Monday, March 25, 2013

  • John Kerry Faces New and Old Challenges in the Middle East
    What does Secretary of State John Kerry's schedule say about the current U.S. foreign policy priorities? How does the current secretary compare to his predecessor? Gwen Ifill talks with Michele Dunne of the Atlantic Council and Susan Glasser of Foreign Policy about the war in Afghanistan and challenges of responding to Syria.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
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    Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Kabul, Afghanistan to hash out differences with President Hamid Karzai. Meanwhile the last Afghan prison still under U.S. control was handed back to Afghan authorities. Gwen Ifill reports on outcomes of the visit, plus other U.S. foreign policy challenges in the region.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
    March 25, 2013
  • Floyd, Joplin Among Additions to National Recording Registry
    Van Cliburn's triumphant Cold War performance in Moscow, the mambo music of Cuban bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez, and Chubby Checker's "The Twist" are among the 25 sound recordings newly inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013
  • Using Babies to Decrease Aggression, Prevent Bullying
    Roots of Empathy, first started in 1996 in Toronto and introduced into U.S. schools in 2007, aims to build more peaceful and caring societies by increasing the level of empathy in children. The social and emotional learning program uses infants as springboards to talk about feelings and other subjects not often addressed in traditional classroom settings.
    Original Air Date: March 25, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Shields, Brooks on Congressional Escapes and March Madness
    We begin the Doubleheader talking about how Congress scrambles to escape before the "good" holidays, and then syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks turn to their strategies for picking the eventual winners of the glorious month of basketball we know as March Madness.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama in the Mideast, GOP in Overhaul
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss bipartisan compromise in Congress on the budget and immigration reform, an election postmortem for the Republican party, President Barack Obama's soaring rhetoric and realistic policies for the Mideast and the 10th anniversary of the War in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Cut Off From Opportunity Without Equal Access to Internet
    Internet use is now so ubiquitous in the U.S. that not having access or online literacy can create major hurdles. As part of the NewsHour's series on broadband technology and its effect on society, Hari Sreenivasan explores the so-called digital divide with Vicky Rideout of VJR Consulting and former FCC official Karen Kornbluh.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Chicago Board of Education Plans to Shut Down 54 Schools
    The Chicago Board of Education plans to close 54 schools, citing a $1 billion deficit and under-enrollment. Critics say this move will disrupt communities and put kids in danger. For both sides of the debate, Jeffrey Brown talks with Board vice president Jesse Ruiz and Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Obama Pledges Help to Jordan on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
    President Obama traveled to Amaan, Jordan, the first Arab country he has visited since the Arab Spring uprising two years ago. In a joint press conference with King Abdullah, Mr. Obama pledged to help Jordan with the growing Syrian refugee crisis. Judy Woodruff talks to Margaret Warner, reporting from Amman.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • 'The Girls of Atomic City' Book Conversation
    In this interview, NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez chats with Denise Kiernan, author of "The Girls of Atomic City." In the book, Kiernan tells the story of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project, a secret government effort in the 1940's to enrich fuel for first atomic bomb used at the end of World War II.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • Should the U.S. Treat Gunshot Wounds Like a Disease?
    In a city like Newark, N.J., it’s not uncommon for 25 gunshot victims to come into an E.R. in one night., according to Dr. Sampson Davis. “So you’re looking at millions and millions and millions of dollars spent, by tax-payers, in order to take care of them,” he said. Davis recently sat down with the PBS NewsHour to explain why he thinks the problem needs to be tackled like a disease.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013
  • The Impact of Gun Violence on U.S. Hospitals
    On any given summer night in Newark, N.J., it’s not uncommon for up to 35 people to walk through the E.R. doors “shot, stabbed or beaten,” according to Dr. Sampson Davis. The author of "Living and Dying in Brick City" sat sat down with Ray Suarez of the PBS NewsHour recently to share some thoughts on what might help stop the bloodshed.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Remembering the Faces of the Iraq War
    In the early days of the Iraq war, photojournalists risked their lives to capture the daily existence of Iraqis in the middle of conflict. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels goes behind the frame to talk with photographers about communicating urgency through image and the separation between journalism and activism.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Tennessee Is Home to U.S. Leader in Offering Fast Internet
    Chattanooga, Tenn., is home to American's fastest internet connection -- up to 200 times faster than the national average. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Sheldon Grizzle of The Company Lab and Richard Bennett from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation about whether Chattanooga offers a model for the rest of the U.S.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Is Globalization Wiping Out the American Surfboard Industry?
    Economic correspondent Paul Solman reports on an American-born product hit hard by globalization: the surfboard. In Southern California, U.S.-based manufacturers fear they will soon be wiped out by competing, foreign companies due to discrepancies in labor costs and duty taxes.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Budget Battles Show Different Visions of Government
    The U.S. House approved a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown just ahead of a looming deadline in a rare show of bipartisanship. But Hari Sreenivasan reports that battles over the budget and the sequester aren't over yet. Judy Woodruff talks with Todd Zwillich of WNYC's "The Takeaway" about the upcoming legislation.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Obama Visit Raises Expectations of Support on Mideast Peace
    Unpopular in the past in Israel, President Obama tried to engage a younger audience in Jerusalem and in the West Bank. Jeffrey Brown talks with Margaret Warner, reporting from Jerusalem, about the president's message to both sides that peace is still possible, as well as his emphasis on reciprocal confidence-building measures.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Virginia Teens Explore Self-Segregation within School Walls
    Virginia students investigate race relations within their school.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Watch President Obama's Full Speech in Jerusalem
    President Obama urged Israelis and Palestinians to work on the peace process to improve security and better the economies of both at a speech in Jerusalem on Thursday.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Double Jeopardy and the Constitution
    Students from Fort Mill High School in South Carolina investigate the Double Jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits anyone from being prosecuted twice for the same crime.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013
  • Counting Calories: How the Constitution Impacts School Meals
    Students of Fort Mill High School investigate the connection between the U.S. Constitution and what's being served in school cafeterias across the nation.Students of Fort Mill High School investigate the connection between the U.S. Constitution and what's being served in school cafeterias across the nation.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  • Streaming Video Goes From 'Stepping Stone' to Major Player
    Traditional Hollywood studios now compete with streaming content providers like Netflix and Amazon to capture viewers' attention. Hari Sreenivasan looks at the growing impact of broadband and its effect on our viewing habits and entertainment industry with Brian Stelter of the New York Times and Lisa Donovan of Maker Studios.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2013
  • Emergency Room Doctor Returns to His Roots in 'Brick City'
    In his new book, "Living and Dying in Brick City," Dr. Sampson Davis recounts his return to his hometown of Newark, N.J., as an emergency room physician. Ray Suarez talks with Davis about his path: from robbing drug dealers to becoming a doctor at a top hospital and working on the front lines of his struggling community.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2013
  • Senate Pulls Plug on Assault Weapons Ban
    While state governments have begun to adopt new gun control legislation, the gun fight in Washington has slowed. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Washington Post reporter Ed O'Keefe, including a look at the status of the universal background check provision and what the role Newtown families are playing behind the scenes.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2013
  • Looking for Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attacks in Syria
    In Syria, sketchy reports of two deadly chemical weapon attacks were blamed on rebels by the state media, but those claims seem to be highly suspect. Jeffrey Brown gets analysis from Leonard Spector of the Monterey Institute's Center for Nonproliferation and David Ignatius, a foreign affairs columnist for the Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2013
  • Obama Pledges 'Unwavering' Commitment to Israel's Security
    President Barack Obama made his first trip to Israel, where he reaffirmed the bond between the two nations. Margaret Warner, who is traveling with the president, talks with Gwen Ifill about the timing of the trip and common concerns for the U.S. and Israel, including the Syrian conflict and Iran's nuclear program.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2013
  • Kwame Holman with Joyce Lee Malcolm on assault weapons ban
    Kwame Holman talks with second amendment scholar Joyce Lee Malcolm about likelihood of Congress voting on bill that would ban assault weapons.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2013
  • How Together as One Works
    Deepa Gangwani explains how her group Together as One field-tested a cook stove in India.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2013
    March 20, 2013

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