Thursday, March 13, 2014

  • Revolutionaries add new social media to tech toolkit
    Recent massive uprisings around the globe have all been at least partially fueled by social media. With increasing surveillance concerns in places like Ukraine, how are protesters using technology to ensure private, secure communication? Hari Sreenivasan discusses with William Dobson of Slate Magazine.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    On the NewsHour Wednesday, Ukraine’s interim prime minister met with President Obama to appeal for aid and support in responding to opposition from Russia. Also, we ask whether a key race in Florida might foreshadow the midterm elections, technology experts mark an Internet anniversary and a landmark study exposes the economic system of sex trafficking in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    March 12, 2014
  • Can U.S. use diplomacy to deter Russia's move in Ukraine?
    Days before Crimea’s planned referendum on whether to split from Ukraine, the White House made a symbolic gesture by hosting that country’s interim leader. How far should the U.S. go in supporting Ukraine’s new government? Hari Sreenivasan gets two views from Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council and Stephen Walt of Harvard University.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • 25 years on, still adapting to life tangled up by the Web
    Twenty-five years have passed since a paper first introduced the concept of the World Wide Web. How do Americans think about the Internet and its impact on their lives? Jeffrey Brown talks to three people who have observed the growth of online life from different angles: Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing, Catherine Steiner-Adair of the Harvard Medical School and Daniel Weitzner from MIT.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Exposing the economics of sex trafficking in the U.S.
    A landmark study funded by the Justice Department estimates that the underground sex industry in each of seven U.S. cities generates between $40 million to nearly $300 million a year. Hari Sreenivasan talks to the lead author of the report, Meredith Dank of the Urban Institute.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Can the GOP turn a Florida victory into midterm momentum?
    In a closely watched special election, Florida’s right-leaning 13th congressional district voted in Republican David Jolly by a narrow margin over the Democratic candidate. Judy Woodruff asks Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan MacManus from the University of South Florida about how the results could sway the forecast for upcoming midterm elections in November.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Trendlines: Ukraine blowback on Middle East?
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster and related developments have drawn international attention to the region, and some fear away from other pressing matters in the Middle East, such as Syria’s civil war. We explore the possible impacts of the Ukraine crisis on the Middle East in the next Trendlines, a joint production of the PBS NewsHour and Al-Monitor.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform
    Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform, worried his family could be deported at anytime. The Fofanas have lived in Baltimore, Maryland for more than 10 years, under constant threat of deportation.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Coumba Fofana worries her family could be deported
    Coumba Fofana and her family came to the U.S. 10 years ago seeking political asylum. But today, they are stuck in limbo, live year by year on a temporary stay of deportation.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Boehner: Administration can't be trusted on immigration
    House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks out about his party's concern that President Obama's administration can't be trusted to enforce immigration reform laws.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • Chang-rae Lee on the fun of writing about the future
    Author Chang-rae Lee had set out to write a contemporary novel about the lives of Chinese workers. Instead, for his new book “On Such a Full Sea,” he created a dystopian America of the future, divided into labor settlements, where a teenage girl named Fan searches for love. Jeffrey Brown talks to Lee about how he came to write his main character.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2014
  • Coping with exceptional ice in the Great Lakes
    A brutally cold winter has covered the Great Lakes with more ice than they have seen since 1979. Special correspondent Elizabeth Bracket of WTTW reports on the struggle to keep shipping lanes open to Chicago’s ice-clogged harbor to Lake Michigan.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2014
  • What’s Russia’s ambition in Eastern Europe?
    What are the boundaries of Vladimir Putin’s ambitions? Gwen Ifill talks to Janusz Bugajski of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Nadia Diuk of the National Endowment for Democracy about the historical precedent for Russia trying to destabilize or partition countries with ethnic Russian populations.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2014
  • Using creative marketing to sell health care enrollment
    A brutally cold winter has covered the Great Lakes with more ice than they have seen since 1979. Special correspondent Elizabeth Bracket of WTTW reports on the struggle to keep shipping lanes open to Chicago’s ice-clogged harbor to Lake Michigan.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Expectant mothers learn long-term benefits of eating well
    Pregnant women who skip meals or don't eat nutritious foods may be at greater risk for health problems. Under the Affordable Care Act, home visiting projects have received more funding for preventative care work like teaching new moms and mothers-to-be about eating well. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how health professionals in Arkansas are working to prevent the domino effect of malnutrition.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2014
  • How Syria’s shattered health care system affects civilians
    After three years of war, the more than 4 million refugees who are displaced within Syria face a health care disaster. Save the Children estimates 60 percent of that country's hospitals have been damaged or destroyed and nearly half of its doctors have fled, among other dire statistics. Michael Klosson of Save the Children joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the crisis.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2014
  • Safety advocates question delay in recall by GM
    Ten years ago, drivers of some older General Motors models began complaining of ignition problems, including stalling, that have been linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes. But it wasn’t until January 2014 that GM decided to recall 1.6 million cars. Gwen Ifill talks to David Shepardson of The Detroit News about new scrutiny for the company and government regulators on why it took so long.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2014
  • How does a modern jetliner vanish without a trace?
    There are still many more questions than answers in the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Judy Woodruff asks former NTSB investigator Alan Diehl and former NTSB board member John Goglia to speculate on different known factors and possible theories.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2014
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    Original Air Date: March 10, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • Bin Laden’s son-in-law stands trial in federal court
    The trial for Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, opened on Friday in New York, making him the most senior al-Qaida operative to be tried in federal court. Abu Ghaith is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to al-Qaida. How is his case playing out ? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Chris Matthews, who is covering the case for the Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2014
  • Security failures of missing Malaysian flight spark concern
    According to aviation security expert Rafi Ron, although two passengers who successfully boarded Malaysian Air flight 370 were reportedly carrying stolen passports, only time and investigation will determine if the apparent security breach is related to the jet’s disappearance. Rafi joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the state of international airport security.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2014
  • Unlikely partners work to make fracking safer
    In an unlikely alliance, natural gas companies and environmentalists have decided to work together to make fracking safer. Rick Karr travels to Pennsylvania to explore the tensions this has created among environmental groups.
    Original Air Date: November 3, 2013

Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • German influence on Russia could be key in Ukraine dispute
    After a week of occupation, Russia appears to be on the verge of annexing Crimea. While the West proposes sanctions on Russia, it seems Germany could be in a unique position to help resolve the dispute. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with the Executive Director at the Transatlantic Academy, Steve Szabo, about the strong relationship and close economic ties between Germany and Russia
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2014
    Steve Szabo
  • Project makes sure young brains get music training
    The percentage of students who receive music education has been in decline for decades. The Harmony Project, a music program for inner city kids in Los Angeles partners with a neurobiologist to study the impact of music training on the learning skills of poor children.
    Original Air Date: January 4, 2014
    The Harmony Project, Los Angeles

Friday, March 7, 2014

  • Shields and Gerson on Cold War echoes, campaign financing
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the week’s news, including the crisis over the fate of Crimea in Ukraine and criticism of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, as well as the evolution of political campaign financing.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2014
  • Gen. Dempsey on Ukraine, military sex abuse and budget cuts
    Judy Woodruff interviews Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey at the Pentagon about the escalating risks of the Ukraine crisis, finding a balance between budget reduction and military readiness, the uncertain future of the United States in Afghanistan and the increase of sexual assaults and misconduct within the armed forces.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2014
  • Conservative conference reveals fissures in the GOP
    Thousands of Conservative activists gathered just outside of the nation's capital this week to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference, the movement's largest political gathering. The event featured speeches from Republican party leaders, and drew people from Florida to Montana.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2014
  • NewsHour’s Miles O’Brien on losing his arm and coping
    Miles O'Brien has traveled the world for the NewsHour, including for a series of reports from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. After finishing his reporting there, an injury during another stop in the Philippines became life-threatening and Miles' left arm was amputated. He joins Judy Woodruff to talk about what happened.
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2014