Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Can the tech industry strike the privacy, safety balance?
    Even before President Obama outlined his proposed changes in how the NSA should collect data for surveillance, many tech giants were vocal in their criticism. Gwen Ifill discusses what's at stake with Christian Dawson of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition and Nuala O'Connor of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • Data raises questions about Affordable Care Act's success
    One of the co-authors of a new study on the Affordable Care Act, Christopher Weaver, told PBS NewsHour that new data raises questions about whether the law is succeeding at reducing the number of uninsured Americans. The government expects to lower the number of uninsured by 25 million people in the next 10 years.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2014
  • College students combat hackers
    Business and government spent around $46 billion in 2013 to guard against malicious cybercriminals. How can the U.S. combat this growing threat? Carnegie Mellon University is training the next generation of cybersecurity experts by teaching them to think like hackers. Correspondent Rick Karr reports.
    Original Air Date: October 26, 2013
  • Is a second scandal ahead for the New Jersey governor?
    As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s starts his second term, new allegations have emerged about threats to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief funds from the town of Hoboken. What are the governor's prospects moving forward? Hari Sreenivasan talks to NJTV’s chief political correspondent, Michael Aron, about how Christie’s reputation is faring in the wake of these allegations.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2014
  • Iraqis continue fight against Al Qaeda in Anbar province
    The battle between Iraqi tribesmen and Al Qaeda forces continued this weekend in the western province of Anbar. What does the situation on the ground look like? Hari Sreenivasan is joined by the Washington Post’s Loveday Morris from Baghdad via Skype to discuss the ongoing violence in the towns of Ramadi and Fallujah.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Criminal gangs play role in security breaches
    New information emerged Saturday about a holiday security breach at retailers, including Target, which the retail giant said affected over 110 million customers. Who was behind the attack and how did they carry it out? Hari Sreenivasan and Mike Riley at Bloomberg News discuss how overseas criminal gangs may be involved.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2014
  • European critics react to proposed NSA changes
    In his speech on Friday, President Obama discussed how the U.S. will change its intelligence gathering practices. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Geoff Dyer, Foreign Policy correspondent at the Financial Times, about the speech and how it was received by American allies, especially those targeted by the NSA’s operations.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2014
  • Is India’s space program worth the money?
    India's Mars Orbiter Mission is an attempt to become the fourth nation and first Asian country to reach the red planet and a point of great national pride. It will be completed for just over $70 million dollars, a tiny fraction of the cost spent by NASA on similar programs. But is spending any resources on a mission to Mars wise when hundreds of millions of Indians struggle to meet basic needs?
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

  • George Halvorson talks differences in health care between U.S. and world
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
  • Brooks and Marcus on Obama's surveillance reforms, Benghazi
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Gwen Ifill to discuss the week's top political news, including whether or not President Obama went far enough with his recommended surveillance reforms, who's blame for the Benghazi attack and the possibility for new sanctions on Iran.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
  • Syrian opposition undecided about attendance
    The Western-backed Syrian National Coalition is currently meeting in Istanbul to vote on whether it will go to upcoming talks in Geneva, aimed at bringing a political resolution to the war in Syria. Hari Sreenivasan talks to chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner about the internal conflict among the opposition.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
  • India marks three years without polio, but challenges remain
    Health officials in India have hit a milestone in their efforts to eradicate polio: It has been three years since the country's last reported case of the crippling disease. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on India's challenge to remain vigilant in its campaign to immunize children one mouthful at a time.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
  • How to balance cost and quality of health care?
    Judy Woodruff talks to George Halvorson, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente and author of "Don't Let Health Care Bankrupt America," who argues we spend too much money on care that doesn't deliver optimal benefits. How can the U.S. alter its approach to serve all Americans more cost-effectively and with better outcomes?
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
  • News Wrap: Man pleads guilty to mailing ricin
    In our news wrap Friday, James Everett Dutschke of Mississippi pleaded guilty to sending letters laced with the toxic substance ricin to the president, a U.S. senator and a judge. Also, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in light of the state's worst dry spell in 100 years of record-keeping.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014
  • Obama unveils new limits on U.S. spying
    President Obama called for several changes to U.S. spying practices including ending the NSA's storage of bulk phone metadata. Kwame Holman reports on the president's reforms and Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction from Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and John McLaughlin, former acting director of the CIA.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Some Iranians hopeful for relief of sanctions' economic bite
    On the streets of Tehran, how are citizens reacting to the completion of an interim deal over Iran's nuclear program? Hari Sreenivasan talks to William Brangham of NewsHour Weekend about the pressure on President Rouhani and what role economic sanctions have played in fueling diplomatic negotiations.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • News Wrap: DOJ revising definition of racial profiling
    In our news wrap Thursday, the Justice Department is expected to revise their definition of racial profiling. The new rules are likely to include religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation. Also, Vatican officials appeared at a UN hearing to answer claims that church leaders have protected pedophile priests.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Palestinian refugees suffer under Syrian fighting
    Decades ago, thousands of Palestinian refugees fled to Damascus seeking safety, but today they confront starvation and death. Human rights activists attribute these casualties to the lack of food and medical supplies due to the Syrian war. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on thwarted efforts to deliver aid.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
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  • Big trucks gain greater efficiency for Detroit auto show
    At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, the spotlight shines on sports cars and trucks, rather than alternative fuel vehicles. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dan Neil of The Wall Street Journal and Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book about the state of the industry and how gas mileage improvements are shaping trends.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Carmakers unveil new high-performance models
    Car lovers and industry experts have gathered in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. This year's showcase focuses on high-performance cars and redesigned trucks. Hari Sreenivasan reports on what offerings U.S. automakers are putting onstage.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Offering high school dropouts a second chance
    Goodwill is known for its charitable resale stores, but Goodwill of Central Indiana has expanded their mission to help give high school dropouts a second chance at graduation. The NewsHour's April Brown reports on the program's approach to education.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Air Force officers caught in cheating scandal
    Thirty-four Air Force officers who conduct nuclear operations have thus far been implicated in a proficiency test cheating scandal. Gwen Ifill talks to Robert Burns of the Associated Press and Bruce Blair of Princeton University about the larger implications of the cheating revelations for the Air Force.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014
  • Goodwill develops charters to entice dropouts back to school
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Why a conservative economist moved to the country
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman profiles Chris Martenson, a former science professional who gave up his large home and high-status job for life in rural Massachusetts. From there he began expressing his deep dissatisfaction with the way the U.S. economy works and garnered a growing following on his website, Peak Prosperity.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
  • How the NSA used radio waves to spy on offline computers
    The newest revelations from documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that since at least 2008, the National Security Agency has implanted hardware to tap into as many as 100,000 offline computers overseas. Gwen Ifill talks to David Sanger of The New York Times and Cedric Leighton, a former deputy training director for the NSA.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
  • Will end of net neutrality rules impact future innovation?
    The FCC's net neutrality rules were adopted to guarantee equal access to all sites on the Internet. But an appeals court ruling releases broadband providers from those guidelines, allowing them to prioritize certain traffic. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Craig Aaron of Free Press and former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
  • Senate: Benghazi attack was preventable
    A bipartisan Senate report has concluded that the State Department could have prevented the deadly 2012 attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Senate Intelligence Committee found officials ignored warnings of growing terrorist activity. Gwen Ifill talks to Adam Goldman of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
  • Supreme Court considers anti-abortion protests
    In Massachusetts, a 35-foot restricted area outside of abortion clinics give patients and staff a buffer zone from protesters. But as Kwame Holman reports, some say the law restricts the freedom of speech of abortion opponents. Judy Woodruff gets a view from inside the courtroom from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
    Marcia Coyle