Sunday, September 22, 2013

  • Is Brinksmanship Now Our Standard Form of Government?
    Just eight days remain before the federal government will shut down if Congress fails to pass a new budget. New York Times Congressional correspondent Jeremy Peters explores the many rifts that make compromise seem nearly impossible. Peters said one thing he has learned is to “stop prognosticating about what Congress will do.”
    Original Air Date: September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

  • Foreign Leaders Campaign for American Hearts and Minds
    In the Connection, Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at the new wave of retail diplomacy. Why have Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad and Hasan Rouhani taken their appeals directly to the American people? Is their strategy working?
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2013
  • Iran’s Nuclear Program “Quite Advanced”
    David Albright joins Hari Sreenivasan from Boston to discuss how close Iran is to developing a nuclear weapon, as well as Iranian President Hasan Rouhani’s op-ed in the Washington Post. Albright is the founder and President of the non-profit Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS).
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2013
  • Deep Cuts in Food Stamp Program Could Impact Millions
    After a showdown in the House ended with a vote to cut the nation’s food stamp program by $40 billion dollars, the controversial measure is headed to the Senate. Wall Street Journal reporter Damian Paletta breaks down some of the numbers behind the food stamp program and explains the impact of the proposed cuts.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

  • Jesmyn Ward Writes Memoir of Loss, Larger Forces
    In the space of four years, writer Jesmyn Ward endured the loss of five friends and family members -- all black men from rural Mississippi. In her new memoir, "Men We Reaped," she sets out to understand why. Ward talks to Jeffrey Brown about some of the institutional forces, coupled with personal choices, behind their deaths.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • Brooks Dionne Discuss Conflict in GOP, Gun Violence
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including prospects of a government shutdown, conflict and leadership within the Republican party, the politics of choosing a new Federal Reserve chairman and the shooting at the Navy Yard.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • How Do the Health Reform Law's Financial Incentives Work?
    Even as Republicans are trying to shut off funding for the law, the Obama administration and some states are preparing for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Julie Rovner of NPR joins Ray Suarez to answer some of your frequently asked questions on tax credits and subsidies, as well as penalties for not having insurance.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • In Egypt, Coptic Christians Become Target for Attack
    Coptic Christians have been a part of the social fabric of Egypt for centuries, but in recent history they have also become a target for assault and discrimination. In the days since the ouster of former President Morsi, Coptic churches have been attacked in some of Egypt's most fiercely Islamist areas. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • EPA Proposal on Emissions May Be Regulation Launching Point
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposal to cut industry carbon pollution. Under new rules, new natural gas and coal-fired power plants would have to install technology to capture and store emissions. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post about what's on the agenda at the EPA.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • News Wrap: Chicago Police Search for Suspects After Shooting
    In our news wrap Friday, Chicago police are on the search for perpetrators of a shooting that wounded 13 on Thursday. Police said the drive-by attack in a park on the city's South Side appears gang-related. Also, al-Qaida militants killed 38 government troops and wounded dozens more in the southern province of Shabwa, Yemen.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • House GOP Close Ranks to Fund the Government, Cut Obamacare
    House Republicans were able to pass a government spending bill that includes a provision to eliminate funding for the Affordable Care Act. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it "a measure designed to shut down government." Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • "If we don't raise the debt ceiling, we'll be deadbeats"
    Speaking from a Ford automotive plant in Liberty, Mo., President Barack Obama delivers the latest in a series of speeches that tout economic progress and address the fiscal showdown with Republicans.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • Should Drivers be Charged for Every Mile Driven?
    Fuel efficient cars may be the way of the future. But more fuel efficient cars means less gas is pumped, and in turn — less revenue from the gas tax. This will mean states will have even less cash on hand to repair roads and bridges. As a solution, Oregon is moving forward on plan it's been talking about for years -- a new tax based on the number of miles driven as a supplement to fuel tax.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • House GOP leaders hold rally following budget vote
    House Speaker John Boehner, along with other House members, holds a rally following the House vote on on government funding and Obamacare cuts.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

  • How Does Health Care Reform Affect the Cost of Premiums?
    Whether you already have health insurance or will soon be shopping for coverage through one of the insurance exchanges, what can you expect to happen to the cost of your premiums? NewsHour analyst Susan Dentzer joins Ray Suarez to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about the new health care reform law.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Pope: Church's Moral Edifice Will Fall Without Balance
    In a frank interview, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must find a balance between "small-minded rules," like doctrines against abortion and homosexuality, and the need to be more merciful. Jeffrey Brown talks to Father Matt Malone of America magazine for more on the practical implications of the pontiff's comments.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Calif. City Contemplates Eminent Domain to Save Foreclosures
    Half of all homeowners in Richmond, Calif., owe more on their property than what it is worth, prompting the city to consider using the power of eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages and help residents stay in their houses. But detractors say that move will hurt the city by alienating Wall Street. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Regulators Charge JP Morgan Over $1 Billion in Penalties
    Investment bank J.P. Morgan got hit with two sets of penalties that total over a billion dollars in fines and refunds. Judy Woodruff talks to Dawn Kopecki of Bloomberg News for details on the charges, the ongoing investigations and the larger consequences for the company.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • What Are the Motives Behind Iran's 'Charm Offensive'?
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is reaching out to the U.S. and the world in ways his predecessors never did. Gwen Ifill talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Haleh Esfandiari of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for more context into the diplomatic thaw.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Congress Engages in Obamacare Spending Standoff
    House Republicans plan to eliminate funding for the Affordable Care Act as part of a spending bill that would keep the government running past October 1. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said any bill that defunds health care reform won't survive the Senate. Gwen Ifill reports on the budget battle.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • How to Live Micro: Apartments for the New Single World
    While more and more people are living alone, the costs of rent and real estate are soaring. So cities like New York and Vancouver are trying to get the most out of some of the apartment space they do have, by creating "micro" apartments. Many of these apartments are smaller than what was previously allowed under the law.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  • Capturing Photographer Who Shaped Our Vision of Civil War
    Mathew Brady, a 19th century pioneer of American photography, was known for both his portraits of celebrities as well as for his searing images of the Civil War. Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Wilson, author of a new biography called, "Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation," about how the artist shaped the vision of America.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Melting Ice Could Erode Way of Life for Alaska's North Slope
    More than 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Alaska’s North Slope is ground zero for global climate change. NewsHour producer April Brown reports the melting ice has opened up opportunity for shipping and other development – industry that could be catastrophic for the way of life of residents.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Effects and Requirements for Employers Under Health Reform?
    The health care reform law was designed to help give people without health insurance an affordable avenue to buy it. But how does it affect Americans who get their insurance through their workplace? NewsHour analyst Susan Dentzer joins Ray Suarez to help answer frequently asked questions about how companies are affected.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • What's Behind the Fed's Decision to Keep Up Stimulus?
    Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would continue its stimulus effort of pouring money into the bond market because the economy still needs help. Gwen Ifill talks to Neil Irwin of The Washington Post and Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial for a deeper look into the thinking at the Fed.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Sec. Hagel on Security: 'We Need To Do More -- And We Will.'
    In wake of the Navy Yard shooting, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognizes his department's responsibility to ensure national security: "We have to do more to assure the safety of all of our people and we are committed to do that." Judy Woodruff sits down with Hagel to discuss the "senseless tragedy" and get an update on Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • A Look at the Man Who Shaped American Photography
    Recently Jeffrey Brown talked with Robert Wilson, the editor of “The American Scholar,” about his new book on one of the pioneers in photography. The biography is “Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation.”
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Pentagon Orders Review of Security at Military Facilities
    In the wake of the killings at the Washington Navy Yard by Aaron Alexis, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered reviews of the security at U.S. military facilities worldwide, as well as the process in which the Defense Department grants security clearance. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013