Tuesday, September 25, 2012

  • At U.N., President Obama Condemns Violent Protests
    In addressing the 2012 United Nations General Assembly, President Obama condemned 'mindless violence' in anti-American protests, said Syrian President Assad's regime must end and affirmed support for new democracies that rose from the Arab Spring. Judy Woodruff talks to Margaret Warner for reaction on the president's remarks.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2012
  • Watch President Obama Address the U.N. General Assembly
    President Obama addresses the 67th U.N. General Assembly in New York with a focus on quelling violence spreading abroad.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

  • Why Students Who Underperform Drop Out of School
    In the U.S., one million students leave school early each year. Ray Suarez kicks off American Graduate Week with Victor Rios, Stephanie Krauss and Adam Steltzner, three individuals who know firsthand what it's like to be a high school dropout, but who ultimately turned their lives around and returned to get more education.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Genetic Analysis of Breast Cancer Could Change Treatment
    Research published by Nature shows there are four distinct types of breast cancer and that genetic changes occurring as cancer cells spread are vastly different for each type. Judy Woodruff talks to National Cancer Institute's Dr. Harold Varmus for more on what the research could mean for treatment in the future.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Debate Likely on Iran and Syria at UN General Assembly
    As leaders from more than 120 countries arrive in New York for the 2012 United Nations General Assembly, it is likely that discussion will center on addressing the Syrian civil war and the progression of Iran's nuclear program. Gwen Ifill talks to NewsHour senior correspondent Margaret Warner for more on what to expect.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Silent Stalemate in Homs, Rebel and Regime Snipers Face-off
    Syrian rebels forces and Assad regime troops wage battle silently from a hidden front line, as the use of snipers have made any movement a fatal action. Homs, the city where the Syrian uprising began, is at stalemate. Independent Television News' Bill Neely reports.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Grading the Campaigns Six Weeks from Election Day
    Debate preparations are underway with only one week until the first 2012 presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Judy Woodruff talks to The Rothenberg Report's Stu Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page for more on the strategy behind the messages coming from the Obama and Romney campaigns.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • News Wrap: Libyan Military Disbands 'Illegitimate' Militias
    In other news Monday, Libyan President Mohammed el-Megaref ordered all militias to obey the government or disband. This comes as reaction and an effort to address the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Most recently, the Libyan military removed two leaders of powerful militia and replaced them with military officers.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Political Ad Spending Doubled in 2012
    Political ad spending has doubled overall, but in critical battleground states the numbers are more drastic. In 2008, 519 presidential campaign ads aired in Colorado Springs, Colo. Four years later, the number has jumped to 1,445. Gwen Ifill talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about the blitz of campaign ads in a Republican leaning city.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Iranian President Ahmadinejad Speaks on Syria
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad responds to a question about Iran's take on the Syria conflict and how the country will continue to handle it in the long term.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • National Zoo Mourns Death of Panda Cub
    "Every loss is hard. This one is especially difficult," said Dennis Kelly, director of Smithsonian's National Zoo. On Sunday morning zookeepers heard a distressed sound from Mei Xiang, their female panda. Her cub was not moving. After multiple resuscitation efforts the cub passed away. Zookeepers are investigating possible causes of death.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Documentary: Why Does U.S. Health Care Cost So Much?
    "Money and Medicine," a documentary set to air Sept. 25 on PBS, investigates some of the most notorious drivers of U.S. health care costs. Ray Suarez speaks with Roger Weisberg, the producer and director of the film, about some of the reasons these costs are driving the nation toward financial crisis -- while still producing relatively mediocre medical results.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • President Ahmadinejad Speaks on U.S. Presidential Election
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad answered a question concerning the ongoing U.S. presidential campaign and how its results would affect his country.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • President Ahmadinejad Speaks on Possible Israeli Attack
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad answers a question concerning Iran's reaction to a possible Israeli attack on the country.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
  • Ari Shapiro in Colorado Springs
    NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro talks with Colorado Springs voters about what it is like to live in one of the hottest political advertising markets in the country.
    Original Air Date: September 24, 2012
    September 24, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on Romney and Ryan's Fitness, Obama #fora
    In this week's Doubleheader, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni about Mitt Romney's clean bill of health, Paul Ryan's obsession with P90X and the Nationals clinching their first playoff berth, the first Washington baseball team to do so since 1933.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Romney's Tax Returns, '47 Percent'
    NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff, including the release of Mitt Romney's 2011 tax returns, Romney's remarks on the '47 percent,' and President Obama's handling of the unrest and deadly protests over the American anti-Islam video.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012
  • Mitt Romney Releases 2011 Returns Taxes Still a Hot Topic
    President Obama has badgered Mitt Romney to release more than two years of income tax returns. Romney addressed criticism by releasing his 2011 returns, showing he paid an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent. But that didn't take taxes off the campaign trail as the candidates set out to woo older voters. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012
  • Suppressing Temptation of College Hazing Rituals
    Florida A&M University suspended its entire marching band when a student drum major was severely beaten and died in a hazing ritual. Ray Suarez talks to psychologist Susan Lipkins and Cornell University's Travis Apgar about what university officials can do to stop hazing and keep students safe.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012
  • News Wrap: U.S. Surge Troops Withdrawn from Afghanistan
    In other news Friday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that all 33,000 U.S. troops sent to Afghanistan as part of a military surge in 2010 have left the country.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012
  • French Cartoons, Anti-Islam Film to Provoke Hard-Liners
    Muslims have reacted violently to French cartoons and a film from the U.S. that crudely portray the Prophet Muhammad. Jeff Brown talks to University of Maryland's Shibley Telhami and Washington State University's Lawrence Pintak who say these statements from the West are being seized by Muslims for their own goals.
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012
  • Conversation: Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey
    The new official face of American poetry is one familiar to NewsHour viewers. Natasha Trethewey has just taken on the job of poet laureate of the United States, appointed by the Librarian of Congress. She's the author of four books of verse, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Native Guard" and her latest, "Thrall."
    Original Air Date: September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

  • Ancient Papyrus Suggests Thought That Jesus Was Married
    A Coptic text by early Christians on a fragment of ancient papyrus has been revealed, which makes reference to Jesus having a wife. Jeffrey Brown talks to Smithsonian Magazine's Ariel Sabar for more on whether this is a biographical statement on Jesus or a commentary on some early Christians' beliefs on Jesus' marital status.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2012
  • 'Bath Salts' Have Dangerous, Bizarre Effects
    It's a trendy street drug which is cheap, readily available and lethal. And it has dangerous and bizarre side effects including paranoia, agitation, violence and hallucinations. Judy Woodruff talk to Virginia Commonwealth University's Louis de Felice about the uptick in abuse of bath salts as a recreational drug.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2012
  • Thai Shrimp Industry Exploits Workers to Sell Cheap Shrimp
    The world, especially the U.S., wants cheap shrimp. For the $1 billion plus shrimping industry in Thailand, fulfilling this desire comes at the expense of workers. Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on the abusive working conditions in the Thai shrimping industry, including corruption, human trafficking and violence.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2012
  • Arctic Ice Cap Shrinks to Record Low Level
    This September, the arctic ice cap melted the most ever recorded, with only 24 percent of the Arctic Ocean covered by ice. Ray Suarez talks to Walt Meier, a scientist at the U.S. National Ice and Snow Data Center about the new evidence and how a lack of arctic sea ice affects ocean currents and changes weather patterns.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2012
  • Political Fundraising Post-Citizens United
    When the Supreme Court upheld the Citizens United case, the government no longer could prohibit or restrict independent political expenditures by corporations. Judy Woodruff talks to The Atlantic's James Bennet and the Washington Post's Ann Gerhart for more on how political fundraising has evolved this election cycle.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2012
  • News Wrap: Independent Panel to Investigate Embassy Attack
    In other news Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will appoint an independent panel to investigate the circumstances of a recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Also, Pakistan aired ads featuring President Obama and Secretary Clinton in an effort to quell violent protests over an anti-Islam film.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2012

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