Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • School Shooting Survivor Advocates for Background Checks
    Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech school shooting advocates for background check on all gun sales.
    Original Air Date: February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

  • 'Invisible War' Reveals Culture of Military Sexual Assault
    The soaring rate of sexual assault within the ranks of the U.S. Military has been the subject of studies and a congressional hearing. Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick explores the topic in his new documentary, "The Invisible War," nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year's Academy Awards.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Questions Arise on Health of Chavez, Governance of Venezuela
    The return of Hugo Chavez inspires a myriad of questions about the president's health, the state of the country and who is really running Venezuela. To help address those questions, Ray Suarez interviews Ian James, Caracas bureau chief for the Associated Press.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Colorado Community Grapple With How to Address Gun Violence
    How is the community of Aurora, Colo. -- target of a mass shooting last July -- coping with and reacting to the national debate stirred by Newtown? How is Colorado processing the recommendations for reducing violence proposed by the Biden task force? Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio reports.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Proposed Keystone Pipeline Prompts Protest March, Debate
    The proposed Keystone Pipeline has spurred a large march protest in Washington and heated advocacy from supporters and opponents. Judy Woodruff weighs the debate with Bob Deans of the National Resources Defense Council and Scott Segal of Bracewell and Guiliani, the firm representing energy companies pushing the extension.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Gun Control Debate Spurs Political Action Across the Nation
    In the nine weeks since the Newtown shooting massacre, the gun control debate has spread far beyond the Beltway. Gwen Ifill and political editor Christina Bellantoni explore what steps American cities have taken to curb gun violence, and how opposition voices have attempted to fight these measures.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • Trailer, Excerpts of 'The Invisible War'
    The trailer and excerpts of "The Invisible War," the Oscar-nominated documentary by Kirby Dick.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013
  • "One Nation Under God?" Students Explore Pledge Options
    Students of Granby High School in Virginia explore how faculty members and their peers feel about the Pledge of Allegiance's "Under God" phrase.
    Original Air Date: February 18, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Asteroids and Meteors
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson gives a short lesson on "Asteroids 101" with the help of his solar system tie during an apperance on the PBS NewsHour
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Examining Cyber Security With Secretary Janet Napolitano
    Among the initiatives launched by President Obama in his State of the Union address was a comphrensive cyber security plan. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talks with Ray Suarez about combating the growing threat of cyber attacks and the top three countries poised to launch cyber attacks against the U.S.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Shields, Gerson Discuss Hold Up on Hagel, Looming Sequester
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discuss public opinion versus the political battle on gun control, Congress heading home without a 'sequester' deal, the filibuster to block Chuck Hagel's nomination vote and takeaways from President Obama's State of the Union.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Obama Makes Gun Control Push Personal With Visit to Chicago
    President Obama's last stop on a post-State of the Union tour was in Chicago, where he talked about raising the minimum wage and mandatory preschool, but also strengthening gun control. Margaret Warner talks to Lynn Sweet, a columnist and Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, about the president's return home.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Asteroid Careens by as Meteor Delivers 'Buzz Cut' to Earth
    On the same day as a meteor hit Russia, an asteroid careened towards Earth. Jeffrey Brown talks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about this cosmic coincidence, how the meteor and asteroid came so close to Earth, what risks it poses and why this is a 'wake-up call.'
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Meteor Explosion of Atomic Strength Injures 1,000 in Russia
    Paul Davies of Independent Television News reports that 10-ton meteor that fell over Russia with atomic bomb power. The meteor caused a fireball, blowing out windows and injuring 1,000 people.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Double Jeopardy and the Constitution
    Students from Fort Mill High School in South Carolina investigate the Double Jeopardy clause in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • How Parents and Policymakers Handle Violent Video Games
    PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown taps into a discussion about the connections -- or lack of connections -- between violent video games and violent behavior. The Newtown killer reportedly spent hours playing such games, but is there any evidence that one thing leads to the other? Psychologist Brad Bushman of Ohio State University and public health expert Cheryl Olson weigh in.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Calories and the Constitution
    Students of Fort Mill High School investigate the connection between the U.S. Constitution and what's being served in school cafeterias across the nation.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
    February 15, 2013
  • Student Athletes Urged to Monitor Social Media Presence
    Students of Fort Mill High School investigate how social media practices and youth sports are connected.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Coloradans Respond to Gun Violence
    The movie theater shooting in Aurora Colorado in July of 2012, combined with the massacre at the Connecticut elementary school in December, have spurred lawmakers in Colorado to push for an array of gun legislation, which supporters believe could prevent future violence. The PBS NewsHour spoke to a number of people who are on the front lines of that debate.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Do You Remember When the Voting Rights Act Passed?
    Do you remember when the Voting Rights Act became law? How did that change affect your life and your community during the Civil Rights Movement? How did you see if affect others? Call the PBS NewsHour Oral History Hotline at (703) 594-6PBS to share your story.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Meteor Blows Out Windows and Injures Hundreds in Siberia
    A meteor entered the atmosphere over Urals, Russia on February 15, 2013. The object created a sonic boom that shattered glass and injured hundreds of Russians. This video shows the meteor's entry, the aftermath and several people being treated for injuries at a local hospital.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013
  • Hear the Explosion as a Meteor Falls in Russia
    This amateur video shows the moment of explosion and aftermath of the 2/15/2013 meteor over Chelyabinsk, Russia.
    Original Air Date: February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

  • Presidential Admirer: LBJ's Love Letters to Lady Bird
    Seventy years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson took to snail mail to court Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor. The letters have now been released by the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. For more on the love letters, Judy Woodruff talks with historian Michael Beschloss, and Catherine Robb, granddaughter of LBJ and Lady Bird.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2013
  • Olympic Sprinter Pistorius Charged with Girlfriend's Murder
    South Africans are in shock after their native son and historic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Pistorius competed in the London 2012 Olympics as the first double-amputee track athlete. Ray Suarez talks with Michael Sokolove who profiled Pistorius in 2012 for the New York Times Magazine.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2013
  • Defense Secretary Nominee Hagel Faces More Hurdles
    Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary was delayed while senate Republicans called for a filibuster. Outgoing secretary Leon Panetta will stay on until his successor is confirmed. Jeffrey Brown has the latest with Time Magazine’s Mark Thompson and of Public Radio International's Todd Zwillich.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2013
  • House Freshmen Feel the Call to Action After SOTU
    In his State of the Union Address, Pres. Obama called Congress to address climate change, gun control, and federal budget. Judy Woodruff talks with four House freshmen, Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz; Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Luke Messer, R-Ind.; and Doug Collins, R-Ga., about their new positions and the president's priorities.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2013
  • What Does the $11 Billion Dollar Airline Merger Mean?
    American Airlines and US Airways announced Thursday the two companies will merge, creating the world's largest airline. The price tag for the deal is $11 billion. Holly Hegeman, airline industry analyst, and Charlie Leocha, director of the Consumer Travel Alliance join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the merger in-depth.
    Original Air Date: February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

  • Watch Janet Murg Testimony on Immigration Reform
    Janet Murguía, president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, testified in front of a congressional committee on comprehensive immigration reform Wednesday. Murguía has worked heavily with other immigrant rights organizations and labor unions on their roles in pushing for immigration reform. Murguía worked in the White House from 1994-2000 as deputy assistant to President Bill Clinton.
    Original Air Date: February 13, 2013