Saturday, January 24, 2015

  • Despite ceasefire, military conflict escalates in Ukraine
    A shelling attack that killed dozens of people Saturday in eastern Ukraine today was only the latest sign of the deteriorating situation there. Even though a ceasefire was signed in September, fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government troops once again has intensified. And on Friday, the rebels launched a new offensive.
    Original Air Date: January 24, 2015
    A Ukrainian serviceman stands guard at his position in the village of Luhanska, Luhansk region
  • How past crimes are driving job seekers into poverty
    Even years after they've served time for past criminal infractions, those applying for jobs are often unable to find work -- especially in a climate of extreme job competition. And amid the Recession and grindingly slow economic recovery, applicants with criminal backgrounds are increasingly being driven into poverty. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

  • Sleater-Kinney returns with new songs to fight stereotypes
    Indie-rock band Sleater-Kinney, part of the ‘90s riot grrrl movement, has released its first album, “No Cities to Love,” in nearly a decade. Hari Sreenivasan asks the band what led to their surprise reunion.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 23, 2015
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at Saudi Arabia, where a new king has inherited the country's challenges in the wake of King Abdullah's death. Also: Greek voters go to the polls to voice their opinions on the country's unstable economy, Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week's news, and a conversation with indie rock band Sleater-Kinney.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
    January 23, 2015
  • When four historic events happened over three days in 1973
    In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a historian’s tweet points to four major events that happened within 72 hours this week in 1973.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
  • Why Europe and the U.S. have a lot riding on Greek elections
    The results of upcoming elections in Greece could be critical to all of Europe, potentially setting up a showdown between a leftist Greek government and the German-led E.U. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns about the state of the Greek economy and the potential ramifications for both sides of the Atlantic.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
    Critical Election greece monitor
  • Will regional turmoil encourage stability in Saudi Arabia?
    Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta join Judy Woodruff to discuss the many regional crises at play as Saudi Arabia moves to new leadership.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
  • E.U. bailouts divide Greek voters ahead of elections
    Greek voters, facing high unemployment and an unstable economy, are heading to the polls to select a new president. But the results could have an impact that goes beyond Greece. The leader of the favored leftist party wants to renegotiate Greece’s bailout deals -- a nonstarter according to European leaders. Hari Sreenivasan reports on what Greeks hope to see from the critical election.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
    A man looks at a billboard with voting information for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Athens
  • News Wrap: Ransom deadline passes for Japanese hostages
    In our news wrap Friday, the deadline passed for the Japanese government to pay $200 million in ransom to Islamic State for two hostages. Japanese officials are still trying to free the two captives. Also, a pro-Russian rebel leader said they are advancing to push Ukrainian government troops out of Donetsk region after rejecting a cease-fire pact.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
  • Saudi Arabia's new king inherits immediate challenges
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died Thursday at the age of 90, was laid to rest in Riyadh. The new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz, pledged continuity with his brother's policies. Judy Woodruff remembers the late monarch’s rule.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
    The body of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz is carried during his funeral at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque, in Riyadh
  • Shields and Brooks on inviting Netanyahu
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including President Obama’s State of the Union agenda, a controversial invitation to the Israeli prime minister to address Congress and a fight among Republicans over a new abortion bill.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015
  • Sleater-Kinney on how they kept their new album a secret
    Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sleater-Kinney about how they kept their new album, "No Cities to Love," a secret.
    Original Air Date: January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

  • Is ‘The Test’ failing American schools?
    As Congress considers revisions to the No Child Left Behind education law, there’s a larger debate about the role and efficacy of using standardized tests as assessment. Anya Kamenetz, author of “The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed With Standardized Testing, But You Don't Have To Be,” joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the evolving role of testing and the “big, unintended consequences.”
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015
  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 22, 2015
    Thursday on the NewsHour, Yemen’s president steps down, putting the country’s future and security into question. Also: The British foreign secretary on driving the Islamic State out of Iraq, the economic effects of paid family leave, getting Americans more politically engaged with social media and seeking better alternatives to standardized tests.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015
    January 22, 2015
  • Interactive media helps Obama connect with the country
    In a social media push by the White House, three popular YouTube users were invited to interview President Obama following the State of the Union. Brian Donahue of CRAFT Media/Digital, William Powers of the MIT Media Lab and YouTube entrepreneur Hank Green discuss with Judy Woodruff how social media and platforms like YouTube may affect the reach and effectiveness of the president’s message.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015
    President Barack Obama speaks with GloZell Green.
  • The White House made this year’s SOTU a social media affair
    The number of television viewers of the State of the Union address has shrinking, but online, there’s a growing interest. How is the Obama administration tapping into social media to keep the American public engaged? Judy Woodruff speaks with the Kori Schulman, director of online engagement at the White House, about reaching new audiences and the political benefits of speaking with YouTube stars.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015
  • Defeating Islamic State by arms and by argument
    British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says there are two parts to the mission of defeating the Islamic State: it’s not just a military operation, but also a challenge of stemming the group’s growing appeal. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner interviews Hammond about the flow of foreign fighters and whether the Paris attacks have changed the discussion.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015
  • In U.S., support for paid family leave but no one to pay
    The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only countries in the world that do not provide any paid time off for new mothers. Why haven’t maternity leave laws kept pace with the increase of working parents? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the debate on whether time off for new parents is also good for business.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015
  • International coalition meets to take stock of IS fight
    Facing criticism for slow gains, more than 20 foreign ministers met in London to strategize how to cripple the Islamic State group and assess their progress so far. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015
    Britain's Foreign Secretary Hammond, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry attend a press conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
  • Why Yemen’s political implosion is dangerous for the U.S.
    Yemen's government collapsed Thursday as the U.S.-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and cabinet stepped down, allowing Shiite rebels to effectively take over the capital. Gwen Ifill talks to Gregory Johnsen, author of , "The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia" about the roots of the “slow-motion” collapse and what it means for Western counterterrorism efforts.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015
    YEMEN COLLAPSE monitor
  • News Wrap: European Central Bank launches stimulus program
    In our news wrap Thursday, the European Central Bank announced a plan to buy up $1.2 billion of bonds to stabilize Europe’s economy, a program similar to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing. Also, at least 13 people died in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk when mortar rounds hit a bus stop.
    Original Air Date: January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Jan. 21, 2015
    Tonight on the program, we take a look at the day after the State of the Union speech as President Obama took his plans on the road. Also: U.S. mayors weigh in on the State of the Union, wavering Congressional support for Cuba relations, the Supreme Court looks at a racial discrimination case, businesses saying "I don't" to gay weddings, an Ebola update, and a deflated balls scandal in the NFL.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2015
    January 21, 2015
  • Did the Patriots cheat with underinflated footballs?
    The NFL is investigating the New England Patriots for using underinflated footballs during their final blowout victory game against the Indianapolis Colts before the Super Bowl. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ben Volin of The Boston Globe about past cheating allegations against the team’s coach and why referees didn’t catch the violation before the game.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2015
    AFC Championship - Indianapolis Colts v New England Patriots
  • Ebola doctor: ‘Tremendous strides’ in stemming the outbreak
    Dr. Pranav Shetty, global emergency health coordinator for International Medical Corps, was hailed by President Obama in his State of the Union address as an embodiment of the effort to roll back the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In August, Shetty went to Liberia to help establish and oversee two treatment units and a training center for health workers. He joined Jeffrey Brown for a conversation.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2015
  • Why some wedding businesses say ‘I don’t’ to gay couples
    In Colorado, a baker’s decision to turn a gay couple away rather than make them a wedding cake has sparked a civil rights legal battle. In fact, as the number of states allowing same-sex marriages increases, so too has the number of business owners refusing to provide wedding services for religious reasons. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2015
  • Housing discrimination case could have broad implications
    A case between a Texas state housing agency and an advocacy organization asks the Supreme Court to decide whether unintentional discrimination over federal tax credits violates the Fair Housing Act. The results could have repercussions beyond both the state of Texas and the housing industry. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal helps outline the case with Judy Woodruff.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2015
    Supreme Court Blocks Virginia Gay Marriages
  • Facing resistance from Capitol Hill, U.S. opens Cuba talks
    The United States and Cuba have commenced talks aimed at normalizing long-strained relations, but support for this turning point is not universal. Gwen Ifill talks to Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News from Havana about opposition from Capitol Hill and the long process of reestablishing the relationship after 53 years.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2015
  • What did U.S. mayors hear in Obama’s State of the Union?
    Gridlock in Washington has left much of the heavy lifting of governance to states, cities and towns. What do city leaders think about President Obama's State of the Union proposals? Judy Woodruff asks Mayor Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, and Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, New Mexico what they hope to see materialize.
    Original Air Date: January 21, 2015