Sunday, March 13, 2011

  • The Aftermath of the Tsunami in Sendai, Japan
    Aerial footage reveals the wreckage of Sendai, Japan, two days after the town was devastated by a tsunami.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

  • Obama Tackles Libya, Japan, Budget Stalemate in Press Conference
    In a White House press conference originally intended to address rising gas prices, President Obama discussed U.S. response to Libya, the federal budget stalemate and U.S. assistance to the earthquake in Japan. Jim Lehrer has excerpts from the questioning.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Shields and Brooks on Obama's Stance on Libya's Revolt, Wisc. Union Fight
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist discuss top political stories, including President Obama's response to conflict in Libya, the stalemate over the federal budget and the life of late columnist David Broder.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Japan Reels From Tsunami, Quake: Did Preparedness Work?
    An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of northeastern Japan, killing hundreds and triggering a massive tsunami. How well was Japan prepared? Judy Woodruff gets views from two experts.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • News Wrap: Gadhafi Continues Assult on Key Oil Port City of Ras Lanouf
    In other news Friday, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi continued assaults on opposition forces in the east. Government troops attacked the key oil port of Ras Lanouf for a second day. Police in Saudi Arabia stopped attempts at protests in the capital, Riyadh, but hundreds demonstrated in the eastern part of the country.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Along U.S. West Coast, Tsunami Warnings Heeded Amid Some Damage
    The earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast sparked a massive tsunami that kept coastal areas along the Pacific rim on high alert for the waves. Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland braced for damage as the tsunami traveled across the Pacific. Spencer Michels reports from California on the tsunami's impact on the West Coast.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • After Colossal Quake, Tsunami, Life in Japan 'Particularly' Orderly
    An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Friday, triggering a 23-foot tsunami that charged inland. The deadly combination devastated cities along Japan's northeast coast and sparked evacuations near nuclear power plants.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Tsunami Damage Along Japan's Coastline
    An 8.9-magnitude off of Japan's east coast triggered a 23-foot tsunami, sweeping away homes and cars and killing hundreds Friday. Dozens of ftershocks and a second, 6.6-magnitude quake north of Tokyo continued to rattle the country.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • How Did Tokyo Citizens React Immediately After the Earthquake?
    Jonathan Soble of the Financial Times reports from Tokyo, hours after the 8.9-magnitude quake struck northern Japan. Watch our full interview with Soble Friday on the PBS NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Tokyo's Orderly Response to the Earthquake
    Kenneth Cukier of the Economist describes the traffic jams and transportation backups in downtown Tokyo, hours after northern Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • President Obama's News Conference on Japan, Gas Prices, Libya and the Budget
    atch President Obama's full news conference on Friday, March 11 2011. The president discussed the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, rising gas prices, the conflict in Libya and the federal budget, among other topics.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011
  • Tsunami Strikes Japan After 8.9-Magnitude Earthquake
    his footage from NHK World shows the impact of tsunami waves in Japan after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the country's coast.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

  • Rep. Granger: Cuts to Foreign Aid Painful But Necessary
    Judy Woodruff talks with Foreign Operations subcommittee chair Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, about cuts to budget spending and foreign aid.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2011
  • Straying Far From Home, Invasive Crayfish Threatens U.S. Waterways
    Vince Patton of "Oregon Field Guide" reports on the threat posed to waterways by the eastern crayfish, a species native to the Ohio River that can now be found in 18 states and two Canadian provinces. "Oregon Field Guide" is a production of Oregon Public Broadcasting.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2011
  • WikiLeaks Suspect's Father Discusses Son's Confinement
    Kwame Holman previews a Frontline exclusive interview with Brian Manning, the father of Pvt. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking thousands of classified government documents and to the webiste WikiLeaks.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2011
  • Lawmakers Describe Tense Moments at Muslim Hearings
    Margaret Warner talks to Homeland Security committee member Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim member of Congress, about the hearings on the radicalization of Muslims within the United States.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2011
  • Hearing on Radicalization of U.S. Muslims Draws Praise, Ire
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., opened the controversial Homeland Security committee hearings on the radicalization of Muslims within the United States to praise, criticism and intense interest. Witnesses included the first Muslim elected to Congress and a Los Angeles county sheriff. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2011
  • In Wisconsin, GOP Assembly OKs Collective Bargaining Curbs
    In a move that surprised Democrats and union leaders, the Republican-led Wisconsin Assembly voted to limit bargaining rights of public employee unions. Jim Lehrer talks with Frederica Freyberg of Wisconsin Public Television about the vote.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2011
  • Frontline: Bradley Manning's Father Speaks Out on Son's Confinement
    In an exclusive Frontline interview this week, correspondent Martin Smith talked to Brian Manning for the first time about the incarceration of his son, Private Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

  • News Wrap: At Least 13 Dead After Sectarian Violence Erupts in Egypt
    In other news Wednesday, at least 13 people were killed and 140 wounded in new sectarian violence in Egypt as Muslims attacked Christian demonstrators. The Christians were protesting the burning of a church. A suicide bomber killed at least 36 people at a funeral in northwest Pakistan.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2011
  • White-Nose Syndrom Threatens U.S. Bat Poulation as Fungus Spreads
    Ed Yahn of "Oregon Field Guide," a production of Oregon Public Broadcasting, reports on an invasive fungus killing millions of bats across the country.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2011
  • Schiller's Exit May Not Be End of the Storm for NPR
    Jeffrey Brown talks with the New York Times' Brian Stelter about a shake-up at NPR after a high-level executive was shown on a hidden camera criticizing Republicans.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2011
  • McDonnell: Walker Trying to Help Wisconsin Gain Economic Edge
    Margaret Warner talks with Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia about the continued stalemate between state legislatures and public-employee unions over benefit cuts in light of budget deficits.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2011
  • Aid for Women, Children Goes 'Hand in Hand' With Stability
    Judy Woodruff talks with former first lady Laura Bush, Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CARE USA President Helene Gayle about how aid for women and children impact security and economic growth.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2011
  • Gadhafi Vows Libyans Will 'Fight Back' if World Powers Intervene
    Wednesday was another day of fierce fighting in Libya as Moammar Gadhafi again rejected any attempt at outside intervention. Jeffrey Brown asks two diplomatic experts for views on whether the West should intervene.
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2011
  • Battle for Control of Key Libyan Cities Intensifies as Gadhafi Denounces West
    Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Libyans will "fight back" if other nations impose a no-fly zone over the country as Gadhafi's air force used air strikes against opposition forces east of Tripoli. Jonathan Rugman and Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News report from inside Libya on the ongoing violence
    Original Air Date: March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

  • Banks, Retailers Clash Over Move to Cap Debit Card 'Swipe Fees'
    Banks, retailers and lawmakers are preparing for a showdown over hidden "swipe fees" banks charge retailers when consumers make debit card purchases. Judy Woodruff talks with the American Bankers Association's Nessa Feddis and the National Retail Federation's Mallory Duncan about the battle over fees and the impact on consumers.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2011
  • David Brooks: From Spouses to Sofas, 'Emotions Tell Us What to Value'
    Jeffrey Brown speaks with New York Times columnist and NewsHour regular David Brooks about his new book, "The Social Animal," which explores human perception of reason vs. emotion, the power of emotions and the power of humans to "educate" those emotions.
    Original Air Date: March 8, 2011