Monday, July 2, 2012

  • Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge' Aims to Communicate Science
    Clarity, specificity and humor are among the best tools for making kids grasp even simple questions like "What is a flame?" Science correspondent Miles O'Brien talks to actor Alan Alda and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the need to explain science concepts to the public.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2012
  • Chief Justice Roberts' Key Role in Health Care Ruling
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law School who had Chief Justice John Roberts and President Obama as students, and David Rivkin, who represented the states that challenged the health care law, about what the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling means and its broader impacts.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2012
  • What Changes Can Mexico Expect Under Pena Nieto Presidency?
    Ray Suarez talks to Margaret Warner about the changes President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto might bring to Mexico, and how he still needs to deal with governors accused of colluding with criminals.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2012
  • News Wrap: GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 Billion in Settlement
    In other news Monday, drug company GlaxoSmithKline accepted a settlement to plead guilty to charges it promoted drugs for unapproved purposes, and pay $3 billion in penalties. Also, Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over who owns the iPad name.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2012
  • What's Causing Unusually Hot Temperatures in U.S.?
    Lack of water, "the great air conditioner", is causing unusually high temperatures and extreme weather events in the United States, Kevin Trenberth with the National Center for Atmospheric Research tells Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2012
  • From Wildfires to Heat Wave, Extreme Weather Batters U.S.
    The continuing U.S. heat wave has killed at least 22 people, while states try to grapple with storm-driven power outages on the East Coast and wildfires in the West. Tom Bearden reports on the experiences of families in Fort Collins, Colo., who returned to their homes after the wildfires to see what treasures had survived.
    Original Air Date: July 2, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

  • In Mexico, Some Voters Voice Discontent With Ruling Party
    Margaret Warner reports from a polling site in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, where some voters expressed "disaffection" with the ruling party on security and the economy.
    Original Air Date: July 1, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

  • Luis Videgaray on Possibility of Legalizing Drugs in Mexico
    Luis Videgaray, campaign manager for PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto, says Pena Nieto is "open to debate" over the possibility of legalizing drugs in Mexico.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Luis Videgaray on Boosting Cooperation With U.S.
    Luis Videgaray, campaign manager for PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto, says increasing Mexico's cooperation with the United States is "a must."
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Luis Videgaray on Changing Some Anti-drug Policies
    Luis Videgaray, campaign manager for PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto, described some ways to increase Mexico's drug-fighting capabilities.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Luis Videgaray on Not Making Deals With Cartels
    Luis Videgaray, campaign manager for PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto, says making deals with cartels in Mexico is "absolutely not what we think should be done."
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Luis Videgaray on Need to Refocus Campaign Strategy
    Luis Videgaray, campaign manager for PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto, expresses the need to reallocate resources to toward reducing crime in Mexico.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Mexican Elections: 'People Just Want a Change'
    On Sunday, Mexicans go to the polls to elect a new president. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Warner in Mexico City about the voters' concerns and whether the country's drug war policy is likely to change.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Mexican Photographer Captures Shades of Juarez
    In the next in a series of reports from Mexico, photographer and Juarez resident Julian Cardona speaks with Margaret Warner about how the border city is struggling with violent criminal cartels.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Shields and Gerson on Health Care Ruling, Contempt Vote
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss the political impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the health care law and the House's vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Has the Health Care Ruling Upped the Ante for the Election?
    Ray Suarez talks to Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Romney campaign adviser Tevi Troy about how the election campaigns will use the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Obama administration's health care law.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • EU Ambassador on Debt Crisis Deal: 'Major Step Forward'
    EU Ambassador to the United States Joao Vale de Almeida told Jeffrey Brown an agreement among eurozone nations that includes creating a bank rescue fund is a "major step forward" in solving the region's debt crisis.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • Obama Visits Colorado's Wildfire Sites
    President Obama traveled to Colorado to assess the damages wreaked by record-breaking wildfires. One person has died in the fires and more than 300 homes were destroyed.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
  • A Spark of Inspiration
    Any parent can remember the moment when their child asks one of those seemingly simple, yet devilishly hard questions: "why is the sky blue?"… "why are plants green?"…and "where do babies come from?" One of the toughest in this category is "what is a flame?" Miles O'Brien report on Alan Alda's Flame Challenge, which challenges scientists to answer that question: with 6,000 11-year-olds as judge.
    Original Air Date: June 29, 2012
    June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

  • Hillary Clinton Reacts to Supreme Court Decision
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) reacts positively to the Supreme Court's early Thursday ruling upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • Speaker John Boehner Answers Questions on Health Care Ruling
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) answers reporters' questions about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • Nancy Pelosi Reacts to Supreme Court Decision
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) reacts positively to the Supreme Court's early Thursday ruling upholding President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • News Wrap: Attorney General Holder Held in Contempt
    In other news Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder was held in criminal contempt by the U.S. House of Representatives, stemming from his refusal to turn over additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Also, several bombings in Iraq killed more than 20 people, and wildfires continued to burn though Colorado.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • Dems Celebrate Health Care Decision, GOP Threatens Repeal
    The Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act reverberated on the campaign trail Thursday. Judy Woodruff talks to politics editor Christina Bellantoni about how will it play out this election year.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • From 'Hallelujah' to 'Sadness,' Stakeholders React
    Ray Suarez gets some reaction on the Supreme Court's ruling from Ron Pollack, founding executive director of Families USA; Karen Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans; Dr. Donald Palmisano, a physician and an attorney; and Bill McCollum, a former congressman and Florida attorney general.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • What Does the Court Decision Mean for Citizens?
    Susan Dentzer, editor in chief of the journal "Health Affairs" and an analyst for the NewsHour gives an overview of the possible implications of the high court's ruling.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • Scenes from the Supreme Court During Health Care Ruling
    Beyond the political response, there were many other voices reacting to the Supreme Court's health care ruling Thursday. Betty Ann Bowser reports, beginning with the highly charged scene just outside the Supreme Court.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012
  • Rep. Hoyer and Sen. Cornyn React to the Ruling
    For a policy perspective, Judy Woodruff speaks with Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, about the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2012

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