Wednesday, July 27, 2011

  • Plouffe: We Won't Accept Boehner's Short-Term Deal
    A vote on Speaker Boehner's debt plan was delayed until Thursday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cut $850 billion instead of the promised $1.2 trillion. Gwen Ifill discusses the ongoing stalemate with President Obama's senior political adviser, David Plouffe, and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

  • Rift Grows Between Ireland, Vatican Over Priest Abuse Allegations
    The breach between the Vatican and Ireland grew even wider Monday when the Vatican recalled its Ambassador to Ireland, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza. Ray Suarez discusses the growing division over the handling of sexual-abuse claims with RTE's Richard Downes.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • From Ball and Chain to Cap and Gown: Getting a B.A. Behind Bars
    What college is tougher to get into than Harvard, Princeton or Yale? Bard College. Not the campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., but the one behind bars in five Empire State prisons. The privately funded Bard Prison Initiative is putting convicts through a rigorous B.A. program that would challenge even the smartest Ivy Leaguers.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • Study: Housing Bust Hit U.S. Minority Households Especially Hard
    As the economy struggles to rebound, a new analysis of Census data shows a widening wealth gap among white, black and Hispanic Americans. Gwen Ifill discusses the results of a new study with the Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor and Howard University's Roderick Harrison.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • Breivik's Lawyer: 'He Expected to Be Killed'
    Authorities in Norway have begun to publicly identify some of the victims of the Friday terror attacks. Independent Television News' Carl Dinnen reports on the latest developments including some new insights about Anders Behring Breivik from his attorney.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • As Debt Deadline Draws Close, Parties Dig in, Markets Prepare
    Monday night's dueling speeches by President Obama and House Speaker Boehner only seem to reinforce the state of the stalemate over raising the debt ceiling. Jeffrey Brown discusses the entrenchment in Washington with The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib, The New York Times' Andrew Ross and The Financial Times' Gillian Tett.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • Reggae Artists Team Up to Raise Famine Awareness
    In 2010, the World Food Program recruited legendary reggae band The Wailers and Jamaican singer Duane Stephenson to write a song that would raise awareness for global hunger. Since the escalation of the famine in the Horn of Africa, that song, "A Step for Mankind" has become an anthem of the crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

  • Watch Obama's, Boehner's Full Debt-Ceiling Remarks
    President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner addressed the nation Monday about the approaching debt-limit deadline and the political stalemate between top lawmakers over deficit-reduction proposals. Watch their full remarks plus analysis from Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Boehner: Obama's Not Getting a Blank Check
    House Speaker John Boehner addressed the nation after President Obama Monday about the approaching debt-limit deadline and the political stalemate between top lawmakers over deficit-reduction proposals. Here are his full remarks as prepared for delivery.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Obama: Debt Divide 'Is No Way to Run the Greatest Country on Earth'
    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Monday about the approaching debt-limit deadline and the political stalemate between top lawmakers over deficit reduction proposals. Here are his remarks as prepared for delivery.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • News Wrap: Crocker Sworn in as New Ambassador to Afghanistan
    In other news Monday, Ryan Crocker was sworn in as the new American ambassador to Afghanistan. In his new role, he will be the top diplomat as the U.S. begins withdrawing 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year. Also, the Syrian government endorsed a draft law allowing other political parties to form.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Breivik Sent to Solitary Confinement as Norway Mourns Attacks' Victims
    As Norway mourned the victims of Friday's bombing and shooting attacks, Anders Behring Breivik admitted to carrying out the assaults that killed dozens, but did not accept criminal responsibility for them and pleaded not guilty in court. Independent Television News' Carl Dinnen reports from Oslo.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • 'Playing With Fire' Explores Pakistan's Often Troubled Path
    A key American ally, Pakistan, makes its own deals with the Taliban in Afghanistan, who, in turn, are killing U.S. and coalition soldiers. Judy Woodruff and Washington Post foreign correspondent and author, Pamela Constable, discuss her new book, "Pakistan's Double Game," which looks at this relationship.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • On Kenya-Somalia Border, a Desperate Scene for Famine Victims
    Much-needed aid is on the way to more than 11 million famine victims in East Africa. Independent Television News' Marin Geissler reports from Kenya where hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled from Somalia.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • LaHood on FAA Furloughs: Congress Needs to Pass Long-Term Funding
    It will remain business as usual at the nation's airports although thousands of FAA employees are out of work. Ray Suarez talks to transportation chief Ray LaHood about the shutdown.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • What Sparked Return to Political Extremism in Europe?
    Anders Behring Breivik a right-wing, anti-immigration zealot, admitted to carrying out the bombing in Oslo and shooting rampage at a youth camp in Utoya, Norway on Friday that killed 76 people. Jeffrey Brown discusses the issue of political extremists in Europe with Tufts University's David Art and Demos' Jonathan Birdwell.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • As Debt Crisis Drags On, Fallout for Consumers Still Unclear
    As lawmakers and the White House struggle for a solution to a debt ceiling deadline, what do Americans have to fear if an agreement isn't reached in time? Gwen Ifill discusses the impact on Americans if a deal is not reached with IHS Global Insight's Nariman Behravesh and the Pew Center on the States' Kil Huh.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Students Investigate Oil Spill Containment Methods
    Students from the FLAG organization in Louisiana report on the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: '(Interior Life of Tumbler:' by Julie Sheehan
    Julie Sheehan is the author of three poetry collections: "Thaw" (2001); "Orient Point" (2006), which won the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and "Bar Book: Poems and Otherwise" (2010). She teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Conversation: Perceptions of Climate Change in Mongolia
    Hari Sreenivasan talks to environmental journalist Daniel Grossman about his recent reporting trip to Mongolia. He followed two research teams, one in the north and one in the south, each investigating how changing temperatures and weather patterns are affecting the nomadic herders.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

  • Reporter Offers Rare Look Inside a Syrian City in Revolt
    Uprisings continue to ripple through Syria, despite government crackdowns. Jeffrey Brown gets insight from The New York Times' Anthony Shadid.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks: After Debt Talks 'Meltdown,' What's the Path Forward?
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including Friday's dramatic end to debt negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2011
  • Norway Faces Day of Horror With Bombing, Shooting
    Twin attacks in Norway killed at least 16 people on Friday, when a bomb shattered a government building in Oslo, and a gunman opened fire at a youth camp on the island of Utoya. Judy Woodruff discusses the latest developments with Norwegian Public Broadcasting's Anders Tvegard and Reuters' Finn Hagensen.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2011
  • Boehner: Obama 'Moved the Goal Posts' on Debt-Ceiling Deal
    House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama pointed fingers at each other Friday night over who's to blame for the latest breakdown in the negotiations over raising the U.S. debt ceiling as an Aug. 2 deadline creeps ever closer.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2011
  • The Doubleheader: Debt Limits and NFL Lockouts
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Hari Sreenivasan about the ongoing debt negotiations and the possibility that the NFL could end its lockout. On Friday evening, talks between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner broke down.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2011
  • Boehner Calls Off Debt Talks; Obama: 'We Have Run Out of Time'
    President Obama said in a Friday evening news conference that he will call leaders to the White House for a Saturday morning meeting, shortly after House Speaker John Boehner walked away from debt negotiations.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2011
  • Debt Deal Stalemate Spills Into Weekend for Obama, Congress
    House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama blamed each other Friday over who's at fault for the latest breakdown in the debt-ceiling negotiations as an Aug. 2 deadline draws nearer. Kwame Holman reports on the continuing stalemate.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2011
  • Somalia Faces Famine as al-Qaida Threat Halts International Aid
    The United Nations warned Friday that the famine threatening Somalia could cause some 800,000 children to die from starvation. International agencies want to send more food but al-Qaida-linked militants vowed to block aid. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2011

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