Wednesday, February 29, 2012

  • Benefit Corporations Aim to Make Profit, Positive Impact
    Seven states have passed legislation officially recognizing companies with a conscience. Called benefit corporations, or B Corps, the firms strive to make a positive impact on society while also turning a profit. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012
  • Deconstructing a GOP Hopeful's Road to 1,144 Delegates
    The Republican Party's eventual nominee needs to secure 1,144 delegates. With wins in Michigan and Arizona Wednesday, Mitt Romney leads the GOP field with 135. Gwen Ifill discusses Super Tuesday, when a sizable 419 delegates are at stake, with Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Frontloading HQ's Josh Putnam.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012
  • North Korea's Nuclear Attitude: What's Next?
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said North Korea's agreement to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid was "a modest first step in the right direction." Judy Woodruff, The Korea Society's Donald Gregg and Georgetown University's Balbina Hwang discuss the implications for multinational disarmament talks.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012
  • Interview Excerpt: Russian Blogger Alexei Navalny
    Russian opposition blogger Alexei Navalny said protests and demands for reform will continue after the March 4 presidential election.
    Original Air Date: February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

  • Watch Rick Santorum's Speech After Mich., Ariz. Primaries
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Grand Rapids, Mich., as results of the Michigan and Arizona primaries were announced.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Watch Mitt Romney's Speech on Michigan Primary Win
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Novi, Mich., after he was announced the projected winner in both the Michigan and Arizona primaries. "We need a recovery from this so-called recovery," he told his supporters while taking aim at President Obama's economic policies.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Watch Newt Gingrich's Speech After Mich., Ariz. Primaries
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night at the University of West Georgia, just before results of the Michigan and Arizona primaries were announced. He told his supporters that increasing domestic oil exploration could reduce American debt to China and reliance on Saudi oil.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Watch Ron Paul's Speech on Eve of Mich., Ariz. Primaries
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Springfield, Va., on the evening of the Michigan and Arizona primaries. "This country does not need another war at all," Paul told the crowd.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks Discuss Romney's Win in Arizona
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss GOP hopeful Mitt Romney's win in Arizona and what the results mean for the rest of the GOP field, including Rick Santorum, on Super Tuesday.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Romney Faces Test in Home State
    After Mitt Romney won Arizona's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, Gwen Ifill and Bill Ballenger of Inside Michigan Politics examined the state of play in the GOP field.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Jason Moran 'Promotes the Abstract' in Jazz
    An emerging jazz innovator and the new artistic director at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, musician Jason Moran uses song to promote thought, therapy, consciousness and creativity. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Moran about his efforts to create more appreciators of the arts in his new role.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • High Court Weighs Corporate Liability in Human Rights Cases
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, weighing whether victims of abuses overseas should have the right to use U.S. courts to prove companies should pay for alleged involvement in human rights atrocities. Gwen Ifill and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the potential liability implications for corporations.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Ethiopia: A Battle for Land and Water
    A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • 'Mosque Crawlers,' 'Rakers' Monitoring U.S. Muslims for NYPD
    The White House helped fund a police surveillance effort of Muslims in the New York City area after 9/11, The Associated Press revealed Monday. The operation, part of a monitoring story that emerged last summer, triggered immediate criticism from civil rights groups. Ray Suarez speaks with the AP's Matt Apuzzo.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Santorum Robocalls, Obama and Detroit
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the day's top political news including Arizona's primary, Rick Santorum's plea to Michigan Democrats to vote for him in the state's open primary, Mitt Romney's do-or-die moment in his home state and President Obama touting the Detroit bailout.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • Romney Accuses Santorum of 'Dirty Tricks' in Wooing Dems
    Struggling against an aggressive challenge in his home state of Michigan, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday accused rival Rick Santorum of "dirty tricks" in courting Democratic cross-over votes with automated robocalls. Gwen Ifill discusses what to look for in the primary results with Bill Ballenger of Inside Michigan Politics.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012
  • How N.Y. Politicians Have Reacted to Muslim Surveillance
    In an extended conversation, Associated Press reporter Matt Apuzzo and Ray Suarez discuss how elected officials from the New York City area have reacted to the revelations about New York police tactics for monitoring local Muslims. They also discuss whether the revelations will backfire with Muslims who have been supporting law enforcement efforts after 9/11.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

  • The Healing Power of Music
    An unconventional approach to recovery and coping, music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention due to its role in helping Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting, but the difficulty of quantifying its effectiveness.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012
  • In Russia, No Romantic Notion of Revolution Before Election
    Russian protesters formed a human chain in Moscow Sunday to register their opposition toward Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his bid to become president again. Margaret Warner reports on the upcoming election as reports emerge of an alleged assassination plot and pressure mounts on Russia to change its policy toward Syria.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012
  • If Romney Loses Michigan, 'All Bets Are Off'
    Ahead of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney focused on federal spending while Rick Santorum said religion should play a wider role in public policy. Gwen Ifill discusses the state of the GOP primary battle with USA Today's Susan Page and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012
  • How Widespread Are Anti-American Feelings in Afghanistan?
    Nine Afghans were killed Monday after a suicide car bomber targeted a NATO air base, ramming its entrance. Judy Woodruff and guests discuss the latest violence amid ongoing anti-American protests over Quran burnings at a U.S. air base.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Watching Arizona and Michigan
    The NewsHour Political Checklist returns as senior correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill talk with political editor Christina Bellantoni about what to watch during Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Michigan.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: Susan Briante Reads 'Other Denver Economies'
    Susan Briante is the author of "Pioneers in the Study of Motion" (Ahsahta Press, 2007) and "Utopia Minus" (Ahsahta Press, 2011). She teaches at the University of Texas-Dallas.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

  • NY Arts Program Brings 'Harmony' to Low-Income Students
    Serving mostly low-income children in New York City, an innovative music education program called Harmony provides free instruments and daily music lessons to children in third through sixth grades. Correspondent John Merrow reports on an arts program changing lives in public schools, based on a system developed in Venezuela.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Syria and Romney, Santorum Infighting
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including Secretary Clinton's harsh words on Syria, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum's political infighting and a coming primary in Michigan.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2012
  • Standard of Proof in Question at Rutgers Suicide Trial
    Opening statements began Friday in the trial of Dharun Ravi, a Rutgers student charged with using a webcam to spy on his roommate, who later killed himself, during a physical encounter with another man. Ray Suarez, The Associated Press' Geoff Mulvihill and Slate's Emily Bazelon discuss the trial's standard of proof.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2012
  • What Can 'Friends of Syria' Do to Help Halt Killings?
    As officials from more than 60 nations on Friday called on Syria's government to stop killings, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed that if the regime refused the delivery of humanitarian supplies, "it will have even more blood on its hands." Jeffrey Brown and guests discuss what can be done to halt further bloodshed.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2012
  • The Doubleheader: Super PACs and Sports News
    Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks mull the role of super PACs in the presidential race, Major League Baseball player Ryan Braun winning an appeal after testing positive for a banned substance, and their own winning of a civility award.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2012

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