Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • New York Times Computer System Victim of Hacking Attack
    The New York Times fell victim to a four-month cyber attack by Chinese hackers who cracked passwords to more than 50 email accounts, including those of top reporters. Ray Suarez talks with Times reporter Nicole Perlroth and Grady Summers, vice president of the cyber security company hired to investigate the attack.s
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Pew Survey: 3/4 of Americans Don't Trust the Government
    A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds the nation is increasingly distrustful of the federal government: 73 percent don't have faith that lawmakers -- members of Congress in particular -- will do the right thing. Judy Woodruff asks Andy Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center, for more details and historical context.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Al Gore's 'Future' Tackles Technology, Global Economy
    Jeffrey Brown talks with Oscar-winning, Nobel Prize-bearing former Vice President Al Gore about his new book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Climate Change," which examines major shifts in science, technology, the global economy, and American democracy, plus the recent sale of Gore's television network Current to Al-Jazeera.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Israel Weighs Threat of, Action Against Nuclear Iran
    Iran announced it plans to amp up uranium enrichment, stoking fears that country is getting closer to a nuclear weapon. Margaret Warner reports from Israel on the growing debate there on how much of a threat Iran poses and how Israelis, along with the international community, should respond.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Chuck Hagel Defends Record at Confirmation Hearing
    Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominee for secretary of defense, faced pointed questioning at his confirmation hearing. Fellow Republicans, including Sen. John McCain, interrogated Hagel on his past opposition to the surge of U.S. troops into Iraq. Judy Woodruff reports on the contentious exchanges in Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Al Gore: Public Conditioned to Accept Pollution
    Former Vice President Al Gore expressed concern over the power of special interest on the issue of climate change. “The public is lulled into an acceptance of going along with this policy of using the atmosphere as an open sewer,” Gore told the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown. Gore also said that the United States must lead the world's efforts in curbing climate change.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Poet Gerald Stern Reads 'The One Thing in Life'
    Poet Gerald Stern reads "The One Thing in Life."
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Conversation: Poet Gerald Stern
    Jeffrey Brown talks to poet Gerald Stern.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013
  • Nest's Rebecca van Bergen on Working With Local Artisans
    Rebecca van Bergen, co-founder of Nest, talks about the rewards of working with people in other countries to sell their wares.
    Original Air Date: January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Chen Guangcheng Reflects on Future of China
    Ray Suarez talks to Chen Guangcheng about life in the United States, how he keeps track of events in China and his hopes to return home at some point, as well as how he views the new Chinese government and money spent there on suppressing resistance.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Blind Activist Fled China After Two Years of House Arrest
    Chen Guangcheng, a blind lawyer and activist, spent two years under house arrest in China before escaping and finding refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He was eventually granted a visa to travel to the United States to study. Ray Suarez reports on Chen's journey and recent honor of receiving a human rights award.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Teachers Embrace 'Deep Learning,' Teaching Practical Skills
    Special correspondent John Tulenko looks at some charter schools that institute real world applications into lesson plans and emphasize the importance of improvement over intelligence. The schools are less interested in testing but rather making sure students have the life skills they need once they leave the classroom.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Sen. Baldwin: Congress Showing Progress on Debt, Immigration
    Judy Woodruff talks with newly elected Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., who is also the first openly gay person to serve in the Senate. Sen. Baldwin and Judy discuss immigration reform, gun control and the record number of women in the Senate.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Israeli Warplanes Strike Weapons Convoy in Syria
    Though Israel has not confirmed the news, Syrian media and an U.S. official say that Israeli war planes struck a convoy carrying missiles or missile parts inside Syria. Gwen Ifill talks to Margaret Warner reporting from Jersualem about the tensions between Israel, Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • U.S. Economic Fundamentals Show Forward Momentum
    A report by the Commerce Department found that in the last quarter of 2012, gross domestic product shrank for the first time in more than three years. But not all economic indicators were negative. Jeffrey Brown assesses the state of the economic recovery with economist Joel Naroff and Roben Farzad from Bloomberg Businessweek.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Gabby Giffords Testifies at Gun Violence Hearing
    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by a gunman at a political event in 2011, took the stand at a congressional hearing on gun violence. Gwen Ifill reports on testimony by Giffords, her husband Capt. Mark Kelly, as well as Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association.
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng on New Leadership
    Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng tells NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez that the current Chinese leadership "still wants to control everything."
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013
  • Sampling Greenland - Dark Snow Project
    Dark Snow Project video from YOUTUBE
    Original Air Date: January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

  • Iraq War Vet Receives Rare Double Arm Transplant
    Former solider and Iraq war veteran Sgt. Brendan Marrocco is the recent recepient of a double arm transplant, which took place at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Marrocco lost all of his limbs during a roadside bomb attack in the spring of 2009. Gwen Ifill talks with Dr. Jaimie Shores, director of hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Ancient Manuscripts May Be Among Casualties of Mali Conflict
    The city of Timbuktu has suffered extensive damage at the hands of Islamic rebels, including destruction of ancient manuscripts and other artifacts. We get background from special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, who traveled there 10 years ago, and Jeffrey Brown talks to Mary Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Political Ads Take Aim at Defense Secretary Nominee Hagel
    Political ads both on TV and in newspapers have been launched against Chuck Hagel, nominee for Secretary of Defense. Judy Woodruff talks with New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg about who may be behind the campaigns and what affect they may have.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration Reform Faces Hurdles
    President Obama has endorsed a bipartisan immigration plan crafted by eight senators, but that blueprint faces major hurdles in the House, where some lawmakers are working on a competing plan. Gwen Ifill gets views from Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, and Clarissa Matinez de Castro of the National Council of La Raza.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Watch President Obama Speak on Immigration Reform
    President Obama spoke at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, addressing immigration reform.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013
  • Christina Bellantoni with Jennifer Korn
    Christina Bellantoni chats with Jennifer Korn of the HIspanic Leadership Network about a bipartisan effort to develop new policy on immigration.
    Original Air Date: January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

  • Daily Download: Can Facebook Posts Get You Fired?
    NewsHour's political editor Christina Bellantoni talks with the Daily Download's Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about how the digital world affects and infects the culture we live in. They talk about what one should and shouldn't publish on social media about a job, and whether your Facebook status could get you fired.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013
  • From Golan Heights, Increasing Concern Over War in Syria
    The Golan Heights is a bucolic, agricultural region of Israel, where the nearby civil war in Syria has begun to spill over its borders. Margaret Warner reports on Israel's growing concerns about the unrest in Syria and the growing infiltration of Islamic jihadists among the ranks of Syrian rebels.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013
  • Egypt's Morsi Hoped Violence Would Burn Out, Spreads Instead
    Jeffrey Brown talks with Borzou Daragahi, Cairo-based Middle East and North Africa correspondent for the Financial Times, about the spreading political unrest, and emergence of new forms of organized protest and violence and President Morsi declares a state of emergency in some cities.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013
  • Immigration Reform Reflects Election Response
    A bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled an immigration reform plan that would offer citizenship to 11 million immigrants. Judy Woodruff talks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Gwen Ifill talks to Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., about how the politics of this new effort will play on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: January 28, 2013

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