Thursday, May 2, 2013

  • Google's Schmidt, Cohen Describe a 'New Digital Age'
    In this online interview, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google and Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas, sat down with Judy Woodruff for an extended interview talking their new book "The New Digital Age" as well as the future of technology.
    Original Air Date: May 2, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

  • A 'Sisterhood' of Analysts Who Helped Find Bin Laden
    Cindy Storer and Nada Bakos were part of a majority female team of CIA intelligence analysts -- dubbed "The Sisterhood" -- who contributed to the effort to locate Osama bin Laden. Margaret Warner talks with Storer and Bakos about their intensely detailed work and frustrations with having that work sometimes ignored or belittled.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2013
  • Strange Bedfellows Fight to Keep Oyster Farm in Operation
    The Department of the Interior says the Drakes Bay Oyster Company, located north of San Francisco, must shut down according to an expired lease agreement that protects the surrounding national park. But NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports that the owners, along with some interesting allies, are fighting back.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2013
  • Anger Over Garment Factory Disaster Fuels Labor Rallies
    After 400 people died in the collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory, workers in Southeast Asia marched to call for better working conditions and pay. Ray Suarez talks with Pietra Rivoli, professor at Georgetown University, and Time magazine's David Von Drehle about safety regulations in developing nations.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2013
  • U.S. Faces 'Real-Time Experiment' in Economic Recovery
    As Europeans protested austerity for May Day, the Federal Reserve said it will continue to stimulate the U.S. economy, but expressed concern that spending cuts are restricting growth. Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect and economist Kevin Hassett join Judy Woodruff to debate the merits of austerity abroad and in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2013
  • Three College Friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Arrested
    Three men who attended college with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested and charged with disposing of evidence and lying to authorities. Gwen Ifill talks with Dina Temple-Raston, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent, about the charges and the men's friendship.
    Original Air Date: May 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

  • Five States Move to Restrict Access to Abortion Services
    Five states have moved to adopt tighter abortion regulations, including North Dakota, which has the nation's strictest abortion regulation, outlawing abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life and Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Pain and Consequences of Taking Too Much Pain Medication
    At age 22, college football player Austin Box had suffered a slew of painful injuries. Two weeks after his graduation, he overdosed on a lethal cocktail of pain medications, none of which he had been prescribed. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the perils of painkillers and the difficulty of combating abuse.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Trying to Figure Out What Went Wrong in Boston Bombings
    Two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings, investigators are pursuing several inquiries, both stateside and abroad, into what motivated the Tsarnaev brothers and whether they acted alone. Ray Suarez discusses the latest developments in the investigation with Evan Perez, who is covering the case for The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Political Clashes to Come Between Congress and White House
    How does the current relationship between the White House and Congress affect major points of business like spending cuts and immigration reform? Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Glenn Thrush of Politico and Dan Balz of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • President Obama Renews Pledge to Close Guantanamo Detention
    In a White House news conference, President Barack Obama renewed a pledge to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where more than half of the prisoners have recently been on hunger strike to protest their legal limbo. Gwen Ifill talks to Charlie Savage of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Helping Mothers Help Their Children in Senegal
    Molly Melching, founder of Tostan, describes her work within Senegalese communities to stop the practice of female genital cutting.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Is It a Coat or a Sleeping Bag? Both.
    Veronika Scott invented a coat for the homeless that doubles as a sleeping bag at night.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Obama on Syria, Guantanamo, Boston Bombings, Jason Collins
    At a White House news conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama suggested he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

  • Is Processed Food a Pandora's Box for the American Diet?
    How did the United States become a nation where food isn't so much cooked as disassembled and reassembled? Author and former New York Times reporter Melanie Warner speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about her new book, "Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal."
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • How a Bogus Tweet Can Wreak Financial Havoc
    When hackers sent out a bogus tweet from the Associated Press' Twitter account, the financial markets took a minutes-long nosedive. For more on how social media affects our world, NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni talks to's Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Newsweek and CNN.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • At 20 Years, Holocaust Museum Ensures a Record Survives
    More than 800 Holocaust survivors and 100 military veterans who helped liberate Europe gathered to mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • Jason Collins Is NBA's First Active Player to Say 'I'm Gay'
    Jason Collins, a 34-year-old veteran NBA player, has become the first male pro-athlete currently playing one of the four big sports to come out and say he's gay. Jeffrey Brown talks with LZ Granderson, sports writer and columnist for ESPN and CNN, about evolving attitudes on and off the court about sexuality and stereotypes.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • Congress Eliminates Perk of Online Shopping With Sales Tax
    Proposed legislation in Congress could require consumers to pay sales tax for online purchases. Currently, states can only collect taxes from businesses that have a physical presence in their state. Gwen Ifill looks at the stakes and debate with Brian Bieron of eBay and the National Retail Federation's Rachelle Bernstein.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • U.S. Must Weigh Risks of Involvement in Syria
    How do the risks and interests of the United States intervening in the Syrian conflict balance with the risk of doing nothing? For two perspectives, Judy Woodruff talks with Murhaf Jouejati of The Day After project and Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • Americans Run to Honor Victims of Boston Bombings
    The shock of the April 15 attacks at the Boston Marathon affected Americans nationwide, but runners couldn't sit still for long. By the next morning, runners in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Charleston and countless other cities all woke up with the same idea: get out and run for Boston.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

  • Remembering George Jones, 81, Country Music Giant
    Country music legend George Jones, best known for chart-topper "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died at age 81 in Nashville, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown talks with Larry Gatlin, a fellow singer-songwriter who knew Jones.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Red Line Reluctance, Flexibility on FAA
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Judy Woodruff about President Barack Obama's "red line" on Syria, the FAA furlough deal in Congress, repercussions of the Boston Marathon attack and George W. Bush's newly dedicated presidential center.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Bush Legacy and NFL Draft
    Mark Shields, David Brooks and Hari Sreenivasan are back in another episode of the Doubleheader where they tackle the sport of politics and the politics of sport. Today, our captains of civility discuss the legacy of President Bush and yesterday's dedication of his presidential library in Dallas. Then they discuss what seemed a linemen's lineup last night at the NFL draft.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Congress Passes Bill to End Furloughs at the FAA
    To address air traffic slowdowns and passenger frustration over flight delays and cancellations due to sequester-induced staff shortages, the House of Representatives passed a bill to end furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration. Margaret Warner talks with Alan Levin of Bloomberg News.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Options for U.S. if Syria Chemical Weapon Use Is Confirmed
    How should the U.S. act if it confirms that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons? Jeffrey Brown moderates a debate on different approaches between Kori Schake, research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and David Cortright, director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Judy Woodruff on Day of the Reagan Assassination Attempt
    More than 32 years ago, NewsHour correspondent Judy Woodruff traveled with the press pool to cover President Ronald Reagan speak at the Washington Hilton Hotel. That day, the president survived a bullet to the chest, while his secretary Jim Brady, was shot in the head, permanently disabled. In the wake of recent mass shootings across the country, the policy debate on guns has been renewed.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Meissner: A third of U.S. Foreigners Here Illegally
    The Migration Policy Institute's Doris Meissner says that a third of the U.S. foreign-born population is in the country illegally.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013