Tuesday, July 12, 2011

  • Colorado Kids Act as Citizen Scientists in National Lady Bug Hunt
    Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • What Happens if Lawmakers Don't Reach Debt-Ceiling Deal by Deadline?
    Debt-ceiling negotiations crept along Tuesday as both sides agreed on the need for action, but not on the fundamentals of a deal. Gwen Ifill discusses the specifics of what would happen if negotiators don't reach an agreement by the Aug. 2 deadline with Jay Powell of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Murdoch TV Deal in 'Grave Jeopardy' as U.K. Scandal Inquiry Deepens
    The British House of Commons is expected to issue a rare unified message to media baron Rupert Murdoch, encouraging him to abandon his bid for British Sky Broadcasting over allegations of journalists hacking phones and bribing police. Ray Suarez discusses the scandal's latest developments with NPR's David Folkenflik in London.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Killing of Afghan 'Godfather' Fuels New Questions on Stability
    Ahmed Wali Karzai was assassinated in Kandahar on Tuesday by a longtime associate, who was then killed by guards. Judy Woodruff discusses the killing of the Afghan president's half-brother and what it means for Afghan security with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Trudy Rubin and the Naval Postgraduate School's Thomas Johnson.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Sweltering Heat Wave Roasts 24 States, Feeds Wildfires
    A heat wave blasted half of the U.S. Tuesday and triple-digit temperatures roasted Americans in cities in the Midwest and South. Gwen Ifill reports on the unrelenting hot weather, which broke a series of records and triggered heat warnings and advisories in multiple states.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Mobile Technology Tracks Malaria Nets
    In Tanzania, MEDA uses text messages to keep track of malaria bed nets.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Sec. Sebelius Defends the IPAB
    Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended the Independent Payment Advisory Board before the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

  • In South Sudan, a Nation Is Born -- But With Troubles
    On Saturday, South Sudan officially gained independence with its creation as the world's newest nation. Judy Woodruff discusses the challenges that the young country faces with the Pulitzer Center's Rebecca Hamilton, who has covered Sudan for years. She recently reported from there for the NewsHour and The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Health Care Exchange Regulations Unveiled
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new regulations Monday for the health exchanges that will be required for all states in 2014.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Durbin: 'Slow Going' Inside Debt Limit Talks
    President Obama and congressional leaders returned to the negotiating table Monday afternoon, but a deficit-reduction deal remains elusive as the Aug. 2 deadline nears for raising the debt limit. Gwen Ifill discusses the latest developments in the partisan stalemate with Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Students Discuss Winning Projects
    Winners of Ashoka's and Best Buy "Technology 4 a Better World" competition discuss their winning projects.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Betty Ford: The Real Deal
    Family, friends, historians and Betty Ford herself reflect on her life as a political spouse; an accidental and outspoken first lady; breast cancer survivor; and feminist pro-choice Republican in Betty Ford: The Real Deal, a one-hour biography which aired in March 2009.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Exhibit Unravels the Mysteries of Ancient Chinese Temples
    An art exhibit is bringing together art, history and science to solve the mysteries of Chinese temples that date back to the 6th century. Jeffery Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • As Shuttle Retires, What's NASA's New Mission?
    As the space shuttle Atlantis conducts its final mission, what comes next for U.S. space exploration? Ray Suarez gets three views.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Political Checklist: President Obama Asks For Debt Limit Compromise
    Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff analyze President Obama's Monday news conference ahead of the third round of debt limit negotiations at the White House. The trio examine Mr. Obama's strategy of embracing House Speaker John Boehner,R-Ohio, while arguing for a compromise deficit reduction and debt limit increase deal.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Artist Creates Digital Simulation of Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan
    Digital artist Jason Salavon narrates an audio slide show of images from the exhibit "Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan."
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Political Checklist: DO NOT USE
    Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff analyze President Obama's Monday news conference ahead of the third round of debt limit negotiations at the White House. The trio examine Mr. Obama's strategy of embracing House Speaker John Boehner,R-Ohio, while arguing for a compromise deficit reduction and debt limit increase deal.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Photojournalist Captures the World of Child Brides
    Photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair spent eight years capturing images of young girls being forced into arranged marriages in Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal, India and Ethiopia. Her photos appeared in National Geographic's story on child brides. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/child-brides/gorney-text
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • President Obama Urges Debt Limit Compromise in News Conference
    Ahead of the third White House debt limit meeting with Congressional leaders, President Obama urged Republicans to join him in forging a deficit reduction compromise while raising the federal debt limit.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Excuse Me, Where Is Varick Street?' by Joy Katz
    Joy Katz is the author of two poetry collections, "The Garden Room" (2006, Tupelo Press) and "Fabulae" (2002, Southern Illinois University Press). She teaches in the graduate writing program at the University of Pittsburgh and is an editor-at-large for Pleiades.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

  • Brooks, Marcus on Job Numbers, Debt Deal Reality, Media Culture
    Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus walk through top political stories, including the ongoing debt ceiling talks, June jobs numbers and the fallout from a British media scandal.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • Big Sky Country Struggles With Yellowstone Oil Spill Aftermath
    In Montana, contractors have been working 12 hours a day to soak up what they can of the estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil that escaped into the Yellowstone River from a broken ExxonMobil pipeline. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Laurel, Mont., on the cleanup effort and health concerns for humans and wildlife.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • Deepening News of the World Scandal Threatens Murdoch's $12B TV Deal
    There was more fallout from The News of the World's phone-hacking scandal Friday when London police arrested former editor Andrew Coulson, who once worked for Prime Minister David Cameron. International Television News' Gary Gibbon reports on the scandal and new allegations that News Corp. may have attempted a cover-up.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • NASA's Shuttle Era Winds Down With Bittersweet Moments, Grocery Run
    Despite troublesome weather, space shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit for the final time Friday with a four-person crew and a payload of food for the International Space Station. Judy Woodruff and science correspondent Miles O'Brien discuss this final mission, the end of the space shuttle era and what's next for NASA.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • Dismal Unemployment Report Suggests Recovery May Be Stalling
    The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent in June as employers added the fewest jobs in nine months. Jeffrey Brown discusses the grim jobs reading and the stubbornly high employment gap between black and white Americans with Pomona College's Cecilia Conrad and Mesirow Financial's Diane Swonk.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • How Will U.K. Tabloid Scandal Impact Murdoch, Media?
    The News of the World's phone hacking scandal, which led to the closure of the British tabloid, may be far from over. Ray Suarez gets two views.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • Atlantis Launches on Historic Mission
    The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center for the final mission of the 30-year-old program Friday morning.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

  • Condolence Letter Policy Shift Opens Conversation on Military Suicides
    The White House announced this week that President Obama will now send condolences to families of troops who kill themselves in combat zones. Jeffrey Brown discusses the policy change and ongoing concerns over military suicides with retired Army Gen. Ronald Griffith and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's Paul Rieckhoff.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011

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