Wednesday, May 18, 2011

  • Los Angeles Artist Finds Inspiration in Everyday Places, Things
    Michael McMillen finds inspiration for his work in an intriguing collection of everyday places and things. Spencer Michels has a look back at the unusual 40-year career of this Los Angeles artist.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2011
  • Bahrain's Foreign Minister: We Haven't Been 'Acting as Complete Angels'
    The Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, which is home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, is still under a state of emergency as the government has cracked down on protests. Margaret Warner interviews Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa about the political turmoil and what to expect when the emergency measures are lifted.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2011
  • The Great Stagnation: Why Hasn't Recent Technology Created More Jobs?
    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman reports on why more good jobs haven't been created in recent years. Can new technological innovations create widespread job growth as past generations have seen?
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2011
  • Debate Over Rising Gas Prices Heats Up in Congress
    Two bills focused on oil company tax breaks, deep-sea drilling and reducing rising gas prices have reignited energy policy debates on Capitol Hill. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the political fight over prices at the pump.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2011
  • Prosecution, Defense Prepare for Another Strauss-Kahn Court Appearance
    IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest has sent shockwaves throughout the financial and political worlds. Gwen Ifill discusses what to expect in the forthcoming legal proceedings -- and the political fallout in France and at the IMF -- with The Wall Street Journal's Tamer El-Ghobashy and The New York Times' Elaine Sciolino.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2011
  • Mississippi River Floodwater Could Create Long-Term Toxic Impact
    A 15-mile stretch of the swollen Mississippi River, closed Tuesday due to pressure on levees, has been reopened to barges moving one at a time. Tom Bearden reports on the short- and long-term environmental effects the floodwater could have on Lake Pontchartrain, oyster beds and more.
    Original Air Date: May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

  • Uncertainty Reigns in Bahrain Amid Mix of Normalcy, State of Siege
    After government crackdowns in Bahrain crushed the Arab spring uprising, divisions between Shia and Sunni Muslims have widened. Margeret Warner reports from Bahrain on the feelings of unease in the wealthy Persian Gulf nation.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2011
  • Study: Early Treatment 'Extremely Impressive' in Preventing HIV Spread
    Dramatic findings from a new clinical study show early HIV-AIDS treatment can help prevent the spread of the disease between sexual partners. Ray Suarez discusses what the findings suggest about using drugs for prevention of the disease with Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2011
  • As GOP Field Takes Shape, Gingrich on Defensive Over Medicare Remarks
    The GOP's 2012 presidential nomination battle shifted once again Monday when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who hasn't officially entered the race, announced he'd raised $10 million just one day. Political Editor David Chalian speaks with Gwen Ifill about the GOP field and Newt Gingrich's controversial Medicare comments.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2011
  • Housing Market Still Plagued by Foreclosures, Mortgage Woes, Tumbling Prices
    The U.S. housing market showed more signs of weakness Tuesday with the fall of new home construction by more than 10 percent and new building permits by 4 percent. Judy Woodruff discusses the fallout from the disappointing new housing report with Inside Mortgage Finance's Guy Cecala and The Washington Post's Dina ElBoghdady.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2011
  • Author's New Book Traces Evolution of Information
    James Gleick's new book, "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood" chronicles the evolution of information. Jeffrey Brown talks to the author about how the information superhighway evolved from a pre-digital time.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2011
  • The Quiet, Strange World of Moby
    Moby, who's best known as a musician, is also a photographer. His book of photos, "Destroyed," shows a side of the artist many have not seen: his view from airplane windows, idle time spent in hotel rooms and backstage waiting areas. He talks to Art Beat about his work.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

  • 'Life on Mars' Author Explores Humans' Relationship With the Universe
    "Life on Mars," Tracy K. Smith's third book, explores the cosmos through words. The Princeton creative writing professor and poet reflects on the relationship between our lives and the universe at her Brooklyn home.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • 'Freedom Riders' Reenacts Historic Bus Trip Across South
    The documentary "Freedom Riders," which revisits a group of young men and women who boarded commercial buses headed for the Deep South during the Civil Rights Movement, airs Monday on "American Experience." Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • How Will IMF Turmoil Affect Global Markets?
    IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail after a New York City hotel maid accused him of sexual assault. Gwen Ifill examines the potential fallout.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • How Does the U.S. Debt Ceiling Work and Why Does it Matter?
    The United States government hit the legal limit for the amount of money it can borrow Monday, but Treasury officials say they can take other measures to pay the bills. Ray Suarez discusses questions about how the debt ceiling works and the ongoing political debate with The New York Times' Binyamin Applebaum.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Denied $1 Million Bail Over Sexual Assault Charge
    In New York, Judge Melissa Jackson denied IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn's request of $1 million bail Monday, calling him a flight risk. Strauss-Kahn was arrested Saturday night after a 32-year-old chambermaid accused him of sexually assaulting her at a New York hotel where he was staying. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • Morganza Spillway Reduces Pressure on Cities' Levees; Towns Brace for Water
    On Saturday, the Army Corps of Engineers opened the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway on the Mississippi River to reduce pressure on the levees that protect Baton Rouge and New Orleans. A number of smaller towns are now having to deal with the possibility of devastating flooding. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • Student Freedom Riders Discuss Civil Rights Movement
    Participants in American Experience's Student Freedom Rides discuss their participation and the legacy of the Freedom Rides of 50 years ago.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • Tracy K. Smith Reads From 'Life of Mars'
    Tracy K. Smith is the author of three collections of poetry: "Life on Mars" (Graywolf Press, 2011); "Duende" (Graywolf, 2007); and "The Body's Question" (Graywolf, 2003), winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. A recipient of a 2004 Rona Jaffe Writers Award and a 2005 Whiting Writer's Prize, Smith is an assistant professor of creative writing at Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: From 'My God, It's Full of Stars' by Tracy K. Smith
    Tracy K. Smith is the author of three collections of poetry: "Life on Mars" (Graywolf Press, 2011); Duende (Graywolf, 2007); and "The Body's Question" (Graywolf, 2003), winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. A recipient of a 2004 Rona Jaffe Writers Award and a 2005 Whiting Writer's Prize, Smith is an assistant professor of creative writing at Princeton University.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • Amid Flooding Threat in Louisiana, Not All Obeying Evacuation Order
    NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Krotz Springs, La., where the Mississippi River threatens to inundate local homes and businesses, but not everyone is heeding the call to evacuate the area. Tune in to Monday's NewsHour for Bearden's full report on the threat of flooding.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • Political Checklist: We've Hit the Debt Ceiling, Now What?
    In this week's edition of the Political Checklist, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian examine why, if the nation has hit its limit for borrowing, has their not been outcry from the markets or the political system? Gwen suggests that Wall Street knows that Congress is known for making politics out of the debt ceiling increase, but always raises the limit before it is too late.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • Freedom Riders Discuss 50th Anniversary of Protest Movement
    Freedom Riders Joan Mulholland and Helen Singleton talk about the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides and the legacy of the Civil Rights movement.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011
  • Final Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour
    At 8:56 A.M. EDT Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canavral, Florida
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

  • Morganza Spillway Is Opened on Mississippi River
    Authorities decided to open the Morganza spillway Saturday as flooding on the Mississippi River continues to hit historic levels.
    Original Air Date: May 14, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

  • Robert MacNeil on Jim Lehrer's 'Stealth' Exit
    Jim Lehrer announced Thursday that he is taking another step toward ending his 36 years of anchoring or co-anchoring out daily public television news broadcast. Long-time colleague and friend, Robert MacNeil offers this reflection.
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2011
  • Shields and Gerson on Immigration Reform, Gingrich's 2012 Bid
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss top political news, including the realities of immigration reform and the shape of the 2012 GOP presidential field.
    Original Air Date: May 13, 2011

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