Thursday, July 28, 2011

  • Lagarde on 'Worrisome' U.S. Debt Debate, Eurozone's Future
    In a newsmaker interview with Margaret Warner on Thursday, the International Monetary Fund's managing director, Christine Lagarde, discusses the U.S. debt ceiling debate nd the current state of the eurozone's economic struggles.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • From Ohio to Nevada, Voters Fed Up With Debt Ceiling Deadlock
    A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found 80 percent of American are either dissatisfied or angry with the federal government's inability to reach a compromise to avert default. Judy Woodruff discusses the public mood with a reporter and a political columnist.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • In Obama-Boehner Debt Ceiling Standoff, Who Will Blink First?
    It was poised to be a decision day in the House of Representatives on Thursday as Speaker John Boehner faced a key test of his leadership. Jeffrey Brown and David Chalian discuss the debt plan vote, which was abruptly postponed late in the day by the GOP leadership.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • Lagarde Warns Dollar Could Decline if U.S. Debt Deal Not Reached
    The International Monetary Fund's managing director Christine Lagarde said Thursday in a PBS NewsHour interview that if U.S. lawmakers can't reach an agreement on the debt ceiling, one of the global impacts could be a loss of confidence in the U.S. dollar.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • NewsHour Connect: Heat Wave Has Midwest Agriculture Melting, Food Prices Rising
    Agriculture has been suffering as farmers across states such as Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma have seen their crops decimated in a summer filled with drought and heat waves. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Harvest Public Media reporters Frank Morris and Eric Durban about the troubles local farmers are facing with can eventually translate into problems in consumers' wallets.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011
  • Mingling with Mosquitos and Grizzlies
    On July 23, the Nature Conservancy's lead scientist M. Sanjayan embarked on a three-week river expedition into one of the most remote wilderness areas of Canada with a group of teens from the Dene First Nation, a group indigenous to the area.
    Original Air Date: July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

  • Detroit's Big 3 Carmakers, UAW Start Labor Talks
    Autoworkers and Detroit's carmakers have opened labor negotiations for the first time since tense talks during the recession. Jeffrey Brown gets an update.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011
  • How to Succeed in Business by Really, Really Trying
    Is the aptitude for business (the legal kind) distributed among convicted criminals as it is in the general population? One seasoned executive thinks so, and believes that by hiring the cream of the ex-con crop, his company will have a leg up on the competition. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011
  • Libyan Adviser to Rebels: 'Miserable' in Tripoli Amid Gadhafi Stalemate
    Britain announced Wednesday that it would be added to the list of more than 30 countries, including the U.S., now giving diplomatic recognition to the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council. Ray Suarez discusses the rebels' fight against Gadhafi's forces with Omar Turbi, a non-official advisor to the rebels.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011
  • News Wrap: Kandahar Mayor Assassinated in Suicide Bombing
    In other news Wednesday, the mayor of Kandahar was assassinated in southern Afghanistan when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a heavily fortified government compound. Also, the prime minister of Norway announced that an independent commission would investigate how last week's terror attacks were able to happen.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011
  • Plouffe: We Won't Accept Boehner's Short-Term Deal
    A vote on Speaker Boehner's debt plan was delayed until Thursday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cut $850 billion instead of the promised $1.2 trillion. Gwen Ifill discusses the ongoing stalemate with President Obama's senior political adviser, David Plouffe, and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
    Original Air Date: July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

  • Rift Grows Between Ireland, Vatican Over Priest Abuse Allegations
    The breach between the Vatican and Ireland grew even wider Monday when the Vatican recalled its Ambassador to Ireland, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza. Ray Suarez discusses the growing division over the handling of sexual-abuse claims with RTE's Richard Downes.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • From Ball and Chain to Cap and Gown: Getting a B.A. Behind Bars
    What college is tougher to get into than Harvard, Princeton or Yale? Bard College. Not the campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., but the one behind bars in five Empire State prisons. The privately funded Bard Prison Initiative is putting convicts through a rigorous B.A. program that would challenge even the smartest Ivy Leaguers.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • Study: Housing Bust Hit U.S. Minority Households Especially Hard
    As the economy struggles to rebound, a new analysis of Census data shows a widening wealth gap among white, black and Hispanic Americans. Gwen Ifill discusses the results of a new study with the Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor and Howard University's Roderick Harrison.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • Breivik's Lawyer: 'He Expected to Be Killed'
    Authorities in Norway have begun to publicly identify some of the victims of the Friday terror attacks. Independent Television News' Carl Dinnen reports on the latest developments including some new insights about Anders Behring Breivik from his attorney.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • As Debt Deadline Draws Close, Parties Dig in, Markets Prepare
    Monday night's dueling speeches by President Obama and House Speaker Boehner only seem to reinforce the state of the stalemate over raising the debt ceiling. Jeffrey Brown discusses the entrenchment in Washington with The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib, The New York Times' Andrew Ross and The Financial Times' Gillian Tett.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011
  • Reggae Artists Team Up to Raise Famine Awareness
    In 2010, the World Food Program recruited legendary reggae band The Wailers and Jamaican singer Duane Stephenson to write a song that would raise awareness for global hunger. Since the escalation of the famine in the Horn of Africa, that song, "A Step for Mankind" has become an anthem of the crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

  • Watch Obama's, Boehner's Full Debt-Ceiling Remarks
    President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner addressed the nation Monday about the approaching debt-limit deadline and the political stalemate between top lawmakers over deficit-reduction proposals. Watch their full remarks plus analysis from Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Boehner: Obama's Not Getting a Blank Check
    House Speaker John Boehner addressed the nation after President Obama Monday about the approaching debt-limit deadline and the political stalemate between top lawmakers over deficit-reduction proposals. Here are his full remarks as prepared for delivery.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Obama: Debt Divide 'Is No Way to Run the Greatest Country on Earth'
    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Monday about the approaching debt-limit deadline and the political stalemate between top lawmakers over deficit reduction proposals. Here are his remarks as prepared for delivery.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • News Wrap: Crocker Sworn in as New Ambassador to Afghanistan
    In other news Monday, Ryan Crocker was sworn in as the new American ambassador to Afghanistan. In his new role, he will be the top diplomat as the U.S. begins withdrawing 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year. Also, the Syrian government endorsed a draft law allowing other political parties to form.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Breivik Sent to Solitary Confinement as Norway Mourns Attacks' Victims
    As Norway mourned the victims of Friday's bombing and shooting attacks, Anders Behring Breivik admitted to carrying out the assaults that killed dozens, but did not accept criminal responsibility for them and pleaded not guilty in court. Independent Television News' Carl Dinnen reports from Oslo.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • 'Playing With Fire' Explores Pakistan's Often Troubled Path
    A key American ally, Pakistan, makes its own deals with the Taliban in Afghanistan, who, in turn, are killing U.S. and coalition soldiers. Judy Woodruff and Washington Post foreign correspondent and author, Pamela Constable, discuss her new book, "Pakistan's Double Game," which looks at this relationship.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • On Kenya-Somalia Border, a Desperate Scene for Famine Victims
    Much-needed aid is on the way to more than 11 million famine victims in East Africa. Independent Television News' Marin Geissler reports from Kenya where hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled from Somalia.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • LaHood on FAA Furloughs: Congress Needs to Pass Long-Term Funding
    It will remain business as usual at the nation's airports although thousands of FAA employees are out of work. Ray Suarez talks to transportation chief Ray LaHood about the shutdown.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • What Sparked Return to Political Extremism in Europe?
    Anders Behring Breivik a right-wing, anti-immigration zealot, admitted to carrying out the bombing in Oslo and shooting rampage at a youth camp in Utoya, Norway on Friday that killed 76 people. Jeffrey Brown discusses the issue of political extremists in Europe with Tufts University's David Art and Demos' Jonathan Birdwell.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • As Debt Crisis Drags On, Fallout for Consumers Still Unclear
    As lawmakers and the White House struggle for a solution to a debt ceiling deadline, what do Americans have to fear if an agreement isn't reached in time? Gwen Ifill discusses the impact on Americans if a deal is not reached with IHS Global Insight's Nariman Behravesh and the Pew Center on the States' Kil Huh.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011
  • Students Investigate Oil Spill Containment Methods
    Students from the FLAG organization in Louisiana report on the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.
    Original Air Date: July 25, 2011

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