Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • 'Women, War, and Peace' Redefines the Way That We Look at Conflict and Security
    For more on this story go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/A new series from WNET challenges the notion that war and peace are domains dominated by men. In each of the the five hour long episode, Women, War, and Peace highlights a different area of the world where women are central to the conflict from Bosnia to Afghanistan, Colombia to Liberia.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Holder Takes Questions on Alleged Terror Plot
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday afternoon that U.S. authorities had uncovered and stopped a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador and blow up the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Holder: 2 Charged in Plot to Kill Saudi Ambassador
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday afternoon that U.S. authorities had uncovered and stopped a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador and blow up the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

  • Anita Hill Reflects on 20 Years Since Clarence Thomas Hearings
    Twenty years ago, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' Senate confirmation process sparked a national debate about sexual harassment when Anita Hill, his former special assistant, accused him of inappropriate behavior. Gwen Ifill and Hill discuss her new book, "Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home."
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Does U.S. Drone Use Set a New Precedent for War?
    The U.S. has dramatically increased its use of unmanned aerial vehicles to go after targets in Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and especially Pakistan. Jeffrey Brown discusses the use of drones with former Air Force lawyer retired Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap and David Cortright of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Environment, Economy at Heart of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate
    A Canadian company wants to build a $13 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the so-called tar sands region in Alberta through six states and a major aquifer to Texas for refining. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Nebraska on the high-stakes environmental and economic battle over the Keystone XL project.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Mitt Romney's Mormonism Marks Tricky Territory for GOP Rivals
    After endorsing Gov. Rick Perry at the Value Voters Summit in Washing on Friday, Baptist minister Robert Jeffress focused on GOP candidate Mitt Romney's faith, saying, "Mormonism is a cult." Judy Woodruff discusses the role of religion in the Republican presidential race with the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • News Wrap: Americans Win Nobel for Economic Growth, Inflation Research
    In other news Monday, two Americans won the 2011 Nobel Prize in economics. Christopher Sims and Thomas Sargent were honored for their work in the 1970s and '80s on how government policies can affect economic growth and inflation. Also, Syrian human rights activists reported that weekend clashes killed at least 31 people.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • After Deadly Clashes, Is Partnership Between Egypt's People, Military Over?
    Cairo struggled to return to calm Monday after clashes Sunday between Coptic Christians, Muslims and security forces killed 26 people and wounded more than 500. Ray Suarez discusses the latest violence with The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick, reporting from Cairo.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Urban Gardens Create Healthy Food Options
    In a low-income neighborhood in Denver, it used to be nearly impossible to find fresh fruit or vegetables. Bordered on all sides by train tracks and highways, the 7,000 residents of Elyria-Swansea don't have a grocery store within two and a half miles. But Coby Gould hopes to give the community healthy, affordable produce options at the Growhaus, a budding urban garden in the neighborhood.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Leather Muppet to Stephen Colbert: You Are What You Eat
    Business and economics correspondent Paul Solman had a 'transformative' experience after Stephen Colbert poked fun at him during a recent episode of 'The Colbert Report.'
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Leaf at the End' by Lily Brown
    Lily Brown is the author of "Rust or Go Home" (Cleveland State University, 2010).
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

  • Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Sits Down with Judy Woodruff
    For more on this story go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/mitt-romney-to-rick-perry-show-us-your-economic-plan.html After outlining his foreign policy vision Friday at The Citadel, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sat down with Judy Woodruff and discussed the war in Afghanistan, his GOP rivals and how he would get more Americans back to work.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Romney's Electability, Cain's 9-9-9 Plan, Wall St. Protests
    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including GOP contender Mitt Romney's foreign policy vision and electability, rival Republican candidate Herman Cain's "9-9-9" plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code plus the Occupy Wall Street protests that are spreading beyond New York City.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
  • Romney: Voters Must Replace Obama to 'Keep America Strong and Get Back to Work'
    After outlining his foreign policy proposals Friday in South Carolina, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney sat down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his vision for a new "American century," how he would handle relations with Israel, President Obama's jobs bill and his opponents economic plans.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
  • W, V, U or L: How Is the Economic Recovery Shaping Up, Literally?
    The latest unemployment figures out Friday reinforce the notion that the U.S. economy remains weak when compared to recoveries of the past. As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman visits with economist Simon Johnson for a checkup on what shape the economic recovery is taking.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
  • 3 Women 'at Forefront of Peace for Years' Honored With Nobel Prize
    The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to three women who have fought for peace and women's rights. Margret Warner discusses the achievements of the three winners with the Institute for Policy Studies' Emira Woods and Vital Voices' Malini Patel.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
  • Panel's Pitch to Nix Routine Prostate Cancer Tests Draws Strong Reaction
    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said Friday that prostate specific antigen tests, known as PSAs, that are done to detect prostate cancer could be doing more harm than good. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest controversial recommendation from the influential panel with The Washington Post's Rob Stein.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
  • Romney to Perry: Release Your Economic Plan
    After outlining his foreign policy vision Friday at The Citadel, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sat down with Judy Woodruff and discussed the war in Afghanistan, his GOP rivals and how he would get more Americans back to work. In this excerpt, Romney chides GOP rival and Texas Gov. Rick Perry for not releasing his economic plan.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

  • Film Follows First Trials of International Criminal Court's Chief Prosecutor
    In "Prosecutor," filmmaker Berry Stevens follows Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • After Draftless Decade of War, Gap Seen Between Miltiary, Civilians
    After a decade of America at war, a new Pew poll documents the gap between those who have gone to the battlefield and those who haven't. Margret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • What Does Future Hold for Tech World, Apple Without Jobs?
    Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was remembered Thursday as being one the of world's greatest innovators. Jeffrey Brown discusses his life and work with Google's Vint Cerf, Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin and AOL co-founder Steve Case.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Remembering the Life, Designs of Digital Visionary Steve Jobs
    In a statement late Wednesday, Apple said its co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 56. Correspondent Spence Michels looks back on the life and work of the digital visionary.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • The Old Man and His Boat: Hemingway's Quest for Peace at Sea
    Paul Hendrickson, the author of "Hemingway's Boat, Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961," is the latest biographer to delve into Ernest Hemingway, and does so by narrowing his focus on the famous writer's motorized fishing vessel, Pilar.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Obama to Congress: Vote on Jobs Bill or Find Better Idea
    President Obama called a news conference Thursday where he pressed members of Congress to vote for his jobs package or present a better idea. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Steve Jobs in 1985: Apple Employees Have 'Common Vision' on Changing the World
    In a segment from the April 5, 1985 edition of the "MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour", correspondent Elizabeth Brackett examines Apple Computer, featuring co-founder and then-Chairman Steve Jobs.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Stephane Hessel Wants You to Get Mad
    Diplomat and author Stephane Hessel talks to Ray Suarez about his controversial booklet, "Time for Outrage."
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011
  • Obama: Congress Needs to Explain Opposition to Jobs Plan
    In a press conference Thursday, President Obama called on Congress to explain its opposition to his jobs plan as the Senate prepares to vote on the measure. He also spoke on the war in Afghanistan, the "Occupy Wall Street" protests and the European debt crisis.
    Original Air Date: October 6, 2011

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