Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Parisians fight terror with a simple act: returning to cafes
    Their country is in a state of emergency, but Parisians are back at their neighborhood cafes, taking solace in normal life and even showing a little defiance toward the attackers who killed so many people. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Paris.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2015
    A man walks on the street as people sit at a table outside a bistro in Paris, France, November 18, 2015. Parisians were called to flock en masse to the French capital's renowned cafes and restaurants after last week's attacks that killed many cafe-goers.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes - RTS7UDQ
  • FBI: Terrorists hiding behind impenetrable communication
    How did the Paris terrorists communicate with each other and elude surveillance? Investigators are eyeing readily available cellphone technologies that defy cracking by intelligence agencies and even the companies that created them. Judy Woodruff takes a look at some of the encrypted apps and software being used to evade detection.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2015
  • Paris terror and the migrant crisis tear at Europe’s open borders
    How to deal with hundreds of thousands of migrants, many fleeing from Syria? It's a question that was already tearing at the fabric of Europe before the attacks in Paris, with different countries taking very different stances. But after Friday night, the very idea of Europe's open borders is under threat. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Paris.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2015
    A Syrian refugee holds onto his daughter as he waits to cross into Turkey at Akcakale border gate in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 15, 2015.REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Umit Bektas: The man in the picture was gesturing to all of us on the other side of the barbed wire, asking the soldiers, officials and media for help. He was far from the only one: countless people were begging to be let across the border. These refugees had rushed from the town of Tel Abiad because they were expecting fighting between Isis and Kurdish forces.
“Take us in, we’re dying here,” I heard someone say.
The baby girl in his arms looked terrified. She was so young but there was something in her eyes…  it seemed like she knew what was going on. She wasn’t crying, even though she was hanging on to the barbed wire, also in spite of the heat, the shouting and chaos around her. There she was with her big eyes, looking out. It appeared to me that was in shock.
A few minutes after I took this photo the Turkish officials and military allowed these people to cross the border into Turkey. They arrived dehydrated, desperate to drink water and cool down.
There was a complete lack of facilities: no water, no toilets, no shade, no buildings at all. When I captured this image it was midday and the heat was intense, at more than 30 degrees Celsius. NGOs and soldiers had started to throw bottles of water across but it was obvious that there wasn’t enough to go round.
There are tens of thousands of children who are suffering like the girl in this image - she is just one of them.    
  • How Congress sees the fight against the Islamic State
    Lawmakers have spent the past few days being briefed on the Paris attacks and the threat posed to the U.S by the Islamic State. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., join Judy Woodruff to discuss the fight against the militant group.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2015
    A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. The offshoot of al Qaeda which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic "Caliphate" and called on factions worldwide to pledge their allegiance, a statement posted on jihadist websites said on Sunday. The group, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, has renamed itself "Islamic State" and proclaimed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghadi as "Caliph" - the head of the state, the statement said. REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)  FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GF2EAAO0VU501 - RTR3WBPT
  • News Wrap: White House warns of veto on House refugee bill
    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama would veto a forthcoming House Republican bill to increase screening for refugees from Syria and Iraq, according to the White House. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping reassured world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting that China's economy remains strong, despite flagging growth.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2015
  • Mayhem in a Paris suburb as police search for mastermind
    French police made an early morning raid on an apartment in a suburb of Paris to disrupt another conspiracy for an imminent terrorist attack. Seven were arrested and two died, but the target was Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged ringleader of the Paris plot, was not confirmed to be among them. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant and Hari Sreenivasan update Gwen Ifill from Paris.
    Original Air Date: November 18, 2015
    French special police forces secure the area as shots are exchanged in Saint-Denis, France, near Paris, November 18, 2015 during an operation to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann - RTS7O9O

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • Republicans push back on Syrian refugee resettlement plan
    Republican candidates and lawmakers have expressed concerns about the United States accepting Syrian refugees in the days since Friday’s terror attacks on Paris. More than two dozen governors now say they oppose President Obama's plan to welcome 10,000 more Syrian refugees by next fall. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    A Syrian refugee family walks across rail tracks near Greece's border with Macedonia, outside the village of Idomeni, September 7, 2015. Thousands of migrants and refugees were crowding at Greece's border with Macedonia on Monday morning, their entry slowly rationed by Macedonian police. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis - RTX1RJAW
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 17, 2015
    PBS NewsHour full episode for Nov. 17, 2015
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a rally at the Henderson Pavilion in Henderson, Nevada November 15, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker - RTS78OC
    November 17, 2015
  • How the Islamic State indoctrinates Afghan children
    How does the Islamic State convert children to their cause? Journalist Najibullah Quraishi visited IS militants in their Afghan stronghold to find out. He speaks with William Brangham about the experience.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
  • Carson: Our first responsibility is U.S. safety, not refugees
    What’s Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s views on bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S., in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Carson joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his stance on fighting the militant group.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pauses as he speaks to the media following a fundraising luncheon in La Jolla, California  November 17, 2015.   REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTS7NA6
  • Sanders: Turning away refugees destroys the idea of America
    How would Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders handle terror threats at home and abroad, in light of the Paris attacks and the shifting threat of the Islamic State? Sanders joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his views on combatting terrorism and the anti-refugee backlash in the U.S.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
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  • After attacks, can Russia and the West cooperate on Syria?
    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to cooperate with the French military, as both countries bombed targets in Syria. What are the prospects of Russia cooperating to help end the Syrian civil war? Gwen Ifill gets reactions from former Defense Department official Evelyn Farkas and Vali Nasr of Johns Hopkins University.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia November 17, 2015. The Kremlin said for the first time on Tuesday that a bomb had ripped apart a Russian passenger jet over Egypt last month and promised to hunt down those responsible and intensify its air strikes on Islamist militants in Syria in response. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolskyi/SPUTNIK/Kremlin ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. - RTS7HU8
  • News Wrap: UN refugee agency warns against closing borders
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the United Nations refugee agency warned against closing borders to migrants as parts of Europe called to halt resettlement of thousands of people in the wake of the Paris attacks. Also, opposition lawmakers in Kosovo fired off pepper spray at government ministers in a drastic action to protest treaties with Serbia and Montenegro.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
  • France, Russia step up IS bombing as Paris manhunt grows
    As the manhunt widened for suspects in the Paris attacks and police conducted dozens of more raids, French planes targeted the Islamic State group in Raqqa, Syria, with more bombing runs. Russia also hammered sites in Syria with renewed fury in the wake of the revelation that a Russian passenger plane was destroyed by a bomb. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Judy Woodruff from Paris.
    Original Air Date: November 17, 2015
    Football Soccer - Germany vs Netherlands - International Friendly - HDI Arena, Hanover, Germany - 17/11/15. Heavy armed Police stand outside the stadium after the match was called off by police due to a security threat.     REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer  - RTS7MF4

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 16, 2015
    Monday on the NewsHour, the international manhunt continues for suspects involved in the deadly attacks in Paris as France grapples with increasing security. Also: What’s being done to turn back the threat of the Islamic State, U.S. leaders weigh in on allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S., plus a look at some of the tributes made to victims of the tragedy.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
    View of candles and flowers outside the French embassy building in Mexico City on November 16, 2015, in solidarity with the victims of Paris' attacks. A total of 129 people died and 352 were injured in the November 13 attacks in Paris in what for now is only "a temporary" toll, Paris prosecutor said. AFP PHOTO / ALFREDO ESTRELLA        (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)
    November 16, 2015
  • How should the West battle the shifting strategy of IS?
    The attacks in Paris have raised concern about the threat posed by the Islamic State around the world, and how to counter it. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk with William McCants, author of “The ISIS Apocalypse,” Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Hassan Hassan of Chatham House and Richard Barrett, a former British intelligence official.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
  • EU, U.S. face vulnerabilities after IS attacks in Paris
    Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff examine the aftermath and reaction to the deadly Paris attacks with chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner, plus Hari Sreenivasan in Paris and special correspondent Malcolm Brabant in Brussels.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
    A law enforcement official stands guard as a woman places a flag on the memorial during a tribute to the Paris attacks at the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York November 16, 2015.  2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - RTS7FU1
  • Mourning attacks in Paris, France grapples with security
    As Paris mourned the deadly attacks that occurred Friday night, authorities conducted a sweeping dragnet of people they suspect of militant ties across France. President Francois Hollande announced drastically stepped-up security measures, illuminating tensions over tighter border controls and increasing scrutiny on refugees and immigrants. Hari Sreenivasan reports from France.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
    A French soldier patrols in the train station in Nantes, France, November 16, 2015 as security increases after last Friday's series of deadly attacks in Paris.   REUTERS/Stephane Mahe - RTS7EBA
  • In a time of darkness, world stands with the City of Light
    Over the past few days, both impromptu and organized memorials have popped up across the globe to the victims of the Paris attacks and the people of France. Hari Sreenivasan offers a look.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
  • Police scrutinize extremist ties of a Brussels neighborhood
    Explosions erupted in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek Monday morning as police surrounded the suspected hideout of Saleh Abdeslam, a 26-year-old Frenchman believed to be the driver of a car that dropped off the Paris attackers at the Bataclan concert hall. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
    Police officers stand guard as an operation takes place in the Molenbeek district of Brussels on November 16, 2015. Belgian police launched a major new operation in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, where several suspects in the Paris attacks had previously lived, AFP journalists said. Armed police stood in front of a police van blocking a street in the run-down area of the capital while Belgian media said officers had surrounded a house. Belgian prosecutors had no immediate comment. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS        (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Paris attacks bring migrant crisis to political forefront
    From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, leaders weighed in on the fallout of the Paris attacks. Gwen Ifill speaks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about how responses to the tragedy are playing out in the presidential race, calls from some lawmakers to change U.S. policy toward Syrian immigrants, as well as takeaways from the Democratic debate.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015
  • News Wrap: Syrian war can still be ended, says State Dept.
    In our news wrap Monday, a State Department spokesman said that the attacks in Paris make diplomatic efforts to end the Syrian civil war even more critical, and leaders at a G-20 meeting agreed to support new talks. Also, activists in Minneapolis demanded that police publicly identify an officer who shot a black suspect while handcuffed.
    Original Air Date: November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 15, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday November 15, a manhunt is underway for a suspected gunman in the Paris terrorist attacks as the death toll rises and the city and country try to come to terms with a tragedy. Here in the U.S., the Democrats who want to be president debate and we’ll have a fact check. William Brangham anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
    Raindrops are seen on a French flag laid to commemorate victims of attacks in Paris, in front of the French embassy in Warsaw, Poland November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel - RTS76Q9
    November 15, 2015
  • ISIS Paris mission three-fold: retaliate, divide, motivate
    The deadly acts of terror ISIS claims it executed in Paris on Friday were motivated by a need to seek revenge, polarize Europe and garner support within the terrorist organization, according to Professor Peter Neumann of King’s College in London, who joins William Brangham from London with more.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
    Bullet impacts are seen in the window of a restaurant window the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris , November 14, 2015. Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
  • Coming to terms with acts of terror in Paris
    NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant speaks to a TV producer, multi-faith campaigner and dean of the American Cathedral Paris about how the city’s residents are coming to terms with the tragic events of Friday.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
  • Manhunt underway, as anger and sadness grip City of Light
    Forty-eight hours after the deadly terror attacks in Paris, the city’s denizens are both solemn and angry. Hari Sreenivasan is in Paris with more on the mood and hunt for a man believed to be connected to the tragedy.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
  • Fact or Fiction? Checking the Democrats’ debate statements
    Saturday night was the second Democratic 2016 presidential candidate debate featuring a smaller group of three: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. Angie Holan of PolitiFact joins William Brangham from Washington to fact check the candidates' statements and offer analysis.
    Original Air Date: November 15, 2015
    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, left, Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, center, and Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland, arrive on stage at the start of the Democratic presidential candidate debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. The second Democratic debate, hosted by CBS News, KCCI and the Des Moines Register, is the Democratic National Committee's only sanctioned debate in Iowa prior to the states first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 1. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 14, 2015
    On this edition for Saturday, November 14, France's president vows to retaliate for Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. We take an in-depth look at the situation in Paris, including reports and reactions on the ground. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2015
    A youth lights a candle as people lay floral tributes at the "Belle Equipe" restaurant, the site of one of the attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015.  Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images
    November 14, 2015