Tuesday, April 26, 2011

  • Deadly Storms Pummel Midwest, Spawning Floods, Tornadoes
    Severe flooding, high winds and tornadoes across the Midwest left at least 10 people dead in Arkansas after a wave of violent weather on Monday. Jeffery Brown has the latest on the rescue operations and emergency evacuations.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • Poet C.D. Wright Reads From 'One With Others'
    Poet C.D. Wright reads from her book "One With Others," which won a National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • The Mysterious World of 'Marwencol'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Jeff Malmberg, Producer-Director of "Marwencol", a documentary that takes viewers into one man's elaborate fantasy world. After being severely beaten in 2000 and losing his memory, Mark Hogancamp began to find refuge from his reality in an alternative world he created for himself. In his new town, called "Marwencol", Hogancamp's alter-ego would play out elaborate scenes.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011
  • Coming of Age in Wartime
    Documentary filmmaker discusses her newest film, "Where Soldiers Come From". It follows a group of childhood friends ans they join the Michigan National Guard, deploy to Afghanistan, and cope with the psychological effects upon return.
    Original Air Date: April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

  • At Stanford, Debate Brews Over Reviving ROTC Program on Campus
    Decades after protests surrounding the Vietnam War, some private universities are taking another look at bringing back Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs, but the idea is rekindling some decades-old disputes over military presence on campuses. Spencer Michels reports on how the debate is playing out at Stanford.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • Upheaveal, Uncertainty in Yemen as Saleh Weighs Exit
    Two months of uprisings against the 33-year reign of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have left at least 140 people dead. Margaret Warner discusses the political upheaval and what's next for Yemenis with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Barbara Bodine, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • Protesters Pour Into Yemen's Streets Again Amid New Calls for Saleh to Leave
    As thousands of Yemeni protesters crowded streets Monday calling for President Saleh to step down, at least two more protesters were killed -- bringing the death toll to at least 140 in two months. Meanwhile, Saleh signaled that he could leave power within a month if he and relatives are granted immunity from prosecution.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • News Wrap: Syrian Soldiers, Troops Target Protests in Daraa
    In other news Monday, Syrian soldiers and tanks stormed the southern city of Daraa, in an effort to crack down on anti-government protesters. Human rights activists reported at least 18 killed. Meanwhile, NATO airstrikes over Libya destroyed part of Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • 'Extraordinary' Guantanamo Documents Shed New Light on Detainees
    Hundreds of newly released classified documents revealed details on hundreds of men who have been held -- and are being held -- at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Jeffrey Brown discusses the leak, WikiLeaks' involvement and what was revealed in the files with The New York Times' Charlie Savage and NPR's Tom Gjelten.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • Autism Now: How Can We Cope With Autism as 'National Health Emergency'?
    Governments and public health officials face mounting policy issues in dealing with autism's challenges. In the concluding report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil addresses these issues in a roundtable forum with four autism researchers and advocates.
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011
  • Weekly Poem: 'Miracle Blanket' by Erika Meitner
    Erika Meitner is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she teaches in the MFA program. She is also completing her doctorate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. She has published three books of poems: "Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore," "Ideal Cities" and "Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls."
    Original Air Date: April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

  • News Wrap: Libyan Rebels Retake Key Building From Gadhafi's Forces
    In other news Friday, Libyan rebels took back a key building in Misrata after hours of urban battle with forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. The port city has seen power shift back and forth in recent weeks. In Pakistan, U.S. drone strikes targeted a militant stronghold near the Afghan border and killed at least 25 people.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • Questions Over 'Three Cups of Tea' Author's Credibility, Charity
    Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" is under new scrutiny after a "60 Minutes" report challenged the author's credibility. Margaret Warner gets the details.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • For Syrians, New Sense of Identity Emerges Amid Battle for Reform
    Friday was the bloodiest day in more than a month of escalating protests in Syria. Judy Woodruff discusses who the Syrian protesters are and what they want with two experts on the region.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • Shields, Brooks on Public's View on Libya, Debate on Entitlements
    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss top political stories, including brewing legislative battles over the deficit and the debt ceiling and the stalemate between Libyan rebels and Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • The Doubleheader: Debt Ceilings, Dodgers and the NHL
    Mark Shields and David Brooks stopped by the newsroom before their appearance on the broadcast once again. Topics included debates over the debt ceiling, the fate of the L.A. Dodgers and the NHL playoffs
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011
  • Conversation: Denis Villeneuve, Director of 'Incendies'
    Jeffrey Brown talks to filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, director of "Incendies,' which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
    Original Air Date: April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

  • Honor Roll for April 21, 2011
    A silent tribute to U.S. soldiers killed while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2011
  • Technology Failures, Perils of Deepwater Drilling Among Gulf Oil Spill's Lessons
    In his new book, "A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea," Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach chronicles the 2010 struggle to stop what would become the nation's worst off-shore oil spill. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Achenbach about the battle to plug the BP Macondo well, the lessons learned and the future of deepwater drilling.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2011
  • Obama vs. Ryan Plans: What Medicare Costs Are Saved, Shifted?
    Controlling mounting Medicare costs has become a central flash point in the budget deficit battle. Judy Woodruff discusses the brewing Medicare debate with Gail Wilensky, a former Medicare oversight official in the first Bush administration, and Chris Jennings, a former senior health adviser to President Clinton.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2011
  • In Libya, What More Can U.S., NATO Do to Turn Stalemate Into Victory?
    A day after three countries unveiled plans to send military advisers to aid Libyan rebels, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. will deploy armed drones into the conflict. Jim Lehrer discusses the coalition's options with the International Council for Life Science's Terence Taylor and Harvard University's Nicholas Burns.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2011
  • Autism Now: For Adults With Autism, Few Support Options Past Age 21
    Although federal law mandates educational services for children withautism, there are virtually no support services provided once theybecome adults. In the fifth report in his Autism Now series, RobertMacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey -- and his family -- asthey face an uncertain future for him.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2011
  • German Family Hangs Thousands of Easter Eggs
    A family in Germany has been hanging thousands of Easter eggs on their apple tree for over 40 years, drawing thousands of visitors.
    Original Air Date: April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

  • Deepwater Horizon Survivor: 'I Can't Go Back on a Rig'
    With this week marking the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, we followed up with Christopher Choy, a roustabout who survived the blast, to see how he and his family are doing. After speaking with the NewsHour and NPR last year, Choy, his wife Monica and attorney Steve Gordon spoke with Hari Sreenivasan earlier this week from Houston.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2011
  • Food, Medicine Shortages Among Woes in Libya
    Libyan government forces continue to besiege rebels in Misrata. Judy Woodruff talks with a U.N. official about the humanitarian situation.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2011
  • LaHood: 2 Controllers Fired, but All Must Take 'Personal Responsibility'
    Federal officials moved to dispel new air-travel safety concerns after a military plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama breached the safety zone of another plane landing ahead of it. Gwen Ifill talks to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the latest in a series of incidents involving air-traffic controllers.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2011
  • Compensation Disputes Among Lingering Impacts of Gulf Spill
    Wednesday was a day of remembrance on the Gulf Coast, one year after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Jim Lehrer and Tom Bearden report on the clean-up progress and compensation efforts.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2011
  • Autism Now: Demand for Educational Resources for Children Outstrips Supply
    For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, RobertMacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism.
    Original Air Date: April 20, 2011

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