Thursday, April 11, 2013

  • News Wrap: Senators Work on Immigration Reform Bill
    In other news Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators wrapped up work on the major elements of an immigration reform bill. Also, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan announced a recall of more than 3 million vehicles due to air bag problems.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2013
  • Senate Blocks Attempt to Prevent Debate on Gun Legislation
    While families of Newtown shooting victims looking on, Congress moved closer to coming up with a comprehensive bill for reducing gun violence. The Senate blocked an attempt to prevent debate on the subject. Judy Woodruff reports on what measures the bill may include.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2013
  • Web Extra: Moises Naim on North Korea's Leader
    Author Moises Naim talks about his book "The End of Power" and the challenges people like North Korean leader Kim Jong un faces in this online-only portion of Ray Suarez's interview.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

  • Cuban Dissident Reflects on Freedom and Oppression
    Blogger Yoani Sanchez, called the most famous Cuban not named Castro, writes about freedom, oppression and life as a dissident in her home country. In this interview from WNET's MetroFocus, Sanchez talks with Rafael Pi Roman about how her country has suffered, and whether the government is being transformed or weakened.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2013
  • Lauder's Collection of Cubist Masterpieces Bound for Met
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the recipient of a "transformative" collection of Cubist works by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and others. The donation, worth more than $1 billion, was made by Leonard Lauder, philanthropist and former chairman of Estée Lauder. Margaret Warner talks to the Met's Rebecca Rabinow.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2013
  • At Rikers Island, Investing in Lessons for Teens in Trouble
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on efforts to keep young people from returning to New York's Rikers Island once they've served their time. A privately financed pubic program utilizes evidence-based behavioral therapy to imbue teens with a sense of greater control over their lives and decisions.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2013
  • Gun Control Proposal Includes Expanded Background Checks
    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., outlined a bipartisan deal on gun background checks. Judy Woodruff talks to Paul Barrett, author of "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun," and Delbert McFadden of the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative about the impact of gun violence on inner city communities.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2013
  • Obama Budget Plan With Medicare Cuts, Tax Hikes
    The Obama administration rolled out its new budget proposal, which includes Medicare cuts and tax hikes for the wealthy. Kwame Holman has more on the budget from Capitol Hill. Gwen Ifill gets two reactions to the president's budget, first from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., then White House economic adviser Gene Sperling.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2013
  • The Nation's Capitol's Cherry Blossoms Are in Full Bloom
    NewsHour visits the Tidal Basin during the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C., to bring you the sights and sounds during the cherry blossom tree's peak bloom time.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2013
  • Cloning Trees at the Tidal Basin
    Plant geneticist Margaret Pooler explains how horticulturists have been propagating the 1912 cherry trees along Washington, D.C.'s Tidal Basin in order to preserve their heritage and create new trees.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

  • The Polarizing Legacy of Britain's 'Iron Lady'
    The death of Margaret Thatcher, whose leadership had global ramifications, has opened up old wounds for some British citizens. For more on the controversial legacy of Britain's "Iron Lady," Gwen Ifill talks with Time magazine's assistant managing editor Rana Foroohar and John Burns, London bureau chief for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2013
  • Private Investors Put Money on Decreasing Teen Recidivism
    Rikers Island prison houses 88,000 inmates a year, many of whom are repeat offenders. In an effort to decrease the teen recidivism rate, high finance and do-good innovation have made an unlikely partnership. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores a new way to fund government social services through private investment.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2013
  • Filmmaker Captures Life for Syrians With World Blown Apart
    FRONTLINE's latest documentary, "Syria Behind the Lines," explores the everyday lives of citizens caught in the midst of the country's civil war. Jeffrey Brown talks with film director and producer Olly Lambert about witnessing daily life in Syria, indiscriminate attacks on civilians and the future of the country.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2013
  • How Well Do Background Checks Work?
    The Senate prepared to wrangle over gun control legislation, while supporters of new restrictions tried to step up the pressure. Judy Woodruff gets debate between Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson and Lawrence Keane of the National Shooting Sports Foundation over a legislative sticking point: background checks.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2013
  • A Look Back at a Decade of Conflict in Iraq
    From the crumpled remains of deposed leader Saddam Hussein's statue, to ink-stained fingertips of happy Iraqis signifying a first free election, to the rise of an insurgency against coalition troops that introduced the scourge of improvised explosive devices. The timeline since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq tells a tale of events that enveloped both countries and still does to this day.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

  • Obama Speaks from University of Hartford
    With time running out on the chance to pass gun control legislation, President Barack Obama on Monday warned Congress not to use delaying tactics against tighter regulations and told families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims that he's "determined as ever" to honor their children with tougher laws.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013
  • A Battle to Preserve the Berlin Wall as Cold War Landmark
    In Germany, a fight is on about protecting what remains of a Cold War landmark: the Berlin Wall. For 28 years, the wall separated East and West Germany as a way of keeping East Germans from fleeing. Independent producers Carl Nasman and Anne-Sophie Brandlin report on the efforts to preserve an infamous icon.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013
  • States Around the Nation Work on New Gun Laws
    Lawmakers in Congress and at the state level are grappling with how to approach and pass new gun legislation. For the latest from Capitol Hill and state capitals, Gwen Ifill talks with Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post, Arkansas State Rep. Charles Collins and Vinny DeMarco, president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013
  • Remembering Margaret Thatcher: Pioneering Female Politician
    In 1981 Jim Lehrer and Robin MacNeil interviewed Margaret Thatcher, then prime minister, about the civil war in El Salvador. Plus Judy Woodruff talks to George Shultz and James Baker, two former secretaries of state who worked closely with Thatcher. Kim Campbell, Canada's first and only female prime minister, also weighs in.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013
  • Author Nicco Mele on ‘The End of Big’
    A new book explores how technology has empowered everyday people, from culture to politics to the media. PBS NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni spoke with Nicco Mele about "The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath."
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013
  • One of Syria's Internally Displaced
    Omar Ibrahim is one of many within Syria forced to flee their homes with no set destination.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Redemption Politics and the Final Four
    The Doubleheader duo -- syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks -- weigh in on the politics of sport and the sport of politics. First up: former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's return to politics after marital infidelity caused him to take some time away from the limelight. In the politics of sport, we're down to four teams in the men's NCAA tournament.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Journalists Expose Trove of Hidden Offshore Bank Accounts
    Around the world, government officials and individuals use offshore accounts to hide their wealth and evade heavy taxes. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Gerald Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, about the findings of a massive cross-border collaborative investigation.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on the Jobs, Obama's Budget Bargaining
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Judy Woodruff about the week's top political stories, including the March 2013 jobs report, whether President Barack Obama's proposed budget will include cuts to social security and how the U.S. should react to North Korea's nuclear threats.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Judge Orders FDA to Make Morning-After Pill Available to All
    A federal judge in New York struck down age limits for the contraceptive Plan B. The new ruling allows women of all ages to purchase the "morning-after pill" without a prescription. For more on the age restriction, the court decision and the debate, Jeffrey Brown talks to The Washington Post's Sarah Kliff.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Millions of Syrian Refugees Are Uprooted and Unable to Flee
    At least three million Syrians have been displaced from their homes but remain within their war-torn country with no way to escape. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how internal refugees face squalid conditions, serious health crises and the lack of basic necessities, while the global aid community struggles to reach them.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • News Wrap: North Korea Loads Missiles Onto Launchers
    In other news Friday, it was reported that North Korea loaded two medium-range missiles onto mobile launchers while South Korea deployed warships with missile defense systems. Also, it was revealed that a psychiatrist who treated Aurora, Colo., gunman James Holmes had warned university police that Holmes was dangerous.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Is New Technology Chipping Away at the American Workforce?
    Does new or increased use of technology have a hand in disappointing job growth? Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the March numbers and some key longer-term job market trends with Lisa Lynch, former chief economist at the Labor Department, and Andrew McAfee of MIT's Center for Digital Business.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013

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