Wednesday, July 3, 2013

  • Selling Obamacare: ‘We're going to continue to ramp up'
    Deputy White House adviser David Simas speaks about the administration’s efforts to promote the new health care law.
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2013
  • Liver Bud Growth from Human iPS Cells
    This video shows formation of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived liver bud by recapitulating organogenetic interactions.After mixing three-cell types at particular timing, we seeded cells onto the dish to start liver bud formation. This is a 72hour timelapse movie for liver bud forming process at the beginning of mixed cell seeding.Credit: Takanori Takebe
    Original Air Date: July 3, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

  • Phish's Trey Anastasio on Community, Classical Music
    The symphony is not where you expect to see the guitarist of the world's leading jam band. Jeffrey Brown talks to Phish's Trey Anastasio about his 30-year career sneaking "harmonic elegance into rock & roll," being addicted to practicing, having a tight community of fans and his recent performances for classical music audiences.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2013
  • Assessing the Substance and Symbolism of Obama's Africa Trip
    How was President Barack Obama received on his three-country tour of Africa, and did he succeed in what he set out to accomplish? Gwen Ifill gets views from Chris Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute, Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies and Mwangi Kimenyi of the Africa Growth Initiative.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2013
  • New Documents Show Archdiocese Shielded Pedophile Priests
    Newly released documents reveal how the Milwaukee archdiocese dealt with dozens of priests accused of sexually abusing children. Pedophile priests were moved from parish to parish, often protected from criminal complaints. Ray Suarez talks to Laurie Goodstein, who covers these issues for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2013
  • Hotter Temps, Drought, Development Drive Fire Problems
    How do weather conditions, land use and forestry practices play a role in sparking wildfires nationwide? Judy Woodruff speaks to author and journalist Michael Kodas ,who has been covering the deadly wildfire in Prescott, Ariz., about fire risks and whether the latest fatalities will affect firefighting policy in the future.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2013
  • Phish Front Man Trey Anastasio Casts Wide Musical Net
    Trey Anastasio is still jamming for his adoring fans after three decades on the road. Recently, the Phish front man has taken his talents to the classical music stage, to great acclaim. Now, one of the largest and most loyal fan bases in rock 'n' roll can hear another side of their favorite rocker.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2013
  • Deadline Looms for Morsi to Resolve Standoff With Opposition
    As the deadline set by Egypt's armed forces nears, massive street demonstrations show no signs of subsiding. Gwen Ifill talks with Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo about violence between pro- and anti-Morsi factions and how finding a workable political resolution for Egypt could prove very difficult.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2013
  • Watch a Russian Proton Rocket Explode in Kazakhstan
    A Russian Proton-M rocket crashes seconds after launch on Tuesday. Video by Rossiya 24.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2013
  • The Fight for Equality at Wimbledon, in the Locker Room
    The espnW series, "Nine for IX," marks the latest anniversary of Title IX and its legacy in education and sports. It features nine films directed by women that focus on the stories of women who have impacted the world of sports. As Wimbledon began its second week, Gwen Ifill sat with “Venus Vs.” director Ava DuVernay and sportswriter Christine Brennan, who appears in "Let Them Wear Towels."
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

  • Are Latest Protests a Game-Changer for Egypt's Politics?
    An outpouring of dissent by millions of Egyptians prompted a threat of intervention by the Supreme Military Council. Michele Dunne of the Atlantic Council and Hussein Ibish, a Middle East commentator, join Margaret Warner to discuss the protests, the military's ultimatum and what it all means for Egypt and the United States.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2013
  • Student Loan Rates Double; What Are Long-Term Solutions?
    Effective July 1, subsidized Stafford loan rates doubled from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, increasing costs for lower- to middle-income students. Gwen Ifill talks to New America Foundation's Kevin Carey and Anne Johnson of the Center for American Progress on whether Congress will propose long-term solutions to curb growing college debt.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2013
  • How Does Snooping on Allies Help Protect National Security?
    European allies of the United States were angered by reports alleging the National Security Agency had bugged offices of European Union members. Is the U.S. justified in its surveillance of allies? Ray Suarez gets perspectives from The Washington Post's David Ignatius and Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff of the German Marshall Fund.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2013
  • Firefighters Who Perished in Arizona Faced High Heat
    Nineteen firefighters were killed combating a wildfire in Arizona, the worst loss of its kind in the U.S. since 1933. Judy Woodruff gets more background on the deadly tragedy and the current conditions on the ground in Prescott, Ariz., from William Welch of USA Today and Ken Willette of the National Fire Protection Association.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2013
  • Amid Turmoil, an American 'Prince' Returns to Russia
    Ballet star David Hallberg returns to the stage of the famed Bolshoi theatre in Moscow this summer for the first time since an acid attack left Bolshoi artistic director, Sergei Filin, badly burned and nearly blind last January. Hallberg became the first American principal dancer at the historically insular company in 2011.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
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Friday, June 28, 2013

  • Shields, Gerson on Implications of Supreme Court Decisions
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Jeffrey Brown to analyze the political implications of the Supreme Court's major rulings on the Voting Rights Act and same-sex marriage.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • High Court Closes Term With Blockbuster Week of Decisions
    In the final week of the term, the Supreme Court rolled out a series of highly-anticipated decisions, ranging from affirmative action to same-sex marriage. Margaret Warner talks with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal, author of "The Roberts Court," to sort through the key rulings.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • Health Care Law Aims to Limit Need to Rehospitalize Patients
    Every year, nearly 2 million Medicare beneficiaries are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged, at a cost of $17.5 billion. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on provisions in the new health care law that aim to limit the need to rehospitalize Medicare patients.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • How Much the Government Monitor Phone, Internet Activity?
    According to The Washington Post, the NSA cultivated relationships with phone companies and Internet providers to obtain domestic records after the 9/11 attacks. Ray Suarez talks to Barton Gellman, a journalist and senior fellow at The Century Foundation, for more on these NSA findings and an update on Edward Snowden.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • Father of Edward Snowden Says Son Is Not a Traitor
    Lonnie Snowden, the father of the former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, came to the defense of his son on NBC News, saying his son is not a traitor. Edward, whose U.S. passport has been revoked, is believed to still be in the transit area of a Moscow airport, out of sight since leaving Hong Kong. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • Reflecting on Change in South Africa and Icon Mandela
    Concerns persist over the deteriorating health of former South African President Nelson Mandela as President Barack Obama begins a visit there. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, special correspondent for NBC News, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the legendary leader's legacy in South Africa, and how democracy has shaped that nation.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • Phish's Trey Anastasio on the Band's Start in Vermont
    Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio spoke with Art Beat's Jeffrey Brown at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The PBS NewsHour's ful profile of Anastasio will air on July 2.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013
  • DNA Testing Reunites Families Separated by War
    Thousands of children were kidnapped during a civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s, but new DNA procedures are helping reunite parents with their now grown children. Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

  • USDA Releases New Rules for Snacks Sold at Schools
    Starting next year, new federal rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will regulate the kinds of food and beverages sold at schools in order to lower the amount of fat, salt and sugar in kids' diets. Ray Suarez gets details on the new rules from Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • New Battlegrounds Ahead in Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage
    A day after the high court released rulings on gay marriage, Jeffrey Brown talks to Winnie Stachelberg of the Center for American Progress to learn how it will impact federal benefits for same-sex couples. Then New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., join him to discuss political implications.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • Performing Artists Compete, Move, Adapt in Tough Economy
    A new report shows 45 percent of young adults with college degrees are underemployed, and the next generation of classical performers are no exception. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how, motivated by the love of performance, artists are adapting to hard economic times and an incredibly competitive job market.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • Reflecting on U.S. Policy and Performance in Africa
    As the president visits Senegal, Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development and Sarah Pray of the Open Society Foundation join Margaret Warner to grade the Obama administration's track record on Africa, and explore how that continent has fit into American foreign policy.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013
  • Bipartisan Senate Majority Passes Immigration Reform
    With 68 votes, the U.S. Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the country's immigration system for the first time in almost 30 years. The bill will create a pathway to citizenship for some 11 million people currently living in the country as undocumented residents. Ray Suarez reports on the bill's passage.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2013

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