Friday, July 19, 2013

  • McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Ready to Face Off in Virginia Debate
    Virginia has been a Republican stronghold for decades, but politics have begun to shift in the Old Dominion. The Washington Post's Ben Pershing and The Virginian-Pilot's Julian Walker join Ray Suarez to preview an upcoming debate between 2014 gubernatorial candidates Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Remarks on Race and Confrontation
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Jeffrey Brown about the week's top news, including President Barack Obama's surprise informal address on race and prejudice in America and the killing of Trayvon Martin, as well as the saga and significance of Detroit's bankruptcy.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • From the Archives: A Dialogue on Race With President Clinton
    Fifteen years ago, in July 1998, Jim Lehrer held a panel with President Bill Clinton called a Dialogue on Race. Watch the full 1-hour version PBS aired on July 9, 1998 here. The roundtable was wide-ranging and nuanced, touching on both the roots of discrimination and the obstacles in finding solutions. President Clinton said then that economics and education were the best tools to end racism.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Mich. Gov., Detroit Emergency Manager Discuss Bankruptcy
    Detroit's Mayor Dave Bing and emergency financial manager Kevin Orr announced they were going forward with the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, with the city facing up to $20 billion in long-term debt. Ray Suarez talks with Orr and Michigan Gov. Rick Synder about the path forward for Detroit.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Obama Gives Highly Personal Take on Trayvon Martin Death
    President Barack Obama offered some personal reflection about the ways persistent racial prejudices inform how African-Americans have reacted to the death of Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective on his remarks from Jonathan Turley, Carol Swain, Leonard Pitts, Jr. and Michael Beschloss.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Excerpts: A Dialogue on Race With President Clinton
    Fifteen years ago, in July 1998, Jim Lehrer held a panel with President Bill Clinton called a Dialogue on Race. The roundtable was wide-ranging and touched on differing topics from the roots of discrimination to the obstacles in finding solutions. President Clinton said, then, that economics and education were the best tools to end racism.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • President Obama Says Trayvon Martin 'Could Have Been Me'
    President Barack Obama made a surprise statement today at the White House regarding the George Zimmerman trial. He said that while the verdict should be respected and was the result of due process, African Americans continue to face discrimination. He shared that he has personally encountered prejudice, and that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Watch Michigan Governor Speak About Detroit Bankruptcy
    The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy Thursday afternoon, becoming the largest American city to do so. With the city $18 billion in debt, the city's emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, didn't see a clear path out of the city's fiscal hole. Gov. Rick Snyder and Orr are holding a press conference this morning to provide more details about the filing.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

  • South Africa Honors 95-Year-Old Nelson Mandela
    South Africans celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday by volunteering 67 minutes -- the number of years Mandela spent fighting apartheid and serving as his nation's first black president. Kwame Holman reports on how people around the world marked the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's milestone.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Should Spanish-Speaking Students Be Taught in English Only?
    Educators have struggled to improve students' reading proficiency in the mostly Latino school district of New Britain, Conn. When administrators decided to eliminate a dual-language program for native Spanish-speaking students, not everyone agreed with that tactic. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Navalny Case Offers 'Chilling Effect' for Russians
    Ray Suarez talks to Fiona Hill of Brookings Institution about how most Russians see the conviction of Alexei Navalny, how the prominent case has affected the opposition movement in that country and whether the sentence adds more strain to U.S.-Russia relations.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • More Than 20 Indian Students Die After Eating School Lunches
    In India, at least 23 children died after eating school lunches that may have been contaminated by insecticide. Judy Woodruff talks to Arvind Subramanian of the Peterson Institute for International Economics about the heartache for the victims' parents and the lack of government accountability when calamities occur.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Will Health Reform Law Make Premiums More Affordable?
    President Barack Obama defended the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in a news conference, part of a broader effort to sell the law amid continuing criticism from Republicans. MIT's Jonathan Gruber and Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute join Jeffrey Brown to debate the cost of coverage under the health reform law.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Boehner Says Fairness is Essential for Government Policies
    At a press conference July 18, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, spoke about the responsibility of government leaders to ensure fairness on a number of policy decisions. "Fairness is a basic tenet of our society and its the bare minimum people should expect from their government," Boehner said. "But too often, under this president, they aren't seeing it."
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013
  • Watch President Obama Speak on Affordable Care Act
    Speaking from the White House's East Room Thursday morning, President Obama defended the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

  • Liz Cheney Challenges Wyo. Republican Incumbent Enzi
    Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced her plans to challenge three-term incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in the 2014 primary. Gwen Ifill talks to Jonathan Martin of The New York Times for more on the coming fight in the Cowboy State.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013
  • In Race to Develop Myanmar, Government Grabs Farmland
    Myanmar's government has entered into a major development agreement with a consortium of Japanese companies to build tech, food and textile factories. For many, this means more jobs, trade and revenue. But to make room, some farmers are being evicted and losing their livelihood. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013
  • D.C. Wages Fight With Walmart Over Higher Wages
    When the D.C. City Council approved legislation requiring large retailers to pay hourly rates 50 percent higher than local minimum wage, Walmart threatened to abandon planned stores. Judy Woodruff gets two views on living wage from David Madland of the Center for American Progress and Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013
  • Researchers See Decline in Dementia, Offering Optimism
    Two European studies show a significant decline in dementia and severe memory loss among healthier and better educated populations. Can successive generations continue to encourage this downward trend? Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, a practicing physician and professor at Duke University School of Medicine.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013
  • Were Snowden’s Actions Justified? Ellsberg, Mukasey Debate
    When Edward Snowden exposed the existence of some of the National Security Agency’s intelligence gathering operations, did he help or harm America? Jeffrey Brown gets debate from Daniel Ellsberg, co-author of the famous internal Defense Department study "The Pentagon Papers," and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

  • Can You Distill Feelings About Identity Into Six Words?
    The Trayvon Martin murder trial against George Zimmerman has sparked fresh public discourse about race and racial tensions in America. Jeffrey Brown talks to NPR's Michele Norris, creator of The Race Card Project, which asks people to share their thoughts about race, ethnicity and cultural identity in six words or less.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013
  • Entrepreneur Offers India's Aboriginal Children School
    In eastern India, 18,000 extremely poor children from tribal communities attend a school that offers an opportunity to transform their lives. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a social entrepreneur who wants to open more schools to reach more kids.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013
  • Violent Unrest in Egypt Leaves More Dead and Injured
    A march led by supporters of the former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi turned violent when protesters clashed with police. At least seven people were killed and more than 260 were hurt. Ray Suarez talks to GlobalPost editor-at-large Charles Sennott, who witnessed the violence in Cairo while filming for PBS's FRONTLINE.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013
  • Senators Strike a Deal on Filibusters, Averting Showdown
    After closed talks, Sen. Harry Reid announced a compromise to break a partisan stalemate and avoid making changes to the current rules on filibustering. Gwen Ifill talks to Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., about how the Senate averted a showdown over nominee confirmations.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013
  • Will Mexico Drug Violence Spike After Cartel Boss Arrest?
    With Miguel Angel Trevino Morales behind bars, who will take over as leader of the Zetas? How does the arrest provoke longstanding rivalries and what does it portend for the long-term fight against drugs? Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist Alfredo Corchado, author of "Midnight in Mexico," about Trevino Morales' legacy
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

  • Was Justice Served in Murder Acquittal of George Zimmerman?
    The George Zimmerman verdict has provoked passionate debate about legal justice and race in the U.S. Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Christina Swarns of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, New Yorker contributor Jelani Cobb, Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School and Carol Swain of Vanderbilt Law School.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013
  • Americans Rally in Protest of Zimmerman Verdict
    Attorney General Eric Holder called the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin "tragic," but he did not comment on whether the federal government would file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Gwen Ifill reports on how Americans -- who turned out for vigils and protests this weekend -- are reacting to the verdict.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013
  • Reporter Offers Reflection in His Tale of Two Mexicos
    Margaret Warner talks to journalist Alfredo Corchado about his new book, "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent Into Darkness," which draws on his nearly 20 years of reporting and on his personal relationship with his birth land.
    Original Air Date: July 15, 2013

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