Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

  • What's Behind Microsoft's Decision to Buy Skype?
    Microsoft announced Tuesday it was purchasing the Internet telephone service Skype in a deal valued at $8.5 billion. Jeffrey Brown discusses the deal with The Washington Post's Technology Reporter Cecilia Kang.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Nearly 8 Years After the 'Orange Revolution,' Ukraine Runs Into Reversals
    Special correspondent Kira Kay explores lessons being learned about fulfilling the promises of the 2004 revolution in Ukraine. It's part of a partnership with the Bureau for International Reporting.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • U.S. Steps Up Challenge to China on Human Rights
    The Obama administration has stepped up criticism of China's human rights record in recent days. Judy Woodruff discusses the issue with Human Rights Watch's Phelim Kine and former President of the U.S.-China Business Council Robert Kapp.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Debt Debate Heats Up in Washington as Borrowing Limit Looms
    With the federal government set to hit its legal limit on borrowing in less than a week, House Speaker John Boehner outlined new debt ceiling negotiation terms. Kwame Holman reports on the politics of the debate.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Obama Renews Call to Fix 'Broken' Immigration System
    The president visited El Paso, Texas, Tuesday to launch a public campaign for immigration reform. Ray Suarez discuses the new push with Hernan Rozemberg and Michel Marizco, senior correspondents for "Fronteras: The Changing America Desk," a network of National Public Radio stations across the southwest focusing on border issues.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Miss. River Crests in Memphis, Flood Worries Head Downstream
    The "Mighty Mississippi" more than lived up to its nickname, swelling two and a half miles beyond its banks and inundating low-lying areas in and around Memphis, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown reports on the damage in Memphis and new flood worries for communities downstream.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • Obama Makes Immigration Reform Pitch in El Paso
    President Obama traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday to deliver a speech on immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • The Making of a Memory Master: Memory Brain Battle
    Hari challenges journalist-turned mental athlete Joshua Foer to a shopping list brain battle.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011
  • The Making of a Memory Master
    While writing an article on the ancient art of memory, journalist Joshua Foer put his own brain to the test. He entered the 2006 USA Memory Championship - and won. He describes his experience in his book, "Moonwalking with Einstein." NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan caught up with Foer recently to discuss the culture and science of memory and give us some tools on how to memorize long lists, quickly.
    Original Air Date: May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

  • What's Next for Mexico's War on Drugs?
    Demonstrators take to the streets to fight against violence caused by drug cartels in Mexico. BELO's Mexico Bureau Chief Angela Kocherga, based in El Paso, Texas, reports from the border region and though Mexico with the latest from Mexico's war on drugs.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • 'Last In, First Out' Among Teacher Layoff Policies Under Scrutiny
    As the end of the school year approaches, thousands of teachers across the U.S. are facing the prospect of being laid off. NewsHour special correspondent John Tulenko reports on questions over layoff policies in Hartford, Conn.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • U.S. and Pakistan: Will a Strategic Partnership Falter After Bin Laden Raid?
    After bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces during a raid in Abbottabad, tensions are on the rise between the U.S. and Pakistan. Ray Suarez discusses the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations with former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin and Lawrence Wright, author of a book that focuses on the origins of al-Qaida.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • Mississippi River Flooding Hits Historic Levels, Tests Levee System
    The Mississippi River approached its highest level ever Monday, forcing the city of Memphis to evacuate homes as they wait for the river to peak, which is expected as early as tonight. Jeffrey Brown gets the latest on the surging flood waters from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and the Army Corps of Engineers' Steve Stockton.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • NewsHour Connect: Muddy Mississippi Floods in Memphis
    Eleanor Boudreau of WKNO updates Hari Sreenivasan on Memphis, Tennessee's second worst flooding in recorded history. The Mississippi is expected to crest at 48 feet late Monday.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • You Talk to Endeavour: Questions for LIVE interview From Space Still Open
    We've been getting a flurry of great questions for the members of the shuttle Endeavour crew, and despite the launch delay, we're still taking new questions. The interview will occur three days after the launch, which is now set for no earlier than May 16.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'These Arms of Mine' by David Kirby
    David Kirby is the author of several books of criticism, essays, children's literature and poetry, including most recently, "Talking about Movies with Jesus" (2011) and "The House on Boulevard Street: New and Selected Poems" (2007), a finalist for the National Book Award. Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University.
    Original Air Date: May 9, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

  • Newly released video of Osama bin Laden
    Bin Laden delivers a message in front of a blue background. This video was seized by U.S. forces during the raid on bin Laden's compund on May 1, 2011. This video has no audio
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2011
  • Newly released video of Osama bin Laden practicing a video message
    Osama bin laden appears in this video, apparently practicing a video message. This video was captured by the U.S. team who infiltrated bin Laden's compound and killed him on May 1, 2011. The video has no sound.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2011
  • Newly released video show Osama bin Laden watching TV
    Osama bin Laden appears in this video, watching satellite television channels. This video was captured by the U.S. team who infiltrated bin Laden's compound and killed him on May 1, 2011. The video has no sound.
    Original Air Date: May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

  • Executive Pay Soaring Once Again, Report Finds
    The jobs report for April was released Friday as well as a new report that finds executive pay is soaring at a level higher than that of 2007. Jeffrey Brown discusses the findings with AFL-CIO Office of Investment's Vinetta Anand and The Council on Competitiveness' Deborah Wince-Smith.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011
  • Killing Bin Laden: A 'Routine Mission' for War-Tested SEALs
    The special, and secretive, military unit that killed Osama bin Laden is known as "SEAL Team Six." Ray Suarez reports on these so-called special missions units.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011
  • As Job Growth Continues, Focus Turns to Speed of U.S. Recovery
    The April jobs report showed healthy gains Friday, but also a rise in the unemployment rate. U.S. markets rose sharply in early trading, but surrendered most of their gains later in the day. Judy Woodruff takes a closer look at the latest jobs numbers with New York Times' David Leonhardt, a recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama's Bin Laden Raid, GOP '12 Field
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks discuss President Obama's standing after the killing of Osama bin Laden and the first debate among 2012 GOP hopefuls.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011
  • Conversation: Karen Russell, Author of 'Swamplandia!'
    Karen Russell's novel, "Swamplandia!" centers around the Bigtree family, which runs an amusement park in the Florida everglades. But this isn't a Disney-style park -- alligator wrestling is the major draw.
    Original Air Date: May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

  • The Everyday Risks of Jockeying for Position
    Ahead of the 137th Kentucky Derby, the NewsHour begins a three-part look at the sport of horse racing. We begin with Sheldon Russell, a 23 year-old professional jockey who rides at Laurel Park and Pimlico in Maryland.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • Philadelphia 'Health for Sale' Exhibit Retraces Medicinal History in Vintage Ads
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit of vintage medical posters that advertise cures for all kinds of ailments. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the advertisements-turned-art.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011
  • In Calif. Town, Prison May Fix One Employment Problem, But Create Another
    The small California farm town of Mendota is struggling to diversify its economy, which revolves around seasonal agricultural work that creates times of very high unemployment. University of California, Berkeley student Alissa Figueroa reports on one solution that could also create a big problem for farms and their workers.
    Original Air Date: May 5, 2011

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