Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Survivors Share Sexual Assault Experiences in the Military
    Women in combat zones are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by the enemy. Of nearly 4,000 reports of sexual assault in the military last year, only 191 defendants were convicted. Judy Woodruff reports on testimony from male and female sexual assault victims about attacks they suffered while in the military.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Protecting Americans From Danger in the Drinking Water
    The town of Hinkley, Calif., had a Hollywood moment when its battle with chromium-6 tainted water was made into the film "Erin Brockovich." But Hinkley, still struggling with contamination, hasn't had a Hollywood ending. Miles O'Brien examines what chemicals are in our drinking water and why it's so difficult to get rid of them.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Have Past Presidents Found a Winning Bipartisan Strategy?
    As budget negotiations progress, President Barack Obama continues to emphasize bipartisanship. To examine if this approach has helped with politics and policies in the past, Judy Woodruff talks with presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Marc Hetherington, an author and political science professor at Vanderbilt University.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Pope Francis Brings 'New Gifts' to the Catholic Church
    Pope Francis is known as a humble man, invested in issues of poverty, who is socially progressive and doctrinally conservative. Ray Suarez talks to Chester Gillis of Georgetown University and Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK, a social justice organization, about how the new pontiff will help shape the Catholic Church.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Bergoglio Is First South American, First Jesuit Pontiff
    The election of Pope Francis marked two firsts for the papal office: he is both the first South American and the first Jesuit pope. For more on the historic selection and what it reflects about the current state of the Catholic Church, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Watch Pope Francis Make His First Appearance
    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who was announced to be Pope Francis, appeared on the Vatican balcony to greet onlookers in St. Peter's Square and say a prayer.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Watch the Swiss Guard March Into Vatican City in Preparation
    With white smoke pouring out of the Vatican chimney, people flocked to Vatican City to witness the reveal of the next Pope. The Swiss Guard marched onto the Vatican steps to the playing of celebratory music.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Copycat Architecture Rises in China's Building Boom
    China’s rapid urbanization has fueled an enormous building boom. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, China has built housing equivalent to roughly two Spains from 2000 to 2010. Stepping into cities like Hangzhou, one might mistake it for Venice, Italy or London. While copying architectural styles is as old as architecture itself, China has done it on an unprecedented scale and speed.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Erin Brockovich: The Real-Life Unhappy Ending
    In part one of a two-part series, PBS NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O’Brien travels to Hinkley, CA – the town whose multi-million dollar settlement for groundwater contamination was featured in the movie "Erin Brockovich." Now, almost 30 years later, O’Brien explores the reasons why the groundwater in Hinkley still has dangerous levels of the chemical chromium and its link to cancer.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

  • Assessing the Gap Between Twitter Opinion and Poll Data
    Jeffrey Brown talks with the Daily Download's Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about the disconnect between President Obama's Twitter support and public opinion poll data. They also look at the president's efforts to push his administration's policies on immigration and gun control on social media.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Researchers Aim Unlock Genetic Data Goldmine
    Researchers in the San Francisco Bay area believe genetic tests will help them find the best ways to treat and potentially prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, breast and prostate cancers. Spencer Michels reports on a giant data bank that houses genetic information on 200,000 people as part of a groundbreaking study.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Is Sheryl Sandburg's 'Lean In' Elitist or Universal?
    In her book "Lean In," Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg urges women to not shy away from ambition and leadership. Judy Woodruff talks to Katha Pollitt of The Nation, "The Black Snob" blogger Danielle Belton and Jody Greenstone Miller, CEO of Business Talent Group, about the debate over how women should approach their careers.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Rep. Paul Ryan Offers 'Opening Bid' on Budget Plan
    House Budget chair Rep. Paul Ryan put forth a blueprint that he says would cut the federal deficit by $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years. Democrats dismissed the proposal, saying the math doesn't add up. Nancy Cook of National Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to explore the politics and math behind Paul's budget bid.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Paul Ryan Announces 2014 Budget Proposal
    On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, introduced House Republicans' fiscal year 2014 budget resolution called, "The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget." During a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Building, Ryan detailed how his proposal would balance the budget in 10 years by cutting spending and without any new taxes.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

  • Renewable Energy Could be the Answer for Japanese Town
    Special correspondent Emily Taguchi has the story of Fukushima, Japan, a town aching for a comeback after an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. Once the home of the Fukushima Reactor, the town is looking towards renewable energy and other renewable sources to build a better future.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Law Lags in Defining Posthumous Protocol for Online Accounts
    What happens to your email, Facebook page and other digital property when you die? Naomi Cahn of the George Washington University School of Law, and Evan Carroll, co-author of "Your Digital Afterlife," talk to Jeffrey Brown about the legal and ethical quandaries of dealing with a loved's ones digital assets after they're gone.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Examining the Fallout from Kenyan Presidential Election
    When Uhuru Kenyatta won Kenya's presidential election, the United States, a top ally to the country, reacted with unease in light of Kenyatta's criminal charges and Kenya's recent violence. For more on the local and global fallout from the election is Jendayi Frazer, former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Arlo Guthrie at the Birchmere
    Renowned folk songwriter and singer Arlo Guthrie performs at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Va., and catches up with Art Beat to talk about his father, Woody.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • New Tensions Between U.S., Afghanistan as Transitions Loom
    An insider attack on American soldiers and pointed remarks by Afghanistan's President Karzai reveal new tensions between the nations. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Ambassador James Dobbins, who served as a diplomat to Afghanistan, and Said Jawad, Afghanistan's former ambassador to Washington.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Accessing Online Accounts After a Loved One’s Death
    PBS NewsHour spoke with Ricky Rash about his struggle to gain access to his son's online accounts after the 15-year-old’s death in 2011. Rash cautions those who store all their photos, writings and other memories online-only – especially younger generations – because of the risk that their material may be lost if once they die.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Weekly Poem: 'Emptiness Falls'
    Gretel Ehrlich reads "Emptiness Falls," a poem from her book "Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami."
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

  • Reflections on the Japanese Tsunami, Two Years Later
    Poet and writer Gretel Ehrlich shares her reflections on the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. She traveled to Japan after the natural disasters to document the physical and emotional aftermath. Ehrlich is best know for her nature and travel writing and has authored 13 books, including three of poetry.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Brooks and Marcus Discuss Jobs Report and Push for Budget
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Ruth Marcus, a columnist for the Washington Post analyze political news including February's job report, effects of the sequestration, military intervention, the hope for a bipartisan budget agreement, and whether women can really have it all.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Examining the Decision to Put Sulaiman Abu Ghaith on Trial
    Security was heavy at the courthouse where Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was charged with conspiring to kill American, a charge based on threatening statements and his close relationship with Osama bin Laden. Margaret Warner talks with Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times' William Rashbaum, who was in the court.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • How Will Employment Change as U.S. Job Market Recovers?
    The job market in February 2013 made significant gains, posting the best job report in four years. Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial, and Daniel Gross, business columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, join Ray Suarez to discuss which sectors are hiring and how the American workplace is changing.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013
  • Gretel Ehrlich Reads From 'Facing the Wave'
    Gretel Ehrlich reads more from her book, "Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami."
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • Arkansas Legislature Passes Nation's Strictest Abortion Law
    The Arkansas legislature has passed the nation's strictest abortion law. It outlaws any procedures done after the 12th week of pregnancy. To learn more about what happened in Arkansas and how it will effect other states, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Suzi Parker, a reporter for Reuters based in Little Rock.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013
  • Pakistani Man Seeks Resolution for Family's Honor Killing
    Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News has the story of a Pakistani man fighting for justice and against the caste system after the murder of his wife and two children.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2013

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