Monday, April 8, 2013

  • States Around the Nation Work on New Gun Laws
    Lawmakers in Congress and at the state level are grappling with how to approach and pass new gun legislation. For the latest from Capitol Hill and state capitals, Gwen Ifill talks with Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post, Arkansas State Rep. Charles Collins and Vinny DeMarco, president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013
  • Remembering Margaret Thatcher: Pioneering Female Politician
    In 1981 Jim Lehrer and Robin MacNeil interviewed Margaret Thatcher, then prime minister, about the civil war in El Salvador. Plus Judy Woodruff talks to George Shultz and James Baker, two former secretaries of state who worked closely with Thatcher. Kim Campbell, Canada's first and only female prime minister, also weighs in.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013
  • Author Nicco Mele on ‘The End of Big’
    A new book explores how technology has empowered everyday people, from culture to politics to the media. PBS NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni spoke with Nicco Mele about "The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath."
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013
  • One of Syria's Internally Displaced
    Omar Ibrahim is one of many within Syria forced to flee their homes with no set destination.
    Original Air Date: April 8, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

  • Shields and Brooks on Redemption Politics and the Final Four
    The Doubleheader duo -- syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks -- weigh in on the politics of sport and the sport of politics. First up: former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's return to politics after marital infidelity caused him to take some time away from the limelight. In the politics of sport, we're down to four teams in the men's NCAA tournament.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Journalists Expose Trove of Hidden Offshore Bank Accounts
    Around the world, government officials and individuals use offshore accounts to hide their wealth and evade heavy taxes. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Gerald Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, about the findings of a massive cross-border collaborative investigation.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Shields and Brooks on the Jobs, Obama's Budget Bargaining
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks talk with Judy Woodruff about the week's top political stories, including the March 2013 jobs report, whether President Barack Obama's proposed budget will include cuts to social security and how the U.S. should react to North Korea's nuclear threats.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Judge Orders FDA to Make Morning-After Pill Available to All
    A federal judge in New York struck down age limits for the contraceptive Plan B. The new ruling allows women of all ages to purchase the "morning-after pill" without a prescription. For more on the age restriction, the court decision and the debate, Jeffrey Brown talks to The Washington Post's Sarah Kliff.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Millions of Syrian Refugees Are Uprooted and Unable to Flee
    At least three million Syrians have been displaced from their homes but remain within their war-torn country with no way to escape. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how internal refugees face squalid conditions, serious health crises and the lack of basic necessities, while the global aid community struggles to reach them.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • News Wrap: North Korea Loads Missiles Onto Launchers
    In other news Friday, it was reported that North Korea loaded two medium-range missiles onto mobile launchers while South Korea deployed warships with missile defense systems. Also, it was revealed that a psychiatrist who treated Aurora, Colo., gunman James Holmes had warned university police that Holmes was dangerous.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Is New Technology Chipping Away at the American Workforce?
    Does new or increased use of technology have a hand in disappointing job growth? Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the March numbers and some key longer-term job market trends with Lisa Lynch, former chief economist at the Labor Department, and Andrew McAfee of MIT's Center for Digital Business.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013
  • Aid Group Assists Two Million Children in Syrian Conflict
    The two-year Syrian conflict has endangered nearly two million children, limiting their access to basic healthcare and education, according to a report released by aid group Save the Children. The report reveals that children face unsanitary conditions from the lack of clean water and sewage systems destroyed during the civil war.
    Original Air Date: April 5, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

  • Writer Advocates 'Clean' Start for America on Addiction
    In his new book, "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy," writer and journalist David Sheff outlines a slew of reasons why society and addiction treatment programs have largely failed to help 20 million people struggling with the disease. He explains that the stigma of addiction is one of the root causes for ineffective treatment and support.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2013
  • Roger Ebert's Life Spent 'At the Movies' Ends at Age 70
    Prolific film writer Roger Ebert famously decided a movie's fate with the turn of his thumb. After a long and physically debilitating battle with cancer, Ebert died at age 70. Hari Sreenivasan talks more about Ebert and his impact on the film industry with David Edelstein, film critic for New York Magazine and NPR's Fresh Air.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2013
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Explores Supreme Court History
    Sandra Day O'Connor made Supreme Court history as the first female justice to serve on the bench. In her new book, "Out of Order," she explores other aspects of history at the high court, as well as her own approach to service. O'Connor talks with Judy Woodruff about making tough decisions and women in the legal profession.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2013
  • Muslim-Christian Relations Strained by Violence in Kenya
    The port city of Mombasa, Kenya, is at the center of a religious divide. It's a predominately Muslim part of an otherwise Christian nation, and residents say it's a region that has been neglected by the government. Kira Kay reports on the simmering tensions that have recently erupted into violence.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2013
  • Estimating the Price Tag and Other Costs of Dementia Care
    A new study by the RAND Corporation estimates the cost of dementia care as $41,000 to $56,000 anually per patient. Jeffrey Brown examines the findings and implications with Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and Dr. Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute of Aging.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2013
  • Murder Investigation Considers White Supremacist Involvement
    Law enforcement officials in Kaufman County, Texas, are investigating whether a white supremacist prison gang can be linked to the recent murders of assistant district attorney Mark Hasse and district attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. Judy Woodruff interviews Tanya Eiserer of The Dallas Morning News.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2013
  • New Threats From North Korea; Missile Repositioned at Border
    Pyongyang continues its provocation of the United States. Jeffrey Brown reports on North Korea's latest threats of nuclear attack on the U.S. and its moving of a missile to its eastern coastline. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports on how a small South Korean island is watching the heated rhetoric.
    Original Air Date: April 4, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

  • Using Shakespeare in Schools to Address Violence
    In Colorado, some schools are tapping an unlikely bullying prevention tool: the plays of William Shakespeare. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival adapts the bard's works as a way to start discussions on bullying, violence and the moment of choosing between right and wrong. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2013
  • After 42 Years in Jail, Deadly Fire Conviction Overturned
    Louis Taylor was a teenager when he was convicted of murder for supposedly starting a fire that killed 29 people. Now 58, Taylor has been released from an Arizona prison after new information cast doubt on the evidence he committed arson. Judy Woodruff talks to Richard Ruelas of the Arizona Republic, who was in the courtroom.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2013
  • School District Uses Project Based Learning Over Testing
    A public school district in Danville, Ky., has turned its emphasis away from traditional testing in order to encourage creativity and let students learn by doing. NewsHour special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on "deep learning," and how it requires commitment from educators, students and parents.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2013
  • What Do Federal Spending Cuts Mean for Science, Researchers?
    Major science organizations rely heavily on government funding, including top federal programs like the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and NASA. Jeffrey Brown talks to Matt Hourihan of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on how the sequester will impact researchers.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2013
  • Weighing Risks of Keystone Pipeline Extension After Spill
    An oil pipeline rupture caused the evacuation of more than 20 homes in Mayflower, Ark. The accident raised questions about the safety of the proposed Keystone Pipeline extension. Judy Woodruff hears debate from Anthony Swift of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Andrew Black of the Association of Oil Pipelines.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2013
  • Economic and Strategic Significance in Kaesong Closing
    Why did North Korea close the Kaesong industrial complex when it actually relies on that income? Gwen Ifill talks to Jack Pritchard, former U.S. special envoy for North Korea negotiations, about how a combination of "compounding events" makes current tensions with North Korea potentially more significant than past dustups.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2013
  • Sandra Day O'Connor discussess new book, "Out of Order"
    Judy Woodruff talks with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about her new book "Out of Order" in which she gives a history of the highest court in the country.
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2013
  • A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior
    Behavioral psychologist and professor Dan Ariely explains the benefits and challenges of teaching an economics course online, especially when his class size is 140,000 students. Here is the preview video that he produced for his online course called "A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior."
    Original Air Date: April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

  • Poet Gerald Stern Looks Back on Career of Reading, Writing
    Jeffrey Brown talks with Gerald Stern, one of America's most acclaimed poets. At 87, Stern received the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress for his collection, "Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992." Stern reflects on his working class upbringing and 70 years of writing verse.
    Original Air Date: April 2, 2013