Tuesday, November 8, 2011

  • Journalist Goes Undercover to Report on Syrian Dissidents
    The Syrian government has stepped up its deadly crackdown on dissidents, only a week after agreeing to negotiate with them. Margret Warner discusses the violence with journalist Ramita Navai, who went undercover to embed with some of Syria's most-wanted dissidents.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011
  • Is Iran Capable of Developing Nuclear Weapons?
    The International Atomic Energy Agency has been trying for years to monitor the Iranian program and determine if it is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Ray Suarez discusses the agency's latest report with former U.N. weapons inspector David Albright.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011
  • Cain Denies Harassment Claim, Vows to Stay in Race
    GOP hopeful Herman Cain went before cameras late Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. to deny allegations made by a Chicago-area woman that he made unwanted sexual advances toward her more than a decade ago. Judy Woodruff and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the scandal's impact on Cain's bid for the White House.
    Original Air Date: November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

  • The Story of Humanity Told Through '100 Objects'
    In "A History of the World in 100 Objects," British Museum director Neil MacGregor recounts the history of civilization, told through 100 treasures from the museum. Jeffrey Brown and MacGregor discuss his book.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests
    In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world's richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • 49 Million Americans in Poverty, Census Calculates
    The Census Bureau released a new unofficial count of poverty in America on Monday, showing about 16 percent of the population live at or below the poverty line. Ray Suarez discusses the new numbers with The Brookings Institution's Ron Haskins and the Institute for Women's Policy Research's Heidi Harrmann.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • Penn State's Storied Football Program Rocked by Sexual Abuse Scandal
    A sexual abuse scandal involving a former football coach has emerged at Penn State University. Margret Warner discusses the investigation into former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with Patriot-News' Sara Ganim.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • Will Latest Cain Harassment Allegations Go Beyond 'He Said, She Said'?
    Herman Cain faced new accusations of sexual harassment on Monday when a Chicago-area woman went before television cameras with graphic details. Judy Woodruff discusses what the fresh allegations mean for Cain's White House bid with Politico's Jonathan Martin.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • A New Solution to Alaska's Rural Dental Problems?
    Jana Schurech is a dental health aide therapist student at the Yuut Elitnaurviat Dental Training Clinic in Bethel, Alaska. According to a recent CDC report, the rate of cavities among rural Alaska Native children is 4.5 times greater than the general population of U.S. children of the same age. We sat down with Schurech in Bethel and asked her why she decided to to become a dental therapist.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • Extended Interview: 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    In this extended conversation, Jeffrey Brown talks to Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum and author of "A History of the World in 100 Objects," about the 16th century double-headed, serpent turquoise mosaic and what it's like to run a museum.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011
  • 'The Buyout of America' Author on Occupy Wall Street Protests
    A year ago July, we did a story on "private equity" featuring journalist Josh Kosman, who'd written a book, "The Buyout of America." Recently, on a reportorial visit to Zuccotti Park, we ran into Kosman and asked him about the Occupy Wall Street movement, how it related to his concerns, and why he has so far been dead wrong in predicting a private equity crash.
    Original Air Date: November 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

  • 'Need To Know': States Tackle Jobs Crisis in Creative Ways
    Several states are testing creative ways to tackle the jobless problem. This excerpt is part of a series called "Help Wanted" produced by the PBS program "Need To Know".
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
  • The Doubleheader: Super Committee In Trouble and the LSU v. 'Bama Showdown
    Mark Shields and David Brooks agree the Congressional Super Committee is likely to fail to reach its deficit reduction goals if Republicans do not come off their pledge to not raise any taxes. The guys also give their predictions for the big 1 versus 2 college football matchup between LSU and Alabama this weekend.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
  • Nicaragua Vote Puts Daniel Ortega's Leadership Back in Spotlight
    The coming presidential election in the Central American nation of Nicaragua will have a familiar name on the ballot. Ray Suarez reports from Nicaragua.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
  • Groupon Stock Soars, but Does It Have Lasting Value?
    It's been just three years since Groupon pioneered the idea of a business built around Internet coupons. Judy Woodruff looks at its public stock offering.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
  • Stubbornly High Jobless Rate Offers Little Hope to Unemployed
    The jobs report for October came out Friday bringing news of slow improvement, but also continued worries that the stubbornly high unemployment picture isn't changing fast enough. Jeffrey Brown discusses the report with The New York Times' Catherine Rampell and the Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative's Ingrid Schroeder.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Americans' Pessimism, Cain's Candidacy
    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks review top political news, including Herman Cain's 2012 candidacy and the mood of the American electorate.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
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    Jana Schurech is a dental health aide therapist student at the Yuut Elitnaurviat Dental Training Clinic in Bethel, Alaska. According to a recent CDC report, the rate of cavities among rural Alaska Native children is 4.5 times greater than the general population of U.S. children of the same age. We sat down with Schurech in Bethel and asked her why she decided to to become a dental therapist.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011
    November 4, 2011
  • Conversation: Syrian-American Rapper Omar Offendum
    Born in Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents and raised in America, hip-hop artist Omar Offendum uses his lyrical talents to bridge his Middle Eastern roots to his Western upbringing. That Offendum is gaining fans during the Arab Spring is no coincidence. His songs, often political, resonate with Arab youths, many of whom have embraced one of America's most popular forms of protest music: hip-hop.
    Original Air Date: November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

  • 'Crime After Crime' Examines Battered Woman's Struggle to Leave Prison
    "Crime After Crime" traces efforts to free Deborah Peagler from prison 20 years after she was connected to the murder of the man who abused her and forced her into prostitution. 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: November 3, 2011
  • Rice on Bush Years: 'We Were Under a lot of Stress and Strain'
    In a new memoir, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice details her experiences during turbulent times around the world while serving in the George W. Bush administration. Gwen Ifill and Rice discuss "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington."
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Will a Generational Divide Define 2012 Election?
    With the 2012 presidential election a year away, the Pew Research Center examines the state of the American electorate and the divisions that fall along age lines. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Census: 1 in 15 Americans Among the Poorest of the Poor
    New Census data out Thursday show that one in 15 Americans now lives in extreme poverty and earns less than half of the official poverty line. Jeffrey Brown discusses the spread of poverty and the implications for families and communities with Elizabeth Kneebone of the Brookings Institution.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • News Wrap: Upbeat Economic Reports Boost Markets
    In other news Thursday, the markets around the world got a boost from several upbeat economic reports. The Labor Department said first-time jobless claims fell below 400,000, the lowest level in five weeks. Also, Senate Republicans have blocked another piece of President Obama's jobs plan.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • 'Like G-20 Didn't Happen': Greek Crisis Overshadows Summit
    Under pressure from other countries, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou scrapped plans to have his citizens vote in a referendum on a new European bailout, but he faces a brewing political crisis. Margret Warner discusses the eurozone's problems with Steven Erlanger of The New York Times at the G-20 summit in Cannes, France.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Rice: Case for Iraq War May Have Been 'Overemphasized'
    Gwen Ifill talks with Condoleezza Rice about her new memoir about her time as Secretary of State.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Rewriting the Textbook on Disease
    A new report from the National Research Council is calling for a "new taxonomy" that would define diseases more precisely by their underlying molecular causes rather than their traditional physical signs and symptoms.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011
  • Nicaragua's Evolution From 'Hot Center' of U.S. Foreign Policy
    Ray Suarez previews the NewsHour's reports from Nicaragua on the upcoming presidential election and efforts to bring a life-saving vaccine to Nicaragua's children.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2011

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