre-emptive strike outside of the calculus of the U.S. Army stationed in Saudi Arabia.
    Original Air Date: December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

  • EPA Chief Steps Down, Obama's Environmental Policy Evaluated
    Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson announced she is stepping down after almost four years. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kenneth Green of the Fraser Institute and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club for debate on whether President Obama's environmental agenda and record have been successful or disappointing.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2012
  • A Tea Party on U.S. Debt, Federal Budget Deal Negotiations
    Where does the tea party movement stand on the fiscal decisions being hashed out today? Margaret Warner talks to Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a national organization behind tea party protests and rallies and past congressional campaigns.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2012
  • Under Austerity, Greeks Feel Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis
    By the end of 2013, economists estimate Greece's recession will reach levels worse than the Great Depression in the U.S. With huge budget cuts, Greeks have been left with a small safety net even as they struggle to access basic needs. Jeffrey Brown reports how austerity measures have torn apart the social fabric of Greece.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2012
  • Russia Aims to Bar U.S. Adoptions of Russian Children
    Responding to U.S. sanctions on human rights violators from Russia, lawmakers at the Kremlin gave final approval of legislation to bar Americans from adopting Russian children. Ray Suarez talks to Lauren Koch of the National Council for Adoption and of Fiona Hill of Brookings Institution about the geopolitical games afoot.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2012
  • News Wrap: Shippers, Dockworkers Urged to Settle Dispute
    In other news Thursday, a White House spokesperson spoke in favor of reconciliation between shippers and union dockworkers to avoid a strike that would cripple ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Also, a strong winter storm that plowed through the South and Midwest reached the Northeast, bringing the death toll to 16.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2012
  • Congressional Leaders Talk More Politics Than Fiscal Deal
    Senate and House leaders Harry Reid, D-Nev., and John Boehner, R-Ohio, traded barbs over who's to blame for a lack of consensus for a budget deal. Margaret Warner talks to WNYC's Todd Zwillich about the looming deadline, only five days away, to avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2012
  • Best of Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien
    Over the past year, Miles O'Brien has jogged, drank and slept on the job. He's suited up, strapped in and goofed off. He swam with dolphins to study sleep, played ball with chimps, tracked radiation in Japan, and crawled through sewage under the streets of Detroit. Watch the video for some highlights of the year from our fearless science correspondent.
    Original Air Date: December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

  • Exit Interview: Barney Frank on Successes, Regrets, Future
    Continuing our series of conversations with retiring lawmakers, economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. Known for his sharp intellect and blunt style, Frank reflects on his successes in financial reform, says he wishes he had come out earlier as a gay man and his plans to write two books.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2012
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Use Democratic Process
    Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei told the NewsHour that Egypt's new constitution denied basic human values. On Wednesday, a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party responded. Margaret Warner speaks to Waleed El Haddad about how the constitution outlines protection of rights and the country's economic crisis.
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2012