Wednesday, April 27, 2011

  • With Birth Certificate Release, Obama Urges Shift in National Dialogue
    In response to revived, high-profile skepticism about his U.S. citizenship, President Obama released his long-form birth certificate Wednesday -- again showing he was born in Hawaii -- and said he didn't have time for "silliness." Jim Lehrer and The Washington Post's Dan Balz discuss whether the "birther" issue is now settled.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
  • Amos Lee
    A little bit of folk mixed with some gospel undertones and a funky soul sound. It's not easy to find one genre to describe Amos Lee's music. The singer-songwriter released his debut record in 2005 and has been drawing audiences in with his soulful voice ever since. On his latest album Mission Bell, Lee enriches his songwriting with new musical arrangements and collaboration.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
    April 27, 2011
  • Suspenseful Story of Justice System and Friendship in "Better This World"
    In 2008, two young men traveled from Austin, TX to St. Paul, Minnesota to protest the Republican National Convention. The protests escalated, and the pair of friends ended up making eight Molotov cocktails but were arrested before they used them. "Better This World" follows the pair as they argue a case of entrapment by the FBI and develop an even stronger bond by refusing to rat each other out.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
  • You Talk to Endeavour: Ask NASA Crew Questions for a LIVE interview From Space
    Space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station astronauts will answer your questions in a LIVE interview -- scheduled for Monday, May 2, at 2:15 p.m. ET, and hosted by NewsHour correspondent Miles O'Brien, as the crew orbits the earth at 17,500 mph. Starting now, you can submit your questions and vote on the best ones. You can watch the interview LIVE on NewsHour.PBS.org and on YouTube.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
  • Donald Trump Speaks about Obama's Birth Certificate in New Hampshire
    Donald Trump claims credit for prodding the White House to release President Obama's birth certificate, and addresses questions about his presidential aspirations.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011
  • President Obama Provides His Birth Certificate to the Press
    In a press conference, President Obama addresses questions about his official birth certificate.
    Original Air Date: April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

  • Gulf Residents Still Frustrated With Handling of BP Oil Spill
    A year after the Deepwater Horizon explosion touched off a massive oil spill along the Gulf Coast, many residents remain angry and frustrated at the slow response of BP and the U.S. government. Tom Bearden reports from the Gulf on residents' attitudes.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • U.K. Defense Minister: Gadhafi 'Should Go'
    British Secretary of State for Defense Liam Fox said in an interview that opponents of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had gained ground with the help of U.S. drones and NATO airstrikes.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • Poet CD Wright Weaves History, Reporting, Storytelling in Verse
    Brown University professor CD Wright weaves oral histories, news reports and interviews into her poetry. Her latest volume, "One With Others," looks back at the civil rights era in her native Arkansas.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • News Wrap: Security Forces Recapture Some Afghan Inmates
    In other news Tuesday, security forces in Southern Afghanistan recaptured at least 71 inmates who fled from Kandahar's main prison Sunday night. More than 480 prisoners escaped after Taliban militants tunneled into the jail. Also, Thai and Cambodian forces clashed over disputed territory containing the ruins of ancient temples.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • Autism Now: MacNeil Answers Questions on the Series
    In response to Robert MacNeil's Autism Now series, the NewsHour received scores of comments, questions and concerns on our website, social media outlets and viewer voicemail. Hari Sreenivasan discusses some viewer questions with MacNeil.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • Supreme Court Considers Data Mining by Drug Companies
    Are prescription-drug records confidential medical data, or can drug companies use them to market their products? The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday on some states' laws aimed at curbing the marketing process known as "data mining." Ray Suarez weighs the arguments with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • Deadly Storms Pummel Midwest, Spawning Floods, Tornadoes
    Severe flooding, high winds and tornadoes across the Midwest left at least 10 people dead in Arkansas after a wave of violent weather on Monday. Jeffery Brown has the latest on the rescue operations and emergency evacuations.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • Poet C.D. Wright Reads From 'One With Others'
    Poet C.D. Wright reads from her book "One With Others," which won a National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • The Mysterious World of 'Marwencol'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Jeff Malmberg, Producer-Director of "Marwencol", a documentary that takes viewers into one man's elaborate fantasy world. After being severely beaten in 2000 and losing his memory, Mark Hogancamp began to find refuge from his reality in an alternative world he created for himself. In his new town, called "Marwencol", Hogancamp's alter-ego would play out elaborate scenes.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • Coming of Age in Wartime
    Documentary filmmaker discusses her newest film, "Where Soldiers Come From". It follows a group of childhood friends ans they join the Michigan National Guard, deploy to Afghanistan, and cope with the psychological effects upon return.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

  • At Stanford, Debate Brews Over Reviving ROTC Program on Campus
    Decades after protests surrounding the Vietnam War, some private universities are taking another look at bringing back Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs, but the idea is rekindling some decades-old disputes over military presence on campuses. Spencer Michels reports on how the debate is playing out at Stanford.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • Upheaveal, Uncertainty in Yemen as Saleh Weighs Exit
    Two months of uprisings against the 33-year reign of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have left at least 140 people dead. Margaret Warner discusses the political upheaval and what's next for Yemenis with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Barbara Bodine, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • Protesters Pour Into Yemen's Streets Again Amid New Calls for Saleh to Leave
    As thousands of Yemeni protesters crowded streets Monday calling for President Saleh to step down, at least two more protesters were killed -- bringing the death toll to at least 140 in two months. Meanwhile, Saleh signaled that he could leave power within a month if he and relatives are granted immunity from prosecution.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • News Wrap: Syrian Soldiers, Troops Target Protests in Daraa
    In other news Monday, Syrian soldiers and tanks stormed the southern city of Daraa, in an effort to crack down on anti-government protesters. Human rights activists reported at least 18 killed. Meanwhile, NATO airstrikes over Libya destroyed part of Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • 'Extraordinary' Guantanamo Documents Shed New Light on Detainees
    Hundreds of newly released classified documents revealed details on hundreds of men who have been held -- and are being held -- at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Jeffrey Brown discusses the leak, WikiLeaks' involvement and what was revealed in the files with The New York Times' Charlie Savage and NPR's Tom Gjelten.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • Autism Now: How Can We Cope With Autism as 'National Health Emergency'?
    Governments and public health officials face mounting policy issues in dealing with autism's challenges. In the concluding report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil addresses these issues in a roundtable forum with four autism researchers and advocates.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Miracle Blanket' by Erika Meitner
    Erika Meitner is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in the MFA program. She is also completing her doctorate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. She has published three books of poems: "Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore," "Ideal Cities" and "Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls."
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

  • News Wrap: Libyan Rebels Retake Key Building From Gadhafi's Forces
    In other news Friday, Libyan rebels took back a key building in Misrata after hours of urban battle with forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. The port city has seen power shift back and forth in recent weeks. In Pakistan, U.S. drone strikes targeted a militant stronghold near the Afghan border and killed at least 25 people.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • Questions Over 'Three Cups of Tea' Author's Credibility, Charity
    Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" is under new scrutiny after a "60 Minutes" report challenged the author's credibility. Margaret Warner gets the details.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • For Syrians, New Sense of Identity Emerges Amid Battle for Reform
    Friday was the bloodiest day in more than a month of escalating protests in Syria. Judy Woodruff discusses who the Syrian protesters are and what they want with two experts on the region.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Public's View on Libya, Debate on Entitlements
    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss top political stories, including brewing legislative battles over the deficit and the debt ceiling and the stalemate between Libyan rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • The Doubleheader: Debt Ceilings, Dodgers and the NHL
    Mark Shields and David Brooks stopped by the newsroom before their appearance on the broadcast once again. Topics included debates over the debt ceiling, the fate of the L.A. Dodgers and the NHL playoffs
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011

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