Sunday, September 29, 2013

  • Explaining the New Obamacare Provisions
    Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post clarifies how, exactly, Americans' healthcare will be affected as a result of provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act going into effect on October 1, 2013.
    Original Air Date: September 29, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

  • Details Emerge on the House's Proposed Spending Bill
    Todd Zwillich, the Washington Correspondent for The Takeaway, talks to Hari Sreenivasan about current events surrounding the possible government shutdown, and what the results might be for the key players down the line.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2013
  • Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issue in Education
    It's American Graduate Day - a national call to action on PBS stations around the country where community organizations in education and celebrities are all coming together to focus on improving graduation rates in America. The NewsHour Student Reporting Labs decided to ask students around the country what their most pressing issues in education were -- here's a sample of what we heard.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2013
  • The Quantified Self: Data Gone Wild?
    Take a look at these new technologies that allow people to keep track and quantify every detail of their daily lives. It's a growing movement called “quantified self.” The personal data gathered is often health-related, but there are applications to measure productivity, time spent in REM sleep and, undoubtedly, time spent using these systems on your phone and laptop. Is this data gone wild?
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2013
  • A Planned Palestinian City for the West Bank
    Is economic prosperity the future of peace between the Palestinians and Israel? A multimillionaire Palestinian-American businessman thinks so and he’s putting his money to the test. He’s building Rawabi, a brand-new city on the West Bank with the hope that it will create prosperity and that peace will follow.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

  • Shields, Ponnuru Discuss Government Spending Showdown, Iran
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at The National Review, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top news, including the standoff in Congress over a federal spending bill, consequences of a government shutdown, warming U.S. relations with Iran's president and a UN breakthrough on Syria.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Historic School Strives to Reclaim Glory Days
    In 1870, on the heels of civil war and the end of slavery, the nation's first African-American public high school opened just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Today Dunbar High School is honoring its past while hoping to recapture what once made it great. Jeffrey Brown talks to Alison Stewart about her new book, "First Class."
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Obama, Iran's President Rouhani Discuss Diplomacy Prospects
    At the United Nations General Assembly, two diplomatic breakthroughs emerged: a draft resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, plus an agreement among the permanent members of the UN security council with Iran to revive negotiations over that country's nuclear programs. Margaret Warner reports from New York.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Scientists Warn Opportunity to Prevent Warming Is Dwindling
    Ray Suarez talks to Michael Oppenheimer, a professor at Princeton University and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, about a new scientific assessment that updates the previously-held understanding of the rate and consequences of global warming.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Congress in 'Political Staring Contest' Over Budget
    The Senate voted along party lines to fund the government into November after Democrats removed language defunding Obamacare. Kwame Holman reports on that measure's return to the House, where GOP leaders hope to find a plan tea party conservatives will support. Judy Woodruff gets an update from The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • President Obama outlines roadblocks with the Republicans, bu
    Speaking from the James Brady Briefing Room, President Barack Obama said that the failure to increase the government's borrowing authority would shutter the economy, having a "profound destabilizing effect" on the U.S. and global economies.He also accused Republicans of "political grandstanding" and said what they really care about is "appeasing the tea party."
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Nation's First Black High School Aims to Recapture Glory
    With a brand new $122 million school building that was paid for as part of the District of Columbia’s sprawling effort to modernize its troubled school system, Dunbar, the first African American Public High School in the U.S., is honoring its past while hoping to recapture what once made it great.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Growing up in America without a Social Security Number
    In this web exclusive interview with correspondent Rick Karr, 21-year-old Hugo Nicolas shares his story of growing up in the United States without a social security number.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013
  • Securing an economic future for Palestinians
    Samir Hulileh, CEO of PADICO HOLDING talks with Martin Fletcher the private sector's role in rebuilding the Palestinian economy. “We are under occupation,” Hulileh said. “We cannot [become] prosperous under occupation. We cannot increase GDP by 30 or 40 percent. We cannot employ everybody. So everybody is trying his best…to create jobs and to create some hope for the generation to come.”
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

  • Graham Nash Talks 'Wild Tales' and Musical Friends
    A member of the 1960s British rock group the Hollies and one-fourth of the super-group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Graham Nash has just come out with a new memoir of his life called "Wild Tales." Jeffrey Brown caught up with the musician during a solo tour, where they discussed some of his famous musical partners.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • Chinese Citizens Share Outrage After Food Vendor Execution
    In China, an unlicensed food vendor was executed by the Chinese government. His crime was killing two policemen after being beaten in custody. In the last 24 hours, his name became one of the most searched-for terms in Chinese social media. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the shockwaves caused by this case.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • What Changes Can Older Americans Expect Under Health Reform?
    How does the Affordable Care Act alter Medicare or other insurance coverage for older Americans? Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News joins Ray Suarez to answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • Former Interns Debate Worth and Legality of Unpaid Gigs
    Legally, unpaid interns can't displace regular paid workers, doing real work for no pay. So why have unpaid internships have become so pervasive? Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to some former interns frustrated with not being paid for work duties that went beyond learning, as well as others who found positive values.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • How Should the U.S. Proceed With Iran Diplomacy?
    Top officials from the U.S. and Iran met for the first time in 30 years. How serious is Iran about making a deal with the international community on their nuclear program? Judy Woodruff talks to Flynt Leverett of Penn State University, Suzanne Maloney of Brookings Institution and former CIA case officer Reuel Marc Gerecht.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • What's Going on Behind the Scenes of the Budget Fight?
    Lawmakers on both sides of the budget fight have come out to wage a public war of words and sway opinion, but what's going on behind the scenes? Gwen Ifill gets views from two former Capitol Hill staffers: Jim Manley of QGA Public Affairs and Ron Bonjean of Singer Bonjean Strategies.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • Boehner Warns House GOP May Block Spending Bill
    While the Senate headed toward a vote to remove a provision that defunds the Affordable Care Act from a federal spending bill, House Majority Leader John Boehner quashed the notion that Republicans would back such a stopgap measure. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on efforts to stave off a shutdown.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • Boehner: President Obama needs to negotiate on debt ceiling
    In a weekly news conference Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) condemned President Barack Obama's refusal to negotiate on the debt ceiling. "Well, I’m sorry it just doesn’t work that way,” he said.As government shutdown looms, House Republicans have offered conditions to raise the debt limit, including a one-year delay of the health care law and approval of Keystone XL pipeline.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013
  • Obama: 'The affordable care act is here to stay'
    Speaking from Largo, Md. Thursday morning, President Barack Obama promoted the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business next week.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  • Death of Kofi Awoonor in Nairobi Attack Is 'Great Loss'
    Kofi Awoonor, a Ghanaian poet, diplomat and academic, was among the victims murdered in a terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi. Awoonor's nephew Kwame Dawes, another renowned poet, was traveling with his uncle to attend a literary festival in Kenya when he was killed. Dawes joins Jeffrey Brown to honor his legacy.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • Iran's President Tries to Recast Perceptions
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told the UN his nation "seeks constructive engagement with other countries," but delayed meeting President Obama. Gwen Ifill attended a meeting with the Iranian leader. She and Judy Woodruff discuss the significance of Rouhani's efforts to cast himself in a different light than his predecessors.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • How Do Cable Providers Plan to Stay Competitive?
    Today's technology lets consumers watch shows without a cable connection or even a television. What's next for cable providers and their place in the media market? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Brian Roberts of Comcast about staying competitive and the legal battles with companies who stream TV for free.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • Trying to Prevent Violence Via Mental Health Screening
    Revelations about the mental health of Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis raises questions about whether better screening processes could have prevented the shooting. Gwen Ifill talks to Barry Rosenfeld of Fordham University about the challenges of identifying on an individual level when someone with mental illness may pose a threat.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013
  • What Will New Insurance Exchange Premiums Cost?
    New details were released about coverage choices for consumers in the new health care exchanges. What will their premiums cost? Ray Suarez is joined by Louise Radnofsky of The Wall Street Journal to answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
    Original Air Date: September 25, 2013