Thursday, December 15, 2011

  • Spare Parts for Humans: Tissue Engineers Aim for Lab-Grown Limbs, Lungs and More
    A new research breakthrough has enabled scientists to grow human tissue to repair or replace organs, and someday, maybe even limbs. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2011
  • 'Disturbing Signs' of Armed Clashes in Syria Suggest Death Toll Will Grow
    In an effort to stop Syria's rising death toll and human rights abuses, the U.S., European Union, Arab League and Turkey have tightened sanctions on the country and its president, Bashar al-Assad. Margaret Warner discusses the growing violence with Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2011
  • Syria's Alleged Human Rights Violations Push World Leaders to Tighten Sanctions
    The U.S., European Union, Arab League and Turkey have tightened sanctions on Syria for the violent crackdown that has the country's death toll rising rapidly. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2011
  • Film, Music Industries Battle Leading Internet Companies Over Online Piracy
    U.S. film, TV and music producers are taking aim at leading Internet companies for allowing Web users to easily search and access pirated media. Jeffrey Brown explores options for policing pirated media with the Open Internet Coalition's Markham Erickson and the Motion Picture Association of America's Michael O'Leary.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2011
  • Members of Congress 'Seem Unable to Help Themselves' in Face of Disapproval
    Thursday was a day of behind-the-scenes maneuvering and bargaining in Congress, as party leaders moved to avert a government shutdown and possibly end the impasse over extending a payroll tax cut. Judy Woodruff discusses the Senate's progress and Congress' sagging approval rating with The Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2011
  • Kites for Kids
    Patrick McGrann, founder of Kitegang, describes the non-profit toymaker's projects in conflict countries such as Sudan and Somalia.
    Original Air Date: December 15, 2011
    December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

  • Second Round of Voting Begins in Post-Revolution Egypt
    In three separate waves of voting across the country, Egyptians are choosing a new Parliament, which in turn will draft the country's constitution. Ray Suarez discusses the second round of voting with GlobalPost's Charles Sennott in Cairo.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2011
  • How Will New Voter Registration Laws Affect 2012 Election?
    Millions of potential voters may not be able to cast votes in 2012 after a dozen states put new restrictions in play this year. Gwen Ifill discusses the impact the new restrictions could have on the upcoming presidential election with New York University's Keesha Gaskins and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2011
  • Army Program Designed to Alleviate PTSD for Troops Returning From Combat
    In 2009, the Army launched a program designed to help the country's 1.4 million people in uniform cope after tours in Iraq or Afghanistan. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the goals of the $140 million Comprehensive Soldier Fitness initiative, and the controversy it has elicited.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2011
  • Secretary Clinton: Democracies Must Have 'Habits of the Heart'
    On Wednesday, Secretary of State Clinton spoke with Jim Lehrer about how foreign policy decisions can tie into economic and job growth. Their discussion was part of the "Innovation and the Global Marketplace" symposium in Washington, hosted in partnership with Intel, The Innovation Economy and The Aspen Institute.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2011
  • As Troops Leave Iraq, What Happens to Military Bases, Equipment?
    President Obama hailed the end of the war in Iraq on Wednesday, with all U.S. troops due to return home before month's end. Judy Woodruff discusses what will happen to the military equipment and bases left behind with retired Army Lt. Gen. Gus Pagonis and Bloomberg Businessweek's Elizabeth Dwoskin.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2011
  • Highlights of Jim Lehrer's Interview with Secretary Clinton
    In a wide-ranging interview at the Newseum on Dec. 14, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses critical comments she made about the Russian elections and how to protect U.S. intellectual property rights from countries like China.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2011
  • Marketa Irglova of The Swell Season Goes Solo
    Marketa Irglova was just 18 when she and co-star, Glen Hansard, Irish musician of The Frames, charmed the world with their portrayals of a Dublin busker and a Czech immigrant who meet and make beautiful music together in the 2007 movie musical 'Once'. Now, the classically trained Czech singer and pianist has released her first solo record, Anar.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

  • Hear More About Trauma, Psychology from Experts
    Will teaching Army soldiers the precepts of positive psychology help them cope with war time trauma and stresses of daily life? What is positive psychology, how does it work, will it make troops mentally stronger? Watch extended excerpts of Martin Seligman --the father of positive psychology--, and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world's leading experts on trauma.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011
  • Supreme Court Lines up Potentially 'Explosive' Election Year Docket
    Supreme Court justices agreed Monday to take up a tough immigration law from Arizona that would, among other things, punish illegal immigrants who apply for work in the state. Gwen Ifill discuses this and other controversial cases with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and author Jeff Schesol.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011
  • News Literacy Project Trains Young People to Be Skeptical Media Consumers
    A program called the News Literacy Project is training young people in several major cities how to separate fact from fiction in the news they consume. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011
  • In Wake of Disputed Election, Russian Middle Class 'Finding its Voice'
    In Russia Tuesday, Vladimir Putin faces political turmoil as vote fraud protests become more widespread. Margaret Warner discusses the country's changing political landscape with Matthew Murray of The Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance and the Brookings Institution's Fiona Hill.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011
  • Corzine Testifies Before Former Senate Colleagues on Missing MF Global Funds
    Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine was back at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, for the second time in two weeks, facing a committee of former Senate colleagues. Judy Woodruff discusses the congressional investigation into the collapsed firm with The New York Times' Azam Ahmed and Shulman Rogers' Jacob Frenkel.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011
  • News Wrap: NTSB Urges Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving
    In other news Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended a ban on using a cell phone while driving. It said the ban should apply to both hands-free and hand-held phones. Also, at least 28 people were killed in violence across Syria.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011
  • NTSB Answers Cell Phone Ban Questions
    Deborah Hersman of the National Transportation Safety Board talks with Hari Sreenivasan about the board's recommendation to ban all cell phone use in vehicles.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011
  • Obama, Senate Democrats Balk at House GOP's Version of Payroll Tax Extension
    The Republican-led House passed legislation Tuesday to continue a payroll tax cut extension that affects 160 million workers, but Democrats balked at a separate provision that would force federal approval of the hotly debated Keystone oil pipeline to run from Canada to Texas. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011
  • Singer Anthony Hamilton Encourages Teens to Stay in School
    According to the Children's Defense Fund, more than 400,000 children are registered in the foster care system in the United States, and less than one in four are adopted each year. 26,000 of these young people age out of the foster care system every year while still in high school.
    Original Air Date: December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

  • British Foreign Secretary: 'We Should Be in Europe but Not Taken Over by Europe'
    In an interview with Jeff Brown, British Foreign Secretary William Hague discusses his country's decision last week to reject an agreement aimed at fixing Europe's debt crisis.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2011
  • After Durban, What Comes Next for Climate Policy?
    At the 17th U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in South Africa, leaders from around the world came to a broad last-minute compromise, but details were scarce. Ray Suarez discusses what comes next after the Durban summit with the University of Maryland's Nathan Hultman and the Clean Air Task Force's Samuel Thernstorm.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2011
  • What Do Tax Rates' Ups and Downs Mean for Economic Growth?
    Do higher tax rates slow economic growth? As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at the history of taxes.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2011
  • Obama Marks Troop Withdrawal: U.S. Will Be 'Enduring Partner' for Iraq
    President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki held a final summit Monday before the last American troops withdraw from Iraq. Jeffrey Brown reports on the Dec. 31 deadline that comes after 8 years of war and nearly 4,500 American killed.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2011
  • 'Pressure' Through Sanctions on Iran, Syria
    British Foreign Secretary William Hague discusses the siege on the British Embassy in Tehran and sanctions on Syria.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2011
  • Obama on 'Dumb' War: History Will Decide
    When asked how he felt at this point about calling the Iraq war "dumb" in 2002, President Obama said history will decide.
    Original Air Date: December 12, 2011

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