Saturday, November 2, 2013

  • Where do American women stand in gender equality?
    The World Economic Forum published a report recently that says the United States finishes far from the top of a list when it comes to gender equality. American women finished 23rd on the list of 136 countries. Kathleen Gerson, a Sociology professor at New York University and the author The Unfinished Revolution sheds light on the findings.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2013
  • How secure can we make our airports?
    Rafi Ron, an airport security expert, discusses the recent shooting of a TSA agent at LAX and the future of airport security in America.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2013
  • Generic drugs don't necessarily mean low prices
    NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports on the surprising disparity in pricing for generic drugs. Generics, generally thought to be cheap, can actually vary widely in price from pharmacy to pharmacy, causing some to skip medications altogether.
    Original Air Date: November 2, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

  • Shields, Brooks on cost of U.S. spying, ACA's ongoing woes
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news including Virginia's gubernatorial race and the state's political future, the cost of NSA surveillance revelations and the deepening hole that health care reform is digging for itself.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • Va. governor's race heads into the homestretch
    Virginia residents head to the polls Tuesday to elect either Republican Ken Cuccinelli or Democrat Terry McAuliffe as their new governor. In the lead up to Election Day, national party figures are endorsing candidates and their controversial issues such as health care and contraception. Kwame Holman reports.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • Food stamp cuts force families to get by with less
    Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program mean that the more than 47 million food stamp recipients will now receive less money each month to buy groceries. To examine the issue, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Ellen Teller of the Food Research and Action Center and Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • Iraqi PM Maliki takes plea for help to President Obama
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki met with President Obama Friday to extend his plea for help in the renewed fight against al-Qaida and to address concerns over the state of democracy in Iraq. Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff for analysis on whether or not Maliki's week in Washington will yield any additional U.S. aid.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • News Wrap: TSA agent dies in LAX shooting
    A gunman identified as Paul Ciancia, 23, shot and killed a TSA agent and injured two others at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. The incident caused the FAA to ground all LAX departures. In other news, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that NSA spying has "reached too far" in some cases.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013
  • Airport police: LAX gunmen acted alone
    A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a TSA employee and wounding two other people in the attack. L.A. Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said the gunman pulled what he described as an "assault rifle" from a bag and began firing. "As you can imagine, a large amount of chaos took place in this entire incident," he said.
    Original Air Date: November 1, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

  • Boston Red Sox World Series win, a turnaround for team, town
    Just six months after bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon ravaged Beantown, a World Series win gave the city something to celebrate. The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the MLB championship Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown talks to Leigh Montville of SportsonEarth.com on the team's turnaround from worst to first.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Abe's legacy in foreign-policy in 'Lincoln and the World'
    Abraham Lincoln is usually remembered for his work on the Emancipation Proclamation, not for his contributions to U.S. foreign policy. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kevin Peraino, author of "Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power" about another side of Lincoln's presidency so often overlooked.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Sen. Susan Collins hopes moderates will return to the GOP
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, didn't agree with House Republican tactics during the government shutdown over budget disagreements but believes it's time to work towards a long-term fiscal plan. Judy Woodruff talks to Collins on what Republican priorities should be this session and the importance of moderate lawmakers in the GOP.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Lawmakers doubt if more military aid is solution to Iraq
    During his visit to Washington, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked for more U.S. military aid to fight a resurgent al-Qaida threat in his nation. But U.S. lawmakers who oppose aid are concerned the unraveling of Iraqi security comes from Maliki's own failure to "govern in an inclusive fashion." Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Destroying chemical arms production ability in Syria
    Destroying Syria's ability to produce and distribute chemical weapons has greatly reduced their capacity for damage. What lies ahead to complete the destruction process by 2014? Judy Woodruff talks to former U.N. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer for more on the chemical threat that remains in the volatile region.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • Charles Randolph-Wright on 'Love in Afghanistan'
    Playwright Charles Randolph-Wright reflects on his new play, "Love in Afghanistan," during its world premier at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013
  • NSA use spying laws to tap into Yahoo, Google traffic
    Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claim the NSA and its British counterpart tapped fiber-optic cables connected to Google and Yahoo data centers, gaining access to metadata from user accounts. Gwen Ifill talks to The Washington Post's Barton Gellman about the legality of the NSA alleged actions.
    Original Air Date: October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  • UN Forces partner with the Congolese army to push out rebels
    UN Forces partner with the Congolese army to push out rebels
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Joint UN and Congolese forces push back rebels in the Easter
    Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting covers the first joint military exercises between UN and Congolese forces. The effort was designed to push back the rebel group M23.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • UN Peacekeepers travel treacherous roads in the DRC
    Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis reporting interviews UN peacekeeprs struggling to respond to violence in Eastern Congo.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Author Roger Rosenblatt investigates his Manhattan childhood
    Roger Rosenblatt thinks he perhaps pursued a life of words to express understanding of his own life experiences. In "The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood," he draws on recollections of growing up in Gramercy Park in order to craft his memoir. Judy Woodruff sits down with Rosenblatt to discuss the use of memory in his writing.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Will changing the sports culture reduce youth concussions?
    While pro football has begun to confront the consequences of concussions, a new report is putting the spotlight on younger athletes and the risk they face from repeated head injuries. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Robert Graham of The George Washington University, former NFL player Fred McCrary and athletic trainer Tamara McLeod.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Budget committee begins to air differences on spending
    Since 2010, Congress has operated under continuing resolutions rather than one-term budgets. As part of the solution that ended the shutdown, a bipartisan committee has begun talks to negotiate political differences on funding. Judy Woodruff and NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni discuss prospects for compromise.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell: health reform law can't work
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., believes the problems with the Affordable Care Act implementation extends beyond the website's technical troubles. Gwen Ifill sits down with Sen. McConnell to discuss his criticism of the ACA, his take on NSA spying allegations and which common causes unite the GOP factions.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Obama defends ACA benefits, confronts cancellation claims
    President Obama told a crowd in Boston that he is "not happy" about the rocky HealthCare.gov rollout, but assured Americans the site would be fixed as soon as possible. The president also touted the benefits of the ACA and disputed claims that health care reform has caused some insurance plans to be cancelled.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Sebelius apologizes over ACA launch 'debacle'
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius faced hours of questioning on Capitol Hill over the flawed ACA website launch. Sebelius accepted blame for the site's issues and apologized to Americans, saying: "You deserve better." Kwame Holman reports on the security and enrollment concerns voiced by lawmakers.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Obama says he takes "full responsibility" for fixing website
    Speaking from Faneuil Hall in Boston, Mass. on Wednesday, President Barack Obama says he takes "full responsibility for making sure [HealthCare.gov] gets fixed ASAP."The president's speech follows the morning's hearing where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that she's responsible for the "debacle" of technical problems that overwhelmed the government website.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Excerpt: McConnell is confident he'll win 2014 GOP primary
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill looking ahead to 2014 Republican primaries Kentucky Republican will face off with businessman Matt Bevin. If his prediction is correct and he prevails, McConnell will face Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election next fall.
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013
  • Kathleen Sebelius apologizes for HealthCare.gov glitches
    Appearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized for the technical difficulties that Americans have experienced when attempting to purchase insurance off of federal exchanges via HealthCare.gov. House Republicans and Democrats questioned Sebelius for the first time since HealthCare.gov went live on Oct. 1
    Original Air Date: October 30, 2013

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