Friday, December 7, 2012

  • News Wrap: Boehner, 'No Progress to Report' on Fiscal Deal
    In other news Friday, Washington's stalemate continues. House Speaker John Boehner announced that no noteworthy progress had been made in negotiations for a deal between House Republicans and the Obama administration to reduce America's long-term deficit before automatic tax hikes and spending cuts kick in come January.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2012
  • Extend Unemployment Insurance Amid Fiscal Uncertainty?
    Businesses added 146,000 jobs in November, but Paul Solman reports the 7.7 percent unemployment rate was partially driven by Americans leaving the workforce. Jeffrey Brown talks to National Employment Law Project's Judy Conti and Heritage Foundation's Bill Beech, who debate the pros and cons of extending unemployment insurance.
    Original Air Date: December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • With Assad a 'Dead Man Walking,' Efforts Look to Transition
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Atlantic Council's Fred Hof who explains the potentially important role that the U.N., the U.S. and Russia to end Syria's war and inspire a transition of leadership. He says President Assad is a "dead man walking," and without a doubt his regime will come to an end, hopefully sooner rather than later.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2012
  • Norfolk Readies for Future Storms, Sea Level Rise
    When Hurricane Sandy hit a week before Election Day, it helped surface the issue of rising sea levels and resulting vulnerability of coastal cities to flooding. In conjunction with WHRO, Mike Melia travels to Norfolk, Va., where the mayor must decide whether or not to rebuild parts of the city that may be unlivable in 15 years.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2012
  • An Argument Against Cuts to Medicare and Social Security
    Republicans have proposed changes to so-called entitlements such as social security and Medicare to reduce the U.S. deficit. But Max Richtman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare says these aren't entitlements, but earned benefits. He tells Judy Woodruff why these programs shouldn't be changed.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2012
  • Egyptian President Reacts to Clashes Between Protesters
    Heightened debate and protests over the draft of Egypt's constitution have led to deeper divides and violence between supporters and opponents of President Morsi. Margaret Warner speaks with Atlantic Council's Michele Dunne for more on the clashes, the factions, and Morsi's response to his opposition.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2012
  • Budget Debates Focus on Medicare and Social Security
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that negotiations over the fiscal cliff were progressing. But it was the administration's demand to give the president authority over the nation's debt ceiling that roiled tempers on Capitol Hill. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2012
  • Israel Houghton Discusses His Nonprofit Activities
    Gospel Singer, Isreal Houghton, discusses his work with education non-profits, Elevate New York and World Vision.
    Original Air Date: December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

  • A Musician of His Time: Remembering Jazz Great David Brubeck
    Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, who challenged time-signature conventions and brought jazz to a wide audience, has died at the age of 91. His 1959 album "Time Out" was the first jazz record to sell a million copies. Jeffrey Brown talks to George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, about Brubeck's life and musical legacy.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Coral Reefs Die as Ocean Temperatures Rise, Water Acidifies
    In addition to negative consequences caused by overfishing and pollution, coral reefs face another major existential threat: increased acidity from warming oceans. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Florida about the dire outlook for coral reefs, as well as efforts and research to try and save them.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Refugees Take Shelter Underground in Abandoned Syrian Town
    The Free Syrian Army inches towards victory, but at a high human cost. Independent Television News's John Irvine reports from the Idlib region of Syria in a town called Sirjilla. Bombed out and virtually abandoned by its residents, the town now provides an underground home for hundreds of refugees.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Preventing Syrian Chemical Threat From Becoming Reality
    Though the White House and State Department made statements about the possibility of Syria deploying chemical weapons against rebels, much remains unknown about when, how and what kinds of chemicals might be used by Assad's forces. Jeffrey Brown talks to Leonard Spector of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Obama Rejects Future Debt Ceiling Limits
    Reports of Republicans considering a tax rate hike in exchange for spending cuts next year prompted President Obama to reject linking the fiscal cliff to future debt ceiling limits. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who is optimistic for positive progress and hopes shared by all parties for a responsible outcome.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Citigroup Plans to Lay Off 11,000 Employees in Scale Back
    In a move to cut costs, increase profits and speed its recovery from financial crisis, Citigroup, Inc., announced 11,000 jobs were to be cut worldwide. Gwen Ifill talks to Bloomberg Businessweek Roben Farzad for more on what pushed America's third-largest bank to make these sweeping job cuts in the U.S. and overseas.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
    Credit Milken Archive of Jewish MusicExclusive Milken Archive footage of the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing Take Five by Paul Desmond. Recorded live at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Dave Brubeck, piano; Bobby Militello, saxophone; Michael Moore, bass; Randy Jones, drums.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet - St. Louis Blues
    Please credit Milken Archive of Jewish MusicExclusive Milken Archive footage of the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing St. Louis Blues by W. C. Handy. Recorded live at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Dave Brubeck, piano; Bobby Militello, saxophone; Michael Moore, bass; Randy Jones, drums. For more Dave Brubeck videos, please visit http://www.milkenarchive.org.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet - Margie
    Please credit Milken Archive of Jewish MusicExclusive Milken Archive footage of the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing "Margie". Recorded live at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Dave Brubeck, piano; Bobby Militello, saxophone; Michael Moore, bass; Randy Jones, drums. For more Dave Brubeck videos, please visit http://www.milkenarchive.org.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Sarah Cooley on Ocean Acidification
    Sarah Cooley of the Woods Hole Institution explains how ocean acidification will affect the New England fishing industry.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Acidifying Waters Corrode Northwest Shellfish
    The world's ocean are absorbing carbon dioxide at an unprecedented rate and the resulting acidification is transforming marine ecosystems. We look at how ocean acidification is already affecting oysters and other shellfish in the Northwest.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012
  • Florida's Coral Reefs Face Altered Oceans
    The world's ocean are absorbing carbon dioxide at an unprecedented rate and the resulting acidification is transforming marine ecosystems. We look at how ocean acidification is already affecting coral reefs in the Florida Keys.
    Original Air Date: December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • Today's Generals Are Well-Trained, Ill-Prepared for Battle
    During World War II, only 10 percent of trained generals were approved for active duty. Now, journalist Tom Ricks says, "Mediocrity is an accepted core value in the performance of generals." Ray Suarez talks to Ricks about his new book, "The Generals," which examines the history of U.S. military commanders.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • Long After Earthquake, Haiti Still Endures Cholera Epidemic
    Fred de Sam Lazaro reports
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • Long After Earthquake, Haiti Still Endures Cholera Epidemic
    Ten months after Haiti struggled to recover from a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the nation suffered a public health epidemic. Cholera appeared for the first time in 100 years, making 600,000 Haitians ill and leaving 7,500 dead so far. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • Krugman: Hasty Fix to Deficit Would Cause 'Austerity Bomb'
    Though Republicans claim $2.2 trillion would be saved by their plan for long-term deficit reduction, economist Paul Krugman calls it a "vapor plan," with few details on where savings will come from. Gwen Ifill talks to Krugman about why he thinks reducing the deficit too fast could push the economy back into recession.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • Krugman: Hasty Fix to Deficit Would Cause 'Austerity Bomb'
    Though Republicans claim $2.2 trillion would be saved by their plan for long-term deficit reduction, economist Paul Krugman calls it a "vapor plan," with few details on where savings will come from. Gwen Ifill talks to Krugman about why he thinks reducing the deficit too fast could push the economy back into recession.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • Egyptian Oppositions Gain Momentum With Palace Protests
    The opposition to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi felt a change in their spirits after descending on the presidential palace to protest. Jeffrey Brown talks to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers from Cairo about the role of the police and military in the conflict and the upcoming constitutional referendum.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • News Wrap: U.S. Denies Iranian Claim of Seizing Drone
    In other news Tuesday, Iran claims to have captured an American "Scan-eagle" surveillance drone used to collect photographs and videos. Though they said it was seized recently, Iranian state television did not specify where or how. The U.S. Navy responded to say none of its unmanned aerial vehicles are missing.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012
  • Obama Says No Deal Without Tax Rate Increase on the Rich
    President Obama said there would be no budget deal unless Republicans agreed to tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. Meanwhile, Republicans say their plan would close tax loopholes without rate hikes. Kwame Holman reports on the impasse to avert an economic plunge triggering automatic spending cuts and tax increases.
    Original Air Date: December 4, 2012

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