Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Great Steps Taken Towards AIDS Cure, But Hurdles Remain
    In 2012, 34 million people are living with AIDS worldwide. That's both good news and bad news. Ray Suarez talks to National Institute of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci about accomplishments by the medical and public health communities to address HIV/AIDS and what must be done in the future to continue curtailing transmission.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Senators Spar Over Filibusters Amid Partisan Gridlock
    Going into a high-stakes confrontation over the federal deficit and fiscal cliff, Democrats have begun to push for filibuster reform, citing it as a barrier to progress. Kwame Holman looks back at the history of the filibuster, how that strategy has evolved and what it may mean for congressional progress and bipartisanship.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Congress Negotiations on Deficit Deal 'Go Nowhere'
    President Barack Obama took to the road to promote his fiscal agenda, repeating his support for increased taxes on the wealthy. While Democrats in Washington supported the president's proposals, Congressional Republicans warned a deadlock is forming around bipartisan efforts to reach a deficit deal. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • NewsHour extended interview with Sen. Harkin
    NewsHour extended interview with Sen. Harkin
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • NewsHour extended interview with Sen. Coburn
    NewsHour extended interview with Sen. Coburn
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • Conversation: Lorin Stein, Editor of the Paris Review
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Lorin Stein, editor of the Paris Review, about a new anthology of short stories, "Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story."
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • 'How to Survive a Plague' Remembers First AIDS Activists
    In a new documentary, "How to Survive a Plague," filmmaker David France revisits the in-your-face brand of AIDS activism that forced the nation to pay attention in the early days of the epidemic and eventually convinced the government to speed the approval of life-saving drugs. Ray Suarez speaks with France about why remembering this era in the epidemic remains so important to today's fight.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012
  • NASA Presser on Messenger's Evidence for Ice on Mercury
    NASA announced Thursday that the Messenger spacecraft confirmed water ice at Mercury's poles. NASA officials said the ice was likely transported by a comet that crashed into Mercury perhaps tens of millions of years ago.
    Original Air Date: November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • Colleges Play Game of Musical Chairs Switching Conferences
    In college sports, geography, academics and competitive levels have been thrown out in part in favor of money and television ratings. Jeffrey Brown talks to sportswriter John Feinstein about why over 30 teams, especially in football, have changed leagues or conferences in order to gain a larger profit share.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Dance Company Celebrates Diversity, Relevancy, Accessibility
    Rising to prominence in New York's dance scene, dancers Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands left the Big Apple to start their own company in the Twin Cities, where an arts renaissance offered new chances to carve out their own niche. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how Tu Dance company is making dance accessible to a diverse audience.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Talking Revenue, Transition to Senate With Jeff Flake
    Ray Suarez talks to U.S. Representative turned Senator-elect Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who will take over retiring Jon Kyl's seat in the Senate Flake reflects on his hopes for the next term, including how he plans to work across party lines in the Senate to find solutions to U.S. budget issues.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Islamist-Led Egyptian Assembly Works on Constitution
    Jeffrey Brown talks to the New York Times' David Kirkpatrick about the progress of Egypt's Constitutional Assembly to wrap up work on the new Egyptian constitution before its deadline after many secular and liberal representatives have walked away from drawing table, leaving Islamists to create the road map for Egypt's future.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • News Wrap: Lawmakers Charge Lack of Specifics in Fiscal Fix
    In other news Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner claimed the White House hadn't yet provided details on where spending cuts would come from to balance the budget. The White House responded by charging that Republicans had failed to say what tax increases they could tolerate in order to fix America's long-term deficit.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Signs of New Phase for Syrian Conflict
    As fighting near Damascus intensifies, widespread communication disruptions in Syria signals that the conflict is entering a new phase, with the rebels gaining ground. Margaret Warner talks to the Washington Institute's Andrew Tabler about the latest developments and how jihadists and Salafists are aiding the rebel cause.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Harsh Weather, Knee Injuries Doesn't Stop "Chasing Ice"
    James Balog, photographer for the Extreme Ice Survey, has been chasing ice for five years, trying to capture images of the earth's glaciers before they disappear. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Balog about why he continues on this mission.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

  • How Obama Is Reusing Digital Info Gathered During Campaign
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Daily Download's Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn, who explain how the White House is using the massive amounts of digital information gathered by the Obama re-election campaign to promote the president's fiscal agenda.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • Republicans Counter Immigration Reform With 'Achieve Act'
    Two retiring Republican senators have introduced a new plan for immigration reform that grants legal status but not citizenship to young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents. Ray Suarez talks to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Tex., one of the authors of the plan, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • How Fine Print on Bills Helps Big Companies Get More Money
    Cell phone bills are up 30 percent since 2009. So are cable television bills. Big companies are inserting tiny fees that add up to a lot and their profits do not reflect market competition. In fact, quite the opposite. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to David Cay Johnston about what's in the fine print on your bills.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • How Will the Palestinian UN Move Impact Prospects for Peace?
    As Palestinians go to the United Nations to ask for more recognition, Margaret Warner talks to Ghaith al-Omari of New America Foundation and David Makovsky of the Washington Institute about why the different Palestinian factions are seeking a status change and how it may affect tensions with Israel and longterm peace prospects.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • Obama Optimistic for a Budget Solution Before the Holidays
    President Barack Obama urged Congress to find a solution to averting sequestration before Christmas and both Democrats and Republicans seemed optimistic about doing so. But congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle also seemed to hold firm their established stances on social security and taxes. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • David Cay Johnston Talks Fine Print on Your Paycheck
    David Cay Johnston describes a little known example of fine print--one that can be found on your paycheck. Here's a fascinating bit that was left on the cutting floor for time.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • Obama Hopes to Have Framework to Address Federal Budget Befo
    President Obama addressed a number of fiscal issues at the White House, expressing his optimism that Congress will be able to agree upon a framework to get the America's long-term deficit under control before Christmas. By doing so, Congress would avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases, and allow for more time to develop fair and balanced policies after Jan. 1, 2013.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • Executive Excess Part 2
    After a year when CEO compensation came under increasing scrutiny, Paul Solman investigates the factors that influence executive pay. Part two in the series examines the freedom of the market determining those salaries.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
    November 28, 2012
  • SHE Project Helps Women. Period.
    Elizabeth Scharpf, founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises, describes what made her interested in helping women deal with menstruation.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

  • Young People Make Up More Than Quarter of New U.S HIV Cases
    Of the 50,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. each year, more than one in four affect young people ages 13 to 24, more than half of whom don't know they're infected. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Science magazine's Jon Cohen about this continuing epidemic and the cultural hurdles that make talking about sex and protection difficult.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012
  • America's Historical Struggle With Debt and Taxes
    Between paying now or paying later, Americans have just about always preferred debt to taxes. Paul Solman talks to Simon Johnson of the MIT Sloan School of Management about his new book "White House Burning," which chronicles the history -- including the whys and whererfores, virtues and vices -- of U.S. debt.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012
  • How U.S.-Mexico Relations May Shift Under Pena Nieto
    Pressing agenda items for President Obama's second term and incoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will include economic relations, energy cooperation and security, especially drug trafficking and violence. Ray Suarez talks to Shannon O'Neil of Council on Foreign Relations and Michael Shifter of Inter-American Dialogue.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012
  • Lawmakers Debate Tax Hikes, Entitlements for Budget Solution
    Congress and the White House face an uphill battle in forging a federal budget solution in order to avoid the automatic sequestration cuts in January 2013. Jeffrey Brown talks to House Representatives Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Price, R-Ga., about the likely proposals, challenges and compromises expected.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012

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