Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • Remembering Pauline Phillips, 'Dear Abby'
    Pauline Phillips, whose "Dear Abby" column offered tough but sympathetic advice about love and life to readers around the world, died at the age of 94. Ray Suarez discusses Philips' career with Amy Dickinson, the Chicago Tribune's signature advice columnist for "Ask Amy."
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2013
  • How Social Entrepreneurs Use Rice Husks to Power India
    India suffers from chronic power interruptions and failures stemming from energy policies created to court voter blocs and never accounted for the cost of power. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on efforts by social entrepreneurs to solve part of India's power problems by creating village-based micro grids.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2013
  • Rulings on Evidence in WikiLeaks Pre-Trial Hearings
    Pre-trial hearings against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning have ended. Manning is accused of "aiding the enemy" by leaking thousands of classified military documents, many of which were published on WikiLeaks. Hari Sreenivasan talks Arun Rath, a reporter for PBS' Frontline and PRI's The World, about what happened in the courtroom
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2013
  • Students Speak Out on Gun Violence Prevention
    In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the NewsHour asked students from 45 schools around the country to provide advice on how to prevent future shootings at schools. Ray Suarez presents some of these high schoolers' takes on the gun debate, which were collected through NewsHour's Student Reporting Labs.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2013
  • 'Very Hard to Indentify' Individuals in Preventing Violence
    Ray Suarez looks at responses by lawmakers and the NRA to President Obama's gun violence proposals. Jeffrey Brown hones in on the topic of mental health with Barry Rosenfeld, a clinical forensic psychologist at Fordham University, and Dr. Paramjit Joshi of the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2013
  • Logistical Challenges Combating Islamic Militants in Africa
    Jeffrey Brown gets an update on the situation in Algeria and the French intervention in Mali from ITN's Lindsey Hilsum. Ray Suarez discusses the logistical issues inherent in battling Islamist militants in Saharan Africa, as well as the role of the U.S. with Atlantic Council's J. Peter Pham and Col. Cedric Leighton (Ret.).
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2013
  • NewsHour Tours DC's Hot Spots for Food, Politics and Fun
    Visiting Washington D.C. for the Inauguration? NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni gives an insider's tour that's off the beaten tourist path. She visits some of the best places to get grub, meet the the locals and rub elbows with some real politicos. Take her cue and you just may find yourself lunching on a half smoke next to a Supreme Court justice.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • Why Lance Armstrong May Be Coming Clean About PEDs
    What will be the fallout of Lance Armstrong's confession of doping during his prolific professional cycling career? Ray Suarez talks to two writers who have followed Armstrong's career: Daniel Coyle, co-author of "The Secret Race: The Hidden World of the Tour de France," and the Juliet Macur of the New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • Years of Denial, Cyclist Lance Armstrong Admits PED Use
    For many years the number one cyclist in the world, the now disgraced Lance Armstrong admitted in an interview with Oraph Winfrey that he had used performance-enhancing drugs, despite past refusals. Ray Suarez reports on where investigations and penalties may lead now that Armstrong has confessed.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • Daily Download: Obama's 2012 Digital Campaign Strategy
    Even with campaign season over, politicians continue to use the data collected online during the 2012 election. Daily Download's Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz look back at the 2012 election with Harper Reed, former chief technology officer for Obama for America, who managed digital strategy for President Obama's re-election.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal on 'Task' of Afghanistan
    As commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal butted heads with President Obama over how many U.S. troops should be committed to war efforts. Publicity on that disagreement ultimately led to his resignation in 2010. Margaret Warner talks to McChrystal and his new memoir, "My Share of the Task."
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • Challenges and Implications of the President's Gun Proposals
    To understand the realities of President Obama's new proposals on gun, Jeffrey Brown gets perspective from Josh Horwitz from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, David Kopel of the Independence Institute, Georgetown University School of Medicine's Dr. Liza Gold and Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • President Obama Unveils Ambitious 23-Point Gun Control Plan
    At a White House news conference, President Obama unveiled a series of executive actions meant to prevent gun violence, including proposed bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Ray Suarez reports on the set of far-ranging initiatives, which also touch on mental health, health care reform and the ATF.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • Never 'Misunderestimate' Word Power of the Presidency
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Paul Dickson, author of "Words From the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents."
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • Dance by Numbers
    Carrie Lewis, a STEM specialist in Lynchburg, Virginia, explains the lesson plan that she and fellow teacher Kelly Steele devised to teach their fifth grade students number patterns.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
    January 16, 2013
  • Behind-the Scenes of Inauguration Preparations
    Before President Obama takes the oath of office for his second term, architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers explains all the planning and preparations it takes to pull off a successful inauguration.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • Watch President Obama Announce Proposals for Gun Legislation
    President Obama announced a series of gun-control measures--including proposals for enhanced background checks--that are aimed at reducing gun violence after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. last month. The measures are a mix of what Obama wants Congress to take and moves that the White House can accomplish without congressional approval, through executive orders.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Talking Tech With Harper Reed, Obama Campaign's Former CTO
    Harper Reed's role in orchestrating the digital strategy for President Obama's re-election as the campaign's Chief Technology Officer cemented his place in political history. So when he popped into the NewsHour studios this afternoon, we had a wide-ranging conversation about the other things that interest him. Some questions were sent in by viewers when we sent out the call about this interview.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2013
  • More U.S. Troops Died by Suicide Than in Combat in 2012
    Suicides by active duty U.S. troops last year exceeded the number of servicemen and women killed in combat in Afghanistan. Ray Suarez talks to psychiatrist and retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis, who says more than half of the soldiers who killed themselves had already sought help from a mental health professional.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2013
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown on Balancing the State Budget
    Gov. Jerry Brown has been able to turn in a balanced state budget for California by pushing for tax increases on the wealthy, hiking sales taxes for everybody and cutting many state services. But detractors have said Brown used fiscal tricks to achieve the balance. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2013
  • NRA President Rejects White House Gun Control Approach
    Judy Woodruff talks to National Rifle Association president David Keene about his opposition to potential, additional gun control laws intended to curb gun violence nationwide. Keene has rejected White House recommendations on gun control and dismissed any ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2013
  • Delaware Gov. Markell Discusses Plans for Gun Control
    The White House is set to announce proposals for gun control laws, but some state governments aren't waiting for federal action. Jeffrey Brown talks to Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., about Delaware's proposals to curb gun violence, including stricter background checks, a state-wide database of gun owners and an assault weapons ban.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2013
  • Obama to Announce Proposal for Restricting Gun Availability
    One month after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., the White House and various State legislatures forge ahead with proposals for legislation to strength gun control laws and penalties. Judy Woodruff reports on the unveiling of different measures to stem gun violence nationwide.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2013
  • Students Across the U.S. Reflect on Gun Control
    The NewsHour asked its network of Student Reporting Labs to record a few interviews with young people about gun control.
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2013
  • Service Members Grapple With PTSD
    In this Dart Society video, several former service members talk about having PTSD.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

  • Fundraising Changes for Presidential Inauguration Ceremonies
    Unlike the 2009 Inauguration, when there were strict limits on big money donations, the Presidential Inaugural Committee for 2013 plans to accept unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations. Judy Woodruff talks to Matea Gold of the Los Angeles Times and Nedra Pickler of the Associated Press about the new rules.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2013
  • How Eased Travel for Cubans Will Affect U.S. Relationship
    Ray Suarez talks to Maria de los Angeles Torres of University of Illinois at Chicago and Julia Sweig from the Council on Foreign Relations about the economic benefits for citizens living both in Cuba and the U.S., and how the new policy could open up a new, more mobile way of life for Cubans.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2013
  • Web Innovator, Activist Aaron Swartz Faced Legal Trouble
    Aaron Swartz, prodigy co-developer of RSS code and the website Reddit, faced federal charges for distributing articles from a subscription-based database. Swartz committed suicide at the age of 26. Margaret Warner talks to Wired magazine's Kevin Poulsen about the Schwartz's advocacy to make data available to the public online.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2013

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