Wednesday, November 16, 2011

  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Executives' Bonuses Draw Rebuke From Lawmakers
    The compensation practices at two government-controlled mortgage giants came under heavy fire on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Margret Warner discusses what accounts for executive bonuses at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with Politico's Josh Boak and The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2011
  • What Does U.S. Military Deployment Mean for Asia-Pacific?
    President Obama announced Wednesday that more than 2,000 U.S. troops will head to Australia, but he stopped short of saying the move was meant as a message to China. Ray Suarez explores what the move means for regional politics with Jeffrey Bader of The Brookings Institution and John Higley of the University of Texas at Austin.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2011
  • NewsHour Connect: The New Farm Bill Fast Tracked by SuperCommittee
    Every 5 years Congress passes a bundle of legislation related to food and agriculture, the last of which was passed in 2008. It usually takes at least a year for stakeholders to voice their concerns and then for congress to ultimately enact the bill. This year, however, the Farm Bill process is on the fast track. Hari Sreenivasan checked in with Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media for more.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2011
  • At Tipping Point of Dental Pain, A Mother Makes Tough Choices
    A "quick trip" to the dentist usually means a two-hour flight across southern Alaska for Eva Malvich. But that pales in comparison to the other sacrifices she's made to get some relief from the pounding pain in her mouth. Several weeks ago, the 42-year-old mother of three also quit her job of 19 years and cashed out her retirement savings.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

  • 'Midnight Rising' Explores Life, Legend of John Brown
    Author Tony Horwitz tells the story of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in the new book, "Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War." Jeffrey Brown and Horwitz discuss the life and legend of John Brown.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2011
  • NBA Labor Battle Continues, Threatening Entire Season
    The entire NBA season is on the brink as talks between players and owners, aimed at ending the lockout, break down. Ray Suarez discusses what's at stake with Ian Thomsen of Sport Illustrated.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2011
  • Millions of Americans Face Life Without Dental Care
    The lack of access to dental care is a problem that affects millions of Americans. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2011
  • Editor: Sandusky 'Probably Did Himself More Harm Than Good' in Costas Interview
    In a startling move Monday, Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator accused of sexually abusing children, defended himself in a telephone interview with Bob Costas on NBC. Margret Warner discusses the scandal's continuing fallout with David Newhouse, editor of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2011
  • Congressional Deficit Panel Gridlock Persists as Deadline Nears
    Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill still seemed miles apart on a deficit-reduction agreement on Tuesday, with just eight days to go before a self-mandated deadline. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2011
  • What's Next for Occupy Wall Street Protests After Judge Bars Camping in Park?
    New York City police routed anti-Wall Street protesters from their campsite early Tuesday, and hours later, city officials won a court ruling that backed up their move. Jeffrey Brown discusses the legal arguments involved in the New York protests with attorneys Daniel Alterman and James Copland.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2011
  • Tony Horwitz Reads From 'Midnight Rising'
    Tony Horwitz is the author of "Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War."
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

  • Harry Belafonte Reflects on Life as a Singer, Actor and Activist
    Harry Belafonte is not only a musical icon, but also a lifelong political and social activist. Gwen Ifill talks with Belafonte about his life as a singer, actor and civil rights activist.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2011
  • As Arab Pressure Intensifies on Syria, What's Next for Assad?
    The Arab League voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to suspend Syria's membership in an effort to further pressure President Bashar al Assad to stop the crackdown on dissidents. Margaret Warner discusses the growing frustration with Syria with The Atlantic Council's Michele Dunne and University of Maryland's Shibley Telhami.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2011
  • Somali Refugees Flee to Ethiopia to Escape Famine, Violence
    Kenyan troops have been drawn into the civil war in Somalia between the government and al-Shabab militants as desperate refugees flee to Ethiopia to escape violence and famine. Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from a refugee camp near Dolo, on the Ethiopian border with Somalia.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2011
  • Deficit Super Committee Stuck in Stalemate as Deadline Nears
    After more than three months of work, the congressional panel charged with finding ways to cut the nation's budget deficit seems to be stuck in neutral. Judy Woodruff discusses the deadlock with super committee member Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2011
  • Health Reform Law to Face Constitutional Test in Supreme Court
    On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments next spring on the constitutionality of the health care reform law. Jeffrey Brown discusses the political and legal implications with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and NPR's Julie Rovner.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2011
  • World's Largest Dam Removal Aims to Restore River Ecosystem
    The world's biggest dam removal project and the second largest environmental restoration project in U.S. history is in progress on the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2011
  • Why a Lesson in Money Plus Math Equals Financial Stability
    Sheila Bair, known for her tenacity and contrarian tenure as chairwoman of the FDIC, has a message she wants everyone to learn:Don't buy an inflatable moose head for your wall.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

  • Honor Roll for November 11, 2011
    A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
  • Nicaragua Combats Pneumonia in Country's Young Via New Vaccine
    Each year, pneumonia kills more children around the world than malaria, measles and HIV combined. Ray Suarez reports from Nicaragua on efforts to combat the lung infection, which is the leading killer of children under the age of five.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on GOP Race After Perry Flub, 'Occupy' Movement
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry's lapse at the latest GOP debate, Herman Cain's attempt to move past sexual harassment claims and the "Occupy" movement.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
  • Portland Among Cities Grappling With How to Handle 'Occupy' Protesters
    City officials around the nation are confronting the question of how to deal with the "Occupy" protesters who have camped out in public spaces. Jeffrey Brown discusses the growing movement and its implications with Portland Mayor Sam Adams and "Occupy Portland" representative Jim Oliver.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
  • Job-Seeking Vets Confront Stigma of 'Falling Behind' While Deployed
    More than 12 percent of the roughly 2 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were jobless last month, compared to 9 percent of the total population. As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman looks at the problems many service members face in finding a job back home.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
  • News Wrap: SEC Penalizes Employees for Failure to Spot Madoff Scheme
    In other news Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission penalized eight employees for failing to spot Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme over 16 years. The agency said the measures ranged from pay cuts to suspensions, but no one was fired. Also, a unity government emerged in Greece and economic reforms gained traction in Italy.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
  • Obama Urges U.S. Employers to Hire Veterans
    President Obama declared that the "tide of war is receding" at a ceremony honoring the nation's veterans on Friday, as the military prepares to leave Iraq and begin winding down combat operations in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
  • Stephen Mitchell Reads from 'The Iliad' by Homer
    Stephen Mitchell is a poet and one of the preeminent translators and interpreters of ancient and modern classics. His works include "Gilgamesh," "Tao Te Ching," "The Book of Job," "The Gospel According to Jesus" and "The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke."
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011
  • Conversation: Stephen Mitchell's 'The Iliad' by Homer
    Stephen Mitchell is a poet and one of the preeminent translators and interpreters of ancient and modern classics. His works include "Gilgamesh," "Tao Te Ching," "The Book of Job," "The Gospel According to Jesus" and "The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke."
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • 'We Still Live Here' Details Effort to Restore Wampanoag Language
    The film "We Still Live Here," tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag Indian language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. It's part of our series, in partnership with The Economist magazine, showcasing the art of filmmaking.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011

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