Tuesday, March 22, 2011

  • As Bangladesh's Population Grows, Slum Dwellers Struggle For Clean Water Access
    Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on an innovative approach for getting water to slum dwellers in Bangladesh. The report is the latest in a series on global population issues in collaboration with National Geographic magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
  • Japanese Ambassador to U.S. on Quake Recovery, Nuclear Crisis
    Judy Woodruff talks to Japan's ambassador to the U.S., Ichiro Fujisaki, about repair efforts at the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors and what lies ahead for Japan as it struggles to clean-up and rebuild after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
  • Questions Over Control, Future of Libya Mission Split NATO Allies
    President Obama emphasized that the U.S. will not lead the Libya mission beyond its initial phase, but tensions have risen as questions over who will lead the military effort remain unanswered. Margaret Warner talks to the Council on Foreign Relations' Charles Kupchan and Daniel Dombey of the Financial Times about the rift.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
  • News Wrap: Protester Reject Yemeni President's Offer to Step Down By End of 2011
    In other news Tuesday, the opposition in Yemen rejected an offer by President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down by the end of this year. Saleh refused to step down earlier, despite escalating protests. Hundreds of Syrian protesters marched in the southern city of Daraa for the fifth straight day calling for political reforms.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
  • Libyan Envoy Aujali: Gadhafi Has 'No Place to Go'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Ali Suleiman Aujali, who was once Moammar Gadhafi's envoy to Washington, but denounced the leader when violence broke out and maintains ties to rebel leaders in Benghazi.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
  • Music Videos at SXSW: The New Pornographers' "Moves"
    Producers of The New Pornographers' music video "Moves: The Rise and Fall of the New Pornographers" talk about creating the fake movie trailer with comic writer Tom Scharpling and several notable comedians.
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
  • Music Videos at SXSW: Maximum Balloon's "Groove Me"
    Carlos Lopez Estrada and Christian Heuer talk about creative uses of green screens to create Maximum Balloon's music video for "Groove Me".
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
  • Music Videos at SXSW: Jeremy Messersmith's "Tatooine"
    Director and animator Eric Power talks about creating the music video for Jeremy Messersmith's song, "Tatooine".
    Original Air Date: March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

  • In Japan, Navigating the 'World's Biggest Rubble Problem'
    Smoke billowed anew Monday from two of the Japanese nuclear reactors damaged in the earthquake and tsunami disaster. Judy Woodruff talks to a former IAEA official about efforts to contain the crisis.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2011
  • Turmoil in Arab World: Deepening Divisions or Turning New Page?
    Jim Lehrer discusses what turmoil in the Middle East and wider Arab world may mean in the long-term with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser in the Carter administration, and Brent Scowcroft, who held the same post in the George H.W. Bush administration.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2011
  • Yemeni Officials Back Opposition As Longtime President Clings to Power
    Yemen's longtime ruler, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, faces a growing opposition movement as several top military, diplomatic and political officials defected to join protesters demanding the president's resignation. Ray Suarez discusses the unrest with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2011
  • In Egypt, 'Vibrant' Political Culture Budding After Voters Approve Reforms
    An overwhelming majority of Egyptian voters approved a referendum on constitutional amendments that paves the way for presidential and parliamentary elections. Jeffrey Brown talks to Georgetown University's Samer Shehata about what's next for Egypt after Sunday's record turnout at the polls.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2011
  • News Wrap: At Least 7 Killed in Syria as Army Deploys to Stop Unrest
    In other news Monday, the Syrian army deployed to the city of Daraa, where at least seven people were killed in protests. Riot police also dispersed a small crowd that gathered after the funeral of a protester. Also, the Bahraini king accused foreigners of subverting his kingdom, where protesters have staged weeks of rallies.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2011
  • Coalition Airstrikes Target Gadhafi's Forces, Build No-Fly Zone Over Libya
    Coalition forces hit Libya with more than a dozen more cruise missiles in an effort to impose a no-fly zone over the country and stop Moammar Gadhafi's forces from attacking civilians. Jonathan Miller and Martin Geissler of Independent Television News report on the ongoing battle between rebels and Gadhafi's forces.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2011
  • U.S. Military Takes Lead Role in Libya, but Endgame Is Unclear
    Coalition jets fired more cruise missiles at Libyan targets Monday, aimed at knocking out command and control functions for forces loyal of Moammar Gahdafi. Gwen Ifill talks to two military experts about the situation in Libya.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'The Mascot of Beavercreek High Breaks Her Silence'
    Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three poetry collections: "Lucky Fish," "At the Drive-in Volcano," and "Miracle Fruit." She is an associate professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature.
    Original Air Date: March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

  • Gadhafi Claims Cease-Fire in Libya as U.S., Other Powers Prep No-Fly Zone
    As the U.S. and other nations prepared to enforce a no-fly zone approved by the U.N. on Thursday, President Obama warned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to cease all attacks on civilians immediately. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports Tripoli, and Hari Sreenivasa talks with GlobalPost's James Foley in Benghazi.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Where Does Syria Stand Amid Wave of Arab World Protests?
    Fred de la Sam Lazaro reports on the view of Arab world unrest from Syria, a country that until recently remained silent in the wave of uprisings challenging governments and demanding reforms across the Middle East and North Africa.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Photographer Documents Wisconsin's Disappearing Taverns as 'Cultural Identity'
    Jo Garrett of Wisconsin Public Television reports on tavern culture, a rapidly disappearing hallmark of Midwestern community identity that one photographer has set out to document.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on Libya Military Action, Budget Woes
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's political news, including President Obama's pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to stop attacks on civilians and the continuing budget woes for the U.S. government.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • In China, Worry Over Radiation Contrasts with Sympathy for Japanese Victims
    From Beijing, Jeffrey Kaye reports on China's concerns over the nuclear radiation threat from the damaged Japanese reactors and sympathy for their neighbor reeling from a devastating natural disaster.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Japan Markes Moment of Silence for Victims as Battle to Cool Reactor Continues
    Japan held a moment of silence marking one week since an earthquake and tsunami shattered the country's northeastern coast. Engineers at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power hooked up a new power cable hoping to revive the cooling system. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on the attempts to control the reactors.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • News Wrap: Snipers Kill Dozens of Protesters in Yemeni Capital
    In other news Friday, snipers opened fire on huge crowds of protesters after Friday prayers in Sanaa, Yemen's capital. Doctors said at least 46 people were killed, but the government placed the death toll at 25. In Syria, security forces attacked protesters in several cities, and witnesses said at least three people were killed.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Rice: 'Swift' Consequences for Gadhafi if Attacks on Civilians Continue
    Ray Suarez talks with United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice about the U.N. Security Council's vote on Thursday authorizing no-fly zones and "all necessary means" to halt attacks against opposition forces by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on Afghan War, March Madness and Social Animals
    Mark Shields and David Brooks talk with Hari Sreenivasan about the House vote to keep troops in Afghanistan as well as their picks for the NCAA basketball tournament.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Benghazi Dispatch: No-Fly Zone Vote Hailed, But More Fighting Reported
    When word came around midnight local time of the U.N. resolution in support of a no-fly zone, the main square in Benghazi erupted with gunfire, fireworks and marching. Hari Sreenivasan talks to GlobalPost reporter James Foley via Skype about the latest on the fighting in Libya.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Japan's Crises: A Critical First Week
    When an earthquake struck Japan on March 11, it triggered a tsunami that devastated the northeastern coast of Japan. The earthquake also caused a series of explosions at a nuclear power plant in the region. Nearly 7,000 Japanese citizens are reported dead, over 10,000 missing and more than 450,000 are homeless.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011
  • Beyond Japan: Nuclear Energy's Future
    Our Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien is working on a piece on nuclear safety. We caught up with him as he was visiting a simulated nuclear facility control at the Westinghouse Electric Company headquarters.
    Original Air Date: March 18, 2011

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