Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • States Plagued by Fiscal Problems, Pension Payments
    Grim findings from a task force come amid further setbacks to the nation's economic health. Jeffrey Brown discusses eroding revenues, state budget cuts and steep pension obligations with former New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch, the report's co-chair, and Susan Urahn of the Pew Center on the States.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • History Detectives Think They May Have Found a Rock Treasure
    Jeffrey Brown talks with Elyse Luray of PBS' History Detectives about their quest to discover whether a woman stumbled upon an actual guitar from Rock legend Bob Dylan.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012
  • Swinomish Tribe Deals with Climate Change
    Swinomish tribe in Washington deals with climate change and how it has affected the salmon population.
    Original Air Date: July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

  • How to Be a Modern-Day Dictator
    What techniques do modern-day dictators use to control protestors? Hari Sreenivasan and Slate editor William Dobson discuss Dobson's new book, "The Dictator's Learning Curve," a portrait of how today's dictators are confronting and controlling democracy activists.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012
  • Did GOP Money Man Sheldon Adelson Violate Bribery Law?
    One of the largest Republican donors in the 2012 election, gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson, is now under investigation for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, an anti-bribery law. Ray Suarez discusses the charges against Adelson with ProPublica managing editor Stephen Engelberg.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012
  • Obama's Shift on Gay Marriage Lucrative for Campaign
    From California, correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how President Obama's public endorsement of same-sex marriage triggered a flood of support from the gay community -- which is now providing campaign support both in votes and in fundraising.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012
  • Pew Study: More Viewers Choose YouTube for Breaking News
    The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study Monday showing that news consumers are increasingly trading traditional media for YouTube. Jeffrey Brown discusses the challenges and opportunities traditional media sources now face with Pew's Tom Rosenstiel and The New York Times' Brian Stelter.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012
  • News Wrap: Air Force Sex Abuse Trial Begins
    In other news Monday, a Texas-based U.S. Air Force instructor went on trial, facing charges of rape and sexual assault of female recruits. Also, fighting in Syria's capital, Damascus, intensified as government tanks, troops and helicopters battled rebels in three southern districts of the city.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012
  • For Obama, Romney, New Attack Ads Turn Hostile
    In interviews and attack ads, the presidential candidates have taken increasingly hostile swipes at each other as their nominating conventions approach and Mitt Romney prepares to select a running mate. Gwen Ifill discusses what's at stake for both campaigns with Politico's Jonathan Martin and the Atlantic's Molly Ball.
    Original Air Date: July 16, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

  • A Grim Exile in South Sudan
    Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from the border of South Sudan on a flood of refugees who fled to escaped the violence, only to encounter grim conditions in camps on the Sudanese border.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • Shields, Gerson on NAACP Speech, the Outsourcing Debate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the week's top political news with Judy Woodruff. They analyze outsourcing, Mitt Romney's speech at the NAACP convention, tax loopholes and U.S. Olympic uniforms made in China.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • Candidates Trade Barbs on Outsourcing
    After a Washington Post story investigated Former Gov. Mitt Romney's connection to sending jobs overseas as the head of Bain Capital, President Obama has seized on outsourcing as a line of attack against his opponent. And Romney launched a counterattack in response.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • In Austin, Charged up About Smart Power
    Miles O'Brien examines power grid reliability in a neighborhood near Austin, Texas that uses "smart grid" technology to track - and control - its energy consumption.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • Staggering Losses at J.P. Morgan; Banking Scandal in Britain
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Bloomberg's Dawn Kopecki about the losses at JPMorgan Chase and the role of government regulators in monitoring the banking industry. Plus, they discuss the scandal over the manipulation of the Libor.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • Diplomatic Process 'Paralyzed' in Syria Conflict
    Judy interviews Elizabeth Kennedy, Associated Press bureau chief in Beirut. They discuss the latest massacre, Russia's support, the chemical weapons stockpile and a warning by Hillary Clinton to the UN Security Council.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • Miles O'Brien Risks Safety While Talking Smart Power
    Last week, a powerful "derecho" storm hammered the mid-Atlantic, snuffing out power during the peak of a sweltering heat wave for nearly a week in some homes. Days later, our science correspondent Miles O'Brien traveled to Austin, Tex. to look at a neighborhood that operates on a smart grid. We spoke to him about his report on that project, as he cruised the neighborhood in a borrowed Chevy Volt.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • 'Twilight's' Quileute Tribe Fights to Regain Land
    For more on this story go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/climate-change/Many know the Quileute as the werewolf clan in 'Twilight'. But the real story is their struggle to regain precious land to prepare for climate change. Together with KCTS 9 and EarthFix, NewsHour visited the Quileute reservation to learn more about their top preparation - relocation.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • Watch Vice President Joe Biden's Full Speech at NAACP
    Vice President Joe Biden addressed the NAACP at their 103rd National Convention in Houston Thursday afternoon.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012
  • How 'Twilight' Stardom Helped the Quileute's Land Struggle
    For more on this story go to http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/climate-change/The tiny, northwestern Quileute tribe gained notoriety as the clan of shapeshifting werewolves in the popular "Twilight" book and movie series. Tribal members say it has brought many tourists and media attention to their reservation in La Push, Wash., which has helped them galvanize support for their land struggle.
    Original Air Date: July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

  • Watch Penn State Board of Trustees Respond to Sandusky Repor
    Penn State board members Karen Peetz, Rodney Erickson and Kenneth Frazier responded to former FBI director Louis Freeh's report on the Jerry Sandustry child abuse investigation Thursday afternoon.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012
  • Urban Migration for Young Chinese on the Rise
    Tens of millions of Chinese villagers have moved to the cities in China, but they find living conditions harsh and establishing meaningful relations difficult. Because of the Household Registration System, they have fewer rights than those born in the cities. Sharron Lovell from our partner GlobalPost reports.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012
  • An Election on Facebook: Old Media Enters New World
    Do "likes" on Facebook translate to votes? Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn of Daily-Download.com examine that issue with Ray Suarez and also explore why traditional news outlets are partnering with social media sites this election year.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012
  • Niger Leads West Africa in Addressing Drought and Famine
    Eight West African countries are currently suffering from drought and famine. As part of our Food for 9 Billion Series, Fred de Sam Lazaro looks at how Niger is preparing for its crisis.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012
  • Lessons from the Penn State Scandal
    What can other institutions learn from the Penn State sex abuse case? Jeffrey Brown talks to Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children's Alliance; Elizabeth LeTourneau of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Scott Berkowitz, founder and president of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012
  • Report: Penn State Shares Responsibility in Sandusky Abuse
    A report by former FBI director Louis Freeh concludes that leaders at Penn State, including head football coach Joe Paterno, did not do enough to protect the children who were abused by former assistant coach Jerry Sundusky. Judy Woodruff talks to Cate Barron of The Patriot-News and Mark Dent of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012
  • Watch Penn State and Sandusky Report Press Conference
    Former FBI director Louis Freeh announced his findings Thursday morning on Penn State University's internal investigation into the child abuse scandal surrounding former football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report concluded that the senior leadership of the school failed to protect children.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012
  • Astronomy, Art and Education Collide in 'African Cosmos'
    Deputy director and chief curator, Christine Mullen Kreamer discusses the newest exhibit at the National Museum of African Art with Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012
  • Christina Bellantoni Invites Commentary on Campaign Ads
    Christina Bellantoni shares with voters what it feels like to be inundated with campaign ads in a swing state.
    Original Air Date: July 12, 2012

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