Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  • Watch Mitt Romney's Full Speech After Illinois Primary Win
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in Schaumburg, Ill., saying that "elections are about choices and today hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois have joined millions of people across the country to join our cause."
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Rice, Klein Want to Better Education for National Security
    A new report by the Council on Foreign Relations spelled out the need for more science, history and foreign languages in U.S. schools -- framing education in a global context. Jeffrey Brown, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein discuss the link to national security.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Murray: Elites Should Teach Working Class How to Live
    The super-educated upper class is out of touch but it could teach lower classes better ways to live, according to conservative lightning rod Charles Murray. As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman speaks with Murray about his new book, "Coming Apart," which examines America's "class society."
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • As House GOP Unveils Budget, Polarization Grips Washington
    A budget proposed Tuesday by House Republicans was met with stiff resistance from Democrats -- including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insisting it would not pass. Judy Woodruff and the American Enterprise Institute's Norman Ornstein discuss the ongoing partisan standoff and another fight over a stalled transportation bill.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • To Receive Welfare, Should Drug Test Be Required?
    Since the recession hit, welfare applications have soared in Colorado. Some states have proposed tightening welfare eligibility, in part to deal with limited state budgets. One emerging trend across the country: requiring recipients to pass a drug test. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Weighing Life Without Parole for Juvenile Murder Convicts
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether 14-year-olds convicted of murder should be required to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole. Gwen Ifill and The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle discuss the arguments and the issues under consideration.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • News Wrap: Iraq Attacks Kill at Least 46
    In other news Tuesday, insurgents in Iraq killed at least 46 people in a wave of attacks across the country aimed at Shiite pilgrims and police. Also, Syrian rebel forces abandoned the city of Deir Al-Zour in the face of government tanks.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • General Allen: Despite Setbacks, Afghan Mission on Track
    Gen. John Allen said Tuesday that the American and NATO mission in Afghanistan was on track despite a series of serious setbacks, including Quran burnings at a U.S. base and a massacre of Afghan civilians, allegedly by an American soldier. Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Governors McDonnell and O'Malley: Contrasting Visions
    On taxes, spending and social issues, Governors Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and Martin O'Malley (D-MD) are taking different paths. The NewsHour will track them this election year and examine their philosophical divide -- one that reflects the national debate over the role of government in Americans' lives. #dividedbydc
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Condoleeza Rice Makes the Case for Arts in Education
    Jeffrey Brown sat down with former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to to ask both leaders about the role of arts in education at a time when arts classes are often one of the first targets for cuts at many schools. Both are known for supporting the arts, and Rice is an accomplished pianist in her own right.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Judy Woodruff and Joshua Levine Talk Vote 2012
    Americans Elect CTO Joshua Levine answered your questions in a live video chat with Judy Woodruff Tuesday afternoon.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Syrian-Americans Demand Regime Change
    On the one-year anniversary of Syria's rebellion, a crowd of mostly Syrian-Americans convened on the White House on Saturday demanding regime change.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012
  • Author Charles Murray on Bubbles, Marriage and 'Coming Apart
    Is white America coming apart at the seams? How sharp is the cultural divide? Why does it matter? What might we do about it? Today, in a departure from traditional practice, we debut the full broadcast-ready version of our story with author Charles Murray (and a skeptic) here at Making Sen$e Online -- before it airs on the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

  • Group Aims to Break Partisan Gridlock in Washington
    The nonprofit group Americans Elect is attempting to secure ballot access for a unity ticket -- one Democrat and one Republican in all 50 states this November. Judy Woodruff discusses the effort with two former governors supportive of the group.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Planning to Visit the Cherry Blossoms? Err on the Early Side
    Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. have bloomed exceptionally early next year. But this is nothing compared to when they might be blooming decades from now. Dr. Soo-Hyung Kim of the University of Washington says by 2080, cherry blossoms could be reaching their peak bloom as early as late February. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Should Children Conceived After Father's Death Get Benefits?
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether children conceived after the death of their biological father, using his frozen sperm, should be entitled to Social Security benefits. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle said it's not the first time a court has faced reconciling an old law with new technology.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Killing of Fla. Teen Sheds Light on State's Law
    Demonstrators gathered in Sanford, Fla. Monday to demand the arrest of the neighborhood watch member who shot an unarmed black teenager, after 911 calls from the shooting were released. Ray Suarez and The Miami Herald's Frances Robles discuss why a Florida law could make filing charges against Zimmerman more difficult.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Were Multiple Deployments a Factor in Afghan Killings?
    Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the suspect in the Afghan massacre who allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians near Kandahar, had served three tours in Iraq before his Afghanistan deployment. Jeffrey Brown and guests discuss repeated deployments and whether military mental health screenings are adequate.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: 'Journey Through the Past' by Matthew Zapruder
    Matthew Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry: "American Linden," "The Pajamaist" and "Come On All You Ghosts" (Copper Canyon, 2010). He is editor for Wave Books.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Two-man Race in Illinois
    Political editor Christina Bellantoni chats with senior correspondent Judy Woodruff about Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum's battle for Illinois. There's a lot at stake, which is one reason Romney has invested so heavily in this race.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012
  • Texas Dispatch: Drilling Deeper for Water
    The ongoing drought in Texas continues to take its toll on water supplies and, with an estimated one million wells across the state, many Texans are running into problems accessing groundwater. That's meant a lot of work for well drillers like Charles Barnard who was working yet another Saturday when we met him.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

  • From High School Dropout to Harvard University Grad Student
    This is the story of Daniel Paris, a young man who was identified to have multiple learning disabilities, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). After dropping out of high school during sophomore year, Daniel returned to school and completed his degree. He's now a graduate student at Harvard University.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Gas Prices, March Madness
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on how much the president can really help lower gas prices, and jump into March Madness.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Ex-Rutgers Student Guilty of Invasion of Privacy
    Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, was found guilty Friday of all 15 charges against him, including bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and tampering with evidence, relating to a webcam spying incident that preceded the suicide of his roommate, Tyler Clementi. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Shields, Brooks on Afghan Massacre, the Gingrich Factor
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news including the political implications of civilian killings in Afghanistan, Newt Gingrich's chances of survival in the GOP race and the very public resignation by a Goldman Sachs executive.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Stockton Faces Bankruptcy Threat
    As cities across the nation increasingly become mired in financial crises due to pensions, health care costs, debt and overspending, correspondent Spencer Michels profiles one city making efforts to avoid bankruptcy: Stockton, Calif.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Crocker: Afghan Killings Were 'Horrific, Shocking Murders'
    In an interview amid escalating U.S-Afghan tensions in the wake of Quran burnings and a civilian massacre allegedly at the hands of a U.S. soldier, Jeffrey Brown and the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, discuss the killings and President Karzai's demand to President Obama that U.S. forces be pulled from rural areas.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012
  • Ryan Crocker on Leaked Cable About Pakistani Safe Havens
    U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker said safe havens for extremists in Pakistan "present a real threat" to Afghan civilians, U.S. forces and Pakistan itself.
    Original Air Date: March 16, 2012

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