Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • In New York’s Little Ukraine, tension mounts ahead of vote
    Metropolitan New York City is home to more than 113,000 ethnic Ukrainians. NewsHour visited Little Ukraine in the East Village to gauge local sentiment about the conflict in Crimea.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2014
    New York City's Little Ukraine in the East Village
  • China demands answers from Malaysia about missing plane
    While relatives wait for news in a Beijing hotel, China is demanding answers from the Malaysian government about the disappearance and search for Flight 370. Orville Schell, who heads the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society talks with Hari Sreenivasan about how the incident is adding to tensions on the region.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2014
    Relatives of those missing on Flight 370 await news in a Beijing hotel

Friday, March 14, 2014

  • In Crimea, rifts widen as referendum looms
    The future of the Ukrainian region of Crimea hangs in the balance of Sunday’s referendum vote on whether to secede and possibly join Russia. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Crimea, where she talks to the pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian citizens. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the upcoming vote and and the growing unease.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2014
    Tensions Grow In Crimea As Diplomatic Talks Continue
  • Search for Malaysian jet may become criminal investigation
    It's been nearly a week since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared en route to Beijing. Ships and planes from a growing number of nations have helped expand the hunt. And news sources have quoted unnamed officials who say the jet changed course, possibly in an act of piracy. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal and former NTSB chairman Jim Hall.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2014
    Malaysian Airlines And Views Of Kuala Lumpur Airport As Search Continues Almost One Week Into Disappearance Of Flight 370
  • New book offers personal story behind Snowden leaks
    In "The Snowden Files," Luke Harding examines what former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed in of one of the biggest security breaches in American history and why. The author joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation about Snowden’s personal journey toward increasing disillusionment with the U.S. government and what the world has learned about American surveillance in his wake.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2014
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  • Shields and Brooks on Crimea consequences
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the significance of political turmoil in Crimea, allegations from the Senate about misconduct by the CIA, a move by the White House to revisit deportation policies and the midterm election outlook for Democrats.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2014
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  • Holder backs proposal to reduce drug sentences
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder
  • How well do you know Pi?
    March 14 is officially known as Pi Day. The irrational number, sometimes rounded off to 3.14, goes on forever, which makes it impossible to memorize -- but that doesn't stop schoolchildren and adults from trying to recite the digits past the decimal point.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

  • What keeps the U.S. from signing the UN disabilities treaty?
    Opponents of U.S. ratification by Congress of a United Nations convention that pushes for equal rights for those with disabilities argue that it would give the U.N. jurisdiction over domestic laws. Judy Woodruff talks to Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin and Michael Farris of Patrick Henry College.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2014
    2014 Paralympic Winter Games - Day 6
  • Japan considers energy future after Fukushima
    A disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011, has greatly affected how Japanese citizens feel about that energy source. Polls suggest that 80 percent of voters now oppose nuclear power in Japan. But walking away from nuclear power is a tricky proposition for a country that has not invested much in renewable alternatives. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2014
    Anti-nuclear protesters rally on March 9 in Tokyo, two days before Japan commemorated the third anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that caused a massive failure at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images
  • Crunching the costs and benefits of overtime pay reform
    President Obama has directed the Labor Department to update overtime pay rules for an estimated 5 million workers, but some business owners and Republicans are worried about economic effects for employers. Hari Sreenivasan gets debate on the overtime bump from Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Dan Bosch of the National Federation of Independent Business.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2014
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  • Revolutionaries add new social media to tech toolkit
    Recent massive uprisings around the globe have all been at least partially fueled by social media. With increasing surveillance concerns in places like Ukraine, how are protesters using technology to ensure private, secure communication? Hari Sreenivasan discusses with William Dobson of Slate Magazine.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2014
    Protest in front of the Russian Consulate in NYC

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    On the NewsHour Wednesday, Ukraine’s interim prime minister met with President Obama to appeal for aid and support in responding to opposition from Russia. Also, we ask whether a key race in Florida might foreshadow the midterm elections, technology experts mark an Internet anniversary and a landmark study exposes the economic system of sex trafficking in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Tensions Grow In Crimea As Diplomatic Talks Continue
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    March 12, 2014
  • Can U.S. use diplomacy to deter Russia's move in Ukraine?
    Days before Crimea’s planned referendum on whether to split from Ukraine, the White House made a symbolic gesture by hosting that country’s interim leader. How far should the U.S. go in supporting Ukraine’s new government? Hari Sreenivasan gets two views from Adrian Karatnycky of the Atlantic Council and Stephen Walt of Harvard University.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Tensions Grow In Crimea As Diplomatic Talks Continue
  • 25 years on, still adapting to life tangled up by the Web
    Twenty-five years have passed since a paper first introduced the concept of the World Wide Web. How do Americans think about the Internet and its impact on their lives? Jeffrey Brown talks to three people who have observed the growth of online life from different angles: Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing, Catherine Steiner-Adair of the Harvard Medical School and Daniel Weitzner from MIT.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
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  • Exposing the economics of sex trafficking in the U.S.
    A landmark study funded by the Justice Department estimates that the underground sex industry in each of seven U.S. cities generates between $40 million to nearly $300 million a year. Hari Sreenivasan talks to the lead author of the report, Meredith Dank of the Urban Institute.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Love Ranch, a brothel located on the outskirts of Carson City, NV
  • Can the GOP turn a Florida victory into midterm momentum?
    In a closely watched special election, Florida’s right-leaning 13th congressional district voted in Republican David Jolly by a narrow margin over the Democratic candidate. Judy Woodruff asks Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan MacManus from the University of South Florida about how the results could sway the forecast for upcoming midterm elections in November.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
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  • Trendlines: Ukraine blowback on Middle East?
    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster and related developments have drawn international attention to the region, and some fear away from other pressing matters in the Middle East, such as Syria’s civil war. We explore the possible impacts of the Ukraine crisis on the Middle East in the next Trendlines, a joint production of the PBS NewsHour and Al-Monitor.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
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  • Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform
    Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform, worried his family could be deported at anytime. The Fofanas have lived in Baltimore, Maryland for more than 10 years, under constant threat of deportation.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Coumba Fofana worries her family could be deported
    Coumba Fofana and her family came to the U.S. 10 years ago seeking political asylum. But today, they are stuck in limbo, live year by year on a temporary stay of deportation.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2014
  • Boehner: Administration can't be trusted on immigration
    House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks out about his party's concern that President Obama's administration can't be trusted to enforce immigration reform laws.
    Original Air Date: February 6, 2014
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • Chang-rae Lee on the fun of writing about the future
    Author Chang-rae Lee had set out to write a contemporary novel about the lives of Chinese workers. Instead, for his new book “On Such a Full Sea,” he created a dystopian America of the future, divided into labor settlements, where a teenage girl named Fan searches for love. Jeffrey Brown talks to Lee about how he came to write his main character.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2014
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  • Coping with exceptional ice in the Great Lakes
    A brutally cold winter has covered the Great Lakes with more ice than they have seen since 1979. Special correspondent Elizabeth Bracket of WTTW reports on the struggle to keep shipping lanes open to Chicago’s ice-clogged harbor to Lake Michigan.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2014
    Ice in Lake Michigan near Michigan City, Indiana. Photo by Flickr User Tom Gill
  • What’s Russia’s ambition in Eastern Europe?
    What are the boundaries of Vladimir Putin’s ambitions? Gwen Ifill talks to Janusz Bugajski of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Nadia Diuk of the National Endowment for Democracy about the historical precedent for Russia trying to destabilize or partition countries with ethnic Russian populations.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2014
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  • Using creative marketing to sell health care enrollment
    A brutally cold winter has covered the Great Lakes with more ice than they have seen since 1979. Special correspondent Elizabeth Bracket of WTTW reports on the struggle to keep shipping lanes open to Chicago’s ice-clogged harbor to Lake Michigan.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2014
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Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Expectant mothers learn long-term benefits of eating well
    Pregnant women who skip meals or don't eat nutritious foods may be at greater risk for health problems. Under the Affordable Care Act, home visiting projects have received more funding for preventative care work like teaching new moms and mothers-to-be about eating well. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how health professionals in Arkansas are working to prevent the domino effect of malnutrition.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2014
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  • How Syria’s shattered health care system affects civilians
    After three years of war, the more than 4 million refugees who are displaced within Syria face a health care disaster. Save the Children estimates 60 percent of that country's hospitals have been damaged or destroyed and nearly half of its doctors have fled, among other dire statistics. Michael Klosson of Save the Children joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the crisis.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2014
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  • Safety advocates question delay in recall by GM
    Ten years ago, drivers of some older General Motors models began complaining of ignition problems, including stalling, that have been linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes. But it wasn’t until January 2014 that GM decided to recall 1.6 million cars. Gwen Ifill talks to David Shepardson of The Detroit News about new scrutiny for the company and government regulators on why it took so long.
    Original Air Date: March 10, 2014
    One Year Anniversary Of General Motors Filing For Bankruptcy

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