Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Supreme Court considers anti-abortion protests
    In Massachusetts, a 35-foot restricted area outside of abortion clinics give patients and staff a buffer zone from protesters. But as Kwame Holman reports, some say the law restricts the freedom of speech of abortion opponents. Judy Woodruff gets a view from inside the courtroom from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
    Marcia Coyle
  • Debating free speech near abortion clinics
    Pro-choice advocates believe buffer zones around abortion clinics are necessary to prevent harassment and targeted violence, while opponents feel their free speech rights are being restricted. Judy Woodruff hears both sides of the debate from Steven Aden of Alliance Defending Freedom and Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014
    U.S. Supreme Court
  • News Wrap: House approves $1.1 trillion budget
    In our news wrap Wednesday, the House of Representatives approved a $1.1 trillion budget package. The Senate is also expected to approve the funding bill by the end of the week. Also, unreleased video footage suggests that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan since 2009, may still be alive.
    Original Air Date: January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • How can shoppers keep their information secure from hacks?
    U.S. retailer Target has acknowledged that up to 110 million customer accounts were compromised by a data breach during the holidays, raising consumer concerns and prompting lawmakers to demand answers. How can shoppers protect themselves? Gwen Ifill talks to Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times and Ken Stasiak of SecureState.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Pivotal vote on Egypt's new constitution stirs violence
    Egyptians lined up to vote on a new constitution, despite fresh protest violence that killed 11 people. Advocates for the current government support the document, while members of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood have denounced it. Margaret Warner reports on the strong political divisions inside Egypt.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Gates reflects on debates waged behind the scenes of war
    In his new book, "Duty," Robert Gates tackles his time as defense secretary and as witness to how different presidents wrestled with questions of war and peace. Gates sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulties of doing business in Washington, the legacy of the Iraq war and nuclear negotiations with Iran.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Lawmakers work towards budget, but split on jobless benefits
    The House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government short-term while they finish work on a long-term bipartisan plan to fund the government through September. Kwame Holman reports on the details and concessions of the $1.1 trillion budget package and Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • News Wrap: Court throws out FCC's rules on net neutrality
    In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal appeals court set aside the FCC's net neutrality rules. Now, major Internet providers can decide what can be accessed through their networks and at what cost. Also, the tap water ban has been lifted for 35 percent of the 300,000 West Virginians who were affected by a chemical spill.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Should military return to the draft? We asked former Defense Secretary Gates
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Robert Gates: New Iran sanctions would be 'terrible mistake'
    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke to the PBS NewsHour about possible new sanctions in Iran.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014
  • Former Def. Sec. Gates says Edward Snowden is a traitor
    Former Secretary of Defense, and author of new memoir "Duty," Robert Gates spoke to the PBS NewsHour on Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks.
    Original Air Date: January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

  • What challenges lie ahead for a permanent fix in Iran?
    The U.S. and Iran have finally settled on the details of an interim nuclear deal, with talks for a final agreement slated for February. Gwen Ifill talks to chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner about diplomatic relations going forward with Iran, including the Syrian peace efforts and pressure on Capitol Hill for sanctions.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2014
  • Why investing in the health of Americans should start early
    A group of doctors from the Commission to Build a Healthier America has issued a list of recommendations to improve health in America, noting relationships between socioeconomic status and wellness. Judy Woodruff talks to David Williams of Harvard University about the importance of laying foundations for health in childhood.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2014
  • Closing the digital divide by helping seniors get online
    It's estimated that about half of Americans over the age of 65 use the Internet. But for the other half, increasing societal dependence on digital technology threatens to leave behind those who don't go online. NewsHour correspondent Mary Jo Brooks reports on efforts to teach elders how to stay connected through computers.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2014
  • Supreme Court considers definition of 'recess' appointments
    Can the president bypass the Senate in making temporary appointments? Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about how a local labor dispute transformed into a debate of presidential power and the Supreme Court's first time considering the Constitution's recess appointments clause.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2014
  • Will W.Va. water emergency spur greater oversight?
    West Virginians received hopeful news about the chemical spill that contaminated their water supply. Authorities announced they would begin to lift the ban on tap water for residents in certain areas. Judy Woodruff talks to Ashton Marra of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Coral Davenport of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Viewers sound off on NewsHour Weekend stories
    On a new segment called "Viewers like You," NewsHour Weekend fans have the opportunity to sound off on stories and share their opinions with anchor Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2014
  • Many West Virginians still without tap water
    An estimated 300,000 West Virginians still have little or no tap water after a major chemical spill in the capital city of Charleston. State officials say up to 7,500 gallons of an industrial chemical spilled into the drinking water supply on December 9. Ashton Marra, statehouse reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the crisis situation.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2014
  • What’s the state of smoking in America?
    It’s been 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s report on the hazards of smoking. Smoking rates in the U.S. have dropped from 43 percent of all adults to 18 percent and smoking is banned in many public places. What’s the state of smoking in America today? Acting United States Surgeon General Boris Lushniak provides perspective on this major American health initiative.
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

  • Stagnant wages imperil financial security
    Wages in the U.S. have been largely stagnant over the past 45 years, but during the same time span consumer prices have risen dramatically. Hari Sreenivasan discusses this trend and its effect on poverty with Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter, Roben Farzad.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2014
  • Poverty rates surge in American suburbs
    When President Johnson declared a “War on Poverty” fifty years ago, images of the American poor focused on the inner-city and rural poor. What is the state of American poverty today? Megan Thompson reports on the less visible but growing number of poor in America’s suburbs.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2014
  • Reflecting on the life and legacy of Ariel Sharon
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday. He was 85 years old and had been in a coma since 2006. NewsHour's Margaret Warner reflects on the legacy of a man whose career spanned the entirety of Israel’s 65-year history.
    Original Air Date: January 11, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

  • Shields and Brooks on Christie's scandal, Gates' war stories
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top news, including the possible fallout of the "cheap political trick" that shut down traffic in New Jersey, a new memoir by former Defense Secretary Gates and lessons from the nation's 50 year war on poverty.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2014
  • 'No end in sight' for W.Va. water emergency?
    The mayor of Charleston, W.Va., says the water emergency has been "nothing but bad news" for residents who are still awaiting a timeline for when they'll be able to resume normal life. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Mayor Danny Jones about how the chemical spill is affecting his community.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2014
  • December jobs growth weakest in three years
    The December jobs report showed a gain of just 74,000 jobs, while the drop in unemployment was due largely to people leaving the workforce. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reviews the numbers and Judy Woodruff talks to Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Robert Shapiro of Sonecon.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2014
  • News Wrap: Up to 110 million affected in Target data breach
    In our news wrap Friday, retail giant Target said that up to 110 million customers could have been affected in the holiday data breach. The latest disclosure includes phone numbers, email and mailing addresses. Also, the House of Representatives voted to set new data security requirements for the new health care law.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2014
  • Kate DiCamillo wants to spread the joy of reading
    Kate DiCamillo wasn't always a writer. She didn't actually start writing until she was 30 years old. It took six years before she was published, but it was her dream and so she kept trying. Now, DiCamillo is the author of children’s books “Because of Winn-Dixie” and “Tale of Despereaux" and she was recently appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
    Original Air Date: January 10, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

  • Examining the Arab Spring's uncertain future
    Marwan Muasher, the former deputy prime minister of Jordan, thinks it was too simplistic for the world to expect that the Arab Spring would so quickly evolve autocracies into democracies. Margaret Warner sits down with Muasher to discuss his new book, "The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism."
    Original Air Date: January 9, 2014