Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Wiped out by Katrina, church carries on in a living room
    The Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. As members of the neighborhood slowly return, Rev. Charles Duplessis leads church services and bible study in his own living room, hoping someday to rebuild.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
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  • Death toll rises for desperate refugees, migrants in Europe
    It was another deadly day amid the growing refugee crisis in Europe. Hundreds are feared dead just off the coast of Libya, and the number of victims found in the back of a truck in Austria has risen to more than 70. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News visits a refugee camp in Austria.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
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  • Shields and Brooks on Biden’s presidential pondering
    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including whether Vice President Joe Biden will join the 2016 presidential race, whether Hillary Clinton has stumbled as a frontrunner and why Sen. Bernie Sanders still seems like a long shot despite drawing huge crowds.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
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  • Prep school rape trial raises questions about teen consent
    Nineteen-year-old Owen Labrie, a former student at a prep school in New Hampshire, was accused of raping a freshman girl in 2014, but a jury cleared him of felony rape, convicting him on other lesser charges. Jeffrey Brown discusses the case and the idea of sexual consent with Deborah Tuerkheimer of Northwestern University School of Law and Emily Bazelon of The New York Times Magazine.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
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  • Have charter schools left out some New Orleans students?
    Ten years ago, New Orleans public schools were headed for academic rock bottom. And then Hurricane Katrina came, a disaster so devastating that it offered the rare opportunity to start over. Charter schools, empowered to take over, have raised test scores and graduation rates. But some say that success comes from bending the rules. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
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  • George W. Bush honors New Orleans educators
    Former President George W. Bush returned to New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, to praise the city's recovery and resilience in a speech at a charter school. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
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  • News Wrap: Over 300,000 have made Mediterranean crossing
    In our news wrap Friday, the United Nations refugee agency announced that more than 300,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. That number does not include the 2,600 who have died on the journey. Also, a federal appeals court ruled that an NSA surveillance program that collect telephone data of Americans can continue for the next few months.
    Original Air Date: August 28, 2015
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • Slain journalist’s father vows to work for stricter gun control
    WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, paused for a moment of silence a day after cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker were gunned down by a former co-worker who had been fired in 2013. As memorials pour into the station, Parker’s father vowed to lobby for tighter gun control. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
    Flowers are seen at a memorial outside of the offices for WDBJ7 where slain journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward worked in Roanoke, Virginia August 27, 2015. Parker, 24, and Ward, 27, were shot dead on Wednesday during a live segment for the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, at a local recreation site about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Washington. Another woman was wounded. The suspected gunman, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX1PVGV
  • Court overturns minimum wage exclusion for SeaTac workers
    In SeaTac, Washington, home of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, citizens voted in 2013 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. But airport businesses challenged the law in court, excluding 5,000 or so workers from receiving the increased benefits. Now the state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the employees. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
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  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 27, 2015
    Thursday on the NewsHour, a look at how technology can shape tragedy in the wake of a deadly shooting. Also: debating whether the Fed will raise interest rates, President Obama marks a Hurricane Katrina anniversary, actor Wendell Pierce helps rebuild his hometown, a startup incubator in Rwanda looks to innovate and a Brief but Spectacular take from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
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  • When a shooter's violent video goes viral
    A shocking, televised murder in Virginia has provoked a wide array of questions about the shooter and how horrific images go viral online. Gwen Ifill speaks with Deborah Potter of NewsLab, Lance Ulanoff, chief correspondent and editor-at-large at Mashable, and Barry Rosenfeld of Fordham University.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
    Chris Hurst (R), a journalist at the station and boyfriend of slain journalist Alison Parker, pauses for a moment as Jeff Marks (L), general manager for WDBJ7, looks on while they speak with NBC's Today Show outside of the offices for WDBJ7, where slain journalists Parker and Adam Ward worked in Roanoke, Virginia August 27, 2015. Parker, 24, and Ward, 27, were shot dead on Wednesday during a live segment for the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, at a local recreation site about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Washington. Another woman was wounded. The suspected gunman, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX1PVIO
  • Rwandan tech startup helps farmers get their milk to market
    Twenty years since a genocide devastated the country, Rwanda has made a remarkable recovery and a new generation sees entrepreneurship, empowered by technology, as its patriotic duty. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia reports in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
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  • Wendell Pierce helps rebuild his New Orleans neighborhood
    Wendell Pierce is perhaps best known for his acting roles on “The Wire” and “Treme.” Lately, he’s taken on a different kind of role, as community rebuilder. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Pierce invested time, money and art into to bringing back the neighborhood where he grew up. Ten years later, Jeffrey Brown accompanies Pierce for a look at his home that has not only survived but thrived.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
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  • Is it still too early to raise interest rates?
    Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates next month? It's a much debated question amid some good U.S. economic news, as well as the Chinese market turmoil. As the Fed meets for its annual retreat, Judy Woodruff takes a closer look with Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
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  • Katrina exposed ‘deeper tragedy’ of inequality, says Obama
    In New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward, President Obama commemorated the 10th anniversary of the costliest natural disaster in American history. Praising the city's resilience, the president also acknowledged the failure of government to look out for its vulnerable residents. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but said more needed to be done to overcome poverty and inequality. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1PYHB
  • News Wrap: Islamic State suicide bomb kills 2 Iraqi generals
    In our news wrap Thursday, an Islamic State militant killed two Iraqi generals and three soldiers in a suicide bombing. Also, stocks in China rebounded after a six-day slump triggered by concerns over the health of the Chinese economy.
    Original Air Date: August 27, 2015
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 26, 2015
    Wednesday on the NewsHour, what China’s market meltdown signals for its economic future. Also: Ten years after Katrina, improving access to health care for all patients, Republicans campaign to defund Planned Parenthood, a high-tech innovation to help the visually impaired become more independent and Sesame Street’s Sonia Manzano looks back at her journey.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
    An investor chats in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets. REUTERS/Jason Lee  - RTX1PNY3
  • Smart cane may help visually impaired navigate more terrain
    A high-tech upgrade to the traditional white cane may help blind and visually impaired people be more confident about navigating the world independently. The NewsHour's April Brown reports from France.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
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  • Sonia Manzano on becoming Sesame Street’s ‘Maria’
    Writer and actor Sonia Manzano played the character of Maria on “Sesame Street” for 44 years before announcing her retirement. In her new memoir, “Becoming Maria,” Manzano recounts her tough childhood in the South Bronx and how she used her experiences to help other children. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Manzano about her journey to playing a beloved role model.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30:  Actress Sonia Manzano performs with 'Big Bird onstage during the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/FilmMagic for ATI)
  • Is China in the midst of major economic transformation?
    How should we interpret China’s market turmoil? Judy Woodruff talks to Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Evan Osnos of The New Yorker.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
    An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets. REUTERS/Jason Lee  - RTX1PNY9
  • Planned Parenthood funding fight fires up the campaign trail
    Undercover videos by anti-abortion activists have ignited a campaign among Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates to defund the women's health organization Planned Parenthood. Political director Lisa Desjardins reports.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
    Protesters stand on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California August 3, 2015. Planned Parenthood will be the focus of a partisan showdown in the U.S. Senate on Monday, as abortion foes press forward a political offensive against the women's healthcare group over its role in fetal tissue research. Congressional Republicans are trying to cut off Planned Parenthood's federal funding, reinvigorating America's debate about abortion as the 2016 presidential campaign heats up.     REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTX1MWIP
  • Will new New Orleans hospital meet needs of most vulnerable?
    After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ much-loved state-run hospital was declared unfit to reopen. A new medical center, a decade in the making and costing in excess of $1 billion, has now opened its doors. While many are thrilled with the new facility, others fear that it does not share the mission of serving patients no matter the cost. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports from New Orleans.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
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  • China's boom years lead to financial crisis
    The Shanghai stock market has lost a quarter of its value in five days and the Chinese government has tried throwing everything it can at the problem. Paul Mason of Independent Television News reports.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
    An investor takes a nap in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets. REUTERS/Jason Lee  - RTX1PNY1
  • New Orleans recovery is a continuation, not a celebration
    Ten years since Hurricane Katrina brought tragedy to the city of New Orleans, the story of its recovery can read like a tale of two cities. Marc Morial, Urban League CEO and former mayor, joins Gwen Ifill to take stock of the school system, the need for affordable housing and the enormous task of rebuilding and recovering.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
    NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 24:  The Mercedes-Benz Superdome stands (Top R) downtown near the abandoned Charity Hospital (Lower L), which was flooded during Hurricane Katrina and never re-opened, on August 24, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Superdome site was used as a 'shelter of last resort' during Hurricane Katrina. The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which killed at least 1836 and is considered the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, is August 29.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • News Wrap: Two journalists murdered during live newscast
    In our news wrap Wednesday, Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot dead by a former co-worker during an interview Wednesday morning. The gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan, shot himself after a highway chase. Also, James Holmes was formally sentenced to life in prison without parole for his deadly 2012 attack on a Colorado movie theater.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
    WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, tweeted this image of its reporter and cameraman who were killed Wednesday morning during a live TV report.
  • Sonia Manzano names her favorite muppet
    Sonia Manzano, who will leave Sesame Street after playing Maria for more than 40 years, talks about who her favorite muppet is -- and why.
    Original Air Date: August 26, 2015
    Sonia Manzano during an interview with Jeffrey Brown. Photo by Frank Carlson

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • PBS NewsHour full episode August 25, 2015
    Tuesday on the NewsHour, oil prices swing during a global market meltdown. Also: new elections called in Turkey, slow recovery in the Lower Ninth Ward 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the former British foreign secretary addresses the migrant crisis in Europe, the immigration debate boils over on the campaign trail and the future of fossil fuels.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2015
    An employee stands in front of lines of oil barrels at Royal Dutch Shell Plc's lubricants blending plant in the town of Torzhok, north-west of Tver, November 7, 2014. Picture taken November 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS INDUSTRIAL) - RTR4FWLJ
  • Oil innovators see opportunity amid record low prices
    As oil prices have dropped, energy companies have been looking for ways to save money. For innovators, this cost-cutting can actually present an opportunity. Special correspondent Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy reports from Wyoming.
    Original Air Date: August 25, 2015
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