Saturday, March 22, 2014

  • Missing plane search focuses on new satellite imagery data
    After two weeks of searching, the missing Malaysian Airlines plane has yet to be found. In recent days both Australian and Chinese satellite imagery have picked up on objects that could be aircraft debris. What does this mean for search? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with WSJ reporter Andy Pasztor about the technology authorities are using to find flight 370 and how it is affected by nature.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2014
  • What can the Dutch teach the U.S. about selling pot?
    As Colorado and Washington begin selling legal marijuana, questions remain about the practical process of changing drug policy. NewsHour travels to the Netherlands -- the one nation that's been openly selling pot for over forty years -- to see what might be in store for the United States. Correspondent William Brangham and producer Saskia de Melker report.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2014
    Marijuana for saie in a coffeeshop in the Netherlands.

Friday, March 21, 2014

  • Reanimating private eye Philip Marlowe’s noir world
    Irish writer John Banville slips into Raymond Chandler’s voice for a new crime novel starring one of the great characters in American fiction: private detective Philip Marlowe. 1950’s Los Angeles, the femme fatale, Hollywood stars: Chandler’s noir ingredients are back in full swing in “The Black-Eyed Blonde.” Banville talks to Jeffrey Brown about his novel and using the pseudonym Benjamin Black.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2014
  • Using crowdsourcing to search for Malaysia’s missing jet
    The overflow of information generated during a crisis like the Malaysian airliner gone missing can be just as paralyzing as the absence of information for those officials charged with searching. A crowdsourced search for Flight 370 harnesses the energy and time of the more than 3 million people who have volunteered to scour satellite imagery. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2014
  • Political turmoil enflames divisions in Eastern Ukraine
    The Kiev uprisings tapped into a division in Ukraine that’s rooted in memories of World War II, when soldiers in Eastern Ukraine fought with the Soviet Army, while some in Western Ukraine may have collaborated with Nazis. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Donetsk on the ways that historic strife is being revisited in the current hopes and worries of the people in that region.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2014
  • Shields and Brooks on strengthening Russia sanctions
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including how President Obama’s response to the Crimea annexation will be evaluated, the latest media push to promote the health care law, the outlook for midterm elections and remembering former DNC chair Bob Strauss.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

  • Innovating technology for the needs and health of elders
    There’s a multi-billion-dollar market that has been largely overlooked by Silicon Valley. But a new wave of tech startups have begun developing products for seniors and their caregivers, from redesigning canes and pill boxes, to a web-based app that helps keep an eye on elderly relatives. The NewsHour’s Cat Wise has the story.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2014
  • New lead, new challenges in search for Malaysian jet
    Satellite cameras recorded two objects about 1,400 miles off the coast of Perth, Australia, in the Southern Indian Ocean, raising the possibility that they may be part of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet. But even with a more targeted area to focus on, the challenges of locating the aircraft are daunting. Gwen Ifill learns more from Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2014
  • Why Democrats are worried about the midterm map
    The sluggish health care rollout, a president with struggling approval ratings and the influence of outside money all have Democrats worried about midterm elections. They could have a tough time taking back control of the House in November, while their hopes of holding onto their advantage in the Senate have dimmed. Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Amy Walter and Stuart Rothenberg.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2014
  • Will Gen. Sinclair trial affect military sex assault policy?
    Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, the highest ranking U.S. military officer ever court martialed for sexual assault, pleaded guilty on charges of sexual misconduct and was fined $20,000, but will serve no jail time. Judy Woodruff gets details from Paul Woolverton of The Fayetteville Observer about the trial and the decision to pursue a plea deal.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2014
  • U.S. sanctions will punish Russia, but will they deter?
    Debate is growing in Washington about the Obama administration’s response to the Ukraine crisis. Some argue the U.S. should have stood up more firmly to Putin, while others suggest that American actions may have provoked Russia. Judy Woodruff gets views on the efficacy of U.S. sanctions from David J. Kramer of Freedom House and Richard K. Betts of Columbia University.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2014
  • Obama announces more sanctions on Russian officials, 1 bank
    President Barack Obama announced more economic sanctions on Russian individuals and said he signed a new executive order that imposes sanctions on "key sectors of the Russian economy." The announcement follows increased Russian aggression in the Crimean peninsula as Moscow works to annex the region into the Russian Federation.
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • Analyzing the uphill optimism of the Millennial generation
    Each generation leaves a unique imprint. “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown” sheds light on how today’s youngest adults differ from and clash with their parents and grandparents. Author Paul Taylor of the Pew Research Center joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what distinguishes today’s Americans aged 18-33.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2014
  • Late works by Miro play with metamorphosis of found objects
    Sixty works produced during the last two decades of Joan Miro's long life, never before exhibited in the United States, are currently on show. The famous abstract artist's late works feature the mixture of painting and sculpture and assemblages that conjure playful monsters.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2014
  • South Florida considers investment against rising seas
    In recent years, increased flooding has been a stark wake up call for people living in South Florida. Projections calculated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicate sea levels will rise 9 to 24 inches by 2060 in that vulnerable region. Special correspondent Kwame Holman narrates this look by WPBT at how local governments are trying to prepare for the effects of climate change.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2014
  • Yellen says Fed will keep short-term interest rates low
    In her first news conference, Janet Yellen announced that the Federal Reserve will continue its suppression of short-term interest rates. Yellen, who was the Fed’s vice-chair under Ben Bernanke, also discussed how her role has changed. Gwen Ifill gets an assessment of Yellen’s remarks from David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2014
  • Mistrust in government poses challenge to Kiev leadership
    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner is in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fierce street battles have erupted between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian supporters. Judy Woodruff interviews Margaret about Kiev’s plan to pull its troops from Crimea, and the biggest challenges Ukraine’s new government faces in garnering support across the country.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2014
  • What Toyota’s $1.2 billion penalty means for automakers
    The Justice Department announced a record $1.2 billion dollar penalty leveled at automaker Toyota. A four-year criminal investigation determined the car company had concealed unintended acceleration issues, a serious safety concern. That case could serve as a warning to General Motors, now facing its own federal investigation. Gwen Ifill talks to David Shepardson of the Detroit News and Joan Claybrook, president emeritus of Public Citizen.
    Original Air Date: March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Bringing belated recognition to overlooked U.S. heroes
    President Obama awarded the nation’s highest medal for combat valor to 24 Hispanic, Jewish and African-American soldiers who served during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. The Pentagon blamed racial or ethnic discrimination for previously denying their honors. Gwen Ifill talks to retired Lt. Col. Sheldon Goldberg of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2014
  • New research challenges old wisdom on saturated fat
    For decades we have been warned of the artery-clogging dangers of saturated fat, found mainly in meat and dairy products. However, a new analysis of more than 70 studies published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine finds that saturated fat doesn’t necessarily lead to worse heart health. Judy Woodruff discusses the research with chef Cathal Armstrong.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2014
  • How private buses became a symbol of San Francisco’s divide
    Every weekday morning, dozens of sleek buses roll through the heart of San Francisco, picking up a cargo of workers commuting south to companies like Google, Facebook and Apple. But critics say the buses are clogging city bus stops and are symbolic of the disparity in wealth between the new tech workers and the long-time working class residents. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2014
  • Evidence of cosmic inflation expands universe understanding
    Scientists say they have found evidence confirming a theory that our cosmos expanded from almost nothing to its first huge growth spurt in just fractions of a second after the Big Bang. A telescope at the South Pole revealed patterns and skewed light waves created by gravitational ripples from the incredible expansion. Gwen Ifill interviews Sean Carroll of the California Institute of Technology.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2014
  • Calculating a U.S. response to Russia's claim in Crimea
    What does Russia’s swift claiming of Crimea portend for the region and Russian ambitions? How should the U.S. and the international community respond? Judy Woodruff gets views from Dimitri Simes of the Center for the National Interest, Jessica Mathews of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2014
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 overlooked veterans
    Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2014
  • Inside Fukushima Daini
    Miles O'Brien tours the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, which nearly suffered the same meltdown disaster as its famous sister, Fukushima Daiichi, after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2014
    Fukushima Daini tour
    March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

  • How should we remember activist Stokely Carmichael?
    Stokely Carmichael marched with Martin Luther King Jr., campaigned for voting rights and against Vietnam, was a Pan-African revolutionary and coined the term "Black Power." But what's the complete story behind this leading figure of the civil rights movement? Gwen Ifill talks to Peniel Joseph of Tufts University about his new biography, "Stokely: A Life."
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2014
  • For troubled teens, poetry offers happiness after hardships
    The Pongo Teen Writing Project has been working with troubled teens in detention centers, mental health facilities and homeless centers for nearly two decades, taking their stories and turning them into poetry. In our ongoing series "Where Poetry Lives," Jeffrey Brown and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey learn more about a program that empowers young people in crisis to express themselves.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2014
  • Countries searching for missing airliner face vast terrain
    Confusion still reigns on the 10th day of the burgeoning search for the missing Malaysian jet. Malaysians officials are now backtracking on when the jet’s communications were disabled, and the pilot’s political activity raises new suspicion. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: March 17, 2014