Tuesday, July 12, 2011

  • Sec. Sebelius Defends the IPAB
    Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended the Independent Payment Advisory Board before the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

  • In South Sudan, a Nation Is Born -- But With Troubles
    On Saturday, South Sudan officially gained independence with its creation as the world's newest nation. Judy Woodruff discusses the challenges that the young country faces with the Pulitzer Center's Rebecca Hamilton, who has covered Sudan for years. She recently reported from there for the NewsHour and The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Health Care Exchange Regulations Unveiled
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new regulations Monday for the health exchanges that will be required for all states in 2014.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Durbin: 'Slow Going' Inside Debt Limit Talks
    President Obama and congressional leaders returned to the negotiating table Monday afternoon, but a deficit-reduction deal remains elusive as the Aug. 2 deadline nears for raising the debt limit. Gwen Ifill discusses the latest developments in the partisan stalemate with Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Students Discuss Winning Projects
    Winners of Ashoka's and Best Buy "Technology 4 a Better World" competition discuss their winning projects.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Betty Ford: The Real Deal
    Family, friends, historians and Betty Ford herself reflect on her life as a political spouse; an accidental and outspoken first lady; breast cancer survivor; and feminist pro-choice Republican in Betty Ford: The Real Deal, a one-hour biography which aired in March 2009.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Exhibit Unravels the Mysteries of Ancient Chinese Temples
    An art exhibit is bringing together art, history and science to solve the mysteries of Chinese temples that date back to the 6th century. Jeffery Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • As Shuttle Retires, What's NASA's New Mission?
    As the space shuttle Atlantis conducts its final mission, what comes next for U.S. space exploration? Ray Suarez gets three views.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Political Checklist: President Obama Asks For Debt Limit Compromise
    Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff analyze President Obama's Monday news conference ahead of the third round of debt limit negotiations at the White House. The trio examine Mr. Obama's strategy of embracing House Speaker John Boehner,R-Ohio, while arguing for a compromise deficit reduction and debt limit increase deal.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Artist Creates Digital Simulation of Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan
    Digital artist Jason Salavon narrates an audio slide show of images from the exhibit "Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan."
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Political Checklist: DO NOT USE
    Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff analyze President Obama's Monday news conference ahead of the third round of debt limit negotiations at the White House. The trio examine Mr. Obama's strategy of embracing House Speaker John Boehner,R-Ohio, while arguing for a compromise deficit reduction and debt limit increase deal.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Photojournalist Captures the World of Child Brides
    Photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair spent eight years capturing images of young girls being forced into arranged marriages in Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal, India and Ethiopia. Her photos appeared in National Geographic's story on child brides. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/child-brides/gorney-text
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • President Obama Urges Debt Limit Compromise in News Conference
    Ahead of the third White House debt limit meeting with Congressional leaders, President Obama urged Republicans to join him in forging a deficit reduction compromise while raising the federal debt limit.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Excuse Me, Where Is Varick Street?' by Joy Katz
    Joy Katz is the author of two poetry collections, "The Garden Room" (2006, Tupelo Press) and "Fabulae" (2002, Southern Illinois University Press). She teaches in the graduate writing program at the University of Pittsburgh and is an editor-at-large for Pleiades.
    Original Air Date: July 11, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

  • Brooks, Marcus on Job Numbers, Debt Deal Reality, Media Culture
    Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus walk through top political stories, including the ongoing debt ceiling talks, June jobs numbers and the fallout from a British media scandal.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • Big Sky Country Struggles With Yellowstone Oil Spill Aftermath
    In Montana, contractors have been working 12 hours a day to soak up what they can of the estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil that escaped into the Yellowstone River from a broken ExxonMobil pipeline. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Laurel, Mont., on the cleanup effort and health concerns for humans and wildlife.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • Deepening News of the World Scandal Threatens Murdoch's $12B TV Deal
    There was more fallout from The News of the World's phone-hacking scandal Friday when London police arrested former editor Andrew Coulson, who once worked for Prime Minister David Cameron. International Television News' Gary Gibbon reports on the scandal and new allegations that News Corp. may have attempted a cover-up.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • NASA's Shuttle Era Winds Down With Bittersweet Moments, Grocery Run
    Despite troublesome weather, space shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit for the final time Friday with a four-person crew and a payload of food for the International Space Station. Judy Woodruff and science correspondent Miles O'Brien discuss this final mission, the end of the space shuttle era and what's next for NASA.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • Dismal Unemployment Report Suggests Recovery May Be Stalling
    The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent in June as employers added the fewest jobs in nine months. Jeffrey Brown discusses the grim jobs reading and the stubbornly high employment gap between black and white Americans with Pomona College's Cecilia Conrad and Mesirow Financial's Diane Swonk.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • How Will U.K. Tabloid Scandal Impact Murdoch, Media?
    The News of the World's phone hacking scandal, which led to the closure of the British tabloid, may be far from over. Ray Suarez gets two views.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011
  • Atlantis Launches on Historic Mission
    The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center for the final mission of the 30-year-old program Friday morning.
    Original Air Date: July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

  • Condolence Letter Policy Shift Opens Conversation on Military Suicides
    The White House announced this week that President Obama will now send condolences to families of troops who kill themselves in combat zones. Jeffrey Brown discusses the policy change and ongoing concerns over military suicides with retired Army Gen. Ronald Griffith and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's Paul Rieckhoff.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011
  • Will News of the World's Shuttering Change British Journalism Tactics?
    News Corp. announced Thursday that its tabloid, News of the World, will cease to publish after 168 years, but reports have surfaced that sister publication, The Sun, might publish a Sunday edition in its place. Margaret Warner discusses the phone-hacking scandal responsible for the closure with The Observer's Ned Temko.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011
  • Scandal Prompts Murdock's News of the World to Stop Its Presses
    News Corp.'s James Murdoch, son of owner Rupert Murdock, announced Thursday that the media giant's widely circulated tabloid, News of the World, would cease publication Sunday after 168 years amid a scandal involving phone hacking and allegations of police bribery. Judy Woodruff reports on the news that electrified Britain.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011
  • News Wrap: EPA Unveils New Power Plant Pollutants Rule
    In other news Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule that power plants must install technology to reduce two pollutants -- sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Also, a new report found that Medicaid coverage could mean better health and financial security for millions more poor and uninsured Americans.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011
  • Can Obama, Congress Pull off a 'Big Deal' on Deficit Despite Political Perils?
    President Obama and congressional leaders met Thursday to discuss how to raise the nation's debt limit. Judy Woodruff discusses the meeting, which President Obama called "constructive," and the political pitfalls confronting lawmakers with Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal and Andy Kohut of the Pew Research Center.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011
  • John Mackey's Death Renews Focus on NFL Brain Trauma
    Pro Football Hall of Famer and legendary Baltimore Colts tight end, John Mackey died Wednesday, at the age of 69, after a struggle with dementia. Ray Suarez looks back on Mackey's work after his professional football career focused on the link between football and brain disease.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011
  • Mock Mission to Mars Tests Rigors of Long-Distance Space Travel
    As astronauts and scientists prepare for the end of the space shuttle era in the U.S., Russians have been preparing for the rigors of future flights to Mars. Miles O'Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: July 7, 2011

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