Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • A Look at GOP Priorities as House Forgoes Debt Ceiling Fight
    The U.S. House voted to extend the nation's debt limit for another three months. Can the Republican party use fiscal issues to regain its footing? Gwen Ifill talks with Susan Page of USA Today and Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Roll Call.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • New Scan May Enable Better Diagnosis, Treatment for Athletes
    Concussions and other frequent head injuries have grown as a major health concern for professional football players. Jeffrey Brown reports on a new, preliminary study that identifies in the brains of living NFL players the first signs of protein build-up that can indicate more serious and long-term effects.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Exploring Effectiveness, Consequences of Drone Warfare
    PBS's NOVA explores the pros, cons and controversies of drone warfare, as well as the technology behind drone strikes. Jeffrey Brown discusses with Seth Jones of RAND Corporation and Chris Anders from the American Civil Liberties Union.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Secretary Panetta Lifts Military Ban on Women in Combat
    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta decided to lift the ban on women in the military serving in combat, opening thousands of front line jobs to women and reversing the 1994 policy that kept them out of those positions. Gwen Ifill talks with James Kitfield of National Journal about the historic change and implications.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Taking Stock of Arab Spring, North Africa Turmoil
    As Secretary Clinton offers congressional testimony on the consulate attack in Benghazi, Jeffrey Brown talks with former U.S. ambassador Nicholas Burns and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute about Clinton's performance and whether the United States is doing enough to combat Islamic militants in North Africa.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Secretary of State Clinton Claims Fault for Benghazi Attack
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke before Senate and House committees about the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Gwen Ifill reports on Clinton's taking responsibility for the inadequate security as well as her rejection of claims from Republicans that the Obama administration had deceived the nation.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Watch the Clinton-Paul Exchange from the Benghazi Hearing
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified Wednesday morning in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Benghazi attack at the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Watch the Clinton-Johnson Exchange from the Benghazi Hearing
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice's response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Conversation: Brad Meltzer, Author of 'The Fifth Assassin'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Brad Meltzer, author of "The Fifth Assassin."
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013
  • Watch the Clinton-McCain Exchange from the Benghazi Hearing
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified Wednesday morning in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Benghazi attack at the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • NRA Leader Responds to Obama's Inaugural Address
    Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, responded Tuesday to President Barack Obama's second inaugural address.LaPierre criticized the president for using language that he says demonizes his opponents, including Republicans and the NRA.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013
  • The Debate on Abortion, Four Decades After Roe vs. Wade
    Forty years ago, in the landmark case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decided that abortion should be legal in the United States. Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life and Nancy Keenan of NARAL Pro-Choice America join Gwen Ifill to debate the state of abortion rights and activism today.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013
  • Narrow Victory for Netanyahu Shows Centrist Political Shift
    Though Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected as prime minister of Israel, there was a tight margin between his Likud party and the next most popular, the Centrist party. Gwen Ifill talks to Margaret Warner from Tel Aviv about Israel's move away from more conservative parties toward the center.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013
  • How Will Obama Address Economy, Equality and Partisanship?
    In his inaugural address, President Obama laid his plans for the next four years, including more attention to global warming and equal rights for gay Americans. Jeffrey Brown and guests discuss the tone and content of Obama's address and what they hope the president will do over the next four years.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013
  • President Obama Launches Second Term Progressive Agenda
    President Obama began the first day of his second term bright and early with an interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., where the themes of his inaugural address still resonated. Gwen Ifill recaps how GOP lawmakers and superPACs have responded to the president's tone-setting remarks.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013
  • NewsHour Roe vs Wade 1992
    On June 29, 1992, the Supreme Court released their decision upholding Roe vs. Wade and adopting a rule of “undue burden” to regulate the constitutionality of regulations. That day, the PBS NewsHour, then The NewsHour with MacNeil/Lehrer, dedicated the entire show to the court’s decision. Below is an excerpt from that show.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2013
    January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

  • President Obama Speaks at Commander-in-Chief Ball
    President Obama addressed the attendees at his first ball of the night, the Commander-in-Chief's Ball, then shared a dance with his wife Michelle Obama to a performance by Jennifer Hudson. The couple also let two military service-people cut in for a dance.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • Spoken Word Artist Conjures Power of 'Change'
    The coming inaugural inspired spoken word artist and student Leah Green to pen a poem called "Change," about civil rights, equality and American democracy.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • Historical Views on a 'Holy Day in Our Civic Religion'
    How do we compare President Obama's latest inaugural address to those of presidents past? Jeffrey Brown talks to historians Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University, Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University and Beverly Gage of Yale University about the 57th Presidential Inauguration and the echoes found in U.S. history.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks: Sure-Footed Obama Lays Out Long Game
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Gwen Ifill about the content and tone of the 2013 inaugural address, including President Obama's mentions of climate change and social programs, and a greater sense of resolution and progressivism in his delivery.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • Larger Than Expected Inauguration Crowd Share Joy, Hopes
    Ray Suarez reports on the sights, sounds and crowds on the National Mall, where hundreds of thousands of people traveled from around the country and the world to witness the 57th presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • 'We Are Made for This Moment': Obama Addressed Equality
    In his second inaugural address, delivered on the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama stressed themes of equality and fairness. Jeffrey Brown and Gwen Ifill recap the festivities, the musical celebrations and the other ceremonial traditions kicking off the president's second term.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • Watch Beyonce Perform the National Anthem
    Performance artist Beyonce performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" to close out President Obama's second inauguration.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • Reaction to Obama's Inaugural Speech
    In his second inaugural address, President Obama spoke of an ever changing America. He weaved in references from Abraham Lincoln and the Declaration of Independence to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here some reactions from Americans who witnessed the address in Washington D.C.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • President Obama Visits MLK Jr. Statue in Capitol for MLK Day
    President Obama and others paused at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in the Capitol building to commemorate Martin Luther King Day.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • Inaugural Parade Timelapse
    A quick timelapse of the inaugural parade as the sun sets on Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
    January 21, 2013
  • President Obama Greets Visitors During Parade
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama waved to visitors on the sides of Pennsylvania Avenue as they walked a portion of the inaugural parade route after the morning's ceremonies.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013
  • The 2013 Presidential Inauguration Parade
    With President Obama already having completed his traveling of the parade route, he sat within the reviewing stand at the White House and watched as the rest of the parade marched on by. Here is a 15-minute portion of the inaugural parade.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2013

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