Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Teachers Embrace 'Deep Learning,' Teaching Practical Skills
    Special correspondent John Tulenko looks at some charter schools that institute real world applications into lesson plans and emphasize the importance of improvement over intelligence. The schools are less interested in testing but rather making sure students have the life skills they need once they leave the classroom.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Sen. Baldwin: Congress Showing Progress on Debt, Immigration
    Judy Woodruff talks with newly elected Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., who is also the first openly gay person to serve in the Senate. Sen. Baldwin and Judy discuss immigration reform, gun control and the record number of women in the Senate.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Israeli Warplanes Strike Weapons Convoy in Syria
    Though Israel has not confirmed the news, Syrian media and an U.S. official say that Israeli war planes struck a convoy carrying missiles or missile parts inside Syria. Gwen Ifill talks to Margaret Warner reporting from Jersualem about the tensions between Israel, Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • U.S. Economic Fundamentals Show Forward Momentum
    A report by the Commerce Department found that in the last quarter of 2012, gross domestic product shrank for the first time in more than three years. But not all economic indicators were negative. Jeffrey Brown assesses the state of the economic recovery with economist Joel Naroff and Roben Farzad from Bloomberg Businessweek.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Gabby Giffords Testifies at Gun Violence Hearing
    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by a gunman at a political event in 2011, took the stand at a congressional hearing on gun violence. Gwen Ifill reports on testimony by Giffords, her husband Capt. Mark Kelly, as well as Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng on New Leadership
    Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng tells NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez that the current Chinese leadership "still wants to control everything."
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Sampling Greenland - Dark Snow Project
    Dark Snow Project video from YOUTUBE
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Iraq War Vet Receives Rare Double Arm Transplant
    Former solider and Iraq war veteran Sgt. Brendan Marrocco is the recent recepient of a double arm transplant, which took place at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Marrocco lost all of his limbs during a roadside bomb attack in the spring of 2009. Gwen Ifill talks with Dr. Jaimie Shores, director of hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Ancient Manuscripts May Be Among Casualties of Mali Conflict
    The city of Timbuktu has suffered extensive damage at the hands of Islamic rebels, including destruction of ancient manuscripts and other artifacts. We get background from special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, who traveled there 10 years ago, and Jeffrey Brown talks to Mary Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Political Ads Take Aim at Defense Secretary Nominee Hagel
    Political ads both on TV and in newspapers have been launched against Chuck Hagel, nominee for Secretary of Defense. Judy Woodruff talks with New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg about who may be behind the campaigns and what affect they may have.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration Reform Faces Hurdles
    President Obama has endorsed a bipartisan immigration plan crafted by eight senators, but that blueprint faces major hurdles in the House, where some lawmakers are working on a competing plan. Gwen Ifill gets views from Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, and Clarissa Matinez de Castro of the National Council of La Raza.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Watch President Obama Speak on Immigration Reform
    President Obama spoke at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, addressing immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Christina Bellantoni with Jennifer Korn
    Christina Bellantoni chats with Jennifer Korn of the HIspanic Leadership Network about a bipartisan effort to develop new policy on immigration.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

  • Daily Download: Can Facebook Posts Get You Fired?
    NewsHour's political editor Christina Bellantoni talks with the Daily Download's Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about how the digital world affects and infects the culture we live in. They talk about what one should and shouldn't publish on social media about a job, and whether your Facebook status could get you fired.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013
  • From Golan Heights, Increasing Concern Over War in Syria
    The Golan Heights is a bucolic, agricultural region of Israel, where the nearby civil war in Syria has begun to spill over its borders. Margaret Warner reports on Israel's growing concerns about the unrest in Syria and the growing infiltration of Islamic jihadists among the ranks of Syrian rebels.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013
  • Egypt's Morsi Hoped Violence Would Burn Out, Spreads Instead
    Jeffrey Brown talks with Borzou Daragahi, Cairo-based Middle East and North Africa correspondent for the Financial Times, about the spreading political unrest, and emergence of new forms of organized protest and violence and President Morsi declares a state of emergency in some cities.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013
  • Immigration Reform Reflects Election Response
    A bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled an immigration reform plan that would offer citizenship to 11 million immigrants. Judy Woodruff talks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Gwen Ifill talks to Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., about how the politics of this new effort will play on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013
  • Weekly Poem: Gerald Stern Reads 'Frogs'
    Gerald Stern reads "Frogs", a poem from his book "In Beauty Bright."
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Second Term and Clinton's Exit
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Jeffrey Brown about what's ahead for President Obama's first 100 days during his second term, an identity crisis for the Republican Party, John Kerry's vision for foreign policy at his confirmation hearing and Hillary Clinton's legacy at State.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013
  • San Francisco on Track to Become Zero Waste City
    San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports that the city has already reduced a huge amount of garbage from ending up in landfills.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013
  • Malian Troops Advance Into Islamist Territory
    The Malian government has received more help from Britain and France to combat rebels in the north. Independent Television News' Lindsey Hilsum reports on preparations by Malian troops to make further advances in the north of the country to recapture areas controlled by Islamist militants.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013
  • At World Economic Forum, Talk of Future of European Union
    As the World Economic Forum convened for its annual conference in Switzerland, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ray Suarez from Davos about one of the biggest topics of discussion: the European Union and the economic future of its member states, especially the United Kingdom and Germany.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013
  • After Tight Elections, Netanyahu Works to Build Coalition
    While Benjamin Netanyahu has kept his position as Israel's prime minister, a centrist party led by former TV personality Yair Lapid made a surprisingly strong showing at that country's recent elections. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Warner about Netanyahu's plans to build a broad coalition beyond his conservative counterparts.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013
  • National Labor Relations Board Appointments Unconstitutional
    A federal appeals court ruled President Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board made during a congressional recess were unconstitutional. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times for more on how the ruling could weaken presidential power to make recess appointments going forward.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

  • Did Shakespeare Have Syphilis?
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. John J. Ross, author of "Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough: The Medical Lives of Famous Writers."
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • What's So Funny About Making Monetary Policy?
    From the Humor Session at this year’s American Economic Association convention, American University economist Kevin Capehart gives a comedic talk which is actually based off of an academic paper in which Capehart sifts through minutes of Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meetings to answer the question: Who’s funnier, inflation “hawks” or “doves"?
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
  • The Economics of Spam
    From this year’s AEA Humor Session, let’s hear it for Justin Rao of Microsoft Research, who talks about “The Economics of Spam.”
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013
    January 24, 2013
  • Vice President Biden Finds New Venue to Talk Up Gun Violence
    A week after President Obama unveiled a sweeping list of proposals to address gun violence, Vice President Biden hosted a Google+ Hangout with Hari Sreenivasan to talk to Americans and answer questions on the gun debate. NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni weighs in on where the gun fight stands in Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2013

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