Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  • Bob Woodward on 'The Price of Politics,' Fiscal Fight
    In summer 2011, a partisan Congress sparred with the White House on how to solve the U.S. debt crisis. Judy Woodruff talks to journalist Bob Woodward about his new book, "The Price of Politics," about how Washington's politicians couldn't look past their own political aspirations in order to forge a deal.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2012
  • U.S. Voters Engaged: Pew Suggests Big Turnout in Election
    A new Pew poll suggests Americans are paying attention to 2012 campaigns, and that Election Day will see high numbers of voters cast their ballots. Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut and the Huffington Post's Mark Blumenthal for what the latest polls say about the mood of U.S. voters.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2012
  • Chicago Schools Back in Session, Reform Issues Remain
    Chicago students head back to class as Chicago Public Schools and teachers unions compromise on the issues that led to a seven-day strike. Jeffrey Brown talks to American Enterprise Institute's Michael McShane and Stanford University's Linda Darling-Hammond for more on the broader education reform issues involved.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2012
  • U.S. Eases Sanctions as Myanmar Passes Democratic Reforms
    Though significant steps have been taken, tensions remain between reform and hardline Burmese politicians. Margaret Warner talks to U.S. Campaign for Burma's Jennifer Quigley and Open Society Foundation's Maureen Aung-Thwin for more on what the U.S. role should be in encouraging Myanmar's path to greater democracy.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2012
  • News Wrap: Romney Insists Americans Better Under Him
    In other news Wednesday, Mitt Romney, trying to move past remarks made at a private fundraiser last May, insisted average Americans would do far better under him. Also, a French satirical magazine published crude cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which threaten to ignite a new wave of protests throughout the Muslim world.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2012
  • Justice Department on Faulty Operation Along U.S. Border
    The Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to release a full report detailing the faulty execution and management failures of Operation Fast and Furious, a sting operation intended to curb illegal gun trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border. Jeffrey Brown talks to The Wall Street Journal's Evan Perez.
    Original Air Date: September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • Watch the Chicago Teachers Union Press Conference
    The Chicago Teachers Union decided to end their strike Tuesday afternoon after a vote by over 800 delegates. Union President Karen Lewis and others spoke to the public via press conference.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012
  • Kofi Annan on 40 Years Trying to End War, Promote Peace
    Kofi Annan has worked for over 40 years at the United Nations trying to bring the international community together to resolve conflict, suffering and violence. Jeff Brown talks to Annan about his infallible drive in his work at the UN, his role promoting peace in Syria and his new book, "Inventions: A Life in War and Peace."
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012
  • National Pride Is at Heart of China and Japan Dispute
    As Chinese protesters have been taking out frustrations on Japanese foreigners and businesses, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Douglas Paal and the Atlantic magazine's James Fallows discuss how this conflict between Japan and China is just as much about national pride as it is about potential natural resources.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012
  • Woodward Says Romney Should Apologize for 47 Percent Comment
    Legendary journalist Bob Woodward joined PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff in an interview Tuesday promoting his new book, "The Price of Power." She asked him how Republican nominee Mitt Romney's leaked comments from a fundraiser earlier fit into a campaign for president.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012
  • How the Mortgage Crisis in Nevada Will Affect Voters
    In 2006, Nevada's economy was booming. Jobs were plentiful due to a burst in commercial and residential construction. Two years later, the housing market bottomed out and more than 60 percent of homeowners found themselves underwater. Ray Suarez reports on how the mortgage crisis in Nevada will play out on Election Day.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012
  • News Wrap: Pa. Court Rules Review Needed for Voter ID Law
    In other news Tuesday, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court ordered a lower court judge to review his decision to uphold a voter ID law that could disenfranchise voters who don't have government IDs. Also, NATO leaders plan to scale back to joint operations with Afghan forces after an uptick of 'green on blue' attacks.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012
  • GOP Scrambles to Contain Damage from Video at Fundraiser
    A video released this week caught Mitt Romney calling 47 percent of voters unswayable Obama supporters who are 'victims' who don't pay any taxes. Gwen Ifill talks to Tax Policy Center's Roberton Williams and National Journal's Nancy Cook about backlash over Romney's remarks and whether his rhetoric paints an accurate picture.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012
  • Richard and Elizabeth Muller Comment on Climate Change
    Richard and Elizabeth Muller comment on climate change.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012
  • William Collins on Global Warming
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab scientist William Collins comments on global warming.
    Original Air Date: September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

  • Middle Eastern Christians Are Increasingly Emigrating
    One century ago, 20 percent of the Middle East was Christian. Today, they are only 5 percent of the total population. As stricter, more conservative interpretations of Islam have become more widespread in the Middle East, Christians have chosen to leave their homelands fearing harassment or violence. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Doctors Are Charging More for Medicare Patients
    The Center for Public Integrity investigated how Medicare billing changed over the past decade and found doctors were billing at much higher rates. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Center for Public Integrity's Fred Schulte to understand why doctors are 'upcoding' more and why electronic medical records could be driving higher prices.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Skeptic No Longer Doubts Human Role in Global Warming
    Physicist Richard Muller was one of the scientists who denied climate change and humans' role warming the earth. But after spending years researching and analyzing countless studies, Muller concluded climate change scientists were right, that humans had contributed to the rise in the earth's temperature. Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Poll Numbers Sliding, Romney Plans to Offer Policy Specifics
    In an effort to combat sliding poll numbers, the Romney Campaign announced that Mitt Romney would address voters' hunger for specificity, planning to give more detail on parts of his policy platform. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Susan Page and the Washington Post's Dan Balz on whether this strategy shift can win over voters.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • News Wrap: Chinese Protests over Japan's Islands Acquisition
    In other news Monday, Chinese protesters aggressively clashed with police and Japanese businesses and citizens, after news broke the Japanese government had purchased long-disputed islands located northeast of Taiwan. There are rumors that large oil and natural gas deposits are located in waters nearby the uninhabited islands.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Surge of 'Green on Blue' Attacks Has Great Cost for U.S.
    While the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is on the horizon, the death toll for foreign troops rises. Taliban fighters launched attacks on a U.S. military base and some Afghan troops turned their weapons on U.S. and NATO allies. Judy Woodruff talks to Ret. Lt. Gen. John Nagl and Johns Hopkins University's Vali Nasr for more.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Former Justice Souter on Whether Our Democracy Can Endure
    Margaret Warner sat down with former Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who spoke about the future of democracy in the United States and the work that he believes needs to be done and the problem of non-compromise.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Former Justice David Souter on Health Care Reform Law
    Margaret Warner sat down with former Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who carefully opined about one aspect of the recent Supreme Court decision concerning the controversial Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Former Justice Souter on 'Pervasive Civic Ignorance'
    Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter sat down with Margaret Warner and answered an audience question concerning the appropriate role of schools to produce civicly engaged students.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Former Justice Souter on Citizens United Decision
    Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter sat down with Margaret Warner, speaking about how there are some laws that Congress can make that can limit the freedom of speech, and addressed the controversial Citizens United decision.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Giant Panda at Smithsonian National Zoo Gives Birth
    video from the national zoo panda cam of the Mei Xiang giving birth to a cub at 10:46 pm ET Sunday Sept 16.
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012
  • Weekly Poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey
    U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reads "Elegy," a poem from her new book "Thrall."
    Original Air Date: September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

  • Data Mining Creating a Revolution for Campaign Strategy
    Increasingly, behavior psychology concepts like 'social pressure' can be used not only to get voters out to the polls but getting them to vote for a specific candidate. Hari Sreenivasan talks to journalist Sasha Issenberg about his latest book, "The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2012

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