Monday, June 10, 2013

  • News Wrap: Car Bombings Continues Sectarian Violence in Iraq
    In other news Monday, car bombers in Iraq killed at least 57 people, the latest in a new wave of Shiite-Sunni violence. Also, the Obama administration could decide this week whether it will send arms to the Syrian rebels. Top U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, began meetings to consider the question.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2013
  • Former Intelligence Director: Leaked Details Help Enemies
    The former National Intelligence director says the government needs to take some of the mystery out of U.S. intelligence programs, but not secret aspects of how they work. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Adm. Dennis Blair about implications of NSA contractor Edward Snowden's revealing the existence of surveillance programs.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2013
  • When Does Genetic Modification of Animals Cross a Line?
    In a web exclusive interview, Emily Anthes, author of the book, "Frankenstein's Cat," talks to Ray Suarez about the ethical limits when using animals in biotech research and development.
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2013
  • Wanting, But Physically Unable, to Keep Working
    When Mike Kemp bought a bike store in 2001, he had no problem pulling 40 pound bikes off the top shelf. Now 69 and with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), each box moves him closer to retirement. We profilled Mr. Kemp as part of our upcoming report, America's New Old Workforce. Stay tuned for Wednesday when we launch our project examining the so-called "death of retirement."
    Original Air Date: June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

  • NewsHour "NewsMinute" | June 3 - June 7, 2013
    We took a look back at this week's PBS NewsHour segments and compiled some of the quotes and bites that stood out in the stories we shared this week.
    Original Air Date: June 9, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

  • Search for Dissident Father Inspires Fictional Retelling
    Ti-Anna Wang is the daughter of a once prominent Chinese dissident, who named her in honor of the deadly protests in Tiananmen Square. The story of Wang's search for her father, who was arrested in 2002, inspired a new young adult novel. Gwen Ifill talks with Wang and The Washington Post's Fred Hiatt, author of "Nine Days."
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on NSA Data, Christie's Election Maneuver
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's political news with Judy Woodruff, including the NSA's secret collection of phone, Internet and credit card data, foreign policy staff changes in the Obama administration and the special election to replace late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2013
  • Can Peace for Lebanon's Religious Sects Survive Syria's War?
    Fragile relations between Lebanon's various religious sects have been strained by the continuing fallout of neighbor Syria's civil war and resentment of Syrian refugees. Margaret Warner concludes her series of reports from Lebanon with a closer look at the country's sectarian politics.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2013
  • Mass Collection of Communication Data Prompts Privacy Debate
    What are the origins of the NSA's surveillance programs, how do intelligence officials use the information and what questions may arise about the cost of privacy? Jeffrey Brown talks with two reporters who have been covering the story, The Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Gorman and Charlie Savage of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2013
  • Will You Work Forever?
    At age 65, and without any prior experience, Babs Tatalias began her new career as a Kindergarten teacher. She re-entered the workforce after the stock market crash ended her brief retirement. Now 68, Tatalias has no plans to stop working.
    Original Air Date: June 7, 2013
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

  • Author Reflects on the Long, Deadly Road to WWII Victory
    In honor of the 69th anniversary of D-Day, Ray Suarez talks to historian Rick Atkinson about his new book, "The Guns at Last Light," which chronicles the brutal fight for victory at the end of World War II.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2013
  • Paul Krugman on Managing Financial Crisis
    Should we have let foundering financial firms fail in 2008? Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with economist Paul Krugman to discuss the provocative bestseller "The Great Deformation" by David Stockman and the government's role in mediating economic meltdowns.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2013
  • With 47 Million on Food Assistance, Congress Considers Cuts
    The Senate will soon vote on the farm bill, which includes funding for food assistance programs that help roughly 47 million Americans. How would spending cuts impact needy families? Judy Woodruff hears debate from Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute and Lori Silverbush, co-director of the documentary "A Place at the Table."
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2013
  • Syrian Government Casts Off Restraint in Pursuing Enemies
    The Syrian civil war continues to spill over its neighboring border, with rocket attacks fired against a Hezbollah stronghold and at a town known as a haven for rebels. Ray Suarez talks to Margaret Warner, reporting from from Beirut, about the recapture of key Syrian town of Qusayr and sectarian tensions in Lebanon.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2013
  • NSA Secretly Collected Millions of Phone Records
    The National Security Agency has secretly collected data about millions of domestic and international calls by Verizon customers. Jeffrey Brown gets debate on the privacy and civil liberty concerns from Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies and former NSA official Col. Cedric Leighton.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2013
  • Extended Interview: Audra McDonald
    More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with actress and singer Audra McDonald.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2013
  • Watch Chris Christie Names New Jersey AG as Interim Senator
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie appointed state Attorney General Jeff Chiesa as the interim senator in a press conference Thursday. Chiesa would replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2013
  • Author Rick Atkinson's Labor of Love
    Rick Atkinson describes what went into writing "The Guns at Last Light", the final volume in his 14-year effort, the Liberation Trilogy.
    Original Air Date: June 6, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

  • Honoring Civil Rights Hero Medgar Evers, Warrior for U.S.
    Nearly half a century since his murder, civil rights activist Medgar Evers was honored in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Gwen Ifill examines the life and legacy of Evers -- a World War II veteran and the NAACP's first field secretary in the South -- with Jerry Mitchell of The Clarion-Ledger newspaper.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013
  • NewsHour Science Reporter Talks about Science Rap Contest
    Last week, NewsHour announced the finalists for the PBS NewsHour's GZA-inspired science rap contest. The entries were terrific and ranged from rocks and space and dinosaurs to cell division and cancer research. We were looking for while following the rules: metaphor, rhyme and 16 bars of verse, among them. NewsHour's Christina Bellantoni speaks to science reporter Jenny Marder about the contest.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013
  • Economic Costs, Bonuses of Legalizing Undocumented Workers
    How will legalizing undocumented workers in the United States impact the economy, productivity and the wealth and wages of all American workers? In a continuing series, Inside Immigration Reform, Ray Suarez gets debate from Robert Lynch of the Center for American Progress and the Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013
  • Deadly Sectarian Violence Fanned by Syrian Conflict
    In the past five weeks, three dozen people have been killed in Tripoli in the worst sectarian fighting Lebanon has seen in nearly a quarter-century. Margaret Warner reports from Tripoli on the deadly sectarian violence flaring between Sunni and Alawite fighters, and the influx of Syrian refugees into the city.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013
  • Will Obama's Foreign Policy Change With Susan Rice as NSA?
    How will national security adviser designate Susan Rice and U.S. Ambassador to the UN nominee Samantha Power, known as advocates of humanitarian intervention, influence the president's foreign policy? Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations and Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton University join Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013
  • Krugman: "Economics Is Not a Morality Play"
    Economics Correspondent Paul Solman talks with Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman about a controversial new book, "The Great Deformation."
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013
  • How to Set a Dollar on Fire and Keep it from Burning
    Jamie Munkatchy at Validus Prep in New York shows us how chemistry allows you to burn a dollar and never singe it.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013
  • When Things Go Wrong in the Lab
    Originally we planned to include fun, one-minute science experiments on video as part of PBS NewsHour's STEM teacher series. But even with the best planning, experiments can give you unexpected results, said Jamie Munkatchy, chemistry teacher at Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, New York.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013
  • Jamie Munkatchy Teaches Making Biofuel
    Jamie Munkatchy, a high school chemistry teacher at Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, New York, teaches her students how to make ethanol in their classroom. But the students have to create their own distilling apparatuses and see if they can get their results to catch fire.
    Original Air Date: June 5, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

  • Challenges Facing Extreme Weather Researchers
    The death of three storm researchers in Oklahoma helps spotlight the risks involved in studying extreme weather. Ray Suarez talks with Howard Bluestein of the University of Oklahoma for more about chasing storms, dangers for both amateurs and professional scientists and some unexpected challenges (like traffic jams).
    Original Air Date: June 4, 2013