Monday, 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
  • Perry Campaign Looks to Rebound From Embarassing Debate Gaffe
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry moved to rebound from his embarrassing gaffe at the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday. Judy Woodruff and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian recap the highlights of the debate.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • Safecast Draws on Power of the Crowd to Map Japan's Radiation
    Eight months after a tsunami caused a nuclear accident in Japan, ordinary people are using new technology and the power of crowdsourcing to find radiation hotspots. NewsHour science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports from Japan.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • Obama Administration Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Approval
    Should President Obama approve a major extension of the Keystone XL pipeline? Ray Suarez discusses that question, which has divided business, environmental groups and labor unions, with The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • 'Shock' Continues Over Penn State Scandal, Paterno's Scarred Legacy
    Thursday was the first day of the post-Joe Paterno era at Penn State, after a whirlwind of events that stemmed from sexual abuse charges against a former football coach. Jeffrey Brown discusses the continuing fallout.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011
  • Young Veterans Come of Age During Wartime
    Dominic Fredianelli is among a tight-knit group of childhood friends from Michigan's Upper Peninsula who joined the National Guard together after graduating high school. In Where Soldiers Come From, a new documentary airing tonight on POV, filmmaker Heather Courtney follows them over four years as they are deployed to Afghanistan where they spend their days searching for IEDs.
    Original Air Date: November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

  • In a Town Called Grundy, Some Dental Relief for Appalachia's Poorest
    Grundy, Va., is one of more than 4,600 places in the country currently experiencing an acute dental shortage. So each fall, hundreds of dentists from throughout the state converge on the town for a "Mission of Mercy" for the area's uninsured. In two days, they extracted 900 teeth.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Air Force Admits 'Gross Mismanagement' of Soldiers' Remains
    Dover Air Force base in Delaware receives America's war dead in solemn ceremonies, but after a year-long investigation, the Air Force acknowledged "gross mismanagement" of some remains within the base's mortuary. Margret Warner discusses the revelations with The Washington Post's Craig Whitlock.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • As Paterno Leaves, Questions Remain on Penn State's Legal Obligations
    Legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno announced he will retire at the end of the season after days of scrutiny over his handling of allegations of sexual abuse by his former coach Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested Saturday. Ray Suarez discusses the scandal with trial lawyer Jeff Anderson.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Indiana Crafts Dropout Remedy Through Choice of Schools
    Special correspondent John Tulenko reports from Indiana, where a voucher program allows families to choose religious schools, charter schools and public schools in neighboring districts for their children as part of an effort to provide more options when graduation rates are low.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Ohio Voters Reject Law Curbing Union Rights
    Voters around the country went to the polls on Tuesday to answer some critical ballot questions. Judy Woodruff examines the results in Ohio, where voters overturned a law curbing union rights, with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Italy's Debt Dilemma: Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Rescue?
    Jeffrey Brown discusses Italy's rapidly escalating debt crisis and the implications for the rest of the Eurozone with Il Sole's Mario Calvo-Platero and Bloomberg-BusinessWeek's Roben Farzad.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • Online "Hacker" Group Crowdsources Radiation Data for Japanese Public
    Tonight on the NewsHour, science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports on a grassroots group called Safecast that is crowdsourcing data on radiation contamination from locations around Japan. While in Tokyo, he spoke to Hari about his conversations with Safecast workers, Japanese officials and Japanese residents eager for more information about the consequences of the nuclear accident.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011
  • For the Love of Chinese Bread
    Economic analysis of a local, family-run bread bakery is the topic of the latest dispatch from Yoram Bauman, our temporary economist-in-residence in China. Using his improving language skills and a visit to the local Wu-Mart, he estimates the small shop's production, profit and costs.
    Original Air Date: November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

  • St. Louis Teachers Voices Struggles Over Dropouts
    Teachers are struggling to find solutions to the high school dropout crisis plaguing the nation. As part of our American Graduate Project series, Gwen Ifill discusses the challenges educators are facing in the classroom with author John Bridgeland.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011
  • California Raids Threaten Medical Marijuana Regulation
    In 16 states, marijuana use is legal for medical purposes, but authorities say state laws do not protect growers from federal prosecution. Special correspondent Michael Montgomery of KQED San Francisco looks at how that conflict is playing out in one California community.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011

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