Monday, September 23, 2013

  • Businesses Weigh Bottom Line of ACA Employer Mandate
    Under the Affordable Care Act, employers who have at least 50 full-time employees are mandated to provide affordable insurance or pay a penalty. Most employers already comply, but some business-owners, especially in the restaurant industry, argue it will be a major burden. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • President Clinton Reflects on Making a Positive Impact
    As the Clinton Global Initiative kicks off its annual meeting, former President Bill Clinton joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the mall attack in Nairobi, prospects for a Syrian chemical weapons deal, politics of health care reform and the potential for a presidential bid by his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • Can Kenya Handle Threat of a 'Much More Lethal' al-Shabab?
    Al-Shabab, once a disparate coalition, has evolved into a regional affiliate of al-Qaida, able to pull off attacks of greater sophistication and attract foreign fighters. Ray Suarez talks to J. Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council about the group's effort to make an impression and how prepared Kenya is to deal with the threat.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • Extended Interview: Former President Bill Clinton
    Former President Bill Clinton spoke to PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff on Monday just before the kickoff to the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • Kenyan FM: Attack Strengthens Resolve to 'Uproot' al-Shabab
    Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed says that given the coordinated nature of the siege at a Nairobi shopping mall, the international community "must do better" to work together to prevent future terrorism. Margaret Warner sits down with Mohamed at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • Kenyan Government Claims It Has 'Control' in Deadly Standoff
    Three days after al-Shabab militants stormed a Nairobi shopping mall, officials say 62 people have died and more than 170 have been injured. Kenyan troops believe all hostages have now been released, but the outcome of the battle is still in doubt. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • Bill Clinton on the Peace Process for Syria
    Former President Bill Clinton spoke to PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff on Monday just before the kickoff to the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York. He spoke on the initiative to get the Syrians to give up control of their chemical weapons.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • Bill Clinton’s advice for wife on running for president
    Former President Bill Clinton had wise words of advice for his wife, the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “Get healthy, write your book, do your charitable work. We don’t need a four-year presidential campaign,” he said. Clinton spoke to PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff on Monday during a kickoff event for the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013
  • Obama at Navy Yard memorial: "Our tears are not enough"
    President Barack Obama honored the 12 victims of the Washington Navy Yard shootings at a memorial service Sunday.
    Original Air Date: September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

  • China’s Petri Dish Experiment with New Media
    The Asia Society’s Orville Schell joins Hari Sreenivasan for an online-only discussion of American-Chinese relations and China’s current crackdown on dissent.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2013
  • “China’s Macbeth” Bo Xilai Gets Life in Prison
    The story of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai had everything – affairs, embezzlement, bribes and scenes from a lavish lifestyle. Orville Schell, of the Asia Society, said the case had such resonance in China because Bo Xilai’s story is that of a Chinese “MacBeth.” The Oxford and Harvard-educated son of one the “Eight Immortals” of the Revolution.
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2013
  • Is Brinksmanship Now Our Standard Form of Government?
    Just eight days remain before the federal government will shut down if Congress fails to pass a new budget. New York Times Congressional correspondent Jeremy Peters explores the many rifts that make compromise seem nearly impossible. Peters said one thing he has learned is to “stop prognosticating about what Congress will do.”
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

  • Foreign Leaders Campaign for American Hearts and Minds
    In the Connection, Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at the new wave of retail diplomacy. Why have Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad and Hasan Rouhani taken their appeals directly to the American people? Is their strategy working?
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2013
  • Iran’s Nuclear Program “Quite Advanced”
    David Albright joins Hari Sreenivasan from Boston to discuss how close Iran is to developing a nuclear weapon, as well as Iranian President Hasan Rouhani’s op-ed in the Washington Post. Albright is the founder and President of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS).
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2013
  • Deep Cuts in Food Stamp Program Could Impact Millions
    After a showdown in the House ended with a vote to cut the nation’s food stamp program by $40 billion dollars, the controversial measure is headed to the Senate. Wall Street Journal reporter Damian Paletta breaks down some of the numbers behind the food stamp program and explains the impact of the proposed cuts.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

  • Jesmyn Ward Writes Memoir of Loss, Larger Forces
    In the space of four years, writer Jesmyn Ward endured the loss of five friends and family members -- all black men from rural Mississippi. In her new memoir, "Men We Reaped," she sets out to understand why. Ward talks to Jeffrey Brown about some of the institutional forces, coupled with personal choices, behind their deaths.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • Brooks Dionne Discuss Conflict in GOP, Gun Violence
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including prospects of a government shutdown, conflict and leadership within the Republican party, the politics of choosing a new Federal Reserve chairman and the shooting at the Navy Yard.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • How Do the Health Reform Law's Financial Incentives Work?
    Even as Republicans are trying to shut off funding for the law, the Obama administration and some states are preparing for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Julie Rovner of NPR joins Ray Suarez to answer some of your frequently asked questions on tax credits and subsidies, as well as penalties for not having insurance.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • In Egypt, Coptic Christians Become Target for Attack
    Coptic Christians have been a part of the social fabric of Egypt for centuries, but in recent history they have also become a target for assault and discrimination. In the days since the ouster of former President Morsi, Coptic churches have been attacked in some of Egypt's most fiercely Islamist areas. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • EPA Proposal on Emissions May Be Regulation Launching Point
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposal to cut industry carbon pollution. Under new rules, new natural gas and coal-fired power plants would have to install technology to capture and store emissions. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post about what's on the agenda at the EPA.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • News Wrap: Chicago Police Search for Suspects After Shooting
    In our news wrap Friday, Chicago police are on the search for perpetrators of a shooting that wounded 13 on Thursday. Police said the drive-by attack in a park on the city's South Side appears gang-related. Also, al-Qaida militants killed 38 government troops and wounded dozens more in the southern province of Shabwa, Yemen.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • House GOP Close Ranks to Fund the Government, Cut Obamacare
    House Republicans were able to pass a government spending bill that includes a provision to eliminate funding for the Affordable Care Act. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it "a measure designed to shut down government." Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • "If we don't raise the debt ceiling, we'll be deadbeats"
    Speaking from a Ford automotive plant in Liberty, Mo., President Barack Obama delivers the latest in a series of speeches that tout economic progress and address the fiscal showdown with Republicans.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • Should Drivers be Charged for Every Mile Driven?
    Fuel efficient cars may be the way of the future. But more fuel efficient cars means less gas is pumped, and in turn — less revenue from the gas tax. This will mean states will have even less cash on hand to repair roads and bridges. As a solution, Oregon is moving forward on plan it's been talking about for years -- a new tax based on the number of miles driven as a supplement to fuel tax.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • House GOP leaders hold rally following budget vote
    House Speaker John Boehner, along with other House members, holds a rally following the House vote on on government funding and Obamacare cuts.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

  • How Does Health Care Reform Affect the Cost of Premiums?
    Whether you already have health insurance or will soon be shopping for coverage through one of the insurance exchanges, what can you expect to happen to the cost of your premiums? NewsHour analyst Susan Dentzer joins Ray Suarez to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about the new health care reform law.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Pope: Church's Moral Edifice Will Fall Without Balance
    In a frank interview, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must find a balance between "small-minded rules," like doctrines against abortion and homosexuality, and the need to be more merciful. Jeffrey Brown talks to Father Matt Malone of America magazine for more on the practical implications of the pontiff's comments.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Calif. City Contemplates Eminent Domain to Save Foreclosures
    Half of all homeowners in Richmond, Calif., owe more on their property than what it is worth, prompting the city to consider using the power of eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages and help residents stay in their houses. But detractors say that move will hurt the city by alienating Wall Street. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013

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