Monday, June 27, 2011

  • Political Checklist: Bachmann Joins the Race, New York Passes Same-Sex Marriage
    On Monday, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn) announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Her announcement came a day after the Des Moines Register Iowa Pollshowed that she was tied with front-runner Mitt Romney. Gwen, Judy and Hari also discuss New York state legislature's late-night vote legalizing same-sex marriage in the Empire State.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Georgi Borrisov in Paris' by John Balaban
    John Balaban is the author of 12 books of poetry and prose, including four volumes which together have won the Academy of American Poets' Lamont prize, a National Poetry Series Selection and two nominations for the National Book Award. He is poet-in-residence and professor of English at North Carolina State University.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

  • Memoir Paints Self-Portrait of Artist Hijuelos as a Very Uptight Young Man
    In "Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir," author Oscar Hijuelos paints a self-portrait of an artist as a "very uptight young man." Ray Suarez talks to the Pulitzer Prize winner about how early success changed his life.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on GOP Tax Divide, Obama's Troop Drawdown, Debt Ceiling Debate
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the breakdown in bipartisan budget and deficit talks, the House's rebuke of President Obama over war powers and the Libya mission, and the president's new troop withdrawal timetable for the Afghan War.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • Cracks Emerge in Republican Opposition to Raising Taxes to Curb Deficit
    Bipartisan budget deficit talks led by Vice President Joe Biden reached an impasse Thursday over Republican objections to raising taxes. Judy Woodruff reports on the debate within the Republican Party over how to curb the deficit.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • Flood Threat Creates 'Psychological Roller Coaster' in Minot, N.D.
    The Souris River in Minot, N.D., hit a record high Friday and kept on rising. Margaret Warner and Minot City Council President Dean Frantsvog discuss what residents and the city are doing to quell the threat from floodwaters.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • U.S. Role in Libya Rankles Congress, Revives Questions on War Authority
    The House rendered a split decision over Libya Friday, rejecting an authorization of U.S. military involvement, but also defeating a measure to cut mission funding. Jeffrey Brown discusses the fight between the White House and Congress with Norman Ornstein of The American Enterprise Institute and The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011
  • Conversation: Brooke Gladstone's 'The Influencing Machine'
    Brooke Gladstone is the long time co-host and managing director of WNYC's On The Media. Her new book about media and society is 'The Influencing Machine,' a comic book illustrated by Josh Neufeld.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

  • Rock Legend Paul Simon: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything, Even the Mistakes'
    Musical legend Paul Simon recently went on tour with his latest album, "So Beautiful or So What," plus his classic hits. Jeffrey Brown caught up with the singer-songwriter to discuss his new album, the art of songwriting and his outlook on life and music just ahead of his 70th birthday.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • The 'Long, Dark and Dirty' Story of Whitey Bulger's Career and Capture
    James "Whitey" Bulger, the legendary Boston crime boss and one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Margaret Warner speaks with with Boston University's Dick Lehr about the notorious fugitive's career, influence on Hollywood and how he hid from authorities for 16 years.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • White House, GOP Budget Deficit Talks Hit a Wall: Now What?
    Budget deficit negotiations between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP lawmakers broke down Thursday after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pulled out over the question of raising taxes. Judy Woodruff discusses the breakdown and what's ahead with The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery and The Wall Street Journal's Damian Paletta.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • Obama Solicits Support for Afghanistan Drawdown Amid Varied Reactions
    President Obama announced Wednesday that 10,000 U.S. troops are slated to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year and another 23,000 will pull out by the end of 2012. Kwame Holman reports on the range of responses to the president's withdrawal timetable from Washington to Kabul.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
  • Gates: I Was ' Strong Advocate' for Surge to End in Summer 2012
    In an interview Thursday with Jim Lehrer, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed President Obama's new timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, how he would define success in that war and the chances of a negotiated settlement with the Taliban plus the U.S. role in Libya and his tenure at the Pentagon.
    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

  • Obama Unveils Afghanistan Drawdown Plan: What Will Allies Think?
    President Obama outlined his plan Wednesday to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by summer 2012, saying that "it is time to focus on nation building here at home." Judy Woodruff discusses the impact of the president's decision with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Obama on Afghan Troop Drawdown: 'The Tide of War Is Receding'
    In a primetime address Wednesday, President Obama outlined a plan towithdraw 33,000 troops -- the full amount of the surge he announced in2009 at West Point -- from Afghanistan and told the American public"it is time to focus on nation building here at home."
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • 'My Perestroika' Reveals Personal History of Last Soviet Generation
    In "My Perestroika," filmmaker Robin Hessman traces the last generation raised in the Soviet Union through the eyes of five Muscovties, from childhoods filled with propaganda to life in the new Russia. The documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and The NewsHour.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Is Your Pension Safe? States Struggle With Pricey Challenges
    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports from Rhode Island on the struggles that states are facing over how to calculate investment returns for public pension funds to keep them fully funded.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Al Gore's Critique Sparks Debate Over Obama's Record on Global Warming
    In a "Rolling Stone" article, former Vice President Al Gore criticized President Obama's record on climate change. Gwen Ifill discusses what Mr. Obama has and hasn't done with The Center for International Policy's Glenn Hurowitz, The Center for American Progress' Daniel Weiss and The American Enterprise Institute's Ken Green.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • How Will Drawdown Affect U.S. Mission in Afghanistan?
    In a primetime address Wednesday, President Obama will unveil his plan for the size and pace of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Judy Woodruff discusses the politics influencing the president's decisions with The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011
  • Oceans Face Mass Extinction
    27 marine experts from 6 countries have released a report on the State of the Oceans where thy fear the conditions are ripe for mass extinctions of marine species. They've studied the data on overfishing, acidification, chemical pollution, temperature increases, coral reef extinction and climate change, and they are ringing the alarm.
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

  • JPMorgan to Pay $153 Million to Settle SEC Fraud Charges
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges of misleading investors in the housing market. Judy Woodruff discusses the settlement and back story with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Cambodia Teaches New Generation About Khmer Rouge Atrocities
    With a new set of genocide trials set to begin, a new generation of Cambodians is learning about the country's violent and deadly history. This report comes from The University of California, Berkeley's School of Journalism student Jake Schoneker.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Cigarette Warnings Get Graphic, but Will Smokers Be Deterred?
    The biggest change to cigarette pack health warnings in 25 years came Tuesday when the FDA released nine graphic color images that will cover the entire top half of cigarette packs beginning next year. Margaret Warner discusses the new warnings with FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Huntsman Joins GOP 2012 Field, Touting Varied Resume, Hobbies
    Former two-time Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman ended months of speculation Tuesday by officially launching his campaign for president at New Jersey's Liberty State Park. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian discuss Huntsman's presidential prospects and the developing GOP presidential field.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • News Wrap: Iraqi Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 22, Wounds 37
    In other news Tuesday, a rare bombing in southern Iraq killed at least 22 people and wounded 37. Officials said at least one suicide car bomber struck as security forces were changing shifts. Also, Leon Panetta's nomination to be defense secretary won unanimous Senate confirmation.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Obama Preps Afghanistan Drawdown, but Debate Lingers on End Goals
    President Obama will announce plans for the initial U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan Wednesday. Jeffrey Brown discusses what the president's options are with retired Army Lt. Col. John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security, author Phyllis Bennis and Brian Katoolis of the Center for American Progess.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Obama to Unveil Timetable for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan
    White House officials confirmed that President Obama will announce plans for the initial U.S. troop drawdown from Afghanistan in a primetime speech Wednesday night. Jeffrey Brown reports.
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011
  • Examining 'Dropout Factories' in New York City
    Students from the Radio Rootz program in New York City look at what's behind schools in their area labeled 'Dropout Factories."
    Original Air Date: June 21, 2011

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