Friday, July 15, 2011

  • Governors Tell Washington: Find a Compromise on Deficit Plan
    Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Jack Markell, D- Del., speak with Ray Suarez on the impact the debt limit debate could have across the country. They join the NewsHour from the National Governors Association's Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, where these and many other questions are being debated.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • As Clock Ticks, a 'Big' Deal on Deficit Remains Elusive
    There were no White House deficit talks Friday, but the behind-the-scenes maneuvering continued. In a public statement, President Obama called for Congress to produce a "serious plan" over the weekend.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Teen Flees Somalia, Plans to Return as Doctor
    Dawude, 15, abandoned his home in Somalia and embarked on a lonely four-day walk to the Kenyan border and the Dadaab refugee camp where WFP is providing food assistance to refugees. He is one of thousands fleeing conflict and drought in southern Somalia.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Washington, D.C.'s Water Wars
    A student from School Without Walls in Washington, D.C. investigates water quality issues in his hometown.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Sharing Bikes in Washington, D.C.
    Students from School Without Walls in Washington, D.C. report on the city's new bike sharing program for NewsHour Extra's Student Reporting Labs.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • President Obama: We Are Running Out of Time for a Debt Limit Deal
    President Obama spoke to reporters at the White House for about 40 minutes Friday about ongoing negotiations to raise the debt limit and urged Republicans to join him in compromising on a debt reduction deal that would also raise the debt limit before August 2.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Stand-up Economist: Is China Asia's Ecuador?
    Standup economist Yoram Bauman has now made it to China and filed the second of his vlogs for us from Beijing. We found his comparison of China to Ecuador fascinating.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Indonesia: A Model for New Democracies?
    Indonesia is an evolving, prospering democracy, but the country continues to struggle with corruption and economic inequality.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Morning, and as Sun Is Born' by Joan Houlihan
    Joan Houlihan has published three books, including "The Us" (2009, Tupelo Press). In 2004, she founded the Concord Poetry Center, and in 2006 she established the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference for advanced writers. She teaches at Lesley University's low-residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing program.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Indonesia's Mentally Ill Face Neglect, Mistreatment
    Chaining or caging mental health patients is not unusual in Indonesia, as a shortage of mental health workers and lack of treatment options has fueled misconceptions.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

  • McCullough's 'The Greater Journey' Tracks French Influence on U.S.
    Author and historian David McCullough has explored the French influence on American life throughout his career. Jeffrey Brown and McCullough discuss the 19th century artists and thinkers who brought lessons home to the U.S. after living in Paris.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • In 'Good Fortune,' Some Kenyan Communities Resist International Development
    In "Good Fortune," filmmakers Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine explore how international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the people they aim to help. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Gun Dealers in Border States Face New Reporting Requirements
    In an effort to crackdown on multiple purchases of semi-automatic weapons along the U.S.-Mexico border the Justice Department announced new reporting requirements for gun dealers in four states on Thursday. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Pentagon Gears Up for the Digital Battlefield
    The Department of Defense is gearing up for a different kind of conflict -- on the digital battlefield -- with a new cybersecurity strategy.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • News Wrap: FBI Probing Phone-Hacking Allegations at Murdoch's U.S. Holdings
    In other news Thursday, it was widely reported that the FBI is investigating whether a Rupert Murdoch tabloid in Britain tried to access voice mails of Sept. 11 victims. Also, a federal judge in Washington declared a mistrial of the perjury trial of Roger Clemens.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Debt Ceiling Deadlock Sounds Fresh Alarms on Wall Street
    The debt ceiling deadlock in Washington led to increasingly urgent appeals for action Thursday. Judy Woodruff discusses the economics and politics of the standoff with the Wall Street Journal's David Wessel and The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Is the U.S. Prepared for Battle in Cyberspace?
    The Pentagon is gearing up for a different kind of conflict -- on the digital battlefield. Ray Suarez gets the details.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Sneak Peek: Indonesia Series Explores Rising Power's Major Health Challenges
    Ray Suarez speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about his reporting trip to Indonesia and his series on the economic situation, food insecurity, mental health treatment problems and research into male birth control.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Google's Effects on Memory
    Columbia University Psychologist Betsy Sparrow discusses her newest research that examines the effect living in a search engine rich society has on the way we think. Her new paper, which she complete with the help of Jenny Liu and Daniel Wegner is titled, "Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips".
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Extended Interview: Leon Fleisher
    More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

  • Cleveland Company Welds Job Security With Profits
    As the unemployment rate remains stuck above nine percent, Paul Solman looks at a Cleveland company that has handled the economic turmoil very differently.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Italy Races to Calm Fears Over Failing Financial Health
    In hopes to calm the economic world's jitters over Italy's failing financial health, Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti announced plans to strengthen a $57 billion austerity package. Ray Suarez discusses Italy's economic crisis with Il Sole 24 Ore's Mario Calvo-Platero and Harvard University's Ken Rogoff.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • News Wrap: Mumbai Bombings Kill at Least 21, Wound More Than 100
    In other news Wednesday, three bombings by militants shook Mumbai, India, killing at least 21 and wounding more than 100. Vikas Bajaj of The New York Times reports from Mumbai. Also, Afghan President Karzai's half-brother was buried in Kandahar, a day after he was gunned down by a longtime family associate.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Obama's $86 Million Campaign Haul Leaves GOP Competitors Far Behind
    The Obama campaign announced Wednesday that it raised an eye-popping $86 million over the last three months for both President Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Gwen Ifill and NewsHour political editor David Chalian discuss the numbers.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Leaves Logistical Challenges
    It's been more than six months since Congress repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. Judy Woodruff asks experts where things stand now.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Despite Intensifying Pressures on Debt Ceiling, Deal Still Elusive
    Congress and the president got new warnings Wednesday on what happens if they can't agree on how to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. Judy Woodruff reports on the deal deadlock.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Calif. Corrections Chief Matthew Cate on Supreme Court Prison Overcrowding Order
    Matthew Cate, the secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, speaks with the NewsHour's Spencer Michels about the effects of the Supreme Court's recent ruling to ease the overcrowding in the state's prison system.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Share and Share Alike
    Making Sen$e visited Lincoln Electric, an arc welding manufacturing company, in 1992 and again recently to see how the Cleveland business is fairing in the economize downturn. This is the 1992 story.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011

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