Tuesday, June 18, 2013

  • Sen. Rand Paul on Path to Citizenship and Border Security
    Protestors interrupted a House hearing on a Republican immigration bill focused entirely on law enforcement. By contrast, the Senate bill combines enforcement and a path to citizenship. Ray Suarez talks to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., about his stance on legalization of undocumented immigrants being contingent on border security.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2013
  • Engagement in Talks by Taliban Reflects Desire for Peace
    As Afghan forces took control of their country's security, the Taliban agreed to join the U.S. and Afghanistan for negotiations. Gwen Ifill talks to former Defense Department official David Sedney, retired Col. David Lamm of the National Defense University and Pamela Constable of The Washington Post about this turning point.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2013
  • Short, Potent Poetry Offers Bite of Afghan Life
    Journalist Eliza Griswold and photographer Seamus Murphy collaborated on a project on oral folk poems known as landays, which have been recited by women in Afghanistan for centuries. Murphy discusses some of his favorite images of daily life in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2013
  • Should Virtual Reality Make You Vomit?
    As part of his conversation with Paul Solman, Jaron Lanier recounts his early experience introducing virtual reality to Hollywood and how his own expectations of his technology didn't always align with demand.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2013
  • Sister Azezet
    Sister Azezet talks about the kidnap and torture of Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees in the Sinai.
    Original Air Date: June 18, 2013
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Monday, June 17, 2013

  • Should Government Pay for the Information It Collects?
    What is the real price of the benefits we reap from interacting with free or convenient online networks? How can we make that system more transparent? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Jaron Lanier, whose new book, "Who Owns the Future?", argues that digital networks are destroying jobs and exacerbating inequality.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2013
  • Some States Have Second Thoughts About Refusing Medicaid
    Republican governors from Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Arizona were originally opposed to the health care law, but are now pushing to expand Medicaid. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Ohio Public Radio bureau chief Karen Kasler and Mary K. Reinhartf, reporter for The Arizona Republic, about what's behind the changes in their states.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2013
  • How Will Iran's New President Impact Relations with U.S.?
    What does the election of Hasan Rowhani mean for Iran's nuclear program? How will Iran's new president approach relations with the U.S.? To address those questions, Gwen Ifill is joined by Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Cliff Kupchin, Middle East director at the Eurasia Group.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2013
  • How Well Will Electronic Verification System Work?
    Among the more than 100 amendments to the proposed immigration legislation that lawmakers must review are proposals to bolster the electronic employment verification system known as E-Verify. Ray Suarez gets debate on that issue from Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies and Chris Calabrese of the ACLU.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2013
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona's Voter Requirement
    It is unconstitutional to make voters prove their U.S. citizenship to be able to register to vote. The Supreme Court made that legal reversal to Arizona law in a 7-2 decision. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal breaks down the details of that ruling with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2013
  • U.S. Aid to Syrian Rebels Dominates Attention at G-8 Summit
    What to do about the bloody war in Syria is overshadowing the usual agenda of trade deals and unemployment at this year's G-8 summit in Ireland. Gwen Ifill reports on conflict playing out during the conference around the United States' decision to send military aid to Syrian rebels.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2013
  • After Retiring, Bored into Working
    David Thompson didn't want to just sit around in retirement. A fan of NASCAR since he was a kid, the 66-year-old now shares his knowledge and passion for the sport with others as a part-timer at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Thompson is one of many once-retired Americans who have decided to head back to work because they enjoy it -- they say they want to feel useful and have something to do.
    Original Air Date: June 17, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

  • Could a Surplus of California Milk Fulfill China's Needs?
    Milk production is a nearly $8 billion business in California. Meanwhile, Chinese milk consumption tripled in the last decade and the dairy industry there wants to produce more. In another report in the "Food for 9 Billion" series, special correspondent Suzanne Rust examines the complex exchange of resources and money over milk.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Hillary's Hints, Congressional Baseball
    Mark Shields and David Brooks got a little edgy in Friday's Doubleheader. It may not be the segment's first ever mention of sex, but it definitely will get your attention. Under "sport of politics," Mark and David weighed in on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's moves of late. Under the "politics of sport" section, they discuss the annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Syria, Snowden and Surveillance
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff, including the Obama administration's decision to provide aid to Syrian rebels, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and American attitudes towards domestic surveillance.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2013
  • Will New U.S. Strategy for Syria Change the Dynamics?
    The Obama administration says it will send help to the rebels after determining that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. Jeffrey Brown assesses the decision and the risks with Vali Nasr, former State Department official, and former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2013
  • Six Months After Newtown, Battle Over Gun Control Continues
    Twenty-six seconds of silence were observed in honor of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial organized to mark six months since the massacre. Margaret Warner reports on how lawmakers and activists are engaged in the debate about new forms of gun control.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2013
  • Painful Options Ahead: Detroit Defaults on a Billion Dollars
    The city of Detroit is facing difficult decisions against a $1 billion debt. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr laid out a last-ditch plan to 150 creditors to accept pennies on the dollar to keep the city running. But some residents are skeptical of Orr's approach. Ray Suarez talks to Matt Helms of the Detroit Free Press.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2013
  • News Wrap: Iranians Head to Polls to Choose New President
    In other news Friday, millions of Iranians headed to the polls to vote for a new president. Despite international criticism over the election process, long lines of men and women could be seen at polling stations across Iran. Also, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with protesters over the fate of an Istanbul park.
    Original Air Date: June 14, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

  • In 'Little Green,' an Old Character Makes an Easy Comeback
    The last time readers heard from detective Easy Rawlins, he was driving off a cliff. But Rawlins, one of the best-known characters in American literature, returns -- alive -- in a new novel called "Little Green." Jeffrey Brown talks to author Walter Mosley about his new book and more.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2013
  • California Prepares for Fallout as Ruling on Prop. 8 Nears
    In San Francisco, city employees are preparing for a rush of same-sex marriage applications in case the Supreme Court strikes down Proposition 8, which banned marriage for anyone except between a man and a woman. Spencer Michels looks at the history of California's fight on same-sex marriage and previews the court's decision.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2013
  • Extended Conversation: Novelist Walter Mosley
    When last seen, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins was driving over a cliff, apparently to his death. Rawlins is the fictional private eye who, in the course of a dozen books, has become one of the best-known, longest-running characters in American literature. His latest adventure is told in the new mystery novel, "Little Green."
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2013
  • Acceptance for Gay Americans Grows, Discrimination Persists
    A new survey by the Pew Research Center offers a complex view of what it's like to be an LGBT American. The survey found that while 92 percent of LGBT Americans say society is more accepting, 53 percent say they still face discrimination. Ray Suarez talks with Paul Taylor, co-author of the survey, and Gary Gates of UCLA.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2013
  • Struggling Farmers in India Find Promise in Ancient Seeds
    Since a devastating cyclone hit in 2009, farmers in a region of India have struggled with salty soil. With climate change, that problem is likely to worsen. Special correspondent Sam Eaton reports for the NewsHour's ongoing series "Food for 9 Billion," about how some farmers have returned to ancient seeds for better results.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2013
  • Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Genes Cannot Be Patented
    In an unanimous decision, the Supreme Court justices ruled that a company cannot patent an isolated human gene. To look at the implications of the decisions and its impact for patients and medical research, Judy Woodruff talks to Todd Dickinson of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Sandra Park of the ACLU.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2013
  • Colorado Wildfire Is Most Destructive in State History
    A wildfire in Colorado has become the most destructive in the state's history. The blaze has spread across 94,000 acres, spurred by high winds and hot, dry conditions. The fire continues to burn out of control in a heavily wooded area northeast of Colorado Springs. Jeffrey Brown has an update on the fire and evacuations
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2013
  • U.S. Says Assad Regime Has Used Chemical Weapons
    The Obama administration announced late Thursday that it could conclude that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels. National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the Assad regime has used the nerve agent Sarin on a small-scale multiple times.
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

  • Era of Online Sharing Offers 'Big Data,' Privacy Trade-Offs
    Revelations about the NSA's secret programs have reinforced a national interest in striking a balance between privacy and security. Jeffrey Brown examines public perception of data monitoring with Jules Polonetsky of the Future of Privacy Forum, Kashmir Hill of Forbes and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, co-author of "Big Data."
    Original Air Date: June 12, 2013