Sunday, August 25, 2013

  • U.S. Considers Military Options in Syria
    Richard Gowan, Research Director of New York University's Center on International Cooperation, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the administration's military options in Syria.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • Watch the Rev. Al Sharpton Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    The Rev. Al Sharpton addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch MLK, III Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Martin Luther King, III addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch Rep. John Lewis Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Rep. John Lewis addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch Myrlie Evers-Williams Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of civil rights organizer Medgar Evers, addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch Nancy Pelosi Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch Mayor Cory Booker Speak at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Newark Mayor Cory Booker addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013
  • Watch AG Eric Holder's Speech at 50th Anniversary of MOW
    Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the thousands of people that gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Original Air Date: August 24, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

  • Fort Hood Shooter Found Guilty, May Face Death Penalty
    Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was found guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting spree against unarmed soldiers that killed 13 and wounded more than 30 others. He now faces the death penalty. Judy Woodruff speaks with Karen Brooks who has been covering the court martial for Reuters.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013
  • Shields and Lowry on Stakes in Syria, Debating GOP Identity
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review editor Rich Lowry join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's top political news, including pressures for the U.S. to intervene in Syria, plus the president's plan for cutting college cost and tension over ideology and identity within the Republican party.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013
  • Bales Gets Life Sentence for Murdering Afghan Cilvilians
    A military jury handed Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales the toughest sentence they could issue for his murder rampage that killed 16 Afghan civilians last year. Bales will serve life in prison without parole. Margaret Warner talks to Adam Ashton, who has been covering the trial for the News Tribute in Tacoma, Wash.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013
  • Military to Handle Bradley Manning's Request to Be 'Chelsea'
    Bradley Manning's request to be able live as a woman raises questions about transgender issues in the military. The U.S. soldier is sentenced to 35 years in prison. Will he be able to receive hormone therapy treatments behind bars? Ray Suarez speaks with Allyson Robinson, a private U.S. military consultant and LGBT advocate.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013
  • Children Made Refugees by the Syrian War
    One million Syrian children have been ripped from the daily life they know and forced them into refugee camps. Margaret Warner speaks with Sarah Crowe of UNICEF for more on the impact of the war on the youngest Syrians and the burden the crisis has placed on the surrounding region.
    Original Air Date: August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

  • Punditry Trumps Productivity in Culture of Politics
    Despite public dissatisfaction, doing nothing seems to have "become a profitable endeavor" for Congress, says author Robert Draper. Ray Suarez talks to veteran political journalists Draper and Mark Leibovich on how Washington insiders contribute to government gridlock and the new "celebritized culture" in American politics.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2013
  • Secret Tapes Listen in on Nixon Presidency
    Newly released audio recordings offer a look inside the Nixon presidency as the Watergate scandal was unfolding. In one excerpt, President Richard Nixon has just announced the resignation of his two top aides. Judy Woodruff talks to veteran journalist Marvin Kalb and Ken Hughes of the University of Virginia's Miller Center.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2013
  • Is Western Intervention Warranted if Chemical Weapons Used?
    If United Nations investigators prove that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons in a recent attack on Syrian civilians, do Western nations have a moral obligation to act? Margaret Warner gets debate from Robert Zarate of the Foreign Policy Initiative and Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2013
  • President Obama Offers Plan to Make Colleges More Affordable
    President Barack Obama's new plan to make higher education more affordable includes a rating system that links federal dollars to schools' cost and performance. Ray Suarez speaks with Anya Kamenetz of Fast Company, Sandy Baum of the George Washington University and Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2013
  • Watch Obama Announce New Plan for College Affordability
    In order to control soaring costs for higher education, President Barack Obama announced a new three-pronged approach to lower the costs of college. His goals include a new rating system of colleges and universities based on the best "bang for the buck" value, incentives for colleges to innovate, and further assistance that give students with debt the chance to repay it.
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2013
  • Lois Lane: Ambitious Reporter or Post-war Era Housewife?
    Glen Weldon, author of "Superman: The Unauthorized Biography," discusses how the relationship between Superman and Lois Lane illustrated the role of women in post-WWII America. PBS NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni talks to Weldon about this and his favorite comics besides "Superman."
    Original Air Date: August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

  • D.C. Congresswoman on Organizing the March on Washington
    Decades before delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton would represent her district as a congresswoman on Capitol Hill, she worked as one of the original organizers for the March on Washington. Fifty years later, Holmes Norton reflects with Gwen Ifill on her efforts, part of a series of discussions on the legacy of August 28, 1963.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2013
  • NSA Domestic Communication Collection Raises More Questions
    Newly declassified NSA documents show that for three years surveillance programs scooped up more than 50,000 personal emails per year from Americans who had no relation to terrorism. Margaret Warner talks to Siobhan Gorman of The Wall Street Journal about the significance of NSA's broad capability to intercept domestic messages.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2013
  • Bradley Manning Gets 35 Years in Prison For Wikileaks
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the largest data leak in U.S. history. Manning provided the website WikiLeaks with hundreds of thousands of classified documents. Gwen Ifill discusses Manning's fate with Charlie Savage, who has been covering the case for The New York Times.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2013
  • Will Attack Confirm Chemical Weapon Used by Syrian Regime?
    Will investigators find sufficient evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in this latest alleged attack on civilians? What makes this attack different? Ray Suarez asks Jeffrey White of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Amy Smithson of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
    Original Air Date: August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

  • Revised Lyme Disease Statistics Raise New Questions
    A new report from the Center for Disease Control says 300,000 Americans contract Lyme Disease each year, 10 times the amount previously believed by health officials. To examine the significance of this finding Jeffrey Brown speaks with Beth Daley, who has been investigating the disease and its impact for the Boston Globe.
    Original Air Date: August 20, 2013
  • Sports Fan in Chief Honors Champion 1972 Miami Dolphins
    More than 40 years since the 1972 Miami Dolphins made NFL history with their perfect season, coach Don Shula and his undefeated team were honored by President Barack Obama with a visit to the White House. Kwame Holman reports on the presidential tradition of following sports and Mr. Obama's dedication to his home teams.
    Original Air Date: August 20, 2013
  • States Grapple WIth Same Sex Marriage Rulings
    The Supreme Court handed down landmark rulings on same sex marriage in June, but the debate didn't end on decision day. Since then, states have been feeling the ripple effects. For an update, Ray Suarez turns to John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage and James Esseks of the American Civil Liberties Union.
    Original Air Date: August 20, 2013
  • Al Jazeera America Debuts on Cable Amid Concerns in Market
    A new contender is launching in the competitive cable news market. Al Jazeera America promises more in-depth domestic news and fewer commercials. Judy Woodruff talks with Deborah Potter of NewsLab and Philip Seib of the University of Southern California for more on what to expect from the new network.
    Original Air Date: August 20, 2013
  • How Much Does Foreign Money Matter Affect Leverage in Egypt?
    With U.S. officials debating cutting Egyptian military aid while regional allies have offered to send money, what kind of influence over the interim government and political uncertainty will other nations have? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Tarek Masoud of Harvard University and Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya.
    Original Air Date: August 20, 2013

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