Thursday, September 15, 2011

  • Dem Senator Suggests Obama Jobs Plan Won't Pass in Full
    House Speaker John Boehner offered his first major response to President Obama's new American Jobs Act in a speech Thursday. Jeffrey Brown discusses the politics of job creation with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011
  • Boehner: 'Tax Increases Destroy Jobs'
    House Speaker John Boehner delivered his response to President Obama's $447 billion jobs plan Thursday at the Economic Club of Washington, calling for a decrease in government regulations and spending cuts by the deficit reduction committee.
    Original Air Date: September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

  • Honor Roll for September 14, 2011
    A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • U.N. Faces Showdown Over Vote on Palestinian Statehood
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will go to the United Nations next week and ask the world body to recognize a Palestinian state. Jeffrey Brown reports on the move that is opposed by Israel and the Obama administration.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • Can Obama, Democrats Overcome Economic Issue in 2012?
    Democrats lost two House races Tuesday when Republicans won special elections in New York City and Nevada. Gwen Ifill discusses what the results -- and some new polling -- mean with New York One's Errol Louis and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Flexes Potent Political Force
    Margaret Warner reports from Cairo on the rise of Egypt's oldest and most established Islamic movement in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • As Palestinians Push for Statehood, Is Peace Process Dead?
    In Palestinians' push for statehood, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state next week. Jeffrey Brown discusses what's at stake in the U.N. battle with Princeton University's Daniel Kurtzer and the International Crisis Group's Roberty Malley.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011
  • Federal Loan Guarantees for Failed Solar-Panel Company Under Investigation
    Did the Obama administration inappropriately push along financial help for a now-bankrupt solar panel company? Ray Suarez discusses a new investigation into the matter with The Washington Post's Carol Leonig.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

  • 'Tension City' Reflects on Jim Lehrer's Decades Moderating Presidential Debates
    In his new book, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain," NewsHour Executive Editor Jim Lehrer looks back at more than 40 years of televised political debates in America. Jeffrey Brown and Lehrer discuss his unique front-row seat to history as a 10-time presidential debate moderator.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2011
  • Why Are 46 Million Americans Living in Poverty?
    The latest Census measurement of U.S. poverty out Tuesday found that 46 million Americans live in poverty. Ray Suarez examines what's behind the highest level of poverty in America since 1993 with Douglas Besharov of the University of Maryland and Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2011
  • Rivals Put Rick Perry to the Test in Tea Party Debate
    At Monday night's CNN/Tea Party-sponsored event in Tampa, Fla., eight Republican presidential hopefuls were on stage, but the party's new front-runner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was the one put to the test by many of his rivals. Kwame Holman recaps the debate.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2011
  • How Do Tax Cuts, Hikes Fit Into Obama's American Jobs Act?
    President Obama continued to make a case for his American Jobs Act on Tuesday, but GOP leaders remain skeptical. Judy Woodruff discusses the tax aspect of the president's plan to spur job creation with two former top economic advisers, Austan Goolsbee and Martin Feldstein.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2011
  • Terror Network Behind 'Unprecedented,' Coordinated Kabul Attacks
    The U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters were among the targets of Taliban fighters who infiltrated Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill gets the latest on the deadly attacks from Patrick Quinn, The Associated Press's Kabul bureau chief.
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2011
  • Chuck Brown Performs "Wind Me Up!"
    Chuck Brown performs at the 9:30 Club
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2011
  • Jim Lehrer Reads From His Book, 'Tension City'
    The PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer reads two excerpts from his book, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, From Kennedy-Nixon to McCain-Obama."
    Original Air Date: September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

  • For Russian Performers, Trapeze Skills May Be Ticket to Landing U.S. Residency
    An obscure piece of immigration law targets uniquely talented individuals who want to live in the United States. University of California, Berkeley students Lauren Rosenfeld and Caroline Bins explore how it could help some Russian performers in Las Vegas gain permanent residency thanks to their rope and trapeze talents.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011
  • Insulin Spritz Shows Promise for People With Early Signs of Alzheimer's
    A small study published Tuesday in the Archives of Neurology found preliminary evidence that spraying critical insulin deep into the nose could help delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Ray Suarez speaks with University of Washington School of Medicine professor Suzanne Craft, who led the study.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011
  • Simmering Unrest Lingers on Cairo's Streets After Revolution
    An angry mob broke into the Israeli Embassy last week in Cairo, ripping down the neighboring country's flag and ransacking offices. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Margret Warner, who is reporting from Cairo, about the anti-Israel demonstrations, simmering unrest in Egypt and a hostile confrontation that she and a NewsHour crew faced.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011
  • Amid Major Job Cuts, Is Bank of America 'Too Big to Manage'?
    Bank of America, the nation's largest lender, announced plans to shrink the company by 30,000 people over the next two years. Judy Woodruff discusses Banks of America's troubles and the growing concerns over interconnected global financial problems with banking expert Bert Ely and Simon Johnson, former IMF chief economist.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011
  • Would President Obama's Plan Create 'Right Kind' of U.S. Jobs?
    Flanked by workers in industries he says would be helped by his jobs plan, President Obama announced Monday that he was sending his American Jobs Act to Congress. Gwen Ifill discusses the plan's scope and expected effectiveness with Dartmouth College's Matthew Slaughter and the University of California, Berkeley's Robert Reich.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011
  • By The People: What's Next California?
    Hosted by The PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, "By The People: What's Next California?" follows the gathering of a representative sample of 412 registered California voters in Torrance for the state's first-ever Deliberative Poll in June 2011. Weekend discussions and results of the before-and-after poll on key issues facing the state were captured and are presented for viewers.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011
  • What Does 9/11 Mean to People in Afghanistan?
    What does 9/11 mean to the people who live in Afghanistan and the Americans troops fighting there? Special correspondent Adam Pletts reports on the feelings regarding the terror attacks on American soil, which he gathered from both groups while embedded with U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Will Republicans Support Obama's Jobs Plan?
    David Chalian, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff take a look at the politics behind President Obama's new jobs plan: can he successfully frame opposition to his plan as opposition to economic recovery? And how will Republicans respond? They also preview Monday's CNN/Tea Party Express Republican presidential debate in Tampa Bay, Florida.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Duration' by Valerie Nieman
    Valerie Nieman is the author of the poetry collection, "Wake Wake Wake" (Press 53, 2006); three novels, "Blood Clay" (Press 53, 2011), "Survivors" (Van Neste Books, 2000) and "Neena Gathering" (Pageant Books, 1988); and a collection of short fiction, "Fidelities" (West Virginia University, 2004). She teaches at North Carolina A&T State University.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

  • Young People Reflect on How 9/11 Shaped Generation
    On that September morning when terrorists struck in New York City, Arlington, Va. and Shanksville, Pa., the sun had not yet come up in the small city of Clovis, Calif. For almost all the West Coast's younger generation, word came while they were at home, getting ready for school. Judy Woodruff reports on how 9/11 helped shaped the generation for young Americans.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Victims' Family Members Write Hopes, Sorrows in 'The Legacy Letters'
    If the people who lost family members on 9/11 wrote letters to their deceased loved ones about their lives today, their sorrow and their hopes, what would they say? Jeffrey Brown reports on a new collection titled, "The Legacy Letters," which offered just that chance.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • President Obama: 'These Past 10 Years Tell a Story of Our Resilience'
    After visiting ground zero in New York and Shanksville, Pa., earlier in the day to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama spoke Sunday evening at "A Concert for Hope," at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Here are his full remarks.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11 Victims in 'The Names'
    Billy Collins was the U.S. poet laureate at the time of the 9/11 attacks. A year later, he wrote "The Names" in honor of the victims. He read the poem before a special joint session of Congress held in New York City in 2002, and reads it again now.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011

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