Monday, January 27, 2014

  • Diving into the Philippines' dangerous, underwater mines
    Filipino divers disappear into water as opaque as chocolate milk as they blindly dig in search of gold trapped in muddy sediment. It's risky business: As miners go deeper, underwater tunnels could collapse or the compressor that provides air may fail. Hari Sreenivasan reports on a dangerous venture undertaken by adults and kids.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2014
  • How Pussy Riot arrest marked new phase in Russian politics
    For punk band Pussy Riot, a prank in a Moscow cathedral led to nearly two years in prison for two young women. Journalist Masha Gessen corresponded with the art activists and chronicled their rise as human rights figures in her new book,
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2014
  • As Sochi security tightens, conflict continues in Dagestan
    As security in Sochi tightens around the Winter Olympics, John Ray of Independent Television News reports from Dagestan, just a half day's drive from the games and the volatile center of the insurgency against Russia's anti-terror operations.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2014
  • How will GOP lawmakers react Obama's State of the Union?
    In his annual address to Congress and the nation, President Obama is expected to lay out plans to address American income inequality. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., about bipartisan cooperation and whether or not the president will lead action via Congress, rather than use independent executive action.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2014
  • Demand, infrastructure affects price and delivery of heat
    Despite a large supply, the especially cold winter weather is having an impact on prices and delivery of natural gas and propane for Americans. Judy Woodruff discusses the various factors with Marty Durbin of America's Natural Gas Alliance.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2014
  • St. Paul's mayor on the stresses of severe cold for families
    The deep freeze over much of the United States forced state and local governments to take precautions to ensure public safety, including closing schools. Judy Woodruff talks to Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul, Minn., about how his city is faring and how the extreme weather affects families and others who depend on services.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2014
  • Author Masha Gessen discusses politics of Sochi games
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Masha Gessen in an extended online conversation about the politics of the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics. Gessen discusses Putin's campaign to clean up his human rights image while barring Russian citizens who have protested from the games. Also, Gessen talks about the how the band Pussy Riot has inspired young people to become activists.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2014
  • Certification test focuses on readying students for work
    For American industry, finding employees who have all the requisite skills is a big challenge, and hiring people who don't stack up can cost businesses a great deal of money. Special correspondent John Tulenko from Learning Matters reports on a certification test that aims to boost U.S. students' workforce readiness.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2014
  • The Paradox of Choice
    Is less choice better than more? Paul Solman looks at a phenomenon called
    Original Air Date: December 26, 2003
    December 26, 2003

Sunday, January 26, 2014

  • Opposition leaders rebuff Ukraine president's olive branch
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych offered Friday to name a top opposition leader to the prime minister post, but growing unrest and a potential for increased violence continues in the former Soviet state. What does the opposition ultimately want? New York Times correspondent David Herszenhorn shares the latest about the ongoing political crisis from Kiev.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2014
  • Legal marijuana businesses seek banking solutions
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the administration will soon roll out regulations to allow banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers. How will the Department of Justice’s decision impact owners of legal marijuana stores and dispensaries? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Alex Altman of Time to learn more about what the future of transactions may be for these cash-only businesses.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2014
  • Stopping food waste in America
    According to the USDA, 30 to 40 percent of the food produced in America goes uneaten. Mona Iskander reports from West Virginia on how new businesses have emerged to help kitchens reduce food waste while turning a profit.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

  • Global markets suffer major drop
    After a year of surging stock prices, last week most major global markets suffered their biggest decline since 2012. What factors contributed to this reversal? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal about what the recent drop means for the global economy and how it may affect emerging markets.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2014
  • Viewers respond to our report on the Indian space program
    Viewers respond to our January 18, 2014 report on the Indian space program.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2014
  • How have economic sanctions impacted daily life in Iran?
    Since November the news about Iran has focused on the deal to limit that country's nuclear program. But what is life like for average Iranians? NewsHour Weekend correspondent William Brangham reports on how sanctions have impacted daily life for the people of Iran.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

  • Orange County's campaign to waste less to feed hungry kids
    California's Orange County is home to some of the wealthiest Americans, as well as more than 150,000 children who don't know where their next meal will come from. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how the county is trying to address and combat the serious health effects of malnutrition for the OC's neediest residents.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on McDonnell and money, Clinton campaign
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's news, including the income inequality and consequences of money in American politics, the federal corruption charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and some early super PAC support for Hillary Clinton.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2014
  • Argentine poet fought against a military junta dies at 83
    Argentine poet Juan Gelman knew that words could be more powerful than guns. He used poetry to connect with his compatriots while Argentina suffered at the hands of a brutal military junta. Gelman died on Jan. 14 at the age of 83. Jeffrey Brown spoke to Ilan Stavans, a writer and professor of Latino culture at Amherst College.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2014
  • Protest riots spread across Ukraine
    In Ukraine, violent anti-government protests have spread from the capital Kiev to nearly half the nation. The protesters say they won't stop until President Viktor Yanukovych steps down from power, despite his new pledge to reshuffle the government. Matt Frei of Independent Television News reports on the unrest.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2014
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  • Ilan Stavans reads Juan Gelman's poem 'End'
    Professor Ilan Stavans reads "End" by Argentine poet Juan Gelman, who died on Tuesday at the age of 83. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2014
  • What issue do you want Obama to address in his State of the Union?
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Pervasive technology raises tracking concerns
    Smart gadgets collect user information so that they can adapt to individual habits and personal tastes. But as this technology becomes more pervasive -- embedded in automobiles, refrigerators, even fire alarms and thermostats -- many fear the ways that private companies could misuse private customer data. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2014
  • Revealing the origin of a secret black op prison
    In 2003, the CIA established a secret prison and black operations site at a villa in Poland. Washington Post reporter Adam Goldman joins Judy Woodruff to tell the story of how this clandestine prison played a role in the U.S. war on terror and what fallout these revelations have for the U.S. and in the international community.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2014
  • Solar power projects confront habitat impact
    Around the country, developers, policy makers and environmentalists are faced with balancing the need for clean energy with the protection of the existing landscape. In California's Mojave Desert is one of the world's finest solar power resources, but it's also the habitat of endangered tortoises. Gabriela Quiros of KQED reports.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2014
  • Reforming the voting process to improve access
    Operating on the principle that Americans should not find it difficult to vote, a bipartisan committee came to a unanimous conclusion about how to improve the election process. Robert Bauer and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, join Gwen Ifill to discuss their suggestions.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2014
  • More heated rhetoric ahead of Syrian negotiations
    Though open talks took a break for a day, U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi met separately with the Syrian government's delegation and the opposition, ahead of a planned, mediated meeting between the two sides. Hari Sreenivasan gets an update from chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner, reporting from Geneva.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2014
  • Panel says NSA phone data collection is illegal
    Before the president gave a recent speech about why data collection should continue, a federal oversight board had recommended that the NSA cease collecting bulk phone records. Judy Woodruff gets two views from Elisebeth Collins Cook and David Medine, members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2014
  • 'These Birds Walk' clip: Not Running
    Omar faces Kirachi without his friend Shehr in a clip from "These Birds Walk," a documentary by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq that tells the story and the struggles of these children and those who look after them in Kirachi. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2014

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