Friday, May 6, 2011

  • Killing Bin Laden: A 'Routine Mission' for War-Tested SEALs
    The special, and secretive, military unit that killed Osama bin Laden is known as "SEAL Team Six." Ray Suarez reports on these so-called special missions units.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011
  • As Job Growth Continues, Focus Turns to Speed of U.S. Recovery
    The April jobs report showed healthy gains Friday, but also a rise in the unemployment rate. U.S. markets rose sharply in early trading, but surrendered most of their gains later in the day. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the latest jobs numbers with New York Times' David Leonhardt, a recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama's Bin Laden Raid, GOP '12 Field
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks discuss President Obama's standing after the killing of Osama bin Laden and the first debate among 2012 GOP hopefuls.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011
  • Conversation: Karen Russell, Author of 'Swamplandia!'
    Karen Russell's novel, "Swamplandia!" centers around the Bigtree family, which runs an amusement park in the Florida everglades. But this isn't a Disney-style park -- alligator wrestling is the major draw.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

  • The Everyday Risks of Jockeying for Position
    Ahead of the 137th Kentucky Derby, the NewsHour begins a three-part look at the sport of horse racing. We begin with Sheldon Russell, a 23 year-old professional jockey who rides at Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • Philadelphia 'Health for Sale' Exhibit Retraces Medicinal History in Vintage Ads
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit of vintage medical posters that advertise cures for all kinds of ailments. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the advertisements-turned-art.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • In Calif. Town, Prison May Fix One Employment Problem, But Create Another
    The small California farm town of Mendota is struggling to diversify its economy, which revolves around seasonal agricultural work that creates times of very high unemployment. University of California, Berkeley student Alissa Figueroa reports on one solution that could also create a big problem for farms and their workers.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • After Shutdown Showdown, Lawmakers Appear 'Prepared to Work Together' on Budget
    In Washington, Vice President Biden met with top lawmakers Thursday to begin a new round of high-level budget, deficit and spending negotiations. Jeffrey Brown discusses the looming debt deadline and the issues at play with The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • Amid Bin Laden Inquiries, How Can U.S., Pakistan Rebuild Relations?
    After a U.S. raid killed Osama bin Laden, questions are being raised about what Pakistan knew about the al-Qaida leader's location. Judy Woodruff examines how his discovery will impact U.S.-Pakistani relations with Shuja Nawaz, who has written frequently on Pakistan's military, and former CIA station chief Robert Grenier.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • How Will History View Obama's Decision on Bin Laden?
    President Obama traveled to New York City Thursday to place a wreath in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and mark the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Jim Lehrer discusses the significance of President Obama's decision to carry out the raid with historians Beverly Gage and Michael Beschloss.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • Filmmaker Annie Sundberg on Character in Documentary
    Documentary filmmaker Annie Sundberg talks about how she and her partner, Ricki Stern, were unintentionally labeled "social issue filmmakers". Rather then seeking out an issue to illustrate, the pair are attracted to character-driven films.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • President Obama Lays Wreath at Ground Zero
    President Obama visited the site of the World Trade Center in New York City on Thursday where he participated in a wreath-laying ceremony and met with police, firefighters, and 9/11 victims' family members.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • Obama: 'When We Say "We Will Never Forget," We Mean What We Say'
    President Obama visited with firefighters at the Engine 54 firehouse in Midtown Manhattan Thursday before attending a wreath-laying ceremony at Ground Zero.He said that the killing of Osama bin Laden on Sunday "sent a message around the world but also sent a message here back home that "when we say 'We will never forget,' we mean what we say."
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

  • Oscar-Winning `Inside Job' Director Attacks Economists' Ties to Financial Sector
    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman reports on the aftermath of the financial crisis and how the Academy Award-winning documentary, "Inside Job" is influencing some leading economic thinkers. The film raises concerns about conflicts of interest for economists in academics.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2011
  • In Misrata Port, Ship Braves Shelling to Save Patients, Migrant Workers
    In Libya, five people were killed amid shelling Wednesday as they waited for an aid ship to rescue migrant workers and trauma patients from a hospital in Misrata. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on the harrowing mission in the port city, which has been the focus of intense fighting for two months.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2011
  • FEMA Chief Fugate on Challenges of Widespread Storm Recovery Needs
    The Army Corps of Engineers is considering whether to blow up more levees along the Mississippi River after destroying a Missouri levee to save an Illinois town. Judy Woodruff talks with Federal Emergency Management Agency Chief Craig Fugate about the government's widespread effort to help victims of flooding and tornadoes.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2011
  • How Does Bin Laden's Death Change U.S. Equation in Af-Pak Region?
    Osama bin Laden's death has opened new debate over whether U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan should begin withdrawing before the original July start date. France's foreign minister said his country is considering just that. Jeffrey Brown discusses the war's future with former defense officials Celeste Ward and Seth Jones.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2011
  • Obama's Bin Laden Photo Decision: Move on or More Proof?
    Citing national security risks, President Obama said Wednesday that photos of Osama bin Laden's body will not be released. Ray Suarez discusses the president's decision and its effects with former White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke and former Deputy National Security Adviser Juan Zarate.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2011
  • 'The Interrupters' Confronts Chicago's Gang Violence
    The latest documentary from director Steve James, "The Interrupters," follows three dedicated individuals who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence that they themselves once participated in.
    Original Air Date: May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

  • Lawmakers Weigh Future of U.S., Pakistan Relations
    The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to congratulate the troops and the intelligence community for the assault that killed Osama bin Laden, but the future of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship remains uncertain. Gwen Ifill discusses the two countries' strained relationship with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Sen.Mark Udall, D-Colo.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011
  • News Wrap: U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan on Track for July Start
    In other news Tuesday, a White House spokesman said the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden won't affect the scheduled start of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in July. In Syria, human rights activists reported more than 1,000 people have been arrested in an escalating government crackdown on demonstrators.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011
  • Frontline: Searching for Militants Fighting in the Name of Bin Laden
    In a Frontline excerpt, an Afghan journalist risks his life to search for militants who say they fight in the name of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The episode airs Tuesday night on most PBS stations.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011
  • Gauging Americans' Range of Reactions to Bin Laden's Death
    American reactions to the news of Osama bin Laden's death ranged from exuberance to quiet relief. Judy Woodruff discusses U.S. reactions with the Rev. Janet Vincet, who ministered to 9/11 rescuers and families; former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and Lauren French, editor-in-chief of George Washington University's student paper.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011
  • CIA Chief Panetta: Obama Made 'Gutsy' Decision on Bin Laden Raid
    In a newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer on Tuesday, CIA Director Leon Panetta described the tension of waiting for the final outcome of the U.S. Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, plus the preparations for the assault and what uncertainties President Obama faced in deciding to OK the attack.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011
  • White House Weighs Release of 'Gruesome' Bin Laden Photo
    The Obama administration on Tuesday filled in new details about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said no decision has been made on whether posthumous photos of bin Laden will be released. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011
  • The Death of an Architectural Myth
    In St. Louis Missouri in the 1950's, Pruitt-Igoe was touted as the definitive model for public housing projects in the modern era. In the new documentary, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, Chad Freidrichs explores the multitude of social, economic, and political forces that contributed to its downfall.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011
  • Panetta: Obama Couldn't See Bin Laden's Death but Heard 'Geronimo' Signal
    In a newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer on Tuesday, CIA Director Leon Panetta describes the final tense seconds of the commando raid on the compound housing Osama bin Laden in Pakistan -- and the culmination of a nearly 10-year manhunt.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

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