Tuesday, May 21, 2013

  • Honoring Sally Ride's Legacy as Trailblazer, Role Model
    President Barack Obama announced he would posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride, the first woman in space. NewsHour's science correspondent Miles O'Brien reflects on Ride's legacy and her impact as an educator who encouraged young women to study science, technology, engineering and math.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Hearing on Apple Tax Practices Spotlights Legal Loopholes
    Tech giant Apple has avoided paying billions of dollars in taxes to the U.S. or any country by using a complex web of Irish subsidiaries. But Apple is not alone, and none of the practices are illegal. Margaret Warner talks to Charles Duhigg of The New York Times for more on corporate tax loopholes.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • How Far Should Government Go in Investigation of Leaks?
    Three former Justice Department officials wrote a New York Times op-ed defending the subpoena of Associated Press reporters' phone records. Gwen Ifill talks with First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams and Michael Mukasey, former U.S. attorney general, about whether the department overreached its authority in its investigations.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Senate Committee Grills Former IRS Commissioners
    A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service turned its focus to former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, who led the agency until last fall. Judy Woodruff has more, including testimony from his successor Steven Miller and the Treasury Department inspector general.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Okla. Town Confronts Reality of Rebuilding After Tornado
    A monster tornado nearly flattened the town of Moore, Okla. Jeffrey Brown gets reaction from Time magazine's Jay Newton-Small, Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department and Bob Henson from the National Center for Atmospheric Research about the devastation, the latest rescue efforts and the science behind the mighty storm.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Benghazi Attack Response Showed Romney Campaign Flaws
    Gabriel Schoenfeld, a former adviser to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says the campaign made its greatest errors on foreign policy strategy. Schoenfeld describes Romney's bungled response to the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi. He spoke with NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni about his ebook, "A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign."
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Statements from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
    In a press conference, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, city and county officials and emergency responders provide updates on the situation in Moore, Oklahoma city and Cleveland county in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook at Senate Hearings (part 2)
    Apple CEO Tim Cook at Senate Hearings (part 2)
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Testifies at Senate Hearing
    The Senate panel questioned Cook and other experts about 'tax gimmickry."
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

  • What DSM-5 Means for Diagnosing Mental Health Patients
    The American Psychiatric Association released a new edition of the DSM, which doctors use to diagnose and treat mental disorders. Judy Woodruff discusses the changes and implications for both patients and professionals with Dr. Michael First of Columbia University and Dr. Steven Hyman of the Broad Institute.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Coding Skills Combine With Civics to Improve Government
    Code for America, a San Francisco nonprofit, enlists high tech professionals to work with local governments to create tools to help average citizens tackle hunger, blight and other civic problems. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • New Chapter Begins for U.S. Relations With Myanmar
    At the White House, President Barack Obama welcomed Myanmar President Thein Sein, the first Burmese leader to visit Washington in nearly five decades. Ray Suarez talks to Jennifer Quigley of the U.S. Campaign for Burma and Priscilla Clap, former chief of the U.S. mission in Myanmar, about reforms in that country.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Yahoo Makes Bid for Reboot With $1.1 Billion Deal for Tumblr
    Tech company Yahoo bought Tumblr for a reported $1.1 billion, adding the fast-growing social media site with more than 100 million blogs to its roster of assets. Jeffrey Brown talks with Rebecca Leeb, a research analyst for the Altimeter Group, about the appeal of the image-centric and mobile-friendly blogging platform.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Watch Mile-Wide Tornado Rip Through Oklahoma City Suburbs
    The Associated Press reports that a mile-wide tornado has ripped through suburban Oklahoma City Monday. Video shows homes and buildings in Moore, Okla., reduced to rubble, and vehicles littering roadways south and southwest of Oklahoma City. Authorities also report that an elementary school in the area took a direct hit from the twister.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Massive, Mile-Wide Tornado Leaves Wake of Destruction
    Two tornadoes struck the Oklahoma City area within 24 hours, leaving behind miles of devastation and leveling scores of homes. Kwame Holman reports on the extreme weather in Oklahoma. Jeffrey Brown talks to Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police Department and Bill Bunting of the National Severe Storm Prediction Center.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Life of Sally Ride Honored at Kennedy Center Tribute
    Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien talks with Jeffrey Brown about the legacy of astronaut Sally Ride.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • A High Tech Solution for a Neighborhood Problem
    Correspondent Spencer Michels talks with the co-founders of Civic Insight, a technology startup aimed at helping cities like New Orleans tackle an ugly problem -- blight by makes real-time government data about a community's underutilized spaces.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour: A 1987 Interview With Gary Hart
    In December 1987, former Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo. re-entered the race for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination just seven months after his relationship with 29-year-old model Donna Rice caused him to withdraw. Here is Hart's Dec. 16, 1987 newsmaker interview with Jim Lehrer.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Government Scandals, Watergate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with Judy Woodruff about the recent scandals rocking Washington and the Obama administration, what we can observe about how the government operates and how the trust of the American people is affected, plus the legacy of Watergate 40 years on.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • Military Makes Addressing Sexual Assault Top Priority
    Defense Secretary Hagel said he'll do everything necessary to fix the military's sexual assault crisis, but offered no new solutions during a briefing at the Pentagon. Some members of Congress are advocating a solution that lies partly outside the command ranks. Margaret Warner talks with The Wall Street Journal's Julian Barnes.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • IRS Chief Admits Mistakes, Says Scrutiny Was Not Political
    Outgoing IRS chief Steven Miller admitted failures and faced tough questions at a Congressional hearing, but he also asserted that the IRS did not act out of political motivation in scrutinizing conservative groups. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • Conversation: Opera Singer Ana Maria Martinez
    Jeffrey Brown talks to opera soprano Ana Maria Martinez about her work with the Houston Grand Opera.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013
  • The Houston Grand Opera's 'Cruzar la Cara de la Luna'
    The Houston Grand Opera performs "Cruzar la Cara de la Luna," or "To Cross the Face of the Moon," an epic journey told in song about lost loves.
    Original Air Date: May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

  • Covering Watergate: 40 Years Later With MacNeil And Lehrer
    On May 17, 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer launched public broadcasting's gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings. Forty years later, MacNeil and Lehrer recount their memories after some of the more gripping moments, and how their partnership changed not only the face of television journalism, but also their lives.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • A Look Back at the Senate Watergate Hearings
    Watergate began with a burglary in June 1972 and ended with a president’s resignation in August 1974. In between, during the summer of 1973, a special Senate Committee held hearings, co-chaired by Sens. Sam Ervin (D-N.C.) and Howard Baker (R-Tenn.), to investigate the Watergate scandal. Public Television broadcast all 250 hours worth of the hearings, gavel-to-gavel.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • Major Embryonic Stem Cell Advance Raises Ethical Quandaries
    Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have achieved a longtime goal. They cloned genes to create embryonic stem cells able to transform into tissues and organs genetically identical to patients who needs them. Jeffrey Brown talks to NPR's Rob Stein about the science as well as the ethical concerns.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • Demographics Contribute to Evangelical Immigration Stance
    While lawmakers in Washington continue work on overhauling American immigration policy, Ray Suarez reports from Colorado, where members of the Evangelical Christian community are advocating passage of immigration reform to respond to demographic shifts in membership.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013
  • Obama, Turkey's Erdogan Reaffirm Ending Bloodshed in Syria
    President Barack Obama hosted Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan at the White House where talk centered on Syria. Margaret Warner talks with Henri Barkey of Lehigh University and Steve Heydemann of the U.S. Institute for Peace about how the international community could collaborate on ending the Syrian civil war and the violence.
    Original Air Date: May 16, 2013

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