Friday, January 20, 2012

  • Swanee Hunt at Political Parity Launch
    Democratic Party activist Swanee hunt discusses research showing why more can be achieved with women in office at the "Political Parity" launch event. The goal of the organization is to double the percentage of women in Congress by 2022.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2012
  • Tiffany Dufu at Political Parity Launch
    Tiffany Dufu of the White House Project discusses the personal causes that push women to run for office at the "Political Parity" launch event. The goal of the organization is to double the percentage of women in Congress by 2022.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2012
  • Mary Hughes at Political Parity Launch
    Mary Hughes of The 2012 Project discusses opportunities for women running for office in 2012 at the "Political Parity" launch event. The goal of the organization is to double the percentage of women in Congress by 2022.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2012
  • 1927's 'Napoleon' Set for Grand Premiere
    It's billed as the U.S. premiere of a film made in 1927. The film is "Napoleon," made by the great director, Abel Gance. The U.S. premiere with full orchestra will be at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in March. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kevin Brownlow, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker who's put it together.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2012
  • Stand-Up Economist Signs Off From China and Thinks About Its Future
    In this final edition of our 'Man in Beijing,' stand-up economist Yoram Bauman ties up his China miniseries with thoughts on the future for the so-called "Communist" country.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

  • Alternative Futures for U.S. Health Care, Scenario 4
    In a new report, the Institute for Alternative Futures lays out four possible scenarios for the future of U.S. health care. Here, Clement Bezold describes scenario No. 4 for Mary, a 50-year-old, single woman with diabetes. The year is 2025.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Alternative Futures for U.S. Health Care, Scenario 3
    In a new report, the Institute for Alternative Futures lays out four possible scenarios for the future of U.S. health care. Here, Barbara Krimgold describes scenario No. 3 for Mary, a 50-year-old, single woman with diabetes. The year is 2025.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Alternative Futures for U.S. Health Care, Scenario 2
    In a new report, the Institute for Alternative Futures lays out four possible scenarios for the future of U.S. health care. Here, Jonathan Peck describes scenario No. 2 for Mary, a 50-year-old, single woman with diabetes. The year is 2025.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • In Chapter 11 Filing, Kodak Tries to Develop New Vision for Survival
    Eastman Kodak, a once-powerful American brand now struggling to stay relevant in an increasingly digital world, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the film pioneer's news with Julie Philipp, news director of WXXI Public Television in Rochester, N.Y., where Kodak is headquartered.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Alternative Futures for U.S. Health Care, Scenario 1
    In a new report, the Institute for Alternative Futures lays out four possible scenarios for the future of U.S. health care. Here, Eric Meade describes scenario No. 1 for Mary, a 50-year-old, single woman with diabetes. The year is 2025.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Jordan's King Abdullah: Coming Weeks Critical for Syria, Assad, Arab League
    King Abdullah II of Jordan, the first Arab leader to urge President Assad to step down, sat down with Margaret Warner Thursday to discuss his expectation of more killings in Syria, the Arab League's role in quelling unrest there as well as the latest Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative and reforms within his own kingdom.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Villaraigosa: Washington Must Be Smart About Cuts, Investments in U.S. Cities
    Bracing for a new federal budget, hundreds of U.S. mayors sought meetings in Washington this week. Their message: don't let cities fall through the cracks. Ray Suarez discusses the challenges local governments face amid a national debt crisis with Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles and Danny Jones of Charleston, W.Va.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Gingrich to NewsHour: I Have Momentum to Beat 'Liberal' Romney
    GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich sat down with Gwen Ifill Thursday in South Carolina after Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his endorsement of the former speaker of the House. Gingrich discussed his momentum ahead of Saturday's primary, and said his candidacy was the only "practical vote" to stop a Mitt Romney nomination.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • After Dropping out, Perry Alludes to Gingrich's Personal Troubles in Endorsement
    Concluding that there was "no viable path forward," Texas Gov. Rick Perry suspended his campaign for the presidency in an announcement Thursday morning. He immediately endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination. Judy Woodruff has an update on the race for the GOP nomination.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Watch Rick Perry's Campaign Concession Speech and Gingrich Endorsement
    Texas Governor Rick Perry suspended his bid for the GOP presidential nomination Thursday and officially endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Gingrich: Perry Endorsement Enormously Helpful
    Newt Gingrich told the PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill in an exclusive interview Thursday in Beaufort, S.C., that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's endorsement is further evidence that he is the only conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Airman, Actors Seek to Inspire Youth with 'Red Tails'
    NewsHour Extra Director, Imani M. Cheers sat down with original Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Roscoe Brown, "Red Tails" director Anthony Hemingway and actors David Oyelowo and Cuba Gooding Jr. to discuss the making of this film and how the film relates to some of the contemporary issues young people face today.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012
  • Jordan's King: 'Loss of Life' in Syria Will Continue
    King Abdullah II of Jordan told Margaret Warner that "the disturbances and loss of life" in Syria will continue.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

  • How Big a Role Do Private Equity Firms Play in U.S. Economy?
    As private equity firms gain more attention this election season, Judy Woodruff discusses whether private equity activity is more focused on short-term profits or the long-term health of companies with The Riverside Company's Stewart Kohl and author Josh Kosman.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2012
  • San Francisco's Famed Coit Tower Murals in Peril Due to Fog, Neglect
    In San Francisco's Coit Tower, historic murals by 25 significant artists depicting life in California in the early 1930s have fallen into disrepair for a variety of reasons, including a lack of security, funding problems and the city's famous fog. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on efforts to preserve the famed frescoes.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2012
  • Are U.S. and Iran Veering Toward War?
    Riding on more sanctions and rhetoric, tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to escalate. Margaret Warner discusses whether the U.S. and Iran appear to be sliding into war with Tufts University's Vali Nasr and Dennis Ross, who served in the National Security Council and State Department in four administrations.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2012
  • Iran Lawmaker Claims President Obama Proposed Talks in Letter
    A lawmaker in Tehran claimed Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had received a letter from President Obama containing threats and an offer of new talks Wednesday. Margaret Warner reports on the rising tension between the two countries, as well as the allusion to military confrontation.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2012
  • A History of Mitt Romney's Stances on Releasing Tax Returns
    GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney came under increased pressure Wednesday from allies and opponents to release his tax information in advance of Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina. Judy Woodruff discusses how the former Massachusetts governor has previously handled the tax issue with Michael Kranish of The Boston Globe.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2012
  • Could Keystone Pipeline Plan Be Revived After Obama's Rejection?
    President Obama denied TransCanada Corp.'s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, a project that would have carried oil 1,700 miles from the tar sands of Canada to refineries in Port Arthur, Texas. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the president's decision and the next steps with The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2012
  • Big Crowd Cheers Ron Paul in Rock Hill, South Carolina
    www.pbs.org/newshour Ron Paul spoke before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 200 people at a Holiday Inn in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on January 17, 2012. He stopped to sign shirts, pamphlets and a 20 dollar bill for many minutes in parking lot afterward.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

  • 'In the Land of Blood and Honey:' The Bosnian War as Told by Angelina Jolie
    Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie sat down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," her directorial debut. Jolie admits the film, which takes an unflinching look at the mass rape and ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian War in the 1990s, is "a hard movie to watch, but it is intentionally so."
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2012
  • A World Without Wikipedia: For SOPA, Websites Threaten a Midnight Blackout
    Beginning midnight Wednesday, some major Internet companies could go dark for 24 hours as part of an online protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Ray Suarez discusses the planned blackout with Ben Huh, the CEO of a participating company, and NBC Universal's Rick Cotton, who supports the legislation as written.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2012
  • After Fallout of Fukushima, 'Frontline' Explores Nuclear Energy's Future
    NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien traveled to three continents to examine the safety and future of nuclear energy in the wake of last spring's Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan. In this excerpt from Tuesday's edition of Frontline, O'Brien visits the Indian Point Power Plant in Buchanan, N.Y.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2012

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