Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Are generic drugs being delayed to market?
    Are less-expensive generic drugs being delayed to market by so-called "pay for delay" deals between drug companies? The deals happen after generic drug companies challenge the patents on brand-name drugs. The settlements include a date that the generic drug can enter the market, and in some cases, a payment from brand company to the generic company.
    Original Air Date: June 28, 2014
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Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Why we’re all paying the cost of excessive drinking
    Excessive alcohol consumption accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age Americans each year, making it the fourth leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. And it's not just alcoholic drinkers at risk; partying, bingeing and daily drinking all take a toll. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Dr. Robert Brewer, co-author of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Shields and Ponnuru on House GOP vs. Obama
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including how incumbents held their ground against the tea party in last Tuesday’s primaries, Rep. John Boehner’s threat to sue President Obama for abusing presidential powers, as well as accusations swirling around missing IRS emails.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Trade deal locks Poroshenko and Russia in standoff
    In a move that angered Moscow, Ukraine’s new leader signed a trade deal to bring his country closer to Europe. Jeffrey Brown talks to Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center and Nikolas Gvosdev of the U.S. Naval War College about the challenges of implementing the deal, as well as the dilemma now facing Russian interests in seeking to stave off further western sanctions.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Fixing the disconnect between Medicare and Medicaid
    Providing long term care at a reasonable cost — especially for low-income Americans who are elderly or have disabilities — has long been a challenge in the U.S. In California, long term care providers are coordinating in order to tackle the special challenges faced by those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Will an alternative to prime minister Maliki emerge in Iraq?
    Iraq’s top Shiite cleric ramped up pressure on politicians to agree on the nation’s next prime minister by Tuesday. Iraq’s current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, continues to lose the confidence of former allies in the fight against ISIL insurgents. Judy Woodruff talks to Rob Nordland of the New York Times about the struggles to unite politically and what role U.S. is playing.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
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  • Brian Knappenberger on 'The Internet's Own Boy'
    Aaron Swartz was a teen tech-prodigy who became a leader in the fight against regulation and privatization of information on the internet. His story is told in the new documentary, 'The Internet's Own Boy,' by filmmaker Brian Knappenberger.
    Original Air Date: June 27, 2014
    Aaron Swartz. Photo courtesy Noah Berger

Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Pulitzer winner on seeing the big picture with poetry
    Vijay Seshadri says his early experience of being an immigrant allowed him to see the panorama of American society. The 2014 Pulitzer Prize poetry winner for his book “3 Sections” was born in Bangalore, India, and came to the U.S. when he was 5 years old, and eventually settled in New York. Jeffrey Brown talks to Seshadri about his approach to writing and what makes this a golden age of poetry.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
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  • Team USA achieves goal of advancing to knockout round
    Despite a 0-1 defeat to Germany, U.S. fans cheered as their team advanced to the knockout round of 16 teams in the World Cup. Judy Woodruff turns to Matthew Futterman of The Wall Street Journal in Brazil to discuss the evolution of Team U.S.A., how the numbers added up to push them to the next level and why World Cup fever is spreading among American viewers.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
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  • Whistleblowers come forward in Veterans Affairs scandal
    Jeffrey Brown talks to Dennis Wagner of The Arizona Republic about two whistleblowers who have emerged to make public accusations about problems within Veterans Affairs health system. One came forward with information about patients who died while waiting for medical care in Phoenix, while another claims she was fired after raising concerns.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    The House is expected to pass the $17 billion overhaul of the VA and the Senate is expected to move quickly thereafter in order to resolve the issue before Congress breaks for its summer recess. Photo by Karen Gleier/Getty Images
  • Vibrant Cambodian lake may face less-fishy future
    Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most productive freshwater ecosystems in the world. But overfishing, climate change and plans to build a hydropower dams could threaten the animals that make their home in the body of water known as the beating heart of Cambodia. Hari Sreenivasan narrates a report in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on efforts to track and maintain lake health.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
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  • Assaults on Iraq oil fields sow worry over global gas prices
    Both Iraq's government army and fighters from ISIL have claimed to have the upper hand in a week-long battle for Iraq's biggest oil refinery. The clashes have stopped oil production at the Beiji complex, but amid the chaos, the price of crude exports has risen by only $2.35 a barrel. Gwen Ifill talks to Gianna Bern of Brookshire Advisory and Research and Greg Priddy of the Eurasia Group.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
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  • Justices rein in presidential appointment powers
    In the first of two high-profile unanimous Supreme Court decisions, temporary appointments made by President Obama in 2012 were ruled illegal because Congress was not in recess. In the second, the justices struck down a 35-foot buffer zone prohibiting protests outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to explain the details.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
  • Ted Olson and David Boies team up against Prop 8
    "The Case Against 8" captures reactions to the unexpected teaming-up of Ted Olson and David Boies in the case against Proposition 8. Clip courtesy HBO.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    Ted Olson and David Boies in "The Case Against 8." Photo courtesy of HBO
  • Plaintiffs meets the media
    The plaintiffs against Proposition 8 introduce themselves to the media in "The Case Against 8," a documentary film by Ryan White and Ben Cotner. Clip courtesy HBO.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo in "The Case Against 8." Photo courtesy of AFER/Diana Walker/HBO
  • Becoming a plaintiff against Prop 8
    Sandy Stier and Kris Perry discuss the decision to become a plaintiff in against Proposition 8 in "The Case Against 8," a documentary film by Ryan White and Ben Cotner. Courtesy HBO.
    Original Air Date: June 26, 2014
    Kris Perry and her son in "The Case Against 8." Photo courtesy HBO

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Getting to the root of malnutrition in Guatemala
    About half of Guatemala’s children will face physical or developmental challenges due to malnutrition, yet vegetables grown for export overflow in the countryside. Hari Sreenivasan reports in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on efforts by the country’s leaders to reduce hunger and promote nutrition.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Incumbents strike back in close primary races
    From Mississippi to New York to Colorado, incumbents survived a series of close races in Tuesday night’s primaries. Judy Woodruff talks to political editor Domenico Montanaro about how Sen. Thad Cochran pulled ahead of his tea party challenger in Mississippi, plus Rep. Charlie Rangel’s victory in New York.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., speaks to supporters during his "Victory Party" after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel on June 24, 2014 in Jackson, Miss. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • Supreme Court limits cell phone searches, TV signal sharing
    In a sweeping decision to protect privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that police need a warrant to search cell phones. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to look at their unanimous decision, as well as the court’s ruling in a case against Aereo, an Internet startup that sought to share broadcast network TV signals without paying a fee.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Hillary Clinton talks ‘Hard Choices’ and battle scars
    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, senator and first lady, joins Gwen Ifill for an extended conversation on international concerns like the crisis in Iraq and political upheaval in Ukraine, as well as the state of economic recovery in the United States, why Democrats should be embracing health care reform and the reason she's waiting to decide whether she'll rub for president in 2016.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Hank Paulson says he supports Keystone pipeline
    Most Americans who remember Henry Paulson think of him as the former Treasury Secretary to President George W. Bush and one of the government's leading point men when it came to dealing with the financial crisis that devastated the economy. On Tuesday, he, among other business leaders issued a report with new estimates on the potential costs and risks of climate change in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Clinton sees America from new focal length
    While promoting her new book, “Hard Choices,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she’s been enjoying traveling around the country. “It’s a great way to become immersed again in what’s going on in my own country, because for four years I didn’t travel around my own country,” she told Gwen Ifill on Tuesday. “I was in a hundred and twelve other countries.”
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Hillary Clinton acknowledges stumbles on wealth
    Hillary Clinton acknowledged in an interview Tuesday with PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill that she stumbled when talking about her and her husband’s wealth and could have had a better message.You can watch the full interview on the PBS NewsHour Wednesday, June 25.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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  • Hillary Clinton on running for president
    It takes a special kind of person to run for president. For Hillary Clinton, someone who would want to do it twice might just be “a little bit crazy," Clinton told the PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill in an interview Tuesday night.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
    Gwen sat down with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in Denver. Photo by NewsHour
  • How to 3-D print a dinosaur
    The Smithsonian's Digitization Program is 3-D scanning and printing the more than 200 bones of the Nation's T.rex, one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons ever discovered.
    Original Air Date: June 25, 2014
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • Missing IRS emails prompt cover-up allegations
    A political fight over the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service escalated when the IRS said it had lost thousands of emails when a former official’s computer crashed. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., and Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., about the allegations that the emails may have been intentionally destroyed.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
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  • Report: Reading to young children benefits brain development
    A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills. But, the report says, many children are missing out. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the consequences and opportunities to improve with lead author of the study, Dr. Pamela High of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
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  • 'Freedom Summer’ leaders recall pivotal fight against racism
    A new documentary “Freedom Summer” looks back to the deeply segregated Mississippi of 1964, and the young people who came from around the country to lend a hand in the struggle against racism. For a look back at the moment, Gwen Ifill is joined by Freedom Summer coordinator Robert Moses, Freedom Summer volunteer Rita Schwerner Bender, as well as director of the film, Stanley Nelson.
    Original Air Date: June 24, 2014
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