Wednesday, June 26, 2013

  • The Winners and Losers in Court's Decision on Gay Marriage
    The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage drew support from President Barack Obama, while House Speaker John Boehner called the ruling "disappointing." Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the court's rulings from Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Mary Bonauto of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Gay Rights Advocates Score Supreme Court Victories
    On its final day of the term, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, entitling same-sex couples to the same federal benefits as other married spouses. And Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage, was declared unconstitutional. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • The Evolution of Our Throwing Shoulder
    Neil Roach, post doctoral researcher at George Washington University, explains how humans have the ability to throw with such high velocities and why this made a difference in our evolution.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Phish's Trey Anastasio on Early Classical Influences
    Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio spoke with Art Beat's Jeffrey Brown at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The PBS NewsHour's ful profile of Anastasio will air on July 2.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • San Francisco Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Decisions
    NewsHour Correspondent Spencer Michels spoke with Andre Sanchez and Wes McGaughey, a gay couple living in San Francisco, moments after the Supreme Court decisions today on DOMA and California's Prop 8.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Watch California's Attorney General Speak on DOMA Ruling
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke at a press conference in support of the Supreme Court's ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Watch Rep. Bachmann and Others Speak Against DOMA Ruling
    Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and other U.S. House members spoke out against the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Others Speak in Support of SCOTUS
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other U.S. House members in favor of the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage today speak in their support of the judgments.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Watch Edith Windsor's Remarks on DOMA Ruling
    Following the Supreme Court's decision that the Defense of Marriage Act -- known as DOMA -- was unconstitutional, plaintiff Edith Windsor spoke from the ACLU center in New York.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013
  • Watch Prop 8 Challengers Speak After Supreme Court Rulings
    Following the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, and Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, attorney David Boies and plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami spoke outside the court.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

  • Audra McDonald Feels at Home in Whirlwind of New Challenges
    Five-time Tony award winner Audra McDonald has just released her first solo album in seven years. Jeffrey Brown sits down with McDonald to discuss her career, her upbringing and her aptly named record, "Go Back Home."
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • Colorado Struggles to Enroll Residents in Health Insurance
    Colorado is in the midst of preparing to roll out a new way for residents to get health coverage using an insurance exchange. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the challenges for the state in spreading the word about the program and getting Coloradans to enroll.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • Reactions to the White House Proposal to Curb Climate Change
    President Barack Obama announced a sweeping proposal to curb climate change and cut emissions. Gwen Ifill gets two reactions on the plan and its potential impact from Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council and attorney Scott Segal, who represents companies pushing for the Keystone extension.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • Can Congress Design a New Voting Rights Act Provision?
    The Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 vote to strike down a provision of the Voting Rights Act that polices voting discrimination. Ray Suarez gets debate on the fate of the law from Edward Blum of the Project on Fair Representation and Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • High Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act
    A key provision of the Voting Rights Act requiring federal oversight of states with a history of racial discrimination has been struck down by the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ruling with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, and the court's argument that the U.S. is no longer divided as it was in the 1960s.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • Obama: US Should Be Global Leader in Climate Change Fight
    President Barack Obama outlined a long-awaited plan to tackle climate change, which included new regulations on power plants and protections for coastlines against sea level rise. In a speech at Georgetown University, Mr. Obama announced a presidential action plan to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • Inside Softball: Press, Politicians Play for Good Cause
    Now in its fifth year, the Congressional Women’s Softball Game is a friendly competition between congresswomen and the females who cover them. The game raises money for the Young Survival Coalition, which works with young women who have breast cancer. This year’s game is 7 p.m. June 26 in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • Phish's Trey Anastasio Talks Deep Connection to Fans
    Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio spoke with Art Beat's Jeffrey Brown at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The PBS NewsHour's full profile of Anastasio will air on July 2.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • What Tuesday's Voting Rights Decision Really Means
    The Supreme Court Tuesday struck down Section 4 of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, effectively ruling that the heart of the historical civil rights legislation was now unconstitutional, and that Congress would need to draft a new formula for deciding which states and localities warranted federal monitoring. PBS NewsHour regular contributor Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • Watch Eric Holder's Remarks on Voting Rights Act Decision
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act.The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Section 4 of the landmark Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional and that Congress was tasked to come up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013
  • How to Conduct If You've Never Picked Up a Baton
    Allentown Symphony Conductor Diane Wittry teaches Paul Solman how to conduct classical music.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

  • Local Officials Look to Make American Cities More Livable
    According to Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, local officials are searching for new ways to innovate and make urban centers more livable. Judy Woodruff talks with Katz and Bradley, authors of "The Metropolitan Revolution," about major moves at U.S. city halls to breath new life into the American economy and democracy.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Opening Statements Begin in Trayvon Martin Murder Trial
    Opening statements began in the second-degree murder trial against George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman is charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Ray Suarez gets an update on this story with NPR's Greg Allen.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Countries Have 'Substantial Discretion' on Extradition
    NSA whistlebower Edward Snowden is on the run, and has thus far avoided being extradited to the United States. Margaret Warner talks to David Laufman, former federal prosecutor and Justice Department official, about the international legal issues surrounding Snowden's fugitive travels.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action's Future
    The Supreme Court ruled to send a case involving affirmative action at the University of Texas back to a lower court. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Lee Bollinger of Columbia University and Gail Heriot of University of San Diego School of Law on the use of affirmative action in higher education.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Supreme Court Sends Texas Affirmative Action Case Back
    According to the Supreme Court, the University of Texas may continue using race as factor in some college admissions, but also found a lower federal court used the wrong standard to dismiss a challenge to the policy. Kwame Holman reports on the court's ruling and Jeffrey Brown talks with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013
  • Weekly Poem: 'I Go Back to May 1937'
    Actor John Lithgow reads the poem "I Go Back to May 1937," by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

  • Doubleheader LIVE with Shields and Brooks
    Hari Sreenivasan sat down with Mark Shields and David Brooks to bring you a LIVE take on the Sport of Politics and the Politics of Sports. The duo also fielded viewer questions about Lebron James, swaying each others' political views, and favorite songs, among others.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2013

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