Friday, May 24, 2013

  • Honor Flights Serve Those Who Have Served Their Country
    The non-profit program Honor Flight gives veterans the opportunity to fly to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials dedicated to the wars they’ve served in. For many veterans, especially those who have served in World War II, this may be the only chance they will get to see these memorials.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • Netflix's New 'Development' for Streaming Entertainment
    There's money in the banana stand, but what about streaming entertainment? Gwen Ifill reports on how traditional TV shows are showing up on online-only venues, including cult favorite "Arrested Development," which is getting a new life and a new season on Netflix for the first time since the sitcom's 2006 cancellation.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013
  • WWII Veteran Marvin Murphy Tells His Story
    Marvin Murphy tells PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown that World War II veterans like himself never felt like the nation owed them anything for their service, but the reception they received when arriving in Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program was "awesome."
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

  • London Killing Seen as New Style of Attack
    Two British men of Nigerian descent have been arrested for hacking to death British soldier Lee Rigby. Judy Woodruff talks with Vikram Dodd, senior reporter at The Guardian in London, about what is known about the 22-year-old and 28-year-old suspects and whether any one else is involved.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Preventing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in the Military
    With sexual assaults in the military on the rise, what are the current tactics and policies for prevention and prosecution, and what more might be done? Kwame Holman reports on efforts to subdue the crisis.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Highly Skilled Guest Workers Could Help Tech-Driven Economy?
    NewsHour continues its examination of different aspects of debate on immigration reform. Ray Suarez takes a look at H-1B visas -- how the program for highly skilled foreign workers is structured and how it may change -- with Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford University and Ron Hira of Rochester Institute of Technology.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Tornado-Battered Moore Comes to Grips With Aftermath
    Hundreds of people attended the funeral of 9-year-old Antonia Candelaria, the first victim of the massive tornado in Moore, Okla., to be laid to rest. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how the enormity of the loss makes daily life a continual struggle.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Obama Delivers Speech on Refocusing Strategy on Terrorism
    President Barack Obama tried to reframe America's approach to the war on terror in an address on foreign policy. Jeffrey Brown examines the president's remarks with Pardiss Kebriaei from the Center for Constitutional Rights, former State Department official Harold Koh and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Former Air Force Servicewoman Feels Betrayed by Military Aft
    Jessica Hinves joined the military for a lifelong career in the Air Force. Two days after she came back from basic training, she was raped by a fellow service member who she had considered a friend. To her surprise, her case was never brought to court. And she was discharged from the military for post traumatic stress disorder.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Watch President Obama Speak on Anti-Terrorism Policy
    On the defensive over a trio of controversies, President Barack Obama refocused the debate Thursday with a speech laying out his administration's rationale for the use of unmanned drone strikes against terrorism targets abroad.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013
  • Derek Thayer, Tornado Survivor
    Derek Thayer, physical therapy assistant at the Moore Medical Center, lost his truck during the May 20 tornado. He helped get patients to safety during the storm. He lived through the 1999 tornado in Oklahoma as well. "To live through two EF-5 tornados in one lifetime, it's amazing," he said.
    Original Air Date: May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  • Houston Grand Opera Embraces Multicultural Chorus
    Where can you take in the first Mariachi opera in addition to the "classics"? Jeffrey Brown reports on the Houston Grand Opera's unique mission: to engage audiences from the city's diverse, multicultural community by staging productions originating from the experiences of its neighbors.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013
  • Big Step Towards Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Three Republicans joined 10 Democrats to approve the measure, which will hit the Senate floor by early June. For more on the plan, Gwen Ifill talks with USA Today's Alan Gomez.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013
  • Social Welfare, Politics Plays Into Confusion Tax Law
    Controversy over the additional scrutiny the IRS paid to conservative organizations has raised attention about the regulations governing tax-exemption criteria. Jeffrey Brown explores who qualifies and how that status is determined with Richard Schmalbeck of Duke University Law School and Kim Barker of Pro Publica.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Immediate Needs
    As Oklahomans affected by the monster tornado begin cleanup efforts, Judy Woodruff talks with Gov. Mary Fallin about the most essential needs of survivors who have lost homes or loved ones, how federal agencies are assisting in the recovery and what should be done in the future to ensure that residents have safe shelter.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013
  • The Power of Finding Photos After Tragedy
    Anita Lebya shares her story of reuniting with photographs after the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo.
    Original Air Date: May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

  • Honoring Sally Ride's Legacy as Trailblazer, Role Model
    President Barack Obama announced he would posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride, the first woman in space. NewsHour's science correspondent Miles O'Brien reflects on Ride's legacy and her impact as an educator who encouraged young women to study science, technology, engineering and math.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Hearing on Apple Tax Practices Spotlights Legal Loopholes
    Tech giant Apple has avoided paying billions of dollars in taxes to the U.S. or any country by using a complex web of Irish subsidiaries. But Apple is not alone, and none of the practices are illegal. Margaret Warner talks to Charles Duhigg of The New York Times for more on corporate tax loopholes.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • How Far Should Government Go in Investigation of Leaks?
    Three former Justice Department officials wrote a New York Times op-ed defending the subpoena of Associated Press reporters' phone records. Gwen Ifill talks with First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams and Michael Mukasey, former U.S. attorney general, about whether the department overreached its authority in its investigations.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Senate Committee Grills Former IRS Commissioners
    A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service turned its focus to former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, who led the agency until last fall. Judy Woodruff has more, including testimony from his successor Steven Miller and the Treasury Department inspector general.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Okla. Town Confronts Reality of Rebuilding After Tornado
    A monster tornado nearly flattened the town of Moore, Okla. Jeffrey Brown gets reaction from Time magazine's Jay Newton-Small, Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department and Bob Henson from the National Center for Atmospheric Research about the devastation, the latest rescue efforts and the science behind the mighty storm.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Benghazi Attack Response Showed Romney Campaign Flaws
    Gabriel Schoenfeld, a former adviser to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says the campaign made its greatest errors on foreign policy strategy. Schoenfeld describes Romney's bungled response to the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi. He spoke with NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni about his ebook, "A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign."
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Statements from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
    In a press conference, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, city and county officials and emergency responders provide updates on the situation in Moore, Oklahoma city and Cleveland county in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook at Senate Hearings (part 2)
    Apple CEO Tim Cook at Senate Hearings (part 2)
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Testifies at Senate Hearing
    The Senate panel questioned Cook and other experts about 'tax gimmickry."
    Original Air Date: May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

  • What DSM-5 Means for Diagnosing Mental Health Patients
    The American Psychiatric Association released a new edition of the DSM, which doctors use to diagnose and treat mental disorders. Judy Woodruff discusses the changes and implications for both patients and professionals with Dr. Michael First of Columbia University and Dr. Steven Hyman of the Broad Institute.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • Coding Skills Combine With Civics to Improve Government
    Code for America, a San Francisco nonprofit, enlists high tech professionals to work with local governments to create tools to help average citizens tackle hunger, blight and other civic problems. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013
  • New Chapter Begins for U.S. Relations With Myanmar
    At the White House, President Barack Obama welcomed Myanmar President Thein Sein, the first Burmese leader to visit Washington in nearly five decades. Ray Suarez talks to Jennifer Quigley of the U.S. Campaign for Burma and Priscilla Clap, former chief of the U.S. mission in Myanmar, about reforms in that country.
    Original Air Date: May 20, 2013

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