Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Voting Rights Act
    The Supreme Court heard arguments over a provision in the landmark Voting Rights Act, which requires states with a history of racial discrimination to get approval by the Justice Department before making any changes to voting rules. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal was in court and talks to Ray Suarez.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2013
  • Shrinking Snow Means Steep Slide for Ski Industry
    Skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and snowshoers all rely on long, snowy winters for their sports. But climate change is already shrinking the number of snow days in the United States, and future changes spell trouble for the whole industry.
    Original Air Date: February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Do You Remember When the Voting Rights Act Passed?
    Do you remember when the Voting Rights Act became law? How did that change affect your life and your community during the Civil Rights Movement? How did you see if affect others? Call the PBS NewsHour Oral History Hotline at (703) 594-6PBS to share your story.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2013
  • How to Make Snow
    Rich Burkley, vice president of mountain operations for Aspen Skiing Company, explains what it takes to make enough snow to open the resort each year, especially as climate change threatens to shorten the ski season.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2013
    February 26, 2013
  • Gloria Steinem: Women Can't 'Have It All' Until Equality
    A new PBS documentary, "Makers: Women Who Make America," looks at the women's movement and the groundbreaking contributions and struggles made by women today. Judy Woodruff interviews activist Gloria Steinem about the film and about the current state of feminism and gender equality.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2013
  • Memories of Violence Haunt Upcoming Election in Kenya
    After the disputed presidential election of December 2007, Kenya fell into chaos as neighbors from different tribal ethnic groups turned on each other in violence. Five years later, Kenyans are worried that history may repeat itself as they prepare for new elections. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2013
  • Police Collecting DNA From Criminals Reaches Supreme Court
    A man was arrested in Maryland and police officers took a DNA sample that connected him to an unrelated crime. The Supreme Court is now weighing whether the Fourth Amendment should protect him from that kind of search. Ray Suarez gets analysis and context on the case from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2013
  • Did Embattled Confirmation Process Weaken Hagel?
    The Senate voted to confirm former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary by a vote of 58-41, after 18 Republicans joined with Democrats to end a filibuster blocking the nominee. Judy Woodruff talks to Mark Thompson of Time magazine about whether the confirmation fight affects Hagel at the start of his tenure.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2013
  • Bernanke Warns Sequester Could Slow Economic Recovery
    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress that the automatic spending cuts slated to take effect Friday could put a drag on economic growth. Gwen Ifill talks to economist Nariman Behravesh about whether political paralysis will affect the economy and how consumers are shrugging off Washington dysfunction.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2013
  • Living with the Wolves
    From 1990 to 1996, Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived in a tented camp on the edge of Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness, where they observed and studied the behavior and social hierarchy among a pack of gray wolves, known as the Sawtooth Pack. Their new book, "The Hidden Life of Wolves documents that experience.
    Original Air Date: February 26, 2013
    February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Newsmaker Interview with Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
    The PBS NewsHour interviewed former Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop, on the anniversary of the first surgeon general's report on smoking. Jim Lehrer interviewed Koop for a newsmaker conversation for the The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour from the surgeon general’s office in Washington on Jan. 11, 1989. Koop died Monday at the age of 96.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Does the White House Use Social Media to Circumvent Press?
    NewsHour's political editor Christina Bellantoni and the Daily Download's Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz highlight President Obama's hosting of a Google Hangout to discuss the ways the White House utilizes social media, and whether the administration prefers dealing more with the public than the press.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Troubles for the Holy See Ahead of Papal Elections
    Margaret Warner talks with Jason Horowitz is at the Vatican covering this evolving story for The Washington Post. What drpve the vatican to issue these public
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • India Organizes One of Largest ID Registration Drives Ever
    Indian authorities aim to issue all national citizens an official biometric identification card and number in order to combat crime and corruption. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro examines the effectiveness of this effort as part of our Agents for Change series.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Sen. Leahy: Time for U.S. and Cuba to Discuss Relationship
    Sen. Patrick Leahy returned from a congressional delegation to Cuba, where U.S. lawmakers tried unsuccessfully to secure the release of American Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence. Ray Suarez talks to the senator about that trip and about President Raoul Castro's announcement he will leave office in 2018.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Adding Up and Breaking Down Health Care's Big Price Tags
    Why does a few days of lab work end up costing more than the price of a car? Judy Woodruff interviews journalist Steven Brill about his Time magazine cover story about how and why the private marketplace isn't working in the healthcare industry.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • No Signs of Give From Congress on Sequester
    In a meeting with the nation's governors, President Obama urged members of congress to forget politics and get back to governing to prevent automatic spending cuts. Jonathan Weisman of the New York Times and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News talk with Judy Woodruff about the sequester's effects and how it may get resolved.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Bradley Cooper Joins Effort to Find 'Silver Lining' in Menta
    Actor Bradley Cooper spoke alongside former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy and Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, among others, addressing how mental illness has affected their lives.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013
  • Donnel Baird Explains How BlocPower Works
    Donnel Baird describes how BlocPower connects construction projects with workers in low-income areas.
    Original Air Date: February 25, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Chinese Hacking and Six Oscar Picks
    The sport of politics and the politics of sport are back for another week of the Doubleheader with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. We talk about the revelations earlier in the week that elements of the Chinese military have been engaged in repeated acts of industrial espionage in the U.S. For the politics of sport, we talk Oscar picks.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Death Sheds Light on Violence Against Women in South Africa
    Although there is no current evidence of domestic abuse in the murder case against Oscar Pistorius, the death of Reeva Steencamp has shed light on a national problem in South Africa: the high rate of violence against women. Ray Suarez talks with journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault about this disturbing trend.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Gun Legislation, Sequester, and Medicaid
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times Columnist David Brooks analyze the week's news including the impending automatic spending cuts due to hit in one week, President Obama in the sequestration talks, gun legislation, and where Washington stands in the gun control debate.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Gun Violence Is Public Health Crisis in Chicago
    So far in the first two months of this year, gun deaths in Chicago have already outpaced last year's explosive rate. Elizabeth Brackett of PBS member station WTTW explores the escalating public health crisis in Chicago due to the high rates of gun violence.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • China Looms as Main Concern in Obama and Abe Meeting
    When Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President Obama, China's economy and geopolitical concerns were the main topics of discussion. To examine the flare-up between Japan and China, Margaret Warner talks to Mike Mochizuki, author of "The New Strategic Triangle: The U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Rise of China."
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Danica Patrick Inspires Families to the Racetrack
    Danica Patrick made history Feb. 17 when she became the first female driver to win a pole position in NASCAR's premier division, the Sprint Cup Series. On Sunday, she will have the chance to use that spot to drive her to a first-place finish at Sunday's running of the Daytona 500. Senior correspondent Judy Woodruff spoke to espnW’s Brant James, a reporter who has covered Patrick extensively.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Lahood Warns Sequestration Would Disrupt Air Travel
    With sequestration due to take effect in a week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned that automatic spending cuts would disrupt air travel and cause a myriad of problems. Lisa Rein of the Washington Post joins Ray Suarez to discuss about what's reality, what's hype, and the Republican response to the imposing cuts.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013
  • Americans support range of proposals to reduce gun violence
    Christina Bellantoni chats with Colleen Barry at recent research indicating broad support for a range of proposals to prevent gun violence.
    Original Air Date: February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Oscar Favorites and Wild Cards in a 'Good Year' for Movies
    Hollywood's biggest night is just around the corner. This year's Academy Award-nominated films include both mainstream blockbusters and darkly-themed foreign and independent movies. Ray Suarez talks with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott about why this a "good year for mainstream movies that grownups might want to go see."
    Original Air Date: February 21, 2013

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