Friday, September 9, 2011

  • Join a Live Chat about the New Documentary 'The Learning'
    Join us Friday at 3:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. PT) for an online panel discussion, hosted by the PBS NewsHour, NewsHour Extra, ITVS, POV and the Economist Film Project centered around the new documentary 'The Learning'The Newshour will air an excerpt of the The Learning on September 15 as part of the Economist Film Project.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

  • Analysts React: Will Obama's Plan Accelerate Job Growth?
    President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to outline his plan for job creation and reviving a stumbling economy. Judy Woodruff discusses the president's address with former Director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Obama Prods Congress to Pass $450B Jobs Package 'Right Away'
    President Obama's full address to a joint session of Congress on a plan to spur job creation and stimulate a sluggish economy.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • 'The Submission' Imagines 9/11 Memorial With an Alternate History
    What if a jury selected a design for the new 9/11 memorial and then discovered that its architect was a Muslim? A new novel, "The Submission," by Amy Waldman, explores that imagined scenario. Jeffrey Brown and the author discuss her debut novel.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Drastic Changes in Airport Security After 9/11 Stir Controversy
    NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the profound changes in aviation security and air travel after the September 11th attacks. Criticis say some of the new measures are excessive and infringe on the rights of travelers, pointing to examples of passengers being arrested or subject to invasive searches.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Romney, Perry Sparring at the Center of GOP Contenders' Debate
    Wednesday night's GOP debate focused most attention on the two leading contenders, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who sparred over their records on job creation. Ray Suarez recaps the debate and looks at where the contenders stand in the nomination fight after the latest round of debate.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • What Can Obama Do to Spur Job Creation?
    President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Thursday evening to outline his plan for job creation and reviving a stumbling economy. Judy Woodruff previews the speech with former Director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin and former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, Jared Bernstein.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • 100,000 in Pa., N.Y. Forced to Evacuate as Floodwaters Rise
    Emergency officials ordered 100,000 residents to move away from rising rivers in Pennsylvania and New York on Thursday, after downpours turned even peaceful waterways into potentially dangerous torrents. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mayor Thomas Leighton told Jeffrey Brown "we won't relax until people are back in their homes."
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Leonard Lamkin: Using My 401 (k) Tax-Free
    We interviewed folks at a monthly networking meeting for unemployed executives in the Chicago suburbs to find out what they are hoping the president will say in his jobs speech. Here, Leonard Lamkin explains why unemployed Americans should be able to withdraw from their retirement savings tax-free and penalty free.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Linda Spinelli: We Need Shovel-Ready Projects
    We interviewed folks at a monthly networking meeting for unemployed executives in the Chicago suburbs to find out what they are hoping the president will say in his jobs speech. Here, Linda Spinelli talks about the need for shovel-ready projects.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Peter Sturdivant: I Want to Hear $500 Billion
    We interviewed folks at a monthly networking meeting for unemployed executives in the Chicago suburbs to find out what they are hoping the president will say in his jobs speech. Here, Peter Sturdivant talks about how much money is needed.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Laura Beal: Obama Needs to Step It Up
    We interviewed folks at a monthly networking meeting for unemployed executives in the Chicago suburbs to find out what they are hoping the president will say in his jobs speech. Here, Laura Beal talks about education.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Julian Blumenthal: Bring Manufacturing Back
    We interviewed folks at a monthly networking meeting for unemployed executives in the Chicago suburbs to find out what they are hoping the president will say in his jobs speech. Here, Julian Blumenthal talks about bringing manufacturing back to this country.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Toxic Fallout: Air Quality in Lower Manhattan (4/16/2002)
    As part of the NewsHour's coverage of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we're highlighting some reports from shortly after the attacks. In this segment, Ray Suarez reports from Lower Manhattan on environmental concerns provoked by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • After 9/11 Attacks, One Hospital's Story of Waiting (9/15/2001)
    As part of the NewsHour's coverage of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we're highlighting some reports from shortly after the attacks. In this segment, Ray Suarez reports from New York City on the dangerous round-the-clock struggle to find injured and dead people.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Ground Zero Recovery Worker Suffers From Illness Due to Work Conditions
    Jon Sferazo, a iron worker who worked on recovery efforts at Ground Zero in 2001 suffers from respiratory problems and psychological issues. He discusses how he tries to help others who suffer from trauma because of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Search for 9/11 Survivors Continues Amid Myriad Dangers (9/13/2001)
    As part of the NewsHour's coverage of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we're highlighting some reports from shortly after the attacks. In this segment, Ray Suarez reports from New York City just two days after the attacks on the painstaking search for survivors at the World Trade Center site.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Calculating the Human Cost of 9/11 (09/12/2001)
    As part of the NewsHour's coverage of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we're highlighting some reports from shortly after the attacks. In this segment, Ray Suarez reported just a day after 9/11 on families' hopes for finding people missing in the attacks.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011
  • Search and Rescue Teams Sift Through Rubble at Ground Zero (9/18/01)
    As part of the NewsHour's coverage of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we're highlighting some reports from shortly after the attacks. In this segment, Ray Suarez reported on Sept. 19, 2001, about search and rescue teams digging through the debris that used to be the World Trade Center in hopes of finding survivors.
    Original Air Date: September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

  • 'An Interpretation of Dreams' and Freud's Cocaine Nightmare
    The "Model Dream" that became a launching pad for Sigmund Freud's long career in psychoanalysis was actually a cocaine-induced nightmare. The anecdote is one of many explored in Dr. Howard Markel's new book, "An Anatomy of Addiction."
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011
  • The Cocaine Wine Guzzled by the Pope
    Pope Leo XIII awarded the Mariani Company a special Vatican gold medal for its creation of a cocaine-infused Bordeaux wine. He then proceeded to carry a flask of the concoction around with him at all times. The anecdote is one of many explored in Dr. Howard Markel's new book, "An Anatomy of Addiction."
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011
  • Rubber Gloves: A Love Product?
    Rubber gloves: a staple in modern hospitals and a symbol of sterility in the operating room worldwide. But the man known as the founder of modern surgery, Dr. William Halsted, may have invented them for a much simpler reason -- to impress his girlfriend. The anecdote is one of many explored in Dr. Howard Markel's new book, "An Anatomy of Addiction."
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011
    Tonight on the program, President Obama and his team put the final touches on the jobs plan he will announce to the nation Thursday. Also, we sit down with White House Chief Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan to discuss the strength of al-Qaida and crews in Texas race to battle raging wildfires. Finally, we get a report on security suspects at shopping malls and preview tonight's GOP debate.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011
  • Supernova Burns Bright in a Galaxy Not So Far Away
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists recently discovered a supernova about 21 million light years away in the Pinwheel Galaxy. Jeffrey Brown and Peter Nugent, who found the brightest and closest supernova in decades, discuss how the dying star could prove to be "a real treat" for Northern hemisphere stargazers.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011
  • Brennan: Post-9/11, U.S. Has 'Right Balance' Between Civil Liberties, Security
    In an interview with Judy Woodruff, White House Chief Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan discusses the strength of al-Qaida after the death or capture of high-level leaders and the difficult-to-detect threat of homegrown terror.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011
  • After 9/11, Suspicions Fall on Some Shoppers
    After 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security created the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative to help spot potential terrorists, while the Mall of America launched its own security program. NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting report how such efforts aimed at security affect our civil liberties.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011
  • Witness: Texas Wildfire 'Just Like Driving Into a Volcano'
    In Texas, Bastrop County's emergency coordinator said that a huge wildfire southeast of Austin is now 30 percent contained. Ray Suarez speaks with Kate Galbraith of the Texas Tribune about efforts to combat scores of fires, which have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and killed at least four people in the Lone Star State.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011
  • How Will Perry Change Dynamic in GOP Debate?
    Before President Obama presents his plan to spur job creation on Thursday night, eight Republican hopefuls will debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian preview the debate, which will be the first to include GOP front-runner Rick Perry.
    Original Air Date: September 7, 2011

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