Monday, November 18, 2013

  • Doris Lessing's unfinished business with 'Ben in the World'
    Ray Suarez interviews Doris Lessing about "Ben in the World," a science fiction novel that continues the story of a young man striking out on his own path, even though he's incapable of coping with the modern world. As this is the sequel to her 1988 novel, "The Fifth Child," Lessing tells Suarez what compelled her take up Ben's story again, more than a decade after the first book.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

  • Sunday, November 17, 2013
    On NewsHour Weekend Sunday, new pictures of the ferocious storm that has now claimed more than four thousand lives in the Philippines. Later, in our signature segment, major changes to the high school equivalency exam.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
    November 17, 2013
  • Tiger shrimp invade Louisiana waters
    An invasive species known as tiger shrimp have been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico over the last six years. Charlie Whinham talks with shrimpers and researchers about how these huge shrimp could cause big problems for Louisiana’s multi-billion dollar industry.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
  • Update from Barnaby Lo, Cebu City, Philippines
    Update from Barnaby Lo, Cebu City, Philippines
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
  • Government security breach by Anonymous - scope unknown
    Joseph Menn of Reuters reports on the story he helped break about how activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed U.S. government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information. The FBI has acknowledged the breach. Menn says the campaign began almost a year ago and its scope is not yet known.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013
  • The GED gets a makeover: Will it make for better workers?
    For more than 70 years, the General Educational Development exam, or the GED, has been an important tool for those who didn't complete high school and immigrants looking to make inroads into higher education or secure better jobs. On Sunday, we take a look at the overhaul to the exam set to take effect in January 2014.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

  • Saturday, November 16, 2013
    The latest on the typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines, including a moving report about an infant child born in the middle of the storm. We then turn to the growing debate over abortion in Chile, sparked when an 11-year-old rape victim was hailed by Chile’s President for choosing to keep her baby. And lastly, ordinary people’s extraordinary photos of John F. Kennedy.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2013
    November 16, 2013
  • The heights of vanity? The New York-Chicago skyscraper duel
    Results of the competition between Chicago and New York over which city has the tallest building.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2013
  • Controversial case opens up discussion of abortion in Chile
    On Saturday, we report from Santiago. Chile has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, but the recent rape and impregnation of an 11-year-old girl has ignited a national debate on this previously taboo topic.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2013
  • Eyewitness captures Polaroid of moment JFK was shot
    50 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we hear from Mary Ann Moorman, an eyewitness at Dealey Plaza who shared her story with documentary filmmaker Alan Govenar. His film is currently on display at an exhibit at the International Center of Photography in NYC entitled: “JFK: A Bystanders View of History.”
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on waning ACA confidence and its impact
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week's top political news, including how the challenges of enacting the Affordable Care Act may wreak political havoc for the Obama administration and future liberal agendas.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • EPA weighs environmental toll of ethanol with proposed cuts
    The EPA announced that better fuel efficiency has led to proposed cuts in the amount of ethanol required to be blended into gasoline next year. These changes come amid revelations over the environmental impact of increased U.S. corn production. Hari Sreenivasan examines the story with Dina Cappiello of the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • The Doubleheader: Shields and Brooks on U.S.-Israel, Batkid
    In this week's Doubleheader, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks tackle the tense relationship between the U.S. and Israel in the context of fragile negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. Switching gears to the politics of sport, the team discusses Batkid, whose dreams have come true thanks to seemingly the entire city of San Francisco.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • Chinese reforms come in response to discontent, economy
    China's changes to its one-child policy and labor camp enforcement show some responsiveness to domestic and international pressure, as well as to growing economic pressure. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch and Susan Shirk of University of California to examine how far these reforms go.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • In some states, expanded Medicaid covers more Americans
    Aaron Macholl-Stanley, a 25-year-old culinary arts student from California, is in the process of enrolling in Medi-Cal, that state's insurance program for the poor. Health policy analyst Susan Dentzer joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the ACA's expansion of Medicaid has made 400,000 additional Americans eligible to enroll.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • Insurers cautious about move to extend canceled policies
    The House passed a bill putting into law President Obama's fix to let Americans keep their canceled insurance policies. But the bill goes a step further, reports Kwame Holman, allowing insurers to sell new plans to customers that are not ACA-compliant. Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • Astro Teller talks playing the 'moonshot game'
    Astro Teller, a father, scientist, entrepreneur and "captain of moonshots" talks with Hari Sreenivasan about Google X, the leap forward of technology and the concept of "moonshots," the process of innovating a science-fiction sounding solution into reality in order to solve a large-scale, real-world problem.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013
  • Ann Patchett gets personal in her new collection of essays
    Ann Patchett reflects on fiction version nonfiction and the state of books today in a conversation with chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

  • For 'Portrait of Julia,' Robert MacNeil paints art-full tale
    In his latest novel, NewsHour's own Robert MacNeil revisits a character he created 20 years ago: a young widow and painter living in post-WWI Canada. Jeffrey Brown sits down with MacNeil to discuss his use of art to frame "Portrait of Julia" and how the novel approaches concepts of love and trust in human relationships.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013
  • Obama asks Congress not to step up pressure on Iran
    President Obama urged Congress to hold off on imposing new sanctions on Iran while negotiations over that nation's nuclear program are in progress. Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to offer insight on the factors influencing lawmakers, including distrust of Iran, worries about maintaining leverage and pressure from Israel.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013
  • ATF head Jones reflects on agency's outdated technology
    As the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, B. Todd Jones has the "tall task" of keeping track of America's 300 million guns. Judy Woodruff interviews Jones about the challenges his agency faces in reigning in gun-related violence and keeping up with new technologies despite limited resources.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013
  • House members debate Obama's proposed fix to insurance
    President Obama's idea to temporarily lessen the blow for Americans whose existing insurance policies were canceled has garnered mixed reviews on Capitol Hill. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013
  • Obama to allow Americans to extend canceled health plans
    President Obama made a move to keep his promise and put out a political firestorm by allowing people to keep their recently canceled health care plans for at least one year. His response came after millions of Americans received cancellation notices for existing insurance policies that were not compliant with the ACA.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013
  • ATF Director says agency inhibited by fear mongering
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Director B. Todd Jones says that the agency is committed to its core aim: regulating the legal commerce of firearms and working to enforce the Gun Control Act. But, he admits, the agency is hindered by outside pressure that the organization would overstep and create anything resembling a national gun registry.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013
  • Creating the flipped 'lecture' for at-home use
    Andy Kastl, a social studies teacher at Clintondale High School in suburban Detroit, explains how he creates video lectures that his students watch at home or on their mobile device. Clintondale was the nation's first 'flipped school' where 'homework' is done in class with the teacher acting as facilitator and lectures viewed at home.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

  • How the Iran nuclear talks affect Israel's confidence
    To assess how the Iran nuclear negotiations are affecting the relationship between Israel and the U.S. and the American role in mediating Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2013
  • Heart experts recommend wider statin drug use
    Leading heart organizations issued new recommendations for the way doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Harlan Krumholz of Yale School of Medicine about how a new risk calculator could help doctors shift their focus from lab results to more holistic thinking about who might benefit.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2013
  • What a 'Flipped' Classroom Looks Like
    Clintondale High, just outside of Detroit, is the nation’s first completely flipped school, meaning teachers record lectures for students to watch online outside of class; and what was once considered homework is now done in class, allowing students to work through assignments together and ask teachers for help if they run into questions.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2013