Tuesday, May 3, 2011

  • Panetta: Obama Couldn't See Bin Laden's Death but Heard 'Geronimo' Signal
    In a newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer on Tuesday, CIA Director Leon Panetta describes the final tense seconds of the commando raid on the compound housing Osama bin Laden in Pakistan -- and the culmination of a nearly 10-year manhunt.
    Original Air Date: May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

  • Boehner: 'What Unites Us as Americans Is Far Greater Than What Divides Us'
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House Republicans made brief statements on Monday in response to the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • After Bin Laden's Death, Pakistan Remains a Security Hotspot
    The assault that killed Osama bin Laden shed new light on U.S. military and intelligence operations and what role the government of Pakistan did -- or did not -- play in the outcome. Gwen Ifill gets two views on what's next in the war on terror.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • Albright: Bin Laden Death a 'Very Big Victory,' But Not 'Happily Ever After'
    Jim Lehrer discusses the impact of Osama bin Laden's death on U.S. foreign policy and efforts to fight extremism with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Chuck Hagel.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • During Bin Laden Raid, 'The Minutes Passed Like Days'
    The plan that led to the death of al-Qaida leader and Sept. 11 plotter Osama bin Laden was reportedly in the works for months. Margaret Warner reports from the White House with the details of the planning and execution of the raid on bin Laden's compound, and why the U.S. kept Pakistani officials in the dark until it was over.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • Abbottabad Residents 'Shocked' Bin Laden Hid Nearby
    Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in a late-night raid over the weekend on his compound in the relatively affluent town of Abbottabad, just outside Pakistan's capital of Islamabad. Special correspondent Saima Mohsin reports on locals' amazement that the world's most wanted man was living in their midst.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • Obama on Bin Laden Death: 'It's a Good Day For America'
    At a Medal of Honor ceremony on Monday President Obama said "I think everyone can agree, it's a good day for America." The remarks came a day after Obama declared the death of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Bin Laden Death A Boost for Obama
    The day after the dramatic announcement that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and David Chalian look at how the death of the world's most wanted terrorist might affect President Obama's political capital.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • Weekly Poem by Heather Hartley
    Heather Hartley reads "This is a fugue for the lost art of aching," a poem from her book, "Knock Knock,'which was a finalist in the 2007 National Poetry Series. Hartley is the Paris editor of the literary magazine Tin House.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • Sec. Clinton: 'Syndicate of Terror' Doesn't End With Bin Laden's Death
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday morning about the death of Osama bin Laden that she hopes the families of those who have been killed by al-Qaida can find some "comfort in the fact that justice has been served."
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • Clinton: 'Syndicate of Terror' Doesn't End With Bin Laden's Death
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made remarks on the death of Osama Bin Laden on Monday morning, saying that she hopes the families of those who have been killed by al-Qaida can find some "comfort in the fact that justice has been served."
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011
  • President Obama Says Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan
    In an unsual Sunday night statement, President Obama announced that the U.S. killed long-hunted terror leader Osama bin Laden in a ground operation in Pakistan.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

  • The Doubleheader: Oil Subsidies, Town Halls, Drafts and Playoffs
    On this week's Doubleheader with Mark Shields and David Brooks, the duo discuss oil subsidies, budget plans, NFL drafts and NBA playoffs with Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on President's Birth Certificate, Budget Battles
    Syndicated Columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the release of the president's long-form birth certificate in response to speculation about the president's U.S. citizenship and budget battles between Congress and the president.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2011
  • What Does Royal Wedding Mean for Role of Monarchy in Britain?
    Onlookers crowded London's streets and television viewers worldwide tuned into the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London Friday. Margaret Warner recaps the ceremony's significance with John Burns, London bureau chief for the New York Times.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2011
  • Ala., Miss.,Tornado Victims Struggle to Cope With Worst Storm Damage in Decades
    President Obama traveled to Alabama to meet with tornado victims and tour the devastation left by the Wednesday storms. Ray Suarez discusses the latest conditions and the search-and-rescue efforts with Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and the National Weather Service's Jack Hayes.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2011
  • Roger Rosenblatt Returns for Continuing Conversation on Craft of Writing
    Longtime NewsHour contributor Roger Rosenblatt talks to Jeffrey Brown in our newsroom in a follow-up conversation about the craft of writing and his book 'Unless it Moves the Human Heart,' released earlier this year.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2011
  • NASA Tracks Severe Storms From Space
    NASA's GOES Project tracked the sever storm as it traveled across the southern region of the United States on Wednesday night.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

  • Will Leadership Shuffle Shift National Security Policy?
    President Obama officially announced leadership changes to his national security team. Jim Lehrer discusses the staff shuffle and its policy implications with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Jessica Tuchman Mathews, former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin and former Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Jack Keane.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2011
  • 'Edge of Joy' Highlights Maternal Health Concerns in Nigeria
    In "Edge of Joy," filmmaker Dawn Shapiro goes inside a busy maternity ward in Nigeria, where maternal deaths are among the world's highest. The documentary is the first in a series of independently produced films from around the world aired in a partnership between "The Economist" magazine and the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2011
  • Weather, Tornadoes Devastates 6 Southern States
    The nation's worst outbreak of tornadoes in nearly 40 years devastated much of the South on Wednesday night. Nearly 300 people were killed in six states, and two major cities were hit in Alabama. Jeffery Brown gets the details from A.C. Roper, police chief of Birmingham, Ala.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2011
  • Giffords Travels to Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch as Recovery Progresses
    Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery from a gunshot wound marks a milestone as she travels to watch husband Mark Kelly command Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight. Despite regaining some abilities, she face many more challenges. Ray Suarez discusses her recovery with the National Rehabilitation Hospital's William Garmoe.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2011
  • News Wrap: Explosion at Popular Tourist Cafe in Morocco Kills at Least 15
    In other news Thursday, an explosion at a popular tourist cafe in Morocco killed at least 15 people, including 10 foreigners. The government said it was a terrorist bombing. Also, former President Jimmy Carter, who just returned from Pyongyang, said North Korean President Kim Jong-Il is seeking direct talks with South Korea.
    Original Air Date: April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

  • PlayStation Breach Spurs New Web Security Fears
    Ray Suarez discusses the massive Sony PlayStation data breach and the future of Web security with Wired.com editor Kevin Poulsen.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
  • Budget Compromise Opens Old Wounds for D.C. Residents
    There is a historically tense relationship between official Washington, home to the federal government, and the District of Columbia's 600,000 residents. Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
  • Bernanke Spotlights Political, Economic Challenges in Historic News Conference
    In hopes of further revamping the Fed's secretive image, Chairman Ben Bernanke held the first-ever regularly scheduled news conference in its 98-year history. Jeffrey Brown discusses his remarks with Columbia University's Joseph Stiglitz and Matthew Slaughter, who served on the Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
  • News Wrap: Afghan Military Pilot Kills 9 Americans at Kabul Airport
    In other news Wednesday, an Afghan military pilot shot and killed eight U.S. troops and an American contractor after an argument at the Kabul airport. Also, Obama administration officials confirmed CIA Chief Leon Panetta will succeed Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus will head the CIA.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
  • With Birth Certificate Release, Obama Urges Shift in National Dialogue
    In response to revived, high-profile skepticism about his U.S. citizenship, President Obama released his long-form birth certificate Wednesday -- again showing he was born in Hawaii -- and said he didn't have time for "silliness." Jim Lehrer and The Washington Post's Dan Balz discuss whether the "birther" issue is now settled.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011

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