Monday, December 2, 2013

  • David Hockney continues prodigious picture-making career
    At age 76, artist David Hockney brings traditional draughtsmanship to new media, using digital cameras and "painting" large-scale images on his iPad to explore familiar subjects. Spencer Michels interviews Hockney at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, site of a large new exhibit called "David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition."
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2013
  • James McBride on 'The Good Lord Bird'
    "The Color of Water" author James McBride talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new book and winner of this years National Book Award in fiction, "The Good Lord Bird."
    Original Air Date: December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

  • Illinois pensions in peril
    Associated Press reporter, Sarah Burnett, talks to Hari Sreenivasan about new legislation concerning the state’s pension system and about how it may affect retirees, labor unions, and taxpayers in that state and in others. Funding for this episode is provided in part by the Linda and John Arnold Foundation.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2013
    December 1, 2013
  • Father Patrick Ryan on the Pope's economic vision
    This past week, Pope Francis issued a wide ranging document raising new concerns about the excesses of capitalism and income inequality. Father Patrick Ryan, the McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, talks with Hari Sreenivasan about the new direction of Church under Francis.
    Original Air Date: December 1, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Is healthcare.gov ready for its close-up?
    Bloomberg’s Shannon Pettypiece reports on the state of healthcare.gov before a second intense review beginning tomorrow, including a look at how some heavy users like insurers give the site low ratings. State-administered sites, said Pettypiece, are generally performing better.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2013
  • Trouble in the East China Sea
    The Wall Street Journal’s John Bussey gives us the context behind the ongoing dispute between China and Japan over a group of islands administered by Japan in the East China Sea. Under a treaty the U.S. is obligated to defend Japan against any attack on a territory the country administers.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on papal critique of capitalism
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week's top news, including the short-term Iran nuclear agreement, the pope's writings on capitalism, proposed changes to campaign finance rules and things to be grateful for.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013
  • Can U.S. and Pakistan build a 'reality-based relationship'?
    Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States, explores what he calls "an epic history of misunderstanding" between the U.S. and Pakistan in his new book, "Magnificent Delusions." Margaret Warner talks to Haqqani about how the lack of shared interests prevents the cultivation of a productive alliance.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013
  • The Doubleheader: Shields and Brooks on Rivalry Saturday
    Welcome to a special edition of the Doubleheader with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Today, we tackle one topic, Rivalry Saturday, when big college football programs match up, usually against cross state match-ups.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013
  • Cassini cosmic photos bring the world 'along for the ride'
    The Cassini spacecraft has been capturing snapshots from Saturn for the past 10 years. Carolyn Porco of the Space Science Institute talks to Judy Woodruff about capturing and sharing images of the "jewel of the solar system" and discoveries made about the planet's meteorology and moons.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013
  • Worldreader fights global illiteracy with e-readers
    Worldreader has a lofty goal: eradicating global illiteracy. So far they've reached 13,000 kids in Sub-Saharan Africa by giving them e-readers loaded with local and international books. John Risher of Worldreader joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss their mission and how learning to read can improve children's lives.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013
  • How holiday business openings impact workers
    There are six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, putting more pressure on retailers to beat out their competitors. How does the early start to "Black Friday" impact businesses and workers? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Laura Champine of Canaccord Genuity and Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013
  • Retailers offer shoppers early jump on Black Friday sales
    "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally marks the start of holiday shopping. Due to a shortened number of days this year, many major retailers opened their doors on Thanksgiving day, a move that garnered criticism from workers and labor rights groups. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013
  • News Wrap: Obama visits immigration protesters
    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama visited people on the National Mall who are fasting to protest Congressional inaction on immigration. The activists have been on a hunger strike for 18 days. Also, China enforced its newly declared air defense zone by sending fighter planes to investigate U.S. and Japanese flights.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013
  • Why the Cassini Mission Needs to Continue
    Can the Cassini mission to explore Saturn continue? With budget cuts pending, Judy Woodruff continues her conversation with Carolyn Porco, director of the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory. "We could take up libraries with the information we've learned about the Saturn system," Porco said. "We're not done."
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

  • Exploring the economics of the first Thanksgiving
    The first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Mass., probably didn't resemble the modern holiday we celebrate today. Economics correspondent Paul Solman steps back in time to explore the contrasting exchange models used by Native Americans and pilgrims in 1621 and how that alters the meaning behind the first act of giving thanks.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2013
  • Chef, author Alice Waters on falling in love with food
    Chef and author Alice Waters was one of the first proponents of using seasonal, organic ingredients. The pioneer of "California cuisine" has dedicated herself to educating students about the importance of reconnecting cooking to nature. Judy Woodruff sits down with Waters to discuss how how easy it can be to eat healthy.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2013
  • Politics of aid in Syria increases suffering for displaced
    Some 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced within the country due to the bloody Civil War and the ongoing violence has led to an increased level of suffering. Syrians that remain are in need of food, shelter and medical help. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the politics of aid in Syria.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2013
  • What role should the government play in the health care?
    The ACA roll-out has raised questions on where the government should draw the line in the personal welfare of its citizens. How does the new health care law complicate the ideas of individual rights and collective responsibilities?Jeffrey Brown talks to Jacob Hacker of Yale University and Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2013
  • Crackdown disappoints Egyptians expecting social justice
    Egypt's military backed government has issued its latest crackdown on dissent, but now both Islamist and secular activists are being punished. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Leila Fadel of NPR about how Egyptians are reacting to the arrests and how the events are being portrayed by the media.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2013
  • How Norman Rockwell held a mirror up to American ambitions
    Art historians have often dismissed Norman Rockwell as merely a commercial illustration artist. But Deborah Solomon, author of "American Mirror," says Rockwell "mirrored what (Americans) wanted to be" and gave the nation a common culture. Solomon joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss Rockwell's influence and legacy.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

  • An architectural twist on ordinary food drives
    What do you get when you give an architect canned yams, corn and tuna fish? Perhaps a 12-foot bridge or larger-than-life sea creature. Each year around the globe, designers create sculptural masterpieces out of canned goods in Canstruction events. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the the creative contest boosts typical food drives.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • Warsaw conference moves towards 'new global climate regime'
    World leaders convened for the Warsaw Climate Change Conference this month, working towards an expanded commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Judy Woodruff talks to ActionAid USA's Brandon Wu and Harvard University's Robert Stavins about the political challenges ahead in order to curb climate change on a global scale.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • N.C. schools promise arts education, but access not equal
    North Carolina mandates that all elementary school students have equal access to art instruction, but enforcement of the law appears inconsistent across the state. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on two elementary schools' different approaches to arts education and the effects on student performance.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • Navy commanders accused of taking bribes for contracts
    A Malaysian businessman, known as "Fat Leonard," was arrested this fall for recruiting moles in the U.S Navy in order to inflate lucrative naval contracts. Allegations claim top commanders received bribes in exchange for contracts worth up to $200 million. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Post's Craig Whitlock for the latest.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • Health care law delays insurance for small businesses
    Obama administration officials announced further delays to the implementation of HealthCare.gov. Now, small businesses will not be able to enroll their employees on the federal insurance exchanges until November 2014. For details on the delay, Judy Woodruff talks to Louise Radnofsky of the Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • Storm to bring record cold temperatures on Thanksgiving Day
    The storm system slowing down holiday travel isn't extreme by meteorologists' measures, it just "occurred on the worst possible day." Rain and snow showers are creating slippery conditions on major highways and record cold temperatures are on their way for Thanksgiving Day. Gwen Ifill talks to Bernie Rayno of Accuweather.com.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013
  • Obama designates Popcorn as National Thanksgiving Turkey
    President Obama, referring to the presidential turkey pardon tradition, said he has "many awesome and solemn responsibilities. This is not one of them."The president pardoned gobbler "Popcorn" in annual ceremony at the White House on Wednesday, after an online contest determined which of the two selected toms -- the other being "Caramel" -- deserved the National Thanksgiving Turkey title.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2013

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