Thursday, July 14, 2011

  • McCullough's 'The Greater Journey' Tracks French Influence on U.S.
    Author and historian David McCullough has explored the French influence on American life throughout his career. Jeffrey Brown and McCullough discuss the 19th century artists and thinkers who brought lessons home to the U.S. after living in Paris.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • In 'Good Fortune,' Some Kenyan Communities Resist International Development
    In "Good Fortune," filmmakers Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine explore how international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the people they aim to help. 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: July 14, 2011
  • Gun Dealers in Border States Face New Reporting Requirements
    In an effort to crackdown on multiple purchases of semi-automatic weapons along the U.S.-Mexico border the Justice Department announced new reporting requirements for gun dealers in four states on Thursday. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Pentagon Gears Up for the Digital Battlefield
    The Department of Defense is gearing up for a different kind of conflict -- on the digital battlefield -- with a new cybersecurity strategy.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • News Wrap: FBI Probing Phone-Hacking Allegations at Murdoch's U.S. Holdings
    In other news Thursday, it was widely reported that the FBI is investigating whether a Rupert Murdoch tabloid in Britain tried to access voice mails of Sept. 11 victims. Also, a federal judge in Washington declared a mistrial of the perjury trial of Roger Clemens.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Debt Ceiling Deadlock Sounds Fresh Alarms on Wall Street
    The debt ceiling deadlock in Washington led to increasingly urgent appeals for action Thursday. Judy Woodruff discusses the economics and politics of the standoff with the Wall Street Journal's David Wessel and The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Is the U.S. Prepared for Battle in Cyberspace?
    The Pentagon is gearing up for a different kind of conflict -- on the digital battlefield. Ray Suarez gets the details.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Sneak Peek: Indonesia Series Explores Rising Power's Major Health Challenges
    Ray Suarez speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about his reporting trip to Indonesia and his series on the economic situation, food insecurity, mental health treatment problems and research into male birth control.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Google's Effects on Memory
    Columbia University Psychologist Betsy Sparrow discusses her newest research that examines the effect living in a search engine rich society has on the way we think. Her new paper, which she complete with the help of Jenny Liu and Daniel Wegner is titled, "Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips".
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011
  • Extended Interview: Leon Fleisher
    More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher.
    Original Air Date: July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

  • Cleveland Company Welds Job Security With Profits
    As the unemployment rate remains stuck above nine percent, Paul Solman looks at a Cleveland company that has handled the economic turmoil very differently.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Italy Races to Calm Fears Over Failing Financial Health
    In hopes to calm the economic world's jitters over Italy's failing financial health, Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti announced plans to strengthen a $57 billion austerity package. Ray Suarez discusses Italy's economic crisis with Il Sole 24 Ore's Mario Calvo-Platero and Harvard University's Ken Rogoff.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • News Wrap: Mumbai Bombings Kill at Least 21, Wound More Than 100
    In other news Wednesday, three bombings by militants shook Mumbai, India, killing at least 21 and wounding more than 100. Vikas Bajaj of The New York Times reports from Mumbai. Also, Afghan President Karzai's half-brother was buried in Kandahar, a day after he was gunned down by a longtime family associate.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Obama's $86 Million Campaign Haul Leaves GOP Competitors Far Behind
    The Obama campaign announced Wednesday that it raised an eye-popping $86 million over the last three months for both President Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Gwen Ifill and NewsHour political editor David Chalian discuss the numbers.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Leaves Logistical Challenges
    It's been more than six months since Congress repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. Judy Woodruff asks experts where things stand now.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Despite Intensifying Pressures on Debt Ceiling, Deal Still Elusive
    Congress and the president got new warnings Wednesday on what happens if they can't agree on how to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. Judy Woodruff reports on the deal deadlock.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Calif. Corrections Chief Matthew Cate on Supreme Court Prison Overcrowding Order
    Matthew Cate, the secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, speaks with the NewsHour's Spencer Michels about the effects of the Supreme Court's recent ruling to ease the overcrowding in the state's prison system.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Share and Share Alike
    Making Sen$e visited Lincoln Electric, an arc welding manufacturing company, in 1992 and again recently to see how the Cleveland business is fairing in the economize downturn. This is the 1992 story.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Rep. Ryan Grills Sec. Sebelius on IPAB
    Rep. Paul Ryan questioned Health & Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius on the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, during a Budget Committee hearing Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
  • Raw Video: 3 Explosions Hit Mumbai
    Three explosions hit busy locations late Wednesday in India's business capital of Mumbai, where a terror siege nearly three years ago killed 166 people. (Associated Press, July 13)
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

  • Remembering Betty Ford, Who Broke the Mold for First Lady's Role
    One of the nation's most-admired first ladies, Betty Ford, died Friday at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at the age of 93. Gwen Ifill introduces an excerpt of a documentary that examined the life, work, struggles and advocacy of President Gerald Ford's wife.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Colorado Kids Act as Citizen Scientists in National Lady Bug Hunt
    Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • What Happens if Lawmakers Don't Reach Debt-Ceiling Deal by Deadline?
    Debt-ceiling negotiations crept along Tuesday as both sides agreed on the need for action, but not on the fundamentals of a deal. Gwen Ifill discusses the specifics of what would happen if negotiators don't reach an agreement by the Aug. 2 deadline with Jay Powell of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Murdoch TV Deal in 'Grave Jeopardy' as U.K. Scandal Inquiry Deepens
    The British House of Commons is expected to issue a rare unified message to media baron Rupert Murdoch, encouraging him to abandon his bid for British Sky Broadcasting over allegations of journalists hacking phones and bribing police. Ray Suarez discusses the scandal's latest developments with NPR's David Folkenflik in London.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Killing of Afghan 'Godfather' Fuels New Questions on Stability
    Ahmed Wali Karzai was assassinated in Kandahar on Tuesday by a longtime associate, who was then killed by guards. Judy Woodruff discusses the killing of the Afghan president's half-brother and what it means for Afghan security with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Trudy Rubin and the Naval Postgraduate School's Thomas Johnson.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Sweltering Heat Wave Roasts 24 States, Feeds Wildfires
    A heat wave blasted half of the U.S. Tuesday and triple-digit temperatures roasted Americans in cities in the Midwest and South. Gwen Ifill reports on the unrelenting hot weather, which broke a series of records and triggered heat warnings and advisories in multiple states.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Mobile Technology Tracks Malaria Nets
    In Tanzania, MEDA uses text messages to keep track of malaria bed nets.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011
  • Sec. Sebelius Defends the IPAB
    Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended the Independent Payment Advisory Board before the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011

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