Friday, January 17, 2014

  • How to balance cost and quality of health care?
    Judy Woodruff talks to George Halvorson, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente and author of "Don't Let Health Care Bankrupt America," who argues we spend too much money on care that doesn't deliver optimal benefits. How can the U.S. alter its approach to serve all Americans more cost-effectively and with better outcomes?
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
  • News Wrap: Man pleads guilty to mailing ricin
    In our news wrap Friday, James Everett Dutschke of Mississippi pleaded guilty to sending letters laced with the toxic substance ricin to the president, a U.S. senator and a judge. Also, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in light of the state's worst dry spell in 100 years of record-keeping.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
  • Obama unveils new limits on U.S. spying
    President Obama called for several changes to U.S. spying practices including ending the NSA's storage of bulk phone metadata. Kwame Holman reports on the president's reforms and Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction from Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and John McLaughlin, former acting director of the CIA.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Some Iranians hopeful for relief of sanctions' economic bite
    On the streets of Tehran, how are citizens reacting to the completion of an interim deal over Iran's nuclear program? Hari Sreenivasan talks to William Brangham of NewsHour Weekend about the pressure on President Rouhani and what role economic sanctions have played in fueling diplomatic negotiations.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • News Wrap: DOJ revising definition of racial profiling
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Justice Department is expected to revise their definition of racial profiling. The new rules are likely to include religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation. Also, Vatican officials appeared at a UN hearing to answer claims that church leaders have protected pedophile priests.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Palestinian refugees suffer under Syrian fighting
    Decades ago, thousands of Palestinian refugees fled to Damascus seeking safety, but today they confront starvation and death. Human rights activists attribute these casualties to the lack of food and medical supplies due to the Syrian war. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on thwarted efforts to deliver aid.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
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  • Big trucks gain greater efficiency for Detroit auto show
    At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, the spotlight shines on sports cars and trucks, rather than alternative fuel vehicles. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dan Neil of The Wall Street Journal and Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book about the state of the industry and how gas mileage improvements are shaping trends.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Carmakers unveil new high-performance models
    Car lovers and industry experts have gathered in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. This year's showcase focuses on high-performance cars and redesigned trucks. Hari Sreenivasan reports on what offerings U.S. automakers are putting onstage.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Offering high school dropouts a second chance
    Goodwill is known for its charitable resale stores, but Goodwill of Central Indiana has expanded their mission to help give high school dropouts a second chance at graduation. The NewsHour's April Brown reports on the program's approach to education.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Air Force officers caught in cheating scandal
    Thirty-four Air Force officers who conduct nuclear operations have thus far been implicated in a proficiency test cheating scandal. Gwen Ifill talks to Robert Burns of the Associated Press and Bruce Blair of Princeton University about the larger implications of the cheating revelations for the Air Force.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Goodwill develops charters to entice dropouts back to school
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Why a conservative economist moved to the country
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman profiles Chris Martenson, a former science professional who gave up his large home and high-status job for life in rural Massachusetts. From there he began expressing his deep dissatisfaction with the way the U.S. economy works and garnered a growing following on his website, Peak Prosperity.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
  • How the NSA used radio waves to spy on offline computers
    The newest revelations from documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that since at least 2008, the National Security Agency has implanted hardware to tap into as many as 100,000 offline computers overseas. Gwen Ifill talks to David Sanger of The New York Times and Cedric Leighton, a former deputy training director for the NSA.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
  • Will end of net neutrality rules impact future innovation?
    The FCC's net neutrality rules were adopted to guarantee equal access to all sites on the Internet. But an appeals court ruling releases broadband providers from those guidelines, allowing them to prioritize certain traffic. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Craig Aaron of Free Press and former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
  • Senate: Benghazi attack was preventable
    A bipartisan Senate report has concluded that the State Department could have prevented the deadly 2012 attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Senate Intelligence Committee found officials ignored warnings of growing terrorist activity. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Goldman of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
  • Supreme Court considers anti-abortion protests
    In Massachusetts, a 35-foot restricted area outside of abortion clinics give patients and staff a buffer zone from protesters. But as Kwame Holman reports, some say the law restricts the freedom of speech of abortion opponents. Judy Woodruff gets a view from inside the courtroom from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
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  • Debating free speech near abortion clinics
    Pro-choice advocates believe buffer zones around abortion clinics are necessary to prevent harassment and targeted violence, while opponents feel their free speech rights are being restricted. Judy Woodruff hears both sides of the debate from Steven Aden of Alliance Defending Freedom and Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
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  • News Wrap: House approves $1.1 trillion budget
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the House of Representatives approved a $1.1 trillion budget package. The Senate is also expected to approve the funding bill by the end of the week. Also, unreleased video footage suggests that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan since 2009, may still be alive.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • How can shoppers keep their information secure from hacks?
    U.S. retailer Target has acknowledged that up to 110 million customer accounts were compromised by a data breach during the holidays, raising consumer concerns and prompting lawmakers to demand answers. How can shoppers protect themselves? Gwen Ifill talks to Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times and Ken Stasiak of SecureState.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Pivotal vote on Egypt's new constitution stirs violence
    Egyptians lined up to vote on a new constitution, despite fresh protest violence that killed 11 people. Advocates for the current government support the document, while members of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood have denounced it. Margaret Warner reports on the strong political divisions inside Egypt.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Gates reflects on debates waged behind the scenes of war
    In his new book, "Duty," Robert Gates tackles his time as defense secretary and as witness to how different presidents wrestled with questions of war and peace. Gates sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulties of doing business in Washington, the legacy of the Iraq war and nuclear negotiations with Iran.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Lawmakers work towards budget, but split on jobless benefits
    The House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government short-term while they finish work on a long-term bipartisan plan to fund the government through September. Kwame Holman reports on the details and concessions of the $1.1 trillion budget package and Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • News Wrap: Court throws out FCC's rules on net neutrality
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal appeals court set aside the FCC's net neutrality rules. Now, major Internet providers can decide what can be accessed through their networks and at what cost. Also, the tap water ban has been lifted for 35 percent of the 300,000 West Virginians who were affected by a chemical spill.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Should military return to the draft? We asked former Defense Secretary Gates
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Robert Gates: New Iran sanctions would be 'terrible mistake'
    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke to the PBS NewsHour about possible new sanctions in Iran.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Former Def. Sec. Gates says Edward Snowden is a traitor
    Former Secretary of Defense, and author of new memoir "Duty," Robert Gates spoke to the PBS NewsHour on Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

  • What challenges lie ahead for a permanent fix in Iran?
    The U.S. and Iran have finally settled on the details of an interim nuclear deal, with talks for a final agreement slated for February. Gwen Ifill talks to chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner about diplomatic relations going forward with Iran, including the Syrian peace efforts and pressure on Capitol Hill for sanctions.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2014
  • Why investing in the health of Americans should start early
    A group of doctors from the Commission to Build a Healthier America has issued a list of recommendations to improve health in America, noting relationships between socioeconomic status and wellness. Judy Woodruff talks to David Williams of Harvard University about the importance of laying foundations for health in childhood.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2014

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