Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • California Shooter May Have Named Victims in Online List
    Ray Suarez talks with Frank Stoltze of Southern California Public Radio about the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, a former police officer believed to be on a deadly shooting spree. Dorner is thought to have killed the daughter of a police officer and her boyfriend and may be stalking people he named in an online manifesto.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • Brennan Defends Intelligence, Drone Policies at Confirmation
    John Brennan, President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, faced tough questioning during his first confirmation hearing, defending his positions on intelligence policy and drone warfare. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman recaps the hearing and explores why Brennan withdrew his nomination for the same post in 2008.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013
  • The Story We Did Not Know About Rosa Parks
    Later in her life, Rosa Parks developed friendships and political allies with heavyhitters in civil rights movements around the world, from Malcolm X to Nelson Mandela. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeanne Theoharis, author of the biography, "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks," about Parks' influence globally, as well as her financial struggles post-boycott in the 1950s.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

  • Boy Scouts Delays Decision on Lifting Ban on Gay Members
    In January 2013, the Boy Scouts of America said it was considering lifting its ban on gay members, drawing strong reactions from both sides of the debate. The organization then delayed its decision until May. Jeffrey Brown gets views from Zach Wahls of Scouts for Equality and Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • Syrian Refugees Seeking Safety in Lebanon Find More Crises
    As the civil war in Syria rages on, refugees have fled to nearby Lebanon. Unfortunately, that move has brought new challenges, including inadequate supplies, discrimination, winter weather and hunger. The NewsHour sent video journalist Paige Kollock to Lebanon to report on the crisis first-hand. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • Major Political Tumult in Tunisia, Birthplace of Arab Spring
    In the wake of the assassination of top Tunisia opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced the dissolution of the government. For more on the assassination and volatile state of politics in Tunisia, Margaret Warner talks to Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times from Cairo.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • Obama Taps REI Executive Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary
    President Obama named Recreational Equipment Inc. executive Sally Jewell to replace Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. Gwen Ifill talks to National Journal's Coral Davenport, Greg Ip of The Economist and Julie Rovner from NPR about the appointment and remaining Cabinet vacancies at the start of the president's new term.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • U.S. Postal Service Announces End of Saturday Delivery
    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may prevent the Post Office from its appointed duties, but budget cuts will. The United States Postal Service announced it will stop Saturday delivery in August 2013. Jeffrey Brown talks with Postmaster General Patrick Donohue about the implications of this decision.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013
  • What does Syria's Civl War Mean for Lebanon?
    NewsHour spoke with Aram Nerguizian of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) about Lebanon's spotty history of dealing with refugees, and how the spillover of Syria's conflict is aggravating tensions across political and religious lines in the country.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Orchestra Brings Together Israelis and Arabs For Common Goal
    Set on the backdrop of mideast conflict, Jeffrey Brown profiles the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a musical ensemble that brings Israelis, Palestinians and other Arab citizens together for a common goal of creativity and maybe more. He talks to their founder, renowned conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • For Global Soccer, Scandal Seems Pervasive as Grass Stains
    After completing an extensive investigation, the European Union's police agency Europol suspects nearly 680 soccer matches between 2008 and 2011 -- including World Cup qualifying matches and the European Championships -- were fixed. For more, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Kevin Baxter, who covers soccer for the Los Angeles Times.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • President Obama Tackles Tough Issues Through Stumping
    President Obama has been using campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda, including a recent trip to Minnesota, where he spoke about increasing gun control. Ray Suarez discusses the president's tactic with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Christi Parsons, syndicated White House correspondent.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Justice Department: Standard & Poor's Defrauded Investors
    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Standard & Poor's, claiming it committed fraud by inflating mortgage ratings between 2004 and 2007, helping fuel the financial crisis. Jeffrey Brown examines both sides of the case with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Floyd Abrams of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Justice Department Justifies Killing Americans Abroad
    A previously secret Justice Department memo justifies killing American citizens abroad who have high level links to al-Qaida. Jeffrey Brown discusses the legal implications of the memo with Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School and the Council on Foreign Relations, and Hina Shamsi from the ACLU's National Security Project.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Performs Beethoven
    The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 at a recent concert in Boston.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Mariam Said on the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Mariam Said about the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Syrian Refugee: 'Maybe God Will Help Us'
    Maryam Al Okla, one of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, shows her tiny home and says she hopes "God will help us and relieve the situation."
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013
  • Obama Calls for Spending Cuts Before March Deadline
    With Congress unlikely to pass a comprehensive budget before March 1, President Barack Obama plans to call on Congress to pass a stopgap measure that would delay across-the-board spending cuts, scheduled to take effect at the month.
    Original Air Date: February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Writer George Saunders Reflects on Engineering Short Fiction
    George Saunders, a former MacArthur Fellow, talks to Jeffrey Brown about his latest collection of stories, "Tenth of December," and his unique voice and approach to capturing contemporary American culture in a compressed, short form.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Preserving Cultural Heritage Critical to Mali's Future
    In the wake of the recent violence in Mali, ancient manuscripts thought lost in the destruction now appear to be safe and preserved. Lazare Eloundou Assomo, chief of UNESCO's Africa unit in Paris, joins Margaret Warner to discuss the importance of preserving of Mali's cultural heritage.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • A Checklist to Keep Good Teachers in the Classroom
    Good teachers can help students stay in school and keep them from dropping out. But what must schools do to keep top teachers from burning out and leaving the field? Hari Sreenivasan has the story of a Connecticut school that uses a checklist to evaluate and keep the best teachers in the classroom.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Richard III's Remains Spur Reexamination of His Reputation
    An archaeological dig has led to the discovery of the remains of Richard III, one of the most legendary and reviled British monarchs. But did the 15th century king deserve his reputation? Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times reporter John Burns about the historic find and what will happen to the king's bones and notoriety now.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Chris Kyle, Among Deadliest American Military Snipers
    Chris Kyle, a celebrated Navy Seal known as one of the deadliest snipers in U.S. military history and a best-selling author, was killed by a 25-year-old Marine veteran at a shooting range in Texas. Jeffrey Brown talks to Melissa Repko of the Dallas Morning News about Kyle's efforts to help other veterans rehabilitate after war.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • President Obama Begins Campaign to Push for Gun Control
    President Obama visited Minneapolis to launch a push for tighter gun control. Gwen Ifill talks to Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and Bruce Hartman, sheriff of Gilpin County, Colo., about the differences of gun cultures in rural and urban settings and protecting citizens from crime while protecting their rights.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Dave Barry Reads From His Novel 'Insane City'
    Dave Barry reads from his novel "Insane City."
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Weekly Poem: Sally Keith Reads 'The Fact of the Matter'
    Sally Keith reads the title poem from her collection "The Fact of the Matter."
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Obama for Universal Background Checks for All Gun Purchases
    At a press conference with the Minneapolis Police Department in Minneapolis Feb. 4, 2013, President Barack Obama called for action by way of "a set of commonsense ideas to reduce gun violence," including universal background checks for all gun purchases, which he says are almost "universally supported by gun owners."
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013
  • Charter Schools, Federal Grants Expand Teacher Evaluations
    Determining exactly how and how often teachers should be evaluated on their job performance is as prickly and polarizing of a topic that can be found in the world of education. In recent years, the popularity of charter schools and an influx of federal grants has brought the issue back to the forefront of the so-called reform agenda.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2013

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