Tuesday, January 31, 2012

  • Adam Johnson Reads From 'The Orphan Master's Son'
    Adam Johnson's second novel, "The Orphan Master's Son," tells the story of a young man's passage through North Korea -- a country unknown, unseen and, at times, futile before the death of its "Dear Leader," Kim Jong-il.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012
  • Florida Hispanics in Spotlight Before GOP Primary
    Recent coverage of the Hispanic vote's influence ahead of the GOP primary in the Sunshine State primary has been as outsized as ever. Cubans make up the majority of the Hispanics expected to cast votes, and the presidential hopefuls have been working to woo them in Little Havana with retail politics, appearing on local television and radio and seemingly non-stop Spanish-language ads.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

  • Author Adam Johnson Envisions a Life Inside North Korea
    Author Adam Johnson's second novel, "The Orphan Master's Son," is a fictional account of a young man's passage through North Korea -- a country unknown, unseen and, at times, futile before the death of its "Dear Leader," Kim Jong-il. Johnson and Jeffrey Brown discuss his interpretation of the country and the late dictator.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2012
  • Rosling Brings Life, Sword-Swallowing to Health Statistics
    Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, visualizes global health trends and population numbers -- transforming dry poverty and development statistics into Internet sensations. In addition to his focus on the developing world and data visualization, the Swede happens to swallow swords. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2012
  • At EU Summit, a New Focus on Growth, Not Just Austerity
    Margaret Warner speaks with Jeffrey Brown from the European Union summit in Brussels, where there's a new emphasis on the need for growth, not just austerity measures, to keep the continent from facing another recession.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2012
  • If Gingrich Loses Florida, What's His Path Forward?
    Ahead of Tuesday's Florida primary, Gwen Ifill discusses the brutal clashing between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and Susan Page of USA Today.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2012
  • News Wrap: White House Urges Political Solution in Syria
    In other news Monday, Syrian government forces pushed back rebellious army units around Damascus as the West took a new diplomatic offensive. At least 100 people died in three days of fighting, according to activists. Also, in Washington, Occupy protesters were ordered by the National Park Service to pack up their gear.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2012
  • Vitriol Flies as Romney Sits Atop Polls Before Fla. Primary
    A Quinnipiac University survey of likely Republican voters in Florida showed Mitt Romney with a 14-point advantage over rival Newt Gingrich Monday. Gwen Ifill discusses the increasingly bitter campaign ahead of Tuesday's primary with Judy Woodruff, reporting from Tampa.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2012
  • Mentoring Focus Is on Building Relationships
    In Washington, D.C., youth mentoring organizations convened in the second annual National Mentoring Summit to share best practices on how mentoring a young person can create life-changing results.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: Rae Armantrout Reads 'Around'
    Rae Armantrout is the author of 11 books of poetry and winner of numerous other awards, including the Pulitzer prize. She is also a professor of writing and literature at the University of California-San Diego.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

  • In 'Money Shot,' Poet Reacts to Financial Crisis in Verse
    Rae Armantrout's poetry finds its place at the intersection of the public and the private. Armantrout won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award for her 2009 collection, "Versed." Poems in her latest book, "Money Shot," speak to the economic downturn.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2012
  • Brooks, Dionne on Romney's Vulnerability, Gingrich and Media
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discuss the week's top political news, including President Obama's State of the Union address, his election-year agenda, Mitt Romney's vulnerability, Newt Gingrich's hostility toward the media and what's at stake in Tuesday's Florida primary.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2012
  • In Syria, Reports of 'Daily Double-Digit Death Tolls'
    Violence in Syria continues to escalate, with activists reporting at least 70 dead in the last two days of fighting in Homs, Hama and Idlib. Margaret Warner and Time magazine's Rania Abouzeid discuss the the uptick in violence plus reports of opposition forces capturing Iranian agents inside Syria.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2012
  • Should Financial Aid Be Linked to a College's Affordability?
    President Obama announced Friday at the University of Michigan that he's putting colleges on notice that tuition hikes can't continue year after year. Ray Suarez discusses the proposals with Mark Yudof, president of the University of California, and Richard Vedder of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2012
  • Gingrich, Romney Battle in Winner-Take-All Florida
    Combining TV attacks on rival Newt Gingrich and smooth debate performances, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has regained his footing in Florida public opinion polls ahead of Tuesday's primary. Judy Woodruff reports from the Sunshine State where many Republicans have already voted early.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2012
  • Senate Leader Sees 'Amazing Change' in Myanmar
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who just recently returned from a trip to Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, said the country was under going "amazing change" in such a short amount of time, and he was "very hopeful" the reforms would continue.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2012
  • Poet Rae Armantrout Reads Some of Her Work
    Poet Rae Armantrout reads some of her work.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2012
  • Conversation: Poet Rae Armantrout
    Art Beat talks to poet Rae Armantrout.
    Original Air Date: January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

  • How Scarce Resources Could Shape U.S. Politics
    In a time of scarce resources, plans to cut deficits and reduce spending can develop into campaign issues. Judy Woodruff and Tom Edsall, a longtime Washington Post reporter who's now a New York Times columnist and journalism professor, discuss how austerity could shape and define American politics this election year and beyond.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2012
  • How Many Manufacturing Jobs Can U.S. Realistically Maintain?
    As President Obama and GOP presidential candidates talk about reviving the U.S. manufacturing sector in hopes of creating jobs, how realistic is that goal in the face of continued outsourcing and machines filling jobs once held by humans? Ray Suarez speaks with three experts about the challenges and demand for skilled workers.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2012
  • Obama vs. Congress: Good Re-election Strategy for President?
    In nearly every appearance these days, President Obama has urged Congress to act. In fact, criticizing congressional inaction has become a key part of his re-election strategy. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the president's attempt to capitalize on political gridlock in Washington.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2012
  • Romney Rolls Out 'Heavy Ammunition' Against Gingrich
    After enduring days of political backbiting from GOP hopeful Mitt Romney, rival Newt Gingrich launched a livid counterattack Thursday, alluding to Romney's contentious investments. Margaret Warner discusses the sharpened tone on the campaign trail with Judy Woodruff, reporting from Florida ahead of Tuesday's primary.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2012
  • Deputy Defense Secretary on Budget Cuts: 'We Have No Choice'
    Working to cut nearly $490 billion over the next decade, the Pentagon announced Thursday plans to create a leaner military by reducing ground forces, buying fewer weapons and postponing production of other defense systems. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new budget plans with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2012
  • Conversation: Roger Rosenblatt's 'Kayak Morning'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Roger Rosenblatt about his new book, "Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats."
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2012
  • Roger Rosenblatt Reads From His Book, 'Kayak Morning'
    Roger Rosenblatt reads from his new book, "Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats."
    Original Air Date: January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • Honor Roll for January 25, 2012
    A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2012
  • Christina Bellantoni Talks SOTU Google + Hangout
    NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni gives a rundown of the Google + Hangout she hosted during the State of the Union Address.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2012
  • How Will Mubarak-Era Tension Shape Egypt's Future?
    One year after the start of their revolution, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to Tahrir Square again on Wednesday. Margaret Warner and guests discuss how remnants from Hosni Mubarak's rule could translate into continuing tensions for the country.
    Original Air Date: January 25, 2012

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