Tuesday, July 19, 2011

  • Floods, Fires, Storms Fodder for Centuries of Poems
    In a year of floods, fires and storms making headlines around the world, poet and editor Jeffrey Yang chronicles how writers have grappled with the power of nature over the centuries in his new book. Jeffrey Brown and Yang discuss the poetic perspective of the beauty and power of nature.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • Gang of 6 Plan Could Offer GOP Path to OKing Debt Deal
    President Obama praised the work of the bipartisan "Gang of Six," who released the framework of a deal Tuesday that would cut roughly $4 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. Judy Woodruff and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the state of play in the ongoing debt-ceiling negotiations.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • NRC Chief: U.S. Nuclear Plants Safe Despite Age, Needed Upgrades
    The earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Japanese coast and triggered a nuclear crisis raised major questions surrounding the safety of U.S. nuclear reactors. Gwen Ifill discusses new safety regulations issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with its head, Gregory Jaczko.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Advises U.S. Nuclear Reactor Safety Upgrade
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission presented a new set of industry safety recommendations for the U.S. on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill reports on the safety changes sparked by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Japanese coast and triggered a nuclear crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • News Wrap: Syrian Forces Fire on Funeral Procession, Killing at Least 10
    In other news Tuesday, activists said Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession, killing at least 10 people in Homs where up to 50 people have been killed this week. Also, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Philadelphia's archbishop, who was criticized for his handling of sexual-abuse allegations.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • 'Transfixing' Testimony Puts Spotlight on Future of Murdoch's Media Empire
    There was plenty of drama in London Tuesday when Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks testified before a committee of Parliament about the phone-hacking and alleged police-bribing scandal rocking Britain. Jeffrey Brown discusses the proceedings with The New York Times' John Burns and NPR's David Folkenflick.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • Murdoch Faces Grilling, Pie Stunt in Parliament Testimony
    The media mogul at the center of the phone-hacking scandal rocking Britain, Rupert Murdoch, was in the hot seat Tuesday before a committee of Parliament, along with son James and former News of the World Editor Rebekah Brooks. Jeffrey Brown reports on the trio's testimony and Murdoch's encounter with a pie plate.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • Man Rushes Rupert Murdoch With Plate of Foam at Hearing
    A man rushed Rupert Murdoch and threw a plate of white foam Tuesday as the media mogul testified before British lawmakers. Murdoch was testifying during a Houses of Parliament committee hearing into the media phone-hacking scandal. A scuffle ensued and the hearing was briefly suspended. The man, covered in white foam, was detained by police. The foam also appeared to have hit Murdoch's suit.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • Soaring Food Costs Hit Indonesian Family Budgets
    The price of rice has risen 25 percent in less than a year in Indonesia, and more families have stunted or malnourished children as a results of soaring costs.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011
  • Turmoil in Libya: Five Months On
    The NewsHour takes a look back at some of the pivotal moments in the last five months in Libya -- from the protests first breaking out in Tripoli to the U.N. Security Council vote that established a no-fly zone over Libyan airspace and President Obama's address to the nation that detailed U.S. involvement in the crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

  • Honor Roll for July 18, 2011
    A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011
  • Piano Virtuoso Fleisher on Overcoming Disability That Nearly Silenced Career
    In the 1960s, piano virtuoso Leon Fleisher lost the use of his right hand due to a condition called focal dystonia, but he focused on teaching and continued to play pieces designed for one-handed pianists. Jeffrey Brown and Fleisher discuss how he overcame the disability that nearly ended his playing days.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011
  • House Republicans Push Vote on Debt Plan With Little Future
    Tea Party supporters in the House pushed a "Cut, Cap and Balance" program on Monday, demanding a vote even though the House plan has little chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Kwame Holman reports on the debt-ceiling stalemate and the Senate's debt plan crafted by party leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011
  • Debate Over Consumer Agency Continues as Obama Taps Cordray to Lead
    President Obama tapped former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Judy Woodruff leads a debate over the agency's role, responsibilities and funding with the Roosevelt Institute's Jeff Madrick and David Hirschmann of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011
  • Murdochs, Brooks Prepare for 'Made-for-TV Drama' Testimony in Parliament
    Fallout from the News of the World scandal allegedly involving phone-hacking and police bribery grew Monday as Scotland Yard saw two high-level resignations within 24 hours and officials reported the death of an early whistle-blowers. Gwen Ifill discusses the latest developments with The Observer's Ned Temko in London.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011
  • Students Report on Texas Education Cuts
    Students from Austin, Texas report on education cuts to their state's budget.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011
  • Texas Students Report on School Budget Cuts
    Students from Austin, Texas look at what's behind large cuts in their school's budget.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011
  • Indonesian Plant Shows Promise as Male Birth Control
    A plant long used by Indonesian men to reduce fertility is being tested as a possible daily male birth control pill.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Voting on a Debt Plan That Can't Pass
    NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian asks Senior Correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill why House Republicans are voting for their "cut, cap and balance" deficit reduction plan if they know it has no chance to pass the Senate. The team also discusses the possibility that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will jump into the contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

  • The Doubleheader: Debt Ceiling Drama and the Roger Clemens Mistrial
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the causes of the debt limit debate and the nation's fiscal problems, as well as the stain of steroids on Major League Baseball in light of the Roger Clemens mistrial.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • U.S. Women Take on Japan in World Cup Final
    The U.S. Women's Soccer Team has made it to the final game of the Women's World Cup for the first time in 12 years. They take on Japan's team on Sunday. Christine Brennan, USA Today Sports columnist, previews the match-up with Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on Political Risks, Rewards of Debt Standoff
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the ongoing impasse over the White House deficit talks.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Calif. Faces Tough Choices on Overcrowded Prisons
    Spencer Michels reports from California on the state's effort to comply with a Supreme Court ruling to alleviate overcrowding in the state's prisons.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • News Wrap: Italy Fast Tracks Austerity Vote
    In other news Friday, Italy's parliament gave final approval to a new set of austerity measures, two high-level resignations occurred in the Murdoch media empire and hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Syria in the largest rallies since the uprisings began.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Governors Tell Washington: Find a Compromise on Deficit Plan
    Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Jack Markell, D- Del., speak with Ray Suarez on the impact the debt limit debate could have across the country. They join the NewsHour from the National Governors Association's Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, where these and many other questions are being debated.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • As Clock Ticks, a 'Big' Deal on Deficit Remains Elusive
    There were no White House deficit talks Friday, but the behind-the-scenes maneuvering continued. In a public statement, President Obama called for Congress to produce a "serious plan" over the weekend.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Teen Flees Somalia, Plans to Return as Doctor
    Dawude, 15, abandoned his home in Somalia and embarked on a lonely four-day walk to the Kenyan border and the Dadaab refugee camp where WFP is providing food assistance to refugees. He is one of thousands fleeing conflict and drought in southern Somalia.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011
  • Washington, D.C.'s Water Wars
    A student from School Without Walls in Washington, D.C. investigates water quality issues in his hometown.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2011

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