Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • Arkansas Legislature Passes Nation's Strictest Abortion Law
    The Arkansas legislature has passed the nation's strictest abortion law. It outlaws any procedures done after the 12th week of pregnancy. To learn more about what happened in Arkansas and how it will effect other states, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Suzi Parker, a reporter for Reuters based in Little Rock.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pakistani Man Seeks Resolution for Family's Honor Killing
    Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News has the story of a Pakistani man fighting for justice and against the caste system after the murder of his wife and two children.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pyongyang Threatens Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack
    The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions against North Korea to stop that country from importing materials for its nuclear program. Ray Suarez talks with Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Joseph Detrani of Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pelosi: 'Let's Talk' About Ensuring Strength of Entitlements
    Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on President Obama's new round of negotiations with Republicans on a long term deficit deal. Judy Woodruff talks with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi about the prospects of a bipartisan budget deal, the sequester cuts and the confirmation of CIA director John Brennan.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Senate Confirms John Brennan for CIA Director
    The Senate voted to confirm John Brennan as director of the CIA after an intense confirmation hearing and filibuster over concern about the president's power to order drone strikes on American citizens stateside. Scott Shane of the New York Times and Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the confirmation.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Judy Woodruff with Nancy Pelosi
    Judy Woodruff with Nancy Pelosi
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

  • Inside the Acid Attack on Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director
    A Russian ballet star in the Bolshoi theater has confessed to throwing sulfuric acid in the face of the company's artistic director. To learn more about the people involve and the theories surrounding this disturbing case, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Schwritz who has been following the story for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Challenges for Vatican on Connecting With U.S. Catholics
    A poll released Wednesday found that more than half of U.S. Catholics feel that the Vatican is out of touch with peoples' needs, though most also said that their own parish is responsive. Ray Suarez talks with Scott Appleby of University of Notre Dame and James Towey of Ave Maria University about Catholicism at a crossroads.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Venezuelans Say Goodbye to Hugo Chavez
    In Caracas, Venezuela, an emotional crowd watched the procession of the body of Hugo Chavez to the capital's military academy, where the late president will lie in state. Margaret Warner takes a look at Chavez's work and legacy, as well as unanswered questions about succession.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Report Finds U.S. Failed to Consult Iraq's Rebuilding Needs
    Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen wrapped up a review of nine years' worth of Iraq rebuilding projects with a report that cites massive waste of resources and life. Judy Woodruff talks to Bowen about where the money went and what the U.S. government must learn for the future.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • House Passes Spending Bill, Preventing Government Shutdown
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap bill to cover expenses through September in order to avert a government shutdown, but retained the sequester budget cuts. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Democrats hope to build in more exceptions to the automatically-mandated cuts. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Inside the Acid Attack on Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director
    A Russian ballet star in the Bolshoi theater has confessed to throwing sulfuric acid in the face of the company's artistic director. To learn more about the people involve and the theories surrounding this disturbing case, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Schwritz who has been following the story for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
    Bolshoi ballet

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

  • U.S. Behind Other High-Income Countries in Female Lifespan
    Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, about a pair of studies released in that journal about the lifespan of American women. In one, researchers found that in 43 percent of the nation's counties, more women 75 years old and under are dying sooner.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Virginia Attorney General Criticizes Government Overreach
    Judy Woodruff talks with Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general of Virginia and gubernatorial candidate in that state, about his new book, "The Last Line of Defense," which explores the role of the federal government. Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to sue the federal government over the health care reform law.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Lawmakers Move to Prevent Government Shutdown
    Although they missed the sequester deadline, members of congress are moving to lay the groundwork to prevent a government shutdown. Ray Suarez talks with The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich about the debate over the Republican spending measure, as well as potential political hurdles on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Dead at 58
    Hugo Chavez, a larger-than-life political figure who served as Venezuela's president for 14 years, has died from cancer at age 58. Carl Meacham, director of Americas Program at CSIS, and Michael Shifter of the Inter-American Dialogue join Margaret Warner to discuss Chavez's legacy and what it means for the future of Venezuela.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes at All-Time High
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 14,253, beating the previous record set in October 2007, before the crash. What's behind the market rally and does it signify a healthy economic rebound? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Quartz's Matthew Phillips and Barry Ritholtz, CEO of online research firm Fusion IQ.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • 5 Minutes With Ken Cuccinelli
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the leading Republican candidate in Virginia's gubernatorial race, sat down with the NewsHour to discuss his new book called "The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty," and its overarching theme -- the overreach of the federal government.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

  • Poet David Ferry on Writing Verse, Winning Awards at 88
    Jeffrey Brown profiles David Ferry, a poet concerned with making connections to classical literature. Ferry was recently honored with the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize as well as the National Book Award for poetry. At age 88, he is currently tackling a translation of Virgil's "Aeneid."
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Biden: U.S. Would Use Military Action to Stop Nuclear Iran
    Vice President Biden warned that the U.S. will use military action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Margaret Warner talks to Flynt Leverett, former National Security Council director, and former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns about the state of diplomacy on Iran's nuclear activity.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Obama Nominates Candidates for Energy and Environmental Team
    At the first cabinet meeting of his second term, President Obama announced nominations for the positions of budget, energy, and environmental policy. Gwen Ifill talks with lobbyist Scott Segal of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Michael Brune, president of the Sierra Club, to learn more about the president's picks and larger agenda.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Mississippi Doctors See Breakthrough in Fight Against AIDS
    Researchers announced that for the first time, a child born with HIV has been cured. To learn whether this offers hope to thousands of HIV positive babies worldwide, Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Rowena Johnston of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Access to Doctors Shrinks for Some Medicare Patients
    It's getting harder and harder for some seniors to find a primary care physician. Ray Suarez reports on why the threat of massive cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates has left some doctors so worried they've decided to stop taking new Medicare patients.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

  • Weekly Poem: 'Soul'
    Poet David Ferry reads "Soul," a poem from his book "Bewilderment."
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2013
    March 3, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on March Madness, Sequester
    The Doubleheader is back with the politics of sports and the sport of politics. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and I tackle March Madness allegiances, the Oscar picks from last week (that I should have bet these guys money on) and whether POTUS is making friends and influencing people.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on the Cusp of Sequester, Voting Rights Act
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the impending sequestration, strategies used by Democrats and Republicans to avoid the spending cuts and a provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act being argued at the Supreme Court.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • New Documentary Puts Childhood Hunger on the Table
    Although the United States is the largest producer of food per capita in the world, that food is not reaching the plates of millions of children in America. Hunger is the subject of the new documentary, "A Place at the Table." Ray Suarez talks with co-director Lori Silverbush about our homegrown problem.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Detroit Faces State Takeover After Fiscal Emergency Declared
    Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan declared a state of fiscal emergency for Detroit, which is facing a deficit of more than $300 million and a possible state takeover. To learn more about this move and why it has been years in the making, Judy Woodruff talks with Christy MacDonald from Detroit Public Television.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013

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