Friday, August 19, 2011

  • Budget Cuts, Tuition Hikes Jeopardize Quality of Higher Education in California
    Students preparing for college this fall are facing raising higher tuition rates as their schools face budget cuts in this troubled economy. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the fallout in California's public universities.
    Original Air Date: August 19, 2011
  • Homeland Security to Focus on Deporting Criminals Under New Immigration Rules
    The Obama administration on Friday unveiled new immigration rules, which will allow the Department of Homeland Security to focus more on deporting criminals. Ray Suarez discusses the new rules with Dan Stein of the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Angela Maria Kelley of the Center for American Progress.
    Original Air Date: August 19, 2011
  • How Will Market Volatility Affect U.S.-Chinese Economic Relations?
    Vice President Biden tried to shore up Chinese confidence in the U.S. economy on Friday, telling President Hu Jintao that when it comes to China's investments in the U.S., "You have nothing to worry about." Jeffrey Brown discusses U.S. and Chinese economic relations with MIT's Yasheng Huang and Commentary.com's Gordon Chang.
    Original Air Date: August 19, 2011
  • Is Economic Inequality a Big Deal?
    With our inequality coverage topping the charts, we thought we'd pursue the issue by staging a debate: is or isn't economic inequality a big deal, a clear and present danger? Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute joined us and argue that inequality should not be our focus; Pomona College economist and dean Cecilia Conrad, to make the case that inequality is indeed in itself a major problem.
    Original Air Date: August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

  • What's Behind Deadly Attacks in Southern Israel?
    Squads of gunman killed at least eight people and wounded 20 others Thursday in Southern Israel in a series of strikes that drew swift retaliation from the Israeli military. Ray Suarez discusses what's behind the new violence with Calev Ben-David of Bloomberg News.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2011
  • Bus Attack, Military Retaliation Rock Southern Israel, Gaza
    In Southern Israel, squads of gunmen killed at least eight people and wounded 20 others in a series of strikes that drew swift retaliation from the Israeli military. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2011
  • What's Next for Syria as Global Leaders Isolate Assad?
    The Syrian government rejected President Obama's call for Assad to step down on Thursday, accusing the United States and the West of "seeking to stoke more violence." Jeffrey Brown discusses the growing tension with Theodore Kattouf of AMIDEAST and Murhaf Jouejati of the National Defense University.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2011
  • Major Investor CalPERS Rides out Big Waves in Markets With Calm Approach
    Thursday's market drop marked the fifth time in just two weeks that the Dow Jones industrial average rocketed up or down by several hundred points in one trading session. Spencer Michels reports on how the California Public Employees' Retirement System, one of the largest U.S. institutional investors, is handling the volatility.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2011
  • Negative Headlines Continue to Spook Investors, Markets Around Globe
    The Dow Jones industrial average lost 419 points Thursday, driven by a barrage of bad economic data including a drop in existing home sales in July for the third time in four months. Ray Suarez discusses the U.S. and global market turmoil with Jeffrey Saut of Raymond James Financial and Susie Gharib of Nightly Business Report.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2011
  • America Remembers 9/11: Your Answers on What's Changed
    As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks draws closer, the PBS NewsHour and our public media colleagues have been seeking out your views on what's changed in the United States over the past decade.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2011
  • Sam Gilliam's 'From a Model to a Rainbow'
    Sam Gilliam, an artist closely associated with the Washington Color School, discusses his recent work, "From a Model to a Rainbow," a mural located outside a Metro station on the border between Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2011
  • Secretary Clinton: 'It's Time for Assad to Get out of the Way'
    After months of protests in Syria and a brutal crackdown by the government of President Bashar Assad, the Obama administration has called on Assad to leave office and announced a new round of sanctions against the regime.
    Original Air Date: August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

  • Journalist Offers Insider's Look at the Lives of Somali Pirates
    Journalist Jay Bahadur's new book, "The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World," offers a rare glimpse inside the inner workings of modern piracy off the cost of Somalia. Ray Suarez and Bahadur discuss his real-life tale of crime on the high seas.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • With Unity in Egypt Now Fractured, 'Second Wave' of Revolution Underway
    As former President Hosni Mubarak stands trial, Egypt's revolutionaries are increasingly divided over how to shape their new political structure. Margaret Warner discusses what's next for Egyptians and their "second wave" of revolution with GlobalPost's Charles Sennott, who returned to Tahrir Square last month.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • Americans Facing More Inequality, More Debt and Now More Trouble?
    Did America's record-high level of economic inequality in 2007 help cause the financial crisis of 2008? With Americans' borrowing back on the rise and signs that economic inequality is growing, could there be another financial crisis in the near future? Paul Solman continues his series of reports on U.S. economic inequality.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • 'Tough Guy' Rick Perry Makes Waves on Republican Campaign Trail
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination just days ago, but he is already making waves by touting his state's job growth and low taxes as a model for the nation. Judy Woodruff discusses the background and style of the newest official GOP hopeful with Paul Burka of Texas Monthly.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • Amid Attention From Obama, GOP, How Is Midwest's Economy Doing?
    On the last day of his bus tour through the Midwest, President Obama's aides said he will outline a national jobs plan after Labor Day. Jeffrey Brown discusses the state of the economy in Midwestern states with Iowa State University's David Swenson, Dee DePass of Minneapolis' Star Tribune and Micheline Maynard of Changing Gears.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
  • 'Disturbing' Report Finds 31 Million U.S. Kids Close to Economic Catastrophe
    Judy Woodruff talks with Patrick McCarthy, president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, about a new study that reveals a rise in poverty among families.
    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

  • Google's Motorola Deal Promises to Shake Up Mobile Technology Industry
    Google announced plans this week to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. In recent years the Internet giant has made big plays in the smartphone market through its Android platform. Jeffrey Brown discusses the ramifications of the pending deal with Staci Kramer of paidContent.org and Charles Golvin of Forrester Research.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • 5 Months After Meltdown, Fukushima Citizens Still Face Radioactive Risks
    Five months after the deadly tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japanese authorities have acknowledged that they misled residents about the radioactive dangers. John Sparks of Independent Television News gets an inside look at the area and reports on how citizens are dealing with the ongoing risks.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • Land of the Free, Home of the Poor
    Financial gains over the last decade in the United States have been mostly made at the "tippy-top" of the economic food chain as more people fall out of the middle class. The top 20 percent of Americans now holds 84 percent of U.S. wealth, as Paul Solman found out as part of a Making Sen$e series on economic inequality.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • What Does Recent Iraq Violence Mean for U.S. Troops' Exit?
    A wave of 42 attacks devastated Iraq on Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding more than 200 in more than a dozen cities. Margaret Warner discusses what the attacks mean for the missions of the remaining U.S. troops and the Iraqi security forces with The Washington Post's Annie Gowen, reporting from Baghdad.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • Iowans Welcome Rick Perry To The Race
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a big splash Sunday night when he made his Iowa debut as a presidential candidate in Michele Bachmann's childhood home town, Waterloo, Iowa. Here's a sampling of what some of the Iowa Republicans with whom we spoke that night are interested in hearing from Gov. Perry and the rest of the Republican field.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • 'No Clear Path Forward' for Eurozone as Economic Woes Continue
    A new report out Tuesday showed overall growth in 17 eurozone countries increased just two-tenths of a percent in the second quarter. Judy Woodruff discusses what Europe's crisis means for the world with George Washington University's Scheherazade Rehman and the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Heather Conley.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Play 'Hard Times'
    Folk musicians Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings play 'Hard Times' off of their newest album, "The Harrow & The Harvest".
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011
  • Profile: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
    Folk musicians Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings talk about their newest album. "The Harrow and the Harvest" and their musical career together.
    Original Air Date: August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

  • Cate Blanchett on Reviving Theater Classic 'Uncle Vanya' for Modern Stage
    Australian actors Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh have brought the Anton Chekhov classic "Uncle Vanya" back to the stage, playing now at Washington's Kennedy Center. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the actors about the challenges of staging the play for a modern audience and why so many Australians seem to be acting these days.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011
  • Norway's FM: Many Questions Yet to Be Answered on Attacks
    The deadly attacks in Norway on July 22 marked the country's worst violence since World War II. Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store joins Judy Woodruff to discuss how the nation is coping, how the Internet is affecting extremism, the state of the investigations into the attacks and the many issued that have been raised.
    Original Air Date: August 15, 2011

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