Tuesday, April 30, 2013

  • President Obama Renews Pledge to Close Guantanamo Detention
    In a White House news conference, President Barack Obama renewed a pledge to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where more than half of the prisoners have recently been on hunger strike to protest their legal limbo. Gwen Ifill talks to Charlie Savage of The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Helping Mothers Help Their Children in Senegal
    Molly Melching, founder of Tostan, describes her work within Senegalese communities to stop the practice of female genital cutting.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Is It a Coat or a Sleeping Bag? Both.
    Veronika Scott invented a coat for the homeless that doubles as a sleeping bag at night.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013
  • Obama on Syria, Guantanamo, Boston Bombings, Jason Collins
    At a White House news conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama suggested he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war.
    Original Air Date: April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

  • Is Processed Food a Pandora's Box for the American Diet?
    How did the United States become a nation where food isn't so much cooked as disassembled and reassembled? Author and former New York Times reporter Melanie Warner speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about her new book, "Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal."
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • How a Bogus Tweet Can Wreak Financial Havoc
    When hackers sent out a bogus tweet from the Associated Press' Twitter account, the financial markets took a minutes-long nosedive. For more on how social media affects our world, NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni talks to Daily-Download.com's Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Newsweek and CNN.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • At 20 Years, Holocaust Museum Ensures a Record Survives
    More than 800 Holocaust survivors and 100 military veterans who helped liberate Europe gathered to mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • Jason Collins Is NBA's First Active Player to Say 'I'm Gay'
    Jason Collins, a 34-year-old veteran NBA player, has become the first male pro-athlete currently playing one of the four big sports to come out and say he's gay. Jeffrey Brown talks with LZ Granderson, sports writer and columnist for ESPN and CNN, about evolving attitudes on and off the court about sexuality and stereotypes.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • Congress Eliminates Perk of Online Shopping With Sales Tax
    Proposed legislation in Congress could require consumers to pay sales tax for online purchases. Currently, states can only collect taxes from businesses that have a physical presence in their state. Gwen Ifill looks at the stakes and debate with Brian Bieron of eBay and the National Retail Federation's Rachelle Bernstein.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • U.S. Must Weigh Risks of Involvement in Syria
    How do the risks and interests of the United States intervening in the Syrian conflict balance with the risk of doing nothing? For two perspectives, Judy Woodruff talks with Murhaf Jouejati of The Day After project and Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013
  • Americans Run to Honor Victims of Boston Bombings
    The shock of the April 15 attacks at the Boston Marathon affected Americans nationwide, but runners couldn't sit still for long. By the next morning, runners in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Charleston and countless other cities all woke up with the same idea: get out and run for Boston.
    Original Air Date: April 29, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

  • Remembering George Jones, 81, Country Music Giant
    Country music legend George Jones, best known for chart-topper "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died at age 81 in Nashville, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown talks with Larry Gatlin, a fellow singer-songwriter who knew Jones.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on Red Line Reluctance, Flexibility on FAA
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Judy Woodruff about President Barack Obama's "red line" on Syria, the FAA furlough deal in Congress, repercussions of the Boston Marathon attack and George W. Bush's newly dedicated presidential center.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on Bush Legacy and NFL Draft
    Mark Shields, David Brooks and Hari Sreenivasan are back in another episode of the Doubleheader where they tackle the sport of politics and the politics of sport. Today, our captains of civility discuss the legacy of President Bush and yesterday's dedication of his presidential library in Dallas. Then they discuss what seemed a linemen's lineup last night at the NFL draft.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Congress Passes Bill to End Furloughs at the FAA
    To address air traffic slowdowns and passenger frustration over flight delays and cancellations due to sequester-induced staff shortages, the House of Representatives passed a bill to end furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration. Margaret Warner talks with Alan Levin of Bloomberg News.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Options for U.S. if Syria Chemical Weapon Use Is Confirmed
    How should the U.S. act if it confirms that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons? Jeffrey Brown moderates a debate on different approaches between Kori Schake, research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and David Cortright, director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Judy Woodruff on Day of the Reagan Assassination Attempt
    More than 32 years ago, NewsHour correspondent Judy Woodruff traveled with the press pool to cover President Ronald Reagan speak at the Washington Hilton Hotel. That day, the president survived a bullet to the chest, while his secretary Jim Brady, was shot in the head, permanently disabled. In the wake of recent mass shootings across the country, the policy debate on guns has been renewed.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Meissner: A third of U.S. Foreigners Here Illegally
    The Migration Policy Institute's Doris Meissner says that a third of the U.S. foreign-born population is in the country illegally.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013
  • Actor Mark Wahlberg encourages VA students to graduate
    Successful rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA and urged students to do what he didn't - graduate from high school. Wahlberg has started an online recovery program to earn his diploma.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

  • Gun Control Fight Feels Familiar to Advocates of Another Era
    The defeat of a bipartisan effort to expand background checks for gun buyers was cheered by gun rights advocates and denounced by the president and families of gun victims. Judy Woodruff takes a behind-the-scenes look at the fight over gun control and the decades-long evolution of lobbying tactics on both sides of the debate.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013
  • Living Presidents Gather to Dedicate George W. Bush Library
    The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library was attended by its namesake and the four other living presidents. Jeffrey Brown discusses presidential legacy with Ellen Fitzpatrick of the University of New Hampshire, University of Texas at Austin's H.W. Brands and presidential historian Michael Beschloss.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013
  • U.S. Believes Syrian Regime Has Used Chemical Weapons
    The Obama administration says it believes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons but requires more credible evidence. Margaret Warner talks to New York Times White House correspondent Mark Lander and Amy Smithson of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013
  • Tsarnaev Brothers Planned Times Square Attack After Boston
    The brothers suspected in the Boston bombings apparently told the FBI they planned to set off additional explosives in New York City's Times Square. Judy Woodruff talks to Dina Temple-Raston, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent, about what U.S. intelligence knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the years before the attack on Boston.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013
  • Sarah Brady and David Keene
    In interviews with the Brady Campaign's Sarah Brady and the National Rifle Association's David Keene, NewsHour's Judy Woodruff explores where the gun debate heads next.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013
  • President Bill Clinton at the Bush Library Dedication
    President Clinton spoke candidly about a president's attempts to rewrite history through their libraries, his relationship with President Bush, and his thoughts on President Bush's paintings.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013
  • George W. Bush Speaks at the Dedication of His Library
    President Bush spoke of his experiences in office and the resolve he witnessed in ordinary and heroic Americans.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013
  • Watch all 5 Living Presidents Arrive at the Dedication
    Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter and their wives all attended the opening of the newest presidential library. First ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, and Rosalynn Carter first took the stage.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013
  • Former INS Chief Says U.S. Needs Foreign Workers
    Doris Meissner, director of the Immigration Policy program at the Migration Policy Institute says that both foreign-born works with lower skills as well as those with advance degrees complement American workers and that allowing these workers to come to the U.S. is key to America maintaining its dominance in the world.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2013

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