Friday, February 8, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Drone Memo, Brennan Hearing, Syria
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Judy Woodruff about the week's political news, including CIA director nominee John Brennan's confirmation hearing, the leaking of a Justice Department memo justifying targeted killing and the Syria strategy split within the Obama administration.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • New Discoveries From NASA's 'Curiosity' Rover's Mars Mission
    Spencer Michels has the story of NASA's newest rover vehicle, aptly named "Curiosity," and its mission to Mars. Curiosity has made some new discoveries, begging the age-old question, does life exist on the red planet?
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • White House, Cabinet Split on Civil War in Syria
    Should the U.S. arm Syrian rebels? Ray Suarez examines a growing rift between the White House and members of the president's Cabinet over what should be done about the Syrian conflict with Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Vali Nasr of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • Record-Breaking Blizzard Set to Blanket Northeastern States
    Parts of the Northeast and New England prepared to be blanketed by a potentially record-breaking blizzard. The storm, commonly referred to as "Nemo," may cover some areas with three feet of snow. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Bernie Rayno of AccuWeather about how the storm formed and if it will hit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013
  • Conversation: Dave Barry, Author of 'Insane City'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to columnist Dave Barry, author of the novel "Insane City."
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • Rosa Parks Trained for Life Full of Activism
    What do you really know about the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks? Gwen Ifill talks with biographer Jeanne Theoharis, whose book "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" offers a complex portrait of the woman best known for refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama bus in 1955.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • Documents: Catholic Leaders Protected Abusive Priests
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles was forced to release 12,000 pages of documents showing that dozens of priests were accused of molesting children over several decades. Ray Suarez examines this new revelation about the church's handling of abuse claims with Ray Boucher, lead attorney representing the victims.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • Lowering Dropout Rates Where Support Systems Are Lacking
    Nonprofit educational organization OneGoal has partnered with Chicago public school to push kids at risk of dropping out of high school to persist and attend college. Ash-har Quraishi of WTTW Chicago reports for our American Graduate project on the special curriculum that hones leadership skills these kids often already have.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • No Signs of 'Angst' From Khamenei Despite Sanctions
    The current U.S. national security Cabinet may be the most pro-Iran engagement of any since the 1979 revolution. Meanwhile, Iran faces unprecedented sanctions on oil revenue. Jeffrey Brown gets analysis from Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the diplomatic standstill.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • California Shooter May Have Named Victims in Online List
    Ray Suarez talks with Frank Stoltze of Southern California Public Radio about the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, a former police officer believed to be on a deadly shooting spree. Dorner is thought to have killed the daughter of a police officer and her boyfriend and may be stalking people he named in an online manifesto.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • Brennan Defends Intelligence, Drone Policies at Confirmation
    John Brennan, President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, faced tough questioning during his first confirmation hearing, defending his positions on intelligence policy and drone warfare. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman recaps the hearing and explores why Brennan withdrew his nomination for the same post in 2008.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • The Story We Did Not Know About Rosa Parks
    Later in her life, Rosa Parks developed friendships and political allies with heavyhitters in civil rights movements around the world, from Malcolm X to Nelson Mandela. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeanne Theoharis, author of the biography, "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks," about Parks' influence globally, as well as her financial struggles post-boycott in the 1950s.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

  • Boy Scouts Delays Decision on Lifting Ban on Gay Members
    In January 2013, the Boy Scouts of America said it was considering lifting its ban on gay members, drawing strong reactions from both sides of the debate. The organization then delayed its decision until May. Jeffrey Brown gets views from Zach Wahls of Scouts for Equality and Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • Syrian Refugees Seeking Safety in Lebanon Find More Crises
    As the civil war in Syria rages on, refugees have fled to nearby Lebanon. Unfortunately, that move has brought new challenges, including inadequate supplies, discrimination, winter weather and hunger. The NewsHour sent video journalist Paige Kollock to Lebanon to report on the crisis first-hand. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • Major Political Tumult in Tunisia, Birthplace of Arab Spring
    In the wake of the assassination of top Tunisia opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced the dissolution of the government. For more on the assassination and volatile state of politics in Tunisia, Margaret Warner talks to Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times from Cairo.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • Obama Taps REI Executive Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary
    President Obama named Recreational Equipment Inc. executive Sally Jewell to replace Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. Gwen Ifill talks to National Journal's Coral Davenport, Greg Ip of The Economist and Julie Rovner from NPR about the appointment and remaining Cabinet vacancies at the start of the president's new term.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • U.S. Postal Service Announces End of Saturday Delivery
    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may prevent the Post Office from its appointed duties, but budget cuts will. The United States Postal Service announced it will stop Saturday delivery in August 2013. Jeffrey Brown talks with Postmaster General Patrick Donohue about the implications of this decision.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • What does Syria's Civl War Mean for Lebanon?
    NewsHour spoke with Aram Nerguizian of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) about Lebanon's spotty history of dealing with refugees, and how the spillover of Syria's conflict is aggravating tensions across political and religious lines in the country.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Orchestra Brings Together Israelis and Arabs For Common Goal
    Set on the backdrop of mideast conflict, Jeffrey Brown profiles the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a musical ensemble that brings Israelis, Palestinians and other Arab citizens together for a common goal of creativity and maybe more. He talks to their founder, renowned conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • For Global Soccer, Scandal Seems Pervasive as Grass Stains
    After completing an extensive investigation, the European Union's police agency Europol suspects nearly 680 soccer matches between 2008 and 2011 -- including World Cup qualifying matches and the European Championships -- were fixed. For more, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Kevin Baxter, who covers soccer for the Los Angeles Times.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • President Obama Tackles Tough Issues Through Stumping
    President Obama has been using campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda, including a recent trip to Minnesota, where he spoke about increasing gun control. Ray Suarez discusses the president's tactic with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Christi Parsons, syndicated White House correspondent.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Justice Department: Standard & Poor's Defrauded Investors
    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Standard & Poor's, claiming it committed fraud by inflating mortgage ratings between 2004 and 2007, helping fuel the financial crisis. Jeffrey Brown examines both sides of the case with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Floyd Abrams of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Justice Department Justifies Killing Americans Abroad
    A previously secret Justice Department memo justifies killing American citizens abroad who have high level links to al-Qaida. Jeffrey Brown discusses the legal implications of the memo with Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School and the Council on Foreign Relations, and Hina Shamsi from the ACLU's National Security Project.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Performs Beethoven
    The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 at a recent concert in Boston.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Mariam Said on the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Mariam Said about the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Syrian Refugee: 'Maybe God Will Help Us'
    Maryam Al Okla, one of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, shows her tiny home and says she hopes "God will help us and relieve the situation."
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Obama Calls for Spending Cuts Before March Deadline
    With Congress unlikely to pass a comprehensive budget before March 1, President Barack Obama plans to call on Congress to pass a stopgap measure that would delay across-the-board spending cuts, scheduled to take effect at the month.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

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