Wednesday, August 3, 2011

  • News Wrap: Syrian Troops Cut Water, Electricity Supply in Hama
    In other news Wednesday, a crackdown against anti-government protesters escalated in Syria. Overnight, the city of Hama was heavily shelled, tanks moved into the main square and electricity and water supplies were cut off. Also, Tropical Storm Emily churned through the Caribbean, threatening to dump inches of rain on Haiti.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2011
  • Tepid Economy at Heart of Global Market Volatility
    At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Obama said the debt deal had averted "a massive blow" to the economy, but it wound up being another rocky day for global markets. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest on the markets and the economy with Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab & Co. and PIMCO's Mohamed El-Erian.
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2011
  • Obama's Post Debt-Limit Burger
    President Obama and the senior staff members who were part of the debt limit negotiations went out for a hamburger at Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill
    Original Air Date: August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

  • USAID Chief: Famine in Somalia 'Worse Than You Can Imagine'
    In a new effort to alleviate the suffering in famine-stricken Eastern Africa, the U.S. government eased its restrictions on providing aid to Somalia -- aimed at sanctioning al-Shabab -- in hopes of getting more food to starving people. Margret Warner discusses the change in policy with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2011
  • Utah's Health Insurance Experiment Built Around Small Businesses
    Under the federal health care reform law, all states will be required to set up a health insurance exchange starting in 2014. Betty Ann Bowser reports on one state that is ahead of the game, and how the new system is helping small businesses.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2011
  • Survey: Muslim-Americans Have Rosier Outlook Than Other Americans
    Nearly 10 years after the 9/11 attacks and with the American military involved in multiple Muslim nations, a Gallup survey showed strong positive feelings among Muslim-Americans about their prospects in this country. Ray Suarez discusses the poll's findings with Mohamed Younis of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2011
  • Budget Impasse, Partial Shutdown Costing FAA Millions in Lost Revenue
    Since July 23, the FAA has furloughed nearly 4,000 employees and shut down construction grants for workers at airport facilities. Judy Woodruff discusses the budget impasse, which is costing the FAA millions in lost revenue, with Public Radio International's Todd Zwillich and USA Today's Ben Mutzabaugh.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2011
  • Raise the Roof: Debt Crisis Averted, But Debate Far From Over
    The Senate passed a bipartisan agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and cut spending Tuesday. President Obama quickly signed the deal, but it couldn't stop a sell-off on Wall Street. Jeffrey Brown discusses the compromise bill with University of California, Berkeley's Robert Reich and Stanford University's John Taylor.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2011
  • Health Insurance Exchange 101
    Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News talks with Hari Sreenivasan about the basics of the online marketplaces which will aim to make it easy for all Americans to buy health insurance.
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2011
  • AP Raw Video: Senate Passes Debt Ceiling Bill
    A bill to raise the debt ceiling and cut federal spending limits passed the Senate just after noon Tuesday, and is now headed to President Obama's desk to be signed into law. (Aug. 2)
    Original Air Date: August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

  • Advanced Technology, Old-Fashioned Tactics Helped Make Bin Laden Raid a Success
    For all the planning that went into the Abbottabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden, there were moments when everything could have gone wrong. Ray Suarez discusses the Navy SEAL operation with journalist Nicholas Schmidle, who uncovered new details about the May raid for an article in the latest issue of The New Yorker.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • Syrians Pledge to Escalate Protests During Ramadan as Crackdown Continues
    On Sunday, President Obama said he was appalled by the Assad regime's use of violence and brutality against opposition demonstrators in Syria. Margaret Warner discusses what's next for the uprising in Syria with the Financial Times' Abigail Fielding-Smith, reporting form Beirut.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • Amid Debt-Ceiling Drama, Interest Rates Have Hardly Followed the Script
    On Wall Street, stocks initially rallied Monday on the news of a debt-ceiling deal, but a weak report on manufacturing killed the surge. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the financial world's reactions to the drama over a debt deal as part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • From Left and Right, Opposition to Debt Deal Remains
    As the Senate prepares to take up a compromise bill to raise the national debt ceiling, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are noting their opposition to the compromise. Jeffrey Brown discusses the opposing arguments with Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • White House Demands Revenues in Next Steps of Deficit Battle
    The debt-ceiling deal hammered out by President Obama and congressional leaders over the weekend passed the House late Monday and is set for a Senate vote midday on Tuesday. Judy Woodruff discusses the deal and the ongoing debate in Washington with Jack Lew, director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • Default by Debt Ceiling? 'Complete Nonsense'
    On Monday's NewsHour Paul Solman reports from the trading floor of Natixis CIB Americas to see how the stock market was reacting to news of the debt ceiling deal.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • Inside Mexico's Sinaloa Drug Cartel
    Los Angeles Times staff writer Richard Marosi describes his reporting on the Sinaloa drug cartel and federal sting operation.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • Weekly Poem by K. Silem Mohammad
    K. Silem Mohammad is the author of "Breathalyzer" (Edge Books, 2008), "A Thousand Devils" (Combo Books, 2004) and "Deer Head Nation" (Tougher Disguises, 2003). He is editor of Abraham Lincoln.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

  • 'The President Is a Sick Man' Details Secret Surgery of President Cleveland
    When President Grover Cleveland underwent secret cancer surgery in 1893 the public was kept in the dark for weeks while he recuperated and for decades to follow. Ray Suarez discusses the history with author, Matthew Algeo, who details the happenings in his new book, "The President Is a Sick Man."
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • Instability in Somalia Hampers Efforts to Aid Famine 'Tragedy'
    The U.N.'s World Food Program has been airlifting food and supplies into the famine-stricken areas of the Horn of Africa. Jeffrey Brown discusses the WFP's efforts to raise funds to pay for aid with the program's director, Josette Sheeran.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • Shields and Gerson on Debt Bill Scramble, Reid's Next Move
    Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson examine the week in politics, including the possible shape of a political endgame in Washington to the ongoing debt limit fight.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • Senate Plots Next Moves on Debt Limit in Race to Avoid Default
    Senate Democrats vowed to stay in session around the clock to resolve the debt crisis on Friday. House Republicans modified their plan and President Obama appeals again for compromise. Judy Woodruff and David Chalian discusses the latest on the stalemate on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • Lissy Rosemont Write Songs at My Dining Room Table
    I got a front row seat to the making of Lissy Rosemont and the Junior League Band's latest album, "Jelly Roll."Lissy is singer, guitarist, banjo player... and my wife."Jelly Roll," the new album, started two years ago with a few rough melodies. From there, she took to her banjo, guitar or keyboard to flesh out fuller harmonies and give her songs more deliberate shape.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • President Obama Urges Congress To Vote On 'A Bill I Can Sign'
    After House Speaker John Boehner failed to secure enough votes Thursday evening for his bill to pass in the House -- a measure that Senate Democrats and the White House had said would not be signed into law -- President Obama made a statement Friday morning, calling the situation "increasingly urgent" and calling for a bill with enough bipartisan support to pass both chambers.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

  • Asteroid Is a Dance Partner for Planet Earth
    A team of Canadian scientists have discovered a "Trojan" asteroid that is caught in a synchronized orbit with the Earth. Jeffrey Brown discusses what this discovery means with the California Institute of Technology's Mike Brown.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • Amid Quake Recovery, Can Haiti Build a Different Port-au-Prince?
    Eighteen months after the massive and devastating earthquake, Haiti is still reeling from the wreckage and a cholera epidemic. Ray Suarez and Dr. Paul Farmer discuss his new book, "Haiti After the Earthquake."
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • 5 Years Later, Scientists Still Puzzled by Honeybee Decline
    Five years ago, honeybees began dying in large numbers and hives were becoming defunct. Spencer Michels reports on the scientists who are still trying to figure out why this is happening and what can be done to help the problem.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • Lagarde on 'Worrisome' U.S. Debt Debate, Eurozone's Future
    In a newsmaker interview with Margaret Warner on Thursday, the International Monetary Fund's managing director, Christine Lagarde, discusses the U.S. debt ceiling debate nd the current state of the eurozone's economic struggles.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011

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