Thursday, June 23, 2011

  • Rock Legend Paul Simon: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything, Even the Mistakes'
    Musical legend Paul Simon recently went on tour with his latest album, "So Beautiful or So What," plus his classic hits. Jeffrey Brown caught up with the singer-songwriter to discuss his new album, the art of songwriting and his outlook on life and music just ahead of his 70th birthday.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • The 'Long, Dark and Dirty' Story of Whitey Bulger's Career and Capture
    James "Whitey" Bulger, the legendary Boston crime boss and one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Margaret Warner speaks with with Boston University's Dick Lehr about the notorious fugitive's career, influence on Hollywood and how he hid from authorities for 16 years.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • White House, GOP Budget Deficit Talks Hit a Wall: Now What?
    Budget deficit negotiations between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP lawmakers broke down Thursday after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pulled out over the question of raising taxes. Judy Woodruff discusses the breakdown and what's ahead with The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery and The Wall Street Journal's Damian Paletta.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • Obama Solicits Support for Afghanistan Drawdown Amid Varied Reactions
    President Obama announced Wednesday that 10,000 U.S. troops are slated to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year and another 23,000 will pull out by the end of 2012. Kwame Holman reports on the range of responses to the president's withdrawal timetable from Washington to Kabul.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • Gates: I Was ' Strong Advocate' for Surge to End in Summer 2012
    In an interview Thursday with Jim Lehrer, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed President Obama's new timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, how he would define success in that war and the chances of a negotiated settlement with the Taliban plus the U.S. role in Libya and his tenure at the Pentagon.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

  • Obama Unveils Afghanistan Drawdown Plan: What Will Allies Think?
    President Obama outlined his plan Wednesday to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by summer 2012, saying that "it is time to focus on nation building here at home." Judy Woodruff discusses the impact of the president's decision with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Obama on Afghan Troop Drawdown: 'The Tide of War Is Receding'
    In a primetime address Wednesday, President Obama outlined a plan towithdraw 33,000 troops -- the full amount of the surge he announced in2009 at West Point -- from Afghanistan and told the American public"it is time to focus on nation building here at home."
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • 'My Perestroika' Reveals Personal History of Last Soviet Generation
    In "My Perestroika," filmmaker Robin Hessman traces the last generation raised in the Soviet Union through the eyes of five Muscovties, from childhoods filled with propaganda to life in the new Russia. The documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and The NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Is Your Pension Safe? States Struggle With Pricey Challenges
    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from Rhode Island on the struggles that states are facing over how to calculate investment returns for public pension funds to keep them fully funded.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Al Gore's Critique Sparks Debate Over Obama's Record on Global Warming
    In a "Rolling Stone" article, former Vice President Al Gore criticized President Obama's record on climate change. Gwen Ifill discusses what Mr. Obama has and hasn't done with The Center for International Policy's Glenn Hurowitz, The Center for American Progress' Daniel Weiss and The American Enterprise Institute's Ken Green.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • How Will Drawdown Affect U.S. Mission in Afghanistan?
    In a primetime address Wednesday, President Obama will unveil his plan for the size and pace of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics influencing the president's decisions with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Oceans Face Mass Extinction
    27 marine experts from 6 countries have released a report on the State of the Oceans where thy fear the conditions are ripe for mass extinctions of marine species. They've studied the data on overfishing, acidification, chemical pollution, temperature increases, coral reef extinction and climate change, and they are ringing the alarm.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

  • JPMorgan to Pay $153 Million to Settle SEC Fraud Charges
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges of misleading investors in the housing market. Judy Woodruff discusses the settlement and back story with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Cambodia Teaches New Generation About Khmer Rouge Atrocities
    With a new set of genocide trials set to begin, a new generation of Cambodians is learning about the country's violent and deadly history. This report comes from The University of California, Berkeley's School of Journalism student Jake Schoneker.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Cigarette Warnings Get Graphic, but Will Smokers Be Deterred?
    The biggest change to cigarette pack health warnings in 25 years came Tuesday when the FDA released nine graphic color images that will cover the entire top half of cigarette packs beginning next year. Margaret Warner discusses the new warnings with FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Huntsman Joins GOP 2012 Field, Touting Varied Resume, Hobbies
    Former two-time Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman ended months of speculation Tuesday by officially launching his campaign for president at New Jersey's Liberty State Park. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian discuss Huntsman's presidential prospects and the developing GOP presidential field.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • News Wrap: Iraqi Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 22, Wounds 37
    In other news Tuesday, a rare bombing in southern Iraq killed at least 22 people and wounded 37. Officials said at least one suicide car bomber struck as security forces were changing shifts. Also, Leon Panetta's nomination to be defense secretary won unanimous Senate confirmation.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Obama Preps Afghanistan Drawdown, but Debate Lingers on End Goals
    President Obama will announce plans for the initial U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown discusses what the president's options are with retired Army Lt. Col. John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security, author Phyllis Bennis and Brian Katoolis of the Center for American Progess.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Obama to Unveil Timetable for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
    White House officials confirmed that President Obama will announce plans for the initial U.S. troop drawdown from Afghanistan in a primetime speech Wednesday night. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Examining 'Dropout Factories' in New York City
    Students from the Radio Rootz program in New York City look at what's behind schools in their area labeled 'Dropout Factories."
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

  • Study: Food Allergies in Children Becoming More Common, Severe
    A new study out Monday find that children's food allergies are now more common, and more severe. Gwen Ifill discusses the findings with Dr. Ruchi Gupta, the lead author of the study.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • On Wednesday's NewsHour: 'My Perestroika' director Robin Hessman
    We're looking at the film "My Perestroika", a documentary that looks at the last Soviet generation this week as part of our partnership with The Economist magazine that showcases the art of filmmaking. For more on this story go to www.pbs.org/newshour/. For more from The Economist Film Project series, go to: http://film.economist.com/
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • N.Y. Teacher Takes Students on a Virtual Trip to Learn Realities of Refugee Life
    A high school teacher in New York City decided to set aside the usual curriculum and take her students on a virtual five week journey to the Middle East to learn about the millions who have fled the war in Iraq and became refugees. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • Ruling on Wal-Mart Gender Bias May Reshape Class-Action Claims
    A landmark Supreme Court ruling Monday rejected a class-action gender bias lawsuit against retail giant Wal-Mart. Jeffrey Brown talks to two legal experts about the wider impact on class-action claims.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • Amid Push for Talks With Taliban, Where Do Rights of Afghan Women Fit In?
    Three Afghan women, influential figures in politics, business and non-governmental organizations, were in Washington last week meeting with senior members of the Obama administration and Congress on the topic of negotiating peace with the Taliban. Margaret Warner gets their views on the situation in their country.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • Justices Rule on Wal-Mart Discrimination, Global Warming Lawsuits
    In two major decisions Monday, the Supreme Court threw out the largest class-action lawsuit in history and rejected a global warming lawsuit against power compannies. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Huntsman Ready to Enter 2012 Fray
    David Chalian and Gwen Ifill size up former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, set to enter the GOP field on Tuesday, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is considering jumping in as a conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011
  • 'Apache 8' Follows All-Women Firefighters On and Off the Reservation
    Hari Sreenivasan talks to filmmaker Sande Zeig about her documentar, "Apache 8". It follows an all-female Apache firefighting crew as they fight fires both on their own reservation and throughout the country. For most of the women in the film, fighting fires is one of the only jobs they can find on the reservation.
    Original Air Date: June 20, 2011

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