Wednesday, December 19, 2012

  • Pickering Commission: Benghazi Consulate Security Measures "
    Pickering commission leadership announces results of Benghazi inquiry.
    Original Air Date: December 19, 2012
  • President Obama Announces Gun Policies Task Force
    President Obama announced in a press briefing today that Vice President Biden will spearhead an inter-agency process to formulate gun policies in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. Obama also took questions from the press on various topics including the fiscal cliff negotiations.
    Original Air Date: December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • Words of Hope and Healing: Mr. Rogers Message Goes Viral
    After the shooting in Newtown, a tiny bit of hope was found in a message from children's advocate Fred Rogers via social media. Ray Suarez talks to Washington Post writer Maura Judkis whose father Jim Judkis photographed Rogers over his career, including the image published on Facebook along with words from the late Mr. Rogers.
    Original Air Date: December 18, 2012
  • Remembering Sen. Daniel Inouye, 88, Hawaii Statesman
    Since the state of Hawaii was admitted to the union in 1959, Daniel Inouye represented its constituents. A senator for nearly 50 years, Inouye died at the age of 88. Jeffrey Brown reports on the life and legacy of statesman, remembered as a life-long civil servant, World War II hero and consensus builder in Congress.
    Original Air Date: December 18, 2012
  • Polarizing Indian Political Figure Modi Seeks Re-Election
    Narendra Modi, chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, is running for a fourth term in elections, and many believe he will be India's next prime minister. A political darling to some, Kira Kay reports that Muslim residents of Gujarat are concerned that Modi has not stood up for the rights of religious minorities.
    Original Air Date: December 18, 2012
  • Newtown Community Seeks Meaning, Change After Mass Shooting
    With the tragic events of the mass shooting last week at Sandy Hook Elementary, residents of Newtown, Conn., wanted to create a coalition for substantial change. Hari Sreenivasan meets with community members of Newtown United to listen to their grief, their desire for change and what large-scale action they hope to inspire.
    Original Air Date: December 18, 2012
  • Pro Gun Rights Sen. Warner Says Tighter Firearms Laws Needed
    As funerals continued for shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., the White House and congressional leaders called for new gun legislation. Gwen Ifill speaks with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, who explained that while there may be no easy solution, "Enough is enough."
    Original Air Date: December 18, 2012
  • Budget Plan Offers Laid Out in Negotiations, Deal Elusive
    President Obama raised the threshold for higher tax rates to households making $400,000 annually and offered spending cuts, but Republicans held that the White House's plans don't go far enough on spending cuts. Judy Woodruff talks to The Wall Street Journal's Carol Lee and WNYC's Todd Zwillich about the battle for an agreement.
    Original Air Date: December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

  • Honoring the Sandy Hook Shooting Victims
    In a special honor roll, we remember the 27 victims -- 20 children and seven adults -- of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012
  • Kids Need Sense of Normalcy, Reassurance in Time of Crisis
    As parents around the country nervously dropped their children off at school the week after a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, Jeffrey Brown talks to psychaistrist Dr. Nancy Rappaport and psychologist Amy Smith about what to say and what not to say to children in times of crisis, and the importance of routine.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012
  • Memorials, Flags at Half-Staff Mark Mourning in Newtown
    Hari Sreenivasan reports from Newtown, Conn., as the town mourns its youngest victims and the fallen heroes at Sandy Hook Elementary who helped save the lives of students. Some residents try to describe what they knew about the shooter, while members of the close-knit community offer support and assistance to grieving families.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012
  • Revisiting Mental Health, Gun Control Policy After Tragedy
    In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, Americans are discussing national policy on guns and mental health. Judy Woodruff gets four perspectives from gun control advocate Dan Gross, gun rights supporter David Kopel, psychologist and mental health expert Dr. Katherine Nordal and Columbia University's Dr. Irwin Redlener.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012
  • News Wrap: Afghanistan, Two Dead, More Than a Dozen Wounded
    In other news Monday, Taliban officials claimed responsibility for a car bomb that exploded outside a U.S.-operated company compound in Kabul. Meanwhile, nine girls died in an explosion in an eastern province of Afghanistan that police say may have been triggered by a land mine left over from the time of the Soviet invasion.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012
  • Dianne Feinstein to Reintroduce Expired Assault Weapons Ban
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, has pledged to revive a law banning assault weapons at the opening of the next session of Congress. Gwen Ifill talks to Feinstein about the chances a new ban will pass after its 2004 expiration, and how it might eventually make weapons like those used in the Sandy Hook shooting less available.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012
  • Funerals Begin for Shooting Victims of Sandy Hook
    Funerals have begun for victims of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Ray Suarez reports on President Obama's visit to the community and vigil address over the weekend, new details revealed about shooter Adam Lanza and how this tragic event is shaping discussion in Washington.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012
  • In India, Modi Is a Popular, Polarizing Figure in Politics
    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is running for a fourth term in India. He is a popular figure but also criticized for violence that occurred during his watch.
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012
  • President Obama: 'Newtown, You Are Not Alone'
    President Obama spoke today at a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. In his emotional address, he called the names of the 20 children and the six adults who were killed in the school and told the audience gathered at Newtown High School: “I come to offer the love and prayers of a nation.”
    Original Air Date: December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

  • Tips for Parents on Talking to Kids About Newtown Tragedy
    Dr. Jeannie Pasacreta, both a resident of Newtown, CT as well as a psychologist offers advice on how to speak to kids about the school shooting tragedy that ravaged her town.
    Original Air Date: December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Polarized Egypt Protests and Prepares for Referendum Vote
    Though largely unified during the Arab Spring, Egyptians find themselves again divided into two factions, with liberal and secular groups worried that Morsi and Islamist groups would have too much power if the proposed constitution is passed. Margaret Warner reports on what this referendum could mean for Egyptian democracy.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Gun Control Policy, Susan Rice
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Judy Woodruff about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School and ways to approach gun control reform, as well as Susan Rice's decision not to pursue the nomination for Secretary of State and the state of the 'fiscal cliff' conversations.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • Over 100,000 Young Immigrants Granted Deportation Reprieve
    When Congress failed to pass the DREAM Act, President Obama issued the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The federal initiative has given young people, brought to the U.S. illegally before the age of 16, the chance to defer deportation. Ray Suarez profiles three young immigrants who have applied for the program.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • Offering Protection for Kids in the Wake of Shooting
    How can parents and schools keep kids safe, and how can they reassure them when tragedies occur? Judy Woodruff speaks with a panel of experts, including Stephen Brock of California State University, Dewey Cornell of University of Virginia and Mo Canady of the National Association of School Resource Officials.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • How Tragic Events Unfolded at Sandy Hook in Connecticut
    Half an hour after classes began at Sandy Hook Elementary School, police received 911 calls alerting them that a gunman had entered the school and opened fire. Ray Suarez reports on how the day unfolded and Margaret Warner talks to WSHU public radio reporter Craig LeMoult from Newtown, Conn., for the latest confirmed details.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • Watch Connecticut State Police and Newtown Police Update
    Connecticut State Police held a third press conference on the Newtown school shooting Friday evening. They stated that families have been assigned a trooper/officer as a direct line of communication so they will get new information first.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • Watch Conn. Gov. Malloy and Conn. State Police Update
    Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy addressed the deadly shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. early Friday. Immediately following, a Connecticut State Police spokesman addressed questions about the situation, confirming there were 27 deceased: 20 children, 6 adults, and the shooter.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • President Obama Mourns School Massacre
    A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and opened fire, killing at least 27, among whom 20 were children. In a press conference at the White House, President Obama spoke emotionally of the nation's sorrow for the many victims of the deadly shooting and their families.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • State Police Briefing on Newtown, Conn., School Shooting
    The State Police briefed the public about the deadly school shooting that occurred this morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. They confirmed that one of the shooters died within the building and reassured that the "scene is secure. Situation is secure. The public is not in danger."
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012
  • Watch Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy Speak on Shooting
    Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy addressed the press Friday evening, delivering his thoughts and prayers to the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School's deadly shooting that claimed the lives of 27, including 20 children.
    Original Air Date: December 14, 2012