Friday, November 14, 2014

  • How 'Rosewater' became Jon Stewart's directorial debut
    "Rosewater" marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host and executive producer Jon Stewart. The film follows Tehran-born Canadian-citizen Maziar Bahari as he returned to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the chief challenger to incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The two sat down with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown to discuss how it all came about.
    Original Air Date: November 14, 2014
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 13, 2014
    Thursday on the NewsHour, we examine the U.S. strategy to combat the Islamic State. Also: Complications for the space probe that landed on a comet, newly elected members of Congress navigate life on the Hill, Amazon compromises on ebook pricing, encouraging Native Alaskans to become teachers, hazards of earning a living on Mt. Everest and two teens team up to make a zombie movie.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
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  • Aspiring filmmakers get kickstart for teen zombie movie
    Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt are best friends. Three years ago, these teenagers with Down syndrome had the idea to make a zombie movie. Now, with help from their supporters, they have raised more than $50,000. The NewsHour's Mike Melia reports on their project and how it reflects a shift toward empowering people with developmental disabilities to express themselves creatively.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
  • Sherpa deaths on Mt. Everest raise compensation questions
    In April, an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 16 Nepalese mountain guides in the worst accident in the region’s history. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Chip Brown of National Geographic on how the deadly disaster has affected the Sherpa community and the climbing industry.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
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  • Encouraging rural Alaska’s students to become teachers
    In Alaska, roughly three out of four teachers are from out of state, and more likely to stay for a shorter period of time than those who were born and raised there. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports from the town of Dillingham, where educators are trying to encourage local and Alaska Native students to consider teaching in communities where they are desperately needed.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
  • Closing the book on the Amazon and Hachette feud
    The seven-month stand-off between Amazon and Hachette over the pricing and profits of ebooks has ended with a new agreement beginning in early 2015. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jeffrey Trachtenberg of The Wall Street Journal about how the disagreement hurt both the retailer and authors, and whether the conflict could return.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
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  • Newcomers learn to navigate life on Capitol Hill
    The newest members of Congress are in Washington for orientation ahead of the new session's start in January. Political director Domenico Montanaro meets up with two newly elected lawmakers as they learn to navigate their new positions on the Hill.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
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  • Science is ‘bonus’ after ambitious but bouncy comet landing
    Why land on a comet at all if chance for error is so high? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff to explain what can be gained from the Rosetta spacecraft’s mission and what we can expect from its research.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
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  • Should the U.S. change its Islamic State strategy?
    For a deeper look at the Obama administration’s strategy to defeat the Islamic State, as well as the regional challenges of implementing that strategy, Gwen Ifill talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
    Hagel And Dempsey Testify At House Armed Services Committee Hearing On ISIL
  • Anchor failure puts Philae lander in a precarious position
    The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft lander had a bumpier ride than initially thought when it tried to settle on the surface of a comet. When its landing equipment failed, it bounced twice, and is now believed to be sitting on its side, raising questions about the future of the mission. Alok Jha of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
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  • Islamic State releases message as U.S. debates strategy
    Despite claims from Iraqi officials that the leader of the Islamic State had been wounded or killed, a 17-minute recorded message was released in which he taunted the U.S.-led coalition. Meanwhile, in a House hearing about progress in the fight against IS, lawmakers questioned Pentagon officials about their strategy. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
  • News Wrap: Liberia lifts state of emergency
    In our news wrap Thursday, Liberia’s president lifted a state of emergency that restricted citizen movement, citing progress against Ebola. More than half of the more than 5,000 people who have died from the disease have been from that country. Also, The New York Times reported that President Obama will issue an executive order on immigration, drawing fresh warnings from Republicans.
    Original Air Date: November 13, 2014
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 12, 2014
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, we explore the broader implications of the agreement between the U.S. and China to cut greenhouse gases. Also: The Rosetta spacecraft makes a historic landing on a comet, a look at what’s next for the Democratic party as the GOP prepares to take over the Senate, arguments over Alabama’s voting districts and protecting the home of the last mountain gorillas in the Congo.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
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  • High Court considers case on Alabama redistricting
    After the 2010 census, the Republican-led Alabama legislature redrew state legislative districts. But their plan was challenged for being a racial gerrymander and violating voting rights. To examine the case's move to the Supreme Court, Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
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  • Answering health care FAQ, from penalties to changing plans
    Individuals can start to apply for health care coverage on state and federal exchanges starting Saturday. As a new open enrollment begins, many people have questions about signing up and the consequences of not signing up. Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and health policy analyst Susan Dentzer join Judy Woodruff to answer questions from Americans around the nation.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
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  • Rangers risk death to save Africa’s oldest national park
    Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo is the spectacular home to the only mountain gorillas left on the planet, and many other types of wildlife. A new documentary tells the story of a group of rangers working to protect the park from threats of civil war, poachers and oil exploration. Jeffrey Brown interviews filmmaker Orlando von Eisiedel.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
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  • After midterm losses, what’s next for Democratic leadership?
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of Democratic National Committee, says that American voters support Democrats on the issues, even if their candidates didn’t fare well in the midterm elections. As Congress gathers to begin the lame duck session, Gwen Ifill speaks with the congresswoman about the party’s assessment of election and plans for the future.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
    Views Of The U.S. Capitol As Republicans Take Control Of The Senate
  • Scientists who dared to land on a comet score a touchdown
    The European Space Agency successfully landed a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on a moving comet -- a historic first for space exploration. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports on the Philae lander’s amazing touchdown.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
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  • Could the U.S.-China climate deal be a turning point?
    How will deals on trade and climate change, struck during President Obama’s trip to China, affect relations between the United States and China? Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego, and author and lawyer Gordon Chang join Gwen Ifill to discuss the significance of the relationship and the pressure on Chinese President Xi Jinping to compromise.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
    U.S. President Barack Obama (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a press conference in Beijing, China, after the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders conference, on Nov. 12. Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images
  • Why U.S. and China agreed on climate change action
    The U.S. and China reached a historic agreement to drastically curb carbon emissions after months of secret talks. Will either side be able to deliver on the pledge? Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University speaks with Gwen Ifill about the pressures that led to the landmark plan and which other countries may be influenced to address climate change.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
  • News Wrap: U.S. nurses rally for improved Ebola protections
    In our news wrap Wednesday, American nurses staged rallies and strikes in parts of the U.S. to call for better protection for medical workers who may treat Ebola patients. Also, NOAA, the federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service, was hacked in recent weeks. The Washington Post reported that Chinese hackers were responsible for the cyberattack.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014
  • U.S. and China pledge to cap carbon emissions
    The world's two biggest economies and carbon polluters made an unprecedented announcement on climate change. President Obama promised that by 2025, the U.S. will cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than a quarter and China agreed to cap emissions by 2030. But the head of the UN's climate science panel said the deal alone won’t avert the effects of global warming. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  • PBS NewsHour full episode Nov. 11, 2014
    Tonight on the program, we look at whether veterans' skills are under-employed in the workplace. Also: Ebola aid "too little, too late" in a Sierra Leone village, answering your questions on Obamacare, the Mormon Church grapples with its origins and polygamy, the Cosbys host a "conversation" of artworks at the Smithsonian, and how a photographer captures a veterans' mix of war and life.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
    New York's Veterans Day Parade Honors Military Personnel
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  • Capturing the collision of war and the civilian world
    Some of the difficulties that veterans face when they return to civilian life often goes unseen by most Americans. Detroit Public Television reports on photographer Jennifer Karate’s attempt to capture the memories and experiences of veterans.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • News Wrap: South Korean ferry captain sentenced to 36 years
    In our news wrap Tuesday, the captain of a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing hundreds of high school students, was sentenced to prison for his gross negligence which led to one of that country’s worst ever maritime disasters. Also, Americans honored servicemen and women in Veterans Day celebrations around the country.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • Are veterans’ skills under-employed in the workplace?
    A new book, "For Love of Country," argues that Americans are not truly honoring the newest generation of veterans for their contributions to post-combat life. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner talks to co-authors Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post about what we don’t understand about these servicemen and women.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • In Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid ‘too little, too late’
    While panic over Ebola has mostly faded in the U.S., communities in West Africa are still completely overwhelmed by the deadly epidemic. Alex Thompson of Independent Television News reports from Sierra Leone, visiting a village named Devil Hole where the disease has run rampant.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
  • Answering health care questions as open enrollment nears
    Americans who don’t have health care coverage will have another chance to sign up under open enrollment. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court agreed to consider a legal challenge to some federal subsidies. Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and health policy analyst Susan Dentzer join Judy Woodruff to answer common questions about enrollment and the health care law.
    Original Air Date: November 11, 2014