Monday, February 28, 2011

  • 'Parazit' Fuses Iranian Politics and Comedy
    Jeffrey Brown talks with the creators of "Parazit," a web-based Farsi-language program that combines Iranian politics with comedy in the style of "The Daily Show," an American political satire television show.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • Obama Shifts on Health Care Reform Law for States
    President Obama announced he supports a change allowing states to opt-out of certain provisions of the health care reform law at an earlier date. Judy Woodruff talks with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, about the president's compromise with opponents of the law.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • Threat of Government Shutdown Fades With New Spending Proposal
    Kwame Holman reports on a Republican-backed proposal gaining support from some Democrats that could reduce the threat of a government shutdown.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • News Wrap: Protests Continue in Bahrain, Yemen
    Protesters in Bahrain, Yemen and Oman continued pressuring their governments for reforms. In Saudi Arabia, 100 academics and activists called for sweeping changes, including the creation of a constitutional monarchy. In Afghanistan, four NATO troops were killed by roadside bombings and insurgent attacks, bringing the numner of coalition deaths in February to 34.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • 'Time for Gadhafi to Go': World Leaders Weigh Response to Libya
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said all options, including sanctions and no-fly zones, are on the table in dealing with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Margaret Warner talks with the International Crisis Group's Robert Malley and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy about the U.S. and the world's response to the violence in Libya.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011
  • New Violence Grips Libya, Diplomats Meet in Geneva
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a group of diplomats in Geneva that "it's time for Gadhafi to go," as several countries moved to tighten impose sanctions and other measures on Gadhafi, his family and other senior Libyan government officials. Jonathan Rugman of Indepedent Television News reports on new violence and protests from Libya's capital, Tripoli.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

  • Facing Deficit, Rhode Island Looks to Cut Pensions
    Paul Solman examines how Rhode Island is one of many states looking to cut pensions for public employees in the face of massive budget deficits.
    Original Air Date: February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

  • How-To Economics: Tips for Valentine's Day, Part 2
    In our efforts to maximize your utility via economics, we're unilaterally extending Valentine's Day for 24 hours with a second video tip from Dan Ariely.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

  • How Did Social Media Factor Into Egypt's Uprising?
    Jeffrey Brown talks with three analysts and Margaret Warner about how traditional and social media factored into the protests in Egypt and the region.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2011
  • How-To Economics: Valentine's Day
    Behavioral economist Dan Ariely of Duke University has some quick tips on good choices for Valentine's Day.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

  • How-To Economics: Living in a Material World
    Paul Solman web chats with Duke University's Dan Ariely about a new project on Making Sense: how economics can help people make better every-day decisions.
    Original Air Date: February 11, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

  • One-Woman Show Explores Human Side of Health Care Debate
    Judy Woodruff speaks with actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith about her one-woman play, "Let Me Down Easy," which tackles contemporary health care issues through the eyes of more than a dozen different characters, based on hundreds of interviews she conducted.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2011
  • Obama Urges Businesses to Ramp Up Private-Sector Hiring
    President Obama told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he wanted the business community's help to tackle "burdensome" corporate taxes. Gwen Ifill speaks with Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large of the American Prospect, and Kentucky Chamber of Congress President David Adkisson about the politics and economics at play.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2011
  • News Wrap: Unrest Spreads to Iraq as Protesters Call for Jobs, Electricity
    In other news Monday, Iraqis protested a lack of electricity and jobs and an end to corruption in demonstrations this weekend. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected the use of violence against protesters. In southern Sudan, more than 98 percent of voters favored independence from the North in a January referendum.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2011
  • In Egypt's Political Transformation, Who Speaks for Whom?
    Jeffrey Brown discusses negotiations between opposition leaders and the government of President Hosni Mubarak with Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and columnist Mona Eltahawy.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2011
  • Egypt's Government Makes New Concessions as Protests Linger
    The Egyptian government moved Monday to defuse protests, offering public-sector workers a pay raise. Margaret Warner reports from Cairo with reaction from people inside and outside the city's central square.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2011
  • Huffington, AOL CEO on Shared Vision for Online Content
    In a bid to regain its foothold in online media, Internet giant AOL is purchasing The Huffington Post news blog for $315 million. Jeffrey Brown discusses the details of the buyout and the future of online content and advertising with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post.
    Original Air Date: February 7, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

  • Paul Solman and Hari Sreenivasan Talk Unemployment
    While official unemployment was released at 9 percent today, Paul talks about a much broader measure of unemployment: his own U-7.
    Original Air Date: February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

  • Joyce Carol Oates on 'Absurdity' of Widowhood
    Jeffrey Brown speaks with author Joyce Carol Oates about her new memoir, "A Widow's Story," detailing her life after the death of her husband.
    Original Air Date: February 3, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

  • In Egypt, Social Media Tools Act as Catalyst
    Ray Suarez and guests looks at how tools such as Facebook and Twitter have played a key role in Egypt's continuing protests.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2011
  • Paul Solman Video Chats With Chris Paine
    He achieved notoriety with his 2006 documentary, 'Who Killed the Electric Car?' Now he's back - with a more sanguine sequel, 'The Revenge of the Electric Car.'
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2011
  • Better Batteries Enhance Electric Car's Promise
    Paul Solman looks at efforts to make electric cars more viable by building better batteries and making them more aerodynamic.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

  • How Severe Is Europe's Intertwined Debt Crisis?
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the ongoing fallout from Europe's debt crisis, which has led to political woes and bank bailouts.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

  • South Koreans Find Peace Despite North's Threats
    Margaret Warner reports from Seoul on how South Koreans cope with the constant threats from the North and gets views on what's ahead for the peninsula.
    Original Air Date: January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

  • GM, Detroit Pinning Hopes for Future on Chevy Volt
    As part of his ongoing reporting on "Making Sen$e" of financial news, business correspondent Paul Solman travels to Detroit for an update on General Motors' electric car, the Chevy Volt, and examines how the company and the city are hoping it will usher in an economic revival.
    Original Air Date: January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

  • How Currency Choices 'Made in China' Have Big Impact on U.S. Economy
    Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at the ongoing dispute between the U.S. and China over currency and trade. Amid its trade deficit with China, the U.S. wants to pressure the Chinese to let their currency, the renminbi, rise in value instead of pegging it to the dollar.
    Original Air Date: January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

  • Tour of Korea's Demilitarized Zone
    North and South Korean guards face each other across the demilitarized zone. The NewsHour takes a tour of the site.
    Original Air Date: January 17, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

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