Friday, September 20, 2013

  • House GOP Close Ranks to Fund the Government, Cut Obamacare
    House Republicans were able to pass a government spending bill that includes a provision to eliminate funding for the Affordable Care Act. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it "a measure designed to shut down government." Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • "If we don't raise the debt ceiling, we'll be deadbeats"
    Speaking from a Ford automotive plant in Liberty, Mo., President Barack Obama delivers the latest in a series of speeches that tout economic progress and address the fiscal showdown with Republicans.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • Should Drivers be Charged for Every Mile Driven?
    Fuel efficient cars may be the way of the future. But more fuel efficient cars means less gas is pumped, and in turn — less revenue from the gas tax. This will mean states will have even less cash on hand to repair roads and bridges. As a solution, Oregon is moving forward on plan it's been talking about for years -- a new tax based on the number of miles driven as a supplement to fuel tax.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013
  • House GOP leaders hold rally following budget vote
    House Speaker John Boehner, along with other House members, holds a rally following the House vote on on government funding and Obamacare cuts.
    Original Air Date: September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

  • How Does Health Care Reform Affect the Cost of Premiums?
    Whether you already have health insurance or will soon be shopping for coverage through one of the insurance exchanges, what can you expect to happen to the cost of your premiums? NewsHour analyst Susan Dentzer joins Ray Suarez to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about the new health care reform law.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Pope: Church's Moral Edifice Will Fall Without Balance
    In a frank interview, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must find a balance between "small-minded rules," like doctrines against abortion and homosexuality, and the need to be more merciful. Jeffrey Brown talks to Father Matt Malone of America magazine for more on the practical implications of the pontiff's comments.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Calif. City Contemplates Eminent Domain to Save Foreclosures
    Half of all homeowners in Richmond, Calif., owe more on their property than what it is worth, prompting the city to consider using the power of eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages and help residents stay in their houses. But detractors say that move will hurt the city by alienating Wall Street. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Regulators Charge JP Morgan Over $1 Billion in Penalties
    Investment bank J.P. Morgan got hit with two sets of penalties that total over a billion dollars in fines and refunds. Judy Woodruff talks to Dawn Kopecki of Bloomberg News for details on the charges, the ongoing investigations and the larger consequences for the company.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • What Are the Motives Behind Iran's 'Charm Offensive'?
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is reaching out to the U.S. and the world in ways his predecessors never did. Gwen Ifill talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Haleh Esfandiari of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for more context into the diplomatic thaw.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • Congress Engages in Obamacare Spending Standoff
    House Republicans plan to eliminate funding for the Affordable Care Act as part of a spending bill that would keep the government running past October 1. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said any bill that defunds health care reform won't survive the Senate. Gwen Ifill reports on the budget battle.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013
  • How to Live Micro: Apartments for the New Single World
    While more and more people are living alone, the costs of rent and real estate are soaring. So cities like New York and Vancouver are trying to get the most out of some of the apartment space they do have, by creating "micro" apartments. Many of these apartments are smaller than what was previously allowed under the law.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  • Capturing Photographer Who Shaped Our Vision of Civil War
    Mathew Brady, a 19th century pioneer of American photography, was known for both his portraits of celebrities as well as for his searing images of the Civil War. Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Wilson, author of a new biography called, "Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation," about how the artist shaped the vision of America.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Melting Ice Could Erode Way of Life for Alaska's North Slope
    More than 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Alaska’s North Slope is ground zero for global climate change. NewsHour producer April Brown reports the melting ice has opened up opportunity for shipping and other development – industry that could be catastrophic for the way of life of residents.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Effects and Requirements for Employers Under Health Reform?
    The health care reform law was designed to help give people without health insurance an affordable avenue to buy it. But how does it affect Americans who get their insurance through their workplace? NewsHour analyst Susan Dentzer joins Ray Suarez to help answer frequently asked questions about how companies are affected.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • What's Behind the Fed's Decision to Keep Up Stimulus?
    Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would continue its stimulus effort of pouring money into the bond market because the economy still needs help. Gwen Ifill talks to Neil Irwin of The Washington Post and Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial for a deeper look into the thinking at the Fed.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Sec. Hagel on Security: 'We Need To Do More -- And We Will.'
    In wake of the Navy Yard shooting, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognizes his department's responsibility to ensure national security: "We have to do more to assure the safety of all of our people and we are committed to do that." Judy Woodruff sits down with Hagel to discuss the "senseless tragedy" and get an update on Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • A Look at the Man Who Shaped American Photography
    Recently Jeffrey Brown talked with Robert Wilson, the editor of “The American Scholar,” about his new book on one of the pioneers in photography. The biography is “Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation.”
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Pentagon Orders Review of Security at Military Facilities
    In the wake of the killings at the Washington Navy Yard by Aaron Alexis, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered reviews of the security at U.S. military facilities worldwide, as well as the process in which the Defense Department grants security clearance. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013
  • Bernanke: Fed to delay bond tapering
    The Federal Open Markets Committee has decided not to taper off its purchasing of $85 billion in bonds, saying that the unemployment rate is still too high. The surprise decision sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average soaring to a record high.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  • Danticat Reads an Excerpt from ‘Claire of the Sea Light'
    Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat returns with her first novel in a decade and her first work of fiction about her native country since the 2010 earthquake there. It’s called “Claire of the Sea Light.”
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Edwidge Danticat Reaches Back and Forward in Her New Novel
    Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat returns with her first novel in a decade and her first work of fiction about her native country since the 2010 earthquake there. It’s called “Claire of the Sea Light.” She spoke to the NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Unmapped Routes May Pose Dangers for Shipping Boom in Arctic
    Melting glaciers mean more water to explore and profit from in the Arctic, but it can also mean danger for mariners. NewsHour producer April Brown reports that scientists from the NOAA who inform sailors how close they can get to the ice have not been able to keep up with the dramatic speed of climate change and new vessels.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Navigating the October Launch of Health Insurance Exchanges
    Polls show that a majority of Americans don't understand how the health reform law and the new insurance exchanges -- slated to open Oct. 1 -- work. Who can sign up and what will be covered? Ray Suarez poses your frequently asked questions to NPR's Julie Rovner.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Residents Find 'Nothing Salvageable' in Post-Flood Colorado
    Flooding in some Colorado communities wiped out infrastructure, rendering many homes uninhabitable and stranding citizens. Displaced Coloradans now face the challenge of finding temporary housing and the "enormous task" of clean-up and rebuilding. Special correspondent Mary Jo Brooks takes us to the scene of the wreckage.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • How Did Aaron Alexis Get Security Clearance?
    Revelations about the mental health of the gunman who killed 12 at the Navy Yard raises questions about how someone like Aaron Alexis is allowed access to a U.S. military base. Judy Woodruff discusses screening with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, a former Army psychiatrist.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Navy Yard Tragedy Draws Attention to Facility Security
    While Washington mourned the 12 victims of the Navy Yard shooting, authorities released new details about the shooter, Aaron Alexis. The Defense Department contractor had had run-ins with the law and sought help for mental health issues. Ernesto Londoño of The Washington Post joins Gwen Ifill to update the developing portrait.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • Indie Alaska Sheds Light on Offbeat Side of Far North
    INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The weekly videos will capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013
  • FBI: Navy Yard Shooter Acted Alone
    FBI Assistant Director Parlave updated the Navy Yard shooting investigation Tuesday afternoon, saying that they believe the deceased shooter, Aaron Alexis, acted alone.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2013

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