Monday, March 11, 2013

  • Examining the Fallout from Kenyan Presidential Election
    When Uhuru Kenyatta won Kenya's presidential election, the United States, a top ally to the country, reacted with unease in light of Kenyatta's criminal charges and Kenya's recent violence. For more on the local and global fallout from the election is Jendayi Frazer, former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Arlo Guthrie at the Birchmere
    Renowned folk songwriter and singer Arlo Guthrie performs at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Va., and catches up with Art Beat to talk about his father, Woody.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • New Tensions Between U.S., Afghanistan as Transitions Loom
    An insider attack on American soldiers and pointed remarks by Afghanistan's President Karzai reveal new tensions between the nations. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Ambassador James Dobbins, who served as a diplomat to Afghanistan, and Said Jawad, Afghanistan's former ambassador to Washington.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Accessing Online Accounts After a Loved One’s Death
    PBS NewsHour spoke with Ricky Rash about his struggle to gain access to his son's online accounts after the 15-year-old’s death in 2011. Rash cautions those who store all their photos, writings and other memories online-only – especially younger generations – because of the risk that their material may be lost if once they die.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Weekly Poem: 'Emptiness Falls'
    Gretel Ehrlich reads "Emptiness Falls," a poem from her book "Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami."
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

  • Reflections on the Japanese Tsunami, Two Years Later
    Poet and writer Gretel Ehrlich shares her reflections on the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. She traveled to Japan after the natural disasters to document the physical and emotional aftermath. Ehrlich is best know for her nature and travel writing and has authored 13 books, including three of poetry.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Brooks and Marcus Discuss Jobs Report and Push for Budget
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Ruth Marcus, a columnist for the Washington Post analyze political news including February's job report, effects of the sequestration, military intervention, the hope for a bipartisan budget agreement, and whether women can really have it all.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Examining the Decision to Put Sulaiman Abu Ghaith on Trial
    Security was heavy at the courthouse where Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was charged with conspiring to kill American, a charge based on threatening statements and his close relationship with Osama bin Laden. Margaret Warner talks with Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times' William Rashbaum, who was in the court.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • How Will Employment Change as U.S. Job Market Recovers?
    The job market in February 2013 made significant gains, posting the best job report in four years. Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial, and Daniel Gross, business columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, join Ray Suarez to discuss which sectors are hiring and how the American workplace is changing.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Gretel Ehrlich Reads From 'Facing the Wave'
    Gretel Ehrlich reads more from her book, "Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami."
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • Arkansas Legislature Passes Nation's Strictest Abortion Law
    The Arkansas legislature has passed the nation's strictest abortion law. It outlaws any procedures done after the 12th week of pregnancy. To learn more about what happened in Arkansas and how it will effect other states, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Suzi Parker, a reporter for Reuters based in Little Rock.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pakistani Man Seeks Resolution for Family's Honor Killing
    Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News has the story of a Pakistani man fighting for justice and against the caste system after the murder of his wife and two children.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pyongyang Threatens Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack
    The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions against North Korea to stop that country from importing materials for its nuclear program. Ray Suarez talks with Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Joseph Detrani of Intelligence and National Security Alliance.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pelosi: 'Let's Talk' About Ensuring Strength of Entitlements
    Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on President Obama's new round of negotiations with Republicans on a long term deficit deal. Judy Woodruff talks with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi about the prospects of a bipartisan budget deal, the sequester cuts and the confirmation of CIA director John Brennan.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Senate Confirms John Brennan for CIA Director
    The Senate voted to confirm John Brennan as director of the CIA after an intense confirmation hearing and filibuster over concern about the president's power to order drone strikes on American citizens stateside. Scott Shane of the New York Times and Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the confirmation.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Judy Woodruff with Nancy Pelosi
    Judy Woodruff with Nancy Pelosi
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

  • Inside the Acid Attack on Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director
    A Russian ballet star in the Bolshoi theater has confessed to throwing sulfuric acid in the face of the company's artistic director. To learn more about the people involve and the theories surrounding this disturbing case, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Schwritz who has been following the story for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Challenges for Vatican on Connecting With U.S. Catholics
    A poll released Wednesday found that more than half of U.S. Catholics feel that the Vatican is out of touch with peoples' needs, though most also said that their own parish is responsive. Ray Suarez talks with Scott Appleby of University of Notre Dame and James Towey of Ave Maria University about Catholicism at a crossroads.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Venezuelans Say Goodbye to Hugo Chavez
    In Caracas, Venezuela, an emotional crowd watched the procession of the body of Hugo Chavez to the capital's military academy, where the late president will lie in state. Margaret Warner takes a look at Chavez's work and legacy, as well as unanswered questions about succession.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Report Finds U.S. Failed to Consult Iraq's Rebuilding Needs
    Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen wrapped up a review of nine years' worth of Iraq rebuilding projects with a report that cites massive waste of resources and life. Judy Woodruff talks to Bowen about where the money went and what the U.S. government must learn for the future.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • House Passes Spending Bill, Preventing Government Shutdown
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap bill to cover expenses through September in order to avert a government shutdown, but retained the sequester budget cuts. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Democrats hope to build in more exceptions to the automatically-mandated cuts. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Inside the Acid Attack on Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director
    A Russian ballet star in the Bolshoi theater has confessed to throwing sulfuric acid in the face of the company's artistic director. To learn more about the people involve and the theories surrounding this disturbing case, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Schwritz who has been following the story for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
    Bolshoi ballet

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

  • U.S. Behind Other High-Income Countries in Female Lifespan
    Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, about a pair of studies released in that journal about the lifespan of American women. In one, researchers found that in 43 percent of the nation's counties, more women 75 years old and under are dying sooner.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Virginia Attorney General Criticizes Government Overreach
    Judy Woodruff talks with Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general of Virginia and gubernatorial candidate in that state, about his new book, "The Last Line of Defense," which explores the role of the federal government. Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to sue the federal government over the health care reform law.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Lawmakers Move to Prevent Government Shutdown
    Although they missed the sequester deadline, members of congress are moving to lay the groundwork to prevent a government shutdown. Ray Suarez talks with The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich about the debate over the Republican spending measure, as well as potential political hurdles on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Dead at 58
    Hugo Chavez, a larger-than-life political figure who served as Venezuela's president for 14 years, has died from cancer at age 58. Carl Meacham, director of Americas Program at CSIS, and Michael Shifter of the Inter-American Dialogue join Margaret Warner to discuss Chavez's legacy and what it means for the future of Venezuela.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes at All-Time High
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 14,253, beating the previous record set in October 2007, before the crash. What's behind the market rally and does it signify a healthy economic rebound? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Quartz's Matthew Phillips and Barry Ritholtz, CEO of online research firm Fusion IQ.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • 5 Minutes With Ken Cuccinelli
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the leading Republican candidate in Virginia's gubernatorial race, sat down with the NewsHour to discuss his new book called "The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty," and its overarching theme -- the overreach of the federal government.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013

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