Wednesday, August 17, 2011

  • With Unity in Egypt Now Fractured, 'Second Wave' of Revolution Underway
    As former President Hosni Mubarak stands trial, Egypt's revolutionaries are increasingly divided over how to shape their new political structure. Margaret Warner discusses what's next for Egyptians and their "second wave" of revolution with GlobalPost's Charles Sennott, who returned to Tahrir Square last month.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • Americans Facing More Inequality, More Debt and Now More Trouble?
    Did America's record-high level of economic inequality in 2007 help cause the financial crisis of 2008? With Americans' borrowing back on the rise and signs that economic inequality is growing, could there be another financial crisis in the near future? Paul Solman continues his series of reports on U.S. economic inequality.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • 'Tough Guy' Rick Perry Makes Waves on Republican Campaign Trail
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination just days ago, but he is already making waves by touting his state's job growth and low taxes as a model for the nation. Judy Woodruff discusses the background and style of the newest official GOP hopeful with Paul Burka of Texas Monthly.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • Amid Attention From Obama, GOP, How Is Midwest's Economy Doing?
    On the last day of his bus tour through the Midwest, President Obama's aides said he will outline a national jobs plan after Labor Day. Jeffrey Brown discusses the state of the economy in Midwestern states with Iowa State University's David Swenson, Dee DePass of Minneapolis' Star Tribune and Micheline Maynard of Changing Gears.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • 'Disturbing' Report Finds 31 Million U.S. Kids Close to Economic Catastrophe
    Judy Woodruff talks with Patrick McCarthy, president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, about a new study that reveals a rise in poverty among families.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

  • Google's Motorola Deal Promises to Shake Up Mobile Technology Industry
    Google announced plans this week to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. In recent years the Internet giant has made big plays in the smartphone market through its Android platform. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ramifications of the pending deal with Staci Kramer of paidContent.org and Charles Golvin of Forrester Research.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • 5 Months After Meltdown, Fukushima Citizens Still Face Radioactive Risks
    Five months after the deadly tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japanese authorities have acknowledged that they misled residents about the radioactive dangers. John Sparks of Independent Television News gets an inside look at the area and reports on how citizens are dealing with the ongoing risks.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • Land of the Free, Home of the Poor
    Financial gains over the last decade in the United States have been mostly made at the "tippy-top" of the economic food chain as more people fall out of the middle class. The top 20 percent of Americans now holds 84 percent of U.S. wealth, as Paul Solman found out as part of a Making Sen$e series on economic inequality.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • What Does Recent Iraq Violence Mean for U.S. Troops' Exit?
    A wave of 42 attacks devastated Iraq on Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding more than 200 in more than a dozen cities. Margaret Warner discusses what the attacks mean for the missions of the remaining U.S. troops and the Iraqi security forces with The Washington Post's Annie Gowen, reporting from Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • Iowans Welcome Rick Perry To The Race
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a big splash Sunday night when he made his Iowa debut as a presidential candidate in Michele Bachmann's childhood home town, Waterloo, Iowa. Here's a sampling of what some of the Iowa Republicans with whom we spoke that night are interested in hearing from Gov. Perry and the rest of the Republican field.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • 'No Clear Path Forward' for Eurozone as Economic Woes Continue
    A new report out Tuesday showed overall growth in 17 eurozone countries increased just two-tenths of a percent in the second quarter. Judy Woodruff discusses what Europe's crisis means for the world with George Washington University's Scheherazade Rehman and the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Heather Conley.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Play 'Hard Times'
    Folk musicians Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings play 'Hard Times' off of their newest album, "The Harrow & The Harvest".
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • Profile: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
    Folk musicians Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings talk about their newest album. "The Harrow and the Harvest" and their musical career together.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

  • Cate Blanchett on Reviving Theater Classic 'Uncle Vanya' for Modern Stage
    Australian actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh have brought the Anton Chekhov classic "Uncle Vanya" back to the stage, playing now at Washington's Kennedy Center. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the actors about the challenges of staging the play for a modern audience and why so many Australians seem to be acting these days.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • Norway's FM: Many Questions Yet to Be Answered on Attacks
    The deadly attacks in Norway on July 22 marked the country's worst violence since World War II. Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the nation is coping, how the Internet is affecting extremism, the state of the investigations into the attacks and the many issued that have been raised.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • Breivik Taken to Utoya to Confirm Attack Details, Re-enact Events for Trial
    Investigators took Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted to carrying out attacks last month in Oslo and at a youth political camp on the island of Utoya that killed a total of 69 people and injured many more, back to the island to re-enact events and confirm details for his upcoming trial. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • 'Noose Is Tightening' on Gadhafi Regime, Rebels Assert
    The Obama administration applauded recent military gains by Libyan rebels on Monday. Margret Warner discusses the opposition forces' recent successes against the Gadhafi regime after numerous setbacks in the past few months with journalist Brian Conley and Dirk Vandewalle of Dartmouth College.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • Full Interview: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh
    Actress Cate Blanchett describes her work as artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company and its current production of 'Uncle Vanya,' starring Australian actor Richard Roxburgh.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • News Wrap: Google Plans $12.5 Billion Takeover of Motorola Mobility
    In other news Monday, Google announced its largest-ever acquisition with the planned purchase of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The cellphone maker controls thousands of patents and builds devices that run on Google's Android platform. Also, a wave of bombings swept across Iraq killing at least 63 police and civilians.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • How 'Bloody' Will GOP Nomination Fight Get?
    The GOP presidential field reshuffled over the weekend when Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the race, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out and Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the GOP contenders and President Obama's campaign-style Midwestern bus tour.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • Political Checklist: The GOP Field After Ames
    Fresh off the campaign trail in Iowa, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian talk to Judy Woodruff about their experience covering the Ames Straw Poll, Tim Pawlenty's exit and Rick Perry's entrance to the race. We also get a look at some of the Iowa State Fair food David and Gwen sampled.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • In Defense of Flogging: Controversy Over Prisons and Punishment
    We were curious: is flogging -- beating someone solidly on the behind with a wooden cane -- a reasonable, effective alternative to sending that person to jail for two, five, ten years? That's exactly what Peter Moskos, a police officer-turned-academic, argues in his new book, 'In Defense of Flogging.'
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Observation' by Jenn Koiter
    Jenn Koiter reads a poem called "Observation." Koiter's work has appeared in several literary journals. She teaches English at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

  • Shields, Lowry on GOP Hopefuls in Iowa, Obama's Tough Times
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review Editor Rich Lowry weigh in on the week's top political news, including the Iowa GOP 2012 debate and a tough couple of weeks for President Obama.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2011
  • Honor Roll: Remembering the 30 U.S. Forces Killed in Helicopter Crash
    On Friday's NewsHour, we close with a special edition on our ongoing honor roll of the American service personnel killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. This week, the Pentagon released the names of the 30 troops -- Navy SEALS, soldiers and airmen -- killed in the helicopter downed by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan last weekend. Watch that honor roll of all 30 men:
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2011
  • How Will Iowa Straw Poll Shape GOP Field?
    After Thursday night's Republican debate in Iowa, GOP presidential hopefuls headed to the State Fair to court voters ahead of Saturday's GOP straw poll. Judy Woodruff discusses how the debate played out and what's expected in the weekend poll with Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2011
  • Calmer Markets Cap a Week of Investors 'Being Smoked out of Safety Zone'
    The closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday capped one of the market's wildest spells since the meltdown of 2008. In the end, the major U.S. stock indices only dropped a small percentage for the week. Judy Woodruff discusses where things stand for investors with Bloomberg Businessweek's Roben Farzad.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2011
  • Rural Post Offices on Shaky Ground
    There are 3,700 mostly rural facilities that the U.S. Postal Service is now studying for potential closure. Tom Bearden recently visited one such site in Parshall, Colo.
    Original Air Date: August 12, 2011

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