Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Novelist Alaa Al Aswany on Surprising Changes in the Egyptian People
    Egyptian novelist and dentist Alaa al Aswany speaks with Margret Warner about the surprising changes in political behavior of his countrymen amid the revolution earlier this year, and how the new Egypt is taking shape.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2011
  • UAW, Big 3 Reach Agreement Amid New Economic Climate
    The United Auto Workers has reached a deal for a new contract with Chrysler after working out similar deals with GM and Ford. Jeffrey Brown discusses what these new labor contracts might mean for workers and the Big Three automakers with Changing Gears' Micheline Maynard and David Shepardson of The Detroit News.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2011
  • Georgia Works Jobs Training Program: a Peach or the Pits?
    One provision of President Obama's jobs bill that has some bipartisan support is modeled after a program in Georgia that allows employers to try out workers for eight weeks on a volunteer basis while the person receives unemployment benefits and training. Paul Solman explores Georgia Works' pros and cons, plus its scalability.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2011
  • Supreme Court Weighs Constitutionality of Routine Jailhouse Strip Searches
    Do routine jailhouse strip searches for people accused of minor offenses violate the Constitution? Supreme Court justices heard a case Wednesday centering on that issue. Judy Woodruff discusses the case, which pits privacy rights against security concerns, with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2011
  • Cain's 9-9-9 Plan, 'Romneycare' Scrutinized at Dartmouth Debate
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Godfather's Pizza chief executive Herman Cain took center stage at the Republican primary debate at Dartmouth College on Tuesday night. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian recap the debate.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2011
  • News Wrap: Secretary Clinton Condemns Iran Over Terror Plot in U.S.
    In other news Wednesday, the U.S. stepped up a diplomatic assault on Iran over an alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned Iran in unusually strong terms. Also in Detroit, a Nigerian man pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day, 2009.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2011
  • Democrats Consider Piecemeal Approach to Blocked Jobs Bill
    Senate Republicans blocked the Democrats' version of President Obama's $450 billion jobs bill on Tuesday, saying it would not work and might make things worse. But the president and Democrats pledged to keep pushing for the legislation. Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • 'Women, War & Peace' Highlights Changing Females' Roles in Global Conflicts
    "Women, War & Peace," a new five-part series co-produced by WNET New York, explores the changing role of women in conflicts around the world. This excerpt tells the story of an Army Female Engagement Team that reaches out to women in rural parts of Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Ex-French Resistance Fighter Hessel: 'It Is Good for Us to Feel Outrage'
    Stephane Hessel, a 94-year-old former French resistance fighter, is urging young people to take to the streets and show their outrage. Ray Suarez and Hessel discuss his book, "Time For Outrage," which is also titled "Indignez-Vous!" in French.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Stalling Economy Forces Pennsylvania Schools to Put Dreams on Hold
    The weak economy is contributing to -- and magnifying the problems -- of some school districts around the United States. John Merrow, the NewsHour's special correspondent for education, reports on the problems one Pennsylvania district is facing.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Lawmkers Question Whether Obama's Jobs Bill Has the Right 'Forumla'
    Senate Republicans moved Tuesday to the block President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill. Judy Woodruff leads a debate over the proposal, which includes a combination of tax cuts and infrastructure spending, with Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Abdulmutallab May Not Talk Much in 'Underwear Bomber' Trial
    The trial of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is charged with trying to detonate explosives hidden in underwear on a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009, began Tuesday. Gwen Ifill discusses the opening day of the case with WDET Public Radio's Quinn Klinefelter.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Is Iran's Regime Capable of Attacks Inside U.S.?
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that Iran is behind a terror plot in the U.S. that targeted Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington and possibly two embassies. Jeffrey Brown discusses the alleged scheme and the Iranian political landscape with The New York Times' Charles Savage and Stanford University's Abbas Milani.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • 'Women, War, and Peace' Redefines the Way That We Look at Conflict and Security
    For more on this story go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/A new series from WNET challenges the notion that war and peace are domains dominated by men. In each of the the five hour long episode, Women, War, and Peace highlights a different area of the world where women are central to the conflict from Bosnia to Afghanistan, Colombia to Liberia.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Holder Takes Questions on Alleged Terror Plot
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday afternoon that U.S. authorities had uncovered and stopped a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador and blow up the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011
  • Holder: 2 Charged in Plot to Kill Saudi Ambassador
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday afternoon that U.S. authorities had uncovered and stopped a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador and blow up the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

  • Anita Hill Reflects on 20 Years Since Clarence Thomas Hearings
    Twenty years ago, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' Senate confirmation process sparked a national debate about sexual harassment when Anita Hill, his former special assistant, accused him of inappropriate behavior. Gwen Ifill and Hill discuss her new book, "Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home."
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Does U.S. Drone Use Set a New Precedent for War?
    The U.S. has dramatically increased its use of unmanned aerial vehicles to go after targets in Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and especially Pakistan. Jeffrey Brown discusses the use of drones with former Air Force lawyer retired Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap and David Cortright of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Environment, Economy at Heart of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate
    A Canadian company wants to build a $13 billion, 1,700-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the so-called tar sands region in Alberta through six states and a major aquifer to Texas for refining. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Nebraska on the high-stakes environmental and economic battle over the Keystone XL project.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Mitt Romney's Mormonism Marks Tricky Territory for GOP Rivals
    After endorsing Gov. Rick Perry at the Value Voters Summit in Washing on Friday, Baptist minister Robert Jeffress focused on GOP candidate Mitt Romney's faith, saying, "Mormonism is a cult." Judy Woodruff discusses the role of religion in the Republican presidential race with the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • News Wrap: Americans Win Nobel for Economic Growth, Inflation Research
    In other news Monday, two Americans won the 2011 Nobel Prize in economics. Christopher Sims and Thomas Sargent were honored for their work in the 1970s and '80s on how government policies can affect economic growth and inflation. Also, Syrian human rights activists reported that weekend clashes killed at least 31 people.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • After Deadly Clashes, Is Partnership Between Egypt's People, Military Over?
    Cairo struggled to return to calm Monday after clashes Sunday between Coptic Christians, Muslims and security forces killed 26 people and wounded more than 500. Ray Suarez discusses the latest violence with The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick, reporting from Cairo.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Urban Gardens Create Healthy Food Options
    In a low-income neighborhood in Denver, it used to be nearly impossible to find fresh fruit or vegetables. Bordered on all sides by train tracks and highways, the 7,000 residents of Elyria-Swansea don't have a grocery store within two and a half miles. But Coby Gould hopes to give the community healthy, affordable produce options at the Growhaus, a budding urban garden in the neighborhood.
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Leather Muppet to Stephen Colbert: You Are What You Eat
    Business and economics correspondent Paul Solman had a 'transformative' experience after Stephen Colbert poked fun at him during a recent episode of 'The Colbert Report.'
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Leaf at the End' by Lily Brown
    Lily Brown is the author of "Rust or Go Home" (Cleveland State University, 2010).
    Original Air Date: October 10, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

  • Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Sits Down with Judy Woodruff
    For more on this story go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/mitt-romney-to-rick-perry-show-us-your-economic-plan.html After outlining his foreign policy vision Friday at The Citadel, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sat down with Judy Woodruff and discussed the war in Afghanistan, his GOP rivals and how he would get more Americans back to work.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Romney's Electability, Cain's 9-9-9 Plan, Wall St. Protests
    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including GOP contender Mitt Romney's foreign policy vision and electability, rival Republican candidate Herman Cain's "9-9-9" plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code plus the Occupy Wall Street protests that are spreading beyond New York City.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011
  • Romney: Voters Must Replace Obama to 'Keep America Strong and Get Back to Work'
    After outlining his foreign policy proposals Friday in South Carolina, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney sat down with Judy Woodruff to discuss his vision for a new "American century," how he would handle relations with Israel, President Obama's jobs bill and his opponents economic plans.
    Original Air Date: October 7, 2011

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