Wednesday, August 15, 2012

  • Virginia politics, explained
    Stephen Farnsworth explains how Virginia has become a political tossup in 2012.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2012
  • Beekeepers Feel the Sting of Climate Change
    Beekeepers had to move their bees early when the record-breaking warm March temperatures sent fruit trees into bloom five weeks ahead of schedule. But untimely frosts killed bees and beekeeper's profits.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2012
  • How President Obama Wins Virginia
    Professor Stephen Farnsworth explain how President Obama can win Virginia.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2012
  • How Romney Wins Virginia
    Professor Stephen Farnsworth of University of Mary Washington on how Romney wins Virginia.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2012
    August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

  • Remembering the Editor Who Said 'Single Girls Have Sex,' Too
    Helen Gurley Brown told women they didn't have to compromise: They could have the career, the man, the family, and a great sex life. As the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, she defended this agenda enthusiastically for more than 30 years. Judy Woodruff and writer Gail Sheehy remember the life and legacy of Gurley Brown.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2012
  • Success, Sorrow and Song: Allman's Hard-Lived Life of Rock
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Allman Brothers Band co-founder and still-member Gregg Allman about his new memoir, "My Cross to Bear," which tells of his southern roots, his childhood dreams to be a doctor, the negative effects of drugs on his relationships, and the profound effects the death of his brother Duane had on his own life.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2012
  • Trust Erodes between NATO and Afghan Troops
    Deadly attacks by renegade Afghan soldiers, in areas where the U.S. military is withdrawing, have aggravated tensions between coalition and Afghan forces, a concern for the Defense Department. Margaret Warner talks to the Washington Post's Kevin Sieff in Kabul about the U.S. drawdown and Afghan-led negotiations with the Taliban.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2012
  • A Perilous Cyber World: Guarding from Hackers
    When tech writer Mat Honan's iCloud account was hacked, he lost control over his emails, phone, and personal computer, losing correspondence, photos of family members and more. Jeffrey Brown gets a lesson in protecting personal information online from Mat Honan of Wired magazine and Peter Pachal of Mashable.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2012
  • Presidential Candidates Talk Energy Policy in Swing States
    The four candidates on the Romney-Ryan and Obama-Biden presidential tickets split up to visit key states for the November election. While stumping for votes, they talked alternative energy sources, the economy and jobs. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2012
  • Michigan Crop Loss Lays Off Farm Workers
    An early spring and series of frosts destroyed fruit crops and has left farm workers in the state of Michigan struggling to find jobs.
    Original Air Date: August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

  • Egyptian President Morsi Rejects Previous Limits
    In addition to removing military leaders from key government positions, Egypt's Morsi has also abated a constitutional provision limiting presidential power. Margaret Warner talks to Michele Dunne of Atlantic Council's Center for the Middle East about what these political moves mean for Egypt's delicate constitutional democracy.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2012
  • Jim Lehrer Will Moderate First of Four 2012 Election Debates
    The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the line-up for the 2012 presidential debates, naming the PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer as the moderator of the first debate on Oct. 3, as well as Martha Raddatz, Candy Crowley and Bob Schieffer. Jim sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his decision to take on another debate.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2012
  • Romney-Ryan Ticket Emphasizes Economy, Fiscal Philosophy
    After Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate, the Obama and Romney campaigns have tried to capitalize on the news, especially in key swing states. How might Ryan affect the election outcome? Judy Woodruff talks campaign strategy with Dan Balz of The Washington Post and NewsHour Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2012
  • Ryan Resonates with Base, But Will His Policies Fly?
    Rep. Paul Ryan is best known for 'Path to Prosperity,' a fiscal blueprint to overhaul Medicare and cut Medicaid. Gwen Ifill talks to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Robert Greenstein, Heritage Foundation's Patrick Knudsen and Roll Call's Steven Dennis on whether Ryan's policy record will help or hurt the GOP ticket.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2012
  • A Look at Paul Ryan as He Launches VP Campaign
    In his first appearance as Mitt Romney's running mate, vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan joined the campaign in Iowa. Kwame Holman reports. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert about Paul Ryan's history, from being elected prom king to winning a seat in the U.S. House at just 28 years old.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Let's Talk About Paul Ryan
    Correspondents Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and political editor Christina Bellantoni tackle what the Paul Ryan vice presidential pick means. In short, it crystallizes the difference in platforms between the campaigns. But will both sides want to get specific and open themselves to attacks?
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2012
  • Campaign Ads and Anonymous Donors
    Kwame Holman talks to two campaign finance experts about the new phenomenon of campaign ads funded by anonymous donors and a case before the Federal Election Commission that could open the door wider to such ads this political season.
    Original Air Date: August 13, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

  • Watch Mitt Romney Announce Paul Ryan as Running Mate
    Mitt Romney on Saturday morning formally announced he has chosen Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., as his vice presidential running mate. Calling themselves "America's Comeback Team," the duo promised voters in the battleground state of Virginia they would put the nation back on track if they win on Nov. 6.
    Original Air Date: August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

  • 2012 Olympics in Review
    The London Games will be remembered for many firsts, like women's boxing and 'blade runner' Oscar Pistorius racing for South Africa. Olympians pushed the limits of athleticism, breaking more world records. Jeffrey Brown talks to USA Today's Christine Brennan about the most memorable moments of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
    August 10, 2012
  • Marcus and Gerson on Negative Campaign Ads, Polling Shifts
    Washington Post columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff, including recent negative campaign ads, the shifts in polling, and Mitt Romney's anticipated vice-presidential announcement.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
  • Book Examines Varied 'Tapestry' of Michelle Obama's Ancestry
    When Rachel Swarns began research on First Lady Michelle Obama's American lineage, she discovered remarkable family sagas, including the story of Mrs. Obama's white great-great-great-grandfather. Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times' Rachel Swarns about her new book on the genealogy of Michelle Obama, "American Tapestry."
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
  • Weighing Pros and Cons of Increased Oil and Gas Production
    Two years ago, the U.S imported two-thirds of its oil. Now, imports are less than half of U.S. oil needs. Jeffrey Brown talks to National Resources Defense Council's Kate Sinding and the Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce about increased domestic energy production and whether economic benefits outweigh environmental concerns.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
  • U.S. Plagued by Drought, Bleak Expectations for Crops
    The Department of Agriculture predicts that corn and soybeans will be among the hardest hit crops in the worst U.S. drought in 65 years. Margaret Warner talks to New York Times' Ron Nixon on how the drought will likely will impact global food prices and what it means for U.S. exports.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
  • Watch Attorney General Holder Speak at Sikh Memorial Service
    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Friday at a memorial service held in the Oak Creek High School gymnasium in Oak Creek, Wisconsin honoring the six slain and three injured in a shooting August 5.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
  • Former Colo. Governor Bill Ritter on Energy Policy
    Americans still strongly support renewable energy resources, says former Colorado governor Bill Ritter
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
  • Neil Barofsky Lauds Barney, Blasts Dodd-Frank
    Should the big banks be broken up? Former TARP cop Neil Barofsky thinks so, and talks to economics correspondent Paul Solman about the problems he sees in the Dodd-Frank legislation and why he wrote his tell-all book, 'Bailout.'
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
  • Adam Brent Houghtaling, Author of 'This Will End in Tears'
    Everyone has their favorite sad song, but have you ever thought about the sad song as a whole category of music? Adam Brent Houghtaling has, and he set down theories, profiles and a catalog of songs in the new book, "This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music."
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012
  • Dan Arvizu, Director of National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Extended cuts from Ray Suarez's interview with Dan Arvizu, Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, about natural gas and its future partnership with renewable energy resources.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2012

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