Monday, September 9, 2013

  • Push for Syria to Forfeit Chemical Arms a Stalling Tactic?
    The Russian government spoke out today about a proposal to Syria to hand over and destroy their chemical weapon stockpile. Judy Woodruff talks to Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, about the possibility of preventing a U.S. military strike and the positive response by Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Charlie Rose: 'Calm' Assad Denied Having Chemical Weapons
    Charlie Rose of PBS and CBS got an exclusive interview with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on the current tension over the alleged chemical attack on civilians. Rose recounts to Judy Woodruff the efforts it took to arrange, plus Assad's denials of having chemical weapons despite showing willingness to prevent a U.S. conflict.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Obama: Diplomacy With Syria 'Overwhelmingly My Preference'
    President Barack Obama sat down with Gwen Ifill to discuss reports that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad might consider handing over chemical weapon stockpiles to international control. Mr. Obama said he favors diplomacy over military strikes and is encouraged that the U.S. can work with Russia on a diplomatic solution.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Obama Conferred with Putin About Syria Chemical Weapons
    President Barack Obama told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about a potential plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international control. The president said he and Putin spoke about it last week while Obama was in St. Petersburg, Russia, for an economic summit.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Russia, UN Back Call for Syria to Hand Over Chemical Weapon
    After Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that the U.S. could expect repercussions for any military action, State Secretary John Kerry countered with a call for Assad to "turn over every single bit" of his chemical weapon stockpile. Judy Woodruff reports on how the United Nations and Russia are responding to Kerry's call.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • Obama Says Diplomatic Solution to Syria 'Overwhelmingly My P
    President Barack Obama told PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill Monday that he favors diplomacy to a military strike against Syria and that he is encouraged that the U.S. can work with the Bashar al-Assad regime's allies, Russia and Iran, to find a diplomatic solution.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013
  • How Do Syrian Americans Feel About the Crisis?
    PBS NewsHour sat down with three Syrian Americans to hear what they had to say about their childhood memories in pre-war Syria, their struggle to stay connected while living in the United States, what the U.S. should do in the fight, and what their hopes are for a country damaged by two years of war.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

  • The Connection: Combating Homelessness
    From Botota, Columbia to Columbia, South Carolina, Hari Sreenivasan reports on the drastically different ways communities are responding to homelessness within their borders.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013
  • Will Congress Consider Immigration Reform?
    Christina Bellantoni on issues Congressional leaders were focused on prior to the start of their vacation. Looming ahead is the prospect of another full or partial government shutdown on September 30. But this time is different, said Bellantoni, as an impasse or shutdown gives some conservative republicans the chance they’ve been looking for to defund the parts of the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013
  • A Candid Conversation with Stephen Sondheim
    Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society Jeffrey Brown sits down for a candid conversation with the celebrated composer and songwriter, Stephen Sondheim. The conversation took place at the prestigious MacDowell arts colony in New Hampshire. In its 106 years, MacDowell has honored the likes of Aaron Copland, Philip Roth, and Edward Albee, but never before an artist from musical theater.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013
  • Art for Art's Sake: An Interview with Michael Chabon
    NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown sits down with celebrated author Michael Chabon at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Chabon is also the Chairman of MacDowell, a unique community where sponsored artists can live and work without distraction.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013
  • White House Framing Syria as Moral Question
    Susan Davis, Chief Congressional Reporter for USA Today, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about how many days — or weeks — it might take for President Obama to get a final vote for a military strike on Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

  • Anti-American Sentiment Felt in the Streets of Cairo
    Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled to Egypt, a country dealing with its own deteriorating situation. Margaret Warner talks to Hari Sreenivasan from Cairo about Egypt’s opposition to military action in Syria and the strong anti-American sentiment felt in the streets of Cairo.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • War Photographer Louie Palu on his portrait
    War Photographer Louie Palu talks about his portrait and his experience in Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • Will Michels talks about Gerbehaye's portrait of Nkunda
    Will Michels, co-curator of the War/Photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, talks about Cedric Gerbehaye's portrait of Laurent Nkunda.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • Will Michels talks "First Cut" by Mark Grimshaw
    Will Michels, co-curator of the War/Photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, talks about "First Cut" by Mark Grimshaw.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • Anne Tucker on Carolyn Cole's "War Paint
    Anne Tucker, co-curator of the War/Photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, talks about "War Paint" by Carolyn Cole.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • Natural Gas May Have Profound Impact on Israel's Geopolitics
    Israel's recent discovery of huge offshore natural gas reserves could mean a profound transformation for Israel's economy and for the region's political stability. The gas basin is believed to extend into waters off Syria and Lebanon — a cause for geopolitical concern, as Israel and Lebanon are technically at war and their maritime border is in dispute.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • The Connection: Contradictory Marijuana Laws
    Just 10 days ago, the Obama administration said as long as strict regulations are in place, it will not challenge marijuana laws in states that have passed bills allowing recreational use of the drug. Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the decision "sends the wrong message to both law enforcement and violators of the law."
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013
  • At Home in Zaatari: Life in a Syrian Refugee Camp
    Kristen Gillespie reports on life in the Zaatari refugee camp, about 10 miles across the border from Syria in northern Jordan. The camp opened only a year ago but, as the civil war back home has escalated, its population has swelled to more than 120,000 people.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

  • Can Past U.S. Military Engagements Shed Light on Syria?
    As Congress prepares to take up the difficult debate over how and whether to punish Syria's Assad regime for the use of chemical weapons, Gwen Ifill talks to presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith of George Mason University about the history of American war and what past conflicts can teach us.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Syria as 'Test' for Obama's Credibility
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Barack Obama's decision to take the Syrian crisis to Congress and the historical implications if the president is unable to win over lawmakers in a vote on national security.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Egyptians Opposed to Strike in Syria
    The Egyptian government opposes any U.S. military action in Syria and it seems the people of Egypt agree. Margaret Warner reports from Cairo to Jeffrey Brown on how the "war weary" region regards prospects and rhetoric of American action against chemical weapon use. Plus Margaret offers a preview of her reporting to come.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Refugees Pour Out of Syria, but Number Entering Jordan Slows
    The UN says more than 2 million refugees have left Syria. But while up to 70,000 refugees fled to Jordan in early 2013, the stream has dwindled to a trickle. Aid workers believe the Jordanian government has closed the border, but Jordan says it's due to Syrian fighting. Foreign affairs producer Dan Sagalyn reports.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Documents Reveal NSA Can Crack Online Encryption
    Encryption technology is supposed to keep your online activity private, but secret documents reveal the NSA knows how to crack the code and has, in some cases, been working with companies directly. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times about how the NSA is reacting to the revelations.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Employment Report Shows More Jobs, Questionable Quality
    Employers added 169,000 new jobs in August and official unemployment slid from 7.4 to 7.3 percent. Economics correspondent Paul Solman gets analysis from economist Lisa Lynch of Brandeis University, who says the employment report is a mixed bag that shows that most jobs being added to the economy are low-paying.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • G-20 Summit Shows Low Support for Military Strike in Syria
    At the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, 10 nations as well as the United States signed a statement accusing Syria of using deadly chemical weapons against civilians, but stopped short of urging a military response. Jeffrey Brown reports on the "heavy lift" President Barack Obama faces finding support for a Syria strike.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Immigration and the NFL
    After what may be considered a summer hiatus, we're back - the Doubleheader with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. In our sport of politics section, we find agreement between the two on the topic of immigration in the upcoming legislative session (but you may be disappointed to know why). We also have their winning picks for the NFL season.
    Original Air Date: September 6, 2013

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