Monday, November 25, 2013

  • Mideast relations major factor in Iran nuclear negotiations
    The interim deal could be a first step in striking a longer-term diplomatic agreement on Iran's nuclear program. What difficulties might stand in the way? Gwen Ifill talks to former State Department official Nicholas Burns and Walter Russell Mead of Bard College.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Does the Iran deal create adequate temporary constraints?
    Does the interim agreement reached in Geneva do enough to temporarily contain Iran's nuclear program as negotiators attempt a final agreement? Judy Woodruff gets views from Jeffrey Lewis of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Greg Jones of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • President Obama mixes fundraising with immigration message
    President Barack Obama is blending a fundraising schedule for Democrats with a pitch for overhauling the nation's immigration laws, the Associated Press reports. Obama stopped at a San Francisco recreation center Monday to renew his call for the House to pass new immigration legislation.
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Brenda Hillman on 'Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire'
    Brenda Hillman talks about her new collection of poems 'Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire.'
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Brenda Hillman reads 'After a Very Long Difficult Day'
    Brenda Hillman reads her poem "After a Very Long Difficult Day" from her new collection "Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire."
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013
  • Brenda Hillman reads 'Till it Finishes What it Does'
    Brenda Hillman reads her poem "Till it Finishes What it Does" from her new collection "Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire."
    Original Air Date: November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

  • Margaret Warner from Geneva: Is this a done deal?
    Margaret Warner reports from Geneva on the deal reached late last night in the international discussions over Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
    Original Air Date: November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

  • Margaret Warner reports from Geneva
    Margaret Warner reports from Geneva on the ongoing talks over Iran’s nuclear capability. The diplomats are struggling over the actual language of the text.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2013
  • Is foreign journalism in China under threat?
    Bob Dietz on the recent string of events have raised questions about the freedom of the foreign press in China. A prominent journalist for Reuters who had been reporting there for years was denied a visa. Additionally Bloomberg News has denied a report that they withheld publication of an investigative story for fear the news agency would be kicked out of the country.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2013
  • Save to Win: A lottery where you can't lose
    Credit unions in four states offer a lottery that gives savers the chance to win small monthly prizes or a yearly grand prize -- but even if you don't win you get to keep the money you put in, plus interest. Supporters believe that linking savings to winning could particularly appeal to low and moderate income households, who have a harder time building assets.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks look at impact of Senate's rule change
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss their takes on Senate Democrats' move to invoke the "nuclear option" and how that rule change will affect partisanship. They also look back at how President John F. Kennedy shaped public service in America.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013
  • How the stock market might not reflect the current economy
    At the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow ended above 16,000, another record high. Meanwhile, companies continue to report healthy profits. And yet the recovery is weak and unemployment is high. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks for answers and asks whether the Federal Reserve's stimulus has had the impact it intended.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013
  • Conflict over Iran's right to enrich at Geneva talks
    Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program seemed to gain momentum and by the end of the day, foreign ministers including Secretary of State John Kerry had arrived or were on their way to join the talks. Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss a "roller-coaster" day of negotiations in Geneva.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013
  • Enrollment delay for health care law coverage raises concern
    The Obama administration announced changes to the health care law, pushing back the deadline to sign up for coverage. Due to the troubled HealthCare.gov rollout, people will now have until December 23 to enroll in a policy that begins in 2014. Jeffrey Brown gets details from Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013
  • News Wrap: U.S. steps up pressure for Afghan security deal
    In our news wrap Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel argued that waiting to sign a security deal until the next Afghan president is in office won't give U.S. forces enough time to plan for keeping troops in the country. Also, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden was charged with murder.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013
  • JFK's life, legacy honored on 50th anniversary of his death
    Americans around the country paid tribute to President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Hari Sreenivasan reports on ceremonies in Washington, Dallas and Boston, where the late president's words and actions inspired somber remembrances.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013
  • The Priciest Part of Health Care and What to Do About It
    PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Harvard's David Cutler about reforming health care systems so that hospitalization is an option of last resort.
    Original Air Date: November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

  • 50 years on, Americans remember JFK for renewing their hope
    John F. Kennedy's presidency grappled with contentious national issues. Yet when his time in office was cut short, grief for his death crossed all ideological lines. Gwen Ifill talks to authors Ellen Fitzpatrick, William P. Jones, Bill Minutaglio and Robert Dallek about the legacy JFK left on the United States.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2013
  • Iran and EU representative to iron out nuclear talks details
    Substantive talks are underway about Iran's nuclear program in Geneva, but only between EU/UN co-chair Catherine Ashton and Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, reportedly at Iran's insistence. Gwen Ifill talks to Margaret Warner, reporting from Geneva, about urgent pressures and outstanding points of contention.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2013
  • Would delaying an Afghan deal complicate U.S. commitments?
    A day after the U.S. and Afghanistan announced a historic agreement, Afghan President Hamid Karzai suggested delaying the signing of the deal until next April. Judy Woodruff talks to James Dobbins, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, for insight on the need to resolve the deal.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2013
  • 'Nuclear option' for federal nominations inflames debate
    Senate Democrats used their majority to pass a rules change that makes it easier to act on most presidential judicial nominations. Now only a simple majority will be required instead of the 60 votes in the past to overcome certain filibusters. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2013
  • Harvard's David Cutler on How to Cut Health Care Costs
    PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Harvard's David Cutler about how Massachusetts is trying to bring down the state's health care costs.
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2013
  • President Obama speaks on Senate filibuster reform
    President Barack Obama spoke Thursday on the Senate's vote on the "nuclear option," which approved a new standard of simply needed a majority vote instead of a supermajority to approve of presidential nominations (Supreme Court nominees withstanding).
    Original Air Date: November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  • New play tells story of 'Love in Afghanistan'
    Making its stage debut in Washington, D.C., "Love in Afghanistan" offers a different take on how love finds a way despite clashing cultures. Jeffrey Brown talks to playwright Charles Randolph-Wright about his new work, writing about a foreign culture and his career as playwright, director and actor.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2013
  • President Obama honors of 16 Americans with Medal of Freedom
    President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to 16 new honorees, the highest award given to civilians in the United States. The medal winners represented a diverse set of accomplishments, from scientists and sports stars to musicians, activists and politicians. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2013
  • Astronaut Hadfield shares 'unbeatable point of inspiration'
    Col. Chris Hadfield captured the world's curiosity when he tweeted videos of everyday life on the space station and covered David Bowie's song "Space Oddity." Science correspondent Miles O'Brien talks to the retired Canadian astronaut, author of "An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth," about the importance of space exploration.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2013
  • Extending canceled health care plans has legal complications
    Kathleen Baker of Denver hoped to keep her health care plan into the future, but she was one of the millions whose policy was canceled under the Affordable Care Act. Judy Woodruff talks to NPR's Julie Rovner for the bigger picture on whether Americans will be able to extend their canceled policies through 2014.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2013
  • Aid reaches remote parts of Philippines but challenges ahead
    As an island nation, the Philippines presents a geographical challenge to typhoon relief efforts, but aid has finally started to arrive in some of the most remote regions. Gwen Ifill talks to Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development about the challenge ahead in helping survivors rebuild their lives.
    Original Air Date: November 20, 2013

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