Friday, February 10, 2012

  • Reporting Labs Participants Reflect on Experience
    Students, teachers and mentors in the NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs program reflect on their participation and what media-making has taught them.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2012
  • OMG! Exporting American Slang to China
    Meet Jessica Beinecke, the writer, host and producer of "OMG! Meiyu," or "Oh My Gosh! American English." Each weekday the 25-year-old Voice of America employee posts two-to-three-minute videos explaining the hippest American English and culture to a Chinese audience; her many Chinese fans, in turn, tell her what they'd like to learn next.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2012
  • Conversastion: Pianist Jonathan Biss
    Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas remain landmarks in music history, works that pianists in every generation have felt the desire, the inspiration, the need to take on. A new recording by Jonathan Biss is recently out, the first of nine to be released over nine years, that will eventually include the entire cycle.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2012
  • President Obama Contraception Mandate Statement
    President Obama announced a compromise Friday to a controversial policy requiring certain religious organizations cover contraception services for employees. The institutions will now be able to shift responsibility for contraception coverage to health insurance companies.
    Original Air Date: February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

  • Story Sheds Light on Treatment of People With Disabilities
    A New York Times bestseller, Rachel Simon's "The Story of Beautiful Girl" explores empathy and tolerance in the form of a love story where characters with disabilities overcome heavyweight obstacles. Judy Woodruff and Simon discuss how society deals with disabilities and how they are portrayed in literary works.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2012
  • In Greece Bail Out, Germans Eye 'Functional, Surviving Euro'
    European Union finance ministers said Thursday Greece would have to make even more austerity cuts to receive bailout money, even if there is a new government. Margaret Warner reports from Germany on how citizens of the continent's richest country feel about the EU's latest debt relief package for Greece.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2012
  • What Greece's Latest Cuts Mean for Workers, EU
    Greek political leaders reached a much-anticipated agreement Thursday on yet another round of austerity cuts. Jeffrey Brown and John Psaropolous of the blog The New Athenian discuss implications for Greeks, the country's economy and its relationship with the continent.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2012
  • Can There Be Consensus on Birth Control?
    A new birth control mandate was under duress this week as Roman Catholic officials said it violated Church teachings and Republicans said it threatened religious freedom. Ray Suarez discusses the rule with Anthony Picarello of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Methodist Federation for Social Action's Jill Warren.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2012
  • Banks, States Reach $25 Billion Deal Over Foreclosure Abuses
    Even as foreclosed homes -- casualties of the housing bubble -- still litter the American landscape, federal and state officials announced Thursday a $25 billion deal between 49 states and five mortgage giants designed to give relief to homeowners and hold banks accountable for abusive practices.
    Original Air Date: February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

  • Legacy of S.F. Mayor Revived on Stage by Son
    In his new play "Ghost Light," Jonathon Moscone explores feelings of guilt and grief as well as the legacy of his father, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, who was gunned down at City Hall 33 years ago, along with gay rights advocate Harvey Milk, whose assassination has been better-remembered. KQED's Dave Iverson reports.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2012
  • Investigation: Members of Congress Steer Money Close to Home
    A Washington Post investigation found that 33 members of Congress earmarked more than $300 million total for public projects near properties they own while 16 members sent taxpayer money to companies with connections to their close family members. Gwen Ifill and Post reporter Kimberly Kindy discuss the findings and the laws.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2012
  • Brzezinski: U.S. Should Work With Russia, Turkey
    Zbigniew Brzezinski says that as American power declines relative to other countries, and China's influence grows, the United States can no longer dictate to the world, or be "the determining player of everything that is important on the global scene." Jeffrey Brown speaks with the author and former National Security Adviser.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2012
  • How Germany Became Europe's Richest Country
    As European debt crisis negotiations approach the 11th hour on yet another bailout for Greece, Margaret Warner reports on some of the people behind the economic success of Germany -- Europe's richest country.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2012
  • How Significant Were Santorum's 3 Victories?
    Rick Santorum was projected to move into second place in the GOP nomination delegate count after scoring wins in three states Tuesday. Gwen Ifill and Christina Bellantoni examine the new state of play in the Republican race, then Judy Woodruff and senior Santorum strategist John Brabender discuss his candidate's campaign.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2012
  • Conversation: Actor Edward Gero on Rothko, 'Red'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to actor Edward Gero, who stars as painter Mark Rothko in the play "Red," written by John Logan, in a production directed by Robert Falls at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

  • In 'Pilgrimage,' Leibovitz Explores Portraits Without People
    Known for portraits of celebrities and musicians, Annie Leibovitz has given herself a new assignment: capture striking landscapes and visit the homes of iconic figures to find significant snapshots from their past. Jeffrey Brown and Leibovitz discuss her "Pilgrimage" book and exhibition at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012
  • Greece Protests Take Aim at Europe's Demands for More Cuts
    Protesters in Greece took to the streets again Tuesday, expressing anger over Europe's demands for more spending cuts and tax increases. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on the unpopular new round of austerity measures then Margaret Warner sets up her interview with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012
  • Assad Running out of Friends, but Powers Still Among Allies
    As violence continued Tuesday in Homs, Syria, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov visited with top Syrian leaders in Damascus. Ray Suarez discusses Syria's ongoing bloodshed and President Assad's remaining allies with Rania Abouzeid of Time Magazine.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012
  • Axelrod on Pro-Obama Super PAC: 'We Simply Couldn't Sit by'
    President Obama's senior campaign strategist David Axelrod spoke with Judy Woodruff about the president's re-election campaign, the new Priorities USA Action super PAC run by former administration staffers, efforts to create jobs and the administration's ruling on contraceptives that created a firestorm among religious leaders.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012
  • Will Ruling Lead High Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage?
    A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 Tuesday against banning same-sex marriage in California, upholding a lower court's ruling. Spencer Michels reports and Gwen Ifill discusses the decision and the next steps with David Boies of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012
  • Rethinking Dropping Out
    Victor Rios, a one-time gang member and dropout himself, mentors young people at Santa Barbara High School, California. He can be seen on campus regularly, and has shared his story with dozens of students. Here, Joseph Castro and Brandon Smith, admit to re-thinking their lives after hearing how dramatically Victor turned his life around.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012
    February 7, 2012
  • Rethinking Dropping Out - Four Young Women, Four Stories
    Young girls at Santa Barbara High School say Victor Rios' story resonated with them as well. Here, four seniors who have been through tough times -- and thought about dropping out. Patricia Castillo, Meliza Palacios, Jennifer Gutierrez and Liliana Casian each say they've since decided against it and now all of them have plans for the future.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012
  • Time to Focus on Growth in Europe, Italian PM Says
    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said with pressures from Germany and others, most European countries have shaped up their public finances. And now is the time to start focusing on "how collectively we can achieve more growth in Europe," he said in an interview with Margaret Warner in Rome.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012
  • Italian Prime Minister on 'Prejudices' in Europe
    The eurozone crisis has brought out "old phantoms about prejudices between the North, the South of Europe," said Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti in a NewsHour interview Tuesday.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

  • U.S., Egypt in Showdown Over NGO Worker Trials
    Nineteen Americans working for non-governmental organizations in Egypt could face prosecution by the country's military rulers. Hari Sreenivasan discusses how a trial could potentially jeopardize U.S. aid to Egypt with The Wall Street Journal's Matt Bradley, reporting from Cairo.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2012
  • In Colorado, Romney Ignores Gingrich, Targets Obama
    As Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigned Monday in Colorado, Gingrich targeted Romney, but the former Massachusetts governor focused his attention on President Obama. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the Republican presidential race with USA Today's Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2012
  • Obama, Catholic Leaders Clash Over Contraception Mandate
    Catholic leaders are pushing back against a new Department of Health and Human Services ruling requiring employers who offer health insurance to provide contraception free of charge. While churches are exempt from the rules, Catholic hospitals and universities must comply. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the controversy.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2012
  • Boehner: Senate Wants 'No Part of Cutting Spending'
    In an interview Monday with the NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that Congress gets along most of the time and that disagreements mostly occur over major bills. He also discussed his relationship with President Obama, the race for the GOP presidential nomination and the chances of a deficit deal.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2012

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