Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Calif. Latinos lag in health care enrollment
    As the largest uninsured ethnic group in the country, Latino Americans are considered key to the success of the Affordable Care Act. In California, enrollment numbers continue to lag despite tens of millions of dollars spent to reach Latinos, who represent more than half of the 7 million who lack coverage in that state. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise reports.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2014
  • UN report rebukes Vatican for sex abuse response
    A United Nations panel has sharply critiqued how the Vatican responded to widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests, which the Vatican calls distorted and unfair. Rev. Thomas Rosica of the Catholic Salt and Light Television Network and Katherine Gallagher of the Center for Constitutional Rights join Gwen Ifill to offer different views on the report.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2014
  • CVS to stop selling tobacco products
    CVS, the nation’s second-largest drug store chain, has announced that it will stop selling tobacco products because they pose a conflict with the health mission of the business. Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Dr. Ronald Depinho of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Stephanie Strom of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2014
  • Roddy Doyle reads an excerpt from novel, "The Guts"
    Author Roddy Doyle reads an excerpt from his recently published novel, "The Guts."
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Why recess and physical education are making a comeback
    Recess and physical education are two things that have been cut in many districts as teachers spend more time on test preparation and getting students ready for the Common Core State Standards. However, a report from the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine reveals those cuts may be counterproductive in the effort to improve academic performance.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2014
  • How issues of sexual orientation will play at Sochi
    Despite global concerns over Russia’s stance on gay rights, President Vladimir Putin has insisted that his country would uphold the Olympic charter and that no athlete will be mistreated. Should gay athletes still be concerned? Jeffrey Brown gets views from Brian Moulton of the Human Rights Campaign and Andranik Migranyan of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2014
  • IOC president discourages political protest at Sochi
    With the start of the 2014 Winter Games only days away, the president of the International Olympic Committee insisted that all countries respect the neutral, apolitical nature of the competition. That statement comes in the wake of international furor over a recently adopted Russian law that bans so-called gay propaganda. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2014
  • Karzai met Taliban for secret Afghan peace talks
    While Afghan President Hamid Karzai has resisted signing a long-term security agreement with the United States, the leader has met secretly with the Taliban to engage in peace talks, according to the New York Times. How would a Taliban peace deal work? Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2014
  • FDA targets teens in new ad campaign
    Bad breath, wrinkles and stained teeth: The FDA is hoping to reach teens with their anti-smoking message by playing into fears about the superficial effects of smoking, as well as the loss of control from addiction. Judy Woodruff discusses the goals of the campaign with Kathy Crosby of the FDA.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2014
  • Emerging markets face new fallout as Fed scales back
    What’s the cause of recent financial volatility overseas -- particularly in the emerging markets of Turkey, India, Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia -- and how does the U.S. play a role? Jeffrey Brown gets analysis from Eswar Prasad of Cornell University and Liz Ann Sonders from Charles Schwab.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2014
  • Number of full-time workers to decrease under health reform
    In the Congressional Budget Office’s economic outlook report for 2014, analysts predicted that as many as 2.3 million will stop working or work less as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to NPR’s Julie Rovner about the findings and the political reactions coming from the White House and congressional Republicans.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

  • New media models disrupt traditional journalism
    A slew of made-for-web news sites are increasingly undermining the platform of print media. In this shifting landscape, how will journalism and storytelling survive, and what are readers to gain? Judy Woodruff talks to Re/code’s Walt Mossberg, VOX Media’s Jim Bankoff, and Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2014
  • Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died Sunday at the age of 46, defied ever being typecast. He’s played a detestable antihero and brown-nosing manservant with equal skill and conviction. Jeffrey Brown talks to The Washington Post’s film critic Ann Hornaday about Hoffman’s honesty on screen, which she says was key to his connection with moviegoers.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2014
  • How high school athletes deal with concussions
    Despite reports on the dangers of concussions and in the wake of recent lawsuits against the NFL for illnesses related to head injuries, even high school athletes feel pressured to hide their injuries in order to get back in the game. Hari Sreenivasan and PBS NewsHour’s network of Student Reporting Labs explore how concussions in football have affected high school players.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2014
  • South Carolina’s battle over Medicaid expansion
    After the Supreme Court ruled that states were not obligated to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, South Carolina was one of the first to opt out. PBS NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports on the effects for residents who are still uninsured, plus a small alternative program designed to reach some of them.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2014
  • ‘Talking cars’ could prevent accidents before they happen
    On some new car models, sensors can monitor outside surroundings and warn drivers of peril or kick in automatic braking. The Department Of Transportation is considering a mandate for all automakers to adopt this vehicle-to-vehicle technology. Gwen Ifill talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Dan Neil about how “talking cars” could improve safety on the roads but at the expense of drivers’ privacy.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2014
  • Why heroin is making a deadly comeback
    Heroin is chemically almost identical to prescription painkillers. But the illegal drug is more dangerous and much cheaper than regulated opiates. Jeffrey Brown talks to National Drug Control Policy director R. Gil Kerlikowske and Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones about why heroin use in America has doubled since 2007 and the deadly consequences for users and addicts.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2014
  • Carolyn Forche reads John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields'
    Carolyn Forche, co-editor of the collection "Poetry of Witness," reads Major John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields." For more Art Beat: "Poetry of Witness" co-editor Carolyn Forche reads John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields."
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2014
  • Carolyn Forche reads 'A Letter from Aragon'
    Carolyn Forche, co-editor of "Poetry of Witness," reads "A Letter from Aragon" by English poet Rupert John Cornford. For more Art Beat:
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

  • Market turmoil overseas causes concern for Wall Street
    After the Dow saw its worst performance in more than a year and a half in January, concerns are rising about turmoil in overseas markets. How are the problems in emerging markets linked to the stock market in the United States? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about the connection between these two interconnected issues.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2014
    Chinese currency
  • Support grows to cut public funding for party conventions
    A proposal to cut off public funding for national political conventions is gaining support across both aisles in Congress. How much do the conventions cost American taxpayers? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Molly Hooper, a reporter for The Hill, about the details of the plan.
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2014
    The HIll
  • Hope in Hawaii: A new probation program beats the stats
    NewsHour Weekend profiles an innovative probation program in Hawaii that has been so successful in reforming offenders and keeping them out of prison, it's now being copied in courtrooms across the nation.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2013
    Judge and parolee

Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Viewers respond to our report on food waste
    Viewers respond to our report on food waste.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2014
    Viewer response to food waste report.
  • Obama announces retirement savings initiative
    One initiative President Obama highlighted during his State of the Union address this week, is a plan to help more Americans save for their retirement. What does this initiative mean for your retirement? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Alexa Simendinger of Real Clear Politics about how this proposal, known as the MyIRA, will work and what issues it will address.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2014
  • Official alleges Christie knew about bridge lane closure
    A letter released yesterday on behalf of Port Authority official David Wildstein says evidence exists that proves New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew about the controversial George Washington Bridge lane closure while the situation was ongoing. How may this development affect the investigation? Hari Sreenivasan talks with the Michael Aron of NJTV News about the latest on the unfolding scandal.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2014
  • Groups work to combat sex trafficking around the Super Bowl
    As millions of fans debate who will win the game and by how much on Super Bowl Sunday, others, including law enforcement, will be focused on preventing the exploitation and trafficking of young women that they say increases around large sporting events.
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2014
    Anti-trafficking billboard in New York City

Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Shields and Brooks on Keystone, Christie
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the Keystone oil pipeline debate, a new claim about Gov. Chris Christie’s traffic scandal knowledge, plus final thoughts on the State of the Union and predictions for the Super Bowl.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2014
  • Syria talks end with some doubt of an encore
    Despite measured optimism for progress from the UN envoy, neither sides in the Syrian conflict have budged from their positions during nine days of peace talks in Switzerland. Now the government delegation is unwilling to commit to more talks. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Brown reports, the situation on the ground may only be getting worse.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2014