Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • Senators reach bipartisan agreement on Iran oversight bill
    Senators wrapped up a deal on a bill that would enable Congress to weigh in on a nuclear agreement with Iran. The White House suggested that under the new revision, the president's veto threat might go away. Meanwhile, Iran's foreign minister announced talks for a final deal will begin in April, and insisted again on lifting sanctions all at once. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2015
    on April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.
  • News Wrap: Obama to take Cuba off terror sponsor list
    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama informed Congress of his plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism as a part of the diplomatic warming between the countries. It will take effect in 45 days unless lawmakers block it. Also, the president met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington to praise his efforts to fight the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2015
  • Artist layers ads, vintage cartoons like decaying billboards
    Greg Gossel creates mixed-media art from pop culture imagery, typography, texture, found signs and billboard scraps.For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/
    Original Air Date: April 14, 2015
    Greg Gossel

Monday, April 13, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 13, 2015
    Tonight on the program, we examine the race for 2016, as Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio throw their hats into the presidential ring. Also: Iraq's prime minister to ask U.S. for more support against Islamic State group, a cement alternative absorbs carbon dioxide like a sponge, whether budget cuts and Obamacare confusion is bottlenecking the IRS, and Jordan Spieth's big win at the Masters.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
    U.S. Senator Rubio waves to crowd after announcing bid for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election race during speech in Miami
  • Is Jordan Spieth’s Masters win the start of a great rivalry?
    Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth made golf history this weekend as the second-youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament -- just a few months older than Tiger Woods was when he won his first green jacket. He also set several records, including one for making the most birdies at a Masters. Jeffrey Brown looks at Spieth’s career and accomplishment with John Feinstein of The Washington Post.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
  • Are budget cuts, Obamacare confusion causing IRS bottleneck?
    Bad news for taxpayers this year: If you have questions for the Internal Revenue Service, getting through is going to take longer. If you're waiting for a refund, you may face a delay. The IRS attributes this to five years of federal budget cuts, which have led to a hiring freeze and a lack of resources. Judy Woodruff interviews Commissioner John Koskinen about these problems.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
    Tax Forms Ahead Of 2014 Income Tax Deadlines
  • This cement alternative absorbs carbon dioxide like a sponge
    Cement has been called the foundation of modern civilization, the stuff of highways, bridges, sidewalks and buildings of all sizes. But its production comes with a huge carbon footprint. Environmental chemist David Stone was seeking a way to keep iron from rusting when he stumbled upon a possible substitute that requires significantly less energy. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
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  • Iraqi PM to appeal to U.S. for more firepower and support
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is heading to Washington to ask President Obama for weapons and other support to fight the Islamic State. Special correspondent Jane Arraf, reporting from Baghdad, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss Abadi’s requests and the counterattack against the Islamic State’s strongholds in Anbar province.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
    Haidar al-Abadi - Masoud Barzani press conference in Erbil
  • Why Clinton’s campaign wants us to think we don’t know her
    Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about the strategy behind -- and responses to -- Hillary Clinton’s weekend announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign, plus a look at what distinguishes Sen. Marco Rubio, the third GOP candidate to announce he’s running.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New York in this March 10, 2015 file photo. Hillary Clinton has made it clear she wants to appeal more to the liberals. Photo by Mike Segar/Files/REUTERS.
  • Clinton makes voters the focus of her 2016 announcement
    Hillary Clinton released a video on Sunday saying she is officially running for president, before kicking off a campaign trip to Iowa. On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he, too, is joining the 2016 race for the White House. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
  • News Wrap: Kerry briefs Congress on Iran nuclear deal
    In our news wrap Monday, the Obama administration stepped up efforts to win over Congress on the Iran nuclear deal. Secretary of State John Kerry briefed House members in hopes of heading off a bill that could bar the president from lifting some U.S. sanctions on Iran. Also, fighting between Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed rebels has re-escalated after a month of relative peace.
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
  • Jonathan B. Tucker recites his poem 'Live United'
    Watch Jonathan B. Tucker, the Youth Programs Coordinator for national poetry and social justice non-profit Split This Rock, recite his poem "Live United" at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis.For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art
    Original Air Date: April 13, 2015
    Jonathan B. Tucker

Sunday, April 12, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 12, 2015
    On this edition for Sunday, April 12, Hillary Clinton makes it official: she will seek the presidency in 2016. Later, Pres. Obama faces criticism after his historic meeting with Cuban leader Raul Castro. And, in our signature segment, a bold plan in San Francisco to eliminate all new HIV infections.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2015
  • What's Hillary Clinton's vision for her presidential bid?
    Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 presidential bid Saturday. For more on her run for the presidency, Dan Balz, chief political correspondent for The Washington Post, joins Hari Sreenivasan.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2015
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a Gates Foundation event in New York, March 9, 2015. Clinton, Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton are hosting global and community leaders for the release of the "No Ceilings Full Participation" report, pushing for equal opportunities for women and girls.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4SMRA
  • Concerns surround China's economy, but how bad is it?
    As the second-largest economy in the world, China's official growth rate is one of those statistics that people around the world pay attention to. But some say there is evidence that its economy is in greater trouble than can be seen by the numbers. Bloomberg reporter Ken Hoffman joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 12, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode April 11, 2015
    On this edition for Saturday, April 11, 2015, the United States and Cuba take another step toward normalizing relations, the Obamas release their tax returns; find out what they paid and what they give, and in our signature segment, the future of solar energy: Is Hawaii a case study of what might go wrong? Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2015
  • How durable are improved relations with Cuba?
    President Obama's and Cuban President Raul Castro's meeting Saturday is being heralded as a new era of diplomatic relations between the two countries. But many obstacles still remain until the two can reach normalized ties. Carla Robbins, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
    Original Air Date: April 11, 2015
    Barack Obama and Raul Castro shake hands as Ban Ki-moon looks on, before the inauguration of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City
  • Photog's hunt for childhood friends shows segregation
    One of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, Gordon Parks, is the subject of a photography exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that focuses on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s. WGBH's Jared Bowen reports.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
  • How San Francisco plans to 'get to zero' HIV infections
    An ambitious new plan in San Francisco aims to completely end the transmission of HIV, which infects about 50,000 people every year. And in a city where huge strides have been made in battling the epidemic that's killed tens of thousands of people, public health officials, doctors and activists are increasing their efforts to bring the number of new HIV infections down to zero.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
    SAN ANSELMO, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Antiretroviral pills Truvada sit on a tray at Jack's Pharmacy on November 23, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that men who took the daily antiretroviral pill Truvada significantly reduced their risk of contracting HIV.  (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • Why Hawaii's solar energy industry is at a crossroads
    In parts of Hawaii, where many homeowners have installed rooftop panels to capitalize on federal and state tax credits for using solar energy, the local utility company has slowed down approvals of new solar systems, saying that abundant users may threaten the safety and reliability of the power grid. As the popularity of rooftop solar spreads, many Americans could soon enter the same gridlock.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode April 10, 2015
    Friday on the NewsHour, Republican contenders address the annual NRA convention. Also: Training citizens to shoot video evidence of crime and abuse, David Brooks and Ruth Marcus on the week’s news, why retailers are pulling some dietary supplements from the shelves, student whistleblowers who take action to prevent tragedies and a festival that celebrates musical mash-ups and eclectic sound.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
    Benjamin Carson speaks during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Big Ears Festival offers a diverse feast of music
    Big Ears is a small, personal and eclectic music festival that aims to showcase how diverse genres can stretch and influence one another. This year, acts like the Kronos Quartet and Rhiannon Giddens and musicians from Wilco and The National shared billing with a Canadian throat singer and minimalist composer Terry Riley. Jeffrey Brown reports from Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
    BIG EARS monitor music
  • Brooks and Marcus on recording the police
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including whether cops should wear body cameras in the wake of the video of a police shooting in South Carolina, what challenges Hillary Clinton will face after her expected campaign announcement this weekend and Sen. Rand Paul’s place on the Republican spectrum.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
  • Is the supplement industry doing enough for consumer safety?
    Some popular weight loss and workout supplements contain a chemical called BMPEA that includes an ingredient nearly identical to amphetamine, according to a new study. Dr. Pieter Cohen of Harvard Medical School and Daniel Fabricant of the Natural Products Association join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the safety and regulation of dietary supplements.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
    BUYER BEWARE monitor  supplement vitamin store
  • Why the battle over guns is being fought at the state-level
    At the NRA’s annual convention, potential Republican presidential candidates took to the stage to try and woo one of the party’s biggest constituencies: the gun lobby. To discuss the politics of guns and how the debate is playing out on the state level, Judy Woodruff talks to Josh Horwitz of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
    GUN POLITICS monitor nra leadership forum
  • Teaching citizens who witness brutality how to shoot video
    Video that captures violent abuse by police or a government can send shockwaves through a society, but even if it goes viral, it may not stand up in a courtroom as evidence. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how one organization is training citizens around the world to shoot better video when they witness crime, while protecting themselves from becoming targets.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
    Police shooting protest sign
  • News Wrap: First time in decades, U.S., Cuba leaders to meet
    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro planned a historic encounter at the Summit of the Americas. Leaders of the two countries have not held any substantive, face-to-face discussions in decades. Also, federal authorities charged a man with plotting a suicide car bomb attack at Fort Riley, Kansas, in support of the Islamic State.
    Original Air Date: April 10, 2015
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • Iran leaders insist on specific timing of sanction relief
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei broke his silence on the nuclear framework agreement, saying that Iran would not agree to a deal unless all sanctions are lifted after signing -- a requirement that could put Iran at odds with its negotiating partners. Judy Woodruff reports on what Iran’s leaders said about a potential deal amid questions about its role in the Yemen conflict.
    Original Air Date: April 9, 2015