Tuesday, June 28, 2011

  • Sudan Envoy: Southern Kordofan Not Another Darfur
    U.S. envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman told Margaret Warner this week that the Nuba Mountain region in Southern Kordofan, where Northern forces have entered and many residents have fled, is not in danger of becoming another Darfur.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2011
  • Barney Frank Responds to Gretchen Morgenson
    Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., responds to some of the allegations made against him by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner in their new book about the financial collapse, 'Reckless Endangerment.' He addresses allegations that he resisted efforts to strongly regulate Fannie Mae in the 1990's and that he got his partner a job at Fannie Mae, among others.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

  • After N.Y. Passes Same-Sex Marriage Law, What's Next for Proponents, Foes?
    Thousands of marchers and spectators at New York City's annual LGBT Pride March this weekend hailed the state's brand-new same-sex marriage law. Jeffrey Brown discusses the state Legislature's vote with the National Organization for Marriage's Maggie Gallagher and Democratic New York Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011
  • Ghana Looks to Give Citizens a Voice in Their Economic Future
    The West African nation of Ghana has enjoyed two decades of a thriving democracy by combining reforms and the bounty of its land. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the country's efforts to give ordinary citizens a bigger say in their economic future.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011
  • Bachmann Enters GOP Field With Jolt of Tea Party Energy
    Michele Bachmann chose her birthplace, Waterloo, Iowa, to announce her formal bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday. Judy Woodruff discusses the launch of her campaign with Des Moines Register political columnist Kathie Obradovich.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011
  • Blagojevich Found Guilty on 17 Charges of Corruption
    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty Monday on several charges of corruption, including an effort to barter President Obama's old Senate seat. Hari Sreenisvasan discusses the trial's outcome with Phil Ponce of WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011
  • News Wrap: Judge Blocks Parts of Georgia's Illegal Immigration Law
    In other news Monday, a federal judge in Atlanta blocked parts of Georgia's crackdown on illegal immigration from taking effect. The judge issued a stay against enforcing penalties against harboring undocumented people. Also, 200 Syrian opposition figures and intellectuals met and called for a peaceful transition to democracy.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011
  • Citing Violence in Fairy Tales, Justices Strike Down Calif. Video Game Law
    The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday to uphold an appeals court ruling to throw out California's ban on the sale and rental of violent video games to minors. In a separate decision, the court struck down a provision of Arizona's campaign finance system. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Bachmann Joins the Race, New York Passes Same-Sex Marriage
    On Monday, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn) announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Her announcement came a day after the Des Moines Register Iowa Pollshowed that she was tied with front-runner Mitt Romney. Gwen, Judy and Hari also discuss New York state legislature's late-night vote legalizing same-sex marriage in the Empire State.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Georgi Borrisov in Paris' by John Balaban
    John Balaban is the author of 12 books of poetry and prose, including four volumes which together have won the Academy of American Poets' Lamont prize, a National Poetry Series Selection and two nominations for the National Book Award. He is poet-in-residence and professor of English at North Carolina State University.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

  • Memoir Paints Self-Portrait of Artist Hijuelos as a Very Uptight Young Man
    In "Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir," author Oscar Hijuelos paints a self-portrait of an artist as a "very uptight young man." Ray Suarez talks to the Pulitzer Prize winner about how early success changed his life.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on GOP Tax Divide, Obama's Troop Drawdown, Debt Ceiling Debate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the breakdown in bipartisan budget and deficit talks, the House's rebuke of President Obama over war powers and the Libya mission, and the president's new troop withdrawal timetable for the Afghan War.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • Cracks Emerge in Republican Opposition to Raising Taxes to Curb Deficit
    Bipartisan budget deficit talks led by Vice President Joe Biden reached an impasse Thursday over Republican objections to raising taxes. Judy Woodruff reports on the debate within the Republican Party over how to curb the deficit.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • Flood Threat Creates 'Psychological Roller Coaster' in Minot, N.D.
    The Souris River in Minot, N.D., hit a record high Friday and kept on rising. Margaret Warner and Minot City Council President Dean Frantsvog discuss what residents and the city are doing to quell the threat from floodwaters.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • U.S. Role in Libya Rankles Congress, Revives Questions on War Authority
    The House rendered a split decision over Libya Friday, rejecting an authorization of U.S. military involvement, but also defeating a measure to cut mission funding. Jeffrey Brown discusses the fight between the White House and Congress with Norman Ornstein of The American Enterprise Institute and The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • Conversation: Brooke Gladstone's 'The Influencing Machine'
    Brooke Gladstone is the long time co-host and managing director of WNYC's On The Media. Her new book about media and society is 'The Influencing Machine,' a comic book illustrated by Josh Neufeld.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

  • Rock Legend Paul Simon: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything, Even the Mistakes'
    Musical legend Paul Simon recently went on tour with his latest album, "So Beautiful or So What," plus his classic hits. Jeffrey Brown caught up with the singer-songwriter to discuss his new album, the art of songwriting and his outlook on life and music just ahead of his 70th birthday.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • The 'Long, Dark and Dirty' Story of Whitey Bulger's Career and Capture
    James "Whitey" Bulger, the legendary Boston crime boss and one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Margaret Warner speaks with with Boston University's Dick Lehr about the notorious fugitive's career, influence on Hollywood and how he hid from authorities for 16 years.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • White House, GOP Budget Deficit Talks Hit a Wall: Now What?
    Budget deficit negotiations between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP lawmakers broke down Thursday after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pulled out over the question of raising taxes. Judy Woodruff discusses the breakdown and what's ahead with The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery and The Wall Street Journal's Damian Paletta.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • Obama Solicits Support for Afghanistan Drawdown Amid Varied Reactions
    President Obama announced Wednesday that 10,000 U.S. troops are slated to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year and another 23,000 will pull out by the end of 2012. Kwame Holman reports on the range of responses to the president's withdrawal timetable from Washington to Kabul.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • Gates: I Was ' Strong Advocate' for Surge to End in Summer 2012
    In an interview Thursday with Jim Lehrer, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed President Obama's new timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, how he would define success in that war and the chances of a negotiated settlement with the Taliban plus the U.S. role in Libya and his tenure at the Pentagon.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

  • Obama Unveils Afghanistan Drawdown Plan: What Will Allies Think?
    President Obama outlined his plan Wednesday to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by summer 2012, saying that "it is time to focus on nation building here at home." Judy Woodruff discusses the impact of the president's decision with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Obama on Afghan Troop Drawdown: 'The Tide of War Is Receding'
    In a primetime address Wednesday, President Obama outlined a plan towithdraw 33,000 troops -- the full amount of the surge he announced in2009 at West Point -- from Afghanistan and told the American public"it is time to focus on nation building here at home."
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • 'My Perestroika' Reveals Personal History of Last Soviet Generation
    In "My Perestroika," filmmaker Robin Hessman traces the last generation raised in the Soviet Union through the eyes of five Muscovties, from childhoods filled with propaganda to life in the new Russia. The documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and The NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Is Your Pension Safe? States Struggle With Pricey Challenges
    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from Rhode Island on the struggles that states are facing over how to calculate investment returns for public pension funds to keep them fully funded.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Al Gore's Critique Sparks Debate Over Obama's Record on Global Warming
    In a "Rolling Stone" article, former Vice President Al Gore criticized President Obama's record on climate change. Gwen Ifill discusses what Mr. Obama has and hasn't done with The Center for International Policy's Glenn Hurowitz, The Center for American Progress' Daniel Weiss and The American Enterprise Institute's Ken Green.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • How Will Drawdown Affect U.S. Mission in Afghanistan?
    In a primetime address Wednesday, President Obama will unveil his plan for the size and pace of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics influencing the president's decisions with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Oceans Face Mass Extinction
    27 marine experts from 6 countries have released a report on the State of the Oceans where thy fear the conditions are ripe for mass extinctions of marine species. They've studied the data on overfishing, acidification, chemical pollution, temperature increases, coral reef extinction and climate change, and they are ringing the alarm.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011

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