Wednesday, March 6, 2013

  • Report Finds U.S. Failed to Consult Iraq's Rebuilding Needs
    Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen wrapped up a review of nine years' worth of Iraq rebuilding projects with a report that cites massive waste of resources and life. Judy Woodruff talks to Bowen about where the money went and what the U.S. government must learn for the future.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • House Passes Spending Bill, Preventing Government Shutdown
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap bill to cover expenses through September in order to avert a government shutdown, but retained the sequester budget cuts. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Democrats hope to build in more exceptions to the automatically-mandated cuts. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
  • Inside the Acid Attack on Bolshoi Ballet Artistic Director
    A Russian ballet star in the Bolshoi theater has confessed to throwing sulfuric acid in the face of the company's artistic director. To learn more about the people involve and the theories surrounding this disturbing case, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Schwritz who has been following the story for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: March 6, 2013
    Bolshoi ballet

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

  • U.S. Behind Other High-Income Countries in Female Lifespan
    Gwen Ifill talks to Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, about a pair of studies released in that journal about the lifespan of American women. In one, researchers found that in 43 percent of the nation's counties, more women 75 years old and under are dying sooner.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Virginia Attorney General Criticizes Government Overreach
    Judy Woodruff talks with Ken Cuccinelli, attorney general of Virginia and gubernatorial candidate in that state, about his new book, "The Last Line of Defense," which explores the role of the federal government. Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to sue the federal government over the health care reform law.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Lawmakers Move to Prevent Government Shutdown
    Although they missed the sequester deadline, members of congress are moving to lay the groundwork to prevent a government shutdown. Ray Suarez talks with The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich about the debate over the Republican spending measure, as well as potential political hurdles on Capitol Hill.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Dead at 58
    Hugo Chavez, a larger-than-life political figure who served as Venezuela's president for 14 years, has died from cancer at age 58. Carl Meacham, director of Americas Program at CSIS, and Michael Shifter of the Inter-American Dialogue join Margaret Warner to discuss Chavez's legacy and what it means for the future of Venezuela.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes at All-Time High
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 14,253, beating the previous record set in October 2007, before the crash. What's behind the market rally and does it signify a healthy economic rebound? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Quartz's Matthew Phillips and Barry Ritholtz, CEO of online research firm Fusion IQ.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013
  • 5 Minutes With Ken Cuccinelli
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the leading Republican candidate in Virginia's gubernatorial race, sat down with the NewsHour to discuss his new book called "The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty," and its overarching theme -- the overreach of the federal government.
    Original Air Date: March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

  • Poet David Ferry on Writing Verse, Winning Awards at 88
    Jeffrey Brown profiles David Ferry, a poet concerned with making connections to classical literature. Ferry was recently honored with the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize as well as the National Book Award for poetry. At age 88, he is currently tackling a translation of Virgil's "Aeneid."
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Biden: U.S. Would Use Military Action to Stop Nuclear Iran
    Vice President Biden warned that the U.S. will use military action to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Margaret Warner talks to Flynt Leverett, former National Security Council director, and former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns about the state of diplomacy on Iran's nuclear activity.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Obama Nominates Candidates for Energy and Environmental Team
    At the first cabinet meeting of his second term, President Obama announced nominations for the positions of budget, energy, and environmental policy. Gwen Ifill talks with lobbyist Scott Segal of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Michael Brune, president of the Sierra Club, to learn more about the president's picks and larger agenda.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Mississippi Doctors See Breakthrough in Fight Against AIDS
    Researchers announced that for the first time, a child born with HIV has been cured. To learn whether this offers hope to thousands of HIV positive babies worldwide, Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Rowena Johnston of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013
  • Access to Doctors Shrinks for Some Medicare Patients
    It's getting harder and harder for some seniors to find a primary care physician. Ray Suarez reports on why the threat of massive cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates has left some doctors so worried they've decided to stop taking new Medicare patients.
    Original Air Date: March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

  • Weekly Poem: 'Soul'
    Poet David Ferry reads "Soul," a poem from his book "Bewilderment."
    Original Air Date: March 3, 2013
    March 3, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on March Madness, Sequester
    The Doubleheader is back with the politics of sports and the sport of politics. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and I tackle March Madness allegiances, the Oscar picks from last week (that I should have bet these guys money on) and whether POTUS is making friends and influencing people.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Shields, Brooks on the Cusp of Sequester, Voting Rights Act
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the impending sequestration, strategies used by Democrats and Republicans to avoid the spending cuts and a provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act being argued at the Supreme Court.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • New Documentary Puts Childhood Hunger on the Table
    Although the United States is the largest producer of food per capita in the world, that food is not reaching the plates of millions of children in America. Hunger is the subject of the new documentary, "A Place at the Table." Ray Suarez talks with co-director Lori Silverbush about our homegrown problem.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Detroit Faces State Takeover After Fiscal Emergency Declared
    Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan declared a state of fiscal emergency for Detroit, which is facing a deficit of more than $300 million and a possible state takeover. To learn more about this move and why it has been years in the making, Judy Woodruff talks with Christy MacDonald from Detroit Public Television.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Assessing Impact of Sequester Cuts at Local, Federal Levels
    To learn how the sequester cuts will have impact on both the federal and local levels, Jeffrey Brown talks with Ed O'Keefe of the Washington Post, Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Television and Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • News Wrap: Pres. Obama to Take on Gay Marriage Bans
    In other news Friday, President Obama spoke out for same-sex marriage, a day after the administration asked the Supreme Court to strike down the California's ban on gay marriage. Also, a federal Judge in California reduced the amount Samsung must pay Apple in damages to $600 million.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Last Minute Meeting on Sequester Spurs Political Combat
    With no sequester deal achieved, $85 billion dollars in spending cuts are poised to take effect. Judy Woodruff reports on the response from the White House and congressional leaders, as well as what the cuts will mean for the coming weeks.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • President Obama Calls Spending Cuts "Dumb, Arbitrary"
    President Obama blamed Republicans at a press conference Friday for failing to help move a deal that would avoid the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that will begin later in the day.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013
  • Meet Taxi Driver Waleed Saad
    If you want to know the state of the economy in Egypt, just ask a taxi driver in Cairo.
    Original Air Date: March 1, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • Documentary Calls for "A Place at the Table" for Hungry
    Fifty million people go hungry in the United States every day, including one in four children, according to U.S. government reports. Ray Suarez speaks with director Lori Silverbush about her new documentary, “A Place at the Table,” which challenges the viewer's assumptions about who is hungry and why.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • Congress Extends Violence Against Women Act
    Almost 18 months after it expired, the House voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act and extend the law's protection to gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native Americans, among others. Judy Woodruff talks to Ashley Parker of the New York Times and Cindy Southworth from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • As Turkish Society Changes, Domestic Violence Increases
    As the Turkish economy grows, the country's gender gap continues to widen. Turkey's domestic violence rate has skyrocketed, leaving female victims feeling hopeless and alone. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro has more on this disturbing trend as part of the NewsHour's "Agents for Change" series.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
  • "A Place at the Table" clip 2
    A new documentary, “A Place at the Table,” examines the role of charity in helping to feed about 50 million Americans who don’t always know where or if they’ll receive their next meal. Ray Suarez interviews the film’s director, Lori Silverbush, on the PBS NewsHour health page.
    Original Air Date: February 28, 2013
    February 28, 2013