Thursday, 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    It's been more than six months since Congress repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.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

Monday, July 11, 2011

  • In South Sudan, a Nation Is Born -- But With Troubles
    On Saturday, South Sudan officially gained independence with its creation as the world's newest nation. Judy Woodruff discusses the challenges that the young country faces with the Pulitzer Center's Rebecca Hamilton, who has covered Sudan for years. She recently reported from there for the NewsHour and The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Health Care Exchange Regulations Unveiled
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new regulations Monday for the health exchanges that will be required for all states in 2014.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Durbin: 'Slow Going' Inside Debt Limit Talks
    President Obama and congressional leaders returned to the negotiating table Monday afternoon, but a deficit-reduction deal remains elusive as the Aug. 2 deadline nears for raising the debt limit. Gwen Ifill discusses the latest developments in the partisan stalemate with Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Students Discuss Winning Projects
    Winners of Ashoka's and Best Buy "Technology 4 a Better World" competition discuss their winning projects.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Betty Ford: The Real Deal
    Family, friends, historians and Betty Ford herself reflect on her life as a political spouse; an accidental and outspoken first lady; breast cancer survivor; and feminist pro-choice Republican in Betty Ford: The Real Deal, a one-hour biography which aired in March 2009.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Exhibit Unravels the Mysteries of Ancient Chinese Temples
    An art exhibit is bringing together art, history and science to solve the mysteries of Chinese temples that date back to the 6th century. Jeffery Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • As Shuttle Retires, What's NASA's New Mission?
    As the space shuttle Atlantis conducts its final mission, what comes next for U.S. space exploration? Ray Suarez gets three views.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Political Checklist: President Obama Asks For Debt Limit Compromise
    Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff analyze President Obama's Monday news conference ahead of the third round of debt limit negotiations at the White House. The trio examine Mr. Obama's strategy of embracing House Speaker John Boehner,R-Ohio, while arguing for a compromise deficit reduction and debt limit increase deal.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011

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