Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Obama: ‘I Have Not Made a Decision’ on Syria
    President Barack Obama said he had not yet made his decision regarding a U.S. strike on Syria during an interview with PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. The president said that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s regime alleged use of chemical weapons would factor into his calculation and he warned that the Assad should be held accountable.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2013
  • Obama Won't Wait to Protect Americans' Voting Rights
    President Barack Obama said while he intends to work with Congress to amend the Voting Rights Act, he intends to take steps within his administration to ensure voting rights for all Americans, if lawmakers don't move quickly.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2013
  • Obama: Goals of Economic Opportunity Have Fallen Short
    President Barack Obama spoke to a massive crowd gathered today on the National Mall for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Obama said Americans would "dishonor" heroes like Martin Luther King Jr. to "suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete."
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2013
  • Mei Xiang Gives Birth at the Smithsonian National Zoo
    Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Friday, August 23 at 5:32 p.m. The panda team heard the cub vocalize and glimpsed the cub for the first time briefly immediately after the birth. Mei Xiang picked the cub up immediately and began cradling and caring for it.Behavior watchers have been monitoring her 24 hours a day since Aug. 7 via the panda cams.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2013
  • Worker Bosses
    In 1987, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour's economics correspondent Paul Solman reported on workers' attempt to buyout the General Dynamics shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, and spoke with Chris Mackin, a leader in the worker ownership movement.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2013
    August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Storytellers Find Fertile Material in Washington Dysfunction
    Real-life drama in Washington isn't popular in the polls, but it does provide plenty of fodder for modern storytellers. Jeffrey Brown speaks with a few who have found inspiration: Beau Willimon, co-creator of the series "House of Cards," Jay Roach, director of the comedy "The Campaign," and novelist and critic Thomas Mallon.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2013
  • Rep. John Lewis Remembers the March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, 23-year-old John Lewis raised his voice to a crowd of more than 200,000 people at a protest march that would come to represent "the best of America." Gwen Ifill talks to the congressman about what motivated him to become a young civil rights leader and the current state of civil rights and equality in America.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2013
  • White House Debates Best Action in Syrian Chemical Arms Use
    If the U.S. doesn't wait for the U.N. to finish inspecting the alleged chemical weapons attack site in Syria before taking action, it may still rely on those findings in building an international case. Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the White House continues to consult allies and consider military action.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2013
  • Syria's Fragmented Future
    Andrew Tabler, a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, lived in Syria for seven years. Tabler joined Hari Sreenivasan via Skype to discuss the post-Civil War prospects for Bashar Assad’s regime. “This war,” Tabler said, “is not going to end — no matter what happens — in the next few days.”
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2013
    August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

  • Medal of Honor Winner Showed 'Essence of True Heroism'
    President Barack Obama awarded Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter with the nation's highest military honor for his actions of bravery during a 2009 battle during the war in Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff offers excerpts from the Medal of Honor ceremony honoring Carter's courage in battle and in facing PTSD in his return home.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2013
  • Passing on the Legacy of March on Washington
    For civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, the significance and power of the March on Washington transcends generations. Sellers, who was on the National Mall that historic day, and son Bakari Sellers, a S.C. state representative, join Gwen Ifill to reflect on what the march has meant to their family and to all Americans.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2013
  • Fire Officials Make Preparations to Protect Infrastructure
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Capt. Mike Mohler of the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection and Harlan Kelly of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission about the challenges of battling the wildfire near Yosemite and keeping regional water and power supplies safe.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2013
  • U.S. Action on Syria Might Send Message to Other Nations
    How might the United States and other allies respond to what Secretary of State John Kerry calls "undeniable" evidence of chemical weapons used by the Assad regime? Judy Woodruff discusses options with Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations and Jeffrey White of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2013
  • Carney Addresses Reporters' Questions US Action over Syria
    During a press conference at the White House Monday, Aug. 26, spokesperson Jay Carney responded to reporters' questions about future U.S. action responding to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. While Secretary of State John Kerry called the use of the weapons "undeniable," Carney said repeatedly that the White House was still assessing the various options for a U.S. response.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2013
  • John Kerry: Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria "Undeniable"
    In a press conference Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Obama administration plans on holding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for the "moral obscenity."
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2013
  • Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Soldier for Combat Bravery
    In a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Pfc. Ty Michael Carter on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Carter received the medal, the highest combat valor award in the U.S., for his courageous actions during a 2009 attack on a combat post in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

  • U.S. Considers Military Options in Syria
    Richard Gowan, Research Director of New York University's Center on International Cooperation, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the administration's military options in Syria.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • Watch the Rev. Al Sharpton Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    The Rev. Al Sharpton addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch MLK, III Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Martin Luther King, III addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch Rep. John Lewis Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Rep. John Lewis addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch Myrlie Evers-Williams Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of civil rights organizer Medgar Evers, addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch Nancy Pelosi Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch Mayor Cory Booker Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch AG Eric Holder's Speech at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

  • Fort Hood Shooter Found Guilty, May Face Death Penalty
    Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was found guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting spree against unarmed soldiers that killed 13 and wounded more than 30 others. He now faces the death penalty. Judy Woodruff speaks with Karen Brooks who has been covering the court martial for Reuters.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013
  • Shields and Lowry on Stakes in Syria, Debating GOP Identity
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including pressures for the U.S. to intervene in Syria, plus the president's plan for cutting college cost and tension over ideology and identity within the Republican party.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013
  • Bales Gets Life Sentence for Murdering Afghan Cilvilians
    A military jury handed Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales the toughest sentence they could issue for his murder rampage that killed 16 Afghan civilians last year. Bales will serve life in prison without parole. Margaret Warner talks to Adam Ashton, who has been covering the trial for the News Tribute in Tacoma, Wash.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013
  • Military to Handle Bradley Manning's Request to Be 'Chelsea'
    Bradley Manning's request to be able live as a woman raises questions about transgender issues in the military. The U.S. soldier is sentenced to 35 years in prison. Will he be able to receive hormone therapy treatments behind bars? Ray Suarez speaks with Allyson Robinson, a private U.S. military consultant and LGBT advocate.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013

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