Wednesday, August 10, 2011

  • Poet Philip Levine Reads His Work
    Philip Levine, who was named the Library of Congress' 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2011-2012, reads some of his work.
    Original Air Date: August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

  • Girl Up Campaign Helps Teens Empower Peers Around the Globe
    Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign, is helping adolescent American girls make a difference in the lives of the peers around the globe. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2011
  • Inside Syria, Electricity and Internet Are Lifeblood for Activists
    Turkey's foreign minister met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Monday to express his concern about the Syrian offensive, but Assad defied outside appeals to stop the deadly crackdown. GlobalPost's Annasofie Flamand and Hugh MacLeod discuss the unrest with three young Syrian activists in Turkey.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2011
  • What's Fueling the Rioting Raging Across United Kingdom?
    More than 500 rioters and looters have been arrested in four nights of unrest that has spread from London to other cities across Britain. Gwen Ifill discusses what's behind the violence with The Observer's Ned Temko in London.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2011
  • Fed's Rate Freeze Punctuates Day of Wild Market Trading
    The Federal Reserve announced Tuesday that it expects to keep its key interest rate near zero for the next two years, where it's been since December 2008. Judy Woodruff discusses how the markets reacted to the announcement with Mesirow Financial's Diane Swonk and Neil Irwin of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2011
  • Thelon River Explorers Battles Storms, Harsh Winds, Mosquito Swarms
    Hari connects with Nature Conservancy's M. Sanjayan mid-journey to discuss his trip along Northern British Columbia's remote Thelon River Sanctuary.
    Original Air Date: August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

  • Obama Orders Revamp of 'No Child Left Behind'
    Nearly a decade after it was enacted, many schools are having trouble meeting No Child Left Behind's benchmarks. Gwen Ifill gets details to proposed changes to the law.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • Atlanta Starts New School Year Under Cloud of Cheating Scandal
    Students and teachers return to Atlanta classrooms for the start of a new school year, but a major cheating scandal is still raising big questions. Learning Matters Television's John Tulenko reports.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • 'Lucky Shot' on Helicopter Unlikely to Spur Changes in U.S. Afghan Operations
    A Chinook helicopter carrying 30 Americans and seven Afghans was shot down early Saturday morning in Afghanistan, killing all onboard. Margaret Warner discusses the latest details of the crash with Time magazine's Mark Thompson.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • Will Latest Market, Credit Woes Add Up to a 'Global Recession'?
    Stocks plummeted on Wall Street and around the world on Monday, as President Obama tried to reassure investors that the United States continues to be an "AAA country." Judy Woodruff discusses the historic drop in the stock market with three experts.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • News Wrap: Syrian Troops Launch New Assault in Ramadan Offensive
    In other news Monday, the government of Syria pressed a new assault in its Ramadan offensive against dissents. Tanks and troops poured into the city of Deir ez Zor in the east, after killing scores of people in Hama and arresting hundreds more. Also, street violence spread to more of London and beyond.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • In New Book, Doctor Explores History of Cancer
    Betty Ann Bowser talks with oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee about his new book, "The Emperor of Maladies: A Biography of Cancer."
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • 9/11 Anniversary: How Did Attacks Change Your Life?
    As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the PBS NewsHour wants to know how the events affected you. We have five questions and we'd like to hear your responses. Choose one or two questions and tape your response on your phone, computer or camera. Please limit your responses to 90 seconds and submit it as a response to this video.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Elegy VII (Last Moment)' by Jason Schneiderman
    Jason Schneiderman is the author of "Striking Surface," winner of the Richard Snyder prize from Ashland Poetry Press, and "Sublimation Point" (Four Way Books). He directs the Writing Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • Political Checklist: Credit Downgrade Fallout and the GOP in Iowa
    Political Editor David Chalian and Judy Woodruff examine the political fallout from Standard and Poor's decision Friday evening to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. Which political party stands to lose from the downgrade? Chalian also previews his trip this week to Iowa for the GOP straw poll.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011
  • How Not To Let Mistakes Define You
    We recently reported on the prison initiative of Bard College, a selective school currently running degree programs in five New York prisons. Skeptics of prison reform should take note of one Anthony Cardenales, a former inmate who did 17 years for homicide. He earned a bachelor's degree through the program, and is working his way up the management ladder at an electronics recycling company.
    Original Air Date: August 8, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

  • Indian Surrogacy Helps Lift Some Poor, but Raises Ethical Issues
    In India, parental surrogacy is often less complicated and costly than having a surrogate in the United States. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro explores the ethics of outsourcing surrogacy in the second of two reports about Indian women who are paid to bear children for infertile Western couples.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2011
  • Shields and Douthat on Disdain for Washington After Debt Deal, FAA Showdown
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat sort through the week's top political news, including their takes on the American public's disgust with Washington, the July jobs report and the partial FAA shutdown.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2011
  • New Orleans Officers Convicted in Killings: a Turning Point for a Healing City?
    Five current or former New Orleans police officers were convicted Friday in connection with a deadly shooting on Danziger Bridge in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. New York Times reporter Campbell Robertson discusses how the convictions are being viewed in a city and police department still grappling with storm aftermath.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2011
  • Latest Jobs News Promising, But Markets Ask: What Will Revive Economy?
    New job numbers out Friday offered a glimmer of hope after a bad week for the economy ended with another volatile day on Wall Street. Jeffrey Brown discusses what the latest developments could mean for the U.S. economy with Lisa Lynch of Brandeis University, Grep Ip of The Economist and Sam Stovall of Standard and Poor's.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2011
  • Conversation: Bruce Norris' Pulitzer-winning Play 'Clybourne Park'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Howard Shalwitz, artistic director of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, about Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Clybourne Park." The play is making a return to the Washington, D.C., theater.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2011
  • 'Washington Color and Light' at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
    Corcoran Gallery of Art curator Beatrice Gralton gives a tour of the museum's exhibition, "Washington Color and Light." The exhibition presents major works from the Corcoran collection by the artists associated with the Washington Color School and their contemporaries.
    Original Air Date: August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

  • Bloomberg Kicks Off New Effort to Empower Black, Latino Men
    New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a $127 million, three-year plan to coordinate city agencies and efforts with a goal of reducing disparities between young black and Latino men and the rest of the population. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new program with Bloomberg, who will contribute $30 million of his own money.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2011
  • 'Made in India' Examines International Journey Through Surrogacy Process
    In "Made in India," filmmakers Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha follow the journey of an infertile Texas couple and the Indian surrogate who gives birth to their children. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2011
  • Massive Campaign of Cyber Spying Uncovered
    The public learned this week of a five-year, high-level hacking campaign that infiltrated computer systems of more than 70 governments, corporations and public and private organizations in 14 countries. Margaret Warner discusses the hack, uncovered by McAfee, with Vanity Fair's Michael Joseph Gross, who broke the story.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2011
  • FAA Shutdown Coming to an End, but Funding Fight Still Looms
    Congressional leaders announced Thursday they had reached a bipartisan agreement to temporarily extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, which would end the nearly two-week partial shutdown but leave long-term funding in question. Jeffrey Brown discusses the deal with Public Radio International's Todd Zwillich.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2011
  • Bloomberg: Americans Worry That U.S. Is Losing Competitive Edge
    In an interview with the NewsHour Thursday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted to the latest market drop and concerns about the economy.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2011
  • Market Plunge Startles Investors, But Fed 'Out of Ammo' Amid Double-Dip Fears
    Wall Street finished its worst day since the financial crisis began in 2008 Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 500 points. Judy Woodruff discusses investors' concerns about a possible double-dip recession with Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors and Gillian Tett of The Financial Times.
    Original Air Date: August 4, 2011