Wednesday, July 24, 2013

  • Watch President Obama's Remarks on the Economy
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Washington has "taken its eye off the ball" as he pledged a stronger second-term commitment to tackling the economic woes that strain many in the middle class nearly five years after the country plunged into a recession. Obama gives his second speech in his series at the University of Central Missouri.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2013
  • Francis Greeted Jubilantly in Rio on First Trip as Pope
    Pope Francis, the first pontiff from Latin American, was greeted by jubilant crowds as he made his inaugural international trip as leader of the Catholic Church. Margaret Warner talks to The Washington Post's Marie Arana for more on what his visit means for Brazilians and the greater Latin American Catholic population.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2013
  • San Quentin Prisoners Find Peace, Power Through Exploration
    Inside the walls that hold many of California's offenders, some inmates are learning to find peace. Prisoners at San Quentin can take part in a year-long initiative where they practice tactics to address the root causes of their violent behavior. Special correspondent Katie Olsen shows us who is benefiting from the program.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2013
  • Report Reveals Where You Live Affects Your Economic Mobility
    Children of low-income families in certain communities are more likely to move up the economic ladder than others, says a new report by Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley. Jeffrey Brown talks to co-author Raj Chetty, Harvard professor of economics, for more on their portrait of American social mobility.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2013
  • News Wrap: Snowden Obtains Document to Enter Russia
    In other news Wednesday, NSA leaker Edward Snowden will be able to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport after obtaining documentation allowing him to officially enter Russia. A State Department spokeswoman voiced disappointment. Also, at least 35 people were killed in a train derailment in northwest Spain.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2013
  • Obama Calls for Long-Term Economic Plan to Help Rebound
    On the campus of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., President Barack Obama renewed his commitment to addressing economic issues and strengthening the middle class during his second term. Jeffrey Brown reports on the president's promises and the critical responses by Republican lawmakers.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2013
  • Watch Harry Reid's Full Interview
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) sat down with Judy Woodruff to talk about Congress, fights with Republicans over filibusters, immigration reform, re-election, and Hillary Clinton's chances at running for president.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2013
  • Darrell Walker Turns Wetlands Into Outdoor Classroom
    Darrell Walker, an eighth grade science teacher at Elizabeth City Middle School in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, has turned the wetlands behind his school into an outdoor classroom, teaching his students about ecology, water quality and chemistry.
    Original Air Date: July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

  • Issue of Sexual Consent Between Elderly Adults With Dementia
    As increasing numbers of older Americans have had to deal with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Bryan Gruley of Bloomberg News reports that nursing homes find themselves ill-equipped to handle issues of sexual relations. Ray Suarez talks to Gruley about the ethical, legal and practical questions for health care professionals.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2013
  • Syria Humanitarian Help Exacerbated by Delivery Difficulties
    Secretary of State John Kerry met with international humanitarian aid officials to discuss the difficulties of trying to protect and assist the millions of people displaced by the Syrian war. Margaret Warner talks to Assistant Secretary of State Ann Richards and Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2013
  • California Takes Legal Guns Held by Now-Prohibited Owners
    California’s Armed and Prohibited Persons program has recovered more than 10,000 guns that were purchased legally, but by people who are now prohibited from owning them. Critics say the program is expensive and time-consuming. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports on whether other states could use the same model.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2013
  • Is Health Care Reform a Good Bargain for Young Americans?
    Under the Affordable Care Act, getting young people into the health insurance market will be critical to offsetting the cost of caring for older, sicker Americans. Ray Suarez gets two views on how health reform will affect young adults from Jen Mishory of Young Invincibles and Generation Opportunity's Evan Feinberg.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2013
  • Little Prince of Cambridge Makes His Royal Debut
    It’s the moment the world has been waiting for: a first glance at the newest member of the British royal family. The Prince of Cambridge and his proud parents were greeted by fans and the media outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. Tim Ewart of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2013
  • White House Reaffirms Syrian Rebel Support
    Talk of stepped-up assistance for Syrian rebels came from the White House after a letter from Gen. Martin Dempsey was released, outlining the Pentagon's options for going beyond humanitarian aid. Judy Woodruff considers the risks with The Washington Institute’s Jeffrey White and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago.
    Original Air Date: July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

  • Remembering Helen Thomas
    Known for her tough questioning, White House correspondent Helen Thomas fired questions at 10 U.S. presidents over the course of her career covering Washington politics. Margaret Warner talks to The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty about Thomas' legacy as a journalistic trailblazer and White House institution.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2013
    July 22, 2013
  • How Political Cartoons Shape Popular Opinion
    While not always considered high art, journalist Victor Navasky says the power of cartoons to provoke and amuse is so strong that their creators can end up famous, jailed or dead. Navasky joins political editor Christina Bellantoni to discuss "The Art of Controversy," a look at how cartoons have shaped politics worldwide.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2013
  • Gang ‘Killing Fields’ Become Site of Safe Parties
    Los Angeles has turned former urban battlegrounds into common grounds for communities in an effort to stomp out gun violence. What looks like a regular block party is a program that brings gang members, police officers and other neighbors together. Ray Suarez examines how the Summer Night Lights event is making the city safer.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2013
  • Suicide Bombers Targeted Two Prisons Outside of Baghdad
    Juan Cole, Professor at the University of Michigan, and Stephen Biddle, Professor at George Washington University discuss the prison outbreak in Iraq.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2013
  • Who Will Bear the Financial Burdens of Detroit's Bankruptcy?
    Detroit's bankruptcy filing has given rise to many legal questions, including how pensions and health benefits for city workers and retirees will be cut. Ray Suarez talks to former Obama administration official Steven Rattner and AFSCME's Steve Kreisberg about the impact in Detroit and what it means for other struggling cities.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2013
  • U.K. Welcomes Birth of Baby Who Would Be King
    Independent Television News' Paul Davies reports on the well-wishes and celebrations held throughout the United Kingdom in honor of the new heir, now third in line for the British throne.
    Original Air Date: July 22, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

  • An Heir of Anticipation for Britain's Royal Delivery
    Journalists have camped outside of St. Mary's hospital in London for several weeks, waiting for the birth of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, whose estimated due date has come and gone. Independent Television News' Tim Ewart reports on the royal waiting game for the press and the rest of the nation.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Ready to Face Off in Virginia Debate
    Virginia has been a Republican stronghold for decades, but politics have begun to shift in the Old Dominion. The Washington Post's Ben Pershing and The Virginian-Pilot's Julian Walker join Ray Suarez to preview an upcoming debate between 2014 gubernatorial candidates Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Obama's Remarks on Race and Confrontation
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk to Jeffrey Brown about the week's top news, including President Barack Obama's surprise informal address on race and prejudice in America and the killing of Trayvon Martin, as well as the saga and significance of Detroit's bankruptcy.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • From the Archives: A Dialogue on Race With President Clinton
    Fifteen years ago, in July 1998, Jim Lehrer held a panel with President Bill Clinton called a Dialogue on Race. Watch the full 1-hour version PBS aired on July 9, 1998 here. The roundtable was wide-ranging and nuanced, touching on both the roots of discrimination and the obstacles in finding solutions. President Clinton said then that economics and education were the best tools to end racism.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Mich. Gov., Detroit Emergency Manager Discuss Bankruptcy
    Detroit's Mayor Dave Bing and emergency financial manager Kevin Orr announced they were going forward with the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, with the city facing up to $20 billion in long-term debt. Ray Suarez talks with Orr and Michigan Gov. Rick Synder about the path forward for Detroit.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Obama Gives Highly Personal Take on Trayvon Martin Death
    President Barack Obama offered some personal reflection about the ways persistent racial prejudices inform how African-Americans have reacted to the death of Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman trial. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective on his remarks from Jonathan Turley, Carol Swain, Leonard Pitts, Jr. and Michael Beschloss.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • Excerpts: A Dialogue on Race With President Clinton
    Fifteen years ago, in July 1998, Jim Lehrer held a panel with President Bill Clinton called a Dialogue on Race. The roundtable was wide-ranging and touched on differing topics from the roots of discrimination to the obstacles in finding solutions. President Clinton said, then, that economics and education were the best tools to end racism.
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013
  • President Obama Says Trayvon Martin 'Could Have Been Me'
    President Barack Obama made a surprise statement today at the White House regarding the George Zimmerman trial. He said that while the verdict should be respected and was the result of due process, African Americans continue to face discrimination. He shared that he has personally encountered prejudice, and that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."
    Original Air Date: July 19, 2013

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