Friday, November 23, 2012

  • Poet, 'What It Means to Stand in the Rubble of Your Life'
    Jennifer Fitzgerald's family and friends have been greatly impacted by superstorm Sandy, and though she immediately got involved in relief efforts in her Staten Island community, she felt that her poetry would be another way to reach a much larger audience and explain the physical and emotional impact Sandy had on New York.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • Iran Cracks Down on Journalists and Dissidents
    In addition to arresting activists, the Iranian government has also targeted the people who would defend them and tell their stories. Reporting in affiliation with the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED, Spencer Michels looks at cases of Iranian attorneys and journalists charged with acting against national security.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Mideast Turmoil, Obama in Asia
    Jeffrey Brown and NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the U.S. role in an evolving and conflicted Middle East, President Obama's trip to Asia, criticism of Ambassador Susan Rice, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation and what they are thankful for in U.S. politics.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • Senator Tim Kaine 'Heartened' by Bipartisan Budget Solutions
    Judy Woodruff sat down with former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, newly elected to the U.S. Senate. The Democratic lawmaker discusses his optimism for Congress being able to work across the aisle, his hopes for finding the right way to balance the budget and making compromises on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • Neighbor Turkey's Reluctant Role in Syrian Civil War
    The violence in Syria's 20-month conflict has moved eastward, closer to Turkey's border, and more players have entered the ring, including Syrian Kurds fighting against rebel forces. Ray Suarez talks to Margaret Warner from Istanbul about the price of the war for Turkey and the country's request for aid from the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • As Egypt's Constitution in Limbo, Morsi's Grabs More Power
    After a successful stint as the primary mediator to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took additional presidential powers, leading to protests largely led by non-Islamic groups. George Washington University's Nathan Brown talks with Ray Suarez about what motivated Morsi's actions.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

  • Portrait of Photographer Who Captured Native American Lives
    Backed by Theodore Roosevelt, Edward Curtis set out in 1900 to document the lives of Native Americans. Over the next 30 years, he took more than 40,000 pictures and 10,000 audio recordings. Jeffrey Brown talks to Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan about his new biography about Curtis, "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher."
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2012
  • How 'Black Friday' Morphed Into 'Gray Thursday'
    Many Americans will head to the mall after Thanksgiving dinner to snag retail deals once reserved for the early morning of "Black Friday." But as retailers fear a sluggish consumer spending holiday season, more are opening on the actual holiday. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Barney Jopson of The Financial Times.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2012
  • News Wrap: Syria Airstrikes Kill at Least 15
    In other news Thursday, rebel fighters in Syria gained momentum with the seizure of a key army base at Mayadeen. Meanwhile, Syrian government warplanes destroyed a building adjacent to an Aleppo hospital. The airstrikes killed at least 15 and damaged the hospital, one of the last remaining sources of medical aid in the city.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2012
  • Israelis Return to Sense of Normalcy After Hamas Conflict
    Israeli reserve troops retreated from the border, relieving fears of an Israeli ground operation into Gaza. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Tel Aviv-based journalist Stephanie Freid about the anxious calm that has settled in for Israelis, who wait to see if the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas will hold.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2012
  • Turkey Day Talking Points with Shields and Brooks
    We've compiled the best talking points from Mark Shields, David Brooks and special guest Michael Gerson from three of the biggest political issues of the past year--the Presidential election, the fiscal cliff, and the Supreme Court's health care ruling--to give you a good starting point no matter which side you're on.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

  • Climate Change Causes Insurers to Rethink Price of Risk
    The insurance industry looks at historical data, old and new, in order to assess the risk for potential disasters and put a price on premiums. But when Sandy hit the Northeast, some insurance companies reconsidered if they priced insurance high enough for the greater risks brought on by climate change. Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2012
  • Diminishing Returns From Most Expensive Election in History
    What lessons can we take from the record-breaking $6 billion spent by candidates, political parties and outside groups in the 2012 election? Judy Woodruff talks to Roll Call's Eliza Newlin Carney and Matea Gold of the Los Angeles Times about where all that money came from and why for some, more cash didn't mean a better outcome.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2012
  • Civil War Next Door: Syrian Conflict Tests Neighbor Turkey
    As Syrian refugees flee their homeland to escape violence between rebels and military troops, Turkey finds itself walking a fine line between protecting its interests and being drawn into war. Margaret Warner reports on the reactions of the Turkish government and civilians to Syrian violence spilling over its 500-mile border.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2012
  • Examining Prospects for Lasting Peace in Middle East
    Will the cease-fire reached today between Israel and Hamas hold? Ray Suarez talks to former State Department official Nicholas Burns and Hisham Melham of Al Arabiya about the prospects for long-term peace and the crucial diplomatic roles played by the United States, Egypt and other Middle Eastern neighbors.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2012
  • Israel and Gaza Leave Negotiation Sticking Points for Later
    The cease-fire agreement struck between Israel and Hamas after eight days of airstrikes and rocket fire was the first hurdle in opening up talks about larger issues like easing restrictions on the Gaza Strip. Jeffrey Brown talks to NPR's Leila Fadel and The Times of London's Sheera Frankel about the details of the truce.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2012
  • Poet Joy Harjo Reads a Thanksgiving Poem
    Poet Joy Harjo recites her poem on Thanksgiving and the gathering of family and friends.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2012
  • Watch President Obama Grant Presidential Pardon to the 2012
    The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama granted Cobbler, one of the two toms selected for national turkey honors, a presidential pardon at the White House. Cobbler, along with Gobbler, the second turkey, will then head to their future home at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

  • High School Coach: 'Don't Go to Study Hall, You Don't Play'
    Natalie Randolph is one of the first women to head a high school football team, but to her students she is more than a coach. At Coolidge High School in Washington, Coach Randolph prioritizes academics by ensuring athletes attend study hall before practice. Jeffrey Brown talks to Randolph about success on and off the field.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012
  • White House Sets New Insurance Rules for Benefits Coverage
    The Obama administration released new rules outlining what insurers on federal- or state-run insurance exchanges must cover as essential health benefits. Ray Suarez talks to Health Affairs' Susan Dentzer about how states are reacting to further implementation of the Affordable Care Act after the president's re-election.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012
  • Protecting New York From Future Storms As Sea Levels Rise
    As thousands of residents continue to clean up from Hurricane Sandy, many are anticipating future disasters and considering how New York will cope with rising seas and potentially more devastating flooding. Hari Sreenivasan reports on options like barriers that could protect the region from future storm surges.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012
  • U.S. House Races Were Quiet Compared to White House, Senate
    Though Democrats won a net gain of eight U.S. House seats during the 2012 elections, Republicans maintained their majority control and, for the most part, the status quo. Judy Woodruff talks to Rothenberg Political Report's Nathan Gonzales about why the results of U.S. House seat bids lacked major surprises and drama.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012
  • News Wrap: Syrian Rebels Seize Control of Aleppo Outskirts
    In other news Tuesday, rebels seized control of a Syrian regime's military base close to Aleppo. With the capture of the army base, the fighters also gained control of tanks, armored vehicles and munitions. Meanwhile, Syrian troops tried take over rebel-held territory outside Damascus.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012
  • Israel-Gaza Talks Face 'Complicating' Regional Realities
    As the Israel-Hamas conflict continues and pressure for peace rises, some factors complicate the negotiation process. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Dennis Ross and Brookings Institution's Khaled Elgindy about Egypt's prominent role, failures of old U.S. policy and the rise of political Islam.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012
  • Rolling Gates at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (ARCADIS)
    Rolling Gates at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (ARCADIS)
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012
  • CDM Smith: Swing Gates and a Bridge at Arthur Kill
    CDM Smith: Swing Gates and a Bridge at Arthur Kill
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald Reads Poems about Hurricane Sandy
    Fifth generation Staten Islander Jennifer Fitzgerald reads her poems about Hurricane Sandy, 'I Was Raised On An Island' and 'What It Means To Rise.'
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Incoming Independent Senator King on Caucusing With the Dems
    Angus King is one of two Independents in the incoming U.S. Senate, after winning a seat in Maine held for 18 years by retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. King is expected to caucus with senate Democrats. Jeffrey Brown spoke to the senator-elect after his election win.
    Original Air Date: November 19, 2012