Monday, October 1, 2012

  • New Session of Supreme Court Expects Cases on Hot Issues
    The U.S. Supreme Court begins its fall session and is expected to review cases on hot issues including same-sex marriage, voting rights and affirmative action. Jeffrey Brown talks to The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle for more on the important cases and the impact of the Supreme Court's potential rulings.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2012
  • White House spokesman says Obama will be ready for debate
    White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest tells NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman that despite a full schedule, President Obama will be ready for the first of three presidential debates set for Wednesday, Oct. 3rd.
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2012
  • Weekly Poem: Sharon Olds Reads 'The Worst Thing'
    Sharon Olds reads her poem "The Worst Thing" from her book "Stag's Leap."
    Original Air Date: October 1, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

  • Shields and Brooks on Akin's Curve and Dickey's Knuckler
    Welcome back to another edition of the Doubleheader where we talk about the politics of sport and the sport of politics with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. This week in the serious portion of the segment we talk about the resurgence of Todd Akin in the Senate race in Missouri. We also talk about the knuckleball and a hot streak on a cold team.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Early Voting, Preparing for the Debate
    NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the start of early voting, the challenge Mitt Romney faces in trying to recoup in the polls, and how the candidates should prepare for the first 2012 presidential debate.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2012
  • China Prepares for Tranistion to New Government
    With the fall of Bo Xilai, an outspoken voice of opposition and reform, the Chinese government revised its selection for new leadership in China's Communist Party. Margaret Warner talks to George Washington University's David Shambaugh for more on what the decision to oust Bo means for China and its ruling party.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2012
  • Hunting for Mines in the Persian Gulf
    The U.S. Navy and more than 30 countries went out into the Persian Gulf to search and destroy underwater mines. The military exercise is one of many preparations being made as fears mount over Iranian threats to mine the Strait of Hormuz should Israel ever attempt to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2012
  • Consumer Confidence Is Higher Than Before
    New data shows consumer confidence and home prices rose, possible signs of further economic recovery. But other numbers show that growth remains slow. Judy Woodruff talks to Harvard University's Kenneth Rogoff and PIMCO CEO Muhamed el-Erian on what are the most important data indicators to gauge the economic temperature.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2012
  • Driverless Car to Hit California Roads
    PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels covers Google's successful effort to get California to let it test it driverless cars in the state. Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation to let the testing go ahead --a bow to high tech and what it means in the state.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2012
  • Sonar on USS Warrior Mine Hunting Ship
    Lt. Commander Scott Nietzel, Commander USS Warrior. This ship has a hole in the bottom through which a sonar device is lowered into the water that searches for mines.
    Original Air Date: September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

  • Iraqi Vice President al-Khuzai Speaks at UN
    Iraqi Vice President Khudayr al-Khuzai said his nation is working to "contain and resolve" the crisis in Syria peacefully, and he urged other U.N. members to help prevent further deterioration of the situation.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • After Botched Call, NFL Owners and Pro Referees Make Deal
    Regular pro referees are back on the football field, after owners and the NFL Referees Association ended a lockout over referee pensions. Jeff Brown talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about the deal which was precipitated by a replacement ref's botched call that costing the Green Bay Packers a win against the Seattle Seahawks.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • Campaigns Use Non-Traditional Advertising to Draw Voters
    The Obama campaign has bought ad time during video games, while Mitt Romney has been using social media to target specific voters to encourage early voting. Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download talk to Judy Woodruff about new advertising outlets and a plethora of polls showing President Obama in the lead.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • Oil Brings Student Boom and Schools Struggle to Accommodate
    As people flock to Williston, N.D., for jobs in the booming oil industry, the public systems struggle to keep up, converting one-room school houses to accommodate the rapid rise in student enrollment. Like much of Williston's infrastructure, there are financial hurdles to meet needs of teachers and students. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • Attack Linked to Terrorism, But Who Shares Responsibility?
    With the Benghazi attacks attributed to terrorism, concerns arise over the weakness of government and police in the region to prevent attacks like these to spread. Jeff Brown talks to the New York Times' Steven Lee Myers and Georgetown University's Dan Byman for more on who is responsible and the ties to al-Qaida.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • Israel's Tension With Iran Puts U.S. in Tricky Spot
    Benjamin Netanyahu's comments about drawing a 'red line' on Iran's nuclear aspirations added pressure to the U.S.'s role in mediating. Judy Woodruff talks to Georgetown University's Paul Pillar and Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Robert Satloff on whether Iran is more of a threat for Israel than others in the region.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif
    Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif took the podium and said he would like to apologize for the crimes committed by "the lunatic despot" former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed by rebels on Oct. 20, 2011. "The Libyan people are determined to build a state ... that respects its international commitments and human rights."
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • Watch Israeli Premier Netanyahu's Address to U.N.
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, calling on world leaders to draw a clear red line on Iran amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb."It's not only my right to speak, it's my duty to speak," Netanyahu said to applause. "It's the duty of every responsible leader who wants world peace."
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • How Pandas Are Born at the National Zoo
    Pierre Comizzoli, reproductive physiologist with the National Zoo, explains why it is so difficult for pandas to get pregnant and why research on these bears can save other species.
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012
  • Watch Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' Address to U.N.
    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 67th U.N. General Assembly in New York. Abbas said Palestinians are the targets of daily attacks by "terrorist militias of Israeli settlers."
    Original Air Date: September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • 2012 Teacher of the Year on What Helps Students Succeed
    Ray Suarez talks to Council of Chief State School Officers 2012 Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki, about the learning curve for teachers in helping students succeed and graduate from middle school and high school. Mieliwocki believes that teachers are 'seekers' who uplift the natural talents of each individual student.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • Turkish Minister Says Violence in Syria is Threat for Turkey
    Turkey's prime minister Tayyip Erdogan voiced his outrage over violence in Syria, accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of "state terrorism." Margaret Warner talks to Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu for more on Turkish concerns over the Syria's civil war and why this is also a matter of internal security for Turkey.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • Candidates Push Early Voting on Campaign Trail
    Though Election Day is nearly six weeks away, some voters have already cast their ballots. Thirty-five states have early voting or no-excuse absentee voting. Gwen Ifill talks to George Mason University's Michael McDonald for more on the process of early voting and its potential impact on the 2012 election.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • In Swing States, Elusive Youth Voters are Jaded, Undecided
    As Mitt Romney and President Obama hit the campaign trail, the candidates know that a high young voter turnout may be the key to winning or losing swing states. But with polls saying 40 percent of young people are disappointed with the political system, the candidates have their work cut out for them. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • Spanish and Greek Responses to Debt Crisis Unleash Backlash
    Protesters expressed their discontent with government austerity measures on the streets of Madrid and Athens this week. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics for the latest on the unrest in Greece and Spain as Europe comes to grips with its debt crisis.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs
    An inside look at the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, a program that connects students with a network of public broadcasting mentors to produce original news reports.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • Watch Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Address the U.N.
    Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 67th U.N. General Assembly in New York, "I am here for the eighth time" and to voice the "divine and humanitarian message" of his country.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012
  • In Williston, Effects of Oil Boom Felt in Classrooms
    The school district in Williston, N.D. is having to face some unique challenges. A rapidly expanding oil boom has created widespread prosperity in the region but it has also given rise to homeless students, teachers and modular classrooms.
    Original Air Date: September 26, 2012

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