Monday, August 1, 2011

  • From Left and Right, Opposition to Debt Deal Remains
    As the Senate prepares to take up a compromise bill to raise the national debt ceiling, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are noting their opposition to the compromise. Jeffrey Brown discusses the opposing arguments with Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • White House Demands Revenues in Next Steps of Deficit Battle
    The debt-ceiling deal hammered out by President Obama and congressional leaders over the weekend passed the House late Monday and is set for a Senate vote midday on Tuesday. Judy Woodruff discusses the deal and the ongoing debate in Washington with Jack Lew, director of the White House's Office of Management and Budget.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • Default by Debt Ceiling? 'Complete Nonsense'
    On Monday's NewsHour Paul Solman reports from the trading floor of Natixis CIB Americas to see how the stock market was reacting to news of the debt ceiling deal.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • Inside Mexico's Sinaloa Drug Cartel
    Los Angeles Times staff writer Richard Marosi describes his reporting on the Sinaloa drug cartel and federal sting operation.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011
  • Weekly Poem by K. Silem Mohammad
    K. Silem Mohammad is the author of "Breathalyzer" (Edge Books, 2008), "A Thousand Devils" (Combo Books, 2004) and "Deer Head Nation" (Tougher Disguises, 2003). He is editor of Abraham Lincoln.
    Original Air Date: August 1, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

  • 'The President Is a Sick Man' Details Secret Surgery of President Cleveland
    When President Grover Cleveland underwent secret cancer surgery in 1893 the public was kept in the dark for weeks while he recuperated and for decades to follow. Ray Suarez discusses the history with author, Matthew Algeo, who details the happenings in his new book, "The President Is a Sick Man."
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • Instability in Somalia Hampers Efforts to Aid Famine 'Tragedy'
    The U.N.'s World Food Program has been airlifting food and supplies into the famine-stricken areas of the Horn of Africa. Jeffrey Brown discusses the WFP's efforts to raise funds to pay for aid with the program's director, Josette Sheeran.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • Shields and Gerson on Debt Bill Scramble, Reid's Next Move
    Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson examine the week in politics, including the possible shape of a political endgame in Washington to the ongoing debt limit fight.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • Senate Plots Next Moves on Debt Limit in Race to Avoid Default
    Senate Democrats vowed to stay in session around the clock to resolve the debt crisis on Friday. House Republicans modified their plan and President Obama appeals again for compromise. Judy Woodruff and David Chalian discusses the latest on the stalemate on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • Lissy Rosemont Write Songs at My Dining Room Table
    I got a front row seat to the making of Lissy Rosemont and the Junior League Band's latest album, "Jelly Roll."Lissy is singer, guitarist, banjo player... and my wife."Jelly Roll," the new album, started two years ago with a few rough melodies. From there, she took to her banjo, guitar or keyboard to flesh out fuller harmonies and give her songs more deliberate shape.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011
  • President Obama Urges Congress To Vote On 'A Bill I Can Sign'
    After House Speaker John Boehner failed to secure enough votes Thursday evening for his bill to pass in the House -- a measure that Senate Democrats and the White House had said would not be signed into law -- President Obama made a statement Friday morning, calling the situation "increasingly urgent" and calling for a bill with enough bipartisan support to pass both chambers.
    Original Air Date: July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

  • Asteroid Is a Dance Partner for Planet Earth
    A team of Canadian scientists have discovered a "Trojan" asteroid that is caught in a synchronized orbit with the Earth. Jeffrey Brown discusses what this discovery means with the California Institute of Technology's Mike Brown.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • Amid Quake Recovery, Can Haiti Build a Different Port-au-Prince?
    Eighteen months after the massive and devastating earthquake, Haiti is still reeling from the wreckage and a cholera epidemic. Ray Suarez and Dr. Paul Farmer discuss his new book, "Haiti After the Earthquake."
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • 5 Years Later, Scientists Still Puzzled by Honeybee Decline
    Five years ago, honeybees began dying in large numbers and hives were becoming defunct. Spencer Michels reports on the scientists who are still trying to figure out why this is happening and what can be done to help the problem.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • Lagarde on 'Worrisome' U.S. Debt Debate, Eurozone's Future
    In a newsmaker interview with Margaret Warner on Thursday, the International Monetary Fund's managing director, Christine Lagarde, discusses the U.S. debt ceiling debate nd the current state of the eurozone's economic struggles.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • From Ohio to Nevada, Voters Fed Up With Debt Ceiling Deadlock
    A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found 80 percent of American are either dissatisfied or angry with the federal government's inability to reach a compromise to avert default. Judy Woodruff discusses the public mood with a reporter and a political columnist.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • In Obama-Boehner Debt Ceiling Standoff, Who Will Blink First?
    It was poised to be a decision day in the House of Representatives on Thursday as Speaker John Boehner faced a key test of his leadership. Jeffrey Brown and David Chalian discuss the debt plan vote, which was abruptly postponed late in the day by the GOP leadership.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • Lagarde Warns Dollar Could Decline if U.S. Debt Deal Not Reached
    The International Monetary Fund's managing director Christine Lagarde said Thursday in a PBS NewsHour interview that if U.S. lawmakers can't reach an agreement on the debt ceiling, one of the global impacts could be a loss of confidence in the U.S. dollar.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • NewsHour Connect: Heat Wave Has Midwest Agriculture Melting, Food Prices Rising
    Agriculture has been suffering as farmers across states such as Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma have seen their crops decimated in a summer filled with drought and heat waves. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Harvest Public Media reporters Frank Morris and Eric Durban about the troubles local farmers are facing with can eventually translate into problems in consumers' wallets.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • Mingling with Mosquitos and Grizzlies
    On July 23, the Nature Conservancy's lead scientist M. Sanjayan embarked on a three-week river expedition into one of the most remote wilderness areas of Canada with a group of teens from the Dene First Nation, a group indigenous to the area.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

  • Detroit's Big 3 Carmakers, UAW Start Labor Talks
    Autoworkers and Detroit's carmakers have opened labor negotiations for the first time since tense talks during the recession. Jeffrey Brown gets an update.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011
  • How to Succeed in Business by Really, Really Trying
    Is the aptitude for business (the legal kind) distributed among convicted criminals as it is in the general population? One seasoned executive thinks so, and believes that by hiring the cream of the ex-con crop, his company will have a leg up on the competition. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011
  • Libyan Adviser to Rebels: 'Miserable' in Tripoli Amid Gadhafi Stalemate
    Britain announced Wednesday that it would be added to the list of more than 30 countries, including the U.S., now giving diplomatic recognition to the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council. Ray Suarez discusses the rebels' fight against Gadhafi's forces with Omar Turbi, a non-official advisor to the rebels.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011
  • News Wrap: Kandahar Mayor Assassinated in Suicide Bombing
    In other news Wednesday, the mayor of Kandahar was assassinated in southern Afghanistan when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a heavily fortified government compound. Also, the prime minister of Norway announced that an independent commission would investigate how last week's terror attacks were able to happen.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011
  • Plouffe: We Won't Accept Boehner's Short-Term Deal
    A vote on Speaker Boehner's debt plan was delayed until Thursday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cut $850 billion instead of the promised $1.2 trillion. Gwen Ifill discusses the ongoing stalemate with President Obama's senior political adviser, David Plouffe, and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

  • Rift Grows Between Ireland, Vatican Over Priest Abuse Allegations
    The breach between the Vatican and Ireland grew even wider Monday when the Vatican recalled its Ambassador to Ireland, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza. Ray Suarez discusses the growing division over the handling of sexual-abuse claims with RTE's Richard Downes.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • From Ball and Chain to Cap and Gown: Getting a B.A. Behind Bars
    What college is tougher to get into than Harvard, Princeton or Yale? Bard College. Not the campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., but the one behind bars in five Empire State prisons. The privately funded Bard Prison Initiative is putting convicts through a rigorous B.A. program that would challenge even the smartest Ivy Leaguers.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • Study: Housing Bust Hit U.S. Minority Households Especially Hard
    As the economy struggles to rebound, a new analysis of Census data shows a widening wealth gap among white, black and Hispanic Americans. Gwen Ifill discusses the results of a new study with the Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor and Howard University's Roderick Harrison.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011

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