Friday, February 26, 2016

  • Rocking out to Ray at the White House
    The White House was rocking Thursday night with a tribute to the music of the late Ray Charles. Even President Obama got a chance to stretch his vocal cords by leading a sing-along to one of the blues great’s famous tunes.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
  • In 'Lamb,' a universal tale in a rarely seen country
    Ethiopian film "Lamb" from director Yared Zeleke, which follows a half-Jewish boy sent to live with relatives in the country's southern mountains, is the first film from Ethiopia to ever be selected for the Cannes Film Festival and was the country's entry for the Academy Awards. Now, the film is making its way to festivals in the U.S. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2016
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

  • Police step up effort to evict homeless from Tijuana canals
    About 1,000 homeless people live in Tijuana, many of them migrants on their way to the U.S. Hundreds dwell in makeshift tents or storm drains in the branching tunnels of the Tijuana River canal, despite the local police force’s best efforts to evict them. But as the raids grow more severe, many fear for their safety--and their lives. Special correspondent Jean Guerrero of KPBS Fronteras reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
  • How a former model plans to diversify the fashion industry
    With Hollywood recently under fire for lack of racial diversity among Oscar nominees, how are other parts of the entertainment industry working toward inclusiveness? In the latest edition of the Race Matters Solutions series, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Beth-Ann Hardison, a model and agency owner, about her plans to inject more color into the fashion world.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
  • As Syrian ceasefire looms, doubts swirl about effectiveness
    The longstanding debate over whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria’s civil war has taken on new importance this week following a ceasefire agreement brokered by the U.S. and Russia. But how likely is an actual halt to violence in the region, and will Syria’s beleaguered civilians get the aid they so desperately need? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner examines the situation.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
    The mother of Suleyman Uslu sits next to the grave of her son, a People's Protection Units (YPG) member who was killed during fighting against Islamic State in north Syria, at a cemetery in Diyarbakir Turkey February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar  - RTX28MBM
  • GOP readies for 10th debate, Sanders turns to Midwest
    Donald Trump has won three straight state contests and is firmly ahead in Super Tuesday polls going into tonight’s GOP debate in Houston. Can the remaining Republican candidates slow him down before the next round of votes? Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders turned his attention from South Carolina to the Midwest. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Berea, Ohio February 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX28KNA
  • The convergence of economic anxiety and populist politics
    Why have political mavericks Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders taken the country by storm this year? One cause might be fear for the future. Many Americans today are living paycheck to paycheck, worrying that their children won’t be any better off. Those anxieties are driving them into the arms of antiestablishment populists. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
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  • Mother of Columbine shooter on the son she thought she knew
    Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in April 1999 carrying guns and homemade pipe bombs. Within an hour, 12 students and a teacher were dead, and 24 others injured. Seventeen years later, Dylan’s mother Sue writes of a son she thought she knew in her new book, “A Mother’s Reckoning.” Sue Klebold joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her life in the shadow of tragedy.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016
  • Poet Mahogany L. Browne on 'black girl magic'
    Mahogany L. Browne is a poet and author coordinating the Women of the World Poetry Slam at New York’s Pratt Institute. She gives her Brief But Spectacular take on “Black Girl Magic” and the struggles facing African-American women in modern society.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • Former Goldman exec wants to downsize big banks
    As presidential candidates debate Wall Street regulation, an argument against big banks arose from an unlikely source. Former Goldman Sachs executive Neel Kashkari asserts banks that are “too big to fail” remain a serious threat to financial stability and must be dismantled. Now president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, he discusses the problem and his proposed solution with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • The privacy vs. security battle, reignited
    As Apple’s standoff with federal courts reignites the debate over privacy versus security, some may wonder just how much American intelligence policies have changed since Sept. 11. Hari Sreenivasan talks with former CIA Director Michael Hayden about the constitutional cost of national security, the efficacy of drone strikes and the human element within the Central Intelligence Agency.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • As Pentagon overhauls nuclear triad, critics advise caution
    The Pentagon is preparing for an extensive -- and expensive -- modernization of the country’s half-century-old land, air, and sea-based nuclear weapons. Supporters contend a fully-equipped nuclear triad is essential for national defense and deterrence, but critics say it’s time to reexamine the extent of our arsenal in a post-Cold War world. Special correspondent Jamie McIntyre reports.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • Scrambling for support before Super Tuesday
    Following Donald Trump’s solid victory in the Nevada caucuses, the 2016 race has become a scattershot scramble for votes across dozens of states prior to Super Tuesday. Gwen Ifill consults Andy Shain of South Carolina’s The State and Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune for more on the tooth-and-nail struggle for support in those states.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters after being declared by the television networks as the winner of the Nevada Repulican caucuses at his caucus night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX28AWN
  • Our fractured political landscape
    Separation of powers is a core component of American democracy, but political divisions rose to new heights this year as Congressional Republicans clashed with the Obama administration on everything from budget blueprints to Supreme Court nominations. Gwen Ifill talks to E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller for a closer look at today’s caustic political landscape.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about a Supreme Court nominee from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 24, 2016. A day after Senate Republicans ruled out taking action on any Supreme Court nominee he puts forward, President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to move ahead with a selection who will possess an "independent mind" and grasp how laws impact people's lives.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX28ENI
  • Former CIA chief on privacy vs. security battle
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • Nuclear triad complicates any potential attacker’s plans, top commander says
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • Former U.S. commander: America should phase out land-based nuclear missiles
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016
  • Former Clinton and Obama officials square off over fate of nuclear triad
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  • Trump and Cruz verbally spar as the Nevada caucuses approach
    On the eve of the Nevada Republican caucus, frontrunner Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz doubled down on their personal attacks -- with Cruz accusing Trump of dishonesty and Trump calling Cruz “a little baby” -- as Sen. Marco Rubio rode a wave of endorsements. Meanwhile, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders turned their gaze to Super Tuesday. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
    Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a rally at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows in Reno, Nevada February 22, 2016.  REUTERS/James Glover II - RTX284X2
  • News Wrap: GOP Senators refuse to hear SCOTUS nominations
    In our news wrap Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) announced that Senate Republicans will not hear any Supreme Court nominations until a new president has been elected. Also, the CDC is investigating 14 possible cases of Zika virus in the U.S. that might have been spread through sexual transmission.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) holds a news conference with fellow Republican leadership on possible Supreme Court nominations after their Republican party caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington February 23, 2016. (L-R) Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD) and John Cornyn (R-TX) join McConnell at the podium. REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTX2898O
  • Historic dance company prepares for new steps
    Robert Battle grew up in one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods wearing metal braces on his legs but dreaming of dance. Thirty years later, he runs the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater -- the very company that inspired him as a child. Battle joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss how dance can transform lives and his vision for the company’s future.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
  • Inside Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo
    President Obama announced plans Tuesday to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, asserting that its existence undermines national security. The proposal -- which would send the facility’s remaining 91 detainees to domestic U.S. sites -- would fulfill the president’s 2008 promise to close the prison, but Congressional Republicans have been vocal in their opposition.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
    A Navy guard patrols Camp Delta?s detainee recreation yard during the early morning at Guantanamo Bay naval base in a July 7, 2010 file photo provided by the US Army. President Barack Obama urged lawmakers on Tuesday to give his plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a "fair hearing" and said he did not want to pass the issue to his successor when he leaves the White House next year.  REUTERS/U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth/US Army/Handout via Reuters  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX287ZG
  • How do lawmakers feel about the plan to close Guantanamo?
    Following President Obama’s announcement that he will fulfill his longstanding promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Capitol Hill lawmakers have been torn between support and opposition. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for their perspectives on the proposed shutdown and what it could mean for the detainees.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
    U.S. President Barack Obama (C) discusses administration plans to close the Guantanamo military prison while delivering a statement at the White House in Washington February 23, 2016. Obama had pledged to close the facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since he took office in 2009. Standing with the president, are Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Defense Secretary Ash Carter. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX287VK
  • Los Angeles’ bold move to reform special education
    Public schools in Los Angeles have experienced rapid change in the last decade, and graduation rates for the city’s 80,000 special needs students have nearly doubled since 2003. But greater transitions lie ahead: the district plans to transfer these students from special education centers to neighborhood schools. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
  • States strive to curb epidemic of fatal opioid abuse
    Abuse of opioids such as heroin, oxycontin and methadone led to 28,000 deaths last year, according to federal agencies. Many states are taking steps to combat the epidemic, but proposed solutions have attracted their own share of controversy and criticism. Judy Woodruff talks to Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts for more on the fight against opioid abuse in his state.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
    A New England Journal of Medicine review said those who abuse prescription painkillers are less likely than previously thought to use heroin as well.
  • What do rising sea levels mean for future generations?
    According to a trio of new studies, sea levels rose faster over the past century than at any other point over the last 2800 years. Scientists say this is definitive proof that human actions are directly contributing to rising water levels. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Benjamin Strauss of Climate Central for more on the emerging environmental crisis and what it might mean for future generations.
    Original Air Date: February 23, 2016
    Atmospheric chemists have started asking: What's in the ocean spray? And could these marine aerosols affect climate change? Photo courtesy National Science Foundation/Science Nation

Monday, February 22, 2016

  • Supreme Court pays tribute to Antonin Scalia
    The Supreme Court returned to the bench Monday for the first time since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Chief Justice John Roberts paid tribute to the eloquent and often confrontational jurist, describing him as “our man for all seasons.” Gwen Ifill sits down with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal to discuss the atmosphere of the Court and the debate over Scalia’s successor.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2016
    U.S. Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito (L), Elena Kagan (Top-C) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (C) depart fellow Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, February 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Doug Mills/Pool via Reuters - RTX27UCM
  • Watch a 106-year-old woman bust a move with the president
    106-year-old Virginia McLaurin has lived through 18 different presidents, though she never thought she’d live to see an African-American in the White House, let alone meet him. But thanks to an online campaign, McLaurin was able to fulfill her dream and even bust a move with the president and first lady. The White House commemorated the meeting with a video released on social media.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2016