Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • News Wrap: Lawmakers Charge Lack of Specifics in Fiscal Fix
    In other news Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner claimed the White House hadn't yet provided details on where spending cuts would come from to balance the budget. The White House responded by charging that Republicans had failed to say what tax increases they could tolerate in order to fix America's long-term deficit.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Signs of New Phase for Syrian Conflict
    As fighting near Damascus intensifies, widespread communication disruptions in Syria signals that the conflict is entering a new phase, with the rebels gaining ground. Margaret Warner talks to the Washington Institute's Andrew Tabler about the latest developments and how jihadists and Salafists are aiding the rebel cause.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012
  • Harsh Weather, Knee Injuries Doesn't Stop "Chasing Ice"
    James Balog, photographer for the Extreme Ice Survey, has been chasing ice for five years, trying to capture images of the earth's glaciers before they disappear. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Balog about why he continues on this mission.
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

  • How Obama Is Reusing Digital Info Gathered During Campaign
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Daily Download's Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn, who explain how the White House is using the massive amounts of digital information gathered by the Obama re-election campaign to promote the president's fiscal agenda.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • Republicans Counter Immigration Reform With 'Achieve Act'
    Two retiring Republican senators have introduced a new plan for immigration reform that grants legal status but not citizenship to young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents. Ray Suarez talks to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Tex., one of the authors of the plan, and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • How Fine Print on Bills Helps Big Companies Get More Money
    Cell phone bills are up 30 percent since 2009. So are cable television bills. Big companies are inserting tiny fees that add up to a lot and their profits do not reflect market competition. In fact, quite the opposite. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to David Cay Johnston about what's in the fine print on your bills.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • How Will the Palestinian UN Move Impact Prospects for Peace?
    As Palestinians go to the United Nations to ask for more recognition, Margaret Warner talks to Ghaith al-Omari of New America Foundation and David Makovsky of the Washington Institute about why the different Palestinian factions are seeking a status change and how it may affect tensions with Israel and longterm peace prospects.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • Obama Optimistic for a Budget Solution Before the Holidays
    President Barack Obama urged Congress to find a solution to averting sequestration before Christmas and both Democrats and Republicans seemed optimistic about doing so. But congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle also seemed to hold firm their established stances on social security and taxes. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • David Cay Johnston Talks Fine Print on Your Paycheck
    David Cay Johnston describes a little known example of fine print--one that can be found on your paycheck. Here's a fascinating bit that was left on the cutting floor for time.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • Obama Hopes to Have Framework to Address Federal Budget Befo
    President Obama addressed a number of fiscal issues at the White House, expressing his optimism that Congress will be able to agree upon a framework to get the America's long-term deficit under control before Christmas. By doing so, Congress would avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases, and allow for more time to develop fair and balanced policies after Jan. 1, 2013.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
  • Executive Excess Part 2
    After a year when CEO compensation came under increasing scrutiny, Paul Solman investigates the factors that influence executive pay. Part two in the series examines the freedom of the market determining those salaries.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012
    November 28, 2012
  • SHE Project Helps Women. Period.
    Elizabeth Scharpf, founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises, describes what made her interested in helping women deal with menstruation.
    Original Air Date: November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

  • Young People Make Up More Than Quarter of New U.S HIV Cases
    Of the 50,000 new HIV infections in the U.S. each year, more than one in four affect young people ages 13 to 24, more than half of whom don't know they're infected. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Science magazine's Jon Cohen about this continuing epidemic and the cultural hurdles that make talking about sex and protection difficult.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012
  • America's Historical Struggle With Debt and Taxes
    Between paying now or paying later, Americans have just about always preferred debt to taxes. Paul Solman talks to Simon Johnson of the MIT Sloan School of Management about his new book "White House Burning," which chronicles the history -- including the whys and whererfores, virtues and vices -- of U.S. debt.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012
  • How U.S.-Mexico Relations May Shift Under Pena Nieto
    Pressing agenda items for President Obama's second term and incoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will include economic relations, energy cooperation and security, especially drug trafficking and violence. Ray Suarez talks to Shannon O'Neil of Council on Foreign Relations and Michael Shifter of Inter-American Dialogue.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012
  • Lawmakers Debate Tax Hikes, Entitlements for Budget Solution
    Congress and the White House face an uphill battle in forging a federal budget solution in order to avoid the automatic sequestration cuts in January 2013. Jeffrey Brown talks to House Representatives Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Price, R-Ga., about the likely proposals, challenges and compromises expected.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012
  • Why Saudi Women Decry Monitoring System
    Ahmed Al Omran, editor of the Riyadh Bureau, describes why some women are upset over an electronic monitoring system.
    Original Air Date: November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Young Voters Played Critical Role in Obama Re-Election
    A new study shows that despite a dip in support since the last election, young voters were crucial in helping propel President Barack Obama to re-election. Ray Suarez talks to Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center about who makes up the so-called "youth vote" and what factors played into that demographic's election choices.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2012
  • Supreme Court Reviews Work Harassment Case
    The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about work harassment that depends on defining who is considered a supervisor and who is considered a co-worker. Jeffrey Brown talks to The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle about the case and how the ruling will likely affect how liabilities are measured by employers.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2012
  • As Kurds Fight for Freedom in Syria, Fears Rise in Turkey
    In Syria's civil war, a third party fights for autonomy against Syrian rebels and Assad's government troops: Syria's Kurds. Turkey's own Kurd population watches on, increasing tensions, especially for those sympathetic to the PKK, who have waged insurgencies for freedom. Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2012
  • Egyptians Debate Accountability for Elected Presidents
    Ray Suarez talks to McClatchy Newspaper's Nancy Youssef, who says that at the heart of the Egyptian debate about President Mohammed Morsi's sweeping new powers is whether presidential authority should be wide-ranging, or whether greater accountability measures need to be enforced.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2012
  • Monday Likely Biggest Online Shopping Day in U.S. History
    Retailers are advertising online bargains galore for this year's Cyber Monday. Even with an uncertain economy, Americans are expected to spend $1.5 billion, making it the biggest online sales day in history. Jeffrey Brown talks to three guests about the impact of holiday shopping and the broader economic implications.
    Original Air Date: November 26, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

  • Poet, 'What It Means to Stand in the Rubble of Your Life'
    Jennifer Fitzgerald's family and friends have been greatly impacted by superstorm Sandy, and though she immediately got involved in relief efforts in her Staten Island community, she felt that her poetry would be another way to reach a much larger audience and explain the physical and emotional impact Sandy had on New York.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • Iran Cracks Down on Journalists and Dissidents
    In addition to arresting activists, the Iranian government has also targeted the people who would defend them and tell their stories. Reporting in affiliation with the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED, Spencer Michels looks at cases of Iranian attorneys and journalists charged with acting against national security.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • Shields and Brooks on Mideast Turmoil, Obama in Asia
    Jeffrey Brown and NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the U.S. role in an evolving and conflicted Middle East, President Obama's trip to Asia, criticism of Ambassador Susan Rice, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation and what they are thankful for in U.S. politics.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • Senator Tim Kaine 'Heartened' by Bipartisan Budget Solutions
    Judy Woodruff sat down with former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, newly elected to the U.S. Senate. The Democratic lawmaker discusses his optimism for Congress being able to work across the aisle, his hopes for finding the right way to balance the budget and making compromises on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • Neighbor Turkey's Reluctant Role in Syrian Civil War
    The violence in Syria's 20-month conflict has moved eastward, closer to Turkey's border, and more players have entered the ring, including Syrian Kurds fighting against rebel forces. Ray Suarez talks to Margaret Warner from Istanbul about the price of the war for Turkey and the country's request for aid from the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012
  • As Egypt's Constitution in Limbo, Morsi's Grabs More Power
    After a successful stint as the primary mediator to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi took additional presidential powers, leading to protests largely led by non-Islamic groups. George Washington University's Nathan Brown talks with Ray Suarez about what motivated Morsi's actions.
    Original Air Date: November 23, 2012

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