Friday, October 21, 2011

  • Michael Lewis' 'Boomerang': 'Money Thrown Out in Hope, Coming Back in Anger'
    What caused the economic troubles in Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Germany and elsewhere? Author Michael Lewis has some controversial theories involving sweeping character assessments of each nation. Lewis -- known for "Money Ball" and "The Blind Side" -- discusses his new book, "Boomerang," with economics correspondent Paul Solman.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Iraq Withdrawal, Gadhafi's Demise, Feisty GOP Debate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the killing of Moammar Gadhafi, President Obama's announcement of U.S. troops withdrawing from Iraq by the end of the year, plus the feistiest GOP presidential debate thus far.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2011
  • Libyans Ambassador: 'The Book of Gadhafi Has Come to the End'
    Libya's National Transitional Council is expected to officially announce the nation's liberation this weekend. The country is also expected to soon form a new interim government. Jeffrey Brown discusses the next steps on the road to democracy with Libyan Ambassador Ali Suleiman Aujali.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2011
  • News Wrap: Syrian Forces Open Fire on Rallies, Kill at Least 24
    In other news Friday, Syrian demonstrators filled the streets of Homs and other areas after Friday prayers, but at least 24 people were killed when government forces opened fire on the rallies. Also, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered another blunt warning to Pakistan to step up its anti-terror efforts.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2011
  • McDonough: U.S. Military Brass 'Absolutely' OK With Iraq Withdrawal by 2012
    President Obama announced Friday that all but a few dozen American troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year as planned, and that the "long war" will come to an end. Margaret Warner discusses the withdrawal logistics and the politics of the president's announcement with Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2011
  • Obama: 'Long War in Iraq' Will Finish by End of 2011
    President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon an end to the Iraq war, declaring that all American troops will leave the country by the end of the year. "As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over," the president told reporters after a video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2011
  • Watch the Trailer for the New Film 'Margin Call'
    For more on this film, go to: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/ and listen to Jeffrey Brown's interview with J.C. Chandor, director of "Margin Call".
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2011
  • Watch a Scene From the New Film 'Margin Call'
    For more on this film, go to: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/ and listen to Jeffrey Brown's conversation with J.C. Chandor, director of the new film "Margin Call".
    Original Air Date: October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

  • Patients, Doctors Face Tough Questions Amid Changes in Prostate Cancer Screening
    There have been plenty of questions and reactions in the medical community since a government panel recommended changing the way men are screened for prostate cancer. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on some of the responses among patients and doctors.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011
  • Earthquake Prediction: Could We Ever Forecast the Next Big One?
    Hundreds of cities on the U.S. West Coast took part in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, just hours before a small tremor hit the San Francisco Bay Area. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports from Japan on efforts to predict big quakes before they hit.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011
  • News Wrap: Clinton Tells Pakistan to Bolster Anti-Terror Efforts
    In other news Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a blunt warning to Pakistan's leadership to boost their anti-terror fight. She made the remarks during a visit to Afghanistan. Also, Basque separatists declared an end to their violent decades-long campaign to gain independence from Spain and France.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011
  • How Will History Judge U.S., Coalition Intervention in Libya?
    President Obama said Moammar Gadhafi's death "marks the end of a long and painful chapter." Margret Warner explores how history may view President Obama and the United State for intervening in Libya with Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations and James Steinberg, former Obama administration deputy secretary of State.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011
  • After Gadhafi's Death, World Leaders Focus on Libya's Road Ahead
    Moammar Gadhafi's body was paraded through the streets of Misrata late Thursday, as world leaders reacted to the longtime ruler's death. Margret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011
  • Looking Back at Gadhafi's Brutal, Sometimes Bizarre 42-Year Reign
    Moammar Gadhafi, killed by rebel forces on Thursday, had hunted by rebels since the Arab Spring began in Libya in February. Gwen Ifill reports on how the dictator came to power, his 42-year rule and his mostly contentious relationship with the U.S.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011
  • 'However Joyous,' New Libya Faces Rivalries, Problems to Come
    The mood in Tripoli Thursday night was joyful with people honking horns and shooting off celebratory gunfire after the death of Moammar Gadhafi and the fall of the loyalist stronghold of Sirte, according to Independent Television News' Lindsey Hilsum. Jeffrey Brown discusses the future of the new Libya with Hilsum.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011
  • Obama: Gadhafi's Death Marks 'End of a Long and Painful Chapter' for Libya
    President Obama said Thursday afternoon that the death of Moammar Gadhafi marks the end of a long and painful chapter for Libya. "Today we can definitively say the Gadhafi regime has come to an end," the president said. He did not confirm the death, but cited Libyan officials' announcement of his killing.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011
  • After the Tsunami, Rebuilding Japan
    While in Tokyo, Miles O'Brien talked to Hari about one little-known precedent to the March tsunami, how the Japanese people are uniquely approaching the effort to rebuild tsunami-devastated areas, and their changing approach to nuclear energy in its wake.
    Original Air Date: October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

  • Do Large Banks' Troubles Show They're Too Big to Manage?
    Goldman Sachs announced a $428 million quarterly loss Tuesday, just its second loss since going public in 1999. Jeffrey Brown discusses the state, the future and regulation of large American banks with banking industry consultant Bert Ely and Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2011
  • In Brazil's Slums, Economic Inequality Tackled With Technology
    Rio de Janeiro's gleaming skyline befits a world economic power, but it is not far from violent, impoverished slums. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one man's efforts to tackle Brazil's wealth inequality by providing poor people access to technology.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2011
  • Social Security Recipients to Get 3.6% Boost, but How Much Will it Help?
    Starting in January, 55 million Social Security recipients will get a 3.6 percent bump in benefits. Margret Warner discusses the cost-of-living adjustment, which is tied to inflation, with Robert Reischauer of the Urban Institute.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2011
  • Heavyweights Romney, Perry Spar in Latest Debate; 9-9-9 Plan Draws More Scrutiny
    The clashes came early and often Tuesday night as seven Republican presidential contenders squared off in Las Vegas. Gwen Ifill recaps the eighth GOP debate and checks the accuracy of candidate statements with Political Editor David Chalian and Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2011
  • Greece Faces 'a Make or Break Moment' as Austerity Protests Swell
    Riots erupted Wednesday in Athens, Greece, as tens of thousands protested another round of tax hikes and spending cuts. Judy Woodruff gets an update on the riots, concerns over the nation's future job market and the physical toll that stress is taking on some Greeks from reporter John Psaropoulos in Athens.
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2011
  • The Ballad of Diamond Jim - Annotated
    Noted bank skeptic and MIT economist Simon Johnson, late of the IMF, explains the story behind the story of Diamond Jim - the tuneful tale of a would-be banker who travels to Charlotte, N.C., to meet up with a mogul of modern-day finance, "Diamond Jim."
    Original Air Date: October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

  • U.S. Civil Court System Needs Major Overhaul, New Book Declares
    In "Rebuilding Justice: Civil Courts in Jeopardy and Why You Should Care," co-authors Rebecca Love Kourlis and Dirk Olin examine problems and potential improvements in the U.S. civil court system, where 30 million cases are filed every year. Ray Suarez and Kourlis discuss the authors' call for a major overhaul of the system.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2011
  • Vaccine Could Become 'Another Very Powerful Weapon' to Fight Malaria
    An experimental vaccine against malaria, an oftentimes-deadly disease that half the world is exposed to, is still in trials, but it could be in production by 2015. Jeffrey Brown discusses the potential impact of the vaccine with Glaxo Smithkline CEO Andrew Witty.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2011
  • How Bright Is Solar Power's Future in a Post-Solyndra America?
    After the Obama administration-embraced solar-panel company Solyndra collapsed and defaulted on its government-backed loans, the surging U.S. solar industry is suddenly worried that the subsidies it receives -- tax credits and loans guarantees -- could dry up in the face of opposition from conservatives. Spencer Michels reports.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2011
  • Amid Chaos, 'Libya Needs to Start on a Process of State Building'
    As Libya struggles for stability, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday urged its transitional government to commit to a democratic path forward without reprisals. Margret Warner discusses what has and hasn't been accomplished in creating a new state with Dartmouth College's Dirk Vandewalle, appearing from London.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2011
  • Will Shalit-Palestinian Swap Change Long-Term Middle East Peace Strategy?
    A prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas on Tuesday freed more than 1,000 prisoners, including Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Gwen Ifill discusses the swap and its possible effects on longer-term Middle East peace strategy with Daniel Levy of the New American Foundation and Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine.
    Original Air Date: October 18, 2011

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